Resist Records news


In the aftermath of the post-earthquake construction boom, when the steelworks had started winding down, an eerie silence fell over Newcastle; jobs were hard to find, businesses were boarded up. But, in the mid-nineties, a rumble could be felt beneath the surface. It wasn’t another tremor, it was a new generation of punk and hardcore bands that formed as a rebuttal to political inaction and social stagnation. 

Dale Townsend, Murray Ruse and Jamie Hay emerged during this upheaval and formed the seminal Novocastrian political punk band Conation. Through touring the country, they met Sydney guitarist, Chris Buttery, who played in the cathartic and crushing The Stockholm Syndrome and the blackened hardcore band, Deadstare. 

In 2017, after twenty years of friendship, it was time to start a project together. Something heavier and more considered than their past projects. They started Post Truth.

Post Truth’s new record, Responses to Trauma, conceptualises a narrative of traumatic experiences, the brutal ones that stick with us, consume us and change us. “Responses to Trauma” was recorded and mixed by Mike Deslandes (of YLVA & High Tension) at Woodriver Studios, Newcastle Australia. 

Listen to “Drowning In Thunder”

Pre Order “Responses To Trauma”


Following an extended hiatus in the recording sphere, Shackles return to set a crushing new precedent with their latest LP, ‘Hatred’s Reservoir’. 13 tracks of pure distilled grinding barbarity that takes immediate cues from Death Metal, Grindcore, Hardcore and Power Violence, while producing a mutant synthesis of them all.

Captured by Liam Kriz and mixed by Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording (Harms Way, Dead in the Dirt, Weekend Nachos), the band burrow further into their collective stockpile of animosity and conniption to produce what could arguably be considered the strongest of their recorded output so far.

Saturated in abhorrence and hostility, “Hatred’s Reservoir” bestows an absolute affirmation to the bands claim as total purveyors of all things drear and desolation in the dead zone they occupy between the realms of brutal hardcore and extreme metal.

Pre order “Hatred’s Reservoir”


Resist Records welcomes Post Truth to its roster. Featuring ex members of The Stockholm Syndrome, Conation, Deadstare and current members of The Hard Ons, Post Truth take influence from bands such as His Hero Is Gone, High On Fire, Cursed and Old Man Gloom.

Post Truth’s “Self Titled” EP was originally released via Bandcamp in October 2017 with the band self releasing copies on a limited edition silk screened 12″. Recorded in September 2017 at the Pet Food Factory in Marrickville, Sydney with Jason Whalley, the EP captures the first 6 months of the band.

Post Truth “Self Titled” EP is now available on digital outlets.


Parkway Drive have rescheduled their upcoming Australian Tour. The Viva The Underdogs Australian Revolution Tour, originally scheduled for June 2020, will now take place in July 2021 with special guests Hatebreed and Every Time I Die

Tickets valid for rescheduled dates.

Message from Parkway Drive

To all our Aussie fans,
It may come as no surprise to you that the Viva The Underdogs Australian Revolution Tour will need to be postponed. Given the current situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) and the various restrictions State and Federal Governments have put in place, it is literally impossible for the tour to go on in June 2020.

We have rescheduled the shows for July 2021 and are stoked that both Hatebreed and Every Time I Die will still be joining us then.

Thank you for your patience in these testing times and we promise it will be worth the wait when this tour gets back up and running next year. Stay safe, PWD


Polaris new album “The Death Of Me” is out now on CD, LP and digital outlets.

Returning to the familiar surrounds of a rental house in the small South Coast town of Mollymook where they recorded The Mortal Coil, converting it into a temporary studio, the band was accompanied by their Front Of House sound engineer, Lance Prenc, and longtime friend Scott Simpson (Alpha Wolf), both of whom co-produced the album with the band, with it being mixed and mastered by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland at Think Loud Studios Pennsylvania.

Listen to The Death Of Me


Baltimore’s favourite hardcore sons, Trapped Under Ice will return to Australia this April / May.

Formed in 2007, Trapped Under ice consists of guitarists Sam Trapkin and Brad Hyra, bassist Jared Carman, drummer Brendan Yates, and vocalist Justice Tripp. After self-releasing a demo, the band signed to Reaper Records and released their Stay Cold EP in 2008, followed the next year by their debut album, Secrets of the World. The band toured constantly, eventually traveling the world and winning over new fans with their boundary-pushing hardcore style. In 2011 they released their second album, Big Kiss Goodnight. Following another round of relentless touring in support of the album, the band went on hiatus in 2013, but returned to playing shows two years later. The newly rejuvenated Trapped Under Ice released their third album, Heatwave, on the Pop Wig label in 2017.

with special guests BORN FREE

Friday April 24 – Crowbar, Brisbane
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Saturday April 25 – Vinnies Dive Bar, Gold Coast
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Sunday April 26 – Hamilton Station, Newcastle
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Wednesday April 29 – The Lansdowne, Sydney
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Thursday April 30 – Basement, Canberra
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Friday May 1 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
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Saturday May 2 – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide
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Tickets on sale Wednesday February 26.


Fresh from their stint headlining Good Things Festival, the Viva The Underdogs tour sees Parkway Drive play their biggest shows in Sydney and Melbourne to date. Joining them on the five date run will be Hatebreed and Every Time I Die.

Tickets on sale Wednesday December 18.

with special guests HATEBREED and EVERY TIME I DIE

Saturday June 13
Riverstage, Brisbane
Tickets available from Ticketmaster

Friday June 19
Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney
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Saturday June 20
Melbourne Arena, Melbourne
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Sunday June 21
AEC Theatre, Adelaide
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Wednesday June 24
HBF Stadium, Perth
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Sydney’s Polaris have announced the details of their highly anticipated second studio album, The Death Of Me, out February 21, 2020, via Resist Records.

When it came time to make their new album, The Death Of Me, Polaris knew they had a tall order on their hands. Its predecessor, 2017 debut The Mortal Coil, was an ARIA-nominated, Top 10 hit in Australia, introducing the group to legions of fans around the country and, thanks to an extensive international touring schedule, the world.

Indeed in the two years since The Mortal Coil, Polaris embarked on three sold-out headlining tours of Australia, as well as supporting Architects and Parkway Drive around the country; five runs throughout Europe (including a series of arena shows supporting Architects and a slew of high-profile summer festival spots); three separate US tours; not to mention performing at the Download Festival and Unify Gathering in Australia. Somewhere in there, the quintet found time to write The Death Of Me.

When it came time to record, Polaris returned to the familiar surrounds of a rental house in the small South Coast town of Mollymook where they made The Mortal Coil, converting it into a temporary studio.

Accompanying the band was their Front Of House sound engineer, Lance Prenc, and longtime friend Scott Simpson (of Melbourne band Alpha Wolf), both of whom co-produced the album with the band with it being mixed and mastered by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland at Think Loud Studios Pennsylvania.

Catch them on “The Death Of Me” Australian Tour this February with Wage War, Crystal Lake and Alpha Wolf. Tickets on sale 10am November 20.

Listen to “Masochist”

“The Death Of Me” album pre orders go live at 9am Friday November 15.


Resist Records welcomes Beerwolf to its roster. Pre orders are now available for there sophomore album “Year Of The Dog” to be released on September 27. “Year Of The Dog” was recorded at Adelaide’s Ghostnote Studio in August 2018, mixed by Evan McHugh and mastered by William Bowden. For fans of Good Riddance, The Offspring, and Mid Youth Crisis.

Listen to “Hook Line Sinker” now.