After months of anticipation from fans worldwide, 21st century hard rock leaders Of Mice & Men—vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala—announce their new album Defy, arriving in stores and online January 19, 2018.Kicking off this next chapter with a bang, the band is sharing its new single Warzone today.
The clip lives up to the song’s explosive combination of metallic insurgency and irresistible hooks.
“We’re excited to be debuting the music video for ‘Warzone’ today, a song from our new album, Defy,” said Pauley. “For us, this new album encapsulates and showcases our desire to return to an aggressive, live-oriented sound, and ‘Warzone’ is of the heaviest tracks on the album. Because we love releasing new music as often as we can, it only seemed fitting to release it right before our massive EU/UK tour with In Flames and Five Finger Death Punch this Fall/Winter. So turn it up, and bang your head.”
Most importantly, “Warzone” lays the foundation for one of 2018’s most anxiously awaited rock records.
Earlier this year, Of Mice & Men teased the forthcoming album with the one-two punch of the singles “Unbreakable” and “Back to Me.”
Those songs have clocked over 7 million Spotify streams and 5 million YouTube/VEVO views in six months. Loudwire described it as “soaring,” while Billboard, Alternative Press, and more featured the tracks.
Over the course of nearly a decade, Of Mice & Men have steadily risen to the top of the genre’s ranks, hitting No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200.
The band has also racked up close to 5 million social media followers, along with a following so dedicated that it’s practically disciple-like in its fandom.
Through the years, they’ve shared stages with artists such as Metallica, Linkin Park, Slipknot, and Queens of the Stone Age, holding their own all the while winning over new fans with each performance.
Defy Track Listing: 1. Defy
3. Back to Me
8. How Will You Live
9. On The Inside
11. Forever YDG’n
12. If We Were Ghosts
The world’s premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Australia for the first time with a tsunami of international and local acts flooding Melbourne this coming March. Fifteen mammoth years in Donington UK, the spiritual home of rock, two years complete in Paris France, one year in Madrid Spain, and now… we are beyond stoked to be rolling out the welcome mat for Download Melbourne 2018.
News that is sure to slap a smile across the face of heavy music fans across the country, pure rock fury is set to burn through Flemington Racecourse this Autumn, twenty-eight bands, across four stages, in one day! Ice cold beer, great food and an endless crew of heavy music fans!
“It is a great honour and very exciting that we are bringing Download Festival to Australia. Since the inception of Download UK in 2003, we have been looking for other territories to launch the festival and having successfully found a home for Download in France and Spain, we felt that the next country had to be Australia. Many rock fans from Australia have been in contact with us asking us to bring the festival to them – we have finally heard their calling and I cannot wait to put Download Australia on the map!” Andy Copping Download Founder
“When it comes to festivals, heavy music fans have had little option of late, with Download recently expanding from its Donington stronghold, into Paris and Madrid, it seems like the perfect time for it to storm down here. Starting with a single day event in Melbourne with the intention to grow it at a sustainable pace over the coming years, to a nationally touring festival for the long term. We have 28 bands in total, 1/3 of those are Australian. We are really excited to have the Australian artists on the line up for Download Melbourne, Oz heavy acts are drawing a lot of people both here and overseas so we are happy to be able to showcase that strength.” Nigel Melder Download Melbourne Producer
Korn (Only Australian Show) Prophets of Rage | Limp Bizkit Mastodon | Good Charlotte | NOFX Suicidal Tendencies | Gojira | Amon Amarth Arch Enemy |Falling In Reverse | Neck Deep | Sabaton Hot Water Music| Of Mice & Men | The Story So Far Northlane | Trophy Eyes | Nails |Issues | Bad Cop / Bad Cop
Ocean Grove | Psycroptic | King Parrot| Clowns | Chase Atlantic | Cursed Earth | Alpha Wolf
Melbourne Saturday March 24, 2018
Optus Perks Presale: 9am (AEDT), Monday 13 November – 9am (AEDT), Tuesday 14 November
GP On Sale: 9am (AEDT), Thursday 16 November www.downloadfestival.com.au Download is an 18+ fully licensed event
TICKETS TO DOWNLOAD
Optus Perks Presale: 9am AEDT, Monday 13 November – 9am AEDT, Tuesday 14 November
GP On Sale: 9am AEDT, Thursday 16 November
GA – $169.90 + booking fees and credit card charges
RIP – $289.90 + booking fees and credit card charges
Optus Perks Presale www.optusperks.com.au/events
Optus customers can grab tickets first with the exclusive Optus Perks Pre-sale, running from 9am (AEDT) Monday 13 November to 9am (AEDT) Tuesday 14 November. Login to Optus Perks or click on “Perks” in the My Optus app to secure your tickets before they go on sale anywhere else.
2018 EVENT INFORMATION:
March 24th Flemington Racecourse 18+ event
Flemington is the home of Australia’s largest sporting and entertainment event – The Melbourne Cup Carnival. Flemington has hosted some of the largest one day music Festivals to hit Australia including Soundwave, Big day and Future.
Flemington is only six kilometers from Melbourne’s CBD and is easily accessible by car, taxi, train, tram, helicopter or ferry.
Trains run throughout the day, departing from Flinders Street Station, stopping at Southern Cross and North Melbourne Stations before arriving at Flemington’s.
