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Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise

Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise

“It’s just honest music, it’s not like a bunch of dudes in spandex pants, big hair, driving around in limos talking about fucking chicks and doing cocaine, it’s honest blue collar lyrics that connect with kids and I think the world was kind of missing that and it found its place pretty damn quick.” From release: The mid 90’s were […]

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LILLYE release Video For Who I’m Meant To Be – For Fans Of The Divinyls, Skunk Anansie & Halestorm

LILLYE release Video For Who I’m Meant To Be – For Fans Of The Divinyls, Skunk Anansie & Halestorm

It’s been a long time since Sydney had a native rock band that could stand along side the classics like AC/DC, Rose Tattoo or The Divinyls, Lillyè represent that loud and proud Australian tradition, a five-headed rock n roll animal ready to set the scene on fire. Today, Lillyè unveil their video for Who I’m Meant To Be from their […]

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Dave Lombardo: Announces Australian Tour for October 2015

Dave Lombardo: Announces Australian Tour for October 2015

Punishing 16th-note kicks at rapid-fire tempos, unbelievable runs across his rack toms, insanely twisted patterns, and awe-inspiring phrases: Dave Lombardo is deemed one of the most influential drummers of our time. Born with extraordinary musical aptitude, Lombardo was intuitive to rhythm at a very early age. His musical awareness has continued to transcend the repetitive formula of Metal throughout his formidable […]

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HELLYEAH Tour Kicks of this week. Fans to help create live DVD to immortalise tour.

HELLYEAH Tour Kicks of this week. Fans to help create live DVD to immortalise tour.

HELLYEAH will conclude their 17 month World Tour (2014-2015) with 3 shows in New Zealand, 5 shows in Australia and 2 shows in Japan. The BLOOD FOR BLOOD tour will have been seen by over 1 million fans in Canada, USA, Europe and Asia since April 2014. Since the BLOOD FOR BLOOD album and touring cycle has been such a success, the band has come […]

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W.A.S.P: Release First Song From Golgotha – Last Runaway

W.A.S.P: Release First Song From Golgotha – Last Runaway

The first single from Golgotha, Last Runaway has been released. Listen to it here Almost six years have passed since the world saw a new studio album from Metal Icons W.A.S.P. On October 9th, the wait ends, as Blackie Lawless and the legendary rockers W.A.S.P. will release their long awaited new album and Napalm Records debut Golgotha. 40 years ago I came to Hollywood as a teenager.  Terrified and scared […]

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Michael ‘Padge’ Paget of Bullet For My Valentine

Michael ‘Padge’ Paget of Bullet For My Valentine

“We’re still all kind of young, we’ve got a fire, an ambition and we just want to be a timeless band, we want to be as big as we possibly can, reach as many fans as we can and just continue to make music, I mean that’s the main thing, right?” From Release: Over the course of their career, Bullet For […]

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Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah

Vinnie Paul of Hellyeah

“…it’s hard to keep the ship floating in the right direction when you’ve got some people that are trying to lean it off to the side. So once we were able to get rid of the people that were the problem, everything really fell in line with myself, Tom and Chad, we’ve always been on the same page and we […]

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PENNYWISE Announce About Time 20th Anniversary Australian Tour – with guests Anti-Flag.

PENNYWISE Announce About Time 20th Anniversary Australian Tour – with guests Anti-Flag.

The mid 90’s were the zenith of the US led punk rock explosion. Pennywise were at the forefront of the charge and in 1995 released About Time an album that refined and defined the So-Cal melodic hardcore sound that spawned a movement and a thousand copy cats. About Time had the double touch of world renowned producer, Jerry Finn (Rancid, Green Day, Blink 182) and Epitaph/Bad […]

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GRAVEYARD ROCKSTARS release new video and announce East Coast shows

GRAVEYARD ROCKSTARS release new video and announce East Coast shows

Sydney’s favourite ghoulish sons, the Graveyard Rockstars have released a wicked new video from their Doomsday album Featuring some astonishing CGI, and an awesome groove, the video sums up the band perfectly! Watch The Killing here     Having just supported the great Ace Frehley, GYRS are hitting the road for shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in June and July. TOUR DATES Saturday, June […]

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE to release 5th Studio album ‘Venom’ on Aug 14 via Sony Music Australia

BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE to release 5th Studio album ‘Venom’ on Aug 14 via Sony Music Australia

