New Aussie Rock Record Label Launches With Earth-Shattering Roster

Attention all fans and artists that fall with heavy rock and metal, there’s a fresh label that has just been launched in Australia that you are really going to dig. Introducing Double Cross, an Aussie label that has just been launched by Melbourne-based crew Coking Vinyl that will represent more...

Interview with Cancer Bats

Tone Deaf catch up with Cancer Bats backstage in Melbourne at Soundwave 2013

Bullet For My Valentine, Cancer Bats & Miss May I

There are over 20 Sidewaves this year to compliment the Soundwave Festival run, and one which Sydneysiders got treated to was a brutal mix of Miss May I, Cancer Bats, and Bullet for My Valentine. As the over 18s shuffled in to and filled up the small venue downstairs and...

Cancer Bats 2013 Sidewave Announced

Fuelled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder, and have more fun than any other band, Cancer Bats are used to turning venues into rolling pits of punk rock hell and will no doubt “have the pit moving, and long-time fans thanking the musical gods that a band...

Bullet For My Valentine Soundwave 2013 Sidewaves Announced

It is hardly a secret. Bullet For My Valentine are one of this generation’s greatest exponents of metal. Having spent most of the past few years taking over the world with massive UK, European, U.S. and worldwide tours, the group are back with heir new album,  Temper Temper. The boys...

Soundwave Festival 2013 Lineup Announced, Metallica Headline

The Soundwave Festival 2013 lineup may have already had more leaks than a sinking ship, many of them from the festival’s own boss and serial tweeter AJ Maddah; but that hasn’t stunted anticipation for Australia’s leading hard and heavy rock festival. We already knew that Californian punks THE OFFSPRING and...

Waiting For The Soundwave 2013 Lineup? You Won’t Have To Wait Long

With the Big Day Out announcing their 2013 lineup on Monday, which apart from headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers, is a decidedly indie-centric lineup (including Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Vampire Weekend, Sleigh Bells, Animal Collective et al.), all eyes have turned to Soundwave to provide a fix of...

Cancer Bats

Canadian hardcore rockers Cancer Bats are keeping busy, especially frontman Liam Cormier, but he still had time for a chat about their fourth album Dead Set on Living, the logistics of touring and all good things in-between. The band approached their 2012 record aggressively to demonstrate their perception of themselves....

Soundwave 2013 Confirm Another Act For Lineup

Leaks about the lineup for Soundwave 2013 have been bubbling across the internet the last couple of weeks, with sludge metallers Kingdom Of Sorrow and Cannibal Corpse side-project Six Feet Under already confirmed for the hard rock festival thanks to some surreptitious tweeting, but today one more act has been confirmed; ironically...

Cancer Bats Australian Tour 2012 Announced

A Cancer Bats Australian tour 2012 has been announced that will see the band descend upon Australia for a blood spilling assault this July, so Australian fans be warned…’The Bats are back! Their new album ‘Dead Set On Living’ sees them at their most ferocious; “It’s heavy, it’s catchy, it’s relentlessly brilliant...