Category: Music News

Hoodlum Shouts announce debut album and East Coast Tour

Hoodlum Shouts announce debut album and East Coast Tour

Hoodlum Shouts deliver their first full-length dose of brooding sing-alongs with the debut album Young Man Old Man set for joint release on Poison City and HelloSquare Recordings on March 28. Recorded by Matt Voigt (The Dirty Three, Midnight Oil, The Nation Blue), Canberra’s Hoodlum Shouts continue down the path of bold simplicity and lush melodies, while balancing the needle somewhere between melancholy and uplifting. […]

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Young Guns announce Australian tour with Closure In Moscow

Young Guns announce Australian tour with Closure In Moscow

Strength comes from our bones – the knowledge that, deep down, nothing is impossible. ‘Bones’, the stunning new album from Young Guns, captures exactly that: it’s a hymn to bravery and boldness, the defining statement so far from one of our finest bands. http://youtu.be/qk3vjIDuy9w Celebrated U.K outfit YOUNG GUNS hit Australian stages this May/June in support of their highly praised landmark new release […]

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Tenacious D’s – ‘Rize Of The Fenix’ set for release May 11th – Tracklisting revealed

Tenacious D’s – ‘Rize Of The Fenix’ set for release May 11th – Tracklisting revealed

Sony Music Entertainment Australia announced today the May 11, 2012 release of Tenacious D’s widely-anticipated RIZE OF THE FENIX, the band’s first studio album in over six years. RIZE OF THE FENIX is the third album from the group and is the follow-up to 2006’s gold THE PICK OF DESTINY and 2001’s platinum debut album TENACIOUS D. Produced by the brilliant John Kimbrough, RIZE OF THE […]

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SLASH reveals track listing for ‘Apocalyptic Love’

SLASH reveals track listing for ‘Apocalyptic Love’

REVEALS TRACK LISTING FOR ‘APOCALYPTIC LOVE’ NEW SOLO STUDIO ALBUM FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS RELEASED MAY 18, 2012 Off the back of his Australian visit last week, where we were lucky enough to hear nine tracks from it and to talk to SLASH about this upcoming album (look for that interview closer to release), SLASH has revealed the […]

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The ‘Metal For Cancer’ Dragon Slayer All Star Project

The ‘Metal For Cancer’ Dragon Slayer All Star Project

THE METAL FOR CANCER  DRAGON SLAYER ALL STAR PROJECT Announcing the release of the new digital single ‘Lets Unite in Rock’ featuring an all star cast exclusively written and produced by Henrik Flyman to raise funds for cancer research. Available exclusively now from www.metalforcancer.com Cancer is a disease that touches every people from all walks of life and the heavy […]

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The Dandy Warhols premiere ‘Well They’re Gone’

The Dandy Warhols premiere ‘Well They’re Gone’

Dandy Warhols Premiere “Well They’re Gone” On Rolling Stone This Machine Out April 24th On The End Records mp3 for download | “Well They’re Gone” This Machine is the Dandy’s 8th official studio album and was recorded over the course of 2011 at The Dandy Warhols rock clubhouse/ entertainment megaplex/studio The Odditorium. The band recorded the album with their longtime […]

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Cold Chisel announce plans for NO PLANS

Cold Chisel announce plans for NO PLANS

Cold Chisel announced today that their first new studio album in 14 years will be launched at Bluesfest – where Cold Chisel are headlining on Thursday April 5 – ahead of its official release in stores on Friday April 6 through Warner Music Australia. The album is titled No Plans and features 13 songs drawn from recording sessions across 2010 […]

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Falling In Reverse release new video ‘Raised By Wolves’

Falling In Reverse release new video ‘Raised By Wolves’

Exhilarating front man Ronnie Radke and his blistering young rock n’ roll band Falling In Reverse continue their meteoric rise with the release of their brand new video for the song “Raised By Wolves” from their smash debut album The Drug In Me Is You. This clip shows the band in an electrifying live performance and offers a sweat drenched window into life on […]

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Bruce Springsteen to release new studio album ‘Wrecking Ball’ – new song stream!

Bruce Springsteen to release new studio album ‘Wrecking Ball’ – new song stream!

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN TO RELEASE NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘WRECKING BALL’ ON MARCH 6; EUROPEAN DATES AND SXSW KEYNOTE SPEECH CONFIRMED As reported on www.brucespringsteen.net, Bruce Springsteen’s new album Wrecking Ball has been set for March 6 release on Columbia Records. Marking his 17th studio album, ‘Wrecking Ball’ features 11 new Springsteen songs and was produced by Ron Aniello with Bruce Springsteen […]

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Stonefield to release new single ‘Bad Reality’ and announce new tour dates!

Stonefield to release new single ‘Bad Reality’ and announce new tour dates!

STONEFIELD are at it again…hands off the handlebars, feet in the air, full speed ahead! And since when has it been any different for these four siblings from rural Victoria? Their last 12 months has resembled a downhill speed?race that encompassed three continents, appearances at the biggest music festivals in the UK and Australia, a cast that includes The Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs and […]

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Strangers – Signed, sealed, delivered!

Strangers – Signed, sealed, delivered!

