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LORD & SWITCHBLADE IN NEWCASTLE JUNE 6TH [30 May 2009|05:24pm]

monkey_kplunk
Rising from the ashes of one of Australias premier metal bands, Dungeon, LORD have covered some incredible ground since their birth early

in 2006.
Having supported such international heavyweights as Nevermore (USA), Skinless (USA), Nightwish (Finland) and Saxon (UK), LORD have

finally found time to record their killer new album "Set In Stone".
Already halfway through a massive Australian tour, LORD are teaming up with Switchblade (NSW) to bring a massive once only event to

Newcastle on June 6th.
With Switchblade also on tour for their new album "Invictus Infinitum", this is a one off chance to see two of Australias best metal bands in

one place, for one night only!

Supported by two of Newcastles best in The Crowning Swarm (ex-Inane Eminence) and The Exiled you need to be sure not to miss this opportunity!
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VOCALIST WANTED! [26 May 2009|10:04pm]

taliehelene



 
Passing this on, on behalf of an awesome band!



VOCALIST WANTED!

A professional, passionate, and committed vocalist is sought to complete the line-up of a Melbourne-based (eastern suburbs) original metal/rock band.

Preferred influences:

•    SEVENDUST
•    DEFTONES
•    LIVING COLOUR
•    MIKE PATTON

We are looking for someone who can actually sing (as well as scream), who is keen to contribute to our songwriting process, and who can write strong vocal melodies - as well as write great lyrics.

We need a vocalist who loves performing, can front the band, and own the stage!

If this sounds like you, please contact us on the number/s below.
 
  • Scott 0434 256 155
  • Mick 0433 958 990
     

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Zombie Ghost Train Shirt [27 Mar 2009|02:49am]

bundahberg
[ mood | geeky ]

anyone want a zombie ghost train shirt?


http://shop.ebay.com.au/merchant/frickered_W0QQ_nkwZQQ_armrsZ1QQ_fromZQQ_mdoZ

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HEADKASE - The Worm County Circus [08 Mar 2009|03:56pm]

brettmania


HEADKASE - THE WORM COUNTY CIRCUS

Headkase - The Worm County Circus
$20.00 AUD (plus Postage & Handling)

Full length Debut Album from crazy Australian 6-piece "circus-metal" freaks!


Track Listing:

1. Intro
2. The Pirate Bit
3. Where the Blood May Lead
4. Murdered and Dumped in the Willow
5. Discombobulated Alcoholiday
6. A Song Called Life
7. Cocaine and Caffeine
8. Survival of the World
9. Deja Vous
10. Superfluous
11. Onchocerciasis
12. Hannibal Licked Her
13. Come Alive!


Mastered by Dave Neil @ Modern Mastering
(The Butterfly Effect, Kate Miller-Heidke, Devolved, Japunga, The Red
Paintings, Melodyssey)


AVAILABLE TO ORDER ONLINE NOW! -- http://www. headkase. net..
We ship internationally!

Also available at:
Rockinghorse
245 Albert St,
Brisbane CBD
(off Adelaide Street, next to EB Games)

Kill The Music
Level 1 /161 Elizabeth Street,
Brisbane CBD
(next to Priceline)

Moshpit Music
52B Ocean St,
Maroochydore QLD
(opposite the strip club)

http://www. headkase. net
http://www. myspace. com/headkasehq

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Album launch - you all need to come to this! :) [08 Mar 2009|10:24am]

ironwoodband

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Debut album :Fire:Water:Ash: out now! [03 Mar 2009|12:00am]

ironwoodband
:Fire:Water:Ash: - Ironwood's debut Digipak album OUT NOW!
70 minutes of evocative, trance-inducing Progressive/Folk/Metal


"The best unsigned band I have heard this year"
- Quentin Kalis, www.chroniclesofchaos.com


Available from http://www.myspace.com/ironwoodband and select distributors (Red Eye in Sydney and Raven in Canberra spring to mind).


