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Roadshow Films have just released the brand new trailer for Justice League.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

JUSTICE LEAGUE is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Ray Fisher, Henry Cavill, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams, Diane Lane, J.K. Simmons.

JUSTICE LEAGUE releases in Australian cinemas on November 16, 2017.

Pacific Rim Uprising

Universal Pictures has just released the trailer for the eagerly-anticipated Pacific Rim: Uprising. Starring Scott Eastwood (Gran Turino, Fury), Tian Jing (The Great Wall, Kong: Skull Island), Charlie Day (Pacific Rim, Horrible Bosses) and John Boyega (Attack The Block, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) the film will be released in cinemas soon.

Jumanji Welcome To The Jungle Poster

Sony Pictures have just released a brand new trailer and cast image for the upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji. When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji –Jumanji plays you.  They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…

 Starring Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale & Rhys Darby. Directed by Jake Kasdan.

IN CINEMAS DECEMBER 26, 2017

#Jumanji

Tomb Raider Poster

Warner Bros. have given us the first glimpses of the new Tomb Raider film overnight with the release of not only the film’s first trailer but with a special Becoming Lara Croft featurette as well.

Lara Croft is the fiercely independent daughter of an eccentric adventurer who vanished when she was scarcely a teen. Now a young woman of 21 without any real focus or purpose, Lara navigates the chaotic streets of trendy East London as a bike courier, barely making the rent, and takes college courses, rarely making it to class. Determined to forge her own path, she refuses to take the reins of her father’s global empire just as staunchly as she rejects the idea that he’s truly gone. Advised to face the facts and move forward after seven years without him, even Lara can’t understand what drives her to finally solve the puzzle of his mysterious death.
Going explicitly against his final wishes, she leaves everything she knows behind in search of her dad’s last-known destination: a fabled tomb on a mythical island that might be somewhere off the coast of Japan. But her mission will not be an easy one; just reaching the island will be extremely treacherous. Suddenly, the stakes couldn’t be higher for Lara, who—against the odds and armed with only her sharp mind, blind faith and inherently stubborn spirit—must learn to push herself beyond her limits as she journeys into the unknown. If she survives this perilous adventure, it could be the making of her, earning her the name tomb raider.

TOMB RAIDER is directed by Roar Uthaug and stars Oscar winner Alicia Vikander in the lead role, Dominic West, Walton Goggins and Daniel Wu.

TOMB RAIDER releases in Australian cinemas on March 15, 2018.

Don Broco

DON BROCO have released their brand new single ‘Technology’, out now through SharpTone Records. ‘Technology’ is another huge rock anthem from the Bedford four-piece, with hard-hitting riffs and massive choruses. The single premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, receiving its first play from Frank Carter who sat in for Dan P Carter.

Regarding the single frontman Rob Damiani says, “‘Technology’ is about a casual swipe through Instagram that ended up in me unfollowing a load of mates. In reality my friends are not vain, self obsessed, PDA loving show offs so I’m blaming social media and the habitual nature of sharing every waking moment of your life online.”

The out-of-this-world video accompanying the track focuses on the band through the point of view of a social media-scrolling smartphone, as DON BROCO play a show during a catastrophic alien invasion, to the oblivious attention of the smartphone owner… until their own untimely demise. It is genuinely unlike anything you’ve seen before!

Speaking about the video Rob continues, “We’re all addicted to our phones, so for the video we thought it would be fun to see if an alien invasion was enough for us to put the phones down for a minute… turns out it’s not. In the video game you get to fight off the alien army as each band member and I shoot microphones out my hands which is pretty awesome.”

Fans will be able to immerse themselves in the ‘Technology’ experience with the interactive release of Technology – The Video Game through www.donbroco.com and the IOS and Android app stores. The platform game, reminiscent of Super Mario or Megaman, will allow fans to play as DON BROCO’s Rob Damiani (vocals), Matt Donnelly (drums), Simon Delaney (guitar) or Tom Doyle (bass) as they fight their way out of Alexandra Palace and into the streets of London while shooting invading aliens.

Alexandra Palace will be the scene of DON BROCO’s biggest headline show to date on November 11th. The band are proud to announce their recent US touring partners STATE CHAMPS and London quintet COUNTERFEIT as the support acts.

Their performance at this iconic venue sees DON BROCO truly taking a step into the big league, as they continue to cement themselves as one of the most exciting and adventurous rock bands in the UK right now.

