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Metal

With Peter Hodgson

After an exceptionally busy 2016 that has seen The Smith Street Band spend most of the year playing headline shows across the world, including North America, the United Kingdom, Europe and Australia, the four-piece return with a brand new single Death To The Lads. The single is the first taste of the The Smith Street Band’s fourth record, to be released in early 2017 via their own, newly established label Pool House Records. Catch them at The Corner Hotel on Saturday November 26 and Sunday November 27.
 
After another year touring all over the world, Australian fans are finally getting to see the nation’s leading progressive metal exports Ne Obliviscaris on home soil. It’s becoming an increasingly rare chance. Joining NeO are Germany’s The Ocean. Their headline tour of Australia in early 2015 included several sold out shows and their pairing with Ne Obliviscaris is surely going to have fans eager with heavy anticipation. Opening the tour on all dates will be Melbourne’s Jack The Stripper. See them at 170 Russell on Friday November 25.
 
Deftones scored their first ever Australian No.1 album with Gore last month, and are currently in the midst of a massive world tour. Gore is the result of a band that’s always been one step ahead of their alternative metal peers. They’ve spent their career battling on the front-line, always pushing ahead stylistically and crafting crushingly effective metal tracks whilst breaking new ground. See them with Karnivool and Voyager at Festival Hall on Friday November 11.
 
Trivium are bringing us back to where it all began, with the re-release of their debut album Ember To Inferno, out Friday December 2. Included in the re-release is the special Ember To Inferno: Ab Initio deluxe edition, which includes 13 bonus tracks, in 2CD and 5LP formats. Ember To Inferno will also be available in black/orange marble vinyl, and also bundled with limited edition T-shirts and hoodies from Maniacs.