JACK HARLON takes The Magnetic Ridge on tour

Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows announce their Australian tour after the release of their sophomore album ‘The Magnetic Ridge’. – Melbourne, Victoria.

The band will be setting out on their Australian album release tour aptly dubbed ‘The Magnetic Ridge Tour’ from the 30th of May 2021.

Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows have been active in Psych/Doom scene since 2015.

The band originally began as a bedroom project of singer and guitarist Tim Coutts-Smith.

JHATDC’s music touches on influences of psych rock, fuzz tones and spaghetti western films.

Throughout their career they have toured Australia multiple times and performed with acts such as Greenleaf (Sweden), Wo Fat (USA), Hobo Magic, Comacozer and Holy Serpent.

Jack Harlon’s music has been described as
“A soundtrack to a Tarantino movie set in the landscape of an outlaw’s travels across the barren desert, high on peyote and searching for a way back to planet earth. A heavy, trippy, fuzzy record full of bluesy doom and hooligan twang.”  – Jay Morgan – High Desert valley Radio

‘The Magnetic Ridge’ is the long awaited follow up to the band’s debut release ‘Hymns’ which reached #14 on the Doom Charts worldwide. All of the band’s music delves into the trials and tribulations of a drug addicted western outlaw ‘Jack Harlon’ who is questioning the reality of the experiences placed before him.

‘Rat Poisoning’ is the first of the singles for The Magnetic Ridge. It is a 6 and a half minute jam-track about living, and feeling like a rat while trying to create something beautiful.

Album Reviews:

“Coming 3 years after acclaimed debut album ‘Hymns’, this album sees the band expand their gloomy style of music. The band play a different style of Psych Rock, Doom and Stoner Rock with a slight “Americana” and Experimental edge to their psyche.” – Steve Howe – Outlaws Of The Sun

Been waiting for this and it didn’t disappoint. There’s some All Them Witches vibes on this one but Jack Harlon really come into their own when they stomp on that fuzz box and let it rip. The perfect mix of chill and LOUD” – Jonny Pirie – Hour Of The Riff.

Magnetic Ridge tour dates:

Sunday 30/5 Barwon Club, Geelong

Saturday 5/6 Forest Fuzz, Brisbane

Friday 2/7 The Aardvark, Fremantle

Saturday 3/7 YMCA, Leederville WA 

Saturday 3/7 Lucys Love Shack, Perth 

Thursday 15/7 Hamilton Station Hotel, Islington

Friday 16/7 Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba 

Saturday 17/7 The Vanguard, Sydney 

Friday 23/7 Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo 

Saturday 14/8 – ‘HARLON FEST’ Cactus Room, Thornbury

Saturday 21/8 – Uni Bar, Adelaide

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jackharlondoom

Bandcamp: https://jackharlon-dawsonthedeadcrows.bandcamp.com

Instagram: jack.harlon.and.the.dead.crows

Bookings: Anthony yourmatebookings@gmail.com

AUS/EUR Label: http://www.psychedelic-salad.com/

USA Label: http://forbiddenplacerecords.com/


We are proud to announce the debut of festival celebrating the dark arts; RAVEN DARK!

MELBOURNE :: Saturday 17/7 :: Bendigo Hotel w/ Diabolic RitesKlavier KriegerCEMETERY URNDestruktorISUAMammon’s ThroneManiaxe – AustraliaBurden Man & Psychedelic Pathways

TICKETS HERE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/…/raven-dark-festival…

SYDNEY :: Saturday 31/7 :: Crowbar Sydney w/ Diabolic RitesKlavier KriegerSabïreIllimitable DolorBurden ManBastardizerYa̧nomamöLïVEWïRE & Psychedelic Pathways

TICKETS HERE :: http://bit.ly/RavenDarkSYDPresented by YOUR MATE Bookings & Blast Abyss

STALKER (NZ) Black Majik Terror Australian Tour – September 2021

💥 New Zealand’s speed metal overlords Stalker – Speed Metal are returning to Australia in September 2021!

🍻 The Heavy Metal heroes will be joined by a crew of other extremities on the following dates of the Australian East Coast:
⚡ Thursday 9/9 The Flamin’ Galah, Brisbane
⚡ Friday 10/9 Native Rose Hotel, Rozelle
⚡ Saturday 11/9 The Basement Canberra, Canberra
⚡ Sunday 12/9 Bootleggerbar, Katoomba
⚡ Thursday 16/9 The Eastern Ballarat
⚡ Friday 17/9 Singing Bird Studios, Frankston
⚡ Saturday 18/9 Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
⚡ Sunday 19/9 Broadcast Bar

👉 Tickets available here 👉https://www.yourmatebookings.com/upcoming-events/

👺 Proudly presented by YOUR MATE Bookings & Get On The Stage

THE BLACK HEART DEATH CULT are back on the road this JULY 2021

The Black Heart Death Cult are psyched to announce hitting the road in July to support their “Sonic Mantras” album launch, recently released through Kozmik Artifactz. Sydney, Katoomba, Hobart, Adelaide, Bendigo & Melbourne get prepared for a full frontal fuzz freakout. ‘After releasing their self titled debut in 2019, The Black Heart Death Cult have fast established themselves as one of Melbourne’s premier psychedelic rock outfits.

