All Aussies are off their Rockas – true or false? False probably but we know three that are completely off their Rockas and which are dear to the hearts of Hard Rock Hell fans – Massive, Black Aces and Tequila Mockingbyrd.
Described back in 2016 as “ready to follow in Guns’n’Roses footsteps” by Kerrang Magazine, Massive, lead by the non-stop whirling dervish that is Brad Marr, released their 3rd album via Off Yer Rocka in 2019 after leaving the Earache label. “Rebuild Destroy“ promptly hit number 1 in their homeland and has been a staple of rock radio around the world ever since.
Black Aces first landed on these shores in 2016 to promote their debut album “Shot in The Dark” – it was at the end of this tour that the lads from Bendigo would shatter the eardrums of the Hard Rock Hell faithful in Wales. This stunning performance gained them not just a recall to Hard Rock Hell XI but a coveted support slot with The Quireboys on the White Trash Blues Tour.
Having then signed for the HRH label Off Yer Rocka, Black Aces hit the world with their second, stunning, album “Anywhere But Here”.
Awarded the HRH “Angels of Rock” award in 2018, Tequila Mockingbyrd have so far released just the one album – but my god it’s a scorcher from down-under! Described by Lzzy Hale as “Incredible” and by Classic Rock Magazine as “Feisty as f**k”, the three piece have undergone some line-up changes since their inception in 2012, most recently recruiting The Amorettes leader Gill Montgomery and Laurie Buchanan to the ranks to join powerhouse drummer Josie Josie O’Toole and bassist Jacinta Jaye, albeit on a temporary but exciting basis.
Their debut and only album “Fight and Flight” was released by Off Yer Rocka in 2016 and made the top ten down under. Whatever the future holds for the ladies, we will follow them all the way!