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This week it's the yellow and black attackers, Stryper, gracing the cover with their all-mightiness.

We've also had a chat with Plolyphia about touring and Halestorm about their new album!

Guitar maestro, Plini, talked to us about his new EP and playing at Download UK.

Plus, we've breathed new life into our Australian HEAVY  Gig Guide and it's full to the brim with upcoming shows! You can now find tickets from the gig guide too!--click away and lock in your shows!

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Filling The Gaps With POLYPHIA

If you are a fan of instrumental metal outfit Polyphia then read on because HEAVY Mag has something very special for you, right here, right now. Not only did we recently catch up with Clay Gober to talk about the band’s forthcoming Australian tour with Intervals but he also got talking about the band’s new … The post Filling The Gaps With POLYPHIA appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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The Return Of The All Mighty STRYPER

It has been a weird twelve months for the legends of thrash Stryper. The band should be on a high – their new album God Damn Evil was being described as one of their greatest in their 40 year history, but then the band had to deal with some stores refusing to stock it on … The post The Return Of The All Mighty STRYPER appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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Premiere: CARBON BLACK “End of This” Video

If you haven’t head of CARBON BLACK, now’s your chance. Check out their new video clip, here first on HEAVY, titled “End of This”. With the band’s previous EP, “Principium“, they were among the winners of the HEAVY Magazine’s digital distribution competition in 2014. We also reviewed their live set in 2015, comparing them to … The post Premiere: CARBON BLACK “End of This” Video appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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PLINI Brings The Thunder

“It’s got four songs, is exactly twenty minutes long, and there’s a hell of a lot of shit that happens,” Plini explained about his upcoming fourth E.P Sunhead, to be released on July 27. “The goal was to make as much stuff as possible happen in a short amount of time.” With only one full-length … The post PLINI Brings The Thunder appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-07-19  • Kris Peters

DENZEL WASHINGTON Talks THE EQUALIZER 2

Action film fans are on the edge of their seat in anticipation for The Equalizer 2, a film that many thought would never happen. Not only does leading man Denzel Washington not normally make sequels while award-winning director Antoine Fuqua had moved onto films like The Magnificant Seven and Southpaw. But now Washington is back … The post DENZEL WASHINGTON Talks THE EQUALIZER 2 appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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2018-07-18  • Dave Griffiths

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OBITUARY Announce Self-Titled Vinyl Reissue & Ten Thousand Ways To Die EP First Vinyl Pressing

Photo Credit: Ester Segarra OBITUARY announce a re-issue of 2017’s self-titled full-length release featuring two bonus tracks not included on the original pressing and alternate artwork. Additionally, the band will release the first official vinyl pressing of the Ten Thousand Ways To Die EP, featuring live recordings of twelve classics and fan favourites from the band’s storied catalog … The post OBITUARY Announce Self-Titled Vinyl Reissue & Ten Thousand Ways To Die EP First ...

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NAZARETH Return With New LP “Tattooed On My Brain” Out OCTOBER 12 – “Pole To Pole” Available To Hear Now

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary as a band in 2018, Nazareth is marking the occasion with a hard rocking new album, “Tattooed On My Brain”. Scheduled for release on Frontiers Music srl on October 12, 2018, the album will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats. “Tattooed On My Brain” is their 24th full length … The post NAZARETH Return With New LP “Tattooed On My Brain” Out OCTOBER 12 – “Pole To Pole” Available To Hear Now appeared first on HEAVY Music ...

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PARADISE KITTY (HOLLYWOOD) – All Girls Guns N’ Roses TRIBUTE Touring Australia

Paradise Kitty is a band of five badass babes born and bred on Guns N’ Roses bombastic 1987 debut, Appetite for Destruction. With serious metal honed chops and raucous reverence for the Sunset Strip warriors that took Hollywood and the world by storm, they are smoldering, dead serious tribute that’s out to get GN’R fans far and wide. Comprised of veteran L.A. … The post PARADISE KITTY (HOLLYWOOD) – All Girls Guns N’ Roses TRIBUTE Touring Australia appeared first on HEAVY ...

