Metal Bytes: edition 7 and 8

Wallapalooza is almost upon us. This free all-day event at The Wallaby Hotel boasts 29 bands across three stages and features some awesome local talent including Helm, HailmaryAzreal, The Black Swamp, The Molotov, Smoking Martha, Gimpus and heaps more. Make a note in your diary. It all goes down 8 June at Mudgeeraba’s oldest pub.

The Godfather of industrial Gary Numan will be here for a tour at the end of next month in support of his new album Splinter (Songs from a Broken Mind). Numan plays The Tivoli, Tuesday 27 May. Tickets from ticketmaster.com.au.

After taking the USA by storm King Parrot are returning to Australia for the Blaze In The Northern Suburbs tour and will be playing three huge shows in Queensland. See them with Azreal and Rome at The Cooly, Friday 23 May, At Thriller (also with Nightmares), Saturday 24 May and at The Lab in Brisbane for an all ages show on Sunday 25 May with Widow The Sea, I Shall Devour and Gouge.

Psycroptic and Aborted are teaming up for the huge Necrotic Repression tour in June and taking Brisbane’s own The Schoenberg Automaton with them. See them at Brisbane’s newest venue The Brightside, 21 June and The Lab 22 June for an all ages show. Tickets through Oztix.

Tickets for the Carcass Surgical Steal The Commonwealth Australian tour are selling like crazy and word is that it will sell out. Don’t miss your opportunity to see one of the most legendary bands on the planet live and get your tickets ASAP! Visit thehifi.com.au for more info.

The project formed by The Dillinger Escape Plan vocalist Greg Puciato and Soulfly/ex-Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera in early 2011 also features Mastodon bassist and co-vocalist Troy Sanders and former The Mars Volta drummer Dave Elitch. Do yourself a favor and get this album now!

Another album to keep an eye out for is War Eternal from Arch Enemy. This is the first album to feature Alissa White-Gluz (ex-The Agonist) as the new vocalist since Angela Gossow stepped aside to focus on behind the scenes management of the band. I have been listening to this album almost non stop and personally think it will be one of the highlights of 2014.

Humality have just released their long awaited EP Nowhere and features the single Amaurosis which features a very cool video clip with some mind blowing make up effects. Go get your copy now from iTunes and most online stores and check out the video on YouTube!

Mastodon are about to release their sixth studio album Once More Round The Sun on June 20th and features the new single High Road and one of the craziest album covers you will ever see!

Sad news as Aussie tech metal band In-Cyde are going on indefinite hiatus after nine years and three awesome albums that recently saw them tour the USA with Ill Nino, They will be missed that’s for sure.

Gold Coast metal titans Azreal will release their new album Premonition (pictured) on 8 June at Wallapalooza. The boys will also be playing two shows in support of King Parrot on their Blaze In The Northern Suburbs Tour on Friday 23 May Coolangatta Hotel and Saturday 24 May at THE BRIGHTSIDE in Brisbane.

Perth hard rock masters Hailmary will be heading to Queensland in support of their new EP Navigate the Sunrise. Make sure you catch them live Friday 6 June at The New Globe Theatre in Brisbane with Tusk, Cause in Affect, Flannelette and The Thrill or at the massive Wallapalooza on Sunday 8 June at the Wallaby Hotel, Mudgeeraba.

WIN : Carcass play the HiFi Bar Brisbane on 13 and Blank has a double pass to give away thanks to Soundworks Touring. To be in the running for one double pass, send an email to news@blankgc.com.au with the subject CARCASS and your mobile number and name in the body of the message. Winner drawn around midday Wednesday 28 May.

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