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RESIST RECORDS WELCOMES PRIDELANDS AND RELEASE HEAVY TONGUE

Resist Records welcomes Melbourne-based, five-piece metal band Pridelands to its roster.

Heavy Tongue follows their 2019 single, Dark Sources. It was written by Pridelands, produced by Jamie Marinos and Pridelands, mixed by George Lever at G1 Productions UK (Loathe, Sleep Token) and mastered by Ermin Hamidovic at Systematic Productions AUS (Architects, Northlane, Periphery).

Heavy both instrumentally and in terms of its message, this song shines a harsh spotlight on the corruption and mismanagement of the devastating bushfires that raged through Australia from 2019 to 2020.

“Lyrically, the new single is at heart, a song about corruption in our home country of Australia, both from its inception to the current day. The track highlights tones of inequity, ranging from parliamentary ignorance, to the lack of indigenous cultural teaching in our education systems, to gender inequality. Too many of Australia’s inhabitants “graduate” from their places of education without learning a single thing of the culture, rituals and environmental preservation tactics that the First Nation’s peoples carved the way for so many years prior to the white man’s invasion of this land.”

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AMENDS “TALES OF LOVE, LOSS AND OUTLAWS” OUT APRIL 23

Starting in the mid 2010s as an emo-rock revival outfit, Amends have expanded to incorporate a sound more focused on alt-country, heartland rock and folk-punk. Building their style across EP’s and their debut album ‘So Far From Home’, led them to support acts such as Lucero, The Menzingers and Luca Brasi. The strong development of the band’s style and sound is evident in their new record, ‘Tales Of Love, Loss and Outlaws’.

Joining in on the record are Murder By Death Cellist Sarah Baillet and Against Me! leader Laura Jane Grace. The former contributes strings on the ballad “I Gave My Heart Away A Long Time Ago,” while the latter duets on “Walking Backwards.”

‘Tales of Love, Loss, and Outlaws’ demonstrates and solidifies Amends status as one of Australian music’s most unique and endearing prospects.

Pre order ‘Tales of Love, Loss, and Outlaws’

POST TRUTH “RESPONSES TO TRAUMA” OUT NOVEMBER 13

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”

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SHACKLES “HATRED’S RESERVOIR” OUT NOVEMBER 6

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.

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POST TRUTH EP NOW STREAMING

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 RESCHEDULED DATES

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 “THE DEATH OF ME” OUT NOW

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

TRAPPED UNDER ICE AUSTRALIAN TOUR

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.

TRAPPED UNDER ICE AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2020
with special guests BORN FREE

Friday April 24 – Crowbar, Brisbane
Tickets available from oztix.com.au

Saturday April 25 – Vinnies Dive Bar, Gold Coast
Tickets available from oztix.com.au

Sunday April 26 – Hamilton Station, Newcastle
Tickets available from oztix.com.au

Wednesday April 29 – The Lansdowne, Sydney
Tickets available from moshtix.com.au

Thursday April 30 – Basement, Canberra
Tickets available from oztix.com.au

Friday May 1 – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Tickets available from northcotesocialclub.com

Saturday May 2 – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide
Tickets available from moshtix.com.au

Tickets on sale Wednesday February 26.

PARKWAY DRIVE “VIVA THE UNDERDOGS” TOUR

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.

PARKWAY DRIVE “VIVA THE UNDERDOGS” TOUR
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
Tickets available from Ticketek

Saturday June 20
Melbourne Arena, Melbourne
Tickets available from Ticketek

Sunday June 21
AEC Theatre, Adelaide
Tickets available from Ticketek

Wednesday June 24
HBF Stadium, Perth
Tickets available from Ticketmaster