Polaris celebrate the release of their ARIA dominating debut album, The Mortal Coil, by hitting the road this April for their most ambitious run to date. Joining Polaris will be US metalcore titans, The Plot In You, along with fellow countrymen hotly tipped Melbourne outfit Alpha Wolf and Adelaide melodic hardcore act Ambleside!
To those in the know, Polaris had been Australia’s best kept secret on the heavy scene for quite some time, however, a Triple J feature album, #6 album debut on the ARIA charts, and a largely sold-out national tour has seen the Sydney natives quickly transform into one of Australia’s most talked about acts.
Before their headline album tour kicks off in April, Polaris will support Australian heavy music icons Parkway Drive on their 14 date “Decade Of Horizon’s” Tour as it travels around the country.
Watch the video for their latest single Lucid here:
US outfit, The Plot In You, are four albums into an already-successful career, however, complacency doesn’t appear to be in their vernacular. Turning everything up to ten for their maiden release under the Fearless Records banner, the Ohio-based quartet enlisted the production services of Drew Fulk (The Amity Affliction, Crown The Empire) for DISPOSE, their most sonically satisfying effort to date. Traversing the alt-rock and metalcore genres with ease, lead cut “Feel Nothing” racked up more than a million streams within its first few months of release!
Fans of grooving (and at times, downright terrifyingly heavy) riffs won’t need an introduction to Melbourne mosh merchants, Alpha Wolf, after a string of hugely successful tours with Australian bigwigs Thy Art Is Murder and MakeThem Suffer has seen them firmly tagged as a must-see within the metal community. Their cracking first release for Greyscale Records, MONO, managed to create its own ruckus in the Aria charts during release week as well, cracking the national top 30.
Rounding out this four-headed touring monster is South Australian punk rock troupe, Ambleside, a group whose fierce commitment to the road and their DIY roots has seen them land tours with everyone from Counterparts and Hellions to Trophy Eyes and Silverstein. They may not be as traditionally heavy as their tour buddies, but Ambleside’s onstage intensity is second to none.
Tickets for “The Mortal Coil” Tour are on sale Wednesday, 10th January at 10am Local Time, don’t miss out on what is sure to be one of the wildest tours of 2018!
Destroy All Lines, Resist & Triple J Present
POLARIS ‘THE MORTAL COIL’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR with special guests THE PLOT IN YOU (USA) ALPHA WOLF & AMBLESIDE
THURSDAY 12 APRIL: AMPLIFIER BAR, PERTH 18+ *
Tickets available through www.oztix.com.au
FRIDAY 13 APRIL: TRIFFID, BRISBANE LIC AA
Tickets available through www.oztix.com.au
Strap yourself in as the pride of Byron Bay, Parkway Drive announce the local support acts who will be joining them and South-Sydney five-piece, Polaris on the “A Decade Of Horizons” Tour in January. The tour will see Parkway Drive perform a special anniversary set showcasing songs from their gold certified, #6 Aria debut album, Horizons.
Only a handful of tickets are still available for remaining shows.
The ARIA award winners’ impressive back catalogue boasts five gold selling albums, half a million Australian sales, a couple of platinum DVDs and a coffee table book that highlights the band’s love of life and true DIY spirit.
Their most recent album Ire debuted at #1 in the ARIA charts and was declared Best Metal Album of 2015 by Apple Music.
Relentlessly touring the world for the last 12 years has turned Parkway Drive into one of the worlds most impressive live acts. In recent times they’ve blown audiences away with main stage performances at some of the rock worlds biggest festivals including Download and Reading and Leeds festivals.
Parkway Drive’s most recent sell out headline run in Europe and the US was the band’s biggest and most explosive production and pyrotechnics live show of their career to date. A tour which included the band sharing the headlining slot of Belgium’s legendary Groezrock with Deftones.
A DECADE OF HORIZONS TOUR DATES:
FRIDAY 12 JANUARY: UNIFY GATHERING – SOLD OUT!
