"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2003
From: Sydney, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Daysend News

Below is our complete Daysend news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Utopia Records Celebrates 30 Years w/ Metal Shows

Sydney’s Utopia Records is currently in it’s 30th year and to celebrate, they will be staging a series of shows to celebrate the local rock and metal scene. “This series of shows will focus on the various sub genres of the might juggernaut that is metal, and will present the best bands from the Sydney scene of the musical & cultural phenomenon that really is louder than life.”

July 10th will see Mortal Sin, The Amenta, Daysend, Switchblade, Killrazer, Darker Half, Anno Domini, Norse and Hellbringer hit the Manning Bar stage to celebrate the occasion.

Tickets are available for $27 from Utopia Records or Moshtix.

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Daysend Announces Australian Tour and Support

Support bands for the recently announced Daysend tour have been revealed, which you can see below:

19/2: Amplifier Bar, Perth (Dyscord Album Launch)
20/2: Leederville HQ (U/18’s Dyscord album launch)
20/2: Rocket Room, Northbridge w/ Chaos Divine, Claim The Throne
26/2: Rosie’s / Monstrothic, Brisbane w/ Silver Ocean Storm, Aeternitas, Inhailed, The Fevered
27/2: Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast w/ Lynchmada, Humality, The Sever Project
11/3: The National Hotel, Geelong w/ Dyscord, Tainted (NZ), A Fallen Theory
12/3: The Espy, Melbourne w/ Dyscord, Tainted (NZ), Death Audio, Moredhel, A Million Dead Birds Laughing, Lanstrum, Untruth
13/3: The Pier Hotel, Frankston w/ Dyscord, Tainted (NZ), Death Audio
19/3: The Cambridge, Newcastle w/ Dyscord, Kindred, Red Dawn
20/3:The Chilli Lounge, Wyong (A/Ages) w/ Dyscord, Mercify, Spread The Ashes
27/3: Fowlers, Adelaide Mini Fest w/ Dyscord, Double Dragon, Union Buries It’s Own, Slow Motion Jones, Orphans of The Sky, Dogs With Bees In Their Mouths

Daysend will release their third album, "Within The Eye Of Chaos," through Stomp in Australia on February 19th.

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Judas Priest Announces Australian Tour Dates

Metal gods Judas Priest will be heading down under this September to tour in support of their forthcoming album "Nostradamus". Also joining them on the tour will be Cavalera Conspiracy and Australian metallers Daysend.

The tour dates are as follows:

10 - Entertainment Centre - Brisbane, Australia
12 - Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia
13 - Hisense Arena, Melbourne, Australia
14 - Entertainment Centre - Adelaide, Australia
16 - Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia

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Psycroptic Announces Australian Tour

Australian technical death metallers, Psycroptic, have announced the following Austrailian tour dates:

June 6th - Rosie's Live, Brisbane with DEAD LETTER OPENER, ROOKWOOD & DEPRAVE
June 7th - The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney with DAYSEND & BEYOND TERROR BEYOND GRACE
June 12th - The Karova Lounge, Ballarat, Melbourne with TERRORUST & ENNUI BREATHES MALICE
June 13th - The Enigma Bar, Adelaide with A RED DAWN & CLOSED CASKET
June 14th - The Arthouse Hotel, Melbourne with TERRORUST, PICTURE THE END & APHOTIC DAWN

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Metalstock Festival Timetable Announced

Sydney's annual Metalstock festival hits Manning Bar this weekend. Tickets to the festival can be purchased for a single day, or as a two-day pass. The timetable for this huge two-day event is as follows:

Saturday March 22nd:
Daysend (NSW): 11:20pm-12:00am
Alchemist (VIC):10:20pm-11:00pm
The Furor (WA): 9:20pm-10:00pm
Terrorust (VIC): 8:20pm-9:00pm
Five Star Prison Cell (VIC): 7:20pm-8:00pm
Ebolie (NSW): 6:30pm-7:00pm
Mytile Vey Lorth (ACT): 5:40pm-6:10pm
Black Asylum (NSW): 4:50pm-5:20pm
Grotesque (WA): 4:00pm-4:30pm
Norse (NSW): 3:10pm-3:40pm

Sunday March 23rd:
Kataklysm (CANADA): 9:00pm-10:00pm
Psycroptic (TAS): 7:50pm-8:30pm
Dawn of Azazel (NZ): 6:50pm-7:30pm
Pathogen (WA): 5:50pm-6:30pm
Ulcerate (NZ): 4:50pm-5:30pm
The Dead (QLD): 4:00pm-4:30pm
Beyond Terror, Beyond Grace (NSW): 3:10pm-3:40pm

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More Metalstock Fest Acts Announced

Metalstock, Australia’s only two day metal festival, is scheduled for the Easter weekend in March 2008, and has announced the second group of confirmed metal acts for this hugely anticipated event. The Festival will take place in Manning Bar, University of Sydney, on Saturday March 22nd (doors 3.00pm – 12.00am) and Sunday March 23rd (doors 3.00pm – 10.00pm). The full list of acts playing at Metalstock is as follows:

