US Death Doom Legends “Novembers Doom” make their debut down under!

US Death-Doom Legends Novembers Doom are finally storming down to Australia and New Zealand in July 2020.

Novembers Doom are one of the foundational American Death-Doom bands and since their inception in 1989 the group have released 11 albums.

The band has been on quite a journey since their inception in 1989 when they began as a Death-Thrash band, eventually mutating into a more traditional Death-Doom sound and now morphing that into a more mellow and dynamic approach that touches on progressive metal – an approach they have described as Dark Metal.

Critical acclaim around their latest release “Nephilim Grove” sees the band at the top of the Death-Doom pack for many listeners and reviewers from around the world.

The Dark Metal masters will be joined by Australian/Japanese Progressive Doom Metallers Enough to Escape, suffice it to say – doom metallers across the Antipodes in for one hell of a show.

With Yukito ‘Zaki’ Okazaki of Eternal Elysium based in Japan and the rest of the Enough To Escape guys in Sydney the groups live shows are, as you can imagine, quite exclusive; their set is a punishing display of riff mastery and sonic misery that calls forth strains of Industrial Metal, Post Metal and Doom.

With their debut, Fortunes, out already, that sold out across Japan following their Japanese tour in 2019, Australian fans are hungry for the long-awaited tour ahead.

Recent Reviews of Novembers Doom “Nephilim Grove”:

At no point does any musician in the band gain such an ego that other instruments are crowded out of the mix, and at no point is the overall direction of a track obscured by showboating. Novembers Doom is a well-oiled machine that has a foundational understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses, which they have proceeded to weaponize into a refined and unbreakable work of art.

Samantha Buckman – Sonic Perspectives

With “Nephilim Grove,Novembers Doom has joined the small ranks of bands who have never put out a bad album.  It is an album that is an ode to the band’s past, a sterling example of their present, a look at their still bright future. I have reviewed dozens and dozens of albums this year and I can say with utmost confidence that “Nephilim Grove,” is a strong contender for my album of the year as 2019 winds down to a close.

Justin “Witty City” Wittenmeier – Metal Temple

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Armageddoom is BACK! Featuring Stoned Jesus and Somali Yacht Club (UKR)

The sixth installment of Armageddoom will be held on Saturday May 23rd at Civic Hotel in Inglewood, WA.

We will be bringing the Ukranian Doom Down Under with Progressive Stoner Doom Trio “Stoned Jesus” and Psychedelic Post Rockers Somali Yacht Club headlining this years showcase of some of the best Stoner, Doom, Psych and Blues, Australia has to offer.

Victorian Stoner Doom Metal group DROID, will head across to play the festival alongside Apollo80, Giant Dwarf and Mage.

Fuzz Factory Touring will bring their rig of Lighting goodies and give you a Black Lights & Neon Nights show like you have never seen!

Proudly Presented by Fuzz Factory Touring and Your Mate Bookings

Ukranian Doom Down Under – Stoned Jesus and Somali Yacht Club are coming in May 2020

World renowned Stoner Doom trio “Stoned Jesus”; will finally make their way to Australia and New Zealand in May/June 2020 and they are bringing their Psychedelic Pals “Somali Yacht Club” with them.

Stoned Jesus is just one of those bands, if you know Stoner Rock, well you know Stoned Jesus. The trio from Kyiv created their sound in 2009 and have released four albums and multiple EPs, singles and splits since; making them one of the most popular bands in the European underground rock/metal scenes to date. Bringing together their Sabbath-esque groove and modern doom tones; the trio make mountains out of their riffs and are responsible for the ever-growing community of stoner rock and doom metal.  The single “I’m the mountain” released in 2012 quickly became one of the most respected songs in underground rock around the globe.

The Stoner Doom trio then went on to headline and play some of the biggest festivals across Europe including Desertfest (Berlin, Belgium and London) along with which has now landed them on this much anticipated tour leg of their tenth anniversary tour of Australia and New Zealand.  Celebrating their little jubilee, the Ukranian trio will play a unique setlist with both classic cuts and tracks from their most recent Prog-influenced critically acclaimed “Pilgrims” album.

Somali Yacht Club have been making waves for a few years right across Europe via their beautiful blend of Post/Psychedelic Doom Rock and Shoegaze; and just after three albums they have penetrated the world market with their latest offering “The Sea” clicking over to 1.1 million views on youtube.

The Ukranian trio have shared the stage and toured with some of the most respected Stoner/Psych Rocks bands in the world including My Sleeping Karma, Naxatras, Colour Haze, Elder, Wo Fat and Sasquatch; hitting the best of the best festivals Keep it low, Streetmode, Stoned from the Underground and Desertfest (Berlin)

The two groups will hit Scarborough, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney, Wollongong, Canberra, Auckland (NZ), Wellington (NZ) and headline this years WO FEST 2020 at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood and Armageddoom 6 at Civic Hotel in Inglewood.

