RIP YES BASSIST CHRIS SQUIRE
Awful news this week with the passing of Yes bassist Chris Squire. Squire was diagnosed with acute erythroid leukemia last month. Billy Sherwood has been playing bass for the band in Squire’s absence. A band statement reads, “For the entirety of Yes’ existence, Chris was the band's linchpin and, in so many ways, the glue that held it together over all these years. Because of his phenomenal bass-playing prowess, Chris influenced countless bassists around the world, including many of today's well-known artists.” One of those artists is Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, who tweeted “This is incredibly sad news today. One of my personal favorite bass players of all time.”
KILL TV AT WHOLE LOTTA LOVE
Kill TV play at Whole Lotta Love this Friday July 3rd at 8.30pm. The band will soon be seeking permission to record Rowland S Howard's song Shivers to release as their next single. For now, you can hear their distinctly original sounding version of this famous song at this show.
CALIGULA’S HORSE SIGNS WITH INSIDE OUT MUSIC
Brisbane based progressive alternative tour-de-force Caligula’s Horse are on course for a stellar finish to 2015, with the huge announcement they’ve signed with record label Inside Out Music (of the Century Media family). Founder and CEO of Inside Out Music, Thomas Waber had this to say about the signing: "Australia is home to many great bands and we are thrilled and excited to start working with Caligula's Horse.”
SUICIETY ARE BACK
Melbourne’s Suiciety have signed an exclusive deal with Desert Highways for management, booking, promotion and release. In the ‘90s, Suiciety played festivals like the Big Day Out and Alternative Nation, as well as serving support to some massive international acts like Sepultura, The Supersuckers, Kreator, Ministry, Bodycount, Fear Factory and The Tea Party, and playing alongside Australian legends like Tumbleweed, Cosmic Psychos and The Mark of Cain. 2015 has seen Suiciety regroup after nearly 20 years, and their first show since 1996 will be the annual Brewtality Festival.
The annual Brewtality Festival presented by Heavy Magazine and Desert Highways takes place on Saturday August 8 between The Tote and The Bendigo Hotel. The line-up so far includes Hobbs Angel Of Death, Hard-Ons, Heaven The Axe, Nothing Sacred, Suiciety, Eye Of The Enemy, In Malice’s Wake, Broozer, Horsehunter, Anthelion, Truth Corroded, Decimatus, Hobo Magic, Captives, Drifter, The Hidden Venture, The Ugly Kings, Kyzer Soze, The Underhanded, Direblaze, Spacejunk, Master_Beta, Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard, Grim Rhythm, Alkira, Flour, Envenomed, Coffin Wolf, Weedy Gonzalez and many more to be announced.
THRASH AT THE BENDIGO
This Saturday July 4, catch five brutal thrash bands at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood: Harlot, Alkira (South Australia), Disintegrator (NSW), Atomic Death Squad and Abraxxas.
NEW SUZE DEMARCHI SINGLE OUT NOW
Baby Animals vocalist Suze DeMarchi has just released a cover of Our House by Crosby Stills Nash & Young, featuring Russell Morris, as the first single from her upcoming solo album Home. The song has been revamped by DeMarchi, Morris and producer Shane Nicholson. The album marks exactly 15 years since DeMarchi’s last solo album, Telelove, and it features a diverse set of songs about home originally recorded by artists like The Clash, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Sheryl Crow, Adele, Ryan Adams and more. Other guests on the album include Jimmy Barnes, Diesel, Tex Perkins and Dallas Frasca. Home is released on July 24 via Social Family Records and is available for pre-order now via JB Hi-Fi, Sanity and iTunes, with a special Collectors Edition including a coffee table book and vinyl available exclusively from the SFR Store.
BIG YEAR FOR MAKE THEM SUFFER
Perth metal outfit Make Them Suffer continue to stack up the achievements as their brand new record Old Souls finds both critical and commercial acclaim both in Australia and abroad. The album debuted at #30 on the ARIA charts and sold over 1500 units in the USA, granting them entry to the Billboard New Artist Chart. They return to Europe this August and will co-headline dates alongside American bruisers Oceano as well as appearing at the infamous Leperfest, Summer Blast, Destruction Derby and Ghost Fests. In addition, for some special Aussie flavour, the band will join forces with fellow Antipodean metallers Thy Art Is Murder for exclusive UK dates that have already sold out. They’ve also just been announced as main support on Byron Bay hardcore monsters In Hearts Wake’s September Badlands tour, jumping straight from the European tour into hitting regional centres along Australia’s east coast before wrapping up in tropical Far North Queensland.