Category: Music News

2021’s hottest heavy band, SPIRITBOX, have today announced the release of their first new music since their incendiary, chart-topping debut album, ‘Eternal Blue’.

The new release comes in the form of a 3-track single titled ‘Rotoscope’ and sees the band bringing their unique spin to a more industrial, 90’s alt-rock-tinged sound.

The new drop is accompanied by an official music video directed by Max Moore which can be watched now HERE. The full 3 songs can be streamed HERE. The other tracks in the 3-track single release are ‘Sew Me Up’ and ‘Hysteria’. They can be watched on Youtube HERE.
Fresh off of a run of incredible US festival performances and their first full US tour with UnderoathSPIRITBOX are currently conquering the rest of the world one jaw-dropping performance at a time.

The band recently played what is already being referred to as a legendary set at Download Festival, UK and followed it with two completely sold-out shows at London’s Islington Academy. The second of which saw the band joined by current America’s Got Talent viral superstar, 10 year old Harper, who performed the band’s break out hit, “Holy Roller ” both as her audition for the TV show (watch here) and live with the band in London (watch here).

SPIRITBOX are undoubtedly cemented as one of the most prevalent and rapidly rising forces in modern music. Today’s new music marks the next step in their ascent towards world domination.
SPIRITBOX will remain in Europe playing major festivals and selection of one-off headline shows until June 30th. They will then play US festivals – Rock Fest and Inkcarceration with a sold-out headline show in Grand Rapids in between. They then play another one-off, sold-out headline show with Dayseeker and Brand of Sacrifice before heading out to lay waste to arenas across the US with Ghost and Mastodon. Tickets and info available at Spiritbox.com.

‘Eternal Blue’, Spiritbox’ long awaited debut album, dropped in September of last year. The release rolled in on a global tsunami of critical acclaim, from perfect score reviews and features everywhere including SpinForbesBillboard and Alternative Press, to multiple front covers including Kerrang!Metal HammerRock SoundDistorted SoundPollstar, and Revolver. It spawned a string of hit singles including “Holy Roller“, “Constance“, “Circle With Me, “Secret Garden” and most recently, “Hurt you” and ‘Eternal Blue’ charted #13 Billboard Top 200, #1 Rock, #1 Hard Rock, #1 Vinyl, #2 Internet Albums, #2 Independent, #3 Digital Albums, #3 Album Sales and top 20 of the official charts in Australia (#8), Germany (#17) and UK (#19).
SPIRITBOX have accumulated over 185 million streams across platforms. They were nominated for 2 Juno Awards this year for Breakthrough Group Of The Year and Metal/Hard Music Album of The Year.

What’s that old saying again? “The more things change, the more they stay the same”—right? When it comes to Michigan based metal outfit For The Fallen Dreams, perhaps a more fitting—but just as timeless—adage would be “change is the only constant.”

With a career defined by constant progression and dedication to refining and rejuvenating their unique brand of aggressive, passionate metal, For The Fallen Dreams have consistently demonstrated an incredible ability to adapt and evolve their sound and dynamic despite overwhelming adversity—and all without sacrificing the core components of their sound.

Built around explosive breakdowns, gut-wrenching grooves and lyricism that touches on everything from an introspective glimpse into the human condition to brotherhood and camaraderie, these Midwestern masters of metal have made themselves a staple within the international heavy music community.

Today, For The Fallen Dreams released their first single via Arising Empire called ‘What If’!
Production by Jonathan Dolese at Konkrete Studios (Cane Hill), vocal production by Daniel “DL” Laskiewicz (All That Remains, Bad Wolves) and visualized by Wombat Fire (Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria).

“We are very excited to be breaking into this new era of For The Fallen Dreams with the extremely dedicated and hard working team at Arising Empire. Sharing the vision for future of the bands success is extremely refreshing and motivating. We look forward to a great rest of the year and everything that follows with our new single “What If“. See you on the road.” – For The Fallen Dreams
While For The Fallen Dreams was founded in 2003, their story starts in earnest with the release of »Changes« in 2008—a record that would irreversibly and unremarkably impact the footprint of heavy music.

Following »Changes«, For The Fallen Dreams would go on to release five more remarkable full length records, from the atmospheric and moody »Relentless« to chart-topping comeback record »Heavy Hearts«, which landed at #162 on the Billboard Top 200 and #3 on Billboard Heatseekers lists and »Six«, their debut venture into more metallic territory with over 20 million views on YouTube and tens of millions of streams across various streaming platforms.

