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TWELVE FOOT NINJA Release New Single + Announce Album & Tour Dates

TWELVE FOOT NINJA Release New Single + Announce Album & Tour Dates

Melbourne fusion metal group Twelve Foot Ninja released a new single yesterday titled ‘Invincible’, taken from their forthcoming album Outlier, which is set to be released on 26th August. The band have been incredibly busy putting the new album together, working alongside Forrester Savill (Dead Letter Circus, Karnivool) to record, re-record, produce, mix, and master. They also announced tour dates on the Disturbed tour and in September and October, Twelve Foot Ninja will travel across the U.S. to play at some of the biggest festivals in the world. The band’s 2012 debut record, Silent Machine, saw them hit 5,000,000 Youtube views (heckas), break the record over crowdfunding a video clip, and win the 2014 Golden Gods Award for ‘Best New Talent’. Outlier is available for pre-order here – you can check out the new single ‘Invincible’ below, as well as some tour posters and dates. Be sure to get your tickets, too! Thursday 25 August – Adelaide, SA Fowlers Live Friday 26 August – Melbourne, VIC The Corner Hotel, Richmond Friday 2 September – Newcastle, NSW Cambridge Hotel Saturday 3 September – Sydney, NSW Bald Faced Stag Wednesday 9 November – Perth, WA HBF Stadium Saturday 12 November – Melbourne, VIC Margaret Court Arena Sunday 13 November – Sydney, NSW Hordern Pavilion Tuesday 15 November – Brisbane, QLD Entertainment... read more
CITIZEN Announce Australian Tour

CITIZEN Announce Australian Tour

Dust off the five panel cap, wash your khaki shorts and make sure to send emotionally anguished texts to your ex-girlfriend from a number she hasn’t blocked yet – Citizen is coming to town. The Ohio-based alternative rock outfit will be once again gracing our shores come this November, in support of their sophomore effort Everybody is Going to Heaven, which was released last year to critical acclaim. With their 2013 debut Youth introducing the music world to the group’s unique blend of alternative rock and pop-punk, the band saw their first headlining Australian tour in April of last year. Having now seen their latest effort chart in the Billboard 200 upon its release whilst selling more than 20,000 copies to date, their live performance will define Citizen as a group that seeks to convey themselves sonically and artistically as individuals with purpose. Tickets go on sale Friday 22 July at 9AM AEST. CITIZEN AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2016 THURSDAY 10 NOVEMBER – FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY (LIC/ALL AGES) FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER – THE ZOO, BRISBANE (18+) SATURDAY 12 NOVEMBER – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE (18+) SUNDAY 13 NOVEMBER – ARROW ON SWANSTON, MELBOURNE (ALL... read more
JACK WHITE Joins Nashville Gender Equality Council

JACK WHITE Joins Nashville Gender Equality Council

On top of his musical and acting careers, Jack White (The White Stripes, Dead Weather, Racounteurs) has now joined local politics, after being appointed to Nashville’ Gender Equality Council on Wednesday by the Nashville mayor, Megan Barry. Newspaper The Tennessean reported that White was appointed the position after having lived in the city for several years alongside his label, Third Man Records, which employs “progressive” policies. These policies include a $15 minimum wage, maternal and paternal paid leave, and health insurance for all employees. White had this to say at a conference on Wednesday: “If my small company can enact these ideas then so can McDonald’s and General Motors […] I believe all human beings on this planet and in this society we live in deserve to be treated the same. They deserve to be treated the same in their social lives and in their financial and business careers as well […] In my life in the arts, I’ve always considered it unfair when, for example, while producing a record, that a drummer would be less than a singer simply because that singer had an agent or representative. Now wouldn’t it be just as ridiculous to pay two fiddle players a different wage because one of them is male and one of them is female? I think so.” The Council will aim to enact policy changes and programs which specifically target gender inequality in... read more
Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) To Star In Own Reality TV Show

