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The Swedish juggernaut that is Entombed A.D. are heading our way in May – courtesy of Hardline Media - and we are delighted to inform you that tickets are on-sale now: www.hardlinemedia.net

Explaining the relevance and influence of Entombed is probably as superfluous as pointing out why Slayer rule, Lemmy is bigger than God and the passing of Dio was the greatest loss in metal history. A legend is a legend. Fullstop. F**k off! Explaining the reason for the name change might require more effort but why waste precious space? Let the music speak for itself because at the end of the day, that’s what the underground is all about, right? Heavy music for heavy music fans.

To save you some precious time for listening to this record rather than wasting it for googling, here’s a quick historical breakdown nonetheless: Entombed A.D.’s legacy goes way back into the year 1987 when the band originally formed under the name Nihilist. In 1989, the group changed its name to Entombed, they established themselves as masters of Swedish death metal before flavouring the trademark “Stockholm sound” with a more punkish, rocking edge that culminated in the ultimate death ‘n’ roll classic “Wolverine Blues” in 1993, an album still very much present in the band’s current sound. It seems that after returning to the front in 2014, Entombed A.D. are now way more comfortable with the arsenal at hand and the quartet is more eager than ever to live up to the finest line from the track “Total Death” - “It’s only rock ‘n’ roll – DESTRUCTION!”

An Entombed A.D. show is a domination of the senses, and it’s not only the music, it’s the people they are. If you happen to see that Entombed A.D. will be playing anywhere near you, I highly suggest attending. They have never, and will never, disappoint their fans.  

Australian Tour Dates May 2017

Tuesday 9th May - Brisbane - Crowbar

Wednesday 10th May - Sydney - Manning Bar

Thursday 11th May - Melbourne - Max Watts

Friday 12th May - Adelaide - Fowlers Licensed All Ages

Saturday 13th May - Perth - Amplifier

Tickets On-Sale now: www.hardlinemedia.net

Limited VIP meet & greet available

 

One of the most influential rock bands of all time, Deep Purple, will release their brand new studio album inFinite on April 7 via earMUSIC/Sony Music Australia InFinite is the highly anticipated follow up to their most recent worldwide chart topping album 2013’s NOW What?!, The tour that followed sold over a million tickets worldwide.

The rock legends have just released the official music video for their upcoming single All I Got Is You The video includes footage taken from the 97 minute movie-documentary From Here To inFinite which gives an in-depth insight into the band’s songwriting and recording process.Deep Purple have in fact let cameras be in the studio for the very first time. For many years nobody was allowed to be in the studio while the band was writing and recording. The movie is part of the limited CD+DVD edition of the album. About Deep Purple with 120 million albums sold worldwide, they are one of the most loved British bands of all time. Recently inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, they have inspired and shaped the taste of generation of hard rock musicians and fans with milestone albums like In Rock & Machine Head which are essential chapters in rock music history.

Their live album Made In Japan is often referred as one of the best (if not “the best” live album of all time.) Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and Ian Paice have been part of the band since the classic “Mark II” era. Completing the line up is Don Airey (this will be his fourth Purple and Don has played with many rock legends including Rainbow, Whitesnake, Gary Moore, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Collosseum II and many others) plus iconic axeman Steve Morse (who has now been in the band for over 20 years, releasing six studio albums with them).

With inFinite and it's associated The Long Goodbye tour, Deep Purple are approaching a turning point? Are the band about to write the final chapter of their career? InFinite will be available on April 7

www.jbhifi.com.au/music/browse/metal-hard-rock/infinite

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It seems Australia and New Zealand can’t get enough of Hevy Devy. Melbourne’s 170 Russell Show on 24th May has completely SOLD OUT and a second show at the same venue has now been announced for Tuesday the 23rd May.

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Post-Rock/Prog legends Sleepmakeswaves will be taking the stage with DTP on the whole tour - and they will have their new album “Made of Breath Only” out in time for the tour.

New single Tundra is already a triple j favourite and the shows promise to be an epic one-two punch of prog goodness. Devin Townsend Project is obviously the brainchild of frontman Devin Townsend - who released new album TRANSCENDENCE in September 2016. To celebrate the success of the album, they are returning to Australia and New Zealand in May 2017, presented by MJR Presents. The album was the first ARIA charting album for Devin Townsend Project, coming in at #10 in its first week in the charts – all the more reason to celebrate!

 

Aussie thrash/death act Truth Corroded are pleased to announce the dates for the bands upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand. Having just completed the recording of the bands new album, currently being mixed and mastered in the US, the band are set to return to the stage and road test two new songs during the tour. The tour will see the band performing several events including Heavy SA, Blacken Open Air (NT) and the Under The Southern Cross Festival in Australia and New Zealand.

This will be the bands first time over to New Zealand "We've toured Europe, Japan, China and all over Asia but have never crossed over to see our good mates New Zealand" comments bassist Greg Shaw "Its been a long time coming and we are stoked to be heading over!"

Catch Truth Corroded on the following dates - TRUTH CORRODED - AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND 2017

08.04 HEAVY S.A. FEST, ADELAIDE. AUSTRALIA

16.04 BLACKEN OPEN AIR, ALICE SPRINGS. AUSTRALIA

29.04 UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS FEST, SYDNEY. AUSTRALIA

05.05 UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS FEST, KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND. NEW ZEALAND

06.05 UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS FEST, VALHALLA, WELLINGTON. NEW ZEALAND

03.06 CROWBAR, BRISBANE. AUSTRALIA

15.07 AMPED FESTIVAL, MELBOURNE. AUSTRALIA

Further dates for the AustralAsia region to be announced shortly.

