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Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 12:04pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Head along to The Bendigo Hotel this Friday December 2, for the first Mindsnare show with the full lineup in two years. Come catch the chaos before they drop a new full-length. Along for the ride are Born Free, Level and Join The Amish.
 
Australian metal destroyers Aversions Crown will release their second album Xenocide on Friday January 20. The...

Posted 23 Nov 2016 @ 12:17pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

Irish pagan metallers Primordial have announced the release of the first live album in the band's history: Gods To The Godless (Live at Bang Your Head Festival Germany 2015), due out Friday November 25 via Metal Blade Records. Primordial's A.A. Nemtheanga says: “It might seem like an unusual move, a double live album. Especially within the scene we are from,...

Posted 16 Nov 2016 @ 12:23pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

It’s only a matter of mere days until we’re all pulverized by the new Metallica album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.
 
Swedish melodic metal heavyweights Katatonia finally return to Australia for their first ever headline tour this December. They were last here in 2013 supporting Opeth. Catch them at the Corner Hotel on Saturday December 10....

Posted 9 Nov 2016 @ 12:08pm

With Peter Hodgson

 

After an exceptionally busy 2016 that has seen The Smith Street Band spend most of the year playing headline shows across the world, including North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, the four-piece return with a brand new single Death To The Lads. The single is the first taste of the The Smith Street Band’s fourth record, to be released in...

Posted 2 Nov 2016 @ 11:20am

With Peter Hodgson

 

It’s just two short years since singer/songwriter Leah Martin-Brown formed Evol Walks. Now based in L.A., Evol Walks has bagged an EP, earned plaudits from artists and fans around the world, and played across three continents. So what do you do when you’ve been described as “Monster Magnet at their most accessible” and “Stone Sour before the first break up”?...

Posted 26 Oct 2016 @ 11:36am

With Peter Hodgson

 

Steven Wilson will return to Australia in October. Wilson’s last visit, in 2013, was an elaborate production and audio visual sensory experience. Catch the former Porcupine Tree leader at 170 Russell on Friday October 28.
 
Melbourne progressive instrumental project I Built The Sky, the brainchild of Rohan ‘Ro' Stevenson, will release The Sky Is...

Posted 19 Oct 2016 @ 12:24pm

With Peter Hodgson. 

 

This Saturday October 22, catch an epic fundraiser for the Les Twentyman Foundation at The Bendigo Hotel. The Les Twentyman Foundation’s aim is to provide a future free of poverty, abuse, violence, discrimination and isolation to youth. Bands include Adamus Exul, Belligerent Intent, Cryptic Abyss, Internal Nightmare, Behold The Defiant, Aeonian, Evolution...

Posted 12 Oct 2016 @ 12:29pm

 

METAL FITNESS: HEAVY CLASSES FOR MELBOURNE HEADBANGERS
Now here’s a great idea from Alternative Women’s Fitness: “Whether you’re playing in the band, banging your head in the audience, or squeezing your way through a crush of large burly men to get to the bar, being a metalhead is brutal. To make it to as many gigs as possible without developing whiplash from windmilling or RSI...

Posted 5 Oct 2016 @ 11:45am

 

THE ARISTOCRATS TOUR
Featuring the combined virtuoso talents of drummer Marco Minnemann (Steve Wilson, Joe Satriani),bassist Bryan Beller (Joe Satriani, Dethklok) and Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS), The Aristocrats are at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on Thursday October 6 thanks to Thump Music. Tickets on sale now from Thump.
 
CAMP COPE ANNOUNCE FINAL...

Posted 28 Sep 2016 @ 11:23am

 

THE APPICE BROTHERS DRUM WARS
Two of the drumming worlds biggest names, Carmine and Vinny Appice will be touring Sydney and Melbourne as the Appice Brothers: Drum Wars in February 2017. The legendary brothers have been the engine room for some of the greatest bands of all time including Black Sabbath, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, Blue Murder, Paul Stanley, and...

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