Twelve Foot Ninja
War On Women
Me First & The Gimme Gimmes
New Years Day
Alice In Chains
The Amity Affliction
Premiere Gladys Berejiklian’s excessive police presence could not dampen the spirits of heavy music lovers in Sydney yesterday! 20,000 heavy music fans descended on Parramatta Park for Download Sydney’s debut!
Thrash metal kings Slayer closed out the festival with amind blowing set, smashing through a mammoth 90 minute set to farewell fans on their final world tour. Emotional disciples hanging off every word from frontman Tom Araya and soaking in every riff!
UK heavy metal legends Judas Priest, US metal gods Anthrax and Seattle rockers Alice In Chains also delivered stand out sets of the day.
New Zealand trio Alien Weaponry set the bar high early on the main stage with a blistering set inspiring an endless circle mosh.
Late to the line-up but what an addition, the almighty Airbourne shredded it up before they off OS to record their next record.
While local legends Amity Affliction, Polaris and High Tension delivered mind-blowing sets to make Australia proud!
Organizers were thrilled with respectful crowd behavior, working with emergency services to complete a safe and incident-free event with four medical transfers, three for pre-existing medical conditions, one for a fence jump gone wrong. Download patrons proving once again they can have a drama free good time.
Monday sees Download landing in Flemington, there are a handful of tickets left, head over to www.downloadfestival.com.au for details.
Live Nation, UNIFIED & Secret Sounds
Melbourne Monday March 11 || Flemington Racecourse
DOWNLOAD SYDNEY IT’S A WRAP!
SLAYER (Final World Tour) | JUDAS PRIEST (Only Aus Shows) | ALICE IN CHAINS | GHOST
RISE AGAINST(Only Aus Shows) | THE AMITY AFFLICTION (Only Aus Shows) | SUM 41 ANTHRAX | PENNYWISE (Only Aus Shows) |HALESTORM (Only Aus Shows)
BEHEMOTH | ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES | AIRBOURNE
I PREVAIL (Only Aus Shows) | THY ART IS MURDER | POLARIS | TWELVE FOOT NINJA
CONVERGE | FRENZAL RHOMB | LUCA BRASI | CODE ORANGE
FEVER 333 | WAR ON WOMEN | SLAVES | ALIEN WEAPONRY
NEW YEARS DAY(Only Aus Shows)| HIGH TENSION | JUSTICE FOR THE DAMNED
AVERSIONS CROWN | OUTRIGHT | RUINS | DEVILSKIN | EAT YOUR HEART OUT
VOYAGER | THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT | REDHOOK | WINDWAKER
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Columbus, Ohio hardcore band BEARTOOTH are bringing their The Disease Tour down under. Having toured new album Disease extensively across the USA and Europe, they’ll be making their way to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane this July 2019 for four relentless shows of riff-driven intensity.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at11am Thursday, February 28.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning10am on Wednesday, February 27 until 10am Thursday, February 28.
For complete tour, ticket and VIP Experience information,visit: livenation.com.au.
Led by multitalented instrumentalist and songwriter Caleb Shomo, BEARTOOTH are now three albums into a remarkable career that has seen them fast become a headlining festival act due to their raw, dynamic and theatrical live show. They’ve collected awards from heavy and hardcore tastemakers Kerrang!, Metal Hammer Golden God Awards and Loudwire Music Awards, all the while cracking the metal and commercial charts worldwide.
Previous releases on Red Bull Records “Sick” (EP) (2013), “Disgusting” (2014) and “Aggressive” (2016) have won the group a legion of loyal followers, but it’s the new and third full-length album “Disease” that has seen them cement their reputation as a global force in the hardcore genre.Disease is brave in its painstakingly riff-driven examination of the demons that come from a dark depression.
“The album is a whirlwind of emotion,” Shomo explains. “Crazy highs, crazy lows, and lots of intensity. This record isn’t about winning anything. It’s about trying to even begin to learn how to deal with things. It’s hard to process just how dark you can get, what you can really put yourself through with expectations. It’s like starting from the beginning all over again. At the end of the day, it is a very dark album.”
“Compelling, relatable and genuinely edge-of-your-seat listening…” – Album of the Week, Kerrang!
“Get your fists in the air, embrace someone you care about and come grab life by the throat with Beartooth!” – Heavy Mag
“12 tracks of catchy, heavy, venomous brilliance.” – Invicta Mag
THE DISEASE TOUR – AUSTRALIA 2019
THE GOV, ADELAIDE
THURSDAY JULY 11
THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY JULY 12
THE METRO THEATRE, SYDNEY
SATURDAY JULY 13
THE TRIFFID, BRISBANE
SUNDAY JULY 14
TICKETS ON SALE 11AM THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28
Live Nation pre-sale begins 10am Wednesday, February 25 until 10am Thursday, February 28.
ALL TIMES LOCAL
ARCHITECTS, the Brighton-based outfit Kerrang recently awarded the title of “Best British Live Band” today announce their return to Australia in support of their eighth album, “Holy Hell”. The tour kicks off at Adelaide’s Thebarton Theatre on Tuesday, August 6 before heading to Brisbane’s brand-new and soon-to-be-unveiled Fortitude Music Hall on Thursday, August 8, Sydney’s Big Top on Saturday August 10 and Festival Hall in Melbourne on Sunday August 11.
