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FLEA RELEASES ‘HELEN BURNS’ EP VIA SMACK FACE RECORDS – FEATURES PATTI SMITH

FLEA RELEASES ‘HELEN BURNS’ EP VIA SMACK FACE RECORDS – FEATURES PATTI SMITH

| 9 January 2013 | Reply

Smack Face Records are set to release ‘Helen Burns’ the debut EP by Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers). A mostly instrumental record focused on creating soundscapes, ‘Helen Burns’ is a personal experimental record, described by Flea as “Trippy Freakout”. Recorded following a long Chili Peppers tour and featuring performances by founding RHCP drummer Jack Irons; […]

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Parkway Drive “Atlas” achieves Australian GOLD sales.

Parkway Drive “Atlas” achieves Australian GOLD sales.

| 9 January 2013 | Reply

Resist Records is very pleased to announce that Parkway Drive’s fourth album “Atlas” has gone Gold, this being the bands second Gold album. Released on October 26, “Atlas” was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Matt Hyde (Slayer, Hatebreed), and debuted at # 3 on the ARIA chart, the band’s third consecutive top ten album. 2013 […]

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ME RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ‘EVEN THE ODD ONES OUT’ ON 25th JANUARY 2013

ME RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM ‘EVEN THE ODD ONES OUT’ ON 25th JANUARY 2013

| 9 January 2013 | Reply

Melbourne four-piece ME will be releasing their debut album ‘Even The Odd Ones Out’ on Lizard King Records on 25 January 2013. The glam pop metal pioneers have been causing a big fuss in the UK live circuit having played over a hundred shows already in 2012 and touring with the likes of Kasabian, Twin […]

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Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY just announced the cancellation of their upcoming Australia shows.

Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY just announced the cancellation of their upcoming Australia shows.

| 9 January 2013 | Reply

RIOT Entertainment report that HYPOCRISY have been forced to cancel their Australian tour: The band commented: “Hey to all our Australian fans, It’s with sad, angry and pissed mind that I’m trying to find words to write this.. Oceanic Sharks Booking Agency Sydney – Australia hasn’t yet provided us with flights or working visa for […]

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ROCKSECTOR RECORDS ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

ROCKSECTOR RECORDS ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES

| 9 January 2013 | Reply

ROCKSECTOR RECORDS ANNOUNCE TOUR DATES FOR THE EARLY PART OF 2013 : ABSOLVA, TRIAXIS, HANGING DOLL, BABYLON FIRE, INCASSUM, WIZZ WIZZARD & 4BITTEN. We’ve been busy helping our bands get bookings for the early part of 2013 which sees Absolva & Babylon Fire playing shows together before Absolva head out again into Europe, whilst Triaxis, […]

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Sony Pictures release WEST OF MEMPHIS Feb 14th

Sony Pictures release WEST OF MEMPHIS Feb 14th

| 6 January 2013 | Reply

Produced by Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, West Of Memphis is a powerful and provocative look into the untold story behind the infamous case of the “West Memphis 3” – three teenagers who were imprisoned for a heinous crime, despite overwhelming evidence of their innocence. Acclaimed filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) chronicles their […]

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2fast4love present COUGH UP! Tour Fundraiser for THE LUNGS

2fast4love present COUGH UP! Tour Fundraiser for THE LUNGS

| 6 January 2013 | Reply

Friday 11th Jan C5 Bar (Metros Freo) 9pm with Creature, The Reptilians, Lucille, Bob Gordons, Blazin’ Entrails and THE LUNGS    (DJ Hate on the decks) For the past 15yrs Mandurah’s favorite Scum Rockers have set the bar for how Dirty West Australian Punk and Roll should be done. Playing nearly every corner or our state […]

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Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED premieres Jan 24!!

Quentin Tarantino’s DJANGO UNCHAINED premieres Jan 24!!

| 6 January 2013 | Reply

Django Unchained, written & directed by Quentin Tarantino, stars Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson, Kerry Washington, Don Johnson, John Jarratt, Jonah Hill Set in the South two years before the Civil War, Django Unchained stars Academy Award(r)-winner Jamie Foxx as Django, a slave whose brutal history with his former owners lands […]

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JOE WALSH – Analog Man

JOE WALSH – Analog Man

| 5 January 2013 | Reply

Label: Fantasy Released: June 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6.5/10 Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh’s latest solo album (his first in 20 years) finds him ruminating on a life lived hard and lucky in the fast lane.  Sober nowadays, Walsh’s mellow reflection too often errs on the side of Eagles-ey West Coast bliss rather than the […]

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TURBONEGRO – Sexual Harrassment

TURBONEGRO – Sexual Harrassment

| 5 January 2013 | Reply

Label: Universal (Scandinavia), Volcom (Europe) Released: June 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 Turbonegro should already be your favourite band of degenerate, ex-con Scandopunk nihilists – but if they’re not, then Sexual Harrassment will absolutely see them assume that lofty title. Harnessing the energy of The Pistols and The Ramones, chaining it to a generator […]

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FRANK HANNON – Six String Soldiers

