Whitechapel Pull Out Of Soundwave Festival


It’s true, people. Whitechapel will not be making the trek to New Zealand and Australia this month, as previously planned. Nope. They’ve backed out of those Soundwave festival shows and all of the dates they had lined up. The reason? One of the band’s members is dealing with the death of immediate family member. That […]

Behemoth, Hour Of Penance To Tour Australia


You know what’s the best? Applying for jobs, and never, ever fucking hearing back. No email to let you know you were considered, and passed over. No acknowledgement they’ve received your resume. Yes, I have a job. This site is not my job — it is my hobby, if anything. But while I am employed, […]

Lamb Of God Playing New Zealand

Lamb Of God

That’s right, New Zealand. Lamb of God is coming to your little patch of Earth this September, and they are going to fuck your shit way the fuck up, metaphorically speaking. That’s because Lamb of God are back, with a renewed vigor not seen by many. After that bullshit trial, this band’s hungry to get […]

Ulcerate Book Studio Time


Fuck! Yes! In late 2011, Ulcerate signed a deal with Relapse Records. This week, the death metal band from New Zealand will enter hometown MCA Studios to harness their anticipated fourth LP. “After almost exactly twelve months of exhaustive work we are now in the final stages of preparation for our fourth album,” says drummer […]

Let’s Just Forget About The New Tool Album Already


Because it isn’t coming. Not for a fucking while, anyways. Maynard James Keenan recently told a Chilean radio station earlier this month that the band would not release a new album in 2013; days later, drummer Danny Carey told a New Zealand station that a new CD would arrive “sometime this year.” Clearly, someone’s fibbing. […]

Tool Playing New Zealand, Australian Shows; Drummer Talks Next LP


That’s right, folks. Tool may not be releasing a record this year, but they have announced a bunch of shows for Australia and New Zealand for this May. Here’s the press release, which makes me think new tool is actually coming. “Don’t miss the multi-sensory experience that is a performance by groundbreaking musicians Tool. With […]

Converge, Old Man Gloom Touring Japan, Australia


Oh yeah, my Japanese and Australian friends. Converge is coming. To you. And they’re bringing Old Man Gloom along with ‘em. That’s phat. They’ve even booked a single date for New Zealand. All of those dates follow at the end of this post. Of course, both bands released new albums this year, and both rule. […]

New Zealand Duo Use Sword To Steal AC/DC CD


Do they not have the internet in New Zealand? I mean, who heads into a house, strapped with a sword and ready to slice, just for a fucking CD? Apparently, two dudes in New Zealand. The guys, reports claim, were charged with armed robbery after stealing an AC/DC CD. Peter Tapine, 37, and Jackson Huata, […]

Sunn O))) Cancel New Zealand, Australia Shows

Sunn O)))

Well, that just sucks a double-ended dildo…jointly used by Joan Rivers and a bengal tiger. Yes, folks — Sunn O))) and Pelican‘s planned October Australian and New Zealand tour has been cancelled by Sunn O))), who provided a lengthy explanation as to why. “Sunn O))) regretfully must pull out of the proposed Australian dates this […]

Readers’ Bands: You’re Gonna Dig Mothra


This week’s Readers’ Band pulled me in immediately. They’re called Mothra, which is already pretty awesome. But then I was sent a video for a song called “The Beginning,” which follows at the end of this post, along with a note from guitarist Hugh Allan saying the track was mixed by Aaron Harris of Isis […]