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Latest Double Dragon News

Below is our complete Double Dragon 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.

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Revilement Announces More 2012 Tour Dates

Revilement has announced a number of tour dates for 2012 spanning March and April in addition to their Philippines shows coming up next week. Here are the latest Revilement tour dates:

1/14 (Fri) - MANILA, Philippines
1/14 (Sat) - DAVAO, Philippines
3/17 (Sat) - Taipei, Taiwan
3/30 (Fri) - Beijing, China
3/31 (Sat) - Shanghai, China
4/01 (Sun) - Guangzhou, China
4/04 (Wed) - Hong Kong

Dates with Truth Be Known and Double Dragon:
4/06 (Fri) - Bangkok, Thailand
4/07 (Sat) - Singapore
4/08 (Sun) - Johor Bahru, Malaysia More...

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Dougle Dragon Posts New Song Teaser

Adelaide's Double Dragon premiered the track "Asena" featuring Kate Miller Heidke and Keir Nuttall last night Australia wide on Triple J's The Racket. A stream of the show can be found at this location. A teaser for the track is also available below.

"Asena" was tracked at Against the Grain studio in Adelaide and mixed at Sing Sing Studio in Melbourne. The track is the first complete song from Double Dragon's new album "Sons of Asena."

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Bersererfox Announces New Live Dates

BerserkerfoX, who recently signed to Deadsets Promotions for touring/promotion, has announce some new live dates. To first announced that they'll be playing at Club LED, Newcastle on March 25th, and supporting WHIPLASH festival on March 26th at the Valve Bar, Tempe.

BerserkerfoX has also been added to the Skull & Bones Festival 2011 Lineup. Skull And Bones Festival is an all Australian metal touring metal festival. The Sydney show is all-ages this year and features:


The Show will be in Katoomba at Hotel Gearin on friday March 11 (18+ I.D. required) and in Sydney at The Factory Theatre Saturday March 12th.

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Double Dragon Posts New Studio Video

Double Dragon has released the first studio blog from the recording of their upcoming sophomore album, "Sons of Asena." The album, recorded at Against The Grain Studio’s with producer Andy Kite, will be sent off to Atlanta for mixing by Daath’s Eyal Levi. Expect the new album released worldwide in 2011.

You can check out more of their music their Reverbnation page.

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Double Dragon Reveals New Album Title

Adelaide’s Double Dragon has announced details of their second full length album, "The Sons of Asena," due out sometime in 2011. Also announced was the bands recruitment of two new members – bass guitarist Josh Lamort (A Red Dawn), and drummer Liam Weedall (Asphyxia, Sonic Euphoria). Guitarist Matthew "Roady" Johnston commented"

"We’re extremely excited to get back out there with the new boys and show everyone exactly what we’ve been up to for the past couple of months. Josh has been a long time friend of the band, has filled in for us several times in the past, and we couldn’t be happier to finally have him on board as a full time member. As for Liam, he’s only 19 years old, but don’t let that fool you – he’s a phenomonal musician who’s blowing everyone that sees him play away, especially us!"

The plans to enter Adelaide’s Against The Grain studios in November/December this year to record the follow up to their 2008 debut album, "Devastator." "The Sons of Asena" will feature ten tracks. Vocalist Lee Gardiner had this to say about the new album:

"We have let our collective imaginations run wild for this album. No stone has been left unturned with these songs, and this is perhaps the most exciting part – for the first time we’ve had the balls to follow our instincts and follow them through. Whether it be with the hiring of our new members, the newfound ambition we feel, or the strength of the songs themselves. As a creative person, it’s a very exciting time to be in this band."

Following the completion of the new album, the band (currently unsigned) will be looking for a release both in Australia and worldwide, with international touring also on the horizon for 2011.

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Universum to Support Soilwork in Adelaide

Universum has announced that they will be supporting the Soilwork in Adelaide on October 27th as part of the upcoming Panic Over Australia tour in October 2010. Double Dragon will be on the bill as well.

