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GRAVES Announce Debut Album + Tour

GRAVES Announce Debut Album + Tour

Wollongong natives Graves are set to release their debut album, entitled Monster, on October 21st via Greyscale Records. They spent the majority of the year supporting fellow Australian acts such as Thy Art Is Murder, Confession, and Parkway Drive, and are also currently supporting Suicide Silence on their tour around the country. Graves released their first EP, Pestilence, back in 2013, and their first single ‘Fear’ roughly three weeks ago. The second single, ‘Erase’, was released earlier this week along with a bunch of December tour dates. Dates can be found below. Tickets are on sale now. In the mean time, check out the album artwork and poster and get keen in general. You can pre-order Monster on iTunes or in a physical bundle. GRAVES 2016 AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES (w/ KUBLAI KHAN, JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED, & CURSED EARTH: Thursday, 1st December The Brightside, Brisbane 18+ Friday, 2nd December Phoenix Arts Theatre, Brisbane AA Saturday, 3rd December Drone, Newcastle AA Sunday, 4th December Towradgi Surf Life Saving Club, Wollongong Lic AA Monday, 5th December Red Rattler, Sydney Lic AA Tuesday, 6th December The Basement, Canberra 18+ Thursday, 8th December Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne 18+ Saturday, 10th December Invasion Fest, Melbourne AA Sunday, 11th December Fowlers Live, Adelaide Lic... read more
ABURDEN Release New Spoken Word Track

ABURDEN Release New Spoken Word Track

Melbourne dudes Aburden have released a nifty, new, spoken word track titled ‘Face To Face’, which premiered on triple j’s short.fast.loud. on Tuesday night. Spoken word is usually hit or miss, but these guys definitely seemed to have hit the target. I mean, I liked it anyway. I don’t particularly care if you don’t. Aburden have been around for less than year and are like this weird but oddly good hybrid between melodic hardcore, chilled indie, and spoken word/slam poetry. They’re definitely something different, which is also why you should keep an eye out for them over the next few months – they’re heading on a brief, east coast tour in late October alongside Spectral Fires. The tour poster and dates can be found at the bottom of the article. You can also listen to ‘Face To Face’ below. triple j Unearthed Embedded... read more
BRING ME THE HORIZON Announce Rescheduled Australian Tour Dates

BRING ME THE HORIZON Announce Rescheduled Australian Tour Dates

Bring Me The Horizon have announced the rescheduled dates for their Adelaide and Melbourne shows, cancelled earlier this month due to frontman Oli Sykes falling ill. The lads have wasted no time at all in organising a trip back, and will be returning in February 2017 and booked to play the same venues as originally planned. It looks like those who were keen to see Architects may be a little disappointed however, with no word yet as to whether they’ll be returning with Bring Me The Horizon for the rescheduled dates. Architects have since advised that they’ll be returning in 2017 for their own headlining tour, so there’s still hope. Ticket Holders for the Melbourne shows will receive new tickets from the 14th of November onwards, with patrons having the new tickets emailed and mailed to the address listed against your profile on the Ticketek website. Adelaide ticket holders will be contacted by Ticketek today and will be offered the opportunity to purchase tickets for the show via a presale also beginning today. BRING ME THE HORIZON Australian Tour 2017 Rescheduled dates Sunday, February 5th, 2017 (previously Thursday, September 22nd, 2017) Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Tickets: LiveNation Monday, February 6th, 2017 (previously Friday, September 23rd, 2017) Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne Tickets: LiveNation Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 (previously Tuesday, September 20th, 2017) AEC Theatre, Adelaide Tickets:... read more
Researchers Restore First Ever Recording Of Computer-Generated Music

