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Video: BLACK SABBATH Performs New Song ‘Loner’ In Melbourne

BLACK SABBATH debuted a brand new song, “Loner”, last night (Wednesday, May 1) at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The track is featured on the deluxe edition of “13”, the first BLACK SABBATH record in 35 years to feature singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler all playing together, which is due out June 11 on Vertigo/Republic. This marks BLACK SABBATH‘s return to Vertigo, their original label, and the group’s first studio album together since 1978’s “Never Say Die!” Continue reading Video: BLACK SABBATH Performs New Song ‘Loner’ In Melbourne

KISS’ Monster Tour Hits Perth; Set-List, Photos Available

KISS’ Monster Tour hit Perth Arena in Perth, Australia tonight (February 28th) with openers MÖTLEY CRÜE and THIN LIZZY. Check out numerous photos at this location.

According to Setlist.fm KISS’ setlist included:
‘Detroit Rock City’
‘Shout It Out Loud’
‘Hell or Hallelujah’
‘I Love It Loud’
‘Psycho Circus’
‘Calling Dr. Love’
‘Firehouse’
‘Wall of Sound’
‘Outta This World’ (Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer Jam)
Bass Solo
‘God of Thunder’
‘War Machine’
‘Shandi’ (Acoustic performed only by Paul)
‘Love Gun’
‘Black Diamond’

Encore:
‘Lick It Up’ (excerpt from Won’t Get Fooled Again)
‘I Was Made for Lovin’ You’
‘Rock and Roll All Nite’

KISS, Mötley Crüe, Thin Lizzy dates:

March
3 – Clipsal 500 – Adelaide, Australia
5 – Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) – Melbourne, Australia
6 – Etihad Stadium (Intimate Arena Mode) – Melbourne, Australia
9 – Allphones Arena – Sydney, Australia
10 – Allphones Arena – Sydney, Australia
12 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia
16 – Virgin Australia Stadium – Mackay, Australia

Discontent in the Slayer Camp? Dave Lombardo out?!

This statement has started to just make the rounds on the net.

Have there been a falling out with Lombardo and the rest of Slayer?  I can’t see if this is true how the other band members…namely Kerry King would find it acceptable for their management to be taking 90% of their revenue unless Dave was the only one getting 10% while Tom and Kerry were receiving a larger share without Dave’s knowing.

Either way it seems there is something amiss…stay tuned.

Statement From Dave Lombardo Regarding Slayer Australian Tour 2013

I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.

So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.

Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split amongst the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my band mates know, and Tom and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents.

I spent the Christmas and New Year holidays realizing I had toured all over the world in 2012, but yet, had not been paid (except a small advance) or provided a proper accounting for a full year’s sweat and blood. On top of this, I was told that I would not be paid until I signed a long form contract which gave me no written assurance of how much or on what basis management would deduct commissions, nor did it provide me access to the financial budgets or records for review. It also forbade me to do interviews or make statements having to do with the band, in effect a gagging order.

Last Monday, I sat down with Kerry and Tom to rehearse for Australia and to propose a new business model that I felt was the best way forward for Slayer to confidently protect itself so we could do what we do best . . . play for the fans. Kerry made it clear he wasn’t interested in making changes and said if I wanted to argue the point, he would find another drummer. On Thursday, I arrived at rehearsals at 1 pm as scheduled, but Kerry did not show. Rather, at 6:24 pm I received an email from the lawyers saying I was being replaced for the Australian dates.

I remain hopeful that we can resolve our issues. But once again, I sincerely apologize to all of our fans in Australia who spent their money expecting to see the 3 of us original Slayer members.
I look forward to seeing you in the future.

Sincerely,
Dave Lombardo

GRAVE Announce Australian Tour Dates

Stockholm, Sweden-based death metallers GRAVE have announced a string of Australian dates in March.

Confirmed dates for Grave’s Australian Tour 2013 include:

March
15 – Sydney, Australia – The Wall
16 – Hobart, Australia – The Grand Poobah
17 – Melbourne, Australia – Ding Dong Lounge
20 – Adelaide, Australia – The Squatters Arms
21 – Perth, Australia – The Rocket Room

Grave are among the acts confirmed for Germany’s Summer Breeze Open Air – which will take place from August 15th to 17th at its usual location in Dinkelsbühl.

Confirmed acts now include: AGNOSTIC FRONT, ALESTORM, AMORPHIS, ANTHRAX, ARCHITECTS, BENEDICTION, THE BONES, BURY TOMORROW, CARACH ANGREN, CLITEATER, DARK FUNERAL, DER WEG EINER, DESTRUCTION, DEVILDRIVER, DR. LIVING DEAD, DYING FETUS, EISBRECHER, EMMURE, END OF GREEN, ENSIFERUM, ENSLAVED, EVERGREEN TERRACE, EVOCATION, FEAR FACTORY, FEUERSCHWANZ, FIDDLER’S GREEN, FINNTROLL, FIREWIND, FIRST BLOOD, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT, GRAVE, HAGGARD, HATE, HATEBREED, ILLDISPOSED, IN FLAMES, KNORKATOR, KORPIKLAANI, LAMB OF GOD, LETZTE INSTANZ, LONG DISTANCE CALLING, MARDUK, MERRIMACK, MOONSPELL, MUSTASCH, NACHTMYSTIUM, NEAERA, NECROPHOBIC, ORDEN OGAN, ORPHANED LAND, POWERWOLF, PRIMORDIAL, PRO-PAIN, ROTTEN SOUND, SABATON, SALTATIO MORTIS, SISTER SIN, SOILWORK, SOLSTAFIR, THE VISION BLEAK, TIAMAT, TRISTANIA, VADER, VAN CANTO, WALLS OF JERICHO, WE CAME AS ROMANS, WHITECHAPEL, WINTERFYLLETH, WITCHCRAFT.

For more info on the festival visit this location.