Monthly Archives: March 2018

Melodic metalcore band BETWEEN OCEANS is now ready with their first single-release Lost or Found. The band is a new addition to Prime Collective roster, and their upcoming EP Oxymoron will be released this May.

Between Oceans is a group of young men based in Copenhagen, and have flourished in the Danish underground metal scene since 2014, alongside the country’s many underground heroes such as Ghost Iris, Cartographs and Cold Black. Between Oceans has furthermore won the competition Hard Rock Rising.

The band, without a doubt, has a strong grip on song composition, and with their eyes dead set upon the future and the tendencies, which influence the younger crowd on the metal scene, Between Oceans deliver hard breakdowns, rifferama and melodies of an international standard, and these boys have certainly come to stay.

Between Oceans’ EP Oxymoron will be released May 4th through Prime Collective.

 

The mighty Like Thieves are returning to the fray of the Australian music scene today with the announcement of their brand new single ‘Never See it Coming’ and a national run of live shows. The “Never See it Coming” National tour begins on 11 May and ends 2 June and goes on sale from this Friday 30th March 9am at oztix.com.au for most shows and moshtix.com.au for Adelaide!

With Clint Boge vocally running red-hot after a completely sold-out The Butterfly Effect tour around Australia and musicians Oden Johannson (Guitar), Clint Gough (Bass) and Daniel Trickett (Drums) stoking the musical fires, Like Thieves are bringing their new, even heavier sound out on the road to Canberra’s The Basement May 11th, Sydney’s Red Rattler Theatre May 12th, Adelaide’s Enigma Bar May 25th, Melbourne’s Evelyn Hotel May 26th and Brisbane’s The Zoo June 2nd.

New single ‘Never See it Coming’ is a bolder, heavier, aggressive new track from Like Thieves. Drums, guitars and bass were recorded at Core Studios with Nik Carpenter and vocals with  Bernie Wedrat at Lush Studios. The track was mixed by Mick Gordon (well known for his award winning work on the Doom videogame soundtrack) and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions. 

2013 saw the band release their debut EP “Wolves at Winters Edge” and followed up immediately after that in 2014 with second EP “Autumn’s Twilight”, touring both EPs relentlessly and winning over fans all over the country.

Tickets are on sale for Like Thieves’ “Never See It Coming” National tour from Friday 30th March 9am – with all links at facebook.com/LikeThievesOfficial. Single “Never See it Coming” will be in all good digital stores and streaming outlets same day.

 

Friday 11 May – Canberra, ACT
The Basement – Tickets available at oztix.com.au

Saturday 12 May – Sydney, NSW
Red Rattler Theatre – Tickets available at oztix.com.au

Friday 25 May – Adelaide, SA
Enigma Bar – Tickets available at moshtix.com.au

Saturday 26 May – Melbourne, VIC
Evelyn Hotel – Tickets available at oztix.com.au

Saturday 2 June – Brisbane, QLD
The Zoo – Tickets available at oztix.com.au

More information at facebook.com/LikeThievesOfficial

 

Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER may be one of the most notable groups in metal, but their personal taste in music reaches far beyond heavy music. 
Thanks to widely lauded albums like 2005’s epoch-shredding The Fury Of Our Maker’s Hand, 2011’s ante-upping, ultra-brutal Beast and 2016’s acclaimed career peak Trust No One, the band – led by iconic vocalist Dez Fafara – are firmly established as one of the most consistent and best loved bands in modern metal. That said, in 2018, all expectations of who and what DEVILDRIVER are will be torched.

As first teased by Fafara last year, the band’s upcoming full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws ‘Til The End, will finally see its day. The highly-anticipated, monstrous collection of savage metal interpretations will be released via Napalm Records on July 6, 2018, and pre-orders are available now HERE with more format options coming soon!
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Outlaws ‘Til The End is both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal world for the best part of two decades now. “I think real music has always gotten to me, whether it’s the blues or even real Goth music like Bauhaus and Sisters Of Mercy, as well as outlaw country greats like Johnny Cash, Wayne “The Train” Hancock, and Willie Nelson,” Fafara explains. “That stuff has always attracted me, and this is absolutely the real McCoy. The blues and outlaw country are what made rock n’ roll. They were around before rock n’ roll… and in my head, I’ve always heard these songs heavy.”

