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HIGGO’S HEAVY CHERRY IV
Saturday August 15 at Cherry Bar, check out the latest instalment of Higgo’s Heavy Cherry, featuring Australian metal legends Dreadnaught and Envenomed, punk thrash hardcore face-smashers Join The Amish andthe brutally brilliant Conjurer. Doors open at 7:30 and tickets are $15.
 
IRON MIND AT THE BENDIGO
This Friday August 14 at The Bendigo Hotel, check out the last show for a long time from Iron Mind while they take time off to tend to work/travel/life commitments. Help make it a big one for them, OK? Support from Extortion, Born Free and Rebirth. Doors open at 8:30pm, first band on at 9pm, entry is $15.
 
TONY MACALPINE TO TOUR AUSTRAILIA
The acclaimed and awesome musician’s musician, Tony MacAlpine will be touring Australia in October, performing his classic albums Edge Of Insanity and Maximum Security live in their entirety, plus material from his brilliant new album Concrete Gardens. Joining Tony is Brazilian drum legend Aquiles Priester (Angra, Hangar, Primal Fear) and bassist Bjorn Englen (Yngwie Malmsteen, Uli Jon Roth, Dio Disciples). A classically trained pianist and violinist, MacAlpine began his musical education at age five and at age 12 picked up the guitar and became a leader in the neoclassical guitar virtuoso movement of the mid to late-‘80s. Guitar Worldmagazine recently listed Edge Of Insanity at #4 in the Top 10 Guitar Shred Records of All Time. Catch him at The Bendigo Hotel on Wednesday October 7, presented by Thump Music. VIP tickets are on sale now, which include a meet and greet with MacAlpine, priority seating, one professional photo with MacAlpine, a VIP-exclusive tour laminate, a tour poster and a limited edition CD/DVD of Concrete Gardens.
 
NEW FEAR FACTORY OUT NOW
Check out the incredible new Fear Factory album Genexus, out now on Nuclear Blast. This record features some of the most ferocious riffage Dino Cazares has ever thrown down, and Burton C. Bell is in fine form vocally and lyrically.
 
KING PARROT REGIONAL RAMPAGE TOUR
Hot on the heels of their new album Dead Set and a national tour with sold out shows in capital cities around the country, King Parrot are backing things up in true blue collar form with the Regional Rampage Tour. It’ll see them travelling the east coast from Hobart to Queensland and everywhere in between with their trademark ferocity, energy and hell-raising ways. Catch them at Karova Lounge in Ballarat with Harlott and Wilderones on Saturday August 15 and The Tote in Collingwood with Harlott, Swigden and Weedy Gonzales on Sunday August 16.
 
MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW
I had a great time at the Melbourne Guitar Show this past weekend. Attendance at the show was incredible and there were many great bargains to be had and workshops to attend. Awesome performances too from Racer Axe, Lloyd Spiegel, Jimi Hocking, Jeff Lang, King Of The North, Nat Allison, Project 3, Geoff Achison, Wayne Jones Band, Fiona Boyes and many, many more. It was truly inspiring to see such an event done so well and I hope it comes back next year.
 
THE SUPERJESUS ANNOUNCE THE SETTING SUN TOUR
The Superjesus are hitting the road again this November as they embark on a tour in support of their latest single The Setting Sun. The Superjesus have had a memorable year including co-headlining with Baby Animals for the inaugural She Who Rocks tour in May and June and releasing their first single in over a decade, amongst various radio and television appearances. With a number of multi-platinum albums already to their name, including Sumo, Jetage and Rock Music, along with hit singles, Gravity, Secret Agent Man, and Down Again, the tour will feature all their hits plus material from their forthcoming release. Catch them at the Corner Hotel on November 13.