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THE GHOST INSIDE Drummer Andrew Tkacyzk Back Behind Custom Kit

THE GHOST INSIDE Drummer Andrew Tkacyzk Back Behind Custom Kit

New footage has emerged of The Ghost Inside drummer Andrew Tkaczyk playing his all-new custom kit, after losing his right leg in the tragic tour bus accident last November. ”Messed around on the kit today with the @vicfirth dampening pads. They have excellent rebound. The glove on my right hand helps A LOT while dealing with this nerve pain. Still have some work to do so I can get that shoulder up higher. You can see my index finger on the glove hand isn’t gripping the stick. This is due to the partial paralysis in that arm. Also getting used to kick with the left has been fun and challenging!” The inspirational guy first uploaded a video jamming on the new kit back in May, writing an accompanying blog post with the Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital where he is undergoing his recovery. RELATED: Watch: Andrew Tkaczyk (The Ghost Inside) Shares Video Playing New Custom Drum Kit All the members from The Ghost Inside are dealing with their individual recoveries, with frontman Jonathan Vigil experiencing a minor setback last month when it was revealed he’ll have to undergo additional surgery on his ankle. Check out the new footage below, and remember there’s still a GoFundMe in place for the band to help cover their medical expenses. Messed around on the kit today with the @vicfirth dampening pads. They have excellent rebound. The glove on my right hand helps A LOT while dealing with this nerve pain. Still have some work to do so I can get that shoulder up higher. You can see my index finger on the glove... read more
BRING ME THE HORIZON On Rise To The Top “We always wanted to be the catchiest, heaviest band”

BRING ME THE HORIZON On Rise To The Top “We always wanted to be the catchiest, heaviest band”

U.K ‘hard-rock’ band (well, it’s true) BRING ME THE HORIZON have had their meteoric rise from angular-fringed deathcore kids to radio-friendly dad-rockers chronicled on BBC Radio 1 with host Daniel P Carter. Frontman Oli Sykes spoke of the change in direction, international touring and what the future holds, touching on the “BMTH have sold out” trope. ”It wasn’t intentional to become an A-list radio band, it was just the music we like. We like pop music; we like catchy songs, but we also like heavy songs. None of it feels forced, none of it feels like we’re selling out. It’s real, and it’s good. It’s undeniably good, and I think that’s why people from the scene still respect us and new people are getting into it. I think it’s because it doesn’t feel like something we’re doing for any other reason than because we love it.” (Listen to the full BBC Radio 1 feature here.) BMTH are due to hit our shores in September with Architects, so if you haven’t got your tickets then hurry yo ass up. The tour kicks off on September 14 in Perth and tickets are available through LiveNation.com.au. BRING ME THE HORIZON & ARCHITECTS Australian Tour 2016 Perth – September 14 HBF Stadium, Perth Brisbane – September 16 Riverstage, Brisbane Sydney – September 17 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney Sydney – September 18 Hordern Pavilion, Sydney Adelaide – September 20 AEC Theatre, Adelaide Melbourne – September 22 Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Melbourne – September 23 Margaret Court Arena,... read more
GOOD ENGLISH Dropped From Festival Lineup After Letter Of Support For Stanford Rapist

GOOD ENGLISH Dropped From Festival Lineup After Letter Of Support For Stanford Rapist

Indie act Good English have made the news for all the wrong reasons this week when their drummer Leslie Rasmussen submitted a letter of support for Stanford University rapist Brock Turner, who was convicted of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster and sentenced to a horrifically lenient six months in jail. Rasmussen, who is a long-time friend of Turner, provided a letter of character support for the rapist, stating that he was “not a monster” and blamed the Stanford University party culture for the sexual assault. “Brock is not a monster. He is the furthest thing from anything like that, and I have known him longer than the people involved in this case. I don’t think it’s fair to base the fate of the next 10-plus years of his life on the decision of a girl who doesn’t remember anything but the amount she drank to press charges against him. I am not blaming her directly for this, because that isn’t right. But where do we draw the line and stop worrying about being politically correct every second of the day and see that rape on campuses isn’t always because people are rapists. It is because these universities market themselves as the biggest party schools in the country.” The letter started doing the rounds of the all-knowing internet, with Rasmussen later issuing another statement to ‘clarify’ her previous statements after everyone collectively lost their shit. As a result, the band has now been dropped from several upcoming festivals, the New York-based festival Northside, held annually in Brooklyn, and the Dayton Music, Art & Film Festival held in Ohio.... read more
LAMB OF GOD Announce Headlining Shows in Adelaide and Perth