Researchers Restore First Ever Recording Of Computer-Generated Music

Kiwi researchers have digitally restored the first ever recording of computer-generated music, created by pioneering computer scientist and Nazi-defeating genius Alan Turing. Turing created the recording in 1951 on an aural artefact, a giant machine built and designed by the absolute madman which many regard as the predecessor to the electronic keyboard and modern synthesizers. Researchers at the University Of Canterbury in Christchurch have labelled Turing as a musical innovator, stating “Alan Turing’s pioneering work in the late 1940’s on transforming the computer into a musical instrument has been largely overlooked”, but as if anyone really needed any more proof that the man is one of the great badasses of the 20th century. Alan Turing is probably best known as the central force in cracking the Enigma Code in WWII, integral in defeating the Nazi shitlords, (and literally Hitler — the real-life Hitler, not Donald Trump, or the guy who forgot to put the extra shot in your latte) and was portrayed by Blenderdick Custardlunch in the 2014 film, The Imitation Game. The aural artifact was fucking gigantic as you would expect for 1950’s computer hardware — taking up an entire ground floor of Turing’s lab — and generated three melodies; God Save The King, the Glenn Miller song In The Mood, and the classic nursery rhyme Baa Baa Black Sheep. The recording was previously unable to be salvaged due to heavy distortion, but composer Jason Long and UC professor Jack Copeland utilized specialized filtering techniques to restore the audio. ”The frequencies in the recording were not accurate. The recording gave at best only a rough impression of how... read more
PARKWAY DRIVE Share New Video

PARKWAY DRIVE Share New Video

Byron bay locals Parkway Drive have shared a new video for their track ‘Bottom Feeder’, which focuses on and showcases a number of the group’s live performances. Alt Press even ventured to say that the video provides “further proof that the band haven’t lost their belligerent edge that fans have grown to love over the past decade”. Lol. Okay. ‘Bottom Feeder’ is taken from Parkway Drive’s newly released digital deluxe version of Ire, their latest album, which is available on iTunes and Spotify. Ire debuted at #1 and was even named Best Metal Album of 2015 by iTunes lmao – but it’s no Killing With A Smile so like let’s not get too excited amirite. Frontman Winston McCall had this to say about addressing political, social, and environmental issues through the album: “We are not a band to pretend that everything is great. There are some hard truths that need to be put out there, and we are not afraid to do it.” Something, something, you can watch the video... read more
Ex-AS I LAY DYING Singer Tim Lambesis Seeks $35 Million For His Presumably Luscious Breasts

Ex-AS I LAY DYING Singer Tim Lambesis Seeks $35 Million For His Presumably Luscious Breasts

Former As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis can’t seem to catch a break. In 2014, the singer was sentenced to six years in prison after he was found guilty of attempting to hire a hitman to murder his estranged wife. Not one to let a pesky prison sentence get him down, Lambesis took to the official As I Lay Dying Facebook page in June this year to wish everyone a Happy Father’s Day, including the jaunty hashtag #missingthem, addressed to his kids. A little strange when you consider Lambesis tried to knock off the Mother to his children, but hey, I guess we all express grief in different ways. Unfortunately for Lambesis, the bad luck just keeps on coming. Reports from Loudwire this morning detail that the singer has now filed a $35 million lawsuit against a Californian medical team who were tasked with administering medication to Lambesis when he was first incarcerated. Lambesis alleges the team withheld medication required for anabolic steroid withdrawal, leading to exactly what you don’t want when you’re in prison — a set of luscious breasts. Yes, you read correctly. Lambesis is filing a $35 million lawsuit for medical negligence, claiming he has since developed gynecomastia (enlarged breasts) as a result of not having access to the medication. According to legal documentation obtained by the singer’s legal team, “a nurse, doctor, and psychiatrist at the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department’s Vista Detention Facility and George F. Bailey Detention Facility acted with deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs in May and June 2014 by denying him medication which had been prescribed to Lambesis... read more
BRING ME THE HORIZON Cancel Remaining Australian Tour Dates

