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Wardruna Announce Debut Australian and New Zealand Tour January 2025

WARDRUNA
Announce Debut Australian and New Zealand Tour January 2025

Norwegian music constellation Wardruna, renowned for their innovative and genre creating renditions of Norse traditions, announce their highly anticipated debut tour of Australia and New Zealand in January 2025.

Since their inception in 2009, Wardruna has captivated audiences worldwide, transcending genres and cultures with their rich soundscapes rooted in ancient Norse traditions across five stunning albums. Utilising historical Nordic instruments and themes of nature, and mythology, Wardruna’s music evokes primal emotions and deep connections to mother nature and to our ancient past.

With major contributions to TV series Vikings and video game Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Wardruna has garnered a global following. Their sold-out performances at major festivals alongside performing at some of the most iconic venues across the globe including world heritage site Odeon Of Herodes Atticus, Acropolis, Red Rocks Amphitheatre, and more.

Now in 2024 Wardruna announce the beginning of a vibrant new cycle, pulsating with life with the release of new single, Hertan the proto-Scandinavian word for heart. The new song is steeped in Wardruna tradition exploring the duality of the heart with the rhythm, flow and pulse we can see, hear, and feel in nature and in all forms of life.

Whilst Wardruna fans eagerly await this momentous occasion of their debut tour down under, composer Einar Selvik shares their excitement;

It is always a special feeling to plan and announce a new tour. This time, perhaps more so than usual due to the fact that we are visiting quite a few parts of the world where we have yet not performed with Wardruna. We greatly look forward to the chance to make new bonds in new lands

Do not delay, tickets will be in high demand and are expected to sell quickly.
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TOUR DATES
Thursday, January 23: Melbourne, Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Saturday, January 25: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Monday, January 27: Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
Thursday, January 30: Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Auckland NZ

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Parkway Drive Sell Out Brisbane, Melbourne & Perth 20 Year Anniversary Tour Shows. Sydney & Adelaide Selling Fast!

PARKWAY DRIVE
SELL OUT BRISBANE, MELBOURNE & PERTH SHOWS!
SYDNEY + ADELAIDE SELLING FAST,
LIMITED TICKETS REMAIN.

20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS I PREVAIL (USA)
THE GHOST INSIDE (USA) + VOID OF VISION

Australian metal juggernauts PARKWAY DRIVE continue their domination with their upcoming 20 Year Anniversary Tour shows in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth sold out within 1 hour. Fans who missed out can sign up to the official waitlist for each city for further ticket updates.

Marking the Byron Bay band’s biggest shows of their careers to date, PARKWAY DRIVE‘s shows in Sydney and Adelaide are also now over 90% sold, and remaining tickets definitely won’t last long for some history-making PARKWAY DRIVE performances this September, alongside very special guests I PREVAIL (USA), THE GHOST INSIDE (USA) and VOID OF VISION.

“Australia, I’m stunned. I’d like to play it cool and say we expected this response, but what the hell? Selling out the biggest gigs of our lives in just a couple of hours is mind melting to a whole new degree and the rest will be gone soon after you read this statement. Thank you so much to everyone that has purchased tickets. We’re doing our best to get second dates in sell out cities, so keep ’em coming. This is going to be monumental. We can’t wait, bring it on.”
– Winston McCall, Parkway Drive

Two decades ago, a band that would go on to pioneer and dominate the landscape of heavy music was born on the sunny shores of Byron Bay. Now in 2024, Australian metal titans PARKWAY DRIVE will triumphantly return to home soil this September to celebrate their 20th anniversary with their biggest headline tour to date, with the 20 Year Anniversary Tour set to ignite stadiums and arenas across the country.

A world-first experience and 20 unforgettable years in the making, Australia will play home in 2024 to PARKWAY DRIVE‘s brand new production; the band’s biggest show they have ever produced fittingly set to christen in their own backyard as part of the 20 Year Anniversary Tour.

