G’day thrashers, not long now ‘til the double headed Virginia, Georgia doom tour delights of Cough and Windhand. Life Is Noise are never reluctant to support the scene, having bought Neurosis to the country last month, and it’s a matter of weeks til they play the Newtown Social Club in Sydney on Wednesday April 5 with a support TBA.
Life Is Noise also announced last week that in May they will bring regular Aussie visitors, Japan’s Boris to Oz for a special tenth anniversary performance of their album Pink. That’s landing at Manning Bar on Sunday April 16.
The Black Dahlia Murder don’t mind chucking an Aussie tour in every now and again too, but the one they’ve announced for May is a banger and a bit of a package tour. Along with the headliner touring their latest album Abysmal (that’s a title, not a review), they’ve got The Faceless, Putrid Pile, Whoretopsy and Unravel along for the ride on their five-date tour, landing at the Manning Mar in Sydney on the Friday May 12 for their 18+ show.
It’s not really my column’s patch, but get along to The Basement on the Friday March 24 for Frenzal Rhomb who bring the ridiculously entertaining Totally Unicorn and Glitoris to town for a night of whacky antics and punk rock sensibilities. Frenzal recorded at The Blasting Room in LA last year and the new album will be out soon – get along for a preview of some of the new material.
Nick Oliveri is visiting Australia on a whirlwind eight-date run of shows in late March. Bassist for three of the best bands of the ‘90s, Kyuss, The Dwarves and of course Queens Of The Stone Age, Nick has lived life on the precipice of rock and roll and has rolled these experiences and the music of those bands into a solo acoustic tour that he has taken around the world. If those bands meant something to you in the ‘90s and ‘00s, you should get along to Transit Bar on Friday March 24, get liquored up and help Nick sing your favourites. Get along early so you can catch Blue Sky Circus, Signs and Symbols and Renegade Peacock.
Dragonforce announced an Aussie tour and while they might not be able to fit the trampoline onstage at The Basement in Belconnen on Thursday June 22, I’m sure you won’t be worried as they shred faces on their Reaching Into Infinity tour. Presented by Destroy All Lines, you can get your tickets through them as I reckon it will sell out.
Perth progsters Voyager have looked to crowdfunding for their new Ghost Mile album and with a scratch under two months to go, they’re 90% of the way there. The gang bring the new tunes to The Basement on Saturday May 20, so fans should have the good news onstage regarding the release by then I reckon.