Artist info

Genre

Metal, Rock


Sounds like

The Sword, QOTSA, Alice In Chains, Shihad, Grinspoon, Clutch, Kyuss


band members

Vocals - Simon Benson Guitar - James Wassenaar Guitar - Geoff Newnam Drums - Heath Kelly


Influences

The Sword, QOTSA, Alice In Chains, Shihad, Grinspoon, Clutch, Kyuss


Bio

Rhino are a fully-fledged Hard Rock band hailing from Brisbane, Australia. They forged the band name from their style of music. Big, heavy and aggressive.
Rhino are a loose collective of Brisbane-area musicians formed by guitarists Geoff Newnam and James Wassenaar. Rhino has undergone some additions including Baltimore Gun Club front man Simon Benson and drummer Heath Kelly. With experience behind them and a blend of musicianship and creativity, Rhino produce a high energy/hard hitting performance that in the short time they have been together has impressed many.
Rhino have recorded at Studios 101 in Byron Bay with Producer/Engineer Lucius Borich (Cog, Hanging Tree). Their debut single 'Afterlife' was released on October 25th 2019. followed by a release tour through Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney in November that was well received. The band then capped off the year with two massive shows supporting COG at The Triffid in Brisbane, and the Solbar, Maroochydore.
Rhino kept up the intensity in 2020 by supporting Wolfmother at “The Triffid” in Brisbane which was a great way to start the year.
Their follow up single 'White Witch' was released on April 24, 2020.

Band Members
Vocals - Simon Benson
Guitar - James Wassenaar
Guitar - Geoff Newnam
Drums - Heath Kelly

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“Charging onto stage with stampede-like ferocity to bust the night wide open was RHINO bringing with them every tonne of their hard-hitting heavy rock sound with them. With a sound that somehow walks the line between stadium-rock and heavy metal while balancing blues and grunge on each horn, I can quite confidently confirm the wise words of Benson last night; “RHINO… is a beast” (Rangi White - GC Live).