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Eicca Toppinen of Apocalyptica

Eicca Toppinen of Apocalyptica

“…we’ve been doing festivals all over the world but not in Australia. You know the first trip we did last time there in 2012 for the club shows we were blown away by the fans and the way the people reacted at the shows and really excited and curious to see what happens on the big festival.” From Bio: Since […]

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Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach

“We’re gonna play some old school classics and but then we’re going to play all this stuff we’ve been writing all the years but haven’t been coming down to Australia to tour on, so a lot of the fans will be hearing a lot of these songs for the first time live, so that’s going to be special.” Since the […]

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SILVERSTEIN announces Australian Tour 2015

SILVERSTEIN announces Australian Tour 2015

“Discovering The Waterfront” 10 Year Anniversary Tour May 2015 – with Special Guests DREAM ON DREAMER & YOUNG LIONS Canadian post hardcore pioneers, Silverstein have sold over 1 million records in their 15 year career, and this year their breakthrough album Discovering The Waterfront turns 10! The album gave the band their first Top 40 chart debut and brought them […]

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Iggor Cavalera of Cavalera Conspiracy

Iggor Cavalera of Cavalera Conspiracy

“I have to say that I really had a good time you know like me and Max really push each other to do certain things and to play certain ways and this album was no different, it was really about that, about pushing each other and trying to do something that at the same time that was fun as I […]

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A Night with DEVIN TOWNSEND – October 2014 Guitar Clinics

A Night with DEVIN TOWNSEND – October 2014 Guitar Clinics

The eccentric and musical mastermind that is Devin Townsend will be making his way to Australia this October to take part in a series of Guitar Clinics in association with Thump Music. Devin Townsend, now 30 records into an astonishing career has just raised the stakes, in the form of a new double album, Z, to be released worldwide in […]

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Louise Post of Veruca Salt

Louise Post of Veruca Salt

“Well the stars definitely had to align for this to happen the way it did and some of it is mysterious to me and poetically so, because none of us imagined that we would do this again and I don’t think any of us had harboured any secret hopes that it might happen.” From Tour Release: Finally! The news Veruca […]

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DEFRYME – Don’t Call It A Comeback Mini Tour!

DEFRYME – Don’t Call It A Comeback Mini Tour!

Wilder than a truckload of tigers on acid, Australian funk-rock mega-giants, Defryme return with a distinctive madness that’ll rip off your ears and put ‘em back on wrong. After taking an extended break to surf the world, hang out with a yogi and bench press gorillas, The Defryme machine has decided to roll back into public life for no reason […]

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COMEBACK KID announces Australian tour for October

COMEBACK KID announces Australian tour for October

COMEBACK KID are an undeniable staple of the hardcore community. It’s been 11 years since their debut album and with the release of their fifth record, Die Knowing, earlier in 2014, the Canadian quintet are gearing up to bring their new stuff back to Australia this October for their ever growing legion of fans. Taking influence from their contemporaries in […]

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The Encyclopedia Of Australian Heavy Metal: A History Of Australian Heavy Music in 400 pages

The Encyclopedia Of Australian Heavy Metal: A History Of Australian Heavy Music in 400 pages

Like, Metal Down Under. This book captures the past, present and future of the Australian metal scene and condenses it into 400 pages riveting, essential reading. The Encyclopedia of Australian Heavy Metal is an attempt to chronicle the history of heavy music in Australia. From the heady psychedelic early days of Buffalo and bruising boogie of AC/DC and Rose Tattoo […]

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NONPOINT announce new album ‘The Return’

NONPOINT announce new album ‘The Return’

Nonpoint are set to release their eighth studio album, “The Return,” In Australia on September 29 via Metal Blade/Rocket. After 17 years in the game, the Florida quintet sustains the same energy that sparked its foundation back in 1997. The riffs crack with intensity, the bass and drums forge an unmatched groove, and the vocals rapidly recount stories of pain and […]

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Corrosion Of Conformity – IX

Corrosion Of Conformity – IX

When a band has been making music for so long and with a few varied line-ups, I’m always intrigued as to what they continue to come up with, one of those bands is Corrosion Of Conformity or C.O.C. to the cool kids. My mate JD has always raved about C.O.C. (he’s one of the cool kids) and I’ve been aware […]

