Metal Legends as Action Figgers!

Samples of heavy metal action figures

The legends over at Back In Black are now stocking an awesome collection of metal band action figures which include none other than Iron Maiden‘s Eddie, King Diamond, Lemmy from Motorhead and also Warpig, Megadeth‘s Vic Rattlehead, Ghost, Rancid, Rob Halford, Venom, Misfits and more! You can get Eddie in four different scenes including Iron […]

Premiere: ASTRODEATH “Invasion”

Not a band to be held back by the scourge and uncertainty of Coronavirus, Sydney heavy duo Astrodeath are powering up and shipping out again this Winter. The band have released their second single Invasion, from the anticipated follow-up full length Astrodeath Vol.2, also seeing the heavy hitters embark on an East Coast tour with support from […]

SOMETHING FOR KATE Tour Dates

Frontier Touring and Village Sounds are proud to announce that Melbourne trio Something For Kate, one of Australia’s most influential bands, will head out on their first national headline tour in four years this coming September/October – the Echolalia x The Modern Medieval tour.  For one night only in each city, Paul Dempsey, Stephanie Ashworth and Clint Hyndman will go […]

HALFWAIT Drop new Tune

Sydney-based rock outfit Halfwait have created an appetizing mix of nostalgia and ambition with their new track, My Past. By fusing elements of pop-punk giants from the early naughts and adding their own twist, My Past adds a shade of nuance to their catalogue of singles. With guitar lines that are equal parts Blink 182 […]

THE KILLERS Announce New Album

The Killers will release their seventh studio album, entitled Pressure Machine, on Island Records on August 13, 2021.  The album was co-produced by the band, Shawn Everett, and Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen), all of whom worked together on The Killers’ critically-acclaimed album Imploding The Mirage, released last year. The Killers are returning to Australia & New Zealand in 2022 for long awaited […]

KOMBI KILLERS Drop New Tune

Brisbane’s old-school punk rockers Kombi Killers have never been afraid to call things as they see it. They have proved as much with their new single ScuMo, out now through Riot Records Watch ScuMo below:

SCREAMING JETS All For One Anniversary Tour

With just under a month until The Screaming Jets drop the 30 Year Anniversary Edition of their groundbreaking debut album All For One, the band has today announced changes to their national touring schedule. With the inability to predict when touring through wider NSW can resume in any normal fashion, it is with great disappointment that […]

PUPPY Release New Single

London-based trio Puppy have returned with new single Angel, out now through the bands new label Rude Records. This is the band’s first new material since 2019’s iii EP and the first indication of where the band are looking to go sonically with their next set of releases. Watch Angel below:

CHASING GHOSTS On Tour

Now is the time to catch the band Rolling Stone Magazine are declaring “…the band Australia needs to see right now”. Chasing Ghosts will tour the colonies at Naaarm (Melbourne), Tardanya (Adelaide), Meanjin (Brisbane) and Warrane (Sydney) starting with two shows in Naarm on July 30 and 31, crossing into Tardanya and Meanjin in August […]

ACT OF DENIAL With Fifth Single

International melodic death metal band Act Of Denial have released their fifth single Your Dark Desires via Crusader Records (part of the Golden Robot Global Entertainment), which comes off their debut album Negative.  Your Dark Desires contains trademarks of the late 2000s melodic death metal and features a ripping guitar solo from virtuoso Ron ‘Bummblefoot’ Thal (Guns ‘N Roses, Sons of Apollo). Watch Your Dark Desires below:

ARSHENIC Drop Second Single

Polish alternative rock/metal band Arshenic have released their second new single, eXtraTerRestrial. The other two new singles will follow in the coming months, each time with a release at the beginning of each month. Listen to eXtraTerRestrial below:

EXMORTUS With New EP

Building on the momentum established with their righteous recent releases Slave To The Sword (2014), Ride Forth (2016) and Sound Of Steel (2018), the Los Angeles-based Exmortus will release a new EP, Legions Of The Undead, on October 25 via the band’s own Exmortus Music, in cooperation with M-Theory Audio. The five-track release – which […]

