From: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Frankenbok News
Below is our complete Frankenbok 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.
The "Metal Down Under" DVD - a documentary chronicling the history of heavy metal in Australia - has now finally been released and can be ordered at this location. A teaser trailer is available below, and the organizers of the movie comment:
"Since the late 1970’s a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. Metal Down Under takes a look at the bands, people and events that have shaped this unique slice of Australian history.
"More than just the music, we meet the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From promoters, radio hosts and magazine editors, to band members and extreme fans, Metal Down Under introduces you to a world you either didn’t want to know existed, or have been a part of all your life.
"Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal for the Brain, Metal for Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more.
"Here's the facts! Time and time again our beloved scene has been overshadowed, dismissed and disregarded by many mainstream media / culture and plenty of lethargic Australian heavy music fans too, oh not to forget the rest of the world's ignorance or lack of knowledge. Bleak times? Maybe? But, that has all changed! To find out why? WATCH Metal Down Under! This film reveals the history, the unsung heroes of our scene and why it's never been more important to acknowledge & support Australian Heavy Music wholeheartedly!” More...
After two long years since it was filmed, Melbourne's Frankenbok is finally releasing its first live DVD. Filmed at the now closed down Prague Bar in Thornbury in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, it captures what this band of bearded maniacs do best: play live.
You can pre-order your copy from this location. The DVD will be in stores mid August 2013 through Fair Dinkum Records and Rocket Distribution.
After postponing the album several months, Frankenbok is now releasing "Cheers, Beers & Beards" through Fair Dinkum Records.
The album was recorded by Peter "Reggie" Bowman, Cam Mitchell, and Frankenbok at The 'Ol Mill and Screamlouder Studios. Mixing was handled by Peter "Reggie" Bowman and the album was mastered by John Ruberto at Crystal Mastering. The track listing is as follows:
1. Flyblown (3:36)
2. Rebels In The Sewer (2:55)
3. Black Saturday - Instrumental (4:59)
4. Bottom Feeder (2:18)
5. So I Started a Cult (2:20)
6. Cut The Rope (5:26)
7. Victims - Live (3:05)
8. Gone Evil x21 - Live (2:38)
9. Dig- Live (3:21)
10. Triumph - Live (5:22)
The band also commented on upcoming live appearances: "After 40 shows within Australia & New Zealand in 2012, Frankenbok have no intention of slowing down this year. Stay tuned for a tour announcent of around 20 shows between FEB & JUN 2013. Much of the tour will be in conjunction with 3 of Melbourne's finest heavy acts..."
Frankenbok has issued the following announcement about postponing the release of new album "Cheers, Beers & Beards:"
"With the likes of One Direction and Taylor Swift flooding the new release section of your local music store, we've decided to postpone the release of the next BOK installment. Let's face it, you didn't know it was coming out anyway, so an extra couple of months won't kill ya!
"So keep crankin ya favourite corporate driven top 40 playlists until we decide to throw you something better out there for you to get ya ears around! The album is titled: CHEERS, BEERS & BEARDS! Includes: 6 New tracks and 4 Live versions of some oldies! RELEASE 2013." More...
Australian groove metal band Frankenbok has posted a few tour dates it will be playing in its home country. The band is also streaming the song "Dine In Hell" which it made into a video recently. You may listen to that song after the tour dates. Frankenbok is also asking fans to submit their picture to be on the Tour EP the band is working on. Go over to the Facebook page to learn more.
Fri, 07 Sep Ferntree Gully, VIC, AU Ferntree Gully Hotel
Sat, 08 Sep Collingwood, VIC, AU Bendigo Hotel
Fri, 21 Sep Werribee, VIC, AU POW! Mynt Lounge
Sat, 13 Oct Newcastle, NSW, AU War Faction Bunker Party
Australian act Frankenbok has posted a music video online for the new single "Dine in Hell." You can check out the video clip below. You can also check out Frankenbok's music by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.
Sydney has another new metal festival as of this year. Voltage Media has announced details of the very first Deathjam, which features 10 of Australia’s finest metal performers on one stage, and will be held at The Lucky Australian in Sydney on Saturday 26th of September.
"Western Sydney has never before seen the likes of a festival such the size of this magnitude put together before. Deathjam has been put together as part of recognising that we have a community to support in this area, our 10 bands who have confirmed to play recognise Western Sydney has the potential to grow as a metal arena for future shows.
"As part of the show we have a large outdoor area for stalls to be setup with sufficient merchandise to be available and purchased. The main show will be outdoors on the main stage with a full sound system & light show provided."
The DEATHJAM 2009 line-up is as follows:
Alice Through The Windshield Glass
Spread The Ashes
For more information on Deathjam 2009, visit voltagemedia.com.au.
American death/thrash metal band Malevolent Creation will hit the east coast in late March. Supports for the Melbourne date are Killrazer, Separatist and Frankenbok. There has been no announcement for other states yet. The band will perform on the following dates:
27 Mar 2009 8:00P @ The Gaelic Sydney, New South Wales
28 Mar 2009 8:00P @ The Hi-Fi Melbourne, Victoria
29 Mar 2009 8:00P @ Rosies Brisbane, Queensland
Australian metallers, Frankenbok, have announced the following New Zealand tour dates:
03/05 - Hole In The Wall, Wellington - with No Love Lost and Civillian Down
03/06 - Transmission Room, Auckland (All Ages) - with Subtract, Tainted, World War Four
03/07 - Al's Bar, Christchurch - with Subtract, Tainted and Dissolution
FRANKENBOK will be touring North Queensland, Australia later this month. The shows announced are as follows:
Thursday, Nov 27th -Gladstone - Licensed All Ages - Meteors Sports Club - Tethered, Blessed Be This Nightmare, Fistfull of Ash
Friday, Nov 28th - Mackay - 18+ - McGuires Hotel - Hysterias Canvas, When All Light Dies
Saturday, Nov 29th - Rockhampton - AA - Rockhampton PCYC - Fistfull Of Ash, Tethered, Level 27
The band released a music video for the song "The Last Ditch Redemption" last month, which you can watch below. More...
After releasing Greetings & Salutations (2000 Faultline/Shock), Loopholes & Great Excuses (2001 Dark Carnival), Blood Oath (2003 RoadRunner) and extensive Australian and New Zealand tours, including top support slots with Slayer, Machine Head, Soilwork, Skinlab, 8 Foot Sativa, Fear Factory and System of a Down, Frankenbok have embarked on their finest work to date.
MURDER OF SONGS is 10 tracks of speed, thrash & bent-out-of-shape melancholy metal with little foot notes from hell about lies, persecution and what it’s really like being Down to the Wire or to Worship before the Dead. Produced and recorded by the Bok & Reggie Bowman at their home studios – Bat Cave, Fight Club & Scream Louder - Murder of Songs, is the last Bok recording with Mr.B.Metal. A follow up release is being locked and loaded featuring Danbok (vocals) & Yetibok (guitar) joining the ranks.
‘Murder Of Songs’ is due out on August 6th through MGM distribution. Pre-orders can be taken now by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 50 pre-orders receive a FREE brand new Frankenbok tshirt.
Stay tuned for the spring 2007 Frankenbok / Murder of Songs tour.