FRANK HANNON – Six String Soldiers

| 5 January 2013 | Reply

Label: Redhawk Records Released: July 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 7.5/10 Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon has pulled in some talented chums (not least singer Jeff Sandoval and fellow riff-writer Mike Araiza) for his latest solo album, but star appearances aside, Six String Soldiers is very much Hannon’s baby – and the journey he takes from […]

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AEROSMITH – Music From Another Dimension

AEROSMITH – Music From Another Dimension

| 5 January 2013 | Reply

Label: Sony Released October 2012 Reviewed by Shane Pinnegar 6/10 Amid years of in-fighting and scurrilous rumours, Aerosmith resorted to drafting in producer Jack Douglas – veteran of the band’s early Seventies classic such as Toys In The Attic and Rocks, which made their reputation – in an attempt to avoid repeating the disaster of […]

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Twenty Years In The Making….ROXY BLUE Returns with 3 new releases!!!

Twenty Years In The Making….ROXY BLUE Returns with 3 new releases!!!

| 4 January 2013 | Reply

In 1992, Hard Rock fans were hit broadside with a momentous hard rock album, entitled Want Some, that seemed to come out of nowhere. The band was Roxy Blue, and while they were relatively unknown outside of their hometown of Memphis, music industry insiders knew that there was something about this band that set them […]

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COVERED CALL TAPS LION’S SHARE GUITARIST LARS CHRISS FOR NEW ALBUM MIX

COVERED CALL TAPS LION’S SHARE GUITARIST LARS CHRISS FOR NEW ALBUM MIX

| 4 January 2013 | Reply

Swedish melodic rockers COVERED CALL, have tapped producer/engineer Lars Chriss (LION’S SHARE) to mix their brand new studio CD, tentatively due in early 2013 via an as-yet-undetermined record label. The band’s sophomore album _Impact _will mark the recording debut of their new singer Göran Edman (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOHN NORUM, MADISON), and new bass player Andy […]

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EDEN’S CURSE release new video

EDEN’S CURSE release new video

| 4 January 2013 | Reply

Multinational Melodic Metaller’s Eden’s Curse have released the first episode from their fourth album studio video diaries. Featuring guitarist Thorsten Koehne, drummer Pete Newdeck and bassist Paul Logue, it focuses primarily on the song writing sessions and in particular a new track called “Evil & Devine“. The 8 minute video can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1FoCDNV1mk […]

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Soundwave Touring announce DUFF McKAGAN’s LOADED/DANKO JONES Sidewaves

Soundwave Touring announce DUFF McKAGAN’s LOADED/DANKO JONES Sidewaves

| 4 January 2013 | Reply

When names like Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver populate your résumé, you have a lot to live up to on your solo releases. DUFF McKAGAN not only lives up to it, but has cemented his legacy as one of Rock’s most unique figures. DUFF McKAGAN and his gang have been building a sound full […]

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SAXON PREPARE TO DELIVER THEIR LATEST ALBUM SACRIFICE, ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2013

SAXON PREPARE TO DELIVER THEIR LATEST ALBUM SACRIFICE, ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2013

| 4 January 2013 | Reply

With a storming new stomp in their boots and a renewed, lithe swagger to their legendary sound, Saxon will release “Sacrifice”, on Tuesday, February 26th,  2013 through UDR. Taking a sharper, re-invigorated approach to the production, on this,their 20th album, Saxon have produced 10 of their strongest, heaviest and most inspired songs for many-a-year, and […]

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Soundwave Touring presents KYUSS LIVES/RED FANG Sidewaves

Soundwave Touring presents KYUSS LIVES/RED FANG Sidewaves

| 4 January 2013 | Reply

Fans had been lamenting the loss of Kyuss since the minute they broke up. When KYUSS LIVES last toured Australia fans spoke with resounding voice as we saw venues across the country whipping out the sold out sign in mere minutes. In what is sure to be a stunning send-off, KYUSS LIVES will perform under […]

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Soundwave Touring presents SICK OF IT ALL/MADBALL/Vision Of Disorder Sidewaves

Soundwave Touring presents SICK OF IT ALL/MADBALL/Vision Of Disorder Sidewaves

| 4 January 2013 | Reply

Since 1986, SICK OF IT ALL have been thrashing out classic Hardcore anthems and touring the globe relentlessly. The latest album for SICK OF IT ALL is another sonic statement that further cements them as an institution of hardcore. ‘Based On A True Story’ is undeniable proof that the quartet is simply unstoppable and unrivalled […]

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Interview – Graphic Fiction Heroes’ Chris Gibbs, December 2012

Interview – Graphic Fiction Heroes’ Chris Gibbs, December 2012

| 3 January 2013 | Reply

By Shane Pinnegar Originally published in edited form in Xpress Magazine, December 2012 On the eve of the release of GRAPHIC FICTION HEROES debut album, I sat down for a long chat with singer/guitarist/main songwriter Chris Gibbs, covering the new album, and delving deep into Chris’ musical journey from childhood to now.  Along the way […]

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