Wielding an incomparable legacy lined with boundless innovation, the juggernaut journey for PARKWAY DRIVE from teenage metal underdogs into becoming an unstoppable global force is one most could only dream of. With seven full-length albums in their wake, PARKWAY DRIVE have also scored three consecutive #1 releases on the ARIA Albums Chart courtesy of 2015’s Ire, 2018’s Reverence and, most recently, 2022’s Darker Still. With six of their albums certified Gold in Australia and multiple ARIA wins under their belts, the five-piece have also garnered worldwide chart success, cementing their status as a festival-headlining behemoth alongside three documentaries, a live album, millions of streams and thousands of live performances.

Also armed with an unforgettable live prowess which has sold out arenas and stupefied festival crowds worldwide, PARKWAY DRIVE‘s formidable reputation in a live setting doesn’t merely live up to the hype; it sets the hype on fire, literally. Transcending their metalcore foundations into another stratosphere, the spectacle of a PARKWAY DRIVE performance is one that stays with you well after the stage has emptied, with the band previously headlining the likes of Wacken, Good Things Festival in Australia and So What?! Festival amongst countless shows with some of the biggest names in metal, including Lamb Of God, Soulfly and Killswitch Engage.

Platinum-certified and twice Grammy-nominated Michigan rock powerhouse I PREVAIL will return down under this September to unleash their towering wares Australia-wide. An arena-level band, I PREVAIL have racked up billions of streams, close to 400 million views on YouTube, and toured the globe extensively. Catch I PREVAIL playing hits from across their entire catalogue this September.

Forming in California, THE GHOST INSIDE have survived and thrived against unimaginable odds since erupting onto the scene with their 2008 debut album Fury and the Fallen Ones. Blending the new wave of metalcore with driving punk hues, THE GHOST INSIDE cleave aggressive sounds with thoughtful thematics and melodics, and are set to release their sixth album Searching for Solace this April.

The Melbourne entity known as VOID OF VISION have solidified their standing as one of the most innovative and sonically explosive acts in the modern heavy scene for over a decade. From performing at Australia’s first ever Knotfest in 2024 alongside Slipknot, Parkway Drive and Megadeth through to their most recent groundbreaking single Angel Of Darkness, VOID OF VISION ceaselessly astonish.

Don’t delay and definitely do not miss your chance to witness PARKWAY DRIVE‘s biggest headline tour to date this September, this will absolutely be one for the ages. Final tickets for Sydney on Saturday 21 September at Qudos Bank Arena and Perth on Sunday 29 September at HBF Stadium are on sale now. Fans in Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth can join the waitlists below for further ticket updates.

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PARKWAY DRIVE
20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
I PREVAIL (USA)
THE GHOST INSIDE (USA) + VOID OF VISION

FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER – BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER – QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY FINAL TICKETS
SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER – JOHN CAIN ARENA, MELBOURNE SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER – AEC ARENA, ADELAIDE FINAL TICKETS
SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – HBF STADIUM, PERTH SOLD OUT

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[Review] Knotfest @ Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne 21/03/24

Metal Tee piece on; check! Hot ticket for Knotfest; Check! Hours away from seeing Phil & what’s left of the boys, swig of the goose and I’m amped and out the door to knock down the Cemetery Gates at Flemington Racecourse.

It is a perfect sunny Melbourne afternoon to squash down some cans, extend my middle finger to the working man & get shoulder to shoulder with my metal comrades. My brothers and sisters cladded in heavy duty boots, battle jackets and the mainstream defiant alike, all psyched to latch onto the assault of double bass drums & distortion city.

That working man that scored the bird didn’t cut the leash until 3:30pm so I can only review from The Hu onwards. I made my way to the two stages and settled into The Hu.  Now I’ve never seen The Hu before and I was immediately sucked right in. Fuck me, I was not expecting see a jaw harp at this gig. A Fkn Jaw Harp!! Then counting them off, yep 8 members, ok, a drummer and a percussionist, ok both my balls are in.

