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Peter Hook & The Light

Peter Hook & The Light Sell Out the Corner Hotel in 7 minutes!

Due to overwhelming demand a 2nd Show has now been added Thursday 12th October

Last chance to get tickets to the most total appreciation of the JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER catalogue as PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT perform in full the Substance albums by JOY DIVISION & NEW ORDER

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Metropolis Touring Presents An Evening with Peter Hook & The Light performing the legendary Factory Record’s albums ‘Substance’ by Joy Division & New Order. Both albums will be performed sequentially and in their entirety this October in Australia and New Zealand.

Released in 1987, New Order’s ‘Substance’ was originally conceived as a way for Factory Records boss, Tony Wilson, to play the New Order singles on the CD player of his new Jaguar car. Substance became Factory Records’ 200th release and remains the best-selling New Order album.

Running from “Ceremony” in 1981 up to “True Faith” in 1987 the set takes in the high points of New Order’s catalogue, including “Blue Monday”, “Bizarre Love Triangle”, “Temptation”, “True Faith”, “The Perfect Kiss” to name a few

Released in 1988, Joy Division’s  ‘Substance’ features all the singles that didn’t appear on the Joy Division albums Unknown Pleasures and Closer, such as “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, “Transmission”,  and “Atmosphere”. Plus their b-sides,  tracks from their EP ‘An Ideal For Living’ and a Factory Records sampler.

Factory Records’ 250th release, it begins with ‘’Warsaw’’ and takes in the development of the band through “Digital” and ‘’Dead Souls’’ to the band’s final tracks.

Since debuting with the Unknown Pleasures Tour in Australia in 2010, Peter Hook & The Light have since toured the globe including a return back Down Under in 2015 with the Low Life & Brotherhood Tour. This return in 2017 will be the most total appreciation to date of the Joy Divison and New Order catalogue.

Peter Hook & The Light Tour

Bad French

Following on from releasing their standout singles ‘Finley’s Downfall’, ‘Erroll’s Forest’ and ‘Within You’, Central Coast-based dance-pop duo, Bad French, have just returned by revealing their brand-new cut ‘All Your Days Are Here Where You Are Now’.

Recorded and produced by the band themselves between their Sydney and Central Coast home studios, ‘All Your Days Are Here Where You Are Now’ is another intriguing slice of 80’s inspired electro-pop glimmering with moments of psychedelia and reminiscent to some of the group’s staple influences Tame Impala, AIR and Icehouse.

Song-writer / multi-instrumentalist, M. Carney describes the creative and recording process for ‘All Your Days Are Here Where You Are Now’ –

“Dan kicked off the musical idea one lazy afternoon in his studio at MacMasters Beach on an acoustic guitar with a chilled-out drum beat. I Bad Frenchified it with some stabby synths and found a drony pulsing bass sound to sit underneath. The chorus was at first an offbeat melodic idea, but Dan matched his words to it, and it became quite an unusual musical mantra that has grown on us over time. We then decided go to Jupiter and back with the instrumental!”

Their previous singles have received support from local online press, community radio and triple j Unearthed. The group have also performed shows supporting the likes of I Know Leopard, Polish Club, Boo Seeka and have even held their own gigs on front man Daniel Forsyth’s front lawn.

Over the coming months the band will continue to work on new material and perform around Sydney and the NSW Central Coast.

‘All Your Days Are Here Where You Are Now’ is now available to stream via Soundcloud and available via Spotify, Apple Music and all other good digital retailers on Friday March 10.

The Velvet Addiction

Melbourne-based, 70′s rock’n’roll inspired misfits The Velvet Addiction have released their debut single Take Me Back; a swaggering, classic-rock influenced tune that will have you reaching for your leather-jacket and aviators.

To accompany the debut single, Take Me Back, the boisterous boys have also released a music video which demonstrates The Velvet Addiction‘s charisma soaked live shows.