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[25 Jan 2009|10:31pm]

beckybecbec
So very surreal torrent watching tonite.

I watched the latest Private Practice (s02e13) and they played Bizarre Love Triangle by Frente

Then I watched the latest Greys Anatomy (s05e13) and they played Drifting Further Away by Powderfinger.
I missed most of the sad part cause Im wondering 'Is that Powderfinger? :P

Yay the Aussie Bands!

Oh and I almost forgot... Missy Higgins featured on Greys Anatomy back in s04e09 Where I Stood



(same song also in NCIS, Smallville, Lipstick Jungle, The Hills (TV series), One Tree Hill and So You Think You Can Dance)

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The $500 Man Bites God Music Video Competition [08 Sep 2008|01:57pm]

manbitesgod
Man Bites God are bribing aspiring film makers with a chance to win AU$500 by making a music video featuring a Man Bites God song of their choice.

“A number of fans have made their own music videos for the band over the last few years and we wanted to recognise their efforts with a competition”, explains the band’s drummer and professional video director Chris Tomkins. “We’re not expecting anything amazingly polished for the $500 prize, we just want to see what great ideas are out there.”

The competition runs until November and is a simple as choosing a Man Bites God song, making a video and uploading to Man Bites God’s YouTube channel in order to be judged in November.

The band are looking for anything from surreal to literal, live-action, machinema, animation or some other technique that hasn’t been invented yet.

Details of the competition are available on the band's website http://www.manbitesgod.com or by watching the video on their youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/manbitesgod.

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Benefit For Ben [24 Jul 2008|03:58pm]

quirkyslut
Make a difference for Ben!

Ben Thompson, a victim of assault, is a 23 year old who now lives in a nursing home. Ben's family and friends are trying to raise $25,000 to keep up Ben's intensive speech, occupational and physiotherapy.

To this end, a benefit gig will be taking place at St Kilda's famed Esplanade Hotel, on September 11th, featuring some of Melbourne's best up and coming musical talent (including I Am Spartacus, The Advocates, Tim McMillan, Jason Cadd and the Gallows, The Gabriel Lynch Band and Zeptepi).

Tickets will be $15 at the door, and the door will be opening at 7.30pm!

Benefit For Ben has an LJ community. If you want to come to gig, want to help, or just want to express support, please join!

benefitforben

Crossposted like a crazy thing, apologies to all repeat viewers!

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[16 Jul 2008|09:11am]

soulmetal
The last one of these was huggggee. So many things to buy and so many people came through.

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The last BRISBANE SOUTHSIDE RECORD and CD MUSIC FAIR for 2008 will be held at SOUTHS SPORTS CLUB ..BRANDON PARK

Mortimer Road, Acacia Ridge, Brisbane ( Bus Stop #19 ).
'Sunday the 20th July 2008'
8.30 AM to 4.00 PM

OVER 50 THOUSAND RECORDS ( LP’s& 45’s ), CD’s, POSTERS, MEMORABILIA, BOOKS MAGAZINES, and SHEET MUSIC from the 50’s through to the latest releases.…... Nu & Death Metal ; Heavy Metal ; Hair Metal ; Hard Rock ; MOR Rock ; New Wave ; Rock & Roll ; Pop ; Jazz ; Blues ; Progressive ; Indie ; etc etc….

Come along and grab a bargain at Brisbane’s Premier Music Fair …..a terrific opportunity to find all those long lost memories from yesteryear.
Plenty of parking and full Club amenities.
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3 Awesome Bands, ONLY $10, ALL METAL!! [08 Jun 2008|11:18am]

monkey_kplunk
Get to The Lucky on Friday 13th June for the only TRUE metal show in the Hunter on Black Friday!

