Dreamers Crime Album/ Video and launch show announced

Dreamers Crime are today announcing that they are to release their brand new album ‘No Compromises’ on Friday November 17 – an album created and crafted by the Sydney band along with Stevie Knight and Dave Petrovic at Electric Sun Studios (Tonight Alive, The Dead Love, Thy Art is Murder, Northlane). This is their debut album and it hits hard and pulls no punches.

‘No Compromises’ will be available for pre-order this Friday October 13 and punters will receive new single ‘Here We Are’ – their new single and the second cut from the record. Today, they are also releasing a filmclip for the track to celebrate the announcement – and the track will nab its radio premiere tomorrow night on triple j’s The Racket.

Following on from two years’ worth of writing and gigging in Australia, including opening a Rugby League pre-game show at ANZ stadium, the boys returned to the recording studio to lay down what became ‘No Compromises’.

Stevie Knight and Dave Petrovic brought Dreamers Crimes’ ideas and potential into reality. A melting pot of influences and ideas meshed together and out came an album that depicts the sound of a new era and style in song, which will be able to be heard in its entirety from November 17.

Album launch show details and tickets HERE

Frankenbok Announce National Tour

Australian metal veterans, Frankenbok are set to return with a triumphant new album entitled Vicious, Lawless on July 14.
Fresh from dates with Superheist & Dreadnaught, Frankenbok will hit the road through August & September in support of Vicious, Lawless.
The album marks the bands eight official release and 20 years of playing metal for the masses.

Saturday, August 19: The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne
Friday, August 25The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
Saturday, August 26The Back Room Brisbane
Friday, September 1The Boston, Perth
Saturday, September 2The Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Adelaide
Tickets on sale Thursday, July 6

Frankenbok celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2017.
Only two members remain from the original 1997 line-up, Azza Bok and Timmy Bok, and they have been flying the Bok flag high for those two decades.
With 60% of the band joining in the last 2 years, Daniel White from Scar the Surface, Tom Rossell from House of Thumbs/Heaven the Axe & Ricky Barbour from ISOLAR/Scale,
the line-up is now secure and more hungry and ferocious than ever.
Vicious, Lawless is set to explode onto the scene and cement Frankenbok’s place in not only the local, but international community as well.

Dream Theater Announce 2 special shows in Australia


For nearly three decades of continually redefining the parameters of hard rock, progressive heavy metal and surpassing critical expectations, devoted fans will be in their element as Dream Theater announce their two only Australian shows.

Having last toured here in 2014, Dream Theater have arguably become the prototypical progressive metal band. And, not by coincidence, they are also probably the most successful purveyors of the form. Dream Theater have a legion of fiercely diehard fans around the world and expect nothing less than a smart, fully immersive, experiential journey through otherworldly soundscapes from each and every live performance.

They have been nominated for a Grammy Award, have sold more than 12 million albums worldwide, earned countless accolades and shared stages with iconic bands Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Yes and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Dream Theater have also just been nominated for this year’s Progressive Music Awards for International Band/Artist of the Year.

Dream Theater are John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), James LaBrie (vocals), Jordan Rudess (keyboard) and Mike Mangini (drums).

For just under 30 years Dream Theater have basically been the hallmark of knowing how to play your instrument properly. And piss all over everyone else whilst you’re doing it.

Metal Rules 

Whenever a band of the magnitude of Dream Theater comes to town, the excitement is palpable… with fans itching to share in an experience that only takes place once every few years


Unbelievable live shows and a rabid fan base worldwide. Dream Theater continue

to be at the top of their game

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Tuesday 19th September, 2017

Hordern Pavilion, Sydney


Wednesday 20th September, 2017

Palais Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets on sale for all shows on Friday 14th July, 2017

Steel Assassins 2017 November 3 & 4 @ The Bald Faced Stag Sydney

Steel Assassins returns for it’s 6th installment in massive fashion!
Continuing the legacy it has built upon from the previous 5 years, punters know to expect the biggest Metallic weekend party of the year and the best live Heavy Metal bands from around the country and beyond.
Heading up 2017 is the legendary Oz hard rock band BB STEAL who will be delivering classic songs from their early period as well as a few choice cuts from previous band BOSS.
Co headlining the weekend are the mighty WIDOW direct from the USA who on the back of a career best album ‘Carved In Stone” are set to blow The Stag apart in what will be a must see show!

