10 years ago an unknown band from Perth, Western Australia pooled their very limited resources and questionable facial hair, and got to work on their debut album. Recorded in various spaces, in various ways, with a slightly varying line-up, they borrowed gear, they borrowed money, they borrowed space and they used some tunings that perhaps haven’t been heard again. The band were KARNIVOOL and the album that had so much blood, sweat, tears (and god knows what else) expended on it in those early hours was THEMATA.
Continue reading Karnivool – The THEMATA DECADE Tour – May 2015 **More Shows Added**
TWELVE FOOT NINJA are one of Australia’s most innovative and experimental new bands.
Earlier this year, the band took home the prestigious “Best New Talent” award at the sixth annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards. They have just returned from a 30-date US tour supporting In This Moment. The debut single from Silent Machine, “Coming For You,” is currently impacting and reacting at radio now and has surpassed more than 1,000,000 YouTube views. See TWELVE FOOT NINJA perform their heavy fusion groves and soaring melodies as they open up the show in Melbourne.
BREAKING ORBIT are a captivating heavy progressive and alternative rock band from Sydney. Their music ebbs and flows through passages intricate and eclectic, melodic yet heavy, tribal but modern, atmospheric and at times brutal. It is an amalgamation of astonishing musicianship that often results in the listener being transported into an audio journey with the band. In 2013 they shared stages with Dead Letter Circus as their national main tour support, as well as headlining their own Australian tour for Silence Seekers – the second single from their debut album. See BREAKING ORBIT perform in Sydney as they open up the show.
Named for the prized possession of Rome’s infamous despot, CALIGULA’S HORSE is an emerging progressive alternative rock band from Brisbane, Australia. CALIGULA’S HORSE has toured with the likes of Voyager, Twelve Foot Ninja, Ne Obliviscaris, Sleepmakeswaves and continue to garner a strong fanbase in Australia. See their moving show as they support MASTODON in Brisbane.
Heavy music is typically a battlefield upon which the uninitiated dare not tread, but MASTODON unifies the tribes unlike anyone else.
Album after album, MASTODON set the pace for modern heavy metal. They took pole position fresh out of Atlanta some 14 years ago, and with album number six, ‘Once More Round the Sun’, show no signs of giving it up. “MASTODON are obviously from another planet. Let’s just be happy they’re occupying ours for a while.” – Blabbermouth
The band is so balls-out creative — in its zealous riffage, its metaphysical motifs, its visual components — that it energizes even the crustiest headbangers. MASTODON fans have never witnessed a full headline tour in Australia before and finally the long agonising wait is over!
FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2015 – MELBOURNE, FESTIVAL HALL reduced mode – A/A with 18+ patrons having access to a licensed bar
SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2015 – SYDNEY, BIG TOP LUNA PARK – Lic A/A
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SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2015 – BRISBANE, EATONS HILL HOTEL – Lic A/A
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From outsider cult heroes to beloved counter- culture royalty, Cheech & Chong have blazed a smokey trail across four decades becoming one of the most loved and identifiable comedic duos of our time. Defining an era with their hilariously irreverent, no-holds-barred comedy, they released their all-time classic movie Up In Smoke in 1978, it became the most successful comedy movie of its time grossing in excess of 100 million dollars, cementing the loveable duo’s position as totems of alternative culture.
Continue reading Cheech & Chong – Up In Smoke- The Greatest Hits Tour – June 2015
CONTROVERSIAL PUNK VETERANS RETURN FOR ANOTHER TOUR
In what has come as a shock (or maybe not because really, what else were they going to do), Californian punk rockers Guttermouth have announced a return to Australia in April and are hinting at releasing new material that will be exclusive to the tour.
Continue reading Guttermouth 2015 Australian Tour – April 2015
By Scott Singh
After an explosive day 1, it was time for punters to prepare themselves with another offering of head banging, arm swinging, all round chaos that Soundwave always ensues. Remarkably the grounds were spotless as rejuvenated faces filled the area once more.
