It’s another devastating blow but due to the Covid-19 extended lockdown in NSW and current density restrictions for outdoor concerts in South Australia we have been left with no choice but to reschedule the Sydney and Adelaide legs of Full Tilt. They were to take place on Saturday 31 July at Bella Vista Farm and Saturday 17 July Adelaide Showgrounds respectively.Continue reading Full Tilt Festival Reschedules The Sydney & Adelaide Editions
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It might have been a chilly, wet Sunday night outside, but within the cosy confines of the recently-rebranded Newcastle Hotel, piping hot modern metal was cooking up a storm. While we missed local opening act The Wandering, Taree progressive metal four-piece Diamond Construct continued their evolution from awkward teens to stage-pounding purveyors of dissonant chords and brutal breakdowns. Their latest release is garnering them some deserved attention and tonight’s almost-cruelly short 25-minute support slot shows they can impress even on a tight timeline.
Continue reading Live Review: Born of Osiris + Chelsea Grin + Diamond Construct at Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle – June 23, 2019
Deaf Havana have been an enduring force in the British alt rock scene for almost a decade and a half, releasing five studio albums over 14 years. Their latest effort, ‘Rituals’, was released in August 2018 and has been described by the band and critics alike as an evolution of their sound. Featuring singles Sinner, Holy and Worship, frontman James Veck-Gilodi says that this album was written to be thematic. ‘Rituals’ scored Deaf Havana their second consecutive UK Top 10 album, and featured Singles of the Week on BBC Radio 1 and Virgin Radio, plus support from some of the UK’s most esteemed publications.
Continue reading Tour News : Deaf Havana – Australian Tour – August 2019
“What became of everyone I used to know. Where did our respectable convictions go?” Now try and get that tune out of your head for the next day!
Continue reading The Get Up Kids – Australian Tour 2019
, arguably Australia’s fastest rising, elite heavy music exports announce a string of shows in August through out North Queensland and Western Australia. Brisbane’s Stepson will support the Sydney five-piece on the North Queensland dates while Melbourne’s Pridelands join the Westen Australia shows.
Continue reading Tour News : Polaris Announce North Queensland & Western Australia Tour Dates – Aug/Sep 2019
Announcing THE TEA PARTY to tour Australia for the first time in intimate venues!
Canadian iconic rockers THE TEA PARTY are heading back to Australia and bringing their genre-defying career to selected intimate venues across Australia this June.
Continue reading Tour News : THE TEA PARTY Announce Black River Australian Tour – June 2019
Co-headline Australian Tour 2019
with special guests DIAMOND CONSTRUCT
Prepare yourselves as two of the finest international heavy exports, BORN OF OSIRIS & CHELSEA GRIN team up for a huge national co-headline Australian tour joined by homegrown talent DIAMOND CONSTRUCT this June.
Continue reading Born of Osiris + Chelsea Grin – Co-headline Australian Tour – June 2019
THE DAMNED are the greatest surviving British punk band, bar none, still firing on all cylinders and breaking all the rules. This most spiritually chaotic of all punk groups have never been away, never surrendered their ideals, always forged onwards and when Lemmy of Motörhead famously referred to them as “the only real punk band” you know they are the real deal.
Continue reading THE DAMNED Announce Australian Tour 2019
Pennsylvanian metalcore quintet August Burns Red will be returning to Australia this October to celebrate their 10 year anniversary of their third studio album ‘Constellations’ as part of their worldwide tour.
Continue reading Tour News : August Burns Red Announce 10 Years Of Constellations 2019 Australian Tour
Announcing the MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA ‘BENEATH THE REMAINS AND ARISE’ tour – celebrating an incredible selection of the best tracks from the two albums each night!
The legendary brotherly duo of MAX & IGGOR CAVALERA will be once again be looking to their past with an upcoming tour of Australia set for March 2019. The siblings, whose anniversary tour for Sepultura‘s “Roots“ sold out every show in Australia, will now be setting their sights on their earlier efforts, namely 1989’s “Beneath The Remains” and 1991’s “Arise“.
‘Beneath The Remains’ is indisputably a certifiable thrash classic and one of the most brilliant pieces of thrash metal ever produced. To say the record catapulted the Brazilians onto the world stage is an understatement.
‘Arise’, as a standalone slice of artistic fury, remains one of metal’s most complete works—an album that erupted in its own right in regards to creative output, popularity and staying power, standing the test of time and is a relentless assault of speed and thrash metal
This once in a lifetime opportunity to hear an incredible selection of the best tracks from these two classic albums is what metal fans dream of. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 16 January, 9am.
2019 TOUR DATES:
Sunday 17 March Metropolis, Fremantle – 18+
Tuesday 19 March The Gov, Adelaide – 18+
Thursday 21 March 170 Russell, Melbourne – 18+
Friday 22 March Valley Drive In, Brisbane – 18+
Saturday 23 March Metro Theatre, Sydney – 18+
Sunday 24 March The Basement, Canberra – 18+
ESCAPE THE FATE are headed back to Australia to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their highly praised ‘This War Is Ours’. With ‘This War Is Ours’ ESCAPE THE FATE came into their own exuding a spirit of chaotic mischief with each song firing like a cannon of pure rock genius. For the first time ever Australian fans will be treated to hearing the album in its entirety. But that’s not all! Fans will also be treated to Greatest Hits set to top it all off.
Continue reading ESCAPE THE FATE Announce Australian and New Zealand Tour 2018
American sledgehammer stoner metal giants RED FANG are returning to Australia, so hold onto your beard, because things are going to get messy!
Continue reading Tour News : RED FANG with Special Guests Drunk Mums – Australian Tour 2018
For the first time ever performing acoustically in Australia
It was September 1992. Millions of snot faced skate – surfers worldwide were cracking a few brews in their bedrooms, on beaches and in their garages listening to one album…’Americas Least Wanted’ by UGLY KID JOE. ‘Americas Least Wanted’ was a double platinum phenomenon selling over 2 Million albums catapulting UGLY KID JOE to headlining Arenas and touring with the likes of Van Halen, Bon Jovi and Ozzy Osbourne.
Continue reading Ugly Kid Joe – Australian Tour (Performing ‘Americas Least Wanted’ In Its Entirety)
ONE OK ROCK are the biggest rock band in Japan today, and are about to make their first ever headline tour trip to Australia!
Continue reading Tour News : ONE OK ROCK – Australian Shows – October 2017