Metal Down Under Released in Europe and UK November 10

Monday, November 10, 2014
Metal Down Under released in Europe and the UK

After launching in Australia in August and firmly lodging itself in the ARIA Music DVD Charts, Metal Down Under is being unleashed in the UK and Europe through Plastic Head Distribution on November 10th.

Since the late 1970's a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. Over three epic episodes, Metal Down Under takes a look at the bands, people and events that have shaped this unique slice of Australian history. Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal for the Brain, Metal for Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more.

'Metal Down Under is a vital and historic piece of film-making. A vibrant document of a thriving underbelly of Australian music that both audiences and the industry often choose to ignore.' Brian Giffin ' Loud Online

Director Nick Calpakdjian spent 2 years travelling Australia interviewing the people, bands, promoters, store owners and fans on the way to compiling the country's most comprehensive look at heavy music. Funded primarily through crowd funding and a fan-based membership drive, the film has been received enthusiastically by fans and bands in Australia. It has also been met with critical success receiving 4-star reviews in Rolling Stone and Blunt Magazines as well as favorable reviews in Heavy Mag, Stack Magazine, Loud Online and a host of online zines, community radio networks and podcasts. It has lodged itself in the best sellers list of iconic record store Utopia Records and JB HiFi stores Australia wide.

'When you look back on the Australian metal scene, and the international scene, the bands that have made the biggest impact are the ones that had a bit of courage to do their own thing.' Tim Charles - Ne Obliviscaris

To view the trailer for the film, check out the films website and Facebook pages:



Thursday, June 19, 2014

Joe Satriani 2014 Australian Tour Dates Announced

Written by Greg Moskovitch on 19th June, 2014

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Australians, get ready to do the Satch Boogie

The tour will kick off with two shows in New Zealand, before Satch travels across Australia for a special five-city tour, kicking off at The Tivoli in Brisbane on 4th November, then traveling down the East Coast for stops in Sydney and Melbourne, before rounding off with dates in Adelaide and Perth.

With him will be his incredible band, consisting of Mike Keneally on keyboards, best known for his time with Frank Zappa and Steve Vai, bass player Bryan Beller of Dethklok and Dweezil Zappa‘s band, and finally drummer Marco Minnemann, who’s played with Adrian Belew and Steve Wilson.

This is your chance to see a world-class musician flex his chops on the live stage. All tickets go on sale 10am Friday, 27th June. The My Live Nation pre-sale kicks off at midday Monday, 23rd June and the ticket agent pre-sale begins midday Wednesday, 25th June. Check below for all details.


Joe Satriani Australian Tour Dates

My Live Nation pre-sale begins midday Monday, 23rd June

Ticket Agent pre-sale begins midday Wednesday, 25th June

General public tickets on sale 10am Friday, 27th June

Tuesday, 4th November 2014
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tix: Via Live Nation

Thursday, 6th November 2014
State Theatre, Sydney
Tix: Via Live Nation

Saturday, 8th November 2014
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tix: Via Live Nation

Sunday, 9th November 2014
Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Tix: Via Live Nation

Tuesday, 11th November 2014
Astor Theatre, Perth
Tix: Via Live Nation


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