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This weeks edition of the ticket stub involves heavy metal bands, fancy that!

U.S. techincal death metallers Decrepit Birth have revealed the first in-studio video, in which they discuss the recording process for their fourth studio album, "Axis Mundi", out on July 21st via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America).

Watch the video here 

Formed in 2001, Decrepit Birth released three studio album's to date, which got them a premiere spot on the death metal radar. Their music, infused with technical and progressive twists, managed to forge a very solid international fan base, and continues to forge their path into the future, as one of the genre's finest bands. Awakening from a seven-year slumber, the Californians fourth offering is entwined with musical athleticism and characteristic esoteric themes. "Axis Mundi" is as crushing as it is cosmic.

"We’ve gone through an evolution throughout the years" says founding member and primary songwriter Matt Sotelo. "The last couple of albums we had, Diminishing Between Worlds and Polarity, were more progressive death metal. They were different from …And Time Begins, which is a different genre of death metal. It’s more brutal. I’m the type of guy who likes to experiment. …And Time Begins has no solos. It’s all really fast palm-muted riffs. The other albums breathed more with the guitars. I let chords ring out on Diminishing Between Worlds and Polarity. Axis Mundi is combination of all the stuff I’m into. I like it a lot right now. It’s more melodic. The riffs repeat intentionally. I want to have fun with these songs".

With "Axis Mundi", the band are  blasting the doors of convention wide open, paving the way for future generations to explore beyond death metal’s four proverbial corners. Much like the band’s influences from the early ‘90s, Decrepit Birth have different optics on the genre and what it has meant and continues to mean. Of course, Sotelo sees "Axis Mundi" from an entirely pragmatic viewpoint:

"I don’t know if we’re going to re-shape death metal" he counters. "We’re just a band. We’re doing this. We’re fans of the genre. We do our own thing with it. It’s our own paint job. What sounds cool to us. We don’t aspire to be the most technical band out there. The technicality isn’t our main goal. Technicality is part of what we are. When we were writing this album, we wanted the songs that had riffs that repeat. There’s more structure with our new stuff. We’re trying to write good music. We want to entertain people out there. Hopefully, everybody likes Axis Mundi".

The album was recorded at three different studios over the course of a year. The clarity, the power, the musicianship, and the brutality aren’t vying for attention. They’re in absolute harmony. The guitars (tracked by founder Matt Sotelo at his home studio) are razor sharp yet spine-snappingly heavy. The drums (tracked by Ryan Forsyth at Private Ear Studios in Winnipeg, Canada) are genre-defining, recalling what Sean Reinert, Gene Hoglan, and Steve Flynn did for Death and Atheist, respectively. And the bass (tracked by Sean Martinez, also at his home studio) has a great deep-end against the ceaselessly wicked rhythms. Tracks like "Hieroglyphic", "Spirit Guide", and "The Sacred Geometry" wouldn’t have crushed skulls and blown minds if it wasn’t for the accomplished mixing and mastering of Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studios. The icing on the cake is the astonishing cover artwork that was made by renowned fantasy artist Dan Seagrave (Morbid Angel, Entombed, The Devil Wears Prada).

 

 

 

SÓLSTAFIR are unveiling their complete forthcoming full-length, 'Berdreyminn', which means a "dreamer of forthcoming events". The new sixth masterpiece of the enigmatic Icelanders is released today!

Frontman Aðalbjörn Tryggvason comments on behalf of SÓLSTAFIR: "Finally, the time has come to present you 'Berdreyminn' in its entirety. Hopefully, the previous pieces that we have released will now fall into their rightful places in the puzzle that this album represents. There is much to explore, surprises to discover as well as meeting old friends again, and we sincerely hope that you will like what you find. Enjoy!"

SÓLSTAFIR have previously announced their first European tour in support of their forthcoming full-length 'Beyrdreyminn' 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 commented 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."

SÓLSTAFIR TOUR

10 Jun 17 Paris (FR) Download Festival

11 Jun 17 Brighton (UK) The Haunt

12 Jun 17 Colchester (UK) Arts Centre

13 Jun 17 Leeds (UK) Brudenell Social Club

14 Jun 17 London (UK) Old Blue Last

15 Jun 17 Breda (NL) Mezz

16 Jun 17 Dessel (BE) Graspop Metal Meeting

17 Jun 17 Utrecht (NL) Tivoli de Helling

18 Jun 17 Hannover (DE) Musikzentrum

19 Jun 17 Dresden (DE) Beatpol

20 Jun 17 Karlsruhe (DE) Jubez

21 Jun 17 Colmar (FR) Fete de la Musique

22 Jun 17 Lyon (FR) CCO Villeurbanne

23 Jun 17 Toulouse (FR) Rex

24 Jun 17 Madrid (ES) Download Festival

 

SÓLSTAFIR have set sails to new horizons with 'Berdreyminn'. Yet the Icelanders brought their home with them and the silhouette of their vessels remains easily recognisable. Welcome aboard on a new adventurous musical journey into uncharted territories.

