Karnivool win ARIA Award for ‘Asymmetry’

Progressive rock titans KARNIVOOL won their first ARIA Award last week, picking up 'Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Album' for their third record 'Asymmetry'. The band were also nominated for 'Best Live Act' (which went to pop singer Guy Sebastian). Ian Kenny's other band Birds Of Tokyo were nomina ...

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The Red Paintings announce new US tour dates, debut on Modern Rock & CMJ Charts

The Red Paintings have announced new US tour dates supporting 90s alt-rockers Spacehog this December.   The Australian orchestral art rock band recently released their debut album The Revolution Is Never Coming to rave reviews. Their single 'Wasps' has picked up steam in the US including the # ...

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Karnivool + Dead Letter Circus + sleepmakeswaves announce massive Australian summer tour

As far as OzProg goes, it doesn't get bigger than this: our country's two biggest progressive rock exports KARNIVOOL and DEAD LETTER CIRCUS have teamed up with post-rock trailblazers SLEEPMAKESWAVES for a massive Australian tour this summer. The POLYMORPHISM tour is set to be the biggest show ...

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The Crimson ProjeKCt to tour Australia

We here at OzProg are SO excited about this!! The Crimson ProjeKCt will tour Australia in January 2014. The following was posted on former King Crimson frontman Adrian Belew's facebook page last night: Announcing CRIMSON PROJECT'S TOUR of AUSTRALIA! TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1ST A ...

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Deafheaven announce first ever Australian tour

US experimental metal group DEAFHEAVEN have announced their first Australian tour, courtesy of Perth promoters Life Is Noise. Their critically acclaimed record 'Sunbather' has been making waves amongst the underground metal scene and is the catalyst for their first visit to our shores. Taki ...

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Karnivool nominated for ARIA award

Perth progressive rock heavyweights KARNIVOOL have been nominated for an ARIA Award for 'Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal Release' for their third album 'Asymmetry.' The Vool have been one of Australia's leading lights for progressive music over the last 8 years so this nod is a welcome mark of resp ...

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Devin Townsend announce supports for Australian tour

SOUNDWAVE TOURING have announced the supports for DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's upcoming tour of Australia this week. We are very pleased to see a host of OzProg favourites invited to open the shows, including TOEHIDER, NE OBLIVISCARIS and VOYAGER. Make sure you arrive early to see some of our f ...

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Brisbane alt-prog rock behemoth THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT have announced the supports for their upcoming Australian tour. They will be joined by Melbourne's SLEEP PARADE at all shows, with Sydney band TEAL to open the east coast shows, OPIA in Perth and DAY ON FIRE in Adelaide. The Butterfly Eff ...

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Smashing Pumpkins bassist to join The Red Paintings

They're the little art rock band who could - and it seems, they are - Geelong-formed The Red Paintings have just announced that Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino will be joining the band on US TV, as they premiere their new 'Wasps' stage show. The band will premiere their new lineup ...

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If you're anything like me, this headline sends a shiver of excitement through you. Thanks to The Quietus for this report (http://thequietus.com/articles/13434-king-crimson-reform): Robert Fripp has announced the reformation of King Crimson. Yesterday, Fripp updated his online diary for ...

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