Australian musicians are a whole lot different compared to international acts, when they sing/write about certain subjects and topics, especially hard-hitting political issues, there’s a sense of passion unlike anyone else doing the same thing and every now and then bands come and go, sometimes for short periods of time, however they leave a mark on the music industry which lasts for years to come, that’s exactly what happened with Mammal when they burst onto the Australia heavy music scene a decade ago.
They were much loved and appreciated, then they called it quits.
However, like all good things, new life has been given to the band and they’re back bigger and better than ever and this week charismatic frontman Ezekiel Ox is our guest co-host and he’s not holding back when it comes to discussing the issues most important to him. A well known and respected political activist and talented musician whose credits include fronting other acts such as Superheist, Full Scale, Over-Reactor and his solo work, the man has built up a legacy of fighting for what’s right in the world and fighting to fix the world his son will grow up in, in years to come. Mammal are about to kick off a three-month long tour of Australia which has already proven to be one of the most sought-after gigs of the year with shows selling out all over the joint.
Podcast host Browny also pays tribute to the late Vinnie Paul Abbott of Pantera and HellYeah fame who lost his life over the weekend after suffering a major heart attack at age 54.
There’s also a plethora of old-school Australian bands on the playlist this week including the newly reformed Magic Dirt who have announced some exclusive shows at the end of the year and into 2019, Karnivool, The Butterfly Effect, Superheist and Pagan as well as New Music for Circles, Flynn Effect, The Fever 333 and Falling In Reverse.