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The Temper Trap to headline the Toyota AFL Grand Final entertainment

The Temper Trap to headline the Toyota AFL Grand Final entertainment

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

THE TEMPER TRAP to headline 2012 Toyota AFL Grand Final entertainment 2012 has already been a massive year for The Temper Trap with their self-titled sophomore album debuting at #1 in Australia followed by a swag of sold out shows and spots on some of the world’s biggest festivals. So it seems apt that The […]

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Announcing the formation of New Gods

Announcing the formation of New Gods

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

Featuring members of Little Red, Eagle and the Worm & Ground Components Touring September with The Rubens New Gods is a new band on a voyage to connect people. The band, named after a Meatpuppets track, features Dominic Byrne and Adrian Beltrame from Little Red (frontman/songwriter and guitarist respectively), along with Richard Bradbeer on bass […]

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Mystery update

Mystery update

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

Hats off to these young High School boys whose determination is getting them to major places. ‘For all my years at school, It has not been easy for me having to put up with bullies telling me to cut my hair and putting down Metal, but they have never stopped me and they never will! […]

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7 Years of Chainsaw Hookers Parties!

7 Years of Chainsaw Hookers Parties!

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

“This weekend CHAINSAW HOOKERS will be celebrating 7 Years together as a band with two awesome parties starting Thursday night at The Newport Hotel in Fremantle and Friday night at The Rocket Room Northbridge featuring Melbourne rockers DEAD CITY RUINS on both shows” CHAINSAW HOOKERS – FBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/ChainsawHookers DEAD CITY RUINS – FBOOK PAGE: […]

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SWEDEN’S COLDSPELL COME IN FROM THE COLD: HIT THE WARM US WEST COAST

SWEDEN’S COLDSPELL COME IN FROM THE COLD: HIT THE WARM US WEST COAST

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

(31 August – Upsalla, Sweden) The Swedish quintet ColdSpell have become a “fan favourite” over the past few years largely due to their social media presence. This fanbase has extended to the United States, even though the band doesn’t properly have an album out there and the band has decided to thank the country for […]

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SECRET SPHERE signs with Rock N Growl

SECRET SPHERE signs with Rock N Growl

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

Italian metal band SECRET SPHERE sings worlwide management deal with Germany’s ROCK N GROWL MANAGEMENT. Guitarist Aldo Lonobile says: “We are excited to welcome ROCK N GROWL to the SECRET SPHERE family and we look forward to making big stept in taking SECRET SPHERE to the masses. Our goal is get out and play to […]

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REFUSED announce second Melbourne show

REFUSED announce second Melbourne show

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

REFUSED – ARE NOT FUCKING DEAD! Second Melbourne show announced!     It took 4 minutes for REFUSED to completely sellout their Melbourne show at The Palace.   Due to an unprecedented demand from rabid Refused fans, a second Melbourne show has now been added to cope with the demand. Sydney and Brisbane fans be […]

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Canadian sleaze/glam band REVERSE GRIP touring Australia in October

Canadian sleaze/glam band REVERSE GRIP touring Australia in October

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

Sleaze/glam rock band – REVERSE GRIP (Canada) – will be heading to Australia in the early part of October for a quick impromptu Australian Tour before they head to Europe in late November. Loud, crude, cocked & loaded – This tour is sure to appeal to all those Steel Panther fans who have missed out […]

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MARTIKA – UPDATED SHOW DATES

MARTIKA – UPDATED SHOW DATES

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

Frontier Touring regrets to advise that a scheduling conflict has arisen for pop icon Martika’s upcoming Australian tour, resulting in new dates for Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle, and the unfortunate cancellation of the Adelaide and Perth shows. The Brisbane, Canberra and Cairns shows remain unchanged. Ticketholders in Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle able to attend the […]

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MONGREL ‘GO THROUGH HELL” ON NEW ALBUM, RECLAMATION

MONGREL ‘GO THROUGH HELL” ON NEW ALBUM, RECLAMATION

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

On their fifth release, Reclamation, seminal Boston metal / punk crossover act Mongrel literally “went through hell,” according to guitarist and Mongrel mainman, Adam Savage. “It was a 4 year, 5 band member change, 2 studio, 2 label and countless hour process and now it’s finally coming out!” As they were recording, tensions within the […]

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INTERVIEW – MARK STOREN, The Moxy Collective, August 2012