This is Mongol rolled out first. A hypnotic march paced folk / metal infusion. At first I was like WTF!! In my head I’m like is that a fiddle?!! I’m looking at this 2 stringer with bright white strings, are they cat gut strings??  With my undivided attention The Hu blasted me with next few numbers like Black Thunder, Wolf Totem, Bil Biyelgee, Yuve Yuve Yu and finished a Metallica cover Through the Never. Could’ve done without the cover, lost me a bit there. I mean if you’re going to cover a Metallica cover at Knotfest maybe go a bit more old school metal but each to their own.

Overall I rate them and I am even  listening to them as I write this. They are a great stage spectacle, almost has that trance like spiritual Mongolian vibe to it except they bash you in the face with it. Prepare for Mongolian battle music.

The sun is still pounding us from above but it’s a good pounding exit stage left shuffle 50 paces off your right shoulder and look its stage 2. Nice! Didn’t have to bolt 1km to the next stage, oh look BEEER Tent!!

Halestorm are up next and jeeze has Lizzy got a set of lungs on her! I mean Lizzy Hale can wail!!

Kicking off with I Miss the Misery the four piece rock outfit were pretty keen to grab our attention. Didn’t matter whether you were sprawled out on the grass or on your feet, Halestorm had you mildly moving at least one body part. Not sure they fit into the whole Knotfest scenario though.

I’d say they’re borderline hard rock and the only thing metal is the hardware on their instruments. Not saying they’re bad, just probs better off touring with The Baby Animals.

Enter stage left, its 6:15, the last of the sun for the day but the first of Lamb of God!

It was getting pretty thick with the flesh of humans now as we got pummelled with Memento Mori.   And Ihave to admit and it was a discussion point with a couple of my fellow musician mates that the guitaring mix was hard to hear over drum & bass. At points my T-shirt was vibrating from double kick drum mayhem. Ahhh outside air gigs are tough to mix!! We found ourselves moving closer to the sound booth to catch the clearer sound.  However, the circle work from the mosh gave no indication of the mix as the punters slapped flesh with the best of them. It was a fierce pit from the opening song and there was no relenting for the duration of their set.

With Morton & Adler locking it away tight with filthy good riffing that is punishingly brilliant but can also pull back into melodic interludes when its time. While Lamb of God aren’t my go to, its songs like Hourglass especially towards the back end of that track that sucks me in.

Lamb Of God had a ripper set giving the patriots Walk With Me In Hell, Hourglass & Now You’ve Got Something To Die For finishing on Redneck. It was bloody epic and was pretty well received for those that got through the mix.

JD can in one hand JD can in the other. Oh, fuck me Bro look its Disturbed! Hey You……was the first song that Dan & John kicked off with followed by Mike and then Dave with his renowned vocal sound. Thankfully back to stage right for Disturbed the mix was clear again and all instruments could be distinguished.

The crowd was slightly thicker again and as this set got further along the I started to see more inverted body parts poking out of crowd in front me. Dave kept them moving with Stupify rolling into seeing Ten Thousand Fists. It’s hard to stand still when a full tom intro from Mike kicks that song off and that distinctive guitar sound from Dan delivers a solid blow to your ear pieces.

Another killer set inclusive of Bad Man, The Game, The Light, Unstoppable, of course Down With The Sickness & Inside of Fire. Yes dickheads, they played The Sound of Silence!! I’m not a fan of the revitalised classic but it did have an atmospheric aura about it as our Aussie sun was done and the crowd drank it in albeit on a patch of grass and only too far from the cobbled stones but no one dared Disturb the sound of silence.

Stage Left Mother Fuckers!!!!!!!

Full Choad moment, let me prefix this with when I was a wee pissant teenager, my alarm clock would go off to the sound of Mouth for War!! Out on the stage walks Phil, crowd goes nuts need I say anymore?? OK, as follows.

A New Level was the first biscuit from the Cowboys from Hell. Couldn’t tell you what anyone else was doing as I was fixated on what was unfolding. Again, slightly annoyed at the mix, maybe it was something to do with stage left, Fuck You stage left!! So I found myself moving around a bit.  But wasn’t going to let that get in the way.

