Listen: new sleepmakeswaves track ‘Something Like Avalanches’

Sydney post-rock legends sleepmakeswaves have released the first taste of their new album 'Love of Cartography' in the form of an electronic-rock epic called 'Something Like Avalanches'. In a bit of a coup for the local progressive scene, it's been picked up for triple j rotation. You can l ...

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Interview: Tony Levin from The Crimson Projekct

SO in one of the more unlikely moments of my prog-loving life, I got to interview the legendary TONY LEVIN (of King Crimson, The Stickmen, Liquid Tension Experiment, Peter Gabriel etc etc etc) ahead of his Australian tour with The CRIMSON PROJEKCT this June. For all you readers who submitte ...

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Interview: Christopher de Cinque from Closure in Moscow

Ahead of the release of Closure in Moscow's second album 'Pink Lemonade' due out this Friday May 9th, I caught up with their singer Chris to chat about making the album, what took them so long (it's been 5 years since 'First Temple') & of course, pink lemonade. Based in Melbourne but ha ...

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Interview: Brian Cook from Russian Circles

Ahead of their Australian tour, I had a chat with RUSSIAN CIRCLES' bassist Brian Cook, to discuss tour life, their ambitions and Coheed & Cambria. Russian Circles have earned a loyal following around the world for their uncompromising attitude towards making music. Backed by the formidable ...

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Twelve Foot Ninja win ‘Best New Talent’ at Golden God Awards

Melbourne's TWELVE FOOT NINJA have taken home 'Best New Talent' from the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. TFN are the first ever Australian band to win the award. The Golden Gods are the biggest hard rock and heavy metal awards show in the USA and winners are voted for by fans. TFN were nominate ...

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After a short hiatus and armed with their first studio album in four years, 2013’s Forever Becoming, US post-metal torchbearers, Pelican, are set to make a thundering return to Australian shores this July for a set of spectacular musical journeys that will leave their fans in awe. With a mas ...

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Anubis announce new album ‘Hitchhiking To Byzantium’

Australian progressive rock outfit ANUBIS have announced the release of their third album ‘Hitchhiking to Byzantium’ on May 30th. The Sydney-based symphonic prog exponents have enjoyed success overseas thanks to the impeccably crafted ‘230503’ (2009) and ‘A Tower of Silence’ (2011) ...

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By Michael Solo| News

Anathema’s Australian fans have been waiting patiently for almost 25 years and your innumerable emails and requests have finally borne fruit – Anathema are making their long awaited first visit to our shores! Anathema have been at the forefront of the UK rock/metal movement for a long time. ...

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Closure in Moscow announce ‘Pink Lemonade’ album release & tour

Melbourne's Closure in Moscow are FINALLY releasing their second album. Titled 'Pink Lemonade' it's out May 9th. Check out that awesome cover art too. I love the way these guys write their press releases so here it is in all its glory: Closure In Moscow (CIM) are pleased to announce the rel ...

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The Red Paintings announce new UK tour dates

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 in late 2013. In May, the band will return to the UK to tour with alternative rock stalwarts InMe for 9 shows. The tour come ...

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