Category: Music News

Royal Hunt – the neoclassical metal kings are back!

Royal Hunt – the neoclassical metal kings are back!

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ROYAL HUNT 11th studio album entitled Show me How to Live  on November 29th in North America and December 2nd in Europe. Royal Hunt have been recently rejoined by DC Cooper, the American singer that marked the two most successful releases of the band in the 90’s :  Moving Target and the concept […]

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Jeff Scott Soto – new album news ‘Damage Control’

Jeff Scott Soto – new album news ‘Damage Control’

Here’s a latest update from Jeff Scott Soto…  “Hello all, Jeff Scott Soto here reporting in as I am contently at the halfway stages of completing my new solo album, Damage Control! I am 2 vocals away from wrapping up 14 new masterpieces for you…its been over 3 years since I completed Beautiful Mess which was a departure from what […]

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Nightwish – “Imaginaerum” new album details

Nightwish – “Imaginaerum” new album details

NIGHTWISH TO RELEASE IMAGINAERUM ON JANUARY 6, 2012 Fans of dramatic, symphonic, Euro metal have something to look forward to when the cold, dark, dreary winter sets in. Finnish superstars Nightwish will release their new album Imaginaerum on January 6, 2012 via Roadrunner Records and it will serve as a welcome beckon of warmth and light in an otherwise dark […]

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SOUNDWAVE 2012 – Line Up announced

SOUNDWAVE 2012 – Line Up announced

            WE CAME WE SAW WE ROCKED! Friends, Rockers, Countrymen! Lend us your ears and we’ll subject them to loud rock music. Tighten your togas, strap on the dancing sandals and join us in this Roman edition of Soundwave; featuring our biggest line-up yet! SYSTEM OF A DOWN SLIPKNOT LIMP BIZKIT / MARILYN MANSON / […]

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Evanescence – new album stream

Evanescence – new album stream

Following a three-year sabbatical after the multi-platinum, worldwide success of their sophomore effort, The Open Door, Grammy Award winning band Evanescence, are set to release their third self titled studio album on October 7th. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz, (Foo Fighters, RUSH, Stone Sour, Alice in Chains, Deftones), it was recorded in Nashville’s famous Black Bird Studios earlier this year. The […]

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Brand New Sin – announce new album ‘United State’

Brand New Sin – announce new album ‘United State’

Official press release: Brand New Sin has risen to new levels with their latest recording, and is ready to unleash the disenfranchised roar of “United State”. The enduring trio of Kris Wiechmann (Vocals/Guitar), Chuck Kahl (Bass), and Kevin Dean (Drums) are joined by the new blood of Tommy Matkowski on lead guitar. Tommy’s playing is truly the finishing piece to […]

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Puddle Of Mudd – ‘Re:(Disc)overed’ new album!

Puddle Of Mudd – ‘Re:(Disc)overed’ new album!

Official press release: Puddle Of Mudd are set to release Re:(Disc)overed through Goomba Music on the 3rd October 2011. The band has also announced a full UK tour throughout October 2011. After four albums, six million record sales, sold-out crowds and more than a dozen radio hits, Puddle of Mudd has cemented its reputation and its repertoire in the rock ‘n’ […]

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Voyager – new album ‘The Meaning Of I’

Voyager – new album ‘The Meaning Of I’

Official press release: What an incredible year 2011 has been for Perth Prog Metal masters VOYAGER.  Having nationally supported the huge Alestorm ‘Back through Time’ Australian tour in May, completed to their first USA trip to take part in the prestigious Prog Power Festival USA in September, and recently been selected as the nationwide support for Finnish Metal act Children of Bodom on […]

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Accept – work on new album!

Accept – work on new album!

Following the tremendous success of ACCEPT’s comeback album Blood Of The Nations and the accompanying world tour (more than 180 shows around the globe), these German heavy metal legends have now withdrawn from the stage to start work on their next CD. The band is currently writing material for their new album with British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, EXODUS, NEVERMORE, […]

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Deathstars – announce new drummer and set to release ‘The Greatest Hits On Earth’

Deathstars – announce new drummer and set to release ‘The Greatest Hits On Earth’

Official press release:  The leatherswept members of DEATHSTARS are getting ready for the release of their new video “METAL” and their The Greatest Hits on Earth collection (released on November 4). They are also proud to present their new drummer Vice (aka Oscar Leander/CRESCENDOLLS). Vice replaces Bone W. Machine who split ways with DEATHSTARS in 2010.  “I’m really excited to be […]

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Slipknot to Release 10th Anniversary Edition of Iowa