Kataklysm (Canada)
Dawn Of Azazel (NZ)
Psycroptic (Tas)
Fuck...I'm Dead (VIC)
Ulcerate (NZ)
Five Star Prison Cell (VIC)
Ebolie (NSW)
Kill For Satan (ACT)
Norse (NSW)
Double Dragon (SA)
Grotesque (WA)
Pathogen (WA)
Daysend (NSW)
The Furor (WA)
Terrorust (VIC)

As well as three more acts, Metalstock will soon be announcing all metal stalls, giveaways, sponsors and extra entertainment. Tickets for Metalstock are now on sale from Moshtix outlets, Moshtix, or phone 1300 438 849. The prices for the Festival are as follows:

Over 18’s two day pass - $60
Under 18’s two day pass - $60
Over 18’s Saturday only - $35
Under 18’s Saturday only - $35
Over 18’s Sunday only - $45
Under 18’s Sunday only - $45

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Daysend Part Ways With Guitarist

Guitarist Michael Kordek has left the Sydney, Australia-based metal band DAYSEND. "The reason is that I have other musical and non-musical interests that I'd like to pursue and I feel that now is the time to take them on," he says in a statement.

"I want to send the biggest and most brutal of thank you's to all the fans that have come out to watch the shows. You guys are the reason I play music and it's been great to have met so many of you. I also want to thank Aaron, Meredith, Wayne and Mark for the amazing experience of playing in a band with them and I wish them the best of luck with everything they do in the future.

"Lastly, thanks to all the 'behind-the-scenes' people that bring the music to the fans. You guys have been awesome and you certainly don't get the credit you deserve."

DAYSEND released its sophomore album, "The Warning", in May through Faultline Records/Stomp Distribution. The follow-up to 2003's "Severance", was produced by dw Norton at Backbeach Recording Studios in Victoria, Australia and marks the band's first release with vocalist Mark McKernan.

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New Australian Metal Scene Documentary In Making

Brutal Australia is a documentary into the contemporary Australian metal scene. The projects' myspace page discusses Brutal Australia:

"The heavy music scene has undergone a massive transformation in recent years with an influx of amazing bands, new styles, a new image and an incredible level of acceptance. Now is Australia’s time! The revolution has begun! What were once just a bunch of underground bands rocking out to an empty room at their local pub are now outselling some of Australia's biggest pop stars in both ticket and album sales. Brutal Australia is an in depth documentary showing the scene from the bands perspective, with interviews from the most influential Metal, Hardcore, Metalcore, Hard Rock, Death Metal and Tech bands in the country. This film is a must see for not only all heavy music fans, but also those that may not understand the music, the people or the lifestyle."

Directed by Will Gaffney and produced by Raw Sound Industries, Brutal Australia will see release sometime in November of this year, and will feature Parkway Drive, I Killed The Prom Queen, Sunk Loto, Karnivool, Daysend, Psycroptic, and Five Star Prison Cell. You can visit the projects' Myspace page or Brutal Australia's offical website for more information.

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First Ever Abducted Metal Fest Details Announced

The first ever Abducted Metal and Horror Festival has been announced, and will be held at the Arena in Brisbane on the 21st of July, with doors opening at 5pm. Twenty bands, including some of the best coming out of Australia right now, will play across three stages, and the festival will also feature horror cinema, gothic dance and the launch of the new DVDzine 'Up-Skirt'. Tickets are available from the Arena, Oztix, Skinny, and Rocking Horse, and more information on the festival can be found at this location. The line-up for the festival is as follows:

Blood Duster,
Mortal Sin,
Pod People,
Fuck... I'm Dead,
Kill for Satan,
Double Dragon,
Five Star Prison Cell,
The Day Everything Became Nothing,
Anger in Motion,
The Death,
State of Integrity, and

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Daysend Readies "The Warning," Plans Tour

Daysend's new album, “The Warning,” will be released in Australia on May 28, 2007 through Faultline Records/Stomp Distribution. The band has planned a number of local tour dates in support of "The Warning" as well:

Blunt Magazine and Faultline Records Presents the No Regrets Australian Tour:

Sun June 10 - Sydney, NSW, Come Together Festival, Luna Park.
Fri June 15 - Brisbane, QLD, Phoenix (+ The Crisis Therapy, Function Cease & Submission)
Sat June 16 - Gold Coast, QLD, Miami Shark Bar (+ The Crisis Therapy, City In Panic & Govern the Sky)
Thu June 21 - Adelaide, S.A. Enigma Bar (+ Truth Corroded, Double Dragon & guest)
Fri June 22 - Belgrave, VIC, Ruby’s (+ Picture The End, Five Star Prison Cell, Exit Wounds)
Sat June 23 - Melbourne, VIC, Evelyn (+ Picture The End, Walk The Earth, Exit Wounds)
Sun June 24 - Albury, VIC, Sodens
Thu June 28 - Newcastle, NSW, Cambridge (+ Switchblade, Black Majesty & guest)
Fri June 29 - Sydney, NSW, Candy’s Apartment (+ Switchblade, Slowly Building Weapons, Scarblind)

