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Tour News : Divinyls – Australian Tour – February & March 2019

Long is the time since billboards across the country have lit up with the name Divinyls. A brand synonymous with raw, exciting, and above all uncompromising rock ‘n’ roll. A band that won the heart of a nation and then eventually the world. That time has come again as founding member, guitarist and co-songwriter Mark McEntee returns in 2019 with a talented new line-up hitting the road in March to honour the legacy and celebrate the indelible music created with the late, great Chrissy Amphlett.
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New Music : Harts ‘Queens, Kings & All Big Things’ Album + Tour

Harts is the nom de plume of Indian-born, Australian-based musician, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and music producer Darren Hart, whose singular blend of funk, jazz, blues, psychedelic rock, and indie electronic has drawn comparisons to Prince, Jimi Hendrix, and Lenny Kravitz, among others. Queens Kings And All Big Things, the latest album from Harts is due to be released on the 9th of November.
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Live Review : Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018

Words and Photos by Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Parkway Drive at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking – Hosking Industries

First a word of advice: It can really pay to check the opening times for a gig on more than one website! Thanks to an erroneous door time listing on one ticket website, this humbled reviewer ended up missing the brutal Thy Art is Murder.

Thankfully I didn’t miss the mighty Killswitch Engage, who tonight were playing the role of main support. For some, that might seem like an odd place for a renowned international act. However, when you look out across the sold out room at NEX in Newcastle (the old Worker’s Club), it seems like a pretty shrewd move and one that will no doubt win the Massachusetts band plenty of new fans off the back of a typically super strong performance.
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Photo Gallery : Parkway Drive and Killswitch Engage at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018

Photos: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Parkway Drive at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking – Hosking Industries

Parkway Drive at NEX, Newcastle – 27 October 2018
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The Living End Announce First Ever Live Album On Limited Edition Vinyl

One of the greatest live bands this country has ever produced has today announced details for their very first live album release. As a special treat for their legion of fans (both local and overseas) The Living End will release a limited edition double LP on November 30. The LP set will feature the band’s recently released (ARIA # 3) album Wunderbar on purple vinyl plus the all-new Live In Europe 2018 LP on black & red vinyl.

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SPLIT FEED release new single ‘Homesick’ + tour dates

Although the loveable punk rockers are still recovering from their string of sold out East Coast shows and opening set at this year’s revered Groovin’ The Moo festival, Newcastle’s Split Feed are not ones to slow down anytime soon. Premiering on triple j’s Home & Hosed this week and out today is arguably their heaviest release to date, ‘Homesick’ – joined by a selection of fresh live dates to close out the year.
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Festival News : Scene & Heard Festival Set Times Announced – Newcastle – November 4th 2018

Start the countdown, SCENE & HEARD FESTIVAL struts into Wickham Park, Newcastle in just under four weeks on Sunday November 4 and the set times are here. SCENE & HEARD brings together a boom box full of talent in its first year including The Living End, Spiderbait, Something For Kate, Sneaky Sound System, Killing Heidi and more.
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Dead Letter Circus Announce Headline Album Tour For Summer 2018

Following hot on the heels of last month’s exciting album reveal, Brisbane favourites Dead Letter Circus have now announced a huge summer tour and plans to drop a brand new piece of music.
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Live Review : Make Them Suffer + Silent Planet + Oceans Ate Alaska + Thornhill at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – Wed, August 15, 2018

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Newcastle’s Cambridge Hotel has been playing host to a run of great metal shows of late. The latest gig to warm up the cold winter nights is Perth’s Make Them Suffer and despite being a mid-week show, Hunter punters turned out in their masses to witness a strong international line up of modern heaviness.
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Photo Gallery : Make Them Suffer + Silent Planet + Oceans Ate Alaska + Thornhill at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 15 August 2018

Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Make Them Suffer at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 15 August 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking

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Bob Dylan Adds Second & Final Sydney Show Due To Overwhelming Demand

CHUGG ENTERTAINMENT announced today Bob Dylan has just added a second and final Sydney performance to take place at the historic Enmore Theatre on Sunday 19th August. Tickets to this just-added show will go on-sale Monday, 6 August at 9am AEST.
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THE SUPERJESUS 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF SUMO NATIONAL TOUR 2018


Twenty years on from their platinum selling album Sumo hitting number two on the ARIA Chart (and with a few ARIA Awards in the trophy cabinet), The Superjesus are back with an anniversary edition of their celebrated 1998 debut, set for release on August 17. As well as seeing the original album reissued on vinyl, the CD edition of Sumo – 20th Anniversary features bonus material sourced from triple j’s Live At The Wireless archive, as well as a never before heard studio recording: a Superjesus cover of Kylie Minogue’s Confide In Me. Supported by Triple M and New World Artists, The Superjesus will be hitting the road with an epic stack of gig dates in the second half of 2018 – fans had better get ready to get Down Again to the sounds of Adelaide’s finest ‘90s alternative rock band!
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Live Review : Polaris + Justice for the Damned + Diamond Construct + Junkhead at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – Saturday, July 21, 2018

Review and Photos: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Polaris at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – Saturday, July 21, 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

I pity any metal head in the hunter region that missed out on tonight’s show at the Cambridge Hotel. Between the four acts on show, just about any genre-loyal fanatic would have been well catered to.
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