Brisbane’s melodic hardcore quartet She Cries Wolf took the Australian Heavy Music scene by surprise late in February with the surprise-release of their third full-length ‘Liar’! Teasing the record anonymously with the hashtag #everyonelovestheliar in the weeks prior, they unleashed it on February 22. Now today, they are announcing that in May 2019, they will take it all around the country alongside their mates in Heists on the Australian Liar Tour, presented by Black Sun Bookings. Tickets are on sale now for the tour dates in May at blacksun.oztix.com.au.

She Cries Wolf’s album Liar has turned heads with its uncompromising fury and agression – with Hysteria Mag saying that they “…dive deep into fear and loathing for a strong and surprising return.”, killyourstereo.com espousing that “She Cries Wolf haven’t sounded this malevolent, this bleak, nor this aggressive, and the proof is really in the pudding of how well that’s paid off for them.” and Depth Magazine praising the emotional honesty of the record, saying that “Liar is an expunging of fury, standing up for oneself, seeing promises through, facing blame, and seeking for others to take responsibility, even if this means that you end up alone; the truth mattering more than popularity. The result is something surprisingly artful…”

The Australian Liar Tour takes She Cries Wolf and Heists to Melbourne May 17 at Last Chance Rock N Roll Bar, Adelaide May 18 at Crown & Anchor, Canberra May 24 at UC Hub, Sydney May 25 at Factory Floor, Brisbane June 1 at Crowbar Brisbane and Perth at Amplifier on June 2.

Joining She Cries Wolf on the Australian Liar tour at Heists from Sydney. Heists dropped their monstrous latest single ‘Defeated’ late in 2018 on December 12 and have been riding its popularity since. Heists have previously taken the stage alongside artists such as The Plot In You, Stick to your Guns & Terror, Deez Nuts, Dream On Dreamer and more. 

She Cries Wolf‘s brand new album ‘Liar’ is out now at http://bit.ly/SCW_liar – and tickets for the Australian Liar Tour are on sale now at blacksun.oztix.com.au.

 

From the creative minds of Disney and Tim Burton (Franenweenie, Sweeney Todd) comes a brand new adaption of the classic film Dumbo. Now members of the cast – Danny DeVito (Batman Begins, The War Of The Roses), Eva Green (Kingdom Of Heaven, Casino Royale), Michael Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice) and Colin Farrell (In Bruges, S.W.A.T.) take us behind the scenes to show us what to expect.

The Last Martyr are today announcing the release of their EP ‘Creatrix’ on Friday April 26. Originally slated for an earlier release – and under the name ‘Out of the Black’ – the band decided to shift the focus when they received the final product – feeling that ‘Creatrix’ represents the transformative theme of the songs and the artwork far better. Today, they are dropping a new taste of the record in their song ‘Fear’ – and released an abstract and emotive filmclip for it as well. Pre-Orders for the EP will be live Friday March 8 at ffm.to/TLM_creatrix and the ‘Fear’ single will be live for streaming and purchase March 1 as well at ffm.to/TLM_fear.

Vocalist Monica Strut explains the lyrical themes of the single. “There are two main concepts to ‘Fear.’The first is about realising that sometimes your fears aren’t your own; they are the fears of others projected onto you. This is almost always because your actions are bringing up someone else’s own limiting beliefs and insecurities which they haven’t been able to overcome. The second concept is really about the fact that in order to live life to the fullest, we need to overcome our own fears and limiting beliefs and we have a responsibility to encourage others to do the same. Fear is our brain’s way of protecting us from danger. I believe that life is not necessarily about being ‘Fearless,’ but about rationalising our thoughts and taking action regardless.”

The vivid clip for the single ‘Fear’ (which took over 12 hours to shoot at DCF Studios in Northcote before wrapping up with the milk bath scene at Monica’s house around 11pm) was directed by Her Name Is Murder Productions – who have worked with acclaimed artists such as Sepultura, Thy Art Is Murder and Ocean Grove. Strut explained what they wanted to portray with the video. “We wanted to go with an abstract theme to demonstrate the complexities of human thought around the topic of ‘Fear.’  A mirror motif is used throughout to not only highlight the way in which others project their own fears onto you, but also the fact our fears stem from the inner workings of our minds, as opposed to anything external. Our fears leave us trapped because they distort reality, so we tried to emulate this with many of the scenes.”  

The Last Martyr’s previous singles ‘Into The Black’ and ‘Stay Awake’ saw the band achieve national radio play on triple j (Stay Awake on both The Racket and Home and Hosed) and rotation on The Faction. ‘Stay Awake’ also attracted the attention of Butcher Babies’ Heidi, who added them to her ‘Sisters That Slay‘ playlist alongside the world’s best female voices in heavy music.

The ‘Creatrix’ EP will see its release on Friday April 26 2019 and will be available for pre-orders Friday March 8 at ffm.to/TLM_creatrix. Single ‘Fear’ will be live for purchase and streaming Friday March 1 at ffm.to/TLM_fear. For more information about The Last Martyr, go to facebook.com/thelastmartyr.