Here are Soilwork's upcoming Australian tour dates:

October 21 Brisbane – The Hi Fi
October 22 Sydney – Manning Bar
October 23 Melbourne – The Hi Fi
October 27 Adelaide – Fowlers Live (All Ages)
October 28 Perth – Rosemount

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Support Bands Announced for Unearth In Australia

The Black Dahlia Murder and Unearth will soon be heading to Australia for a fairly extensive tour, including Perth, Adelaide and even some underage shows. Support acts have just been announced, and are available below.

Monday 31 May – The Factory Theatre, Sydney NSW (Lic/AA)
With: Hand Of Mercy and The Storm Picturesque

Tuesday 1 June – The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (U18)
With: Wish For Wings

Wednesday 2 June- The Hi-Fi, Brisbane QLD (18+ )
With: State Of Integrity

Thursday 3 June – Fowlers Live, Adelaide SA (Lic/AA)
With: Double Dragon and Universum

Friday 4 June – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (18+ )
With: Death Audio and The Abandonment

Saturday 5 June – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne VIC (U18)
With: State Of East London

Sunday 6 June – Amplifier Bar, Perth WA (18+ )
With: Make Them Suffer

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Double Dragon Plays Xmas Show Unplugged

Adelaide’s Double Dragon is set to unplug this weekend, thanks to circumstances leaving only two band members available to play their previously announced show. The band commented:

"We were booked in to play a xmas show at the Cavan Hotel this Saturday, but due to unforeseen circumstances, Roady cant make the show, but as ‘they say’ … the show must go on, and seeing its Christmas and all, Davin and Lee have decided they will play the show as a 2 piece, one microphone and an acoustic guitar and re-work Double Dragon songs and perform some of their favourite songs that have influenced the band over the years. Davin and Lee have been working hard all week, practicing every night to make sure that this will be a ‘Double Dragon’ show that you will not forget.”

"The show is on the 12/12/2009 @ The Cavan Hotel, Cavan, outside in the beer garden. There is lots of metal on before hand, The Scars, Splattergasm, Officer Down + more…

“In no particular order the songs they will be playing are:

"Breathing Fire
Space They Cannot Touch ( KATE MILLER HEIDKE )
Prelude For The Damned
My Kantele ( AMORPHIS )
Black Sails Of Armageddon
Suicide Note Part 1 ( PANTERA – RIP BROTHER DIME! )
Dead But Still Killing
The Thunder Rolls ( GARTH BROOKES )
Down in a Hole ( ALICE IN CHAINS – RIP LAYNE! )
The Brother Slayer ( AMORPHIS )

"Double Dragon apologize for the fact we are not playing a set, but lets face it Adelaide has plenty of opportunity to see us most months, and we promise that Lee and Davin willl deliver the goods and give you a memorable show."

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Double Dragon Comments On Slayer, Megadeth Tour

Australia’s Double Dragon have recently completed their supporting tour with Slayer and Megadeth. The band supported the metal titans in all states of Australia.

Vocalist Lee Gardiner comments: “Wow, what a crazy week, supporting 50% of the big four of Thrash metal was a dream come true to say the least. From the first show in Brisbane, to the final show in Perth on Tuesday, we had a glimpse of the machines that are Megadeth and Slayer, and what machines they are! Playing before Megadeth and Slayer was a task in its self, I know myself that if I had bought tickets I would be excited enough to unleash hell on the unsuspecting support bands, but we had fantastic reactions and support from the crowds in every city, and I would really like to thank the Australian metal public for showing their respects and heading down to the fence to bang out for us.

“The whole tour was filled with so any life long memories, watching Slayer thrash out new tracks on sound checks, Megadeth’s complete and utter professionalism and flawless performances, singing 'Hate World Wide' with Slayer in Melbourne when Tom’s voice went, watching my friend Paul Haug (Contrive) sing Dead Skin Mask perfectly in Melbourne – even throwing in the ..'the next song is about a man called Ed…' too the crowds adoration, to meeting Dave Mustaine and seeing how he goes out of his way for his fans in every city with their meet and greets etc, the whole thing personally was a celebration of metal and its supporters, and on behalf of Double Dragon we cant thank Megadeth, Slayer and the promoters enough for the experience of a lifetime.”

