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Kylesa Australian Tour Postponed

7 Dec

Southern Rock representatives, Kylesa have announced that their first ever headlining Australian tour has been postponed. The band was due to begin the tour today in Perth however due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ the band is unable to make the tour. Kylesa made the announcement via their facebook page.

The tour is now expected to begin in Late March or early April.

“Australian fans please take note! 

Due to unforeseen circumstances, KYLESA’s December Australian tour has to be postponed until Late March through early April. 

New dates will be announced on Monday. 

To our fans, we do hope you understand and we are already counting the days until we can land on your fine soil again. Thank you so much for your support. 

Ticket holders for most shows can hold onto their tickets for the re-scheduled dates. 
Full details of the re-scheduled tour will be announced on Monday 9th of December.

THANK YOU and please stay tuned for details”.

The English Beat Announce Australian Tour!

29 Nov

Charging onto the scene as ‘the hottest thing since the Pennsylvania meltdown’ in 1979, Birmingham’s Ska Kings sustained an equally explosive career, spearheading the British Ska movement alongside influential acts like The Specials, Madness, Bad Manners and The Selecter. Their sound is a cosmic blend of ska, punk and reggae. Hypnotic, rhythmic and danceable while remaining politically aware and socially active.

The current US-based incarnation boasts a setlist jam packed with fan favourites – Mirror In the Bathroom, Save It For Later, Too Nice to Talk To, Stand Down Margaret, Hands Off She’s Mine, I Confess and their 2Tone Records debut, a skankin’ cover of Smokey Robinson’s classic, Tears Of A Clown to name a few!

If last visit’s Sold Out shows in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney are anything to go by, there is no need to think twice – tickets will go fast, because The English Beat is very much alive, kicking and more infectious than ever!!

TOUR DATES 2014

Thursday, 15 May – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Friday, 16 May – Caravan Club, Melbourne

Saturday 17 May – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Sunday, 18 May – The Zoo, Brisbane

Wednesday, 21 May – The Gov, Adelaide

Friday, 23 May – Rosemount Hotel, Perth

Absu Announce Australian Tour w/Portal!

19 Nov

Cult mythological metal warriors ABSU will return to conquer Australia once again in March 2014. Joining them on the crusade will be none other than legends from the abyss PORTAL and blackened death metal overlords DENOUNCEMENT PYRE

With 3 sold out shows on their first tour of Australia in 2012, ABSU mesmerized audiences with their patented maniacal blackened metal attack – proving why they are one of the most important, exciting and influential bands in the genre. Both the band and the fans mutually agree that a return to Australian shores is essential and the time is upon us!

Few bands earn the right to be considered a ‘cult’ band – even fewer live up to the title. ABSU are one of the few who have not only earned this title; they command it. ABSU’s recordings are mandatory listening for any metal fan, their live show a ritual that must be witnessed. If you were part of the chaos on their first tour, we’ll see you again. If you missed out, this is your opportunity to redeem yourself.

TOUR DATES

Wednesday March 19 – Enigma Bar, Adelaide*

(*Portal & Denouncement Pyre not appearing)

Thursday March 20 – Amplifier Bar, Perth   

Friday March 21 – Hifi Bar, Melbourne 

Saturday March 22 – The Factory, Sydney 

Sunday March 23 – Crowbar, Brisbane

Earthless Announce Australian Tour w/The Shrine!

18 Nov

It’s official psych fans, California’s finest are returning to Australia for a 3rd time, and to mark such a glorious occasion, they’re bringing Los Angeles mega hyped garage punks, and fellow label mates, The Shrine with them.

Hailing from San Diego, Earthless have been spreading their psychic trans love energy all over the World since 2001, they’ve shared stages with the likes of Dinosaur Jr, Baroness, Dead Meadow, and Wooden Ships, just to name a few, and with the release of their 3rd studio album “From the Ages” (Tee Pee Records), which is highly regarded as their finest recorded output to date, it seems like there’s no slowing down, or turning back. The Earth is their oyster, no less.

