Dream Theater Australian tour begins next week

Progressive masters DREAM THEATER are returning to Australia for the first time in six years thanks to Metropolis Touring - and it's kicking off next week! Wednesday Oct 29th - Palais Theatre, Melbourne Thursday Oct 30th - Big Top, Luna Park, Sydney Tickets available here Watch the to ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Mike Mangini announces Australian drum clinics

DREAM THEATER are returning to Australia (more info here) and drummer MIKE MANGINI is spending time doing a series of drum clinics in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane whilst in the country. This is your chance to get up close with one of the world's great sticksmen - Mike's storied car ...

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Live review: Maybeshewill + Solkyri + We Lost The Sea @ Newtown Social Club, Sydney – 29 September 2014

It’s my first time to the newly renovated Newtown Social Club. Though it’s been operating for months now, I hadn’t yet been in to see a show at what was once the legendary Sandringham Hotel. Thankfully, it’s great. Cleaned up, with a neat corner stage upstairs in the band room and a set u ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews, News
Shanghai join Bird’s Robe Records & announce ‘Buyer Beware’ tour

Sydney’s SHANGHAI have joined Sydney-based label Bird’s Robe Records. The group have spent years touring their colourful live show and mixed genre sound featuring impressive musicianship, showmanship and verve, which has earned them supports with the likes of The Protomen (USA), Dead Lette ...

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Interview: Jamie Ward from Maybeshewill

In just one week, UK post-rock legends Maybeshewill tour Australia for the first time, with support from Sydney's Solkyri & fellow locals We Lost The Sea. It's an exciting, powerful package for fans of post-rock and one that comes just in time for the release of the new Maybeshewill record 'F ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| News
Interview: Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater

Where do I even start with this. DREAM THEATER are basically the reason that OzProg exists. Brad & Salty started this thing originally as a petition to get DT out to Australia, before it morphed into the online community and news site it has become today. Personally, I've been a massive Jo ...

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Dead Letter Circus + sleepmakeswaves + Voyager announce Australian tour for December 2014

Following their massive Polymorphism tour run with KARNIVOOL in January, DEAD LETTER CIRCUS & SLEEPMAKESWAVES have teamed up again for a 7-date summer tour this December, with Perth's VOYAGER opening all shows. Dead Letter Circus had a massive 2013, with their second album, “The Catalyst ...

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Interview: Tim Millar from Protest The Hero

Protest The Hero are touring Australia next week and I got the chance to catch up with guitarist Tim Millar to chat about the upcoming shows, their incredible crowd funding success and a bunch of other stuff. If you're not familiar with the band, check out this insane track or this cool vide ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Live review: Anathema + Anubis @ Metro Theatre, Sydney – 22 August 2014

Live review: Anathema + Anubis @ Metro Theatre, Sydney – 22 August 2014 When I arrived at the Metro Theatre I immediately kicked myself for not checking the set times – Sydney support act Anubis were already well into their set. I had eagerly anticipated seeing the hometown prog heroes per ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews, News
Ne Obliviscaris announce new album and Australian tour

We are pumped for this - plus Canadian outfit BEYOND CREATION are along for the ride. Here's the full presser below: Melbourne's progressive wizards Ne Obliviscaris will release their new album CITADEL on November 7th and will be taking it to their fans across the nation later that same mon ...

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