SATURDAY 13 JANUARY – TIVOLI, BRISBANE – SOLD OUT!
WITH SHE CRIES WOLF
SUNDAY 14 JANUARY – TIVOLI, BRISBANE – SOLD OUT!
WITH INITIATE JERICHO
Early July saw Melbourne Deathcore outfit Gravemind unveil that they were behind mystery website thedeathgate.com. The site countdown eventually revealed that their EP ‘The Deathgate’ will be released on Friday August 11 (Pre-Orders here).
Today, they are rolling out second single from the EP, Echo, which continues the story of the astronaut who journeyed through The Deathgate. The track also features band-of-the-minute Alpha Wolf‘s Aidan Ellaz on guest vocals.
They also are revealing their EP release tour, which sees them heading out on a three date jaunt in Brisbane, Melbourne and Launceston that brings along fellow Deathcore crew Blind Oracle for the Brisbane and Melbourne shows.
First single from The Deathgate, Anaesthesia, has been received well by the heavy music world, with it being played upwards of 20000 times on Spotify and Youtube alike – and being added to both the US Spotify playlist Deathcore and Australian spotify playlist Homegrown and Heavy.
Punters can look forward to seeing Gravemind on tour, having developed their sound and bone-rattling live show in shows with bands such as Architects, House Vs Hurricane, I Killed the Prom Queen, King Parrot, Hollow World, Iconoclast, A Night in Texas and Justice for the Damned.
Gravemind’s EP ‘The Deathgate’ will be released on Friday August 11,.2017
THE DEATHGATE TOUR
Thursday 14th September – Brisbane, QLD
with Blind Oracle, Initiate Jericho and Season Unending
Thursday 21st September – Melbourne, VIC
THE WORKERS CLUB
with Blind Oracle, Windwaker, The Gloom in the Corner
Saturday 24th September – Launceston, TAS
THE GREENWOOD BAR
with Uncle Geezer, The Absolution Sequence and Majula
“Sharper than razor wire but still filled with enough blunt force brutality to inflict closed head injury, Mono is infectiously catchy and immensely lethal from start to its very finish” 9.5/10 New Transcendence
“Mono is a brave expression of intense and real emotion at its heavy finest. Impressively done.” 10/10 Depth The Magazine
“Mono is cathartic, not in its resolution but in its unrelenting self-destruction. This is a record that constantly lashes out and drags the listener into right into the center of the bleak maelstrom it creates.”4/5 Heavy Mag
“One of the most raw, real and heavier sounding releases I’ve heard in a long time.” – 8.5/10 Insert Review Here
“honest and crazed lyrics that drive this Baker’s dozen through a crippling, hellish soundscape and then back again” – 75/100 KillYourStereo
They say the road out of hell is long and hard, definitely not for the feint of heart, but one listen to the debut album from Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf will prove exactly how much heart they have. The five piece metalcore outfit today drop their debut album Mono upon the world, and it can be purchased HERE.
Watch the video for ‘Golden Fate; Water Break’ here
“We couldn’t be more excited for everyone to hear Mono.” says guitarist Sabian Lynch“The response we’ve received so far from the reviews and from the singles we’ve released has already been overwhelming and so much more than we could’ve imagined. We really urge all listeners to listen from start to finish, feeling as it’s the best way to take the most from Mono. This album has already opened up more possibilities for Alpha Wolf than we ever could’ve hoped for, making so many dreams a reality and we couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come.”
The band will be heading around the country in July/August supporting Thy Art Is Murder alongside heavy hitters Cursed Earth, and Greyscale Records family Deadlights, as well as holding an All Ages album launch at Wrangler Studios in Melbourne on Sunday the 20th of July with Deadlights, Pridelands, Thornhill, & 2319. Then they’ll be assaulting stages again in September as they support Make Them Suffer and Wage War on another national tour.
