Category: Music News

Bruce Springsteen to release new studio album ‘Wrecking Ball’ – new song stream!

Bruce Springsteen to release new studio album ‘Wrecking Ball’ – new song stream!

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘WRECKING BALL’ ON MARCH 6; EUROPEAN DATES AND SXSW KEYNOTE SPEECH CONFIRMED As reported on www.brucespringsteen.net, Bruce Springsteen’s new album Wrecking Ball has been set for March 6 release on Columbia Records. Marking his 17th studio album, ‘Wrecking Ball’ features 11 new Springsteen songs and was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen […]

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Stonefield to release new single ‘Bad Reality’ and announce new tour dates!

Stonefield to release new single ‘Bad Reality’ and announce new tour dates!

STONEFIELD are at it again…hands off the handlebars, feet in the air, full speed ahead! And since when has it been any different for these four siblings from rural Victoria? Their last 12 months has resembled a downhill speed?race that encompassed three continents, appearances at the biggest music festivals in the UK and Australia, a cast that includes The Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs and […]

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Strangers – Signed, sealed, delivered!

Strangers – Signed, sealed, delivered!

SIGNED; SEALED; DELIVERED…they want more! Sydney rock&roll miscreants STRANGERS emerged from the depths of Melbourne’s The Studios In The City recording studio this week to a bright new day. Currently recording their debut album under the Terminator-like gaze of producer/manager Tom Larkin the band emerged for a scheduled smoke and found time to become the latest artist directly signed to Shock Records’ new imprint label PERMANENT RECORDS! Armed with […]

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Radiohead return to Australia in November

Radiohead return to Australia in November

“Taking the plunge into this band’s mysteries is one of rock’s true pleasures.” Rolling Stone (on The King Of Limbs) “Yorke sidled into his terse but radiant falsetto, his voice glowing over the room like a chandelier.”  New York Times (Roseland Ballroom NYC September 2011) “Yorke never, ever stopped moving. Neither did the crowd.”  Spin (Roseland Ballroom NYC September 2011) Admirers […]

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Make Them Suffer sign to Roadrunner Records Australia

Make Them Suffer sign to Roadrunner Records Australia

PERTH’S MAKE THEM SUFFER SIGN TO ROADRUNNER RECORDS AUSTRLIA Perth’s Deathcore, Black Metal hybrid Make Them Suffer have signed to Roadrunner Records Australia. On the back of the bands stunning Lord Of Woe EP, Make Them Suffer were brought to the attention of Roadrunner A&R execs after posting their tracks on Roadrunner’s Sign Me To site: A destination for unsigned bands to have their music reviewed […]

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THE CULT to headline Auditorium Shores Stage at SXSW on March 17th

The Cult will make its 2012 concert debut when the band plays the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival next month, headlining the Auditorium Shores Stage on Saturday, March 17. The Auditorium Shores Stage show will be free and open to the public, and The Cult will take the stage at 8:00PM. “SXSW is thrilled that The Cult is returning […]

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Soulfly release video for ‘World Scum’

Soulfly release video for ‘World Scum’

NEW VIDEO FOR ‘WORLD SCUM’ RELEASED – THE FIRST SINGLE FROM ENSLAVED OUT MARCH 9 Watch the new video for ‘World Scum’ here-   2012 will see the release of Enslaved, a brand new Soulfly album which will be their eighth overall. While many bands barely make it to a third album, the Max Cavalera-led collective is still going strong […]

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Zeroking is set on ‘Self Destruction’

Zeroking is set on ‘Self Destruction’

(Huntington, WVa – 20 February 2012) Rising West Virginia hard rockers, Zeroking have just released their first full length album (and third effort overall), Kings of Self Destruction via new upstart label, Vanity Music Group. Equal parts classic metal ala Guns N’ Roses and Motley Crue and modern hard rock in the vein of Hinder and Buckcherry, Kings Of Self Destruction covers all the […]

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Calling All Cars – tea, sympathy and a national tour!

Calling All Cars – tea, sympathy and a national tour!

Rewind to August last year – CALLING ALL CARS released their second album, the ARIA charting “Dancing with a Dead Man”, and set off on a tour cycle around the country. Taking their triple j featured album to the masses on the back of national airplay and hot supporting cast that introduced Redcoats and Boy In A Box they played to sold out rooms and stamped […]

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Dangerous! announce Teenage Rampage Tour

Dangerous! announce Teenage Rampage Tour

Artist Voice, Bombshellzine, Afends Clothing, Macbeth Shoes and Monster Energy Drink Present – Dangerous! “ Teenage Rampage” Tour. Raucous Australian Rock Band Hit The Road In Support Of Their Debut Album. There aren’t many bands left these days who embody rock n’ roll’s raucous spirit, which is why the music of Dangerous! is more vital now than ever. This Australian act […]

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Tyketto – to release new album ‘Dig In Deep’

Tyketto – to release new album ‘Dig In Deep’

