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Formed: 1992
From: Melbourne, Australia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Dreadnaught News

Below is our complete Dreadnaught 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Dreadnaught and Se Bon Ki Ra To Tour

Australian metal band Dreadnaught and Adelaide heavyweights Se Bon Ki Ra have announced a series of live shows through Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Tasmania between October and December, 2010. The tour will take in Sydney’s "Yarr-fest" on October 29th for the Lord EP launch (also with Perth’s Voyager), and the annual Victorian "Sonic Forge Festival" on December 4th at The Esplanade Hotel in Melbourne (full lineup to be announced soon).

Here are the Dreadnaught/Se Bon Ki Ra Live Oblivion tour 2010 dates:

Oct 15 @ Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Se Bon Ki Ra only)
Oct 22 @ The Tote, Melbourne
Oct 29 @ ‘Yarr-Fest’ – The Gaelic, Sydney
Oct 30 @ The Gearin Hotel, Katoomba
Nov 5 @ The Karova Lounge, Ballarat (Dreadnaught only)
Nov 13 @ The Sound Shell, Murray Bridge (Se Bon Ki Ra only)
Nov 26 @ The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Nov 27 @ The Royal Oak Hotel, Launceston
Dec 4 @ Sonic Forge Festival – The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne (Dreadnaught only)
Dec 10 @ The Newmarket Hotel, Bendigo (Dreadnaught only)
Dec 11 @ Uni Bar, Adelaide

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BerserkerfoX Plans Record Release Show

The official release for BerserkerfoX's debut album "History.Altar.Ashes" has been set for June 11th at The Arthouse. Joining the bill are headliners Dreadnaught, with guests Demonhead and Ayera.

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"History.Altar.Ashes" features nine original tracks produced, recorded, engineered and mastered by BerserkerfoX. The LP will be released in two formats via Ovis Records DA; a digital download pack available at Amazon, iTunes and over 1000 online stores, with a full-colour digipak available via BerserkerfoX directly and Ovis Records’ BigCartel sites.

Jewelcases and limited edition digipaks of the album will be available for sale on the night (with special discounts for the first 20 buyers).

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Dreadnaught Posts New Video, Plans Christmas Show

Melbourne’s Dreadnaught has released the last of four music videos from the band's self-titled LP released earlier this year. Check out the video for “10 Times the Pain” below.

Dreadnaught will wrap up the year with a festering Christmas party also featuring Frankenbok, Switchblade (Syd), Teramaze, The Plague Black and Internal Nightmare. Here are the details:

18th Dec 2009
Dreadnaught @ East Brunswick Club, Brunswick
w/ Frankenbok, Switchblade, Teramaze, A Plague Black and Internal Nightmare
Tickets available at the door 7:30pm, $15.

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Dreadnaught Posts New Music Video Online

Austrailia's Dreadnaught has posted a music video for the song, "Buried," on their MySpace page. Check it out here.

Dreadnaught tour dates are as follows:

Aug 7 – Chilli Lounge, Wyong, NSW....
Aug 8 – The Bald-Faced Stag, Sydney, NSW w/ MORTAL SIN
Aug 14 – The Castle [AA], Dandenong VIC
Aug 15 – The Tote Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Aug 22 – The Barwon Club, Geelong, VIC
Sept 4 – The Oak, Launceston, TAS
Sept 5 – The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart TAS
Sept 21 – Clapper Osaka, Japan
Sept 26 – Crescendo Tokyo, Japan
Sept 27 – Tightrope Nagoya, Japan
Oct 9 – Monstrothic Brisbane QLD More...

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Argument Soul To Tour Australia

Japanese thrash metal band, Argument Soul, will be embarking on an Australian tour during May. Argument Soul will be in Australia promoting their latest CD LP, "Conflict of Crisis."

Argument Soul will be playing with Australian metal/rock heavy weights, Dreadnaught on the Melbourne show. Dreadnaught are on the verge of a releasing their latest self-titled CD LP, which will be available in stores during May.

The Sydney show will be with progressive metallers Vanishing Point, Pain Division, Dred, Inslain and Sedition.

