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Forgiven Rival

Forgiven Rival have been hailed as “pioneers in a new breed of urbanised rock”. Breaking into the scene in early 2005 they have continued on the up with a demo out and an impressive year of touring with some top notch Australian and International artists, including Kisschasy, Parkway Drive, Silverstein (CA), I Killed The Prom Queen and more. A band that knows just how important touring is they have impressively played in almost every Australian state and clocked up over 60 shows in one year.

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City Falls

City Falls are a metalcore band from Bathurst, NSW who began in 2007 under the name For The Killing. After numerous name changes and getting a new rhythm guitarist, they changed their name to City Falls, and released their first recording, Broken Idols, which is currently gaining steam in the underground local scene.

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In This Moment

In This Moment is a melodic metalcore band, formed in North Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States in 2005. Their first album, entitled Beautiful Tragedy, was released on March 20th, 2007 on Century Media Records. The band's sound falls on the melodic side of the metalcore spectrum, with vocalist Maria Brink utilizing both screams and a good deal of clean, emotive singing, the latter being even more prominent on the band's second album, The Dream, released in 2008. Their third studio album was released on July 2010 named A Star-Crossed Wasteland

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The Plot In You

The Plot in You is a metalcore 5-piece originally starting as a side-project of former Before Their Eyes (Rise Records) guitarist/vocalist, Landon Tewers, quickly became his main focus. Forming in Findlay, OH after parting ways with BTE, a solid line-up for the band was formed and work on their debut EP was underway. "Wife Beater" (InVogue Records) was both heavy as well as haunting, where lyrically Tewers gives you a look inside the lives of people he has come into contact with over the years.

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Scar the Surface

Scar the Surface are a five piece melodic metal band hailing from Melbourne, Australia intent on delivering good times and good tunes to fans of the heavy side of music the world over.
Having shared stages with the best Australian metal has to offer, the band have forged and cemented their own name within the playing fields of Australia bringing forth their energetic and party-inducing stage show across the country numerous times in support of singles ‘The Art of Defeat’ and ‘Your Delusion, My Hatred’.

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Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive is an Australian melodic metalcore band.

The band formed in the summer of 2003, their name coming from the street they used to practice on in their home town of Byron Bay, Australia. Not long after they had formed, they released a split EP with Adelaide band I Killed The Prom Queen. Later that year, the band also made an appearance on the Byron Bay Hardcore compilation What We've Built, preceded by their debut EP, Don't Close Your Eyes.

In May 2005 the PwD headed to the USA to record their debut album with renowned metal producer, Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz (who is responsible for acclaimed releases from the likes of Unearth, August Burns Red, Underoath and Johnny Truant.)

Since the release of Don't Close Your Eyes, Parkway Drive have rapidly accumulated a loyal fanbase Australia-wide, courtesy of support slots for international acts including Hatebreed, In Flames, Chimaira, Shadows Fall, As I Lay Dying, Bleeding Through, Alexisonfire, and performances at Metal for The Brain 2005 and Australia's Hardcore 2005. They have built quite a strong reputation within the music industry, this led to their signing with Epitaph record label.
In June 2006 they released Killing With a Smile in the United States during August of that year.

In late May 2006, second bass player Shaun Cash left the band for personal reasons with the full support of the rest of the members. The band soon found a replacement in their "merch guy" and long-time friend, Jia "Pie" O'Connor. Now a permanent part of the line-up, he played with them for the rest of their first international tour in the United Kingdom, and Europe, and later dates in the United States.

In October 2006, they were billed as the Australian contingent on the Rockstar Taste of Chaos tour, playing alongside Anti-Flag, Underoath, Thursday, Senses Fail, Taking Back Sunday and Saosin. During November and December 2006, they appeared at the Homebake Festival, Sound Fest, Resist Records' tour, Soundwave Festival and Gravity G Festival before returning to the UK and Europe.

On 3 March 2007, a new song was previewed to a crowd at Underworld entitled "The Siren's Song". The song would later feature on Horizons. They were placed on the bill for the U.S. Vans Warped Tour 2007 as the only Australian band on the tour. On 15 August, Winston McCall appeared in an interview on the short.fast.loud show on Australia's Triple J Radio station in which he previewed a track off Horizons entitled "Boneyards".

