Alain Johannes (CHL/USA) Debut Australian Tour June 2024

Chilean-American multi-instrumentalist Alain Johannes will bring the magick of his music to Australia in June 2024.

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, Arctic Monkeys and more.

12/6 Stranded Bar, Brisbane

13/6 Pleasure Club, Sydney

15/6 Baroque Room, Katoomba

16/6 The Baso, Canberra

19/6 Altar, Hobart

20/6 The Cranker, Adelaide

21/6 Medusa Bar, Geelong

22/6 Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

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Artwork by the very talented God-Awful

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

ROTTING CHRIST (GR) with special guests JUNGLE ROT (USA) AUS/NZ TOUR MAY 2024

AUSTRALIAN/NZ TOUR 2024

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Greek black metal pioneers ROTTING CHRIST will embark on a journey to Australia & NZ for the first time in over a decade supported by and introducing US death groove giants JUNGLE ROT!

The group will be celebrating their 35 years of existence.
The band will perform songs from their entire catalogue since 1988 in the cities of; Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne (Melbourne Dethfest 2024), Hobart, Adelaide and Auckland.

Rotting Christ has stood on the forefront of European black metal torch bearers since 1987 releasing some of the most important albums in heavy metal history including Non Serviam, Thy Mighty Contract, Rituals, The Heretics, Sanctus Diavolos (of their 13 studio albums) via labels Osmose, Century Media and Season of Mist

After 10 years of allowing the seas to settle in Australia, the Greek megaliths will once again bring their brand of black metal to Australia in May 2024:

27.4.2024 Galatos, Auckland+

28.4.2024 Valhalla, Wellington+

1.5.2024 The Zoo, Brisbane

2.5.2024 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

3.5.2024 The Basement, Canberra

4.5.2024 Melbourne Dethfest 2024 at Stay Gold, Melbourne

5.5.2024 Stay Gold, Melbourne

7.5.2024 Altar, Hobart*

8.5.2024 Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide*

10.5.2024 The Mothership, Auckland*

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com and the venues

*Jungle Rot (USA) not Appearing

Proudly presented by Foundry Touring and Your Mate Bookings

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Cirith Ungol (USA) and Night Demon (USA) play Australia in 2024

For the first time in history world renowned Heavy Metal Legends CIRITH UNGOL will make their debut in Australia for the first and last time in May/June 2024!

Supported by and introducing US heavy metal trio NIGHT DEMON, the pair will hit Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne for one of the most paramount moments in Australian heavy metal history.

Ventura Californias ‘Cirith Ungol’ formed in the 70’s, forging their own brand of hard/progressive rock, only one year after Black Sabbath’s debut birthed the genre.

Considered an early player in both doom and power metal, the band’s obsession with Tolkienic sword-and-sorcery blazed a trail for much of metal as it’s known today. 

After a 25 year hiatus, the band reformed in 2016, taking heavy metal by the throat re-releasing past albums and a new album in 2020 which would gain world-wide attention and respect, instantly signing to Metal Blade Records.

2023 saw the band release their final album Dark parade with a solid line up of players featuring the one and only Tim Baker (Vocals) along with some original and new members of the band including Jim Barraza (Guitars), Robert Garven (Drums), Greg Lindstrom (Guitars) and Jarvis Leatherby (Bass).

Dates:

29.05.2024 The Zoo, Brisbane

30.05.2024 The Basement, Canberra

31.05.2024 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

1.06.2024 The Corner, Melbourne

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com

Proudly presented by Your Mate Bookings, Metal Evilution and Utopia Records

CIRITH UNGOL BIOGRAPHY

Few bands in the history of the heavy metal underground have a story as

remarkable, improbable, or uplifting as that of Cirith Ungol. It is a tale of pioneering

innovation, crushing disappointment, self-imposed exile, populist fervor, and,

ultimately, global redemption.

The band was formed in Ventura, California, in the early 1970s, long before the rigid

tropes and ironclad traditions that define today’s heavy metal genre had taken

shape. There was no rulebook, no template to follow, so Cirith Ungol simply made it

up as they went along, allowing their imaginations to run amok and their creativity

to be their guide. Musically, Cirith Ungol emerged from the 1970’s hard rock /

progressive rock tradition epitomized by the likes of Grand Funk Railroad, Blue

Oyster Cult and Sir Lord Baltimore.

