Monthly Archives: February 2018

NUMENOREAN have entered  the studio of producer Josh Schroeder (GHOST BATH, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, BATTLECROSS) in Midland, Michigan, USA to record the follow-up for their acclaimed debut album, ‘Home’ (2016).  The sophomore full-length of the Canadian post-black metal explorers will be entitled ‘Adore’.

Never judge a book by its cover – this adage might easily be applied to the debut full-length of NUMENOREAN. The Canadian post-black metal act has crafted a musical masterpiece that embraces beauty, harshness, brutality, and melancholy in equal measure and transforms those ingredients into breathtaking melodies and riffs.

NUMENOREAN have achieved far more with their debut than just following a musical path pioneered by DEAFHEAVEN, ALCEST, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT. This album challenges to delve deeper, to get lost in feverish dreams, while its haunting beauty beckons to again and again come… ‘Home’.

NUMENOREAN were founded by Brandon and Byron Lemley in Canada’s most northern major city, Calgary as a sole expression for the discontentment of existence in 2012. The brothers released a two song demo under the title ‘Demo 2014’ to strong critical acclaim. New members were recruited, who shared a closeness to sorrow, nature, and grief. Once their line-up was completed, each member contributed to the making of the forthcoming full-length, which was released on the 22nd of July, 2016.

Fresh out of Studio Necromorbus (Malign, Mayhem, Funeral Mist & Watain), with Tore Stjerna behind the production you can expect a first class production. The song “Communion Amid the Graves” is taken from VOODUS upcoming debut album “Into the Wild”, scheduled for official release through Shadow Records during 2018 (distributed & marketed by Regain Records).

For fans of Ophthalamia, Dissection and early Watain.

 

MONSTER FEST in association with Event Cinemas present Special Advance Screenings of DEATH WISH nationwide on Monday March 5th.

Directed by Eli Roth (HOSTEL, CABIN FEVER) and penned by Joe Carnahan (SMOKING ACES, THE GREY), DEATH WISH with Bruce Willis is a reimagining of the 1974 classic.

Dr Paul Kersey (Willis) is a surgeon who only sees the aftermath of his city’s violence as it’s rushed into his ER – until his wife (Elisabeth Shue) and college-age daughter (Camila Morrone) are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for revenge, hunts for his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals grabs the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly avenger is a guardian angel…or a grim reaper.

Fury, fate and a tidal wave of violence collide in this intense action-thriller that can only be experienced on the big screen where you’ll feel every blow and revel in the onslaught of carnage!

These Special Advance Screenings will give fans an opportunity to see DEATH WISHahead of its March 8th theatrical release by Rialto Distribution.

Grab Your Tickets Here

NEW SOUTH WALES
George St
Liverpool
Tuggerah
Macquarie

QUEENSLAND
Myer Centre
Garden City
Chermside
Pacific Fair
Loganholme

SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Marion
Adealide City (GU Film House)

WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Innaloo

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
Manuka
Blacktown (Skyline Drive In)

NORTHERN TERRITORY
Darwin City

What: Death Wish – Special Advance Screenings
Facebook Event
https://www.facebook.com/events/184218305674409/
Website Event
http://www.monsterfest.com.au/events/deathwish-specialadvancescreenings/

Where: Event Cinemas (Nationwide)

When: Monday 5th March 7pm

Tickets: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au

Single Session Tickets:
Adult – $21
Concession – $17.50

 

After a completely SOLD OUT Australian Tour of epic proportions in 2015, Heavy Metal Icons MACHINE HEAD are set to make their triumphant return in 2018 and this time around they will be armed with their new album ‘Catharsis’ which entered the Australian ARIA Charts at Number 10.

MACHINE HEAD have flown the flag for truth, integrity and creative desire in metal, starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994’s classic ‘Burn My Eyes’ and continuing through to 2014’s ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds, producing a series of albums that consistently redefined the very notion of heaviness and music while upholding an invigorating lyrical narrative that has turned the band into one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful.

With 7 Top 30 ARIA charting Albums and monstrous heavy weight songs like “Locust”, “Imperium”, “Now We Die’’, “Halo”, ‘’Aesthetics of Hate’’, ‘’Ten Ton Hammer’’ plus many more, it’s no wonder their Australian fan-base are chanting for their return. Machine Head shows are the next level of live experience. Front-man Robb Flynn is one of the most charismatic front-men in the world and they have towered above the competition with a ruthless determination and dedication to the cause.

