Tag: David Roy Williams

CJ Ramone

CJ Ramone

“…I was a fan long before I was ever in the band, so it’s not just like I’m playing the songs from my former band, I am playing the songs from a band I grew up idolizing and then was lucky enough to play with for their most successful years *laughs*.” From Release: One of the last few surviving punk […]

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ROSS THE BOSS Announces – 35th anniversary of MANOWAR’S ‘HAIL TO ENGLAND’album played in its entirety Australian and NZ Tour

ROSS THE BOSS Announces – 35th anniversary of MANOWAR’S ‘HAIL TO ENGLAND’album played in its entirety Australian and NZ Tour

Ross The Boss, Manowar’s co-founder and definitive guitar god, takes no prisoners when he and his earth shattering band pounds out “Hail to England” in all its decibel meter destroying glory. Formed in 1980, Manowar launched an all-out assault on complacent boring metal. Bombastic, epic and above all exhilaratingly LOUD, Manowar sought to destroy all who stood in their path. Led by Joey […]

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OPETH Announce December 2019 Australian Tour

OPETH Announce December 2019 Australian Tour

OPETH are pleased to announce Australian headline shows for December 2019 There are few bands that can or will match Sweden’s Opeth. Since forming in the tiny Stockholm suburb of Bandhagen in 1990, the Swedes have eclipsed convention, defiantly crushed the odds, and, most importantly, crafted 12 stunningly beautiful, intrinsically intense albums, to become one of the best bands on the planet; […]

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VOIVOD – 35th Anniversary Tour – AUSTRALIA JAN 2019 – Supports announced

VOIVOD – 35th Anniversary Tour – AUSTRALIA JAN 2019 – Supports announced

Sci-fi thrash metal prog-punks VOIVOD are celebrating thirty-five years on the warpath, and are rrröööaaarrring into 2019 in the best possible way for Australian fans with 4 big East Coast shows kicking off next week! Riding high on the critical success of this year’s compelling album The Wake, fans can look forward to a machine pummelling cruise on the VOIVOD spacecraft through career […]

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Jordan Rudess

Jordan Rudess

“…the piano is kind of like a home base for me, it all started with the piano and that’s like the instrument I feel so comfortable with so it’s a great way for me to express myself and as a musician take people on this journey.” From Bio: Jordan Rudess is best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for platinum-selling Grammy- […]

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JORDAN RUDESS Announces – Bach To Rock: A Musician’s Journey 2018 Australian and NZ Tour

JORDAN RUDESS Announces – Bach To Rock: A Musician’s Journey 2018 Australian and NZ Tour

Dream Theater’s extraordinary keyboard wizard announces solo shows. Voted “Best Keyboardist of All Time” (Music Radar Magazine), virtuoso musician/composer Jordan Rudess, will embark on an Australian & New Zealand tour this November performing his solo piano performance, FROM BACH TO ROCK: A MUSICIAN’S JOURNEY. “Calling Jordan Rudess a legend is an understatement” — Keyboard Magazine Rudess’ solo concert will travel through his fascinating musical journey […]

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STEVEN WILSON Announces Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates

STEVEN WILSON Announces Australian and New Zealand Tour Dates

Acclaimed Modernist Art-Rock architect Steven Wilson returns to Australia and New Zealand to present his most spectacular show yet, with four astonishing audio-visual extravaganzas. Following the release of ‘To The Bone’, his most successful album to date, Steven will perform 3hrs of mesmerising music drawn from both his recent catalogue, as well as classic Porcupine Tree songs, some of which have never previously been performed […]

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Shaun Morgan of Seether

Shaun Morgan of Seether

“It’s a double edged sword because all the pressure is on your shoulders and you have to perform and put out an album that can live up to all the expectations but can also stand up to the others, and I mean I think the songs on this record are personally my favourites in a long time just because they […]

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SEETHER Announce ‘Poison The Parish’ Australian Tour Dates

SEETHER Announce ‘Poison The Parish’ Australian Tour Dates

On the back of their heaviest album to date, SEETHER are intent on blasting the roof off with equal measures of ferocity and purpose. This is a band that knows how to connect with an audience, whilst delivering all the blood, sweat and sheer musical brutality that transports fans to a state of nirvanic rhapsody. SEETHER’s existence itself is an act of […]

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MACHINE HEAD Announce Catharsis 2018 Australian Tour