3 Awesome Bands, ONLY $10, ALL METAL!!


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Help get Metal back to the top in the Hunter!!! [18 May 2008|07:29pm]

monkey_kplunk

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Latest Music Reviews & News [08 May 2008|11:50am]

chrischinchilla
[ mood | sore ]

I’m a bit out of late with some of the stuff here but I’ve got a few bits and pieces to tell you all about, that I’m hoping you will be interested in…

Firstly, I’ve been working hard on getting together loads of guest speakers and facilities for the latest rounf of Melbourne City Library’s “Street Press Workshops”. These are a series of eight free workshops at the City Library in Melbourne CBD for anyone interested in any aspect of Street Press, they start on Wed 14th May and you can find more at www.citylibrary.org.au or join the facebook group.

Now, I have a few reviews of local acts to get out and about and catch up with, they are :

Actor/Model, Bachelor of Arts, Die! Die! Die! @ Revolver
Young & Restless, Dardanelles, The Galvatrons, Cassette Kids, Flamingo Crash, Reptiles @ The Corner
TV for Cats, Skull Squadron, Radiant City @ The Tote
Baseball @ Missing Link
Henry Rollins @ The Comedy Theatre
The Knockouts, Gentle Ben and his Sensitive side, 6ft Hick @ Ding Dong Lounge


And of course the latest Music News from around the world featuring news on Plastic Palace Alice, World's End Press, Schvendes, Sam & Me, Congregation and many more can be found at :

Below The Surface Music News

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Macaca Mulatta debut album, AAA [14 Apr 2008|01:01pm]

chrischinchilla
[ mood | hungry ]

The long awaited debut album from Macaca Mulatta has finally arrived. Initially formed by ex Art Brut guitarist and songwriter ‘Chris Chinchilla’ in London, the band travelled throughout the Europe and America and finally settled in Melbourne with a new line up. After several months of intense and storming gigs this debut album was finally recorded and after a crowning performance at the Myers basement the last Saturday before Christmas, the band split up.



This is an album about Rock & Roll in the real world, the life of a weekend rock star, balancing your passions and desires with work and personal commitments. Songs about finding your place in the world, frustration, madness, corruption of innocence, losing your way and momentous changes.



The album took six hours to record in the child care wing of Yarraville Community centre, an eighteenth century school building. Recorded amongst children’s artwork and toys the tracks contain an immediacy and vibrancy fresh from the bands infamous live shows.



The album is currently available for download through Indiestore from the following sites :



indiestore.7digital.com/antescene

www.myspace.com/macacamulatta

www.macacamulatta.com

www.last.fm/music/Macaca+Mulatta/AAA

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=13433641471



To compliment the online release, artwork and lyrics will be available for download, allowing purchasers to create their own CD’s if they so wish. (www.macacamulatta.com/aaa_artwork.zipwww.macacamulatta.com/aaa_artwork.zip)



The album will be available through iTunes, napster, Amazon and many more sites in the near future, as will a physical release complete with a limited edition scrabble piece cover.



A video release of the album is pencilled for release later in the year, so all budding film makers should get in touch if they want to contribute.



All members of the band will be involved in future music projects, with Chris Chinchilla and Estafan Drugos continuing to work together on new material.



Macaca Mulatta R.I.P.

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Music Video Extras Wanted! [02 Apr 2008|09:23am]

chrischinchilla
[ mood | cold ]

MUSIC VIDEO EXTRAS WANTED.
18-35, alternative, indie, Brunswick St Style, musicians

THURS APRIL 3rd
10.30am - 3.30pm
Adelphia Studios,
42 Chapel, Fitzroy

SONY BMG
Production: Blackberry Films
Contact: Production Manager josephine.wright@gmail.com 

Please forward this on. Thanks!

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TSJ belting out Dr. Feelgood [31 Mar 2008|11:37pm]

grunta
this was taken at the Frankston Guitar and Music festival way back in 2004. better late than never, right? :)



I've got some others from the same show which I need to edit some crap out of before uploading.

xposted to australianmusic, the_superjesus.