Wes Borland (Limp Bizkit) To Star In Own Reality TV Show

Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland is a busy fella. Aside from his exhaustive touring schedule with the nu-metal heroes and releasing his debut solo album Crystal Machete in May, the 41-year old madman is set to star in his very own reality tv show, entitled Sight Unseen. RELATED: WES BORLAND Slaps Down Insufferable Selfie-Taking Fan Premiering on the DIY Network in the U.S on July the 13th, the show centers on Borland and his fiancee Carre Callaway as they renovate a run-down house in Detroit, Michigan. According to the official program description, “Newly engaged rockers, Wes Borland and Carre Callaway, are running headfirst into a massive fixer upper in the Motor City. They are scared and overwhelmed, but they like it that way! Both are ready to get their hands dirty and bring a historic gem back to the 21st century and call it home.” Callaway is the main songwriter and frontwoman for indie band Queen Kwong, which also features Borland on guitar. Like every show in the U.S, it will probably get cancelled after eleven minutes on air, but likely to be quality viewing nonetheless considering Borland has a reputation for being a bit of an oddball at the best of times. RELATED: LIMP BIZKIT’s Fred Durst Teaches Russian Kids About Propaganda Check out an instagram post from the man himself regarding the new show, and while we’re on the subject we may as well revisit the greatest appearance of a musician on a reality tv show with Adam Dutkiewicz from Killswitch Engage tearing it up on The Price Is Right. Our show airs tomorrow on the #diynetwork... read more
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta/At The The Drive In) To Release 12 Albums By End Of 2016

Omar Rodriguez-Lopez (The Mars Volta/At The The Drive In) To Release 12 Albums By End Of 2016

The Mars Volta and At The Drive In guitarist Omar Rodriguez Lopez has revealed he will release an impressive 12 solo albums by the end of 2016, amounting to one full length record every two weeks. Recorded from 2008 – 2013, the epic series begins with Sworn Virgins on July 15th, described as having a prog-rock vibe similar to that of TMV, and then Corazones on July 29th, reportedly to be a folk-pop album originally planned as a film score. The absolute madman will release the material on new label Ipecac Records, also heading back into the studio later this year with At The Drive In to record their first album since Relationship Of Command, released in 2000. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Lopez said he decided to release the albums after he made to decision to stop recording solo work in 2013 after the passing of his mother. ”To be quite candid, when my mother passed in 2012, just right before when At the Drive-In played, I wasn’t even there. I was not in my body. She passed one week before, and of course, as you can imagine, it made me look at everything in a different way, and it was a huge shock to my system. From that moment on, when I finally started the long road to accepting it and recuperating, I decided that I wanted to dedicate my time, while I’m still here, to collaborating with people and being a part of something and sharing things, rather than working on solo work, where I’m writing everything and doing everything and locked up in... read more
SYDONIA Release New Filmclip + Add More Tour Dates

SYDONIA Release New Filmclip + Add More Tour Dates

Alt rock/metal Melbournites Sydonia have released a new filmclip for their song ‘Eyes Of Sand’, taken from their third forthcoming (and yet to be named) album. The clip (which sits at about 3:31 in duration) showcases images of famine and war against footage of the band’s various live performances over the past few years. Shot by a guy named Jaden Dickey, and edited with the help of vocalist Dana Roskvist, this only adds to the hype towards the new album. Sydonia released ‘Eyes Of Sand’ in June and also announced a tour to promote the single. Now, they’ve added more dates to the list. The tour will take place later this month and into August – you can check out the poster – as well as the new clip for ‘Eyes Of Sand’ –... read more
Slipknot’s Clown Makes Directorial Debut, Speaks Of Band’s Legacy

Slipknot’s Clown Makes Directorial Debut, Speaks Of Band’s Legacy

Slipknot percussionist M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan has spoken with U.S radio host Full Metal Jackie about his upcoming feature-length film directorial debut, entitled Officer Downe. An adaption of the graphic novel by artist Joe Casey, Officer Downe tells the story of a deceased cop who is resurrected from the dead to continue his crime fighting ways. Making its debut at the LA film festival in June, the film has garnered reasonably positive reviews so far, with one reviewer from IGN.com giving it 6.8/10. Crahan also expanded on Slipknot’s legacy as a band, echoing frontman Corey Taylor’s sentiments about being much more than just a group full of guys playing music, stating Slipknot are a “culture” and the “philosophy of Slipknot” will live on long after he’s gone. ”I used to talk to 10-year-olds in 1999, I talked to 10-year-olds in 2000. I talked to 10-year-olds in 2016. So, the crowd hasn’t changed at all. No one has changed. The older crowd has gotten older, and they’re still around but there’s a whole new crowd. There’s a whole new 10-year-olds and 14-year-olds coming to our shows. Just like in 1999, just like 2000, just like 2001 and so on and so forth. That’s what Slipknot is about. We’re a culture, we’re not really a band anymore. I say that all the time. I know people are sick of it, but that’s just the truth — we’re a culture. We are always going to be here. It’s gonna go on after I’m not here, the philosophy of Slipknot. It’s a culture. I won’t allow it to be a band. You wanna... read more
PARKWAY DRIVE Drop New Single ‘Devil’s Calling’

