Category: Music News

Taproot announce new album ‘ The Episodes’ due April 10th

Taproot announce new album ‘ The Episodes’ due April 10th

Taproot will release their sixth full length album, The Episodes, on April 10th. The forthcoming effort is produced by Tim Palatan who previously worked with the band on 2010’s highly successful Plead the Fifth. The Episodes, nearly six years in the making, is a complexly developed concept album. Bassist Phil Lipscomb spoke on the band’s creative process for this record, “I […]

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letlive release new video for ‘Muther’

letlive release new video for ‘Muther’

LETLIVE. RELEASE NEW VIDEO Band in Australia next week for Soundwave Festival Heavy music’s breakout stars letlive. have just released a brand new video for their song “Muther” from the band’s Epitaph-Records debut album Fake History. The video was filmed in Los Angeles and offers a cathartic interpretation of romantic jealousy, featuring singer Jason Aalon Butler, who Kerrang! Magazine recently […]

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Arch Enemy: Australia Khaos Tour 2012

Arch Enemy: Australia Khaos Tour 2012

METROPOLIS TOURING, CENTURY MEDIA AND VENOM PRESENT: ARCH ENEMY: AUSTRALIAN KHAOS TOUR 2012 Metal Hammer Magazine calls them ‘Swedish melodic death metal heavy weights’ We call them a force of nature. With nine albums under their belts, the guys and girl are masters of their craft. They have never been a band to do anything without 110% commitment and their […]

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Soen featuring members Of Opeth & Testament to release debut album

Soen featuring members Of Opeth & Testament to release debut album

              SOEN, Featuring Former Members Of OPETH & TESTAMENT, To Release Debut Album Cognitive on March 16 SOEN – the new four-strong ensemble featuring Swedish drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), bassist Steve DiGiorgio (Sadus, Testament, Death, Iced Earth), Stockholm-born vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis- have inked a deal with Spinefarm Records. […]

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Corey Taylor announces Sydney book signing and reading

Corey Taylor announces Sydney book signing and reading

SLIPKNOT IN AUSTRALIA FOR SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL AND SIDEWAVE SHOWS LEAD SINGER COREY TAYLOR ANNOUNCES SYDNEY BOOK SIGNING SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will be in the country performing with SLIPKNOT at the national Soundwave Festival, as well as SLIPKNOT headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne. Taylor has announced that he will be signing copies and reading from his international best-selling book ‘Seven Deadly Sins: Settling The Argument Between […]

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Primal Rock Rebellion confirm release of single/video ‘No Place Like Home’

Primal Rock Rebellion confirm release of single/video ‘No Place Like Home’

PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION – THE NEW STUDIO PROJECT FEATURING IRON MAIDEN GUITARIST ADRIAN SMITH & FORMER SIKTH FRONT-MAN MIKEE GOODMAN – CONFIRMS RELEASE OF NEW SINGLE / VIDEO, ‘NO PLACE LIKE HOME’  PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION have released their debut single, ‘No Place Like Home’. The single has been released as a strictly Limited Edition black 10” vinyl exclusive from What […]

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Joe Satriani – One night only 3D HD concert performance screening March 7 in selected cinemas around AUSTRALIA

Joe Satriani – One night only 3D HD concert performance screening March 7 in selected cinemas around AUSTRALIA

  ONE NIGHT ONLY 3D HD CONCERT PERFORMANCE SCREENING ON MARCH 7 IN SELECTED CINEMAS AROUND AUSTRALIA  CinemaLive is proud to announce the Australian premiere of Satchurated: Live in Montreal– a concert film featuring the amazing talents of world- renowned guitar virtuoso, Joe Satriani in 3D with 7.1 Dolby Digital sound.The concert was filmed live in Montreal, Canada in December of 2010 during Satriani’s The Wormhole Tour, […]

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Killswitch Engage announce new singer: Jesse Leach

Killswitch Engage announce new singer: Jesse Leach

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE ANNOUNCE NEW SINGER: JESSE LEACH WHO SERVED AS BAND’S ORIGINAL SINGER ON LANDMARK ALBUM ALIVE OR JUST BREATHING  Killswitch Engage are pleased to announce that they have filled the singer vacancy in the band and they have done so with a familiar face: original vocalist Jesse Leach. Leach sang on the band’s first self-titled album, which came out in 2000, and on […]

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Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt & Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson team up for Storm Corrosion and sign to Roadrunner Records

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt & Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson team up for Storm Corrosion and sign to Roadrunner Records

STORM CORROSION  OPETH’S MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT &  PORCUPINE TREE’S STEVEN WILSON TEAM UP FOR STORM CORROSION Roadrunner Records is pleased to announce the signing of Storm Corrosion. Storm Corrosion is the long-discussed and highly anticipated collaboration between two of the modern progressive rock scene’s most innovative and multi-talented artists: Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth. The pair will release Storm Corrosion on April 20. Wilson […]

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Jack Blades to release new solo album!

