My top albums for 2018. Personal preference, don't get your knickers in a twist if your favourite isn't on here.
I've included a YouTube link for each band for you to check them out if you haven't already.
They're not ranked in any EXACT order but it is pretty close.
Hollywood sleaze legends, Faster Pussycat, have announced a tour for February 2019.
Voi Vod are touring the east coast of Australia in late January. I recently spoke to Dan 'Chewy' Mongrain. The interview and tour dates follow below.
Living Colour played an almost 2 hour set at The Gov. the other night to a pretty packed house. Here are photos I took on the night.
Click on the band names for the links - Living Colour Dirty Pagans Fyre Byrd.
Legendary German post metal act THE OCEAN finally return to Perth and Adelaide for their first time in 3 years, and New Zealand for their first in 4 years, in celebration of their PROGFEST headline appearances and immense new concept album Phanerozoic I: Palaezoic - released on November 2nd via Wild Thing Records.
UK progressive metal and djent titans MONUMENTS will finally perform in Perth and New Zealand for their first ever time in January 2019, alongside their first ever Adelaide headline show, in sync with their PROGFEST headline appearences and latest offering Phronesis - released on October 5 via Century Media.
The Black Wreath have announced the new location of BLACKEN OPEN AIR festival. The event will take place at the Ross River campground, at the mouth of the ancient N'Dhala Gorge. The spectacular festival site is 80kms from Alice Springs, a stunning drive through the East MacDonnell ranges.
Check the video trailer below.
Signs worldwide deal with WPP Records / Spinefarm Records.
Studio album 'Anesthetic' put on March 1, 2019. Press release below.
Lead track, 'The Truth Is Dead' available here
Had a massive chat with Keshav Dhar, guitarist and founding member of Skyharbor, today. What a cool guy to chat to. Full details of the chat and details of the upcoming Progfest appearances below, as well as a press release and some cool music videos.
As the title suggests, the mighty Alice In Chains are releasing a film project. Big press release with some videos below.
Recently I spoke with Sharon den Adel from Within Temptation. We spoke about the formation of the band, getting a start in the music scene, the 5 year break between Within Temptation albums, Robert switching to studio only, and also wearing kilts to Within Temptation gigs. Lots of fun.
Hear the interview, which is in 2 parts, by clicking the Youtube links below.
ORPHEUS OMEGA SIGN TO EVP RECORDINGS
Australia's premier melodic Death Metal act, Orpheus Omega have inked a deal with EVP Recordings for the release of their upcoming fourth studio album in early 2019.
Said the band on the signing: “It is with the greatest of excitement that we announce that Orpheus Omega has signed to EVP Recordings! With amazing acts like Psycroptic, King Parrot and a slew of amazing bands on side, we couldn't be happier with the team who will be responsible for the release of our next album in 2019. Keep your ears and eyes open because there's going to be a lot of awesome stuff coming from this camp very soon.”
Orpheus Omega will be celebrating the signing at their last show of the year supporting Psycroptic this Friday December 14th in Brisbane at the Woolly Mammoth. Then it will be all systems go as the boys gear up for their massive 2019 release.
John Corabi, current Dead Daisies and ex-Motley Crue singer, has announced a 4 date club tour for March. More details to follow below but the dates and ticket info are on the poster above. Check it out.
Adelaide tix here.
Melbourne band, Espionage, have released a new video for 'At Lightspeed We Strike' from their album, Digital Dystopia, which was released earlier this year. Check it out below.
Hit the band up at :-