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Woody Weatherman of Corrosion Of Conformity

Woody Weatherman of Corrosion Of Conformity

“…and it may throw some people for a loop because you’ve got the guys that are pure metal, they want to see metal, then you’ve got the guys that want to see punk rock, then you’ve got the guys that are into doom or whatever *laughs* and I think we’ve always tried to grab a little bit of all of […]

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Corrosion Of Conformity: Aust/NZ July Tour Salvaged

Corrosion Of Conformity: Aust/NZ July Tour Salvaged

After the untimely cancellation of their debut Australian tour, Corrosion Of Conformity have moved quickly to work with a new promoter and rebook a new set of dates and keep the promise to their fans. US Punk/Metal pioneers, Corrosion Of Conformity (bassist/vocalist Mike Dean, drummer/vocalist Reed Mullin and guitarist Woody Weatherman) exploded onto the US heavy scene way back in the early 80’s. The […]

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POP WILL EAT ITSELF announce Australian tour for September

POP WILL EAT ITSELF announce Australian tour for September

Pop Will Eat Itself are set to return to Australia for the first time in 20 years!! POP WILL EAT ITSELF, aka PWEI, aka the Poppies stormed on to the late 80’s UK scene with their high energy, industrial tinged dance / rock anthems. They shared many a stage with such musical contemporaries as Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Jesus Jones, and The Wonder Stuff. However, […]

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JOHN GARCIA (Kyuss & Slo-Burn) Australian Tour: September 2014

JOHN GARCIA (Kyuss & Slo-Burn) Australian Tour: September 2014

JOHN GARCIA (Kyuss & Slo-Burn) Australian Tour: September 2014 – with Waxy (USA) and Mammoth Mammoth (Melb) John Garcia is instantly recognisable as the voice of a genre. Single handedly bringing the California Desert Rock sound to the world via his works with Kyuss, Slo Burn, Unida, Hermano and Vista Chino and spawning a million copycats in the process His […]

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Mid Year Mayhem tour featuring: Buried In Verona, Antagonist AD and Stories Announced!

Mid Year Mayhem tour featuring: Buried In Verona, Antagonist AD and Stories Announced!

2014 has been a big year for Buried in Verona. Album number four,Faceless, debuted at #15 on the ARIA charts and was followed by a national tour in April, with Brisbane and Perth shows selling out. The band is currently treating European crowds to their brand of relentless riffage and in your face lyrics. Hot on the heels of their Euro jaunt […]

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Introducing ARMS ATTRACTION, new single free download and dates supporting Cartel nationally during May

Introducing ARMS ATTRACTION, new single free download and dates supporting Cartel nationally during May

Local Sydney four piece punk rock band Arms Attraction maybe relatively unknown BUT they are about to kick of a national tour with Will Pugh vocalist from US Pop Punkers Cartel after he handpicked them for the job! ‘We have been pinching ourselves since we got the call from our management’ comments lead singer Mikaila Delgado ‘we have almost finished our debut EP and it will be released […]

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Corrosion of Conformity: Tour Canceled

Corrosion of Conformity: Tour Canceled

It is with much regret that the July 2014 Australian and New Zealand tour by US punk/metal pioneers Corrosion Of Conformity with special guests Weedeater has to be canceled. Unfortunately the promoters financial backers and former employer, Redline Music have as of Wednesday, May 14 gone into litigation and will cease operations as of Saturday, May 17. All tickets are […]

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VERUCA SALT National Tour Announced for September

VERUCA SALT National Tour Announced for September

Featuring All Four Original Members For The First Time Since 1998 Finally! The news Veruca Salt fans have been waiting yeeeears for! The original members of Veruca Salt, Nina Gordon, Louise Post, Steve Lack and Jim Shapiro recently announced an epic reunion tour that seems them playing their first shows together since 1998, and we are stoked to say Australia […]

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Devin Shidaker of The Acacia Strain

Devin Shidaker of The Acacia Strain

“We take the songs that we have played in the past that do really well, we usually put those in there and then we just take depending on what type of crowd we’re playing for, with more metal shows we try to get some of our most faster paced stuff in there and then if we’re playing more of a […]

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Andre Anderson & D.C. Cooper of Royal Hunt