MACHINE HEAD live show is as much about the crowd as it is about the band. MACHINE HEAD do not just perform and leave – you’re in for highly energetic show, with bodies flying everywhere! Prepare yourselves to be bludgeoned by a wall of sound and leave the venue with ears ringing, voice boxes shredded and bodies crushed. MACHINE HEAD obliterates any notion that veteran bands can’t sustain their passion and intensity while also setting a new standard for sonic destruction and virility along the way.

 

Don’t miss the return of the mighty Machine Head to Australia.

Machine Head: Catharsis Australian Tour Dates

Tuesday 17th July: Adelaide, HQ

Wednesday 18th July: Brisbane, Eatons Hill Hotel

Friday 20th July: Sydney, Enmore Theatre

Saturday 21st July: Melbourne, Forum Theatre

Tuesday 24th July: Perth, Astor Theatre

Tickets

Pre-Sale: Wednesday February 21st, 9am (Local time) – Friday February 23rd, 9am (Local time)

On Sale: Friday February 23rd, 9am (Local time)

From: https://metropolistouring.com/tours/machine-head/

Film Fatales, the largest global organization of established women feature film and television directors, is heading into SXSW with seven feature films in the lineup. Film Fatales will also host a panel discussion “Female Gaze: Alternative Fact or Actual Movement” with panelists Amy Adrion (Half the Picture), Nijla Mu’min (Jinn), Suzi Yoonessi (Unvlovable) moderated by Leena Pendharkar.

The organization will also continue its 5th anniversary celebration by hosting a Female Filmmaker Meetup during the festival. Says founder Leah Meyerhoff, “What began as a dinner party in New York five years ago has expanded into a community of hundreds of women directors who meet up monthly in a dozen cities around the world. Through a grassroots approach, we are shifting the gender ratio behind the camera and changing the landscape of storytelling.”

 

Amid growing calls for gender parity, equal pay and increased visibility for women in Hollywood, Film Fatales has become a vital network for women filmmakers seeking the support and resources needed to further their careers. “I’m so proud to be among this group of women who are defying the odds, telling their stories and supporting one another, day in and day out, with practical help and meaningful encouragement along the way,” says Amy Adrion, whose film Half The Picture will be screening in the Festival Favorites section of SXSW. “In making a film you have to have sustained commitment to something that only exists in your mind and heart, which can be difficult, especially given the naysaying of an industry that’s still unsure what to make of women’s voices. Film Fatales has been a place of renewal along that journey and I’m excited to be at SXSW with so many other women filmmakers doing their thing.”

Adds Suzi Yoonessi, whose feature film Unlovable will have its world premiere in the Narrative Spotlight section, “Productions are obstacle courses, and Film Fatales has provided me with a community of directors who are the YellowPages of resources and support.”

Feature Films directed by Film Fatales at SXSW 2018:

 ●      Half the Picture directed by Amy Adrion

●      Jinn directed by Nijla Mu’min

●      Number 37 directed by Nosipho Dumisa

●      On Her Shoulders directed by Alexandria Bombach

●      Pet Names directed by Carol Brandt

●      Unlovable directed by Suzi Yoonessi

●      Wild Nights with Emily directed by Madeleine Olnek

 

Film Fatales Events at SXSW 2018

Film Fatales Panel

Female Gaze: Alternate Fact or Actual Movement

Saturday March 10th 2pm-3pm

Austin Convention Center room 12AB

Panelists: Amy Adrion, Nijla Mu’min, Suzi Yoonessi, Leena Pendharkar
bit.ly/sxswfatales

 

Female Filmmaker Meet up

Sunday March 11th 3:30-4:30pm

JW Marriott room 210

110 E 2nd st, Austin TX

Open to festival badge holders

bit.ly/sxswfatalesmeetup

Thanks to our good friends at eOne we have 5 copies of Fear The Walking Dead S3 on Blu-Ray to giveaway. This season of Fear The Walking Dead is now available on DVD and Blu-Ray and some critics have labelled this season the best yet…

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD is a gritty drama set in the same universe as The Walking Dead that explores the onset of the undead apocalypse through the lens of a blended family. Families will be brought together against the vibrant and violent backdrop of the U.S.-Mexico border. International lines have been done away with following the world’s end, and the survivors must attempt to rebuild not only society, but family as well. It stars Kim Dickens (House of Cards), Frank Dillane (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince), Alycia Debnam-Carey (The 100), Mercedes Mason (NCIS: Los Angeles), Colman Domingo (The Knick).