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ANGRA Releases “Black Widow’s Web” Video Featuring Sandy And Alissa White-Gluz

Angra have released the new music video for “Black Widow’s Web”, from the album “Ømni”. The video features the special participation of the singers Sandy and Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) and was directed by Leo Liberti of LibertĂ  Films Group, who also worked on several videos, such as “Lying In State” of Megadeth. “Black Widow’s Web” talks about loneliness and what it … The post ANGRA Releases “Black Widow’s Web” Video ...

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ALCATRAZZ To Release “Live In Japan 1984 – Complete Edition” In Fully Restored And Remastered Sound & Previously Unreleased Full Concert

The definitive version of the legendary 1984 Japan tour is unveiled with fully restored and remastered sound, in a previously unreleased full concert form. Alcatrazz featuring the star vocalist Graham Bonnet (ex-Rainbow and The Michael Schenker Group) and the young guitar genius Yngwie J. Malmsteen toured Japan in early 1984, and the band’s performance at … The post ALCATRAZZ To Release “Live In Japan 1984 – Complete Edition” In Fully Restored And Remastered Sound & ...

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ALICE COOPER Releases ‘Poison’ Single From ‘A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris’ Out August 31

Following the release of the 2017 studio album “Paranormal”, which was the best chart-performing album by Alice Cooper in decades, the American rock legend took his exciting live show all over the world, accompanied by “the best band he has ever had.” After an entire year spent on the road, the “Paranormal tour” ended in … The post ALICE COOPER Releases ‘Poison’ Single From ‘A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris’ Out August 31 appeared first on HEAVY ...

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GRAVE DIGGER Release New Video For “Fear Of The Living Dead” New Album The Living Dead Out On September 14th!

German heavy metal legends GRAVE DIGGER recently announced the title and track list of their new studio album. Now the band reveals the first single “Fear Of The Living Dead” and its lyric video. Grave Digger vocalist Chris Boltendahl on the new song – “Here it is: the new Grave Digger lyric video. Normally we don`t like lyric videos … The post GRAVE DIGGER Release New Video For “Fear Of The Living Dead” New Album The Living Dead Out On September 14th! appeared first on HEAVY ...

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POWERWOLF Release New Song & Lyric Video For “Incense & Iron”

The Sacrament Of Sin is coming! Next week sees the release of the new POWERWOLF LP The Sacrament Of Sin! As the July 20 release of ‘The Sacrament of Sin’ approaches, Powerwolf have dropped another new song. Enjoy “Incense & Iron” via lyric video! The new album The Sacrament Of Sin is out on July 20! Make sure you pre-order … The post POWERWOLF Release New Song & Lyric Video For “Incense & Iron” appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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THERION Announce First Ever Australian Tour

THERION was founded in 1987 by Christofer Johnsson their debut album “Of Darkness
“ was released in 1991 and was a huge success for the band within the underground metal scene. THERION began as a very creative Death Metal band, pushing limits of the contemporary sound and grew beyond themselves. In the course of the years, … The post THERION Announce First Ever Australian Tour appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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DIAMOND HEAD Announce 2018 European Tour

DIAMOND HEAD have announced a massive European tour that kicks off at Buckley Tivoli on October 4, 2018 and works it‘s way through the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, Italy and Spain Before wrapping up on November 24th in Belfast. The band are working on the follow up to the highly praised self … The post DIAMOND HEAD Announce 2018 European Tour appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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ONSLAUGHT New Line Up To Play Bloodstock Festival August 10

UK Thrashers Onslaught will unveil their new line up on the mainstage at ‘Bloodstock Festival’ Catton Hall, Derbyshire, on Friday 10th August. Longstanding members NigeRockett, Sy Keeler & Jeff Williams will be joined by James Perry (drums) and Wayne Dorman (guitar). NigeRockett comments: “The band is genuinely sounding more powerful and aggressively focused than ever … The post ONSLAUGHT New Line Up To Play Bloodstock Festival August 10 appeared first on HEAVY Music ...

