hard rock

That one time at…Brewdle’s Bandcamp Besties!

The internet can be a wonderful thing, and Bandcamp.com is one of the greatest little corners of it. If you’re not aware of what Bandcamp is, then let me give you a very brief run down. It’s a platform for musos to sell and promote themselves directly to their adoring public, and it’s a place I spend a lot of time at, digging around for my next favourite band. So below are my spotlight artists for the month, get on and check em out.

For around $30 you can support the following five releases.

Listenable Records - sampler (released 8 July 2015 through Listenable Records)

Iron Bastards announce new full-length album Boogie Woogie Violence

Too fast too furious

French Fast Rock'n'roll power trio Iron Bastards have just announced the release of their debut full-length album called Boogie Woogie Violence due September 11t

Plini - The End Of Everything Australian Tour (with the The Helix Nebula), August 2015

Experiencing these compositions as performed by some of Australia’s finest young musicians is a wild ride that will stir happiness in the heart of any fan of guitar-playing, prog, metal, fusion or post­‐rock.
Tour Dates: 
14/08/2015 - 22/08/2015

After years tucked away creating bedroom epics, Plini has emerged as a living & breathing musical entity, set to embark on his first Australian headlining tour this August.

Guards Of May & Gatherer announce joint album release tour August 2015

The tour hits Brisbane at The Zoo 15th August, Sydney at the Bald Faced Stag 21st August, Adelaide at Enigma Bar August 29th and Melbourne at The Toff in Town September 5th.
Tour Dates: 
15/08/2015 - 05/09/2015

August 2015 will see two of Australia's most promising rock/prog acts travel and perform together through Australia over 4 weekends, blazing their trail on a joint album release tour.

Dumbsaint announce new album, Panorama, in ten pieces.

The first single and short-film, Cold Call, was released on July 3 and can be seen in all its glory below.

Cinematic, instrumental four-piece Dumbsaint have announced the follow-up album to their acclaimed 2012 release Something That You Feel Will Find Its Own Form.

Brimstone - Raise a Glass (Filthpipe Records)

Trad metal with a twist of the 'x' factor... Well worth a listen!
Release Date: 
31 Jul 2015 - 11:30pm

Queenslanders Brimstone know a thing or two about the riff. After just one listen to their new album – the appropriately titled Raise a Glass – that much is evident.

Hard Action - Sinister Vibes (Svart Records)

Retroactive garage punkin' goodness...
Release Date: 
11 Jul 2015 - 11:30pm

The most surprising thing about recidivist rock troupe Hard Action is that they hail from Finland as opposed to the normal Swedish issuing point for retro-rockin' guitar-driven roc

Estrella - We Will Go On (Own Label)

So-so, but not unworthy of your attention...
Release Date: 
21 Jun 2015 - 11:30pm

Young Scottish hopefuls Estrella have released an album that, whilst fine for what it is, is not going to find the world beating a path to their door after listening to it.

Disturbed announce return from hiatus with new album Immortalized due August 21 worldwide

In January 2014, Draiman, Donegan, and Wengren met for dinner in their hometown of Chicago. Shortly thereafter, without notifying friends, families, or their label, the three began to fly back and forth to each other’s respective home studios for writing sessions, marking the beginnings of Immortalized and the first time they collectively wrote together since 2001.

After a four year hiatus, Grammy Award-nominated, multiplatinum hard rock titans Disturbed have announced their return with their sixth studio album, entitled

Mothership to release Mothership Live Over Freak Valley this November!

Plus they announce US dates for The Drunk As Shit Tour with Crobot and Wilson!

After the rerelease of their momentous second album and a storming start to 2015, Mothership – the hard rocking supersonic/intergalactic Texan trio – are pleased to announce the ar