To celebrate the release of Take Me Back and its music video The Velvet Addiction will be hitting the road to tour through Albury, Melbourne, Geelong, Byron Bay, Sydney, and Ballarat.

Take Me Back will be available for purchase from iTunes on Friday, March 10. To grab the track go HERE.

Despite being the first release for the young band, the boys of The Velvet Addiction are a unified group, contributing their individual takes to create a larger creative product.

For vocalist, Stefan West, Take Me Back is about the emotional roller coaster of a relationship and how nostalgia can be a barrier.

Take Me Back is about trying to find that feeling you get when you first start a relationship, the feeling when that person is the only thing you want or need to make you feel whole or happy,” said West.

Guitarist, Aaron Bach, says the song is about the way many people can see things differently and the miscommunication that results.

“It’s about the struggles of differing opinions, the different perspectives that can turn something that always meant nothing to you into something that’s the end of the world,” said Bach.

Delivering an accepting message is what Take Me Back means to drummer, Kieran Howle.

“To me, it’s about trying to find that balance and above all knowing that whatever happens, it’ll be alright,” said Howle.

Formed after a boozy night in a local Melbourne bar, the four musicians came together recognising each others dark histories including broken homes and family violence.

As a result The Velvet Addiction aims show their support for fellow victims of mental health through their upbeat, positive rock’n’roll.

One of progressive metals most unique acts PROTEST THE HERO are returning to Australian and New Zealand shores this April in support of their latest release Pacific Myth. These revolutionary metal giants will be bringing a collection of fan favourites, in addition to some new head banging hits that every hardcore fanatic will not want to miss!

PROTEST THE HERO have carved an identity for themselves that is so revolutionary within heavy music that to call them “unique” would be like calling Louis C.K. “pretty funny” or the classic “Star Trek” television series “influential sci-fi.” The band effortlessly balances high-minded artistry with wit and whimsy, substantive viewpoints with wanton tomfoolery and masterful musicianship with true songcraft.

 Their latest offering Pacific Myth channels the bands usual hard-hitting sound and remains true to their signature style with overtly complex riffs and eccentric vocal arrangements. The band explained, “Pacific Myth was purely an experiment. For this reason, it’s a totally ‘go-with-your-gut’ record and one we are extremely proud of. PROTEST THE HERO continue to push the boundaries of metal and widen their creative scope that has fans in a frenzy.

With special guests: CLOSURE IN MOSCOW (Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle ONLY)

HEAVY METAL NINJAS (Auckland ONLY)

 

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Protest The Hero Tour Dates

WEDNESDAY APRIL 19 – KINGS ARMS, AUCKLAND (18+)

FRIDAY APRIL 21 – THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE (18+)

SATURDAY APRIL 22 – THE FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY (18+)
* Across 2 stages

SUNDAY APRIL 23 – THE SMALL BALLROOM, NEWCASTLE (18+)

TUESDAY APRIL 25 – THE BRIGHTSIDE, BRISBANE (18+)

WEDNESDAY APRIL 26 – AMPLIFIER BAR, PERTH (18+)

Protest The Hero Tour Info

At a time when much of contemporary rock music has been reduced to meaningless theatre performed by false pretenders, TIGER ARMY is an antidote, bracing in its authenticity. Hear it, and hear the sound of artistic legitimacy reclaiming rock music!

Frontman and visionary Nick 13 has never written the same album twice.  The same can be said about TIGER ARMY’s fifth full-length, and return after a nine-year studio hiatus, V •••–.  The latest chapter picks up right where ‘Music From Regions Beyond’ left off.

Joining TIGER ARMY is none other than legends of Australia’s psychobilly scene, FIREBALLS. With 4 classic albums under their belt and a new album on the way early next year, they are set to unleash their nitrous fueled brand of chaos to audiences and to quote the band “If you miss this then you don’t have a pulse, Fire up, fuck ya!”

Just to round this incredible triple bill off is none other than PAT CAPOCCI! Since forming nearly 10 years ago, PAT CAPOCCI has emerged as one of Australia’s most respected practitioners of Rockabilly and Roots music.

