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RED SUN RISING PREMIERES MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “DEATHWISH”

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BAND ANNOUNCES SOPHOMORE ALBUM THREAD OUT MARCH 30TH
U.S. HEADLINE TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Red Sun Rising return with the music video premiere for their first single, “Deathwish”, off of the band’s forthcoming sophomore release “Thread” out on March 30th (Concord Music/Razor & Tie). Watch the apocalyptic video, directed by Brad Golowin, premiering today with Vevo, here: vevo.ly/OJRNPi. The anthemic single is also available for purchase today on iTunes, Apple Music, and Amazon.
Produced by Matt Hyde (Deftones, AFI, Porno For Pyros) and mixed by Jay Ruston, Thread continues to expand on Red Sun Rising’s concept of mixing different genres and influences to create a unique sound. Physical pre-order’s for the highly anticipated release are available for purchase today on Merchnow. Digital pre-orders will be available everywhere starting Friday, January 19th.
When asked about the upcoming album, lead singer Mike Protich stated, “This album feels like a rebirth. Although Red Sun Rising played 140 shows on our last tour, it was not until we made this album that I felt we became a band. The growth and evolution of RSR that you will hear in our sound and our songwriting builds on our ‘Thread’ mentality (songs that people can love and sing with us but don’t fit a mold). We aren’t chasing trends and never will.”
Sun Rising made headlines with their debut full-length album Polyester Zeal and earned their own piece of rock radio history with two back-to-back #1 hit singles off of a debut album on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Chart. This marked the first time in over a decade that a band has achieved back-to-back #1s on the Rock Chart with its first two singles, “The Otherside” and “Emotionless.” Adding to their radio success, the band was nominated in the “Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist” category (Foals, Kaleo, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Strumbellas, Red Sun Rising) for the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Awards. RSR was also named New Artist of the Year at the 2016 Radio Contraband Awards.
The band has announced their U.S. spring headline tour in support of the forthcoming release today. Additionally, Red Sun Rising will be performing at all of the major rock festivals this year. For all upcoming show dates, see below!
Red Sun Rising is Mike Protich (vocals/guitar), Ryan Williams (guitar), Ricky Miller (bass/vocals), Dave McGarry (guitar/vocals)and Pat Gerasia (drums).

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Headline Tour Dates
Jan. 21 – Jan. 25 – Port Canaveral, FL – Shiprocked
Feb. 16 – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe*
Feb. 17 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave*
Feb. 18 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom*
March 18 – Syracuse, NY – Lost Horizon
March 20 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge
March 21 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Stage
March 22 – Portland, ME – Empire
March 23 – Lancaster, PA – Chameleon Club
March 24 – Asbury Park, NJ – The Wonder Bar
March 25 – Philadelphia, PA – Foundry
March 28 – Johnson City, TN – Capone’s
March 29 – Nashville, TN – Top Golf
March 30 – Little Rock, AR – Rev Room
March 31 – Dallas, TX – Trees
April 3 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
April 5 – Tucson, AZ – Club XS
April 6 – Phoenix, AZ – Pub Rock
April 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
April 8 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
April 10 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
April 11 – Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
April 13 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
April 15 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
April 16 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
April 18 – Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
April 19 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon
April 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
April 21 – Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock
April 22 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
April 29 – Sunrise, FL -Welcome to Rockville
May 4 – Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 12 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 18 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 25 & 26 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
*w/Stone Sour

Red Sun Rising Links
www.redsunrisingmusic.com
facebook.com/redsunrisingmusic
twitter.com/redsunrising
youtube.com/user/RedSunRisingBand

36 CRAZYFISTS “WARS TO WALK AWAY FROM” VIDEO

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36 CRAZYFISTS “WARS TO WALK AWAY FROM” VIDEO — WATCH

36 Crazyfists premiere the video for “Wars to Walk Away From.” The song lives on the band’s latest critically acclaimed release Lanterns.

