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SOILWORK INCOMING
Visionary Swedish melodic death metal masters Soilwork are nearly here. Their most recent album The Ride Majestic was released on August 28 via Nuclear Blast, and their Aussie tour kicks off in Perth next week before wrapping up in Melbourne on Tuesday February 16 at 170 Russell.
 
COFFIN CAROUSEL RELEASES NEW EP
In 2015 Coffin Carousel whirled out two EPs (Fiend and Doom Pop), four music videos and an opening slot for the Misfits. Now the band have began to expand their mash up of heavy modern rock, punk and grunge with the new EP Predators, featuring four songs that each stand high in their own unique flavour. There are also alternate mix and remix versions of the song Predators, making it six tracks in total. It’s available worldwide at all digital music stores and as a limited edition compact disc gloss-gatefold with expanded artwork through the band’s website.
 
HEAR VOYAGER’S NEW SINGLE LIVE THIS WEEKEND
Australia's favourite melodic masters Voyager take things up a notch with Misery Is Only Company, a catchy, groovy new single that they’ve been playing on their current Australian tour. You can catch them at the Evelyn Hotel with Teramaze on Saturday February 6.
 
IN MALICE’S WAKE & PALS AT THE BENDIGO
An all out thrash assault comes to The Bendigo Hotel on Friday February 5. Following up the bands incredible album launch for Light Upon The Wicked, the mighty In Malice’s Wake return to the stage alongside SA thrash/death legends Truth Corroded who are playing a last run of shows before entering the studio to record the follow up to The Saviours Slain. Power thrashers Envenomed will be launching a new EP of shredding menace backed by the punching grooves of Decimatus. The show will also see the debut of black thrash act Blackhelm (formerly Metalstorm). Getting the party started will be SA crushers Headbore who are currently finishing up a new album due for release early this year through Truth Inc Records. A lineup featuring some of the best acts from Melbourne and Adelaide is an event not be missed and confirms that Australia has a lot of awesome bands making a noise in 2016. Get along and support the might of your homegrown. Doors open at 7pm, tickets are $15 and the event is 18+.
 
SHE BEAST LAUNCHES EP AT FILTHFEST
Local sludge/doom riff bearers She Beast will launch their EP Lactating at Filthfest on Saturday February 6 at The Tote. Also playing are Yanomamo, Lo!, Siberian Hell Sounds, Ithaqua, Greytomb, Brazen Bull, Law Of The Tongue, Pissbolt, Hailgun, Grvlls, Bog, Diploid, Merchant and more. Doors open at 1pm and tickets are $20 from Oztix or $25 at the door.
 
TRIVIUM TO TOUR
With a swag of awards and sold out stadium tours across the globe, US metal monoliths Trivium will be shredding across Australia this April. Their latest is the brilliant Silence In The Snow. They’ll be at 170 Russell on Wednesday April 13, with tickets available from Destroy All Lines, the Corner Hotel Box Office and the venue.
 
SEVENDUST RETURN
Sevendust’s triumphant return to Australia marks the first shows on Aussie soil in six years. Atlanta’s brutal hard rock kings are back as heavy as ever. Their blistering new album Kill The Flaw has received some of the best reviews of the band’s career, displaying a re-invigoration of creativity and signalling a rejuvenated take-no-prisoners stance akin to their initial three-album burst of mayhem. See them at 170 Russell on Friday March 18, with tickets on sale now from Metropolis Touring.
 
NEW HOLY GRAIL ALBUM
Holy Grail are about to release the long-awaited follow-up to their 2012 Billboard-charting Ride The Void. Times of Pride and Peril will be released on Friday February 12 and was recorded with Grammy award winning producer John Spiker (Tenacious D, Filter). Featuring ten tracks of solid, classic heavy metal, the album meshes the band’s definitive sound with even catchier vocals and shredding solos while conceptually showcasing the rise and fall of a kingdom.