Posted 26 Apr 2017 @ 1:52pm

With Peter Hodgson


Guitar virtuoso Richie Kotzen is headed to Australia for the first time, in support of his new record Salting Earth. Kotzen is probably best known for his band The Winery Dogs with Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), but has a hell of a resume and a ridiculously unnatural level of talent. Kotzen writes and performs all the instruments on...

Posted 19 Apr 2017 @ 12:30pm

With Peter Hodgson


North Carolina’s From Oceans To Autumn return after their last album A Perfect Dawn in 2013 and several digital EPs released in 2014/2015. Ether/Return To Earth is a stunning double album which veers from huge landscapes to walls of sound. Brandon Helms says “Writing and recording of this double album has been going on for two years off and on. Mainly in the...

Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 12:41pm

With Peter Hodgson


Dutch death metallers God Dethroned will release their new album The World Ablaze, worldwide via Metal Blade Records on Friday May 5. To hear the first single, On the Wrong Side of the Wire, visit metalblade.com/goddethroned. The band says, "The World Ablaze is our final album in the WWI trilogy. We aimed to create an album that is very dynamic and diverse....

Posted 5 Apr 2017 @ 11:28am

With Peter Hodgson


Melbourne’s heavy experimental creatives Orsome Welles release their long-awaited new EP, Rise, on Friday May 26, and will hit the road to support it in June and July. Rise has been a long time coming, with its first two singles Build A World and Maestro released towards the end of 2016. Both songs caused quite a stir among industry and fans...

Posted 29 Mar 2017 @ 1:18pm

With Peter Hodgson


After Mortiis left Emperor, the Norwegian black metal band he was part of starting, in late 1992, he released a number of solo records between 1993 and 1999. Disenfranchised with the brutality and hypocrisy of the record industry, Mortiis didn’t release a new album until 2010, when the band self-released Perfectly Defect as a limited edition CD and a free...

Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 10:55am

With Peter Hodgson


Geelong’s Smoke Witch have joined forces with Desert Highways for publicity, booking and release. With the band not even together for one year, they’ve already released their debut, recorded another five tracks, and are making plans to head back into the studio on their first anniversary.
Making a pact of formlessness and nothingness, Melbourne’...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 12:29pm

With Peter Hodgson


Season of Misthas signed Norwegian black metal stalwarts 1349 worldwide, after previously signing them for the US. The band says, “We are currently in the early creative stages of our new art offering and we are excited to confirm that we have extended our agreement with partners Season of Mist – this time handling the release worldwide.”

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 1:17pm

With Peter Hodgson


Canadian quartet Striker have just released their fifth album, via their own indie label Record Breaking Records. The self-titled collection is all classic metal, hard rock and ‘80s hair metal and is packed with vocal harmonies, killer guitar leads and catchy choruses.
Technical progressive death metallers Fallujah are headed to Australia in...

Posted 22 Feb 2017 @ 2:52pm

With Bel Ryan 


Cherry Bar owner/booker James Young has announced six of the international acts for CherryRock017. “We’ve got legendary San Francisco garage punks Dwarves. Southern rock/psychobilly from Atlanta’s Nashville Pussy. The incredible female two-piece, Bala, from Spain, who sound like Patti Smith out front of Motorhead. Bottlecap must be the bastard triplets of fellow...

Posted 15 Feb 2017 @ 12:20pm

With Peter Hodgson


Melbourne’s Desecrator have signed with Dinner For Wolves for the release of their debut studio album, To The Gallows. The album will be released locally in March, with worldwide release details to come. Dinner For Wolves have quietly been building a roster of high calibre Australian bands including Superheist and The Screaming Jets.
The Darkness...


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