It’s taken a while for the rest of the world to take notice, but Australia just so happens to be an absolute hotbed of talented heavy bands.

Whether you’re looking for doom, metalcore, thrash, punk rock, prog, traditional heavy metal, or something in between, Australia’s got you covered.

To give some props to our hard-working heavy acts, who often have to do their jobs without mainstream radio play or media coverage, we’ve decided to shine a light on the bands putting Australian heavy music on the map.