While For The Fallen Dreams have certainly been through their fair share of changes, one thing has remained constant: their dedication to constant growth while never failing to deliver primal-yet-emotional music that had made them a staple in modern metal.

For The Fallen Dreams are:
Chad Ruhlig | vocals
Jim Hocking | guitar & vocals
Damon Tate | guitar
Kalan Blehm | bass
Marc Esses | drums

Two years after the highly anticipated Horizons,BEYOND THE BLACK are back with a bang and start a new chapter with the release of their new single ‘Reincarnation’.

Jennifer Haben proclaims:
‘’Reincarnation materialized from a growing recognition of our mortality as humans and the consequent responsibility to live our lives to the fullest. This responsibility means to stand up for yourself, relentlessly fight for your values and also confront your biggest fears. Reincarnation is about becoming your true self and starts a new, epic chapter. This is Beyond the Black! And Beyond the Black is back!”

German Symphonic Metal shooting stars BEYOND THE BLACK look back on a stratospheric success story. Already their 2015 debut album hit like a bomb in their home country. Songs Of Love And Death besieged the German Top 15 for weeks and lead up to the band being awarded the Metal Hammer Award 2015 for “Best Debut”. Its successor Lost In Forever (2016) entered the German charts on #4 right away and paved ways for a huge tour from Germany over countries like UK, Russia or Japan. Since the band’s live debut in 2014 they have played the world’s biggest Metal festival Wacken Open Air several times and toured as a support act for heavy weights such as AerosmithKornScorpionsSaxon or Within Temptation. In the course of album release number three Heart Of the Hurricane BEYOND THE BLACK absolved their first own European headline tour in fall 2019 consisting of over 20 shows in 10 countries–most of them sold out. But even before finishing their touring cycle BEYOND THE BLACK got back to the studio to write record number four. The highly anticipated Horizonswas finally released in June 2020, entered the German album charts on #3 (CH #6, AT #16, BE #53) and marks the band’s most successful album release to date.

Swedish metallers Tungsten are back to conquer the world with their third studio album entitled »Bliss«, out now worldwide!

»Bliss« is undoubtedly the heaviest and darkest album to date by Tungsten. The typical ingredients that define the music of Tungsten are still there while new grounds and territories are being explored musically. The hooklines are stronger and more dynamic than on the previous albums. The lyrics are darker but they still focus on things common man might relate to in one way or another.

Mike Andersson (vocals) says; “It all came naturally. Creating and recording this album truly put us in a feel of bliss. Nick & Karl who wrote the music have really showed their skills and musical talents on Bliss with new musical ideas but still based in the genre that we established in the band in from the beginning.”

»Bliss« was recorded at Harm Studios, Trelleborg (Sweden). Nick Johansson once again took care of the mixing, mastering and production duties.

Karl Johansson says: “We really hope that Bliss will reach out to an even broader fanbase than before. So much pain, sweat and love have been put into this album. We are truly excited to introduce Bliss to the world”.

Anders Johansson agrees; “Yes, this album might be one of the hardest for me to record. Nick is close to a perfectionist at the production helm so if I can find something that has been good about the pandemic it might be the fact I could spend so many more hours in the drum studio just to practise and develop my technique”.

Andreas Marschall was once again hired to paint the front cover. The conceptual idea was a collaboration between the band and Andreas and it conveys a darker feeling which suits the music perfectly. Volfram is back in a twilight world to ours on his neverending quest to aid the weak.

Tungsten is ready to enter the live scene and is already confirmed for Sabaton Open Air in August, 2022.

Tungsten was formed in 2016 when drummer Anders Johansson (HammerfallYngwie J. Malmsteen’s Rising ForceManowar) asked his sons Nick Johansson (Guitars) and Karl Johansson (Bass & Screams) if they were interested in starting a brand new band with him.

Tungsten themselves describe their music to be “melodic, industrial power metal with hints of Northern Folk music“. Tungstens first album »We Will Rise« was released in September 2019 and the song ‘The Fairies Dance‘ is close to pass 3 million streams on Spotify alone.

About a year later, in November 2020, Tungsten released their second album called »Tundra«. The song ‘King of Shadows‘ was chosen to be the first single for the second album and this one also has become an “anthem song” for Tungsten when performing live on stage.