From the opening seconds of Hank3’s “Country Heroes” onward, Outlaws ‘Til The End is simply one of the most invigorating records the band have made yet. More importantly, these evocative, irresistible songs have all been wholly rebuilt from the ground up, powered by the classic DEVILDRIVER sound and embellished with Fafara’s unmistakable feral roar. Outlaws ‘Til The End was produced, mixed and recorded with Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Sepultura, The Cure), with Devildriver guitarist Mike Sprietzer also lending recording talents. The album was mastered by renowned engineer Alan Douches.

Completing this unprecedented project is a host of metal and country luminaries providing unforgettable cameos: horror metal icon Wednesday13 lends his incensed rasp to George Jones’ “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me”, 36 Crazyfists frontman Brock Lindow brings fire and soul to Steve Earle’s, “Copperhead Road”, and Fear Factory’s Burton C. Bell helps to turn Richard Thompson’s anti-war classic, “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”, into a brooding gothic metal extravaganza. Meanwhile, Lamb of God members Randy Blythe and Mark Morton contribute to an exhilarating decimation of Willie Nelson’s “Whiskey River” before Randy makes a second appearance on DEVILDRIVER’s version of cowboy standard “Ghost Riders In The Sky”; the latter featuring the son of Johnny Cash himself.

DEVILDRIVER Outlaws ‘Til The End track listing:

1. “Country Heroes”
Written by Hank Williams CHRISMARIC@ICLOUD.COM
Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara

2. “Whiskey River”
Written by Johnny Bush and Paul Stroud; recorded by Willie Nelson
Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara

3. “Outlaw Man”
Written by David Blue; recorded by the Eagles
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

4. “Ghost Riders in the Sky”
Written by Stan Jones
Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara

5. “I’m the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)”
Written by Bobby Bobby Borchers, Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery; recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

6. “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”
Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George Jones
Performed by Wednesday13 & Dez Fafara

7. “The Man Comes Around”
Written by Johnny Cash
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

8. “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”
Written by Dwight Yoakam
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

9. “Copperhead Road”
Written by Steve Earle
Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara

10. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”
Written by Richard Thompson
Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara

11. “A Country Boy Can Survive”
Written by Hank Williams Jr.
Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

12. “The Ride”
Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan Coe
Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

“I knew right away that I wanted to have guests on this record, and the first guest I wanted was John Carter Cash,” Fafara recalls. “I didn’t want this thing to exist without John, without Hank3 or without Randy [Blythe]. Basically, there were a certain amount of guests that I definitely wanted on it, but as I kept asking people, everyone kept saying yes! Randy and Mark [Morton] are both from the country and they were immediately on board. With John, we wound up talking for two hours when we first met, all about his love of heavy metal and my love of outlaw country and my love of his dad’s music. All he wanted to do was talk about metal and all I wanted to do was talk about outlaw country. It was the craziest thing.”

Not only just content with a collaboration with John Carter Cash, the album also features the iconic voice of Fear, US punk rock legend Lee Ving. “Lee has a country band called Range War and when he first started in music, his mother gave him her mandolin to play, so he played country music before he ever did punk rock,” Fafara notes. “I’ve been fortunate enough in my career to do songs with Ozzy and some of the greats, but doing a song with Lee Ving? What can I say… he’s my ultimate hero in life. I had a Fear shirt on the first time I ran away from home, you know?”

Still charging forward, proudly against the grain and on the form of their lives, DEVILDRIVER have never made a record like Outlaws ‘Til The End before. But then, nor has anyone else. The perfect marriage of badass country grit and neck-wrecking groove metal supremacy, it’s a pistol-packing game-changer delivered by true heavy metal outlaws.

Stay tuned for more new music and videos coming soon in anticipation of Outlaws ‘Til The End. 