Rather than passively channeling their

influences, the band was driven to forge an altogether heavier, darker, more

apocalyptic sound. According to drummer Robert Garven, even in those early days,

before heavy metal as we know it existed, the band’s burning ambition was to play

“the heaviest metal known to man.” Cirith Ungol’s lyrical approach was profoundly

influenced by the high fantasy literature of J.R.R. Tolkien (from whose Lord of the

Rings opus they derived their name) and Michael Moorcock, fittingly enough

because co-founding members Garven and guitarist Greg Lindstrom first met in a

seventh-grade English literature class.

For years, the fledgling Cirith Ungol (which also included co-founder Jerry Fogle on

guitar and, from 1976 onward, Tim Baker on vocals) practiced in a bedroom at

Garven’s parents’ house. There they honed their musical vision into something

utterly unique and prescient. Baker’s anguished howls from the fiery pits of Hades,

Fogle’s inventive and otherworldly lead guitar work, and Garven’s unorthodox

drumming coalesced into a sound the world had never experienced before. It was

obscure and arcane, mysterious and eccentric, epic and expansive, but most of all

unfailingly, bone-crushingly heavy, dark and doom-filled.

NIGHT DEMON BIOGRAPHY

For more than a decade, Night Demon have defiantly flown the flag of traditional heavy metal, unwavering in the face of shifting industry trends and unscarred by global calamities.

The band erupted onto the underground heavy metal scene with a self-titled four-song EP in 2012.  Showcasing a sound forged in a deep-seated passion for the New Wave of British Heavy Metal melded to distinctly American muscle and swagger, and embracing a rigorous touring schedule, Night Demon quickly gained momentum in the USA and Europe.  In January 2015, the band released their first full-length album, Curse of the Damned, which refined the band’s trademark sound and garnered widespread acclaim by fans and critics alike.  To promote the record, Night Demon hit the killing road for the better part of two years, crisscrossing the United States multiple times, touring the European market relentlessly, and even veering off the beaten path with extensive dates in Mexico, South America and Latin America.

These festival slots included Rockhard Sweden, Mexico Metal Fest, Hells Heroes, Keep It True, Up The Hammers, Burning Festival, Rock of Ages and a dozen more!

Now after the one EP and three full length albums, and dozens of massive support slots and festivals across the globe, the band is ready to take on Australia for the first time ever as they share their brand of traditional heavy metal.

US Black n Roll Tormentors MIDNIGHT are back!

US Black N Rollers MIDNIGHT are making their way back to torment Australia in February/March 2024!

Delivering more of what can be expected from this demented and compulsive raw rock n roll weapon; Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Frankston & Melbourne will bear witness this ungodly racket in the summer of 2024.

Anyone not familiar with this 20 year old barbaric force of nature only needs to look at some of the most prominent festivals around the world including Gefle Metal Festival, MDF USA, and have shared the stage with Behemoth, Nunslaughter, Agalloch, Danzig, Hirax, Kreator, Merciful Fate and so many more!

Filthy, belligerent and obnoxious, MIDNIGHT are bringing the old school bar fight to your town on the dates below:

Wednesday 28/2 The Brightside, Brisbane

Thursday 29/2 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

Friday 1/3 Max Watts, Melbourne

Saturday 2/3 Flipping the Bird Festival, Frankston

Sunday 3/3 The Basement, Canberra

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com

MIDNIGHT BIOGRAPHY

Filthy, belligerent and obnoxious, Midnight make music to start fights to. Since 2003, one-man-band Athenar has been churning out an ungodly racket, dropping countless demos, splits and EPs, and in 2022 he returns with Midnight‘s fifth full-length, Let There Be Witchery. Delivering more of what can be expected from his demented mind, it is a catchy mixture of black and speed metal and dirty punk rock, and it is relentlessly compulsive. “I always want it to be loud and nasty,” he asserts. “That kinda thing never gets old with me. How funny will that look to see me at age 77 – if I reach that point – sitting on the porch blasting Hellhammer?

New Zealand speed metal maniacs STALKER are back in September 2023.

New Zealand speed metal maniacs Stälker are back.

Ripping straight outta their bunker deep in the heart of Wellington, the Stälker warbeast is gonna infiltrate, dominate, and decimate Australia and New Zealand this September.

Watch them wreak havoc at the following deadly dates:

7/9 The Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle
8/9 Burdekin Hotel, Sydney
9/9 Gaso, Melbourne
10/9 Medusa, Melbourne
23/9 Wellington Valhalla
30/9 Whammy Back Room Auckland
7/10 Palmerston North, The Castle
14/10 Whanganui, You know where…

If you’re looking for a night of pummelling metal madness, come get blown away by the unparalleled energy and raw power of Stälker.

TICKETS HERE: https://linktr.ee/yourmatebookings

YAWNING MAN (USA) Return to Australia in August 2023

Desert Rock pioneers YAWNING MAN will make their way back to Australia in August 2023 to showcase their latest album “Long Walk of the Navajo”!
 
The trio will bring their timeless melodies and blissful vibrations to the towns of Sydney, Brisbane, Katoomba, Wollongong, Canberra, Geelong and Melbourne.
 
Forming in 1986, Yawning Man have released 8 studio albums and 5 split LPs/EPs.
The latest releases, “Long walk of the Navajo”, “The Revolt Against Tired Noises” & “Macedonian Lines”, won over critics from the desert plains to across the oceans.
This is not just due to the fact that Brant Bjork once said that “Yawning Man is the sickest band of all time”, or “They’re the greatest band I’ve ever seen”. Without the band and their commitment to the initiation of the first ever Generator Parties back in the 80s and 90s, Kyuss, QOTSA, Somali Yacht Club and Garcia’s many projects (including Sloburn and Unida) would not exist without this revolutionary band.
 
The trio, featuring Gary Arce on Guitar and now Greg Saenz (The Dwarves,John Garcia) and Billy Cordell (Brant Bjork, Kyuss Lives) have crafted one of the most unique blends of Psychedelic, Post and Desert Rock, which can only be described in human language as YAWNING MAN.
 
The new album “Long walk of the Navajo” heads into a more dark and sometimes heavy direction that has each song telling its own story with a haunting and heavy sound that settles into its own space of beauty.
 
The sound of Yawning Man stems from the Earth’s soul. While Gaia sends out signals to our spiritual ancestors and elders, the sound of the instruments gradually gather all of us in the moment, and the hypnotic mantras naturally enable the spread of love with the instruments of life we have.
 
Catch the trio in these cities on the dates below:
 
FRI 18/8 The Lady Hampshire, Sydney
SAT 19/8 King Lears Throne, Brisbane
SUN 20/8 Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba
WED 23/8 La La Las, Wollongong
THURS 24/8 Pot Belly, Canberra
FRI 25/8 Medusa Bar, Geelong
SAT 26/8 The Evelyn, Melbourne
 
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COCKNEY REJECTS AUS/NZ FAREWELL TOUR 2023!

🥊 Your Mate Bookings and Get On The Stage are proud to present the Australian and New Zealand leg for Legendary UK Punk Band Cockney Rejects on their farewell tour in February 2023!

👇 Catch their authentic brand of OI! on the dates below:

💥 TUES 31/1 Badlands Bar Perth (100 Tickets Left)

💥 WED 1/2 Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane (50 Tickets Left)

💥 THURS 2/2 Marrickville Bowling Club Marrickville (50 Tickets Left)

💥 FRI 3/2 Bendigo Hotel Collingwood (100 Tickets Left)

💥 SAT 4/2 Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood (50 Tickets Left)

💥 MON 6/2 The Mothership, Auckland NZ (100 Tickets Left)

💥 TUES 7/2 Valhalla, Wellington NZ (50 Tickets Left)

💥 WED 8/2 12 Bar Christchurch NZ (50 Tickets Left)

👉 VIP and GA tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com now

Riot City (CA) arrive in Australia this week!

RIOT CITY, the Canadian Speed Metal Ball of Fury arrive on Australian soil this week and the boys will tear through the cities of Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne from February 14th to February 18th.

From the horses mouth (The Promoter) “I have seen these guys and they will be one of the biggest bands in the world one day, they play and perform at the same level as Iron Maiden, so turn up and prove me wrong”

14/2 BRISBANE

15/2 NEWCASTLE

16/2 SYDNEY

17/2 CANBERRA

18/2 MELBOURNE

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Melbourne Dethfest 2024 Announced featuring Rotting Christ (GR) and Jungle Rot (USA)

Melbourne Dethfest is back for the third time, and in May 2024 the strongest line up we have seen will hit Melbournes ‘Stay Gold’ for all day Dethfest of monumental standards.

