Iconic dream-pop/post-punk outfit THE CHAMELEONS (UK) have announced their First Ever Australian headline dates. Fronted by founding member, vocalist and bassist Mark Burgess, the tour will showcase the band’s genre-defining body of work, instigated with their 1983 debut Script of the Bridge.
“There will only ever be one band like The Chameleons, because for those of us who love the Chameleons it is not just a simple fancy, it is a religion” – Louder Than War
Script Of The Bridgefeatured key singles “Up The Down Escalator” and “Second Skin”, with follow up releases containing gems such as “Perfume Garden” and ‘’The Fan And The Bellows”, star performer from 1985’s “What Does Anything Mean? Basically”, “Swamp Thing”, found on 1986’s Strange Times, and many more.
For close to 20 years, THE CHAMELEONS would maintain an almost unattainable standard for all those who followed in their footsteps. The group’s influence would go on to penetrate the highest levels of the music industry, with LIAM GALLAGHER famously recanting their lyrics “Is It Any Wonder?” as he accepted a Brit award. THE VERVE would also go on to name check the band as one of their main influences.
To see just how far their unique brand of melancholy rock spread, you needn’t look any further than INTERPOL and THE EDITORS
“What became the archetypal post-punk sound didn’t exist at the time. Indeed its questionable that without The Chameleons it ever would have done” – Drowned In Sound
Live performances from THE CHAMELEONS are a rare treat, even rarer down under where they have never been… miss THE CHAMELEONS at your own peril!
Thursday 11th January – Brisbane – Woolly Mammoth
Friday 12th January – Melbourne – Corner Hotel
Saturday 13th January – Sydney – Factory Theatre
Tickets on sale Thursday 9th November at 9am (Local Time)
Tickets From – https://metropolistouring.com/the-chameleons/
Hit the extreme aggression button metal fans – The Gods Of Violence return to tear the top of your head off and crush you into submission.
“The encore was filled to the brim with really old-school material with songs like “Flag of Hate”, “Under the Guillotine” and “Pleasure to Kill”. Needless to say, the crowd went crazy.” Metal Wani
Three years after they successfully pulverized the nation, KREATOR are back to thrash and grind Australian audiences into sheer bloodlusting ecstasy. Since the 1980’s KREATOR have been unleashing powerful slabs of Teutonic thrash-metal upon euphoric fans, and 2017 sees no letup in the onslaught, with the band’s latest opus “Gods Of Violence” receiving some of the most superlative reviews in the band’s career.
“Everything is mind blowing and stunning… KREATOR were here and proved that they still belong to the spearhead of the world wide Trash Metal scene. Period.” Reflections Of Darkness
But it’s on stage that KREATOR’s dominance is on full display. Theirs is a fierce showcase of metal magnificence with roots as an originator of thrash but with a contemporary focus – and this from a band that has been unleashing its intense artistic vision for over thirty years. KREATOR’s frontman Mille Petrozza was born and bred in the metal scene and has always been open to inspiration from various sources, with the state of the world today inspiring trenchant observations of our time laced with an inventive wit the envy of his peers. Double bass-drum destroying Jürgen “Ventor” Reil has been sinking rapid-fire blows deep into the gut since 1982, and Speesy Giesler’s bass is guaranteed to tear you apart. 2nd guitarist Sami Yli-Sirniö is a musical genius who fills the stage and auditorium with his spine-crunching guitarwork.
KREATOR’s loyalty to their fans is legendary, and the fans reciprocate with fist-pumping sweat-drenched passion. A night of roof-raising chants and pummeling riffs awaits those that thirst after a metal gig of maximum energy. KREATOR have stood the test of time and launch forward into the night with all the might of a titanic metal machine churning at its peak.
WATCH: KREATOR ‘’Gods of Violence’’
“The German thrashers performance from the offset was jam-packed full of adrenaline fused riffing, power and utter carnage. White-knuckle and adrenaline pumped thrash metal… incredibly impressive.” Distorted Sound
Joining KREATOR on this crushing double bill is one of the Pioneers of the Death/Thrash scene, VADER, who return to Australia from Poland after 7 long years! VADER’s brand of brutal savagery has stood the test of time, unleashing over three decades of unrelenting riffs and delightfully hellish ferocity. Having toured with the likes of Testament, their aggressive and devastatingly powerful live show is unmatched! Previously signed to Earache and Metal Blade and now with 11 albums under their belt, VADER released their latest album The Empire on Nuclear Blast late last year. New songs as well as favourites including Dark Age, Vicious Circle, Angels of Steel, Wings and Triumph of Death are sure to create one tornado of a raging circle pit so be ready for a hell of a great time!
Watch: VADER ‘’Prayer To The God of War’’
“Delivering a furious set, proving that they are one of the most influential death metal acts around” The Medalist
“grips the listener by the jugular, drawing you in to their fantastic twisted and technically brilliant world.” Overdrive
With special guests Vader
Saturday 2nd September – Auckland, The Studio
Tuesday 5th September – Perth, Capitol
Thursday 7th September – Adelaide, The Gov
Friday 8th September – Melbourne, 170 Russell
Saturday 9th September – Sydney, Manning Bar
Sunday 10th September – Brisbane, The Zoo
Pre-Sale: Wednesday April 26th 9:00am-5:00pm (Local)
On-Sale: Thursday 27th April 9:00am (Local)
Birmingham, UK’s Oceans Ate Alaska has announced their forthcoming, sophomore album, Hikari, to release July 28 Fearless Records / Caroline Australia, and has also unleashed the record’s second single, “Escapist.” Hikari illuminates major strides in the group’s sonic vocabulary. Following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology, the 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with Oceans Ate Alaska’s dynamic flare. Pre-Orders for Hikari are available now, with each order includes an instant download of “Covert” and “Escapist.””We have a huge amount of respect for Japanese culture, especially their music,” says drummer Chris Turner. “These unique and beautiful instruments have inspired us to create something brand new, and we are beyond proud of the end result!”
Album art and track list for Hikari is as follows:
1. Benzaiten (feat. Alex Teyen of Black Tongue)
10. Ukiyo (feat. Josh Manuel of Issues)
Pre-Order Hikari here:
OCEANS ATE ALASKA – Uniting boundaries between multiple genres in modern metal, Oceans Ate Alaska -Chris Turner [Drums], James Kennedy [Guitar], Mike Stanton [Bass], Adam Zytkiewicz [Guitar], and Jake Noakes [Vocals]- made waves during 2015 with their full-length debut Lost Isles. Fusing unpredictable polyrhythms and a sporadic partnering of melodic and dissonant passages, Rock Sound and Revolver both pegged Oceans Ate Alaska as a “Band to Watch,” while they landed on Alternative Press’s “100 Bands You Need To Know” list and covered HM Magazine. The Birmingham, UK, technical metal quintet’s second full-length album, Hikari, translates to “Light” in English and represents their current mindset, illuminating major strides in the group’s sonic vocabulary. Following a lyrical and musical theme rooted in Samurai mythology, the 11-track album blends traditional Japanese instruments with Oceans Ate Alaska’s dynamic flare. Ultimately, Hikari means both a new “light” for Oceans Ate Alaska and heavy music at large.