Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, Thy Art Is Murder Australian Tour Announced


Parkway Drive have announced an Australian tour in support of their sixth studio LP, Reverence. Accompanying them on the seven date run will be American metalcore giants Killswitch Engage and fellow countrymen Thy Art Is Murder. Tickets go on sale May 24. Below’s where the the trek will stop:

Thu Oct 25 UC Refectory, Canberra
Fri Oct 26 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney Lic / AA
Sat Oct 27 NEX, Newcastle
Sun Oct 28 Riverstage, Brisbane Lic / AA
Fri Nov 2 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Lic / AA
Sat Nov 3 Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Lic / AA
Tue Nov 6 HBF Stadium, Perth Lic / AA

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New Study Finds What We All Already Knew Well Before: “Metal Is Good For Your Mental Health”

In the Journal of Community Psychology, Australian psychologists say that metal has a positive influence on young people aged 18-24. Researchers say metal helps protect fans from stress and bullies:

“Metal identities are popularly represented as leading to mental health issues but with flawed evidence. We documented the community contexts around metal and well-being by talking to young metalheads directly. We engaged in repeated, informal talks with 28 young Australians who strongly identified with metal (aged 18–24 years, 5 females and 23 males), and found that the metal identities and community protected them from mental health problems. Four core themes were found from transcripts: they were all bullied or marginalized through social relationships at school; they enjoyed the impact of metal music and lyrics when angry or ostracized; they felt part of a protective community of metalheads, even though in many cases at this age it was more imagined than real; and embodying metal identities enabled them to keep bullies, detractors, and others at bay, and to find friend groups. By talking repeatedly, directly with young metalheads, it was found that metal identities were helping participants to survive the stress of challenging environments and build strong and sustained identities and communities, thus alleviating any potential mental health issues.”

Read the whole study HERE.

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Greystone Canyon Premiere New Single “Astral Plane”

Australia’s Greystone Canyon will be releasing their upcoming debut album “While The Wheels Still Turn” via Rockshots Records on March 9th for Europe, U.S.A and Canada along with the Australian release on Hellfire Records on March 12th. Inspired by legends like Megadeth and King Diamond, “While The Wheels Still Turn” is an album devoted to the love for old western cowboy films. Greystone Canyon premiere their first single “Astral Plane” from it below:

As vocalist/guitarist Darren Cherry proudly states:

“We really wanted to make an album similar to old Ozzy Osbourne record where songs like ‘I Don’t Know’ and ‘Goodbye To Romance’ can sit comfortably. This is music from the heart and soul!”

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Suicidal Tendencies To Release “Get Your Fight On!” EP In March – Announce Australian Tour

Suicidal Tendencies will release their new EP entitled “Get Your Fight On!” on March 09th. The EP will be one of two releases they have planned for 2018. In other news, the band have also booked a number of Australian appearances around their Australian/New Zealand festival dates. Check all dates below:

03/17 TBA, NZ – Storm The Gates Festival
03/21 Gold Coast, AUS – Coolangatta Hotel
03/22 Sydney, AUS – Metro Theatre
03/23 Brisbane, AUS – Eatons Hill Hotel
03/24 Melbourne, AUS – Download Melbourne
03/26 Adelaide, AUS – The Gov
03/27 Perth, AUS – Capitol

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Turnstile To Support Turnover On 2018 Australian Tour

Turnstile will support Turnover on the below Australian tour run set for March, 2018:

03/05 Brisbane, AUS – Woolly Mammoth
03/07 Newcastle, AUS – Small Ballroom
03/08 Sydney, AUS – Factory Theatre
03/09 Wollongong, AUS – UNI Bar
03/10 Melbourne, AUS – Corner Hotel
03/12 Adelaide, AUS – Enigma Bar
03/13 Perth, AUS – Amplifier Bar

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Arkheth Details Upcoming Release “2 Winter Moons Comes The Witches Brew”

Tells the band’s label: “Good things take time. It was a challenge to find an equally outrageous artwork for the music of Australian black metal entity Arkheth. We’re pleased with the results. The music of Arkheth is unlike any other – they’re experimental in their own way without owing too much to any band per se. Listen to the creepy song in full below.”

