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Universal Pictures Australia will release an extended sneak peak of the most controversial film of the year. The FIRST TEN MINUTES of THE HUNT will be available to stream tomorrow night THURSDAY 9 APRIL @ 8pm AEST via Universal Pictures Australia YOUTUBE or FACEBOOK platforms.

 

The film which sparked controversy, including a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump accusing the film of being made ‘to inflame and create chaos’ is a chilling real-world suspense-thriller starring BETTY GILPIN (Glow) and two time Oscar® Winner HILARY SWANK. Set in the dark spaces of a modern America where a sinister organisation ‘removes’ societies undesirables and transports them to a remote location to be hunted for sport by the wealthy elite. However the hunters become the hunted when they capture one mysterious woman who has a powerful will to survive and the skills to exact a bloody revenge.

 

YOU CAN WATCH THE FIRST 10 MINUTES ON THURSDAY 9 APRIL @ 8PM AEST ON UNIVERSAL AUSTRALIA’S YOUTUBE OR FACEBOOK CHANNEL or RENT THE ENTIRE FILM FROM APRIL 9 ACROSS A VARIETY OF ON DEMAND CHANNELS

 

In Red Rover, coming to digital this May, after feeling he has nothing left to live for on earth, a lonely geologist tries to qualify for a one-way mission to Mars with the help of an offbeat musician who is just as lost as he is.

From director Shane Helcourt, and starring Kristian Bruun (Ready or Not), Cara Gee (The Expanse), Meghan Heffern (“Wynonna Earp”), and Anna Hopkins (“The Expanse”), Red Rover premieres On Demand May 12 from Indiecan Entertainment.

Damon (Kristian Bruun) spends his waking hours searching for that elusive something. Whether it’s for deeper meaning, love, or just “treasure” on the beach with his metal detector, but to no avail. So when Damon meets an offbeat musician named Phoebe (Cara Gee) handing out flyers for a one way trip to Mars, a bond quickly forms. She’s going to help him find that thing he is looking for by sending him 33.9 million miles away, even though what he needs might be right in front of him.

 

Blind Witness is a Deathcore band from Montreal, Canada most notably known for its signature sound established with the 2010 release of “Nightmare on Providence Street”. Filled with infuriated lyrics, punchy down picked guitar riffs and insanely fast drumming, this sophomore effort pleased both critics and fans of the genre alike and is still creating ripples 10 years after its release.

Since then, they have toured the world, broke up, reformed, put out an EP (I Am Hell) and again been dormant for some time, only getting together once or twice a year to perform at festivals.

Now, the band feels like it is the right moment to contribute to the music scene again. This contribution takes the form of their latest single “Force Fed”. The song is a great mix of what the band introduced to the listeners with “Nightmare on Providence Street”, but with a modern touch. Fast, aggressive and poignant, “Force Fed” unmistakably captures the essence and aesthetic that Blind Witness represents and will hopefully be the first song of many to come for the band.

 

Two-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated Pennsylvania quintet AUGUST BURNS RED —JB Brubaker [lead guitar], Brent Rambler [rhythm guitar], Matt Greiner [drums], Jake Luhrs [lead vocals], and Dustin Davidson [bass]—have just shared the video for “Bones.”

The video for ‘Bones’ is possibly the coolest music video we’ve ever done,” says Rambler. “It takes the song title quite literally, and creates an awesome and visually stunning video. It was a weird video for us to shoot, because for the vast majority of it we had to stand perfectly still, so all of the x-ray and other effects could line up properly. That’s definitely a departure from a usual music video where you are supposed to bang your head as hard as possible all day long. We’ve been at this for a while so our old ‘Bones’ (wink) were happy for the change of pace.

ABR’s eighth full length, Guardians, is out now on Fearless Records. Check out the Apple Music track-by-track rundown here. The album has received acclaim from ForbesAlternative PressLoudwireBillboard, which dubbed Guardians “their heaviest album yet,” and Substream. The band also appeared on the MetalSucks podcast and spoke to Metal Injection about navigating the COVID-19 situation.

On the Australian Front, here’s what people are saying about the record – Wall of Sound said that “August Burns Red seem to deliver outstanding records, one after the other. If you’re not yet a fan, it is never too late to experience what you have been missing out on and join the party.“, killyourstereo.com said that “There is truly something for everyone on their seventh record, pulling influences from every previous era of the metalcore band’s history.” and Hysteria Mag stating that “Right now we need a Defender, and August Burns Red are here to take the mantle.

