Category: Music News

2012 The Year Of The Cannon – new drummer, new video and the Big Day Out!

2012 The Year Of The Cannon – new drummer, new video and the Big Day Out!

KING CANNONS spent 2011 fighting their way to the front of the line.  With their debut album almost complete, 2012 sees them ready to fulfil the promise that they have always been destined to deliver. The most significant move for KING CANNONS is the inclusion of their new drummer, none other than Dan McKay from THE NATION BLUE.  Dan is one of Australia’s most […]

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Jack’s Mannequin set to release new album on February 10

Jack’s Mannequin set to release new album on February 10

JACK’S MANNEQUIN SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM PEOPLE AND THINGS FEBRUARY 10 TOURING AUSTRALIA IN FEBRUARY / MARCH WITH SOUNDWAVE Jack’s Mannequin is back. Andrew McMahon and his crew return with a new record, People and Things available in Australia on February 10.  The album debuted in the USA at #1 on Billboard’s alternative rock albums chart and in the […]

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Katy Perry joins forces with The Sims

Katy Perry joins forces with The Sims

KATY PERRY JOINS CREATIVE FORCES WITH EA’S THE SIMS Exclusive Collaboration Kicks Off with Katy Perry-themed Collector’s Edition for The Sims 3 Showtime Expansion Pack* Available for Pre-order** Today SYDNEY, Australia, January 18, 2011 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) today announced the beginning of an extensive and exclusive creative collaboration between Katy Perry, one of today’s biggest superstars, and […]

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The Getaway Plan announce ‘The Reckoning Tour’

The Getaway Plan announce ‘The Reckoning Tour’

THE GETAWAY PLAN ANNOUNCE THE RECKONING TOUR TO HIT EAST COAST SUBURBAN AND REGIONAL CENTRES It was a special start to 2012 as The Getaway Plan spent NYE playing their third slot on Pyramid Rock Festival. Now as they prepare for their second stint on the Big Day Out national touring bill, they will also take time out of their already […]

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Angels & Airwaves, Madina Lake & Framing Hanley Sidewaves announced

Angels & Airwaves, Madina Lake & Framing Hanley Sidewaves announced

Tom DeLonge needs no introduction. Forming ANGELS & AIRWAVES during Blink 182’s hiatus, they have gone on to reach critical success leading an army of die-hard fans. Combining epic melodies and monstrous arena rock choruses ANGELS & AIRWAVES debut album ‘We Don’t Need to Whisper’ had Kerrang! calling it “bold and brilliant…with some stunning moments of perfection…euphoric”. ANGELS & AIRWAVES […]

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THE MENZINGERS BEGIN TOUR WITH RISE AGAINST IN THE U.S  TOURING AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF THE SOUNDAVE FESTIVAL

THE MENZINGERS BEGIN TOUR WITH RISE AGAINST IN THE U.S TOURING AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF THE SOUNDAVE FESTIVAL

THE MENZINGERS BEGIN TOUR WITH RISE AGAINST IN THE U.S TOURING AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF THE SOUNDAVE FESTIVAL New Track “Gates” Out Now Up and coming punk rock band The Menzingers are premiering a brand new song from their forthcoming Febuary 17th debut, On The Impossible Past as they begin a new tour in the U.S with Rise Against and A Day […]

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Dierks Bentley shares details about upcoming studio album ‘Home’

Dierks Bentley shares details about upcoming studio album ‘Home’

On the eve of his Australian shows, multi-PLATINUM singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley is sharing new details about his forthcoming sixth Capitol Nashville studio album, HOME; in stores February 3.  One of country music’s most distinguishable voices, Bentley returns with a mainstream country collection for the first time since 2009. “I definitely stepped away and explored some things that were more on the fringe of country […]

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Devin Townsend Project, Meshuggah & Dredg Sidewaves announced

Devin Townsend Project, Meshuggah & Dredg Sidewaves announced

DEVIN TOWNSEND; one of the most admired and lauded figures in the metal world will be bringing his astonishingly deep and varied catalogue of mind-blowing music to Sidewaves in Sydney and Melbourne. Devin Townsend has amazed, beguiled and occasionally baffled all comers in numerous incarnations spanning the extreme noise metal of Strapping Young Lad to the intricate melodies of Ocean […]

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WIN- My Chemical Romance – Australian Exclusive CD & Shirt pack (CLOSED)

WIN- My Chemical Romance – Australian Exclusive CD & Shirt pack (CLOSED)

My Chemical Romance fans, thanks to the kind folk at the Big Day Out, we have a few Australian Exclusive 6 track tour CD and T-shirt packs to give away for “The Kids From Yesterday” Just simply email us mtrbwy@maytherockbewithyou.com with your Name and Address and the first ones to do so will be sent one of the packs! You […]

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Jeff Scott Soto – Damage Control, new album due March 23rd