For more information contact John Howarth riotman@bigpond.com

Since 2015’s Top 10 album »Automatic« propelled the band to mainstream consciousness, DON BROCO have forged a unique path. Having headlined Brixton Academy and played arenas throughout the UK and Europe with both BRING ME THE HORIZON and 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER, the band signed a brand new, worldwide deal with leading US independent label SharpTone Records.

This led to the release of the 2016 single ‘Everybody’ and a sold-out headline tour of the UK where they played consecutive nights in ten cities, performing both »Automatic« and their debut album Priorities in full.

In February 2017 DON BROCO spread their wings beyond their European fanbase and headed over to Osaka for two arena shows with Japanese superstars ONE OK ROCK, and in April toured the United States for the first time in support of STATE CHAMPS. They followed these shows by performing as the main support at Slam Dunk Festivals in the UK and the release of ‘Pretty’, the first single from their upcoming third album… which will also feature ‘Technology’ and ‘Everybody’.

 

Technology by Don Broco on VEVO.

Gravemind Tour

Early July saw Melbourne Deathcore outfit Gravemind unveil that they were behind mystery website thedeathgate.com. The site countdown eventually revealed that their EP ‘The Deathgate’ will be released on Friday August 11 (Pre-Orders here).

Today, they are rolling out second single from the EP, Echo, which continues the story of the astronaut who journeyed through The Deathgate. The track also features band-of-the-minute Alpha Wolf‘s Aidan Ellaz on guest vocals.

They also are revealing their EP release tour, which sees them heading out on a three date jaunt in Brisbane, Melbourne and Launceston that brings along fellow Deathcore crew Blind Oraclefor the Brisbane and Melbourne shows.

First single from The Deathgate, Anaesthesia, has been received well by the heavy music world, with it being played upwards of 20000 times on Spotify and Youtube alike – and being added to both the US Spotify playlist Deathcore and Australian spotify playlist Homegrown and Heavy.

Punters can look forward to seeing Gravemind on tour, having developed their sound and bone-rattling live show in shows with bands such as ArchitectsHouse Vs HurricaneI Killed the Prom QueenKing ParrotHollow World, Iconoclast, A Night in Texas and Justice for the Damned.

Gravemind’s EP ‘The Deathgate’ will be released on Friday August 11 – pre-orders open now. Singles ‘Anaesthesia’ and ‘Echo’ are available now in iTunes and Spotify and all online retailers.

Melbourne’s Acolyte have been on a meteoric rise in the past 12 months. The release of their ‘Shades of Black’ EP saw them support Twelve Foot Ninja, tour Australia in support of the record and begin to really dominate the prog/rock scene in Melbourne.

Of the record, AAA Backstage said, “[Shades of Black] feels more like a listening experience than just an album” and Heavy Mag called it “Mightily impressive”, while on the live side of things, The Music called Acolyte “…a hard rock outfit brimming with confidence”, Rogue Inc posited that Acolyte are “…the next big thing in the magical world of prog” and Heavy Mag states that they “…definitely proved to not only myself, but the entire crowd that they are one band in particular that we all need to keep an eye on, as I see big things for Acolyte in the future.” With all that positivity out there in the world, it’s time that they hit the road in support of the final single to be released from that EP.

Today, they are unleashing an 8-minute, epic prog masterpiece filmclip, set in desert dunes and featuring the mesmerising vocals of Morgan-Leigh Brown and an undulating, light and shade track that showcases all the talents of the musicians within for SPACE AND TIME and announcing that throughout September to November, they will be touring it to Adelaide, Mount Gambier, Canberra, Newcastle, Sydney, Warrnambool and Melbourne. This will be the last of the album cycle for “Shades of Black” before the band releases new music in 2018 – so get in at the ground level before this prog starship takes off….

Acolyte recorded what became “Shades of Black” in November 2014 with award winning Australian Producer Ben Ehrenberg (Shihad, Calling all Cars). The result of the sessions are sprawling, vast, epic and peppered with incredible vocal runs and instrumental pieces and resulted in their album release in August 2016. Space and Time is the final track on “Shades of Black”.

Space and Time is out now in all good digital outlets and tickets are on sale now at acolyte.com.au.

