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Band members

  • Line-up
    • Ross Cobb (guitar)
    • Krist Hellboy (drums)
    • Les Jobson (vocals)
    • Kev Lemming (guitar)
  • Former members
    • Antz Palmer (bass) (2009 - 2010)
    • Chopper (drums) (2006 - 2008)
    • Dean Meataxe (bass) (2006 - 2008)
    • Sean Witcher (guitar) (1991 - 1999)
    • Dave Smith (bass) (1996 - 1999)
    • Lindsay Beasley (drums) (1994 - 1999)
    • Terry McDougall (bass) (1991 - 1996)
    • Sid Roberts (guitar) (1991 - 1996)
    • Paul McCullum (drums) (1991 - 1994)




Brisbane, QLD, 1991

Band information

The Dreamkillers is a raw and fast, larrikin punk/metal band from Brisbane with socially-aware lyrics and a history stretching back to a combination of members from Insane Hombres and a band called the Mystery of Sixes that featured Jobson and was famous as the only Australian act ever to be signed to the Alternative Tentacles label.

While the Dreamkillers sound lurched closer to hardcore than to metal the band nonetheless gained a sizeable following among the metal crowd, particularly in their home state although forays across the border always proved successful.

The Dreamkillers' music was often aggressive, often humourous and live shows were energetic with displays of full frontal nudity from Jobson a common feature. The band formed in 1991 with Paul McCullum on drums, Terry McDougall playing bass and Sid Roberts as second guitarist along with Jobson and Witcher and recorded a brace of scorching EPs. They supported the likes of Body Count and Sepultura before undergoing numerous line-up changes which saw Beasley and Smith enter the picture.

The Dreamkillers had all but officially disbanded when they were picked up by Roadrunner Records, then recovened as a four piece for the Character Building Hell Trip album, only to split for good shortly afterward. Poison Carnival is a re-release of the first two EPs.

In 2006, Jobson reformed the band with members of Brisbane punk band Psychotic Lemmings and under the name Jobson's Dreamkillers made a one-off appearance at the annual 4ZZZ Market Day. Reaction was so strong that guitarist Ross Cobb was recruited and the Dreamkillers has subsequently continued. Scratching at the Windows is a compilation of older songs and The Dark Years was a one-take studio recording of new tracks. A new EP emerged in mid-2010 featuring Antz Palmer (Post Life Disorder) although he has since left.



1995 Scorched Earth Policy Siren
1998 Character Building Hell Trip Roadrunner
1999 Poison Carnival Roadrunner
2008 Scratching at the Windows Rare Collectable
2008 The Dark Years Rare Collectable


1995 Sara Siren
1996 Dry Reach Roadrunner


1992 Poison in the Soup Velvet Urge
1993 Carnival of Skin Velvet Urge
1993 Fairgrounds for Insanity Velvet Urge
2010 Pockets of Water Rare Collectable

Compilation tracks:

Year Track Title Album Title Label
1995 "Sara" This is Twelve ABC
1995 "On the Night" Vulgar Tongue Shock
2000 "Dreamkillers" Behind the Banana Curtain WEA