UK metal titans Bullet For My Valentine unveil plans to release their long-awaited, 5th studio album, VENOM, on August 14th via Sony Music Australia.  The band’s global domination begins with the premiere of the album’s striking cover artwork and a stream of their first new song, “No Way Out”. Listen now to “Now Way Out”:  Watch the lyric video below A limited edition VENOM package will be available exclusively through […]

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Daniel Estrin of Voyager

Daniel Estrin of Voyager

“So the nice thing about having an album and having it released for some time already is that you get all the sort of end of year reviews coming up on facebook and all that and you see peoples top ten lists and you see consistently that you’ve made it into their top ten lists and that’s a really nice […]

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Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber

Dez Fafara of Coal Chamber

“The right time because it’s the right time for us, and you don’t ever want to live with regret, man, when an opportunity comes up to make up with somebody that you feel out with and it feels good and it feels right, you want to take advantage of that and you want to say you know what? Let’s do […]

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NIGHTWISH Announce National Tour for January 2016

NIGHTWISH Announce National Tour for January 2016

NIGHTWISH ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL TOUR 2016 NIGHTWISH, a breathe taking live act known to tantalise, mesmerise, inspire and captivate their audience from the opening note until the last encore is heading to Australia after performing to sold out shows back in 2013. With a line up heading by the orchestration, direction and musical genius of the band creator and […]

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DEATH DEALER Announce Aust/NZ Tour for Sept 2015 – Featuring Ross The Boss, Stu Marshall & Sean Peck

DEATH DEALER Announce Aust/NZ Tour for Sept 2015 – Featuring Ross The Boss, Stu Marshall & Sean Peck

It’s hard to argue with the pedigree of a band that includes members that worked with Manowar, the Dictators, Rob Halford, Lizzy Borden, Udo Dirkschneider, and Cage. And that’s exactly who the members of Death Dealer have been associated with. Vocalist Sean Peck, guitarists Ross The Boss and Stu Marshall, bassist Mike Davis, and drummer Steve Bolognese have come together […]

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COAL CHAMBER Release new Lyric video feat Al Jourgensen

COAL CHAMBER Release new Lyric video feat Al Jourgensen

COAL CHAMBER  Premiere Lyric Video For “Suffer in Silence” Featuring Al Jourgensen New Album ‘Rivals’ Out May 22 via Metal Blade/Rocket Pre orders: www.nervegas.com.au/coal-chamber-rivals-cd  COAL CHAMBER are ready to unleash another song from their upcoming new album Rivals. The band have premiered “Suffer in Silence” which features guest vocals by Ministry front man Al Jourgensen! Check out the lyric video HERE.     Dez Fafara on “Suffer in Silence” and […]

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King Parrot: Sign to EVP Recordings for Australia. New album coming May

King Parrot: Sign to EVP Recordings for Australia. New album coming May

Australia’s premier thrash/grind miscreants, the mighty King Parrot, have signed to EVP Recordings for Australia and will release their new album in May. The album was recorded by the legendary Philip H. Anselmo at his Nodferatu’s Lair studio in New Orleans, and he says of KP: “King Parrot is not only a great live band, but they are as genuine and down to earth as […]

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Cormac Neeson of The Answer

Cormac Neeson of The Answer

“We just wanted to trust in our own song writing abilities and really enjoy the whole process, so we didn’t really have any fixed agenda as to what kind of record we wanted to make but then a couple of months into the process we started to get a really good feel that this record was going to be the […]

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MUSIC FOR NATIONS’ ANNOUNCEMENT

MUSIC FOR NATIONS’ ANNOUNCEMENT

Sony Music Entertainment Australia is proud to announce that Music For Nations, the celebrated and legendary Heavy Metal, Rock and Prog record label, will once again be distributed locally via physical and digital product. In a series of reissues, the label will be celebrating some of the most iconic records by some of world’s most influential bands. As well as reissues, […]

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SCORPIONS: SPECIAL FAN EVENT – Live Stream this Friday

SCORPIONS: SPECIAL FAN EVENT – Live Stream this Friday

Exclusive pre-listening of the new Scorpions album – don’t miss the live streaming! Germany’s internationally most successful band celebrates their 50th anniversary on Thursday, February 19, with the release of their new album “Return To Forever“. For this unique event, the band invited fans and media partners to the Hard Rock Café in Hamburg, from where the night’s big party […]

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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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