Category: Alternative

Silverstein

With Silverstein about to head to Australia to tour in celebration of the fact that it is ten years since the release of their sophomore album, Discovering The Waterfront Dave G sat down with drummer Paul Koehlerto talk all things Silverstein. Paul also tells us all about the eagerly anticipated Silverstein album landing in May, I Am Alive In Everything I Touch.

You can listen to or download our Silverstein interview right here.

Comeback Kid

Subculture Media and Destroy All Lines are pleased to be able to announce that we have 3 double passes to giveaway to Canada’s own Comedback Kid’s Melbourne show tomorrow night (18th October, 2014). If you are in Melbourne, aged over 18 and are able to attend the Comeback Kid show tomorrow night head over to our Facebook Page, Like It and then comment to win.

If you live elsewhere in Australia you can check out Comeback Kid and anyone of these shows:

Thursday 16th October – Amplifier Bar – Perth 18+ *
Friday 17th October – Uni Bar – Adelaide Lic AA
Saturday 18th October – Central Club – Richmond 18+
Sunday 19th October – Phoenix Youth Centre – Footscray AA
Tuesday 21st October – The Basement – Canberra 18+
Wednesday 22nd October – Small Ballroom – Newcastle 18+
Thursday, 23rd October – Bald Faced Stag – Sydney Lic AA
Friday, 24th October – Bald Faced Stag – Sydney 18+
Saturday, 25th October – The Brightside – Brisbane 18+
Sunday, 26th October – The YAC – Byron Bay AA

Bellusira

After cementing a name across Australia with their energetic live show and heavy melodic rock tracks, Bellusira decided early in 2014 to make the bold move of heading across to live permanently in America, setting up camp in Los Angeles.

Once they had arrived in LA they played a couple of shows around the country including Fort Rock Festival with bands such as Korn, Seether and Five Finger Death Punch (Ft. Myers), Florida Music Festival (Florida), SXSW Festival (Austin, TX) and The Aussie BBQ Showcase back in LA.

A couple of months later the band went into the studio to work on a brand new EP with Grammy nominated producer Ulrich Wild (Static-X, White Zombie, Pantera, Deftones etc) with Will Hunt (Evanescence, Dark New Day) joining the band to record on the drums for the record. Just recently Lucius Borich (aka Loosh) from highly successful Australian Prog Rock outfit Cog, came over to join the group in LA on the drums permanently.

The band has since launched a pledge campaign to raise funds to successfully put the release out and are asking for people to donate to help make their dreams over in the US a reality before October 27th when the campaign is set to end.

To help with the release of the new EP, head to their pledge music campaign page please visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/bellusira

Bellusira has been well received by the industry over in America and will be gearing up to tour their new release in the coming months, with more awesome news to announce shortly.

 

Save The Clock Tower

Launceston Post-Hardcore act SAVE THE CLOCK TOWER have announced a new guitarist. Their debut album ‘Wasteland’ was released on July 4th via Faction / Sony.

‘’It’s with great pleasure that we can finally announce our new guitarist/vocalist Billy Bennett! We’ve been searching for a new guitarist ever since the departure of Tim, and can finally say that we have found someone that not only fits us musically but also someone that is a great dude to hang out with! New single and tour dates coming soon!!’’

Much Love – Save The Clock Tower

Motionless In White

Unified have today officially announced their partnership with California’s Fearless Records, with its first major release Motionless In White‘s Reincarnate debuting at #19 on the ARIA chart.

Unified, who already represents another California based label in Hopeless Records, will market and distribute Fearless Records titles in Australia and New Zealand. Unified is also behind two of the most successful and recognisable niche brands in Australia – UNFD, which focuses on heavy alternative music, and ONETWO, which is a hip hop label formed with rapper Illy.

Originally formed in 1994 by Bob Becker, Fearless Records is internationally known as a hotbed for young emerging talent. Fearless has aided in launcing the careers for respected acts such as The Plain White T’s, At The Drive-In, and The Aquabats! Currently, Fearless Records is home to a diverse range of artists including Pierce The Veil, Mayday Parade, Motionless In White, Blessthefall, August Burns Red and Breathe Carolina, just to name a few. Fearless is also home to the Punk Goes.. series and are soon to release the next installment Punk Goes Pop Vol 6.

Unified are excited about what is to come from the partnership and have kicked it off in style with the above mentioned Motionless In White‘s record landing in the ARIA chart at #19. Reincarnate was released via Fearless/Unified on September 12 to positive reviews and last week released a dynamic video for the title track.

 

Motionless In White – Reincarnate is available now on iTunes and 24Hundred.net
Motionless In White Album
Motionless In White – Reincarnate

1. Death March
2. Reincarnate
3. Puppets 3 (The Grand Finale) (feat. Dani Filth)
4. Unstoppable
5. Everybody Sells Cocaine
6. Contemptress (feat. Maria Brink)
7. Break The Cycle
8. Generation Lost
9. Dark Passenger
10. Wasp
11. Dead As Fuck
12. Final Dictvm (feat. Tim Sköld)
13. Carry The Torch
14. Sinematic (Acoustic Version)

The Griswolds

With their debut album Be Impressive debuting at #5 on the US iTunes Alternative charts and gaining them new fans across the globe, The Griswolds have touched down on Australian soil for their album launch tour today.