Following the seminal Messengers [2007] and Constellations [2009], August Burns Red infiltrated the mainstream via 2015’s Found In Far Away Places. The latter stood out as their second straight #9 bow on the Billboard Top 200, in addition to garnering the group its first GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance” for “Identity.” The momentum increased with the arrival of Phantom Anthem in 2017. Marking the group’s fourth Top 20 debut on the Billboard Top 200, it paved the way for their second “Best Metal Performance” GRAMMY® nod for “Invisible Enemy.” The record ushered their career streams past the 100 million-mark as it earned four-out-of-five stars from the likes of Alternative Press and Kerrang! Between sold-out shows worldwide, ABR continued a 15-year tradition of holiday shows by launching the Christmas Burns Red Festival. Now, their 2020 eighth full-length, Guardians [Fearless Records], sees them not only preserve but perfect their DNA-distinct and definitive sound.


August Burns Red’s eighth full length, Guardians, is out now through Fearless Records/Caroline Australia. The album is available for purchase/streaming here.

 

Zach Galligan (Gremlins) won’t be getting much sleep this May when Evil Little Things hit town!

From director Matt Green, and starring Hannah Fierman, Courtney Lakin and Jonathan Horne, comes a deliciously wicked new horror anthology in the tradition of Creepshow.
A young boy finds a mystical toymaker with stories to tell. The first is of a leprechaun seeking revenge on a defenseless family. The second is of a doll who works evil on her fragile owner. The toymaker gives the boy a clown named Giggles. Clowns are supposed to be the guardians of happiness, right? These Evil Little Things will cause you many sleepless nights.

Written by Yasmin Bakhtiari and Nancy Knight.

Evil Little Things are unleashed May 12 on DVD and Digital from Uncork’d Entertainment!

 

From writer-director Tommy Faircloth, and starring scream queen Felissa Rose (Sleepaway Camp, Silent Night, Zombie Night), discover the horrifying truth about Sister Monday this May!
A Nun’s Curse, also starring Damian Maffei (The Strangers : Prey at Night) and Gunner Willis (“The Resident”) , premieres on DVD and Digital this May from Uncork’d Entertainment.
On a weekend trip, a group of friends are forced to seek shelter inside an abandoned prison where a nun named Sister Monday had once been assigned. During her time at the prison, Sister Monday was suspected of killing prisoners who were serving out their sentences but before she could be questioned, she disappeared. Once inside the prison, they will learn the terrifying truth.
 A Nun’s Curse premieres on DVD and Digital May 12 from Uncork’d Entertainment.

Giant Pictures has announced the long-awaited Digital HD launch of writer/director Michael Reich’s semi-autobiographical experimental comedy She’s Allergic to Cats.  She’s Allergic to Cats will be available to rent or own April 7th on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.
She’s Allergic to Cats is the debut feature from music video director Michael Reich.  The film is based in large part on his own experiences of life in Los Angeles. Reich spent years grooming dogs, documenting the underground punk scene, directing music videos for My Chemical Romance, The Shins, Bad Religion and Ryan Adams, as well as appearing as a body double for the gold robot in Daft Punk.  The film was produced by his longtime collaborator turned lead actor Mike Pinkney and veteran genre producer Andrew van den Houten (The Ranger, Sadistic Intentions).  She’s Allergic to Cats co-stars Sonja Kinski (latest member of the Kinski acting dynasty) and Flula Borg (“Conan”, James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.
Mike Pinkney stars as Michael Pinkney, a stifled creative artist eeking out a living in Hollywood as a dog groomer.  When the girl of his dreams (Sonja Kinski) walks into his shop, he falls down a rabbit hole filled with surrealist detours and melancholic absurdity.  She’s Allergic to Cats had its world premiere at the Fantasia International Film Festival, where the festival’s co-director Mitch Davis hailed it as an intoxicatingly insane breath-of-fresh-air.  The film went on to screen around the world at the Oldenburg International Film Festival, Vienna’s /slash Filmfestival, Sydney Underground Film Festival, GenreBlast, WhatTheFilm Fest, and Ithaca Fantastik, where it took home the award for Best Film.

 

Acclaimed actor Dylan Baker (“Hunters”, “The Good Wife”, Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” films) stars in 2020’s most thrilling short film Nightfire – premiering in your lounge room May 1st!

Two American agents (Lorenzo Pisoni and Greg Hadley) are hired to retrieve military chips containing a large sum of government money. Their plan goes awry when an unexpected political prisoner (Dylan Baker) enters the picture.

