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 Stan, Australia’s unrivalled home of original productions, today released the trailer for the six-part Stan Original Series Black Snow, which will premiere on New Year’s Day, with all episodes at once and only on Stan. 

To watch and share the trailer click here: https://youtu.be/6gCM4Yhk-yc

It’s 1994 in Ashford, North Queensland, and a group of high school students are working on a time capsule. One week before the capsule is buried, Isabel Baker (Talijah Blackman-Corowa) is murdered. The crime shocks the small town and devastates Isabel’s Australian South Sea Islander community. The case is never solved, the killer never found.

Twenty-five years later, opening the time capsule unearths a letter from Isabel that sheds new light on her unsolved murder. The investigation is reopened and Detective Sergeant James Cormack (Travis Fimmel), from the State Cold Case Unit, arrives in Ashford to begin the search for Isabel’s killer.

A captivating six-part, one-hour mystery-drama series set in a small town in North Queensland with deep ties to the Australian South Sea Islander community, Black Snow combines the character-driven storytelling of a coming-of-age drama with the gripping mystery of a classic whodunit.

Black Snow stars Travis Fimmel (Vikings) in the lead role with newcomers Talijah Blackman-Corowa, Jemmason Power, Molly Fatnowna and Eden Cassady, alongside Brooke Satchwell (Stan Original Film Poker Face), Alexander England (Stan Original Series C*A*U*G*H*T), Erik Thomson (C*A*U*G*H*T), Kym Gyngell (Stan Original Series No Activity), Rob Carlton (Stan Original Series Bali 2002), Jimi Bani (Mabo), Daniela Farinacci (Total Control) and Lucy Bell (The Secrets She Keeps). The series will also feature the screen debut of Australian music sensation Ziggy Ramo.

Black Snow is produced by Goalpost Television, created by Lucas Taylor (Harrow), writing alongside Boyd Quakawoot (Black Comedy) and Beatrix Christian (Jindabyne). Directed by Sian Davies (Stan Original Series The Gloaming) and Matthew Saville (Please Like Me) and shot by Murray Lui (Top End Wedding), the series is produced by Goalpost’s Rosemary Blight (The Invisible Man), alongside Lois Randall and Kaylene Butler.

The Stan Original Series Black Snow has received major production investment from Screen Australia in association with Stan, and is financed with support from Screen Queensland, Screen NSW and AMC Networks’ Sundance Now who also serve as distributor in the U.S., Canada, and U.K. Financed and produced in association with All3Media International. Financed in association with Fulcrum Media Finance. A Goalpost Pictures Production.

The Stan Original Series Black Snow premieres New Year’s Day, with all episodes at once and only on Stan.

Watch the final trailer and download the character posters for 20th Century Studios’ “Avatar: The Way of Water.” James Cameron’s highly anticipated first follow-up to his Academy Award®-winning “Avatar” opens in cinemas on December 15, with advance tickets for the film now on sale.

With “Avatar: The Way of Water,”  the cinematic experience reaches new heights as Cameron transports audiences back to the magnificent world of Pandora in a spectacular and stirring action-packed adventure.

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive,  and the tragedies they endure. 

Directed by James Cameron and produced by Cameron and Jon Landau, the Lightstorm Entertainment Production stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang and Kate Winslet. Screenplay by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. David Valdes and Richard Baneham serve as the film’s executive producers.

Over the course of their career, which commenced in 1997, genre bending punk, rasta, soul gangsta rockers, HED PE have remained constant with relentless touring and a genuinely unifying live show bringing together fans of the multiple genres which they so effortlessly fuse.

The band returns to Australia for the first time since 2019, and for their third tour since 2018, much to the delight of a fiercely loyal fan base. If you have not experienced HED PE live, expect pounding riffage, solid grooves and funk infused rhythms all laced by the flow, melody and cadence of frontman, Jahred Gomes.

The band is firing on all cylinders and is coming off a very heavy 2022 touring schedule across the USA and Europe.

Australian fans of the band are in for a real treat.