Steel Assassins 2017 

Day 1 – Friday November 3rd
BB STEAL (nsw)

Day 2 – Saturday November 4th
WIDOW (usa)
HEMINA (nsw)
PANIK (nsw)

Tickets on sale now HERE




VOYAGER are building towards what is to be a mammoth album release – with their new record (their 6th!!) GHOST MILE out on May 12th and a tour with France’s The Algorithm already announced, it’s time to get to the nitty-gritty of it.
Punters can now pre-order the album right here – http://geni.us/VoyagerGhostMile (and get Misery is Only Company and Ascension instantly on iTunes pre-orders!) AND we now know who is supporting Voyager and their French pals The Algorithm on their tour of Australia. Oh! And Ascension is now available to stream at Spotify!
Adelaide’s show at Fowler’s Live sees Tony Font Show in support, Melbourne gets Windwaker at The Evelyn, Brisbane, The Stranger at The Zoo, Perth will see Sparrow in support at Amplifier, Canberra gets Immorium & HighView at The Basement and Sydney gets the mighty Hemina at Oxford Art Factory.
The filmclip (now at 20k views!) for single Ascension premiered at massive UK website Prog and was featured on triple j’s The Racket, Home and Hosed and 2017 with Richard Kingsmill last week, as well as Andrew Haug Radio and Hysteria’s Hard Noise show – and has been on solid rotation on late night RAGE for the past 3 weeks in a row.
VOYAGER’S sensationally anthemic 6th opus has an amalgamation of everything the band does best – huge soundscapes, pop and prog sensibilities with catchy and thought-inducing instrumentals. The album was mixed by Matthew Templeman (Saviour, Life Pilot) and mastered by Simon Struthers and maintains the production that was such a successful selling point for their album ‘V’.

With a fiery red keytar, a feisty female guitarist and concerts described as “amazing chemistry blending pop with heavy, technical and progressive riffs”, Voyager are consistently a live force to be reckoned with. Deftones’ Chino Moreno recently likened singer Danny Estrin’s vocals to Duran Duran’s Simon LeBon.
In June 2014, Voyager released their fifth opus; the internationally critically acclaimed ‘V’. Their new album received incredible reviews from media outlets such as Metal Hammer, Prog Magazine, Classic Rock Magazine and Revolver Magazine. In addition, ‘V’ entered the top 20 on the CMJ US Loud Rock Charts and led Voyager to receiving a nomination for the ‘Breakthrough Artist’ award at the 2014 Prog Magazine Music Awards and an invitation to appear at Bigsound 2014.

‘V’ also saw Voyager perform at major festivals such as ProgPower USA, Euroblast Festival in Germany and the prestigious ProgPower Europe Festival in The Netherlands. They also shared the stage with the likes of Deftones, Opeth, Leprous, Protest The Hero, Nightwish, Epica, Oceans of Slumber and Coheed and Cambria over the course of V’s album cycle.
Having ended 2016 with a bang touring Australia with DEFTONES and KARNIVOOL, receiving a WAM award for ‘Best Heavy Act’, and already being invited to once again play Euroblast and headline Progpower EU in 2017, it’s looking to be their biggest year yet with the upcoming release of ‘GHOST MILE’.

Housefox Fest Featuring Psycroptic


Psycroptic & Black Rheno 

Newcastle & Wollongong Shows. April 20/21

Housefox Fest: Saturday, April 22 @ Narrabeen RSL

It’s been a busy year for Sydney’s Black Rheno. Their front man Ryan Miller also runs Housefox Studios on the Northern Beaches which in 2016 presented the first Housefox Festival to great success.
This years event has taken a big step up, securing Australia’s most successful extreme music act, the mighty Psycroptic and hardcore legends, Toe To Toe as headliners

Black Rheno have also just played several shows over at SXSW and recently melted faces around the nation as part of the Thrash Blast Grind Fest Tour that was headlined by Psycroptic!

To make a great weekend even greater, Psycroptic and Black Rheno will be playing shows together in Newcastle and Wollongong ahead of Housefox Festival.

Psycroptic with their punishing technical death metal combined with the power house groove and grind of Black Rheno makes for a complete night of heavy handed mayhem


Thurs, April 20: The Small Ballroom, Newcastle w/ Gutter Tactic

Event: www.facebook.com/events/615280188666456/?ti=icl

Tickets are $20 + BF


Friday, April 21: Dicey Riley’s, Wollongong w/ Cyndustry

Event: www.facebook.com/events/1809867092599097/?ti=icl

Entry is free.


After a super successful debut event last year, Housefox Fest is set to return in 2017.

Housefox Fest has immediately become known as THE all inclusive music event on Sydney’s Northern Beaches bringing indie, blues, Rock, Punk and Heavy Metal together and is set to take place on Saturday, April 22 at Narrabeen RSL.

This year, the Fest will be headlined by

Housefox Fest is a locally run, grass roots, rock n roll, punk and heavy metal event organized and run by the crew at Housefox Recording Studios & Sydney’s sludge, grind & groove act Black Rheno.

The event came together in a bid to help lift the local scene and showcase some of the very best talent on the northern beached.
Playing tunes ranging from indie rock, blues and punk through to all out metal brutality, this years event will also include some great interstate acts!

Housefox Fest starts early with 2 stage areas running on the ground floor, an outdoor BBQ and bare foot bowls on the green.
Later in the afternoon the Main Auditorium will open up with bands playing well into the night.

With more bands and details still to come,  it’s not hard to see that this is going to be a truly rollicking great day of tunes and good times!


Housefox Fest 2016 has Australian metal legends, Psycroptic coming in to tear it up as the headline act for the evening!

Also, hardcore legends Toe To Toe will be in the house. Their new album Rise Up is out April 28 & Housefox Fest will be it’s official album launch!

Sludge, stoner, grind, metal heads Black Rheno will be turning up to turn it out with riffs, grooves and blast, these guys smash one mental live show.

 4 Barrel Hemi

Na Maza



Last Dig Academy



Down For Tomorrow

The Shadez

*** with more to be announced!

Tickets On Sale Now

Official Event Page



DEF FX Announce Australian Tour 


Heaven And Hell 2017 Australian Tour

with Special Guests

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

DEF FX, Australia’s own electronic surf rock band of the 90s is returning to Australia in 2017 for a national tour! 

Fronted by the enigmatic Fiona Horne and joined by the original line-up, including founding guitarist Blake Gardiner – this is a show not to be missed!

“This 20 year reunion tour is a dream come true for the band and our Def Family of fans. It will be the first time in 24 years that Marty and I have performed with Def’s founding guitarist, Blake Gardner. 

And we’re super excited to be joined by our special guests, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult – we’re all going to party like its 1996! It’s going to be a healing, rocking time!”- Fiona Horne.  

DEF FX will be joined onstage by My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult (often shortened to Thrill Kill Kult or TKK ) on their first ever visit to Australia.  

Hailing from Chicago’s renowned Wax Trax Records stable of bands, THRILL KILL KULT creators Groovie Mann (lead vocals) and Buzz McCoy (keys/production) have been conjuring up sonic tales of blasphemy, sexcapades and kitschy horror for over 25 years. Their sound is a concoction of experimental, disco, rock, new wave, lounge and glam, interlaced with their signature “sampled dialogue” – 

a reflection of the duo’s musical influences, and insight into their taste in cinema. During the early 1990s, Thrill Kill Kult had several hits on the U.S. dance club and alternative charts.  

