Welcome to the Australian Metal Guide!
Welcome back to The Australian Metal Guide. This site was originally set up back in the 00s as an archive of Australian metal bands. After the release of the Darkstar Publications book Encyclopaedia of Australian Heavy Metal, we decided to keep it going as a reference archive but sometime after 2017 the wiki software stopped working due to a problem with updated widgets in the interface and after that it just displayed blank pages. In January 2022, during a bout of COVID boredom, we ironed out the issues and got the site's functionality back. There are still a few things to sort out, but the site at least works again.
Much of the information here hasn't been updated since 2017 and possibly earlier, but we are slowly working through a lot of pages to bring them up to speed. Also, there used to be a Gig Guide and Venue list here, but they were both difficult to keep up to date so we have decided to abandon those.
This site used to be a fully-functional user-contributing wiki, but got so slammed with spam that the functionality was turned off. I am mostly using this page now as a reference archive for further editions of the book but it will be continually revised and added to so please keep visiting. The navigation area is on the left under the logo. Stay awhile... I promise I won't keep you long.
For enquiries, gripes, suggestions, etc. email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.