Girlschool

Wed
23
Jan

GIRLSCHOOL/RAVEN/VENOM INC & SISTERS OF MERCY Australian 2019 Dates Announced

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GIRLSCHOOL are a British rock band that formed in the new wave of British heavy metal scene in 1978, frequently associated with contemporaries Motörhead. They are the longest-running all-female rock band, still active after almost 40 years. Formed from a school band called Painted Lady, GIRLSCHOOL enjoyed strong media exposure and commercial success in the UK in the early 1980s with three albums of 'punk-tinged metal' and a few singles, that placed them up there with the legends of NWOBHM
 
In the 1990s and 2000s, GIRLSCHOOL focused on shows and tours and made few studio albums. During their career they travelled the world, playing in many rock and metal festivals and co-headlining with or supporting important hard rock and heavy metal bands. They maintain a worldwide cult following and are an inspiration for many female rock musicians. 3 original members, Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams and Denise Dufort—are still in the band, with long time axe wielder Jackie Chambers on guitar.
 
We'll never have Motorhead again, but we can have their mates.
 
WATCH Girlschool: C’mon Let's Go (Live 2018)
 
Joining them on their triumphant return, VENOM INC.!!!!!
 
Formed as Venom in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. And coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982)—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom's second album proved influential enough that its title was used as the name of an extreme metal sub-genre: Black Metal.
 
During the 80’s, Venom were THE extreme band, releasing more classic albums such as At War With Satan, Possessed and countless classic, live albums, such as the Assault live album series and the legendary Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Double LP and the The Seventh Date of Hell: Live At Hammersmith Odeon Video which helped launch Metallica, who were the support band for Venom’s tour.
 
Following Cronos’ departure from the band, Tony Dolan (The Demolition Man) from Atomkraft, stepped in filling Cronos’ big, red boots, most admirably. And recording four releases with Venom: Prime Evil (1989), Tear Your Soul Apart (1990), Temples of Ice (1991), The Waste Lands (1992).
 
WATCH Venom Inc: Don't Burn The Witch (Live 2018)
 
And last but not least - FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER IN AUSTRALIA - RAVEN!!!!!
 
RAVEN are that rare thing in music true originals – cut these guys with a razor and they will BLEED true heavy metal!!!
 
Hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne in North East England back in 1974 (yes – 44 YEARS ago!!!) the brothers Gallagher cut their teeth playing the pubs & clubs until solidifying their line up in 1980 with drummer Rob Hunter.  The trio went on to release three of the most influential metal albums of the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) on the Neat records label which in turn inspired every band of that era and beyond. Basically, without RAVEN you just might not have had thrash/speed metal…. after all, the band did give Metallica & Anthrax their first tours!
 
WATCH Raven – Mind Over Metal (Live 2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yXi2eBkplc
 
Join the crazy Gallagher brothers along with these 2 other pioneering bands for a night of TRUE BRITISH HEAVY METAL!!!!!!
 
Girlschool / Venom Inc. / Raven Australian Tour Dates
THUR 27 JUNE - THE ZOO - BRISBANE
FRI 28 JUNE - THE MANNING - SYDNEY
SAT 29 JUNE - CROXTON BANDROOM - MELBOURNE
 
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ON SALE FRIDAY 25TH JANUARY, 10AM AEST

Propelled from the obsession with electronica but still a far distance from the machinations of the mainstream music of the time, the signature sound of The Sisters Of Mercy cultivated a powerful mystique, creating some of the most influential rock music of the 1980s.

 
Led by the haunting voice and visual focus of founding band member Andrew Eldritch, whose ingenious and self-proclaimed ‘supercharged industrial psychedelia’ spawned a subculture of underground rock music that gained cult status and has since been cited as a major influence by the likes of Metallica, Nine Inch Nails and My Chemical Romance.
 