They also contributed songs to several movie soundtracks and appeared in the 1994 film The Crow. 

The band has continued to record and tour with a rotating lineup in addition to core members Mann and McCoy. 2017 will mark the band’s 30th anniversary.

The Heaven and Hell tour will mark a special reunion for DEF FX, bringing together the original songwriters and performers that were pivotal in creating that unique 90s DEF FX sound and image. 

They will play all their hits and are releasing a new single especially for the tour. Joined by friends and cult band TKK will make it one of the music events of the year. 


Friday, July 21: Rooty Hill RSL, Sydney                                             

Saturday, July 22: The Factory, Marrickville

Sunday, July 23: Eatons, Brisbane

Thursday, July 27: Croxton, Melbourne

Friday, July 28: The Gov, Adelaide

Saturday, July 29: The Charles Hotel, Perth

Steel Assassins 2017


Steel Assassins Sydneys only 2 day metal festival is back for its 6th instalment at The Bald Faced Stag

First band announced is NZ Speed?Thrash band Stalker

The band has already created a massive buzz in their short existence with their 3 track demo tape “Satanic Panic” selling out worldwide alsmost immediately. Channelling the spirit of classic 80’s Speed Metal this is the sound of EXCITER, RAVEN, TANK and MOTORHEAD continued on with the feel and passion of a young band proudly flying the flag. 2017 will be owned by STALKER and we are very proud to host their first ever Australian show!! True as Metal gets. \m/


Next up on the bill is Adelaide thrash 3 piece outfit Hidden Intent 

Forging a path of moshpit madness over the last few years that have seen them take to all parts of Australia as well as selected shows through Asia this is one band that shows no signs of slowing down. Already in the works for 2017 is a national tour supporting the mighty NUCLEAR ASSAULT and then a run of European dates with LICH KING. We are very lucky to have HIDDEN INTENT free up time in November to be part of Steel Assassins with what will no doubt be a set to make your bones rattle. \m/


another week another line up announcement this week sees NSW metallers Friar Rush join a rapidly growing amazing line up:
FRIAR RUSH (nsw) are the 3rd band to jump in the Steel Assassins 2017 boat. We are treated to a rare showing from one of not only our favourites but one of Sydney’s absolute class Melodic Metal bands. It will be their first show in 2 years! The future of FRIAR RUSH is unknown and for a while now laid dormant so this is not just your only chance to see this killer band in 2017 but possibly for the last time. Those who saw their set at SA 2014 will attest to the power the band still holds and they were one member down that night! We are honoured that they are coming back out of the darkness and set to deliver another monster show exclusively for Steel Assassins. \m/

Melbourne`s Bengal Tigers join a growing line up

Melbourne’s BENGAL TIGERS are part of Australian Heavy Metal history. Forging their own brand of Steel in the hey day of the genre they were Australia’s answer to JUDAS PRIEST or ACCEPT. Many years later and the guys are still kicking it as hard as ever. They are proudly our 4th band confirmed for SA 2017. Last seen here back in 2014, this will be their only Sydney appearance of the year. Feels good to have them back. It’s time to break and bend. \m/

First headline act announced and its a great addition to a already amazing line up


Trad Metallers WIDOW(usa) are the 5th band confirmed for Steel Assassins 2017 and our first headliner. 4 years ago the guys put on an amazing show in one of the most memorable sets in our history. Also they walked away from the weekend with not only a stack of new fans but friends too!! WIDOW is incredibly eager to return and showcase material off their new album ‘Carved In Stone” and we are honored to have them for a headlining set this time so you can get even more WIDOW for your buck! For fans of Melodic traditional Heavy Metal such as RAVEN, SAXON, CAULDRON and SKULL FIST. This will be a mighty moment we cannot all wait for when WIDOW return again to ‘Take Hold Of The Night”. \m/