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Battlesnake Return From Europe Triumphant – Sights Set On Aussie Dates. New Album, Drops on Winter Solstice, Friday June 21

‘Battlesnake are killer, what a band’
Kam Haq – Live Nation / Download Fest UK

The rise of Battlesnake continues as they return triumphant from their recent European raid.
As they laid waste to venues across the UK and the continent, they gathered an army of new followers and have cemented their place as a band you simply must experience.
Plans to return and conquer new lands are already in motion.

Watch Battlesnake hypnotising the European crowds here
https://youtu.be/qUaZSpJ8XnI

Now firmly back on Terra Australis, their sights are laser focused on the imminent release of their magnum opus, The Rise and Demise of the Motorsteeple which will be released on the darkest day of the year, the Winter Solstice, Friday June 21.

Battlesnake will deliver sermons across the country throughout June and July.
Come and bare witness to the best live act in Australia right now…

BATTLESNAKE – THE RISE AND DEMISE OF THE MOTORSTEEPLE
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2024

Fri, June 21: The Northern, Byron Bay
Sat, June 22: Valley Loft, Brisbane
Fri, June 28: King St Bandroom, Newcastle
Sat, June 29: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Sun, June 30: La La La’s, Wollongong
Fri, July 5: The Night Cat, Melbourne
Sat, July 6: Jive, Adelaide

Watch the tour trailer here
https://youtube.com/shorts/3qg0dtBGAjw?si=AbfM-o5c_dutgNkj

Get your tickets from
linktr.ee/battlesnake

ABOUT BATTLESNAKE
Forged deep in the fiery pits of the underworld, Battlesnake have risen up to take the earth by storm….

And what a storm is has been. Just over 18 months ago they were playing at a small, sweaty dive bar in Sydney on a Sunday night. By August of 2022 they were opening for the hottest band in the world,KISS and in April of this year they were hypnotising crowds nationwide, leaving jaws on the floor as they opened for The Smashing Pumpkins and Jane’s Addiction.

Turning industry heads at both BigSound and SXSW late last year, Battlesnake signed a management deal with Lemon Tree Music and joined booking agents Lonely Lands Agency, for Australia and FMLY for the UK.

The lovechild of Queen, Tenacious D, Judas Priest and King Gizzard, Battlesnake are a unique beast within the Australian music scene. The cult metallers knocked at the door of what all underdogs dream of but few ever experience.. and it opened.

The Rise and Demise of the Motorsteeple is the instant classic that no self respecting fan of rock n roll can live without…
Maiden and Saxon-esque twin guitar harmonies – check
Etherial Ghost like choruses – check
Crushing Sabbath riffage – check
Story telling that the great Dio would be proud of – check
Ominous acoustic breakdowns – check
Artwork forged in the fires of hell – check

Deep dive into the four offerings from The Rise and Demise of the Motorsteeple here.
The Key Of Solomon
, Pangea Breaker,MotorsteepleandAlpha and Omega

The Rise and Demise of the Motorsteeple will take you on an epic heavy metal journey down the road to oblivion and you’ll be crying for more.

Pre Order your copy now!
https://ffm.to/theriseanddemiseofthemotorsteeple

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Spiderbait add second Melbourne show to national Black Betty 20th Anniversary Tour this August – October

Following overwhelming demand, iconic Aussie rockers Spiderbait have added a second and final Melbourne show to their Black Betty 20th Anniversary Tour, after the first show completely sold out.

The band will hit Melbourne’s Forum for two huge nights on Thursday 19 September (just announced) and Friday 20 September (sold out). After adding a second Perth show last month due to demand, the trio now plays an epic twelve shows across the nation this August, September and October to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their seminal 2004 album, Tonight Alright and standout track, ‘Black Betty’.

Frontier members can access presale tickets for the new Melbourne show from 12pm on Thursday 13 June, before tickets go on sale at 1pm on Friday 14 June. All other shows are on sale now via frontiertouring.com/spiderbait.

Recorded in California, Tonight Alright (2004) leant into the hard rock sound of the early-2000’s. The album debuted at No.14 on the ARIA Album Chart that year and featured the band’s most popular song to date, ‘Black Betty’. Defying age and genre, ‘Black Betty’ arrived fifteen years into Spiderbait’s storied career. The song continued to climb the charts after release, reaching the top of the ARIA Singles Chart two months after its debut and hitting the US Top 40 Rock Chart.

