Tagged: Australia

Port Mac’s heaviest exports are back and ready to go off like a bomb. Letterbomb A.D.‘s new single ‘Smoke & Mirrors’ drops on Friday July 23 and will be available at http://ffm.to/letterbombad_smokeandmirrors.

Lochlan Watt premiered the track Tuesday night on triple j’s The Racket – and Slipknot’s festival site/media outlet Knotfest premiered the video, saying that the band “straddles the ethos of hardcore with the pummeling precision of deathcore in a way that resonates as fresh as it does extreme. The band manages to evoke the kind of brutality that supersedes the cheese of the descriptor actually make good on it’s claim.

The absolutely chaotic, abrasive and intense track comes with a videoclip directed by James Mantle. The single was Recorded And Mixed By Mittah Norath at Tommirock Studios and Mastered by Joshua Bartel at Viking Lounge Mastering.

Vocalist Garrett McMaster says that “This song is about isolation-turned cabin-fever, and the toxicity of unhealthy relationships and removing ones self from situations in life that initially might be a painful uphill-climb but ultimately are essential for the progress of happiness and self-growth.

He went on to add “I feel this is something that a lot of listeners will be able to relate to if they have been through any similar hardships, and the general feeling of isolation from COVID-19 over the past year which we have all experienced the effects of on a worldwide basis.

Letterbomb A.D. – Dominic Sutton on Guitars, Keegan McCleary on Bass and Garrett McMaster on Drums & Vocals – have crafted a unique blend of chaotic hardcore and extreme metal. A sound that takes influence from the technical proficiency of mathcore, the brutality & speed of deathcore, and the raw aggression of hardcore.

In their short 3 years as a band, they have dropped their self-titled EP and 2020 single Dystopia, the majority of which were featured on official Spotify playlists Deathcore & Homegrown and Heavy – and have shared the stage with NorthlaneThy Art Is Murder, Make Them SufferJustice for the DamnedAlpha WolfDiamond Construct and more.

Letterbomb A.D.’s new single “Smoke & Mirrors” will see its release into the world Friday, July 23 on all digital stores and streaming platforms – and will be available at http://ffm.to/letterbombad_smokeandmirrors.

Prepare to be knocked the F*#K out by Judo CHOP!, the 6-piece melodic punk band hailing from Melbourne, Australia! last month they announced their forthcoming EP release and dropped their single ‘Disconnected’. Now, they return with a second helping of Chop Suey, a blinding new single that shares a title with the EP.

Judo CHOP!’s new EP release ‘Shelf Life’ will be birthed into the world on Friday July 2nd, via People of Punk Rock Records (Bodyjar, Zebrahead, Frenzal Rhomb) and today they are unleashing the title track.

Vocalist Murray McDonald says that ‘Shelf Life’ is about “Grappling with the frailty of life’s dumbfounding coincidence, Shelf life points to the human condition of having intelligence enough for self awareness in the morass of unknowing. Authenticity is best and as suggested, you should go your own way.  Follow your own road! 

They will follow up the release of their EP with a hometown launch show on Friday August 20th at the iconic Collingwood venue The Tote in the upstairs bar, alongside mates Foxtrot and Awake Now. Tickets are available at the band’s Facebook page now and are limited to 50 ONLY.

The poignant lyric video for ‘Shelf Life’ was filmed and edited by Jackson Webster @ Jackson Webster Visuals and the concept and direction was shared by Judo CHOP! and Jackson Webster. The ‘Shelf Life’ EP was produced by Sam Johnson @ Holes & Corners Recording Studio in South Melbourne!

Judo CHOP!’s debut EP ‘Shelf Life’ will be released on Friday July 2nd, via People of Punk Rock Records! New single ‘Shelf Life’ is out now on all streaming platforms and digital stores.

