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In under a year, WA’s Good Doogs have taken the West by storm. Forming in April 2017, they have already released a debut EP featuring singles “Tried My Best” and “Blue Skies, Wet Dreams” which have been featured by STAB Magazine, Pilerats, and major surf brand Rusty, as well as rotation on triple j unearthed, and RTRFM.

They then sold out venues in Mandurah and Perth, leading to a string of support slots for some of the best names in Australian indie-rock – Skegss, Ruby Fields, Good Boy, The Gooch Palms and Bleeding Knees Club.


They also recently sold out their second EVER headline show – cramming in (you guessed it) 420 patrons – in Fremantle, as well as being added to triple j spot rotation and featured on Spotify’s Local Noiseplaylist.


Step aside, The Doogs are now coming East.

New single “Nothing To Do” is an anthem for hot summer days when school is out and the surf is weak. It’s about hanging out with your mates and wasting time. 

The video (filmed and edited by Emma Smart) plays on the theme – showing the boys on an adventure in the hot summer sun, looking for something to do.

The Doogs are shaping up to be a major player in the surf-rock movement in Australia, jump aboard the ground swell of fun that seems to be following them. Don’t kook it.


Sweden’s premiere purveyors of thrash metal meets sleaze rock, Hardcore Superstar will be touring Australia this June!
Having last toured Australia waaay back in 2008, HCSS are ready to make it up to their fans for a decade of lost time in a big way!
Fusing a base of hard, aggressive heavy metal with the catchy, melodic and decadent hard rock of glam’s glory days, Hardcore Superstar’s self coined ‘street metal’ is made for the stage!
It’s music from the heart. Fist pumping, anthemic rock with tasty licks, big bass and bigger drums!
The band will be bringing all their bombastic hits like Wild BoysBeg For It, Above The LawC’mon Take On Me that will get the room shaking as well as their expert level power ballads like Someone Special and Standing On The Verge which will have phones (and some old school lighters) in the air.
Busting out of Gothenburg with their 1998 debut album, Superstar gave a respectful nod to the generation of LA rockers who came before them while mixing it up with their current day contemporaries. 
The result was It’s Only Rock N’ Roll and it can be confidently called a game changer, giving birth to a whole new hybrid genre.
From there the band delved into the American classic rock sound of the 70’s paying homage to the bands that influenced the bands that influenced them!
Now armed with some vintage rock vibes to add to their thrash/glam arsenal, HCSS became an even greater force to be reckoned with, opening up for AC/DC across Europe.
By the mid 2000’s the band moved slightly away from their core sound and dabbled in some Brit rock and Misfits style punk before circumstances lead to them going on an extended hiatus.
During the break the guys worked on restoring a house that one of them inherited. Blasting out Appetite For DestructionDr Feelgood and Among The Living on repeat and with a cheeky grin, they knew what needed to be done.
They went back to their roots and refined their sound to be the bastard child of them all and that’s been the Hardcore Superstar way ever since!
With a their recently released single, Have Mercy On Me, from album number 11, You Can’t Kill My Rock ‘N Roll due in September this year, Hardcore Superstar in 2018 are as potent as ever.
Four tattooed guys in denim and leather, rocking out like brothers hellbent on a good time.
Come and join the fun!
Thursday, June 14: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Friday, June 15: Prince Bandroom, Melbourne

Saturday, June 16: Wooly Mammoth, Brisbane

Sunday, June 17: Fowler’s Live, Adelaide (Lic AA)

Tickets onsale, Monday, February 26 @ 9.00am
Official Event Page


Youth Code is collision of nasty industrial darkness, body-slamming electronic beats, extreme metal sensibilities, and hardcore punk angst – a proposition to many previously unknown, to others one that is simply being revitalized. Nonetheless, the duo of Sara Taylor and Ryan George bring a savage and intuitive approach that has rapidly garnered the band attention in multiple underground scenes. One only has to look over the intensely varied list of artists the group has toured in support of across their six fruitful years – Deafheaven, Code Orange, Skinny Puppy, Chelsea Wolfe, AFI, and Carpenter Brut to name a handful – to recognize the level of subversiveness under which Youth Code operates.

Firing off the back of 2016’s acclaimed Commitment To Complications album, April 2018 will see Youth Code make their long-awaited live debut down under on a string of shows designed to challenge and confront. The band will appear at the landmark ‘Dali Land’ Salvador Dali art exhibition in Perth, before taking on Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne.

Joining them will be Melbourne’s Kollaps – a three piece of harsh industrial noise and encompassing gloom currently riding low all over the world off the back of 2017’s Sibling Lovers full-length. Having just released her impressive new ‘Pressure Drop’ single, the cathartic and noxious techno of Brisbane’s Rebel Yell will open the package.