LAMB OF GOD Announce Headlining Shows in Adelaide and Perth

LAMB OF GOD have added a number of their own headlining shows in Australia on top of their support appearances for Slipknot this October. Already booked to play Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne, the fellas have now added their own headlining shows in Adelaide and Perth. Lamb OF God have just released their seventh studio album VII: Sturm und Drang, ending up with a cool #2 spot on the Australian Aria charts, so it seems like a smart move from the band to tack on a few extra shows. Adelaide and Perth are often neglected on ‘national’ tours from international bands (and national, for that matter), mainly because they’re hot as fuck, far away and full of serial killers. Check out a full list of all Lamb Of God Australian tour dates below. Tuesday, November 1 HQ Complex, Adelaide Thursday, November 3 Metropolis, Fremantle Tickets from LiveNation.com.au SLIPKNOT Australian Tour 2016 Wednesday, October 26 Vector Arena, Auckland Friday, October 28 Entertainment Centre, Brisbane Saturday, October 29 Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney Monday, October 31 Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne Tickets from... read more
MAKE WAY FOR MAN Announce Tour, Release New Video

MAKE WAY FOR MAN Announce Tour, Release New Video

Perth tech-metallers Make Way For Man (consisting of members from This Other Eden, Saviour, and Sparrow) have announced a winter tour to take place over the course of July in support of their recently released EP Evolve & Repair. Established in 2014, Make Way For Man intended to create heavy music with a positive message. Evolve & Repair focuses on the negative effects mankind has on not only itself, but also its surroundings, whilst encouraging the idea of positive change within ourselves. The tour will take place in Perth, Sydney, and Melbourne – you can check out the poster below (as well as the specific venues) below. And, while you’re doing that, be sure to give the tour’s promotional video a suss. It provides a subtle reminder as to how shows ought to be: loud, insane, and sweaty. Evolve & Repair is available for digital download via iTunes, and hard copies can be purchased on Big Cartel. EVOLVE & REPAIR TOUR DATES: Thursday 14th July – Perth WA LAST NIGHT – 18+ w/ special guests With the Moment We Fall & Conform Friday 15th July – Sydney NSW STUDIO 6 – 18+ w/ special guests Advocates & Of Divinity Saturday 16th July – Melbourne VIC BANG – 18+ w/ special guests with Witchgrinder Sunday 17th July – Melbourne VIC Wrangler – AA w/ Jack the Stripper, Dregg, & Drivetime... read more
VOLUMES Announce Ex-Bury Your Dead Vocalist As New Frontman

VOLUMES Announce Ex-Bury Your Dead Vocalist As New Frontman

U.S prog/djent band VOLUMES have announced that ex-Bury Your Dead frontman Myke Terry has their new vocalist. Michael Barr left the Volumes in November last year in order to launch his solo career, later releasing the violently boring song, ‘Where You Been’ in January. Myke Terry sung with Bury Your Dead from 2007 – 2011, replacing former Confession frontman Michael Crafter and releasing two albums with the band, their 2008 self-titled effort and 2009’s It’s Nothing Personal. You can check out a video statement from Volumes welcoming Terry into the band, and check out some of his handiwork on the Bury Your Dead track, Without You. we would like everyone to welcome our new vocalist.who is: VOLUMES.the one you've all been waiting for. [email protected]://t.co/k98nt0FBDh — Vans Warped Tour (@VansWarpedTour) June 4,... read more
KANYE WEST Releases New Vape Anthem

KANYE WEST Releases New Vape Anthem

Following the news that the giganticly-assed reality tv star Kim Kardashian pissed off some hardcore punk fans, it looks like her husband Kanye West couldn’t bear to go unnoticed and has released an untitled track from his upcoming Cruel Winter mixtape. The track features fellow rappers Big Sean, Travis, Quavo, Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Desiigner and Gucci Mane, although West has stated this is just an early version of the song, with the final cut chugging on for a laborious 15 minutes. RELATED: KANYE WEST Streams The Life Of Pablo On Pornhub, Not Actually Joking Cruel Winter is the follow-up to the Cruel Summer compilation released by the merry men back in 2012, with both albums hosted by Kanye’s label, G.O.O.D Music. Aside from the new song, Kanye has kept in the spotlight with a recent appearance on the Ellen show, in which the madman went on a diluted monologue about once again being an ‘artist’ and getting a little shirty when Ellen quizzes him about asking Mark Zuckerberg for a cool $53 million. RELATED: KANYE WEST Has Officially Cooked It, Ellen Degeneres Still Sucks Powerfully Check out the new song below, and I still can’t see what you flogs enjoy in Kanye West (it’s just awful) after all these years. If you need me I’ll be yelling at kids to get off my... read more
KIM KARDASHIAN Pisses Off Punk Fans With DISCLOSE Jacket

