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Posted 22 Mar 2017 @ 12:02pm

Gloom lords Departe opened the night, being the only Australian band on the lineup. The Tassie natives delivered sinister and expansive soundscapes, treating the crowd to a crushing wall of noise. Their first full-length Failure, Subside was met with monolithic acclaim last year, eerily balancing droning post-metal with shattering blast beats and reverberating vocals. One thing to be taken...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:46pm

The ever talented Morgan Steinmeyer Håkansson formed the band known as Marduk.


 Their musical style was that of a straightforward death metal band, with an influenced take on black metal music. Having travelled around the globe and back again within a career spanning just shy of three decades, the band are super excited to bring their show to Australia.
It was a...

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 12:31pm

The exiled Roman poet Ovid once wrote, "Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength".


He was talking about what can happen if unchecked grief festers, takes root, spreads, and corrupts our thoughts. On Windhand’s third full-length album Grief’s Infernal Flower, they have used the idiom of doom metal to mediate on melancholia...

Posted 10 Mar 2017 @ 3:34pm

Melbourne punks Clowns have dropped their new single Pickle, taken from their forthcoming album Lucid Again, out on May 12.


 Bursting with psychedelic swirling guitars and electrifying riffs, Pickle is the second  single from Clowns' forthcoming third LP and seamlessly combines a powerful punch of pop, punk and hardcore.  


To celebrate the release of the album,...

Posted 8 Mar 2017 @ 1:57pm


When Spiderbait announced a run of shows to celebrate the 21st anniversary of their most lauded album, Ivy and the Big Apples, it’s pretty safe to say Melbourne liked them apples.
Support came from Bitch Diesel, a trash punk pop band made up of four no shit-taking females, singing songs about super relatable stuff. Bad bosses, getting dumped, a penchant for white wine,...

Posted 7 Mar 2017 @ 3:27pm

A former drummer of influential stoner bands Kyuss and Fu Manchu, Brant Bjork is one of the first pioneers of desert rock.


Returning for the first time since 2014, Bjork brings his admired 2016 LP Tao Of The Devil in tow – a solidification of his solo repute garnished with bending guitar licks and an understated groove.


Certified desert legend Sean Wheeler will...

Posted 6 Mar 2017 @ 11:00am

Cash Savage is jumping back on the road, launching her new single with an east coast jaunt. 


With a European tour on the horizon, Cash Savage will be taking to the stage on home turf once more - launching her latest single Run With The Dogs to the world. 


It comes in the wake of her most recent album, One of Us which has taken Savage to stages across the world...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 11:33am

It was a time when masculinity could be found within a feminine shell, as pretty boys donned lipstick onstage while they riffed through guitar-heavy songs about girls and getting wasted.


There’s something different to be said, however, for Thunder, who never partook in the mainstream stereotypes that typified their contemporaries. The London hard rock delegation have made their...

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 11:43am

Pop punk legends New Found Glory are heading to Australia on behalf of a milestone tour. 


Back in the country for the first time since 2015, each night New Found Glory will play two select albums from their discography prior to 2010 in full.


Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane will cop Sticks and Stones paired with Catalyst, while Melbourne will score their entire pre-...

Posted 28 Feb 2017 @ 9:00am

Legendary Irish punks The Undertones are heading to Melbourne on their debut Australian tour. 


Formed whilst teenagers in Derry, Ireland in 1975 and taking shape mid-76 following a diet of the Ramones, Nuggets-style garage bands and the emerging UK punk scene, The Undertones - much like the Buzzcocks - churned out two-minute punk pop classics about girls, petty jealousies,...


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