About the video, singer Brock Lindow said, “We had a blast doing our new video for ‘Wars to Walk Away From’ in the early hours of a nice, brisk fall morning in Virginia with director Justin Reich and his killer crew. We captured the live sense of the band as we ripped through a song about the journey of leaving what’s behind you as far as you can
and envisioning what’s in front of you with Northern eyes…”

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MITCH ARNOLD OF WAYLAND SAYS “YOU MATTER”

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Mitch Arnold, lead vocalist, of the band Wayland recently sat down to film this compelling promo on his trials and tribulations to bring awareness to depression and suicide with The You Rock Foundation.
Mitch talks about how he deals with these thoughts with ‘exercise and meditation’.
It can be viewed here: https://goo.gl/MHJYqs.
You Rock Foundation has affected and saved many lives with the help of filmed testimonials with other notable artists including Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Jim Root (Slipknot), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Jesse Leach (Killswitch Engage), Aaron Norstrom (Gemini Syndrome) and many more which can be viewed at the foundation’s website or YouTube page.
In September Wayland released their debut full length album “Rinse & Repeat” with Mighty Loud / InGroove. They just wrapped up a tour with Hinder, Josh Todd & The Conflict and Adelitas Way.
For more information, check out the band’s web properties:

https://www.waylandtheband.com/
https://www.facebook.com/waylandtheband
https://www.instagram.com/waylandtheband/
https://twitter.com/waylandtheband
https://www.youtube.com/user/waylandtheband

For more information on the You Rock Foundation:
http://yourockfoundation.org/

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To speak to someone who will understand and help you find the hope your deserve, call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, or text 741741 to Crisis Text Line. These services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-800-273-TALK (8255) | suicidepreventionlifeline.org
Crisis Text Line | crisistextline.org

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ALICE COOPER PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE!

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ALICE COOPER PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “THE SOUND OF A,” ANNOUNCES PHYSICAL RELEASE FOR FEBRUARY 23, 2018, AND RECEIVES SSE SCOTTISH MUSIC AWARD.

Today sees the official video premiere for Alice Cooper’s “The Sound of A.”

The song has a special meaning; it is, in fact, the first song that Alice Cooper wrote entirely on his own back in 1967.
The song was forgotten until Dennis Dunaway, the bass player of the original Alice Cooper Band, rediscovered it and played it to Alice, suggesting he consider it for his new album.
What a discovery — with its psychedelic sound, swirling guitars, and the mysterious Hammond organ, it is one of the most hypnotic songs on Paranormal.
Watch the video here.
“The Sound of A” is going to be released on February 23, 2018, only a few days after Alice Cooper’s birthday. In addition to the title track, the single —available as limited edition CD single, 10″ white vinyl— includes four previously unreleased live songs recorded in Columbus, Ohio, on May 6.
Earlier this December, Alice was awarded with the Best International Artist prize at the 19th Annual SSE Scottish Music Awards. The event is held in Glasgow every year and raises funds for the Nordoff Robbins Scotland music charity — only this year, over £148,000 were collected for the music therapy activities.
In July 2017, Cooper released Paranormal, his first studio album in six years. Produced by Bob Ezrin, it was immediately saluted as a classic album, thanks to collaborations with iconic guests such as ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, U2’s Larry Mullen, Jr., and Deep Purple’s Roger Glover.
The album charted at #4 in the German and Australian official album charts, #6 in the UK and in Sweden and overall, it reached the highest chart positions for Cooper in several decades.
Cooper just finished a hugely successful world-wide tour, with over 100 shows played in all five continents. Alice even found the pleasure to reunite with the original Alice Cooper band: Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith, and Michael Bruce during various shows in USA and UK. The Alice Cooper band split in 1974, after releasing some of the most iconic rock albums of all time. After the band’s split, Alice went on to continued success as a solo artist.

TRACK LISTING (CD):
1. The Sound of A
2. The Black Widow (Live)*
3. Public Animal #9 (Live)*
4. Is It My Body (Live)*
5. Cold Ethyl (Live)*

“The Sound of A” is taken from the studio album Paranormal.
All other songs* are previously unreleased and recorded live in Columbus, OH, May 6, 2016.

