Interview by Stuart Blythe
Progressive instrumental rockers Balloons Kill Babies are hitting the stage with Anathema in Brisbane this month (October 29, 2015). We caught up with Christian ‘Twiggy’ Carter, guitarist for Balloons Kill Babies, for a chat.
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Continue reading Interview with Christian ‘Twiggy’ Carter of Balloons Kill Babies
Swedish melodic Death Metal pioneers AT THE GATES continue to make waves wither their highly acclaimed comeback album “At War With Reality”, released at the end of last year via Century Media Records.
Continue reading AT THE GATES Australian Tour 2015 – Full lineups confirmed!
Tombowler and Metropolis Touring Proudly Present
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.
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
The 4-Time Grammy Award-winners, BOYZ II MEN make their long-awaited return to the Australian shores this October. The group redefined popular R&B and continues to create timeless hits that appeal to fans across all generations. Their previous Australian tours resulted in sold out shows across the country– and this one will be no different. The Boyz may have aged, but their performances still remain youthful, vibrant and iconic as ever. Their soulful a cappella and vocal harmonies are something that everyone needs to experience in a live setting.
Continue reading BOYZ II MEN announce ”THE HITS TOUR” Australian Tour 2015
Think of blues and boogie, one of the first names that come to mind is none other than CANNED HEAT. The band has been around for 50 years now – an incredible achievement – and the best part is : they’ve still got it. Still vibrant, energetic and as tight as they were back in the day, CANNED HEAT have worked hard and created their own legacy. As a part of this landmark achievement, CANNED HEAT will make their long awaited return to Australian shores in October 2015
Continue reading CANNED HEAT 50th Anniversary Australia Tour – October/November 2015
Performing songs from his critically acclaimed solo release alongside favourites from JACK’S MANNEQUIN and SOMETHING CORPORATE
ANDREW MCMAHON needs no introduction fronting the seminal rock band SOMETHING CORPORATE and JACK’S MANNIQUIN, his introspective lyrics and dazzling voice has amassed a reverent and dedicated fan base across the world.
Continue reading Andrew McMahon – ”IN THE WILDERNESS” Australian Tour – August 2015
Known as the Original Voice of SKID ROW, SEBASTIAN BACH is one of the finest front men to come out of the late 80’s / early 90’s with one hell of a voice; he is considered musical royalty and a personification of pure rock and roll at its finest!
For the first time since 2008, Bach will be returning to Australian shores as well as his very first headlining shows ever in New Zealand in September 2015!
Continue reading SEBASTIAN BACH – Australian & New Zealand Tour – September 2015
Brace yourself for full on METAL assault when HELLYEAH return to our shores after long 5 years for a headline tour of Australia & NZ this coming August! – This will be their first tour of NZ since 2007 too!!
Continue reading HELLYEAH – Australian and New Zealand Tour – August 2015
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK will be hitting our shores this August celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their critically acclaimed and fan favourite sophomore album ‘Commit This To Memory’.
Continue reading MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK announce Australian & New Zealand Tour – 2015
Multi-platinum alt-rock trio SEETHER will be returning to Australia to celebrate the release of their 6th album ‘Isolate And Medicate’.
Having sold over 5 million albums, SEETHER is the biggest rock act to come out of South Africa ever! From headline runs to festival appearances all across the globe, the band has amassed an exceptionally loyal fan base, and this is a band that ensures every single performance delivers their fans all they could possibly want.
Continue reading Tour News : SEETHER – ‘Isolate And Medicate’ Australian Tour 2015
Following an incredibly successful first tour of Australia in August 2014, Anathema are set to return in October 2015 for a series of acoustic concerts. On this second trip Down Under, Anathema will also perform in New Zealand, Adelaide and Perth for the first time ever!
Continue reading Anathema announce Australian & New Zealand Acoustic Tour – October/November 2015
Swedish progressive metal heroes Opeth are set to return to Australia in 2015 in support of their 11th album ‘Pale Communion’. Hailed as one of the most influential progressive metal bands in the world, Opeth have an ever-growing fanatically loyal fan base in Australia and are returning for a headline run after their highly successful ‘Heritage’ tour in 2013.
One factor which makes Opeth’s live shows second to none is that their concerts are always filled with surprises and you never know what their setlist is going to be! Featuring songs from their earlier death-metal material, up to their later symphonic prog-rock, an Opeth live show is like no other and is a must see for all die-hard fans.
Continue reading Opeth – ‘Pale Communion’ Australian Tour – May 2015
Hailing from Oakland, California, Machine Head are one of the biggest names in Metal. Every worthwhile musical subculture needs its heroes and Machine Head have been just that for the past 20 years. Starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994’s “Burn My Eyes” and continuing up to 2014’s “Bloodstone & Diamonds”, they have constantly redefined the very notion of heaviness and are one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful.
Now Machine Head are bringing their phenomenal live performance to Australia, on a headline run all across the country. It is sure to be one of the best shows ever to come Down Under!
Continue reading Machine Head announce Australian Tour – June 2015
With her latest album Lights Out still causing quite a stir, NYC songstress Ingrid Michaelson is excited to announce her return to Australia. After selling out her previous two tours, Michaelson returns for a string of endearingly quirky live shows in major cities.
Continue reading Ingrid Michaelson – Australian Tour – March 2015