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Title: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 12, 2011, 06:19:55 pm
Saxon

Guests - The Sword

To say that SAXON are one of metal's most influential bands would be no understatement. The band who along with Iron Maiden and Motorhead begun the movement now known as The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, have been cited by no lesser luminaries than Metallica and Slayer as a primary influence.

Being the trailblazing pioneers in any walk of life has its hazards and so it was that SAXON's over the top shows also inspired a young filmmaker by the name of Rob Reiner who made the world's first full-length mockumentary, This Is Spinal Tap!

One of the foundations of the metal revival of the past ten years, THE SWORD have released two flawless slabs of vintage heaviness, toured the world with Metallica, and were one of the first bands to lock into a whole new legion of fans through Guitar Hero. This summer, the band casts its gaze to the stars for 'Warp Riders', their third full-length and most ambitious effort to date.

Warp Riders is THE SWORD’s first concept album. It's also their most flat-out, supercharged, adrenaline-pumping work yet, a chrome-plated war machine that lauds over the blackened sky. “Warp Riders” is a monster of an album with monster melodies, monster hooks, and monster riffs… an album overflowing in classic metal perfection.” – Metal Underground


TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 28 JANUARY, 9AM

 

MONDAY 28 FEBRUARY MELBOURNE, GERSHWIN ROOM – 18+
www.espy.com.au, www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 & Oztix outlets

TUESDAY 1 MARCH SYDNEY, MANNING BAR – 18+

www.manningbar.com 1300 762 545, www.ticketek.com.au 132 849 & Oztix outlets


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 12, 2011, 06:29:51 pm
Nevermore

“American-bred heavy metal doesn't get any better than this.” – Eduardo Rivadavia (Allmusic.com)


Seattle’s Nevermore have ensnared and entertained metal minds the world over for nearly two decades. With a string of seven critically acclaimed studio albums; Nevermore have etched out their own legend into the metal mythos. For the first time in 5 years, they will bring their impassioned brand of uncompromising heavy metal to Australian audiences. This will be the first chance for Australia’s metal maniacs to hear material from Nevermore’s latest release, “The Obsidian Conspiracy”, live in concert.

Since the release of their first album in 1995, critics and fans have debated how to describe Nevermore. Often called “thrash” or “progressive”, these labels are more limitations rather than descriptions. Nevermore encompass the sensibilities of traditional metal with emphasis on melody, complexity, aggression and energy. Their lyrics are conceptual, intelligent and dramatic, delivered with peerless power and conviction by vocalist Warrel Dane. Complimenting Dane are the guitar histrionics of the technical but tasteful virtuoso, Jeff Loomis. Rounding the band out are the ferociously tight rhythm section of bassist Jim Sheppard and drummer Van Williams. With as much emphasis on song writing as they place on musicianship, Nevermore have built their global following through extensive touring (with bands as diverse as Disturbed and Dream Theater) and the undeniable merits of their unique brand of twisted technical metal.

Over the past 15 years, Nevermore’s discography has grown in intricacy, intensity and quality. Albums such as 1996’s “The Politics of Ecstasy”, 2000’s “Dead Heart In a Dead World” and 2005’s “The Godless Endeavor” have been heralded as modern metal classics by both fans and critics alike. The band’s latest studio effort, “The Obsidian Conspiracy”, produced by Soilwork’s Peter Wichers, has been similarly acclaimed. Peter Carnbro (ultimate-guitar.com) found the album to be “…an extremely solid effort, that manages to bring something new to the band’s sound without completely altering it.” Scott Alisoglu (Blabbermouth.com) describes the album as “…another mighty release from the Seattle stalwarts.”

Nevermore return in 2011 is sure to be a highlight whether you’re head banging in the pit, or standing back in awe of the musicianship. This is one metal-heads won’t dare miss.


Australian Tour 2011

Wednesday 8th June – Rosemount, Perth

Thursday 9th June – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane

Friday 10th June – The Billboard, Melbourne

Saturday 11th June – Manning Bar, Sydney

Sunday 12th June – Fowlers Live, Adelaide (public holiday)

 

Tickets for all shows available from redanttouring.com, Ticketek 132 849 or ticketek.com.au


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 12, 2011, 06:57:21 pm
Primus with guests Melvins

28th February 2011   


Title:       NSW: Primus/Melvins
Start Time:       8:00 PM
Location:       Enmore Theatre

Other Information:       Lic A/A www.ticketek.com.au 132 849


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 19, 2011, 09:16:34 pm
28th February 2011
Title:       NSW: Stone Sour/Sevendust/36 Crazyfists
Start Time:       8:00 PM
Location:       Luna Park Big Top


Other Information:       Lic A/A www.bigtopsydney.com 1300 BIG TOP & www.ticketek.com.au 132 849


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: ~V~ on February 19, 2011, 09:22:31 pm
Nice idea for the Aussies, Eagle!   :D


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 19, 2011, 11:05:22 pm
Metal Health 2011

QUIET RIOT is a Hard Rock phenomenon! The first Heavy Metal band to top the USA pop charts at #1 on Billboard magazine. The quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster smash album Metal Health (with sales exceeding 10 million) which spawned 2 hit singles that have become synonymous with heavy metal: "Cum On Feel the Noize" and "Metal Health".

WARRANT first came into the spotlight with their debut album Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich. The single "Heaven" reached #1 in Rolling Stone and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Next came the 2x Platinum album Cherry Pie and the gold album Dog Eat Dog. Warrant's albums have achieved sales of over 10 million.

LA GUNS got their start on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip over 20 years ago. Formed in 1986 and signed with Polygram Records in 1987, they recorded their first album that summer, “L.A. Guns”, which sold over 750,000 copies and earned the band its first gold album award in 1988. Featuring original members Phil Lewis and Steve Riley, this authentic Hollywood rock band has been touring the US & Europe, and are continuing to tour the world for 2011.

TOUR DATES*:
Fri 29 April - Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Thurs 5 May - HQ Complex, Adelaide
Fri 6 May - Metro City, Perth
Sat 7 May - The Tivoli, Brisbane
Sun 8 May - Metro Theatre, Sydney
*Ticketek is selling for the above venues only.
Running times:

Metro City, Perth
Doors: 7pm
Local Support: 7.30pm
LA Guns: 8.20pm
Warrant: 9.40pm
Quiet Riot: 11pm
Finishing Time: 12.10am

Please Note: Running times are approximate and may be subject to change.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 19, 2011, 11:07:08 pm
Iron Maiden

Sydney Entertainment Centre
Darling Harbour, NSW

07:30 PM
   


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 19, 2011, 11:11:03 pm
A Day To Remember and Underoath Australian Tour
A Day To Remember, Underoath

8 May The Astor Theatre WA
10 May HQ SA
12 May Festival Hall VIC
13 May Luna Park - Big Top NSW
15 May The Tivoli QLD
17 May Coolangatta Hotel QLD


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 19, 2011, 11:13:29 pm
Disturbed 'Music As A Weapon' 2011 Australian Tour
Disturbed


20 Apr Burswood Dome WA
23 Apr Adelaide Entertainment Centre SA
24 Apr Rod Laver Arena VIC
25 Apr Acer Arena NSW
28 Apr Newcastle Entertainment Centre NSW
30 Apr Brisbane Entertainment Centre QLD


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 19, 2011, 11:26:34 pm
Motörhead Australian Tour 2011
Motorhead

26 Mar - Festival Hall VIC
28 Mar  - Thebarton Theatre SA
30 Mar - Luna Park - Big Top NSW
1 Apr - Gold Coast Convention Centre QLD


Queens Of The Stone Age - Sidewaves
Queens Of The Stone Age

2 Mar - Enmore Theatre NSW
3 Mar - The Palace Theatre VIC



Uriah Heep (UK) Greatest Hits Australian Tour
Uriah Heep

31 Mar - The Tivoli QLD
1 Apr - Enmore Theatre NSW
2 Apr - Palais Theatre VIC



Alestorm 'Back Through Time' Australian Tour
Alestorm

10 May Amplifier Bar WA
11 May Enigma Bar SA
12 May The Hi-Fi QLD
13 May Manning Bar - Sydney University NSW
14 May The Corner Hotel VIC






Soundwave 2011

Iron Maiden, Queens Of The Stone Age, Slayer, Primus, Slash, Social Distortion, The Gaslight Anthem, Rob Zombie, Pennywise, Thirty Seconds To Mars, Stone Sour, Gang Of Four, New Found Glory, Sum 41

26 Feb RNA Showgrounds QLD
27 Feb Sydney Showgrounds NSW
4 Mar Melbourne Showgrounds VIC
5 Mar Bonython Park SA
7 Mar Steel Blue Oval WA


Supporting Artist(s):

One Day As A Lion, Bullet For My Valentine, Bring Me The Horizon, The Murderdolls, Millencolin, Coheed and Cambria,
The Amity Affliction, Silverstein, Fucked Up, Feeder, H20, Saxon, The Rocket Summer, We The Kings, Anberlin,
Third Eye Blind, Devildriver, Sevendust, Less Than Jake, The Bronx, Monster Magnet, Terror, MxPx, Protest The Hero,
Melvins, 36 Crazyfists, Ill Nino, The Ataris, The Starting Line, Bayside, Mad Caddies, The Maine, Trash Talk, Mayday Parade,
Foxy Shazam, Never Shout Never, The Blackout, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, High On Fire, Dommin, The Sword, Kylesa,
There For Tomorrow, Breathe Carolina, Taking Dawn, I See Stars, Rise To Remain, Nonpoint, Veara, Every Avenue,
Blessthefall, Polar Bear Club, This Town Needs Guns



Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 19, 2011, 11:34:14 pm
Morbid Angel Australian Tour 2011
Morbid Angel

27 May The Hi-Fi VIC
28 May Manning Bar - Sydney University NSW




Nevermore (USA) Australian Tour
Nevermore

8 Jun Rosemount Hotel WA
9 Jun The Hi-Fi QLD
10 Jun Billboard VIC
11 Jun Manning Bar - Sydney University NSW
12 Jun Fowler's Live SA




Metal Health 2011 Tour feat. Quiet Riot + Warrant + LA Guns
Quiet Riot, Warrant, LA Guns

29 Apr The Palace Theatre VIC
30 Apr ANU Bar ACT
5 May HQ SA
6 May Metro City Concert Club WA
7 May The Tivoli QLD
8 May Metro Theatre NSW



Saxon and The Sword - Sidewaves
Saxon

28 Feb The Esplanade Hotel - Gershwin Room VIC
1 Mar Manning Bar - Sydney University NSW




Stone Sour/Coheed and Cambria/Sevendust/36 Crazyfists - Sidewaves
Stone Sour, Coheed and Cambria, Sevendust, 36 Crazyfists

28 Feb Luna Park - Big Top NSW
2 Mar Festival Hall VIC




ZZ Top Australian Tour 2011
ZZ Top

18 Apr Festival Hall VIC
20 Apr Newcastle Entertainment Centre NSW
23 Apr Perth Motorplex WA
25 Apr WIN Entertainment Centre NSW
27 Apr Enmore Theatre NSW
28 Apr Enmore Theatre NSW




Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 26, 2011, 07:04:46 pm
IRON MAIDEN's February 24, 2011 concert at the Sydney Entertainment Centre in Sydney


The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
02. El Dorado
03. 2 Minutes to Midnight
04. The Talisman
05. Coming Home
06. Dance of Death
07. The Trooper
08. The Wicker Man
09. Blood Brothers
10. When the Wild Wind Blows
11. The Evil That Men Do
12. Fear of the Dark
13. Iron Maiden


Encore:

14. The Number of the Beast
15. Hallowed Be Thy Name
16. Running Free


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on March 22, 2011, 06:42:49 pm
INTENSE IMPACT presents the world’s premier party arena acts QUIET RIOT, WARRANT and LA GUNS

 

For the first time in hard rock history as never seen before in Australia, we give you the unique opportunity to experience the ultimate hard rock showcase. This is the cure you have all been looking for.  LA Guns will inoculate you against normality with their intoxicating stage presence and musical prowess. Californian heavyweights Warrant will revive your soul with their own prescription of metallic rock and a healthy slice of cherry pie. 

Groundbreaking legends Quiet ! Riot are welcomed headlining their first ever Australia tour.  Collectively, Hollywood’s most wanted bad boys will inflict a monstrous dose of multi platinum, chart topping anthems to bring together the wild and the young in this once in a lifetime event, guaranteeing no pill too bitter to swallow.


