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Last year Australia held its first Download Festival in Melbourne which boasted headliners Korn and Limp Bizkit along with some of the biggest names in metal and rock from Australia and the world.
Due to its success it was announced to return in 2019 adding a Sydney date to further expand the global phenomenon.

Kicking off the day are Aussie prog metallers Voyager who are no strangers to big stages and have a massive following overseas. What a Wonderful Day seems like a fitting song to kick t...

March 6, 2019

'it's going to be a celebration of metal!' Nergal proclaims when discussing the line up for the Australian Download Festival

March 6, 2019

There aren’t many bigger names in metal than SLAYER and Australia is extremely lucky they get to experience one last time and to farewell this legendary band as they hit Download Festival and sideshows in Brisbane and Adelaide with fellow Big Four brothers ANTHRAX and the Polish Hammer of BEHEMOTH.

What can be said about SLAYER that already hasn’t been said? So far into their career and the final album ‘Repentless’ scored their highest ever Australian chart entry at #3 on the ARIA Chart. An in...

March 2, 2019


With over 10 million albums sold worldwide and a dedicated global following, New York's  ANTHRAX earned their place alongside Slayer, Megadeth and Metallica as one of the big four of thrash metal.
 

This week ANTHRAX are returning to Australia for the first time since 2013.in support of their latest album ‘For All Kings’ and team up with fellow thrash masters Slayer, who have decided to call it a day after one final world tour which includes a headline slot on the Download Festival Australia an...

November 19, 2018


Since the announcement of 2019’s Download Festival in Sydney and Melbourne, fans in Brisbane have been waiting patiently for news of sideshow’s to drop.

Early this morning Live Nation and participating touring companies opened the flood gates and set social media on fire for our fellow Queenslander's and gave us all something to celebrate!

Slayer + Anthrax + Behemoth

Leading the news is Slayer’s sideshow with Anthrax and Behemoth at Riverstage on Thursday March 7 as well as AEC Arena in Ade...

October 1, 2018


One of the most enticing aspects of Behemoth is their ability to produce a multifaceted artistic experience both musically, philosophically, visually and atmospherically. A continuation in obscurity between the boundaries of art and music, their newest album I Loved You at Your Darkest (ILYAYD) sates the appetite of those looking for more than just a blackened death metal album.

The intro “Solve” and Outro “Coagula” encase Behemoth’s newest Opus Dei in children’s chanting and a 17-piece Polis...

As any heavy music fan is aware, the ever so popular British rock outing known as Download Festival has finally hit Australian shores. 

It is rare that so many bands of that caliber tour our country at once and while the festival has only just wrapped its first date in Melbourne we have been extremely lucky

some of these bands went on the road and carried out sideshows across the country.

Out of all the Download sideshows it was tonight’s Mastodon/Gojira gig that seemed to be the most anticipated...

March 13, 2018

After stomping their way through the nation's capital cities last December in support of their devastating new album 'Ugly Produce', King Parrot retain their insatiable work ethic announcing a new edition of their 'Regional Rampage' Tour for 2018. King Parrot stay true to touring the regional centres of Australia, and this April will see them venture on a massive east coast tour encompassing every nook and cranny from Victoria to far north Queensland. Along for the ride on their first ever visi...

February 23, 2018


Southern California crossover thrash/hardcore punk/skate punk legends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES are on their way back to Australia for a headline tour and an appearance at Melbourne’s first Download Festival in March.

For 30 plus years SUICIDAL TENDENCIES have continuously led the charge in the skate punk/ thrash metal movement and have been a major influence on many bands we love today.

The bands mastermind, Mike Muir is also hands down one of the most energetic and entertaining frontmen in the world...

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