KIM KARDASHIAN Pisses Off Punk Fans With DISCLOSE Jacket

Human kebab and reality tv star Kim Kardashian has joined Justin Bieber on the shit-lists of many OG punk, metal and grunge fans across the globe for wearing a jacket bearing the logo of Disclose, a Japanese D-beat hardcore band. The underground hardcore punks formed in the early 90’s with songs mainly centered around WW2 and the attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Their career tragically came to an abrupt end in 2007 when frontman Kawakami died from a drug overdose. To add another liberal helping of salt to angry punk fans, according to reports from Consequence Of Sound the jacket cost Kardashian an eye-gouging $11,000 from luxury designers Enchantes Riches Deprimes, which according to the highly accurate Google Translate means “Riches Enchanted Depressed”, which is more or less an apt description for the way Kardashian’s jacket makes me feel. KIM KARDASHIAN IN A DISCLOSE JACKET SOS WORLD TOO GOOD pic.twitter.com/9MSX4zKTEU — maria sherman (@mariasherm) June 2, 2016 While you're reading a blog's hot take on Kim Kardashian's "punk" jacket, a rad band is playing down the street from your house to no one. — J.R. Barker (@feralhymnal) June 2, 2016 The one and only blonde-bombshell Justin Bieber also rustled the jimmies of “real music” fans earlier this year when he was spotted wearing a Metallica t-shirt, and then followed up by releasing a line of pseudo-metal merch. Metal fans were quick to tear the popstar to shreds for ‘appropriating’ metal aesthetic, even though it designed by renowned metal and punk artist Mark Riddick. Anyway, the moral of the story here is that fans get pretty upset when popstars wear... read more
THE WIGGLES Confirm Plans For Aussie 18+ Tour

THE WIGGLES Confirm Plans For Aussie 18+ Tour

The band who provided the soundtrack to many a snotty, vegemite-faced youth, THE WIGGLES, are set to announce an 18+ Australian tour following the success of their adults only show in Sydney earlier this year. According to a report by Marxist Feeds, Blue Wiggle Anthony Field has plans for two new charity shows in Sydney and Melbourne. He first expressed his desire to chuck on the skivvies for another round of gigs after the success of their show at the Dee Why RSL in Sydney back in February. ”The vibe was just incredible, there was so much love in the room. It was just a great time. You don’t what it’s going to be like when you’re playing in a pub, we’ve never done that before. But there was no violence, there was no agro.” Field has additionally maintained that they’re hoping to head down to Melbourne for the next show: “We haven’t booked anything [yet], but everyone after the show was just buzzing. It would be great fun” The shows now appear to be confirmed, with the statement to Music Feeds coupled with the below update from the band on Facebook. The proceeds from the show will once again be donated to the Soldier On foundation, an organisation that assists wounded war veterans. No doubt a Melbourne reunion show from the The Wiggles will draw out all the caramel-latte-loving hipsters, usually too busy tapping away on their hiptops and wearing ties as belts (what year is it) to attend any show that isn’t the hottest new harsh noise act from Tissvassklumptjønnin , Norway. The potential smug irony to... read more
DREGG Release New Single ‘Sorry Daddy’ + Video

DREGG Release New Single ‘Sorry Daddy’ + Video

Melbourne 4-piece Dregg have released a new single called ‘Sorry Daddy’, wherein they criticise the common belief that the new generation is “lazy” and acknowledge the crippling expectations of youth to be a part of an “unrealistic economic system”. Dregg released their debut EP No Comment in 2015 and have since toured the country and become a largely left-of-centre hip-hop/hardcore quintet. ‘Sorry Daddy’ is an open attack on politicians, the media, and corporations, as well as Australia in general and the rest of the world. All in all it’s quite controversial, and should prompt future debate surrounding the aforementioned topics. Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Jamie and Lance at Halfmoon Productions, ‘Sorry Daddy’ is available on iTunes and Spotify from today. In the meantime, check out the official video... read more