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  • Michael Sweet - One Sided War

    In what promises to be Stryper front-man Michael Sweet’s most intense solo release to date, “One Sided War” showcases a full plate of hard rock & classic metal riffs from start to finish. One Sided War marks Michael’s 7th studio solo album and it clearly proves that he is still at the very top of his game! “I’ll tell you about it”, says Michael, “Musically it’s my heaviest solo album.   Go to the article ›

  • King Of The North – Get Out Of Your World

    Get Out Of Your World is the second album from Australian rock act King Of The North, set for release on August 5, in twenty two countries, through Dirty Rock in Australia and N.Z. and Rodeostar in Europe/U.K. Singer-guitarist/ songwriter/ co producer and inventor of the guitar pedal that gives King Of The North their huge sound, Andrew Higgs took deliberate measures to ensure this record had different flavours to the band’s critically acclaimed debut record ‘Sound The Underground’.   Go to the article ›

  • The Jelly Jam - New Album Profit Out Now via Mascot Label Group

    The Jelly Jam have released their epic new album Profit OUT NOW via Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group (Flying Colors, Gov’t Mule, Teramaze, Crippled Black Phoenix, Black Stone Cherry, Joe Bonamassa). The Jelly Jam featuring DREAM THEATER’s John Myung, WINGER’s Rod Morgenstein, and KING’S X Ty Tabor, will return in 2016 with a new album and their first ever world tour.   Go to the article ›

  • Absolutely Fabulous- The Movie Soundtrack

    Appropriate for their big screen debut, Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone (Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley) are still oozing glitz and glamour, living the high life they are accustomed to: shopping, drinking and clubbing their way around London’s trendiest hotspots.   Go to the article ›

  • The Monkees - 50th Anniversary Tour

    On September 8, 1965, when producers Bob Rafelson and Bert Schneider placed a classified ad in The Hollywood Reporter seeking “4 insane boys,” they had no idea that they were about to unleash Monkee-mania! But that’s exactly what happened the following year when the first episode of “THE MONKEES” debuted on NBC on September 12, 1966.   Go to the article ›


Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market

Sydney Rock 'n' Roll & Alternative Market blasts into 2016 on Sunday February 7, at Manning Bar and House, Manning Road, University of Sydney. Featuring; a vast array of spectacular stalls, a massive record fair, swing dancing lessons, a classic and vintage vehicle display and a huge entertainment line-up with the Rumjacks, The Detonators and more. Part market, part music festival, part meeting place, it’s a place where you can have one of Sydney’s most unique shopping experiences and a fabulous day out.  

Off The Beaten Track (Ep 1)

2015 is here, the pro tours have kicked off and I couldn't be further from the beaten track and the well ridden waves. 

The Best Of 2015's New Surf Tech

The Board: The Surrator - Laird StandUp We've all liked a bit of Laird Hamilton and, more recently, some of us have been liking his range of boards and other kit. But if you haven't, now is the time to stand up and take notice (pun intended) as Laird et al. have made it to the cutting edge. 

So You Want To Play Truant With The Big Boys?

THEN GET ON YA BIKE, SONNY! Heavy metal rockers in Lycra? Maybe! But Lycra bike pants? WTF!! But yes, there is a place where you can see some of the greatest heavy metallers in the world, dressed in the stretchy stuff, and tell them to “get on their bike” WITHOUT getting smashed in the gob!  

Stephanie Gilmore: The ASP World Championship's Last Minute Winner

The surfing world looked on in amazement last month as Stephanie Gilmore just pipped Tyler Wright to the post to take the ASP women's World Championship crown, but Wright didn't go down without a fight. It was drama till the last at the Target Maui Pro, with the ASP women's World Championship Tour title up for grabs right up until the very last surf off of the tour's last event.  

The People's Republic of Carving

A lot of new voices from across the world are coming to play big parts in shaping modern surf culture and the fashion that goes with it. From the old breaks in Australia where, as we saw in the last blog, Girl Surf Network is telling the world that skill matters more than looks or money in surfing. To new frontiers in China, where the national culture is bringing a whole new aesthetic into surfing.  

