Category: Music News

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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Wig Wam return with new single ‘Wall Street’ out February 24th…

Wig Wam return with new single ‘Wall Street’ out February 24th…

WIG WAM RETURNS WITH WORLD-WIDE RELEASE ”WALL STREET” Wig Wam is due to release the new single ”Wall Street” February 24th ,2012 on Frontiers Records. “Wall Street” is taken from the forthcoming album with the same title, which will be released this spring. “Wall Street” is the story of a musician who trade his guitar for a company brand to make his […]

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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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