Polaris Premiere New Video For “Dusk To Day” – Announce Australian Headlining Tour

Polaris debut a new music video for “Dusk To Day” which you can take in below.

In other new Polaris have announced their biggest Australian headlining tour to date. This November, Polaris will be back on the road hitting all major cities in Australia joined by The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Thornhill. Tickets on sale from 10am this Thursday.

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Polaris Premiere New Video For “Dusk To Day” – Announce Australian Headlining Tour

Polaris debut a new music video for “Dusk To Day” which you can take in below.

In other new Polaris have announced their biggest Australian headlining tour to date. This November, Polaris will be back on the road hitting all major cities in Australia joined by The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon and Thornhill. Tickets on sale from 10am this Thursday.

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Destruction Reveals New Drummer Randy Black

German thrash metal legends Destruction are pleased to officially welcome Randy Black (Annihilator, Primal Fear) into the fold, after a gruelling probation that involved extensive touring with many shows around the globe.

Randy will make his official debut as the band’s new drummer at Wacken-Open-Air on August 3rd, 2018.

Mastermind Schmier states:
“Many years ago, when Randy was still with Primal Fear and we were looking for a drummer, it was the first time we talked about Destructions open drummer seat. But we did not wanna approach them at that time because of his obligation with good friends. Some years later he filled in for Vaaver on the American Tour with Sepultura because Vaaver became a father again at that time. So it was obvious for me, to pass the baton to Randy first this time. And he blew us all away with his tight, groovy and over the top drumming. He’s also a very cool Canadian lad that lives in Germany for many years now – so it was a perfect match right away! Hell-come on board buddy!”

Guitar player Mike adds:
“It’s surely not easy to replace an outstanding drummer like VAAVER !!!
But the Show must go on, and RANDY kicks in like a motherfucker…
Solid , groovy, heavy, humble….He´s on fire!!!

“Get prepared my friends …”

And the new Destruction drummer Randy commented:
“After a recent successful tour of Asia, Australia and a handful of great festival shows I’m very happy to announce my position as the new drummer for the Thrash Metal Legends DESTRUCTION!
35 years running! Try to wrap your head around that!
I’m looking forward to continuing the Destruction legacy together with Schmier and Mike including plans of recording a kick ass new CD and touring the planet.

“I‘m chomping at the bit to get out there and Thrash for all you crazy Metal heads on the road soon!“

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Future Corpse Premiere Full-Album Stream Of Brand New Album “Culture Ruins Everything Around Me”

Future Corpse, a progressive metal band from Melbourne, Australia, premiere the full-album stream of the band’s brand new album “Culture Ruins Everything Around Me”, which is out today via Bandcamp. The group play with a wide spectrum of sounds including – classic prog rock, black metal, death metal, hardcore punk, latin & jazz.

Check out now “Culture Ruins Everything Around Me” in its entirety below.

Culture Ruins Everything Around Me by Future Corpse

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Witchskull Premiere New Song & Video “Raven” From Upcoming New Album “Coven’s Will”

Canberra, Australia’s Witchskull premiere a new song and video called “Raven”, taken from their upcoming new album “Coven’s Will”, which will be out in stores June 1 via Rise Above.

Check out now “Raven” below.

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Amorphis Working On New Album

2015 saw melancholic progressive metallers Amorphis release their 2015 studio album, “Under The Red Cloud” – an album which would soon top countless critics’ lists and reach great chart results all around the world (including a first ever entry in United Kingdom and Australia, as well as the band’s highest ever entries in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and France). Following this success, the Finnish six-piece released their “Under The Red Cloud Tour Edition” in February 2017. The album included two bonus songs as well as live renditions of tracks performed during their “An Evening With Friends” shows at Juhlaviikot – Huvila.

Today is a day for good news for all Amorphis fans as the band announce that they are officially working on a new record! In fact, the pre-production process is already over and the majority of the recording has been done. The band commented that they have really taken their time on this record so that they could focus on adding in lots of little extras such as strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this is the first time that listeners will be able to hear lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish!

The band have confirmed that Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Katatonia, and many others) is once again in the producer’s seat for the upcoming record. More details to be announced soon, so stay tuned!