THE MEANIES Reschedule Shows

As Covid lockdowns continue to wreak more havoc than Wally Meanie at a wine tasting, The Meanies have had to rejig a whole bunch more dates of their Better Late Than Never Desperate Measures Tour. The latest two postponed shows are this week’s ones in Ballarat and Macedon which have now moved to November. Tickets for rescheduled shows will remain […]

IRON MAIDEN Announce Album

  Parlophone Records is thrilled to announce the release of Iron Maiden‘s 17th studio album Senjutsu, their first in six years, on September 3. It was recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris.   It was preceded on Thursday July 15 by an already highly acclaimed animated video for […]

SEPTULTURA Release New Version Of “Apes Of God”

  While the pandemic paralysed the entire world and prevented bands from touring, Latin America’s biggest metal export Sepultura refused to sit back and feel like animals trapped in a cage. Therefore, in early 2020, the legendary Brazilians from Belo Horizonte seized the moment to start their own weekly SepulQuarta video podcast, in which they […]

PARADISE LOST Release At The Mill

  Tired of sunshine, singing birds and all these smiling people around? Good.   Paradise Lost have just the right amount of misery and grimness at hand for you and are ready to release the testimony of last year’s intimate streaming event At The Mill.   Captured at The Mill Nightclub near the band’s hometown […]

WHILE SHE SLEEPS Announce Australian Tour

  Sheffield’s metal impresarios While She Sleeps are thrilled to announce their Sleeps Society Tour will head to Australia in July 2022.   Their debut national headline tour will be joined by dear friends and British heavyweights, Loathe, who have been turning heads in the alternative music scene and heading down under for the very […]

CLAY J GLADSTONE Hang Out With Old Friends On New Tune

  Sydney-based punk rock group Clay J Gladstone have unveiled their impervious accompanying music video for Dead Friends.   Shot in various locations across Sydney and The Blue Mountains, the video clip depicts the band members vigorously performing the song whilst cutting back and forth between a horror-inspired narrative. Heightened with monochrome grainy cuts, provocative […]

NIGHTWISH Team With AMAZON MUSIC

  Clocking 150.000 attendees from more than 100 countries for their ground-breaking online concert An Evening With Nightwish In A Virtual World, the Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish broke records and, once again, re-wrote metal history during the most challenging time for music all over the world.   Sharing a testimonial from that memorable night, […]

SABATON Cover MANOWAR

  After already releasing a set of fantastic singles once again proving the inexhaustible creativity of Sabaton, the band has now released a cover version of Manowar‘s Kingdom Come – born as a tribute to the American metal heroes and a video game collaboration.   Watch the video for Kingdom Come below:  

SEETHER Release New Track

  Seether have released the new track Feast or Famine from their upcoming Wasteland – The Purgatory EP, which will be released July 30 digitally and October 22 on vinyl.   Feast or Famine is an elegy for our current state of affairs and amplifies the band’s signature heavy groove and frontman Shaun Morgan’s lyrical […]

WORMWOOD Take Stock With New Single

  Swedish atmospheric black metallers, Wormwood, have released a highly cinematic video set in a post apocalyptic Stockholm for The Archive.   The Archive follows the desperation after an unprecedented catastrophe in Sweden.   Watch it unfold below:  

BIGSOUND 2021 Cancelled Due to COVID

  BigSound released this statement earlier today:   “We hate that we have to send this email, but with heavy hearts we have had to cancel BigSound 2021 and reschedule all activity to September 2022.   The ongoing NSW lockdown combined with Melbourne’s snap lockdown, increasing uncertainty around border closures and capacity restrictions have made […]

U.D.O Announce Album And Speak The Truth With New Single

  “Game Over!” – that’s what rock icon Udo Dirkschneider (original voice of iconic band Accept) proclaims on his upcoming new U.D.O. record to be released in autumn, specifically on October 22, 2021.   The statement behind has got many different meanings. But one thing becomes clear immediately: U.D.O. is not doing things by halves, […]