So cum on feel the noize on the following dates:

 

FRI 29th APRIL - THE PALACE - MELBOURNE

SAT 30th APRIL - ANU BAR - ACT

MON 2nd MAY - THE POWERSTATION - AUCKLAND (NZ)

THUR 5th ! MAY - HQ COMPLEX - ADELAIDE

FRI 6th MAY - METRO CITY - PERTH

SAT 7th MAY - THE TIVOLI - BRISBANE

SUN 8th MAY - THE METRO – SYDNEY

 

Tickets available through Ticketek (Australia) http://premier.ticketek.com.au/  and Ticketmaster (New Zealand) http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/

 

Tour Teaser Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEar8nZF! aTc


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on March 23, 2011, 06:08:22 pm
Motorhead

26th March 2011

Title:       VIC: Motörhead
Start Time:       8:00 PM
Location:       Festival Hall
    

Lic/AA Tickets from ticketmaster.com.au or 136 100 On sale 9am Wednesday 12th January


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on March 30, 2011, 06:44:57 pm
Motorhead

4st April 2011   

Title:       QLD: Motörhead
Start Time:       8:00 PM
Location:       Gold Coast Convention Centre


Other Information:    AA Tickets from ticketek.com.au or 132 849 On sale 9am Thursday 23rd December
*** please note there will be no Brisbane show ***


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: Krillman on May 15, 2011, 08:41:28 pm
Saw Alestorm and Voyager in Brisbane. Simply mindblowing. I highly recommend for anyone who hasnt heard Voyager to check them out.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on May 17, 2011, 10:50:15 pm
Soundwave Revolution

for the upcoming Soundwave in September 2011 -

VAN HALEN (w/ David Lee Roth)
ALICE COOPER
BAD RELIGION
PANIC! AT THE DISCO
MACHINE HEAD
HOLE BLAH
THE USED 
SUM 41 
ALTER BRIDGE 
YELLOWCARD

THE SISTERS OF MERCY
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
STEEL PANTHER
HATEBREED BLAH
FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND
HELLYEAH

RELIENT K
WHITECHAPEL
WATAIN



Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on May 17, 2011, 10:55:36 pm
Motley Crue, Whitesnake And Poison In Massive Australian Tour

Who said Rock n' Roll was dead? A triple pack of rock is coming our way this November with three of the world's biggest 80s bands about to hit Oz.

Music reporter Nui Te Koha told Triple M Melbourne's Hot Breakfast that Motley Crue and Whitesnake are as good as locked in, while one of the members from Poison will complete the massive triple bill.

"Motley Crue is now firmed up and looking like October/November at the end of the year with Whitesnake and somebody from Poison, nothing sorted out on the Poison front," Nui said.

Nui added that Poison frontman Bret Michaels is looking like the man who's coming down under.

All that's left to say is get ready to rock because it's going to be a monster of a show.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on May 21, 2011, 09:23:32 pm
VOYAGER: Perth Show Announced


Voyager are back!!!

After blowing away crowds Australia-wide playing as main support for Pirate Metallers Alestorm on the hugely successful 'Back through time' Tour, including several sold out shows and being totally cleaned out of merchandise.

Perth's Symphonic heavyweights are back at home and ready to hit Perth stages once again.

Friday June 10 will see them play at

Amplifier Bar
393 Murray Street
Perth


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on May 21, 2011, 09:25:53 pm
Throw some shrimp on the barbie, Guardian heads to Australia


Two concerts have just been confirmed for Australia. See all the details below.

Concert details:

    Artist: Blind Guardian
    Tour: Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine Australia 2011
    Date: Friday, September 30th 2011
    City: Marrickville
    Venue: The Factory Theatre
    Address: 105 Victoria Road
    Country: Australia
    Age restrictions: All Ages
    Notes: Support acts: Black Majesty, Eyefear
 

    Artist: Blind Guardian
    Tour: Sacred Worlds and Songs Divine Australia 2011
    Date: Sunday, October 2nd 2011
    City: Melbourne
    Venue: Blasphemy
    Address: 21 Elizabeth Street
    Country: Australia
    Age restrictions: No Minors
    Notes: Support acts: Black Majesty, Eyefear


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on May 30, 2011, 01:30:10 am
This week Swedish metallers The Haunted blasted their way around Australia playing to sold-out crowds on their fifth and most successful visit to date. The band has certainly come a long way in 15 years. The band recently released their seventh and most diverse album to date ‘Unseen’. Having started penning ideas for ‘Unseen’ back in 2009, the album may have been met with mixed reviews from critics, but fans around the world love it!


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on July 14, 2011, 11:12:32 pm
FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS BACK BURNER AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011

with special guests
SIENNA SKIES and HAND OF MERCY


There are bands that fade into obscurity, copying what has gone before. There are bands that push boundaries and excite audiences worldwide. In September Australia will lay witness to a band that is challenging perceptions of what Metalcore can be, Michigan USA’s For The Fallen Dreams.

For The Fallen Dreams have worked hard to create a following in the over saturated modern scene, since 2003 they have released 3 albums including 2011’s hugely successful Back Burner through Rise Records.

Despite minor line-up changes in recent times, For The Fallen Dreams have kept up their hard touring schedule, honing their live show and taking audiences captive night after night across the US, Europe and the rest of the world. They will return to Australia for the second time this September, having visited before with The Red Shore in late

2008 for a run of blisteringly heavy metal shows still talked about by those in attendance.

National support will come from two of Sydney’s finest bands challenging on a national level, Sienna Skies and Hand Of Mercy.

Sienna Skies are still riding high on a wave of support, with each successive tour they are turning heads and winning hearts. The bands blend of keyboard melody and abrasive metal riffage are a potent combination and have helped them win supports alongside the likes of Confession, Attack Attack and Oh Sleeper. SiennaSkies are destined for huge things and this is a perfect opportunity to see them in a tight live environment while you still can.

Hand Of Mercy are the most humble rockers you will find, their down to earth approach to their craft comes across in their music and live performance and makes them a truly important band in 2011. Their debut album The Fallout has propelled them to greater heights, its combination of catchy hooks, anthemic chorus and crushing breakdowns whipping crowds into a fury wherever the band touches down.

In September 2011, a stagnant scene gets the boost some say it needs with international superstars For The Fallen Dreams being joined by local sensations Sienna Skies and Hand Of Mercy for an Australian Tour that will take in every major city and leave audiences craving more in its wake.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on July 14, 2011, 11:13:45 pm
SEVENDUST WITHDRAW FROM AUSTRALIAN AVENGED SEVENFOLD ‘NIGHTMARE’ TOUR
 

Due to unforeseen circumstances American metal act Sevendust will no longer be appearing alongside Avenged Sevenfold for their Nightmare Australian tour. Frontier Touring wishes to advise that replacement support bands will be announced shortly.

Avenged Sevenfold have spent the last month dominating the European festival circuit, headlining Rock Am Ring in Germany, Download Festival in the UK and Graspop in Belgium. It’s been three long years, but now Avenged Sevenfold return to Australia for a gargantuan headlining tour. Don’t miss one of the biggest heavy rock bands in the world as they decimate some of Australia’s largest venues with their blistering live show this Winter.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on August 16, 2011, 08:07:39 pm
SOUNDWORKS TOURING and CONTINENTAL CONCERTS proudly presents

Children of Bodom

with guests

Voyager Logo

“THE UGLY WORLD TOUR 2011” AUSTRALIA NOVEMBER

 

CHILDREN OF BODOM's enthralling mix of modern heavy metal, melodic hooks and the guitar acrobatics of front man Alexi Laiho have solidified the critically acclaimed Finnish band as one of the leading and largest voices of metal's new generation.

The flambouyant quintet eagerly return to Australia as part of "THE UGLY WORLD TOUR"  for an explosive run of spectacular shows on the back of their latest release “Relentless Reckless Forever“ to once again display why their unique union of haunting melodies, rhythmic sensibility, guitar-and-keyboard interplay and king-size solos are unmatched by anyone!

Support for these incredible shows will come in the form of the versatile and unique sounds of Perth melodic maestro’s VOYAGER. Creating and combining a melting pot of incredible melodies and arrangements, this stunning five piece will be performing in support of their latest album “The Meaning Of I“ due for release this coming October.

 



CHILDREN OF BODOM with Voyager performing at:
 

Sunday Nov 6th - Capitol, Perth

Monday Nov 7th - HQ, Adelaide

Thursday Nov 10th - The Palace, Melbourne

Saturday Nov 12th - The Big Top, Sydney

Sunday Nov 13th - The Arena, Brisbane

 

TICKETS ON SALE FROM THURSDAY AUGUST 11th at the following outlets:

Perth - www.moshtix.com , 78 Records

Adelaide – www.venuetix.com.au

Melbourne – www.ticketmaster.com.au

Sydney – www.bigtopsydney.com/box_office , www.ticketek.com.au

Brisbane – www.oztix.com.au

 

www.cobhc.com

www.myspace.com/voyageraustralia

www.continental-concerts.de

www.soundworkstouring.com


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on August 16, 2011, 08:22:03 pm
      VAN HALEN To Tour Australia Early Next Year? - Aug. 16, 2011


According to Australia's long-running rock station Triple M, there are rumblings of a VAN HALEN headlining tour of Australia taking place early next year.

Triple M music reporter Nui Te Koha told the Hot Breakfast two promoters have gone in and spoken to VAN HALEN management following last week's cancelation of the Soundwave Revolution festival, which VAN HALEN was set to co-headline.

"This will be an arena tour," he revealed. "VAN HALEN has got an album coming out really soon. Two promoters have gone in and said, 'This Soundwave Revolution thing was a debacle. We want to tour the band and it will happen early next year.'"

VAN HALEN was supposed to play five shows in Australia in late September and early October as part of the Soundwave Revolution festival, but the entire event was abruptly scrapped by the promoters, who cited the exit of a second, unnamed headliner and low ticket sales as the reasons for the plug being pulled.

The festival's lineup also included ALICE COOPER, HELLYEAH, HOLE, BAD RELIGION, ALTER BRIDGE and PANIC! AT THE DISCO, among others.

Australia's Triple M Radio reported that AEROSMITH was the second headliner that promoters were trying to secure, but were unable to do so.

According to The Pulse Of Radio, one theory suggested that the cancellation was the fault of another act rumored to be on the bill, LIMP BIZKIT. But singer Fred Durst was quick to shoot that down, saying online, "We were never on the bill to play any festival down under. So it looks like VAN HALEN cancels and we get thrown into the mix."

There was in fact a lot of speculation that VAN HALEN itself pulled out of the festival, but the Van Halen News Desk reported adamantly that the band had nothing to do with the cancellation of the event.

The Australian shows would have been VAN HALEN's first since its reunion tour with singer David Lee Roth wrapped up in the summer of 2008.

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on August 16, 2011, 08:29:31 pm
      Former AC/DC Bassist MARK EVANS' 'Dirty Deeds': Cover Image Unveiled - Aug. 16, 2011

The final cover image for the North American edition of former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans's new book, "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside AC/DC", can be seen below. The first-ever book by a member of Bon Scott-era AC/DC is due in November 2011 from Bazillion Points books and is now available for pre-order at www.dirtydeedsbook.com.

Mark Evans recorded countless rock anthems with AC/DC on the groundbreaking releases "High Voltage", "TNT", "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap", "Let There Be Rock", and the '74 "Jailbreak" EP.

At nineteen years old in 1975, Mark Evans joined AC/DC, one of the hardest-working and loudest barroom bands in Australia. In the next few years AC/DC recorded a string of bestselling albums, and Mark found himself headlining world tours and living the life of a bona fide rock star. His memoir, "Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside/Outside of AC/DC", is the first bio written by a band insider during the early years, giving insight into the struggles and camaraderie that fueled the rise of hard rock's most successful group. His likeable stories capture the energy and essence of Malcolm Young, Angus Young, Phil Rudd, and the late Bon Scott. Rock and roll icons like George Harrison, Gene Simmons, Phil Lynott, Alice Cooper, Ronnie Wood, Ahmet Ertegun, and members of METALLICA feature as well.

"The aggressive attitude that AC/DC had towards Australian bands continued when we shifted overseas," ,b>Evans says. "The world's bigger bands became our new targets. Who the fuck did these pricks think they were? We saw a few of the so-called headline acts and straight away knew that we had nothing to fear."

ABC Sydney's "Breakfast With Adam Spencer" recently conducted an interview with Mark Evans. In this extended chat, which can be streamed using the audio player below, Mark shares memories of the band's early music videos, of original lead singer Bon Scott, and how it felt to be dropped from the band at its height.

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on August 20, 2011, 10:04:25 pm
AC/DC - Live at River Plate

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After breaking an eight year drought with the release of Black Ice in 2008, rock ‘n’ roll legends AC/DC once again hit the road in support of the album. The ensuing tour (The Black Ice World Tour) was another mammoth undertaking for the veteran act, with the tour seeing the band play in front of more than five million fans in more than twenty-eight countries over a twenty month period. In celebration of the tour’s overwhelming success AC/DC have put together a new live D.V.D. Live at River Plate.

