METAL BYTES 26 Feb 2014

Gold Coast metal band Prepared Like a Bride have just released their amazing debut album Overcomer and will be heading out on tour in support of it this March.You can catch the boys at Expressive Grounds for an all ages show on Sunday 23 March. Tickets through Oztix.

4 Dead in 5 Seconds have released the artwork and title of their new EP. Bestiary: The Book of Beasts was recorded in the Netherlands with producer and Textures guitarist Bart Hennephof and will be released this Autumn.

Industrial metal maniacs Mushroomhead are set to release their brand new album The Righteous & The Butterfly on 13 May. The album also celebrates the return of J Mann to the band (that’s right, 3 singers), I am really excited to hear this album.

Meshuggah turn 25 this year. That’s right it has been 25 years since the tech metal kings released the selftitled (though often referred to as Psykisk testbild) EP on the small local Umeå label Garageland Records in 1989. Happy quarter century Meshuggah.

Carnifex will release their amazing new album Die Without Hope physically and digitally on 7 March through their new label Nuclear Blast. Stay tuned to Rabid Noise on Rabbit Radio in the next couple of weeks to hear an interview with frontman Scott Lewis.

A tribute album to the late great Ronnie James Dio will be released on 28 March. This is Your Life pays tribute to the legendary front man and features newly recorded tracks from Anthrax, Halestorm, Rob Halford, Metallica, Motorhead, Scorpions, Corey Taylor and Tenacious D. The album will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.

Iced Earth are returning to our shores next month as part of their Worldwide Plagues Tour. It kicks off at the HiFi Brisbane on 14 March with support from Aussie thrashers Elm Street. Tickets at

Dark Tranquility are finally returning to Australia in support of their latest album Constuct, also at the HiFi Brisbane. They hit the stage on 28 March with special guests Be’lakor + Orpheus Omega. Tickets at Stay tuned to Rabid Noise on Rabbit Radio in the next weeks to hear an interview with front man Mikael Stanne.

Buried in Verona are heading out on tour in support of their new album Faceless. You can catch them live Saturday 19 April at the Crowbar (18+) or Sunday 20 April at The Lab (AA), both in Brisbane.

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