AUDIO REIGN Drop ‘Relentless’ Video & Ready For VR Stream

  Australian rockers Audio Reign have released their new music video for the single Relentless.   Don’t miss Audio Reign’s live virtual reality, VR, live stream by Netgigs on July 18. Join the boys as they get set to unleash their explosive  single to the world. This very special Sunday afternoon event will be held […]

SHOTGUN MISTRESS Drop Album & Single

  Melbourne based Shotgun Mistress have released their highly-anticipated self-titled debut album via Crusader Records.   The album has immediately caused a huge stir upon release, crashing in at #7 on the Australian overall iTunes Albums Chart and #2 on the Rock Albums Chart.   To celebrate the release of the album, the band have […]

HUMAN HELL Drop Latest Single

  UK metal outfit Human Hell have released their latest single Life Deprived.   This song is the second from the bands upcoming EP and showcases a much darker sound than anything they have previously written. Life Deprived is complimented by a macabre, bleak visualiser which can be seen below.   Human Hell have upcoming […]

POWERWOLF Drop New Album With Guests

  The high priests of heavy metal, Powerwolf, have continued their unique success story and released their new studio album Call Of The Wild.   Matthew Kiichi Heafy (Trivium), friend and fan of Powerwolf, has recorded an impressive version of the song Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike). This exciting version of the rousing track […]

LLNN Release New Single

  Copenhagen outfit LLNN have announced their latest album Unmaker will be released via Pelagic Records on September 24.   The band have released their new single Interloper which can be listened to HERE

HELIGAN Drop Debut Single

  Perth progressive punk outfit Heligan have released their debut single Castaways.   Stream the song HERE or watch the visualiser below:  

SWITCHFOOT With New Single

  Grammy Award-winning rock band Switchfoot have released their newest single the bones of us from their upcoming album interrobang, which is set for release on August 20 via Fantasy Records.   Produced by Tony Berg (Paul McCartney, Phoebe Bridgers, Andrew Bird), the bones of us skilfully weaves shimmering cymbals and bright keys together with […]

UNDERBALL Drop New Album & Single

  Italian thrash/hardcore band Underball set July 16 as international release date for their debut album The Worst Is Yet To Cum.   The first Single John Von Lovers can be watched below:  

POP GOES THE PUNK Tour Announced

  With the texture and tempo of punk rock and the melodies of power pop, pop punk has been around, in one form or another since the early ‘70s but found major mainstream popularity in the post grunge era of the mid to late nineties and early noughties.   Leading the nineties pop punk charge […]

DIRTY HEADS With Best Of Album

  Dirty Heads, the top–charting band redefining the sound of Southern California since 2003, are reflecting on their massive career with the release of The Best of Dirty Heads album, out now via Better Noise Music.   The album’s track listing contains some of the band’s biggest hits to date, including their unprecedented viral smash […]

SWIMSUIT ISSUE Drop Album, Announce Tour

  Sunshine Coast based indie rock outfit Swimsuit Issue have released their debut album, Burn Of The Buzz.   The album will be the first official release for newly established Australian Indie music label Bueno Bueno Sounds and can be streamed HERE   The band have also announced a run of tour dates to celebrate the release. […]

C.O.F.F.I.N & MINI SKIRT To Release Split 7″

  C.O.F.F.I.N and Mini Skirt from Gadigal and Cavanbah, Bundjalung respectively are two NSW bands with swelling reputations and followings for their individual takes on hard Australian rock’n’roll music and energetic approach to live performances. 2020 saw them both releasing full length albums during the deep midst of social lock-downs, in a harsh climate of […]

POP. 1280 To Release Album

  New York City’s critically revered avant-garde, industrial-punk three-piece POP. 1280 are set to release their fifth full-length album Museum on the Horizon on September 24 with Profound Lore Records.   The band has revealed the record’s first single, Noncompliant which can be viewed below:  

