Album Review: Dr Octagon – Moosebumps: An Exploration Into Modern Day Horripilation (2018 LP)

In 1996, Dr Octagon was insane. During a time when gangsta rap reigned supreme, a concept album about a time-travelling gynaecologist from Jupiter was something from another galaxy. But the trio of rapper Kool Keith, producer Dan The Automator, and DJ Qbert created a hip-hop masterpiece with their debut album, Dr Octagonecolygyst (the group doesn’t…

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Interview: Shane Parsons delves into Bloody Lovely, DZ Deathrays’ monstrous return of an album

Brisbane rockers DZ Deathrays’ new album opens with a throat-shredding shriek  of singer and guitarist Shane Parsons. His voice becomes overwhelmed by an earth-shaking riff and drummer Simon Ridley’s explosive beats on “Shred For Summer” to the point I couldn’t quite hear the chorus’ final line. Was it “Bleed a riff from my blood” or…

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