To celebrate Tonight Alright, Spiderbait will issue the album on vinyl for the first time. The 20th Anniversary edition – released on 26 July– arrives on limited edition red vinyl, with alternative artwork, imagery and an alternate version of the single, ‘Tonite’. Pre-order the vinyl HERE.

Renowned for their dynamic on-stage energy, Spiderbait are without doubt one of the country’s most beloved live acts. With a catalogue of music that’s distinctive and uncompromising, Spiderbait’s anticipated Black Betty 20th Anniversary Tour will see the band playing their greatest hits and celebrating their greatest hit of all. Don’t miss them playing two huge nights in Melbourne this September!

SPIDERBAIT
AUSTRALIAN TOUR
AUGUST – SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER 2024
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS POLISH CLUB, ADALITA, PRIVATE FUNCTION & ABBE MAY (SELECT SHOWS ONLY)
Presented by Frontier Touring & New World Artists

FRONTIER MEMBER PRESALE | SECOND MELBOURNE SHOW ONLY
via frontiertouring.com/spiderbait
Runs 24 hours from: 12pm (local time), Thursday 13 June
or until presale allocation exhausted

TICKETS ON SALE
Begins: 1pm (local time), Friday 14 June

ALL OTHER SHOWS ON SALE NOW

TUESDAY 13 AUGUST
With special guests Polish Club
The Fortitude Music Hall | Brisbane, QLD (Lic. All Ages)
ticketmaster.com.au

FRIDAY 16 AUGUST
With special guests Polish Club
Hindley Street Music Hall | Adelaide, SA (Lic. All Ages)
moshtix.com.au

SATURDAY 17 AUGUST
With special guests Polish Club
Odeon Theatre | Hobart, TAS (Lic. All Ages)
moshtix.com.au

FRIDAY 30 AUGUST
With special guests Polish Club
Bar On The Hill | Newcastle, NSW (Lic. All Ages)
oztix.com.au

SATURDAY 31 AUGUST
With special guests Polish Club
Waves | Wollongong, NSW (18+)
moshtix.com.au

SATURDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
SOLD OUT
With special guest Abbe May
The Astor Theatre | Perth, WA (Lic. All Ages)

SUNDAY 15 SEPTEMBER
With special guest Abbe May
The Astor Theatre | Perth, WA (Lic. All Ages)
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THURSDAY 19 SEPTEMBER
With special guests Private Function
NEW SHOW, JUST ADDED!
Forum | Melbourne, VIC (18+)
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FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER
With special guests Private Function
SOLD OUT
Forum | Melbourne, VIC (18+)

SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
With special guests Polish Club
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW (Lic. All Ages)
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SUNDAY 20 OCTOBER
With special guest Adalita
Miami Marketta Laneway | Gold Coast, QLD (Lic. All Ages)
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FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER
With special guest Adalita
UC Refectory | Canberra, ACT (Lic. All Ages)
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MK.GEE announces Australian tour | Playing Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne this December

‘Mk.gee’s performance was more captivating and enigmatic than even his recorded music’ – Billboard

‘Nothing short of magic’ – Rolling Stone

‘Nothing in contemporary music sounds quite like it’ – Pitchfork

Following a run of 18 sold-out shows across North America last month, rising star Mk.gee announces his world tour. The expansive new run will see him embark on his debut tour of Australia in December 2024 – performing three special shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in support of his transfixing album, Two Star & The Dream Police.

In addition to his North American dates, Mk.gee will be travelling to Europe and the UK, capitalising on the momentum from his venue upgrades in London earlier this year, which also saw sold-out success.

The artist presale begins today at 10am local time. Tickets will go on sale Friday 14 June (10am local time) via frontiertouring.com/mkgee. Frontier Member and Penny Drop members can get early access via presales beginning Wednesday 12 June (10am local time) – see website for full details.

