Category: News

 

South Australian rockers Indiago have returned with their new single Gusto; a warm blend of ambient guitars and huge sound to deliver a breath of fresh, rocking air.

Off the back of their independent release Loose Change last year, their new trackGusto is a testament to the complexity and diversity of the young band’s songwriting.

After heading back to their Adelaide Hills-based studio, managed by new addition to the band, Matt Cooper, the four young lads have emerged with one of their most uplifting and soulful songs to date.

“We’ve been through a lot of changes over the past twelve months,” says frontman Will Solomon.

“I think this is a perfect example of where we’re at musically, and the song stands as adedication to those who’ve stuck with us.”

The smooth, warm tones of Solomon’s hollow-body guitar open up the song beforediving into a driving bass and drums section by Matt Cooper and Shane Cox. Soulful, delicate vocals cut across the mix, helping to mould the first verse.

After a catchy, pre-chorus vocal lick, the song returns to the opening guitar riff before bounding into a fast-paced second verse and, finally, opening out into a huge, anthemic chorus.

You can discern elements of early Kings Of Leon, alongside the massive sound of Gang Of Youths and Foo Fighters, which comes as no surprise as they’re among some of theband’s biggest influences.

“There’s this idea of someone sticking by your side, regardless of the outcome, free of selfishness, and full of encouragement,” says frontman Solomon.

The song stands as a tribute to the band’s longtime supporters and a testament to what these boys are capable of.

Gusto hits all the right notes as a rocking tune with a heartfelt message that all listeners can relate to.

 

Twelve-year-old Eli unknowingly stumbles upon the frightening carnage of a massacre and finds a discarded futuristic super-weapon. Recently released from prison, Eli’s older brother Jimmy realises he can’t escape his criminal past when an ex-associate threatens to kill him and his family. In a misguided attempt to protect his loved ones, Jimmy makes a fatal mistake and must go on the run with Eli to save their lives.

With danger at every turn, it seems the only thing keeping the pair alive is Eli’s mysterious new gun. Eli soon discovers he has a strong connection to the weapon and the two otherworldly strangers following their path of destruction.

 

Release Date: August 30

Starring: Jack Reynor, Zoë Kravitz, Carrie Coon, Dennis Quaid, James Franco, Michael B. Jordan

Directed by: Jonathan and Josh Baker

A low-fi, live reading of a famous screenplay (that we can’t name for legal reasons) by some of Melbourne’s best comedians!

Every month a classic film script performed live by comedians with crappy production values and possible musical accompaniment.

Hosted by Nick Caddaye (The Terminativity, The Anarchist Guild Social Committee, Late Night Letters & Numbers), this month’s show is a classic originally released in 1980!

This month’s cast is a who’s who of the alternative Melbourne Comedy scene, featuring a selection of award-winners and nerds alike!

FRIDAY MAY THE 4th!

The Spotted Mallard opens at 6pm for dinner, show starts at 8pm.

FREE ENTRY – but reserve your table via the link right here

The Nations capital as yet again coughed up some quality metal.

Five piece death metal beast Hostel have come slithering out of the political wastelands of Canberra and will deliver their debut album Malevolent on May 29!

The band recently made waves with the albums title track and have now unleashed Devil.Ish on the world. The video was shot and edited by the bands drummer, Thomas Williams.

Watch it here
www.facebook.com/HostelBandAU/videos/2072270549658270 

Hostel will hit the road throughout June and July to celebrate the release of Malevolent and unleash their brand new tracks on some unsuspecting and also many welcoming ears!

TOUR DATES
Saturday, June 9: The Basement, Canberra
Sunday, June 10: Rad Bar, Wollongong

Friday, June 15: Hideaway Bar, Sydney
Saturday, June 16: The Vault, Newcastle
Sunday, June 17: Born2Rock Studios, Central Coast

Friday, June 22: Prince Of Wales, Brisbane
Saturday, June 23: Kirra Sports Club, Coolangatta
Friday, July 6: The MusicMan, Bendigo

Saturday July 7: Mr Boogie Man Bar, Melbourne

Pre orders for Malevolent are available now
BANDCAMP | ITUNES   

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Formed in early 2017 and previously known as Kitten Hurricane, the band released their debut EP, Fake Friends And Bitter Ends, which demonstrated their ability to deliver quality songs based around heavy grooves and solid riffs. The addition of a second guitarist added much more beef to their sound and with that came a change in direction.

Taking their name from the Eli Roth and Tarantino horror movie about some fucked up shit that happened to some clueless back packers in Eastern Europe, Hostel more accurately reflects the bands music today than their previous moniker.

Dark, mysterious and eerie, Hostel’s sound sits with one foot in post black metal territory and the other in the savage riffage attack of death metal.

Brutal rhythm guitars, rumbling bottom end, swathes of grand keyboards and etherial guitars all underpinned by a vocal delivery full of anguish and despair.