“aggressive, decadent, magnetic, metallic, and..downright operatic.” - AV Club
 
Over the course of three decades The Sisters Of Mercy released three, utterly brilliant and hyper influential studio albums scaling the charts around the globe. They’ve amassed a legion of devoted fans who flock to see classics such as 'Lucretia My Reflection', 'Temple Of Love' and 'This Corrosion', a testament to their incredible live shows.
 
In 2019 The Sisters' fun juggernaut drives on with a little new chrome and a lot of vintage attitude.
 
EXCLUSIVE FAN PRE SALE BEGINS: Friday 25th January 9am AEDT.
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GENERAL PUBLIC TICKETS ON SALE:  Tuesday 29th January 9am local
 
Wednesday 30th October – Forum, Melbourne
Thursday 31st October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 2nd November – The Tivoli, Brisbane
 
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Fri
30
Oct

One On One With Mitch Lafon - GIRLSCHOOL

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2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
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1on1 Mitch Lafon 163 - GIRLSCHOOL, Martina Edoff & Madame Mayhem

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GIRLSCHOOL guitarist JACKIE CHAMBERS, vocalist Martina Edoff and solo artist Madam Mayhem join Mitch on episode 163 of One On One with Mitch Lafon.

In our first interview, Girlschool guitarist Jackie Chambers discusses the band's new album Guilty As Sin, creating new music, the band's illustrious career, Lemmy, Motöhead and more.

Quote from the interview:

"If we ever hated it or stopped enjoying it. We'd all quit."

For more about about GIRLSCHOOL visit:
Online: http://www.girlschoolband.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/girlschoolband
Twitter: @girlschool78

Our second interview is with singer Martina Edoff who talks about her new album UNITY, working with members of Swedish band H.E.A.T. & The Poodles, being a contestant on Swedish reality show Fame Factory and more.

For more about MARTINA EDOFF visit:
Online: http://www.martinaedoff.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/martinaedoffmusic

And finally, our third interview is with solo artist Madame Mayhem who talks about her new album Now You Know, working with The Winery Dogs' Billy Sheehan, former GNR guitarist Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal and Korn's Ray Luzier.

For more about MADAME MAYHEM visit:
Online: http://www.madamemayhem.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/madamemayhem
Twitter: @MayhemOfficial

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Fri
15
May

GIRLSCHOOL Release Two Vintage Concert Performances

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All-Female British Hard Rock Icons GIRLSCHOOL Release Two Vintage Concert Performances!
 
Los Angeles, CA - From the vault of one of the most respected and groundbreaking British hard rock outfits to emerge from the NWOBHM scene, the legendary Girlschool, comes two never before released concert recordings now ready to be shared with the world courtesy of Deadline Music. Both shows present powerhouse performances by the original, classic Girlschool line-up featuring guitarist/vocalist Kim McAuliffe, bassist Enid Williams, drummer Denise Dufort, and the inimitable lead vocalist/guitarist, the late Kelly Johnson.
 
First up, London 1980, released on CD, demonstrates the awesome power of this band in a live setting before their hometown audience, as they perform cuts from their recently released and soon to be classic debut studio album Demolition including “Emergency” and “Nothing To Lose,” plus their explosive cover of The Gun’s “Race With The Devil!” Then, Glasgow 1982 picks up where the London show left off, featuring high octane performances of tracks from both 1981’s Hit and Run and 1982’s Screaming Blue Murder including “The Hunter,” “Live With Me” and more! These performances eventually lead to the ladies’ first U.S. tour later in 1982 opening for Iron Maiden and Scorpions, and establishing a devout fanbase in the States. This historic performance is available on both CD and in a special limited edition purple vinyl pressing.
 
Girlschool are still going strong performing and recording with lead guitarist Jackie Chambers (who replaces Kelly Johnson). The band is currently touring North America through mid-June, after which they will embark on a massive European tour with Motörhead and Saxon in November! See www.girlschool.co.uk for details.
 
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