Bradley Stryker (“iZombie”, “Cold Pursuit”), Francesco Pannofino and Becky Ann Baker (“Hunters”, “Freaks and Geeks”) co-star in the short film, directed by Brando Benetton and co-written by Brando Benetton and Los Silva.

The white-knuckle thriller, produced by a group of friends from Ithaca college, debuts on streaming platforms, including Hulu and Amazon, May 1 via Hewes Pictures.

Rock Band ONE IN THE CHAMBER has released the official music video for “Blow.” “Blow” sees ONE IN THE CHAMBER return to Toronto’s Phase One Studios (RushAlice CooperThe Tragically Hip) with producer Murray Daigle and engineer Mike Smith at the helm.

“When I see a band live, I want to leave feeling like they have left their heart and soul onstage. I want energy, passion, and raw emotion to flow out of every note they play. I want to connect with this band in a way that leaves me with a high, and lingers long after they walked off stage. This is what One In The Chamber gives you every night. This is what “Blow” gives you every second.” – ONE IN THE CHAMBER

The single is the latest release from ONE IN THE CHAMBER, following their 2019 music video for “Itchin’ Back” and is their first new track since I’ve Got Something To Say…, their award winning, 2018 debut studio EP . Furthermore, the music video sees the band reunite with Director Diego del Río and Video Producer Kathleen Fobert to deliver a modern, neon haze visual that pairs perfectly with the studio recording.

Since the release of their 2018 debut studio EP, ONE IN THE CHAMBER has been compared to the likes of Guns N’ RosesLed ZeppelinVelvet RevolverSoundgardenRed Hot Chili Peppers, and Mötley Crüe. “Blow” is Toronto’s answer to the new wave of rock & roll driven by the likes of Greta Van FleetBlacktop MojoDirty HoneyThe Wild, and Them Evils. Entirely independent, dirty rock & roll straight from the heart of Toronto throw “Blow” on rotation and crank up the stereo. ONE IN THE CHAMBER is best enjoyed at 11.

Previously, One In The Chamber has released their award winning and celebrated 2018 debut studio EP, I’ve Got Something To Say….The EP has racked up over 100,000 Spotify streams along with international radio play.
Since Forming in 2015, the band has tirelessly performed throughout Toronto – including performances at The Horseshoe Tavern, Adelaide Hall, and The Opera House – and across Ontario, along with an international performance at The MGM Grand, Las Vegas and their 2019 Summer Tour culminated with their sold-out Indie Week Festival debut opening for The Wild.

One In The Chamber has shared the stage with Scott Weiland, Derek St. Holmes, and Darby Mills, while also appearing on the same festival bill as the likes of The Offspring, Live, Ill Scarlet, and Sumo Cyco. One In The Chamber was also a part of Epidemic Music Group’s Guinness World Record Breaking Concert, which ran for over 16 days.

With the release of “Blow”, One In The Chamber are back having cut their teeth on the live circuit. With a refined and gritty take on the current new wave of classic rock, One In The Chamber are set to make 2020 their biggest year yet.

 

An emotional yet powerfully strong piece of music with stunning visuals from Director Aislinn Lowe.

Conjuring an original and authentic soundscape, American-Australian singer, guitarist and producer Chino Saturn is debuting to the world with his heart on his sleeve.

The Melbourne-based songwriter blends elements of hip hop, soul and rock, in the song, mixing electronic beats and live instrumentation.

The story behind Bloom “Inspired by the simple realisation that at the end of any dark saga, if you allow it, there will be some form of light. After a rather introverted and distanced period in my life there was a stage where hope wasn’t even an option. I tried filling the void with things that where impermanent just to find that it left me in even more of a hollow state. After some time and with the help of a few special souls, I started to see the beauty in life again. Bloom to me is the realisation that openness, honesty and reality can be the salvation in an otherwise bleak and harmful time”

Chino says of the clip: ‘The video was invented to highlight our undeniable connection to nature and our constant push to kill more and more of it when inevitably it’s part of our being and cannot be deleted. Nature will always find a way to bloom from the darkness as we all have the potential to turn our lives around when we are faced with dark situations or stages.
Aislinn (Lowe, the Director) took this concept and went above and beyond, adding her own concepts to make it visually stunning and captivating! I could not be happier with her work and the way it has all come together. I hope you enjoy bloom and it resonates with you!

Emerging from the red centre of Australia and relocating to Melbourne (2010) , 2020 marks the unveiling of a project years in the making with ambitions that spiral out of the furthest auditory spectrum.
More from Chino Saturn in the near future.