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Frontier Touring,, Channel V and Drum Media presents:

Disturbed ? Music As A Weapon tour 2011. With special guests, Trivium and As I Lay Dying

Highly acclaimed heavy metal icons Disturbed will be returning for their massive ?Music As A Weapon 2011? tour and are ready to annihilate arena stages in Australia and New Zealand this April, much to the satisfaction of their legions of fans.

Arguably one of the most successful heavy metal bands around today, Disturbed have sold over 11 million albums globally and are one of only three bands in music history to have four consecutive releases debut at #1 on the US Billboard Top 200 album chart.

Since the band?s formation fifteen years ago, Disturbed have had three Platinum albums in Australia and a strong fourth contender in their latest offering Asylum which debuted at #2 on the ARIA Album Chart and #1 on New Zealand?s RIANZ Album Chart upon its release in August.

Asylum is the fifth studio album by the Grammy Award nominated band (2009) and the first single ?Another Way To Die? has continued to impress listeners since its immediate injection into the top spot on the iTunes Rock Chart once available. Featuring lashing guitars, bone-shattering riffs and hypnotic hooks Asylum is classic Disturbed at their finest:

?The Chicago quartet has a defined sound that?s been consistently satisfying for the past decade? There are enough brains and brawn to make this an ?Asylum? any head-banger would be crazy to avoid? ? Billboard

?Global warming! Nazis! Werewolves! Disturbed pack their fifth disc Asylum with so much scary stuff it should come with a night-light. The Chicago metal warriors give Metallica pummel a modern-rock sheen??? Entertainment Weekly

??Where many of their peers settle for a few blocky chords and let the distortion pedal do the rest, Disturbed don?t shy away from a few fevered fret-board workouts. As history has proven, the devil ? wherever he lives ? loves a good guitar solo.? ? Rolling Stone

Disturbed, comprised of front man David Draiman, guitarist Dan Donegan, drummer Mike Wengren and bassist John Moyer, have garnered a devoted following over their extensive, wildly successful career due to their vicious live performances and repertoire of standout compositions.

To add to the mayhem, axe wielding metal band Trivium will join Disturbed at all shows on tour as special guests. Trivium have over 800 live shows to their name to date and are ready to show off their prowess again following their last visit in support of 2008?s epic release Shogun.

?The Florida band were on riotous form throughout the gig, which was punctuated by the co-lead guitarist Corey Beaulieu spinning his long hair around and frontman Matt Heafy continuously exclaiming ?oh my God!? at how hectic the crowd were.? ? NME

Trivium is a powerhouse of metal and their live performances burst with a raw brutality that will certainly leave audiences quaking in their wake.

Metalcore ensemble As I Lay Dying are also performing on the ?Music As A Weapon 2011? tour, armed with tracks from their new album The Powerless Rise that has seen them cement their place as one of the most groundbreaking acts in the metal genre:

?Their combination of Slaughter Of The Soul-era At The Gates-style melodic death metal, breakneck thrash and pounding breakdowns has seen them elevated to the forefront of the metalcore scene?? ?

The album, also their fifth, entered the US Billboard chart in the Top 10 albums but it is on the live stage when they are at their most savage.

Opening the tour at all Australian shows, with the exception of Perth, will be Forgiven Rival. The band is rapidly gaining momentum here and overseas, sharing billings with UnderOath, Parkway Drive, Story Of The Year and more. Their highly commended debut album This Is A War has seen them catch the attention of US label Indianola Records, with whom the band are now signed. New Zealand supports will be announced at a later date.

This killer lineup is sure to have fans eagerly rearing their horns in anticipation and clamouring for a piece of the action. Tour information and ticketing details below.

Frontier Members pre-sale from Wed 17 November, 2pm AEDT,? Thu 18 November, 2pm AEDT. General public on sale from 9am local time, Friday 26 November. All shows are all ages. Tickets from Ticketek.

Wednesday 20 April Burswood Dome, Perth All Ages
Saturday 23 April Adelaide Entertainment Centre All Ages
Sunday 24 April Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne All Ages
Monday 25 April Acer Arena, Sydney All Ages
Thursday 28 April Newcastle Entertainment Centre All Ages
Saturday 30 April Brisbane Entertainment Centre All Ages
Tuesday 3 May Vector Arena, Auckland All Ages
Wednesday 4 May TSB Arena, Wellington All Ages
Friday 6 May Canterbury CBS Arena, Canterbury All Ages


Metal Obsession presents:

In Malice?s Wake
Anno Domini
A Million Dead Birds Laughing

July 9th @ Central Club, Richmond.
Doors at 7:30pm, $15 entry.

Death doom band Okera, who are quickly becoming a local favourite with only a few shows under their belt, will be kicking off the night on the strongest note possible; not a band that any Opeth fans will want to miss. Obsidieth will be bringing a touch of folk to the lineup with their keyboard-heavy style of melodic death metal, while A Million Dead Birds Laughing will kick things up a notch with their unique, quirky blend of grind and death. Sydney?s Anno Domini will make their first trek down south to launch their massive new album ?Atrocities? with equal parts brutality and atmosphere, and In Malice?s Wake (quite easily one of the top thrash bands in the country) are sure to top things off in the awesome form fans have come to expect from their live show.

Facebook event:

T H E  T H R A S H E N I N G

A celebration of all things thrash metal, The Thrashening sees a first time coming together of Melbourne?s most devastating bands ? In Malice?s Wake, Demolition, Elm Street and Inebriator. This unmissable event features each band?s own brand of whiplashing metal plus classic heavy metal covers, with a DJ playing thrash metal favourites all night long. Do not miss this chance to lose yourself in the chaos that is The Thrashening!

After bludgeoning audiences Australia-wide in late 2009, In Malice?s Wake returns to the stage to dominate once again. In Malice?s Wake?s blistering set will feature several brand new tracks. Their unrivalled aggression, presence and precision will leave you breathless.

Demolition are a thrash metal band of the highest order. With guitar chops to rival the best in the genre and a clear understanding of dynamics and style, the music created by Demolition will first crush, then maim and have you returning for more.

After recently supporting Aussie icons The Angels during the 2009 LIVE tour, Elm Street have been blasting their brand of traditional thrash metal to local audiences all over. A hard working band winning over legions of fans, do not miss Elm Steet?s killer set!

Inebriator have been crushing audiences recently with their old school brand of thrash metal. Influenced by bands such as Kreator, Nuclear Assault, Slayer and the like, Inebriator?s set of uncompromising old school mayhem will ensure the night goes off with a massive bang!

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