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 and

Please direct press enquiries at Anthony from YOUR MATE Bookings –

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

Week 3 of the change

So we are into week three now (in Australia anyway) since I have had to have a long hard think about all our shows booked for the next 6 months. Gladly, we are just about finished rescheduling most of our tours for the international bands but right now we cannot even really think about the local tours that have been out on hold simply because the amount of money that has been invested into the international bands who were set to come over in April, May, June, July and August. As you may know not only is there ginormous amounts of monetary funding in these tours but the time and logistics spent putting these together is huge – well it is my full time job (was).

So we have finally come to the realization that these tours wont be happening until at least August 2020, so from August onwards, YMB will be in full force with all our rescheduled tours out and about and around basically the whole country and New Zealand.

We would like to put a massive thank you out there to all our loyal punters that pre-bought tickets to our shows and an even bigger thank you to the punters who have not requested refunds (basically 99.9% of you). #keepyourticket or keeping your ticket assists us promoters, bands, ticketing agencies and venues more than ever and keeps the scene alive and lets face it, you’ve spent the $30 – $50 already, you just need to wait a bit longer.

So with these reschedules, some of our tours we had booked in for later 2020, will now be pushed to 2021, which makes 2021 even bigger than before! But rest assured, they will still be happening. This 6 month delay the government has imposed has brutally kicked the face of the whole music scene and it has quickly spread to all other industries.

We also just took on Management for Melbourne Landstrider (I love The Dark Crystal) riding Stoner Doom Metal lords DROID. Please head over to their socials (We’ll you are not gonna catch them live for a while) and check out these dudes. They just finished a successful Australian tour and man, the whole country loved them!

Now being a bit of a hippie for a second (I am a Vegan who connects closely with our mother Gaia – physically and spiritually), is this sacrifice we are going through at the moment a time to learn and change the way we do things, spend less money, move away from capitalism, not rely on “the System”, spend more time with eachother and focus on sustainability. Well thats the positive way I like to look at what we are going through. Thats something to think about anyway….

Rest assured this week and next you will see new dates for basically all our shows and we may even be announcing another tour!


Anthony / YOUR MATE

A Bad Beer!

So how did some bad beer get in the way of our music scene for the next six months? Well we all know how and why however its hurting everyone involved in the music industry across the world at the moment but its a hurdle the music scene always overcomes. Whether its liquor licences, venues shutting, government legislation to hinder outdoor events, venues not wanting particular styles of music or certain agendas getting in the way of music being an expression and artform owned by no one; we get through this and come out stronger than ever!

Not only have I had to put off the debut Australian tour for Hibiscus Biscuit (after successfully signing with Greek Label SOUND EFFECT RECORDS) but I have just announced the postponement of the debut tour for American Abrasive Punk band WHRS; which was due to commence early April 2020 alongside our good friends at Get on the Stage.

I don’t have any answers and I have no solutions, but Ill be damned if I am gonna let some wimpy virus get in the way of me going to watch a live show of a band, get a coffee from my local shop, grab a burger or even get a haircut!

This is not the end, if anything, it is the seed that will continue to grow and by Spring 2020 in Australia/New Zealand, the scene is going to be blooming and the quality of music we are going to see across the globe will have people lined up out the door to watch the riffs we have been praying for since “Into the Void” was released by Black Sabbath 40 odd years ago.

Stay safe, keep your immune system strong and spread love!

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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.

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

Hibiscus Biscuit Album Launch Tour 2020

 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'.
 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

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