Next song…….wait is that my alarm….am I dreaming, oh wait nup that’d be Mouth for War.

“REVENGE!!!!!” “My ears can’t hear what you say to me!!!” Fuck me, it’s sooooo good!

Honestly, I’ve always kicked myself for not seeing them when Dimebag & Vinnie were still with us but this was better than nothing and if you’re throwing in Zakk then if not like for like then you’re getting value right? Not to forget Charle Benante who walks amongst the innovators of blast beating (I’m not talking about rapid pounding of your flesh puppet), any drummers will know and he carries his own. 

The setlist was Strength Beyond Strength, Becoming, I’m Broken, Suicide Note Pt 2, This Love, Floods, Walk, Domination / Hollow, Cowboys from Hell, Fucking Hostile. A few little intros or outros with By Demons Be Driven and Throes of Rejection.

Overall I walked out of there slaughtered and Goddamn Electric!! There was plenty of noise about the lineup this year not stacking up and even though I wasn’t there for all of it what was good was fucking ace and the substandard parts were still rocking. I rate 2024 Knotfest a ripping success and Pantera well, even at 5am in the morning, I’ll always have a Mouth For War!!!

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Parkway Drive Announce 20 Year Anniversary Tour With Special Guests I Prevail (USA), The Ghost Inside (USA) & Void Of Vision

PARKWAY DRIVE
ANNOUNCE 20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
I PREVAIL (USA)
THE GHOST INSIDE (USA) + VOID OF VISION

Two decades ago, a band that would go on to pioneer and dominate the landscape of heavy music was born on the sunny shores of Byron Bay. Now in 2024, Australian metal titans PARKWAY DRIVE will triumphantly return to home soil this September to celebrate their 20th anniversary with their biggest headline tour to date, with the 20 Year Anniversary Tour set to ignite stadiums and arenas across the country, alongside very special guests I PREVAIL (USA), THE GHOST INSIDE (USA) and Void Of Vision.

A world-first experience and 20 unforgettable years in the making, Australia will play home in 2024 to PARKWAY DRIVE‘s brand new production; the band’s biggest show they have ever produced fittingly set to christen in their own backyard as part of the 20 Year Anniversary Tour.

“Australia, it’s been a while. To be honest, it feels like forever. We didn’t plan it to be this way, but then again we didn’t plan on making it this far in the first place.
So here it is, we’re finally back, with the biggest headlining tour we have done, anywhere, ever, full stop. A celebration of a 20 year journey, of the roads we have walked through, the generations, to the path we still define, our own. 20 years, through blood sweat and tears. Still Australian, still unbreakable. Australia, turn the fuck up and make us proud, this is one for the history books”
– Winston McCall, Parkway Drive

Wielding an incomparable legacy lined with boundless innovation, the juggernaut journey for PARKWAY DRIVE from teenage metal underdogs into becoming an unstoppable global force is one most could only dream of. With seven full-length albums in their wake, PARKWAY DRIVE have also scored three consecutive #1 releases on the ARIA Albums Chart courtesy of 2015’s Ire, 2018’s Reverence and, most recently, 2022’s Darker Still. With six of their albums certified Gold in Australia and multiple ARIA wins under their belts, the five-piece have also garnered worldwide chart success, cementing their status as a festival-headlining behemoth alongside three documentaries, a live album, millions of streams and thousands of live performances.

Also armed with an unforgettable live prowess which has sold out arenas and stupefied festival crowds worldwide, PARKWAY DRIVE‘s formidable reputation in a live setting doesn’t merely live up to the hype; it sets the hype on fire, literally. Transcending their metalcore foundations into another stratosphere, the spectacle of a PARKWAY DRIVE performance is one that stays with you well after the stage has emptied, with the band previously headlining the likes of Wacken, Good Things Festival in Australia and So What?! Festival amongst countless shows with some of the biggest names in metal, including Lamb Of God, Soulfly and Killswitch Engage.