TIGER ARMY will be making their first trip to Australia in over 8 years and with FIREBALLS and PAT CAPOCCI they will be rockin’ their way along the East Coast in February 2017. Tickets are on sale Tuesday 4 October!

 

TOUR DATES:

Friday 17 February – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne 18+

Saturday 18 February – Metro Theatre, Sydney 18+

Sunday 19 February – Max Watts, Brisbane 18+

Tickets on sale NOW

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Tiger Army Tour Info

The release of Hadal Maw’s crushing new record is just a couple of weeks away!
Olm will be released via EVP Recordings on February 3, 2017.

The band have just unleashed the second single and its accompanying video for the track Simian Plague.

Listen to it here

soundcloud.com/user-712881322/simian-plague-1

Pre Order Super Deluxe CD/Merch Bundles/Digital Now from
www.evprecordings.com/hadal-maw

Hadal Maw will hit the road this February in the following cities with the following supports

 

TOUR DATES

Friday, February 3: Crowbar, Brisbane w/ Kyzer SozeVyrion & Caetera

Saturday, February 4: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne w/ Earth RotNo Haven & Hazard Circular

Friday, February 10: The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney w/ The SeerAdrift for Days & Hashshashin

Saturday, February 11 Brisbane Hotel, Hobart w/ DéparteSanctify the Serpent & Scoparia

Friday, February 24: Amplifier Bar, Perth w/ Earth RotUnravel & Bounty Hunter
Saturday, February 25: Enigma Bar, Adelaide w/ VorosSun of Gaia & Soul Screamer

 

Since the 2014 release of their debut album Senium, Hadal Maw have cemented themselves among Australia’s death metal elite with their modern reimagining of the genre and sonically devastating live show.

EVP Recordings have been responsible for releases by world class acts such as Behemoth, King Parrot, Psycroptic, and King.

FeatureEmmure

Metalcore heavy-hitters EMMURE have announced that their new album, titled Look At Yourself, will be out in March 2017 The band’s follow up to the 2014 full-length Eternal Enemies is their first with SharpTone Records and will see them touring throughout North America building up to the release. The band currently consists of vocalist Frankie Palmeri, guitarist Josh Travis (Glass Cloud, ex-The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravagazna), bassist Phil Lockett (ex-The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravagazna), and drummer Josh Miller (ex-Glass Cloud).

To give listeners a taste of what they can expect from Look At Yourself, Emmure has released 2 brand new tracks, “Russian Hotel Aftermath” “Torch“. Both tracks from the new record can be streamed via the links below.

Check out the new tracks: Russian Hotel Aftermath (OFFICIAL AUDIO STREAM) + Torch (OFFICIAL AUDIO STREAM)

People talk about possessing a drive to succeed. But how badly domost of them really want it? EMMURE captures the sound and spirit of what it’s like to fight for one’s vision. There’s no feigned sophistication, no phoned-in sloganeering, and no calculated drama with EMMURE. This is barebones, punishing, death metal-flavored metallic hardcore, driven by the catchiest rhythmic bounce of Active Rock radio’s golden age of nu-metal.Frankie Palmeri has no patience left for gossip, rumors, or halftruths. It really doesn’t matter what gets said about the band the frontman has led through good times and bad, because the music of EMMURE presents a swift, decisive answer. Since 2003, the Queens, New York native has watched EMMURE grow from an idea into an international institution. EMMURE carries the torch for heavy music and the hardcore scene’s most celebrated abrasive edge, with a truth-telling bravado and an outsider’s angry disdain for bullshit. Simply put, the band blasts upon all scene fakery with full-on fury. »Look At Yourself« represents a coming of age for EMMURE, a new chapter in an aggressive autobiography that stretches back to the band’s very first album, released when Palmeri was barely out of his teens. It’s infused with a brutal self-examination and observation, balancing hate, bile and perseverance, with the tempered experience of a life spent in pursuit of self-reliance and respect, from within and without. It’s expressed in a crushing cacophony of riffs that never fail to super-serve the forward-motion groove of EMMURE.