* Rebel Yell not appearing


NUMENOREAN have entered  the studio of producer Josh Schroeder (GHOST BATH, FOR THE FALLEN DREAMS, BATTLECROSS) in Midland, Michigan, USA to record the follow-up for their acclaimed debut album, ‘Home’ (2016).  The sophomore full-length of the Canadian post-black metal explorers will be entitled ‘Adore’.

Never judge a book by its cover – this adage might easily be applied to the debut full-length of NUMENOREAN. The Canadian post-black metal act has crafted a musical masterpiece that embraces beauty, harshness, brutality, and melancholy in equal measure and transforms those ingredients into breathtaking melodies and riffs.

NUMENOREAN have achieved far more with their debut than just following a musical path pioneered by DEAFHEAVEN, ALCEST, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, and DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT. This album challenges to delve deeper, to get lost in feverish dreams, while its haunting beauty beckons to again and again come… ‘Home’.

NUMENOREAN were founded by Brandon and Byron Lemley in Canada’s most northern major city, Calgary as a sole expression for the discontentment of existence in 2012. The brothers released a two song demo under the title ‘Demo 2014’ to strong critical acclaim. New members were recruited, who shared a closeness to sorrow, nature, and grief. Once their line-up was completed, each member contributed to the making of the forthcoming full-length, which was released on the 22nd of July, 2016.

Fresh out of Studio Necromorbus (Malign, Mayhem, Funeral Mist & Watain), with Tore Stjerna behind the production you can expect a first class production. The song “Communion Amid the Graves” is taken from VOODUS upcoming debut album “Into the Wild”, scheduled for official release through Shadow Records during 2018 (distributed & marketed by Regain Records).

For fans of Ophthalamia, Dissection and early Watain.



After a completely SOLD OUT Australian Tour of epic proportions in 2015, Heavy Metal Icons MACHINE HEAD are set to make their triumphant return in 2018 and this time around they will be armed with their new album ‘Catharsis’ which entered the Australian ARIA Charts at Number 10.

MACHINE HEAD have flown the flag for truth, integrity and creative desire in metal, starting with the earth-shattering prescience of 1994’s classic ‘Burn My Eyes’ and continuing through to 2014’s ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds, producing a series of albums that consistently redefined the very notion of heaviness and music while upholding an invigorating lyrical narrative that has turned the band into one of the few in modern times that can boast an unbreakable connection with the hearts and minds of the metal faithful.

With 7 Top 30 ARIA charting Albums and monstrous heavy weight songs like “Locust”, “Imperium”, “Now We Die’’, “Halo”, ‘’Aesthetics of Hate’’, ‘’Ten Ton Hammer’’ plus many more, it’s no wonder their Australian fan-base are chanting for their return. Machine Head shows are the next level of live experience. Front-man Robb Flynn is one of the most charismatic front-men in the world and they have towered above the competition with a ruthless determination and dedication to the cause.

MACHINE HEAD live show is as much about the crowd as it is about the band. MACHINE HEAD do not just perform and leave – you’re in for highly energetic show, with bodies flying everywhere! Prepare yourselves to be bludgeoned by a wall of sound and leave the venue with ears ringing, voice boxes shredded and bodies crushed. MACHINE HEAD obliterates any notion that veteran bands can’t sustain their passion and intensity while also setting a new standard for sonic destruction and virility along the way.


Don’t miss the return of the mighty Machine Head to Australia.

Machine Head: Catharsis Australian Tour Dates

Tuesday 17th July: Adelaide, HQ

Wednesday 18th July: Brisbane, Eatons Hill Hotel

Friday 20th July: Sydney, Enmore Theatre

Saturday 21st July: Melbourne, Forum Theatre

Tuesday 24th July: Perth, Astor Theatre


Pre-Sale: Wednesday February 21st, 9am (Local time) – Friday February 23rd, 9am (Local time)

On Sale: Friday February 23rd, 9am (Local time)



Rebel Yell has made her mark in Aus for creating confronting techno music. Grace Stevenson, the individual behind Rebel Yell, has once again delivered a unique brooding track.

We are very excited to announce the release of her latest single ‘Pressure Drop’.

‘Pressure Drop’ is officially released this Friday, February 16 and is the first single to be taken from her debut album Hired Muscleset for release this June!

Pressure Drop’ is a song describing a Rebel Yell set, a track about experiencing the night and dancing – “Rebel yell, feel the pressure”.

Stevenson creates a heavy, haunting experience within her music. With a Korg ESX-1, volca bass and vocal processor amongst others in tow, Rebel Yell summons a unique and dark style of EBM bangers. Rebel Yell is a musical enforcer, her music effortlessly convinces or reminds you, that she is the boss.

‘Pressure Drop’, was directed by Triana Hernandez and edited by Stevenson herself. Hernandez had the following to say about the new clip –

“The music video for “Pressure Drop” is an ode to the 90s, rave culture and club-kids. It explores the muscular intensity of the track through the energy of primary school kids in their own environment – their classroom. When it comes to dancing like no one’s watching kids are the fucking best.”

