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BLACK MAJESTY & THE RADIO SUN DOUBLE ALBUM LAUNCH
Cherry Bar will host a double album launch for two of Australia's best hard and heavy bands on Saturday November 7. Power metallers Black Majesty, who have recently returned from a few live gigs in Europe, will launch their new album Cross Of Thorns (mixed by ex-Helloween guitarist Roland Grapow) and melodic heavy rockers The Radio Sun will launch their new album Heaven Or Heartbreak, which was mixed by ex-Danger Danger frontman Paul Laine. Merchandise will be available on the night.
 
DEAR STALKER EP RELEASE
Melbourne three-piece Dear Stalker have released their new EP Since When Were We Enemies? for stream and purchase at dearstalker.bandcamp.com. A physical CD launch is being held at the Brunswick Hotel on Friday November 20.
 
KILL TV ON HALLOWEEN
Kill TV play their first Halloween gig on Saturday October 31 at Mr Boogie Man Bar at the early time of 6.30pm followed by an awesome array of bands. This gig is a Nightmare on Elm Street themed night with all three films being played while the bands play. Not to be missed.
 
DEF LEPPARD AUSTRALIAN TOUR
The mighty Def Leppard returns to Australia in November for shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth with support from Live (featuring new vocalist Chris Shinn). Catch them at Rod Laver Arena on Wednesday November 18.
 
NEW ANTHRAX TRACK OUT NOW
Evil Twin, the first new song from Anthrax’s long-awaited album set for release in 2016, is out now. Also released last week is the Evil Twin lyric video, a compelling barrage of places, victims, actions, and some of the infamous zealots who have perpetrated violent extremism on innocents around the world. Check it out on the YouTubes.
 
NEW ANATHEMA CONCERT FILM
Anathema, one of the UK’s most cherished and critically acclaimed rock bands, have released a live Blu-ray/audio collection entitled A Sort of Homecoming. Directed by Lasse Hoile (Steven Wilson, Katatonia, Opeth), A Sort of Homecoming is a stunning concert film of Anathema's homecoming show in March 2015 in the spectacular setting of the Liverpool Cathedral. They’’ll be in Melbourne for an acoustic show at the Corner Hotel on Saturday October 31.
 
DEAD CITY RUINS TOUR
Melbourne’s premiere hard rockers Dead City Ruins will be returning home for a massive national tour at the end of the year. Having been based in Europe for most of the 2015, playing countless shows to thousands of people, they are preparing for a 17 date run around the country. They’ll hit Northcote Social Club on Saturday January 9.
 
GET PULLED APART BY HORSES ON HALLOWEEN
This Halloween night make sure your gruesomely gouged feet are stomping to the brutal sounds of Pulled Apart By Horses, well known as a tight-knit rock band who make music that thrills and menaces. They formed in 2008 out of the ashes of various bands in Leeds. Since then they have existed in their own chaotic ecosystem, embarking on relentless tours around the world including performances at Golden Plains and Soundwave. Earlier in the night, the tombstones will quake with the spectacularly spooky Heads Of Charm and Horace Bones plus DJs. It’s sure to fill you up with a heavy dose of rock’n’roll that will send you into a zombie frenzy. It all happens on Saturday October 31.