 

Acolyte Tour

NE OBLIVISCARIS frontman Tim Charles comments on Intra Venus on behalf of the band: “After almost three years of honing our craft in every way that we possibly could, we finally present to you the first track from an album of which we could not be more proud of. ‘Urn’ feels like the culmination of all our years of hard work; the delivery of everything that we have wanted to create. Music and art as our imaginations see it fit to be. ‘Intra Venus’ is more concise than much of our work and is in fact the only song on ‘Urn’ under ten minutes, but one that we feel is a great introduction to the record. We hope that you will enjoy it.

NE OBLIVISCARIS third album, ‘Urn’ is bound to be a career defining moment.
The Australian extreme prog shooting stars have honed and re-balanced the key elements of their unique sound to a razor sharp musical edge.
The dynamic entwining of fierce growls and emotive clean vocals, the contrast between devastating et intricate guitar riffs and thundering drums against an unleashed violin and gorgeous string parts as well as the perfect blending of epic progressive and intense extreme metal forms of expression are all marking a new peak in the steep rise of the band.

Founded in the beautiful Australian coastal city of Melbourne, Victoria in the year 2003, NE OBLIVISCARIS took the inspiration for their name from the proud motto of Clan Campbell based in Argyll, Scotland, which means “forget not”.
From the start, this collective of exceptional musicians made it clear that they did not intend to follow any trends or walk on well-trodden paths. Their first demo, ‘The Aurora Veil’ (2007) had a massive impact in the metal underground far beyond the fifth continent and already their debut full-length ‘Portal of I’ (2012) reached mainstream music press, which praised a unique array of influences and the characteristic virtuoso violin.

NE OBLIVISCARIS immediately climbed remarkably higher on the ladder with sophomore opus ‘Citadel’ (2014) by adding avant-garde approaches including jazz, flamenco, progressive rock, and many other wide-ranged influences to their solid metal base.

Parallel to their success on a critical level and with an ever-growing host of die-hard fans, the Australians increased their reputation as an excellent live act with extensive touring literally around the globe.
The financial base for this was laid by NE OBLIVISCARIS’ ground-breaking use of modern day crowd-funding campaigns. This includes an ongoing Patreon membership scheme under the moniker The Ne Obluminati,
which is revolutionising the relationship between band and fans by using the ancient concept of patronage in today’s democratic setting.

‘Urn’ will take NE OBLIVISCARIS to the next level. Outstanding musicianship meets excellent songwriting and a firework of brilliant ideas. Evening out the scales between extreme and progressive metal, the Aussies carve their own path.
Spin ‘Urn’ on heavy rotation and NE OBLIVISCARIS will take you to a whole new dimension of musical delights.

Brisbane’s Lavidius are today announcing the release of their brand new LP, “Helisma” on Friday September 1st. The five-piece brutal crew out of Brisbane premiered their new single ‘Days Get Darker’ (featuring  from massive Swedish metal act Soilwork on guest vocals!)  on The Racket with Lochlan Watt and online with Hysteria Mag. The band released first taste of Helisma with single Cold and Alone last month.

The new single ‘Days Get Darker’ will be available in Spotify this Friday, as will the pre-order for ‘Helisma’ in iTunes, Google Play and all other online outlets. Physical product pre-orders will be available at the band’s Big Cartel online store same day.

2014 saw Lavidius enter studio Anders Debeerz to record their debut EP “Prison Within”. It was mixed by Adam Merker and mastered at Fascination Street Studios by Jens Bogren and released on September 20, 2014. In June 2016, Lavidius entered studio Anders Debeerz again with Adam Merker to record this, their debut album “Helisma”. It was through Adam Merker that the connection Soilwork’s Björn Strid was made.

Jon Shedden, guitarist for Lavidius, said this about the collaboration. “We are absolutely stoked to have been able to work with Björn, Soilwork have been a massive influence on all our lives and our music journeys. Soilwork are personally one of my all time favorite bands. We all really hope everyone digs the direction of this album – because we couldn’t be happier with how it’s all sounding!”

Lavidius have supported and played shows with Spanish thrash band Angelus Apatrida and Australian legends Orpheus Omega, Witchgrinder, DarkCell, Chronolyth and Vanishing Point.

Days Get Darker will be available online this Friday 28th July in Spotify and the album ‘Helisma’ will be available to pre-order on iTunes, Google Play and all online outlets same day at at Big Cartel for physical products.