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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...

Posted 21 Sep 2016 @ 10:50am

 

PROGFEST 2016
Progfest, the festival that celebrates all things progressive, is back for 2016. Corner Hotel will play host to this massive festival of a trillion notes on Saturday December 3, headlined by the mighty Caligula’s Horse who’ll be using the night as their exclusive Melbourne show for their Hands Shape Stone Australian Tour. They’ll be joined by Circles, We Lost The...

Posted 14 Sep 2016 @ 11:25am

WOENWAR ALBUM #2
Wovenwar will release their second album, Honor Is Dead, via Metal Blade Records/Rocket on Friday October 21. More aggressive and fluid than its self-titled predecessor, Honor Is Dead was written with contributions from all members, while the music was mostly written before vocalist Shane Blay joined the band. The results speak for themselves, capturing a group that...

Posted 31 Aug 2016 @ 11:37am

 

MARSHALL RELEASES ROCK TRIVIA BOOK
Marshall Amplification has announced The Book of Loud, a book of music trivia. “Marshall – The Book of Loud, written by Nick Harper, is structured a little like an album, it has a mix of deep cuts from the past celebrating the legends of music including The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix and The Who to the cutting edge acts that are lighting up the scene...

Posted 26 Aug 2016 @ 10:20am

 

GREAT NIGHT OF METAL AT THE BENDIGO
Head to the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on Friday August 26 for a heavy metal party for all persuasions. Vintage metal meets black thrash meets classic rock meets speed metal. Made In Purple are Australia’s premiere Deep Purple tribute band. Playing songs from all eras, they do so with heart and skill, be prepared for a face melting...

Posted 17 Aug 2016 @ 12:14pm

 

ACE OF SPADES AT MR BOOGIE MAN
Motorhead tribute band Ace of Spades are playing at Mr Boogie Man Bar on Friday August 19 with Katana Cartel and Strangers In Town. As I write this I’m in LA for the week and I had dinner at Lemmy’s favourite place, the Rainbow Bar & Grill last night and they seated me under a big photo of Lemmy. The Rainbow is unveiling a statue of him there...

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