Friday, October 5, 2007

Welcome October

hello all!
It has been a while since my last post... due to the fact that I haven't been able to figure out how to sign in! [laughs]
Well the latest happenings involve several Newcastle shows and upcoming touring news. But local gigs just aren't that exciting so i'll get down to the good stuff! And I know I promised interviews but it has been hard because I've been sick lately and i just finished my yearly exams. I promise when I get back from New Zealand there will be an interview conducted as well as my review for Taste of Chaos and Punk n Grind.

Get ready for 2008's Soudnwave festival! One of Australia's newest festivals, only debuting this year in February/March. Of course I attended it and it is the best show i have ever been to, it was worth the $95 I paid in the final round of tickets. Thrice, Deftones, Parkway Drive, Forgive Durden, MxPx, Unwritten Law, Hit The Lights, The Bronx, Terror and Suicidal Tendancies were just some of the bands that played at Sydney Park's sold out Soundwave festival.
But let's not rant on about this year's festival, it's all about 2008.
The current leaked line-up according to Soundwave forum moderators and administrators are:

Shadows Fall
Kevin Devine
Scary Kids Scaring Kids
Still Remains
Bleeding Through
The Matches
Boys Like Girls

This is only a handful of the lineup. The final announcements will be made on the 19th of October. All information about the lineup, tickets and venues will be released.
The major announcement is still on the down low, and fans of the first Soundwave are in anticipation. There are strong rumorus that As I Lay Dying, Killswitch Engage and The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus are playing, each announcing they are touring to Australia on a festival during February of 2008!
This festival is a MUST SEE, so stand by for tickets, and I hope to see you all there.
If you are after any details head to the soundwave forum it has all the information. I'm too lazy to give you a link so just search it in google!

And in other news...

We all know now that in just a few weeks the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour will be sweeping the shores of Australia, with the likes of The Used, Rise Against, The Bled, Aiden, Gallows and new comers to the tour replacing Escape The Fate (see Escape The Fate topic from September) Drop Dead Gorgeous.
I will be giving a full review of the night as i will be attending the Sydney show at the Entertainment center. So keep an eye out.

ALSO. Rage Against The Machine have announced their Australian tour, doing head lining shows and head lining the 2008 Big Day Out tour this summer. If you are a little behind, the band has been reunited (following the break up of Audioslave) and are now embarking an international tour. They will share the stage alongside Bjork, local boys Grinspoon and the one and only Mr Billy Bragg. There are rumours stirring that The Smashing Pumpkins will grace the BDO stages as well.

Also when I get the chance I'll be reviewing one of these albums..

An Ocean Between Us - As I Lay Dying
Chase This Light - Jimmy Eat World
Downtown Battle Mountain - Dance Gavin Dance
Which brings me to my next news! Jimmy Eat World (most famous for their songs Bleed American and The Middle off their full length 'Bleed American') have recorded their 6th studio album entitled 'Chase The Light' and is set for release on the 16th of October. The first single 'Big Casino' has already been released for radio play. The whole album was leaked on to the internet on the 29th of September. And well yours trully went and downloaded it. shh! I downloaded it today, and its such a great album there's not a song on there that I don't like. This album is a must have.
In local news...
Sydney band Guns For Glory are set to release their new EP 'Love, Lust and Loneliness' on the 7th of October (this Sunday afternoon) at the Gaelic.
Darkest White are in the process of recording their debut EP.
Melbourne boys The Getaway Plan have recorded their new album in the US titled 'Streetlight' and have set the release date for November 3rd, they are back in Australia and are on tour with other Boomtown Records bands, unfortuately for Newcastle fans they will not be coming here. Teh first single off the album is 'Other Voices, Other Rooms' which can be purchased at
'Horizons' is the new release from Parkway Drive. Produced by Killswitch Engage axeman Adam Dutkiewicz, it shows a maturing of the band's sound and new death metal elements used in songs like 'Siren's Song' & 'Boneyards' and classic Parkway sounding tracks like 'Carrion'. This is a great album and the songs that really stood out for me were Carrion, Breaking Point and Five Months.
I have been puzzled by I Killed The Promm Queen's current myspace screen name, it says.. "I KILLED THE PROM QUEEN (08 tourdates coming soon)" could this mean they are reuniting??? I will keep you updated on that one, there is no info on a possible tour except the screen name.
Heartbreak Club are in America! The band has an EP ('lamecore') and even their own music video for their single song 'Bethanie' and have obviously gained an international audience, gaining radio play in Australia, USA and Canada. Their record label Reign Records has sponsored their tour of the US.They began touring this month onthe tour entitled the 'Dead Celebrity Tour' while in the US they will be hitting the stage in the following cities:
Los Angeles, CA
Chico, CA
Portland, OR
Vanvouver, WA
Seattle, WA
San Francisco, CA
Sacramento, CA
Denver, CO
Lawrence, KS
Detroit, MI
Chicago, IL
Pittsburg, PA
Philledelphia, PA
New York, NY
As a fan and friend of the HB boys, I am not one to judge, but how the heck did they get such an oppurtunity! If you aren't a fan of their music you can at least say they are doing quite well for a local power pop/emo/punk quartet.
What's next?? Heartbreak Club on MTV2?! Maybe that's saying too much, but who knows. 2 years from now 13 year old teeny boppers will be outside in the cold at 12AM waiting for the midnight release of Heartbreak Club the full length studio album!!! We can only wait and see. [laughs]
That concludes my updates for now, I plan to make more regular updates now that I know how to logon. [laughs]
The future sees album reviews, band interviews and show reviews, as well as new happenings in the music world.
Until next time kids!


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Overheard some co-workers talking about it all week but didn't have time to ask so I thought I would post it here to see if someone could help me out.

Seems to be getting alot of buzz right now.


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