Like the firebrand rabble-rousers from the gritty streets of New York’s hardcore and hip-hop scenes who came before them, EMMURE’s confrontational music will captivate and sometimes even elevate listeners without sacrificing authenticity. EMMURE are students of the mind-blowing percussive chaos of SLIPKNOT, the hard-won personalized musical struggle at the heart of KORN, and the angry pop-crossover confidence of LIMP BIZKIT.

The band has become a cornerstone of the heavy music scene, featured as a prominent act on each of the most relevant tours and festivals in North America and Europe, including “Vans Warped Tour”, “Rockstar Mayhem”, and “Ozzfest meets Knotfest”. They’ve travelled the globe with their contemporaries and peers in bands like FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, AUGUST BURNS RED, PARKWAY DRIVE, and WE CAME AS ROMANS. EMMURE initially burst onto the heavy music landscape with a trio of banger albums released in quick succession over as many years:»Goodbye To The Gallows« (2007), »The Respect Issue« (2008), and »Felony« (2009). At a ridiculously impressive break-neck pace, EMMURE built a celebrated catalog, rounded out in quick succession by »Speaker Of The Dead« (2011), »Slave To The Game«(2012), and »Eternal Enemies« (2014). »Look At Yourself« offers a bold look toward the future, even as it takes stock of the past and present.

The band does more than spit out fire and churn out venomous riffs onstage. They conjure a specific energy, moving a crowd, creating a communal energized feeling. EMMURE’s music is the sound of perpetual motion. Like a shark, the songs keep moving. There’s no “softening” of the sound, no compromise, no explorations of experimental garbage. EMMURE has been refined, but without sacrificing their aggressive thunder.

FeatureAFI

With a week to go before the January 20th release of AFI (The Blood Album)AFI has teamed with Stereogum for the premiere of “Get Hurt,” the fourth track to be released in advance of the record, which Stereogum calls “the best thing AFI have done since Sing The Sorrow.”  Click HERE to listen.

“Get Hurt” follows the recentPitchfork premiere of the band’s “Snow Cats” video and the Rolling Stone debut of AFI’s “White Offerings” clip. Fans can get new tracks “Aurelia,” “Snow Cats,”  “White Offerings” and “Get Hurt” as instant downloads when pre-ordering AFI (The Blood Album.)

AFI have been posting teasers of new songs on their Twitter, with the caption “6PM PST TONIGHT.”

The multi-platinum-selling quartet (vocalist Davey Havok, guitarist Jade Puget, bassist Hunter Burgan and drummer Adam Carson) will be performing lead single “Snow Cats” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” on January 18th. AFI (The Blood Album) comes out on January 20th, - Recorded at Megawatt Studios in Los Angeles, AFI (The Blood Album) is the follow-up to 2013’s Burials, which in Australia was a Top 10 Aria debut and hit Top 10 on The Billboard 200 in the US.  Since the release of 1995’s debut album Answer That and Stay Fashionable, AFI has written and recorded five top ten hit singles, hit No. 1 on The Billboard 200 (with the stunning Decemberunderground), garnered worldwide critical acclaim and amassed a fiercely loyal global following whose members number in the millions.

AFI (The Blood Album) is the band’s 10th full-length studio album and first for Caroline Australia.

AFI (THE BLOOD ALBUM)
JANUARY 20 VIA CAROLINE AUSTRALIA
PRE ORDER HERE: 
https://caroline.lnk.to/AFI

FeatureL7

One of the most anticipated acts that were announced for Soundwave 2016, Venues across Australia are NOW about to get the roof blown off when L7 take to the stage for an ass-kicking live experience this October presented by Metropolis and Select Touring. It’s been a long hiatus, but the female punk heroes are FINALLY BACK, giving Australians a down and dirty intimate club tour.

