ALL PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED MATT ALLAN
ALL PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED MATT ALLAN
NEIL HILBORN is single-handedly bringing Poetry to the mainstream.
The Viral poet has garnered critical acclaim with over 60 million views of his internationally successful poems including ‘OCD’, ‘Joey’, ‘The Future’ and author of Amazon bestseller ‘Our Numbered Days’
NEIL HILBORN is a poet of the people: his work is accessible, honest, and he has undoubtedly left a deep impact in the history of contemporary poetry.
For the first time ever Australian fans will get their chance to witness NEIL HILBORN live this December and to say he is excited about the tour is an understatement. “How incredible is it that I’ve wanted to see Australia for so long, and now I get to travel there and perform my work. Life is pretty cool sometimes. I’ve wanted to hug a wombat since I was eight years old, and now it’s going to happen. Oh and I guess I’ll perform some poems too. If you had asked me five years ago if I thought poetry would bring me to Australia, I’d have said there’s no way. Now here we are, and here I go.”
Destroy All Lines, Chugg Entertainment and TKO proudly present:
NEIL HILBORN tickets go on sale Thursday 17 August, 9am local.
Thursday 7 December – The Zoo, Brisbane – 18+
Friday 8 December, Bald Faced Stag – Sydney – 18+
Saturday 9 December – Howler, Melbourne – 18+
Destroy All Lines, Chugg Entertainment, Hysteria Magazine and Heavy Magazine present:
Max Cavalera says: “Metalheads. It’s time. Twenty years ago, we released the Roots album and changed the face of metal forever. Now, we’re returning to ‘The Roots’ to show everybody the magic and inspiration of the Roots live experience!”
Iggor adds: “I am very proud to play Roots again – to reaffirm that after 20 years, it still moves people. We hit the stage again with Roots to destroy everywhere we pass by.”
Twenty years later, set beside a new crop of metal bands–groups who have pioneered new soundscapes, redfined heavy, and brought a new integrity to heavy metal –‘Roots’ still stands tall, a high water mark for metal.
Joining this incredible experience is one of the most devastating and enthralling live bands on the planet, SKINDRED. They have been a perennial force for musical invention and remorseless positivity. Anyone that has ever seen the band live before will confirm that it is impossible not to get fired up and drawn into the joyous abandon of a SKINDRED show. Australian fans rejoice… SKINDRED are coming.
Tickets go on sale Thursday 6 July, 9am local.
Thursday 21 September: Eatons Hill, Brisbane – Lic A/A
Friday 22 September: Big Top, Sydney – Lic A/A
Saturday 23 September: Forum Theatre, Melbourne – 18+
Sunday 24 September: HQ, Adelaide – 18+
Tuesday 26 September: Astor Theatre, Perth – 18+
Nuclear Blast AU+NZ / Arising Empire / Sharptone Records
eOne / The One Man Army / Metropolis / DRW / Select
22 Manna Ave, Figtree, NSW 2525
Phone: + 61 409 653 786
Representing: Slayer, Machine Head, Lamb Of God, Anthrax, Opeth, In Flames,
Killer Be Killed, Testament, Fear Factory, Soulfly, Danzig, Accept, Amorphis,
Avantasia, Aversions Crown, Black Star Riders, Blind Guardian, Brujeria, Bury Tomorrow,
Carcass, Children Of Bodom, Corrosion of Conformity, Cradle Of Filth, Death Angel, Doro,
Devil You Know, Dimmu Borgir, Edguy, Epica, Exodus, Fallujah, Hatebreed, Helloween, Kreator,
Meshuggah, Metal Allegiance, Nails, Nile, Overkill, Paradise Lost, Sabaton, Sepultura,
Soilwork, Sonata Arctica, Suicide Silence, Surgical Meth Machine, Symphony X, Wednesday 13
// Attila, Emmure, Don Broco, Miss May I, We Came As Romans // 3 Doors Down, 36 Crazy Fists, Airbourne,
Ace Frehley, Amaranthe, Anti-Flag, As It Is, Andrew McMahon, Black Label Society, Zakk Wylde, Beasto Blanco,
The Black Queen, Rex Brown, Buckcherry, CKY, The Dives, Drowning Pool, Elm Street, Filter, Fozzy, Godsmack,
He Is Legend, Hell Or Highwater, Oceans Ate Alaska, Pop Evil, Rammstein, Royal Thunder, Snoop Dogg,
Switchfoot, Seether, Venom, Volumes, Wage War.. And many more.
Current Tour PR: Peter Andre, David Duchovny, Ministry + Filter, Sebastian Bach, Dragonforce,
Ill Niño, Terror Universal, Bay City Rollers (Feat. Les McKeown), Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress,
Peter Hook & The Light, Max, Boney M, Kreator + Vader, Steve Hackett, Anathema, Trapt, Mayday Parade + This Wild Life,
One OK Rock, Paradise Lost, Haken, Aesop Rock, Starset, Accept….
Destroy All Lines and Chugg Entertainment present:
AMBITIONS AUSTRALIAN TOUR
ONE OK ROCK are the biggest rock band in Japan today, and are about to make their first ever headline tour trip to Australia!
However, filling stadiums in Japan is not enough. ONE OK ROCK is on a mission to take their brilliant live show around the world and is stepping it up to a whole new level that simply cannot be ignored.
ONE OK ROCK’s new studio album, ‘Ambitions’, sees them “refusing to coast and judging by this eighth album, they could soon be enormous everywhere…anthem after anthem” – Rock Sound
Tickets for ONE OK ROCK go on sale Thursday 18 May, 9am local.
