ICYMI: Week Ending 30th April 2017

Its been a huuuge week for music (despite the short week for Anzac day) and at times it’s bloody had to keep up with anything/everything that comes our way, so here’s what you might have missed, because lets face it, we did.

Immediate News

The long weekend (for some) started on a low point with bad news, which sucks, but lets get it out of the way now so we can cheer up after. Both letlive. and Vanna have decided to call it quits. letlive. announced the news abruptly this morning on their Facebook page stating:

“…there will be no further activity for the foreseeable future…”

Read the full story here

Vanna on the other hand was quite short by letting their fans know via a US Farewell Tour Only (so far) which kicks off in June. The post-hardcore group from Boston started out back in 2004 and just recently released their latest album All Hell in July 2016.

New Music & Videos

A monstrous week for new music with something to appeal to every single type of music lover out there.

Of Mice & Men – ‘Unbreakable’

The now four piece surprised fans with the first song following the departure of former unclean vocalist and founding member Austin Carlile with Aaron Pauly now on lead vocals and Alan Ashby backing him… and to be honest, it’s already better than anything on the their last album Cold War. The song also got the tick of approval from the band’s former frontman:

“I’m PROUD to see them continuing on strong, and especially proud to see @alanashby on the mic too 😂😂😂” – Austin Carlile 

blink-182 – ‘6/8′

Pop Punk former royalty blink released yet another song from their forthcoming California: Deluxe Edition which was sold off to fans as being “The strangest song blink have ever recorded. It’s in 6/8 time. It’s aggressive and one of our favorites from the deluxe because of it”. It sounded good and had potential but the simple lyrical content was it’s only downfall… much like a lot of their most recently released songs without Tom Delonge.

Decapitated – ‘Never’

The Nuclear Blast rostered metallers shed some more light on their forthcoming album Anticult which is out July 7th. If you like you music loud, fast and brutally heavy as fuck, then don’t go any further.

Every Time I Die – ‘Map Change’

Following screenshot teasers all week on social media we finally got to lay our eyes on the Buffalo metalcore act’s music video for the climatic song from their critically acclaimed album 2016 album Low Teens. The band also found themselves in similar ripped-off situation to Bring Me The Horizon when Coldplay flogged their album cover idea, after Foster the People shared their new album cover which looks soooooooo much like ETID’s. What do you think?


Oh/Villain – ‘Heartless’

Sydney has been pulling out some great post-hardcore acts lately and the latest one to land on our doorstep laptop was this quintet who have in the past shared the stage with bands like Chiodos, Polaris, Storm the sky and more. They’ve got an EP on the way and if it’s as good as this track, you’ll be able to add these guys to the list of the next home grown acts to make it big.

House vs. Hurricane – ‘Give It Up’

They’re back from the dead and there’s no stopping House vs. Hurricane now so it’s better to jump on the bandwagon or get left behind. The boys are releasing a new album called Filth on June 2nd via UNFD and the video for their first single was filmed during their appearance at UNIFY 2017. The new music comes from the working brain of guitarist Chris Shaw who originally wrote the music for a new band following HvH calling it a day back in 2013. The result? Well check it out for yourself

Stone Sour – ‘Fabuless’

Corey Taylor‘s non-Slipknot band have finally given us not one, but TWO samples from their new album Hyrdograd which comes out June 30th. We’re opting to show you the heavier song from the two (the other can viewed here) but if this is an indication of the new album’s ferocity, then sign us up right now. In my opinion Stone Sour never really hit the mark in catching my attention as much as Slipknot, but after this release, I’m slowly making my way to the convert table.

In Hearts Wake – ‘Passage’

Bands with a purpose tend to do more for the world than just put out music and out but In Hearts Wake this week proved they’re doing their part to save the world by launching a joint imitative with Tangaroa Blue Foundation called We Are Waterborne: An In Hearts Wake Initiative which seeks to clean up waterways in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and in their hometown of Byron Bay. As well as that they’ve got a new album called Ark on the way and another new song to accommodate the news.

Avenged Sevenfold – ‘God Damn’

The surprise album didn’t work as well as they had planned but they’re still going to push the shit out of it when they’re not touring with Metallica in the states. A7x unleashed the Music Video for this one from the album The Stage which fans were quick to point out the similarities between System of a Down‘s ‘Chop Suey‘ clip from back in the day. Homage? or another case of stolen idea? Either way, it’s a fuckin good song.

Wednesday 13 – ‘Blood Sick’

The all year round Halloween costume act had a very hit/miss release with the first song they released from their forthcoming album Condolences (Out June 2nd) but they’ve made up for it with this newbie which cements them alongside all the other bands on Nuclear Blast’s guest lists


Dead By April are heading out to Australia for the Very First Time in July. Having shared a stage with Killswitch Engage, Avenged Sevenfold and Linkin Park, it’s now only a matter of time before they blow up


DEAD BY APRIL Australian Tour Dates July 2017:
Wednesday 12th – The Zoo, BRISBANE
Thursday 13th – Fowlers Live ADELAIDE
Friday 14th – 170 Russell, MELBOURNE
Saturday 15th – Factory Theatre, SYDNEY
Sunday 16th – Capitol, PERTH
Tickets On Sale Tuesday 2nd May via David Roy Williams

Post-Prog Rockers Anathema make their return to Australia in December to celebrate the release of their 11th album The OptimistFollowing their popular stripped down shows back in 2015, Anathema are bringing a full electric show to blast the cobwebs out of the rigging and get you moving.

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Anathema Australian Tour Dates
Wednesday 6th DecemberMelbourne – 170 Russell
Thursday 7th December Brisbane – The Triffid
Friday 8th DecemberSydney – Metro Theatre
Saturday 9th DecemberAdelaide – The Gov
Sunday 10th DecemberPerth – Rosemount Hotel
Tickets On Sale Friday 5th May via Metropolis Touring

On Tour

Green Day officially kick off their Revolution Radio Australian Tour in Perth TOMORROW
You better believe we’ll be there to give you all the details of the show, pics and if it’s worth your money.


Green Day – Revolution Radio Australian Tour
Perth – Sunday 30th April @ Perth Arena
Melbourne – Wednesday 3rd May @ Rod Laver Arena
Brisbane – Monday 8th May @ Entertainment Centre
Sydney – 10th May @ Qudos Bank Arena
Tickets Here

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