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GINGER – 555%  Triple CD

GINGER – 555% Triple CD

| 10 September 2012 | Reply

self released, April 2012 By Shane Pinnegar 9.5/10 Ginger Wildheart took the unusual step of setting up a fan pledge request through Pledge Music to fund his next project (unusual but not unheard of – and surely for artists with an established following but no major record label bankrolling them, a viable option for the […]

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GERRY QUIGLEY & the NOMADIC DRUIDS – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow CD

GERRY QUIGLEY & the NOMADIC DRUIDS – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow CD

| 10 September 2012 | Reply

Self released, 2012 By Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Gerry Quigley – Irish by birth, childhood friend to not only Phil Lynott, but also Gary Moore and Rory Gallagher, Perth blues legend and much more – has delivered a tender, touching and intriguing EP in Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow. A conceptual instrumental Celtic blues tale encompassing nothing […]

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EVERCLEAR – Invisible Stars CD

EVERCLEAR – Invisible Stars CD

| 10 September 2012 | Reply

2012 By Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Opener Tiger In A Burning Tree makes it abundantly clear that Art Alexakis is back on form after a few lacklustre albums which failed to live up to Everclear’s “Big Two” – 1995’s “Sparkle & Fade” and 1997 “So Much For The Afterglow”. “Invisible Stars” gets pretty close to those […]

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Empra – Self Titled

Empra – Self Titled

| 10 September 2012 | Reply

2012 By Shayne McGowan 9/10 For Empra, the road to making this record and actually having it see the light of day has been a long one. After countless dollars spent and battles with recording studios, their self titled debut album has finally been released, and to say it has been worth the wait is […]

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DRAGONFORCE – The Power Within

DRAGONFORCE – The Power Within

| 10 September 2012 | Reply

Electric Generation Recordings (Through 3Wise – Australia, Roadrunner – North America, Essential Music – UK, JVC Victor – Japan) By Shane Pinnegar 8.5/10 Dragonforce see the world through Valhalla tinted glasses – Dragons war with men, epic battles are fought (usually amid flames – oh, so many flames), emotions and environments are anthropomorphised (liberty is […]

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DE LA CRUZ – Self titled EP

DE LA CRUZ – Self titled EP

| 10 September 2012 | Reply

Self released October 2011 By Shane Pinnegar 8/10 Remember Roxus and Boss – late 80’s radio bothering, big haired Aussies who played a riffy AOR style of bubbly hard rock? Well Brisbane’s De La Cruz may well be their descendants – serving up a debut 6 track EP chock full of polished, hook-filled pop metal […]

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Steel Panther Australian Tour support announced

Steel Panther Australian Tour support announced

| 8 September 2012 | Reply

THE ART ANNOUNCED AS NATIONAL SUPPORT!     For THE ART, it began in Newtown, Sydney where their edgy, fast-paced live shows gained not only local success, but also caught the attention of LA booker and ex Guns N’ Roses manager, Vicky Hamilton.   On the back of relentless touring supporting the likes of Them […]

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WAM Song Of The Year 2012: Nominees Announced

WAM Song Of The Year 2012: Nominees Announced

| 8 September 2012 | Reply

The wait is over for songwriters throughout Western Australia as 80 nominees in 16 categories are announced for the 2012 WAM Song of the Year. Song of the Year celebrates the best of Western Australia’s songwriting talent. Now in its 23 rd year, this prestigious songwriting competition offers more than $30,000 worth of prizes.   […]

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Linkin Park Soundwave sideshows announced!

Linkin Park Soundwave sideshows announced!

| 8 September 2012 | Reply

LIVING THINGS AUSTRALIAN TOUR SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE SIDESHOWS ANNOUNCED! Since their 2000 debut album ‘Hybrid Theory’, LINKIN PARK have spent the last 12 years doing something popular artists just don’t do: going off-menu. The learning curve was arduous, but a necessary and welcome challenge for the band. ‘Hybrid Theory’ isn’t just the title of the […]

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Interactive SXSW Keynote Announced – Win Badges to SXSW Eco

Interactive SXSW Keynote Announced – Win Badges to SXSW Eco

| 8 September 2012 | Reply

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ADELAIDE SOUNDWAVE IS SOLD OUT!!!

ADELAIDE SOUNDWAVE IS SOLD OUT!!!

| 8 September 2012 | Reply

ADELAIDE JOIN THE SOLD OUT PARTY!   Thank you South Australia! You are the latest State to join Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria in hanging out the Sold Out signs. Perth is not far behind as well!   METALLICA LINKIN PARK BLINK 182 A PERFECT CIRCLE / THE OFFSPRING / PARAMORE / SLAYER / […]

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Enter Shikari supports announced

Enter Shikari supports announced

| 8 September 2012 | Reply

In Hearts Wake announced as national support!     Already a favourite amongst their peers and underground fans, IN HEARTS WAKE have already done a remarkable job of following in the footsteps of Byron Bay’s hardcore legends, Parkway Drive. They have spent the last few years releasing a slew of EPs and a split record […]

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Eightball Voodoo – 666 Reasons single release

Eightball Voodoo – 666 Reasons single release

| 8 September 2012 | Reply

Heavy sleaze rockers, Eightball Voodoo, release a new digital split single featuring the songs 666 Reasons and The Devil’s country. The single is available from iTunes, Amazon mp3, Spotify, Deezer and all good online retailers. The international gang of reprobates forge ahead with their own brand of hell spawned, whisky fuelled, blistering heavy sleaze rock […]

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Secret Sphere and Elvenking Announce Co-Headlining Tour

Secret Sphere and Elvenking Announce Co-Headlining Tour

| 8 September 2012 | Reply

Two of the most relevant Italian metal bands SECRET SPHERE and ELVENKING will join forces for a Italian co-headlining tour – “The Italian Alliance” in October 2012 accross Italy. Support on the trek will come from TEODASIA. With the release of their brand new album’s – SECRET SPHERE and ELVENKING will hit the stage together […]

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AXEWOUND – DEBUT ALBUM VULTURES OUT OCTOBER 5TH

AXEWOUND – DEBUT ALBUM VULTURES OUT OCTOBER 5TH

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 14TH Metal supergroup AxeWound are set to release their debut album Vultures on October 5TH via Sony Music Australia. The album release will be preceded by the single Cold on September 21st, coinciding with a UK tour. AxeWound’s pedigree is inarguably first class – since they feature guitarist/vocalist Matt Tuck from […]

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DON BROCO ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘PRIORITIES’ AND NEW SINGLE ‘ACTORS’

DON BROCO ANNOUNCE DEBUT ALBUM ‘PRIORITIES’ AND NEW SINGLE ‘ACTORS’

| 7 September 2012 | Reply

‘ACTORS’ IS TAKEN FROM THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘PRIORITIES’ TO BE RELEASED OCTOBER 26TH PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE FROM SEPTEMBER 14TH Don Broco are set to release their single ‘Actors’ which will be available on September 21st and is taken from their debut album ‘Priorities’ to be released October 26th. The four-piece are signed to the new formed […]

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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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