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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...

Posted 10 Aug 2016 @ 11:12am

 

ENSLAVED TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE
Just a little reminder: extreme metal artisans Enslaved will bring their 25th anniversary celebrations to Australia in October, with two full sets over the course of the evening. Set one is dubbed Tales From Mythological Forests: a collection of material from the earlier chapters of Enslaved’s career. Set two is Spinning Wheel Ritual, featuring...

Posted 3 Aug 2016 @ 11:05am

 

THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO MELBOURNE
Desert Highways and Brewtality Festival have announced the return of Perth’s demons from across the desert, The Devil Rides Out. The WAMI award winning West Coast riff lords recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary in their hometown and now they’re taking that party on the road with a national tour to celebrate a decade of spilled beers and...

Posted 27 Jul 2016 @ 11:00am

 

ROUGH HANDS: KEEPING THE CASSETTE ALIVE
At the tail end of 2015, Rough Hands entered Brighton Electric Studios to record their long-awaited debut album Let Me Win Your Hearts And Minds. Pushed to their absolute musical limits by producer Jag Jago (The Ghost Of A Thousand, The Maccabees, The Xcerts) and mastered by Peter van 't Riet (DragonForce, ... And You Will Know Us By The...

Posted 20 Jul 2016 @ 10:03am

 

TERROR SQUAD AT THE BENDIGO
Japan thrashers Terror Squad are going to brutalise the Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on Saturday July 23 at the top of a lineup which also includes Desecrator, Anatomy, Abominator, Belligerent Intent, Blackhelm, Mar Mortuum and Oligarch. Doors open at 7pm.
 
CIRCLES HIT THE ROAD
Melbourne’s heavy music exponents, Circles, have...

Posted 13 Jul 2016 @ 8:27pm

 

MESHIAAK RELEASE NEW SINGLE
Meshiaak features the twin guitar attack of Danny Camilleri and Dean Wells, bassist Nick Walker and drummer Jon Dette (Iced Earth, Slayer, Anthrax and Testament). They’ve just released a new single, Chronicles Of The Dead, ahead of the Friday August 19 arrival of their debut album Alliance Of Thieves. “Lyrically the track speaks about the very real...

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