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.

Tickets are extremely limited and are already selling fast from:

New Zealand speed metal maniacs STALKER are back in September 2023.

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 dates:

7/9 The Newcastle Hotel, Newcastle
8/9 Burdekin Hotel, Sydney
9/9 Gaso, Melbourne
10/9 Medusa, Melbourne
23/9 Wellington Valhalla
30/9 Whammy Back Room Auckland
7/10 Palmerston North, The Castle
14/10 Whanganui, You know where…

If you’re looking for a night of pummelling metal madness, come get blown away by the unparalleled energy and raw power of Stälker.