Metalbytes edition 18

With only a month to go until 2015’s Soundwave festival tour kicks off, Brisbane and Gold Coast punters are set to be treated to several of the biggest sidewaves of recent years!

  • Pop punks Fall Out Boy, Twin Atlantic and Emily’s Army will play the Tivoli on Wednesday, February 25th.
  • Metal legends Judas Priest and Dragonforce are teaming up for a show at Eatons Hill Hotel on Thursday 26 February.
  • Godsmack, Papa Roach and Nonpoint play the Tivoli on Thursday 26 February.
  • Millencolin, The Vandals and The Interrupters play The HiFi Friday 27 February 27th
  • Last but not least, in a huge triple bill, Marilyn Manson, Apocalyptica and Deathstars will also play the Tivoli the night before the festival on Friday 27 February.
  • Buy tickets and get more information about all sidewaves here.

One of the biggest announcements to kick off 2015 was the news that Napalm Death and Carcass will return to our shores in April for the co-headline Deathcrusher tour. With the recent release of Napalm Death’s new album Apex Predator – Easy Meat and Carcass’s amazing Surgical Steel release in 2013 this is one tour you would be silly to pass on. The tour will hit Brisbane on 19 April. More at

Another crazy double line up that was recently announced was the Suffocation and Decapitated Australian tour in May (are we getting spoiled or what?) with the bands hitting Brisbane on Thursday 7 May at The HiFi. There are also special meet and greet tickets available with Decapitated. Get all the details at

MEGADETH bass shredder DAVID ELLEFSON will be in the country for his first spoken word tour in March. An evening with DAVID ELLEFSON will feature stories from life on the road and about life as a founding member of one of the biggest metal acts in the world. The night will also feature a bass demonstration and audience Q+A which will allow fans to delve deeper into all things MEGADETH and David’s autobiography My Life With Deth. Catch Dave Ellefson at the HiFi in Brisbane on 28 March. Tickets and more information at

With news that legends Mötley Crüe are calling it a day and doing one last world tour, the band have confirmed they will be heading down here in May with support from the one and only Alice Cooper! While dates and tickets have not been released yet, many fans are keeping their eyes peeled online for more news on when the tour is officially announced which should be in the very near future. Mötley Crüe will wrap up their world tour in Los Angeles on New Year’s Eve and Alice has offered to kill the band off onstage as a final send off.

Dutch Avant Garde Death Metal masters The Monolith Deathcult are set to release their new EP Bloodcults in March.The band have given a taste of what’s to come by uploading the opening track Reign Of Hell to their Youtube channel and it is nothing short of amazing.Pre-order packages are available now through the band’s Bigcartel and Bloodcults will be released through SEASON OF MIST on 23 March.

Everybody’s favorite spaceman and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee ACE FREHLEY has announced his first Australian shows since 2010 and will be in the country in April/May. The 2-hour set features everything an ACE or KISS fan could hope for and you can expect to hear  highlights from his latest killer album Space Invader. Tickets for the Invading Down Under tour are on sale now and you can catch Ace live onstage at the Tivoli in Brisbane on Wednesday 29 April. More at


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