For more information: www.truthcorroded.com

 

For 27 years, My Dying Bride from West Yorkshire have been the voice of the hopeless and broken, combining haunting sounds with crushing misery and melancholy. With their signature sound they've shaped the doom metal scene like barely any other act and integrated both soft violin melodies and violent death metal growls into their music, whilst always staying strictly loyal to themselves. And since the early Nineties, the band's masterminds and founding members Andrew Craighan and Aaron Stainthorpe forged beautiful grief into twelve studio albums with songs of epic length.

However for their 13th release, the band is now bound for new horizons and proudly announces their signing to Nuclear Blast Records! Singer and lyricist Aaron Stainthorpe comments: "It is with great pleasure that My Dying Bride can announce they will be joining forces with the formidable Nuclear Blast Records in early 2017 and have already begun working on material for the next LP and singles.

It is no secret that Nuclear Blast have continued to expand greatly over the years, signing epic bands from all corners of the world and giving them the chance they deserve to make something of themselves in the ever expanding metal scene. And it’s time that My Dying Bride came along for the ride. We are hoping that this wedding between a very solid label and a well established act will bear fruit of mighty proportions in the exciting years to come. Cheers!"

Since My Dying Bride rarely leave their damp catacombs to perform live rituals, each show is a highlight in itself and on April 22nd, the Brits will expose their legendary album Turn Loose The Swans in its entire length at Roadburn Festival. Together with Shaun 'Winter' Taylor-Steels on drums and a special backdrop lighting, the band will haunt the Dutch stage and deliver a truly unique experience.

MY DYING BRIDE live:

22.04. NL Roadburn Festival

15.07. POL Bolkow, Castle Party

01.10. UK HRH Doom Vs HRH Stoner

 

SÓLSTAFIR have announced their first European tour in support of their forthcoming full-length 'Beyrdreyminn' (out May 26th) in June. The tour will kick off at the Download Festival in Paris on June 10th and afterwards the enigmatic Icelandic rockers will continue to perform in England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and France before a final show at the Spanish edition of Download in Madrid on the 24th of June.

SÓLSTAFIR comment on the tour: "We are stoked to be back on the road and doing up 'n close personal club shows between summer festivals. Some of the small venues are expected to sell out fast - so better get your ticket right away."

 A list of all currently confirmed shows including festival appearances can be viewed below.  

 

Australian pop sensibilities combined with modern progressive heaviness – the cult force that is Voyager are back with their 6th album, entitled ‘Ghost Mile’. They are kicking off the new album cycle with amazing new single 'Ascension' and a filmclip directed by Adrian Goleby.  Add to that, they are today announcing their 'Ghost Mile' album Australian headline tour in May 2017, with French Djent/Prog/Dubstep maestros The Algorithm in support! Taking in Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide, the sweet pairing will be crushing riffs and blowing minds all over the country throughout May.

Voyager sensationally anthemic 6th opus has an amalgamation of everything the band does best - huge soundscapes, pop and prog sensibilities with catchy and thought-inducing instrumentals. The album was mixed by Matthew Templeman (Saviour, Life Pilot) and mastered by Simon Struthers and maintains the production that was such a successful selling point for their album ‘V’.

Thursday 11th May - Adelaide FOWLER'S LIVE

Friday 12th May - Melbourne EVELYN HOTEL

Saturday 13th May - Brisbane THE ZOO

Friday 19th May - Perth AMPLIFIER BAR

Saturday 20th May - Canberra THE BASEMENT

Sunday 21st May - Sydney OXFORD ART FACTORY

All tickets on sale Friday 10th March.

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Legendary Misfits Guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein is set to star in Death Ward 13, a remake of the cult-classic film Don't Look In The Basement. With his iconic Devilock hair and impressive physical build, “Doyle” is best known as the guitar player for the American horror punk band the Misfits and will play the most terrifying character in the film. Now in pre-production, Death Ward 13 is directed by award-winning horror filmmaker Todd Nunes and produced by The Readmond Company.

"I’m looking forward to starting my movie career with a starring role in “Death Ward 13”says Doyle. “It’s time to release the beast on the big screen. Let the killing begin!” “With Doyle’s horror punk background, we’ve always been looking for opportunities to have him cross over into film, but nothing has sparked his interest until now”, says Bruce Miyaki (Insane Management.) “Death Ward 13 is a great breakout film for Doyle – his fans are going to love it.”

 

Indian death metal greats Plague Throat release their highly awaited full length debut after putting out a stunner in 'An Exordium to Contagion' EP. And if their single was anything go by, the band's sound is only getting more powerful and relevant by imbibing influences of both brutal and technical death metal while remaining rooted in the classic death metal style.

These are ten unrelenting and supremely passionate songs that will have any metalhead banging his head in ridiculous fashion. Catchiness has always been a trait for this band but it's never at the expense of the heaviness. With a faultless production to boot, 'The Human Paradox' will become a death metal staple for old and new fans alike all around the world.

 

On April 28th, Between The Burried And Me will release their new DVD/Blu-ray, 'Coma Ecliptic: Live', via Metal Blade Records, in association with Good Fight Entertainment. The concert, which features the band performing their latest album, 'Coma Ecliptic', in its entirety, was filmed live on location October 4th, 2016 at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA.

Bassist Dan Briggs comments: "The genesis of the 'Coma Ecliptic' filming was based around capturing the look and feel of the show our lighting director Chris Hill produced for the full album set. It's such an important record for us and our progression as a band and the visual representation captures the moods of our tragic tale so well. It's the perfect way to wrap up the last two years we've been living with this album day in and day out!" To pre-order 'Coma Ecliptic: Live', please visit: metalblade.com/btbam