Last night, to tease the impending tour announcement, Mk.gee shared a live visual of his performance of “Breakthespell” from one of his two sold-out shows at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles. The video captures the raw and enchanting energy of his live performance, earning high praise from Billboard, which described it as “a must-see for concert lovers.” Mk.gee’s performances with bandmates Andrew Aged and Zach Sekoff have been widely praised for their captivating presence, embodying the beguiling nature of the songs from his critically acclaimed debut album, Two Star & The Dream Police. Mk.gee’s alchemy of guitar sounds has been the centerpiece of his live shows, showcased on standout tracks that have become fan favourites such as “Candy,” “Are You Looking Up,” and “Alesis.”

Two Star & The Dream Police has captivated the musical world, drawing praise from fans and fellow artists alike, including Eric Clapton, who said in a recent interview, “he has found things to do on the guitar that are like nobody else.” The album received widespread acclaim from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and Vulture, who listed the album in their Best Albums Of 2024 (So Far) list, as well as being the subject of fervent fascination on guitar and music message boards online. Following Two Star’s release, Mk.gee ignited more widespread admiration making his late-night television debut with a standout performance of “Are You Looking Up” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.

Get tickets to the tour, watch “Breakthespell” (Live From Los Angeles), and listen to Two Star & The Dream Police. For more tour details, visit frontiertouring.com/mkgee.

Mk.gee + special guests tbaDECEMBER 2024
Presented by Frontier Touring & Penny Drop

FRONTIER MEMBER PRESALE
via frontiertouring.com/mkgee
Runs 36 hours from: Wednesday 12 June (10am local time)
or until presale allocation exhausted

PENNY DROP MEMBER PRESALE
Runs 36 hours from: Wednesday 12 June (10am local time)
or until presale allocation exhausted

TICKETS ON SALE
Begins: Friday 14 June (10am local time)

ALL SHOWS 18+

Tuesday 3 December
The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
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Thursday 5 December
Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW
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Saturday 7 December
Max Watts, Melbourne, VIC
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Ridin’ Hearts Festival returns to Sydney & Melbourne with stellar lineup this November!

Where country music takes the city by storm

Shine up your favourite cowboy boots and grab your mates, Ridin’ Hearts Festival is back for 2024! Returning to Sydney and Melbourne this November, Ridin’ Hearts is a one-day spectacular featuring a star-studded line-up of country music’s hottest local and international acts.

Following a triumphant debut in 2023, Ridin’ Hearts hits the road for a second year, returning just in time to welcome in the summer heat. From the team that brings you CMC Rocks, Ridin’ Hearts brings country charm to the city like never before! In 2024, the daylong celebration will stop at Sydney Showground on Saturday 2 November and Melbourne’s Caribbean Gardens on Sunday 3 November.

Heartbreakers and Frontier Members can purchase presale tickets on Friday 14 June from 11am AEST, before tickets go on sale to the general public on Tuesday 18 June from 11am AEST. For tickets and more information head to ridinhearts.com or frontiertouring.com/ridinhearts.

This year Ridin’ Hearts is well and truly dialing up the southern charm, with a lineup guaranteed to impress! In the headline slot is none other than US country superstar Riley Green, making his Australian debut. On a remarkable rise to stardom after being named Academy of Country Music’s New Male Artist of the Year in 2020, Riley has since collected accolade after accolade with the multi-platinum selling singer quickly becoming the artist every country music fan should know about. With hit singles ‘Different ‘Round Here’ with Luke Combs, 2x Platinum heart-tugger ‘I Wish Grandpas Never Died’ and chart-topping collab with Thomas Rhett, ‘Half of Me’ Riley has won legions of fans the world over with his no-gimmick, relatable writing and classic feel. Having opened for Luke Combs on his North American stadium dates, with an upcoming support slot on Morgan Wallen’s Hyde Park London show and sold-out headline shows around the world, Riley Green will bring big energy to the Ridin’ Hearts stage this November!

Returning to Australia following a weekend of spectacular performances at CMC Rocks QLD in March is one of country music’s most exciting rising stars, Cooper Alan. Releasing his latest EP Feel Like Hell Today, Cooper continues to cement himself as a fearless musician and true entertainer. He is best known for the special, self-built connection with his audience which saw 2020 track, ‘New Normal’, shoot him to stardom.

