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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By Krystal Brinkley| News
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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sleepmakeswaves nominated for J Award & announce UK/Europe tour

sleepmakeswaves will kick off 2015 in the UK and Europe alongside English/Indian progressive rockers SKYHARBOR (featuring vocalist Dan Tompkins of TESSERACT) and Polish cinematic rock act TIDES FROM NEBULA.  Boy, wish that lineup would come down under. The band's second album 'Love of Cart ...

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Live review: Dream Theater at Big Top, Sydney – October 30, 2014

Dream Theater at The Big Top, Sydney – October 30 2014 5 years Dream Theater fans have been waiting for this night. Much has happened in the career of Dream Theater since they last graced our shores, but tonight, the music is what mattered most. Considering the ebb and flow of a band’s ...

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65daysofstatic (UK) announce Australian tour with Tangled Thoughts of Leaving

UK electronic-post-rock legends 65DAYSOFSTATIC have announced their return to Australia with headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, as well as the 2015 Adelaide Festival (their first appearance in Adelaide). The tour follows the band’s most recent studio album ‘Wild Light ...

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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
Adelaide Festival announcement: Mogwai, 65daysofstatic, The Red Paintings, Vampillia & more

Adelaide Festival has really got its prog on this year, with the announcement of some incredible acts for its musical lineup. Firstly, Scottish post-rock icons MOGWAI will be returning, supported by orchestral art rockers THE RED PAINTINGS. UK experimental rock legends 65DAYSOFSTATIC will p ...

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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