Horizons was released on 6 October 2007. The album was generally acclaimed by critics and fans alike; especially Blunt Magazine, who wrote that the album 'simply slays from the get go' and awarded it 10/10, and planet-loud.com, which suggested that it would 'set the benchmark for metal albums to come'. It debuted at number 6 on the ARIA Charts. After the release of Horizons, the band toured through the US, Australia and Europe with such bands such as Killswitch Engage, Bury Your Dead, Darkest Hour and others.

In February/March 2008, Parkway teamed up with Byron Bay bands/friends 50 lions and Word Up!, to complete the Surf Rats Tour of east coast Australia. This tour (travelling to towns not listed on the standard touring circuit) was based around surfing big surf spots on the way.

On 12 December 2008 while performing at UNSW Roundhouse, Parkway Drive announced that they were filming a DVD of the show, which would include footage of the performance and a few songs from other bands featured in the Sweat Fest Tour. On 18 January 2009, Parkway Drive announced their headlining US tour with Stick to Your Guns and Mychildren Mybride. On 28 January to 1 February 2009, Parkway Drive went on a tour in Japan with Shai Hulud and Crystal Lake. Parkway Drive played at the 2009 Bamboozle Lineup at the Giant's Stadium parking lots; as well as being confirmed at 2009's Download Festival.

In May 2009, Parkway Drive announced that they would be releasing a live DVD and an Australian tour was also announced with August Burns Red and Architects in support of it. It was on this tour that the band performed a new song entitled "Unrest."

Discography:
Albums
- 2005 - Killing with a Smile (Resist Records, Epitaph Records)
- 2007 - Horizons (Resist Records, Burning Heart Records, Epitaph Records)
- 2010 - Deep Blue (Resist Records, Epitah Records, Burning Heart)
- 2012 - Atlas (Resist Records, Epitah Records, Burning Heart)
- 2015 - I.R.E.
- 2018 - Reverence
Other Releases:
- 2003 - Split EP with I Killed The Prom Queen
- 2004 - Don’t Close Your Eyes EP (Resist Records)
- 2006 - Don’t Close Your Eyes (Reissue) EP (Resist Records)
- n/a - “What We’ve Built” BBHC compilation
- 2006 - Smoke ‘Em If Ya Got ‘Em (Resist Records)
- 2007 - Boneyards (Resist Records)
- 2009 - Parkway Drive: The DVD

Members:

Current:
Winston McCall - Vocals
Ben Gordon - Drums
Jeff Ling - Guitars
Luke Kilpatrick - Guitars
Jia O'Connor - Bass

Former:
Brett Versteeg - Bass
Shaun Cash - Bass

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Never See Tomorrow

Originating from the coastal city of Wollongong Australia, Never See Tomorrow have been making a name for themselves in a big way since they first debuted in 2006.
In their short time as a band, this young but talented 5 piece ‘metalcore’ act have set their hopes high and achieved much in the past year…Having played numerous amounts of shows up and down the Australian coast has seen the band develop a large fan base in the metal/hardcore scene. Whilst pulling a further amount of attention for their recent cover of Vanessa Carlton’s, 1000 Miles.

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Silent Screams

Silent Screams are a 5 Piece band from Coventry, UK. They play what has been described as by fans as a blend of metal, hardcore, deathcore with technical song structures and no repeating parts. Despite this chaos the music somehow makes sense as Silent Screams have had a busy last 2 years. Recording with Matt Hyde (Slayer, As I lay dying, Gallows, Slipknot, Trivium) for their current EP, relentlessly touring the UK and Europe all off their own back with no label.

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Tread

There's more than one artist with this name: Tread (1) Hiroshi Watanabe’s deep slow house side project with the assistance of graphic designer Takehiko Kitahara. Formed in 2001.
Official website> http://www.hiroshiwatana.be. Tread (2) A Thrash/Groove Metal from Denver, Colorado. U.S. Formed in 1993 Tread (3) A Metalcore band from Melbourne, Australia.
Fusing heavy riffs, gripping dynamics and manic vocal melodies flipping from pitch perfect falsetto to primal scream in a heartbeat, TREAD have forged themselves a signature sound nothing short of colossal in magnitude.

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