Sharing the stage with Riley Green (USA) and Cooper Alan (USA) is a line-up of artists that are sure to get you two-stepping and yeehawing; Josh Ross (CAN), MacKenzie Porter (CAN), Tanner Adell (USA), Casey Barnes (AU), Austin Snell (USA), Bella Mackenzie (AU) and DJ Konsky (AU).

“As country music continues to be the genre everyone’s talking about, we’re very excited to announce the return of Ridin’ Hearts, a one-day festival that’s bringing country music to the city”, said Frontier Touring’s Chief Operating Officer, Susan Heymann.

“The response to our debut last year was incredible and we can’t wait to come back to Sydney and Melbourne with a line up curated for the country enthusiasts, the country curious and anyone just looking to have a great day out”.

With rave reviews from fans, industry and artists alike, the inaugural Ridin’ Hearts Festival snagged the hottest international and local artists to play across the day, in a bumper celebration that continued into the evening. Epic market stalls and a range of mouth-watering food and beverage outlets provided something to satisfy every craving. Plus a raging silent disco, giant cornhole game and Brixton hat branding station for that unique edge, all amplified by the undeniable energy that only country music can deliver.

Jolene’s Diamond Club took the festival experience to the next level, offering perks to enjoy the festival in style including an exclusive bar and seating, phone charging facilities, premium toilets and powder stations to help keep the country glam on point!

Taking the city by storm, Ridin’ Hearts is ready to create memories that will last a lifetime! Don’t miss Australia’s new favourite country music festival when it lands in Sydney and Melbourne this November with the hottest country music artists in tow!

RIDIN’ HEARTS FESTIVAL
AUSTRALIA
NOVEMBER 2024
Presented by Frontier Touring

LINE-UP
Riley Green (USA)
Cooper Allan (USA)
Josh Ross (CAN)
MacKenzie Porter (CAN)
Tanner Adell (USA)
Casey Barnes (AU)
Austin Snell (USA)
Bella Mackenzie (AU)
DJ Konsky (AU)

TICKETS
General Admission (18+) $179
Jolene’s Diamond Ticket Club (18+) $379

HEARTBREAKERS & FRONTIER MEMBERS PRESALE
via ridinhearts.com and frontiertouring.com/ridinhearts
Runs 24 hours from: Friday 14 June, 11am AEST
or until presale allocation exhausted

TICKETS ON SALE
Begins: Tuesday 18 June, 11am AEST

SATURDAY 2 NOVEMBER
Sydney Showground | Sydney, NSW (18+)
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SUNDAY 3 NOVEMBER
Caribbean Gardens | Melbourne, VIC (18+)
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Patrons are advised to purchase tickets only through authorised ticket sellers.

We cannot guarantee any ticket purchase made through any means other than the official ticketing agents listed on the Frontier website.

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Blake Rose Announces Australian Headline Shows This August

Rising singer/songwriter and producer Blake Rose has announced a run of headline shows across Australia this winter. After spending the last few years on the road supporting the likes of Noah Kahan, girlinred and Dean Lewis, as well as a headline tour across the US, this will be a triumphant homecoming tour for the Perth-born star.

Blake Rose will commence his Australian tour on Sunday 4th August at Amplifier Bar in Perth, followed by stops at the Lion Arts Factory in Adelaide on Wednesday 7th August, The Corner Hotel in Melbourne on Friday 9th August, Mary’s Underground in Sydney on Sunday 11th August, and wrapping up in Brisbane at The Outpost on Saturday 17th August.

Tickets for all shows go on sale on Friday 14th June at 12pm (local time).

Mastercard cardholders will have special access to presale tickets in Australia from Wednesday 12 June 2024 at 11am through Friday 14 June 2024 at 11am. Visit www.pricelessmusic.com/music to find out more.

My Live Nation members can secure tickets during the exclusive pre-sale beginning Thursday 13th June at 11am and concluding on Friday 14th June at 11am.

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au.