BRING ME THE HORIZON Cancel Remaining Australian Tour Dates

Bring Me The Horizon have announced that due to frontman Oli Sykes falling ill with laryngitis, their remaining Australian tour dates have been cancelled. Forced to cancel their show in Adelaide on Tuesday, the band had hoped that Sykes would recover enough to perform the remaining two shows in Melbourne, due to be held tonight and tomorrow night at Margaret Court Arena. According to an official statement from the band, they will endeavour to return to Australia as soon as possible and are encouraging ticket holders to retain their tickets for rescheduled dates in the near future. RELATED: BAD RELIGION Guitarist Beefs With BRING ME THE HORIZON, Gets Roasted This hasn’t stopped a considerably whiny faction of fans taking to social media to express their obnoxious entitlement, with some insensitive little fucks going as far to lambast Bring Me The Horizon for pulling out when Architects can soldier on after the tragic death of a band member. It doesn’t take a genius to understand that when you’re unable to speak then you’re unable to sing, but then again, BMTH fans probably aren’t known for their smarts, either. You can check out the official statement from the band here along with details on how to obtain a... read more
METAL FUSION 2017: Heavy Music Festival

METAL FUSION 2017: Heavy Music Festival

Ever been to Tasmania? Well, you should go. It’s marvellous. The local beer, wine, and whisky are the stuff of legends. The food is legitimately amazing. In fact, the food is not shit. The folks are fair and friendly–a little odd considering the island was founded and built by murderers, degenerates, and senseless monsters who committed deplorable acts such as stealing bread, or punching a horse in their stupid, long equine faces, because fuck horses. Tassie is also a state of innovation. They had the first brewery in Australia, the first underground sewerage system, and if the legend is to be believed, some guy in Launceston invented the first notepad. Like, in the world. Dubious, I know, but the point is they did some things before the rest of Australia, so fuck you. Their relative isolation has helped foster a rich culture of creativity, and the music and arts scene is no exception. There’s a swathe of festivals held throughout the year, and 2016 marked the debut of Tasmania’s first dedicated annual heavy music festival, METAL FUSION. Held in February, it saw the likes of Psycroptic, Graves, and Hollow World grace the stage at Club 54 in Launceston along with a host of local Tasmanian talent. We’re bringing you the first official lineup announcement for the 2017 event right now, so strap yourselves in; the lineup for next year is even bigger, and will pack a firm punch to your presumably tiny, ineffectual balls. Metal Fusion 2017 will see patreon peddling, violin-molesting metal exports Ne Obliviscaris as main headlining act, joined by Sanzu, Legerity, and fellow Melbourne lads Hollow... read more
ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce New Album

ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce New Album

Washington D.C. prog metal natives Animals As Leaders have announced they will release a new album titled The Madness Of Many (via Sumerian Records). Although not many more details have been disclosed, we are able to tell you that the album is expected to drop November 11, and pre-orders will be available from September 30. In support of the new album too, Animals As Leaders also recently announced a North American tour alongside Sydney-based Plini and Canadian locals Intervals, which is set to take place over the course of November and December. The artwork for The Madness Of Many can be found below, and more deets on this will be published as they arise. Stay... read more
AGAINST ME! Release New Album

AGAINST ME! Release New Album

Renowned American rock group Against Me! released their new album, Shape Shift With Me, yesterday via Total Treble/Cooking Vinyl Australia. The album is one about love, and holds as much distinction as its predecessor, Transgender Dysphoria Blues. Frontwoman Laura Jane Grace has well and truly written from the heart. Recorded, mixed, and engineered by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day), Shape Shift With Me is the band’s seventh full-length album, and also features a loose concept about travelling the world and falling in and out of love, with Grace ultimately as the narrator. She had this to say on the topic: “Tons of people have written about love. But while love is cliché, it’s infinitely relevant. For me, having always been in a punk band that was expected to be political, I never felt like I had that option to write about feelings in that way. That’s what I ended up being drawn to this time. It’s writing in a way I thought I could never write before, and not giving a shit about expectations.” “Is there a record that is about relationships from a trans perspective? There needs to be more records about trans rights and everything like that, but feeling like I already did that, I wanted to move on to write commentary on living from a trans perspective. I wanted to write the transgender response to the Rolling Stones’ Exile On Main St., Liz Phair’s Exile In Guyville and the Streets’ A Grand Don’t Come For Free. All those records are relationship records. There’s been an infinite amount of records talking about what... read more