Continue reading Live Review : Soundwave Festival 2015 – Day 2 – Sydney
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
Legendary Japanese noisemakers Boris returns to our shores for the “Live Noise Alive” Australian tour.
19 albums in 19 years. That’s the studio discography of one of the most significant and prolific bands to emerge from Japan’s noise scene. The number gets tricky once you start counting the trio’s punishing live documents or their myriad co-conspirators – the double-LP with drone lords Sunn O))), the numerous collaborations with master sound manipulator Merzbow or the one-offs with the likes of Ian Astbury, Torche and Doomriders – all of which have put Boris at the forefront of the conversation about noise and doom in the last two decades.
Continue reading Boris (JPN) – Live Noise Alive – Australian Tour 2015
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of ‘Sparkle and Fade’, Everclear are back to treat Australian fans to a live incarnation of this game-changing album in full, plus all your favourite Everclear singles!
Continue reading Everclear – Sparkle and Fade Australian Tour – May 2015
Australian riff rock trio, Dallas Frasca will release their highly anticipated third studio album, ‘Love Army’, on April 17th. The new album release coincides with a tour announcement and signing a record deal with Australian independent label Social Family Records. This triple announcement is the culmination of almost 10 years of hard work, performing over 700 shows, seven international tours and fast becoming one of Australia’s most exciting and revered bands across the globe.
Continue reading Dallas Frasca signs multi-album deal and announce new record and tour!
They’re finally here! The biggest party of the Australian summer kicks off in just over nine days’ time – with acts like Avicii, Drake, The Prodigy, Die Antwoord, Sven Väth, Afrojack, Martin Garrix + more headed our way, Future Music Festival will be THE biggest national touring event you’ll witness all year!
Continue reading FUTURE SUMMER ’15 MAPS and PLAYING TIMES
The ‘She Who Rocks’ Tour, featuring Baby Animals and The Superjesus, is now calling on emerging bands from across the country to apply for a support slot on the tour using the GiggedIn platform.
Continue reading Baby Animals & The Superjesus – She Who Rocks Tour call on emerging bands to apply for a support slot
Fresh from slaying Laneway Festival audiences around the country, Tkay Maidza has just announced a national tour for her whip-cracking new single ‘M.O.B’ The first track from her upcoming and debut album is an anthem of ‘Money Over Bitches’ – mixing calypso beats with a lightning-fast emcee flow – delivered with Tkay’s now trademark energy.
Continue reading TKAY MAIDZA ‘M.O.B’ 2015 National Tour
Having dropped five genre-defining albums since forming in 2001 The Black Dahlia Murder have made it impossible to discuss melodic death metal without the mention of their name. They are hands down (or horns up?) one of the most popular bands in the extreme metal realm, TBDM will close off their touring cycle for their monstrous 2013 release Everblack with an Australian and New Zealand tour this June!
Continue reading The Black Dahlia Murder – Australian & NZ Tour – June 2015
Bluesfest, held over the 5 Day Easter Long Weekend from Thursday 2nd to Monday 6th of April 2015 continues to build the buzz surrounding the festival by announcing the long awaited artist playing schedule with performance times and stages, yes: the whole enchilada!
Festival goers attending the 26th Annual Bluesfest, to be held at its custom built event site at Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm (just outside Byron Bay) will now be able to get out their highlighters and get busy planning their Bluesfest 2015 experience.
Five major undercover stages (and one busking stage) will be bringing world class artists and their favourite songs to the Bluesfest audience from day to night.
Continue reading Bluesfest Byron Bay 2015 – More Great Artists Announced
On the back of yet another marquee festival announcement with the regional Groovin The Moo in April/May, the unstoppable time-traveling maestro – Hot Dub Time Machine – announces the ONE AND ONLY Australian tour for 2015.
Continue reading Hot Dub Time Machine 2015 Australian Tour