TUNGSTEN 
are:Mike Andersson | Vocals
Karl Johansson | Bass & ScreamsNick Johansson | GuitarAnders Johansson | Drums

Melbourne hard rock act King’s Vengeance have delievered a monstrously huge new track called Lie.

The 6 minute plus epic has all the hallmarks of classic hard rock and metal. A huge intro followed by a fist in the air opening riff that evokes the best of pub rock meets NWOBHM, big choruses and some tastefully done throwback soloing that will have you wishing this song was available on cassette.

Singer and guitarist Dimitri Stathopoulos says of the video

With the music video for Lie, we wanted to try something a little different.
While we maintained certain aspects which built upon the identity of the band established in the previous two videos, such as the three of us performing in a live setting (filmed at Fabrik Studios in Box Hill), we added a few new elements which were slightly left of field for us.

The idea was to add scenes outside of the performance part of the video which complemented the meaning of the song and the message being conveyed by the lyrics in a subtle yet effective way, allowing the viewer to form their own interpretation of the song.

Shot over several weekends, we made use of some creative locations which lent themselves perfectly to the vibe of the song, including the cloudy yet full of character laneways in Melbourne’s CBD, having a drone chase Chris’s vintage car and shooting the guitar solo on the rocks of an ocean beach, interrupting the locals enjoying the sunset on a Saturday night!

The video was filmed and edited by our good friend, the talented Dan Kubiack and incorporated a recurring theme of something or someone trying to stop us from playing music, whether it be implied via a person yelling to turn it down or via a text message or through an overwhelming workload, the idea is that the band leaves behind whatever it is that drags them down, and meets up to perform and play music, ultimately forgetting all other issues in the world.. That’s the beauty of Rock N’ Roll!

Listen to Lie here
distrokid.com/hyperfollow/kingsvengeance/lie

Do you LOVE Red Fang, Kyuss, Queens Of the Stone Age, PJ Harvey, Truckfighters?
Your weekend is almost here. Taking place betweenJune 30 and July 3 across multiple venues in South East Queensland with performances in Brisbane, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Riffmageddon II is the ultimate homegrown Stoner Rock showcase!

Featuring from Western Australia – Giant Dwarf
From South Australia – Kitchen Witch
From Victoria – Planet of The 8s. 
From New South Wales – Human Dinosaur Machine
And with additional ultra dope local features from SEQ’s underground scene, Riffmageddon has collected some of Australia’s rarest gems to share with their hometown heroes. 

RIFFMAGEDDON Vol II 
Thursday, June 30: The Zoo, Brisbane
Friday, July 1: Banshees Bar & Artspace, Ipswich
Saturday, July 2: Norton Music Factory, Sunshine Coast
Sunday, July 3: Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Gold Coast

Tickets are onsale now!
https://linktr.ee/RIFFMAGEDDON2022 

Watch the Riffmageddon II Tour Trailer here
https://youtu.be/xLSForbiO2g

APPEARING AT ALL RIFFMAGEDDON SHOWS
Planet of the 8s (Vic)
Desert Stoner Rock based in Melbourne, Australia. Planet of the 8s have evolved over seven years to become one of Australia’s foremost desert stoner rock outfits, delivering a visceral live set punctuated by deep grooves, harmonised melodic vocals and a thick wall of captivating riffs and lead guitar. Their sound has continually evolved and while influences like QOTSA and Kyuss are evident in the older material, Planets’ have brought progressive and doom elements into their more recent/upcoming releases, with a nod to bands like Tool, Lowrider and Elephant Tree. 

Performing material from their upcoming split for Ripple music, 2021’s EP Lagrange Point and more.. Planets’ are not to be missed.

Kitchen Witch (SA)
SA Music award winning, red-dust desert rock outfit “Kitchen Witch” is Australia’s answer to both the California desert/stoner rock scene and Europe’s stoner/prog/psych circuit. Hailing from the driest state in the driest country in the world, this band is not just desert rock by name. Their latest LP “Earth and Ether”, which debuted at #3 on the Australian Independent Record Album Charts and #11 on the worldwide Doom Charts is available now through Berlin-based Cosmik Artifaktz records.