 

 

Life Is Noise Publicity is proud to announce that Hiboux have locked in dates for their upcoming Australian and New Zealand tour, taking their entrancing instrumental post-rock to selected venues across June and July.

With New Zealand’s post-rock scene becoming more and more prominent every day, Hiboux recently broke forth with an epic volume to the country’s musical history with Command The Earth To Swallow Me Up, released in March of 2017. The album flows upon ears as naturally and gracefully as water from a mountain stream falling into the sea – important to note the same can be said about their cunning use of key changes and transitions.

Hiboux have taken extra lengths to make sure that the versatile spirit of the music transfers from album to stage seamlessly, investing years in chasing the perfect sound for their debut record. Making a conscious effort to make the record sound ‘live’, guitarist Bern Stock confesses that he spent upward of a year and a half carefully engaging with his pedals and amps to create a tone that masterfully fluctuates between stampeding heavy segments and floating lighter moments, all the while remaining truly unique to the band.

Hiboux’s open, encompassing sound is something worth experiencing live – the spirit of the music provokes a trance like concentration out of the listener and needs to be felt first hand. Make sure you witness these shows through early June through to late July while you have the chance.

Catch Hiboux at one of the following dates:

Friday June 2 - Space Academy, Christchurch

Saturday June 3 - Re:Fuel, Dunedin

Saturday June 10 - Wine Cellar in Auckland

Saturday July 1 - Valhalla in Wellington

Thursday July 20 - Frankie's Pizza, Sydney

Friday July 21 - The Townie, Sydney

Saturday July 22 – The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, Melbourne

Tickets available from the venues.

 

 

This August/September, as the first glimmers of sun begin to thaw the winter frost, the blackened melodic metal force King will continue to forge ahead, carving a path across Australia with a run of select dates for the Cold Winds Across Australia Tour

2016 saw King tour Australia and New Zealand alongside Inquisition, Enslaved and Ruins, bringing their epic melancholic black metal to the stage for the first time in support of their highly acclaimed debut album “Reclaim The Darkness” (2016). 

Along for the ride on all dates is Melbourne's razorsharp deathmetal legion Blackhelm

These shows will be the last opportunity to see King perform live this year, don't miss it!

 

August 18th - SYDNEY | The Bald Faced Stag

with: Somnium Nox + Evocatus

Tickets: www.thebaldfacedstag.iwannaticket.com.au

August 19th - CANBERRA | The Basement

with: Claret Ash + Somnium Nox + Black Mountain 

August 25th - MELBOURNE | The Evelyn

with: Aquilus + Greytomb

Tickets: www.evelynhotel.oztix.com.au 

August 26th - GEELONG | The Barwon Club

with: Direblaze + Nemesium

September 2nd - HOBART | The Brisbane Hotel

with Ruins + Permafog

 

 

 

In anticipation of their ucpoming new album "Unparalleled Universe", iconic U.S. detah metallers Origin have recorded a series of in-studio videos, in which they discuss the album's recording process. The second in-studio video, featuring guitarist and founding member Paul Ryan, can be viewed here 

The recently announced new album "Unparalleled Universe" will be released on June 30th via Agonia Records (Europe / ROW) and Nuclear Blast Records (North America). Earlier the band revealed the first single, "Accident And Error", in the form of a 360 degree lyric video, available here

For 20 years, Origin has engaged a full-blown sensory assault of tight, taut, and technical death metal amplified by flashes of grindcore and groove. However, 2017’s "Unparalleled Universe" sees the quartet - Paul Ryan (guitar, vocals), John Longstreth (drums), Mike Flores (bass, vocals), and Jason Keyser (vocals) - strengthen that blueprint with a handful of surprises.

"It feels like an Origin album, but it’s unparalleled to what you might expect if you haven’t heard us for 10 or 15 years" says Ryan. "To me, it’s a true reflection of ourselves. I compare it to an action movie. Our earlier material is filled with action from beginning to end. Now, the idea is to add a little more depth and dynamics. You could say there are some twists in the plot musically".