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Amorphis Working On New Album

2015 saw melancholic progressive metallers Amorphis release their 2015 studio album, “Under The Red Cloud” – an album which would soon top countless critics’ lists and reach great chart results all around the world (including a first ever entry in United Kingdom and Australia, as well as the band’s highest ever entries in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and France). Following this success, the Finnish six-piece released their “Under The Red Cloud Tour Edition” in February 2017. The album included two bonus songs as well as live renditions of tracks performed during their “An Evening With Friends” shows at Juhlaviikot – Huvila.

Today is a day for good news for all Amorphis fans as the band announce that they are officially working on a new record! In fact, the pre-production process is already over and the majority of the recording has been done. The band commented that they have really taken their time on this record so that they could focus on adding in lots of little extras such as strings, flutes, orchestral arrangements and even choirs! In addition, this is the first time that listeners will be able to hear lyricist Pekka Kainulainen on the album as he contributes a speech in Finnish!

The band have confirmed that Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, Katatonia, and many others) is once again in the producer’s seat for the upcoming record. More details to be announced soon, so stay tuned!

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Kataklysm Tap Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) For New Album “Meditations”

Montreal-based Kataklysm recently announced that their next offering, ‘Meditations’, is slated for an April 2018 release via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals they have enlisted acclaimed Los Angeles based producer Jay Ruston (Anthrax, Stone Sour) to mix and master their new upcoming album.

Watch the trailer for ‘Meditations’, below:

Guitarist JF Dagenais adds:

“This album has so much to offer that we decided to search for someone outside the box for it. Someone who comes with a fresh outlook and hasn’t work with extreme or death metal bands. We wanted someone with a more organic feel but at the same time can pound a mix into your chest with the power and definition it deserves. When Jay accepted to work with us, we knew he would bring just that! So far, the first mixes coming in are incredible. We will be turning some heads on this album folks. That’s all I can say for now, can’t wait!”

Kataklysm have spent the last 25 years cementing their legacy in the extreme metal genre. 2016 marked a whirlwind of excitement as the band added a Juno Award to their collection as well as landing their highest Billboard charting. They are one of a handful of bands that have the title of “Longest Standing Artist” on the Nuclear Blast roster.
Born in 1992 from the cold winds of Montreal, Québec, Canada comes one of the country’s top extreme musical exports to date: Kataklysm. With a career spanning 25 years, Kataklysm is a leading force in the most brutal & powerful genre in heavy metal and has conquered territories such as Europe, North & South America, Australia, and Asia while recently becoming the first Canadian metal band to ever play South Africa.

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Sepultura And Death Angel To Tour Australia And New Zealand

Brazilian metal legends Sepultura has announced a string of headline shows in New Zealand and Australia, where they will be joined by special guests, Death Angel. Sepultura are currently promoting their fourteenth studio album, “Machine Messiah” which was released in January of this year through Nuclear Blast Records. Death Angel’s last album, “The Evil Divide” was released last year and the band are reportedly working on new material.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 11 – Auckland – The Studio
May 12 – Wellington – San Fran
May 13 – Christchurch – The Foundry
May 15 – Melbourne – 170 Russell
May 16 – Adelaide – The Gov
May 18 – Brisbane – Eatons Hill Hotel
May 19 – Sydney – Metro Theatre
May 20 – Perth – Capitol

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AC/DC Founding Guitarist Malcolm Young Has Died Aged 64

Malcolm Young, arguably the backbone of Australian rock legends AC/DC, has sadly passed away at the age of 64, the band has announced. The cause of death is not yet known, but the guitarist had been battling dementia for a while, which caused him to leave the group in 2014. A statement on the AC/DC website reads as follows:

“Today it is with deep heartfelt sadness that AC/DC has to announce the passing of Malcolm Young.

“Malcolm, along with Angus, was the founder and creator of AC/DC. With enormous dedication and commitment he was the driving force behind the band. As a guitarist, songwriter and visionary he was a perfectionist and a unique man. He always stuck to his guns and did and said exactly what he wanted. He took great pride in all that he endeavored. His loyalty to the fans was unsurpassed.

“As his brother it is hard to express in words what he has meant to me during my life, the bond we had was unique and very special. He leaves behind an enormous legacy that will live on forever.

“Malcolm, job well done.”

Malcolm Young was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1953 and moved to Sydney, Australia as a child with his family. It was there that he co-founded AC/DC with his younger brother Angus in 1973. Their early material was produced by another Young brother, George, who himself passed away only last month and achieved some success of his own with The Easybeats. AC/DC went on to sell over 200 million albums worldwide, more than The Rolling Stones, Queen, Eminem and U2.

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