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


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


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.

Posted 28 Sep 2016 @ 11:23am


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, 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

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...


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