Filmed in Buenos Aires’ renowned River Plate Stadium over three nights in December 2009 in front of two hundred thousand fans, Live At River Plate is a defining testament to AC/DC’s continued status as the world’s biggest and hardest rock ‘n’ roll act.

Shot with thirty two high definition cameras, and directed by David Mallet (who’s worked extensively with AC/DC over the years via promotional video clips and on 1992’s live film Live at Donington and 1996’s No Bull), Live at River Plate is a visual masterpiece, with every aspect of the band’s huge stage show (the train is quite impressive, and Rosie seems to get bigger every year. And then of course there’s the bell, the lengthy ego ramp, the fireworks and the massive video screens, etc), their individual performance and the positively massive size of the Argentinean venue and those contained within captured in all its rocking glory.

Set list wise, Live at River Plate doesn’t boast any real genuine surprises, with many of the band’s classics (Back in Black, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap, Thunderstruck, Hells Bells, Shoot to Thrill, You Shook Me All Night Long, T.N.T., Let There Be Rock, Highway to Hell and For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)) remaining true to the set list that AC/DC has delivered year in/year out. But that’s not to say that AC/DC are relying solely on their past, with tracks such as Rock ‘N’ Roll Train, Big Jack, Black Ice and War Machine from Black Ice injecting some fresh blood into proceedings to keep both the band and the fans on their toes.

Performance wise, the band are in top form. Angus Young may not be moving around with the speed he used to years ago, and Brian Johnson’s vocals struggle a little more to hit some of the higher notes in some songs, but its hard to knock the band’s ability to serve up rock ‘n’ roll in its purest form, and keep the audience moving (and you really have to see this D.V.D. to believe it. These Argentinean’s really do move as one! It’s an incredible sight to behold) from the first chord struck, right through to the last note.

In terms of bonuses, there’s the three minute animation sequence that opens the show (which cleverly mixes older AC/DC themes with newer ones) and the 25 minute documentary The Fan, The Roadie, The Guitar Tech & The Meat (which looks at the band’s stay in Argentina, their crew, the diehard fans and the band’s love of steak!).

AC/DC may be showing their age these days, but it certainly doesn’t affect their shows one bit. Brian Johnson pretty much sums it up when he says, ‘We don’t speak very good Spanish, but I think we speak rock ‘n’ roll pretty good!’ The crowd certainly agrees with the sentiment, and I do too.

Live at River Plate isn’t quite up to the task of robbing Live at Donington of its classic status, but it’s still one hell of a show. Without question, this release comes highly recommended to AC/DC diehards.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 07, 2011, 09:22:15 pm
ALICE COOPER: Headline Theatre Performances Announced

Chugg Entertainment is thrilled to put all suspicions at bay, allay all fears, and quash all rumours, as today we confirm that come September, not only will the master of macabre, Alice Cooper, be here for his headline theatre performances in Sydney and Melbourne, but he will also be adding shows in Brisbane, Perth and a second night in Melbourne.

Since the cancellation earlier this month of the Soundwave Revolution festival tour, many of the affected artists have been rumoured as not making their way down to Australia this September.  But Alice is definitely coming.

Kicking off in New Zealand with a show at The Trusts Stadium in Auckland on Thursday 22nd September, the tour then hits Australia to kick off a run of dates starting in Brisbane on Saturday 24th September at the Brisbane Convention Centre, then down to Sydney for the Enmore Theatre show on Monday 26th September.

Melbourne-bound, Alice Cooper will then play two nights at the Palais Theatre; the already scheduled Thursday 29th September show, and the newly added Friday 30th September date.  Then it's west they head for the last show on the Australian run in Perth at Challenge Stadium on Sunday 2nd October.

Alice brings his No More Mr Nice Guy tour, which has played to audiences in North America, South America and Europe since May, and which has received rave reviews from both fans and media worldwide.

His highly anticipated return to Australia & New Zealand coincides with the release of his new album, Welcome 2 My Nightmare, out through Sony Music on Friday 23rd September.

The album, produced by longtime collaborator Bob Ezrin - who also produced the original Welcome To My Nightmare album in 1975 - features a host of special guests (including the three other surviving members of the original band, "Nightmare" guitarists Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner, Alice's touring band, Vince Gill, Rob Zombie, and, most shockingly, Ke$ha) as Alice revisits his legendary nightmares.

The original 'Nightmare' release is an all-time rock classic that spawned a worldwide theatrical tour and certified Alice Cooper as a visionary trailblazer whose influence persists today in rock, metal, pop, punk, theatre, television, film and much more.  More than 35 years later, Alice and Ezrin have resurrected the horror and humour for a new generation.

As if that weren't exciting enough, this run of trans-Tasman shows will also mark the introduction of a new member of Alice's touring band, fittingly enough in this pocket of the world.  Australia's own eminent guitar prodigy, Orianthi, debuts with Alice, joining guitarist Steve Hunter (who famously toured and recorded with Alice on Welcome To My Nightmare and Lou Reed with Rock 'n Roll Animal, among many others) and Tommy Henriksen, along with drummer Glenn Sobel and longtime bassist Chuck Garric.

In what is certain to be a sensory overloading spectacle, the man who first introduced horror imagery to rock 'n roll, and whose stagecraft and showmanship have permanently transformed the genre, will be blowing the roof off venues from coast to coast.  Do not miss out!


TICKETS FOR ALL NEW SHOWS ON SALE 9AM THURSDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2011

 
ALICE COOPER: TOUR DETAILS

Thursday 22nd September  - The Trusts Stadium Arena, Auckland
www.ticketek.co.nz or 0800 842 538

 

Saturday 24th September - Convention Centre, Brisbane – NEW
www.ticketek.com.au or 132849

 

Monday 26th September - Enmore Theatre, Sydney
www.ticketek.com.au or 132849

 

Thursday 29th September - Palais Theatre,Melbourne - SOLD OUT
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136100

 

Friday 30th September - Palais Theatre,Melbourne - NEW
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136100

 

Sunday 2nd October – Challenge Stadium, Perth - NEW
www.ticketmaster.com.au or 136100

 

WebLinks:

www.chuggentertainment.com

www.alicecooper.com


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 20, 2011, 10:29:47 pm
TRUTH CORRODED

"Knives Of The Betrayed", the new video from the Australian extreme thrash outfit TRUTH CORRODED, can be seen below. The clip is a culmination of tour footage from the band's April/May 2011 Australian and Asian tours with HYPNO5E.

"Knives Of The Betrayed" comes off TRUTH CORRODED's latest album, "Worship The Bled", which was made available on September 16 via Ultimhate Records. The CD was recorded between July and September 2010 and was mixed and mastered byJonas Kjellgren of SCAR SYMMETRY at Black Lounge Studio in Avesta, Sweden. Drums on the album were laid down by Kevin Talley (DAATH, MISERY INDEX, CHIMAIRA), who "really added a great intensity to our new songs — offering his distinctive style, while also honing in on our sound and capturing the feel of our influences," according to bassist Greg Shaw. "It has taken the band to the next level, and built on the intensity of our last album. The continued involvement of Jonas has consolidated the sound, and aside from his great skill as an engineer, he has offered some awesome shred to the album's opening song, 'Knives Of The Betrayed'."

The "Worship The Bled" cover artwork was created by Björn Goosses of Killustrations, who has previously worked with such bands as DEW-SCENTED, ZYKLON, SODOM, NORTHER, ABORTED and ONE MAN ARMY AND THE UNDEAD QUARTET. Shaw stated, "Killustrations have created some incredible album covers, and we really felt that Björn could capture the imagery we were looking for. The artwork conveys the message behind the album title — how the worship of monotheistic religion, political and economic ideologies and the waging of war have bled modern civilization. We gave Killustrations the idea and that was the image created — it is confronting and communicates the title of the album."

"Worship The Bled" track listing:

01. Knives Of The Betrayed (feat. Jonas Kjellgren)
02. Hunt All Heroes
03. Pride Of Demise
04. Nothing Left Alive
05. The Great Waste Of Flesh
06. Scavengers
07. Dragged Beneath
08. Remnants
09. Tear Out The Eyes Of God
10. Summon Abyss

Knives of the Betrayed -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZvcwHa4g34

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Post by: The Eagle Warrior on October 02, 2011, 11:49:01 pm
DESTRUCTION: 2011 Australian Tour Announced

AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2011

with special guests

MORTAL SIN
4ARM
 

Destruction are legendary in thrash circles, and the best news of all is that they are back. Not only with a new album, but thrash fans all over the country will be warming up their necks for some serious head-banging at the news that Destruction will be touring Australia this November. Joining them for the ride will be Australian thrash pioneers, Mortal Sin, and established Melbourne act, 4ARM.

For almost 30 years, the name Destruction has been almost synonymous with high energy thrash. The south German act has never veered from their ethos of never backing down from creating pure thrash. Now, the three-piece are back with another thrash metal gem, Day Of Reckoning, and will be unleashing it upon Australian audiences. Released earlier this year, the album shows the band at its most fierce, brutal and thrashy.

Says vocalist Schmier of the album, “If you think Destruction is an old band, this album will prove you wrong! The speed and energy combined with a basic, fresh and aggressive production will make this record an outstanding classic of our long discography.”

Beginning way back in 1985, Mortal Sin, could probably be considered Australia’s first thrash metal band. Their first album, Mayhemic Destruction, saw them gain much attention at home and abroad, while a quiet period during the 1990’s saw them emerge again in 2004 for a tour with Anthrax and a European tour. Now in 2011, the band is set to release their newest epic, Psychology Of Death, on September 23.

Having just completed their third album, Submission For Liberty, 4ARM are chomping at the bit for its release. By joining this tour, fans are given the opportunity to experience some of the album’s ferocity and supercharged riffage in a live setting, before it’s 2012 release.

This triple header of thrash will be devastating metal fans around the country. So get on board and do not miss Destruction causing devastation and ruin in a town near you.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on October 19, 2011, 05:40:41 pm
BAD RELIGION, STAIND, WEDNESDAY 13, UNEARTH, CATHEDRAL, SHADOWS FALL and KITTIE are among the newly confirmed bands for next year's Soundwave festival in Australia, set to take place in late February/early March.



Newly confirmed acts:

BAD RELIGION
STRUNG OUT
STAIND
WEDNESDAY 13
UNEARTH
THE PRETTY RECKLESS
CATHEDRAL
SHADOWS FALL
TONIGHT ALIVE
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE
BREAK EVEN
HEAVEN SHALL BURN
YOUR DEMISE
A ROCKET TO THE MOON
THE READY SET
THE MENZINGERS
DREAM ON, DREAMER
KITTIE
DREDG
ATTACK! ATTACK!
THE SMOKING HEARTS
THE SUMMER SET

Previously announced bands:

SYSTEM OF A DOWN
SLIPKNOT
LIMP BIZKIT
MARILYN MANSON
HOLE
A DAY TO REMEMBER
MACHINE HEAD
LAMB OF GOD
TRIVIUM
ALTER BRIDGE
LOSTPROPHETS
ANGELS & AIRWAVES
COBRA STARSHIP
THE USED
YOU ME AT SIX
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT
UNWRITTEN LAW
COAL CHAMBER
DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL
THURSDAY
FOREVER THE SICKEST KIDS
RAISED FIST
DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
ZAKK WYLDE’S BLACK LABEL SOCIETY
MASTODON
UNDEROATH
SAVES THE DAY
CIRCA SURVIVE
STEEL PANTHER
JACK'S MANNEQUIN
MESHUGGAH
THE SISTERS OF MERCY
ENTER SHIKARI
FOUR YEAR STRONG
BLACK VEIL BRIDES
MADINA LAKE
ZEBRAHEAD
HATEBREED
BIOHAZARD
TIMES OF GRACE
CKY
STREET DOGS
DRAGONFORCE
GOJIRA
KVELERTAK
LETLIVE
HELLYEAH
CRO-MAGS
THE CAB
RELIENT K
VERSA EMERGE
HEROES FOR HIRE
KILL HANNAH
THE DANGEROUS SUMMER
CHIMAIRA
FRAMING HANLEY
WATAIN
ROYAL REPUBLIC
I AM THE AVALANCHE
TURISAS
RIVER CITY EXTENSION

Another five names will be released in a third announcement later this year.

The dates:

Feb. 25 - RNA Showgrounds - Brisbane
Feb. 26 - Olympic Park - Sydney
Mar. 02 - Showgrounds - Melbourne
Mar. 03 - Bonython Park - Adelaide
Mar. 05 - Claremont Showgrounds - Perth

For more information, visit www.soundwavefestival.com.


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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on November 22, 2011, 10:16:16 pm
Cavalera Conspiracy Announce Australian Tour

Performing for the very first time in Australia, Cavalera Conspiracy are set to cause mayhem around the nation performing at all Big Day Out festivals and select east coast shows.

