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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By Michael Solo| News
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
sleepmakeswaves nominated for ARIA Award

Sydney instrumental prog outfit sleepmakeswaves have had their second album 'Love of Cartography' nominated for an ARIA Award for 'Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album.' They are nominated alongside New Zealand's Shihad, Brisbane's DZ Deathrays and The Amity Affliction and Melbourne's High Tensi ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| News
The Red Paintings announce North American tour with The Birthday Massacre

Australian orchestral art rockers The Red Paintings are in the midst of an ambitious world tour in support of their album ‘The Revolution Is Never Coming’ released through Bird’s Robe Records/MGM. In November & December, the band will return to North America to tour with Canadian alter ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| News
Voyager announced for ProgPower USA and kick off European tour this week

Perth progressive metal outfit VOYAGER are ramping up an already-successful year with new US & European festival dates.   Coming off sold out Australian album launch shows & co-headlining Sydney and Melbourne's Progfest events with Closure in Moscow, the band have recently ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| 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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By Michael Solo| News
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
Tangled Thoughts of Leaving + Kerretta (NZ) + Hazards of Swimming Naked announce co-headlining east coast tour

As announced on Close to the Edge on FBi 94.5fm last night... Post-rock fans are in for a treat this November, with Perth heavyweights TANGLED THOUGHTS OF LEAVING announcing a triple co-headlining tour alongside New Zealand’s KERRETTA and Brisbane’s HAZARDS OF SWIMMING NAKED. Following ...

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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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By Michael Solo| News
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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By Krystal Brinkley| News