Rotting Christ (Greece) will headline MDF 2024 as they soar across the globe celebrating their 35th anniversary and Jungle Rot (USA) will finally make it over for the first time in Australian history. With an undercard of domestic talent so strong, prepare your ears for the following acts KING (VIC), Freedom of Fear (SA), Mammons Throne (VIC), Anoxia (From NSW and first time in Melbourne), Munitions (VIC) and Idolatry (VIC).

Art by Matt Skitz Sanders (Blast Abyss)

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PRESENTED BY Melbourne Dethfest, Your Mate Bookings and Foundry Touring

Rotting Christ (Greece) – The Pioneering kings of Greek Black/Extreme Metal

Jungle Rot (USA) – US Death Groove giants from the 90s

KING (VIC) – Melodic Black Metal

Freedom of Fear (SA) – Tech/Death Metal

Mammons Throne (VIC) – Heavy Doom/Extreme Metal

Anoxia (NSW) – OSDM

Munitions (VIC) – Melodic Black/Death Metal

Idolatry (VIC) – A violent strain of brutal death thrash

Synthwave Phenomenon DANIEL DELUXE (DK) Debut Australian Tour April 2024

Synthwave phenomenon Daniel Deluxe (DK) will make his debut in Australia in 2024!

DD will bring his sonic soundscapes to the cities of Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne in April 2024 for the first time ever.

Emerging from the streets of Copenhagen, Daniel Deluxe has risen as a beacon in the expansive domain of electronic music.

His signature sound—a compelling marriage of bass-heavy synthwave and nuanced industrial elements—is unmistakable and unforgettable.

Each composition is meticulously crafted, bearing the weight of Deluxe’s artistic integrity. This dedication to the craft is evident in his standout contributions, with the critically acclaimed “Ghostrunner” soundtrack serving as a prime testament. This project not only showcased his versatility but also solidified his status among the elite within the industry, as the tracks resonated with fans and newcomers alike, creating a soundscape that perfectly complemented the game’s dystopian atmosphere.

On the global stage, Deluxe’s performances are nothing short of electric. Whether it’s the pulsating clubs of Europe or the expansive venues in the US, his presence is both magnetic and immersive. It’s not just about the auditory experience; it’s a communion of shared energy and passion with his audience.

With eyes set on Australia, anticipation builds for what promises to be another landmark in his touring journey. Yet, beyond the lights and accolades, at the core of Daniel Deluxe is an artist with an insatiable passion for sound, always pushing the envelope, always seeking the next sonic horizon.

20/4/2024 Amplifier Bar, Perth

24/4/2024 Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

25/4/2024 The Basement, Canberra

26/4/2024 The Zoo, Brisbane

27/4/2024 Howler, Melbourne

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com

Presented by Your Mate Bookings, Fuzz Factory Touring and Daniel Deluxe

Canadian heavy speed metal masters RIOT CITY make their Australian debut in February 2024

Armed with some of the catchiest riffs, solos, hooks, along with some of the best vocals in the game, Riot City are bringing their Heavy Metal crown to the cities of Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide and Melbourne in the summer of 2024.

It is no doubt some of the bands inspiration has been taken from the greats including Bruce Dickinson (or Iron Maiden), Judas Priest, Helloween and Exciter and it seems to be a common theme throughout the emerging Canadian Heavy Metal Scene.

Their recent performances across the globe comprised of Wacken, Ironfest, Burning Festival Q, Hells Heroes with a variety of new and legendary bands across these including Tribulation, Iron Maiden, Hellripper, Possessed, Trypitkon, Razor, Exciter, Night Demon and Seven Sisters to name very few.

Catch this Electric Elite on the following dates in Australia this summer of 2024:

14.02 Jolly Roger, Brisbane

15.02 The Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle

16.02 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

17.02 Churches of Steel, Adelaide

18.02 Stay Gold, Melbourne

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2014 – Livin’ Fast (Demo), 2016 – Masters of Metal Vol 1 (Split), 2019 – Burn the Night (Album), 2022 – Ghost of Reality (Single), 2023 – Electric Elite (Album) & Live at the Little Buildings (2023)