ALAIN JOHANNES has arrived in Australia and is playing shows this week!

Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist ALAIN JOHANNES will bring the magick of his music to Brisbane, Sydney (x 2), Katoomba and Canberra THIS WEEK!

12/6 The Zoo, Brisbane

13/6 Pleasure Club, Newtown

14/6 Pleasure Club, Newtown

15/6 Baroque Room, Katoomba

16/6 The Baso Canberra

Alain Johannes is a master behind the scenes, who wrote and had a hand in some of the worlds biggest artists current and past including QOTSA, Chris Cornell, Eleven, PJ Harvey, Them Crooked Vultures, No Doubt and Arctic Monkeys (Just to name a very few).

The History of Alain
The list of musicians that Alain Johannes has worked with reads like an encyclopedia of California rock history. In high school he was in bands with Flea, Hillel Slovak, Jack Irons, all of whom would form the Red Hot Chili Peppers with mutual friend Anthony Kiedis.

Later Alain formed Eleven with Natasha Shneider and Jack Irons. They toured with Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, and for several years recorded and toured with Queens of the Stone Age.
As a writer, producer and engineer, Alain has worked with Chris Cornell, No Doubt, Mark Lanegan, Jimmy Eat World, Queens of the Stone Age, Brody Dalle and Arctic Monkeys.

Alain has been a touring member of PJ Harvey’s band, as well as Them Crooked Vultures which featured Dave Grohl from Foo Fighters, Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age, and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin.

As a composer, Alain has written music for films such as “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis” and for video games such as Tom Clancy’s “Ghost Recon Wildlands.”

Alain was part of the Sound City Players which performed in connection with the documentary, “Sound City.” Alain co-wrote and performed “A Trick With No Sleeve” with Dave Grohl and Josh Homme for the movie and the soundtrack.

Alain recently finished his third solo album, ‘Hum,’ while also teaming up for the Alain Johannes Trio with brothers Felo and Cote Foncea, accomplished musicians in their home country of Chile. The first release is “Luna A Sol” featuring guest vocalist Mike Patton. Album to be released soon.

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Debut Alain Johannes (CHL/USA) “Spark” solo Album gets an Australian Reissue!

Are you kidding me? No we are not!

Your Mate Bookings in collaboration with Disdain Records have reissued the Alain Johannes debut solo album “Spark” on Vinyl just in time for his first ever Australian tour in June 2024 – next month.

Pre Orders are available from Disdain Records but fear not, we will have plenty on tour!

What is all the fuss about “Spark”? Well “Spark” as an album was dedicated to Alain’s beloved Natasha.

This solo debut is a heartfelt, honest and hypnotic collection of songs penned to commemorate his late wife and creative partner, Natasha Shneider.

If you see this masterpiece on the merch table, do not think twice, GRAB IT!

Austrian Post Black Metal pioneers HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY will make their debut in Australia, November 2024!

For the first time ever Austrian Post Black Metal pioneers HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY will make their debut in Australia, November 2024.

The captivating group of tranquil Black Metal will play Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

In the past decade, HARAKIRI FOR THE SKY have become pioneers of the post black metal movement, gained a significant worldwide following with “III: Trauma” and even entered the German charts on #4 with their latest album “Maere”.

Ever since their conception in 2011, the Austrian duo has drawn fans and critics deeper and deeper into the maelstrom of their melancholy, self-hate and anger, and toured relentlessly in Europe, Asia and North and South America. With M.S.‘s captivating guitar melodies and J.J.‘s lyrics, ridden with trauma, delirium and loss, their unique mixture of extreme metal and post rock has created an inescapable void.

Thursday 14/11 Crowbar, Sydney

Friday 15/11 The Baso, Canberra

Saturday 16/11 The Corner, Melbourne

Sunday 17/11 The Zoo, Brisbane

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com

Skeletal Remains (USA) Return to Australia in August 2024 with Anoxia!

SKELETAL REMAINS (USA)

“Fragments Of The Ageless” Australia Tour 2024

Old School Death Metal Force of Destruction SKELETAL REMAINS will make their return to Australia this August 2024 to blaze you with a live experience of their latest crushing album Fragments of the Ageless.

The group featuring Mike De La O (guitars), Chris Monroy (guitars/vocals), Pierce Williams (drums), and newcomer Brian Rush (bass)—kept busy after their much-hailed The Entombment of Chaos landed into a chaotic world in 2020 and rather than sit idle, SKELETAL REMAINS will return to Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Canberra this August 2024 joined by Sydney based merchants of skull bludgeoning Death Metal ANOXIA on all shows!