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*woot* OPENING NIGHT a-go-go [26 Mar 2008|09:31pm]

livebaitgigs
[ mood | bouncy ]




Finally, a live music night at a well established venue is opening up - as opposed to closing *drat those noise restrictions*!
Our opening night is tomorrow night and we would love to see you there, Doors open at 8, we close at 12 so there is still time to head home via public transport and we have three fantastic bands for your viewing pleasure all for a measly $6. Please bring ID along this is an 18+ event held at TABU Nightclub, Fortitude Valley (243 Brunswick street, a few doors down from Rockafellas)

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From the Jam @ The Prince of Wales [12 Mar 2008|05:00pm]

chrischinchilla
[ mood | energetic ]

From The Jam
Prince of Wales, St Kilda

I am a big fan of the Jam; they rate in my top three bands and depending on what mood I’m in, they are my favourite band. Not only that, they are a big influence on my music and a motivation to get into music in the first place. I had always resigned the band to the ‘bands I’d love to have seen but know I never will’ list stored away at the back of my mind, so imagine my surprise when nestled amongst the plethora of reformations recently I noticed that they were reforming, well, sort of. From the Jam (I assume the name is due to legal reasons) are two thirds of the Jam, Bruce Foxton (Bass) and Rick Buckler (Drums), without songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, front man and (lets be blunt) the most famous Paul Weller. I have always thought that the story of The Jam’s rhythm section is one of the saddest in Rock&Roll history, from being in one of the most successful bands of the late 70’s / early 80’s they were royally (or should we say royalty) shafted by Weller and their manager (Weller’s father) almost immediately ending up back in crappy jobs or on the dole, I believe that they were a competent three piece, not just a talented songwriter with two other guys and that Weller’s treatment of them was inexcusable. When the reunion was announced Paul Weller was approached but apparently his reaction was “Over my dead body”, so I was intrigued to know how the band would replace him. Well, they replaced him with two people, in the form of Russell Hastings (Guitar and Vocals) and Dave Moore (Guitar and keyboards) from Jam tribute band, the Gift, whom Rick Buckler actually played with for a period of time. There is a hint of sadness to the whole idea but it would be as close as I ever got to the real thing so I donned my best mod suit and headed off to St Kilda. Firstly I was struck by the encouraging range of ages in the crowd; there were a fair amount of beefy and balding middle-aged men, but also a smattering of youthful faces (including me!) enjoying songs as old as them. More encouraging was the quality of the band, the four-piece line up creates a bigger sound more reminiscent of the Jam’s recorded output than their live sound, you lose the original feel but hear the famous songs recreated faithfully. Russell Hastings does an amazing Paul Weller impression, his accent is impeccable, possessing the same spitting and arrogant attitude as the 20-year-old Modfather, he is either an astonishing actor or is another son of Woking (Weller’s home town). The remainder of band are still full of vim and vigour, Bruce Foxton pulls off leaps and scissor kicks still as lithe as he ever was, Rick Buckler looks as mean as in his youth, barely lifting his glare from behind his drum kit. After 90 minutes of still fresh and relevant songs the band leave the stage to rapturous applause and serve a reminder that if you’ve still got it then why not flaunt it, even if you are missing a seemingly essential member.


pictures

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Dreads Be Gone [08 Mar 2008|06:34am]

beckybecbec
John Butler loses the trade mark dreads:

http://blogs.news.com.au/news/travel/excessbaggage/index.php/newstravel/comments/womadelaide_john_butlers_dreads/

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[19 Jan 2008|12:02pm]

monkey_kplunk
Hey all,
If you, or someone you know, does home production work for a little extra cash I have a couple of projects I would love some help with.
First up, a 5 track EP for a Grindcore band. Songs don't have to be perfect, just better then the previous album, which was also home produced but at a far lesser quality.

Next is my new band with 2 best friends. At the moment we only have 2 guitars and bass, but we want to record some stuff to aid us in the never ending quest for a drummer. We have been toying with the idea of using computer programmed drums for the time being, so if you have a knack with those too, that'd be even more awesome.

In both cases, I have a practice room, with many many monitors and a kick ass 24 track board available 24 hours a day if need be.

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