All the latest news in the world of rock and metal!


INTERVIEW: Aaron Keylock

UK Blues sensation Aaron Keylock talks to The Rockpit about his sizzling debut album ‘Cut Against the Grain’ We find out why UK Blues Rock is in safe hands…     Check out our review […]


INTERVIEW: Brian Young of Beau Nasty

Over the next few months the Rockpit will be talking to the bands of the 80’s that should have been huge, bands who simply never got the breaks or never even got the deal. In […]


Avatarium announce new album ‘Hurricanes And Halos’

Sweden’s doom darlings AVATARIUM are back with their third studio album and once again, singer Jennie-Ann Smith and her gentlemen cast a spell over you with a truly magical sound experience – »Hurricanes And Halos« […]


Chickenfoot To Release ‘Best + Live’ On March 10

Supergroup Chickenfoot will release Divine Termination, its first new tune in 5 years on BEST + LIVE, the group’s first ever best of collection, on March 10 via earMusic/Sony Music Australia Chickenfoot features front man […]


Architects Share Video For “Gravity”

British metal band Architects share a video for “Gravity”, a track from the band’s latest album All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us. The video comes in advance of the band’s Australian headline tour kicking off May 2nd […]

The Stranger

The Stranger roll out ‘The Whip’ and debut album announcement

  Brisbane prog-metallers THE STRANGER today are unfurling ‘The Whip’, a brand new, CRACKING single, the latest taste of their Self-Titled Album. The album will see it’s release in exactly two months’ time, on Friday […]


Punky Meadows announces West Coast and East Coast tour dates

One of the most striking hard rock bands of the 1970’s was undoubtedly ANGEL – who sported costumes and a highly theatrical stage show only rivaled by KISS (their then-label mates on Casablanca Records). Despite […]

Bay City Rollers Australian tour 2017

Bay City Rollers Add More Shows to Australian Tour!

  Well folks the people have spoken and due to overwhelming demand we have added more shows to this already packed tour. Adelaide and Perth we heard you the loudest and we are adding second […]

Curbside Drive

Curbside Drive announce new single ‘Sidelined’ and EP ‘Outside Your Window’

Starting off as a not so secret band within a band, three dudes assembled and bonded over their love of punk rock. Keeping the cliché alive, Jack, Danyon and Zac jammed to poorly recorded drum […]

Coro Fire

Coro Fire announce new single ‘AMD Cramp’ and EP ‘Once A Chore’

  Coro Fire are releasing their latest single ‘AMD Cramp’ ahead of the release of their first full length EP ‘Once A Chore’. Coro Fire is a two-piece indie/pop/grunge/rock band from Perth, Australia. The band consists of long-time friends Nick […]

Hollow World tour 2017

Hollow World announce ‘Examinate’ National Album tour

  Last week, HOLLOW WORLD unveiled their savage new track WILDFIRE and announced their new album EXANIMATE release details – the album out on March 17th. Having just played alongside some of Australia’s best extreme […]

Hidden Intent Australia tour 2017

Hidden Intent hit the road Australia wide February-April 2017

Adelaide’s fast rising heavy metal upstarts Hidden Intent will be hitting the road alongside legendary US thrash act Nuclear Assault on their upcoming east coast Australian tour kicking off this week. The boys have also […]

Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017

Neil Finn joins the Bluesfest Monday line up

  Today Wednesday 22 February, Bluesfest is excited to announce that Neil Finn and his band are joining the Bluesfest line up. Finn, along with his bands Split Enz and Crowded House are responsible for […]

Nuclear Assault

Nuclear Assault Australian Tour Begins Tonight, Set Times Announced

One of the most iconic bands of the US Thrash Metal movement, Nuclear Assault, are in the country for their first and last time ever! With a 30 year legacy behind them, Nuclear Assault are […]


Creeper announce debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ Out March 24

Named as one of the hottest tips for 2017 in Music Week’s poll-of-polls, Southampton’s theatrical punk sextet Creeper are standing on the cusp of a massive breakthrough. Having earned three major awards last year – […]

Trojans Australian tour 2017

Trojans release new video, announce Australian tour

  Two weeks ago, Sydney’s up-and-coming heavy outfit Trojans dropped single “Mark of the Crown” featuring a guest vocal appearance from Aversions Crown’s vocalist Mark Poida – and announced the release date and pre-order details […]