The principal songwriting for Fragments of the Ageless started during the pandemic but picked up considerable steam once the band were back on the road in 2022, where they played countless shows and festivals in the U.S., Europe, South America, Central America, and Australia. With Pierce and Brian fully in the fold, Monroy and De La O found themselves, in a way, back to square one, namely the “entire band effort” that comprised their 2012 debut, Beyond the Flesh. The savage DNA of Skeletal Remains is intact, but it’s been altered—no, improved!—iteratively to attack more, devour absolutely, and technically inspire. Tracks like video singles “Void of Despair,” “To Conquer the Devout,” “Relentless Appetite,” as well as deeper album cuts “Forever in Sufferance,” “Verminous Embodiment,” and “Unmerciful” are ravenous.

“It’s more brutal than the last one,” says Monroy. “We were pushing ourselves to be more extreme—vibing on that as much as possible. Obviously, we’re not tech-death now, but I think we took inspiration from the techier side of things. We took things up a notch and dialed in on the technicality and ever-increasing intensity while maintaining catchiness. We still have songs like ‘Eternal Hatred’ [from The Entombment of Chaos]. There’s always room for super-simple mid-paced songs in Skeletal Remains. On one end, we’ve increased in density and brutality; on the other, we wrote a few songs with longer and more ‘epic’ structures. ‘Fragments’ is simply the next evolutionary step in our sound.”

Wednesday 21/8 Soapbox, Brisbane

Thursday 22/8 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

Friday 23/8 Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Saturday 24/8 The Leadbeater, Melbourne

Sunday 25/8 The Baso, Canberra

Tickets will sell out for most shows so grab yours from here: www.yourmatebookings.com

Presented by Your Mate Bookings, Grindhead Productions, Utopia Records & New Dead Promotions

Jazz Sabbath (UK) make their Australian Debut this July 2024!

For the first time in Australia; Jazz Sabbath.

Jazz Sabbath is a jazz trio from the UK that plays (instrumental) jazz interpretations of Black Sabbath songs. Helmed by pianist Adam Wakeman (Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne’s solo band since 2004), Jazz Sabbath has been exploring the boundaries between jazz and the songs that defined heavy metal with sold out shows throughout Europe. Echoing already present jazz riffs and discovering new ones.

Presenting themselves as a jazz trio formed in 1968 and being the original writers of the tracks, later made famous by Black Sabbath, they released their self-titled debut album in 2020. In April 2022 they released Vol.2, which entered the Billboard jazz album chart at #6. Their albums’ streaming count is in the millions and both albums got special Record Store Day Mono editions, which sold out within days.

On the albums Adam is joined by Ash Soan on drums and Jerry Meehan on bass, plus a list of guest musicians, such as Simon McBride (Deep Purple) and Gus G (Firewind, Ozzy Osbourne). However, all go by their 1960s pseudonyms.

Dates and Cities:

24/7 Old Museum, Brisbane

25/7 Pleasure Club, Sydney (Newtown) – Register Here

26/7 Pleasure Club, Sydney (Newtown) – Register Here

27/7 Brunswick Ballroom, Melbourne

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com

PRESENTED BY YOUR MATE BOOKINGS & JAZZ SABBATH

Quotes:

I really love this – Ozzy Osbourne
Amazing interpretations – Tony Iommi

Press quotes Rock/Mainstream media

+It is fantastic – BBC radio
+ Some of the finest Sabbath covers ever – Decibel Magazine
+ Never has heavy metal been so groovy – MetalTalk
+ Spectacular renditions – Metal Injection
+ So chill and enjoyable – Loudwire
+ Fiendishly clever – Metal Rules

Press quotes Jazz media

+ An original concept and great musicianship – Jazz Journal
+ The music delivers – NYC Jazz Record
+ A roaring success – Jazzwise Magazine
+ The music is much bigger than the imagined legend – Jazz ‘n More
+ Stunning – Jazz & Mo

ENFORCER (SWE) DEBUT AUSTRALIAN TOUR IN JAN 2025

Sweden’s Unstoppable force of Heavy Metal ENFORCER will take their Maiden voyage to Australia for the first time ever in January 2025.

After two decades of waiting for this rousing ride of wild headbanging and speed metal madness, the legendary ENFORCER will bring you the goods Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne!

Catch this masterclass in Heavy Metal on the dates below:

SAT 18/1 Rosemount Hotel, Perth     

WED 22/1 Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle

THURS 23/1 The Baso, Canberra

FRI 24/1 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

SAT 25/1 The Leadbeater, Melbourne

SUN 26/1 Soapbox, Brisbane

TICKETS ONSALE NOW FROM www.yourmatebookings.com

PRESENTED BY Your Mate Bookings, Nuclear Blast, Utopia Records and Metal Evilution

BIOGRAPHY

Sweden’s Enforcer are one of the most influential heavy metal band of the 2000s.

