Tag Archives: 2014

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!!


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.


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

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


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

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


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

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


Periphery Announce Australian Tour!

16 Nov

Djent Giants, Periphery will once again be gracing Australian shores for a string of shows in early 2014, and wait for it….They’re bringing Animals as Leaders with them.  Get to this gig people!