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Sunshine Chaos Festival

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Things are heating up on the Sunshine Coast in June with the addition of the all new Sunshine Chaos Festival.  This is the first ever Sunshine Chaos event and it’s promising to be a good one.

One of the few all ages independent festivals happening in Queensland, The Sunshine Chaos Festival kicks off on Saturday, June 23 at 12:00 pm and will feature nearly 10 hours of live music from a heap of Australia’s hottest underground metal, hardcore and alternative rock bands.

Come down to the Mountain Creek State High School (20 Sharon Crescent, Mooloolaba) and check out this incredible line up:

The Storm Picturesque, In The Walls, PledgeThis!, Countdown To Armageddon, Road To Ransome, As We Stand, Bury The Existence, The Endless Pandemic, Trauma, This City Ignites, Exile, Asleep In The Light, Sevenskies, Place Your Bets, Betrayal Of An Empire, Gathered Below, Immobilised, Vitals, The Artifice and Serenity In … more...

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Cool Try Atlantis

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Fanatics across Australia are getting pumped up for the epic We Built Atlantis tour that will take the band across the country for nearly a month, including shows in Fortitude Valley, Surfer’s Paradise and Ipswich.

One of the many media outlets to run with the story is this rad little webazine: Cool Try.  Cool Try is an Australia based website that features all sorts of information on your local music scene, including articles, news updates, demo tracks and exclusive interviews.

You can read their post on the We Built Atlantis Tidal Waves Tour at http://cooltry.com.au/we-built-atlantis-announce-the-tidal-waves-east-coast-tour/.  Special thanks to the author for the sneaky Mannequin Republic reference.

If you’re wondering which We Built Atlantis tour date is right for you, head out to CWA Hall (68 Lime Street) in Ipswich where you can catch the pop-punk-hardcore act from Newcastle along with their mates from Sydney, By Design and Mannequin Republic’s … more...

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Road To Ransome Comes Early

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Just a reminder for your Road To Ransome fanatics who have been saving your coins to see the big EP launch tour: the June 22 show at Between The Walls has been changed.

The band will no longer be performing the Between The Walls, show, however you can catch them a full 3 weeks earlier in Ipswich!

It all happens on Saturday, June 2, at the Ipswich CWA Hall (68 Lime Street, Ipswich) starting 5:00 pm  Entry is only $10 and this show is all ages, so come down and mosh!

Also featured on the line up will be two bands up from New South Wales: We Built Atlantis and By Design, as well as local acts Ambitions, Illicit, Wanderer, Reclaimer and Home By Sudden Landslide.  All this of course, plus Road To Ransome showcasing cuts from their brand new EP, Meanwhile, In The Sky…

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Road To Ransome In Your Face

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Fanatics in Victoria have been chomping at the bit for the upcoming Melbourne show, marking Road To Ransome’s first time to play in the region, as part of the Meanwhile, In The Sky… launch tour.

Just to build the excitement even more, record store Fist2Face (146 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, VIC) are now stocking the official Meanwhile, In The Sky… EP by Road To Ransome.

If you’re not aware, Fist2Face carry an awesome range of music and merchandise from rock, hardcore and metal bands across the world.

If you happen to be in the Ringwood, Victoria area, make sure you get down to check them out and purchase the new Road To Ransome EP.  You can see more details on their website by clicking here.… more...

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Road To Ransome Video Interview

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Special thanks to the folks over at Just Do Things Just Because for piecing together a great little video featuring Mannequin Republic’s hardcore shooting stars Road To Ransome.

In the clip, you can see some of the highlights of Road To Ransome’s EP launch pre-show from Between The Walls on June 14, plus individual interviews with the boys (and girl) from the band.  They discuss their upcoming EP, Meanwhile, In The Sky… and give some inside gossip on the recording, such as: why they decided to record in secret, what fans can look forward to on the disc, their favourite songs to record and how they went about doing the project.

You can find the video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ5DIfUlKVo.  Make sure you have a look, like, comment and share and don’t miss Road To Ransome on one of their upcoming EP launch tour shows!  Click here for more … more...

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