Cavalera Conspiracy was created following a decade long silence between Max and Iggor, the two brothers who formed the legendarily trailblazing heavy metal band Sepultura as teenagers together in 1984. Across six studio albums the Brazilian punishers perfected the art of metal (look no further than thrash classics like Beneath the Remains and Arise) while exploring the underbelly of third world political issues and broadening the genre's horizons with an exploration of indigenous culture, culminating with the landmark Roots album in 1996.

Max left Sepultura and formed Soulfly in the late 90’s, whose seven albums have garnered worldwide success and acclaim. Iggor stayed in Sepultura for a few more albums before splitting himself in January, 2006. A few months later the phone rang. It was Iggor calling Max to set aside the bullshit that had pursued them both in the press during the ten year period since they had last played together.

Less than two years later the metal world was turned upside by the debut album from Cavalera Conspiracy.

Max Cavalera is very forthright about the fact that Cavalera Conspiracy is a metal band. "Cavalera is super metal, it's supposed to be metal, it's not supposed to have anything else but metal and hardcore in it. The new album is even heavier and more aggressive than the first one." While that's all of course true and metal is known to be a very aggressive and sometimes negative genre, there's an overwhelming positivity surrounding the Cavalera story.

See Max and Iggor Cavalera unleash Cavalera Conspiracy in major cities and regional centre’s across the nation.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on November 23, 2011, 09:48:08 pm
Iced Earth Announces Two-Night Aussie Stopover


American trad metal titans Iced Earth have announced plans for a whirlwind trip to Australia, slated to happen in April next year. The band will be touring in support of well received last album Dystopia, and playing shows in Melbourne and Sydney.

 

ICED EARTH - AUSTRALIA 2012

Wednesday April 4th - Billboard the Venue, Melbourne

Thursday April 5th - The HiFi, Sydney

Tickets go on sale NEXT TUESDAY November 29th from www.moshtix.com/ www.ticketek.com.au (Melbourne) or the venue (Sydney)


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on November 23, 2011, 10:14:39 pm
SYSTEM OF A DOWN


There is no other band around who can match the audacity, intensity and progressive nature of SYSTEM OF A DOWN.

With SYSTEM OF A DOWN operating at such astonishing creative and emotional heights they quite simply leave the rest of the herd scrabbling in the dust.

It was 2001’s ‘Toxicity’ that cemented their reputation. With every track tightly coiled, urgent and “cast in layers upon layers of aural intricacy, Toxicity charters new frontiers, yet it’s still grinding rock at its most deafening.”  – L.A Weekly

In 2005, against all odds, the completed Mezmerize/Hypnotize project was unleashed and it quickly became impossible to think of it as anything else than one epic piece of work. SYSTEM OF A DOWN delivered, and in doing so have given us one of the great rock double albums of all time….”rarely are albums this thrillingly original”. Q Mag

As the headliners for the 2012 Soundwave Festival, SYSTEM OF A DOWN will be bringing their frantic, frenetic and brutal live assault to Sydney and Melbourne for two headline sideshows only.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 1 December, 9am.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on January 10, 2012, 12:14:35 am
AC/DC's Debut Single Sells For More Than $1,200 On eBay - Jan. 9, 2012


According to Noise11, a copy of "Can I Sit Next To You Girl", the debut single from legendary rockers AC/DC, sold on eBay for $1,225.

"Can I Sit Next To You Girl" was only ever released in Australia and features lead vocals from AC/DC's original singer, Dave Evans. The B-side was another original song, "Rockin' In The Parlour".

The two tracks were the only AC/DC recordings featuring Evans, who was subsequently replaced by Bon Scott.

The single debuted on May 8, 1975 and reached no. 19 on the Australian chart.

AC/DC re-recorded "Can I Sit Next To You Girl" for its second album, "TNT".

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Post by: The Eagle Warrior on January 31, 2012, 09:53:41 pm
DEVIN TOWNSEND; one of the most admired and lauded figures in the metal world will be bringing his astonishingly deep and varied catalogue of mind-blowing music to Sidewaves in Sydney and Melbourne.

Devin Townsend has amazed, and occasionally baffled all comers in numerous incarnations spanning the extreme noise metal of Strapping Young Lad to the intricate melodies of Ocean Machine; Devin has had his hand in almost every genre of music, from industrial metal to progressive rock to ambient sounds.  All of these projects had one thing in common: GENIUS.

In his incarnation as DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, ‘Hevy Devy’ makes his most grandiose musical statement with an extravagant conceptual quadrilogy showcasing his talents and diversity as a songwriter.  From the extreme metal to his more mellow work. ‘Ghost’, the final chapter of the quadrilogy is among the most celebrated creations of his career, a blissfully laid back opus. “Townsend has delivered on a level not previously imagined” – Metalinjection.net



Touted by Rolling Stones as “one of the 10 most important hard and heavy bands” acclaimed Swedish metal outfit MESHUGGAH have been leading the metal world with their ground-breaking approach to songwriting.

MESHUGGAH’S sixth studio album ‘Obzen’, a genre classic, sees them at their unrelenting and vicious best “having perfected their already unparalleled craftsmanship…it’s a phenomenal record” – Lords Of Metal

With a new album ‘Kooloos’ due out March 2012, the metal world waits in anticipation of what the metal giants have in store. In the meantime don’t miss your chance to witness “The most important band in metal”– Alternative press.


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Post by: The Eagle Warrior on January 31, 2012, 10:00:50 pm
Don’t miss your chance to farewell one of metals’ greats!

Closing the curtain on a stellar career spanning two decades, doom metal legends CATHEDRAL announce their last ever headline shows as part of two exclusive sidewaves in Sydney and Melbourne, giving Australian fans an opportunity to be a part of metal history.

Twenty years, in which they’ve proved themselves to be a band who not only transcend metal, but all or any genre classifications one might attempt to restrict them within. Yet far beyond all expectations, their ninth album, ‘The Guessing Game’ is their boldest outing and is “a collection of timeless tracks that could easily span the decades” – Rock Sound

CATHEDRAL’S legacy will well and truly continue, with the band releasing their final studio album  ‘The Last Spire’ in 2012 an expression of gratitude to their cult following.

PARADISE LOST have pioneered gothic metal. Their desire to evolve and stay ahead of musical trends continues with their latest effort ‘Faith Divides Us Death Unites Us’  “a record of epic beauty with so many moments of genius” – Rock Sound.

Get ready for battle! One of the most exciting live bands in the world; Finland’s battle metal masters TURISAS, is once again setting course for Australia.

TURISAS’S blistering live shows are etched in metal folklore so don’t miss the opportunity to witness one of the “artists of the decade” – Terrorizer


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 15, 2012, 10:31:36 pm
ARCH ENEMY: AUSTRALIAN KHAOS TOUR 2012

Metal Hammer Magazine calls them ‘Swedish melodic death metal heavy weights’ We call them a force of nature.

With nine albums under their belts, the guys and girl are masters of their craft. They have never been a band to do anything without 110% commitment and their new album Khaos Legions is a testament to that fact.

Arch Enemy will be bringing their trademarked sonic violence to our shores once again for 2 brutal shows in Sydney and Melbourne at the end of April.

Join The Legions!

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Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 15, 2012, 10:34:36 pm
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TWO EXCLUSIVE AUSTRALIAN SHOWS APRIL 2012
 

Soundworks Touring is pleased to announce the support act for the forthcoming and highly anticipated ICED EARTH shows in Australia this coming April. Joining ICED EARTH will be Sydney power/ traditional/ thrash metal legends LORD!

LORD is a band that just doesn’t like to sit still, both musically and on the road. The band is always searching for new ways to create the perfect song or reach out to the audience in their high energy, charismatic shows. A perfect match for the ICED EARTH shows.

www.lord.net.au

Special ICED EARTH VIP tickets on sale now allowing fans the chance to meet the band after the show and receive an exclusive swag of goodies. Limited tickets available from http://tixx1.artistarena.com/icedearth

Buy yours now as there are only a small number remaining for both shows!


ICED EARTH with LORD performing at:

Wednesday April 4th – Billboard The Venue, Melbourne

Thursday April 5th – The Hifi, Sydney

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM the following outlets:

Melbourne – www.moshtix.com / www.ticketek.com.au 

Sydney – www.thehifi.com.au 

 

www.IcedEarth.com

www.lord.net.au

www.centurymedia.com

www.soundworkstouring.com


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Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 15, 2012, 10:36:44 pm
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From Grammy nominations to being hailed as the saviors of metal, MASTODON have never compromised in terms of vision or style and are shaping heavy metal in the 21st century.

MASTODON have never done anything the ‘conventional’ way and for over a decade they have masterminded a string of complex concept albums. Pushing the boundaries further, the bands 5th album ‘The Hunter’ is yet another universe bending, high-energy opus from a band that has changed the face of metal with Metal Hammer declaring, “infectiously brilliant heavy fucking metal” 5/5

Wowing audiences throughout the world with their ferocious live performances, MASTODON will be performing 2 headline sideshows as part of their Soundwave appearances. Be prepared for an experience set to leave you bruised, battered and longing for more…”Why Can’t all bands be this good” – Kerrang Magazine

It’s doubtful you’ve heard anything like GOJIRA, twisting and reimagining metal and delivering something wholly unique. The French behemoths have established themselves as a dominant force in metal since the release of their breakthrough album ‘From Mars To Sirius’.  “GOJIRA are simply too powerful and competent to ignore.” – Metal Observer

Taking the world by storm, Norway’s KVELERTAK are fast becoming one of the most talked about bands in metal.  Releasing their debut self titled album to critical acclaim with Norway’s rock authority Asbjørn Slettemark declaring KVELERTAK’S debut “the best Norwegian debut album of all time”.


TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 15th DECEMBER 9AM AEST

MONDAY 27TH FEBRUARY MELBOURNE, BILLBOARD- 18+

www.oztix.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au / www.moshtix.com.au   

THURSDAY 1ST MARCH SYDNEY, THE HI FI- LICENSED ALL AGES

www.thehifi.com.au


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 15, 2012, 10:38:37 pm
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LAMB OF GOD is fuelling the evolution of heavy metal in the new millennium!!

Hitting with the force of an invading apocalyptic army, LAMB OF GOD are back to inject Australia with a crippling dose of pure metal. With a reputation as one of the most savage live acts to ever grace the stage, fans can prepare for the onslaught for two headline sidewaves in Brisbane and Canberra.

Pioneers of melodic death metal, Swedish metal giants IN FLAMES have paved an enviable career spanning more than 20 years filled with millions of album sales and a slew of bone-crushing albums. Their 10th album ‘Sounds Of A Playground Fading’ is their most ambitious offering to date, heralding a new chapter in the bands history with Rocksound declaring IN FLAMES a band ‘”In their prime”.

Paving a path of destruction, terrorizing audiences throughout the world with their unbridled passionate live shows THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER deliver a barrage of brutal breakdowns and technical death metal with knife like precision. They have made a career out of being unpredictable, unclassifiable and uncompromising. Their new album ‘Ritual’ is the perfect snapshot of their career with Metal Underground calling it an “absolute masterpiece of melodic death metal”.


TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 16th DECEMBER 9AM

TUESDAY 28TH FEBRUARY BRISBANE, EATON HILL HOTEL- LIC/AA

www.oztix.com.au

THURSDAY 1ST MARCH   CANBERRA, UC REFECTORY- LIC/AA

www.ticketek.com.au /  www.oztix.com.au


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on August 17, 2012, 06:59:11 pm
SLAYER, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, BRING ME THE HORIZON and SICK OF IT ALL are among the newly confirmed bands for for next year's Soundwave festival in Australia, set to take place in late February/early March.

Tickets are priced at $189 including fees and public transport and go on sale Thursday, August 23, with a presale commencing seven days prior.

Soundwave dates:

Brisbane: Saturday, February 23
Sydney: Sunday, February 24
Melbourne: Friday, March 1
Adelaide: Saturday, March 2
Perth: Monday, March 4

Newly added bands:

SLAYER
CYPRESS HILL
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
BRING ME THE HORIZON
BILLY TALENT
MINDLESS SELF INDULGENCE
THE AMITY AFFLICTION
SICK OF IT ALL
THE BLACKOUT
FUCKED UP
GALLOWS
THIS IS HELL
CEREBRAL BALLZY
POLAR BEAR CLUB
THE EARLY NOVEMBER
THE DEAR HUNTER
BLOOD ON THE DANCEFLOOR
VERSES THE WORLD
SYLOSIS
CONFESSION

Previously announced acts:

A PERFECT CIRCLE
ANTHRAX
BLINK-182
CANCER BATS
CHUNK NO CAPTAIN CHUNK
DANKO JONES
DEAF HAVANA
DRAGONFORCE
DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED
FLOGGING MOLLY
FOZZY
GARBAGE
KINGDOM OF SORROW
KINGDOM OF SORROW
KYUSS LIVES!
LINKIN PARK
MADBALL
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE
METALLICA
MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK
OF MICE AND MEN
PARAMORE
PIERCE THE VEIL
RED FANG
SIX FEET UNDER
SLEEPING WITH SIRENS
STONE SOUR
SUM 41
THE BLACKOUT
THE LAWRENCE ARMS
THE OFFSPRING
THE WONDER YEARS
TOMAHAWK
VISION OF DISORDER

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Post by: The Eagle Warrior on December 27, 2012, 02:33:25 am
FIREWIND: Few Against Many Australian Tour Announced


Whiplash Festival, ESP Guitars, Hysteria Mag & Factory Music presents...