For you chance to win a copy of Fear The Walking Dead S3 on Blu-Ray simply head to our Facebook page, like it and then private message the name of the one of the stars of Fear The Walking Dead.

 

Rebel Yell has made her mark in Aus for creating confronting techno music. Grace Stevenson, the individual behind Rebel Yell, has once again delivered a unique brooding track.

We are very excited to announce the release of her latest single ‘Pressure Drop’.

‘Pressure Drop’ is officially released this Friday, February 16 and is the first single to be taken from her debut album Hired Muscleset for release this June!

Pressure Drop’ is a song describing a Rebel Yell set, a track about experiencing the night and dancing – “Rebel yell, feel the pressure”.

Stevenson creates a heavy, haunting experience within her music. With a Korg ESX-1, volca bass and vocal processor amongst others in tow, Rebel Yell summons a unique and dark style of EBM bangers. Rebel Yell is a musical enforcer, her music effortlessly convinces or reminds you, that she is the boss.

‘Pressure Drop’, was directed by Triana Hernandez and edited by Stevenson herself. Hernandez had the following to say about the new clip –

“The music video for “Pressure Drop” is an ode to the 90s, rave culture and club-kids. It explores the muscular intensity of the track through the energy of primary school kids in their own environment – their classroom. When it comes to dancing like no one’s watching kids are the fucking best.”

We are so excited to be delivering a full-length Rebel Yell album this year and know you will all feel the pressure.

This International Women’s DayMagnets & FriendsLevi’s™ and The Curtin present a collection of powerhouse artists who are taking the music world by storm on a local and national level, all of whom encompass the diversity that IWD celebrates. This whole-venue event will take place after the IWD march, on March 8th at 7.30pm at The John Curtin Hotel. The event is proudly supported by Levi’s, with proceeds going to Girls Rock!; whose goal is to give female, trans, non-binary and gender diverse youth empowerment through music camps and workshops.

The line-up will feature four live acts, a spoken-word artist and a stellar collection of DJsplaying on both floors.

The evening will be going out with a bang with the formidable MISS BLANKS – this unapologetic force of nature who calls Brisbane home is taking stages across Australia by storm; most recently giving a string of dynamite performances on the Laneway Festival circuit. She is an outspoken ambassador for safe space and has been described as the new face of Australian hip hop. We can’t wait to see her grace the Curtin stage and serve up some fire.

Our second interstate headliner is the ethereal RAINBOW CHAN, floating in from Sydney to charm us all. Rainbow recently won FBi radio’s Song of the Year award for her single “Let Me” and unsurprisingly so; her brand of soulful and delicate multi-instrumental electronica is a rare gem. She combines the influence of her Chinese heritage as well as her love of flea-market finds to conjure up an experimental dreamscape that will leave a crowd feeling warm and gooey on the greyest of days.

Enter SIMONA – Musician. DJ . Producer. This Melbourne native barely needs an introduction, for this “one -woman industrial rave” has over 20 years in her back pocket immersing herself in the Melbourne club and live music scene, not to mention tours of AUS, USA and Europe to boot. Prepare to behold a bewitching, intelligent, and at times brutally confronting synth-pop performance from this incredibly accomplished artist.

Kicking off the eve is multi-talented glitter explosion, MAGNETS. With a background that boasts classical training, live improv comedy and a history of supplying backing vocals to many a melbourne band (e.g. Ali Barter, Sons of Rico, Shania Choir), this dynamo is no stranger to the stage. Nowadays transitioning seamlessly between keys, guitar and synth, she creates an infectious realm of FEMpop you can rock to.

We are also honoured to have JAZZ GIULIANI on board to perform poignant spoken word that peels back the surface to look deep into life’s injustices and break them apart in the timeless form of storytelling. Jazz has been published in The  Feminist Utopia Project (The Feminist Press), Page 17, Little Raven, The Australian Poetry Collaboration, Fead Magazine, amongst others.

On top of this high-calibre collection of live performances, DJ sets in the band room and the front bar will be brought to you by MOJO JUJUMZRIZKNKECHI ANELE (Saskwatch)BETH AQ and SHIMMY BARNES, all night long.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT THE CURTIN feat. MISS BLANKS, RAINBOW CHAN, SIMONA, MAGNETS + More
The John Curtin Hotel, Carlton
Thursday March 8th
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets on sale now
$15 – $25 +bf from The Curtin