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Chelsea Wolfe : Australian + New Zealand Tour – March 2018

Seamlessly fusing elements of gothic-rock, folk, and doom metal, Wolfe will be performing in Wellington, Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and finally Perth throughout March of 2018.

Wolfe’s music offers a combination of the delicate and the crushing, brooding and visceral, lyrically steeped in introspective dread. The end product is a winning formula that has earned Wolfe critical commendation for the best part of a decade. Her latest release, Hiss Spun, unveiled in September this year, is receiving similar praise.

Wolfe has garnered a considerably larger audience since her 2012 shows. With the release of the critically acclaimed Hiss Spun, it’s expected that these shows will sell out quickly. Grab your tickets early – don’t miss out.

Catch Chelsea Wolfe on the following dates:

San Fran, Wellington – Friday, March 9
Whammy Bar, Auckland – Saturday, March 10 *SOLD OUT
Whammy Bar, Auckland – Sunday, March 11 **NOW ON SALE

Crowbar, Brisbane – Wednesday, March 14
Manning Bar, Sydney – Thursday, March 15
Max Watt’s, Melbourne – Friday, March 16
Badlands, Perth – Saturday, March 17



Ufomammut and Monolord Australian/New Zealand Tour – October 2016 *Suports Announced*

It is with great pleasure that LIFE IS NOISE can announce the handpicked local support acts for the upcoming Ufomammut and Monolord double headliner tour through New Zealand and Australia this October.
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WEEDEATER (USA) & CONAN (UK) Australia/New Zealand July 2016 **Supports Announced**


It is with great pleasure that LIFE IS NOISE can announce the hand-picked local supports for the upcoming Weedeater and Conan tour through New Zealand and Australia this July.

In Wellington on July 12 at the San Fran the main support will be the post-traumatic sludgescapists Opium Eater, and opening up the evening will be the nihilistic drone and doom of Ritual Abuse.

The tranced-out atmosphere and aggression of Shallow Grave will be on prior to the headline acts in Auckland on July 13 at Kings Arms. Getting things underway on the night will be those local legends of self loathing Bridge Burner.

Brisbane’s Crowbar is in for a real treat on July 14 (oooh la la) as the sunshine state’s premier sludge lords Lizzard Wizzard grace the main support slot. On first will be loud noise rock/metal outfit Grieg – determined to burst your eardrums before you get a beer.

On July 15 at Manning Bar, Weedeater and Conan will have some super heavy support with LIFE IS NOISE favourites Lo! and Thorax getting things started with the appropriate amount of grunt and fire.

At Max Watt’s Melbourne on July 16, the band with the best name in the city, Weedy Gonzalez, will get things rolling. And in the main support slot will be Merchant, fresh from unleashing their new menacing monster sludgefest, Suzerain.

We will wrap up the Weedeater and Conan tour at The Rosemount Hotel on July 17. Perth heavy-stoner trio Skullcave slot into the second support slot on the evening and starting things up will be local crust/metal sewer-group Territory.

Catch Weedeater and Conan on the following dates:

Wellington – San Fran – July 12
Auckland – Kings Arms – July 13
Brisbane – Crowbar – July 14
Sydney – Manning Bar – July 15
Melbourne – Max Watt’s – July 16
Perth – Rosemount Hotel – July 17

Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, oztix, the venues and undertheradar.co.nz for Auckland and Wellington.
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For the first time ever, LIFE IS NOISE is proud to be bringing North Carolina’s favourite cough syrup swilling, hot sauce snorting weirdos, Weedeater to venues across Oz and NZ. Fronted by legendary bassist/vocalist “Dixie” Dave Collins, Weedeater are a dirty stoner force only to be fully appreciated up close and live with a show full of noise, sweat, spit, and fire. Weedeater will give you a contact high from merely listening.

There’s no band filthier than Weedeater. – Consequence of Sound

Over a two decade career Weedeater have put out some of the most devastating crust fuelled doom records – from the legendary Sixteen Tons to God Luck and Good Speed and now the latest THC-soaked genius, Goliathan.

While the Albini-engineered Goliathan is perhaps the best attempt to capture the rawness of a Weedeater show, there’s really no substitute for the real thing. Live Weedeater is a frenzied, chaotic maelstrom of Southern sludge and raspy yet somehow still viscous vocals. Prepare for a total body experience.