Jeff Scott Soto – Damage Control, new album due March 23rd

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of JEFF SCOTT SOTO’s fifth studio album “Damage Control” on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America. Extraordinary performer and amazing vocalist throughout, Jeff Scott Soto blasts through these hard rocking tracks with energy and masters the transition smoothly from heavy rock to a delicate ballad. For his new album “Damage Control”, Jeff […]

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Furyon set to release “Gravitas” on Frontiers Records, March 23rd

Furyon set to release “Gravitas” on Frontiers Records, March 23rd

Frontiers Records is excited to announce the Worldwide release of FURYON’s debut album “Gravitas” on March 23rd in Europe and March 27th in North America. FURYON is a new band from the UK who like nothing more than to challenge expectations. Raised on a diet of heavy metal, prog, and classic rock, FURYON mix all these components for a truly unique and contemporary sound. Delivering […]

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Nada Surf sign with independent label Stop Start

Nada Surf sign with independent label Stop Start

            It is with much excitement that Stop Start welcome US indie rock legends Nada Surf to the label. The bands brand new studio album ‘The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy’ will be released February 24, and for the first time in Australia their entire back catalogue will also be re-released at a special price. Nada Surf formed in New York in 1994 but […]

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The Poor hit the road in March

The Poor hit the road in March

March 2012 will see The Poor bring the beast out of the garage and clear the cobwebs for a handful of select shows to kick start the year with their No Bullshit, Straight Up, Rock N Fucken Roll approach. After some well received shows with ZZ Top and Rose Tattoo in 2011 the band is keen to get out and […]

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Deathproof PR presents Australia Day at The Tote

Deathproof PR presents Australia Day at The Tote

DEATHPROOF PR PRESENTS – AUSTRALIA DAY AT THE TOTE – January 26, 2012  Entering its second year as a non-profit fundraiser for The Refugee Council of Australia, over 20 bands from all over the country will come together at Melbourne’s live music hub, The Tote, for another year of heat, noise, friends and good times! Running from midday to midnight on Thursday January 26, […]

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L.A Guns (featuring Phil Lewis) to release new album…

L.A Guns (featuring Phil Lewis) to release new album…

  This news from the L.A Guns Facebook page… www.laguns.net & www.facebook.com/officialLAGuns L.A. Guns featuring Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin are pleased to announce the signing of their new record deal with Cleopatra Records. The band are currently in pre-production and expect to start tracking in early February with legendary producer, and old friend, Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling […]

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Screaming Bikini bring their radical manouveurs to the Beresford Hotel during February!

Screaming Bikini bring their radical manouveurs to the Beresford Hotel during February!

Sarah McLeod’s smokin’ hot 3-piece girl band Screaming Bikini will bring their slick rock show to the Beresford Hotel every Saturday night throughout February. Recent shows for the Hard Rock Café opening, City Of Sydney’s Art and About festival, and Brisbane’s pop-up show for ‘Room For Thought’, proved these girls bring it up to the highest notch when it comes […]

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Gasoline Inc. back with a new single “The Wanted One”

Gasoline Inc. back with a new single “The Wanted One”

BRAND NEW SINGLE “THE WANTED ONE” AVAILABLE DIGITALLY TODAY! TAKEN FROM THE BANDS FORTHCOMING EP DUE FOR RELEASE FEBRUARY 3 2012  Brace yourself for Gasoline Inc! The band storm into 2012 with a dynamic new single THE WANTED ONE. With powerful melodies and driving guitar riffs, THE WANTED ONE proves again the bands ability to write and produce well-crafted insatiable rock songs with universal appeal. GASOLINE […]

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Big Day Out 2012 – special guest additions!

Big Day Out 2012 – special guest additions!

2012 BIG DAY OUT SPECIAL GUEST ADDITIONS!   Brand new sets added from Das Racist, Grinspoon, Grind Time Now Australia and The Living End! There’s just under a week to go! The 2012 BIG DAY OUT will kick off its 20th Anniversary trek on Friday, 20 January, making its very first pit stop in Auckland, New Zealand. Maps and playing times for each […]

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Soundwave Festival – Dragonforce out, Paradise Lost & Switchfoot in

Soundwave Festival – Dragonforce out, Paradise Lost & Switchfoot in

It is with great disappointment that we announce DragonForce has been forced to cancel their scheduled appearance due to the delay in completing their new album. DragonForce guitarist Sam Totman comments:  “It’s bitterly disappointing for us not to be able to play our debut Soundwave in 2012 because we were so looking forward to it and were going to kick […]

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Alter Bridge to release AB 3.5

Alter Bridge to release AB 3.5

ALTER BRIDGE TO RELEASE INTIMATE DOCUMENTARY & BONUS SONGS OUT ON ROADRUNNER RECORDS ON FEBRUARY 10 ALTER BRIDGE are pleased to unveil a limited edition of their October 2010 album AB III – to be titled AB 3.5. The special release will be available in Australia from February 10 to coincide with band’s appearance at the national Soundwave Festival and […]