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Nearly 30,000 heavy music fans descended on Melbourne on Saturday for Australia’s first Download Festival. After a smattering of rain to kick off, the rock gods smiled, the clouds parted, and pure rock fury ripped through Flemington.

International superstars Korn, Prophets of Rage, Limp Bizkit, Mastodon, Gojira, Amon Amarth, and Sabaton delivered stand out sets. Couples got busy tying the knot in the inflatable church, moving over to the beer hall for a reception to remember! Foodies indulged in the scrumptious delights served up by the Hell’s Kitchen crew and the super fans filled the signing tent, lining up for hours to get their chance to meet their favourite Download acts.

Download programmer Nigel Melder praised patrons and confirmed the festival will return to Melbourne, and in news that will put a smile on NSW heavy rock fans faces…. Will debut in Sydney in 2019.

We could not be happier with how Download rolled out in 2018. The warmth and support from the heavy music community was unprecedented. From fans to industry and media the love has been out of this world. We can’t thank everyone enough for their behaviour yesterday and we are excited to confirm that Download will return to Melbourne and also make its Sydney debut in 2019.”

Download founder Andy Copping flew in from the UK to experience Download Melbourne and had this to say:

It was an incredible honour to bring Download Festival to Australia and no better place than at Flemington Racecourse, or as it was renamed by fans Donmington, in the heart of Melbourne. Seeing all the bands just hanging out and supporting each other on stage encapsulates the true camaraderie and spirit of this kind of music, this scene and this festival. Thank you Download Australia, particularly the fans cause it’s nothing without you lot, you have truly have taken the festival to your hearts and we cannot wait to be back again for you next year!”

The Download team want to thank all of the artists and crew who made Australia’s first ever Download such a huge success…

Korn (Only Australian Show)
 Prophets of Rage | Limp Bizkit
Mastodon | Good Charlotte | NOFX
Suicidal Tendencies | Gojira | Amon Amarth
Arch Enemy | Falling In Reverse | Neck Deep | Sabaton
Hot Water Music| Of Mice & Men | The Story So Far 
Northlane | Trophy Eyes | Nails | Issues | Bad Cop / Bad Cop
Ocean Grove |
 Psycroptic | King Parrot| Clowns
Chase Atlantic | Make Them Suffer | High Tension

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR MELBOURNE… and SYDNEY!!

 

Thanks to our friends at Icon Film we have a very special pack to giveaway to celebrate the release of  Walking Out in cinemas on April 5th. The pack includes a double pass to see Walking Out in cinemas plus copies of The Tree Of Life, Apocalypto, The Road, The Confirmation and Infinitely Polar Bear on DVD. Walking Out is released in cinemas on 5th April and for your chance to win this special pack simply private message on Facebook page (and like it) with the answer to this question – Which sci-fi film did Bill Pullman star in with Will Smith?

 

Don’t forget that our Sweet Virginia giveaway finishes up on Friday.

Thanks to our friends at Icon Film we have two copies of Sweet Virginia to give away on DVD. Swet Virginia comes out on home entertainment on the 28th March and for your chance to win a copy simply private message on Facebook page (and like it) with the answer to this question – Who did Jon Bernthal play in The Walking Dead?

Don’t forget that our The Man Who Inventred Christmas giveaway finishes up on Friday.

Thanks to our friends at Icon Film we have two copies of The Man Who Invented Christmas to give away on DVD (along with copies of the book – A Christmas Carol And Other Holiday Treasures). The Man Who Invented Christmas comes out on home entertainment on the 28th March and for your chance to win a copy simply private message on Facebook page (and like it) with the answer to this question – Who wrote the novel A Christmas Carol?

 

Don’t forget that our Blade Of The Immortal giveaway finishes up on Friday.

Thanks to our friends at Icon Film we have two copies of Blade Of The Immortal to give away on DVD. Blade Of The Immortal comes out on home entertainment on the 28th March and for your chance to win a copy simply private message on Facebook page (and like it) with the answer to this question – Who plays Manji in Blade Of The Immortal?