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TheFallout_Sept2010

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THE FALLOUT - SEPTEMBER 2010 EDITION
STAFFEditor/Layout:
Liam Guy
This issue’s contributors:
Liam Guy, Elodie Boal, Dick Kadent
Photo credits to:
Amanda Brenchley, Ellen Duffy, Erin Sara
Thanks to:
Glenn Dyson from Soundworks.
CONTACTWeb:
www.myspace.com/thefalloutmagazine
Email:
thefalloutmagazine@gmail.com
Mail:
PO Box 2147, Strathpine Centre,Strathpine, QLD 4500
All views and opinions expressed by the bands and people interviewed in The Fallout Magazine do not necessarily reflect thoseof the magazine’s contributors. Any view or opinion expressed by one contributor of The Fallout Magazine does not necessarilyreflect those of the editor or any other of the magazine’s contributors.
LORD Australian/Japanese tour and new EP
LORD
have released a brand spanking new EP titled
Return of the Ty- rant,
the lead track of which is a sequel song to the 2004
Dungeon
 (LORD’s predecessor band) track 
Terranno Del Mar 
. The EP will also in-clude a Symphony X cover (
Of Sins and Shadows
), and a few other sur-prises! This EP will coincide with LORD’s
Tyrants Return
tour which will in-clude dates around Australia and Japan, including LORD’s first show inDarwin.
“Summer festivals? What summer festivals...?!”
Just as we’d all stopped drooling over the band line-up for Soundwave 2011, we were again hithard with more festival news. Megadeth, GWAR and Katatonia will be coming down to Australiafor the
No Sleep Til’
festival which will be happening in December! Other bands gracing thestages include 3 Inches of Blood, Alkaline Trio, Descendants, NOFX and Parkway Drive. Reportsalso say that Megadeth will be performing
Rust in Peace
in its entirety…
Toddfest 2010
Todd Hansen, who is without a doubt Brisbane’s busiest live metal drummer, will be performinghis second
Toddfest
show at the Jubilee Hotel on September the 25th.
Toddfest 2010
will show-case all of Hansen’s current drumming commitments in the one live show, including (but not lim-ited to)
HeadKase, Kcavemen, Black Mask,
and comedy grindcore act
Nudge from Hey Dad.
The show features twelve confirmed acts (so far) across two stages - No, Todd has not clonedhimself to perform both the stages; the festival will also include many assorted Brisbane acts aswell, including
State of Integrity
 ,
Rad Rockets Are Go!
and
Grey Matter.
All proceeds from theevent will be going toward ovarian cancer research.
Vanishing Point line-up changes
Melbourne melodic metallers Vanishing Point have announced in a press release that guitaristTommy Vucur, bassist Adrian Alimic, and keyboardist Jake Lowe have left the group due to musi-cal differences. The remaining members of Vanishing Point wishes to inform everyone that theband will still continue, and will recommence work on their fifth album very soon.
 
New and upcoming* Releases
Astriaal
-
 Anatomy of the Infinite
(Obsidian Records),
Dark Order
-
Cold War of the Condor 
(Battlegod Productions),
Demonium
-
Horrid Engorgement
(self-release),
Embrace Eternity
-
Self-titled
(self-release),
Galactic Acid
-
Slide, Slide, Slippety Slide
(self-release)*,
Shellfin
-
SecondHand Family
(Aztec Music)*.
 
Five years ago, Volteraexploded onto the Austra-lian music scene virtuallyout of nowhere. Birthing adark, feisty, and uniqueheavy sound, the youngfour-piece wasted no timein making a mark on theground that lay beforethem.Voltera unleashed theirfirst recording, the
Exor-ciser 
EP to an unsuspect-ing audience in 2006, be-fore flocking over to theUS for that year’s Van’sWarped Tour, followed bynumerous successfulshows around their homecountry.It is now 2010, andVoltera have returned witha new album titled
TheBirth of the End of theWorld
. After meeting themin person at Brisbane’sDead of Winter Festival inJune this year, I latercaught up with Voltera’sguitarist Michael to getthe low down on Voltera’snew album and newplans.
 
“This was our second Dead ofWinter show and it continues to getbetter. There were a lot of very sup-portive, energetic people there for the whole day. Our set was more ag-gressive than usual as it was cut shortdue to "technical" issues causing us tobecome angrily disappointed. Our outrage was justified by the crowd’ssympathetic cries for more. None theless, Brisbane is always a great placeto play; they're very supportive of us.”“The album has been a culminationof songs we've written over the pastfour years. We didn't really set out towrite an album back then, but the-matically all the songs we had writtenwere consistent for a concept album,thus
The Birth of the End of the World
 began.”
Voltera's music and lyrical themesare very socially-conscious, most es-pecially in the songs featured on thenew album. I asked Michael to ex-plain the concept behind the album,as well as the meaning behind theirslogan “Save the Earth, Kill Yourself”.
“The concept behind the album isa pilgrimage from birth to death; ex-amining both civil mortality (or lack thereof) and environmental mortality,and the relationship between thetwo.”“‘Save the Earth, Kill Your Self’ hasbeen the motto for the band as awhole since the beginning. It high-lights Ockham’s Razor; the only wayto save the planet is if there are less,or none of us. It has never been in-tended as advice, but in a society ofso much noise you have to yell to beheard. Don’t get me wrong, we cer-tainly are not tree huggers; treesneed to be cut down and animalseaten, but the excessive rate in whichwe do all this to “survive” is killing theplanet.”
What most listeners will find impres-sive about the new Voltera album isthe complex instrumentation and thearrangements of all the songs, fromthe darkly funky
Do What Your Daddy Say
to the abysmal soundscapes of
11:11
.
 
For only a four-piece group, thesound on the album is monstrouslyhuge. Just how the hell do they con-vey these arrangements from their re-corded forms to the live stage?
 “Jess is a human multitrack recorder.She either comes up with a melody,beats or lyrics, building the song for the most part in her head. Her and Ithen get together and flesh out thesong, composing and arranging. Theparts get transcribed out of her headto either a multitrack or a computer where the rest is created. Once weare content with the song, we get therest of the band in for their input.”“Live performance has always beenour biggest hurdle, not because wecannot translate live, but finding asound engineer who understands our setup and doesn’t freak out has beenexhausting. As far as how the songstranslate, we try as hard as possible tomake it sound like the recording whilststill being as organic as possible. I’vealways been a firm believer of puttingon a show, if a note or key gets sacri-ficed for a dynamic performance, sobe it. Playing live is about communica-tion with an audience; a connection ifsuccessful is especially satisfying.”

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