Dream Evil (Sweden) Debut Australian Tour supported by Bridear (Japan) in November 2024

Swedish heavy metal legends DREAM EVIL are back and headed to Australia this summer 2024! In support of their brand-new album Metal Gods (Out July 26, Century Media), DREAM EVIL will make their Australian debut this November!.

Hitting Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, and Melbourne, DREAM EVIL is ready to read from the book of heavy metal down under and bring the wrath of the metal gods!

31/10 Soapbox, Brisbane

1/11 The Baso, Canberra

2/11 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

4/11 The Leadbeater, Melbourne

Niklas Isfeldt ”We will rock your Australian asses! I’m so thrilled, this is going to be awesome.”

Peter Stalfors “This will be legendary! We can’t wait for this tour!”

Check out the videos for the title track “Metal Gods” and the second single “Chosen Force” here:

Metal Gods https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQhp1mmraKQ

Chosen Force https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZimV-khh__Q

DREAM EVIL will be joined in Australia by all-female Japanese metal band BRIDEAR, also touring Australia for the first time, as they kick off their own world tour! BRIDEAR’s new album Born Again (Psychomanteum Records) was produced by DREAM EVIL’s Fredrk Nordström and features the track “Die Like This” with a guest vocal appearance by DREAM EVIL’s Nick Night.  BRIDEAR has cultivated a strong international following and is thrilled to finally bring their powerful live experience to Australia!

BRIDEAR “Still Burning” Music Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7UOTBAtJh0

Tickets are available www.yourmatebookings.com

Presented by Your Mate Bookings, Century Media Records, Utopia Records, Metal Evilution, Pyramidion Productions, Studio Fredman & Psychomanteum Records.

For all press enquires please contact Anthony ab@yourmatebookings.com

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

Immorium (ACT) embark on their first ever Australian Tour, August 2024

Poised to wear that crown of World Class Metal next in Australia; is Melodic Death Metal band IMMORIUM from ACT as they announce their first ever tour of Australia in August 2024.

Incorporating the likes of Dark TranquilityAt The Gates, and Insomnium into their sophisticated sound, Immorium are set to release their third album, Rose Water Black, on July 21 and soon after will tour Canberra, Geelong, Melbourne and Sydney

Catch the Quartet on the following dates below:

9/8 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

23/8 The Gaso, Melbourne

24/8 Drencher Fest at Barwon Club, Geelong

30/8 The Baso, Canberra

TICKETS ONSALE VIA www.yourmatebookings.com

ALAIN JOHANNES continues his SOLO tour in Hobart, Adelaide, Geelong (SOLD OUT) & Melbourne this week

What can we say, emotions are high and Alain is having a great time in Australia for his first ever SOLO tour. All the shows have been amazing and that reissue of SPARK is flying out the door – along with the rest of the merchandise.

See you at one of the shows below – click on the show for tickets or buy from here https://linktr.ee/yourmatebookings or on the door!

19/06 Altar, Hobart

20/06 The Cranker, Adelaide

21/06 Medusa, Geelong SOLD OUT

22/06 Northcote Social Club, Melbourne

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.

TICKETS FROM OUR WEBSITE OR ON THE DOOR!

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

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!

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)

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