22/5 – Indian Ocean Bar, Scarborough

23/5 – Armageddoom 6 at Civic Hotel, Inglewood

27/5 – Whammy bar, Auckland NZ

28/5 – Valhalla, Wellington NZ

29/5 – The Foundry, Brisbane

30/5 – WO FEST 2020 at The Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood

31/5 – The Vanguard, Newtown

1/6 – The Vanguard, Newtown

3/6 – Heritage Hotel, Bulli

4/6 – Transit Bar, Canberra

5/6 – The Evelyn, Fitzroy

7/6 – The Cranker, Adelaide

PAPA M TAKES THE UPRIGHT PATH TO THE LAND OF OZ!

PAPA M TAKES THE UPRIGHT PATH TO THE LAND OF OZ!

M-Heads down under and it’s your time to salivate, cause this lovingly creepin’ darkness will soon descend upon you.
Papa M will spend two weeks in Australia playing Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

Papa M creates mood music both instrumental and vocal. The M-leader, David Pajo, is a caretaker of the darkest feelings found underneath the six strings of a guitar, acoustic or electric (he does both, yo). Most recently, this beautiful and occasionally frightening sound manifested as A Broke Moon Rises, an acoustic record of music without words that is meditative and at times medicating, ripe for those in need of a lifeline. Before it came Highway Songs, which was very electric, a bit electronic, and tended towards the eclectic: some songs with words, too. Are you getting us? M is the proud Papa of the classic turn-of-the-century, ur-pulse of the minimal universe album, Live From A Shark Cage, and David Pajo spent his formative years as guitar hero for the hugely influential rock band, Slint, out of Louisville, KY. Drool much, do ya?


Cinematic instrumental rock group A Broken Sail will be touring with M for this spectacle. Drawing from their Core counterparts, the band is building a solid following both locally and internationally.

The group have released 1 full length and 2 EPs, one split with Papa M via Blazebirth Records.
Know for their spacial compositions, volume assaults and searing sharp moments, A Broken Sail are carving out a nostalgic space that resonates with their peers.

Papa M is set to tour Australia in April! Check the dates below and prepare to engage!

17/4/20 – The Cranker, Adelaide SA
18/4/20 – Stay Gold, Brunswick Victoria
24/4/20 – The Foundry, Fortitude Valley QLD
25/4/20 – The Vanguard, Newtown NSW

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Presented by Your Mate Bookings and Drag City Records


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WO FEST 2020

WO FEST is back again after the success of WO FEST 2019, headlined by Ukraines’ Stoned Jesus and Somali Yacht Club!

Local riff slingers featured on the 2020 installment of Australias premium heavy festival include Comacozer, DAWN, Thaw, The Royal Artillery, Planet of the 8s, SONS OF ZÖKU, The Black Heart Death Cult, Arrowhead, DROID, and Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows.

This year promises something even bigger, chocked full of other festivities including Tattooists, Food Vendors, DJs and Performers.
Saturday May 30th at Bendigo Hotel is where you need to be for WO FEST 2020

Tickets Available in the Events/Tickets Section


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ESTONIANS HEAVIEST DUO “TALBOT” RETURN TO AUSTRALIA in 2020

TALBOT, the heaviest Stoner Doom Duo on earth is set to tour Australia in July/August 2020.

The Estonian based riff crushers have been pummeling audiences since 2008 with their Noisy Atmospheric Psychedelia, winning several awards with “Scaled” and “Magnetism” earning Best Metal Albums of 2013 and 2018 respectively. (Meanwhile 2010’s lauded “EOS” received a nomination in 2010). The duo are no strangers to Australia though and are very much remembered after they belted our heads in 2010 on their east coast tour. Blending Industrial Sludge, Post Metal, Doom and Stoner metal together, this duo crafts music of gargantuan and epic proportions giving us exactly what we didn’t expect from Tallin, Estonia.

 Reviews of recent releases:

“The vocals have a different perspective from what you would normally hear from the Doom/Sludge Metal scene. However there aren’t many bands around like Talbot and that is a very good thing. As Talbot have their own sound and identity within the scene.

Overall, Magnetism is a gloriously heavy and exciting album that has a lot to say and is worth many repeated listens. Excellent and Highly Recommended.” (Steve Howe/Outlaws of the Sun)

“Talbot can now be considered true pioneers of the Sludge/Post-Metal genre. Talbot are now a force to be reckoned with in the realm of extreme music. Scaled is a brilliant album and one that will be called a classic in the years to come.” (The Sludgelord)

 “All six tracks on Scaled offer excellent listening and varying dynamics and I can’t recommend it enough. I expect to hear a lot more from the doom duo and if you’re into something a bit different don’t hesitate.” (Phil Johnston / Echoes and Dust)

Catch the Duo on tour in July and August at the following shows:

Friday 31/7 Singing Bird Studios, Frankston

Saturday 1/8 Stay Gold, Brunswick

Sunday 2/8 Barwon Club, Geelong

Wednesday 5/8 La La Las, Wollongong

Thursday 6/8 Transit Bar, Canberra

Friday 7/8 TBA, Katoomba

Saturday 8/8 The Vanguard, Newtown

Sunday 9/8 Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com and http://www.talbot-music.com/

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Under YMB Management DROID

😎 YOUR MATE Bookings is proud to announce we have taken on management duties for Melbourne based Stoner Doom group DROID.