Following the release of their debut album, "Devastator," in Australia, the band is now hard at work recording their second album before they had out on the road again with Chimaira in 2010 for an Australian tour.

On the new material Lee states “We have definitely changed alot in our five years, even since our release of our debut album , and this time around we are really just wanting to write the best metal we can – we are not going to say its heavier than DEVASTATOR and all the usual pre-album cliché’s, but it will be more mature and more musical, obviously because we all get better at our instruments the longer we play! We also are seeking a home for our material outside of Australia, as we are now yearning to play some shows in Europe, USA and Japan, so if your that guy/girl lets talk, we are ready and waiting”

With the band currently unsigned, Double Dragon will be spending the next 6 months recording and seeking a suitable home for their new album, which promises to be “More metal than a robot’s cock, Aussie style!”

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Double Dragon Confirmed As Slayer/Megadeth Support

Adelaide’s Double Dragon have been confirmed as the opening band on the upcoming Slayer/Megadeth Australian Tour in October.

The band will be appearing at all Australian dates. Vocalist Lee comments: “This is pretty much a dream come true for any metal head in a metal band, we thought we won the metal lottery last time SLAYER came through and we got to open in our home town, but to be offered the whole tour is just mind blowing, not only do we get to open for these two legendary acts, but we get too see them 5 times each! With a new album in the works, we really couldn’t be happier right now!”

Following the tour, the band will be hitting the studio to record the follup up to their debut album, "Devastator," released in Australia in 2008 through Truth Inc Records. Double Dragon will also be appearing at Australia’s premiere metal festival, "Against the Grain 5," and will be heading out on the road with Chimaira in January Australia wide.

Here are Double Dragon's opening slots on the SLAYER and MEGADETH 2009 NZ/Australian tour:

Monday 5th Oct @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland w/ Dawn of Azazel
Wednesday 7th Oct @ Riverstage, Brisbane w/ Double Dragon
Thursday 8th Oct @ Hordern Pavilion, Sydney w/ Double Dragon
Friday 9th Oct @ Festival Hall, Melbourne w/ Double Dragon
Sunday 11th Oct @ Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide w/ Double Dragon
Tuesday 13th Oct @ Challenge Stadium, Perth w/ Double Dragon

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Chimaira, Double Dragon To Tour Australia In 2010

Update: it has been pointed out by readers in the comments below and now Chimaira's publicist that this information is in fact unconfirmed and not finalized, and is subject to change.

Chimaira has announced Australian tour dates for the start of 2010. Adelaide-based thrashers Double Dragon has secured the main support spot.

Here are the Chimaira Australian tour dates with Double Dragon:

14 Jan 2010 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide
15 Jan 2010 - Billboards U 18’s, Melbourne
16 Jan 2010 - Billboards O/18’s, Melbourne
17 Jan 2010 - Hifi Bar, Brisbane
18 Jan 2010 - Metro, Sydney

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Se Bon Kira Replaces Infiltrator At ATG5 Fest

Organiser’s of leading Australian Heavy Metal festival Against The Grain have announced lineup changes to this year’s fifth edition of the fest, which is set to take place on Saturday, September 19.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances Infiltrator will not be taking part in Australia’s biggest metal fest, Against The Grain 5. We apologies to anyone who purchased a ticket just to see Infiltrator, but rest assured the rest of the line up will keep you more than satisfied if your an Infiltrator fan.

"Adelaide’s own Se Bon Kira will be taking their position on the day, news that Adelaide metal fans will be no doubt be happy about. After their highly successful EP launch on July 4th, which saw a packed out Uni-Bar witness Se Bon Kira display a flawless set of raw groove laden thrash, they were the obvious choice to put on the festival and we are very happy that they will be taking part of the festivities."

