Category: Music News

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IRON MAIDEN Take Inspiration From The East For Their 17th Studio Album, ‘Senjutsu’ – Out September 3rd

Parlophone Records is thrilled to announce the release of IRON MAIDEN’s 17th studio album Senjutsu, their first in 6 years, on September 3rd. It was recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris. It was preceded on Thursday 15th July by an already highly acclaimed animated video for the first single “The Writing On The Wall” made by BlinkInk based on a concept by Bruce […]

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IRON MAIDEN Reveal First New Music In 6 Years With Spectacular Animated Video “The Writing On The Wall”

IRON MAIDEN Reveal First New Music In 6 Years With Spectacular Animated Video “The Writing On The Wall”

IRON MAIDEN today revealed their brand-new track, “The Writing On The Wall“, with an eagerly anticipated global YouTube video premiere. The song was written by Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith & lead singer Bruce Dickinson, produced by Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Maiden bassist and founder-member Steve Harris. Bruce Dickinson initially had a concept for the video which came to fruition in collaboration with two Award-winning former Pixar executives […]

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TWELVE FOOT NINJA announces third album Vengeance, new single, graphic novel, high fantasy Novel and tour dates!

TWELVE FOOT NINJA announces third album Vengeance, new single, graphic novel, high fantasy Novel and tour dates!

Australia’s maniacal rock-fusioneers Twelve Foot Ninja snuck back into the world’s eyes and ears last month with the stealthy drop of their single Long Way Home, the first taste of new music since their album OUTLIER in 2016. That single came with a 2D platformer videogame. Fans who collected all 12 brick phones in the game discovered they could unlock the band’s music video for Long Way […]

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TREMONTI To Release Fifth Studio Album, Marching In Time, On Sept 24 via Napalm Records

TREMONTI To Release Fifth Studio Album, Marching In Time, On Sept 24 via Napalm Records

World-renowned guitarist/songwriter Mark Tremonti is back with his fifth album from his solo band, Tremonti. The new album, entitled Marching In Time, is scheduled for global release on September 24 via Napalm Records and is available for pre-order now. Mark Tremonti is no stranger to storytelling. Throughout his years with top-charting bands Alter Bridge and Creed, and most recently his solo band, Mark has never […]

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SHIHAD Announce 10th Studio Album ‘Old Gods’ Due For Release August 27th and Announce Australian Tour

SHIHAD Announce 10th Studio Album ‘Old Gods’ Due For Release August 27th and Announce Australian Tour

Kiwi rock icons Shihad have announced their new album ‘Old Gods’ will be released on August 27th, 2021. Alongside the announcement, the band have released a taste of the album with opening track “Tear Down Those Names“ and revealed they will also embark on their first Australian headline tour since 2018. They will be blasting around the country in October to deliver the new and classic songs […]

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Album & Single Announcement

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Album & Single Announcement

Today, Bullet For My Valentine announce their self-titled, seventh album Bullet For My Valentine. The record will be released on October 22 via Spinefarm / Search & Destroy and sees the band open a bold new chapter. It’s easily their heaviest, fiercest album so far. “This is the beginning of Bullet 2.0,” says vocalist and lead guitarist Matt Tuck. “It signifies where we are right now. The music is fresh, it’s aggressive, […]

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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Australian Tour Confirmed For 2022.

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Australian Tour Confirmed For 2022.

