The Round-up – Monday December 18th, 2017
Today we have the debut album from Newcastle’s Hack The Mainframe streaming, tour dates for Ross The Boss, a new label deal for Dream Theater, plus video clips from YLVA & City Calm Down.
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(18) Paradise Lost + Deadspace + Tempest Rising @ Capitol, Perth
The band came together from the ashes of punk bands Wiseheimer and Pants Optional in 2014 playing fast 90’s skate punk and with strong socio-political lyrics, quickly building a strong local following.
After their independent release of their debut EP ‘Tapped Online‘ Hack The Mainframe also featured the Pee Approved Vol 5 compilation with their track ‘May Street‘.
You can purchase a physical copy of the album on CD & Vinyl [Here], or grab it digitally from all the usual outlets. Stream it below.
Now Dream Theater has announced that they have signed with Sony Music worldwide, through progressive music label imprint InsideOutMusic, for the release of the band’s forthcoming 14th studio album. They join an impressive roster of bands, many of which wouldn’t exist without Dream Theater blazing a trail before them, and inspiring young musicians since the early ‘90s.
The band comments,
“We are all really excited about signing a brand-new record deal with InsideOut/Sony! We’ve known Thomas Waber for a very long time and it’s great to finally get a chance to work together. Thomas’ enthusiasm, energy, music industry expertise and positive outlook towards the future of DT’s recording career has been incredible to witness, and we have no doubt that being part of the InsideOut/Sony family will be an amazing creative and professional experience for all of us!“
Keep an eye out in the new year for more details of that new album.
Now the band have released the video for ‘Hunting Room‘ taken from the album.
Director Matt Adey (House of Vnholy) has worked with the band in various forms and took on the piece to create their new film clip. This harsh landscape YLVA paints in the track is explored and portrayed by Adey in an immersive connection between sound, light and story.
“YLVA’s Hunting Room video clip is a combination of competing imagery and aesthetics between the bands contemporary metal sound and tropes of the classical. Taking inspiration from “the Dying Swan’ solo by Mikhail Fokine paralleled with the folklore of Dante’s Inferno and the concentric circles of hell. Unlike the narrative of traditional folklore, the images are a pastiche, a collage of strong symbolic gestures for the viewer to interpret.“
The co-writer of such classic albums as ‘Battle Hymns‘, ‘Into Glory Ride‘, ‘Hail To England‘, ‘Sign of the Hammer‘, ‘Fighting The World‘ & ‘Kings of Metal‘ will be performing a classic Manowar set to Australian audiences for the first time ever.
“We, the Ross The Boss Band, are so looking forward to our concerts down under, performing classic Manowar tracks in Sydney, Adelaide & Melbourne. We will bring the message of True Metal to our Immortal Metal Armies. I have assembled three incredible musicians, and together we will deliver an experience only to be described as, true classic metal. We are going to devastate every audience, every night, without mercy.“
Ross The Boss will be joined in Sydney by Night Legion who feature his Death Dealer band mate, Stu Marshall (Dungeon, Empires Of Eden). More supports to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale now.
26th – Bald Faced Stag, Leichhardt [18+]
27th – Fowlers Live, Adelaide [18+]
28th – The Croxton, Melbourne [18+]
—> Tickets available now.
—> For more information, visit [Here].
The single is available on all the usual streaming outlets now.
Watch the video clip below.
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