Touche Amore Australia tour 2017

Touché Amoré and Turnover announce Australian Tour in July

  Los Angeles’ very own Touché Amoré will be hitting Australian shores this July in support of their incredible new album ‘Stage Four’. Every artist destined for greatness have that one defining album and for Touché Amoré it’s ‘Stage […]

Dragonforce - Reaching Into Infinity

DragonForce to release new album ‘Reaching Into Infinity’ May 19

International metal superstars DRAGONFORCE have revealed details of their forthcoming, brand new studio album!Reaching Into Infinity will be released via EarMUSIC/Sony Music Australia on May 19. Formats are, Digital, CD, LP and a special edition CD and DVD.   […]

Epica - The Holographic Principle

Epica European tour after-movie launched

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA kicked off 2017 with their most successful European tour to date! Together with POWERWOLF and BEYOND THE BLACK, EPICA brought their brand new »The Holographic Principle« to thousands of fans every night and […]

The Pretty Reckless

The Pretty Reckless release new video for second single ‘Oh My God’

The Pretty Reckless continue their ascent on the rock charts with the release of their new video for the single, Oh My God ahead of their performance on CONAN on February 28. “It’s just me and the […]

Once Human

Once Human Release Video For Dark Matter

Once Human released their new studio album Evolution last Friday via earMusic/Sony Music Australia They have just released a video for the track Dark Matter    Watch it here Evolution is not just the title of […]

Sun Kil Moon

Mark Kozolek’s Sun Kil Moon announces Australian East Coast shows

  Singer-songwriter Mark Kozolek’s inspired and enduring SUN KIL MOON will perform a short run of Australian east coast shows this May. On the cusp of fifteen years after Kozolek’s Red House Painters act disbanded, […]

I Prevail

I Prevail announce supports for ‘Lifelines’ Australian Tour

  From a massive first week ARIA #8 debut of their album LIFELINES to their Australian album tour in March and April 2017, I PREVAIL‘s story and success in Australia is only growing, and at […]


Cobra Announce ‘Gloom’ National Single Launch Tour

Adelaide progressive instrumental project, Cobra will tour the nation this March in support of their upcoming debut single Gloom, which will appear on their forthcoming debut record Locking Tusks with Creation.  Set for release on March 1 through Solarus Records, Gloom […]

The Tossers

The Tossers Reveal New Track ‘The Horses’

  “’It’s your lucky day, ya prick’ roars THE TOSSERS’ lead vocalist Tony Duggins on “The Horses,” the second single unveiled from forthcoming new album Smash The Windows, set for release on March 3rd, 2017. […]

Samsara Blues Experiment

Samsara Blues Experiment to release new album “One With The New Universe” this May

  Prepare to welcome the return of Germany’s heavy psych blues trio SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT, with the release of their new album this May 12th on Electric Magic Records and a full European and South American tour this spring!  […]

Venom Inc

Nuclear Blast Artists News Roundup: Dimmu Borgir, Immolation, Venom Inc

A roundup of the latest news from Nuclear Blast artists including new music and updates from Dimmu Borgir, Immolation and Venom Inc.   Dimmu Borgir unveil first live clip ‘Mourning Palace (live at Wacken)’ + […]


Swedish alt. rockers Imminence release new music video ‘Diamonds’

Swedish alternative rock/metal outfit IMMINENCE have released the music video for their brand new song ‘Diamonds’. Watch ‘Diamonds’ now here: Pre-order the upcoming album »This Is Goodbye« here:   IMMINENCE recently announced to support ANNISOKAY on their European tour in […]

Black Mourning Light

Black Mourning Light Fest Announce 2017 Line-Up

Born out the hell storm of Edmonton, AB, black and doom metal festival Black Mourning Light presented by Crown of Viserys and unleash the most brutal line up to date for the 2017 edition hosted on October […]

Ozzy Osbourne

Hard Rock & Classic Metal News Round up: Metallica, Megadeth, Ozzy Osbourne, Sammy Hagar

A roundup of some of the top news in the world of hard rock and classic metal including Metallica & Megadeth at The Grammy Awards, Ozzy Osbourne and Sammy Hagar’s Rock and Roll Road Trip. […]