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DECAPITATED Release New Music Video For ‘Kill The Cult’

Polish death metal masters DECAPITATED have released a music video for the song “Kill The Cult”, which you can watch here: The track comes from their latest album Anticult, which was released July 7, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video was directed by Ɓukasz Jaszak, who previously directed the music video for “Never” and … The post DECAPITATED Release New Music Video For ‘Kill The Cult’ appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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THE STORY SO FAR Release Brand New Single ‘Let It Go’ From Their Upcoming LP ‘Proper Dose’ Out September 21

A lot can happen in three years, and for The Story So Far, a whole lot did. After the release of their third, self-titled album in 2015, the band’s routine writing, recording, and touring had caught up with them. “We were so burnt from touring, and playing the same songs over and over again,” says Parker Cannon, the … The post THE STORY SO FAR Release Brand New Single ‘Let It Go’ From Their Upcoming LP ‘Proper Dose’ Out September 21 appeared first on HEAVY ...

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MOVEMENTS Reveal Local Supports For Their Australian Tour With Special Guests EAT YOUR HEART OUT & AMBLESIDE

Get yourself ready as Movements announce Ambleside, the five piece from Adelaide, will be joining the tour and unveil the local support acts opening each show on the Australian headline tour with Eat Your Heart Out. Bursting onto the punk hardcore scene in 2013, Ambleside have proven themselves as a creative force to be reckoned with. With DIY roots and their unique brand of … The post MOVEMENTS Reveal Local Supports For Their Australian Tour With Special Guests EAT YOUR HEART OUT ...

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Premiere: CARBON BLACK “End of This” Video

If you haven’t head of CARBON BLACK, now’s your chance. Check out their new video clip, here first on HEAVY, titled “End of This”. With the band’s previous EP, “Principium“, they were among the winners of the HEAVY Magazine’s digital distribution competition in 2014. We also reviewed their live set in 2015, comparing them to … The post Premiere: CARBON BLACK “End of This” Video appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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CONAN Announce New Album Details – ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Out September 14th

Two years after the remarkable Revengeance, CONAN once more leave us with a previously unknown side to dual vocal sludge. The British trio presents a tar monster named ‘Existential Void Guardian’ that seems even more menacing as soon as it gets high on its own down-tuned groove frenzy. ‘Existential Void Guardian’ will be released on September 14 via Napalm … The post CONAN Announce New Album Details – ‘Existential Void Guardian’ Out September ...

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TENGGER CAVALRY Regroup and Release new single “Heart” with music video

After their split up right after the release of the latest album Cian Bi in February, 2018. Tengger Cavalry have gathered their forces and return with a big bang. The Nomadic Folk Metal pioneers led by mastermind Nature have renewed completely and strike back with their new single “Heart,” which is available as the regular 13-minute version and as a shortened … The post TENGGER CAVALRY Regroup and Release new single “Heart” with music video appeared first on HEAVY Music ...

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ALIEN WEAPONRY Premiere New Video For “Whispers”

New Zealand thrash metal trio ALIEN WEAPONRY unleash their brand-new music video for “Whispers” of the recently released debut album, TĆ«. While previous hits “RĆ« Ana Te Whenua” and “Kai Tangata” have related to historic battles and injustices faced by their ancestors, “Whispers” raises much more recent incidences of conflict – the Foreshore and Seabed Act passed in 2004; and the Trans Pacific Partnership, signed in 2016. … The post ALIEN WEAPONRY Premiere New Video For “Whispers” ...

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BLACK TUSK Premiere New Track via Metal Hammer UK

BLACK TUSK are now streaming the third track taken from their new album, ‘TCBT’, which has been slated for worldwide release on August 17th, 2018. The song “Scalped” is currently being streamed via Metal Hammer (UK) here! BLACK TUSK have previously released the cover art of ‘TCBT’, which can be viewed together with the album details! Jump on the pre-order now! … The post BLACK TUSK Premiere New Track via Metal Hammer UK appeared first on HEAVY ...