We are so excited to be delivering a full-length Rebel Yell album this year and know you will all feel the pressure.

California trio Old Notes have just premiered a music video for “Dead Flowers”, the first single off their sophomore record, With A Heavy Heart.

Throughout their new full-length, Old Notes explore their sonic boundaries and experiment with more subdued buildups to crashing climaxes, all the while evoking the same tension and release within the listener. The band create a somber, reflective atmosphere with their seamless shifts between ambient soundscapes and energetic emo tracks.With the combination of highly evocative lyrics and heavy instrumentation, the trio have created a dynamic record that serves as the pinnacle of their talent, introspection, and exploration.


Breaking out on her own bare feet comes magical folk artist Mariah McCarthy. After a four-year stint living and performing around Melbourne with her band Deer PrudenceMariah has returned to her regional roots and has been busy brewing something truly special. The now Bendigo-basedsinger songwriter is excited to launch her solo career with her first official release ‘Counting Sheep’ – a stunning debut single which she’ll be taking to the stage in a pair of intimate live shows this March.

With a beckoning voice of home and soothing rhythms akin to travelling among regularly-visited far off places, Mariah marries feelings of here and there; comfort and ache; dream and reality in‘Counting Sheep’. Featuring instrumentation from Ben LangdonDavid Williams, and David Carr, the self-written track was recorded, mixed and mastered by Carr himself in the beautiful surrounds of his Dandenong Ranges’ Rangemaster Studios. An ode to awakening remote desire and accessing the lucid brightness within our dream selves, McCarthy’s debut is a warm, honest, and mature account from the budding talent.

As the title suggests, Counting Sheep tells a story of wakefulness and the dark thoughts that occur when sleep seems so far away. It explores the notion that everything that we desire is always out of reach and longing only seems to make time slow down. – Mariah McCarthy

Having previously toured in the country folk duo Deer Prudence who has made stage appearances at major Australian Festivals such as Wintermoon Festival (QLD), St Albans Folk Festival (NSW), Yackandandah Folk Festival (VIC) and Majors Creek Festival (NSW), Mariah is a seasoned performer eager to bring her own tender storytelling to new and returning fans widespread.

Catch the raw, organic sounds of Mariah McCarthy live when she brings her captivating set to Melbourne’s Some Velvet Morning and Bendigo’s Basement Bar in her ‘Counting Sheep’single launch shows this March.

Mariah McCarthy ‘Counting Sheep’ Single Launch Dates

Friday 2 March
Basement Bar
9pm – 11.00pm
Support: TBA
Free Entry

Saturday 3 March
Some Velvet Morning
8.30 – 10.30pm
Support: TBA
Free Entry

Other upcoming shows
Eaglehawk, Bendigo

Sunday 4 March
Summer Event – Eaglehawk Pool
3.00 – 6.00pm

‘Counting Sheep’ is out Friday 23 February via
 iTunes // Apple Music // Spotify

VIRVUM have announced an extensive European tour in support of their label mates NE OBLIVISCARIS this spring, where they will also be joined by American tech death outfit ALLEGAEON.

The Swiss tech death shooting stars comment: “We’re extremely excited to be hitting the road with our good friends in NE OBLIVISCARIS, finally getting to tour the UK, and bringing ‘Illuminance’ to more countries that we’ve never played in before!”

See below for a list of all currently confirmed shows.

When a relatively unknown Swiss band released their debut album ‘Illuminance’ in 2016, only insiders suspected the massive impact it would stir. Yet it was on the strength of this release that VIRVUM were offered to sign on Season of Mist. Now their new home is reissuing ‘Illuminance’, which is to be available on vinyl for the first time.

VIRVUM were founded by childhood friends in 2007 and since then the aspiring and hard-working musicians continuously fine-tuned and honed the tracks of their first full-length to match their burgeoning skills.

VIRVUM first got noticed when guitarist and main songwriter Nic Gruhn happily took the offer to join a European tour with California’s progressive death metal pioneers FALLUJAH while also opening for such renowned bands as SUFFOCATION and CEPHALIC CARNAGE in 2013. On the return of their guitarist, VIRVUM immediately set out to perform as many shows as possible in order to establish the band in Europe.

In 2015, a first single entitled ‘Internal Howl’ attracted immediate attention and, that same year, VIRVUM were picked to internationally support big names such as DYING FETUS, FLESHGOD APOCALPYSE, and DEFEATED SANITY among others.

In advance of their self-released debut full-length, VIRVUM received a massive response for the song premieres of “Ad Rigorem” and title track in 2016, while the album was highly acclaimed by critics and fans alike.

With their professional attitude, the exceptional technical prowess of each individual musician, and last but never least the outstanding collective songwriting skills, the Swiss are now ready for the next step. While VIRVUMcreate a new monstrous record in studio, their amazing debut ‘Illuminance’ is made available again.