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

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




In the month of March 2021, A gift for all lies ahead from our mountain sons.
A vision, a sound from the flowers unbound, The Biscuit are back down since spring, to old Sydney Town.
Truth be told, the days have been bold, we have long awaited such a creation of gold.

The gurus are coming to “Crush these Rocks” so reach for a tree to keep yourself at ease.With two sittings ahead and friends together; Wicked Things and Large Mirage will create such tremors.And while we pray for the day this song to flourish; look deep at the place you can take your space, for the night gives life to the day that you graced.


Session One: Large Mirage
Session Two: Wicked Things 


Get in the Van with Burden Man EP Launch “Grievance”

YOUR MATE Bookings in conjunction with The Vanguard presents the EP launch of “GRIEVANCE” by BURDEN MAN.

As a part of the revival of the live music scene in Sydney, we welcome BURDEN MAN back to the stage and into The Vanguard for two sets of sombre tones and punishing angst from within on Saturday March 20th.

Sydney’s most morose Dark Metal trio are the comforting hand you hold as you journey into the blue scapes of your own mind. Blending the most heart wrenching elements of dark folk, blues, doom and black metal to coincide with the emptiness of your daydreams and nightmares of mourning that seem to repeat over and over again, Burden Man will meet you there and pull you forward.

Now with three releases under their belt; ‘Shadows of the Dying’ (2017) – the harrowing dark folk, solo E.P, ‘Burden Man’ (2019) – a doom laden, first exploration into life as a three piece and most recently, ‘Grievance’ (2021 via Brilliant Emperor Records) – branching out into a despairing world of anger and sorrow mixing black metal into their foundations, Burden Man invites you to an evening with them. Not to wallow, not to pass the limited time on this earth in a constant state of woe, but to dip into these emotions and indulge only slightly. This so you can exist in these times feeling a little bit lighter and less alone than you might have felt before.

Supported by Ploughshare & Horrisonous

Session One: Horrisonous
Session Two: Ploughshare


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 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”

Melbourne Stoner Doom Riff Mongers “DROID” finally make their way back to the stage for a session of riffs with Doom Slingers “MAMMONS THRONE” and “OCEANLORD” on Saturday February 20th from 8pm.

Since the worldwide pandemic, Droid have been hard at it writing the new album and will unleash the beast later in 2021.

The cob webs and dust are shaking off in anticipation for this evening of monolithic proportions and heavy doom metal worship!

Droid – Progressive Stoner Doom Metal

Tunes and info here: https://youtu.be/JaCD85eEsRU

Mammons Throne – Stoner Doom Metal

Tunes and info here: https://youtu.be/mYKX4zF3bmo

Oceanlord – Psychedelic Stoner Doom Metal

Tunes and info here: https://youtu.be/NIjxoSiyHXA

Tickets from www.yourmatebookings.com