Jack Blades to release new solo album!

ICONIC SINGER/SONGWRITER JACK BLADES TO RELEASE NEW SOLO ALBUM: “ROCK N’ ROLL RIDE” Much-beloved singer/songwriter/bass player extraordinaire Jack Blades is slated to release his brand new solo album, ROCK N’ ROLL RIDE, on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America via Frontiers Records. The new album marks Blades’ second solo release for the label. The new record marks Blades’ second solo release […]

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Screaming Bikini launch new video

Screaming Bikini launch new video

Take a few minutes to check out Sarah McLeod’s smokin’ hot 3-piece girl band Screaming Bikini’s new music video “Dirty Beats Disco Bass”. The song tells the true story of when Sarah was living in London and a label executive told her that girls with guitars generally don’t sell records. The video takes the band on a journey putting them […]

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Sugar Army reveal new single & free download!

Sugar Army reveal new single & free download!

SUGAR ARMY REVEAL FIRST TRACK FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM ‘HOOKS FOR HANDS’ AVAILABLE NOW FOR FREE DOWNLOAD DOWNLOAD HERE 2009’s debut album The Parallels Amongst Ourselves established the Perth quartet as a unique and engaging force on the vast Australian music landscape. Fast forward to 2012 and the band is now ready to reveal a taste of what they’ve spent their lengthy hiatus working on. Hooks […]

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Train set to release new album – ‘California 37’ on April 13

Train set to release new album – ‘California 37’ on April 13

TRAIN SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM – CALIFORNIA 37 – ON APRIL 13 FOLLOW UP TO 2009’S PLATINUM – SAVE ME, SAN FRANCISCO Grammy Award Winning band Train is set to release CALIFORNIA 37 on April 13 in Australia.  The new record is the follow-up to the band’s platinum 2009 release SAVE ME, SAN FRANCISCO which featured one of the […]

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So who wants to star in a Voyager video clip?

So who wants to star in a Voyager video clip?

What an incredible year 2011 was for Perth Prog Metal masters VOYAGER. Huge national support tours, overseas festival appearances, and the release of their highly anticipated fourth full length album  ‘The Meaning of I’, which has been receiving phenomenal reviews worldwide.   In 2012, VOYAGER are set to launch themselves to even greater success and want you to be part of it!  VOYAGER needs YOU to star in their video for ‘Seize […]

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The Pretty Reckless & Heroes For Hire Sidewaves announced!

The Pretty Reckless & Heroes For Hire Sidewaves announced!

THE PRETTY RECKLESS have made hard rock sexy again! Fronted by the multi-talented Tyler Momsen, THE PRETTY RECKLESS are blazing a trail throughout the rock world that is hard to ignore…“She is physically and vocally everything that a frontwoman could wish to be” – Kerrang! THE PRETTY RECKLESS’ debut album ‘Light Me Up’ runs the gamut of emotions alternating at […]

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Melody Black return to the road!

Melody Black return to the road!

2011 was a big year for Sydney act Melody Black. Releasing their debut album, ‘Love Your Demons’ to critical acclaim and which Rolling Stone gave a 3.5/4 and called, a dazzling concoction. To their first video for lead track ‘Pretty Ugly’ which got hammered on MTV and Rage plus they hit the road for four months. Now after a three […]

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Ronnie Radke graces Alternative Press cover, not once, not twice, but thrice…

Ronnie Radke graces Alternative Press cover, not once, not twice, but thrice…

Ronnie Radke, exhilarating front man for rising rock n’ roll outfit Falling In Reverse, is currently appearing on an unprecedented three separate covers of the March 2012 issue of Alternative Press.  Radke was also recently featured on the cover or Revolver Magazine. The band, called “this generations Mötley Crüe” by The Huffington Post, is currently storming across the US on a their first headlining […]

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Chimaira share rehearsal footage for upcoming Soundwave shows!

Chimaira share rehearsal footage for upcoming Soundwave shows!

(NEW YORK, NY) – CHIMAIRA have released a behind the scenes video of the band rehearsing for their upcoming appearance on Australia’s Soundwave Festival and European/UK dates to follow after. View the video below! The band released their most recent record, “The Age Of Hell” over the summer to much critical praise. “Despite being conceived in the face of such […]

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4ARM releases new video clip for Submission For Liberty

4ARM releases new video clip for Submission For Liberty

4ARM Posts New Video “SUBMISSION FOR LIBERTY” Online  Australian metal outfit 4ARM  have posted their new music video online for the song “Submission For Liberty.” You can check it via the YouTube link listed below. The song comes from the bands recently released third studio album, “Submission For Liberty.” The video was shot 5 hours out of Melbourne over two days in […]

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Slash to release second studio solo album on May 18, 2012