Origin began compiling ideas for what would become "Unparalleled Universe" while touring in support of their 2014 sixth offering, "Omnipresent". Along the way, the record snatched their highest position on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, bowing in the Top 10. Meanwhile, it garnered acclaim from metal press and successful tours with everyone from Aborted and Exhumed to Immolation and Marduk over the last three years. 

"We would ask the audience to give us title ideas, but we could never discern what they were actually saying" laughs Ryan. "Riffs typically start on tour, and I keep them in my back pocket. That’s the way it is. Ultimately, Unparalleled Universe begins another era for Origin. In the end, we’re still writing death metal songs, but we’re adding new dimensions. We’re still Origin".

 

 

After shaking the foundations of the Melbourne metal community with their debut album release Get in the Ground, Blunt Shovel are back with a vengeance for another run of shows through Victoria this June. Further to this the band are premiering a new video for the track Tongue Hung Pinata. Shot on location at Goatsound Studios, the hilarious new video features a who's who of the Melbourne metal scene, and paints an awkward yet amusing picture of what live music audiences have succumbed to in the modern age. 

Not content with slowing down, this is a band on a mission to destroy with brutal and intense riffage for fans of old school and new school death metal alike. Their live shows are garnering a reputation as some of the wildest Melbourne has seen and their growing audience is testament to the hard work and dedication the band has shown in their short existence. Catch Blunt Shovel destroying a stage near you through Victoria this June. 

DATES! 

June 3 @ The Reverence, Footscray w/ Headless, Strict Vincent, Feast of Crows

June 10 @ Flanagans, Shepparton w/ Vulture Culture, Fight the Sun

June 23 @ The Eastern, Ballarat w/ Alkira, Harlott, Fall & Resist, Feast of Crows

June 24 @ The Bendigo, Collingwood w/ Alkira, Harlott, Party Vibez, Cryptic Abyss

Blunt Shovel – Tongue Hung Pinata WATCH IT NOW! 

 

 

 

Truth Inc Records is excited to announce the addition of Michelle O’Rance to the team. Michelle joins Truth Inc as the new Media Manager and will be working closely with our roster to provide PR support and guide band’s with promotion.

“I am very excited for this opportunity. The music industry is ever evolving and I think that working together will really make us a force in the Australian scene, as well as overseas,” says Michelle.

Commenting on Michelle's new role with Truth Inc Records, label manager Greg Shaw offers - 'Truth Inc are incredibly pleased to have Michelle come on board and we would like to welcome her to the new role as our media manager. Michelle has an excellent background in the heavy music industry as a band manager, label rep and publicist. Since I established the label in 2005 I have worked alongside Jason (Truth Corroded) to do our part in developing the Australian heavy music industry nationally and abroad, and with Michelle joining our team we will together be able to take that aim to a whole new level'

The team at Truth Inc are looking forward to working with Michelle and growing the label both domestically and abroad. 

 

Art As Catharsis are proud to announce the first, untitled single from Omahara's similarly untitled new album. Omahara are a Tasmanian group who play dark, hypnotic, ritual drone. Their music is quiet and isolating - influenced by the ancient expanses of their island home.

Each track stems from an improvisation reflecting a particular psychological landscape, in which the individual is annihilated and the listener is invited to vanish into themselves.  

Omahara will be playing at the opening of Dark Mofo 2017

Catch the single here 

 

 

 

Thy Art Is Murder will charge furiously unto the breach once more. The globally recognised quintet have just announced their 'Death Sentence' Australian tour, with support from Alpha Wolf, Cursed Earth and Deadlights.

Confidently attracting a potent mix of young death metal acolytes and older vintage thrashers alike, Thy Art is Murder’s unrelenting aggression has made them a hallmark of heavy music worldwide. The stunning domestic success of their third LP ‘Holy War’ included landing at #7 on the ARIA Charts, the highest chart position for a domestic extreme metal act. Thy Art is Murder have nailed down the exceptional skill of combining riffage tailor-made for huge stages with fearless lyrical themes careering from terror to death, existential crises, to the end of humanity itself. It's epic stuff. And it promises to destroy both your hearing and have you questioning your existence, as the band chew through venues the nation over.

Fans of gettin' their souls shaken by truly, deeply, awesomely heavy death metal are going to stroke out on this gargantuan all-Aussie line-up. This nation-wide conglomeration of excellent heavy music talent includes... Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf, these guys are righteous and dissonant. Alpha Wolf released their shattering tune “#104” back in March and they're currently staring down the barrel of a huge winter tour with Aversion’s Crown and Boris the Blade.

