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Posted 12 Apr 2017 @ 1:30pm

US post hardcore rockers The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus will soon be jet-setting to Australia to celebrate the ten year anniversary of their debut album, Don’t You Fake It.

 

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus vocalist Ronnie Winter says the band has received nothing but great responses about the tour. “That’s the good thing about when we made the album,” Winter says. “It was basically a...

Posted 4 Apr 2017 @ 3:11pm

Common Kings are heading back to Aussie shores in support of their long-awaited debut LP. 

 

Last in the country to support Justin Timberlake on his 20/20 tour, Common Kings have since pushed through a relentless touring schedule that has taken them to stadiums across the globe - both supporting world-renowned artists and as headliners in their own right. 

Posted 20 Mar 2017 @ 1:00pm

Australian songwriting stalwart Paul Dempsey is hitting the road. 

 

It comes in support of the fourth single taken from Strange Loop, the slinky and seductive Blindspot. 

 

Strange Loop debuted in the Top 5 of the ARIA Albums Chart upon its release in May 2016, and has been receiving stellar reviews ever since. 

 

Posted 15 Mar 2017 @ 2:29pm

Top Five Instruments

 

Ney (Turkish reed flute) - It can’t get any simpler and purer than this. Simple bamboo which grows in the Mediterranean part of Turkey. You have seven holes and blow inside the bamboo flute. Your breath whirls inside the bamboo and you get the most haunting, mystical sound.
 
Frame Drum – It’s a 100 percent organic instrument, there is nothing...

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 10:37am

Boris will be returning to Australia on behalf of a special anniversary tour. 

 

One of their most revered albums, Pink, is turning ten. To celebrate, the Japanese act will be performing it in full in what's promising to be one of the loudest shows of the year. 

 

Posted 20 Feb 2017 @ 1:23pm

 

While the collapse of Soundwave left a sizable gap in the Australian heavy music festival calendar, the good news is new mini festivals including Thrash Blast Grind fest are slowly filling the void.
 
Sydney groove metal kings Black Rheno kicked off the Melbourne leg of the tour. “Melbourne, this is the place to be,” commanded vocalist Ryan Miller, gesturing to the front...

Posted 7 Feb 2017 @ 2:29pm

Against Me! are heading Down Under for a national tour, joined by Melbourne legends Camp Cope. 

 

They will be in the country as part of the Groovin The Moo lineup, heading our way off the back of their latest album Shape Shift With Me. 

 

Recently, frontwoman Laura...

Posted 1 Feb 2017 @ 1:47pm

 

How did you get involved in Thrash, Blast & Grind? Youngy from King Parrot gave us a call and asked if we were interested in jumping on a national tour with them, Psycroptic, Revocation and Whoretopsy, and of course we said “Hell yes.” 
 
 
How important is the DIY approach to the live heavy music scene?There is a really vibrant community here and everyone seems...

Posted 14 Dec 2016 @ 1:37pm

 

The last date of Chairlift's Australian tour fell on a Wednesday, and if one was serious about beating the mid-week blues, there was no better place to be. An evening filled with the Brooklyn synth pop stars’ signature hypnotic vibes, with support from Confidence Man and The Harpoons, served as the perfect panacea.  
 
Confidence Man brought the house down with raw retro...

Posted 30 Nov 2016 @ 5:27pm

History is unforgiving. 

 

Someimes bands find themselves dropping politicized, socially-aware records that time reveals to be almost laughably sincere. Every once in a while, a work comes along like For Blood And Empire, Anti-Flag’s magnum opus and a savvy statement with a pertinence and staying power that means it feels as vital today as when it was first released.
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