ALPHA WOLF TOUR DATES
w/ Thy Art Is Murder, Cursed Earth, and Deadlights
Thursday 27th July – Perth – Badlands Bar
Friday 28th July – Adelaide – Enigma Bar
Saturday 29th July – Melbourne – Max Watts
Wednesday 2nd August – Canberra – The Basement
Thursday 3rd August – Wollongong – Uni Bar
Friday 4th August – Sydney – Oxford Arts Factory
Saturday 5th August – Newcastle – The Cambridge Hotel
Thursday 10th August – Brisbane – Crowbar
Friday 11th August – Noosa – Villa Noosa
Saturday 12th August – Gold Coast – Miami Tavern
w/ Make Them Suffer and Wage War (US)
Friday 15th September – Adelaide – Enigma Bar
Saturday 16th September – Melbourne – Max Watt’s
Wednesday 20th September – Canberra – The Basement
Thursday 21st September – Newcastle – Cambridge Hotel
Friday 22nd September – Brisbane – The Brightside
Saturday 23rd September – Sydney – Oxford Art Factory
“Mono is an audio representation of utter desperation and the illogical mindset of an individual when one goes through traumatic experience. Whether it’s death, loss of love or coming to terms with mortality.” Explains Vocalist Aidan Ellaz“Mono means many things to each member. Written in times where the world is easily perceived as black and white. Mono is the emptiness you feel when you are alone in a motel on the highway and your soul is bleeding out on the floor.”
In actual fact, Gravemind have been hiding this information in plain sight for much longer, having hinted at The Deathgate since September 2016, hiding the deathgate in promo pictures, binary code in show posters and more.
Since the mystery of thedeathgate.com was uncovered, thousands of people have viewed the site in 10 days and bands such as Alpha Wolf, I Shall Devour, Blind Oracle and To The Grave all shared the mystery on their social media channels.
Gravemind are today returning to the spotlight, to prove that they’re here to push boundaries and crush expectations with their surprise sophomore EP ‘The Deathgate’. The EP will be released on Friday August 11, with first single Anaesthesia out today Friday June 30 (Pre-Orders here). Watch the epic Sci-Fi video for the first single below.
Title: Anaesthesia – SINGLE
Hometown: Melbourne, Australia
GRAVEMIND – THE DEATHGATE
OUT FRIDAY AUGUST 11 ITUNES – PRE-ORDER SPOTIFY – ANAESTHESIA
Vocalist Dylan Gillies-Parsons states, ‘This EP is about the suﬀering we endure, simply existing. It is an unburdening of mainstream ideals, of destructive ideologies, the insane framework that we’ve created in order to feel normal.’
Maturing from previous conceptual releases, the Deathgate certainly pushes the envelope of what a band can do as an independent extreme metal act. If the mysterious website (www.thedeathgate.com), laden with clues wasn’t already enough to garner interest, then perhaps the new sound, coupling technical riffage, crushing breakdowns and a diverse track list will do just that.
‘We wanted to do something really unexpected of a relatively new band, by creating a lot of hype behind a mysterious website, with a simple countdown and quote (the deathgate draws near). We hid clues to it being us in a multitude of ways, there were a total of 3 clues hidden within an audio track on the website, including an audio log, Morse code and a link to one of our tracks hidden within the audio wave. We want our audience to really pay attention to what we’re trying to say. We want them to know that we stress over every tiny detail of our music, so that they can fully invest into it knowing we put meaning behind everything.’
Gravemind have played mind-blowing shows in Australia with bands such as Architects, House Vs Hurricane, I Killed the Prom Queen, King Parrot, Hollow World, Iconoclast, A Night in Texas and Justice for the Damned. In 2015, they released their EP ‘The Hateful One’ – which featured guest vocals on tracks from both CJ McMahon (Thy Art is Murder) and Mark Poida (Aversions Crown).
Gravemind’s EP ‘The Deathgate’ will be released on Friday August 11. Single ‘Anaesthesia’ is available now in iTunes and Spotify and all online retailers. For more information go to gravemindofficial.com