 

Thanks to our good friends at Icon Films Subculture has two 1% packs to give away. Each pack will contain a copy of 1% on DVD and a limited edition 1% stubby holder.

To WIN simply go to our Facebook page and private message us the name of one of the stars of 1%.

1% is directed by Stephen McCallum (Hunger, Inferno) and stars Ryan Corr (The Water Diviner, Wolf Creek 2), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road, Gods Of Egypt), Aaron Pederson (Mystery Road, Goldstone), Simone Kessell (San Andreas, Of Kings And Prophets) and Josh McConville (The Merger, The Infinite Man) and tells a story of brotherhood, loyalty, ambition and betrayal, set within the world of Australian motorcycle gangs. This modern day Macbeth follows Paddo, heir to the throne of the Copperheads MC who must assume the mantle whilst club leader Knuck does time in jail. Paddo’s vision for the club’s future and compromises he must make for his mentally disabled brother sets the stage for the ultimate power play.

1% will be released on DVD through Icon on the 6th March 2019.

 

Thanks to our good friends at Icon Films Subculture has two copies of Journey’s End to giveaway on DVD.

To WIN simply private message through our Facebook page and tell us who one of the stars of Journey’s End is.

Journey’s End is directed by Saul Dibb (Bullet Boy, The Duchess) and stars Sam Clafin (Snow White And The Huntsmen, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War, A Knights Tale), Stephen Graham (Snatch, This Is England), Tom Sturridge (On The Radio, Pirate Radio) and Toby Jones (Captain America: The Winter Solider, The Hunger Games) and is set in March, 1918 when C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook (Toby Jones) distract themselves in their dugout with talk of food and their past lives. Stanhope, meanwhile, soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with his dread of the inevitable. A young new officer, Raleigh (Asa Butterfield), has just arrived, fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections. Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer

Journey’s End will be released on DVD through Icon on the 6th March 2019.

Sydney outfit MYOORA have just released a play through video for their new single ‘Moon Grotto.’ The single is released ahead of their debut EP which is set to drop on March 22nd.

The prog rock/metal outfit had the opportunity to work with Jake Howsam Lowe ( The Helix Nebula/Plini ) as producer, Adam Bentley ( Arch Echo ) as mixer and Stephen Taranto ( The Helix Nebula ) as a guest soloist.  

Their influences for music include Plini, Periphery, Monuments and Polyphia.

You can reach out to Myoora via the following social medias.

 

Bandcamp: https://myoora.bandcamp.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/myooramusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/myooramusic/

Canadian rock and skate-punk legends SUM 41 will perform an exclusive Download Festival kick-off show at Sydney’s Crowbar on Friday March 8. They’ll be joined by special guests in emo power punks Eat Your Heart Out, making this a rare and not-to-be-missed event.

Tickets go on sale at 10am Monday, February 25 and will be available exclusively to all current Download Festival ticket holders only.

To purchase tickets; customers will need to enter in their download order confirmation number in the password box.  Example circled below; password must be entered without special characters eg: 5550850.

Please note: There is a two (2) ticket limit per Download Festival ticket confirmation number. Photo I.D. of the ticket purchaser will be required to gain entry to the show.

Haven’t bought your Download ticket yet but don’t want to miss out? There’s still a chance… Patrons must have purchased a Download ticket prior to 11:59pm Sunday, February 24 to receive a confirmation number and become eligible to secure Sum 41 tickets.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.

“Archright” is the second single to be unveiled ahead of Town Portal’s third LP, ‘Of Violence’ (released 5th April via Small Pond recordings and Art As Catharsis). Launching on 19th February via a feature on Invisible Oranges“Archright” is set to build on the success of the recent “Roko’s Basilisk” single, which is out now and gaining heavy online support. With a batch of tour dates also freshly announced, the Danish band will be bringing their new music to fans across the UK and Europe in April and May.

Hailing from CopenhagenTown Portal are a three-piece consisting of guitarist Christian Henrik Ankerstjerne, drummer Malik Breuer Bistrup and bassist Morten Ogstrup Nielsen. Their taut, gritty and emotionally stirring breed of instrumental rock pulls influence from the worlds of metal, math-rock, noise-rock and minimalist experimental music.

While their past albums were self-recorded (with Ankerstjerne at the helm), the band had a sound in their heads for the new record, that required a new approach. As a result, audio engineer Scott Evans – known for his spacious, heavy productions and his band Kowloon Walled City – was brought in from San Francisco to record the band in Copenhagen’s legendary Black Tornado Studio.