BLAKE ROSE

THE SUDDENLY OKAY TOUR 2024

AMPLIFIER BAR, PERTH

SUNDAY AUGUST 4

LION ARTS FACTORY, ADELAIDE

WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST

CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE

FRIDAY 9 AUGUST

MARY’S UNDERGROUND, SYDNEY

SUNDAY 11 AUGUST

THE OUTPOST, BRISBANE

SATURDAY 17 AUGUST

TICKETS ON SALE 12PM (LOCAL) FRIDAY 14TH JUNE

Mastercard Presale: Wednesday 12 June at 11am – Friday 14 June at 11am

Live Nation pre-sale: Thursday 13 June at 11am – Friday 14 June at 11am

For complete tour and ticket information, visit: livenation.com.au

About BLAKE ROSE:

As a dynamic vocalist, deft multi-instrumentalist, and dexterous producer, Blake Rose not only dives in and out of different sonic wavelengths, but he also attunes to experiences and emotions. Against a backdrop of glistening alternative atmospheres, hummable pop choruses, and immersive electric guitar-laden soundscapes, he lyrically places himself inside of identifiable moments and unfiltered conversations unlocked by a keen sense of empathy. You’ll practically hear his memories and anecdotes unfold in real-time as he ponders the nature of nostalgia, infatuation, struggle, mental health, and family.

Emerging in 2018 out of Perth, Australia, he initially gained traction with “Hotel Room,” “Best of Me,” and “Lady” before 2020’s “Gone” exploded to the tune of 65 million Spotify streams. “Lost” picked up over 100 million streams as well. Meanwhile, his A World Gone By EP arrived to widespread critical acclaim. FLOOD hailed it as “a body of work that’s easy to get lost in,” while V Man dubbed him an “Artist to Watch” and FLAUNT attested, “Blake Rose is your new favorite artist.” He notably sold out headline gigs on both coasts of North America in addition to sharing stages with Noah Kahan, Ashe, Boys Like Girls, girl in red, Mimi Webb, Dean Lewis, Lauren Spencer Smith and many others on the road.

In 2023, the Australia-born and Los Angeles-based artist chronicled a series of realizations and revelations on his second EP, You’ll Get It When You’re Older, making his US Television debut, performing the song “Dizzy” from the EP on CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden. Earlier this year, Rose released his 3rd EP – Suddenly Okay, out via AWAL Recordings. Written and co-produced entirely by Blake Rose, the four-track collection offers listeners a tantalising and refreshing glimpse of what’s to come from one of Australia’s most exciting musical exports in 2024.

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BLEED FROM WITHIN Release Video For ‘Hands Of Sin’

A brand-new BLEED FROM WITHIN anthem is out today, ‘Hands Of Sin’. Two years on from the release of their last album, the critically lauded Shrine. This monumental new single arrives just in time for the band’s intense summer of European festival shows, and teases what is next during their Winter across European arenas as special guest support to Slipknot.

Watch the video for ‘Hands Of Sin’ now at:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-aixHbS1NM

Stream ‘Hands Of Sin’ on all platforms now at:
https://bleedfromwithin.bfan.link/hands-of-sin.ema

Ali Richardson comments: “Hands Of Sin marks a new chapter for Bleed From Within. We’ve worked incredibly hard on this material and pushed ourselves as songwriters. The result is one of the best songs we’ve ever written and we’re incredibly proud to share it with the world. Can not wait to play this on the festivals stages this Summer. Play it loud!”

Bleed From Within racked up some impressive tour dates last year, including the Lamb Of God Headbangers Boat cruise, following on from a colossal summer run which took in both headline shows, performances with Heaven Shall Burn and festival appearances at the likes of Brutal Assault (Czech Republic), Summer Breeze (Germany) and Alcatraz (Belgium), finishing up with a 13-date tour supporting Trivium across the UK. This was allon top of a hugely successful debut American tour earlier in the year year with August Burns Red and The Devil Wears Prada.

In November of last year Bleed From Within released the Shrine Deluxe Edition. Their stunning latest studio album Shrinewasreleased in summer 2022, marking the band’s most groundbreaking work to-date and staking out Bleed From Within‘s bold intent. The Scottish 5-piece claiming their position as the most exciting prospect in modern metal.

