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 Bass - Damien Brown


Influences

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


Gig

RHINO

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

30 Nov

Woolly Mammoth

Brisbane, 4006

633 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD

8:00pm

Gig

RHINO

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

21 Dec

Solbar

Sunshine, 4558

10/12-20 Ocean St, Maroochydore QLD

8:00pm

Gig

RHINO

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

22 Dec

The Triffid

Brisbane, 4006

7/9 Stratton St, Newstead QLD

6:00pm

Bio

RHINO are Brisbane's newest heavy hitters who formed in 2018 with one goal in mind, to become a force in Australian Hard/Heavy Rock.

All members bring experience from previous and current bands such as Baltimore Gun Club, Junior Danger and Temple Mount and have been recording at Studios 101 in Byron Bay with Producer/Engineer Lucius Borich (Cog, Hanging Tree). Their debut single 'Afterlife' (Mastered by Forrester Savell) is set for release on October 25, 2019, followed by a release tour through Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sydney in November. The band will then be capping off the year with two massive shows supporting COG at The Triffid in Brisbane, and the Solbar, Maroochydore in December.

Having already blown away audiences at the Woolly Mammoth and Wallapalooza , the remainder of 2019 into 2020 is shaping up to be huge for this beast of a band!

“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.” I adore the way they mix generic influences, rather than sticking to one sub-category of heavy rock they dabble in elements of heavy metal with shattering breakdowns and half-time grooves as well as softer, less intense musical moments that are altogether bluesy, grungy, and even proggy. It’s pretty damn cool watching dudes who love what they do rock at what they do and have a damn good time doing it” (Rangi White - GC Live).