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).


29.05.2024 The Zoo, Brisbane

30.05.2024 The Basement, Canberra

31.05.2024 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

1.06.2024 The Corner, Melbourne

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


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.


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.

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

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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



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)

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 Soapbox, Brisbane

Thursday 29/2 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney

Friday 1/3 Max Watts, Melbourne

Saturday 2/3 TBA, Frankston

Sunday 3/3 The Basement, Canberra

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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?

Next Up: Desert Rock Pioneers Yawning Man from the USA – August 2023!

Desert Rock Pioneers YAWNING MAN (USA) will make their way back to Australia for the second time this August 2023!

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.

They’ll bring the magic of their new album “Long Walk of the Navajo” to Australia, covering a few tracks from their Heavy Psych Sounds release along with a heap of other tunes rounding their set time out to one hour and thirty minutes.

Catch the trio in these cities on the dates below with some killer supports opening the events, but remember to grab tickets soon as they are close to selling out in most places:

FRI 18/8 The Lady Hampshire, Sydney (50 TIX LEFT) with Comacozer & The Grey Men

SAT 19/8 King Lears Throne, Brisbane (20 TIX LEFT) with Endless Valley, The Dark Moon Society and Rinser

SUN 20/8 Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba (20 TIX LEFT) with Comacozer & Ofox Olord

WED 23/8 La La Las, Wollongong (50 TIX LEFT) with Plastic Bath & Ultra Vires

THURS 24/8 Pot Belly, Canberra (30 TIX LEFT) with Frozen Planet 1969, Pilots of Baalbek and The Absentee

FRI 25/8 Medusa Bar, Geelong (50 TIX LEFT) with DEAD & Smoke Witch

SAT 26/8 The Evelyn, Melbourne (50 TIX LEFT) with Sons of Zoku, Mushroom Giant & Brown Spirits



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 cities on the dates below:
8/9 The Lady Hampshire, Sydney WITH LITHIK, BARB & PETROL



The San Jose pioneers of blood-soaked gore metal will bring the dripping chainsaws and drills down the east coast of Australia for the first time in 20 years to the wastelands of Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Melbourne and Frankston.

To the Dead is the culmination of decades upon decades of nightmarish riffs, obliterating blast beats, and hellish screams from the very depths the band crawled out from!
So please, accept the band’s humble invitation and sink six feet down to their level. EXHUMED can’t wait for you to get a whiff of what they’ve cooked up – this will be the most fun you’ve ever had being disgusted!

Watch out for the chainsaw on the dates below:
14/7 Bad Luck Bar, Brisbane – 10 TIX LEFT
15/7 Marrickville Bowlo, Sydney – 10 TIX LEFT
16/7 The Basement, Canberra – 50 TIX LEFT
20/7 Enigma Bar, Adelaide – 50 TIX LEFT
21/7 Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood – 20 TIX LEFT
22/7 MDF 2023 at Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood – 20 TIX LEFT
23/7 Singing Bird Studios, Frankston (ALL AGES) – 50 TIX LEFT


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Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows and YOUR MATE Bookings are honoured to present you a line-up of hand-picked bands by yours truly for their inaugural festival showcasing their favourite musicians and artists from around the post-apocalyptic wastelands of the anti-heros homeland.

Featuring Planet of the 8s, Hibiscus Biscuit, Sons of the Ionian Sea, Bodies, Aplegate, FLY! & Metallica*; this bizarre event will take place at The Gaso on Smith Street Collingwood!

Expect Live Music, Live Painting, Flash Tats, Absurd Roving Thespians, Merch, Record Stores, prizes and giveaways.

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