Switchblade is a five-piece metal band from Sydney, Australia, formed in 2001. The band has opened for bands like Slayer, Machine Head, Trivium and Nevermore. They have also appeared at Metal for the Brain and the Come Together Music Festival. In 2003, they began doing the rounds on the Sydney metal scene and was soon touring interstate and supporting higher profile local bands like Daysend, Sunk Loto and Dungeon.

Their debut album “The End of All Once Known” was released on March 12, 2005, showcasing a more melodic and technical approach than previously. Their 2nd album “Invictus Infinitum” was released in Australia on June 6, 2009 on Melbourne-based label AmpHead Music, and was supported by a national tour which included shows with Psycroptic, The Amenta, Daysend, Alarum, Frankenbok and many more. The album was mixed by Grammy Award-winning producer Neil Kernon in the US and featured Nevermore guitarist Jeff Loomis on the track “Reflective Curse.” On October 15, 2009, they capped off a massive year by supporting thrash metal legends Slayer, for their one off Australian performance of the classic album Reign In Blood.

Other Information

  • Origin: Sydney, Australia
  • Genres: Melodic death metal, Metalcore, Death metal, Groove metal
  • Years active: 2001-present
  • Labels: AmpHead Music, MGM Distribution
  • Associated acts: Infernal Method, The Amenta, Vaticide, Descend, Friar Rush
  • Website: http://www.switchblademusic.com.au
  • Members:
  1. Adam Helmrich – vocals
  2. Andrew Najdek – guitar
  3. Anthony Delvecchio – guitar
  4. Gerard Dack – bass
  5. Mat Piccolotto – drums


  • Incoming (2003) – EP
  • 2004 Pre Production Demo (2004) – Demo
  • The End of all Once Known (2005)
  • Invictus Infinitum (2009)



~ by molco on October 6, 2009.

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