A heavy blend of psych, shoegaze & drone, the band has garnered much attention within the Australian psych community especially with their highly visual live shows.

‘Sonic Mantras’ itself is an immersion into their distinctive drone filled universe of verby gloom. The result is an album that draws the listener in, sits them down then proceeds along a cosmic path of brain melting”.

See you in space.

Proudly presented by Your Mate Bookings

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com and the doors of each venue


“F#*k this, I’m going to THE BENDI”

As part of the revival of live local music scene in Melbourne, Your Mate Bookings is committed to once again giving you the best entertainment in the world surrounding everything heavy.

We return to our local watering hole Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood to support the re-emergence of live music for the monthly gathering of “F#*k this, I’m going to THE BENDI”

For the month of July, on Friday the 30th it’s all about EXTREME METAL!

We have a line-up of extreme aggression ranging from Blackened Death to Black n Roll with Sydney based Black n Rollers “Bastardizer” headlining in Melbourne from the first time since 2019.

Supported by locals Eskhaton, Black Jesus and Ready for Battle (First show ever); Bendigo Hotel is in for a night of an extreme metal destruction, with a chaotic display pf headbanging from all angles as we punish the floor with blood and spilt debauchery.


Bastardizer was formed in 2013 in Sydney, Australia with the intention of producing a brand of dirty Black Thrash ‘N Roll that raises fists and induces heads to bang.
Since then the band has garnered a strong legion of fans worldwide after numerous live onslaughts across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Asia, as well as supporting heavy metal heavy weights such as Morbid Angel, Hobbs Angel of Death, Origin, Destroyer 666, Skull Fist, Bloodbath, Tribulation, Raven, Lich King, Midnight, Toxic Holocaust, Bolzer, and Coroner.



ESKHATON is CYCLONIC DEATH METAL, absolute chaos and total death, psychotic bestial raw blistering ferocity and horror atmosphere, from Melbourne Australia,

Eskhaton has now released 3 albums with ‘Omegalitheos’ 2018 being the latest offering to the death deities which sent the band on a barrage of destruction in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and twice in Europe between 2018/2019 with IMPETUOUS RITUAL, DIOCLETIAN, HERESIARCH, SABBAT, KING PARROT, NOCTURNAL GRAVES, WATAIN, CULT OF FIRE, INCANTATION, KRISIUN, DRAWN AND QUARTERED, FUNEBRARUM, KRYPTS, INTERMENT, VENENUM, MITOCHONDRION, FORCE OF DARKNESS, WEREGOAT, TOMBMOLD, GODLESS, NOCTURNUS AD, FULL OF HELL, MISPYRMING, CEMETERY URN, INVERLOCH, BEHEADED, ALTARAGE, and many many more including two performances at Brutal Assault Czech in consecutive years.



Black Jesus is Scrap Metal – a rusted amalgam of old school death/thrash metal, inspired by pioneers incl Morbid Angel, Caracass, Venom, Autopsy, Repulsion amongst other luminaries. Lyrical torment contains themes concerning death, war, human stupidity and the irrelevance of religion.



Father and son combo raw as hell Black Thrash Metal from Melbourne.


Stoned Jesus and Somali Yacht Club Resceduled to November 2021

 Due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by the Australian and New Zealand governments we have been forced yet again to reschedule the tour of Stoned Jesus & Somali Yacht Club to November 2021.

Please see the new dates below 

Friday 5/11/2021 Indian Ocean Hotel, Scarborough
Saturday 6/11/2021 Lucy’s Love Shack, Perth ARMAGEDDOOM 6
Monday 8/11/2021 Whammy Bar, Auckland
Tuesday 9/11/2021 Valhalla, Wellington
Thursday 11/11/2021 The Flamin’ Galah, Brisbane
Friday 12/11/2021 The Vanguard, Newtown
Saturday 13/11/2021 Baroque Room, Katoomba
Wednesday 17/11/2021 La La La’s, Wollongong
Thursday 18/11/2021 TBA, Canberra
Friday 19/11/2021 Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy
Saturday 20/11/2021 Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood WO FEST
Sunday 21/11/2021 Crown and Anchor, Adelaide

 All tickets currently held are 100% valid for the new dates and if you have moved in the meantime, we can arrange a ticket transfer to your new local venue (Get in touch via email yourmatebookings@gmail.com)
All new tickets can be purchased from the link below 

 We would like to take the time to thank all you loyal supporters of YOUR MATE Bookings, we could not have survived this long with out you.
Rest assured the years ahead are filled with some of the most amazing bands from around the world and we will be bringing them to your front porch!