Stream/order the Shrine Deluxe Edition:
https://bleedfromwithin.bfan.link/shrine-deluxe.ema

Watch the ‘Overthrone‘ lyric video: https://youtu.be/BfauvGS5FaU

Watch the visualizer for ‘The Will to Resist‘:https://youtu.be/YqKPB4bvyL8

 Upon releasing ‘Shrine’ in June 2022, it’s safe to say that none of us expected what the following months would bring. It’s been a hell of a year, with our most rigorous touring schedule yet putting us in places we’ve dreamed of since we started the band. This era of Bleed From Within is something we have worked so hard toward, and in this moment we are extremely grateful to all those who have made it possible. To all of our fans who fill the rooms and sing the words, to the team behind the scenes who keep the cogs moving on tour, in the studio and everywhere between, and to the creative minds that help us bring our music to life – thank you. 17 months since its original release, we are so proud to now present this limited and deluxe edition of ‘Shrine’, featuring all of the songs that were recorded during the sessions. Here’s to the months and years ahead!’ – Steven Jones

More from Shrine:
Temple Of Lunacy‘ visualizer: https://youtu.be/dB4arT5XN_Y
Flesh And Stone’ official music video: https://youtu.be/NF6tw5XQFSM
‘Stand Down’ official music video: https://youtu.be/kJDMOvGYVqE
‘Levitate’ official music video: https://youtu.be/BGKS3mW2XPM
‘I Am Damnation‘ official music video: https://youtu.be/swF5fiPdONo
Killing Time‘ official music video: https://youtu.be/390LnQOz3MY

Shrine Deluxe Edition tracklisting

01. I Am Damnation
02. Sovereign
03. Levitate
04. Flesh And Stone
05. Invisible Enemy
06. Skye
07. Stand Down
08. Death Defined
09. Shapeshifter
10. Temple Of Lunacy
11. Killing Time
12. Paradise
13. The Will To Resist *Bonus Track*
14. Overthrone *Bonus Track*
15. Chemical Carnival *Bonus Track*

Bleed From Within have been to hell and back, but they are no strangers to enduring hardship. When a global pandemic threatened to shut down their plans, the Glaswegians collectively raised five middle fingers and pressed on. It’s no surprise that this unstoppable riff machine continues to crush forward at such a frantic pace – there’s no putting the breaks on the heaviest band to ever emerge from Scotland.

The band’s reputation as one of the most formidable forces in modern metal has earned them tour slots with Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Testament and Heaven Shall Burn, to name just a few. The last few years has seen them dominate the UK live scene and take Europe and America by storm.

Shrine has taken the most graft to put together of any record in their catalogue, challenging their self-perception on both personal and technical levels – the culmination of two years hard work that embodies their artistic might. Armed with the learnings of evolving their sound over the last decade without ever losing sight of their DIY roots, this is Bleed From Within at their very best. There’s no denying the band’s inevitable next steps are world domination, with Shrinea turning point moment.

Bleed From Within are:
Scott Kennedy – Vocals
Craig Gowans – Lead Guitar
Steven Jones – Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
David Provan – Bass
Ali Richardson – Drums

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The The Share the new video for ‘Cognitive Dissident’ Touring Australia This November

THE THE
Share the new video for ‘Cognitive Dissident’

Touring Australia This November
First new studio album in a quarter century, Ensoulment, – Out Sept 6

THE THE, have today shared a stunning video for ‘Cognitive Dissident’, the first track to be taken from the recently announced Ensoulment, their first studio album of new songs in a quarter century out on Cinéola / earMUSIC on Friday, September 6.

The video was made in conjunction with long-time collaborators: directed by Tim Pope with editing, VFX and projections by Vicki Bennett (People Like Us) and Peter Knight.

Watch the music video for ‘Cognitive Dissident’
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmwkzk2bPms

Listen here
https://thethe.lnk.to/CognitiveDissidentPR

THE THE and Tim Pope have a long, shared history working on a variety of videos and projects, including the film of the 2018 The Comeback Special concert at Royal Albert Hall (which featured as part of the multi-media box-set of the same name in 2021), the legendary Infected The Movie in 1987 – the first ever long-form video album release – the Versus The World film of the concert at Royal Albert Hall in 1999, and From Dusk ‘Til Dawn in 1993, as well as many music videos over the years including ‘Pillar Box Red’, ‘The Beat(en) Generation’, ‘Kingdom of Rain’, ‘Gravitate To Me’ etc.

Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), acclaimed video collage artist, and Peter Knight (photographer) have also long been associated with THE THE having worked on the videos for ‘We Can’t Stop What’s Coming’ and the ‘Stolen Moments’ remix of ‘GlobalEyes’ by DJ Food as well as creating the kaleidoscopic, cinematic backdrop for The Comeback Special world tour.