Friday 6 October: Brisbane, The Triffid – Lic A/A
Saturday 7 October: Sydney, Manning Bar – 18+
Sunday 8 October: Melbourne, Corner Hotel – 18+
FINAL EVER AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN OCTOBER 2017
Don’t cry because THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are calling it a day; smile because they’ve somehow managed to stay alive this long and that you’ll get one last chance to witness them live.
After twenty years of defying expectation, pushing the boundaries of their compositions, and performances beyond what might seem possible or even reasonable, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN announced that they would be quitting after they complete the touring cycle for their new record ‘Dissociation’. So for Australian fans this is our swansong.
Live reviews are coming in thick and fast from across the globe and they all are sharing a common theme…you simply cannot miss these shows from the recklessly experimental, titans of the metal world, and one of the standout bands of their generation; THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN.
“The band and fans were as one as the crowd sang along, moshed and crowd surfed as they fed off the intense energy of the band. It was intense, enjoyable and bittersweet.” – Metal Wani
“Epic, Fucking Epic is the best way to describe the beautiful chaos that occurred last night.” – Audio Eclectica
“For a full 90 minutes THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN rattle the skulls of all assembled, leaving an exhausted crowd baying for more. What better way to go out.” – The Buzz
“Dillinger gave the audience few moments to relax, bombarding them persistently with fast and intense chaos.” – Exclaim Mag
“The experience was absolutely nostalgic. It was hard not to remember when and where you first heard every one of their songs as you screamed along.” – Music and Riots Mag
“You should make it a point to see one of the most powerful live acts in heavy music.” – Read Junk
“This was a night for the fans to come together and celebrate one of the most important bands of our generation, and they proved, once again, why they will go down as one of the greatest live acts ever.” – Ghost Cult Mag
“The dampened, exhausted audience shot their hands up and jumped in solidarity, their capacity to mosh long since depleted. They could only watch in awestruck wonder as the book closed on one of modern metal’s finest acts, still at the peak of its power.” – Austin Chronicle
“Chaotic insanity in a bottle, after being shaken up and the cork popped.” – Louder Than War
The set will encompass songs spanning their incredible career showcasing music from all albums.
Tickets go on sale Friday 21 April, 9am local time.
THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN
SUNDAY 15 OCTOBER – CAPITOL, PERTH 18+
TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER – FOWLERS LIVE, ADELAIDE 18+
FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE 18+
SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER – METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY 18+
SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER – MAX WATTS, BRISBANE 18+
Tickets on sale Friday 21 April @ 9am local time
PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY JOHN RAPTIS PHOTOGRAPHY
DISENTOMB / GRAVES / BORIS THE BLADE
PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED BY MATT ALLAN PHOTOS
After blowing away crowds with their dynamic and heart-stopping shows on Soundwave 2015,
Finnish classical-metal maestros Apocalyptica will be returning for a Headline tour this September!
Casper had an amazing chat with Apocalyptica drummer Mikko Siren regarding their tour Downunder.
Destroy All Lines and Chugg Entertainment Present
Australian Tour: September 2016
After blowing away crowds with their dynamic and heart-stopping shows on Soundwave 2015, Finnish classical-metal maestros Apocalyptica will be returning for a Headline tour this September!
If there is one abiding truism that pervades art of every creed and style, it is that those with a unique vision are invariably the most likely to prevail. And as far as the fine craft of hard rock is concerned, few bands have captured a spirit of defiant individuality better over the last two decades than Finnish titans Apocalyptica.
Since their inception in 1993, the cello wielding quartet have redefined the boundaries between rock, metal and classical music in a truly unprecedented way: they’ve not so much rewritten the rulebook as penned a brand new tone all of their own.
Formed initially by four true virtuosos at Helsinki’s Sibelius Academy, over the course of eight highly-acclaimed studio albums (with global sales ttotalingover four million)
they have forged a reputation as an act capable of bringing fans from heavy and more traditional musical spheres together in euphoric celebration.
From bow-eviscerating speed to sprawling, spine-shivering waves of sound, Apocalyptica’s sonic palette is as rich as it is diverse: Metallica covers, Wagnerian tributes alongside international
Symphony Orchestra’s and collaborations with members of Slipknot, Soulfly and Bush are all a part of the bands extensive and multi faceted musical range.
With their eighth record 2015’s Shadowmaker (Sony Music Australia), cellists Eicca Toppinen, Paavo Lötjönen, Perttu Kivilaakso and drummer Mikko Sirén delivered an album of deftly weaved intricacies infused with an energy as taut as their horsehair bows. Full-to-bursting with killer choruses, deliciously dark overtones and some good old fashioned pedal-to-the-floor speed metal pace,
Shadowmaker slices through every facet of human emotion and leaves the listener overwhelmed.
‘There’s a lot of possible meanings to the phrase ‘Shadowmaker, at one level it can be about a person whose energy is so negative they choke out everything positive that you are trying to put into the world. At a wider perspective though, it concerns the notion that we have these faceless, nameless people who control the world we live in and make a lot of bad decisions on our behalf. It can be understood on many levels and I enjoy bringing the multiplicity of that sentiment to the musical message we are putting across.’ Eicca Toppinen
Prepare yourself for a night at the opera like no other. From windmills & riffage to tear jerking pin-drop moments and incredible feats of musicianship that will leave you speechless.
You will be absolutely in awe of the sheer power emanating from the stage.
Wednesday, September 21: Capitol, Perth
Friday, September 23: 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday, September 24: Metro, Sydney
Sunday, September 25: Max Watts. Brisbane
Tickets on sale 9.00am Monday, May 9
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