Anyone who has experienced the sonic rumblings and onstage antics of the almighty Weedeater live knows that it is always, without fail, a deliriously good time. – MetalSucks

Conan are punishingly loud, mercilessly heavy and just downright menacing.

Forming in 2006, the Liverpudlian trio’s latest release, Revengeance, is their third album of “caveman battle doom” – where ferociously hammered drums and sludge-filled guitar and bass meet torturously howled vocals to create music that sounds like a herd of war elephants marching over the bones of a vanquished army.

Conan are an important band and Revengeance is their strongest material to date; an album to be enjoyed drenched in the blood of your enemies whilst wondering if the tinnitus is permanent. – The Monolith

On stage, Conan are simply a behemoth of a band playing in front of a wall of amplifiers pushed to their limit. Pummelingly intense, you don’t just see a Conan show, you try to survive it!

Catch Weedeater and Conan on the following dates:

Wellington – San Fran – July 12
Auckland – Kings Arms – July 13
Brisbane – Crowbar – July 14
Sydney – Manning Bar – July 15
Melbourne – Max Watt’s – July 16
Perth – Rosemount Hotel – July 17

Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, oztix, the venues and undertheradar.co.nz for Auckland and Wellington.

KADAVAR (GER) Australian Tour 2016 – Supports Announced

KADAVAR (GER) Australian Tour 2016 – Supports Announced

In Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, Kadavar will be supported by Melbourne’s CHILD and Perth band MT. MOUNTAIN.

Heavy blues enthusiasts and live music giants CHILD will be the main support on the tour. After a highly successful European tour and a recent lineup change, CHILD have been busy putting the final touches to their long awaited second album which is due for release in May 2016. We cannot wait to see them live again three nights in a row!
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A PLACE TO BURY STRANGERS (USA) Australian Tour – September 2015 – Supports Announced

life is noise is pleased to announce the supports for the 2015 tour of US noise rock outfit A Place to Bury Strangers.

Joining A Place to Bury Strangers in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney will be Flyying Colours.
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Earthless (USA) and Elder (USA) Australian Tour October 2015

Earthless want you to know how it feels to touch the sky. With smoldering guitar riffs that stretch from here to infinity, the San Diego trio are at once cosmic and timeless, rooted in a profound respect for the Zeppelin/Sabbathian tradition yet with eyes firmly cast forward. Never mind the retro rock revivalists or the ’70s throwbacks – Earthless aren’t nostalgists; they’re sonic luminaries dragging psychadelia by the wah pedal into the 21st century and beyond.
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Sleep (USA) – Australian Tour – December 2014 **Tour Update**


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Due to overwhelming demand for tickets to see Sleep (USA) in Brisbane – life is noise and Crowbar have announced that the sold-out show at Crowbar on December 11 is moving to The Hi-Fi, Brisbane.

Sleep live is like mass hypnosis – a psychic trip of gargantuan proportions under the guidance of three sonic shamans. There’s never been a better time to be a Sleep fan – especially if you live in Brisbane.

Those hoping to ascend the Holy Mountain and see Sleep live, extra tickets to the show on December 11 at 8pm – are on sale now.
All existing tickets to Crowbar are still valid at The Hi-Fi and ticketholders will be contacted and advised of the change of venue.

Please Note: the only change to the show is the relocation to a bigger venue.

Catch Sleep in Brisbane on:

Thursday December 11 – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane – with Frown and Golden Bats
Tickets from lifeisnoise.com, oztix.com.au, and the venue
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As Sleep’s first single in over 15 years The Clarity continues to blow minds worldwide, life is noise is proud to announce that the stoner metal pioneers will be playing a second night in Melbourne at The Corner on Sunday December 7, following the sell-out of the Saturday date.
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High On Fire announce Australian Tour | July 2014 **Supports Announced**

High On Fire
Life is noise is pleased to announce the support acts for High On Fire’s upcoming Australian tour in July.

For the first Brisbane show on July 16 at Crowbar, prepare for the bluesy stoner jams of riff enthusiasts SHELLFIN who’ll be taking a break from the studio to once again provide support for High on Fire. Joining them will be the mighty SMOKE: part Sabbath, part Hendrix, all killer, all the time.

For the second Brisbane show on July 17 at Crowbar, support comes from the stoner rhythms of LIZZARD WIZZARD – the soundtrack to a nervous breakdown in slow motion. But first: dig on the apocalyptic fuzz of doom lords, ZODIAC.
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