Quite possibly the most destructive and heaviest tour of the year will roar across the nation this May with US tech-death giants, Origin leading, A Million Dead Birds Laughing and Eternal Rest through a six date reign of terror.
One of the most intense and technical forces in the contemporary death metal world, Origin have staked their claim as leaders of the new wave of extremity. Their fifth album, Entity, is a blueprint for frantic, hell paced grinds of sonic torment seamlessly mixed with churning grooves and some incredibly catchy hooks. With new vocalist Jason Keyser out the front, the band are prepped to tear Australia a new one.
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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE’S ‘Alive Or Just Breathing’ album was a watershed moment in metal in 2002 as it heralded the birth of ‘Metalcore’. Now, more than a decade later, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have reunited with original singer Jesse Leach. “This change is very exciting,” the band said upon announcing Leach’s triumphant return. “We know you’re going to love it. This is truly a new era in KsE history and it is ready to shred your face off.”
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Northlane will launch and headline the 2014 version of their own curated mini-fest this coming May around Australia. Free Your Mind 2014 will include five touring acts on it’s Australian leg, including international and domestic artists, with local slots to be chosen via a competition launching on March 6 on TheMusic.com.au
Each week a different touring act for Free Your Mind will be announced on Channel V’s “LOUD” program on Monday evenings. The schedule for each announcement is listed below alongside the dates.
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Indisputable metal gods, ILL NIÑO with their infused bilingual lyrics, harsh and melodic vocals, flamenco guitars, tribal drums and salsa inspired bass lines will take to the stage for 2 monster Sidewaves with the undefinable and kick ass SKINDRED.
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Melbourne’s much loved folk five-piece, The Paper Kites have enjoyed a whirlwind six months since the release of their highly anticipated debut album, States. Following on from a successful national tour, the band embarked on a sold out headline tour of the USA and Canada as well as an illustrious support slot alongside Canadian singer-songwriter, City and Colour. Now back on home ground, the band are set to bring their mesmerising live show to the Australian masses with an all ages national tour covering all major cities. Commencing in Newcastle and winding down in their hometown of Melbourne,The Paper Kites national tour is one not to miss!
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Kevin Bridges is Scotland’s favourite stand up comic! He tours Australia for the first time in March with shows in Melbourne Brisbane and Sydney.
Despite having not set foot in a comedy club before his first open mic spot in 2004, Kevin’s natural gift for comedy ensured he quickly became a regular at major comedy clubs up and down the country.
In 2006 Kevin performed his first full-length solo show at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, to a sold out audience and much critical acclaim. Moving into bigger venues every year, Kevin continued to sell out his hometown festival in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
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Following on from the news that Buried In Verona will release their new album “Faceless”, the Sydney metal band are excited to announce their national album shows. The Faceless Tour will see them play 10 dates nationally to launch their new album of the same name.
Fans have already been given a taste of “Faceless”, out Friday 7th of March through UNFD, via lead singles “Splintered” and “Illuminate”. “Faceless” delivers the same lyrical in your-face confrontation as it 2012 predecessor “Notorious”, with a bigger and more diverse sound than BIV fans are accustomed to.
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Not many people make art for the sake of art anymore. In an age of dwindling attention spans and pop songs based on samples of what came before them, we need bands like La Dispute more than ever—and their third full-length Rooms Of The House is evidence of why.
The band—which features vocalist Jordan Dreyer, guitarists Kevin Whittemore and Chad Morgan-Sterenberg, bassist Adam Vass and drummer Brad Vander Lugt—began work on Rooms Of The House in April of 2013 by renting a cabin in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. “The area where we were was pretty remote so we could focus on playing and not much else,” Vass explains. “It was just the five of us working on writing every single day for a month and pretty much the entire album came out of those sessions.”
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Good Life Music Festival, along with Future Music, Frontier Touring and Mellen Events, have always prioritised the demands of WA music fans and work hard to create the best festival experience for the public. It’s important to us that fans of different genres are able to experience the best festivals on offer in WA.
With this in mind, Good Life Festival has agreed to move our Monday 3 March event in WA from our original site of Joondalup Arena to Claremont Showgrounds, with the support of the venue and the local Council. We felt strongly about assisting Soundwave with the logistical issues they were faced with, as our finishing time is much earlier than Soundwave. This allows Soundwave to fully utilise Joondalup Arena and offer the experience they envision for their festival patrons.
Continue reading GOOD LIFE 2014 | Perth venue move to Claremont Showgrounds | new acts added
Prepare to go ape-shit as three banging, heavy hitting and all together powerful bands collide for Sidewave shows guaranteed to get you in the pit!
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2014 has started extremely well for Vance Joy, coming in at #1 on triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, making it into the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart, performing his first Laneway shows and recently announced on the line-up for this year’s Groovin The Moo.
Vance Joy has confirmed a series of capital city shows during April and May. The shows will take Vance to Adelaide, Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne in between his Groovin The Moo performances.
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SuicideGirls – the sexiest, smartest, most dangerous collection of outsider women in the world are bringing their full Blackheart Burlesque Tour to Australia.
This unique tour is unlike any other Burlesque show.
“This show was something else. The girls, besides being gorgeous as hell, are amazing and talented on stage.”
(The Age Of Metal)
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In honour of their much anticipated crowd funded video, Twelve Foot Ninja have announced an Australian headline tour this March/April.
Twelve Foot Ninja broke crowd funding records when they raised $52,600 to make their new video clip – successfully crowd funding the highest financial target for a music video. As the controversial anti-cyber bullying video spreads like wildfire online, the band have announced an Australian headline tour aptly named ‘The Troll Burger’ tour in March/April, before making their grand return to the U.S. for a handful of festivals including Rock On The Range and Carolina Rebellion.
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Public Enemy announce some of the biggest names in Australian hip-hop as their supports, including Melbourne’s Mantra, Canberra’sCitizen Kay, and Brisbane’s Impossible Odds, with Adelaide’s DJ Sanchez and Melbourne’s DJ MzRizk filling out the DJ sets.
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