Melbourne metal outfit, Villa Morta, have joined forces with Gravemind‘s Dylan Gillies-Parsons on their brutal new offering entitled “Bloodlust“. “Bloodlust” marks the second to drop from upcoming ‘Subvert‘ EP – due out Friday July 26.

Produced, mixed and mastered by Lance Prenc (Alpha WolfPolaris), Bloodlust is a furious offering that takes inspiration from the movie Elysium in which a world divide is explored where power and wealth rule.

“Bloodlust” exclusively premiered at Maniacs yesterday, where vocalist and creative mastermind Masa Myer explained: “Fame, power and greed are attributes deeply embedded within societies that are reproduced through capitalism and unequal opportunities. The themes that are explored in Cryptex, Bloodlust and the rest our EP, Subvert, are used to highlight and question our way of thinking about the different paradigms that govern ourselves and the world, with the hope that it allows us to progress together with a greater understanding and compassion for each other.

Previous single “Cryptex” premiered at triple j‘s The Racket and made its video debut at KillYourStereo, who also revealed the details of the cryptex mission. “Cryptex” lead the way towards ‘Subvert’ with a physical journey to seek answers and reap a reward. Five unlockable cryptex boxes were hidden in locations in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmania and listeners were encouraged to crack the codes using hints from the music video for a very limited reward and an early preview of “Bloodlust”.

To celebrate Villa Morta’s upcoming extended release, the band are launching ‘Subvert’ to a Iive audience on Saturday July 31 at Melbourne’s The Workers Club. Supporting Villa Morta will be Wake The BlindCerement and Blood On My Hands – tickets available through Oztix.

Josh Morrissy (vocals), Masa Myer (guitar/vocals), Tom Clarke (drums) and Thomas Campbell (bass) are the quartet that make up Villa Morta. Villa meaning house and Morta meaning death, signifying in this sense a spiritual home and a place we find ourselves when we die. The members have found inspiration and influence through a fascination with the mysteries of life.

Villa Morta intend to continue exploring these themes and ideas in their message and vision, while in conjunction pushing their musical sound into new territories.

“Bloodlust” featuring Dylan Gillies-Parsons and “Cryptex” are out now. ‘Subvert’ will be available Friday July 23.

DRUID are summoning all their mana to announce their brand new single and video – ‘I, Exist (Voices)’. The brand new brutal track drops this Friday, June 18th on all digital stores and streaming platforms at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/druid2/i-exist-voices.

The video for the single dropped on Tuesday morning Australian Time at Slipknot’s Festival KNOTFEST’s music blog! The band were also announced to be playing at Knotfest’s Pulse of the Maggots streaming festival at their twitch channel on 25th June from 3pm PT (Saturday morning 26th June 8am Australian AEST). Their set will be streamed alongside bands like Hyro The Hero, As Everything Unfolds, Lotus Eater and more.

Previous single ‘DTHBLW’ has been charting consistently on the Knotfest ‘Countdown to Oblivion’ Music Video charts, with host Hardcore Keem seriously loving the track – check out his reaction here.

The band says that the new song “…is a narrative which explores our protagonist’s state of mind and his internal conflict when found at a crossroad in his life. The result of his devastating actions has him struggling to understand the fallout. What has lead him here in this moment to have “blood on his hands”? The song explores how he struggles with conflicting voices trying to determine whether the outcome was justified or damning.
‘I, Exist (Voices)’ was written by Druid & The Loud Noise Estate. Evan Lee and Ash Daws from The Loud Noise Estate also produced, mixed, and mastered the track.

Later this year, the band will collect the singles already out (Room 44, DTHBLW and now I, Exist (Voices)) into a release entitled ‘The Beauty and The Decay’. More details will be revealed as the year progresses.

Each of the singles’ cover art brings the viewer/listener one step closer to the final view – with each piece of art stepping through a new door, bringing the final image and full view into focus.