Perth metalcore lords Cursed Earth bear shades of Black Breath and Entombed, and utterly shred on stage. Bastions of the Western Australian scene, these guys recently sharpened their teeth on tour with Killswitch Engage and The Black Dahlia Murder

Also joining the fray are fellow Greyscale alumni Deadlights hailing from Brisbane. These guys front up with an energetic brand of powerful alternative hardcore. Their debut album “Mesma” hit us last month to huge fuss amongst local heavy media and punters.

Do not miss Thy Art is Murder, killing it across the nation through July and August as they charge up to reveal more kick-ass career developments very soon. Ears to the ground.

 

Tickets on sale now at thyartismurder.net

THU 27 JUL - BADLANDS, PERTH*

FRI 28 JUL - ENIGMA, ADELAIDE

SAT 29 JUL - MAX WATTS, MELBOURNE

WED 2 AUG - THE BASEMENT, CANBERRA

THU 3 AUG - UNI BAR, WOLLONGONG

FRI 4 AUG - OXFORD ART FACTORY, SYDNEY

SAT 5 AUG - THE CAMBRIDGE, NEWCASTLE

THU 10 AUG - CROWBAR, BRISBANE

FRI 11 AUG - WHARF TAVERN, SUNSHINE COAST

SAT 12 AUG - MIAMI TAVERN, GOLD COAST

*DEADLIGHTS NOT APPEARING

 

 

 

The Cavalera brothers are back! Max and Iggor Cavalera, who created some of the most influential metal records in music history with Sepultura and inspiring the heavy and extreme music scene over decades, are currently hard at work in the studio in Phoenix, Arizona, to record the fourth album of Cavalera Conspiracy!

Set to be released in the Fall of 2017 on Napalm Records, Max and Iggor have now left a message to their fans and the worldwide metal community with a first teaser and greetings from the studio. Check it out right HERE! 

Produced by longtime friend Arthur Rizk, the recordings of Cavalera Conspiracy's upcoming album will be documented by Horns Up Rocks, titled 'The Conspiracy Diaries'. These exciting studio episodes will be released over the next months and will share an in-depth view behind the scene's of Cavalera Conspiracy's work in the studio. 

The brothers Max and Iggor Cavalera formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band Sepultura as teenagers together in 1984. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of darkness and extreme music with thrash classics such as Beneath the Remains, Arise and Chaos AD,  while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre's horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996. A decade after Max left Sepultura and meanwhile released seven successfull records with Soulfly the two brothers got back together in 2006 to form Cavalera Conspiracy. A bold testament to the talent and power these two possess together. An invigorating mixture of speed and aggression, finest thrash power and the fiercest riffage.

Get ready for one of the most heaviest and hotly anticipated metal records of 2017, as the Cavalera Conspiracy will strike back this Fall!

 

 

 

Portland rockers Red Fang add to their canon of comedic clips, debuting the video for Cut It Short from their 2016 album, Only Ghosts

Watch it here 

Whitey McConnaughy directed the clip, continuing the partnership that birthed videos for “Wires,” “Prehistoric Dog,” “Hank Is Dead” and most recently “Shadows”. In the “Cut It Short” video, McConnaughy explores the inner dynamics of touring bands with hilarious accuracy.

Red Fang commented on the video: “Hey! We made a new video with our buddy Whitey, the director of such hits as "Prehistoric Dog," "Wires," "Hank is Dead," and "The Big Lebowski." It's a real hoot of a riot! Come inside, where you will discover that after 12 years of being crammed in a van together, it is remarkable how little we get on each other's nerves, push each other's buttons, do anything annoying, bicker, or really ever fight at all! We especially don't throw guitars and cymbals at each other because that would be wrong.”

Only Ghosts is out now!

www.nervegas.com.au/redfang

 

 

Death metal overlords Dying Fetus have shared the music video for the second single off their impending 8th studio album Wrong One To Fuck With. Watch the chaotic animated video for “Panic Amongst The Herdhere 

Dying Fetus once again raise the bar of sonic extremity with their 8th studio album and first new material in over 5 years Wrong One To Fuck With. The seasoned veterans manage to further stretch their creative and technical boundaries across 10 complex tracks of pulverizing death metal filled with more dynamic intricacies brutal breakdowns and varied vocal patterns than ever before. Now over 25 years into their distinguished career Dying Fetus cement their legacy with Wrong One To Fuck With and uphold their position as the most dominant force in death metal today. 

