Being a concert booker and promotor is wrought with danger in the modern age, with many electing to hold off until things are a little more certain.
Not so with the team at Hysteria who have already announced Halloween Hysteria, set to rock Brisbane’s Mansfield Tavern on October 23.
With a stellar line up including headliners Mammal, King Parrot and Spiderbait, plus a host of this countries finest talent, Halloween Hysteria will be the first major, large scale festival to go ahead ...
Melbourne rock outfit Electric Mary are the ultimate party band.
Their blues infused brand of hard rock has seen them warmly embraced through most of Europe – sadly more so than in their home country – but new track The King Of Rock ‘N’ Roll should finally show Australian music lovers just how good this band is.
An engaging live band with a penchant for upstaging any line-up they are asked to play on, Electric Mary have undergone several band incarnations, each ...
The advent of technology has seen much of the music industry taken from the hands of the few and placed back in the hands of the many, with everything from recording to distribution being able to be done from the comfort of your own home or studio.
While the do-it-yourself movement has its obvious advantages and drawcards, certain parts of the musical wheel still need to be handled by the professionals, and as hard as we try to cover all bases ourselves the harsh reality is that most of us ...
Destroy All Lines and Heavy Magazine presents From Crisis to Collapse Needlepoint 2021 Australian Tour.
Byron Bay’s extreme metal rising sensations From Crisis to Collapse announce their first headline tour since before the pandemic halted the live music industry. Set to take their signature infusion of heavy metal, thrash, and metalcore nationally in support of their new single Needlepoint, the band is hungrier than ever to hit the road and connect with fans in the flesh.
The Dark Horde is Melbourne’s newest collective of internationally recognised musicians, vocalists and actors.
Together they bring us Mask, the first single from their upcoming concept album The Calling, due for release in October 2021.
Showcasing a powerful cinematic sound, Mask brings eighties heavy metal into the modern era, driven by dominating riffs, compelling vocals and the supernatural horror tale that is the Prequel to Brewin’s 2012 novel The Dark Horde.
Emecia, Adelaide’s post-hardcore quartet, are back to give the world Afterlives, their new single and video.
The new track is available now at http://ffm.to/emecia_afterlives. The song, about taking opportunities and second chances, rolls out into the world today, Friday July 30th.
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Mountain Wizard Death Cult – as clearly evident by the band name – are an oddity.
Not in the sense that they are strange people, more so the fact that they are a musical enigma, unafraid to swim against the tide and thrust themselves head first into a sea of musical complexity that would threaten to engulf if shown even the slightest contempt.
Their music is both atmospheric and brutal carnage at the same time, a true sum of the parts of each individual member working in ...
Australian heavy outlaw sleaze rock band Snake Bite Whisky has released a second single and video from their acclaimed second album, Black Candy.
Choke is a gloriously over the top, pulsating sleaze rock anthem, dripping with innuendo and huge, filthy riffs. The track is a fan favourite from the album, especially amongst the female fans, and subsequently was an obvious choice for the band’s second single.
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Brisbane alt-rockers Semantics are absolutely thrilled to announce they’ve signed to SideOneDummy Records.
Alongside the news arrives their new single, Sleep At Night, which the band will take on tour down the East Coast later this month.
Combining the energy of Luca Brasi with the emotion of Title Fight and the musicality of PUP, Sleep At Night is brought to life by Callum Robinson’s warm Aussie vocals that hug soul as the track blossoms with its addictive punk rock spirit and huge ...
It’s another devastating blow, but due to the current Covid-19 lockdowns, restrictions and border closures, organisers have been left with no choice to reschedule the Brisbane edition of Full Tilt Festival.
The new rescheduled date is Saturday 8 January, 2022 at Eaton’s Hill Outdoors.
Organisers are happy to announce that almost all the artists originally announced will be able to make the new dates.
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Australian Hard Rockers Burn The Highway have released the official video clip for their single Weapon X.
The captivating video was written, recorded and produced by Kristian Capuozzolo and Rob Favotto at Hollywood Hitman Studios and can be seen below.
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Aussie rockers Massive have released their latest single Rise.
The song is a 3-minute-high octane, no holds barred, fist pumping, head banging, good time. The band recorded the new tune in multiple studios on opposite sides of the world and produced it back home in Melbourne Australia with Ricki Rae.
Watch the video below.
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King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard are thrilled to share Catching Smoke, their most delightfully mad video yet. Catching Smoke is one of the standouts from their recently released and critically-acclaimed Butterfly 3000 album.
Following the release of the album, the band have been putting out one video every week, from the first track to the last, and today, they share their madcap, “through-the-looking-glass” vision for Catching Smoke.
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Melbourne rock group Loser have announced details of their sophomore full-length All The Rage, alongside a heaving album release tour. More details and tickets to the tour, kicking off in September, are available via bandcalledloser.com
Self-recorded out of the band’s newly launched Restless Noise Studios (named for their 2018 EP) and mixed by Anton Hagop (Silverchair, Powderfinger), All The Rage draws on Loser’s penchant for nostalgia and rock combined.
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Melbourne progressive instrumental trio The Omnific – featuring the unique line-up of two bass players and a drummer – have released their new single, Scurryfunge, taken from their forthcoming debut record Escapades.
The Australian trio’s debut LP Escapades will now be released October 8 via Wild Thing Records, following ongoing Covid-19 related complications.
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Following their Splendour XR debut over the weekend, Amyl and the Sniffers have share their new single Security. The song is the latest offering from their forthcoming second album Comfort To Me – released September 10 via the band’s own label B2B Records.
Amyl and The Sniffers also announce a special livestream event on October 5 – a filmed performance of Comfort to Me, played in full, in one take, on a slab of concrete in a suburban wasteland somewhere in Melbourne, Australia.
Words by Matt Gabites
The landscape of rock and metal is littered with genres. Taking a stroll through it will see you marvelling at the founders of classic heavy metal, shocked by the speed of the thrash movement, and intrigued by the brutality of the Death metal that followed.
And, at some point, you will stumble across AOR. Whether you stay for a while or scurry past is quite often linked to how many drinks you’ve had.
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Words by Matt Gabites
Bands change all the time. Members come and go, bringing or taking their influences and talents with them. And within that ebb and flow, a very small number of bands get lucky enough to stumble upon the perfect line-up.
So when Gold Coast punk-rock 3-piece Radolescents announced they were levelling up to a five piece, it’s fair to say the odd eyebrow ventured North.
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Words by Jimmy Glinster
Well, fuck then! Isn’t this a fucking doozy! This may possibly be my shortest review yet, and possibly one of the shortest albums yet. Clocking in at a solid 23 min or so and containing 10 tracks and a very short, very murderous intro!
The opening and title track Unleash The Rage does exactly that, and holy fucking brutal! Dead In A Hot Tin Shed follows suit and is possibly even more brutal than the opening track.
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The adage Dirty 30 is no longer a myth or potential term of endearment thanks to Newcastle born Australian rock outfit The Screaming Jets who have ushered in the milestone somewhat quietly thus far, but you just know it’s only a matter of time before the celebrations kick into overdrive.
Thirty years ago this year five young Novacastrians tempered all of the rage and angst the world had thrown at them and manifested that into what would become one of the finest debut rock albums released ...