NEW JERSEY ROCKERS TYKETTO TO RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 18 YEARS: “DIG IN DEEP” Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release of the first new album in 18 years from New Jersey rockers Tyketto: DIG IN DEEP is due out on April 20th in Europeand April 24th in North America and features the original line-up. With recent appearances at Sweden Rock, Download, Firefest, Hard Rock […]

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TWELVE FOOT NINJA, JERICCO & CIRCLES JOIN FORCES FOR ‘SWARM TOUR’

TWELVE FOOT NINJA, JERICCO & CIRCLES JOIN FORCES FOR ‘SWARM TOUR’

TWELVE FOOT NINJA, JERICCO & CIRCLES JOIN FORCES FOR ‘SWARM TOUR’ Melbourne’s progressive heavy music scene is in fine form in 2012 and how better to celebrate than to combine the force of three of its finest on an impressive triple bill. This March, longstanding genre leaders Twelve Foot Ninja and Jericco will be joined by newcomers, Circles on the […]

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SKIP THE FOREPLAY TO RELEASE EPITAPH DEBUT APRIL 27

SKIP THE FOREPLAY TO RELEASE EPITAPH DEBUT APRIL 27

The ground-breaking new band out of Montreal called Skip The Foreplay have perfected a unique and exhilarating new genre of music. The sound is a high energy raucous sound merging the heaviness of metal, earth-shaking hardcore breakdowns and the massive irresistible beats of electronic dance music that include elements of dub-step, hip-hop and house. As the group recently explained, “We play party […]

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Killing Joke To Release New Album ‘MMXII’ on April 6

Killing Joke To Release New Album ‘MMXII’ on April 6

Jaz Coleman reflects on the future of mankind on seminal post-punk band’s 15th studio album. 2012 is the perfect year for Killing Joke to be releasing an album that is as dense and as dark as the surrounding swirls of madness in the world. At a time when the news is fast-forward and the planet seems to be descending into madness, who better than Killing Joke to reflect this? When their […]

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DEF FX – One off reunion tour, first time in 15 years!

DEF FX – One off reunion tour, first time in 15 years!

Metropolis Touring Proudly Presents DEF FX Reunion Tour May/June 2012 3 MORE SHOWS ADDED!!  Sunday June 3.  Republic Bar, Hobart. Sunday June 10.  The Gov, Adelaide. Monday June 11.  The Bakery, Perth.  Due to overwhelming demand, Metropolis Touring is proud to announce that three more dates have been added to the upcoming DEF FX Reunion Tour.  As well as shows in Brisbane, Sydney and […]

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Adam Lambert to join Queen at Sonisphere for a one off show on July 7th 2012

Adam Lambert to join Queen at Sonisphere for a one off show on July 7th 2012

QUEEN RETURN TO KNEBWORTH PARK FOR SONISPHERE 2012 JOINED BY ADAM LAMBERT FOR UNIQUE ONE-OFF CONCERT “Earlier on there were rumours of us splitting up, but I mean – f*** ‘em – how can you split up when you have an audience like this.”  Freddie Mercury. Knebworth Park, August 9, 1986 With a quarter of a century having since passed, […]

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G3 – Satriani, Vai, Lukather – Announce a Newcastle show!

G3 – Satriani, Vai, Lukather – Announce a Newcastle show!

Just announced,  PANTHERS, NEWCASTLE – THURSDAY MARCH 29 (All Ages) Tickets on sale 9am, Wednesday February 29 through Moshtix. Three guitar heroes! Three bands! The infamous G3 Jam – all packed into ONE hot show! Prepare to witness some of the most electrifyingly brilliant displays of guitar mastery ever seen when the most anticipated international live guitar event arrives in March 2012! G3 bring their combined guitar pyrotechnics to Australia & New Zealand in what will be dazzling two-and-a-half-hour-long […]

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USA/Europe Summer Festival Update!

USA/Europe Summer Festival Update!

Whilst we might still be in the midst of our Summer festival season here in Australia, announcements have been starting to flow in thick and fast for the plethora of annual rock & metal festivals in the USA and Europe.   What appears below is not in anyway meant to be a comprehensive update, just merely a snapshot of our […]

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UFO – new album ‘Seven Deadly’ out this week in Europe!

UFO – new album ‘Seven Deadly’ out this week in Europe!