TRACK LIST 10″ VINYL:
SIDE A:
1. The Sound of A
2. The Black Widow (Live)
SIDE B
1. Public Animal #9 (Live)
2. Is It My Body (Live)
3. Cold Ethyl (Live)

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Falling Through April released first single and video

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Falling Through April released first single and video “Desperate Measures” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kctQFU2d_-I

Upcoming Live dates:
11/23/2017 Novant Health Thanksgiving Day Parade (Live on-air performance on WBTV, CBS Channel 3 in Charlotte, NC)
11/26/2017 The Grey Eagle Asheville, NC
12/2/2017 Rockin’ Kids First @ The Rabbit Hole – Charlotte, NC
12/03/2017 The Milestone Charlotte, NC
12/09/2017 Keg & Cue Charlotte, NC

Connect with FTA
Official Website: www.fallingthroughapril.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FallingThroughApril
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bandfta
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fallingthroughaprilofficial
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FallingThroughApril
Bands in Town: http://www.bandsintown.com/FallingThroughApril

 

STYX ALREADY RACKING UP SHOWS FOR 2018

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HEADLINING TREK STARTS JANUARY 18
LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY AT THE VENETIAN JANUARY 26/27/31 AND FEBRUARY 2/3
CO-HEADLINING TREK WITH REO SPEEDWAGON AND
SPECIAL GUEST DON FELDER
STARTS MARCH 13

Legendary and multi-Platinum rockers STYX–Tommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James “JY” Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo—are getting ready to wrap up another busy year of touring in the U.S., having performed over 100 shows. They’re not showing any signs of taking a break from touring in 2018.
Earlier this summer, STYX announced another special five-night limited engagement with DON FELDER -at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas. Presented by SiriusXM, “Styx & Don Felder: Renegades In The Fast Lane,” will take place at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las In addition to the residency in Las Vegas, the rest of STYX’s 2018 tour schedule is already starting to take shape. They’ll join forces once again with fellow legends REO SPEEDWAGON, and very special guest star DON FELDER—formerly of the Eagles—for month-long trek starting in Duluth, MN on March 13 at the Amsoil Arena

STYX is on the road in support of their highly anticipated and critically acclaimed 16th studio album, THE MISSION, which skyrocketed onto various Billboard charts—including #6 on the “Top Rock Albums” and #11 “Vinyl Albums” charts–upon its release thanks to a solid album that connected with their longtime fans as well as new fans who are discovering them for the first time.
THE MISSION–which was recorded over a two-year period at Blackbird Studios, The Shop, and 6 Studio Amontillado in Nashville–displays the best aspects of the ongoing in-harmony musical intersection of the six-man STYX team: the guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw, co-founding guitarist/vocalist James “JY” Young, keyboardist/vocalist Lawrence Gowan, original bassist Chuck Panozzo, drummer/percussionist Todd Sucherman, and bassist Ricky Phillips.
Check out STYX at any of the following stops (with more to be announced on STYXWorld.com in the coming weeks):

DATE CITY VENUE
Headlining:
Thu 1/18 Tupelo, MS Bancrop South Arena
Fri 1/19 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget Lake Charles
Tue 1/23 Salt Lake City, UT Delta Hall at Eccles Theatre
Fri 1/26 Las Vegas, NV Venetian Theatre/The Venetian
Sat 1/27 Las Vegas, NV Venetian Theatre/The Venetian
Sun 1/28 Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
Wed 1/31 Las Vegas, NV Venetian Theatre/The Venetian
Fri 2/2 Las Vegas, NV Venetian Theatre/The Venetian
Sat 2/3 Las Vegas, NV Venetian Theatre/The Venetian
Wed 2/21 Pasadena, CA The Rose
Thu 2/22 Phoenix, AZ Celebrity Theatre
Sat 2/24 Pala, CA Pala Casino & Resort
Fri 3/2 French Lick, IN French Lick Resort and Casino
Sat 3/3 New Buffalo, MI Silver Creek Event Center
Mon 3/5 Jamaica ‘70s Rock & Romance Cruise

With REO Speedwagon and Don Felder:
Tue 3/13 Duluth, MN Amsoil Arena
Wed 3/14 Bismarck, ND Bismarck Event Center
Fri 3/16 Brookings, SD Swiftel Center
Sat 3/17 Moline, IL TaxSlayer Center
Mon 3/19 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
Tue 3/20 Saginaw, MI Dow Event Center Arena
Fri 3/23 Cape Girardeau, MO Show Me Center – SMSU
Sat 3/24 Springfield, MO JQH Arena (No Don Felder)
Sun 3/25 Park City, KS Hartman Arena
Fri 4/6 Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
Sat 4/7 Greenville, SC Bon Secours Arena
Sun 4/8 Tuscaloosa, AL Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
Tue 4/10 N. Little Rock, AR Verizon Arena
Wed 4/11 Lafayette, LA Cajun Dome
Sat 4/14 Orange Beach, AL The Wharf Amphitheatre
Sun 4/15 Charleston, SC North Charleston Coliseum

www.styxworld.com
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www.twitter.com/styxtheband
www.instagram.com/styxtheband
www.youtube.com/styxtheband