🦒 For the last six months, these Melbourne Rifflords have been punishing crowds across Victoria and only recently completed their first ever and very successful East Coast Australian tour.

🤘 The band were received with open arms interstate including QLD, NSW, SA and TAS; as crowds flocked to their landstrider riding riffery, amp appreciation and guitar worship.

👉 Selling out of LPs and other items across the board before and on tour, is proof that this monolith of sound is ready for the world of Doom Metal and Stoner Rock.

🙏 We are honored to guide these true gentlemen of Rock to new levels ‘Doom’ in Australia and the world has never seen.

Bookings and management enquires via yourmatebookings@gmail.com

NOVEMBERS DOOM TOUR JULY 2020 – Cancelled until further notice

Novembers Doom‘s tour has been unfortunately postponed until further notice due to concerns about the coronavirus among other unforeseen circumstances.

We are trying our hardest to rebook these dates in the near future! Inquire about refunds at your point of purchase – we are doing our best with our partners to help get refunds to those who would like them.

Hibiscus Biscuit Album Launch Tour 2020

After
 a long year of recordings, shows and debaucherous behaviour, Sydney 
psychedelic quartet Hibiscus Biscuit are gearing up for their debut 
album  release: 'Reflection of Mine'.
Hibiscus
 Biscuit’s brand of psychedelic rock cavorts about between driving 
syncopated breakdowns, Melancholic lullabies and tight upbeat groove 
sections. Coupled with an immersive live experience headed by frontman 
Ricardo Moreira, their music is most likely to induce tears of joy from 
your third eye. Hailing from Portugal, Australia and Canada, members 
Ricardo, Sy, Jason and Aidan can usually be found lurking in back alleys
 after their shows.
A few years after the bands chance conception in Newtown’s Camperdown Park, 'Reflection  of Mine' was conceived in the band's new home studio in the Blue  Mountains. Cue a depraved 6 months avoiding the sunlight, and they  emerge with their debut record and a brand new caffeine addiction.  Featuring mixing by Liam Judson and mastering by Nick Franklin, their  debut is a swirling blend of psychedelia that travels  between frenetic  breakdowns and tight upbeat grooves.  
Now  signed to Sound Effect Records for vinyl distribution and with a  premier lined up on Stoned Meadow of Doom, the album is set to be  released March 1st. 
Catch them on the dates below:

7/3 Diceys, Wollongong NSW
13/3 Greaser, Fortitude Valley QLD
14/3 Vinnies Dive Bar, Southport QLD
21/3 The B.east, Brunswick VIC
3/4 Waywards, Newtown NSW
11/4 The Junction, Katoomba

WHORES (USA) are touring Australia in April 2020

US Abrasive Noise Punks Whores. will make their way to Australia this April 2020 for their long-awaited tour.

The group will lay waste to stages in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Port Macquarie, Sydney, Geelong, Melbourne, Hobart and Adelaide

Since their inception in 2010, the natives of Atlanta, Georgia, have spent the last 10 years establishing Whores. as one of heavy music’s most distinctive acts thanks to the formidable combination of the group’s punk ethos and the ferocity of their sound.

Confrontational and relentless, the music of Whores. will now be seen and heard in its fully-formed state in Australia for the first time ever.

Beginning with 2011’s Ruiner EP, Whores. brought a welcomed new vision to the often-tired “extreme music” scene. Two years later saw the release of the Clean. EP, a six-track musical display of visceral rancor and songwriting brilliance. Highly anticipated by critics and fans alike, Clean. sold out within a month, prompting the group to release a second pressing. Touted by SPIN as one of 2013’s ‘Best Metal Albums’, Clean. simply reaffirmed what listeners had suspected all along. Whores. isn’t here to fuck around. Their 2016 debut full length album GOLD was included in Rolling Stone’s top 10 metal albums, and Metal Injection named the album the top noise rock album of the decade stating, “There is simply no topping what Whores. has done here.” 

Catch these riff-wielding maniacs on their debut tour of Australia in April 2020 on the following dates down the east coast:

Thursday 2/4 Vinnies Dive Bar, Gold Coast QLD

Friday 3/4 The Foundry, Fortitude Valley QLD

Saturday 4/4 Cruise HQ, Port Macquarie NSW

Sunday 5/4 The Vanguard, Newtown NSW

Wednesday 8/4 Barwon Club, Geelong VIC

Thursday 9/4 TBA, Adelaide SA

Friday 10/4 Altar, Hobart TAS

Saturday 11/4 The Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood VIC

Presented by Your Mate Bookings and Get on the Stage

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com

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