12 Winter Moons Comes The Witches Brew (Experimental Black Metal) by ARKHETH (Australia)

Track list:

1. Trismegistus
2. Dark Energy Equilibrium
3. Where Nameless Ghouls Weep
4. The Fool Who Persists In His Folly
5. A Place Under The Sun

Line up:
Tyrone ‘Tyraenos’ Kostitch – All Instruments

Glen Wholohan – Saxophone

Album artwork by T Bare McClough (UK)

Logo by Mark Riddick (US)

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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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Ne Obliviscaris Streaming New Guitar Playthrough Of “Urn (Part I) – And Within the Void We Are Breathless”

Today GuitarWorld.com and Ne Obliviscaris have teamed up to premiere an exclusive play-through video of the song “Urn (Part I) – And Within the Void We Are Breathless”. Watch this video below, courtesy of Guitar World.

‘Urn’ is bound to be a career defining moment for the band. The Australian extreme prog stars have honed and re-balanced the key elements of their unique sound to a razor sharp musical edge.

Fierce growls intertwine with emotive vocals, while devastating, intricate guitar riffs and thundering drums play against an unleashed violin and gorgeous string arrangements.
NE OBLIVICARIS innovate the epic, progressive and intense extreme metal forms of expression once again, marking a new peak in the steep rise of the band.

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Hollow World Signs With Truth Inc. Records

Truth Inc Records are very excited to announce the signing of rising melo-death outfit Hollow World. The five-piece hails from Melbourne and has taken the Australian heavy scene by storm in 2017 with the release of its debut album “Exanimate” as well as gracing stages around the country with some of the best bands Australia, and the world, has to offer.

After playing coveted festivals such as the inaugural Thrash, Blast and Grind Festival in Melbourne, Blacken Open Air in Alice Springs and the Dead of Winter festival in Brisbane and supporting the likes of Fleshgod Apocalypse and Fallujah, Hollow World are set to tour Australia with Once Human in early 2018 and then are planning on setting their sights beyond Australian shores.

“We are excited to join a label like Truth Inc. We’ve always admired the Truth Corroded guys and their drive and now, to work with their label after seeing what they have done in the past with other Australian bands, we are very keen. They have impressed us with their vision for the future and we are looking forward to moving ahead with them as we grow our career,” says vocalist Ben Roberts of the decision.

Truth Inc are equally excited at the prospect of working with Hollow World and helping them reach their potential.

“We are incredibly stoked to have Hollow World join the label! They are one of the best bands to have come out of the frenetic Melbourne heavy music scene in recent years and have been as unrelenting in their work ethic as in the extremity of their music. Having firmly established themselves as a leader in the industry I look forward to working with them on the bands next album and see them grow internationally,” label manager Greg Shaw adds.

Check out their latest film clip for “Wildfire” below.

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New Album “Impervious” Streaming In Full From Mason

New Noise Magazine teamed up with Australian thrash act Mason to bring you the stream of the entire new album “Impervious” a day ahead of its release on October 6th over at this location. The album is also conveniently streaming in the player below.

Crushing audiences across the globe with their driving force and energetic stage presence, Melbourne’s Mason delivers a commanding performance that has taken the band on tours across Australia and beyond in Asia, Europe plus Canada where the band even shared the stage with the likes of Harlott, Havok, Accept, Revocation, Mutank and Annihilator.

Drawing influences from ‘The Big Four’ and Bay Area thrash greats, Mason encapsulates the 80’s thrash sound mixed with fast tempos and a dominating rhythm section. The second full length “Impervious” features nine glorious thrashing tracks mixed and mastered by Erin Hamidovic (Devin Townsend Project, Sikth, Animals As Leaders, Periphery, Elm Street).

Vocalist/guitarist Jimmy Benson comments: “During the demo process we wrote a lot of material, but the majority made the ‘Impervious’ album minus one or two songs. We spent a lot of time fine tuning the songs and making sure they kicked ass! For this album, we focused mainly on trimming the fat and stepping up the energy and tempos. Fast, focused and heavy! For those wanting to know more about this release. ‘Impervious’ touches on so many topics from suicide, death, terrorism and more events that happen to people around the world. When ya look at the front cover, it is a symbol of character and strength of a boy that goes about his everyday life in the worst conditions and does what is normal to him to get by day to day. To sum it up, this new album is powerful and holds a strong message from start to finish.”

The album track list is:

1. Eligos (0:29)
2. Burn (3:30)
3. Tears of Tragedy (4:05)
4. The Afterlife (5:13)
5. Impervious (4:48)
6. Cross This Path (3:26)
7. Sacrificed (4:11)
8. Hellbent on Chaos (3:54)
9. Created To Kill (6:29)

Check out the album here:

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