FIREWIND - FEW AGAINST MANY OZ TOUR
Feat. Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Gus G

 

It’s been a busy few months for FIREWIND and their talismanic leader, guitarist Gus G. ever since releasing their highly anticipated and heaviest album to date; "Few Against Many."

With a subsequent world tour under their belts (as well as Gus’ arena-filled tour of the world as Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand man), the band headed straight back into the studio to begin work on what would become the band’s latest, and heaviest, album “Few Against Many”.

“Few Against Many” marks a clear next highlighting step forward in the band’s stellar career and showcases 10 extremely versatile and entertaining new songs, which amalgamate the undeniable musical chops of all the involved players with truly effective and always catchy song-writing, featuring of all the band’s trademarks: From the furious ‘Wall Of Sound’ (the album’s first single) opening, the epic ‘Losing My Mind’, the strong album’s title track as well as the infectious ‘Glorious’ and the atmospheric ‘Edge Of A Dream’, which features a special guest appearance from Finnish cello-masters Apocalyptica, “Few Against Many” is a monster of an album waiting to be unleashed upon the Metal masses.

All the while FIREWIND has traversed many musical boundaries they still had not taken their musical tapestry downunder.

April 2013 will see FIREWIND land on Australian soil in late April in support of their current release "FEW AGAINST MANY."


FIREWIND - FEW AGAINST MANY OZ TOUR
Dates :

THURS 25TH APRIL - CORNER HOTEL, RICHMOND VIC
Tix thru Corner Hotel

FRI 26TH APRIL - ROSEMOUNT HOTEL, PERTH WA
Tix thru Oztix & Moshtix

SAT 27TH APRIL - BALD FACED STAG, LEICHHARDT NSW
Tix thru Moshtix

SUN 28TH APRIL - BEETLE BAR, BRISBANE QLD
Tix thru Moshtix

EARLY BIRD TIX GO ON SALE ON THE 15TH NOVEMBER
$30 + BF

All shows are 18+.
Meet & Greet plus signed autograph at the end of each show.

(http://www.themetalforge.com/images/articles/firewind/firewind-few_against_many-tour_flyer.jpg)


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on December 27, 2012, 02:38:05 am
BLACK SABBATH: 2013 Australian Tour Announced


Original Band Members Reunite for First Aussie Shows in Nearly 40 Years

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 31, 2012 – BLACK SABBATH – the band credited with creating heavy metal and one of the most influential bands of all time - today announced their widely rumoured and highly anticipated reunion for their first Australian shows in nearly 40 years.

Original band members – the Prince of Darkness himself: Ozzy Osbourne, bassist Geezer Butler and guitarist Tony Iommi will make a thunderous return to Australia in April 2013 for arena shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, in their first Aussie shows since 1974.

Tickets for these once-in-a-lifetime shows will go on sale at midday, Thursday November 8.

My Live Nation members can access tickets first, during the exclusive member pre-sale starting at 9am this Friday November 2. Sign up at www.livenation.com.au

Hailing from Birmingham, England, Black Sabbath released their self-titled debut album on February 13, 1970. Their follow up album, the seminal masterpiece, UK #1 album Paranoid, - featured the all-time rock anthems War Pigs and Iron Man as well as the title track, Paranoid.

Black Sabbath has sold in excess of 70 million records worldwide.

More than 40 years on, this Iconic band continues to be held in the highest regard:

“Greatest Metal Band of All Time” – MTV

“Amongst the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time” – Rolling Stone

“Iron Man!One of the Greatest Metal Songs of All Time” – VH-1

“Paranoid is the birthplace of heavy metal” – Time Magazine


Black Sabbath is currently recording their first new studio album in more than 33 years, helmed by seven-time Grammy winning producer, Rick Rubin. The album is due for release in April 2013.

Prepare to be blown away by these living Rock Legends: BLACK SABBATH. Never Say Die!



BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THURSDAY APRIL 25

SYDNEY ALLPHONES ARENA SATURDAY APRIL 27

MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA WEDNESDAY MAY 1

PERTH PERTH ARENA SATURDAY MAY 4

TICKETS ON SALE MIDDAY THURSDAY NOVEMBER 8

My Live Nation pre-sale runs from 9am Friday Nov 2 until 5pm Monday Nov 5*

MyTicketek pre-sale runs from 10am Nov 6 until 5pm Wednesday Nov 7*

*or until allocation is exhausted

For complete tour and ticketing information, visit: www.livenation.com.au


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on December 27, 2012, 02:41:11 am
JOE SATRIANI: Masterclass Tour Announced

In 1987, Joe Satriani hit with Surfing with the Alien: an action-packed opus of delirious guitar instrumentals.

Satch (as he become known from his hit ‘Satch Boogie’) hit the bullseye before anyone knew a target existed! But for the former guitar teacher turned pro, it was the culmination of a dream he had the day he quit his high school football team - to devote his life to the guitar. Joe Satriani has since become a cult legend as the guitar teacher to stars such as Steve Vai, Metallica's Kirk Hammett and jazzer, Charlie Hunter.

Over a two-decade-long career, Satriani has released over a dozen critically acclaimed studio albums that have sold in excess of 10 million copies worldwide and earnt him a staggering 14 Grammy nominations. Satch has established himself as a musician whose emotional musical dexterity equals that of his physical gift.

THUMP MUSIC is proud to present, for the first time in Australia, the genius behind supergroup Chickenfoot and G3 live in masterclass! Learn the tips and tricks that have made Joe Satriani a bona fide Guitar Hero. Tickets selling FAST!


2013 AUSTRALIAN MASTERCLASS TOUR

Brisbane: Monday 8 April Tix

Sydney: Wednesday 10 April Tix

Melbourne: Saturday 13 April Tix

Adelaide: Monday 15 April Tix

Perth: Wednesday 17 April Tix

 

Watch the Tour Video http://youtu.be/jEzUXEATXiY

www.satriani.com|http://www.thumpmusic.com.au

(http://www.themetalforge.com/images/articles/joesatriani/joe_satriani-2012-01.jpg)


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on December 27, 2012, 02:46:54 am
SLAYER: 2013 Sidewave Show Announced

Tom Araya / Kerry King / Jeff Hanneman / Dave Lombardo

Ten studio albums, thousands of live shows and nearly three decades into a career that’s made them one of the biggest and most important metal bands in the world, the members of SLAYER know exactly what kind of music they make—brutal but beautiful, punishing yet precise.

This is SLAYER. Do we really need to go on? The only other thing you need to know is that tickets go on sale Wednesday 19 December, 9am.



TICKETS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 19 DECEMBER, 9AM

 

MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY

SYDNEY, BIG TOP LUNA PARK – 18+

www.bigtopsydney.com /www.oztix.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au

(http://www.themetalforge.com/images/articles/slayer/slayer-logo-2012.jpg)


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on December 27, 2012, 02:53:46 am
Nightwish Australian Tour 2013 / w/ Eyefear & Black Majesty

4th January 2013   
Title:       QLD: Nightwish
Start Time:       8:00 PM
Location:       The Arena, Brisbane
Other Information:       18+ Tickets from www.metalmassacre.com.au / www.oztix.com.au w/ Eyefear & Black Majesty.


8th January 2013
Title:       NZ: Nightwish
Start Time:       8:00 PM
Location:       The Studio, Auckland
Other Information:       Tickets from www.chaosnz.com / Real Groovy Record store w/ Eyefear


11th January 2013   
Title:       NSW: Nightwish
Start Time:       8:00 PM
Location:       Enmore Theatre
Other Information:       Tickets from www.metalmassacre.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au w/ Sabaton (Sweden) & Darker Half


14th January 2013   
Title:       VIC: Nightwish
Start Time:       8:00 PM
Location:       Palace Theatre
Other Information:       18+ Tickets from www.metalmassacre.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au w/ Sabaton (Sweden), Eyefear & Black Majesty


18th January 2013   19th January 2013>>
Title:       SA: Nightwish
Start Time:       12:00 AM
Location:       HQ Complex
Other Information:       18+ Tickets from www.metalmassacre.com.au / www.venuetix.com.au w/ Eyefear & Black Majesty


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on January 24, 2013, 09:44:26 pm
Joining GUNS N' ROSES on the Australian tour will be special guests ZZ TOP and Aussie rockers ROSE TATTOO.

The dates are as follows:

March 09 - Perth, WA, Australia - Perth Arena
March 12 - Sydney, NSW, Australia - Allphones Arena
March 13 - Newcastle, NSW, Australia - Hunter Stadium
March 17 - Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Sidney Myer Music Bowl
March 20 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Brisbane Entertainment Centre

(http://www.blabbermouth.net/soulflypremiere/gnrzzrose.jpg)


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 13, 2013, 07:54:44 pm
ANTHRAX: Sidewaves Announced


BRISBANE AND MELBOURNE TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 18 JANUARY, 9AM

 

THURSDAY 21 FEBRUARY

BRISBANE, THE HI-FI – 18+ (Anthrax only)

www.thehifi.com.au

 

MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY

SYDNEY, BIG TOP LUNA PARK – 18+ (Slayer, Anthrax + Kingdom Of Sorrow)

Tickets on sale now -  www.bigtopsydney.com /www.oztix.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au

 

THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY

MELBOURNE, THE HI-FI – 18+ (Anthrax, Fozzy + This Is Hell)

www.thehifi.com.au


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on March 02, 2013, 02:55:44 am
DRAGONFORCE: w/ The Sword


DRAGONFORCE’s fifth studio album ‘The Power Within’ has just been released locally through 3Wise Records and is a ten track monster which “they've carried it off with their usual cocky assurance” – Metal Hammer

To put it simply THE SWORD are a flat-out, supercharged, adrenaline-pumping outfit, a chrome-plated war machine that lauds over the blackened sky.

Coming off 2010's acclaimed concept album ‘Warp Riders’, THE SWORD approached their latest offering from a new perspective. Wrapping poetic and poignant imagery in a haze of crushing riffs and ethereal melodies, ‘Apocryphon’ is best described as ‘sheer awesomeness’. – Metal Assault


 

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 1 FEBRUARY, 9AM

 

MONDAY 25 FEBRUARY

MELBOURNE, BILLBOARD – 18+

www.oztix.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au / www.moshtix.com.au  

 

THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY

SYDNEY, THE METRO – Licensed All Ages

www.ticketek.com.au


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on March 23, 2013, 04:46:00 am
KAMELOT: 2013 Australian Tour Announced

At Last! For The First Time Ever In Australia

KAMELOT

SILVERTHORN OVER AUSTRALIA – JUNE 2013

(http://www.themetalforge.com/images/articles/kamelot/kamelot-2013-01.jpg)


Stayed tuned for more info.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: surfie on April 10, 2013, 11:11:31 pm
Booked my ticket for Epica in Brisbane next Wednesday.
Can't wait.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on May 13, 2013, 09:55:12 pm
AMORPHIS: Circle Tour October 2013 Announced


Amorphis tour Australia for the very first time in their illustrious career. Never before has this iconic and distinguished act graced Australian shores; now in October 2013, this is all set to change. Amorphis has been at the forefront of the scene for well over two decades. Encompassing a large and loyal fan base they have been able, and continue, to win over fans of all genres.

They will be here performing tracks off their latest release ‘Circle’ but will also perform classic and fan favourite Amorphis tracks across their comprehensive discography. Amorphis are seasoned professionals, they are a class act, they are the complete package, and they are at the top of their genre. Their upcoming performances will be something to behold and their shows are a musical spectacle. This tour will be something special for fans of all musical genres.

Performing shows in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, fans will be treated to history in the making. Amorphis leaves nothing on the stage as is typical of their energy, power, and 100% raw and honest commitment on each and every one of their live performances.



