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HELLIONS REINVENT THEMSELVES ON NEW LP 'RUE'

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Rue verb bitterly regret (something one has done or allowed to happen) and wish it undone. Immediately, from the moment we push play we get bombarded by carnival sounds before segueing into the first proper cut of 'Odyssey' - the ever-theatrical Hellions further cement themselves as one of the most unique in the scene.  Bouncy guitar leads accentuated by Dre Faivre’s signature frenzied punk scream and occasional rapping before seamlessly diving into monstrous choruses. "Mister why so blue, can't you see the children smile at you?" Whether intentional or not, Rue is most definitely a singalong album - the unashamedly blatant hook of 'Smile' might be one of the poppiest choruses the band has put out, yet the more downtrodden 'Furrow' still...

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TROPHY EYES SOUND BIGGER THAN EVER ON 'THE AMERICAN DREAM'

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Trophy Eyes pre-emptively countered expected backlash with the release of their first single ‘You Can Count On Me’, frontman John Floreani spouting numerous lines addressing the inevitable criticism; “What do you think I owe you? Have I not given you enough?” and “I gave my all to you for years of my life. You still think that I've done you wrong”. Truthfully, those that come close towards labeling the band as “selling out” or watering down their sound are likely missing the point. Part of the reason Chemical Miracle was such a success is due to Floreani being such an open book lyrically, yet The American Dream still showcases that same vulnerability in spades. Heck, you could even argue that he exposes himself...

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VOID OF VISION SIGN TO UNFD

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  UNFD is thrilled to announce the signing of Melbourne's most exciting metalcore band Void Of Vision and their explosive debut album, Children Of Chrome, set for release on September 30.   Channeling all their rage and disillusionment with the world into 11 thought provoking tracks, Children Of Chrome is Void Of Vision's statement for people who give a fuck in a world intoxicated by power, greed and hatred. The first cut comes via "//" featuring Drew Dijorio from Stray From The Path, a band who have helped shape Void Of Vision into what they are today.    "We share very similar ideals relating to the condition of this world," says frontman Jack Bergin. "His section of the song in particular is a satirical...

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