Tickets for all shows go on sale at 10am Wednesday, February 13.
My Live Nation members can secure tickets first during the exclusive pre-sale beginning10am Tuesday, February 12 until 10am Wednesday, February 13.
For complete tour and ticket information,visit: livenation.com.au.
“Holy Hell” marks the band’s first release since the untimely passing of Tom Searle, Architect’s founding guitarist, principal songwriter and twin brother to drummer Dan. “In those first months after Tom’s death, I didn’t deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious,” Dan explains. “I’d ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.”
“It’s at times like that you ask yourself, ‘What is left?’” adds vocalist Sam Carter. “As a group of friends, we had to find something.”
“Ultimately, there were two choices,” Dan says. “Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live. I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences.”
Finding a way forward, the band spent 2017 recording what would become the 11-song album, with Dan and guitar player Josh Middleton handling production. “For me, broadly speaking Holy Hell is about pain: the way we process it, cope with it, and live with it,” Dan offers. “There is value in pain. It’s where we learn, it’s where we grow.”
Having recently finished up an arena tour of the UK, 2019 sees the group touring “Holy Hell” throughout Europe, North America and now also Australia. This will be band’s first tour of Australia since 2017 which saw them sell out three shows in Melbourne and two in Sydney –their return is expected to be nothing short of epic.
HOLY HELL – AUSTRALIA 2019
THEBARTON THEATRE, ADELAIDE
TUESDAY AUGUST 6
FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE
THURSDAY AUGUST 8
BIG TOP, SYDNEY
SATURDAY AUGUST 10
FESTIVAL HALL, MELBOURNE
SUNDAY AUGUST 11
TICKETS ON SALE 10AM WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
Live Nation pre-sale begins 10am Tuesday, February 12 until 10am Wednesday, February 13.
The Hot Dub curated spectacle “Wine Machine” returned to its South Australia birthplace in December last year, hosting their third annual, wine-cheese-sunshine-fuelled day of live music and celebrations. Today, the massive and proudly all-Australian wineup for the 2019 national tour has been announced and showcases some of the biggest names in electronic music along with the next crop of incredible Australian talent on offer.
|Each hand-curated bespoke event is set amongst the luscious grapevines of Australia’s most vibrant and prominent wine regions. Wine Machine once again offers the opportunity for the people of Australia to venture into the country’s wine heartland for a day of flirtatious feasting and frivolity. Capturing the essence of the region, Wine Machine again promises to offer the finest gourmet fare with local produce to the forefront…we aren’t just talking about the food and wine either…|
Overseeing the proceedings, your master of ceremonies as always will be international festival sensation Hot
Having sold 55,000 tickets earlier in 2018, Wine Machine has proven itself to be walking its own path in the often-crowded festival market with its all Australian bill and beautiful, bespoke experience-based focus.
Tickets for WINE MACHINE are on-sale and already on 3rd release in all states with general admission starting at $79.00 and VIP packages $139.00 from
Multi-platinum selling Bring Me The Horizon are on course for world domination in 2019, with a fresh Grammy Nomination now under their belt and news of their curated headline show at All Points East festival in May announced plus a sold-out US Arena tour. A third single entitled medicine, is available now ahead of their new album amo, which is out on January 25 through RCA / Sony Music Australia.
The single was also Annie Mac’s hottest record on Radio 1.
LISTEN/PURCHASE medicine HERE
PRE-ORDER amo HERE
Those who pre-order amo from JB Hi-Fi have the opportunity to win a double pass ticket to see Bring Me The Horizon live at one of their performances on their East Coast Australian tour in April 2019 + a meet and greet with Bring Me The Horizon for the winner and their guest.
Bring Me The Horizon is one of the most exciting and successful rock bands to emerge from the UK, selling over 4 Million albums globally to date, playing sell-out shows in over 40 countries, including two sold-out nights at London’s O2 plus wowing a traditionally non-rock crowd at Glastonbury Festival in 2016. They just completed a sold out UK tour in November and embark on a mammoth US tour next month before heading to Australia in April.
Australia is the first territory in their career to take Bring Me The Horizon to platinum sales on That’s The Spirit. They have 3 consecutive ARIA #1 album debuts in a row with ‘There Is a Hell, Believe Me, I’ve Seen It. There Is a Heaven, Let’s Keep It a Secret’, ‘Sempiternal’ and ‘That’s The Spirit’.
Poised now to release their sixth studio album, the band spent last summer writing and recording in Los Angeles, with Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish handling production. Bring Me The Horizon continue to push the envelope in terms of sound and blur the lines of traditional rock, well and truly taking it to the next level!
‘FIRST LOVE’ AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES
ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE
WEDNESDAY APRIL 1O
QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
FRIDAY APRIL 12
ROD LAVER ARENA, MELBOURNE
SATURDAY APRIL 13
TICKETS ON SALE NOW
For complete tour and ticketing information, visit:
www.bmthofficial.com & www.livenation.com.au
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