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Dream Theater

Posted 1 Sep 2014 @ 7:29pm

Dream Theater are the long-reigning kings of the progressive rock/metal scene. Prog had been relatively dormant until their breakthrough 1992 album Images & Words showed the world that music-college-level chops and post-Metallica metal aggression could go hand in hand. The Dream Theater of 2014 has undergone some lineup changes since those days – keyboard player Jordan Rudess has been with...

Posted 12 Aug 2014 @ 9:43am

Post-progressive metal outfit Dream Theater are returning to Australia.


With a career that spans almost 30 years, the quintet have clocked up over 10 million album sales around the world.
This will be their first visit to Australia in five years.

Posted 26 Nov 2013 @ 7:41am

Showing my age here, but I first heard Dream Theater in 1994, when they released the all time classic Awake album. I was instantaneously hooked, and they quickly became one of my absolute favourite bands on the planet, over a series of superb, ground-breaking progressive metal albums over the next ten years.


Something has happened to this band on their last three or four albums...

Posted 2 Feb 2012 @ 1:53pm

With their dark-edged punk attitude and cock-rock swagger Black Veil Brides are ready to take their place among the most popular young rock bands in the world today.


The hard rock industry is beyond saturation so anything that steers away from the norm seems like a blessing. Their sophomore album Set the World on Fire has alternative press declaring it “Anthemic arena metal...

Posted 19 Jan 2012 @ 10:24am

Three of the biggest names in Melbourne's progressive metal scene are teaming up for the massive Swarm Tour, with Twelve Foot Ninja, Jerrico and Circles heading off around the country this March.


Twelve Foot Ninja suspected their live performance was sufficiently honed when they were invited to support international acts Periphery and Tesseract last year.



Posted 15 Sep 2011 @ 12:50pm

They're considered to be pioneers of their genre, and as they continue to create their kaleidoscopic music, Opeth have just announced that they'll be bringing their iconic sound to our shores later in the year.


Twenty years in the business and twelve albums later, it's easy to understand why a band would feel their end nearing. Not Opeth, though. They are as strong a band as...

Posted 28 Jul 2011 @ 9:38am

There's much more than meets the ear going on here. This is no simple, production-line metalcore album. Nightmare is a varied musical journey.There are certainly metalcore-esque moments. And sure, the presence of former Dream Theater skin basher Mike Portnoy certainly helps matters a great deal. But Avenged Sevenfold have crafted something pretty special on this record. The title track, whilst...

Posted 28 Jul 2011 @ 9:15am

Given the unfortunate death of drummer Jimmy 'The Rev' Sullivan, supposedly of an accidental overdose - aided by cardiomegaly (or enlarged heart) - in late 2009, Nightmare seemed pretty apt for an album title when melodic metallers Avenged Sevenfold finally wrapped up their fifth record last year. 2010 had been the most devastating period in the band members' lives after unexpectedly losing...

Posted 7 Jul 2011 @ 10:01am


Oh mah lawd, I am sick. It's what happens when you try to follow one of those Vegan Black Metal Chef recipes to the letter but miss some of it and, instead of rewinding like a normal person, just sort of make up what you think should go in the pot and carry on powerfully. In my feverish delirium, I've somehow entered a dark nether realm where,...

Posted 17 Jun 2011 @ 2:01pm

New Dub City Sound are set to release their debut album Home, a fresh mash up of dub, reggae, hip hop and trip hop. Produced by front man Ali MC, Home is a modern sound of beats, dub echoes and delays, and a passionate vocal delivery reminiscent of Joe Strummer.


Released by Raspect Records, Home will be available in stores around Australia and New...


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