ZAKK WYLDE’S BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Announces Australian Tour 2015

zakkSince their late 90’s inception, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, formed by guitar legend Zakk Wylde, have been at the forefront of their genre. Their taste for hard riffs and blazing solos has resulted in a slew of hugely successful albums and a reputation as one of the most powerful live bands of their generation. Fuelled by fiercely loyal fans and signature merchandise Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society have stamped themselves as an established brand in today’s music culture and one that continues to grow.

Zakk Wylde is without doubt one of the most decorated guitar heroes in modern history. As Ozzy Osbourne’s guitarist for over 20 years (in addition to his work with Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society), this long term partnership led to a string of multi-platinum albums, including Osbourne’s biggest selling “No More Tears,” for which Wylde wrote all the music.
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Reud Mood – EP Launch at The Zoo, Brisbane – August 29, 2015

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Brisbane’s Reud Mood have recently hit the studio to record their second EP titled “Visions and Happenings”. An eclectic mix of heavy metal, blues rock, folk, and with a smattering of psychedelic tendencies, it is a truly delicious one. Accompanied by other local acts MessMess, Quazi Smith and Lismore’s Thundergod of the Multiverse, Reud Mood take to the Zoo’s stage on the 29th of August to send forth their sonic concoctions upon the world.
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FAR AWAY STABLES announce the Atlantis Australian Tour 2015

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Far Away Stables are set to embark on their biggest tour to date this September & October, with four All Ages performances across the East Coast & Adelaide, in support of the digital re-release of Atlantis and the new single ‘Victim’.
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Grady & Cooper: Live at Lutwyche with The Teneriffe Two – August 15, 2015

Steve Grady & Megan Cooper: Live at Lutwyche with The Teneriffe Two
Old school songs in an old school hall… for the Brisbane Fringe Festival.

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Steve Grady and Megan Cooper play Live At Lutwyche. Two of Brisbane’s best are joining forces for a special night of vintage Americana music, inspired by the great music hall artists of the 50s and 60s.
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Splendour In The Grass 2015 – Review

Day 0 – Splendour in the Mud
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Gumboots ☑

Ponchos ☑

Preparedness for the onslaught of Mud ☐

That last one was a miserable oversight on my behalf, after what seemed like the cruisiest drive from Melb to the Splendour site, we were all greeted with a battleground of punters who were already covered in a layer of muddy sludge. After begrudgingly setting up camp in the rain it was into the site we went.

Our tents may have been wet, but our spirits were not dampened,
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Album Review : Art Of Sleeping – Shake Shiver

Review by Helen Brown
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After much anticipation and showing promise in their teaser tracks, Brisbane five piece Art Of Sleeping‘s Shake Shiver has arrived.

Frontman Caleb Hodge’s wistful harmonies have a touch of sadness and desperation, as he clings to a romantic love that is long extinct.
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The BellRays ‘Rockpocalypse Make Up’ Tour 2015

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Announcing the world’s greatest exponents of down and dirty, heart breaking, soul shaking rock n’ roll The BellRays are about to hit our shores to play for Australian crowds… and yes brothers and sisters, they require you to testify as the “ROCKPOCALYPSE” Make Up Tour is upon us!
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Dallas Frasca announces headline shows plus tour dates with The BellRays, The Beards

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2015 has been one helluva year for Dallas Frasca. From touring France & the UK and completing a national Love Army tour of Australia, to a cracked skull whilst crowd surfing at the Big Pineapple Festival and the global syncing of Success is the Best Revenge with new reality TV show, Bondi Ink, the buzz continues with the announcement of upcoming headline shows and tours with The BellRays in August and The Beards in October.
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THE MISFITS Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour 2015

Tombowler and Metropolis Touring Proudly Present
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Performing their classic albums STATIC AGE and EARTH AD plus other classics.

From hell they came… in April 1977 at the dawn of the punk movement, THE MISFITS were born. They wound up making history and creating a legacy that has truly withstood the test of time. 30 years on THE MISFITS are generating more interest than ever before.

To celebrate this significant tombstone, THE MISFITS are going to fill your Christmas stockings with ghoulish delight because December’s exclusive Australia/ New Zealand tour will feature STATIC AGE and EARTH AD in full.

Bands across the ages have paid tribute to THE MISFITS including Guns ʻn Roses, My Chemical Romance, Prong, NOFX, Cradle Of Filth, Sick of It All and Metallica who covered no less than three MISFITS songs on “Garage Days Revisited”. The iconic “Fiend Skull”, which was once crudely painted on their equipment, leather jackets and everything they could get their hands on, has since become a staple in pop culture, and an instantly recognizable symbol worldwide.

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STATIC AGE features the band’s earliest work including all time classics such as ‘Attitude’, ‘We Are 138’ and ‘Last Caress’. Their second album EARTH AD features “Die Die My Darling”, “Green Hell” and “Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight”. But if that’s not enough raw meat to gorge yourself upon, you can bet you’ll be well satisfied with THE MISFITS Christmas cheer of “Astro Zombies”, “Hybrid Moments”, “Where Eagles Dare” and “Skulls”.

“When fans come to a Misfits show, they get a band who gets up there and gives them all they’ve got. We give them the real thing – that’s how we’ve always done it. At a show, everyone’s just part of the band, there’s no them and us – we’re all us.” Jerry Only – THE MISFITS

THE MISFITS have been preserved on determination bound by unequaled loyalty to their fans and the sheer will to survive. The ferocity and melody that has made THE MISFITS omnipresent and immortal sees the band continue to sell out shows and draw thousands of fans night after night around the globe.

So come on out Fiends – All hell will break loose when the kings of horror-rock drag humanity by the throat into a world of darkness filled with ghouls, goblins and creatures of the night. Move over Saint Nick, because when THE MISFITS are in town every day is Halloween!

THE MISFITS Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates December 2015

Thurs 3rd Christchurch – Allen St
Fri 4th Wellington – Bar Bodega
Sat 5th Auckland – The Studio
Wed 9th Brisbane –Triffid
Thurs 10th Adelaide – The Gov
Fri 11th Melbourne – Max Watts
Sat 12th Sydney –Manning Bar
Sun 13th Perth –Rosemount

Tickets on Sale 27th July @ 9:00am via

http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015-misfits

Photo Gallery: Misfits @ The Zoo, Brisbane – January 16, 2014
Photo by Charlyn Cameron

Photo Gallery: MISFITS @ The Factory Theatre, Sydney – January 18, 2014
Photo by Alicia Stephenson

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Thirsty Merc announce ‘The Good Life’ Tour 2015!

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It’s been 12 years since Thirsty Merc burst onto the Australian music landscape with their first independent EP following up with three critically acclaimed studio albums, an acoustic fan favourites record entitled ‘AAA: Acoustic Anniversary Album’ and a swag of classic, radio staples like 20 Good Reasons, Someday Someday, Mousetrap Heart and In The Summertime.

Fast forward to 2015 and Thirsty Merc are still excited to be making music, but all things must change and after selling over 200,000 records with Warner Music, this time around the band are tackling the recording and release of their fourth studio album – Shifting Gears – and first new material in five years, independently, and very differently.
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