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TRIVIUM – New track ‘What The Dead Men Say’

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Legendary metallers TRIVIUM are in full swing, dropping the second and title track from their upcoming 9th studio album ‘The Dead Men Say

Accompanied by a video directed by Ryan Mackfall TRIVIUM continues the dark and brooding imagery set by the lead single ‘Catastrophist

‘The Dead Men Say’ is set for release on the 24th of April, you can get your pre-orders here and keep up to date with TRIVIUM on social media.

Check out our coverage of TRIVIUM as part of the epic GOOD THINGS FESTIVAL Melbourne line up.

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ARMOURED EARTH – New EP ‘EMPIRE’

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ARMOURED EARTH are coming at you with their new EP ‘EMPIRE‘ filled with thumping grooves, clean and guttural vocals and soaring melodic guitar harmonies.

Influenced by bands such as Sepultura, Metallica, Lamb of God, Karnivool and Soilwork, Armoured Earth’s ‘Empire’ appeals to a huge cross-section of metal fans.

Check out the video for their lead single ‘Degradation to Vanity‘ below, get your hands on the ‘Empire’ EP here and stay up to date with the band on social media.

Special thanks to Maric Media 

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ALT – new track ‘NOTHINGWITHOUTYOU’

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Adelaide rockers Alt. are back with their latest track ‘NOTHINGWITHOUTYOU‘. This is the 3rd single released from their upcoming ‘dysfunctional’ EP due out on the 24th of April.

Vocalist Dan Richards explains that the track takes its theme from a toxic past relationship: “nothingwithoutyou is about the moment I realised my relationship needed to end. I felt isolated, unwanted and I was stuck in a state of limbo. But when it came down to ending the relationship I was told I meant everything to them, which confused me after being treated the way I was.

Check out the NOTHINGWITHOUTYOU video below, you can pre-order the dysfunctional EP here and stay up to date with the band on social media.

Special thanks to Collision Course

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TRACE – Debut single ‘WHITE’

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Two Minds, Two Voices, One Vision, Brisbane’s TRACE have released their debut single ‘WHITE“.

Formed in early 2017, TRACE’s heavy grunge sound is inspired by legendary 90’s bands like  Alice in ChainsSoundgarden and Stone Temple Pilots  but with a modern spin that is crafted/mixed/produced by Branko Cosic (1000HZ Recording – DZ DeathraysThe BelligerentsTape/Off), Chris Arthur and Scott Wade and Mastered by Harris Newman (Greg Market Mastering – Canada).

White describes the feelings and emotions you go through in the midst of depression and the addictive nature of such thoughts as suicide, fear and loneliness.That self-destructive path that leads to nowhere good, or safe – we’ve all been there. Then knowing that there is a light, and that light is within you. You’ve just got to reach out and find that switch because no one is going to find it for you. You can sit there screaming, “I’ve been waiting so long”, to have you scream back “no one waited for you”, or you can go out there and get it!” – Chris Arthur – Guitarist/Bassist/Vocalist

TRACE’s new track ‘White’ is available now on all good streaming services.
Don’t forget to check out TRACE on social media.

Special thanks to Collision Course

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BODYJAR – Release new track ‘Big Shot’

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legendary Melbourne punk rock band Bodyjar drop their new single ‘Big Shot‘.

For nearly 20 years Bodyjar have built their local & international following with relentless touring their blistering high energy live shows, that have made them one of the most respected punk rock bands in the world. 

Big Shot sees Bodyjar calling on all their experience over the years, resulting in strong and politically-charged songs:

” This song is about the lack of leadership on either side of politics and the major corporations that control them. Constantly filling their pockets at the expense of planet earth! ” Guitarist Tom Read

Produced by Bodyjar and Sam Johnson (Northlane, Luca Brasi, Camp Cope, The Bennies) and is the first taste of their full-length record to be released later in 2020.

Check out the new song below and keep up to date with Bodyjar on social media.

Special thanks to Diamond Creative Services

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LAMB OF GOD – New track & video ‘Memento Mori’

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LAMB OF GOD are back with ‘Memento Mori‘ the opening track from their forthcoming self titled record due out May 8 via Nuclear Blast.

Lead vocalist Randy Blythe speaks candidly about the songs origins and its relevance in current global climate.

There is a vast amount of indisputably real and depressingly negative occurrences happening across the globe. Currently, at the forefront of everyone’s mind is the global COVID-19 pandemic. This is a very real concern, and proper precautions need to be taken by EVERYONE in order to protect those most at risk – the elderly, infirm, and immunocompromised. It is indeed a scary time, but in this hyper-connected age with its 24/7 never-ending news cycle of atrocity, outrage and lurid click-bait headlines (not to mention ill-informed lunatics running amok and spreading misinformation and panic on social media), it is all too easy to lose sight of the fact that life is still carrying on, and good things do in fact still happen.”