TICKETS ON SALE Monday 6th May (Early bird: metalmassacre.com.au)

Ticketing outlets Monday 20th May

Friday 11th October – The Factory Theatre, SYDNEY (18+)

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

w/ special guests

Saturday 12th October – The HiFi, BRISBANE (18+)

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

w/ special guests

Monday 14th October – Billboard The Venue, MELBOURNE (18+)

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

w/ special guests

Wednesday 16th October – Capitol, PERTH (18+)

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

w/ special guests

(http://www.themetalforge.com/images/articles/amorphis/amorphis-tour_poster-2013.jpg)

http://amorphis.net
http://www.nuclearblast.de
www.rockstarrecordsau.com
www.kingfooentertainment.fi
www.utopia.com.au
http://www.metalobsession.net
www.metalmassacre.com.au
https://www.facebook.com/AmorphisAustralianTour


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on May 13, 2013, 10:06:00 pm

"Wild Eyes", the new video from Australian metallers PARKWAY DRIVE, comes off the band's fourth album, "Atlas".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuG4-lewUTs


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on October 17, 2013, 11:55:37 pm
KORPIKLAANI: October 2013 Australian Tour Announced

Tour Dates: October 2013

Tuesday 22nd Brisbane – The Zoo

Wednesday 23rd Melbourne – Corner Hotel

Friday 25th Sydney – Manning Bar

Saturday 26th Adelaide – The Gov

Sunday 27th Perth – Rosemount Hotel

Tickets only $59 + bf available from metropolistouring.com
Strictly Limited VIP Meet and Greet Packages available for each show!

korpiklaani.com / metropolistouring.com / tombowler.com.au / nuclearblast.de

(http://www.themetalforge.com/images/articles/korpiklaani/korpiklaani-2013-01.jpg)


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on November 24, 2013, 09:17:21 pm
ICED EARTH: Australian Tour 2014 Announced

ICED EARTH with guests ELM STREET performing at:

March 14th - THE HIFI - BRISBANE

March 15th - MANNING BAR - SYDNEY

March 16th - BILLBOARD THE VENUE - MELBOURNE

March 18th - THE STUDIO - AUCKLAND (Elm Street not performing)

TICKETS ON SALE FROM TUESDAY OCTOBER 22nd at the following outlets:

Brisbane - www.thehifi.com.au/brisbane

Sydney - www.manningbar.com + www.oztix.com.au

Melbourne - www.oztix.com.au

Auckland - www.chaosnz.com ALL SHOWS (Except NZ) - www.soundworkstouring.com <http://www.soundworkstouring.com/australia/tour/78.php> - paypal only

www.primecuts.com.au - paypal only

Buy through the Soundworks Touring or Prime Cuts Music websites with Paypal and receive a free ICED EARTH sticker!

www.IcedEarth.com

www.centurymedia.com

www.soundworkstouring.com

www.heavymetalmerchant.com

www.primecuts.com.au


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 04, 2014, 07:38:20 pm
SKID ROW/UGLY KID JOE: 2014 Australian Tour Announced

KillRockStar Entertainment Presents:

Skid Row & Ugly Kid Joe Australia 2014

*Tix Onsale Dec 11th

 

Wednesday 23 April Metropolis. Fremantle

With special guests Dead City Ruins

www.oztix.com.au

Friday 25 April Palace Theatre. Melbourne.

With special guests Dead City Ruins

www.oztix.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au

Saturday 26 April  Eatons Hill. Brisbane

With special guests Dead City Ruins

www.oztix.com.au

Sunday 27 April HiFi. Sydney

With special guests Dead City Ruins

www.oztix.com.au

For music and media, please visit:

Skid Row: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialSkidRow

Ugly Kid Joe: https://www.facebook.com/uglykidjoetheband

Dead City Ruins: https://www.facebook.com/deadcityruins

(http://www.themetalforge.com/images/articles/skidrow/skid_row-ugly_kid_joe-2014_tour_web.jpg)


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: cjrddjle on March 05, 2014, 05:44:12 pm
 ;D Look at you own famous mama, TEW!
(http://i379.photobucket.com/albums/oo235/suffolkh0ck3y93/rockstarenergyproductions.jpg)

That's just a band rock photo I had and I wanted to share  just like you did.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on March 05, 2014, 06:11:09 pm
Anathema’s Australian fans have been waiting patiently for almost 25 years and the innumerable calls and requests have finally borne fruit – Anathema are making their long awaited first visit to our shores!


TOUR DATES: AUGUST 2014

Thursday, August 21 - The HiFi Bar, Brisbane
Friday, August 22 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday, August 23 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tickets only $69 + bf available from metropolistouring.com

Strictly Limited VIP Meet and Greet Packages available for each show!

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on April 11, 2014, 09:47:17 pm
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE: Australian Tour Announced

TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY 7 MARCH, 9AM LOCAL

FRIDAY 11 APRIL BRISBANE, EATONS HILL – Lic A/A
www.oztix.com.au

SATURDAY 12 APRIL SYDNEY, UNSW ROUNDHOUSE – Lic A/A
www.ticketek.com.au

SUNDAY 13 APRIL MELBOURNE, THE PALACE – 18+
www.oztix.com.au / www.ticketek.com.au

TUESDAY 15 APRIL ADELAIDE, HQ – 18+
www.oztix.com.au / www.venuetix.com.au

WEDNESDAY 16 APRIL PERTH, METRO CITY – 18+
www.oztix.com.au



Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on April 11, 2014, 09:49:18 pm
MORBID ANGEL: "Covenant" Australian Tour Supports Announced

MORBID ANGEL performing at:
April 22nd – Brisbane, The Hifi with IMPETUOUS RITUAL
www.facebook.com/pages/Impetuous-Ritual/520310527998719

April 23rd – Melbourne, The Hifi with BELLIGERENT INTENT
www.facebook.com/BelligerentIntentOfficial

April 24th – Sydney, The Metro Theatre with BASTARDIZER
www.facebook.com/bastardizer666

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM THESE OUTLETS!
Brisbane - www.thehifi.com.au/brisbane
Melbourne – www.thehifi.com.au/melbourne
Sydney – www.metrotheatre.com.au & www.ticketek.com.au
ALL SHOWS – www.soundworkstouring.com – paypal only
www.primecuts.com.au – paypal only


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on April 11, 2014, 09:50:51 pm
PSYCROPTIC/ABORTED: Necrotic Repression 2014 Australian Tour Announced

TOUR DATES

Friday 13 June Uni Bar, Adelaide Lic/AA

Tickets available from Moshtix on 1300 438 849, www.moshtix.com.au and Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au

Saturday 14 June The Hifi, Melbourne 18+

Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au, Oztix Outlets and the Hifi on www.thehifi.com.au

Sunday 15 June The Albion, Albury 18+

Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Monday 16 June The Basement, Canberra 18+

Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Tuesday 17 June The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle 18+

Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Wednesday 18 June Corrimal Hotel, Wollongong 18+

Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Thursday 19 June Factory Theatre, Sydney 18+

Tickets available from Century Venues on 02 9550 3666, www.factorytheatre.com.au and Box Office

Friday 20 June Shark Bar, Gold Coast 18+

Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Saturday 21 June The Brightside, Brisbane 18+

Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

Sunday 22 June The Lab, Brisbane AA

Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, www.destroyalllines.oztix.com.au and Oztix Outlets

www.goremageddon.be

www.psycroptic.com


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on April 24, 2014, 08:46:07 pm
ANZAC day today. As we remember the fallen with some inspiration war songs.


Cold Chisel -
When the War is Over - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgfB0Sv6C1M
Khe Sanh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTjvG4WJD_A


Red Gum -
I was only 19 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Urtiyp-G6jY


Sabaton -
Cliffs of Gallipoli - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOCe2Y7iVF8


In Turkey the name "ANZAC Cove" was officially recognised by the Turkish government on Anzac Day in 1985. In 1934, Kemal Atatürk delivered the following words to the first Australians, New Zealanders and British to visit the Gallipoli battlefields. This was later inscribed on a monolith at Ari Burnu Cemetery (ANZAC Beach) which was unveiled in 1985.

"Those heroes that shed their blood
And lost their lives.
You are now lying in the soil of a friendly country.
Therefore rest in peace.
There is no difference between the Johnnies
And the Mehmets to us where they lie side by side
Here in this country of ours.
You, the mothers,
Who sent their sons from far away countries
Wipe away your tears,
Your sons are now lying in our bosom
And are in peace
After having lost their lives on this land they have
Become our sons as well."


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on August 21, 2014, 09:58:01 pm
'Metal Down Under': A History Of Australian Heavy Metal DVD Now Available
August 21, 2014

One of the most anticipated projects in Australian heavy music history has been released.
"Metal Down Under" was an epic undertaking, over two years in the making and chronicles over 40 years of Australian metal heritage.

Since the late 1970s, a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. From grindcore, thrash, death metal, black metal, hardcore, doom, melodic metal, sludge, power metal and the many more subgenres that exist, "Metal Down Under" traverses the full spectrum and takes a look at the bands, people and events that shaped this unique slice of Australian history. More than just the music, we meet the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From promoters, radio hosts and magazine editors, to band members and extreme fans, "Metal Down Under" introduces you to a world you either didn't want to know existed or have been a part of all your life.

Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from
Metal For The Brain, Metal For Melbourne, Big Day Out, music videos, live concerts and much more, "Metal Down Under" captures the past, present and future of the Australian metal scene and condenses it into three hours of riveting, essential viewing. It is the brainchild of lifelong metal fan and filmmaker Nick Calpakdjian, who spent two long years traveling the country interviewing the who's who of the Australian scene.

With massive support, some crowdfunding and donations, the mammoth project has finally been completed and is ready to share with Australian metal fans and people everywhere.

Written and directed by Calpakdjian, produced by Animus Industries and with cinematography by Adrian Price, "Metal Down Under" is presented as three 55-minute episodes and comes with a bunch of extras. It is available on DVD and as a stream on iTunes.

The cast:

* Tony Campo (ALLEGIANCE)
* Dave Harrison (ALLEGIANCE)
* Andrew Haug (CONTRIVE, AndrewHaug.com)
* Robyn Doreian (Hot Metal magazine)
* Mat Maurer (MORTAL SIN)
* Hoss & Drew (KARNIVOOL)
* Matt Young (KING PARROT)
* Jason Fuller (BLOOD DUSTER)
* Greta Tate (Metal For Melbourne)
* Steve Hughes (SLAUGHTER LORD)
* Chris Rand (SEGRESSION)
* Dave Harrison (ALLEGIANCE)
* Adam Agius (ALCHEMIST, Metal For The Brain)
* Peter Hobbs (HOBBS ANGEL OF DEATH)
* Aaron Butler (FRANKENBOK)
* Brad Wesson (Soundworks Touring)
* Simon Lukic (Musically Incorrect)
* Danny Estrin (VOYAGER)
* Leigh Wilson (fan, videographer)
* Matt Skitz (DAMAGED)
* Brian Giffin (Loud, historian)
* Dave Haley (PSYCROPTIC)
* Dan McDougall (FRANKENBOK)
* Richie & Greg (DREADNAUGHT)
* Rodney Holder (ALCHEMIST, Metal For The Brain)
* Karl Lean (NOTHING SACRED)
* Chris Maric (Maric Media)
* Dave Slave (SADISTIK EXEKUTION)
* Mark "Sham" Hughes (NOTHING SACRED)
* John Gibson (RENEGADE)

For more information, visit www.metaldownunder.com.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXhaItuj5U

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 21, 2014, 09:19:18 pm
SOUNDWAVE 2015: Lineup Announced... Part 1

(http://www.themetalforge.com/images/articles/soundwave2015/SW15-Logo-FINAL.jpg)

For the first time in its history, Soundwave 2015 will be held over 2 action-packed days...Holy Smokes! This means better value, better staging, better production, longer sets and minimised clashes...

In Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane each days line-up will criss cross between each city.

 

2 day tickets go on sale for Soundwave members this Friday 22 August, 9am local and to the General Public on Friday 29 August, 9am local. To sign up to become a member head to soundwavefestival.com



DAY ONE

FAITH NO MORE / SOUNDGARDEN

INCUBUS / LAMB OF GOD / MINISTRY / ANTEMASQUE / GERARD WAY / MAYHEM

NEW FOUND GLORY / FEAR FACTORY / HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD / ATREYU / THE AQUABATS / AREA 7 / GODFLESH / CROWN THE EMPIRE / THE INTERRUPTERS

ICON FOR HIRE / EMILY'S ARMY / PATENT PENDING / FIREWORKS / THE BENNIES

THE COLOR MORALE / MONUMENTS / NOTHING MORE / DEATHSTARS /

NE OBLIVISCARIS / THE TREATMENT

 

DAY TWO

SLIPKNOT / SLASH

MARILYN MANSON / FALL OUT BOY / JUDAS PRIEST / GODSMACK / ALL TIME LOW

PAPA ROACH / OF MICE & MEN / ESCAPE THE FATE / APOCALYPTICA / LAGWAGON

TONIGHT ALIVE / CROSSFAITH / BUTCHER BABIES / CONFESSION / THE SWELLERS / CONDITIONS / COLDRAIN / KING 810 / DAYSHELL / THIS WILD LIFE

 

Soundwave Festival 2015 will be held over 2 days in each city – Adelaide and Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. All 'DAY 1' artists will play the first day in each city and all 'DAY 2' artist will play the second day in each city.