MAYA With Crushing EP

  Maya is awakening the hardcore scene with the drop of their monumental EP Despierta via Shark City Recordings.   Their unrelentingly aggressive single Sangrando‘ set the tone amongst five more tracks on the track list that the band describes as “heavy, fast, and to the point.” The lyrics match the heavy sound, discussing a wide […]

BURN IN HELL Drop New Track

  Sydney’s metallic hardcore unit Burn In Hell have just shared another track from their forthcoming second album Disavowol Of The Creator God due out on August 6 via Reason and Rage Records. Listen to this new track titled Cathedral below:  

RAVENOUS To Release Album

  Calgary’s Ravenous is giving metalheads another reason to be famished after the long musical starvation experienced around the globe. They are releasing their new full-length album Hubris, which continues to reminisce about a time when metal was hungry.   This will be the second full-length release, following 2019’s Eat the Fallen, and 2017’s Eternal […]

IRON MAIDEN Release New Song With Animated Video

  Iron Maiden have revealed their brand-new track, The Writing On The Wall, with an eagerly anticipated global YouTube video premiere. The song was written by Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith and lead singer Bruce Dickinson, produced by Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Maiden bassist and founder-member Steve Harris.   Bruce Dickinson initially had a concept […]

GUTTERFIRE Along For The Ride With New Single

  Brisbane based hard-rock aficionados Gutterfire unveil their driving new single I’ll Be Along taken from their upcoming album Chill due for release on September 10, 2021.   Sizzling in their doom-based sound, I’ll Be Along brings alternative-hard rock into the modern era with its energetic grooves and reverb soaked riffs. The accompanying music video […]

REDHOOK Go Kamikaze With New Single

  Sydney-based alternative-rock trio RedHook have just unveiled their hyperactive video clip for Kamikaze, featuring Will King from Windwaker and filmed, directed and edited by Brandon Lung (Stand Atlantic, Polaris) with assistance from Yeah Rad Creative (The Dead Love, FANGZ).   Shot at various locations around Sydney’s inner west, the clip features all three band members […]

WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER Return

  The smallest and crispiest band of Berlin has returned.   After a long break We Butter The Bread With Butter are going back to their roots. The band is complete again because Tobi is back.   To celebrate the band has released a brand new single and a video 20 km/h which can be […]

KATATONIA To Release Rarities & B Sides Album

  Katatonia are set to release Mnemosynean on October 1, 2021 through Peaceville Records.   This new release marks 30 years since the formation of one of the most enigmatic and aurally captivating bands to grace the dark rock/prog genre.   Mnemosynean contains an extensive collection of all of Katatonia’s rarities and B-sides, including tracks […]

INSURGENT With New Single

  One of the UK’s most thrilling new metal prospects, Insurgent, have announced the release of their debut EP Sentient, on August 6.   The band have also issued a new single, Dogma, which can be viewed below:  

ANDREW W.K Turns Sinner With New Single

  Napalm Records and Andrew W.K. recently announced the impending release of the iconic Party God’s fifth full-length studio rock album, God Is Partying.   The nine track opus of maximalist grandeur is set for release on September 10, 2021 – nearly 20 years after the release of his chart-topping full-length debut, I Get Wet.​ […]

SENTINELS Call Out The Tyrants On New Release

  Recently signed to Sharptone Records, New Jersey’s burgeoning, progressive metal/hardcore band Sentinels have stoked the flames of anticipation today for their forthcoming debut album by releasing a crushing new single called Tyrant.   The band’s relentless onslaught continues, following their initial single Inertia, which will also be featured on the band’s first full-length record […]

FRANKENBOK Announced For The TOTE

  After the hellish year of Victorian lockdown and doubt, Frankenbok are back stronger than ever and ready to rip the roof off the Tote on August 21. Local music is in need of local support and there is no better way to come back to the fray than to see these Melbourne veterans at […]

CRYSTAL LAKE Put A Curse On You With New Tune

  Japan’s biggest metal export to come along in years, Crystal Lake, is paying their respects to music’s fallen heroes with a pulverizing new single titled Curse out now via SharpTone Records.   The track is available now for streaming and the official video can be viewed below: