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Every Time I Die have just announced that they are bringing their brutal live show to Australia next January! 

Singer Keith Buckley says "we couldn’t think of a better way to start 2015 than with a return to the place that has given us some of the best shows of our lives. We’re bringing with us a brand new record and a band that we’ve never had the honour of touring with before. These shows are going to be something truly special. Be a part of it with us."

Wed Jan 14 Amplifier, Perth 
Tickets from Oztix outlets and www.oztix.com.au

Thur Jan 15 Enigma Bar, Adelaide
Tickets from Clarity Records and www.moshtix.com.au

Fri Jan 16 Corner Hotel, Melbourne 
Tickets from the venue 1300 724 867 and cornerhotel.com

Sat Jan 17 Manning Bar, Sydney 
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Sun Jan 18 The Zoo, Brisbane 
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Make sure you get your hands on tickets from Friday September 5!

Mastodon’s Brent Hinds recently went against The Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weiman! Brent talked about not being a big Metallica fan, what it was like to meet Kirk Hammett despite that, making the choice to be a musician over the safe route his family wanted him to take and his new project!
Mastodon have just released the killer new album Once More ‘Round The Sun and we can’t wait to hear what Brent is going to work on next!

Check out the interview below!

Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil played ‘when was the last…’ in the most recent issue of Q Magazine! He talks about the last tattoo he got, his last on-stage injury and the last time he got kicked out of a hotel! The guys are just about to embark on their Australian tour, with newly announced supports Calling All Cars. We’re in for one hell of a show!

Thu 4 Sep Brisbane | The Tivoli
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Fri 5 Sep Sydney | Enmore Theatre
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Sun 7 Sep Melbourne | Palais Theatre
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Tue 9 Sep Adelaide | HQ
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Fri 12 Sep Perth | Metro City
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If you’ve ever wondered what life is like for a Satanist, look no further because a Warlock has answered all the questions you’ve got about practicing Satanism in Australia!

Marquis, a 45-year-old musician, author and magazine editor from Brisbane, is one of about 2500 practising Satanists in Australia. This is what he had to say.

He became a Satanist because it made sense to him at a time when nothing else did

I stumbled upon The Satanic Bible (written by the late Church of Satan leader Anton LaVey) when I was in my mid-20s and I found that I identified with it. It described me and who I was, who I wanted to become. It’s basically a philosophy for non-conformists. Satanists by nature are outcasts. We distance ourselves from the herd. We believe that you are your own god and that you are responsible for your own actions. You don’t need to bow down or fear other gods and deities. I always believed in questioning authority and what was being written in the media.

I joined up straight away and started reading LaVey’s other works as well as literature on applying Satanism to modern life. I decided this was what was going to work for me and I pursued it. Satanism based on rational self interest. If it’s for you, you feel the fire burning.

His parents were not happy when he broke the news to them. Twenty years later, they are still not impressed

They were basically dismissive of it. Didn’t want to know. They’ve never accepted it and they don’t want to talk about it. They are old-school, set standard Christians and they prefer to believe the representation of Satanism in the media.

My friends on the other hand totally accept it. I’ve never had any bad reactions, per se. Just about every single time I’ve told someone the reaction has been curiosity. They want to know all about it even if they don’t necessarily want to be one themselves. But I don’t talk about it much because there’s nothing more irritating than preaching.

He had to prove himself to the Church of Satan’s governing board, the Council of Nine, to reach the rank of Warlock.

The Council of Nine watches you over the years to see how you are living your life as a Satanist. You don’t take a written exam or anything, you have to adopt Satanism as a lifestyle and apply the philosophy to day-to-day living. We realise there are limitations to that and you can’t go to a job interview decked out in pentagrams but it’s really important that you live your life the way you want and to the fullest extent possible. That’s the way to elevate yourself through the ranks of the Church.

Satanists take Halloween seriously but think it’s great when other people dress up

The next important date on the Satanic calendar is Halloween and we have ceremonial gatherings to commemorate the occasion that last about two days. We’ll do a ritual and decompress afterwards to discharge all the energy and sit around and talk about the energy. Then we’ll have a barbecue.

Last year it took place in a very isolated location at a property in a rural community. There was no one around for miles. It was the perfect spot and we had a bonfire cracking and the ocean roaring in front of us.

Personally, I think it’s really important to honour ancient traditions and the return of the departed ones. It’s good that everyone (non-Satanists) get to dress up in costume and have a fun night but for us it’s Halloween 365 days a year.

His concept of hedonism, one of the driving forces of Satanism, may surprise you

Hedonism is very important to us. It means indulging in all the pleasures life has to offer such as art, literature and music. I love to travel, I love going to mysterious places and I love being surrounded by nature. I like my revelry too: I like a drink, it’s all part of the indulgence but it’s indulgence without compulsion.

Satanists don’t believe in hell

I’m open to the idea of an afterlife but I don’t dwell on it because I want to be in the present and enjoy every moment of it. I don’t believe in hell (when you die). Hell to me is all these religious fanatics dying and butchering for their faith, wasting the one opportunity they had at life.

Sacrificing children and animals is a no-no for Satanists according to The Eleven Satanic Rules

We absolutely do not use children or animals in our rituals That’s one of the satanic rules: Do not harm little children. Another rule states: Do not kill non-human animals unless you are attacked or for your food. I think misconceptions of those sort started in the 80s when there were all these things going on at the height of “Satanic Panic” but the FBI did an investigation and found no evidence of anything like that going on.

You do get the occasional twisted individual who gives us a bad name. People like (serial killer and self-described Satanist) Richard Ramirez, the Night Stalker. It just takes one devil-worshipping nut to get everyone’s attention.

via news.com.au

Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt & Fredrik Akesson recently caught up with Rocksverige to discuss their new album Pale Communion and while a lot of people are saying these guys are now just a prog band, Mikael stated pretty clearly that they “still feel like they’re in the metal scene”. Do you think they still fall into that?

Check out the interview below!

If you’ve been wondering when Asking Alexandria were going to drop their first power-ballad, today is the day! The guys have just released a heart-warming video for Moving On which was featured on their most recent album From Death To Destiny!

The video features some sweet live & behind the scenes footage, check it out below!

We’re excited to announce the dates for our first tour of Australian in over two years. FVEY LIVE will visit Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth through late October and November and is presented by Tone Deaf and Triple M Distortion

Along for what will be a hell tour will be the sensational High Tension andCairo Knife Fight.

There are a few different ticket options so hope these’s something there for everyone. 

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Oct 24 Hi Fi, Brisbane
Oct 25 The Metro, Sydney

Oct 31 Mojo’s, Fremantle
Nov 01 The Rosemount, Perth

Nov 06 The Gov, Adelaide
Nov 07 170 Russell, Melbourne

See you down the front!

Opeth have just released an awesome visualizer to go with the track Eternal Rains Will Come which is on their latest record Pale Communion! Make sure you’ve got your hands on a copy from our friends at iTunes or JB Hi-Fi

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Killswitch Engage have finally released another behind the scenes video from their world tour! This time: Mexico! Check out what the guys got up to as well as some rad live footage!