Over the course of their career, which commenced in 1997, genre bending punk, rasta, soul gangsta rockers, HED PE have remained constant with relentless touring and a genuinely unifying live show bringing together fans of the multiple genres which they so effortlessly fuse.

The band returns to Australia for the first time since 2019, and for their third tour since 2018, much to the delight of a fiercely loyal fan base. If you have not experienced HED PE live, expect pounding riffage, solid grooves and funk infused rhythms all laced by the flow, melody and cadence of frontman, Jahred Gomes.

The band is firing on all cylinders and is coming off a very heavy 2022 touring schedule across the USA and Europe.

Australian fans of the band are in for a real treat.

Disrupted by the pertinent intrusions of microbial inflections we were forced to abandon the secretive altercation with This Is Serious Money in Melbourne last weekend. What a bunch of pricks those guys turned out to be? No flowers. No get well card. No sympathy. Just on with the masks and be damned. 

Said and done as we buckle back into the highway to hello. Melbourne prince was repositioned to this Thursday now with the inclusion of 90s stalwarts MOLER last seen with us at the ’96 Falls festival. Also along for the sabotage are Worker+Parasite channeling the subterfuge of Devo and like… otherwise all else is back drivin’ in time! Road hazards null and void.
 REGURGITATOR’s Drivetime!
Welcome a drive-by to your town soon!

DRIVE HARD… GO COVID!!!After shit got serious with our current balaclav’ed microbial nemesis – forced to abandon the Saturday show and reschedule to this Thursday. Wear your masks!
We is hybrid!Formless, shapeless… like water.Noumena musically ablaze with uncertainty and spontaneous pace.Get your solenoids humming – we are takin’ you to the road!IT’S DRIVETIME! Awaken to the morning zoo… enter that dragon with the forge of a propulsive cryptocrash.Primetime optics glazed over with unrestricted drones of electric transformation.Wide open road’s concordant rush hour… crackin’ the next level with clenched fists of furry. As UNIT draws toward the quarter mark there will be some special launch events for the illustrious Bloomsbury 33 1/3 Oceania series Regurgitator’s UNIT as written by Brisbane’s Lauren Istvandity & Lachlan Goold (Magoo) out NOW via Bloomsbury and here: https://www.valverecords.com.au/shop/THUR 1 DEC – READINGS bookstore St Kilda MelbourneUNIT 33 1/3 book launch – doors 6.00pm Event 6.30pmMary Mihelakos in-conversation with Lachlan Goold (co-author), Quan Yeomans & Ben Ely (band members), Paul Curtis (band manager) & Michael Parisi (A&R Unit Warner) discussing 33 1/3 Regurgitator’s Unit. https://www.readings.com.au/events/regurgitator-a-celebration WARNER RECORDS have re-released the album ‘Unit’ for its 25th anniversary this November, on a gatefold multicolured vinyl pressing, along with an extended digital deluxe of the album.  Come along on…REGURGITATOR’s DRIVETIME

THUR 24 NOV – THE PRINCE St Kilda – rescheduled date!
plus special guests MOLER and WORKER + PARASITE
DOORS 7.30pm
Tickets from https://tickets.oztix.com.au

FRI 25 NOV – BADLANDS Perth 
plus PARTY DOZEN and COMMUNITY CHEST
Tickets from https://badlandsbar.oztix.com.au/

SAT 26 NOV – THE GOV Adelaide 
plus PARTY DOZEN and THUNDER SPEAKS
Tickets from https://thegov.oztix.com.au

SUN 27 NOV – THE BASEMENT Canberra 
plus PARTY DOZEN and SKETCH METHOD
Tickets from https://tickets.oztix.com.au

THUR 1 DEC – READINGS bookstore St Kilda Melbourne
UNIT 33 1/3 book launch – doors 6.00pm Event 6.30pm

Mary Mihelakos in-conversation with Lachlan Goold (co-author), Quan Yeomans & Ben Ely (band members), Paul Curtis (band manager) & Michael Parisi (A&R Unit Warner) discussing 33 1/3 Regurgitator’s Unit. https://www.readings.com.au/events/regurgitator-a-celebration

FRI 2 DEC GOOD THINGS Melbourne Flemington Racecourse (SOLD OUT)
SAT 3 DEC GOOD THINGS Sydney Centennial Park  
SUN 4 DEC GOOD THINGS Brisbane Brisbane Showgrounds 

plus TISM and some other good things…
Tickets & info from https://www.goodthingsfestival.com.au/
This Drivetime tour will aim for a low carbon foot print energy efficiency, be carbon offset, and utlise hybrid tour vehicles where available.

