TWELVE FOOT NINJA FOR CUP EVE
Winners of Best New Talent at last year’s Golden Gods Awards in the US, purveyors of heavy fusion Twelve Foot Ninja are returning to their home city to play a one off show at the Croxton Park Hotel on Monday November 2 (Melbourne Cup Eve). The band is stepping out of their ninja cave to road test some fresh material off their second album set for release in 2016. Supports to be announced. Tickets are $25 plus booking fee from Oztix or thecroxton.com.au
THREE BIG ONES AT THE BENDIGO
This Thursday October 8, Perth metal powerhouses Silent Knight will stop by The Bendigo ontheir massive Conquer & Command Australasian Tour. Joining them will be a host of local Melbourne talent, including Horizons Edge, Espionage, Sudden State and Rum Runners. Then on Friday October 9 Portland metal punk assailants Toxic Holocaust will be joined by New Zealand’s Bullet Belt and local thrashers In Malices Wake and Sewercide. Finally on Saturday October 10, Megaton Music and Metal-Roos proudly present Metal United Downunder with Dreadnaught, Malakyte, Decimatus, Hadal Maw, Demonhead, Alkira, Toecutter, Trigger and Requiem. Doors at 4pm. Presale tickets are $20 from moshtix.com.au or $25 at the door.
KISS AND LEGACY AUSTRALIA JOIN FOR UNIQUE TOUR PARTNERSHIP
For more than a decade, KISS have worked passionately with several programs in the US assisting returned servicemen and women. KISS are keen to continue this very valuable work whilst in Australia, and will be doing so on their national tour courtesy of Legacy Australia. As Legacy’s main priority is the welfare of the widows and families of servicemen and women, widows around the country will be given the unique opportunity to become a “KISS Roadie For A Day.” At each of the band’s seven Australian concerts, Legacy Australia has selected a woman for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. They’ll get to prep and build the area at each venue, meet and host the VIP fans who attend a special afternoon acoustic session, and help manage the VIP band photo opportunities. And of course, after all that hard work, sit back and enjoy the show. See KISS on Thursday October 8 and Friday October 9.
NEW MEGADETH SONG
Head over to megadeth.com to hear Fatal Illusion, the first track taken from Megadeth’s forthcoming album Dystopia, which features Chris Adler from Lamb of God on drums and Kiko Loureiro of Angra on lead guitar.
By the time you read this, the countdown clock at metalocalypsenow.com should have about a day left to go before a big Metalocalype announcement. So, you know, gets ready for the brutals.
THE RETURN OF SUICIETY
Having ridden the crest of the almighty powerful Australian alternative rock wave in the mi-‘90s, Melbourne band Suiciety have reformed after a nineteen year hiatus. They’re releasing the EP Crawling Machine Edition via indie record label Desert Highways. Crawling Machine Edition was recorded back in 1996, but was never released.
DREAM ON DREAMER ANNOUNCE THIRD ALBUM
After the huge worldwide success of Heartbound (2011) and Loveless (2013), Dream On Dreamer will release their much anticipated third album Songs Of Soulitude on Friday November 13. The first single lifted off the record is Vertigo. This will be Dream On Dreamer's first independent release, and they recently announced that they would write and record a song on behalf of a fan who pre-ordered the album in the first week. Last week the band surprised all the people who pre-ordered the album from their hometown of Melbourne with an invitation to attend an exclusive acoustic show where fans were able to hear a preview of the entire album. To top it off, the band will be contacting a fan from each city who pre-orders the album this week to play an acoustic show at their house.