NEW ASHES TO NEW ALBUM ANNOUNCED
From Ashes To New have just released a new video for the song Through it All from the album Day One, which is due for release on Friday February 26 via Sony Music Australia. Matt Brandyberry says, “The Through It All video is incredibly powerful to me. The visuals of this video are unlike anything out there right now and do an amazing job of relaying the lyrical content to the realities of not only how public a relationship on social media can be, but also how much of yourself you have to let go to move on.” The song is also featured on the band’s new Downfall EP.
NEW NOTHING MORE VIDEO
Texas-based four-piece Nothing More have released a video for their track Here’s To The Heartache from their self-titled Eleven Seven Music debut album. Each of the album’s previous three singles landed in the Top 10 of the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart. Vocalist Jonny Hawkins cites a quote from academic Steve Marabolli: “‘As I look back on my life, I realise that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.’ This quote sums up the heart of this song. We've seen failed relationships lead to soulmates, crippling weakness, uncover hidden strength, and epic loss pave the way for greatness.”
MONSTER TRUCK GET HEAVY
Juno Award winning rock outfit Monster Truck have just announced their highly anticipated second album, Sittin’ Heavy, will be released Friday February 19, 2016 on Dine Alone Records/Cooking Vinyl. The album is available to pre-order now, and those who pre-order the record via iTunes will instantly receive Don’t Tell Me How to Live and the anthemic new track The Enforcer. “Touring the last record we’ve been privileged to play with a lot of great headlining acts,” says guitarist Jeremy Widerman. “For instance, when we opened for Slash we would pick up on how accurately he controls the Wah pedal, and we wanted to include some of that in our own songs. Or touring with Alice In Chains and watching their vocal harmonies and realising that we needed to strengthen up in that area – so we did. There are so many little ways to hone our sound.”
STRIKER STAND IN THE FIRE
Canadian metal band Striker will release their new album Stand In The Fire via their own label, Record Breaking Records, on Friday February 5. Inspired by legendary bands like Iron Maiden, Striker wear their hearts firmly on their battle jackets, soaking up the power and influence of classic rock and metal. They recorded the album themselves with the help of fill-in drummer Randy Black and mixing genius Frederik Nordstrom (Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames, Opeth). “We’re so excited about having our music, our ideas, and our future in our own hands – ushering in a new era for the band of decisive action, dedication and forward thinking,” guitarist Tim Brown says.
ZAKK WYLDE’S BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
The mighty Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society hit town at the end of this month for their first headline appearance since 2006. It’s the first chance for Australian audiences to hear the lads with new second guitarist Dario Lorina, and also the first chance for Australian fans to get a look at Zakk’s new Wylde Audio line of guitars and amps. Catch Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society at 170 Russell on Monday November 30 and Tuesday December 1.
CERES ANNOUNCE FOURTH ANNUAL XMAS SHOW
Hot off a national tour with Massachusetts punk/emo dudes The Hotelier and a killer slot at the Poison City Weekender, Melbourne's beloved Ceres have announced their fourth annual Christmas show. The shindig’s happening at The Shadow Electric – the perfect place to drink a summer beer (or lemonade) and watch some of Melbourne's best acts of the punk and rock variety. Joining the festivities will be Melbourne duo Slowly Slowly, who've been getting some serious love from triple j recently with their dreamy Jimmy Eat World/Built To Spill inspired alt-pop tunes. Bringing melodious heartbreaker emo vibes are locals Kissing Booth, who are such good dudes they all recently shaved their heads for charity. Friday December 18 from 7pm, tickets from shadowelectric.com.au