Review: Solkyri “Sad Boys Club”

Solkyri – ‘Sad Boys Club’ (Bird’s Robe Records) It feels like ages since I first saw Solkyri perform and hearing their new tracks, picked them for big things. Their 2013 debut full-length ‘Are You My Brother?’ delivered on that promise, but moving forward in the instrumental rock ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Album Reviews
Anathema (UK) announce Australia & New Zealand acoustic tour

Following an incredibly successful first tour of Australia in August 2014, ANATHEMA are returning in October 2015 for a series of acoustic concerts. The tour includes the band's first ever shows in New Zealand, Adelaide and Perth. ANATHEMA’s reputation for both recorded and live output is ...

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sleepmakeswaves announce more shows for ‘Great Northern’ tour

Australian post-rock trailblazers sleepmakeswaves have announced more dates for their extensive 'Great Northern' tour, now totalling 55 shows across 22 countries from March to June. Currently in the midst of a European tour with Skyharbor & Tides From Nebula, the band will then head to Gre ...

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This Will Destroy You announce Australia & New Zealand tour

Texas doomgaze quartet THIS WILL DESTROY YOU have announced their return to Australia in June 2015, as well as their first ever tour of New Zealand. The tour follows the release of their stunning record ‘Another Language’ through Australian independent label Hobbledehoy. Their previous ...

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Opeth (SWE) announce Australian tour supports

The support bands for the upcoming Opeth Australian tour have been announced and man, this is a sweet set of acts: Sunday, 3rd May With sleepmakeswaves Enmore Theatre, Sydney Tickets: Metropolis Touring Monday, 4th May With Dyssidia The Gov, Adelaide Tickets: Metropolis Touring Wed ...

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Live review: 65daysofstatic + Tangled Thoughts of Leaving + Solkyri + Trash McSweeney & Alix Kol at Manning Bar, Sydney – March 10, 2015

65daysofstatic + Tangled Thoughts of Leaving + Solkyri + Trash McSweeney/Alix Kol Manning Bar, Sydney Tuesday March 10, 2015 It’s a cool night at Manning Bar for the return of English legends 65daysofstatic to Sydney, after over 2 years, a new record and in the midst of working on a mu ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews
Review: Forstora “For All That Will Save Or Destroy Us”

Forstora – For All That Will Save Or Destroy Us (Bird’s Robe Records) I first heard of these guys when I saw them opening up for Karnivool in Perth back in 2012. Usually I don’t go for bands with the screaming/riff variety, but these guys were just so intense and heavy and had so much co ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Album Reviews
Opeth announce Australian tour for May 2015

Swedish progressive legends OPETH are returning to Australia in support of their new album 'Pale Communion.' Regardless of whether you like the newer direction their last coupe of records have taken, live, they continue to play a wide range of their entire discography, so fans of the heavy stu ...

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sleepmakeswaves announce ‘Great Northern’ Australian tour

Sydney instrumental prog outfit SLEEPMAKESWAVES have announced a huge Australian headline tour. The ‘Great Northern’ tour celebrates the release of the band’s latest single and will see them play 55 shows in 22 countries from March until June. They will wrap up their epic run across ...

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Vampillia (JPN) announce 2015 Australian tour

Japan’s VAMPILLIA have announced their return to Australia, performing headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne as well as the 2015 Adelaide Festival. These guys (and girls) are pretty amazing live, with an all-inclusive show that engages the audience and the occasional bout of wood-sawing. No ...

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