My Chemical Romance (aka MCR/My Chem) have today announced an Australian arena tour for 2022, the band’s first Australian shows since their appearance at Big Day Out festival in 2012. MCR will perform their highly anticipated shows at Brisbane Entertainment Centre on Monday, March 14, followed by concerts at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne on Thursday, March 17 and Qudos Bank […]

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Bad Moon Born Release Melodic Single ‘Reins’

Bad Moon Born Release Melodic Single ‘Reins’

Sydney heavy rock outfit, Bad Moon Born, show no signs of slowing down this year with the release of a moving new single, ‘Reins.’ The track delves into the experience of living with Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, told from the perspective of the group’s singer and lyricist, Jordan Von Grae, and is accompanied by an emotional and poignant music video. […]

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THE BLACK CARDINALS Release New Single and Video ‘Gravity’

THE BLACK CARDINALS Release New Single and Video ‘Gravity’

There is something special about rock ’n’ roll and the blues. Both unique in their own way and both ridiculously amazing when blended together. Don’t believe it? Ask Rival Sons, Black Stone Cherry and The Black Crowes. In 2021, what is old is new again, with a modern twist. They are calling it the New Wave of Classic Rock. Make of it what […]

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BLUESFEST RISES: New dates and additional Headliner announced!

BLUESFEST RISES: New dates and additional Headliner announced!

BLUESFEST RISES MIDNIGHT OIL TO HEADLINE OPENING NIGHT – FRI 1st OCT PAUL KELLY TO HEADLINE SAT 2ND OCT TASH SULTANA & JIMMY BARNES RETURN AS SATURDAY & SUNDAY HEADLINERS Festival Director, Peter Noble OAM today announced: Who would have thought after the cancellation of Bluesfest last Easter by a Public Health Order, less than 24 hours before our gates were due to open, due […]

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LOUDFEST – A TRIBUTE FESTIVAL – Sydney – Presented by SILVERBACK TOURING

LOUDFEST – A TRIBUTE FESTIVAL – Sydney – Presented by SILVERBACK TOURING

Tribute shows excite and polarise equally but there is no denying the thirst for nostalgia currently in Australia with the re-emergence of a vibrant tribute scene. Long gone is the stigma of “just a cover band” or as Danny Bazzi, from Silverback Touring, puts it, “tribute shows are now far from those which you would just catch, conveniently, while hitting your local […]

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DEVILS IN HEAVEN will “Rise” on June 25th, 2021!

DEVILS IN HEAVEN will “Rise” on June 25th, 2021!

Devils in Heaven started out as a school covers band in Launceston, Tasmania during the mid-1980’s. After a couple of years of gigging around Tasmania, the boys left their comfy confines in March 1989 and joined the thriving Northern Queensland circuit of touring bands. It was a baptism by fire, but the boys learned to adapt to different type of […]

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LOUDFEST – A TRIBUTE FESTIVAL – Melbourne – Presented by SILVERBACK TOURING.

LOUDFEST – A TRIBUTE FESTIVAL – Melbourne – Presented by SILVERBACK TOURING.

Tribute shows excite and polarise equally but there is no denying the thirst for nostalgia currently in Australia with the re-emergence of a vibrant tribute scene. Long gone is the stigma of “just a cover band” or as Danny Bazzi, from Silverback Touring, puts it, “tribute shows are now far from those which you would just catch, conveniently, while hitting your […]

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POLARIS Vagabond Tour announcement & release new video

POLARIS Vagabond Tour announcement & release new video

Sydney metalcore outfit Polaris are stoked to announce the Vagabond Tour which will see the band hit regional spots on the east coast throughout June with special guests, Deadlights. “It’s turned out to be kind of ironic that the lyrics of “Vagabond” mention this idea that “nowhere feels like home”, which was originally a reference to constantly being on the move when we were […]

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BEARTOOTH Announce New Album ‘Below’ out June 25 Via Red Bull Records

BEARTOOTH Announce New Album ‘Below’ out June 25 Via Red Bull Records

After thrilling their legion of fans by surprise dropping the blistering and brand new track Devastation —see above for early press praise— gold-selling, Columbus, Ohio-based rock band Beartooth have announced details regarding their fourth studio album Below. Fans can pre-order the album, which will arrive on June 25 via Red Bull Records, here. “Below is by far my favourite album I’ve made to date,” says frontman Caleb Shomo. “It covers the dark side of […]

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Silverback Touring Presents ”Home Brewed” Festival 2021

Silverback Touring Presents ”Home Brewed” Festival 2021

Australia has long held a reputation as a breeding ground for world class bands across the entire rock spectrum. In 2021, this continues to ring true. Silverback Touring are proud to announce “Home Brewed”, a series of festival style shows across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane showcasing some of the best local talent each city has to offer. Whether you’re a fan of straight […]

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THE LAST KISS AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

THE LAST KISS AUSTRALIAN TOUR ANNOUNCED

Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live today announced that rock n roll legends KISS will bring their spectacular ‘End Of The Road’ tour to Australia later this year. In news that will thrill their legions of Aussie fans, the tour will commence in Perth on 14 November before playing Adelaide, two Melbourne shows, Sydney, Brisbane and a huge outdoor […]

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BABY ANIMALS Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of Award Winning Debut Album With East Coast Tour

BABY ANIMALS Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of Award Winning Debut Album With East Coast Tour

It has been 30 years since one of Australia’s most revered rock bands, BABY ANIMALS burst onto the scene with the release of their 8x Platinum, ARIA Award winning, self-titled debut album, featuring iconic hits ‘Rush You’, ‘Early Warning’, ‘Painless’  and  ‘One Word’.   The band celebrates this significant milestone with the announcement of their 30th Anniversary Tour, presented by Triple M, with special guests, KINGSWOOD. Tickets are on […]

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COOPERS & LIVE NATION return once again with LIVE, LOUD AND LOCAL

COOPERS & LIVE NATION return once again with LIVE, LOUD AND LOCAL

Coopers Brewery and Live Nation are today excited to announce the next round of artists to feature in the popular Live, Loud and Local gig series by today adding Client Liaison (Melbourne), Baker Boy (Melbourne), and Birds of Tokyo (Perth). On Thursday March 11 new jack swingers Client Liaison bring their multisensory experience to Melbourne’s The Tote. Then on Thursday […]

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ICONS & LEGENDS – A Tribute To The Legacy Of Eddie Van Halen Australian Tour

ICONS & LEGENDS – A Tribute To The Legacy Of Eddie Van Halen Australian Tour

There are not many iconic and legendary guitarists who hold the same esteem, respect and legacy as Eddie Van Halen. A guitarist who shaped generations, shaped genres and blew our minds with the heights he took his instrument to. The death of Eddie Van Halen on 6 October 2020 will forever be a date etched into the collective memories of […]

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Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith & The Winery Dogs’ Richie Kotzen Announce Smith/Kotzen. Debut First Single

BMG are thrilled to announce that two of rock’s most admired musicians have joined forces for an exciting new side-project. Smith/Kotzen is the electrifying collaboration between guitarists & vocalists Adrian Smith & Richie Kotzen. Part-time LA neighbours, full time friends with a healthy mutual respect. Both artists are seasoned performers on the global stage, having honed their skills throughout their careers to create […]

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RICKY WARWICK Releases New Single ‘You Don’t Love Me’ (ft. Luke Morley of THUNDER)

RICKY WARWICK Releases New Single ‘You Don’t Love Me’ (ft. Luke Morley of THUNDER)

RICKY WARWICK (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty) has released the second single from his first studio album in five years, When Life Was Hard And Fast (out February 19, 2021, via NUCLEAR BLAST). The new single is titled ‘You Don’t Love Me‘ and features a guest guitar solo from the inimitable Luke Morley of Thunder who also makes an appearance in the video. It’s a direct song with […]

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STEEL PANTHER ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ tour with SEVENDUST re-scheduled until October 2021

STEEL PANTHER ‘Heavy Metal Rules’ tour with SEVENDUST re-scheduled until October 2021

Steel Panther’s Heavy Metal Rules Australian and New Zealand tour dates (with special guests Sevendust on the Australian dates) are now officially re-scheduled until October 2021! MJR Presents are bringing the Metal Mayhem down under later than expected, but better late than pregnant, ahem, never! Don’t think of it as being let down by a lover, think of it as […]

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Good Things Festival Announces Its Return In December 2021. Dates & Venues Are Revealed!

Good Things Festival Announces Its Return In December 2021. Dates & Venues Are Revealed!

It is with a heavy heart that Australia’s favourite alternative music festival, Good Things Festival won’t be rockin’ up the East Coast this year. To our Good Things family, we know you love your mosh pits sweaty, your t-shirts black and the live shows spectacular. We know Parkway Drive delivered this in spades as our headliner last year, but just wait to see what […]

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KEITH URBAN Announces December 2021 Shows For His “The Speed Of Now World Tour 2021”

KEITH URBAN Announces December 2021 Shows For His “The Speed Of Now World Tour 2021”

Five-time ARIA and four-time GRAMMY Award winner Keith Urban today announced 11 Australian concerts to take place in December 2021, the first of those revealed for his ‘THE SPEED OF NOW WORLD TOUR 2021.’  It marks Urban’s first concerts in Australia in more than two years and will be the first chance that fans will have to see him perform songs from […]

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SILVERBACK TOURING’s Danny Bazzi Launches THE SILVERBACK AGENCY

SILVERBACK TOURING’s Danny Bazzi Launches THE SILVERBACK AGENCY

THE SILVERBACK AGENCY is a full-service artist and talent agency offering artist services in management, booking, touring, artist development, digital distribution, merchandise, publicity and media. The agency was developed as the next phase in the evolution of SILVERBACK TOURING, the touring agency, which was established in 2018 and has established itself, in a short time, as a serious player in rock touring […]

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GUNS N’ ROSES Announce Australian Stadium Tour

GUNS N’ ROSES Announce Australian Stadium Tour

Guns N’ Roses made our collective rock’n’roll dreams come true with 2017’s Not In This Lifetime tour and now Paul Dainty AM, President & CEO of TEG DAINTY is thrilled to announce one of the greatest bands of all time will return to tour our shores in NOVEMBER 2021.  As the first stadium tour announcement since the advent of COVID-19 and border closures pressed pause on touring, it’s fair to say our […]

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Icons & Legends – A Tribute To The Music of BON JOVI Announce 2021 Australian Tour Dates

Icons & Legends – A Tribute To The Music of BON JOVI Announce 2021 Australian Tour Dates

Silverback Touring is ecstatic to announce the launch of their new brand, Icons & Legends, a nod to the artists which have shaped our lives and popular culture as we know it. On the concept, Danny Bazzi, head of Silverback, says: “We wanted to bring the music of some of these iconic and legendary acts to the forefront. This is not a dress […]

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ALICE COOPER Announces New Studio Album ‘Detroit Stories’ – A Homage To His Hometown, To Be Released On Feb 26, 2021

ALICE COOPER Announces New Studio Album ‘Detroit Stories’ – A Homage To His Hometown, To Be Released On Feb 26, 2021

Alice Cooper has announced the release of his brand new studio album “Detroit Stories” will be out on February 26, 2021 via earMUSIC! Fans will get a first taste of the upcoming album this Friday, November 13, when the first song “Rock ‘n’ Roll” will be available everywhere. Named for the city that launched the original Alice Cooper group on the road to success, “Detroit Stories” follows last year’s “Breadcrumbs” EP as a modern-day homage […]

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DEVILSKIN Announce February 2021 Australian Tour With Special Guests Shepherds Reign

DEVILSKIN Announce February 2021 Australian Tour With Special Guests Shepherds Reign

Hard hitting Kiwi band DEVILSKIN released their critically acclaimed third studio album RED in April. Having stunned Australian crowds on tours with HALESTORM and SLASH Ft. Miles Kennedy and the Conspirators and appearing on Download Australia in 2019 DEVILSKIN are on their way for a headline tour in February thanks to Silverback Touring. DEVILSKIN have garnered a formidable reputation and a solid fan-base worldwide from their relentless touring schedule. A swathe of brilliant live reviews […]

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