INTERVIEW – MARK STOREN, The Moxy Collective, August 2012

| 4 September 2012 | Reply

INTERVIEW – MARK STOREN The Moxy Collective Writer/Performer “The Polite Gentleman” at The Blue Room Theatre DATES – 4 – 22 September 2012 Tickets available from:  The Blue Room Theatre www.blueroom.org.au 9227 7005     Perth artist Mark Storen presents his new show The Polite Gentleman at The Blue Room Theatre from the 4th to […]

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DAVID BOWIE – The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars [40th Anniversary Edition]

DAVID BOWIE – The Rise & Fall Of Ziggy Stardust & The Spiders From Mars [40th Anniversary Edition]

| 4 September 2012 | Reply

EMI, 2012 9.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar In 1972 Bowie was a space age glam god, taking rock n’ roll in new directions and blowing minds around the world – Ziggy Stardust was his most vibrant and perfect creation, both uniquely of it’s time, and timeless. Let’s assume for a moment that anyone who is into […]

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CRASH STREET KIDS – Sweet Creatures

CRASH STREET KIDS – Sweet Creatures

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Head First Entertainment, 2012 8/10 By Shane Pinnegar Flouncing out of the Arizona desert with a studied insouciance and a Mott The Hoople sensibility come The Crash Street Kids with their fourth album “Sweet Creatures”. Exhibiting the same ability to tie up a story about seedy rock characters (to quote their press, the album is […]

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CHAINSAW HOOKERS – Self titled

CHAINSAW HOOKERS – Self titled

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Blood Rock Records, April 2012 9.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar Stepping out of a Tarantino/Zombie-esque desert hillbilly nightmare and onto the filthy stages of Australia’s most notorious dives are Chainsaw Hookers, a four piece that aurally emulate the explosive and destructive qualities of a thermite packed automatic shotgun. Their self-styled “Blood Rock” is, in their own […]

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BRENT ENMAN – Wildman

BRENT ENMAN – Wildman

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

2012 7.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar Brent “Wildman” Enman knows how to rock – real, honest, blue collar, hard edged rock n’ roll is his stock in trade and on “Wildman” he delivers time and time again. Performed as a hard rockin’ four piece – with Enman playing every role (and the cover proudly proclaiming that […]

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BLOOD RUNNERS – Objective #1

BLOOD RUNNERS – Objective #1

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

5B Records, 2011 7/10 By Shane Pinnegar Seven tracks of dirty, filthy rock n’ roll from the gutters of Noo Yawk, fuelled by a full tank of glam punk sense and sleaze rock senselessness. Blood Runners have cherry picked through their influences to great effect – a shade of New York Dolls pink sits next […]

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BEACH BOYS – That’s Why God Made The Radio

BEACH BOYS – That’s Why God Made The Radio

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Capitol, 2012 7/10 By Shane Pinnegar Old is still the new New, and 2012’s latest serve of oldies coming up with a goodie is courtesy of none other than The Beach Boys – with as close to their classic line-up as is possible nowadays reunited for the first time in donkey’s years. The first thing […]

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AMERICAN DOG – Poison Smile

AMERICAN DOG – Poison Smile

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Colonial Canine/BMI, 2012 8.5/10 By Shane Pinnegar America’s favourite booze-fuelled hard rockin’ riff road train again prove why they are such an adored cult act throughout their homeland and beyond. A machine gunned boogie riff punctuated by a guitar squealing like a freshly dumped teenager rams Devil Dog down your throat for starters, before the […]

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ACCEPT – Stalingrad

ACCEPT – Stalingrad

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Nuclear Blast, April 2012 10/10 By guest reviewer Matt Williams – lead vocalist Project X/Black Steel Within the first few seconds of listening to the album’s opener ‘Hung, Drawn and Quartered’, I knew this one was gonna deliver, just as 2010’s ‘Blood Of The Nations’ did. As successful as that album was in re-establishing the […]

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4ARM – Submission For Liberty

4ARM – Submission For Liberty

| 3 September 2012 | Reply

Rising Records/Riot, April 2012 8/10 By Shane Pinnegar Melbourne’s 4ARM have delivered a mighty old school thrash metal assault on this, their third full length album. Fine tuning the production for the new age with an earth shakingly relentless rhythm section sound – the double kick drums boom like Michael Vafiotis has been possessed by […]

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