YOUR MATE’S BIRTHDAY BASH with Burden Man, DROID & Magma One

Filling the room with dark, doom, black and pagan Metal an evening of eclectic music awaits us all at The Vanguard on Saturday April 10th.

The creator of all things heavy in Sydney, Anthony (Your Mate Bookings) has decided to throw a birthday bash in tribute to local heavy music with a hand-picked brutal line up of all sorts featuring some of Sydney and Melbournes best heavy hitters Burden Man (NSW), Droid (VIC), Magma One (NSW) along with Rick Burke from Psychedelic Pathways spinning vinyl on the evening.

Burden Man (Dark folk with Black Metal vibrations from Sydney)

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Droid (Progressive Stoner Doom from Victoria)

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Magma One (Pagan Black Metal from the Blue Mountains Feat Grenade and Chaotic Impurity members)

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Making their way to NSW for the first time in 15 months, Melbourne based Doom/Metal Goliath, DROID are ready to throw down once again this April.

The crew will hit Newtown, Sydney and Katoomba (Katoomba for the first time ever).

Bringing forth a new sound of DOOM chiselled and carved over a year in lockdowns, the Wangaratta/Melbourne crew have spent an abundance of time at home and starving for a chance to give NSW a punishing serving of riffs like a gang of Nephilim at war.

DROID will be playing songs from their back catalogue along with a batch of progressive and melodic songs yet to be released on their latest masterpiece.

This is Doom Metal like you have never heard before.


Get set for a stampede of pummelling riffs at your local venue!!!

Friday 9/4 Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba

Saturday 10/4 The Vanguard, Newtown

Sunday 11/4 Frankies, Sydney

Tickets and info from www.yourmatebookings.com


BIFF, The Maggie Pills & Polite Skeletons play Bendigo Hotel

Melbournes Skate Punk extraordinaires BIFF are heading back to Bendigo Hotel this Friday 12th of March with pals Polite Skeletons and The Maggie Pills. 
As one of the newest additions to the Melbourne punk scene, BIFF have quickly made a name for themselves with their energetic live shows and high-octane songs, which combine the attitude and tempo of classic skate punk with psychedelic guitar playing and lo-fi garage production. The music carries a certain nostalgic quality for many listeners, who are often quick to mention fond memories of playing Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater on their old PlayStation.

With influences ranging from Descendents and Misfits to Thee Oh Sees and Black Sabbath, BIFF combine this deadly concoction of influences to create collections of punk “bangers” – no nonsense tunes that pack a punch and leave you wanting more. 
Presales available from www.yourmatebookings.com with some tickets allocated on the door

F#*K THIS, I’m goin to the Bendi – DAWN

As part of the revival of live local music scene in Melbourne, Your Mate Bookings is committed to once again giving you the best entertainment in the world surrounding everything heavy.

We return to our beloved Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood to support the re-emergence of live music for the monthly gathering of “F#*k this, I’m going to THE BENDI”

Sydney based Doom Metal band “DAWN” finally make their way back to the stage for a session of riffs with local support from “Shroud” and “Temple in the Sky” on Saturday March 27th from 8pm.

Since the worldwide pandemic, “DAWN” has been kept apart between Melbourne (where Dharma is based) and Sydney (The rest of the band); whilst saddened to let go of a heap of other shows that were booked in 2020 and 2021.

Their conception in 2016, brought new innovative blood to the occult doom scene.

In the years that followed, DAWN released their self-titled EP and single “Day Of The Lord” through Netherlands based D.H.U Records, and graced the stage alongside heavyweights such as Monolord, Church of Misery, Cough and Windhand.

A new age has come and Gaia will once again rise as the mesmerizing hymns of DAWN are orchestrated at the upcoming show in March 2021.

Are you awake and are you prepared for this evening of monolithic proportions and heavy riff worship!

Dawn –

Tunes and info here: http://dawn-doomcoven.bandcamp.com/


Shroud –

Tunes and info here: https://shroudband.bandcamp.com/


Temple in the Sky –

Tunes and info here: https://tinyurl.com/y4hkr2vw