If you’re unaware of Earthless, they’re essentially a high-energy rock n roll band with their influences heavily planted in the golden age of 60’s and 70’s heavy psych and Kraut Rock. They feature none other than Mario Rubalcaba on drums, one time Pro Skater, now full time drummer, Mario also plays for the likes of OFF!, Rocket From The Crypt and Hot Snakes.

On guitar they feature Mr Isaiah Mitchell, who as many would claim is an undisputed guitar virtuoso. Lastly on bass, Earthless feature Mr Michael Eginton, part time bassist, part time record storeowner, and full time dad!

This now brings me to The Shrine.

If you haven’t experienced this power trio, get ready, as they’re with out a doubt one of the most down to earth, coolest, and straight shooting skater punks bands on the planet. Forget about all that 90’s pop punk phony skater punk rubbish, these dudes are taking shit way back to where it all began. Imagine hanging out in Southern California in the mid 70’s with the Dog Town and Z Boys skate crew, then think of the best possible punk rock’n sound track to those times, what you have here is The Shrine. End of story!

Tour Dates:

Dec/Jan 2013/14

Saturday 28th: Perth @ The Rosemount Hotel

Sunday 29th: Fremantle @ MoJo’s

Monday 30th: Geelong @ The Barwon Club

Tuesday 31st: HEATHEN SKULLS NYE Party Fest The Corner Hotel – Melbourne

Wednesday 1st: Canberra @ The Basement w/ Tumbleweed


Thursday 2nd: Newcastle @ The Cambridge w/ Tumbleweed


Friday 3rd: Brisbane @ Crowbar w/ Eternal Elysium (Japan)


Saturday 4th: Sydney @ The Hi Fi w/ Eternal Elysium (Japan) + Dead China Doll

Sunday 5th: Melbourne @ The Hi Fi w/ Eternal Elysium (Japan), White Walls + Bad Visions

Children of Bodom Announce Australian Tour!

18 Nov

Children of Bodom, a name that redefined a genre and made it their own and a name that continues to galvanise all walks of life and all Heavy Metal sub-genres within that culture, it’s a name that crosses genres and moulds them into the one army. In 2014, Children of Bodom return to Australia for an exclusive East Coast tour on the back of their strongest release to date that surpasses any of the band’s classic and ground breaking releases such as‘Something Wild’, ‘Hatebreeder’ and ‘Follow The Reaper’.

Fronted by the charismatic Alexi Laiho, Children of Bodom deliver live performances that are nothing short of breathtaking with every show leaving the viewer spellbound and gasping for air. Such is the enormous amount of energy and entertainment the entire band puts out, simply stated, Children of Bodom back up their studio recordings with a non-stop battery and barrage to the senses of anyone that attends their shows, it’s the only way they know and long may it continue!

Children of Bodom will perform tracks off their brilliant and recent new release ‘Halo of Blood’; they will also perform a comprehensive selection of fan favourite tracks. Children of Bodom will be performing East Coast shows only; Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney (All-Ages). They will be supported nationally by Eye Of The Enemy and will be joined by Orpheus Omega for the Melbourne show.

Tour Dates:

Wednesday 7th May – Billboard The Venue, MELBOURNE (18+)

Tickets from www.metalmassacre.com.au  / www.moshtix.com.au  / www.ticketek.com.au

w/ EYE OF THE ENEMY + ORPHEUS OMEGA

 Friday 9th May – The HiFi, SYDNEY (All Ages)

Tickets from www.metalmassacre.com.au  / www.thehifi.com.au

w/ EYE OF THE ENEMY

Saturday 10th May – The HiFi, BRISBANE (18+)

Tickets from www.metalmassacre.com.au  / www.thehifi.com.au

w/ EYE OF THE ENEMY

Karnivool & Dead Letter Circus Announce Australian Tour!

