2019 sees the release of Wear Your Sins - a watershed release that presents a massive shift in the overall tone of Melbourne's ORPHEUS OMEGA. Displaying the result of cumulative experience over the past decade and transmuting the band into a fully fledged world class act, Wear Your Sins is destined to become not only a breakthrough effort from the group but also a classic album in the landscape of modern heavy metal.
I recently spoke with Sami Hinkka, bass player for Finnish band, Ensiferum. We spoke about him joining the band, analogue recording, non-stop touring, and the upcoming Australian tour. They're playing Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Check the tour poster, interview (video and transcript), press release and video clips below. Cheers.
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.
BB Steal announced that they are coming over to Adelaide in May and playing at the Arkaba Hotel. Imogen Brave in support and Motormouth spinning the tracks you know and love. See the poster above for more details.
VOIVOD - 35th Anniversary Tour – AUSTRALIA JAN 2019 – Supports announced
Sci-fi thrash metal prog-punks VOIVOD are celebrating thirty-five years on the warpath, and are rrröööaaarrring into 2019 in the best possible way for Australian fans with 4 big East Coast shows kicking off next week!
More info below-
The mighty Behemoth will soon be in Australia as part of the Download Festival!
In anticipation of the trek, the band have launched a new video for Ecclesia Diabolica Catholica (directed by Grupa 13), taken from their latest album, I Loved You At Your Darkest. Check it out below.
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.
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.
Holy crap, this is gonna be nuts.
Desecrator, Elm Street, Chainsaw, Eyefear, Matterhorn, Espionage, Carbon Black, Gypsy, Lady Crimson, Awaken Solace, Trigger, Oath Of Damnation, Garage Days, Acid Wolf, Audio Reign, Devonera, Lug.
This is all happening February 2nd, at the Duke Of York in Adelaide.
I recently spoke with Genevieve from Australian metal band, Temtris, about their new album, 'Rapture', and their upcoming Adelaide album launch gig. It's a great album. It's out now, you can order it here, or pick a copy up at the gig, which is now happening Friday 26th October at the Crown and Anchor Hotel in Adelaide. Interview and more info follows..
After some concern about a venue, the date of Churches of Steel 3 has been announced. It will be Saturday, Feb 2nd, 2019, and it will take place at the Duke Of York Hotel, 82 Currie Street, Adelaide. Check the location here. Bands will be announced soon. I already know at least one and I'm very excited. No spoilers though. It will be a mid-day to midnight affair. All ages, so bring your little brother. He may not be allowed to drink though. These gigs GO OFF. Cheers. \m/
Today I spoke to Rachel Bolan from Skid Row. What a cool guy to chat to. We spoke about the bond between the 3 remaining original members, nearly being killed by windmilling microphones, the 'new' singer, ZP Theart (ex-DragonForce) and the upcoming Australian tour, which he was really pumped about. Tix here. Check links below.
Massive news today with the announcement of a short tour by Dee Snider in early 2019. Only Melbourne and Sydney though. 'Spoken and Shouted' - 2 gigs (heavy on the Twisted Sister era apparently) and 2 spoken word events. Check the tour poster below and get on it.
Metalhead who hates bad parking.