Slipknot to Release 10th Anniversary Edition of Iowa

SLIPKNOT TO RELEASE TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF IOWA ON OCTOBER 28, 2011 DOUBLE CD/DVD SET WILL FEATURE ALL NEW ARTWORK AND MORE It’s been 10 years since Slipknot unleashed their second album, IOWA, upon the waiting world. Slipknot had impacted the music scene in revolutionary, unpredictable ways and established themselves as a way of life for their fans with their […]

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Hardcore Superstar – ‘The Party Ain’t Over Till We Say So’

Hardcore Superstar – ‘The Party Ain’t Over Till We Say So’

Official press release: After seven records and seven world tours Hardcore Superstar are celebrating 10 years with a best of album The Party Ain’t Over ’Till We Say So”. It will be released on October 26. The album contains songs from all the records that the band has released between the years 2000 – 2010 and the newly written song ”WE DON’T NEED […]

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KORN To Release ‘The Path Of Totality’ on December 2

KORN To Release ‘The Path Of Totality’ on December 2

KORN TO RELEASE GROUNDBREAKING ALBUM THE PATH OF TOTALITY ON DECEMBER 2 Korn will release their tenth studio album, The Path of Totality on December 2. But this one is unlike any Korn record. It’s even unlike any record released before. The Path of Totality is an experimental album which finds Korn shifting gears and exploring new territory. That should […]

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The Getaway Plan – New album and tour details

THE GETAWAY PLAN – REQUIEM – NEW ALBUM FOR RELEASE NOVEMBER 4TH NATIONAL TOUR NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2011 Almost four years since the release of their debut album “Other Voices, Other Rooms”, Melbourne four piece The Getaway Plan are set to release “Requiem” – the first album since the band announced that their hiatus had ended in November 2010. From […]

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Wednesday 13 – new album details ‘Calling All Corpses’

Wednesday 13 – new album details ‘Calling All Corpses’

MURDERDOLLS frontman WEDNESDAY 13 is back with his first solo album ‘’Calling All Corpses’’ since 2008’s ‘’Skeletons’’. The album see’s W13 return to the fun of his first band Frankenstein Drag Queens with catchy verses, tongue in cheek lyrics and strong memorable choruses and is aimed and was written with his long-term fans in mind. The amazing cover artwork was […]

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REWIGGLED – A Tribute To The Wiggles – Various Artists

REWIGGLED – A Tribute To The Wiggles – Various Artists

There is no way we could not give this story a run! In celebration of The Wiggles’ 20th birthday, ABC Music has brought together some of Australia’s finest contemporary music artists to pay tribute to the undisputed legends of children’s entertainment, The Wiggles. Rewiggled features 20 all time favourite Wiggles songs interpreted by The Living End, Washington, Jebediah, Sarah Blasko, […]

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R.E.M. announce first ever Greatest Hits package

R.E.M. announce first ever Greatest Hits package

R.E.M. CAPS ITS 31-YEAR RECORDING CAREER WITH ITS FIRST-EVER DEFINITIVE GREATEST HITS ALBUM, DUE FROM WARNER BROS. RECORDS ON NOVEMBER 18TH 40-SONG RETROSPECTIVE — R.E.M., PART LIES, PART HEART, PART TRUTH, PART GARBAGE, 1982 – 2011 — INCLUDES TRACKS FROM BOTH THE IRS AND WARNER YEARS PLUS THREE BRAND-NEW SONGS NEW SONG, “WE ALL GO BACK TO WHERE WE BELONG” […]

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Reckless Love –  new album Animal Attraction out October 5th!

Reckless Love – new album Animal Attraction out October 5th!

Reckless Love – now there’s a name that pretty much says it all. Hot on the heels of their wildly successful eponymous album, the smile has hardly left your face, when the Barons of Boinky-Boink are at it again… With glint in their eyes, the The Loudspeakers of Love are back with a bang! These Frilly Finns are no newbies […]

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Win a signed Children of Bodom ESP guitar – Australian Tour competition! (CLOSED)

Win a signed Children of Bodom ESP guitar – Australian Tour competition! (CLOSED)

SOUNDWORKS TOURING, CONTINENTAL CONCERTS and FLEISCH ENTERPRISES proudly presents CHILDREN OF BODOM with VOYAGER. For your chance to win a signed ESP/ LTD ALEXI 200 BLACK guitar by Finnish melodic metal masters CHILDREN OF BODOM!!! Thanks to CMI Music and ESP guitars, Soundworks Touring has ONE only ESP/LTD ALEXI 200 BLACK guitar that will be signed by the entire band!!! […]

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Cold Chisel announce ‘Best Of’ release

Cold Chisel announce ‘Best Of’ release

THE BEST OF COLD CHISEL ALL FOR YOU RELEASED 14TH OCTOBER TO COINCIDE WITH THE LIGHT THE NITRO TOUR Cold Chisel will release a new compilation album on the day after their Light the Nitro Tour kicks off next month. The album – The Best of Cold Chisel – All for You – is unusual because the track-listing was chosen by the band’s […]