With their constant global touring in 2014 paying off in spades, their single “Beware the Dog” continues to climb the US top 20 alternative radio charts and has given the band the opportunity to cross a line off their bucket list: completing a live set on Los Angeles’ famous KROQ.

The Griswolds “Beware the Dog” video has set blogs alight and been hit on over 100,000 times. It has been a triple j staple throughout this year (where they’ll take the Like a Version challenge next week), been added to Channel [V] and hit the top five in the Hype Machine global blog charts and the band will be taking it round Australia with ten shows hitting six states and territories celebrating the album release.

Recorded under the guidance of producer Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Beck, M83, Ladyhawke), Be Impressive is living up to its name with early reviews citing the juxtaposition between the album’s party vibe and its poignant lyrics showing a depth that continues to provide over repeated listens.

On the home front, the band’s debut album Be Impressive is out now through Chugg Music/MGM
THE GRISWOLDS BE IMPRESSIVE ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
Supported by triple j, The Harbour Agency and Chugg Music

Thurs 25 Sept – Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/2731/Griswolds
 
Fri 26 Sept – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
http://karovalounge.oztix.com.au/?eventId=46299
 
Sat 27 Sept – Zierholz @ UC, Canberra ACT
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=46280
 
Sat 4 Oct – Yours & Owls 4th Birthday, Wollongong NSW
  (SOLD OUT)
 
Thurs 9 Oct – Small Ballroom, Newcastle NSW
http://kingdomsounds.oztix.com.au/?Event=46172
 
Sat 11 Oct – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW
http://premier.ticketek.com.au/shows/show.aspx?sh=GRISWOLD14
 
Fri 17 Oct – Jive, Adelaide SA
http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/the-griswolds-be-impressive-album-tour/72903?&ref=prom
 
Sat 18 Oct – Amplifier Bar, Perth WA
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=46283
 
Thurs 23 Oct – The Brightside, Brisbane QLD
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?eventId=46295
 
Fri 24 Oct – Solbar, Maroochydore QLD
http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=46279
 
Sat 25 Oct – The Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD
Free Entry
 
Sun 26 Oct – ‘Byron Bay Surf Festival’ @ Beach Hotel, Byron Bay
Free Entry

BE IMPRESSIVE IS OUT NOW THROUGH CHUGG MUSIC / MGM

Unify

UNIFIED and THE HILLS ARE ALIVE are proud to announce the first year of a new event UNIFY: A Heavy Music Gathering. UNIFY is a two day boutique camping and music gathering set in the beautifully picturesque pastures of South Gippsland, a relaxed 2 hour drive from Melbourne. The site is set across a secluded Recreation Reserve surrounded by Greenery and just a short 10 minute drive from the ocean.

The concept is to create a community driven event of 3000 punters across the Punk, Hardcore and Metal world, with an all Australian lineup that showcases the quality and diversity of our heavy music culture. The site includes a camping area, full Stage and Production setup, BYO and licensed areas, and a punter friendly atmosphere. The camping element of the gathering is inspired by the European festival culture that takes place across their Summer.

Headlining the gathering will be The Amity Affliction, who recently sold out their entire ‘Let The Ocean Take Me’ tour including their Festival Hall show in Melbourne which sold out in under a week. With three Gold records and two number 1 albums under their belt, Amity have become one of the leading draws on the Australian touring circuit.

Northlane will also join the event, their first Australian show since their massive Free Your Mind tour in May and June, and their last before heading to record their highly anticipated third album. These shows will come shortly after playing 3000-7000 cap rooms across Europe with Parkway Drive this coming December.

Byron Bay’s In Hearts Wake will be playing in their perfect natural setting at UNIFY. Having received a huge buzz for their epic Soundwave performances earlier this year, they will bring their environmentally conscious message to South Gippsland for the first time.

Thy Art Is Murder have become one of the hardest touring metal bands on the planet, and have become a worldwide headline act in their own right. As the heaviest band on the lineup, and possibly in Australia, expect one of the craziest performances of the evening.

No party would be right without the boys from Deez Nuts showing up. They will be fresh from recording their fourth album when they take the stage at Unify, their first show since supporting The Amity Affliction on their recent Australian tour.

One of the key drawcards on the gathering will be the return of Break Even, who are reuniting to play UNIFY. As one of the most loved hardcore bands of the past decade, Break Even broke up in 2013. This reunion will be a reminder of what made them so special.

The lineup will also feature a who’s who of Australian hardcore and metal including Confession, Buried In Verona, Hand Of Mercy, Antagonist AD, Hellions, Storm The Sky, Endless Heights, Aversions Crown, Stories, Electrik Dynamite and Earth Caller.

As well as live acts, UNIFY will also feature Live DJs, mini golf, sports-field, chill out areas, street cart food, late night cinema and much more. The site features both BYO and Licenses areas, and all tickets will include free camping on site. The event is strictly 18+.

Tickets for UNIFY start from $99 and are available from October 2nd. Tickets will come in special bundles that can include event-branded sunglasses, t-shirts, stubby coolers and posters. All tickets are available exclusively from 24Hundred.net with limited tickets available at certain outlets. For full ticket information please visit unifygathering.com/ticketing.