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www.facebook.com/reospeedwagon
www.twitter.com/kcreospeedwagon
www.instagram.com/reospeedwagonofficial
www.youtube.com/user/RSpwagonVEVO

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Orange Amplification To Grant Holiday Wishes

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For the fifth year running Orange Amplification is delighted to reveal it is once again granting holiday season wishes to everyone worldwide.

Previous years have seen lucky winners receive more than $10,000 worth of gear including amps, combos, cabs, headphones and more. Orange is continuing the tradition again this year by offering everything from the current Orange Product range, giving you the chance to win a truly exceptional prize.

Contestants can enter this FREE giveaway by sharing their wish with Cliff Cooper, Orange’s Founder and CEO on their Facebook page by liking, commenting or sharing any #wishgranted post – every action increases your chances! Plus, entrants can double their chances by sharing their wish on orangeamps.com. All wishes must be posted between 1st and 24th December (11.59pm GMT) 2017.

Orange will be announcing the winners on their Facebook page on 25th December, 12PM GMT 2017 so be sure to Like and Follow their page to be notified if you win. Winners will discover whether their dream has come true on Christmas Day.

This year, as an extra bonus, Orange’s online Beginner Rock Guitar Course is FREE throughout December. Signing up will give you unlimited free access to learn the guitar at your own pace which includes video, quizzes and online help from qualified teachers. It’s worth signing up now even if you plan learning guitar in the new year to take advantage of the FREE offer!

Orange, ‘Where the Magic Happens®’. Check out the 2017 Orange Christmas Wish video here https://youtu.be/bWYnL2t-j3w.

Good fortune to all who enter.

WE CAME AS ROMANS DROP “WASTED AGE” VIDEO

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WE CAME AS ROMANS DROP “WASTED AGE” VIDEO — WATCH

COLD LIKE WAR OUT NOW, BAND REMAINS ON TOUR

The track lives on the band’s fifth album Cold Like War, out now via SharpTone Records.

We Came As Romans remain on the road with I Prevail this fall. They also have a handful of headline dates, as well. All WCAR tour dates are here.

WE CAME AS ROMANS ONLINE:
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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUT “ALL THAT ONCE SHINED” SINGLE / MUSIC VIDEO

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY DEBUT “ALL THAT ONCE SHINED” SINGLE / MUSIC VIDEO

2018 TOUR DATES PRESENTED BY THE NOISE ON SALE NOW

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY TO SUPPORT, WITH
RED FANG / EYEHATEGOD ON SELECT DATES

ALL NEW LP GRIMMEST HITS DUE JANUARY 19, 2018
PRE ORDERS NOW LIVE

Black Label Society has debuted a brand new track titled “All That Once Shined” from their brand new LP, Grimmest Hits, due out next year.

The single is the second song the band has made available to the public. Just last month the band released a “Room Of Nightmares” music video, seen below. Both “All That Once Shined” and “Room of Nightmares” are available as iTunes instant gratification tracks, meaning fans who pre-order the album on iTunes now will receive both songs as an instant download. The cover art and track listing can be seen below.

Black Label Society has also announced a hefty batch of North American tour dates spanning coast to coast in support of the all-new LP. Support will come from legends Corrosion of Conformity on all dates. Select tour dates will see support from EYEHATEGOD and Red Fang.
A full list of tour dates can be seen below.