The first song from the new record to be completed, the uncompromising “Archright” provided the blueprint and clarified the band’s vision for the powerful album to come – a body of work that brings a multi-dimensional exploration of the theme of violence, spurred in no small part by the turmoil of current times. Striking a note of uneasy, dissonant calm, always ready to break, this track was sparked by the band members’ dismay and disdain at the rise of populist nationalism in the West. “The title grew out of thoughts about entitlement, notions of having a right that others don’t have”, say the trio. “Arch is a hollow prefix. We liked the combination of words, because it sounds important and like something you can rally behind, but in fact it falls apart if you try to poke at it.” 

Across their two previous LPs (2012’s ‘Chronopoly’ and 2015’s ‘The Occident’) they have attracted a worldwide fanbase and major tastemaker support from the likes of Noisey, Brooklyn Vegan, Stereogum, Metal Sucks, Decibel and Invisible Oranges. This adds to extensive tours across Europe, and other notable outings including cult festival Duna Jam in Italy, ArcTanGent (where they describe witnessing “the world’s friendliest circle-pit” in their audience) and support for The Dillinger Escape Plan.

On their new material, Town Portal allow their typically calculated and controlled musical universe to give way to exhilarating chinks of chaos – a mindset inspired partly by several ventures into unfamiliar territory since their last release. In 2017 the band were recruited by composer Ola Strandh (Massive Entertainment, Ubisoft) to collaborate on the soundtrack to the forthcoming high profile videogame ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division 2’. The following year they were sought out to join Johannes Gammelby and Manoj Ramdas in a new incarnation of Danish alt. rock darlings The Malpractice, playing live shows in Copenhagen and Aarhus in support of Gammelby’s most recent release, ‘Slur’.

As always, the band have taken their time making music, but every exploit along the way has fed into the songwriting, adding new energies and components into their expression. The “Archright” single is a microcosm of a deeply thought, passionate and impactful record on which inspirations from deconstructed electronic music, avant-garde metal and cinematic brass arrangements coexist seamlessly.

TOUR DATES:
(All UK dates w/ Body Hound)

March 23rd – Odense (DK) – Momentum

April 18th – Leeds (UK) – Chunk

April 19th – Nottingham (UK) – JT Soar

April 20th – London (UK) – Sebright Arms

April 21st – Brighton (UK) – Bad Pond Festival (Concorde2)

April 27th – Luxembourg (LUX) – Out Of The Crowd Festival (Kulturfabrik)

May 10th – Copenhagen (DK) – A Colossal Weekend (Vega)

May 17th – Leipzig (DE) –  kXntXr80

May 18th – Berlin (DE) – Supamolly

 

 

After nearly a decade fronting the band, Jake Wiffen announced his departure from Dead City Ruins following an extensive 2018 touring schedule of Europe and Australia. True to their Never Say Die mantra however, the band wasted no time in finding the man who would fill the giant shoes left behind; Steve Welsh.

Well regarded worldwide and in online circles for his vocal prowess, Welsh brings a fresh energy to the band already shown through capacity hometown shows and dates with New York City’sLiving Colour. Dead City Ruins look forward to bringing their dynamic and powerful live show to European audiences in early 2019.

The band are in the midst of a 22 date tour of the UK and Europe with heavy metal legends UDO (original singer of ACCEPT)

Along for the ride filling in on bass is Luke Bolton of F*** the Fitzroy Doom Scene.

LINE UP:
Steve Welsh – VOCALS
Tommy Tbone – GUITAR
Sean Blanchard – GUITAR
Nick Trajanovski – DRUMS
Luke Bolton – BASS (Touring)

Dead City Ruins have made a name for themselves on a national and international level through years of touring and living in their tour bus lovingly named the Blue Bastard. Well known for their energetic live performance and brazen return to the roots of Australian pub rock.
For nine years now the band has been going strong without letting anything distract them from their mission. Dead City Ruins plow ahead with everything they’ve got, and you can hear this in every note on Never Say Die.
Recorded with English producer James Lewis (Arctic Monkeys, Sunset Sons) Never Say Die will knock you on your ass, just as all good rock’n’roll should, but there’s more to it than that. The music goes deep – as all really good rock’n’roll should. After all, Led Zeppelin are more than Whole Lotta Love, Sabbath are more than Iron Man, and Soundgarden go beyond Outshined. Dead City Ruins play with the same intensity that made the iconic albums of the Seventies, Eighties and Nineties so special. In short, it has soul.
With their rock n roll battle scars worn like badges of honour, the band have played every hole in the wall pub and club you can think of both here and on multiple extended tours of Europe and the States with the likes of Mastodon, Skid Row, Ugly Kid Joe, Fozzy, Orange Goblin and Wolfmother. Playing every show like they were headlining an arena.
Of course the songs on Never Say Die can’t help but reflect the life they now lead. A life on the road. Songs about touring, break ups, fans, laughs, tears and beers..
Fuelled by life, raised by riffs and out to give everyone a good time, Dead City Ruins have delivered an album of working class hard rock that will leave your ears ringing and a grin fixed on your face for days.
Never Say Die is available now!
www.dinnerforwolves.com/product/dead-city-ruins-never-say-die-cd
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/never-say-die/1344770349