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Daysend To Release 'The Warning' This Month

Sydney, Australia-based metallers DAYSEND will release their sophomore album, "The Warning", on May 28 through Faultline Records/Stomp Distribution. The follow-up to 2003's "Severance", was produced by dw Norton at Backbeach Recording Studios in Victoria, Australia and marks the band's first release with vocalist Mark McKernan. A song from the effort, entitled "No Regrets", is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

Commented bassist Meredith Webster: "The songs are definitely in a heavier vein than 'Severance', but we have by no means lost the melodic touch. We've had a pretty full on few years, and it was bound to show in our music — the whole writing and recording process has been pretty cathartic for us all. We are going to bleed these tunes when we take to the stage again!" More...

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Bring Back The Bloodshed Mini Tour Announced

PATHOGEN, DAYSEND, TERRORUST, DYSCORD & BLACK ASYLUM will be part of the east coast (of Australia) mini tour ‘Bring Back The Bloodshed” in March 2007. Here are the tour dates:

Wednesday March 28th @ Wyong Hotel, Wyong
Doors 9pm, entry $8

Thursday March 29th @ Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle
Doors 7.30pm, entry $15

Friday March 30th @ The Empire Hotel, Sydney
Doors 8pm, entry $15

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Daysend Post New Song Online

Sydney, Australia-based metallers DAYSEND have posted a new song, entitled "Warning", on their MySpace page. The track comes off the group's upcoming sophomore album, due later in the year. The follow-up to 2003's "Severance", was produced by dw Norton at Backbeach Recording Studios in Victoria, Australia and marks the band's first release with vocalist Mark McKernan.

Commented bassist Meredith Webster: "The songs are definitely in a heavier vein than 'Severance', but we have by no means lost the melodic touch. We've had a pretty full on few years, and it was bound to show in our music — the whole writing and recording process has been pretty cathartic for us all. We are going to bleed these tunes when we take to the stage again!"

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Daysend Part With Vocalist, Seek Replacement

Due to personal commitments, vocalist Simon Calabrese has parted ways with Daysend. After over three years together, all members of Daysend and Simon remain close friends and wish all the best to their former band mate for the future.

Simon would like to pass on the following: "It saddens me to leave Daysend as the music (old & new) is nothing short of sensational, however it is something that I must do at this stage of my life. Daysend has the capacity to be one of the world's greatest bands and I wish them all the best for the future. I will miss being a part of the Daysend experience but will always remain the best of friends with all of the people associated with Daysend. Lastly, I would like to personally thank all of the fans & friends I have made during my time in Daysend...as I did do all this for you!".

Daysend was scheduled to begin recording their second album next month. As a result of this recent development, plans have been put on hold while the search for a vocalist takes place. For further details regarding the audition process please send relevant contact and previous experience information to daysend_music@hotmail.com. Strong, dynamic vocals and a charismatic and menacing stage presence are required.

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Suicide City To Join Mouth of Madness Tour

SUICIDE CITY (formerly RODEK), the new band featuring BIOHAZARD guitarist/vocalist Billy Graziadei and former KITTIE bassist Jennifer Arroyo, will be joining the "Mouth of Madness" tour with OTEP, DEVILDRIVER, GIZMACHI and DAYSEND for several dates in early June. SUICIDE CITY will be featured as a special guest on the following shows:

Jun. 08 – Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA
Jun. 10 - Knitting Factory - New York, NY
Jun. 11 - 2686/Club Ritual - Levitttown, NY
Jun. 12 - Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT
Jun. 14 – Chameleon - Lancaster, PA
Jun. 15 - Crocodile Rock - Allentown, PA
Jun. 18 – Jaxx - Springfield, VA

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Daysend To Tour U.S. For The First Time

Sydney, Australia, metal band Daysend will launch their first U.S. tour May 12 in Pomona, California, and wind down June 25 in Detroit. All dates also feature Otep, Gizmachi and Devilinside.

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Australian Heavy Metal Music Awards Winners

The first annual Australian Heavy Metal Music Awards took place on Friday, February 4 at the UC Bar, Canberra. Award winners were as follows:

Best Vocalist - Tim Grose (DUNGEON)
Best Guitarist - Aaron Bilbija (DAYSEND)
Best Bass Player - Mark Palfreyman (ALARUM)
Best Drummer - Matt Racovalis (ALARUM)
Best Keyboardist - Adam Agius (ALCHEMIST)
Best New Band - THE AMENTA
Best Album – "Eventuality" (ALARUM)
Best Video Clip – "First Contact" (ALCHEMIST)
Best Overall Band - ALARUM

The night also featured an hour-long set from Hall-of-Fame inductees and veteran Australian thrash metallers MORTAL SIN.

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