METAL BYTES: 5 February 2014

Soundwave have just revealed the bands for the 3rd and final announcement for the festival tour which now includes Gold Coast industrial juggernauts Darkc3ll (pictured) and one of my own personal favorite bands FILTER! Also joining them is Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, The Defiled, I Killed The Prom Queen, The Ghost Inside, Authority Zero, and The Danger Kids.For full line up, tickets and info go to www.soundwavefestival.com.au.

Teutonic thrash titans Kreator and Death Angel are teaming up for the ‘united thrash nations tour’ in April, Both bands will be shredding up a storm at the HiFi in Brisbane on 19 April.

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society will release a brand new album called Catacombs of the black Vatican on Friday 11 April. It is the first studio album to be released since 2009’s Order of the black and it will  be released via Bullet Proof AU / Universal Music Australia.

The Finnish invasion continues with the original masters of folk metal, Finntroll coming back to show us how it’s done this June. You can catch them at The Zoo in Brisbane on 18 June. Tickets at www.metropolistouring.com.

Canadian metal warriors 3 Inches Of Blood will be dominating our shores with a tour this autumn, kicking off at The Crowbar in Brisbane on 10 April. Tickets and details at www.metropolistouring.com.

Brisbane’s own The Schoenberg Automaton have been announced as the opening support for the Septicflesh & Fleshgod Apocalypse show at the HiFi on 14 May.

Skid Row and Ugly Kid Joe are teaming up for a tour down under in April (seems to be a busy month right?). They will be hitting Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane on 26 April and tickets are on sale now through Oztix.

After releasing their debut album Eradicate-Reinstate and an Australian tour last year Silent Rose have big plans for 2014. Hitting the ground running they’ve again teamed up with the brilliant Dillon Pearce for their second music video Newspeak.

Dawn Heist have released a new video clip for their killer track Escaping the Cornucopia from their new album Catalyst. NZ metal legends 8 FOOT SATIVA have also released a brand new video clip for the massive song Shadow Masters. Keep an eye out for tour dates very soon!

You can get all your metal news by tuning in to Rabid Noise on Rabbit Radio every Wednesday night from 9pm.

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