Platinum-certified and twice Grammy-nominated Michigan rock powerhouse I PREVAIL will return down under this September to unleash their towering wares Australia-wide. An arena-level band, I PREVAIL have racked up billions of streams, close to 400 million views on YouTube, and toured the globe extensively. Catch I PREVAIL playing hits from across their entire catalogue this September.

Forming in California, THE GHOST INSIDE have survived and thrived against unimaginable odds since erupting onto the scene with their 2008 debut album Fury and the Fallen Ones. Blending the new wave of metalcore with driving punk hues, THE GHOST INSIDE cleave aggressive sounds with thoughtful thematics and melodics, and are set to release their sixth album Searching for Solace this April.

The Melbourne entity known as VOID OF VISION have solidified their standing as one of the most innovative and sonically explosive acts in the modern heavy scene for over a decade. From performing at Australia’s first ever Knotfest in 2024 alongside Slipknot, Parkway Drive and Megadeth through to their most recent groundbreaking single Angel Of Darkness, VOID OF VISION ceaselessly astonish.

Don’t miss your chance to witness PARKWAY DRIVE‘s biggest headline tour to date this September, this will absolutely be one for the ages.

Early bird pre-sale tickets on sale: Tuesday 26 March @ 9am local time

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General tickets on sale: Thursday 28 March @ 9am local time
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PARKWAY DRIVE
20 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TOUR

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
I PREVAIL (USA)
THE GHOST INSIDE (USA) + VOID OF VISION

FRIDAY 20 SEPTEMBER – BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, BRISBANE
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER – QUDOS BANK ARENA, SYDNEY
SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER – JOHN CAIN ARENA, MELBOURNE
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER – AEC ARENA, ADELAIDE
SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER – HBF STADIUM, PERTH

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Alpha Wolf Half Living Things Australian Tour Sells Out. Additional Shows Added And Venue Upgrades. Tickets On Sale Now.

Bringing the noise firmly back in 2024, Australian behemoths ALPHA WOLF sold out their Half Living Things Australian Headline Tour with special international guests, including Ohio metalcore stalwarts THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, Texan metalcore trailblazers INVENT ANIMATE and Swedish modern heavy wielders THROWN this August in less than a week of tickets on sale.

Due to overwhelming demand, additional shows have been added and venues upgraded with tickets on sale now.

New shows have been added to Melbourne on Friday 2 August at Chelsea Heights Hotel and a 2nd show at Liberty Hall in Sydney on Wednesday 7 August.

Perth's show on Thursday 1 August has now been upgraded to Metropolis, Adelaide on Sunday 4 August will now be at Hindley St Music Hall and Brisbane's venue has been upgraded to Fortitude Music Hall on Saturday 10 August. All existing tickets remain valid for these shows.

Never ones to do anything by halves, ALPHA WOLF have relentlessly sharpened their trademark intensity against the odds over the years, from releasing their critically-acclaimed sophomore album A Quiet Place To Die amid the pandemic in 2020, to releasing a split EP, The Lost & The Longing, with Welsh rockers Holding Absence in 2022, and, as of 2024, ferociously approaching their third full-length album Half Living Things, due out on Friday 5 April via Greyscale Records and SharpTone Records.

Hinting at things to come via the track Bring Back The Noise, a neck-snapping party-starter, as well as the internet-breaking collab single Sucks 2 Suck with legendary rapper Ice-T, last week saw ALPHA WOLF release the emphatic single, Whenever You're Ready. A track soaked in heart-wrenching melodics and pounding instrumentation.

Launching their own curated festival CVLTFEST in 2022, ALPHA WOLF continue to powerfully fly the flag for their own incredible wares as well as the local heavy music scene and exciting international acts, with CVLTFEST returning last month for its second edition to critical acclaim, headlined by ALPHA WOLF themselves alongside friends Emmure (USA), Crossfaith (Japan), Ocean Grove, Paledusk (Japan), Ten56. (France), Diamond Construct, Crave Death and Vilify.