You Get What You Pay For

In many cases, and taking into consideration that many brand names are produced in the same factories as Wal-Mart and Target are, you can find better bang for your buck. Not with tattoos.  

Body issue? What body issue?

Should looks be celebrated over skill? it was announced last week that Coco Ho was to become the fourth female surfer to star in the famous, naked flesh-fest that is ESPN Magazine's 'The Body Issue'. She joins Stephanie Gilmore, Maya Gabeira, and Claire Bevilacqua whom have all got their kit off for the Body Issue. By contrast Kelly Slater is the only male ASP surfer to have been called up, despite there being more than twice as many male surfers on the tour at any one time, strange that.  

The Tattoo Oscars

It is finally happening! In 2015, tattoo culture will hit a new and very prominent milestone, the Tattoo Oscars! Little has been publicized as to the when and where but word is that it will follow a loosely similar format to the original Oscars, with a much more colorful venue and host...  

Girl Surf Network Paves the Way for Female Frothers

It’s about time the surf industry exercised a little girl power. The establishment of the Girl Surf Network (GSN) answers worldwide calls for such a thing, created and managed by professional women that live and breathe the wave riding lifestyle. Armed with a solid company mission, a sassy logo and a passionate team of experts, GSN is set to take the surfing industry by storm!  

The Tattoo Hunter - Dr Lars Krutak

What do tattoos and anthropology have in common? If you are the average, there isn't too much of a connection there. However, if you are anthropologist Dr.Lars Krutak, the relation between the two is fascinating. Tattoo hunting has become synonymous with the name Dr. Lars Krutak, and follows a plethora of research and field studies by this genius Anthropologist.  

A Mothers Advice On Tattoos

My Mother was very upset with me when I got my first tattoo. In my defense, I designed my tattoo and looked at it for one year before getting inked. I also used a very reputable artist that refused to tattoo anyone under the age of 18, regardless of parental consent. Hence, I was 18! 

Artist Profile - Troy Denning

A special insight into Tattoo Artist Troy Denning's world in this special 3 part series by Tattoo Age. 

Artist Profile - Grime

A special 3 part video series on the legendary artist Grime courtesy of Tattoo Age. A very candid insight into a legend of the Modern Tattoo world as we know it today. 

Amputee Tattoos

Just when I thought I had seen everything I happened upon yet another inspiring form of ink. Mastectomy covers blew my mind, the courage of these women absolutely beautiful. My eyes have been opened to a new form of ink that further inspires my heart. 

Military Tattoos

For all of the service men and women who have risked their lives in the name of what they hold sacred, tattoos are an everlasting reminder that the core of their loyalty remains fixed regardless of how distanced he or she may be from the frontline. Many American veterans have tattoos that symbolize not only their belief in freedom but a philosophy designed to pay respect to their fellow comrades. Moreover, an ideology of war from a soldier’s perspective. 

3D Body Art

As with anything in life, there must be progression. As we progress in society our needs and desires progress as well. Such is also the case when it comes to body art. 

Tattoo's and Pregnancy

pregnantThis writer inadvertently faced this controversy with both of my unexpected pregnancies and the lack of awareness to the fact.  The not knowing is another story all together, but the opinions that I have formed about getting inked with a bun in the oven are of the informed variety. 

Tattoo Sleeves

When a knack for drawing and art takes an arrayed rollarcoaster ride and endly, total control of your limb or limbs, the outcome can be awe-inspiring. In this scenario (Tattoo illustrated below), there are only a few things worth mentioning. First, you must acknowledge the skill of the tattooist. Second, one must pay respect to the piece itself, considering that it is its own entity. And lastly, the final creation as a whole. 

Sugar Skull, Overcoming the Fear of Death to Fully Celebrate Life

The one thing every baby born into the world has in common is they will one day die. Hopefully after living a long, and fruitful existence, touching lives in positive ways, and erupting a sea of laughter that spreads across the world like wild fire. Death is the one thing every human shares. Some fear it, some embrace it, and others may obsess over it but it is always present.  

John Corabi