In 2013, Kitchen Witch formed and soon recorded the double A-side single “Shock/Beer Swilling Baby”. 2015 saw the release of the “Trouble” EP. The 5 track blues-rock release attracted thousands of plays online and featured on the globally distributed Classic Rock UK Magazine. Then in 2016, Kitchen Witch recorded the darker “Back To The Mud” EP at Studio Finetime, showing a heavier side to the group that is evident in their live shows.

On the strength of these releases, Kitchen Witch signed with Berlin-based record label Kozmik Artifactz in 2017 and released selected tracks from these EPs as a full-length self-titled vinyl release. For their 2nd Kozmik Artifactz record, the band released their follow-up album “Earth and Ether” in August 2020. Recorded at Ghostnote Studios in South Australia, the new record is available worldwide only as digital and vinyl editions. It debuted at #3 on the Australian Independent Record Album Charts and #11 on the worldwide Doom Charts. It’s live debut was an online virtual gig, streamed live to fans all over Australia and the world, from the desert in Cali to the snow in Denmark. Kitchen Witch continues to go from strength to strength with their unique powerful twist of blues & soul, 70’s rock, desert psychedelia and stoner doom.

GIANT DWARF (WA)
Giant Dwarf are five West-Aussie blokes who have been throwing a mix of 70’s-90’s fuzz, psych, doom & blues into a melting pot they refer to as sun-baked heavy psych.  

Following the release of their 2019 self titled debut, Giant Dwarf have signed with Euro label Sound Effect Records, supported a handful of international touring acts including Truckfighters, Yawning Man & Corrosion of Confirmity and released a new single, TV Witch at the end of 2021.  
During the Western Australia “jailstate” lockdown of 2020-2022 the Dwarf have taken residence at Perth’s Pavement Studios to craft their follow up LP, rumoured to be a concept album.  Influences for the next chapter are a lot more varied than the familiar QOTSA / Kyuss likenings, channeling a longer song length, blended arrangements, sci-fi elements and synthesisers.  Fans of the usual stoner/fuzz tones will hear accompanying shades of Elder, Uncle Acid, High on Fire, All Them Witches, Zappa, Floyd & ZZ. 

Giant Dwarf have been hungry to get out of WA since 2020, do not miss this four day window of opportunity to see them live.

Death By Carrot (Gina)
Deep Psychonautic Earthborn grooves, descending from the Black Sabbath meets Pink Floyd side of the Rock ‘n’ Roll tree. In Gina we rolled around Australia carrying Black Marsha, sharing our original & organic 100 proof Riffs; seeking kindred spirits.

APPEARING AT SELECT RIFFMAGEDDON SHOWS 

BRISBANE

RHINO (SEQ)
Rhino are here to bring the riffs… A five piece rock engine blasting out of Brisbane, playing high energy, heavy riff based rock n roll… Riffs… RhinoRiffs…

Fumarole (SEQ)
The Australians in Fumarole are crafting heavy rock inspired by bands like Orange Goblin and Earthless, by dark creatures and bleak futures.

Gutterfire (SEQ)
Need a little something to shake your ass to while the world burns to the ground? Try GUTTERFIRE! 100% guaranteed to get you out of your seat and moving.

Vibrations From The Void (SEQ)
Aural equivalent of a freight train mounted with an air-raid siren adorned with disco balls. Rock band hailing from Brisbane, Australia

SUNSHINE COAST

Krave (SEQ)
Krave are a dynamically expressive hard rock metal band that will leave you in a state of craze and bone buzzing adrenaline through their heavy riffs.

Kentucky Green (SEQ)
Stoner blues trio formed in Brisbane in 2019 combining the heavy blues of Black Sabbath and Buffalo with the de-tuned riffs of Sleep and Kyuss.

LAHN (SEQ)
Heavy Desert/Psych rock

Khan (Vic)
Khan meld hazy psychedelia and heavy stoner riffs with progressive rhythms and song structures.

Old Home (SEQ)
Conceived in February 2016 as a platform for the performance of poetry and spontaneous composition, Old Home is taking its first steps towards the mother’s arms.

HDM – Human Dinosaur Machine (NSW)
Human Dinosaur Machine’s writing motivation has always been a brutalised, honest look at all the fun highs & sad lows regarding well being and mental health and the music strongly reflects this.