MACHINE HEAD Announce Catharsis 2018 Australian Tour

  After a completely SOLD OUT Australian Tour of epic proportions in 2015, Heavy Metal Icons MACHINE HEAD are set to make their triumphant return in 2018 and this time around they will be armed with their new album ‘Catharsis’ which entered the Australian ARIA Charts at Number 10. MACHINE HEAD have flown the flag for truth, integrity and creative desire in metal, starting with the earth-shattering […]

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Dweezil Zappa

Dweezil Zappa

“…we’ve definitely put material together that shows off a lot more in depth elements of my Dad’s composing style and I think if anyone has not heard the music they’ll get a very broad selection which I think has always been my goal is to show as much of the depth and variety and composition style, and so that’s kind […]

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GWAR Announce April 2018 Australian Tour

GWAR Announce April 2018 Australian Tour

Attention Human Scum!!!! Earth’s favourite interplanetary warriors, GWAR, are returning to conquer and destroy Australia in APRIL 2018! “The Blood of Gods Tour” continues on into Australia, as your masters and supreme overlords take their one of a kind carnival of blood-drenched death and destruction Down Under. The last time GWAR visited Australia in 2014, they upset the Australian public with the controversial and media-hyped beheading of […]

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CIRCA SURVIVE Announce 2018 Australian Tour

CIRCA SURVIVE Announce 2018 Australian Tour

CIRCA SURVIVE will be returning to Australian shores in May 2018 in support of their latest album The Amulet. After a successful run of shows in 2015 the Philadelphia alt-rock outfit are here to prove once again why they’re one of the most exhilarating live bands that alternative music has to offer. “The greatest chemistry with the crowd all night” – The Lantern “the […]

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SEPULTURA (With Special Guests DEATH ANGEL) Announce 2018 Australian Tour

SEPULTURA (With Special Guests DEATH ANGEL) Announce 2018 Australian Tour

The Sepulnation is alive and well! Following their crushingly successful 2014 Australian Tour, Brazilian Metal Icons SEPULTURA unleash a heavy metal hurricane upon the Sepulnation in May 2018. “one of my absolute favourite shows; one that I only wish I could relive time and time again” – Metal Obsession (Melbourne Review 2014) Armed with their finest album in decades ‘Machine Messiah’, SEPULTURA emerge into a troubled world with […]

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OVERKILL Announce 2018 Australian Tour

OVERKILL Announce 2018 Australian Tour

The self-proclaimed “Wrecking Crew” OVERKILL are set to destroy Australia in 2018. If you thought after 4-decades and 18 studio albums,OVERKILL would be losing steam, you don’t know OVERKILL. Throughout their existence, the New Jersey Thrash Metal forefathers shapeshifted, and evolved, keeping fans on their feet the whole time. Today, the band announced they will be bringing ‘The Grinding Wheel’tour to our shores, allowing us sufficient […]

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Dweezil Zappa Celebrates 50 Years of Frank – Australia & New Zealand 2018

Dweezil Zappa Celebrates 50 Years of Frank – Australia & New Zealand 2018

David Roy Williams in collaboration with Principal Entertainment present Dweezil Zappa, son of the legendary Frank Zappa, celebrating 50 years of Zappa with a series of concerts and exclusive guitar masterclasses in Australia & New Zealand in early 2018. Sheik Yerbouti next February, 2018 as the legendary music of Frank Zappa is celebrated live on stage by the man’s prodigiously […]

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MINISTRY with Special Guests FILTER * Sydney Show Sold Out, Second Show On Sale Now

MINISTRY with Special Guests FILTER * Sydney Show Sold Out, Second Show On Sale Now

Sydney has spoken first and loudest, the Industrial juggernaut  rolls on and the Show on Wednesday 27th September at the Metro Theatre has SOLD OUT.We are extremely happy to announce a second show on Friday 29th September at the Metro Theatre, tickets for this show are on sale NOW from: http://metropolistouring.com/ministry-filter Once again the mighty FILTER will be joining MINISTRY. […]

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PARADISE LOST Announce Australian Tour

PARADISE LOST Announce Australian Tour

Gothic Doom Metal band Paradise Lost to play first headline Australian shows in six years. “It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” Aristotle “Fists pump and heads bang to Faith Divides Us, Death Unites Us while Gothic still sounds as bleak and cripplingly heavy as it did in 1991, Nick Holmes’s vocals full […]