 

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2015

BONYTHON PARK, ADELAIDE

 

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2015

FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE, MELBOURNE

 

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 1 MARCH, 2015

OLYMPIC PARK, SYDNEY

 

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 1 MARCH, 2015

RNA SHOWGROUNDS, BRISBANE

 

Members pre-sale FRIDAY 22 AUGUST (Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Adelaide) 9am local

General Public on sale FRIDAY 29 AUGUST 9am local.

 

2 DAY FESTIVAL TICKET $188.00 + BOOKING FEES.

 

 For tickets and more information head to

 soundwavefestival.com / facebook.com/soundwavefestival / twitter.com/soundwavefest

*All shows are licensed and all ages
*Venue and lineup subject to change


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 21, 2014, 09:22:29 pm
TRIVIUM/IN FLAMES: 2014 Australian Tour Announced

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With a swag of awards and sold out stadium tours across the globe left in their wake, TRIVIUM will be returning to Australia this November with very special guests IN FLAMES.

Widely tipped for greatness (some prophecies come true!) after their successful sophomore release, ‘Ascendancy’ in 2005, Kerrang! declared it “the most skull-peeling collection of pulverising metal grooves and fretboard annihilation you'll hear in a long time.” Four studio albums later, TRIVIUM are continuing their climb towards metal greatness with the release of their new album, ‘Vengeance Falls’. “Drawing together crunchy riffs, snarling vitriol, blistering shred-fests and stadium sized choruses it ticks all the boxes.” – Alternative Press

IN FLAMES has proven to be an unstoppable force in heavy music and have proven time and time again that they refuse to stand still. From the first opus in 1994 entitled ”Lunar Strain” to their new album ”Siren Charms”, the Swedish forefathers of Death Metal has risen to great heights in music history. They continue to take risks, push boundaries and challenge themselves and sees them “taking their game several steps forward, leaving both imitators and naysayers far behind.”

It’s rare when two heavyweights of metal tour together…and it’s now Australia’s turn to see TRIVIUM and IN FLAMES performing full headline sets encompassing their entire career.

Tickets on sale Thursday 18 September, 9am local time and with no extra shows planned you have been warned!



TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 18 SEPTEMBER, 9AM LOCAL TIME

WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER BRISBANE, THE TIVOLI – 18+

www.ticketmaster.com

 

FRIDAY 21 NOVEMBER SYDNEY, UNSW ROUNDHOUSE– Licensed All Ages

www.ticketek.com.au

 

SUNDAY 23 NOVEMBER MELBOURNE, 170 RUSSELL – 18+

www.oztix.com.au | www.170russell.com

 

TUESDAY 25 NOVEMBER ADELAIDE, HQ – 18+

www.oztix.com.au


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 30, 2014, 03:00:21 am
SOUNDWAVE 2015: 1 Day Tickets Announced

ANNOUNCE 1 DAY TICKET ON-SALE

 

This FRIDAY AUGUST 29, Soundwave Festival 2015 1 DAY TICKETS along with 2 DAY TICKETS will go on-sale to the general public at 9am local time.

 

1 DAY FESTIVAL TICKET $132.00 + BOOKING FEES

2 DAY FESTIVAL TICKET $188.00 + BOOKING FEES.

 

For tickets and more information head to

soundwavefestival.com / facebook.com/soundwavefestival / twitter.com/soundwavefest



DAY ONE

FAITH NO MORE / SOUNDGARDEN

INCUBUS / LAMB OF GOD / MINISTRY / ANTEMASQUE / GERARD WAY / MAYHEM / NEW FOUND GLORY / FEAR FACTORY / HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD / ATREYU / THE AQUABATS / AREA 7 / GODFLESH / CROWN THE EMPIRE / THE INTERRUPTERS

ICON FOR HIRE / EMILY'S ARMY / PATENT PENDING / FIREWORKS / THE BENNIES / THE COLOR MORALE / MONUMENTS / NOTHING MORE / DEATHSTARS / NE OBLIVISCARIS / THE TREATMENT

 

DAY TWO

SLIPKNOT / SLASH

MARILYN MANSON / FALL OUT BOY / JUDAS PRIEST / GODSMACK / ALL TIME LOW / PAPA ROACH / OF MICE & MEN / ESCAPE THE FATE / APOCALYPTICA / LAGWAGON / TONIGHT ALIVE / CROSSFAITH / BUTCHER BABIES / CONFESSION / THE SWELLERS / CONDITIONS / COLDRAIN / KING 810 / DAYSHELL / THIS WILD LIFE

 

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2015

BONYTHON PARK, ADELAIDE

 

SATURDAY 21 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 22 FEBRUARY, 2015

FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE, MELBOURNE

 

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 1 MARCH, 2015

OLYMPIC PARK, SYDNEY

 

SATURDAY 28 FEBRUARY & SUNDAY 1 MARCH, 2015

BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BRISBANE


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on November 30, 2014, 09:15:02 pm
Van Canto touring Australia in 2015

German a cappella metal sensation Van Canto (famous for infusing classic heavy, power and symphonic metal influences, creating what they call “hero metal a cappella”) will make their debut live appearance in Australia next year.

The Festival of Voices will be hosting a workshop in Hobart, Tasmania from July 3rd til July 12th, showcasing various singers from Australia and around the world. Singers of all ages and abilities will have the rare opportunity to work, learn and perform with Van Canto over six incredible days of workshop and concert for a singing experience that will stay with them forever.

When we started Van Canto in 2006 we never thought that singing a cappella would bring us to the other side of the world! We are sure this will be another highlight in the band’s history and hopefully a good choice for all festival visitors. – Stefan Schmidt

Take note. Five singers, one drummer. No guitars, no bass, no keyboards…expect an unbelievable melodic metal experience. Don’t miss your chance to learn and work alongside one of Germany’s biggest metal sensations.
Bands, singers, songwriters and choirs are urged to attend this once in a lifetime experience.

A full list of Australian tour dates will be announced soon. In the mean time, register your details at the Festival of Voice website and secure your spot. Follow the band via their official Facebook page.

WORKSHOP REGISTRATIONS NOW OPEN AT WWW.FESTIVALOFVOICES.COM
Early rate available until March 13, 2015 // *Suitable for singers of all abilities, 16 +


Making their Australian debut for the Festival of Voices in July 2015, VAN CANTO are quite simply unlike any a cappella group you would have heard. VAN CANTO have melded the oldest form of music, the voice, with heavy metal and the result is astonishing. Their vocal talent and ear for harmonies is impeccable and their approach to a cappella is unique and inspiring. Their music is powerful, anthemic and contemporary. There is a rich deepness to their sound that sets them apart and gives them an ancient feel in many ways.

Next July, thousands of choristers will descend on Hobart, Tasmania to perform and participate in the 2015 Festival of Voices, Australia’s premier celebration of the human
voice. Transforming Hobart into a Singing City, expect a magnificent 10-day program of performances, community events and – uniquely – workshops run by the artists. Singers of all ages and abilities will have the rare opportunity to work, learn and perform with VAN CANTO over six incredible days of workshop and concert for a singing experience that will stay with them forever.

VAN CANTO began their careers as a conventional metal band, but their desire to do something more vocal orientated inspired their transformation into the world’s first a cappella metal band.

Their success has swept through the European festival scene. Since 2006 they have recorded 5 studio albums, mixing covers and originals, toured Europe and beyond, and performed at festivals in front of tens of thousands of people. In its eleventh year, the Festival welcomes individual singers, choirs and music lovers from across Australia, as Hobart is transformed into a Singing City.

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: Krillmano on May 20, 2015, 05:01:26 pm
Figured I'd be able to help out here. 8)

VOYAGER / KLONE (FRA) AUSTRALIAN TOUR - SUPPORTS ANNOUNCED!

Australia’s foremost progressive metal act, VOYAGER are busting out of their home city of Perth for a national tour this May and June to launch their new video of Seasons Of Age taken from their critically acclaimed album, 2014’s V. V is available HERE.

Joining Voyager throughout the tour is brooding French alt-heavyweights, KLONE who’s latest album, Here Comes The Sun, was recently released in Australia via Bird’s Robe Records and is currently streaming in full on at Prog Magazine.

The local supports for this incredible tour have now been announced. Kicking things off in Adelaide are Dyssidia and Molloy with Na Maza and Despite Eviction being first up in Canberra.

Sydney fans will be treated to killer sets from Mish and Dawn Heist, while in Melbourne, Branch Arterial and Glass Empire have been given opening honours.

In Brisbane, Opus Of A Machine and Balloons Kill Babies will set things up nicely for the headliners and wrapping things up on the west coast, This Other Eden and Watercolour Ghosts will warm up the Perth crowd and Gombo will start the final show off in Bunbury with style.

Come and experience the power, the majesty, the might and the virtuosity that is Voyager live!

TOUR DATES

Thursday, May 21: Adelaide - Jive

Friday, May 22: Canberra - The Basement

Saturday, May 23: Sydney - The Factory Floor

Friday, May 29: Melbourne - The Evelyn

Saturday, May 30: Brisbane - The Brightside

Friday, June 5: Perth - Amplifier

Saturday, June 6: Bunbury - Prince Of Wales

Tickets are onsale now via wildthingpresents.com, Oztix & the Venues.

http://www.wildthingpresents.com/blog/voyager-klone-australian-tour-supports-announced


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: Krillmano on June 03, 2015, 08:36:35 pm
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“Vibrancy and passion were at the forefront of this performance and those singing along realised they were privy to a sophisticated performance by the ancestors of power metal.” – Faster Louder (Metro Theatre review)

“Germany's premier power metal export.” – Dead Rhetoric

“These German geniuses were responsible for the biggest releases in power metal history, the Keeper of the Seven Keys albums, that still remain some of the best power metal out there today.” – Metalwani

“still the leaders of the genre they helped create.” – heavymetal.about.com

“the main inspiration behind the power metal genre” – Metal Obsession

“one of those shows that stays in your memory forever.” – Free Magazine

“The German powerhouse of the genre brought their A game, or rather their A+ game, and proved why, after almost 30 years in the business, HELLOWEEN is still a force to be reckoned with.” – Metal Storm

“HELLOWEEN is back...” – Hard Rock Haven

When you think of Power Metal, one of the first bands that come to your mind is the German Legends HELLOWEEN! It’s not just a coincidence – they’ve played countless festivals all over the globe to a massive audience, and furthermore, they have taken their enthralling live performances as headline tours all over the world as well. Now, 30 years into their career, HELLOWEEN finally make their triumphant return to Australia. Incredibly, this will be the second time ever they have toured Australia and their first time ever in Adelaide & Perth!

With the 15 albums they have released so far, they have sold well over 8 million copies, and have achieved several Gold and Platinum awards. The band shows absolutely no signs of slowing down, and after over 100 sold out shows in support of their previous album, the band is on a mission to break their own records in support of their latest offering.

3 decades into their career, the band is on their absolute top form – creatively, as well as on the live show front. Hailed as one of the inventors of the power/speed metal genre, HELLOWEEN continue to break records and get better and better as the years continue. Not too many bands in the world can say that they’ve been getting better with age, but HELLOWEEN is a band than has mastered and continues to break ground in one of the most thrilling sub-genres of metal.

The fiery riffs and solos backed by the relentless thumping of the double kick drums and the soaring vocals ensure a glorious night of headbanging, sing alongs and circle pits. A HELLOWEEN gig is a party like no other. The legions of fans are sure to come out in numbers and this is one gig that will stay in your memory for a long, long time – be sure not to miss this one!

Wednesday 14th October
MELBOURNE 170 Russell

Friday 16th October
SYDNEY Metro Theatre

Saturday 17th October
BRISBANE Max Watt's

Monday 19th October
ADELAIDE The Gov

Tuesday 20th October
PERTH Capitol

http://www.metropolistouring.com/tour.php?tour=2015-helloween


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on June 09, 2015, 03:31:52 am
Blind Guardian - Beyond the Red Mirror Australian Tour

Tour Dates
Friday 19 June 2015 - VIC: Hi-Fi
18+

Tickets from www.metalobsession.net  / www.thehifi.com.au

Saturday 20 June 2015 - NSW: Hi-Fi
18+

Tickets from www.metalobsession.net  / www.thehifi.com.au

Details
Blind Guardian, a name that redefined a genre and made it their own. It is a name that continues to have legendary and mystical qualities attached to it by encapsulating, engrossing and breeding loyalty from a tremendous cross section of fans from all genres. In 2015, Blind Guardian returns to Australia, for what may be their final time, for two exclusive shows that are sure to sell out in both Melbourne and Sydney.

