Rockhampton Metal band Affinity Minus Perfection dropped their EP “Passion Through Unity” late in 2018 on Friday November 30. Now, they are taking that epic release out on the road down the East Coast of Australia. From the beefy town of Rockhampton, they are bringing the brutal up and down the seaboard.
They will be showcasing the tracks from the EP in home town Rockhampton, then taking it to Bundaberg, Gladstone, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Gold Coast, Albury, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Cairns, Townsville and Mackay – with possibly more to come. All information about tickets and supports at facebook.com/ampmetal. Most shows are tickets on the door, but Brisbane (Crowbar) and Melbourne (Tote Hotel)’s pre-sale tickets are available from Oztix.
The band will share the stage with a number of local heavy acts across the tour, including Overthrone, Day of Content, Thanartist, Pridecaller, Enchiridion, Novus, Upon a Falling Empire, Devonian, Wildheart, In Deception, DIEFM, Path of Victory, Shopping Trolley Fist Fight, Eviscerate the Crown, Cold Era, Hostel, Kaskeid, Ice City, 3 Hour Flight and Forest all showing up at various shows on the tour.
Vocalist Hayden Foley said “We are unbelievably stoked for this tour. We’ve done all the organising ourselves, with the help of some amazing people along the way of course. It’s been crazy behind the scenes trying to put this together – and we can’t wait to enjoy the fruits of our labour.”
The band have enjoyed praise from all corners for their EP “Passion Through Unity”, so taking it on the road will mean that audiences from up and down the East Coast of Australia will get to experience the EP’s explosive tracks up close and personal.
Hysteria Mag said that “The lyrics are raw, the instrumental addictive and the overall message is one so important to every kind of person. We’re calling it now, with the attitude they’ve got and the music they’re releasing, Affinity Minus Perfection will be going places.”, Heavy Mag mused that it is “A mature release from the Rockhampton heavy hitters, plenty of grit and heart throughout this E.P. Crank it loud and assume the position of windmill mode, the heaviness is here!”, while triple j unearthed’s Dave Ruby Howe said that he can see why AMP has “…already booked some shows on bills with Amity and Chronolyth. Good balance between the cinematic moments and pummeling doomsday metal.”
Affinity Minus Perfection’s new EP ‘Passion through Unity’ is out now. Tickets for the Brisbane show are available at http://oztix.com.au.
For more information, go to www.facebook.com/ampmetal.
Mark Morton, the prolific guitarist of Lamb of God, has released the second single from his debut solo album, Anesthetic, out March 1, 2019. “Cross Off” featuring Chester Bennington premiered today as Zane Lowe’s World Record onand is now available .
“Cross Off” was recorded in April 2017 and written by Mark Morton, Chester Bennington, Jake Oni and producer Josh Wilbur. Morton recorded all guitars with Paolo Gregoletto and Alex Bent (Trivium) handling bass and drums. The composition of the song began between Morton, Wilbur and Oni before the three approached Bennington about singing vocals. Bennington loved the song and came to the studio with additional ideas and lyrics that, together with his unique and incredible vocal style, shaped the song to be what it is today.
Morton said his experience working on “Cross Off” with Bennington “was a very free flowing and natural process. We both really loved the song from its inception and everyone that worked on it put a lot of energy and emotion into it. I feel like you can really hear that in the track, and absolutely in Chester’s performance.”
Joining forces with WPP Records and Spinefarm Records on a worldwide basis, Morton will release the 10-track album that sees him further explore his creative drive for writing and collaboration. It arrives on March 1, 2019, but CD and vinyl pre-order and merch bundles are now available.
The full track listing, complete with the list of guest artists is below. The album was made alongside a dream team of highly respected musicians from a multitude of musical worlds; some friends and some who would never be expected to collaborate with metal genre leaders Lamb of God.
Morton had been writing some of this debut for years. “This album wasn’t a concerted effort to start something outside Lamb of God,” he explains. “Music is always in my head, and until I write and record it, it’s stuck there. But once I record it, it’s out. It’s a catharsis, more for my own sanity.”