Having dominated the music scene throughout the 90’s and spearheading a ferocious underground musical movement whilst defying gender expectations for the greater good of kick-ass alternative grungy punk rock, the iconic queens of rock ‘n’ roll L7 are exactly that, and so much more. From 1988 – 1999 they were responsible for some classic rock moments – Shitlist, Pretend We’re Dead, Everglade, Slide, Andres, Fuel My Fire (originally done by our own Cosmic Psychos), Wargasm, Shove, Fast and Frightening to name a few  Rolling Stone also featured the band’s Butch Vig produced “Bricks Are Heavy” album in their list of Essential Recordings of the 1990’s.

Being cited as a mammoth influence on many of the Riot Grrrl bands of the same decade, L7 are back to prove what all the fuss is about for the greater good of society. Since re-uniting in 2014, the punk heroes have been tearing stages to shreds ever since, demonstrating exactly why their live performances are as iconic as we say they are and showing the world once again why L7 was one of Kurt Cobain’s favourite bands. Billboard describes their live show as “one of the hardest, rawest rock bands I’ve seen on stage in years”.

It’s going to be sweaty, it’s going to be un-apologetically L7 – oozing the grit and grime from the streets of Los Angeles in a viciously pissed off display of raw energy; but really, would you want it any other way? Prepare your grins now as they play all their Classics, after you see this band you won’t be able to take it off your face for a long time to come!

L7 Australian Tour Dates:

Thursday 6th October PERTH Metropolis Fremantle

Friday 7th October ADELAIDE The Gov

Tuesday 11th October MELBOURNE 170 Russell

Friday 14th October BRISBANE Eatons Hill

Saturday 15th October SYDNEY Metro Theatre

Tickets on Now sale via:

http://www.metropolistouring.com/L7

FeatureSteel Panther

Lock up your Sisters, your Mothers and probably your Grandmothers! The United States’ most balls-out, pedal to the metal rock act, Steel Panther, are today announcing their June 2016 Australian Tour. They are cumming coming to Australia to see how things are progressing… down under. Presented by MJR Presents, the tour takes in Australian capitals Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth and a jump over the pond to New Zealand to play Auckland.

The band will be in Australia and New Zealand to promote the release of their Live Acoustic record and feature film, “Live from Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage.” However, don’t expect acoustic performances and cups of tea from the Steel Panther boys. Expect an all-out assault on your ears, moral standing and your private parts.

They hit Sydney at the Big Top Sydney 17th June, Festival Hall in Melbourne 18th June, Eaton’s Hill Hotel in Brisbane 20th June, Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide 22nd June and 23rd June at Metro City in Perth, then jump over to Auckland, NZ for the 26th June at Powerstation.

“Live From Lexxi’s Mom’s Garage” is the band’s first full length film, featuring a live ten song acoustic concert interspersed with comedic vignettes showcasing the band’s unmatched shenanigans and debauchery. The one hour film is now available on DVD from Steel Panther’s label, Kobalt Records, at SteelPantherRocks.com. The album only version can be found on Amazon, iTunes, and wherever music is sold.

For the uninitiated, Steel Panther was formed in 2000 and is Michael Starr (lead singer), Satchel (guitarist), Lexxi Foxx (bass) and Stix Zadinia (drums). The fearsome foursome are not stopping anytime soon. “Our drive to bring heavy metal back has not lessened,” concludes Michael Starr. “It’s actually gotten stronger. We’re not going to stop. I look forward to our continued world domination.”

Last in Australia for Soundwave 2014, the band played main stages at the festival and drew massive numbers to their bombastic set, simultaneously offending and salaciously delighting all in attendance. In recent times, they have almost entirely sold out their UK tour, which included Wembley Stadium and played main stage at Download Festival.

Pre-sale Tickets go live on Wednesday 9th March at mjrpresents.com and General Public Tickets go on sale Friday March 11th.