Bringing their charismatic and enthralling stage show to Australia Blind Guardian deliver live performances that are nothing short of breathtaking with every show leaving the viewer spellbound and craving for more. Blind Guardian will perform tracks off their brilliant and recent new release ‘Beyond the Red Mirror’; they will also perform a comprehensive selection of fan favourite tracks.

Blind Guardian will ONLY be staging two shows, one in Melbourne at the HiFi Melbourne and one in Sydney at the HiFi Sydney. There will be on offer a STRICTLY limited VIP meet and greet pass available for only 25 people per show. The VIP Meet & Greet fan pass is obtainable from Metal Obsession: www.metalobsession.net

Do NOT miss out on this tour as it has all the hallmarks of selling out fast and one may just miss seeing this stunning act for the very last time on Australian shores.

TICKETS ON SALE Wednesday 18th February (Early bird: metalobsession.net)

 

Ticketing outlets Monday 2nd March

 

Friday 19th June – The HiFi, MELBOURNE (18+)

Tickets from www.metalobsession.net  / www.thehifi.com.au

w/ TBC

 

Saturday 20th June – The HiFi, SYDNEY (18+)

Tickets from www.metalobsession.net  / www.thehifi.com.au


 


 


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on August 19, 2015, 07:31:09 pm
MEGADETH To Tour Australia With CHILDREN OF BODOM

The dates are as follows:

Oct. 16 - Perth - Red Hill Auditorium
Oct. 18 - Sydney - Hordern Pavilion
Oct. 19 - Melbourne - Festival Hall
Oct. 21 - Brisbane - Eatons Hill

MEGADETH fan club presale begins Friday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. EST. All tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m. EST.

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 15, 2015, 02:11:49 am
IRON MAIDEN Announces Tour Dates In New Zealand and Australia.

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Returning to New Zealand after seven years, MAIDEN will play two shows, April 29 in Christchurch at the Horncastle Arena followed by May 1 at the Auckland Vector Arena. MAIDEN will then continue to Australia, where they haven't played since 2011, to perform five shows. MAIDEN will then return to South Africa in May for two shows.

The dates are:

Apr. 29 - Christchurch Horncastle Arena, New Zealand
May 01 - Aucklane Vector Arena, New Zealand
May 04 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
May 06 - Sydney Allphones Arena, Australia
May 09 - Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
May 12 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Australia
May 14 - Perth Arena, Australia


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on April 27, 2016, 04:47:44 am
Queensryche
Announce Australian Tour


American Progressive Metal Legends, QUEENSRŸCHE return to Australia for their first tour in nearly a decade thanks to Tombowlerwww.tombowler.com.au + Metropolis Touring www.metropolistouring.com + David Roy Williams

Having sold over 30 million albums around the world over the course of their storied 30-plus-year career, QUEENSRŸCHE e's triumphant legacy of progressive metal classics is one of the most celebrated in hard rock and heavy metal and the band's revitalised line up has consistently delivered high-octane live shows combining the hungry fire of a new band with the tempered experience of master showmen.

 

QUEENSRŸCHE's critically acclaimed new offering, "Condition Hüman", sees vocalist Todd LaTorre deliver the performance of a lifetime on what is his sophomore album with the band, cementing his status as the only frontman with the pipes and presentation to front aQUEENSRŸCHE that delivers the high octane metal swagger fans have been longing for.

QUEENSRŸCHE first burst onto the music scene in 1982 and very quickly gained international recognition and performed to sold out audiences around the world. With 'The Warning' in 1984, and the ground breaking 1986 release of 'Rage For Order' QUEENSRŸCHEcontinued to prove their worldwide dominance as one of the most respected and creative bands of the 80's. In 1988 the band turned out yet another monumental album 'Operation:Mindcrime', which would go on to become one of the best selling concept records of all time, setting the stage for sold out performances across the globe. With the release of the critically acclaimed and commercially successful "Empire" in 1991, the band earned multiple Grammy Award nominations and won the MTV "Viewer's Choice" award for the #1 chart topping hit "Silent Lucidity". Since recruiting singer Todd LaTorre in 2012, the band has gone on to release two acclaimed "comeback" albums and perform hundreds of shows featuring crowd pleasing setlists of fan favourite anthems and old school classics - many of which have not been performed live since the 1980s!

QUEENSRŸCHE have built a dedicated legion of fans through relentless global touring. In recent years, the fully revitalized QUEENSRŸCHE is in the throes of a jaw-dropping creative resurgence that demands to be seen live in concert. Having recently completed a stadium tour of the USA with the Scorpions, the band is in outstanding form as they prepare for their Australian tour!

Get ready for a set of QUEENSRŸCHE classics performed with power, passion and precision like never before!

Tuesday 11th October – BRISBANE, The Triffid

Thursday 13th October – ADELAIDE, Fowlers Live

Friday 14th October – MELBOURNE, Prince Bandroom

Saturday 15th October – SYDNEY, Manning Bar

 

Ticketing

Pre-Sale: 28th April 9:00am - 1st May 5:00pm

GA Sale: 2nd May 9:00am

From: http://www.metropolistouring.com/queensryche


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on May 29, 2016, 09:55:50 pm
Is This The Heaviest Show To Ever Come To Australia?

http://www.tonedeaf.com.au/480228/is-this-the-heaviest-show-to-ever-come-to-australia.htm


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on June 13, 2016, 10:36:48 pm
Queensrÿche Tour Supports Announced

Tuesday 11th October – Brisbane – The Triffid
w/ Seraphic, Awaken Solace

Thursday 13th October – Adelaide – Fowlers Live
w/ Hidden Intent, icecocoon

Friday 14th October – Melbourne – Prince Bandroom
w/ Vanishing Point, Teramaze

Saturday 15th October – Sydney – Manning Bar
w/ LORD, Hemina


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on June 13, 2016, 10:39:12 pm
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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on June 13, 2016, 10:43:19 pm
Lamb Of God Extend Australian Tour to Adelaide and Perth

Following the announcement last month about their support slot for Slipknot‘s Australian tour, Lamb of God have announced that they have extended their tour with two headline shows in Adelaide and Perth, respectively.

Tickets for both of these shows go on sale at midday on Tuesday, June 14.

Furthermore, Telstra Thanks are offering a special pre-sale for Telstra customers that runs from 10am Friday, June 10 until 5pm Sunday, June 12. For more information on how to purchase, please visit: telstra.com/music.

For complete tour and ticketing details (including Meet & Greet packages at all shows, including Slipknot supports), please visit: livenation.com.au.

HQ COMPLEX, ADELAIDE     TUESDAY NOVEMBER 1

METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE THURDSAY NOVEMBER 3

 Also touring with SLIPKNOT – tickets on sale now:

Vector Arena, Auckland                   Wednesday October 26

Brisbane Entertainment Centre    Friday October 28

Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney             Saturday October 29

Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne         Monday October 31 (Melbourne Cup Eve)

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 05, 2016, 04:51:23 am
Meshuggah Announce 2017 Australian Tour

MJR Presents pre-sale tickets go on sale Tuesday, 6th September.
General public tickets go on sale Thursday, 8th September.

Saturday, 11th March
Tivoli, Brisbane

Sunday, 12th March
Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday, 15th March
170 Russell, Melbourne

Friday, 17th March
Metropolis, Fremantle


Read more at http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/meshuggah-announce-2017-australian-tour/#RzTSpoFJtQSgiwKD.99

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 05, 2016, 04:56:05 am
Apocalyptica - Shadowmaker Tour 2016

Amplifier Capitol, CBD, Perth
Wed 21 Sep 7:30pm

The Prince Of Wales Bandroom, St Kilda West, Melbourne
Fri 23 Sep 8:00pm

Metro Theatre, CBD, Sydney
Sat 24 Sep 8:00pm

Max Watt's, West End, Brisbane
Sun 25 Sep 7:30pm



Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 05, 2016, 05:01:31 am
Deftones Australian Tour

Metro City, Northbridge, Perth
Tue 8 Nov 7:00pm

Thebarton Theatre, Torrensville, Adelaide
Thu 10 Nov 7:30pm

Festival Hall, 300 Dudley Street, West, Melbourne
Friday 11 November 2016 6:15pm
Part of Deftones Australian Tour

Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park, Sydney
Sat 12 Nov 6:30pm

Brisbane Riverstage, CBD, Brisbane
Sun 13 Nov 5:00pm


Joining Deftones by support are Karnivool and Voyager.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 05, 2016, 05:04:32 am
Disturbed Australian Tour

HBF Stadium, Mount Claremont, Perth
Wed 9 Nov 7:00pm

Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Park, Batman Ave, CBD, Melbourne
Saturday 12 November 2016 7:00pm

Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall, Brisbane
Tue 15 Nov 7:30pm


Joining Disturbed for the entire Australian leg of the tour will be metal five-piece Twelve Foot Ninja.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on September 05, 2016, 05:06:44 am
Katatonia

The Corner Hotel, 57 Swan Street, Richmond, Melbourne
Saturday 10 December 2016 8:30pm – 11:45pm


Swedish melodic metal heavy weights Katatonia finally return to Australia for their First Ever Headline Tour this December!


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on November 29, 2016, 03:26:35 pm
The Amity Affliction - Death to Misery Tour 2017

Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, Bokarina, Queensland
Saturday 21 January 2017 6:00pm – 10:30pm

Ticket Information:
General Admission: $58.00
Buy Tickets – 07 5413 1400
Additional fees may apply
Website: www.scvenuesandeven ... l-tour-2017


When:
Sun 22 Jan 2017, 5:30pm–10:00pm    
Where:Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, 2684 Gold Coast Highway, Broadbeach, Queensland
Restrictions:All Ages
Ticket Information:
General Admission: $64.89

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on December 08, 2016, 01:07:57 am
WOLFMOTHER And ROSE TATTOO To Support GUNS N' ROSES In Australia


The Angry Anderson-led ROSE TATTOO, which previously supported GN'R on their infamous 1993 "Use Your Illusion" tour in Australia, are set to open the shows in Brisbane and Sydney.

ROSE TATTOO

February 07 - QSAC Stadium, Brisbane QLD
February 10 - ANZ Stadium Sydney NSW

WOLFMOTHER & ROSE TATTOO

February 11 - ANZ Stadium, Sydney NSW

WOLFMOTHER

February 14 - MCG Melbourne VIC
February 18 - Adelaide Oval, Adelaide SA
February 21 - Perth Domain, Perth WA
Read more at http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/wolfmother-and-rose-tattoo-to-support-guns-n-roses-in-australia/#zA6zZgxmY1czOwrw.99


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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on February 13, 2017, 06:26:02 pm
MARCH 19 2017
Meshuggah - Hobart March 19 - Odeon Theatre

https://www.facebook.com/events/156883584813827/

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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on March 20, 2017, 02:53:51 am
Norwegian black metal pioneers Ulver are the first announcement for Dark Mofo 2017, Mona’s winter festival program.

https://thegarbwire.com/2017/03/16/dark-mofo-2017-announces-norwegian-band-ulver-for-an-australian-exclusive/

Dark Mofo 2017 8-21 June
Ulver – Thursday 15 June 2017, Odeon Theatre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Register for pre-sale tickets, on sale Monday 10 April 2017.


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on March 27, 2017, 04:22:59 pm
Voyager are on tour with The Algorithm!

Thursday, 11 May 2017 :: Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Lic A/A)
TIX: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/vo...

Friday, 12 May 2017 :: The Evelyn, Melbourne
TIX: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=7...

Saturday, 13 May 2017 :: the zoo, Brisbane
TIX: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=7...

Friday, 19 May 2017 :: Amplifier Capitol
TIX: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=7...

Saturday, 20 May 2017 :: The Basement, Canberra
TIX: https://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=7...

Sunday, 21 May 2017 :: OXFORD ART FACTORY, Sydney
TIX: http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/vo...


Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on May 11, 2017, 04:27:07 am
FIRST AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCE BY NORWEGIAN ICONOCLASTS ...

ULVER ANNOUNCED EXCLUSIVELY FOR DARK MOFO 2017 -
See more at: http://tasmaniantimes.com/index.php?/arts-article/dark-mofo-june-8-21-ulver/#sthash.nb2e2lDJ.dpuf

Ulver Thursday 15 June 2017
Odeon Theatre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Register for pre-sale tickets, on sale Monday 10 April 2017 AEST from http://www.darkmofo.net.au Full Dark Mofo lineup announced Friday 7 April 2017 Tickets on sale Tuesday 11 April 2017 Subscribe for updates http://www.darkmofo.net.au/subscribe

SOCIAL
Twitter @dark_mofo / @ulverofficial
Facebook @darkmofofestival / Ulver
Instagram @dark_mofo
YouTube @monamuseum
Ulver Bandcamp #darkmofo #discovertasmania -
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Title: Re: Metal news for Australia fans - concerts etc.
Post by: The Eagle Warrior on June 21, 2017, 03:40:13 am
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