Druid’s singles ‘Room 44’ and ‘DTHBLW’ received play on triple J’s The Racket with Lochlan Watt with DTHBLW getting a follow up play on Richard Kingsmill’s 2021 show on triple J, added to rotation on The Faction and a tonne of spins on MMM Hard N Heavy!

‘I, Exist (Voices)’ will be released on Friday June 18th on all digital stores and streaming platforms at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/druid2/i-exist-voices.

Two of Australia’s most respected singers, musicians and songwriters – Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley – are taking their guitars and songs on the road across 17 dates on the National ‘Together Alone Tour’ through October, November and December 2021.

The ‘Together Alone Tour’ will be the first time these two powerhouse guitarists and vocalists have joined forces to tour together and shared a stage in such an intimate setting as they take the audience on a musical journey across their respective careers.

GP Tickets go on sale at 10.00am local times Wednesday, 23 June.

A pre-sale for members of Mossy’s and Troy’s fan clubs commences at 10.00am local times on Monday, 21 June and will run until 10.00amWednesday, 23 June. You can sign up for the Fan Club HERE

Mossy said “I have been a big fan of Troy’s for so long so when this opportunity came up to do a lap around Australia with him I was never going to say no. These shows have been about 2 years in the planning, the set list will have everything plus a few surprises and I can’t wait to finally take it on the road and out to our fans.”

Troy added: “From the first chord I heard Ian Moss play on guitar I was hooked, and then he sang!  He has been a major source of inspiration for me for years and to play some shows with him across the country will be something very special.  This will be a great fun musical adventure, I’m so proud to blend what we do on stage for people to see, guitar heaven!  See you out there.  I can’t wait to play.”

As part of the tour fans have the opportunity to purchase VIP tickets to each of the shows which will give them the rare opportunity to go behind the scenes and watch Ian and Troy’s soundcheck and run a few songs on stage.

Included in the VIP Experience (one per person/ticket price):

– Exclusive “Meet and Greet” with Ian Moss and Troy Cassar-Daley during soundcheck
– VIP “Together Alone” lanyard
– VIP Limited Edition “Together Alone” Stubby Cooler
– Ticket to the show and best seats available (where applicable)

Numbers are strictly limited to 30 (subject to venue seating) and no photos or videoing will be permitted during soundcheck. We prefer you sit, listen and enjoy this unique experience.

Opening at selected shows will be Gretta Ziller, a rock, pop and blues-influenced artist who will release her sophomore album in September 2021, and Melody Moko, a singer-songwriter, who has taken her music to the world since the release of her debut album The Wreckage in 2020.

Presented by Tarampa Music, Thrillhill Music & The Harbour Agency
Tickets on sale Wednesday 23 June at 10am local times from
ianmosss.com.au and troycassardaley.com.au
Wednesday, 13 October – Queen’s Park Theatre, Geraldton WA #
Friday, 15 October – Astor Theatre, Perth WA #
Saturday, 16 October – The Gov, Adelaide SA #
Thursday, 21 October – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle NSW *
Friday, 22 October – Panthers, Evan Theatre, Penrith NSW *
Saturday, 23 October – Anita’s Theatre, Thirroul NSW *
Thursday, 28 October – Empire Theatre, Toowoomba QLD *
Friday, 29 October – The Events Centre, Kings Theatre, Caloundra QLD *
Saturday, 30 October – The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley QLD *
Sunday, 31 October – Jacaranda Festival, Market Square, Grafton NSW
Thursday, 11 November – West Gippsland PAC, Warragul VIC #
Friday, 12 November – Palms at Crown, Melbourne VIC #
Saturday, 13 November – Palms at Crown, Melbourne VIC #
Friday, 19 November – Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads NSW *
Saturday, 20 November – Twin Towns Services Club, Tweed Heads NSW *
Friday, 10 December – Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs NT *
Saturday, 11 December – Darwin Entertainment Centre Playhouse, Darwin NT *
# with Gretta Ziller | * with Melody Moko