LOUDNESS Announce ‘Thunder In The East’ Australian Tour

The Rising Sun heads Down Under as legendary Japanese Metallers Loudness hit Australia for the very first time thanks to Silverback Touring. Formed in 1981; Loudness released...

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Announce Second Brisbane Show

Tickets for  RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Australia 2019 tour go on general sale at midday today. In what’s shaping up as one of the hottest tours of...

SHINEDOWN Announce 2019 Attention Attention World Tour

Multi-platinum rock band Shinedown has announced the first dates of their 2019 ATTENTION ATTENTION World Tour. The U.S. headlining shows kick off this winter on February 20th in Estero,...

The Faction Hardest 100 Metal Songs Of All Time Revealed!

The Faction 24/7 heavy radio counted down THE HARDEST 100 this weekend, Australia’s biggest ever poll of the greatest metal songs of all time....

ZIGGY ALBERTS Releases His New Single ‘Laps Around The Sun’

Over the past 7 years singer-songwriter Ziggy Alberts has cultivated a uniquely special and exciting career. From busking in Byron to selling out venues...

Greta Van Fleet Adds More Dates To It’s 2018 World Tour

Armed with a combined 75-million Spotify plays, 17.8-million YouTube views of the band's debut #1 single Highway Tune and all previously announced 2018 North American...

STRATOVARIUS To Release “Enigma: Intermission 2“

Stratovarius, one of the greatest melodic power metal acts ever, are back with a new album – with some fresh and some very rare material! “ENIGMA: Intermission...

EMPEROR Announce 2019 Australian Tour, ‘Anthems to the Welkin at Dusk’ In Full

SOUNDWORKS DIRECT presents ANTHEMS TO THE WELKIN AT DUSK Australia, April 2019 Eventually there comes a time when the hype about a band becomes superfluous, and their status...

Download Sydney is a Wrap

Melbourne Monday March 11 || Flemington Racecourse DOWNLOAD SYDNEY IT’S A WRAP!  SLAYER (Final...

The Show Goes on for DEF LEPPARD, But SCORPIONS Cancel Tonight’s Melbourne Performance

Rock icons Def Leppard will take to the stage tonight as scheduled to perform their landmark album, 1987’s seminal Hysteria, in full alongside other songs from their 100-million-plus...

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I AM Announce Headline Tour

I AM, who sling a style of metal that has been christened "Texas Death," have announced their summer tour plans. The band will headline...

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Review: Amon Amarth – Berserker

Imbued with Godlike moxxy, Amon Amarth are set to take to the battlefield with yet another full-length album release. They’re always on...