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12/27: Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
12/29: Sioux City, IA @ Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino
12/30: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
12/31: Sauget, IL @ Pop’s Nightclub
1/02: Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
1/03: Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
1/04: Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
1/05: Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore Detroit
1/07: Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
1/08: Montreal, QC @ M Telus
1/09: Toronto, ON @ Rebel
1/10: Grand Rapids, MI @ 20 Monroe Live
1/12: Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom
1/13: Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
1/14: Austin, TX @ Emo’s
1/15: Houston, TX @ House of Blues
1/17: New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
1/18: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
1/19: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
1/20: Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
1/26: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
1/27: Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
1/28: Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
1/29: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
1/31: New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
2/01: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
2/02: Portland, ME @ Aura
2/03: Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
2/05: Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
2/06: Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End
2/07: Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
2/08: Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
2/09: St. Paul, MN @ Myth Live
2/11: Saskatoon, SK @ O’Brians Event Centre
2/12: Edmonton, AB @ The Ranch Roadhouse
2/14: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
2/16: Grande Prairie, AB @ Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
2/17: Calgary, AB @ MacEwan Hall
2/19: Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
2/20: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
2/21: Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
2/23: Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
2/24: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
2/25: Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
2/27: Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
EYEHATEGOD
Dec 29 – Jan 20
Red Fang
Jan 26 – Feb 9
EYEHATEGOD
Feb 11 – Feb 27

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY is:
Zakk Wylde – Vocals/Guitar / John DeServio – Bass / Dario Lorina – Guitar / Jeff Fabb – Drums
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Download: The world’s premiere rock and metal event is set to hit Australia for the first time

Live Nation, UNIFIED & Secret Sounds

Present


download Melbourne Saturday March 24, 2018

Flemington Racecourse

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

 

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


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

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Rumors in 2016 of an imminent Australian tour announcement for 2017 from 2-time Grammy winners, Californian alt-metal heavy weights Korn, sent fans into a spin, and we are excited to confirm they will return for the first time in four years for one show only- an Australian exclusive to kick off the inaugural installment of Download! Since 1993, Korn have been obliterating preconceptions of the parameters of alternative and metal, spiked with rhythmic influences, bagpipes, and brutally honest, at times uncomfortably raw lyrics. They initiated one of heavy music’s most profound paradigm shifts in history. Their 1994 self-titled debut LP has been hailed as the most important metal record of the past 25 years.

 

The band has released twelve studio albums, countless platinum and multi-platinum releases, all of which have charted in the top ten of the Billboard Charts. Their most recent LP ‘The Serenity of Suffering’ released in 2016 debuted at #4, saw them dive back into their weighty beginnings, serving up some of the heaviest tracks fans have ever heard from Korn and reaffirming, Korn are still the unparalleled masters of alt-metal.
Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill have lived the resistance from day one. They are beyond being just a band, they are a counteroffensive —  they are Prophets of Rage! An elite task force of revolutionary musicians here to wake us up, encourage us to question everything, find our voice and fight for our rights. All served on a soundtrack of furious rhythm and rhyme. It’s no surprise that in the midst of 2016’s tumultuous election, the revolutionary musicians would join together as Prophets Of Rage to combat the incoming storm. We welcome them to Download for their first Australian show. A pummeling live set that will feature tracks from their album, as well as a range of tracks from the back catalogues of the aforementioned bands!

 

Limp Bizkit what can we say, still one of the most fun and entertaining live bands from America. After 22 years and going stronger than ever, Limp Bizkit will carry their rap-rock torch loud and proud all the way to Download Melbourne 2018. Songs like ‘Rollin’, ‘My Generation’, and ‘Break Stuff’ will have everyone going full throttle. You are not going to want to miss this special appearance.

Since forming back in 2000, the mighty Mastodon have certainly made the most of their time. Performing everywhere from Coachella and Bonnaroo to Download and Sonisphere and nearly every major festival in between, they’ve headlined legendary venues such as Red Rocks and sold out shows around the globe. Their epic sets of cerebral metal casting dark shadows over pop culture, bridging the gap between hard rock and mainstream, thanks to their progressive instrumentation and multi vocalist delivery. Mastodon received ‘Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance’ GRAMMY® Award nominations in 2007, 2014 and again in 2015 and landed like a nuke on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live for a performance earlier this year! These Atlanta natives are the cool kids of metal; fans adore them, critics applauded them and their musical peers wanna be them!
Formed in the mid-90’s, Good Charlotte have six albums and two collaborations under their belt. The band was integral in establishing a global critical mass for the pop-punk genre. The group’s 2000 self-titled debut laid the foundation with the singles ‘Little Things’ and ‘Festival Song’. Then in 2002, the breakthrough success of The Young and the Hopeless catapulted pop-punk into the stratosphere and set them on the path to worldwide superstardom. The group followed with multi-platinum albums including The Chronicles of Life and Death (2004) and Good Morning Revival (2007). Following their release Cardiology (2010), the group needed to take a breather. In November 2015, Good Charlotte released a video for the song “Makeshift Love”, a classic anthem that unabashedly screams early 2000’s. Now, after the release of their new album “Youth Authority” on MDDN July 15th, 2016, and tour dates around the world in fall 2016 and 2017, Good Charlotte are ecstatic to get back to their true purpose and continue sharing their music.