Watch the video for Malevolent here

www.facebook.com/HostelBandAU 

 

“Prevail II” is the proverbial yang to the yin and continues right where KOBRA AND THE LOTUS left off in 2017. The album is out TODAY!
The band is pleased to unveil their video for a cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic “The Chain”. 

“We couldn’t be more stoked to release the final closer to our “Prevail” album series!! We’ve chosen a classic, recorded in 1976, and we hope to connect and carry the magic forward from that musical era.Here it is, “The Chain” by Fleetwood Mac, in full Kobra and the Lotus spirit. Can you recognize it?” says Kobra about the video and song.

Watch the video for “Let Me Love You” HERE
A lyric video for “Losing My Humanity” is streaming HERE!


Prevail II is out now

Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER recently announced the upcoming release of their highly-anticipated full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1.

The monstrous collection of savage metal interpretations will be released via Napalm Records on July 6, 2018, and pre-orders are available now in multiple formats via www.nervegas.com.au/napalmrecords

 

 The wait is over for new music! DEVILDRIVER just dropped their full, haunting rendition of Hank3‘s “Country Heroes”, featuring Hank3 himself on vocals. The album’s starter track kicks in with an ominous classic outlaw/country western intro, instantly careening into a heavy assault accented by Hank3‘s Ozzy Osbourne-influenced vocal approach. Quickly veering towards full heavy metal with a grooving double bass foundation, the track travels into heavy-hitting signature DEVILDRIVER territory, wrapping up with a hair-raising, whiskey-soaked solo by guitarist Neal Tiemann.

“This record would not have meant as much to me without having Hank3 on board,” says DEVILDRIVER vocalist Dez Fafara. “He is one of the most authentic and real outlaw country artists out there right now. I chose to record “Country Heroes” because the lyrics are extremely well-written, and using the names of all the outlaws within the song really does the song justice. ‘I’m drinking some George Jones and little bit a Coe…’ etc., that is genius writing from Hank3 and should be recognized as such.”

“I’ve heard this song as ‘heavy’ in my head for a very long time, so to re-track it and have Hank3 appear only to sing almost Ozzy-ish is just an over the top treat to the ears! Enjoy,” adds Dez.

DEVILDRIVER recently revealed part one of a new interview commentary series supporting the release of Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1. Entitled “Intro to Outlaw Country”, part one features members of DEVILDRIVER as well as album guests Randy Blythe of Lamb of God, Lee Ving of FearHank3Wednesday 13, Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory and Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists discussing their personal introductions to the outlaw country genre and how it has influenced them as musicians.

Check out the “Intro to Outlaw Country” segment here:
https://youtu.be/hbcl74deLcY

From the opening seconds of Hank3‘s”Country Heroes” onward, Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 is simply one of the most invigorating records the band have made yet. More importantly, these evocative, irresistible songs have all been wholly rebuilt from the ground up, powered by the classic DEVILDRIVER sound and embellished with Fafara’s unmistakable feral roar. Outlaws ‘Til The End: Vol. 1 was produced, mixed and recorded with Steve Evetts (Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, Sepultura, The Cure), and co-produced by DevilDriver guitarist Mike Spreitzer. The album was mastered by renowned engineer Alan Douches.

Completing this unprecedented project is a host of metal and country luminaries providing unforgettable cameos: horror metal icon Wednesday13 lends his incensed rasp to George Jones’ “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me”, 36 Crazyfists frontman Brock Lindow brings fire and soul to Steve Earle‘s, “Copperhead Road”, and Fear Factory‘s Burton C. Bell helps to turn Richard Thompson‘s anti-war classic, “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”, into a brooding gothic metal extravaganza. Meanwhile, Lamb of God members Randy Blythe and Mark Morton contribute to an exhilarating decimation of Willie Nelson‘s “Whiskey River” before Randy makes a second appearance on DEVILDRIVER‘s version of cowboy standard “Ghost Riders In The Sky”; the latter featuring the son and daughter of Johnny Cash himself, John Carter Cash and Ana Cristina Cash. The album also features the iconic voice of Fear, US punk rock legend Lee Ving, on Johnny Cash‘s “The Man Comes Around” and David Allan Coe‘s “The Ride”.

