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

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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)


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

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Rotting Christ (GR) & Jungle Rot (USA) Australian & NZ Tour 2024 Update

The Rotting Christ and Jungle Rot tour of Australia and New Zealand is fast approaching us and a few of the shows have already SOLD OUT with many others selling very fast.

In saying that we advise you to get on to the dates below, click away and grab yours now!

Sunday April 28th – Valhalla (Jungle Rot Headline show with STALKER and Dole Bludger – NO RC)

Wednesday May 1st – The Zoo, Brisbane (Selling Fast)

Thursday May 2nd – Crowbar, Sydney (Selling Fast)

Friday May 3rd – The Baso, Canberra (Selling Fast)

Saturday May 4th – MDF 2024 at Stay Gold, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

Sunday May 5th – Stay Gold, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)

Monday May 6th – The Gaso, Melbourne (Selling Fast)

Tuesday May 7th – Altar, Hobart

Wednesday May 8th – Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

Friday May 10th – The Mothership, Auckland NZ


Skeletal Remains (USA) Return to Australia in August 2024 with Anoxia!


“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:

Presented by Your Mate Bookings, Grindhead Productions, Utopia Records & New Dead Promotions

Indian Raging Heavy Metal Lords KRYPTOS make their Australian Debut this Summer 2024!

Indian Raging heavy metal lords KRYPTOS will make their debut on Australian soil in 2024!

The group will bring their force of danger down the east coast of Australia, liquidating the cities Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney, Geelong, Melbourne & Canberra in October and November 0f 2024!

Formed 1998 in Bangalore, India KRYPTOS have long been considered as a band that has spearheaded the Indian heavy metal Revolution.

Playing alongside and supporting some of the biggest acts in heavy metal including Iron Maiden, Testament, Exodus and many more; the band has taken slots at the following festivals as well Inferno Metal Festival (NO), Wacken Open Air (DE) (Many Times)

Kryptos will bring their raging steel to Australia this Summer of 2024 and anyone with an inkling of respect for the old school tradition of metal has no excuse in attending this heavy metal attack.


31/10 Thursday – Stranded Bar, Brisbane

1/11 Friday – The Baso, Canberra 

2/11 Saturday – Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney 

3/11 Sunday – Medusa Bar, Geelong

4/11 Monday – The Gaso, Melbourne (Melbourne Cup Eve)

7/11 Thursday – The Newy, Newcastle 


Japanese Kraut/Psych Rock MINAMI DEUTSCH have landed in Australia and they will tour the East Coast this week!

Japanese Krautrock band MINAMI DEUTSCH will make their way back to Australia in March 2024!

The group will play their first full Australian tour in the cities of Perth (Spliffs n Riffs Festival), Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne & Lorne.

The group made their debut in December 2022, playing the exclusive Meredith Festival, Melbourne and Brisbane to sold out crowds (with all shows selling out before doors).

Plenty of Japanese bands have been inspired by the motorik pace of early-’70s German outfits, but Minami Deutsch focus on a very specific period in krautrock history. Their earliest releases and self-titled 2015 debut album drew on the scene’s primordial days, particularly the locked-in rhythms of the first two Neu! albums. On record and in live settings, they excel at reproducing this sound—it’s not shocking to learn that they’ve jammed with Damo Suzuki. Listening to Minami Deutsch, though, you can start longing to hear the pioneering sounds of Neu! 2 instead.

It seems Minami Deutsch have been passed the torch from Kikagaku Moyo (After going on hiatus) and the hunger Australia has for the Japanese talent continues to soar in a new direction, the incredible primordial groovy Krautrock Minami Deutsch brings to the table.


Sunday 3/3 Spliffs and Riffs Festival, Perth

Wednesday 6/3 Stranded Bar, Brisbane

Thursday 7/3 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

Friday 8/3 The Cranker, Adelaide

Saturday 9/3 The Leadbeater, Melbourne

Sunday 10/3 Lorne Theatre, Lorne