Core – March 12, 2014
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Core – March 12, 2014

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Biffy Clyro sure aren’t wasting any time. They’d barely left the country before they announced their plans to return six months later for a national headlining tour. Bold move, Clyro. They will play all major capital cities on the tour, landing at the Palais in Melbourne on September 7. Tickets will go on sale from March 13.


Minneapolis’ Slow Death boast members from The Ergs, Dillinger Four and The Soviettes and they’re touring Australia for the very first time next month. Melbourne’s Laura Palmer will join them for the ride and you can catch the two of ‘em at Public Bar on April 26. Bar 303 in Northcote will host a second show (a Jesse Swan Thorson solo show) on April 27.

DZ Deathrays have a had a little bit of a hiatus and watched as their label mates Violent Soho took the scuzzy rock reins for a bit but now they’re back with their second record Black Rat, due for release on May 2. They’ll hit the road immediately after it hits shelves and take on the Corner Hotel on May 16 with Palms and WA garage rock ensemble Foam. These guys are pretty tops live. Go see!

Misery Signals are coming ya’ll! The recently reformed band will bring their much adored live show to Melbourne this May in support of last year’s album Absent Light. They’ll join the mammoth Break The Ice Festival bill as well as headlining their own gigs across the country. You can also catch them perform a set at The Espy in St Kilda on May 10.

After slowly revealing a new band for their bill – one by one – the full lineup for Free Your Mind has been confirmed. Northlane will headline the national tour and be supported by Soundwave mischief makers Thy Art is Murder, Veil Of Maya, Volumes and Make Them Suffer. The tour arrives at The Hi-Fi on May 31 with an underage show scheduled for June 1.

While the Lostprophets singer continues to appeal his conviction for unspeakable horrors, the case against him continues to build. His ex-girlfriend has also been charged with four counts of possession of child pornography. Just when you thought things couldn’t get anymore despicable.

Just when Emmure couldn’t get more infuriating, the band have named one of the tracks on their new album Bring a Gun To School. Super cool, you guys. Their old guitarist was not impressed with the track and was reportedly threatening to sue the band if they released it. “I’m a little let down that the band would even let that piece of garbage call a song Bring A Gun To School…But they just see dollar signs, and you kids keep buying it”, he posted. “At least now I’ll have no regrets when I slam them with lawsuits from now until the end of time”.

Melodic hardcore band Only Crime have signed with one of the most respected punk labels of late, Rise Records. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of them yet, as Rise will be releasing their debut album and you’ll definitely have heard of their members. Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Aaron Dalbec (Bane/ex-Converge), Bill Stevenson (Black Flag/The Descendents), Dan Kelly (ex- Tegan and Sara) and Matt Hoffman (Modern Life Is War) will release Pursuance on May 13.