16 Nov

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Karnivool are BEYOND pleased to announce the “Polymorphism” tour 2014, teaming up with their old friends AND sparring partners Dead Letter Circus to tread the boards, visit some old hunting grounds and move some air in the best way possible, soaring guitars and a giant bottom end.

After sold out shows in Australia, last month Dead Letter Circus grabbed their round the world tickets and headlined Krank’d Up Festival in South Africa, toured the UK and Europe on a co-headline run with Monuments, played Euroblast Festival in Germany, and are now in California on their North American tour with Periphery. Returning to home shores for a heavily requested tour with great friends Karnivool over summer, vocalist Kim Benzie said “This is a lineup that has been talked about for years that no-one thought would ever be possible. We can’t wait!”

Ian Kenny from Karnivool adds, Karnivool are teaming up with Dead Letter Circus this coming January. With both bands having new records in hand this shit is going to be fresher than Jay-Z’s sneaker closet. Don’t miss it!”

Australia’s finest instrumental musclemen sleepmakeswaves who only recently came back from touring Europe themselves complete the line-up for the Polymorphism tour which kicks off on January 8th in Melbourne and takes in other capital cities and some major regional areas. Tickets are on sale next Monday 4thNovember, best be getting in quick to secure tickets to the behemoth that is the Polymorphism Tour!

ARNIVOOL & DEAD LETTER CIRCUS “Polymorphism” TOUR DATES:

Presented by Billions Australia, Fidelity Corp, Triple M & Faster Louder

With special guests sleepmakeswaves

Tickets for all shows from www.karnivool.com.au/tour

 WEDNESDAY 08 JANUARY 2014 – THE PALACE THEATRE, MELBOURNE, VIC (18+)

THURSDAY 09 JANUARY 2014 – THE PALACE THEATRE, MELBOURNE, VIC (18+)

SATURDAY 11 JANUARY 2014 – MARQUEE, BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BRISBANE QLD (18+)

SUNDAY 12 JANUARY 2014 – COOLANGATTA HOTEL, COOLANGATTA, QLD (18+)

WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY 2014 – CEX, COFFS HARBOUR, NSW (18+)

THURSDAY 16 JANUARY 2014 – NEWCASTLE PANTHERS, NEWCASTLE, NSW (18+)

FRIDAY 17 JANUARY 2014 – ROUNDHOUSE, SYDNEY, NSW (18+)

SUNDAY 19 JANUARY 2014 – WAVES, WOLLONGONG, NSW (18+)

THURSDAY 23 JANUARY 2014 – RED HILL AUDITORIUM, PERTH, WA (18+)

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EYEHATEGOD Announce 25th Anniversary Australian Tour!

16 Nov

Hailing from the dark lands of the deep South, better known as New Orleans, North America’s most uncompromising band EYEHATEGOD came to be In the year 1988, and have since created a 25 year legacy of sheer unadulterated, no holds bared, musical brutality.

Their vision was pure and their approach was hostile, through the course of their four studio albums, a 5th has been recorded and is yet to be released, EHG have made an unquestionable mark on heavy music the World over, between influencing countless bands and helping create the musical sub genre of heavy music called sludge metal, EHG are a force to be reckoned with, and they’re still touring harder than ever, playing more intensely than most bands half their age.

With founding members Jimmy Bower (Guitar) and Mike Williams (Vocals), together with long time serving members Brian Patton (Guitars) and Gary Mader (Bass), Eyehategod now welcome their newest member Aaron Hill (Drums) to the EHG family, after the recent passing of the late Joey LaCaze, who was in the band since their inception way back when.

In celebration of their 25th Anniversary EYEHATEGOD will be returning to Australian shores this January to show us all what we don’t know how.

Ticket for ALL shows are $40 + BF via http://www.oztix.com.au / $50 on the door On sale Monday, November 18

TOUR DATES: January 2014

Thursday, January 16: Perth @ The Rosemount

Friday, January 17: Brisbane @ The Hi Fi

Saturday, January 18: Sydney @ The Hi Fi

Sunday, January 19: Melbourne @ The Hi Fi