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Mike Portnoy

“Not only is it closure for me as an artist wanting to do it, but I think there’s some closure for the fans as well because there was a fear that once I left Dream Theater this would never actually happen, so there’s a sense of unfinished business in finally getting to do it.” From Release: MIKE PORTNOY is a […]

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Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress Announces Australian And New Zealand Tour

Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress Announces Australian And New Zealand Tour

Drum Wizard MIKE PORTNOY (ex-Dream Theater, The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors) brings the SHATTERED FORTRESS to Australia and New Zealand this November! The SHATTERED FORTRESS is MIKE PORTNOY and an all-star Prog lineup (Eric Gillette, Richard Henshall & Charlie Griffiths on Guitar,Connor Green on Bass & Diego Tejeida on Keyboards) performing Mike Portnoy’s 12 Step Suite live in its entirety! […]

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MALIBU, CA - July 12, 2016 - Helmet, rehearsal

Page Hamilton of Helmet talks ‘Betty’

Ahead of their upcoming Australian tour, we caught up with Page Hamilton from Helmet to muse on the band’s 1994 game-changing album Betty, a record which will be featured in full at shows across the country this April and May. If you were a fan of heavy guitar music in the days after Nirvana went stratospheric, there’s a chance that […]

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KREATOR With Special Guests VADER Announce Australian & New Zealand Tour

KREATOR With Special Guests VADER Announce Australian & New Zealand Tour

Hit the extreme aggression button metal fans – The Gods Of Violence return to tear the top of your head off and crush you into submission.   “The encore was filled to the brim with really old-school material with songs like “Flag of Hate”, “Under the Guillotine” and “Pleasure to Kill”. Needless to say, the crowd went crazy.” Metal Wani   Three years after […]

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Kim Wilde

Kim Wilde

“Well I think a lot of people who were around in the 80’s see it with rose tinted spectacles and it was a time before they got a mortgage most people or a divorce, or children *laughs* and I think people associate it with a sort of more carefree time in their lives… From release: Mention KIM WILDE and people’s […]

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OPETH Announce 2017 Australian and New Zealand tour dates.

OPETH Announce 2017 Australian and New Zealand tour dates.

The evolution of OPETH as a band is wondrous, witnessing spine-tingling music which bestrides genres, and an exponential growth in an ever diversifying fan base. OPETH performances are without peer – their live show is a deeply emotional, yet exhilarating experience. From centre stage they create an atmospheric utopia; theirs is truly a unique concert experience, and one not to […]

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OPETH To Perform At The Sydney Opera House On February 6th 2017

OPETH To Perform At The Sydney Opera House On February 6th 2017

Sweden’s musical alchemists, OPETH, will be releasing their bewitching, 12th studio album, Sorceress, on September 30th via the band’s imprint label Moderbolaget Records with Nuclear Blast Entertainment. In celebration of the release the band has planned special shows at historic venues around the world in support of the record, including Radio City Music Hall in New York on October 1st, […]

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KATATONIA Announce Australian 2016 Tour

KATATONIA Announce Australian 2016 Tour

Swedish melodic metal heavy weights KATATONIA finally return to Australia for their First Ever Headline Tour this December! KATATONIA’S sound has no boundaries or limitation. Heartfelt vocals compliment the multi-layered and mesmerising riffs that guide the listener to a whole different world. Following up their 2013 visit supporting fellow countrymen Opeth, Australians now have a chance to see KATATONIA in their […]

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An Evening With ENSLAVED 25th Anniversary Australian Shows Announced

An Evening With ENSLAVED 25th Anniversary Australian Shows Announced

Extreme Metal artisans ENSLAVED will be bringing their 25th anniversary celebrations to Australia in October 2016. The Norwegian blackened progressive metal band are proof that metal can be both abrasive and completely stunning. Every aspect of Enslaved live was nearly flawless – The New Fury The format for these Exclusive Australian Only shows will see ENSLAVED presenting two full sets […]

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Cherie Currie

Cherie Currie

“I just don’t feel any different to when I was a kid, I think it’s truly all in your head, my parents at fifty six, my Dad especially and my grandparents they thought they were way over the hill at fifty, and to me I’m still like a teenager I’m out there carving and still like I was in my […]

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