Formed in 2005 the band went against all trends as a larger than life-styled heavy metal band for the masses, in a world of metal core and plastic power metal.

Quickly gaining success in the underground Enforcer released their two first albums 2008-2010 and created a huge worldwide movement of traditional metal, later to be referred to as ’new wave of traditional metal’.

2012 Enforcer signed a world-wide deal with metal gigants Nuclear Blast and put out another three albums. Today Enforcer is one of the most renowned heavy metal band of its generation and has toured the world countless of times with their furious and uncompromising heavy metal leading the way for generations to come.

Into the Night  Full-length       2008

Diamonds        Full-length       2010

Death by Fire  Full-length       2013

From Beyond  Full-length       2015

Zenith              Full-length       2019

Nostalgia         Full-length       2023

ALAIN JOHANNES (CHL/USA) Announces FREE Meet and Greet & more dates for his Australian and New Zealand in June 2024

Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist ALAIN JOHANNES will bring the magick of his music to Australia & New Zealand in June 2024 and hes just announced some more dates along with a FREE MEET AND GREET after every show!

Catch this maestro on tour in June for some beautiful and intimate shows:
12/6 Brisbane
13/6 Sydney
14/6 Sydney
15/6 Katoomba
16/6 Canberra
19/6 Hobart
20/6 Adelaide
21/6 Geelong
22/6 Melbourne
24/6 Beechworth
28/6 Wellington, NZ

Tickets from www.yourmatebookings.com

ROTTING CHRIST (GR) and JUNGLE ROT (USA) TOUR AUS THIS WEEK AND MOST OF THE SHOWS ARE SOLD OUT!

Need we say anymore, Rotting Christ are finally back on Australian soil this week with Jungle Rot (USA) making their Aussie debut for the first time in 30 years!

This monstrous package will play the following shows below from 1/5 to 6/5 down the east coast:

1/5 The Zoo, Brisbane (SELLING FAST)

2/5 Crowbar, Sydney (SOLD OUT)

3/5 The Baso, Canberra (SELLING FAST)

4/5 Melbourne Dethfest 2024 at Stay Gold, Melbourne

5/5 Stay Gold, Melbourne (Extra 50 Tickets ON SALE NOW)

6/5 The Gaso, Collingwood (SELLING FAST)

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Rotting Christ (GR) & Jungle Rot (USA) Australian & NZ Tour 2024 Update

The Rotting Christ and Jungle Rot tour of Australia and New Zealand is fast approaching us and a few of the shows have already SOLD OUT with many others selling very fast.

In saying that we advise you to get on to the dates below, click away and grab yours now!

Sunday April 28th – Valhalla (Jungle Rot Headline show with STALKER and Dole Bludger – NO RC)

Wednesday May 1st – The Zoo, Brisbane (Selling Fast)

Thursday May 2nd – Crowbar, Sydney (Selling Fast)

Friday May 3rd – The Baso, Canberra (Selling Fast)

Saturday May 4th – MDF 2024 at Stay Gold, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

Sunday May 5th – Stay Gold, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

Monday May 6th – The Gaso, Melbourne (Selling Fast)

Tuesday May 7th – Altar, Hobart

Wednesday May 8th – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Friday May 10th – The Mothership, Auckland NZ

UNTIL THEN, NON FKN SERVIAM!

Indian Raging Heavy Metal Lords KRYPTOS make their Australian Debut this Summer 2024!

Indian Raging heavy metal lords KRYPTOS will make their debut on Australian soil in 2024!

The group will bring their force of danger down the east coast of Australia, liquidating the cities Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Geelong, Melbourne & Canberra in October and November 0f 2024!

Formed 1998 in Bangalore, India KRYPTOS have long been considered as a band that has spearheaded the Indian heavy metal Revolution.

Playing alongside and supporting some of the biggest acts in heavy metal including Iron Maiden, Testament, Exodus and many more; the band has taken slots at the following festivals as well Inferno Metal Festival (NO), Wacken Open Air (DE) (Many Times)

Kryptos will bring their raging steel to Australia this Summer of 2024 and anyone with an inkling of respect for the old school tradition of metal has no excuse in attending this heavy metal attack.

DATES & VENUES:

31/10 Thursday – Stranded Bar, Brisbane

1/11 Friday – The Baso, Canberra 

2/11 Saturday – Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney 

3/11 Sunday – Medusa Bar, Geelong

4/11 Monday – The Gaso, Melbourne (Melbourne Cup Eve)

7/11 Thursday – The Newy, Newcastle 

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