GOLD COAST

Rinser (SEQ)
On the outskirts of Gotham city (aka surfers paradise) a piss drinkin, bi-aged, quadruplet called Rinser are calling upon their ancestors to guide them on their quest to find the perfect, potent blend of classic rock, heavy blues and guitar driven groove in a deep space exploration of the subconscious.

Kobrakai (SEQ)
What started out as a recording project with the release of our debut album ‘Snuffbox’ in 2014 has led to gigs aplenty in our pursuit of all things of a grungy nature. With the release of ‘Zodiac’ we enter a new phase of the Kai…… 

Khan (Vic)
Khan meld hazy psychedelia and heavy stoner riffs with progressive rhythms and song structures.

ABOUT RIFFMAGEDDON
Riffmageddon is an annual event relating to the adventures of Death By Carrot, bringing home our national undergrounds greater celebration of Riffs among all things weird & wonderful. As Gina rolls around we enjoy collaborations with artists around Australia and present to you this showcase from our Infinity Loop.  

Death By Carrot is a project with over 400 performances celebrating alternative culture, encouraging a healthy space for human-to-human communication through community gatherings and artistic collaborations. . Our method is Riffs. 

Our mechanism is The Infinity Loop, a national run of performances… We are talking 60+ towns and cities in 14 weeks and 15,000+ km of road at a time; the Infinity Loop snake’s its way throughout Australia’s metropolitan and regional spaces. From the canopies of The Kimberley to the banks of the Murray River, vast plains of the Nullarbor to the ancient oceanic openness of Centralian Northern Territory; The Infinity Loop embodies the stories of the Australian land and the folks that dwell in them. 

Our trusty Ford Transit, Gina, rolls us up to pubs, clubs, skate parks, breweries, opal mines, rainforests, art battles, open mics, beaches, cattle stations… We raise Black Marsha in the name of collaboration, with acts, artists and venues around Australia coming together to participate in facilitating the myriad of events that happen along the ever-evolving Infinity Loop.

In 2020 we attempted our first ~complete~ Infinity Loop! Due to the Covid’s situation we had to turn around and Hightail it home upon reaching Margaret River
https://bit.ly/HightailinItHome

After a brief grounding, Gina rolled out of Brisbane again to attempt the complete Infinity Loop for the second time. Again, due to complications of the unfolding Cvids situation, we barely made it into WA before the borders closed. Zig zagging around as far north as Broome and as far round the boot as Kalgoorlie/ Esperance, we continued to raise the Riffs! 

Now returning East after 13 months away from home to gather in the name of slow, low and heavy for our yearly Riff showcase RIFFMAGEDDON; an all inclusive gathering of Riff lovers, desert dreamers, groovers and movers.. remember that cave rave scene in Matrix? 4 days of stoner grooves & desert rock with a colossal interstate lineup…

BONEZ Queer Party is presenting their very first tour! June is recognised as Pride Month, and Bonez Queer Alternative Parties have become a staple part of the party scene in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and beyond. It only makes sense to announce the very first Bonez Tour during Pride Month, celebrating Australian, Heavy, LGBTQ+ bands!

Each event will feature 4 bands + a Drag or Burlesque host for the evening and DJs to keep the party going after the bands are done!

The tour starts off in on Gadigal Land/Sydney on Saturday 13th August at Crowbar, hits Naarm/Melbourne at The Leadbeater Hotel on Saturday 20th August, and then finishes up in Meannjin/Brisbane at The Zoo on Thursday 25th August!

Tickets are on sale now at https://linktr.ee/BonezQueerParty! Ten Tickets have been made available for free to for First Nations people to come along to the event.

Created in 2017, BONEZ Alternative Queer Party was created to celebrate and bring together members of the LGBTIQA+ community in a high energy event with a unique punk rock sensibility. Seeking a new space to support Queer identities and promote Alternative bands and performers, seasoned events producer Sunny Dial created BONEZ to bring heart, soul and a whole lotta eyeliner to Melbourne’s nightlife. Bonez was created to foster a space that goes beyond ‘gay bar’ and aims for broader and more active inclusion, guests are offered free pronoun pins on arrival-safety and acceptance are number one on the agenda, and harassment of any kind is not tolerated!