PARKWAY DRIVE Drop New Single ‘Devil’s Calling’

Byron Bay tradiecore giants PARKWAY DRIVE have dropped a new single (titled ‘Devil’s Calling’ – embedded below), taken from the upcoming IRE Deluxe Digital Edition (out Friday 15th of July via Resist Records). “Devil’s Calling was written post the release of IRE. The lyrics came as a response to the growing tensions we are seeing worldwide. In the last year we have seen people with flames of hatred, war, bigotry and fear used as a tool once again to divide and deflect our attention away from the corruption and malice that sits at the head of our power structures.” Explains Rage Against the Machine Parkway Drive frontman Winston McCall. “It was written simply as a protest song; we see it, we all see what is wrong. This is a redirection of the energy; we take the fires you light and use them to burn the bridges that connect the power from the base.” IRE, which debuted at #1, was named Best Metal Album of 2015 by iTunes and is certified GOLD ARIA sales status alongside their four previous albums. The aforementioned ‘Deluxe Digital Edition’ of the album will also contain a remix of ‘A Deathless Song’, featuring Tonight Alive frontwoman Jenna... read more
THE WIGGLES Announce Melbourne Show

THE WIGGLES Announce Melbourne Show

Get ready to wiggle guys, the multi-coloured skivvied lads in The Wiggles are making a trek down to the garden state to play an adults only pub show, set to feature all of their greatest hits. The show will take place on Friday, September 9th at a currently undisclosed venue, with all profits from gig to be donated to Australia’s Soldier On foundation, which helps physically and physiologically wounded men and women returning from active service. Blue Wiggle Anthony Field – also known as the Axl Rose of the group, being the only original member left in the current lineup of the band – was joined onstage by his former bandmates Murray Cook, Greg Page, and Jeff Fatt for the first time in around four years for the 18+ gig at Sydney’s Dee Why RSL back in February, with the success of their set boasting scenes of kids in their mid 20’s finding their inner-child by haphazardly performing the complete choreography to classics such as ‘Fruit Salad’. This is not a drill…… Over 18s reunion gig with the OG crew coming at you Melbourne! September 9th and tickets on sale July 15th- venue to be revealed next week! And proceeds go to @soldieronaust YES! 🌟#TheWiggles #Reunion A photo posted by @thewiggles on Jul 8, 2016 at 4:55am PDT So grab your mates, get the parents to drop you off like old times, and make sure to top up the red cordial with a little Smirnoff Melburnians! But make sure to get tickets quickly; they will undoubtedly sell out... read more
STICK TO YOUR GUNS Release New Song ‘Universal Language’

STICK TO YOUR GUNS Release New Song ‘Universal Language’

Good-guy hardcore band Stick To Your Guns have announced their signing with Pure Noise Records and debuted a new track Universal Language, dedicated to the victims of the recent tragedies in the U.S and abroad. With its decidedly anti-police message, the new track is sure to rustle plenty of jimmies in the wake of the recent shootings in Dallas, although frontman Jesse Barrett is careful to note the song is about the overall issue of race relations and racial bias rather than a direct attack on police. ”Let me first start off by saying I have been known to say a lot of harsh and disagreeable things about Police. A lot of what I say about them is emotional but none the less it’s what I think. I come from a family of military people and I have family in the San Antonio Police Department, and yes I still mean the things I say. I have a firm distrust and dislike for anyone who takes a role of authority or superiority over another life. It has been proven historically, socially, and scientifically that people with such strong positions of power WILL abuse them. However, this does not mean I wish harm or death upon ANYONE.” In other STYG news, the band have signed with Pure Noise Records, which is no surprise considering that label has signed essentially every fucking band on the planet in recent months and is growing to be an unstoppable powerhouse. Check out the new song below along with the full comment from Jesse Barrett on the song’s message. ”We weren’t going to release this song... read more