Singers on the album include Chester Bennington, Randy Blythe, Jacoby Shaddix, Myles Kennedy, Alissa White-Gluz, Mark Lanegan, Chuck Billy, Jake Oni, Josh Todd, Mark Morales, and Naeemah Maddox. Musically, Morton performs all guitars, with Roy Mayorga, David Ellefson, Ray Luzier, Paolo Gregoletto, Alex Bent, Mike Inez, Jean-Paul Gaster, Steve Gorman, Marc Ford, Yanni Papadopoulos and Chris Brooks rounding out the band.
ANESTHETIC TRACK LISTING:
1. “Cross Off” (feat. Chester Bennington)
2. “Sworn Apart” (feat. Jacoby Shaddix)
3. “Axis” (feat. Mark Lanegan)
4. “The Never” (feat. Chuck Billy + Jake Oni)
5. “Save Defiance” (feat. Myles Kennedy)
6. “Blur” (feat. Mark Morales)
7. “Back From The Dead” (feat. Josh Todd)
8. “Reveal” (feat. Naeemah Maddox)
9. “Imaginary Days”
10. “The Truth Is Dead” (feat. Randy Blythe + Alissa White-Gluz)
“It is with great sadness that we have to inform you that our tour in Singapore, Australia and Japan will be postponed, due to circumstances beyond our control. We were very excited about performing songs from our new album ‘Verkligheten’, as well as songs from our entire career. It really hurts but at this point there’s really nothing we can do. All we hope is for your understanding, cause this not something we take lightly and we also realize that a lot of people will be disappointed. We kindly ask for your patience, as we will return in the Spring of 2019’’.
SOILWORK release their new album ‘Verkligheten’ on Friday 11th January via Nuclear Blast. SOILWORK singer Björn “Speed” Strid on‘Verkligheten’: “I’m really, really pleased with it – it’s really, really cool. It’s possibly the most epic and darkest album we’ve done. And it’s also very melancholic, but it’s also very sort of uplifting. It’s huge. I’m really happy with it”.
SOILWORK 2019 Re-scheduled tour dates are:
Thursday 31st October – The Triffid, Brisbane
Friday 1st November – Manning Bar, Sydney
Saturday 2nd November – Max Watt’s, Melbourne
Metal / Punk / Industrial band THE CLAY PEOPLE have released the official music video for their single, “GenRX.” Originally premiered on Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life, “GenRX” is off of their latest album, Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies and Fables, and features Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, The Cult).
Imagine all the elements of a category 5 hurricane, and right in the middle of that storm is the most beautiful sunset… that’s The Clay People.
Whether it’s seeing a live show, or just listening to TCP, there’s a connection made very quickly between band and audience. A sense of comfort, knowing if you had a rough day, or are feeling down, that you can count on TCP to take you away from all that
The Clay People return on Demon Hero and Other Extraordinary Phantasmagoric Anomalies & Fables, an album that captures the band at a creative peak, and was forged from what was at times a tenuous, cathartic, and finally unifying recording process.
On Demon Hero Neet takes on the corrupting influence of modern politics, the silver tongue of the modern demagogue, the ills of groupthink, and the band’s experience with the music industry. “I’ve been plagiarized. I’ve been beat up. I’ve been manipulated… .And we’ve got nothing left to lose,” Neet confesses on the anthem “Bloodletter.”.
The Clay People’s self-titled album was released on Mercury/Slipdisc records, and their furiously propulsive lead single “Awake” climbed the radio charts. The band toured with Disturbed, Stained, Clutch, Rob Zombie, Static X, Stabbing Westward, and Filter.
“Awake” was featured in films such as Strangeland, Universal Soldier 2, and Marked For Death.
The band called in extended members of its musical family to contribute to Demon Hero. Chris Wyse of The Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehly, The Cult, and OWL, contributed bass to the band’s reinterpretation of fan favorite “Strange Day” and “Gen RX.”. Walter Flakus of Stabbing Westward, and one-time Clay People member, contributed keys. Wade Alin, who added programming to the band’s self titled release, returns on Demon Hero.
Dinsmore and McGarvey produced the album, turning to producer Neil Kernon (Nile, Queensrcyche, and Nevermore) for the final mix.
Lindsay Schoolcraft of Cradle Of Filth fame will be bringing her solo tour to Australia in the next few days. Subculture sat down and had a chat with Lindsay about what it means to her to do a solo tour and when we can expect her solo EP to land.
You can listen to our Lindsay Schoolcraft interview on the Spreaker below.
Turn Up The Stereotype is available now, with all options available at https://fanlink.to/weareredhook.