Posted 21 Dec 2016 @ 12:10pm

With Peter Hodgson


One of the most iconic bands of the US thrash metal movement, Nuclear Assault, will be coming to Australia for their first and last time in February 2017. With a 30-year legacy behind them, Nuclear Assault are hanging up their instruments. In Melbourne, Adelaide’s Hidden Intent will open the show, joined by hometown heroes Desecrator. See them on Wednesday...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 11:38am

With Peter Hodgson


Higgo's Heavy Cherry VIII- the monster event curated by Dave ‘Higgo’ Higgins at Cherry Bar, kicks off on Friday December 16 with a huge lineup of Orpheus Omega, Dreadnaught, Se Bon Ki Ra and Saralisse. Doors open at 7.30pm.
Higgo’s a busy man. The very night after Higgo’s Heavy Cherry is the very first Higgo's Heavy Pelly, at Pelly Bar. Fresh...

Posted 7 Dec 2016 @ 1:01pm

With Peter Hodgson


Lots of happenings in the world of late ‘80s/early ‘90s hard rock this past week. RATT has ousted drummer Bobby Blotzer, who was touring under his own RATT lineup. The new Blotzerless RATT includes Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier and they’ll be playing shows in 2017. Blotzer has just played a show with his version of the band but it looks...

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...


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