Posts Tagged ‘may 2010’

Live Gallery: Children of Bodom @ Sydney HiFi – May 9, 2014

21 May

Children of Bodom @ HiFi Sydney - May 9, 2014     Children of Bodom @ HiFi Sydney - May 9, 2014

Children of Bodom @ HiFi Sydney - May 9, 2014     Children of Bodom @ HiFi Sydney - May 9, 2014 recently published our live review and image gallery from Finland’s Children of Bodom, who rocked Sydney’s HiFi Bar on Friday May 9, 2014. Now we bring you our full review and image gallery of 20 concert images here. You can see the review below and CLICK HERE or on the thumbnails to check out the full gallery:

It’s a fittingly chilly evening in Sydney for Finnish metallers Children of Bodom. The pale-skinned shred-tastic troupe from the North country probably blew right into town on the cold wind that’s brought with it a motley crew of fans from all over like some kind of Pied Piper.

The lower level of the Hi-Fi isn’t quite full, but those who braved the chill have been rewarded with a set of scorching tracks from across Children of Bodom‘s extensive back catalogue. The mix is crystal clear and ear-drum bruising – just what’s required for the oft-complex and finger-busting technical riffs and licks that come screaming from the Hi-Fi stage.


Opinion Piece: Stop the Madness (Street Commodores Editorial Columns)

09 Jul

This is the sixth in a regular series of editorial pieces we’ll be posting here on the blog, originally written by Hosking Industries’ Ben Hosking for Street Commodores magazine and other magazines he’s completed opinion pieces for. This column appeared in issue 172 of Street Commodores:

Stop the Madness (Written May 7, 2010)

Is the internet destroying the performance motoring industry?

I was reading Liam [Quirk]’s editorial column in issue 169 the other day. The one about how he believes ‘hating’ to be wreaking havoc on the scene.

It reminded me of numerous conversations that I’ve had over the last couple of years with some of Australia’s top performance workshops.

As recently as this week I was chatting to the owner of a top Sydney workshop that was expressing grave concern at the situation he saw the scene in at the moment. In line with Liam’s sentiments, this legendary industry specialist was echoing the dark sentiments of many of the top shops, in saying that the internet was not developing into the vital sales tool that it should have been for them. Instead, what we’ve been hearing from a number of shops is that it has become more of a scourge on the industry that is hurting the honest guys and helping to build up the guys willing to talk the talk and tell customers what they want to hear, as opposed to the truth.