Melbourne-based heavy outfit The Last Martyr are headlining each event! They returned with a vengeance in April 2021 with a new single, ‘Hindsight,’ a fierce tune with a nu-metal bounce that led the four-piece to a multitude of milestones including Triple J rotation and Unearthed Feature Artist. They followed swiftly with, ‘Afterglow;’ and a live performance on Metal Injection’s ‘Slay At Home,’ YouTube series. Their blast-beat-led single ‘Freaking Out’ was not only their heaviest to date, but the final piece prior to dropping their EP, ‘Purgatory;’ produced by Chris Lalic (Windwaker, To Octavia, Rumours). They kicked off 2022 playing one of Australia’s most loved Heavy music festivals, ‘Unify Gathering’!

Vilify are hitting Brisbane and Sydney on the Bonez tour. They are a close group of friends who officially formed a heavy band together in late 2020 with the collective goal of using their art to discuss issues close to home and heart from both a personal and observational perspective. Being born during a pandemic has created hurdles for Vilify’s extensive live touring ambitions and this has only created more of what is a the forefront of the art – being pissed off and speaking up and asking the audience to reflect on whatever it is that’s being screamed in their face. They recently dropped absolute banger ‘Futility’!

Five Island Drive are heading out on all dates on the Bonez tour – they are a heavy wave trio consisting of trans vocalist Frankie Jean, German multi-instrumentalist Kim Quint, and drummer Bradley Michael de Leon. Essentially, if Denzel Curry met with Rammstein to write a Sega soundtrack, Five Island Drive might be the sonic afterbirth. Based in NSW, Australia and born out of lockdown, FID are entirely self-sufficient; they house their own studio and are composed of visual artists, producers and songwriters alike. A wavy genesis launched in Mega Drive fever dreams, expect colourful, trance-flavoured mosh when turning on Five Island Drive.

Tickets on sale now for the inaugural Bonez Tour! All tickets can be purchased/acquired at https://linktr.ee/BonezQueerParty!

At the beginning of 2020, the music world came to an abrupt stop; which for London UK post-hardcore heads Polar, meant a conclusive end to their unfinished tour alongside After The BurialSpiritbox and Make Them Suffer within their cycle of 2019’s acclaimed album »Nova«.
Filled with a sense of uncertainty in a world turned upside down, Polar (Adam Woodford, Fabian Lomas, Gav Thane & Noah See) took to work on brand new material that lyrically delves deep within the self, while musically treading new and experimental grounds.
Now armed with heavy new material and releasing their first bit and vital sign called ‘Dissolve Me’, the band are excited to take to the stage after years of musical and personal growth behind the scenes.
Dissolve Me is all about the red mist of anger that seems to be within everybody in today’s world. A loss of patience like the final straw has been had within all walks of life. A feeling of privileges and freedom having been taken away and this song is a vessel to release the anger inside.” – Adam Woodford (vocals)         Expect the unexpected.  

Polar are:
Adam Woodford | vocals
Fabian Lomas | guitar
Gav Thane | bass
Noah See | drums

On the release day of their second album »Run«, the Berlin post-hardcore trio Future Palace release the music video for their single ‘Dead Inside‘ at the same time, once again confirming why they are one of the most exciting and hopeful acts on the current alternative music scene. On the new single, the band once again underscores the emotional power in their music and »Run« as an album in particular.

The song is about the aftershocks of a toxic relationship that not only left its mark in the past, but also long afterward raises the question of how to deal with it. “At the beginning of Dead Inside there was the personal experience that there are people who justify their behavior by saying that they are irrevocably emotionally cold,” says guitarist Manuel about the song. “The track deals with such a sometimes tragic situation both lyrically and instrumentally – it reflects inner turmoil, helplessness and anger at the same time.”

Dead Inside‘ is just one example of how much the songs from the album »Run« thirst to be brought to the stage. “This is certain, the new songs not only sound different, they also came from different feelings,”Manuel comments on the songwriting process. “We are therefore particularly looking forward to the live shows – because capturing these feelings in music is one thing, being able to share and express them directly is another.”

After all, Future Palace’s music has never been as multifaceted as on this album: For the first time, the band exercises the hard side of their music to the point of brutal screaming, massive hardcore elements meet intoxicating melodies and a gigantic staging. This is music that wants to be heard and felt – always and everywhere.

For the music video, Future Palace worked with Peter Leukhardt, who has already shot clips for AnnisokayBeyond The Black and Rising Insane.