Slash to release second studio solo album on May 18, 2012

SLASH TO RELEASE SECOND STUDIO SOLO ALBUM ON MAY 18, 2012  All photos: Travis Shinn.  SLASH–the iconic, Grammy-winning rock guitarist and songwriter–is currently in a Los Angeles studio putting the finishing touches on his second solo album.  The as-yet-untitled disc is due out May 18 on SLASH’s own label Dik Hayd International via Sony Music Australia and will follow his […]

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Teenage Casket Company release new single ‘Without You’

Teenage Casket Company release new single ‘Without You’

TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY, described as ‘Cheap Trick on overdrive’, are set to release their new single ‘WITHOUT YOU’ on Valentine’s Day, February 14th 2012. A brand new promo video for ‘WITHOUT YOU’ has been released to coincide with the single and was produced and directed by TAYLOR / WINTER FILMS. The song, which is a teaser track for a brand […]

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Get Ready For A “Curve” – Our Lady Peace Announces New Album & US Tour Dates

Get Ready For A “Curve” – Our Lady Peace Announces New Album & US Tour Dates

OUR LADY PEACE THROWS YOU A CURVE WITH NEW ALBUM IN APRIL BAND’S EIGHTH STUDIO ALBUM PRECEDED BY NEW SINGLE “HEAVYWEIGHT” HEADLINING TOUR OF NORTH AMERICA BEGINS MARCH 29th Our Lady Peace have proven to be fighters in the two decades since they formed in Toronto, a fitting theme for “Heavyweight,” the first single (available now) from their eighth studio […]

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Overkill release new album details and studio footage, ‘The Electric Age’

Overkill release new album details and studio footage, ‘The Electric Age’

  OVERKILL have revealed a behind the scenes video that outlines the recording process they used for their upcoming new record “The Electric Age.” Recorded at GEAR Studios, owned and operated by bassist D.D. Verni, the video outlines specific gear and techniques used and how it had shaped the bands raw unfiltered sound over the last few releases. View the […]

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Unearth, In This Moment Kittie & Heaven Shall Burn Sidewaves announced

Unearth, In This Moment Kittie & Heaven Shall Burn Sidewaves announced

UNEARTH proudly stand at the forefront of modern metal leaving a trail of mosh pit devastation in their wake. UNEARTH have delivered their most compelling statement with their 5th full length ‘Darkness In Light’ driving a fist into the collective gut of every image-obsessed wannabe metal band currently cluttering up the landscape. UNEARTH set the new standard with Revolver magazine […]

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The Butterfly Effect part ways with singer Clint Boge

The Butterfly Effect part ways with singer Clint Boge

The Butterfly Effect wish to inform their fans and media that singer Clint Boge is officially leaving the band to pursue other musical interests. The remaining members of the band, Ben Hall, Kurt Goedhart and Glenn Esmond will continue to work together and will announce their intentions in the not too distant future. Clint’s departure is an amicable one and […]

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Music Managers Forum Online 2012

Music Managers Forum Online 2012

Music Managers Forum Online 2012 Now in it’s 15th Year, Music Managers Forum Australia celebrates the occasion by presenting its Annual St. Kilda Festival February 7 – 11, 2012 Events and Forums. Music Manager’s Forum Australia* is the founding member of the Global IMMF who represent artists and artist music managers. These featured artists are the source of over 95% […]

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Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson announces 40th anniversary sequel to 1972 album

Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson announces 40th anniversary sequel to 1972 album

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of ‘Thick As A Brick’, Ian Anderson will release a sequel to the original album, titled ‘Thick As A Brick 2’ on March 30th. In 1972, Ian Anderson wrote and recorded the Jethro Tull Progressive Rock classic album ‘Thick As A Brick’. The lyrics were credited at the time to the fictitious child character, Gerald […]

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H.E.A.T to release new album ‘Address The Nation’ on March 28th

H.E.A.T to release new album ‘Address The Nation’ on March 28th

Swedish melodic rock monsters H.E.A.T have just released first single Living on the Run from the upcoming album Address the Nation. The single is OUT NOW and the album will be released 28/3-2012.  Address The Nation is the third album from H.E.A.T and will be the first to feature new singer, Erik Gronwall. Check more details over at www.heatsweden.com  

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Jakob Samuel of The Poodles set to release solo album

Jakob Samuel of The Poodles set to release solo album

This news just in from the Official headquarters of The Poodles (www.poodles.se) “As some of you may already have heard Jakob will be releasing his first solo album “Pastpresent” this spring. On the 20th of February the first single “Stars and Grace” will be out BUT if you can’t wait for that, he promised to have a preview for you on his Facebook […]

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Outloud set to release new EP ‘More Catastrophe’

Outloud set to release new EP ‘More Catastrophe’

OUTLOUD, the international rock band featuring Bob Katsionis (Firewind), Chandler Mogel (ex-Talon) and Mark Cross (ex-Firewind, Helloween) who stirred things up on the hard rock circuit with its powerful self-titled debut in 2009 and fiery follow-up Love Catastrophe in 2011, announce the release of More Catastrophe, a six-song EP which contains three brand new songs plus the aforementioned Christmas single, […]

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