American hard-rockers P.O.D. (Payable on Death) have announced a return tour to Australia.
Forest Edge Music Festival 2017 is on soon! In less than three weeks – a collection of 40 artists will come together and put on the performances of a lifetime. Camping spots are still available, but selling out soon – don’t miss out! Full line-up details are after the jump:
So, they say “never meet your Heroes?” Well I did today, and it did not disappoint. I felt like Wayne and Gareth in Wayne’s World meeting Alice Cooper “I’m not worthy!” (Little pop culture reference there) but it was so worth it…
I got the great opportunity to have a one-on-one with the one and only Timothy McTague, the lead guitarist and one of the founding members of one of the biggest bands in the world, UNDEROATH. And man, what a down to earth, genuine, just all round awesome dude. He was so open and pumped to give us the goss on the bands arrival to our shores, Australia, for the next leg of their REBIRTH TOUR in February…
You read the headline right. Seminal hardcore band Underoath are returning to Australia in February next year to perform their two most popular albums – Define the Great Line and They’re Only Chasing Safety. Renowned for the intensity of their live performances, this is a show you do not want to miss. We had a chat with Keyboardist Chris Dudley to get the low-down on what to expect from this tour, how the band approach the Christian influences of these albums, and what Australian Underoath audiences are really like.
The Forest Edge train has been rolling on, with a whole new plethora of artists heading to Neerim East in Victoria over the Labour Day long weekend. With 25 artists already announced and tickets going on sale on September 9th, this is probably the biggest week of announcements yet.
Hailing from Bendigo is faith-filled singer Piper. Her debut EP More Than Words was released on iTunes and Spotify last night and is four tracks of piano-driven praise & worship.
The opening track Come Back To Me demonstrates Piper’s full vocal ability, with her full range on display. Her voice is soft, yet commanding – very reminiscent of Darlene Zschech, and the catchy chorus means that it’s the song you’ll be finding yourself coming back to again and again. Let You In and Fall are softer affairs, with Piper’s voice again working in tandem with the piano to deliver hauntingly beautiful tracks which focus on God’s redemptive love and spirit.
Fall is particularly haunting, with the piano, chorus and bridge building towards a powerful crescendo. However, Piper’s composition skills take the rein and instead of busting out one final chorus, she drops it back letting the track fade to background noise and fading in a softly played chorus across the background noise of a horse and carriage and light street traffic. The song itself brings to mind images of an old piano being played in front of an open log fire looking out over cobblestone streets, which is a testament to Piper’s ability to craft images using just the sound of a piano and her voice.
The final track Heaven’s Place delivers a guitar-driven affair with a violin sitting in support. Piper’s vocals again take another turn – they are slightly huskier and without a chorus, the songs twists and turns like a road instead of following the rhythm of verse-chorus-verse. It is an interesting end to a debut effort which is a perfect introduction to what Piper is about. Let’s hope we hear more from her and soon.
More Than Words is available now on iTunes or you can have a listen on Spotify:
Forest Edge Music Festival have continued to grow their line-up, announcing their first international headliner – American act Stars Go Dim.