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New Found Glory premiere music video for Radiosurgery

New Found Glory premiere music video for Radiosurgery

In anticipation of the September 30 release of their new album, Radiosurgery, beloved pop punkers New Found Glory are unleashing a new video for the record’s title track. The video clip for “Radiosurgery” is a hilarious, high-energy homage to the classic Ramones’ video for “I Wanna Be Sedated.” The video features New Found Glory performing their song in an unremarkable […]

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Steve Vai Masterclass Clinic – Sydney Ticket Giveaway (CLOSED)

Steve Vai Masterclass Clinic – Sydney Ticket Giveaway (CLOSED)

Congraulations to our 2 winners of this competition Owen Wong Doe and Avinesh Pasupati, hope you enjoy the masterclass! Steve Vai Masterclass Tour – Sydney Ticket Giveaway Thump Music is proud to be able to bring STEVE VAI to Australia for the first time to present a series of master classes in October.  Thanks to our friends at Thump Music, […]

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Dawn Heist release ‘Nine Worlds’ single & video

Dawn Heist release ‘Nine Worlds’ single & video

Sydney based Electronic Metallers DAWN HEIST will be releasing their damaging debut EP upon the circling masses this coming October with the CD entitled “Time Wave Zero”. After having an unprecedented first year as a band, signing with UK management heavyweights The Flaming Arts Agency and touring heavily both nationally and internationally, DAWN HEIST have delivered 6 tracks of sledgehammer metal […]

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Chickenfoot – Free Live Concert Webcast – September 27

Chickenfoot – Free Live Concert Webcast – September 27

(LOS ANGELES, CA) – CHICKENFOOT – the supergroup featuring guitarist Joe Satriani, drummer Kenny Aronoff, former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and frontman Sammy Hagar – are offering fans a very special free Live Concert Webcast: Chickenfoot Presents “III” on the release date of their forthcoming album Chickenfoot III, September 27th. At 6PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (11am September 28th Sydney […]

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INCUBUS – “If Not Now, When” Australian Tour

INCUBUS – “If Not Now, When” Australian Tour

Multi-platinum Californian-based alt/funk rockers Incubus will head Down Under this summer to deliver shows around the nation, in support of their seventh and latest album ‘If Not Now, When?’. Currently tearing up arenas around the USA, kicking-off with a sold-out show at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Incubus will play Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne before heading north for a Brisbane […]

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Lo! announce debut album and national tour

Lo! announce debut album and national tour

“A sludgy and abrasive (though delicious) stew, seasoned with all kinds of exotic time signatures and a hint of Mastodon” – Blunt Magazine For fans of: Breach, Converge, Mastadon, Baroness Akin to the way a volcano can lie dormant for years before unexpectedly unleashing it’s mighty wrath on everything within reach, Sydney band Lo! kept a pretty low profile, until […]

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‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’ released on DVD / Blu-Ray November 18th

‘God Bless Ozzy Osbourne’ released on DVD / Blu-Ray November 18th

Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the release on 18th November 2011 of the “God Bless Ozzy Osbourne” film on DVD and Blu-ray.  Produced by his son Jack, this touching and funny portrait is the first official in depth story of Ozzy Osbourne, and was made with the full co-operation and approval of Ozzy and his family and friends.  “God […]

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Yukon Blonde release Fire/Water EP ahead of Australian tour

Yukon Blonde release Fire/Water EP ahead of Australian tour

Yukon Blonde are one of Canada’s best kept secrets. Until now…. Vancouver’s acclaimed contribution to the world of enigmatic folk/country/indie-rock have amassed a loyal fan base in their home country, but their sun-drenched melodies (reminiscent of a far sunnier climate than from whence they sprung!) and lush harmonies have recently captured the attention of a much broader audience. Most recently […]

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Tyketto worldwide live webcast in November!

Tyketto worldwide live webcast in November!

For Tyketto fans world wide, especially those that were never able to see the band live, now’s your chance. On Saturday, November 26th at 3:00pm EST, we will be globally broadcasting a live webcast from the New York area. This show will feature the original line up of Danny Vaughn, Brooke St. James, Michael Clayton and Jimi Kennedy….onstage together for […]

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The Magnificent – Scandanavia’s finest secret?

The Magnificent – Scandanavia’s finest secret?

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of the self-titled debut album from THE MAGNIFICENT on November 4th in Europe and November 1st in North America. With Scandinavia becoming more and more the promised land for quality Melodic Rock bands, it was just natural that Frontiers would dig deep in the scene to find and expose the best new talents around. Then imagine if […]

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