Sum 41, Thy Art Is Murder, 12 Foot Ninja, Pennywise And More Added To Download Australia

The franchising of Download Festival continues after terrific forays into France and Spain with Sydney and Melbourne, Australia now shaping up to be one of the stronger festival lineups in recent memory. Six new bands have joined a killer lineup including Sum 41, Thy Art Is Murder, 12 Foot Ninja, Pennywise, Slaves (UK) and Voyager. They compliment the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains, Ghost, Rise Against, The Amity Affliction, Anthrax, Halestorm,Behemoth, Me First And The Gimme Gimmes, Converge, Fever 333 and many more on Saturday, 9th March in Parramatta Park, Sydney (18+) and Monday 11th March (long weekend) at Flemington Racecourse, in Melbourne. Tickets are on sale now at the links below. Continue reading

Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains And Ghost To Play Download Australia

Download Festival Australia has been announced for 2019, as a two-date festival experience in Sydney and Melbourne next March. Headling the festival are Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, Judas Priest, Alice In Chains and Ghost are among the confirmed bands. These two shows will represent Ozzy’s only shows in Australia on the “No More Tears 2” tour. More bands will be announced soon. The two-date, five-stage affair, hitting Sydney’s Parramatta Park on Saturday, March 9 and Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse on Monday, March 11 has tickets on sale now. Continue reading

King Parrot Releasing Dead Set In May

king parrot w phil anselmo

Australian thrash grinders King Parrot will release their new full length Dead Set on May 15th in Europe via Agonia Records, May 19th in North America via Housecore Records and May 15th in Australia via Rocket/EVP. Stream “Like A Rat” below.

The record was produced by Philip H. Anselmo, and his recording crew of Michael Thompson and Steve Berrigan at the infamous Nodferatu’s Lair (Down, Eyehategod, Superjoint Ritual et al) in Louisiana and spews forth ten ravaging psalms that showcase King Parrot’s signature punk rock spirit and pummeling sonic debauchery. A true leap forward from their debut, Dead Set exhibits a distinct maturity from a band who’ve committed to the rigors of international touring, slaying audiences through Asia, North America, Europe and Australia on a regular basis.

Dead Set Track Listing:
1. Anthem Of The Advance Sinner
2. Need No Saviour
3. Hell Comes Your Way
4. Like A Rat
5. Tomorrow Turns To Blood
6. Home Is Where The Gutter Is
7. Sick In The Head
8. Punisher
9. Reject
10. Dead Set

KING PARROT w/ Weedeater:
Mar 20: SXSW Tone Deaf Touring Showcase @ Dirty Dog – Austin, TX
Mar 21: The Lost Well – Austin, TX
Mar 24: Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM
Mar 25: Pub Rock Live – Scottsdale, AZ
Mar 26: Casbah – San Diego, CA
Mar 27: The Complex – Los Angeles, CA
Mar 28: Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Mar 29: DNA – San Francisco, CA
Mar 30: Starlite Lounge – Sacramento, CA
Mar 31: Dante’s – Portland, OR
Apr 01: Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
Apr 02: The Pin – Spokane, WA
Apr 03: Neurolux – Boise, ID
Apr 04: In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 05: Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
Apr 07: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
Apr 08: Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
Apr 09: Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL
Apr 10: Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Apr 11: Subterranean – Chicago, IL
Apr 12: Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Apr 13: Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Apr 14: Nectars – Burlington, VT
Apr 15: T.T. The Bear’s Place – Boston, MA
Apr 16: Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 18: Ziggy’s By The Sea – Wilmington, NC
Apr 19: The Earl – Atlanta. GA * KING PARROT headlines
Apr 20: Blue Nile – New Orleans, LA (Housecore Records Signing Party * KING PARROT headlines)

Australian Tour Dates:
May 14: The Loft – Warrnambool, VIC
May 15: Fowlers Live – Adelaide, SA
May 16: The Corner – Melbourne, VIC
May 17: Wrangler Studios – Footscray, VIC
May 21: Magpies – Canberra, ACT
May 22: Corrimal Hotel – Wollongong, NSW
May 23: Newtown Social Club, NSW
May 24: Small Ballroom – Newcastle, NSW
May 28: Tatts Hotel – Lismore, NSW
May 29: Coolangatta Hotel – Gold Coast, QLD
May 30: Crowbar – Brisbane, QLD
May 30: Crowbar – Brisbane, QLD
Jun 05: Prince Of Wales – Bunbury, WA
Jun 07: YMCA HQ 0 Perth, WA (w/ special guests High Tension,Colossvs)

KING PARROT is:
Mr. White – Guitars
Squiz – Guitars
Slatts – Bass
Toddy – Drums
Youngy – Vocals

Housecore Records (NA)
Agonia Records (EU)
Rocket/EVP (AUS)

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