Nothing would be easier for British rock legend UFO than to rest on their laurels. The band could easily release the occasional best-of album to earn a few additional royalties and otherwise content themselves with looking back at their exceptionally glorious past. And it certainly wouldn’t be a problem for UFO to sell out tours on the strength of their […]

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Accept announce new album details and reveal cover art for ‘Stalingrad’

Accept announce new album details and reveal cover art for ‘Stalingrad’

April 6th 2012 is the day! The new ACCEPT album “STALINGRAD” will be released worldwide. The previous record “Blood Of The Nations”, which was released in August 2010 was a huge success and nominated over 50 times worldwide for the “Hardrock and Metal Album Of The Year” being the most successful album of ACCEPT history. Following an extensive 180 show […]

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Meshuggah debut 2nd song from new album ‘Koloss’

Meshuggah debut 2nd song from new album ‘Koloss’

Do Not Look Down, a second track off the upcoming new album Koloss by Swedish extreme technical metal band MESHUGGAH, is available for streaming in the Nuclear Blast USA Web Shop. Click on any pre-order bundle item to get to the Soundcloud player. To order anything within Europe, please head over to the Nuclear Blast EUROPE Web Shop.  Koloss will be released in Europe […]

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Sonata Arctica reveal new album details ‘Stones Grow Her Name’

Sonata Arctica reveal new album details ‘Stones Grow Her Name’

The new SONATA ARCTICA record will be called “Stones Grow Her Name”, and will be released on May, 18th. It was recorded in several studios all over Finland, mixed at „Sonic Pump Studios“ by Mikko Karmila and mastered at “Chartmakers“ by Svante Forsbäck.  The album will be released as limited edition digipak, standard jewel case, vinyl and download. The tracklist […]

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Yukon Blonde release video for ‘Stairway’

Yukon Blonde release video for ‘Stairway’

Canadian darlings Yukon Blonde have released the first video from new album Tiger Talk.  Stairway is playing now on Triple J and is available for download here. Having recently completed an Australian tour on the back of their Fire/Water EP, the Canadian indie/folk four-piece are now gearing up to deliver their newest effort, Tiger Talk. The album gets an Australian release via Dine Alone/Shock Records on […]

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Halestorm release new video for ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’

Halestorm release new video for ‘Love Bites (So Do I)’

Video released for first single ‘LOVE BITES (SO DO I)’ from the new album THE STRANGE CASE OF… out April 13 Watch the new video here On their new home of Roadrunner Records, Pennsylvania-based hard rockers Halestorm have released the first single and video from The Strange Case of… their brand new album, out on April 13. Formed by frontwoman […]

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Trixter – first new album in 20 years ‘New Audio Machine’

Trixter – first new album in 20 years ‘New Audio Machine’

Frontiers Records is proud to announce the return of good-time rock n’ rollers,Trixter; the band’s first new album in 20 years, NEW AUDIO MACHINE, has been confirmed for a release date on April 20th in Europe and April 24th in North America. Featuring the band’s original line-up, NEW AUDIO MACHINE is produced and engineered by Chuck Alzakian (Elton John, Christina Aguilera, Tesla) and includes […]

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Slash reveals cover art and title for second studio album ‘Apocalyptic Love’

Slash reveals cover art and title for second studio album ‘Apocalyptic Love’

APOCALYPTIC LOVE FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS OUT MAY 18, 2012 SLASH–the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter—has revealed the cover artwork and album title for his second studio album Apocalyptic Love featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators due out May 18 onSLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International via Sony Music Australia. Apocalyptic Love will follow his 2010 debut album Slash and his November 2011 first-ever live  solo album, the two-CD/DVD set Made In Stoke 24/7/11. The Slash album debuted on […]

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National SLAM day: over 100 venues registered.  February 23.

National SLAM day: over 100 venues registered. February 23.

SLAM MAKE HISTORY WITH OVER 100 VENUES REGISTERED FOR NATIONAL SLAM DAY FEBRUARY 23  More than 100 music venues from around the country will celebrate Australia’s thriving live music scene at National Slam Day on February 23rd 2012. “We are so excited to see over 100 venues already signed up, from Tennant Creek to Hobart, Gosford to Melbourne, Fremantle to Adelaide, artists […]

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Avatar ‘Black Waltz’ album stream available at AOL Music

Avatar ‘Black Waltz’ album stream available at AOL Music

  AVATAR “BLACK WALTZ” FULL ALBUM STREAM AVAILABLE AT AOL MUSIC (New York, NY) – AVATAR have made their new record “Black Waltz” available for full album streaming at AOL Music today. Click HERE to listen. The band will release their newest record, “Black Waltz” tomorrow Feb 14, 2012 via eOne Music. You can preview or pre-order the record via […]

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Crazy Lixx set to release new album ‘Riot Avenue’

Crazy Lixx set to release new album ‘Riot Avenue’

Swedish Sleaze Rock Masters CRAZY LIXX ready to rock again with “Riot Avenue” Frontiers Records is excited to announce the release date of CRAZY LIXX anticipated third studio album entitled “Riot Avenue” on April 20th in Europe and April 24th in North America. Almost an exact decade after vocalist Danny Rexon and ex-guitarist Vic Zino (now in Hardcore Superstar) started playing together under the name Crazy Lixx, the band is […]

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Indica- news from the studio!

Indica- news from the studio!

The five finnish ladys from INDICA are currently working on their follow up to their successful “A Way Away“ record, which is yet untitled and scheduled to be released in autumn 2012. Vocalist Jonsu, gives an update from the studio recordings: „We are happy to tell you that we´ve now started to record the next album in „Petrax Studios“. The […]

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