Andre Anderson & D.C. Cooper of Royal Hunt

AMENDMENT – CANCELLATION NOTICE At the 11th hour a critical impasse culminated between the parties involved with the Royal Hunt tour. This irreconcilable impasse made the tour and the shows itself untenable, as such, the tour is cancelled. We are disappointed in light of these events all the while remaining steadfast in the fact that we did everything to try and […]

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Dave Brockie Lead Singer and Founder of Metal Band GWAR Passes Away Sunday March 23rd, 2014

Dave Brockie Lead Singer and Founder of Metal Band GWAR Passes Away Sunday March 23rd, 2014

It’s always sad when this kind of news comes through, particularly when you’d just seen the band a month ago and had previously had one of the funniest interviews I’d ever done, so to get this news is surreal. Rumours spread yesterday of his death but below is the statement from Gwar’s manager confirming his passing. R.I.P. Oderus Urungus… Thanks […]

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Whitechapel Announce Brand New Album

Whitechapel Announce Brand New Album

Track listing and album artwork revealed! First single streaming now! Returning with the fifth full-length of their decimating career, there is no stopping the juggernaut that is WHITECHAPEL. Our Endless War is the culmination of everything the Knoxville, Tennessee sextet have worked toward since their inception. A ruthlessly honed album that refuses to compromise on brutality, it is also by far their most […]

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Lord: Parts Way With Drummer, Release Video For ‘Final Seconds’ & 25th Dungeon Anniversary Details

Lord: Parts Way With Drummer, Release Video For ‘Final Seconds’ & 25th Dungeon Anniversary Details

Aussie heavy metaller’s LORD have announced that they have mutually parted ways with drummer Damo Costas, released a video for ‘Final Seconds’ and announced plans to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dungeon. Full press release can be found HERE The band commented – “Damo has reached a point where as much as he loved being in the band, losing that job he worked so hard to get […]

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GUTHRIE GOVAN Master Class Clinic tour July 2014

GUTHRIE GOVAN Master Class Clinic tour July 2014

Thump Music would like to welcome you to a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend a never before seen Masterclass by Guthrie Govan in Australia. With over 2 hours of solid teaching, Q&A, playing and empowering you as a guitarist and musician. ABOUT GUTHRIE Guthrie Govan has been playing guitar for as long as he can remember. He played […]

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Brett Anderson of Buried In Verona

Brett Anderson of Buried In Verona

“Do what you want no matter what anyone says or does to sabotage you. Take action as just thinking positive does not cut it in this life, you want to achieve life goals etc. you have to work for it and a lot of the time sacrifice many things. But the end result is always worth it.” From release: Since […]

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CROSSON

CROSSON

“The future of our planet is dominated by ‘Boy Bands’ and ‘Hip Hop Artists” and CROSSON has been sent back in time from Earth’s decadent future to save the future of Rock and Metal. Our goal – to Spread The Rock N Roll Disease.” From Bio: Transported back in time from our decedent future, post apocalyptic rock warriors CROSSON, have […]

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Alex Wade of Whitechapel

Alex Wade of Whitechapel

“… Australia is just a beautiful country to begin with and a great place to be, and the shows are just so massive and it’s just a tonne of fun being there with so many great bands, and being able to say that we’re on the Soundwave line-up as well.” From Bio: Having spent several years lauded as one of […]

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Eyehategod announce 25th Anniversary Australian Tour for January 2014

Eyehategod announce 25th Anniversary Australian Tour for January 2014

Hailing from the dark lands of the deep South, better known as New Orleans, North America’s most uncompromising band EYEHATEGOD came to be In the year 1988, and have since created a 25 year legacy of sheer unadulterated, no holds bared, musical brutality. Their vision was pure and their approach was hostile, through the course of their four studio albums, […]

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Behemoth Announces New Video And Single Off The Satanist!

Behemoth Announces New Video And Single Off The Satanist!

EVP Recordings Sign BEHEMOTH For Australia! – First Release to be ‘Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel’ – iTunes single on Dec 4 2013 Polish metal titans Behemoth have inked a deal with EVP Recordings to release their new album The Satanist in 2014. The band will premiere the first of their new unholy incantations to their disciples to worship them digitally […]

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