Music is for you and me...not the fucking industry. 16 bands...23 years...
"Snake Sixx is virtually an institution in Australian metal such is the longevity of his activity and involvement in the scene, perhaps most notably as guitarist with death metal juggernauts Aftermath and Destrier though he has had a hand in multiple musical pursuits with an assortment of roles.
Probably most acknowledged and acclaimed by the appreciative underground set rather than the mainstream snobs who fawn over corporate sellouts, radio friendly brain rot or has-beens still sailing on long past glories Snake Sixx has nonetheless managed to stay firmly entrenched in the scene." - Jim Goforth (Black Belle Music)
Whilst many of his contemporaries from both earlier and more recent times have fallen by the wayside, vanished into obscurity or merely failed to cut it the prodigious multi instrumentalist has overcome hosts of obstacles, setbacks and dramas to soldier on relentlessly in the quest for making music.
Given his extensive background in a variety of metal oriented genres one might then assume that a solo album from him may well be some sort of expedition into a heavy metal environment and though it could be a reasonable assumption to make it wouldn't necessarily be a correct one.
Instead having definitely paid his dues to the more metal side of things Snake Sixx ventures into the realm of the industrial, the veteran axeslinger trading (mostly) his six stringed weapons of mass destruction for the cold tools of electronica on his solo full length album Exxxperiments in Electro Desecration
Shortly after, he recorded with vocalist from Greman death metal legends MORGOTH, Marc Grewe and put out 'The Konspiracy Theory' E.P. which also has tracks with the likes of HENRY ROLLINS and a twisted, dark yet heavy tribute to Marilyn Manson's track from Anti-Christ Superstar - 'Torniquet' with Michele Madden from Tourettes and Meldrum fame on vocals.
I learned the axe from Greg Morreli( R.I.P.) ex-NAZXUL and GRUNGEON, and another guitar god (who works for Guitar World magazine now) when 11, I was 13 and in my first band which some of you may have heard of called AVRIGUS. Simon Gruer (CRUCIFORM) was on rhythm and vox, I was on lead axe (as always) can't remember who was bass but the infamous Wayne Campbell (MORTAL SIN/GRUNGEON/WHITE TRASH) was on drums...that gig...my first ever was amazing, Greg, Red (Frozen Doberman) Alex Hardy (Mortal Sin) and a few other ol' schoolers names who allude me atm were there but i remember looking at Wayne on drums and feeling like I was in front of 10,000 ppl lol. When i strated my own band TOTAL ABUSE in '92 I started regularly hanging out with Greg and Campbell, going green and white from their weed and learning everything I could, Greg was like an encyclopedia to me, taught me so much about the scene (as well as Campbells invaluable lessons about the muso life). I remember being no more that 15 years old and he would drive over in his infamous black Bedford van and lend me his Roland guitar effects unit for the weekend (as long as Grungeon weren't rehearsing). Then in 94 I joined AFTERMATH. supported CANNIBAL CORPSE, DEICIDE, PUNGENT STENCH, CARCASS, midway through my stint with AFTERMATH joined DESTRIER the most brutal tech/death metal band from Australia to come out of the 90's(As stated in HOT METAL magazine), only Damaged, Sulkus and Blood Duster came close back then, and we supported DEICIDE. Joined DARK ORDER for a year when Steve Hughes asked me to play in NAZXUL in 96...aswell as have the honour of jamming with DIMEBAG DARRELLbackstage at Ent. Cent. in Sydney and ended up with him grabbing a poster and drawing 6 lines with Artline texta and asking me to tab out a spanish scale i showed him.
Joined JERK in 99 as well as joining SULKUS but by that point I was burnt out unfortunatly and that never happened though I wish it did, awesome bands. I learnt all the industrial shit in 97 (I am a huge Godflesh, FLA and Cubanate fan) from a guy i met with 11 keyboards connected to 1 slave keyboard into an atari st with cubase 2.1, a 16 track Yamaha automated mixer and a four track to record vox n guitars cause hard drive were tiny back then?then in 2001 started playing in the reformed Sydney death metal band SUFFER learned how to video edit like a pro from another freak, n together we made a DVD called FUCK THIS IM GOING TO THE ANNANDALE, which got 4 1/2 stars out of five in Rolling Stone, and started learning 3ds max and MAYA and so i could make anything visual possible fpr the underground music scene but realized I would have to dedicate my whole life to it so I stopped. Then 2005 got caught up in an unhealthy relationship, biggest mistake of life?after that I realized its time to dedicate my entire life to the 'RIFF'....After recently finishing playing in THE OFFICIAL ALICE COOPER SHOW and what became the most full-on and dangerously controversial band ever in the country JESUS CHRIST - THE AUSTRALIAN G.G. ALLIN SHOW, and now with what possibly going to be the most insanely intense playing of my life in LAZERHAWK. I might be 35 but voices in my head keep directing me to do right by good music, show these blind kids bout things that havent experienced or seen, so have no concept in the first place of how to write like Jimi Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, even industrial gods like Front Line Assembly who are my biggest influence in the industrial music department.
...ITS ALL ABOUT THE RIFF \m/
Currently putting the finishing touches on my biggest work in my career to date the 'RIFF' album, A colaberation between over 30 rock and matal legends from around the globe (mostly Australian with 3 metal pioneers from overseas, one who started death metal with Chuck Shuldiner(R.I.P.) - Rick Rozz, one who played in Hellhammer and on Celtic Frost's now legendary 'Morbid Tales' and one from Glam metal legends L.A. Guns) plus shredding in LAZERHAWK with Simmo, ex- NORSE and filled in for people in a few others in my 23 year musical history, these include AFTERMATH, JERK, NAXZUL, DARK ORDER, TOTAL ABUSE, THE AUSTRALIAN GG ALLIN SHOW, THE OFFICIAL AUSTRALIAN ALICE COOPER SHOW, AVRIGUS, SYNTERIA, SULKUS, SEVERED RAW NERVE and DESTRIER to name a few...
I do anything from songwriting and performance to T.V., game and movie scores recording/mixing and mastering albums professionally with the best software on the market. I have engineered and mastered Mortal Sin, Tourettes, Jimmy Barnes, Magic Dirt, Full Scale, The Butterfly Effect, Isis, Dillenger Escape Plan, The Icarus Line, MM9, The Bronx, Shihad, COG, Gyroscope, Spiderbait, The Mess Hall, Dallas Crane, Brant Bjork, The City Lights, Mclusky, The Forgotten Army, Love Outside Andromeda, Fort, Peaches and various others. I started the 'Aussie Metal Knights' on Facebook early last year bringing together over 40 legends from Australian rock and metal together as a community on one page. I am Quarterpipe Records Metal A&R dude and head editor of audio/visual for The Metal Matt Show.