Category: Metal

Cradle Of Filth

After having worked with the band for several years in the United States already it is with great pleasure that Nuclear Blast Records can officially announce the worldwide signing of Great Britain’s most visionary, sickening and disturbing outfit: legendary CRADLE OF FILTH.
Iconic vocalist Dani Filth had this to say on the eminent subject… : “Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger has been trying to snare the band ever since I flew over to see him way back in 1996 as a viable label option, after we left Cacophonous records. He barely missed out due to the close proximity to the band of Music For Nations, the label that CRADLE stayed with until 2001. Now, not only do Nuclear Blast have offices all over the world, but the one in London is actually dead opposite to the old MFN building! Which is weird!

For the full frontal assault we have planned for the awesome new album, Nuclear Blast are the perfect war stallion to carry us screaming into the heart of the next chapter of COF’s dark, enigmatic history. Next year is going to be a massive year for the band and the black flags start flying here, with the announcement of our unholy union with Nuclear Blast who have already done great things with my Witch County band, DEVILMENT.”

CRADLE OF FILTH have just returned from their successful run through Russia and will hit the studio to begin recording the successor of 2012’s ‘The Manticore And Other Horrors’ later this month.

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.

 

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The highly-anticipated sophomore album from Australian power-core metal pioneers A BREACH OF SILENCE is out today! The Darkest Road is available for download from iTunes, and GooglePlay, while CDs are available via Eclipse Records, BestBuy, Fye, and Amazon.  The full album is also streaming via YouTube, Spotify, Pandora, and Rdio.

A BREACH OF SILENCE are also set to join DROWNING POOL as support on their unLUCKy 13th Anniversary ‘Sinner’ tour across the U.S.A. The tour will kick off on October 21st in San Antonio, and is scheduled to wrap up November 26th in Joplin, MO. Other support acts are Like a Storm and Red Tide Rising. See below for tour dates and ticket sales…

The Darkest Road was produced by Fredrik Nordstrom and Henrik Udd (Bring Me the Horizon, Arch Enemy, In Flames, Opeth). Clocking in at over 56 minutes, The Darkest Road delivers fourteen tracks of technical, impressive songwriting that will forever be remembered as the band’s defining moment in music history. A BREACH OF SILENCE is also currently wrapping up production on a music video for the title track ‘The Darkest Road’ which will premiere in the next couple weeks, the band already has two songs currently spinning on SiriusXM Liquid Metal and SiriusXM Octane, and the press is already eating it up w stellar reviews…

  • 10/10 – “The Darkest Road is without a doubt one of the best albums of 2014!” – Bro Metal
  • 9.2/10 – “The Darkest Road is a terrific album that is definitely one of the best metalcore releases I have heard in a looooong time.  Sophomore slump? Oh, I don’t THINK SO!” – Amps & Green Screens
  • 9/10 – “The Darkest Road is a near-perfect effort that you won’t want to miss!” – Unhinged Music
  • 8 / 10 – “massive melodies and power metal moments that will help the band work their way into the hearts of those metal fans who think metalcore is nothing more than Bring Me The Horizon and their ilk” – Pure Grain Audio
  • “This is intelligence, talent, and fury all rolled up into fourteen ruthless songs! The Darkest Road has forced a new hand in metalcore. Someone had better step up to the challenge that they have set, or ABOS will stand alone on top of a new generation of metal” – Music UG
  • “The Darkest Road is savvy, intelligent, and heavy as fnck! This is an album that will unfold inside your ears like an origami grenade” – Metal Descent
  •  “The Darkest Road is a triumph!” – Loud Online
  •  “The Darkest Road is certainly one of the best metal albums of 2014, if not the best”  – Head-banger Reviews
  • “For those who don’t yet know A Breach of Silence, I’d like to introduce you to your new favorite band. You’re welcome.” – 16 Clefs Magazine   
  • “A Breach of Silence is one of the best new bands to hit the scene, and definitely one to watch out for” – HM Magazine

A BREACH OF SILENCE – USA tour dates w/ Drowning Pool
21-Oct – San Antonio, TX @ 210 Capone’s
22-Oct – Jefferson, LA @ Southport Hall
23-Oct – Destin, FL @ Club LA
24-Oct – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits
25-Oct – Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
26-Oct – Cape Coral, FL @ Dixie Roadhouse
28-Oct – Fredericksburg, VA @ Hard Times 4 Mile Hike
29-Oct – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shakas
30-Oct – Lynchburg, VA @ Phase 2
31-Oct – Fostoria, OH @ The New Nest
1-Nov – Macomb, IL @ The Outskirts
2-Nov – Sioux Falls, SD @ The District
4-Nov – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
5-Nov – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
6-Nov – Grand Junction, CO @ Mesa Theatre
7-Nov – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
8-Nov – Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
10-Nov – West Hollywood, CA @ Goldenvoice
13-Nov – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
14-Nov – Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
15-Nov – Missoula, MT @ Stage 112
16-Nov – Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre
18-Nov – Watertown, SD @ Original Bar and Night Club
19-Nov – Spring Lake Park, MN @ POV’s
20-Nov – TRAVEL @ TRAVEL
21-Nov – Racine, WI @ Rt. 20
22-Nov – Ringle, WA @ Q and E Expo Center
23-Nov – Joliet, IL @ Mojoe’s
24-Nov – Columbia, MO @ The Blue Note
26-Nov – Joplin, MO @ Rock 3405

For ticket sales and additional information, please visit: http://ow.ly/BwNj7

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

Yngwie

Yngwie J. Malmsteen has been blowing minds across the globe with his incredible guitar skills and showmanship for over 35 years and in February 2015, Yngwie and his band will be returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in a decade to strike awe into the legions of guitar fans.

The Swedish born, but now US based, guitar legend is venerated as one of the founders of the art of guitar shredding. His neo-classical style and the sheer speed of his playing made him the most notable musician in the genre, and he has influenced a new era of music and guitarists alike.

But Yngwie is not known purely for the speed with which his fingers fly up and down the guitar neck. Yes, Malmsteen‘s playing is fast, but there’s a crystal clarity to each of his notes that few can imitate. From his ground breaking early work with Steeler and Alcatraz, through his time alongside Joe Satriani and Steve Vai as a member of G3, to his more recent forays leading the Guitar Gods there are few that can compare to Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

Over more than 25 astounding albums the Grammy nominated Malmsteen has unleashed countless fretboard blistering solos, with both Fender and Marshall honouring him with his own model guitar and amplifier.

Yngwie J. Malmsteen Australia & New Zealand Tour Dates:

February 5th – Powerstation, Auckland, NZ

February 6th – The Metro, Sydney

February 7th – The Forum, Melbourne

February 8th – The Tivoli, Brisbane

February 10th – Hellenic Hall, Hobart

February 11th – HQ, Adelaide

February 12th – The Astor, Perth

General Public onsale date – Thursday 2nd October 12.00 midday AEST

From: www.tombowler.com.au/yngwiemalmsteen

Don’t miss your chance to see the Master of the Stratocaster live in person, and for those extra dedicated fans there are VIP tickets available granting access to an exclusive Q&A session, and for a few very lucky fans the extremely rare opportunity to meet Yngwie J. Malmsteen in person.