McClane have been recording for their new split CD with fellow Canberrian (is that even a word?) tech grinder hardcore folk Psyus (who are fucking ace by the way). They've got a new track up on their myspace. Scope scope scope.
A mate of mine has also started a very impressive post-metal band called Shirlow featuring members of Anklepants, 1shotkill, Captains, Captains Package, Unkle Jed, Squat club and Qwerty. The guys have put a few tracks up. Odd time signatures and build-ups a plenty my friends. Isis and Cult of Luna influence coupled with some noisy metallic hardcore and a lot more stuff I'm sure I'm not qualified to comment on.
Saw their first show at the Annandale which was really cool - they had a huge live sound and seemed really comfortable playing with each other. Check them out if you get a chance.