 

Birthed over a sandwich at Fairfax High in 1983, the reigning Californian kings of punk rock, NOFX are one of the most successful independent acts of all time. Successively spanning the scale between hardcore 90’s punk and vicious reggae, NOFX have remained relevant all this time by continuing to push the boundaries of their music, lyrics and good taste in a way that’s as endearing as it is infectious. When punk rock catapulted into the mainstream in the mid-nineties, NOFX skated that wave right into the mass populous, thanks to their 1994 LP ‘Punk In Drublic’, all the while keeping their feet cemented in the underground subculture who first embraced them. In the past 34 years, they have gone on to release thirteen studio LPs, including their most recent, ‘First Ditch Effort’ 2016. After battling skinhead punks in the eighties, major-label executives in the nineties and George W. Bush in the early 2000’s, NOFX are finally ready to enjoy the success they’ve been too preoccupied to embrace in the past… and it’s turning out to be pretty exciting.

The god fathers of crossover thrash, Suicidal Tendencies have been serving up their fast
hardcore punk since 1980. An ever-changing line up that remains intimidatingly tight, these Californian’s have released thirteen studio records over the past three decades, touring relentlessly around the globe becoming more intense, and more immense as the year go by! Mike “Cyco Miko” Muir will land in Australia joined by, Dean Pleasants, Jeff Pogan, Ra Díaz, and ex Slayer drumming genius Dave Lombardo.

 

Musically, French quartet Gojira gracefully swing between quaking and quivering guitars, mind-bending percussion, chillingly elegant melodies, and cosmic atmospherics. The band has always dealt in extremes, uncovering light in darkness and finding beauty in heaviness. Since their 1996 beginnings they have made their mark as one of the paramount metals bands of this generation.

Amon Amarth have been marching purposefully from triumph to greater triumph for the last two decades. Formed amid the fertile Swedish metal scene in the mid 90’s, these dedicated diehards brought a new sense of drama and destruction to the world of heavy music, propagating tales of Viking mythology and mortal combat over a devastating soundtrack of crushing rhythms, refined melody and rousing, rebellious refrains. Their latest album, Magma debuted at #11 on the ARIA chart!!
Sweden’s Arch Enemy are one of the most explosive and proficient metal bands of modern times! They have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way since their inception in the mid 90’s.

Vegas rock gods Falling In Reverse walk that fine line between genius and insanity, self-seriousness and self-deprecation, implosion and explosion! The five piece have built a fanatical fan base off the back of the ridiculous vocal range of frontman Ronnie Radke and their enigmatic, unrelenting live shows that are nothing short of spectacular!

Wrexham pop-punks Neck Deep’s trajectory of the last half decade has been, seemingly, one of unbridled success. Comprehensively the most successful British band in the history of their genre, and with an average age of just 23, they have risen – at a pace so head-spinning it nearly snapped necks – to become the zeitgeist capturing band of their generation and scene.

Our favourite Swedish war machine Sabaton are on their way to worldwide heavy metal domination, these platinum selling these platinum selling, Falun-based heavy metal heroes are headlining to Download, no mercy will be given and all guns will be blazing, when this tireless killing machine will blow fans to another dimension!

If you have any love in your heart for beefy and unpretentious punk rock, Florida’s Hot Water Music are your band! They have remained a vital and increasingly relevant part of the punk landscape for the past twenty-five years, thanks to their no-frills approach and ability to balance their formative punk-rock grit with an engagingly catchy melody.

