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It’s the second half of this year and with it brings the release of some albums from the big-name metal acts, and that in itself means the metal press is collectively losing its shit over every little thing. Tool updated their logo on their webpage, Slipknot released a single for their new album and Opeth released a new song for their album recently and words upon words were set upon unsuspecting blank documents over the world and then published about every little new thing these bands are up to. To be fair, these blogs are just posting clickbait about big name bands, but where’s the articles pumping up the new albums from the likes of Alice Cooper and Quiet Riot, for example? Is no one checking their websites for new logos and new songs released from them in the lead up to their albums?! I’m sure there’s some people out there frothing for these releases a lot more than Tool! You know, Puddle Of Mudd are still around and they’ll be releasing a new album this year, as will Steel Panther, Alter Bridge, Halloween and The Darkness, people would love to be updated with every little bit of news about them… Alright, alright, I guess now maybe the eyes of the metal blogs and press are focused correctly at stuff some people may actually care about.
In other news
Brewtality 2019 will be held across both Melbourne’s The Tote and the Bendigo Hotel on Saturday August 3 and will feature Psycroptic, High Tension, Lo! And many more.
Diabolic Rites will launch their new album at Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on Friday August 9 and with them will be Whoretopsy, Christ Dismembered plus more. Get on down and check out a show before it closes for good!
Slipknot will release their new album We Are Not Your Kind on Friday August 9.
DevilDriver and All That Remains will be at 170 Russell on Sunday August 25.
Tool will release their new album on Friday August 30.
Korn will release their new album The Nothing on Friday September 13.
Opeth will release their new album In Cauda Venenum in both English and Swedish versions on Friday September 27.
Combichrist with special guests Darkcell will play the Corner Hotel on Friday October 4.
Metallica, with Slipknot as support, will be at Marvel Stadium on Tuesday October 22, which is now sold out. A second show has been announced for Thursday October 24.
Alcest will release their new album Spiritual Instinct on Friday October 25.
Mayhem will release their new album on Friday October 25.
Bart Krysiuk’s Batushka will play the Croxton Bandroom on Saturday November 2.
Opeth will play the Palais Theatre on Friday December 13.
Blacken Open Air festival will be held over Easter weekend, 2020. Easter Sunday will be April 12. Handy to know if you’re looking for cheap flights to NT well in advance.
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Written by Paul Taylor
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