Core - July 11, 2012
Doom metal bros SUNN O))) have announced another Aussie tour for this October. They’ll be bringing labelmates Pelican with them when they hit The Hi-Fi on Saturday October 27. Tickets are available now. DUUUUUUUNNNNNNDUUNNNNNNNNNNDUUUNNNNN.
Lamb Of God are enduring quite the shit storm at the moment following their singer’s arrest for manslaughter. At time of print the band were about to cough up $200,000 in bail which was challenged by the prosecution at last minute and in turn, denied. Manager Larry Mazer still maintains Randy’s innocence saying, “This case is so full of holes”. The band went on to release an official statement saying, “Randy is our brother and we assure you we’re all staying very positive for him, working endlessly behind the scenes to provide any and all assistance possible. We know that justice will prevail and we will continue to do our part to support our friend”.
Former Alexisonfire guitarist and current Gallows frontman Wade McNeil has confirmed via Twitter that Alexisonfire will do one final tour to allow them to properly farewell their fans before splitting for good. No details yet as to whether the tour will reach Australia but with the band often being quoted as saying Australia is their second home, I think we can start getting excited.
There are reports on the interwebs that former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan has gone on a bit of a violent rampage at CBDB Fest in New York City and allegedly stabbed current bassist Mike Couls. Apparently security descended on Flanagan who promptly got the piss beaten out of him and arrested.
Frenzal Rhomb have announced some very very excellent supports for their upcoming Aussie tour. Melbourne cops I Exist and The Hard Targets when the band plays The Hi-Fi on Friday August 3 and Frankston’s Pier Live show will feature The Sh*t C*nts and Bombs Are Falling.
As expected, The Amity Affliction and their accompanying crew of excellent supports are selling out shows all over Australia. Melbourne’s overage show at The Palace has sold out prompting promoter Destroy All Lines to schedule another one at The Palace for Thursday October 4.
Local band Hopeless have revealed that Mark Bawden from Break Even will join the band on vocal duties following the departure of singer Brett Sutton. The band confirmed that they’re in the middle of recording vocals for a new album.
Triple J’s Short Fast Loud program ran their annual mid-year report last week, collecting listeners votes and counting down the top 20 albums from 2012 thus far. The Ghost Inside’s Get What You Give stole first place, followed by Enter Shikari, Architects, Pennywise and The Menzingers. Pretty great list considering 4/5 of said bands are touring in coming months. Go buy tix!
Long-running US kiddie pizza restaurant Chuck E Cheese are rebranding their mascot to be a ‘hip, electric guitar playing rock star’, and have hired Jaret Reddick – singer of Bowling For Soup – to play the new version of the mouse.
In addition to the two sold out Casadeldisco birthday shows at The Tote, Blueline Medic have added yet another additional gig on the Thursday night preceding. Catch Blueline Medic, These Hands, The Union Pacific at The Reverence on Thursday July 19 (that’s next week!). Tickets at the door only for a measly $12. YIEW!