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HE DANCED IVY Cross Rage Against The Machine & Avril Lavigne In Returning Single ‘Guillotines’

Between stints alongside Circa Survive, Protest The Hero and Dead Letter Circus manic monsters He Danced Ivy have concocted their new single Guillotines; pulling at the borders between Rage Against the Machine and Avril Lavigne. “Guillotines is kind of our Frankenstein’s Monster track. It naturally fell together with bits and pieces of riffs and ideas that we had lying around,” said bassist, Mitch Hart. “And we slapped a big o’l Avril Lavigne chorus in the ...

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HADAL MAW Drop ‘White Elephant’ From Upcoming EP “CHARLATAN” – OUT AUG 3 –

Hadal Maw have unleashed the “White Elephant” – their brand new cut from forthcoming EP Charlatan. The crushing new single is the second cut from the EP, following the release of Idolatry a few weeks ago. The EP is available for pre-order now at www.hadalmaw.com and will be released into the world on Friday August 3. They will … The post HADAL MAW Drop ‘White Elephant’ From Upcoming EP “CHARLATAN” – OUT AUG 3 – appeared first on ...

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STEEL ASSASSINS TRUE METAL FESTIVAL 2018 – The Dates, The Bands, The Metal

7 years and still crushing ears is Australia’s True Heavy Metal Festival – Steel Assassins and it’s back once again over the first weekend in November–it’s the biggest one yet! FROM THE PRESS RELEASE: Headlining Day1 is one of Australia’s most legendary Thrash acts HOBB’S ANGEL OF DEATH who will sadly be bidding us all farewell … The post STEEL ASSASSINS TRUE METAL FESTIVAL 2018 – The Dates, The Bands, The Metal appeared first on HEAVY ...

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PLINI New EP & Australian Tour

Named #8 in Ultimate-Guitar’s top 12 guitarists of 2015 and listed amongst “MusicRadar’s #1 prog guitar player in the world right now” for 2017, Sydney’s independent instrumental progressive rising star, PLINI is set to release his new EP, “Sunhead” on July 27. PRE-ORDER “SUNHEAD”: PHYSICAL | DIGITAL Sunhead is written, recorded and produced by PLINI himself – and for the most part, all from a bedroom studio. PLINI explains … The post ...

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DENZEL WASHINGTON Talks THE EQUALIZER 2

Action film fans are on the edge of their seat in anticipation for The Equalizer 2, a film that many thought would never happen. Not only does leading man Denzel Washington not normally make sequels while award winning director Antoine Fuqua had moved onto films like The Magnificant Seven and Southpaw. But now Washington is … The post DENZEL WASHINGTON Talks THE EQUALIZER 2 appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Trailer Released

The historical epic Mary Queen Of Scots will hit cinemas later this year and Universal Pictures have just released the first trailer. Starring Margot Robbie, Saorise Ronan and Guy Pearce the film is also directed by Josie Rourke.   The post MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS Trailer Released appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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EPICA ‘Epica vs Attack On Titan Songs

Finally fans of Dutch symphonic metal outfit Epica can get their hands on an absolute gem that seemed like it would be out of reach except for a select few. Fans of the band have taken to online to try and get a copy of the exclusive Japanese released EP the band brought out of … The post EPICA ‘Epica vs Attack On Titan Songs appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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VANS WARPED TOUR at Veterans Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA on 12/7/18

July 12, 2018 marked the 15th day of the final Vans Warped Tour in Virginia Beach, Virginia. As the cloudy summer day kicked off fans from all over flooded through the entrance to celebrate the final Warped Tour for Virginia. 3OH!3 took the slot as the opening act of the day. Drawing a rather large … The post VANS WARPED TOUR at Veterans Home Loans Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA on 12/7/18 appeared first on HEAVY Music & Film Magazine.