June 23rd 2017 will see the worldwide release of Wrong One To Fuck With  Pre orders are now available 

www.nervegas.com.au/dying-fetus-wrong-one-to-fuck-with-cd  

 

 

In just a little over a week ICE-T's Body Count will tour Australia for their first Australian tour in 22 years and there has been a minor venue change. Body Count will now play Big Top Luna Park on Saturday 3 June (no change of date) in Sydney. Tickets purchased for the Hordern Pavilion show are valid for Big Top Luna Park and will allow access to the General Admission Dance Floor area without the need for exchange.

Tickets for all shows are on sale now. 

BLOODLUST AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES:

SUPPORTED BY A.B. ORIGINAL AND VOID OF VISION

THURSDAY 1 JUNE - TIVOLI THEATRE, BRISBANE

FRIDAY 2 JUNE - MARGARET COURT ARENA, MELBOURNE

SATURDAY 3 JUNE - BIG TOP LUNA PARK, SYDNEY

 

 

 

Melbourne tribal psychedelic outfit AlithiA will be embarking on a 23-date European tour with Norwegian prog-rockers Leprous and Iceland’s Agent Fresco throughout October and November. The band will be touring in support of their second album which was recorded in Athens, Greece at the end of 2016 and is due for release in October.

The production of AlithiA’s sophomore record was backed by the support of their fans, raising over $10,000 in their Pozible crowdfunding campaign. Recorded at Artracks Studio in Athens, Greece, the record was produced by London based Daniel Sandor. 

Frontman John Rousvanis comments: "We’re thrilled to be returning to Europe and exploring a lot of new territories on this run. We feel honoured to be joining both Leprous and Agent Fresco whose unique sounds have had a major influence on us.“

Since returning from their European tour in November 2016, AlithiA’s momentum hasn’t stopped building as they’ve been supporting a series of International bands including Alcest (France), The Ocean (Germany) and touring Australia with Mother’s Cake (Austria) all within the last 6 months. Renowned for their explosively chaotic live shows, AlithiA has been receiving ongoing critical acclaim from fans and music journalists around the globe. 

Although AlithiA sit amongst the psychedelic, post-rock and prog genres, their sound is not easily categorised. Their music encompasses uplifting melodies with mutant riffs, driven by tribal percussion and a shamanistic feel which captivates you whole.

AlithiA’s crtically acclaimed debut album 'To The Edge Of Time’ (2014) was recorded in Budapest, Hungary. This album led AlithiA to traverse Europe 3 times and garner many fans across the continent. AlithiA has also toured Australia extensively, with notable performances at Progfest on 4 occasions - including last year’s sold out edition at The Corner Hotel in Melbourne. AlithiA have supported some of progressive heavy music’s biggest names, including Animals As Leaders (USA), Dead Letter Circus, Caligula’s Horse & Tides From Nebula (Poland). 

Their 2016 short film ‘Sacrifice’ premiered at the ‘On Vous Ment’ Film Festival in Lyon, France and is due for an impending release.

This October/November, AlithiA will embark on a 23 date tour around Europe, with Australian tour dates announced soon.

TOUR DATES

28.10.17 – Pumpehuset – Copenhagen, Denmark

29.10.17 – Logo – Hamburg, Germany

30.10.17 – Luxor – Cologne, Germany

31.10.17 – Rockhal – Esch, Luxembourg

01.11.17 – Patronaat – Haarlem, Netherlands

02.11.17 – The Dome – London, UK

03.11.17 – Voodoo Lounge – Dublin, Ireland

05.11.17 – Biebob – Vosselaar, Belgium

06.11.17 – Trabendo – Paris, France

07.11.17 – Barakason – Nantes, France

08.11.17 – Rocher Palmer - Bordeaux, France

11.11.17 – Le Metronum – Toulouse, France

12.11.17 – Le Moulin – Marseille, France

13.11.17 – Magnolia – Milan, Italy

14.11.17 – CCO Villeurbanne – Lyon, France

15.11.17 – Salzhaus – Winterthur, Switzerland

16.11.17 – Grillen – Colmar, France

17.11.17 – Backstage Halle – Munich, Germany

18.11.17 – Scene – Vienna, Austria

19.11.17 – A38 – Budapest, Hungary

20.11.17 – Rock Café – Prague, Czech Republic

21.11.17 – Stodola – Warsaw, Poland

22.11.17 – Musik & Frieden – Berlin, Germany

www.wildthingpresents.com/artist-roster/alithia

 

 

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week, Ministry take on their first ever headline Australian tour this September! Join the American Industrial Metal Juggernaut led by Al Jourgensen as they take over Australia for 5 shows this spring! This will only be the second time ever Ministry have toured Australia - Big Day Out in 1995 and Soundwave in 2015! More vicious, aggressive and ferocious than ever before, get ready to lose your mind as they crush each venue!

