Words and Pics by Ben Hosking
Since their formation in the mid 1980s, UK’s Carcass has been at the forefront of the death metal movement. Even during the years of their break up in the mid-’90s through to their reformation in 2007, no other bands in the genre came close to matching the forward thinking, cutting edge metal they created on classic albums like Heartwork and Swansong.
So, it was no surprise that Sydney’s Metro Theatre should be near capacity for the band’s first tour here in over five years. Even Canberra’s Tortured played a punishing barrage of brutal death riffs to a significant crowd – although many were waiting patiently in the line up for the merch stand, with the line stretching out past the bar!
Continue reading Live Review | Carcass + Tortured @ Metro Theatre, Sydney – June 14, 2014
by Stuart Blythe
Singer-songwriter Casey Barnes is set to release his highly anticipated EP ‘Flesh and Bone’ on June 13th. With his current single from the EP moving steadily up the CMC country charts and at #14 on All Australian Top 20 radio countdown, we had a quick chat with Casey about the release.
Your new EP ‘Flesh and Bone’ is due for release in June (2014). How was the recording process and working with producer Rick Price and Grammy Award winner Jason Lehning?
Continue reading Interview | We chat with CASEY BARNES about his new EP ‘Flesh and Bone’
*** Tour Update ***
Band Of Skulls’ long-awaited 2014 Australian tour is off to an impressive start! The bands Melbourne show has now officially SOLD OUT with Sydney and Brisbane selling fast, their reputation as one of the most exciting and captivating rock n’ roll acts around right now has preceded them. Band Of Skulls have been touring alongside the likes of The Black Keys, Queens of the Stone Age, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse.
Southampton rock heavyweights Band Of Skulls have announced Melbourne four-piece APES as support act for their upcoming Australian tour dates.
APES have a reputation for high-energy live shows, searing garage-rock and shout-out-loud choruses, marking their spot firmly on the map in Australia and abroad with attention from triple j and UK’s BBC Radio 1.
Last here in 2012, Band of Skulls return to Australian shores in June to celebrate the release of their third LP, ‘Himalayan’ (out now through Electric Blue Recordings / [PIAS] Australia).
Continue reading BAND OF SKULLS with APES | AUSTRALIAN TOUR | June 2014
The 50TH Anniversary of the most memorable music tour Australia has ever seen or is ever likely to see again; the Beatles one and only tour of Australasia in 1964.
Continue reading The Beatles 50th Anniversary Tour starring the Beatle Boys!
he Bronx don’t take their responsibility to deliver unforgettable nights to Australian audiences lightly. In anticipation of their arrival this June, the five-piece from Los Angeles have announced which quality local acts they will be sharing the stage with.
Continue reading The Bronx | East Coast Australian Tour – June 2014 | Supports Announced
life is noise has announced the support acts for Earth’s upcoming Australia tour in June 2014.
In Brisbane, feast your ears on the hypno-blues of Dreamtime before they steal away to work on album number three. But first: bear witness to Morricone-styled westerns and the dark sludge of A Savage God – made up of No Anchor’s Alex Gillies and cast of some of Brisbane’s finest.
In Perth, Rachael Dease of Schvendes and the award-winning production ‘City of Shadows’ returns to the stage to debut her new band. She’ll be joined on the night by sound manipulators and guitar experimentalists Craig McElhinney and The Tigers’ Chris Cobilis, performing as a duo.
Continue reading EARTH (USA) Australian Tour June 2014 – Tour Supports Announced
Following on from their successful national album tour in March, The Holidays have announced an east coast run of new show dates. The dates coincide with the release of ‘Tongue Talk’ – the third single from the band’s popular sophomore LP, Real Feel.
For your chance to win 1 x Double Pass to The Holidays @ Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane on June 20th, 2014 just fill in the form below.
Continue reading WIN – 1 x Double Pass to The Holidays @ Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane on June 20th, 2014