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Witchskull in Sydney on 20/07/18

Machine Head in Sydney on 20/07/18

Polaris in Canbera on 20/07/18

King Parrot in Collingwood on 21/07/18

Machine Head in Melbourne on 21/07/18

King Parrot in Collingwood on 21/07/18

Polaris in Miranda on 22/07/18

Machine Head in Perth on 24/07/18

Mammal in Adelaide on 27/07/18

Witchskull in Fortitude Valley on 27/07/18

Polaris in Sunshine Coast on 27/07/18

Mammal in Perth on 28/07/18

Polaris in Gold Coast on 28/07/18

Regurgitator in Newcastle on 02/08/18

Ulcerate in Fortitude Valley on 02/08/18

Regurgitator in Sydney on 03/08/18

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Caligula’s Horse in Sydney on 03/08/18

Regurgitator in Port Kembla on 04/08/18

Regurgitator in Canbera on 04/08/18

Ulcerate in Collingwood on 04/08/18

Regurgitator in Albury on 05/08/18

Regurgitator in Geelong on 09/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Sunshine Coast on 09/08/18

Mammal in Geelong on 09/08/18

Regurgitator in Melbourne on 10/08/18

Mammal in Frankston on 10/08/18

Halcyon Drive in Sydney on 10/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Gold Coast on 10/08/18

King Parrot in Adelaide on 10/08/18

Ylva in Collingwood on 11/08/18

Pagan in Adelaide on 11/08/18

Regurgitator in Hobart on 11/08/18

Mammal in Thornbury on 11/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Fortitude Valley on 11/08/18

King Parrot in Warrnambool on 11/08/18

Caligula’s Horse in Brisbane on 11/08/18

Regurgitator in Hobart on 12/08/18

Mammal in Forth on 16/08/18

Psycroptic, Hadal Maw, Archspire in Fortitude Valley on 16/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Ballarat on 16/08/18

Caligula’s Horse in Melbourne on 16/08/18

Mammal in Launceston on 17/08/18

Regurgitator in Adelaide on 17/08/18

Psycroptic, Hadal Maw, Archspire in Leichhardt on 17/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in South Geelong on 17/08/18

Stryper in Melbourne on 17/08/18

Regurgitator in Perth on 18/08/18

Mammal in Hobart on 18/08/18

Psycroptic, Hadal Maw, Archspire in Melbourne on 18/08/18

Halcyon Drive in Melbourne on 18/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Frankston on 18/08/18

Pagan in Fortitude Valley on 18/08/18

Stryper in Sydney on 18/08/18

Regurgitator in Perth on 19/08/18

Stryper in Hindmarsh on 19/08/18

Psycroptic, Hadal Maw, Archspire in Canbera on 19/08/18

Stryper in Newstead, Brisbane on 21/08/18

Queens Of The Stone Age in Auckland on 23/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Wollongong on 23/08/18

Movements in Perth on 23/08/18

Regurgitator in Kingscliff on 24/08/18

Mammal in Newcastle on 24/08/18

Psycroptic, Hadal Maw, Archspire in Hobart on 24/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Miranda on 24/08/18

Pagan in Melbourne on 24/08/18

Movements in Adelaide on 24/08/18

Regurgitator in Brisbane on 25/08/18

Mammal in Long Jetty on 25/08/18

Psycroptic, Hadal Maw, Archspire in Adelaide on 25/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Penrith on 25/08/18

Queens Of The Stone Age in Addington on 25/08/18

Pagan in Hobart on 25/08/18

Movements in Fitzroy on 25/08/18

Andrew W.K. in Richmond on 25/08/18

Movements in West Footscray, Melbourne on 26/08/18

Regurgitator in Sunshine Coast on 26/08/18

Andrew W.K. in Sydney on 26/08/18

Gene Simmons in Hindmarsh on 28/08/18

Queens Of The Stone Age in Brisbane on 28/08/18

Movements in Wollongong on 28/08/18

Enslaved + SĂłlstafir in Perth on 29/08/18

Movements in Marrickville on 29/08/18

Queens Of The Stone Age in Newcastle on 30/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Wagga Wagga on 30/08/18

Enslaved + SĂłlstafir in Sydney on 30/08/18

Gene Simmons in Melbourne on 30/08/18

Movements in Newcastle on 30/08/18

Queens Of The Stone Age in Sydney on 31/08/18

Thy Art Is Murder in Albury on 31/08/18

Enslaved + SĂłlstafir in Brisbane on 31/08/18

Gene Simmons in Sydney on 31/08/18

Pagan in Sydney on 31/08/18

Moose Blood in Perth on 31/08/18

Movements in Brisbane on 31/08/18

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