Track listing:
1. “Country Heroes”

Written by Hank Williams II
Performed by Hank3 & Dez Fafara

2. “Whiskey River”
Written by Johnny Bush and Paul Stroud; recorded by Willie Nelson

Performed by Randy Blythe, Mark Morton of Lamb of God & Dez Fafara

3. “Outlaw Man”
Written by David Blue; recorded by the Eagles
Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

4. “Ghost Riders in the Sky”
Written by Stan Jones

Performed by John Carter Cash, Ana Cristina Cash, Randy Blythe & Dez Fafara

5. “I’m the Only Hell (Mama Ever Raised)”
Written by Bobby Bobby Borchers, Wayne Kemp, Mack Vickery; recorded by Johnny Paycheck

Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

6. “If Drinking Don’t Kill Me (Her Memory Will)”
Written by Harlan Sanders, Rick Beresford; recorded by George Jones

Performed by Wednesday13 & Dez Fafara

7. “The Man Comes Around”
Written by Johnny Cash

Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

8. “A Thousand Miles From Nowhere”
Written by Dwight Yoakam

Performed by Dez Fafara & Neal Tiemann of DEVILDRIVER

9. “Copperhead Road”
Written by Steve Earle

Performed by Brock Lindow of 36 Crazyfists & Dez Fafara

10. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me”
Written by Richard Thompson

Performed by Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory & Dez Fafara

11. “A Country Boy Can Survive”
Written by Hank Williams Jr.

Performed by Dez Fafara & DEVILDRIVER

12. “The Ride”
Written by J.B. Detterline Jr., Gary Gentry; recorded by David Allan Coe

Performed by Lee Ving of Fear & Dez Fafara

 

 

Ahead of the Marche du Film in Cannes (8th-17th May 2018) Genre sales specialists Devilworks has revealed the first title in their Cannes lineup

UK sci fi horror comedy ‘Canaries’ from Welsh writer/director Peter Stray is about a group of friends at a New Year’s Eve bash in the Welsh Valley, who must fight against an invasion force of time travelling aliens.

The film stars Robert Pugh (Game Of Thrones, Doctor Who, Master & Commander) and Hannah Daniel (Netflix’s Hinterland).

 

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member ACE FREHLEY has released a brand new single today titled “Bronx Boy.” The new single is the first track of an all-new, untitled full-length solo LP to be released this summer. “Bronx Boy” is available on all digital music services starting today.

Buy it on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/bronx-boy/1373365076?i=1373368272

MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW rolls into Event Cinemas Myer Centre from Friday May 25th to Sunday May 27th and now with a little less than a month to go, it gives us great pleasure to reveal our second wave programming!

Making its Queensland Premiere is Ari Aster’s HEREDITARY, quite easily the most-anticipated horror film of 2018, described by The Hollywood Reporter as “a seemingly endless series of unexpected directions over two breathless hours of escalating terror that never slackens for a minute”. Currently sitting at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes, HEREDITARY will play to our MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW audience in Brisbane weeks ahead of its international theatrical release.

MONSTER FEST TRAVELLING SIDESHOW is proud to host the Australian Premiere of Argentinian horror, WHAT THE WATERS LEFT BEHIND, helmed by Luciano & Nicolás Onetti, the duo responsible for the 2015 love letter to giallo, FRANCESCA. Their latest feature plays more as an ode to the gritty road trip horrors of the seventies, deriving influence from such classics as THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE and THE HILLS HAVE EYES.

QLD PREMIERE | SATURDAY MAY 26TH 6:45PM
Ari Aster | United State 2018 | 126 Minutes | StudioCanal | QLD Premiere
When Ellen, the matriarch of the Graham family, passes away, her daughter’s family begins to unravel cryptic and increasingly terrifying secrets about their ancestry. The more they discover, the more they find themselves trying to outrun the sinister fate they seem to have inherited. Making his feature debut, writer-director Ari Aster unleashes a nightmare vision of a domestic breakdown that exhibits the craft and precision of a nascent auteur, transforming a familial tragedy into something ominous and deeply disquieting, and pushing the horror movie into chilling new terrain with its shattering portrait of heritage gone to hell.
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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE | SATURDAY MAY 26TH 2:15PM
Luciano & Nicolás Onetti | Argentina 2017 | 98 Minutes | Mandala Films
Epecuén was one of the most important touristic villages of Argentina. Thousands of people concurred attracted by the healing properties of its thermal waters. On November 10th 1985, a huge volume of water broke the protecting embankment and the village was submerged under ten meters of salt water. Epecuén disappeared. Thirty years later, the waters receded and the ruins of Epecuén emerged exposing a bleak an deserted landscape. The residents never returned. A group of young people takes a trip to the ruins in order to  lm a documentary about Epecuén. Ignoring warnings, and after a brief tour, they get stranded in the abandoned village. Contrary to what they thought, they begin to realise that they are really not alone.
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What: Monster Fest Travelling Sideshow (Brisbane)
Facebook Event- https://www.facebook.com/events/821344471383282/
Website Event – http://www.monsterfest.com.au/events/mfts-brisbane2018/

Where: Event Cinemas Myer Centre
Myer Centre, Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD
(07) 3027 9999

When: 25th to 27th of May 2018

Tickets: https://www.eventcinemas.com.au

Single Session Tickets
Adult $21
Concession $17.50

5 Film Multi-Pass
Adult $82.50
Concession $71.50

10 Film VIP Pass
Adult $132
Concession $110