Metal Bytes | edition 9

After recently being named online as the world’s greatest singer due to his insane vocal range (and knocking Axl Rose off the top spot) Mike Patton took to Twitter to hint at a possible new Faith No More album in the works. “Hey! Stay tuned for more Tweets from twats!!! The reunion thing was fun, but now it’s time to get a little creative,” he wrote. As a long time fan of Patton’s work this almost made my head explode, let’s hope it is true.

 

Sad news as Gold Coast metal Legends Lynchmada have decided to call it a day. They will be playing a couple of last shows around the country in June and July so make sure you keep an eye out for the dates and get to one of the gigs to see the boys off. They will be missed.

 

Canadian prog metal favourites Protest The Hero (pictured) will be returning to our shores in September, kicking the tour off at the HiFi in Brisbane on Thursday 4 September with a crazy cheap ticket price of $45 + BF. There are also VIP meet and greet packages available if you are keen to meet the guys in person. More at thehifi.com.au.

 

Perth prog metal band Voyager have just released their 5th studio album V and it is nothing short of amazing. Make sure you catch them live in Brisbane at The Brightside on 11 July with Caligula’s Horse and Toehider.

 

The next Abyss metal/rock club night on 20 June at Melba’s will see us pay tribute to one of Queensland’s most hard working and respected photographers Amanda Brenchley by hosting an exhibition of her amazing work. Over the years she has snapped not only your favorite local bands but also some of the heavy weights including Dimmu Borgir, Behemoth, Devin Townsend and the Soundwave Festival to name a few. Come down and help us celebrate this legend of the local scene and see some of her work on display.

 

Sydney’s Tension’s Arise will be joining The Matador, In Death and Deraign at the Coolangatta Hotel on Saturday June 14th to help spread the word about local community radio station Rabbit Radio which is host to the Gold Coast’s only metal radio program Rabid Noise (9.00 – 11.30pm Wednesday nights). Come down and see an awesome line up of bands in one of the Gold Coast’s best live venues and show your support for community radio.

 

One of Sydney’s most respected and best loved bands, As Silence Breaks has been reborn as Daemon Pyre. The buzz about the band’s new material is extremely positive but you can check a taste of what’s to come with the track Misanthropic Parallels which is available on soundcloud.

 

Got some metal news we should know about? Email rabidnoiseradio@hotmail.com. For all the latest metal tracks and interviews tune into Rabid Noise every Wednesday night from 9.00pm, rabbitradio.com.au.

 

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