Ticking off their biggest North American run to date with Motionless in White in and tearing up multiple stages as part of the inaugural Knotfest Australia last year, ALPHA WOLF kicked off 2024 touring regionally supporting The Amity Affliction, and will embark later this month on a massive North American headline run, supported by Emmure, UnityTX and Chamber, before heading to the UK to appear at Download Festival alongside Queens Of The Stone Age, Fall Out Boy, Avenged Sevenfold and more.

Forming in 2005, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA have gone on to become a towering fixture in the metalcore scene, armed with their balanced blend of turbulence, eloquent lyricism and melodic sorcery. From securing six consecutive Top 5 debuts on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums Chat through to extensive tours across the globe, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA most recently showcased their prowess via their 2022 album Color Decay. In 2024, the band will return to Australia in following supporting Polaris on a national sold out tour in 2017, and also marking the band's first tour down under since releasing The Act in 2019 and Color Decay.

Progressive metalcore quartet INVENT ANIMATE certainly know how to turn heads and melt hearts with their deeply empathetic heavy creations. Deeply connective and laced with fluctuating moments of ambience, intensity and technical immersion, INVENT ANIMATE unveiled their fourth studio album, Heavener, in 2023, self-produced by the band alongside The Plot In You's Landon Tewers and praised for its progressive elements and nuanced complexity. 

Releasing their debut single greyout in 2021, Sweden's THROWN have quickly become one of the hottest acts in the modern heavy scene, blending intense guitars with aggressive vocals and infectious arrangements. With a misanthropic sonic spine and a fresh take on the metalcore and surrounding realms, THROWN recently toured alongside Fit For A King and Invent Animate, with 2024 marking the first time ever that the band will tour Australia.

Tickets for new shows & venue upgrades are on sale now
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ALPHA WOLF
HALF LIVING THINGS AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2024

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA (USA)
INVENT ANIMATE (USA) + THROWN (SWE)

THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 2024 – METROPOLIS, PERTH 18+ VENUE UPGRADE
FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 2024 – CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL, MELBOURNE 18+ NEW SHOW 
SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 2024 – FORUM, MELBOURNE 18+ SOLD OUT
SUNDAY 4 AUGUST 2024 – HINDLEY ST MUSIC HALL, ADELAIDE LIC AA VENUE UPGRADE
WEDNESDAY 7 AUGUST 2024 – LIBERTY HALL, SYDNEY LIC AA NEW SHOW 
THURSDAY 8 AUGUST 2024 – LIBERTY HALL, SYDNEY LIC AA SOLD OUT
FRIDAY 9 AUGUST 2024 – KING ST BAND ROOM, NEWCASTLE 18+ SOLD OUT
SATURDAY 10 AUGUST 2024 – FORTITUDE MUSIC HALL, BRISBANE 18+ VENUE UPGRADE

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Heilung: Return To Australia and play NZ For The First Time In Nov 2024 with Special Guest Eivør

HEILUNG
Ritual Collective Return
To Australia and play New Zealand For The First Time In Nov 2024

with Special Guest Eivør

HEILUNG, the ground-breaking collective renowned for their captivating performances, announce their highly anticipated rituals across Australia and New Zealand. This marks the debut of their mesmerizing rituals in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Auckland and their return to Sydney and Melbourne.

Since its inception in 2015, the enigmatic ritual collective has been paving melodic paths to the past with their unique and mystifying sound. Evading conventional genres and defying labels, the group self-describe their sound as “amplified history,” emphasizing their ability to connect with modern audiences with the rudiments of humanity’s beginnings through music.

HEILUNG’S rituals are captivating and enthralling, with their unique fusion of ancient traditions and modern innovation, transporting audiences into a realm of primal energy and mysticism, invoking the spirits of ancestors through haunting vocals and featuring authentic traditional instrumentation that ranges from rattles and ritual bells to human bones and throat singing.