Plus, as an added bonus for the East Coast shows the Special Guest will be American Industrial Rockers Filter*! joining Ministry in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne! Led by Richard Patrick, Filter bring their larger than life live performance to Australia following their amazing performance at Soundwave 2014. Having recently released their 7th album ‘Crazy Eyes’, this will be your chance to listen to all your favourite tracks - Take A Picture, Hey Man Nice Shot, Welcome To The Fold, Trip Like I Do plus more!

This isn’t the Industrial Revolution this is the Industrial Insurgency as Ministry and Filter combine to create their own energy source: fuelled by rib crushing riffs, thunderous rhythms and body slamming tunes. This is one tour that will leave fans emotionally charged and one you will NOT want to miss.

MINISTRY + FILTER: 2017 Tour Dates 

Monday 25th September – Perth – Astor Theatre

Tuesday 26th September – Adelaide – The Gov

Wednesday 27th September– Sydney – Metro Theatre * 

Saturday 30th September – Melbourne – Forum Theatre * 

Sunday 1st October – Brisbane – The Tivoli * 

 

Tickets on sale from Metropolis Touring NOW 

 

 

 

Australian metal veterans, Frankenbok are set to return with a triumphant new album entitled Vicious, Lawless on July 14. Setting the tone for the release is the track Stalker Stalker which has lyrics based around the personal experiences of the bands guitarist Azza Bok. The band have brought those lyrics to life in shocking fashion via a full sledgehammer to the face that is the Stalker Stalker music video. 

Watch it here

'Drugs don't make your problems go away, they just create more' - He-Man, Master Of The Universe

The band are hitting the road with their friends Dreadnaught. Both have joined forces with the mighty Superheist for a run of dates around the country.

TOUR DATES

June 16: The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne

June 17: Fowlers Live, Adelaide

June 23: The Grand Hotel, Mornington

June 24: The Brightside, Brisbane

June 30: The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney

July 1: The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

 

Frankenbok celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2017. Only two members remain from the original 1997 line-up, Azza Bok and Timmy Bok, and they have been flying the Bok flag high for those two decades. With 60% of the band joining in the last 2 years, Daniel White from Scar the Surface, Tom Rossell from House of Thumbs/Heaven the Axe & Ricky Barbour from ISOLAR/Scale

the line-up is secure and more hungry than ever.

www.frankenbok.com 

 

 

Oh/Villain are about to take their first steps into a wider world, and are today offering up the info on their debut EP release. They gave the world single 'Heartless' a few weeks ago, a tasty morsel that left people wanting more. The quintet will release their EP entitled 'Pilot' on Friday June 30th and have recently dropped the second single and first videoclip for their track 'Preacher.'

The Sydney-based five-piece have impressively created a sound that entwines post-hardcore riffs and vocals with beautiful melodies and beat-down hooks, throwing a spin on the traditional foundations of everything there is to love about the post-hardcore movement.

Vocalist Julian Latouche says that they are extremely happy with the results of their first outing in the studio. "Preacher' is a good sonic reproduction of who we are as a band as it was one of the first songs written for this EP and it is a good reflection for what's to come in 'Pilot'. The EP tackles a lot of themes about personal growth and understanding but as the EP name suggests we want the audience to gather their own opinions and ideas about what the songs mean to them and interpret them how they please."

On the video shot by Warwick Hughes of Sink Or Swim Productions, Julian says "The visuals of this video for Preacher have the theme of breaking away and finding your self, the self you are proud of and isn’t shadowed by anything."

watch things 

 

 

Drown This City are lifting the veil on their brand new single, BEND/BREAK, the first new music since their debut EP 'False Idols' dropped in mid-2016 and rolling out the dates on their headline tour in partnership with Tasmania's Save the Clock Tower.

The huge new single (mixed by Circles' Ted Furuhashi) was released Friday 19th May in iTunes, Spotify and all good online outlets.

The tour hits in July and takes in Melbourne (Worker's Club), Brisbane (Crowbar), Sydney (Factory Floor), Adelaide (Enigma Bar), Launceston (Club 54) and Hobart (Brisbane Hotel), tickets of which are on sale now! at www.drownthiscity.com