Honouring the patience of devoted fans all over the country, Helmet have confirmed their long-waited return to deliver the very best of their celebrated catalogue.

In April 2023 Helmet will storm Australian stages delivering career defining songs and all-time fan favourites, a complete evening of essential music from one of heavy music’s most essential bands.

For over three decades, Page Hamilton and Helmet have provided the foundation for modern guitar and heavy alternative music. Fusing the complexity of jazz, the extreme power of metal and a liberal dose of avant guard, Helmet continue to guide the way for a myriad of bands into the modern age. Led by Hamilton’s incendiary time-contorting riffs and molten liquid leads, Helmet are the epitome of extreme musicality. 

From the devastating guitar riff of “Repetition” opening 1990’s Strap It On through to the pulsating bass and feedback of “Life Or Death” which closes their most recent album Dead To The World, Page Hamilton and his band continue to raise the bar for uncompromising, sonically brutal guitar driven rock. 

All tickets currently held by patrons for the previously scheduled 2020 Helmet tour will be valid for these new dates, including shows where the host venue has changed.

Ticketholders should anticipate correspondence notifying the new dates from the ticketing company from whom the purchase was made. 

DRW Entertainment & Principal Entertainment Present
HELMET- THE BEST OF HELMET
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2023

THURSDAY 20th APRIL CAMBRIDGE NEWCASTLE
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FRIDAY 21ST APRIL ROUNDHOUSE  SYDNEY
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SATURDAY 22ND APRIL REPUBLIC HOBART
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MONDAY 24TH APRIL ROSEMOUNT  PERTH
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WEDNESDAY 26TH APRIL THE BASEMENT  CANBERRA
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THURSDAY 27TH APRIL  TIVOLI BRISBANE
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FRIDAY 28TH APRIL CROXTON BANDROOM  MELBOURNE
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SATURDAYN 29TH APRIL CROXTON BANDROOM MELBOURNE
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SUNDAY 30TH APRIL THE GOV ADELAIDE
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US metallers, Darkest Hour will return to Australia next February for the first time on over a decade for a 5 date assault on our cities.

The bastard child of the 90’s punk, metal and hardcore movements, Darkest Hour combine the passion, energy and soul of punk & hardcore with the speed, vengeance and fury of melodic speed, thrash and death metal for a sound that is pure carnage.

Helping to define the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal 25 years ago, Darkest Hour are one of the pioneers of the new breed and are a band that gave the heavy music world the revitalisation it sorely needed, forging the template for modern metal!

With 9 studio albums under their belts and music featured in major motion pictures, television shows and video games, Darkest Hour have permeated the widest realms of pop culture, all while flying the metal flag high.

Sydney is ranked as #4 on the bands Top 5 Most listened to Cities on their Spotify page. This return tour is long overdue!
Playing tracks off their extensive discography including critically acclaimed albums, Deliver Us, Undoing Ruin and The Human Romance these shows should not be missed.

Watch the tour trailer from the band here
https://youtu.be/IcqtmpulSGU

TOUR DATES
Wed, February 8: Crown & Anchor, Adelaide
Thurs, February 9: Max Watts, Melbourne
Fri, February 10: The Basement, Canberra
Sat, February 11: Metro Social, Sydney
Sun, February 12: The Brightside, Brisbane

Tickets on sale now!
https://tourlink.to/darkesthour

“Evil World Machine”, the first single from the exciting new multi-dimensional Crossbone Skully project dropped today. Next Saturday, November 26, the video which was directed and animated by Riley Donahue (Saturday Night Live) will premiere live at the San Diego Fan Expo. Fans will get their first look at Tommy Henriksen’s carefully crafted character: Crossbone Skully, and the character’s world, which inspired its own upcoming graphic novel, “Thing #1.” 