SIGNED; SEALED; DELIVERED…they want more! Sydney rock&roll miscreants STRANGERS emerged from the depths of Melbourne’s The Studios In The City recording studio this week to a bright new day. Currently recording their debut album under the Terminator-like gaze of producer/manager Tom Larkin the band emerged for a scheduled smoke and found time to become the latest artist directly signed to Shock Records’ new imprint label PERMANENT RECORDS! Armed with […]

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Radiohead return to Australia in November

Radiohead return to Australia in November

“Taking the plunge into this band’s mysteries is one of rock’s true pleasures.” Rolling Stone (on The King Of Limbs) “Yorke sidled into his terse but radiant falsetto, his voice glowing over the room like a chandelier.”  New York Times (Roseland Ballroom NYC September 2011) “Yorke never, ever stopped moving. Neither did the crowd.”  Spin (Roseland Ballroom NYC September 2011) Admirers […]

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Make Them Suffer sign to Roadrunner Records Australia

Make Them Suffer sign to Roadrunner Records Australia

PERTH’S MAKE THEM SUFFER SIGN TO ROADRUNNER RECORDS AUSTRLIA Perth’s Deathcore, Black Metal hybrid Make Them Suffer have signed to Roadrunner Records Australia. On the back of the bands stunning Lord Of Woe EP, Make Them Suffer were brought to the attention of Roadrunner A&R execs after posting their tracks on Roadrunner’s Sign Me To site: A destination for unsigned bands to have their music reviewed […]

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THE CULT to headline Auditorium Shores Stage at SXSW on March 17th

The Cult will make its 2012 concert debut when the band plays the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival next month, headlining the Auditorium Shores Stage on Saturday, March 17. The Auditorium Shores Stage show will be free and open to the public, and The Cult will take the stage at 8:00PM. “SXSW is thrilled that The Cult is returning […]

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Soulfly release video for ‘World Scum’

Soulfly release video for ‘World Scum’

NEW VIDEO FOR ‘WORLD SCUM’ RELEASED – THE FIRST SINGLE FROM ENSLAVED OUT MARCH 9 Watch the new video for ‘World Scum’ here-   2012 will see the release of Enslaved, a brand new Soulfly album which will be their eighth overall. While many bands barely make it to a third album, the Max Cavalera-led collective is still going strong […]

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Zeroking is set on ‘Self Destruction’

Zeroking is set on ‘Self Destruction’

(Huntington, WVa – 20 February 2012) Rising West Virginia hard rockers, Zeroking have just released their first full length album (and third effort overall), Kings of Self Destruction via new upstart label, Vanity Music Group. Equal parts classic metal ala Guns N’ Roses and Motley Crue and modern hard rock in the vein of Hinder and Buckcherry, Kings Of Self Destruction covers all the […]

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Calling All Cars – tea, sympathy and a national tour!

Calling All Cars – tea, sympathy and a national tour!

Rewind to August last year – CALLING ALL CARS released their second album, the ARIA charting “Dancing with a Dead Man”, and set off on a tour cycle around the country. Taking their triple j featured album to the masses on the back of national airplay and hot supporting cast that introduced Redcoats and Boy In A Box they played to sold out rooms and stamped […]

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Dangerous! announce Teenage Rampage Tour

Dangerous! announce Teenage Rampage Tour

Artist Voice, Bombshellzine, Afends Clothing, Macbeth Shoes and Monster Energy Drink Present – Dangerous! “ Teenage Rampage” Tour. Raucous Australian Rock Band Hit The Road In Support Of Their Debut Album. There aren’t many bands left these days who embody rock n’ roll’s raucous spirit, which is why the music of Dangerous! is more vital now than ever. This Australian act […]

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Tyketto – to release new album ‘Dig In Deep’

Tyketto – to release new album ‘Dig In Deep’

NEW JERSEY ROCKERS TYKETTO TO RELEASE FIRST NEW ALBUM IN 18 YEARS: “DIG IN DEEP” Frontiers Records is proud to announce the release of the first new album in 18 years from New Jersey rockers Tyketto: DIG IN DEEP is due out on April 20th in Europeand April 24th in North America and features the original line-up. With recent appearances at Sweden Rock, Download, Firefest, Hard Rock […]

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TWELVE FOOT NINJA, JERICCO & CIRCLES JOIN FORCES FOR ‘SWARM TOUR’

TWELVE FOOT NINJA, JERICCO & CIRCLES JOIN FORCES FOR ‘SWARM TOUR’

TWELVE FOOT NINJA, JERICCO & CIRCLES JOIN FORCES FOR ‘SWARM TOUR’ Melbourne’s progressive heavy music scene is in fine form in 2012 and how better to celebrate than to combine the force of three of its finest on an impressive triple bill. This March, longstanding genre leaders Twelve Foot Ninja and Jericco will be joined by newcomers, Circles on the […]

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SKIP THE FOREPLAY TO RELEASE EPITAPH DEBUT APRIL 27

SKIP THE FOREPLAY TO RELEASE EPITAPH DEBUT APRIL 27

The ground-breaking new band out of Montreal called Skip The Foreplay have perfected a unique and exhilarating new genre of music. The sound is a high energy raucous sound merging the heaviness of metal, earth-shaking hardcore breakdowns and the massive irresistible beats of electronic dance music that include elements of dub-step, hip-hop and house. As the group recently explained, “We play party […]

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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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