Brisbane’s Smoking Martha announce European deal + UK tour in November !

Brisbane rockers Smoking Martha have just announced a must-see send off show to celebrate their First UK tour and European distribution deal for their debut album “In Deep”. Staying true to their signature hooky riffs and alluring vocals, Smoking Martha have signed a European exclusive deal with Bad Reputation Records for their Debut Album “In … Continue reading Brisbane’s Smoking Martha announce European deal + UK tour in November !

John Coghlan’s Quo – TMG and TASTE announce Feb 2019 Australian Tour

Former Status Quo member John Coghlan is set to bring his band out to Australia in February 2019 for a national tour with TMG. Dubbed the 'Rollin Across Australia - Coast To Coast' Tour, the tour commences February 20 in Mandurah, WA, with shows in all states to follow before winding up in Toowoomba on … Continue reading John Coghlan’s Quo – TMG and TASTE announce Feb 2019 Australian Tour

Cheap Trick To Play Four Australian Shows next month – one with Foreigner

We are life long Cheap Trick fans here at Australian Rock Review and are reminding all readers that one of the most influential rock groups of the past fifty years hit Australia next month. With hits including  ‘I Want You To Want Me’, ‘Dream Police’, ‘Surrender’, ‘The Flame’ and more, Cheap Trick has sold in excess of 20 … Continue reading Cheap Trick To Play Four Australian Shows next month – one with Foreigner

Foreigner hit Australia in October – fans of Dokken and Hurricane also take note

Its been a long time since I first saw Foreigner, back in 1988 in fact - and now they  return to Australia this October to perform a series of newly envisaged orchestral concerts. Old and new fans alike will be thrilled to witness the prolific rockers belt out all of their iconic hits - with … Continue reading Foreigner hit Australia in October – fans of Dokken and Hurricane also take note

PALACE OF THE KING Announced As Special Guests On Rose Tattoo Australian Tour

Melbourne rockers Palace Of The King have been confirmed as very special guests on the upcoming national run from Australia’s rock n roll outlaws, Rose Tattoo. POTK have had a huge 2018, releasing their third album Get Right With Your Maker in April which saw them undertake a huge 8 country European tour before heading back to Australia for sold out … Continue reading PALACE OF THE KING Announced As Special Guests On Rose Tattoo Australian Tour

In 2018 Heavy Metal Parking Lot is now the subject of academic discourse. For real? Enough already ….

There was an article about Heavy Metal Parking Lot (HMPL) that appeared in Concourse magazine a couple of years back called ‘The Deranged True Story Of Heavy Metal Parking Lot, The Citizen Kane Of Wasted Teenage Metalness’. In a lengthy, yet unnecessary expose, Dave McKenna analyses HMPL as a period piece, and writes that it is now the … Continue reading In 2018 Heavy Metal Parking Lot is now the subject of academic discourse. For real? Enough already ….

ARS101: Deniz Tek Interview (Radio Birdman)

  For more than 40 years Deniz Tek has been at the vanguard of Australian rock n roll – from Radio Birdman, New Race, the Visitors and a prolific solo career that continues to this day – on episode 101 of The Australian Rock Show we take it to the vertical and talk to Deniz … Continue reading ARS101: Deniz Tek Interview (Radio Birdman)

Echo Del Tusker (ex-Tequila Mockingbyrd, Massive and Dead City Ruins) release debut single ‘Can’t Keep Your Man’ !

Listen up folks cos there's some exciting rock n roll news coming outta Melbourne... some ex-members of Tequila Mockingbyrd, Massive and Dead City Ruins have joined forces and formed Echo Del Tusker - and if their debut single is anything to go by - the buzz around this outfit is more than justified... When you've … Continue reading Echo Del Tusker (ex-Tequila Mockingbyrd, Massive and Dead City Ruins) release debut single ‘Can’t Keep Your Man’ !

Wreckless Eric is coming to Australia in November

Eric was one of the founders of England’s new wave scene on the late 70s. We were introduced to his music on the Stiff sampler ‘A Bunch Of Stiff Records’ in 1977 with the song ‘Whole Wide World’. The song has been covered by Mental As Anything, Paul Westerberg, The Proclaimers and even The Monkees. … Continue reading Wreckless Eric is coming to Australia in November

Gene Simmons / Ace Frehley – Enmore Theatre Sydney 31 Aug 2018

Some rock n roll history went down at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre a couple of nights back - on Friday the 31st August – where two of the founding members of one of the world’s most iconic rock n roll outfits – KISS - graced the very same stage . I am of course referring to … Continue reading Gene Simmons / Ace Frehley – Enmore Theatre Sydney 31 Aug 2018

Japan’s Deadvikings set to hit Australia again in September !

The Deadvikings - Japan's kings of high-energy rock n roll are about to embark on another run of Sydney dates, following on from their successful tour in November of last year. Formed in 2007, The Deadvikings have evolved into a loud, tight-sounding outfit, with their recent album 'Libertania' earning them solid reviews and high praise. … Continue reading Japan’s Deadvikings set to hit Australia again in September !

Temtris release first single from forthcoming album Rapture. Touring Australia October 2018

In May, Sydney metal band Temtris released their powerful single “Run” from the 5th studio album 'Rapture' which is due for release on the 1st October 2018. Temtris has yet again pushed themselves to reach new height’s with 'Run'. A big song with twin guitar solo’s, speed thrashing double kicks, powerful Bass and soaring vocals.. The … Continue reading Temtris release first single from forthcoming album Rapture. Touring Australia October 2018