»Run« was produced by Julian Breucker, who already worked with scene heavy weights like Beyond The Black and Annisokay guitarist Christoph Wieczorek who also mixed and mastered the record.
The album talks about the aftermath of a toxic relationship and shows in a visually stunning and vulnerable way that the struggle with one’s own salvation is only the beginning, even after escaping from a dramatic situation. The band sets these painful processes to music in dramatic post-hardcore, which is able to atmospherically reproduce the ups and downs of one’s own emotions. Brutal like Holding AbsenceSpiritbox or While She Sleeps, irresistible and sweeping like Bring Me The Horizon or Pvris – Future Palace sound out all extremes and arrive at a synthesis that is as real as life.

After two years without playing shows, the »Take Me To Paradise 2022« concerts were the trio’s first headline tour, which not only had a very special meaning because of the long quiet time before. The headline tour was followed by the European tour as a special guest for Annisokay.

Future Palace are among the most up-and-coming post-hardcore acts from Germany, having been collaborating with Arising Empire since their debut album »Escape«. On Spotify, their songs get a high six-digit number of clicks. After appearances at Full Force FestivalSwedish High 5ive Summerfest and the massive homecoming show of AnnisokayFuture Palace will continue touring as a special guest for Battle Beast on their European Tour in August and September.

FUTURE PALACE are:
Maria | Vocals
Manuel | Guitar
Johannes | Drums

Brisbane hardcore heavyweights/stalwarts She Cries Wolf are releasing new music in the form of ‘I’ on June 10th. What is now known to be a 3-track release on streaming services, ‘I’ is a short, sharp stab to the heart – with SCW wasting no spare second on the three blistering songs. The release is available now at: https://shecrieswolf.fanlink.to/I. The first track, The Beggar’s Well premered worldwide on triple j’s Short. Fast. Loud. on Wednesday night just gone, with presenter Josh Merriel stating that he was stoked to present the song, as he has She Cries Wolf lyrics tattooed on his person!

The song Beggars Well, which premiered worldwide on triple j’s Short. Fast. Loud. on Wednesday night, is about Luke Gallows’ struggle with his stance on spirituality, being content within myself and overall directionNever feeling like enough, always striving for perfection. Whilst writing this song I felt like I was really drawing out some of those instances and experiences. Sharing my own feelings, whilst commenting on the human condition we all feel. Personally, I have felt better than ever over recent years and attribute this to now believing that perfection is an unachievable horizon, that should always be strived for but never attained.

He went on to speak about the creation and production of the new music from the outfit. “Collectively as a band we all played a very integral part in how these songs came to be. Everyone’s influence or voice was listened to because we felt like this music was for us and we’d never leave our houses/city’s again. I think with Kyal and I living next door to each other there were a lot of nitpicking conversations about 1% parts of songs and sounds we would scratch our heads over for days.
Before the pandemic Zach from The Ghost Inside had lent a hand in some of this process. We got talking and started looking at guitar tones and more inspiration with the songs. I decided to reach out to to an old friend of mine, Gregory Thomas (ex misery signals, END),  and began getting his input for the songs and the production side of things, including re-amping. The guy is an absolute lord for guitar tone and vibe – and it doesn’t hurt at all that he is an all round legend.
While working with Greg and Zach we planned on working with Lance Prenc on the recording side of this (Polaris, Alpha Wolf, Void of Vision). With the pandemic outbreaks and tours being cancelled/shifted the timelines for tracking became difficult to align, he suggested we track with Michael Campbell from Crucible Sound (Vengeance), who is an absolute legend.
I believe all of this together collectively helped us see the vision/end result we have achieved with these tracks. The hyperbolic time chamber of a global pandemic forced us to grow, write and see the best of our abilities in new music.”

In celebration of the new release, they are taking to iconic Brisbane venue The Zoo for the first time ever to headline a Brisbane show of force on Saturday July 2. Brisbane’s heaviest are turning out to throw down.
The night will be rounded out with support from Headwreck – whose 2021 EP release Glamorise Demise saw them benchmarked as a band to watch, Trust – featuring members of Dream on Dreamer, Young Lions and Violent Soho, Blind Girls – who released their new album ‘The Weight of Everything’ in full on Zegema beach records recently & Salt Money – DIY legends who have been tearing up the scene in recent times.
Tickets are on sale now at http://zoo.oztix.com.au and She Cries Wolf’s release ‘I’ can be pre-saved/purchased/streamed now at https://shecrieswolf.fanlink.to/I.