MAT ROBINS (CICADASTONE): “Our Bass Player Said This Is A Good Gig [Opening For WEDNESDAY 13]… I’m Like Is It?”

Mat Robins (Cicadastone)

Enter the Chamber

While there is no shortage of bands trying to bring back the music of the ’80s, there sure aren’t too many bringing back the music of the ’90s. The Melbourne, Australia-based quartet Cicadastone puts their own stamp on the Grunge Rock movement they grew up with. Cicadastone, led by brothers Mat and Mark Robbins, released their debut album Chance Collide in 2016. After a lineup change and Covid lockdown delays, the group is ready to release their follow-up album Cold Chamber. I caught up with co-vocalist/guitarist Mat Robins to find out all about it.

Highlights Include

  • Discussion of their new album Cold Chamber
  • How Cicadastone put together the album cover
  • Why it took 5 years to release the new album
  • How they got their deal with Golden Robot Records
  • The origins of the band name
  • Opening for Wednesday 13

Cicadastone is

Mat Robins – Vocals, Guitars
Mark Robins – Vocals, Guitars
Tommy Sunset – Bass
Jarrod Medwin – Drums


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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