After a massive day at Churches Of Steel Fest number 3 recently, I've uploaded some photos. You can check them out here. A huge day of local and interstate bands and a surprise from Sweden, Chainsaw, who just went off.
Thanks to all organisers and bands involved. Looking forward to next year's event already.
Whitesnake have released a new video, shown above and will release a new album on May 10th, entitled 'Flesh And Blood'. See what you think of the new song.
Melbourne's ORPHEUS OMEGA have released a new video for a track off their upcoming album, 'Wear Your Sins'.
The LA Based outfit, A NEW REVENGE, featuring an all star line up of classic rock players, will release their debut album, Enemies & Lovers on March 29th, 2019 via Golden Robot Records.
Video For First Single The Way, Hits 33 000 Views in First 2 Days!
Video, pre-order link, and press release below
I recently spoke to Eero Sipilä, bass player for Finnish band, BATTLE BEAST. He was super cool to chat to. We spoke about the album / tour cycle, all the crazy tours they've been on, member changes and the upcoming album, 'No More Hollywood Endings', which is super cool, but you didn't hear that from me. The interview, as well as more info, video and iTunes link below.
In a shock move, Kendall Bechtel has left Fifth Angel right before live commitments. I've copied the text below from Fifth Angel's Instagram post.
Melbourne One Woman Blackened Neo-Folk Artist Signs with Northern Silence Productions.
Releases First Three Songs Simultaneously.
Debut Album, Lunar Falls To Be Released on April 12 .
'An evening with ELUVEITIE. Extraordinary 2 Hour show from the kings and queens of Pagan Folk Metal.
This is going to be HUGE. Heavy SA has released the full line-up of this year's festival. It is as follows:-
Truth Corroded (Album Launch), In The Burial (Album Launch), Christ Dismembered, Voros, Iron Worzel, Deadlock (25th Anniversary Show), Abstract The Light, Shatter Brain, Diabolic Rites (Album Launch), Life Pilot, Arcadia, Dirty Pagans, Born of Dust, Mauvais, Warpath, Lucifer's Fall, Descend To Acheron, Suffer The Evenue, Wings of Thanatos. Alium, Dead Sun, Vile, Plague 9
23 SA bands on 2 stages. These always go off, so get amongst it.
Heavy SA Online Store = $18 - here
Moshtix = $18 + Booking Fee - here
or $25 at the door on the day.
Get onto it.
This sounds interesting.
'One night only' screenings of Scandinavian Black Metal biopic. More info below.
This is HUGE. GIRLSCHOOL, VENOM INC, AND RAVEN are set to tour Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in June 2019. Massive post follows, press release and videos.
The other day I spoke to Anton Kabanen, guitarist and founder of Beast In Black. Interesting guy to speak to. New Beast in Black album coming out soon. Ridiculously catchy album, check it out. There's a few videos, along with the interview below. Cheers.
The band is set to release album number four, 'Mother' on Feb 15, 2019, via Dinner For Wolves.
Read the full story and check out a clip below.
Some additions to the Ultimate Triple Bill Kill tour. Read on...
Australia are you ready? Well you better be well prepared because we have seen nothing like this before. A 3 pronged attack of darkened, deathly Swedish majesty, in the form of AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED and WITCHERY are headed our way for a hellishly heavy Scandinavian assault for what is a possibly once in a lifetime tour.
The Triple Bill Kill Tour has now announced a fourth show on Wednesday 24th April, at The Basement in Canberra. All 3 bands AT THE GATES, THE HAUNTED and WITCHERY will be there on Anzac Day Eve so time to recover with public holiday the next day.
Then AT THE GATES are jaunting out on their own for a one of show in Hobart at the Odeon Theatre on Sunday the 28th April, this is an all-ages show, thanks to Southern Extremities, tickets thru Oztix. On sale now!
I recently spoke to Tobias Sammet of Avantasia. He was fantastic to speak to. We spoke about the 'Ghostlights' album and tour, and then about the new album, 'Moonglow', and the upcoming tour of Australia. He chats about who is coming on the tour, some big names indeed.
Check the interview, massive press release, and lyric video clip for Raven Child below.