It’s always a pleasure to work with my dear friends, director Tim Pope, video collage artist Vicki Bennett, and photographer Peter Knight. Our times working together are not only very creative, but also full of laughter. -Matt Johnson

THE THE was formed by Matt Johnson in 1979 and the music inhabits a genre of its own: music of long shadows, high hopes, channelled anger, feverish passions and sweetly disturbing poignancy. It is pop and rock, blues and folk, soul and polemic. It spans alienated electronics to twisted cinematic soundtracks, guitar tumbling swing to crimson ballads, rants and prayers to diaries and hymns.

In over four decades, THE THE have released just five studio albums of original songs – Soul Mining (1983), Infected (1986), Mind Bomb (1989), Dusk (1993) and NakedSelf (2000). But always unpredictable, during this time THE THE have also made diversions into cover albums, such as Hanky Panky; film soundtracks including Hyena, Tony, Muscle and Moonbug; art installations; a podcast series, Radio Cinéola; a beautiful and moving 84-minute documentary, The Inertia Variations; and various book publications, including biography Long Shadows, High Hopes: The Life and Times of Matt Johnson & THE THE.

The album will be available in retail as Ltd. CD Hardcover Mediabook, CD Jewelcase, Black 2LP Gatefold and Ltd. Crystal Clear 2LP Gatefold.

Pre orders available now
https://TheThe.lnk.to/EnsoulmentPR

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THE THE also recently announced another world tour, commencing September 2024, the band’s first since their hugely successful The Comeback Special world tour in 2018. Even before the announcement of Ensoulment, the Ensouled world tour has been selling out fast.

ANZ TOUR – NOV 2024
14 November – Auckland, New Zealand SOLD OUT
16 November 2024 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia SOLD OUT
17 November 2024 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia
18 November 2024 – Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide, Australia
21 November 2024 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
22 November 2024 –Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
23 November 2024 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, Australia SOLD OUT
24 November 2024 – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane, Australia
27 November 2024 – Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth, Australia

Tickets here
www.thethe.com/tour-dates

Tracklisting (CD/2LP):

Side A
Cognitive Dissident
Some Days I Drink My Coffee By The Grave Of William Blake
Zen & The Art Of Dating

Side B
Kissing The Ring Of POTUS
Life After Life
I Want To Wake Up With You

Side C
Down By The Frozen River
Risin’ Above The Need
Linoleum Smooth To The
Stockinged Foot

Side D
Where Do We Go When We Die?
I Hope You Remember
(the things I can’t forget)
A Rainy Day In May

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Lorna Shore Announce 2025 Australian Tour With Special Guests Bodysnatcher + To The Grave

Australia, the wait is officially over; today, deathcore icons LORNA SHORE announce their first ever Australian tour in 2025, set to be joined by special guests BODYSNATCHER and TO THE GRAVE.

Good things happen to those who wait or that Patience is a virtue but enough overused cliches to acknowledge it’s been long overdue that we finally tour the land down under. With all that being said we are excited to announce we are finally touring Australia. We hope to see all of you there. – Adam De Micco, Lorna Shore

Launching proceedings and bringing the deathcore love to Fremantle on February 14 next year, the tour will also hit Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, before finishing on February 22 in Brisbane.

A band truly like no other, LORNA SHORE have survived and thrived against insurmountable odds over the years. Hailing from New Jersey, the group forged their present lineup and sound in 2020 against the backdrop of a pandemic, a singer change, and cancelled tours. Emerging with staggering new vigour via their 2021 EP …And I Return To Nothingness and their 2022 full length album Pain Remains, the LORNA SHORE rebirth rose like a guttural phoenix in a blazing display of raw emotion, technical prowess, and unforgettable twists and turns that garnered chart and critical success on a global scale.

Solidified with the insatiable vocal stylings of Will Ramosjoining the fold, debuting officially on …And I Return To Nothingness, LORNA SHORE have since catapulted onto the cover of Britain’s Rock Sound, supported Australian metalcore juggernauts Parkway Drive, snagged viral status on TikTok, generated millions of streams, and ticked off a sold out UK headline run, with their live energy also hammering home the group’s boundless stranglehold on the realms of modern and innovative extreme metal.