Months before the COVID-19 outbreak occurred, I wrote ‘Memento Mori’ as a reminder to myself to not be consumed by the omnipresent electronic harbingers of doom that surround us – cellphones, computers, and television screens. While these devices can be useful tools, and it is important to stay informed, it is equally important to remain engaged with the real, physical world we with live in, not just digitally filtered representations of reality. I wrote the narrative music video treatment a few months ago to illustrate how warped and myopic our mental states can become when we fail to remain engaged with that reality – if all you pay attention to is catastrophe, then soon you will begin to see monsters everywhere you look. The actual monsters we used in the video are Sinisteria, a local Richmond, Virginia haunted house/dark performance troupe I met on the street at our annual Krampus Nacht parade. Richmond has a strong tradition of loud music and weird costumed monsters working hand in hand to make salient points (we are the birthplace of GWAR, after all), and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Music has always been there for me, raising my spirits during hard times, and it is my hope that this song’s positive message will do the same for fans of our music right now and beyond. The release date for the tune was set a good while ago, but the timing seems eerily prescient to me now. So enjoy the song and video, and then remember to step away from the screens for a bit – real life is waiting for you. We only get one shot, so don’t waste this day. Everyone be well, keep a cool head, take care of yourselves, and take care of EACH OTHER.”

Momento Mori is accompanied by a brand new video, check it out below.
You can pre-order the self titled LAMB OF GOD record here and stay up to day with the band on social media.

Special thanks to Riot Media and Nuclear Blast

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RIVERS OF NIHIL -“Where Owls Know My Name” Anniversary Recap

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Hailed by fans as one of the most masterful tech-prog records ever, Rivers Of Nihil‘s ‘Where Owls Know My Name‘ celebrates its second birthday. After two years of heavy touring, Bassist Adam Biggs and guitarist Brody Uttley look back on the writing of the record and the overwhelming response from fans.

View the full video below, check out our interview with Adam Biggs here, our coverage of River Of Nihil’s first Australian tour here and don’t forget to follow them on social media.

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GREG PUCIATO – new solo track ‘Fire For Water’

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Greg Puciato of Dillenger Escape Plan, The Black Queen and Killer Be Killed has made his triumphant return to heavy music with his new track “Fire For Water“.

This debut song is taken from his upcoming solo album “Child Soldier: Creator of God
The new track is written and performed by Greg Puciato, with drums and programming from Chris Pennie. Produced by Nick Rowe, mixed by Steve Evetts, mastered by Alan Douches.

Check out the video below and stay up to date with Greg Puciato on social media.

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APOCALYPTICA – “Live Or Die” Feat Sabaton’s Joakim Brodén

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Finnish symphonic metal band APOCALYPTICA have released their new track ‘Live Or Die‘ featuring Joakin Brodén of Sabaton.

 “Live Or Die” was composed by Apocalyptica and recorded in Finland with Apocalyptica and Martin Hansen (Scorpions) producing. The track is accompanied by a music video, directed by Ville Juurikkala and filmed in Berlin, Germany.

Check out the new track below and keep up to date with APOCALYPTICA on social media.

Check out our coverage of APOCALYPTICA playing live at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall here.

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MACHINE HEAD – Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary Australian Tour

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The Bay Area metal titans MACHINE HEAD have finally announced the Australian and New Zealand dates for the Burn My Eyes 25th Anniversary Tour. Founding member Rob Flynn has reunited with original guitarist Logan Mader and Drummer Chris Kontos and will playing Burn My Eyes in its entirety as part of a huge three hour set!

As part of this epic set Machine Head will play such favourites as “Imperium”, “Halo”, “Ten Ton Hammer” and “The Blood, The Sweat, The Tears”, this set will feature Machine Head’s new line up, which includes longstanding bassist, Jared MacEachern alongside new members, Guitarist Waclaw “Vogg” Kieltyka (Decapitated) and Drummer Matt Alston (Devilment).

Pre-sale tickets are available now via Metropolis Touring now
General release tickets go on sale Friday the 13th of March 2020

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September 2020 Tour Dates;

Saturday 12th – Perth – Metropolis Fremantle
Monday 14th – Adelaide – Thebarton Theatre
Wednesday 16th – Melbourne – Forum Theatre
Friday 18th – Sydney – Enmore Theatre
Saturday 19th – Brisbane – Eatons Hill Hotel

Special thanks to Metropolis Touring and Nuclear Blast Australia

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