These rituals will be an opportunity for fans to immerse themselves in the rich tapestry of Nordic culture and witness firsthand the power of HEILUNG.

Joining HEILUNG will be special guest EIVØR. Hailing from the tiny village of Syðrugøta on the Faroe Islands and with ten studio albums under her belt, as well as numerous collaborations with artists including Àsgeir, John Grant, Einar Selvik (Wardruna) and Dan Heath (Lana Del Ray), Eivør is considered to be one of the most eclectic artists of the Nordics and a mesmerising live vocalist.

Eivør’s music has been streamed close to 1 billion times with soundtracks and features on all seasons of the flagship Netflix hit series, The Last Kingdom.

Having sold out their previous Australian rituals in a matter of weeks, don’t’ miss one of the most anticipated performances of 2024.

TOUR DATES
Wednesday, October 30: Red Hill Auditorium, Perth
Saturday, November 2: AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Monday, November 4: Palais Theatre, Melbourne (Public Holiday Eve)
Friday, November 8: Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday, November 13: Riverstage, Brisbane
Saturday, November 16: Kiri Te Kanawa, Auckland

Early Bird Pre Sale Begins, Friday 8 March 9am local.
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[Review] Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Consiprators @ John Cain Arena, Melbourne 27/02/2024

Every once and a while, I have the opportunity to tap back into my rock and metal roots, reliving the nostalgia of listening to Guns N’ Roses, Slash, Myles Kennedy, and even Alter Bridge. At John Cain Arena, all of them combined into one, finally after so many years getting to catch Slash, with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, with the star’s special bonus of The Struts and Aussie legends Rose Tattoo.

It seemed only more than fitting to have Angry Anderson and his high-spirited charm open up the Melbourne show, as Rose Tattoo has never fallen short of putting on a solid, classic Aussie rock gig, and boy does Angry come alive with his charisma and never wavering vocals. As if this opening act couldn’t get better, Angry decided to unveil a surprise for us “early people”, and brought out none other than Slash for a few tracks, and you could tell that the frontman and the boys were thrilled to perform alongside such an iconic rock n’ roll figure. The night only got better from there as The Struts arrived to warm us up further, and I was nothing short of blown away. The stage presence of the UK hailing rockers was phenomenal, that at points reminded me of The Who. Whilst the entire ensemble shined in their energy and enthusiasm, Luke Spiller is a one in a thousand frontman. One you can’t take your eyes off of the way he dances and interacts with the crowd, engaging in call and responses and hyping everybody up flawlessly.   If this is an energy The Struts can bring as a warm up act, I can only imagine how incredible a headline show would be.

If I can say anything about a show headed by Slash and Myles backed by the usual incredible ensemble, it’s that it’s exactly what you are expecting walking into it: nothing short of electric. It was a non-stop, 2 hour long stellar delivery that kept everyone moving in their seats and on their feet respectively. Slash never disappoints, for there’s a reason he’s a rock god. With the sheer presence of him and his signature Les Paul and top hat, his moves, and the fingers that never rest, flying across the fretboard like lightning. Myself, and seemingly everyone around me, never broke our gaze upon the inhuman guitarist during his many 10+ minute solos, leaving us with chills. Myles Kennedy shined as always, with an easily recognisable house that is still strong to this day and will be for the foreseeable future. His energy radiates this ‘cool’ that’s always great to watch, whilst also showing his wholesome side performing Fill My World inspired by his dog, encouraging the audience to hold up photos of their furry friends. 

Todd Kerns, an incredible yet criminally underrated performer, was another highlight. His energy on stage is unmatched, and his foul language is as musical to my ears as Slash’s guitar craft, even also surprisingly jumping on the mic for a few covers and making that thing his bitch with his powerful vocals. 

After a thunderous encore with a beautiful cover of Rocketman featuring Slash on the lap steel guitar, followed by the coolest riffs of Anastasia, the night came to a close, and I couldn’t even rest nor sleep even hours after the show, for Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators gave me a buzz unlike any other. My teenage rock n’ roll heart was pumping with excitement.  

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