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Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Black Tide & Holy Grail Sidewaves announced

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Hellyeah, Black Tide & Holy Grail Sidewaves announced

“Zakk Wylde, One of the 100 greatest living rockstars” – Revolver Magazine A heavy metal immortal, Zakk Wylde has ridden the rock and roll rollercoaster having played alongside Ozzy Osbourne for more than 2 decades conquering the world’s biggest stages and releasing multi-platinum albums. Founding  ZAKK WYLDE’s LACK LABEL SOCIETY in 1999, the band has gone on to achieve phenomenal success […]

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Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & Royal Republic Sidewaves announced

Unwritten Law, Zebrahead & Royal Republic Sidewaves announced

UNWRITTEN LAW inhabits the upper echelon of successful punk bands, bands whose substance and longevity overshadow the countless hordes of imitation, fly-by-night pop-punk operations riding a one-way train to anonymity.  UNWRITTEN LAW have reached unprecedented heights amassing a passionately loyal fan base and releasing 6 critically acclaimed albums including their genre defying breakthrough self titled album which spawned the hits […]

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Fools For Rowan launch Kickstarter campaign

Fools For Rowan launch Kickstarter campaign

Nashville band to release new album and music video in 2012 Los Angeles, CA –   Fools for Rowan, the Nashville based rock band, is set to release a new album and music video in 2012. It has been almost two years since the band has released new material. Fools For Rowan has written most of their record while on tour […]

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New Found Glory + Taking Back Sunday Australian tour announced

New Found Glory + Taking Back Sunday Australian tour announced

NEW FOUND GLORY are continuing their dominance in a genre they pioneered well over a decade ago, providing a breath of fresh air in a scene starved of creativity.  Paying homage to the bands that inspired them to pick up their instruments NEW FOUND GLORY’S new studio album ‘Radiosurgery’ showcases a band at the top of their game and “proves […]

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Hard Rock Rising – Global Battle Of The Bands commences in Australia – winner to play Hyde Park in London

Hard Rock Rising – Global Battle Of The Bands commences in Australia – winner to play Hyde Park in London

HARD ROCK RISING – GLOBAL BATTLE OF THE BANDS COMMENCES IN AUSTRALIA Winner to Play Live at Hyde Park London – YOUR BAND could be playing on that stage above! January 2012 – Hard Rock Australia is offering unsigned bands an unprecedented, chance of a lifetime to hit the big-time globally and play live at Hyde Park London at Hard […]

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Casablanca, featuring Ryan Roxie, set to release Apocalyptic Youth on March 16th

Casablanca, featuring Ryan Roxie, set to release Apocalyptic Youth on March 16th

The Swedish rock band Casablanca release their debut album entitled Apocalyptic Youth on March 16, 2012. Casablanca is a Swedish/American five-piece band featuring well known members guitarist Ryan Roxie (of Alice Cooper and Electric Angels), drummer Josephine Forsman (of Sahara Hotnights), bass player Mats Rubarth (Swedish national team football player), guitarist Erik Stenemo (of Melody Club) and front man Anders […]

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REFUSED NOT F***ING DEAD

REFUSED NOT F***ING DEAD

Groundbreaking Band To Play Coachella and Way Out West Festival The groundbreaking, highly influential Swedish hardcore band Refused have announced a series of shows scheduled for summer 2012. This is the band’s first appearance since their breakup in the late ‘90s and will include performances at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 13th and 20th and the […]

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Lit in the studio working on new album with Butch Walker

Lit in the studio working on new album with Butch Walker

Lit are back and are currently holed up in the studio of Butch Walker in Santa Monica recording a bunch of new material that is scheduled for an as yet untitled album release during 2012.  It has been over 7 years since their last album release, the self titled “Lit” and in that time,  the band tragically lost drummer, Allen […]

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Van Halen announces Australian release details for new album “A Different Kind Of Truth”

Van Halen announces Australian release details for new album “A Different Kind Of Truth”

VAN HALEN ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW ALBUM,  A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH Van Halen, Rock And Roll Hall of Fame inductees and one of the most important and influential rock bands of all time, confirmed their new album, A Different Kind Of Truth, will be released in the Australia on February 3, 4 days ahead of the U.S. which releases […]

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Shinedown sign to Roadrunner and announce new album ‘Amaryllis’ released March 23

Shinedown sign to Roadrunner and announce new album ‘Amaryllis’ released March 23

ROADRUNNER RECORDS WELCOME FLORIDA ROCKERS SHINEDOWN AND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM ‘AMARYLLIS’ TO BE RELEASED MARCH 23 Roadrunner Records is delighted to welcome multi-platinum rock band Shinedown to the family. In addition, Roadrunner and Shinedown are excited to announce the much anticipated release of their new album, titled Amaryllis.  Amaryllis will arrive in stores and at all digital retailers on March […]

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