Travel time is approximately 15 minutes.
The No. 57 tram runs from the corner of Elizabeth Street and Flinders Street directly to the Flemington Racecourse main gates.
Travel time is approximately 30 minutes.
After months of rumors and speculation, Download Festival has finally revealed the details of its 2018 Australian event.
Yes that’s right! Is all become VERY REAL.
With the official website going live this morning, it has been confirmed that Live Nation, Unified and Secret Sounds will bring the UK-founded rock festival to Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on Saturday 24 March.
The full line-up will not be announced until next Thursday (9 November), however it is understoodthat the bill will feature 28 bands in total, (with 1/3 being Australian acts), across four stages, and the rumor mill is in overdrive. System of a Down, Korn, Limp Bizkit, Paramore, Prophets of Rage and Northlane are highly likely.
Though the Australian debut will only be a one-day event, the intention is to expand each year to eventually become a national-touring festival.
It’s also believed that the upcoming line-up will reflect the one-day event, however as Download continues to grow in Australia, it will become more in line with the UK festival.
Speaking to Herald Sun, Live Nation’s Nigel Melder said “We want this to be sustainable” and hosed down speculation that Soundwave founder AJ Maddah was attached to Download Festival in Australia.
“AJ Maddah is not involved, AJ never was,” Melder said.
Melder also addressed the website for the event accidentally going live last week.
“Did it make my job harder? Yes. But look at the passion of these fans, imagine if nobody cared?” he said.
“These fans are invested.”
Ticket details for Download have yet to be revealed, but you can RSVP here. Something tells us this is gonna sell out fast
Lana Del Rey announces that she’ll be taking her new album, Lust For Life, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, on the road for a highly-anticipated Australian tour. LA TO THE MOON will kick off in Brisbane on 29th March, before heading to Melbourne and Sydney.
A Secret Soundspresale for the tour will begin at 9am AEDT on Friday, 23 October for Sydney and 5pm AEDT on Friday, 23 October for Brisbane and Melbourne. Tickets go on sale to the public on Monday, 23 October at secretsounds.com at 11am AEDT.
Lust for Life showcases singles such as Love, Lust For Life, Coachella – Woodstock On My Mind, Summer Bummer, and Groupie Love and features collaborations with The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, Playboi Carti, Stevie Nicks, and Sean Lennon.Lust for Life is available to purchase and stream now on all partners globally.
Secret Sounds Present LANA DEL REY LA TO THE MOON TOUR AUSTRALIA 2018 With special guests SYDNEY PRE-SALES: 9am AEDT Fri 20 Oct until 9am AEDT Mon 23 Oct BRISBANE & MELBOURNE PRE-SALES: 5pm AEDT Fri 20 Oct until 9am AEDT Mon 23 Oct GENERAL SALES: 11am AEDT Mon 23 Oct
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Crisp and fresh as the Snow that frames their latest record, Angus & Julia Stone have quickly announced a 2018 Australian tour in the wake of their 2017 dates selling out in record time. As new singles ‘Chateau’ and ‘Snow’ seep slowly and beautifully into our national consciousness, the softly spoken siblings fourth studio effort is shooting up the charts with a huge ARIA debut at #2, a feature album on triple j and over 9 million streams collectively between the two lead singles on Spotify! The duo will perform at metro venues in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in April and May next year.
Having grown up coated in the sun soaked sand of Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Angus & Julia Stone are no strangers to the delights of an Australian summer. Their tunes have always carried that unmistakable sepia glare to them; sending Angus’ smooth alto and Julia’s more wistful soprano into the top 10 of the ARIA charts for all four of their records to date. ‘Big Jet Plane’, ‘Heart Beats Slow’,‘And The Boys’ and many more have made the jump from festival favourites to bona fide classics.
In contrast to this Vitamin D dependency, Snow has actually been a crucial element in the Stone story. Developing an affinity for colder climates, the thermal lyrics and melodies of their latest release have been embraced by listeners (‘Snow’ hitting the #1 spot for most played on triple j), described as “Mellow gold” by News Ltd. Angus & Julia Stone are getting set to treat their legion of adoring fans to a dreamy live rendition of Snowand its unmistakable magic.
Watch their latest music video for ‘Chateau’, starring Australian actors Courtney Eaton, who starred most recently in Mad Max Fury Road, and Dacre Montgomery, who featured in Power Rangers and is the new lead in Stranger Things season 2. Set against the stunning backdrop of Mexico, it’s all about exploring those exquisite road trip vibes.
Tickets to the 2017 Snow tour sold-out nationally in record time! For all of those disappointed fans, now is your chance to see all of your new favourite songs live – make sure you get in quick! Get ready for general ticket sales kicking off at 11am next Wednesday or sign-up for pre-sale access via Secret Sounds.
Secret Sounds & Live Nation Present by arrangement with WME Supported by triple j
ANGUS & JULIA STONE 2018 AUSTRALIAN TOUR With special guests
PRE-SALES: 9AM TUESDAY 17 OCTOBER – 8AM WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER (AEDT) GENERAL SALES: 9AM WEDNESDAY 18 OCTOBER (AEDT) Sign up to the Secret Sounds mailing list for pre-sale access secretsounds.com
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Angus & Julia Stone Snow OUT NOW via EMI Music Australia