The first single from Crossbone Skully’s debut album “Evil World Machine” is now available to stream and download from
https://crossboneskully.ffm.to/evilworldmachine 

Crossbone Skully is an avenging superhero, beginning his journey to rescue humanity on “Evil World Machine.” Legendary producer Mutt Lange (AC/DC, Def Leppard), emerged from retirement to serve as executive producer on the album which was written by Tommy Henriksen and Tommy Denander, the song talks about the evil currency of the world. 

Tommy Henriksen (Alice Cooper/Hollywood Vampires) serves as lead vocalist and bassist on the album, with additional voiceovers on “Thing #1” by Hollywood A-lister Johnny Depp (The Evil Sorcerer), and an impressive list of rock royalty including Alice Cooper (The Bringer of Light), Joe Perry (The Big Bad Bone Crusher), Nikki Sixx (The Crooked Crow), Kane Roberts (The Alpha Watchman), to name a few in the short, animated film. Rounding out the band’s line up are Tommy Denander (Alice Cooper), keyboardist Jamie Muhoberac (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Seal), bassist Chris Wyse (Hollywood Vampires, Ace Frehley, the Cult, Ozzy Osbourne), drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper, Hollywood Vampires), the late UFO bassist Pete Way and producer/mixer Mike Plotnikoff (AC/DC, Cher, Aerosmith). 

“This has been an amazing journey,” says Henriksen, who began the project with Denander almost four years ago. “If you had told me back then that I’d be working with the greatest producer who ever lived, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

Crossbone Skully will be engaging fans with more music from the album, which delivers a powerful message in today’s global climate, inviting people of all backgrounds to coexist and break down oppressive barriers. Additionally, Tommy Henriksen’s vision for Crossbone Skully will continue to unfold, culminating in the release of the band’s debut album in 2023. 

Check out the teaser trailer and a poster for Disney and Pixar’s “Elemental,” an all-new, original feature film set in Element City, where fire-, water-, land- and air-residents live together. The story introduces Ember, a tough, quick-witted and fiery young woman, whose friendship with a fun, sappy, go-with-the-flow guy named Wade challenges her beliefs about the world they live in.

Directed by Peter Sohn, produced by Denise Ream, and featuring the voices of Leah Lewis and Mamoudou Athie as Ember and Wade, respectively, “Elemental” releases on June 15, 2023.

Actors Sam Worthington and Cliff Curtis arrived at Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach today, with an impressive Bondi Icebergs Pool takeover to celebrate the upcoming release of “Avatar: The Way Of Water” – in Australian cinemas December 15.

Sam Worthington and Cliff Curtis will walk the red carpet at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter for a Special 3D Footage Screening Event later this evening alongside other VIP guests.

Set more than a decade after the events of the first film, “Avatar: The Way of Water” begins to tell the story of the Sully family (Jake, Neytiri, and their kids), the trouble that follows them, the lengths they go to keep each other safe, the battles they fight to stay alive, and the tragedies they endure. Sam Worthington reprises his role as Jake Sully in James Cameron’s much-anticipated sequel. Cliff Curtis (“Tonowari”) joins as leader of the Metkayina clan.

Directed by James Cameron, “Avatar: The Way of Water” stars Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldaña, Sigourney Weaver, Stephen Lang, Cliff Curtis, Joel David Moore, CCH Pounder, Edie Falco, Jemaine Clement, Giovanni Rabisi and Kate Winslet.  Screenplay by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver. Story by James Cameron & Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver & Josh Friedman & Shane Salerno. The film’s producers are James Cameron and Jon Landau, with David Valdes and Richard Baneham serving as executive producers.

AVATAR: THE WAY OF WATER RELEASES IN AUSTRALIAN CINEMAS DECEMBER 15