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
Metropolis Touring and Tombowler are proud to announce two intimate shows in Melbourne and Sydney for Switchfoot . Switchfoot’s incredible energetic live show hits 170 Russell in Melbourne and The Hi-Fi in Sydney. With hit songs like ‘Meant To Live’, ‘Dare You to Move’, ‘This Is Your Life’, ‘Dirty Second Hands’, ‘When We Come Alive’, ’Stars’ and ‘Mess Of Me’, these two shows are a must see for Switchfoot fans, who will relish the opportunity to witness a band of this calibre in such an intimate setting.
Continue reading Switchfoot (USA) announce two exclusive Australian shows – 2015
Metropolis Touring have announced the return of legendary rockers URIAH HEEP to Australia. Considered one of the ‘Big Four’ pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal in the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s along with BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE & LED ZEPPELIN – URIAH HEEP still enjoy legendary status.
URIAH HEEP’s unique, progressive, hard sound has made them a mainstay of the rock circuit for four decades. Famed for their accomplished musical talents, diverse song writing and powerful live performances, the band has released some of the most popular and defining music of their genre. With a catalogue of 23 studio albums that includes ‘Demons and Wizards’ (1972), ‘Abominog’ (1982), and their most recent release, 2011’s ‘Into The Wild’ (their highest charting album since the ‘70’s) it’s no surprise that the band has sold over 40 million records worldwide.
Continue reading British Rock Legends URIAH HEEP Return To Australia in March 2015!
Select Touring and Metropolis Touring are proud to present the return of UK indie heroes JESUS JONES to Australia. Part of the now legendary GREBO and ALT/DANCE movement of the ‘90’s alongside POP WILL EAT ITSELF, EMF, THE SHAMEN, CARTER USM and NEDS ATOMIC DUSTBIN – JESUS JONES have long been considered one of the breakout alternative bands of that time thanks to massive hits ‘Right Here, Right Now’, ‘Real Real Real’ and ‘International Bright Young Thing’.
Continue reading JESUS JONES announce Australian Tour – March 2015
Words and Pics: Ben Hosking
Spiritual. Transcendental. Spellbinding. Miraculous. That’s the best way to describe Anathema’s first Sydney concert in their 25-year history. There’s electricity in the air and from the first bars of Untouchable Part 1, everyone can feel it – including the band themselves who are visibly stoked at the reception.
Continue reading Photo Gallery + Review : Anathema at Metro Theatre, Sydney – 22 August 2014
Review by Wanda Hill
Anathema played their first ever Australian show to a welcoming and receptive audience at the HiFi Bar in Brisbane’s West End on Thursday night. Any doubts about their Australian fan base would have been quickly swept away as the crowd soaked up the power and intensity of their music and joined them in singing along with songs recently released as well as from albums produced many years ago. Yes Anathema, you have many fans here, and we hope you won’t wait so long to visit us again.
Continue reading Live Review : Anathema at The Hi-Fi, Brisbane – 21 August 2014
Interview by Ben Hosking
With ANATHEMA making their long awaited first visit to Australia this August (2014), we were absolutely delighted when Daniel Cavanagh took time out to chat with LifeMusicMedia.com
Your August tour to Australia will be your first to our shores in your 25 year history. Why so long?
I don’t know why so long, it’s just the way it happened. Our career trajectory has had a kind of difficult course and hasn’t always had the backing or focus that it needed to really achieve great things. I think it’s only in the last few years that these things have been in place.
Continue reading Interview with Daniel Cavanagh – ANATHEMA
Prepare your senses for a dual barrelled symphonic metal onslaught when Italy’s Fleshgod Apocalypse and Greece’s Septicflesh embark on their long awaited and much anticipated first tours of our fine land.
Italy’s brutal/symphonic horde Fleshgod Apocalypse have forged an identity within the extreme metal world and the underground metal scene by delivering a unique blend of technical death metal interspersed with symphonic elements that have led them to acclaim with fans and critics alike. Their latest release Labyrinth hones in on the band’s unique traits such as their grand symphonic arrangements giving fans everything they could hope for and more that takes the band’s signature sound to new euphoric heights.
Continue reading Septicflesh and Fleshgod Apocalypse Touring Australia 2014