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New York’s Stray From The Path are on their way to Australia for a rather extensive run of shows off the back of their seventh album, Subliminal Criminals. They’ve gathered mates in Hellions, Antagonist AD and Void Of Vision and will arrive at Melbourne’s Evelyn Hotel on January 14. They are also one of the first bands to be announced on 2015’s UNIFY Gathering.
 
The Gorilla Biscuits Australian tour will arrive in Melbourne at the start of October. There are still tickets available to see the band play The Rev with Sick Machine and Outright on October 2. Grab them now at reverencehotel.com.au.
 
Melbourne punks Clowns recently played Chicago’s RiotFest and are touring all over the USA for the second time in a year. Now they’ve announced one last Aussie tour to blast through before they consider settling down for a bit. See them with special guests Cosmic Kahuna at Ding Dong Lounge on November 2 or The Bendigo Hotel on November 3. Tickets are up for grabs now.
 
TesseracT Drummer Jay Postones will be making excellent use of his time when he’s in the country next month. He’s going to be running a drum clinic before each of the band’s Australian shows that also includes a Q&A session. Max Watt’s will host the event on October 16 and you just have to email the man himself to attend: jaypostonesdrums@gmail.com.
 
Even though Mindsnare vowed to never play a gig without their original members, times are tough and drummer Gordy Forman is still recovering from a broken arm, so they’ve decided to have a fundraising show with Alex Wakem from Hit List on drums. All proceeds will go to ensuring Forman’s recovery is speedy, including profits from support bands Outright, Bulldog Spirit and Rebirth. The show will take place on November 6 at The Bendigo Hotel.
 
If you’re excited about the release of Parkway Drive’s new album Ire this week then scoot down to JB Hi-Fi in Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday to meet the band and catch a live in-store performance. You’ll need to purchase an album and be among the first 200 through the door to get your shit signed.
 
Devil You Know, fronted by former Killswitch vocalist Howard Jones, have joined the 2016 Soundwave bill. The band are officially confirmed to roll into Melbourne on Australia Day Public Holiday (that is, Tuesday January 26).
 
Funeral For A Friend are calling it a day but they’ve locked in one last Australian tour before they do. The band will come back for one last lap, landing at Richmond Central Club on Tuesday February 16 and Wednesday February 17. The former will see the band’s Hours album performed in full and the latter show will feature Casually Dressed in full. Choose your poison, say goodbye. Tickets are on sale now.