You can check out Se Bon Ki Ra at their MySpace page.

Here's the lineup for AGAINST THE GRAIN 2009: More...

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New Double Dragon/Truth Corroded Songs Online

Adelaide metal heavy hitters Double Dragon and Truth Corroded have uploaded a new sample track from their upcoming split EP, "The Devastation/Decimation" - an EP where the bands will be covering each others songs.

Tracks featured on the sample are Truth Corroded’s version of "Inflictor" and Double Dragons version of "Ninety One." The EP will be launched at a special all ages show on Friday April 17th at Enigma Bar (Adelaide) and will only be available to purchase at the CD launch/upcoming Truth Corroded Australian Decimation national tour.

Truth Corroded will be joined by Double Dragon on select dates (SA,WA,VIC).

For more information about the EP, and to listen to the new songs, please visit Truth Inc's MySpace page.

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Australian's Rock Out Festival Postponed

Australia's recently announced Rock Out Festival has been postponed until later this year. Here's the update from the organizers:

“MTD4 and Blade Promotions after consultation with the venues and major stakeholders including the International Artists, have decided that it is in the best interest of all parties concerned to postpone the event to Sept/Oct this year.

"The new dates will be advised as soon as possible.

"We anticipate announcing additional headline bands to join those previously listed as the postponement allows us to restore the event to our original concept including multiple stages, all ages ticketing and camping at all sites.

"We apologise if this postponement causes any inconvenience to those that have already purchased tickets to our event and encourage them to contact us directly - contact@rockoutfestivals.com.au"

The original festival dates that have been postponed are:

10th–12th April - Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, QLD
17th–19th April - Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW
24th–26th April - Calder Park Raceway, VIC

The bands slated to perform included: More...

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Twisted Sister, Rose Tattoo Added to Rockout Fest

American glam rockers Twisted Sister have been announced as the new headliner for the Australian east coast’s Rockout Festival, that will be hitting up Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne in April. Also recently added to the line-up includes Rose Tattoo, Black Majesty and Five Star Prison Cell. More acts will be added in the weeks leading up to the festival.

Tickets are on sale now to the general public at Ticketek. For information on tickets and locations, visit rockoutfestivals.com.au.

Here are the festival dates:

10th–12th April - Queensland Raceway, Ipswich, QLD
17th–19th April - Eastern Creek Raceway, NSW
24th–26th April - Calder Park Raceway, VIC

The lineup so far is as follows: More...

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Double Dragon Begins Work on New Album

Australia's Double Dragon have already started work on their follow up too their debut album "Devastator," five months after it’s release. The new album, "Blood," will feature new lead guitarist Davin Buttery (A Red Dawn).

Vocalist Lee Gardiner issues the following statement about their new guitarist and material:

"After touring with some of our direct influences this year, getting to know them as people, their influences, and having some of our favorite musicians getting to know our music and offer advice regarding the development of our sound AND with our new guitarist Davin bringing another dimension to the song writing process, it naturally brought a general excitement back into the band that has MADE us want to write, MADE us want to record immediately as we feel we are now armed with so many more 'weapons' so to speak in our song writing arsenal. After touring with The Haunted and witnessing how down to earth they are as people, how much integrity they bring too the stage night after night really lifted the band spirits." More...

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Double Dragon Streaming New Song Online

Australian melodic death metal band Double Dragon has posted a new song on their MySpace Page. The track "Black Sails of Armaggedon" is from their upcoming debut album "Devastator", which is currently slated for a July release via Truth Inc Records.

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Double Dragon Post New Song From Upcoming Debut

Hailing from Adelaide, Australia, Double Dragon have played with bands of such calibre as Slayer, Arch Enemy, Soilwork, Mastodon, Dark Tranquillity, The Black Dahlia Murder, Kataklysm, and Cephalic Carnage. Their debut full-length album, titled "Devastator," is set to hit stores in July this year via Truth Inc Records. You can check out the demo of the song "Straight Into Hell" from the upcoming album on the band's MySpace page.

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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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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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