Finally set to tick off their first ever Australian tour in 2025, LORNA SHORE will arrive armed with their towering riffs, complex arrangements and visceral bombasity; come and venture To the Hellfire in 2025.

Forming in Melbourne, Florida, BODYSNATCHER deal in all things dark, furious and sonically threatening. Proudly and loudly putting the “core” back in deathcore, BODYSNATCHER have graced stages supporting the likes of Chelsea Grin and Slaughter To Prevail, with the band also in command of multiple albums and EPs, including 2017’s Death of Me, 2020’s This Heavy Void and 2022’s Bleed-Abide.

Australia’s TO THE GRAVE have emerged as “one of Australia’s heaviest exports” (Revolver), with the militant vegan deathcore crew ticking off sold out national headline runs in 2022 and 2023, as well as support slots alongside Cattle Decapitation, Thy Art Is Murder and Carnifex. A band anchored by ambition and conscience, TO THE GRAVE recently released their gripping new album Director’s Cuts in 2023.

Early bird pre-sale tickets on sale: Thursday 13 June @ 10am AEST time

To Gain Early Ticket Access Register Here -> https://bit.ly/25LRSsignup

General tickets on sale: Friday 14 June @ 10am local time
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Destroy All Lines Presents

LORNA SHORE
AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2025

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
BODYSNATCHER + TO THE GRAVE

FRIDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2025 – METROPOLIS, FREMANTLE 18+
SUNDAY 16 FEBRUARY 2025 – HINDLEY ST MUSIC HALL, ADELAIDE LIC AA
TUESDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2025 – FORUM, MELBOURNE 18+
THURSDAY 20 FEBRUARY 2025 – ENMORE THEATRE, SYDNEY LIC AA
SATURDAY 22 FEBRUARY 2025 – FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE LIC AA

General tickets on sale: Friday 14 June @ 10am local time
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thrown – Announce debut album for Aug 30. New single ‘look at me’ Out Now. Touring in August with Alpha Wolf

Swedish heavy weights thrown have announced the release of their highly anticipated debut album Excessive Guilt, set for release on August 30 via Arising Empire.

Since forming in 2021, thrown have been mesmerising the metal world with their signature blend of aural violence, live intensity and enigmatic performances.
thrown are undoubtedly the most listened to new metal artist right now, having already amassed over 81 million streams worldwide since the release of their debut single.

In 2022 thrown released their debut EP Extended Pain which has been sitting in Spotify’s Top 200 Global Metal Chart for almost a year, with over 50 million streams across its five songs.

By late 2023 thrown had nearly one million listeners, been hitting Spotify’s Viral Top-50 in both Australia and USA and had taken the stage by storm touring with Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, Emmure, Counterparts and many more massive artists throughout North America, Europe and Australia.

The band are also following up on their previous singles with their brand new track ‘look at me’.

Watch ‘look at me’ here
https://youtu.be/NAiDhARhIiU

Stream the track here
https://arisingempire.com/excessiveguilt

Tracklisting
01. guilt
02. backfire
03. on the verge
04. bitter friend
05. nights
06. look at me
07. dislike
08. ignored
09. bloodsucker
10. vent
11. so done

Now with over 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify alone, and huge international touring plans ahead, thrown are set to be the biggest breakout metal band of the decade with the release of Excessive Guilt.

Pre Save Excessive Guilt at
https://arisingempire.com/excessiveguilt

Catch thrown on their upcoming Australian tour with Alpha Wolf!
Alpha Wolf – Half Living Things Australia Tour 2024
Special guests: The Devil Wears Prada, Invent Animate & thrown

TOUR DATES
July 31: Lynotts Lounge, Perth (HEADLINE SHOW)
August 1: Metropolis, Perth SOLD OUT
August 2: Chelsea Heights Hotel, Melbourne SOLD OUT
August 3: Forum, Melbourne SOLD OUT
August 4: Hindley Street Music Hall, Adelaide
August 7: Liberty Hall, Sydney
August 8: Liberty Hall, Sydney SOLD OUT
August 9: King Street Band Room, Newcastle SOLD OUT
August 10: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane

Tickets from
https://www.destroyalllines.com/tours/alpha-wolf

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