Of Mice & Men have hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock and Independent Charts and No. 4 on the genre-spanning Top 200. They’ve racked up over 153 million Spotify streams, 20 million YouTube views and close to 5 million social media followers. They’ve played hundreds of shows for packed-house-crowds around the world, released four studio albums to critical acclaim, and recorded tracks that have blanketed rock radio airwaves. Their sound has broken through obstacles of language, distance and culture. Of Mice & Men have accomplished all that and more over the course of a mere eight years!

The grassroots, back-to-basics authenticity of The Story So Far is a blast of renewing fresh air! Their refreshing, energetic and impressively honest take on hardcore-infused pop-punk music propelled them to the cover of the 2013 Alternative Press 100 Bands You Need To Know issue, to the enduring subcultural benchmark the Vans Warped Tour, and into the hearts and minds of listeners.

Sydney five-piece Northlane are an ARIA award-winning, chart-topping metal band shaping into one of the most successful Australian heavy music exports ever, with critics drawing comparisons to established acts like Linkin Park and System Of A Down. Their latest LP, Mesmer, was released in March 2017 with no forewarning and has been streamed 10 million times since.

Trophy Eyes are known for their raw emotion, depth of introspection and courage whilst at the forefront of a new wave in alternative rock. The Novocastrian five-piece have been amassing a dedicated and rapidly growing fan base across the globe after their critically acclaimed release ‘Chemical Miracle’ debuted in the top 10 in late 2016, selling out headline tours and crashing festival stages worldwide ever since.

 

California’s Nails have parlayed their influences into a ruthless, no compromise explosion of sound, where speed and groove fight for supremacy. Their caustic, take-no-prisoners grindcore tunes have earned them the reputation of being the angriest band in hardcore!

Issues broke big by infusing their metal-punk hybrid with pop-perfect melodies and the heavy rhythms of hip-hop and R&B. With their crushing guitar riffs, commanding vocals, and brutally intense drumming, the Atlanta five piece throw out an untamable energy that’s nothing short of exhilarating.

Los Angeles quartet Bad Cop/Bad Cop are on a mission to make the whole world feminist with their aggressive pop punk, and the world is listening, they don’t have a choice, these boss ladies are driving their political soaked message home hard with humour laced ferocity.

Ocean Grove take us on a breathless trip through a 90’s nostalgia that visits the best of the Beastie Boys, Silverchair and Korn, these Melbourne kids nabbed a triple J feature record on their debut ‘The Rhapsody Tapes’, that has been hailed as one of the great heavy records of 2017!

Isolation can often result in unique outcomes, Psycroptic hail from the tiny, frosty, untamed and detached Australian state that is Tasmania, and have become an unparalleled act in an enigmatic worldwide movement commonly known as death metal!

Melbourne’s unhinged extreme metal villains King Parrot deliver blistering upper-cuts of thrash punk chaos that will leave you dazzled by the road-side, ravaged and aroused, wondering what the hell just hit you!

Insubordinate instigators of madness, Clowns are bad ass motherfuckers from Melbourne manufacturing distortion drenched punk laden power pop, they are coming to kick your arse and ruin your life!

Chase Atlantic are a trio of brothers and one longtime friend who produce, perform, and passionately conjure up dark alternative pop punctuated by rock and R&B! These Aussies blur the lines between a nocturnal aesthetic and primal bliss!

Cursed Earth are Perth’s most unrelenting metal band! They have been on a fast-upward trajectory since their inception in 2014, Metal Hammer dubbed them a “jaw-dropping edition to the new school of unrelenting hardcore”!

Taking the heavy riffs of their downbeat and deathcore contemporaries, mixing that with the groove of the current wave of nu-metal bands, and adding a melody that completely their own; meet Melbourne’s Alpha Wolf!

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Optus Perks Presale: 9am AEDT, Monday 13 November – 9am AEDT, Tuesday 14 November

GP On Sale: 9am AEDT, Thursday 16 November

 

Ticket prices:

GA – $169.90 + booking fees and credit card charges

RIP – $289.90 + booking fees and credit card charges

 

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2018 EVENT INFORMATION: 

March 24th Flemington Racecourse 18+ event

  

LISTEN TO THE 2018 LINE-UP PLAYLIST:

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TRANSPORT:

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.

 

By train

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.

 

By tram

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.

 

 

 

 

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