Catch Argument Soul on the following dates in Australia:

May 1st – Northcote Social Club, High Street Northcote, Melbourne with Dreadnaught, The Ocularis Infernum
May 2nd – The Gaelic Club, Devonshire St Surry Hills, Sydney with Vanishing Point, Paindivision, Dred, Inslain and Sedition

You can check out some of the band's material on their MySpace page.

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Dreadnaught Finishes Recording New Album

Australian hard rock / metal band, Dreadnaught, have completed the recording of a new LP CD in follow-up to the 2006 Road Runner release, "Dirty Music." The self-titled album will be the band’s 6th studio release in its 15 year history. The band will also welcome the addition of ex-Alarum drummer, Matthew Racovalis on the new record.

The album release date set for March/April. The band is currently planning tours for Australia, Europe and Japan in late 2009 and 2010. For a preview of some material from the LP visit Dreadnaught’s website and Myspace page.

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Dreadnaught Announces New Drummer

Aussie metal giants Dreadnaught would like to announce that Matt Racovalis (Alarum, The Berzerker) will be joining the current line-up on drums. Matt has been a mainstay of the Australian metal scene for many years now, touring and recording with Alarum from 1992 to 2006 and brief stints with The Berzerker.

The band is booked to enter the studio on May 31, with producer Reggie Bowman to begin work on LP number 4. The as yet untitled record consists of the following tracks (in no particular order). Twist the Knife, The Push, Agony-Ecstasy, Save Your Life, Tattooed Tears, Ten X The Pain, Buried, (Instra)Mental, More Than One Way, and Collapse.

Following completion of the new record the band will be setting their sites on Europe, making the jaunt later in the year to commence talks with interested labels and promoters so the band can finally begin their long overdue assault on the Northern hemisphere.

For more information check out their website.

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Dreadnaught Announce Hometown Gig

Long-running Australian metallers DREADNAUGHT will play their first show back in Melbourne since supporting thrash legends TESTAMENT in February.

With a tour of the northern hemisphere set for early 2008, and pre-production on a new album release now underway, the 'NAUGHT are busting to show their home crowd a sample of what the new album will be made of.

Joining the 'NAUGHT at The Arthouse on May 26 will be high-octane rock legends JEDWHITEY, FROM HELL and Adelaide's own BLISTERED PALMS. More...

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Dreadnaught Continues Work On New Album

DREADNAUGHT launched into 2007 supporting thrash legends Testament in Melbourne and Sydney and headlining the Perth leg of the 'Devils kitchen' festival.

The band are looking to take their sights further a field with vocalist Greg on a mission to Europe during March to set the wheels in motion for an assault on the northern hemisphere later in the year.

A new album also beckons with over half the tracks completed and early titles being BURIED, ADMIT DEFEAT, SLEEP THROUGH A HURRICANE and TWIST THE KNIFE as the band lean towards a heavier, more metallic sound for there as yet untiled next release.

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Last Ever Metal For The Brain Tour Info Announced

Metal For The Brain is an Australian benefit concert for the National Brain Injury Foundation and victim of brain injury, Alec Hurley. It spans three stages, 13 hours, more than 40 Aussie metal bands, and tickets are available from Ticketek for 60 Dollars, all ages. Over 18's must bring their ID to access the bar area and drink. Alcohol will not be permitted to be brought into the venue.

This year's Metal For The Brain Tour tentative line-up and set times have been officially announced. The tour has also launched a full website with more information at this location and an official forum, which was just recently launched itself. The announcement also divulged that this is to be the last ever Metal For The Brain tour, so get ready for this show to go out with an Earth-shattering 'bang'. The tour is scheduled for November 4th, at the University of Canberra Refectory.

Note that some of the below details, in regards to the stages some bands are playing may contain minor discrepancies to details posted on the Metal For The Brain website. The information is not necessarily finalised, and may experience slight changes. Current details are as follows: More...

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Dreadnaught To Enter Studio In May

Australia's DREADNAUGHT will enter the studio in late May with producer DW Norton (ALCHEMIST, FRANKENBOK, DAYSEND, EARTH) to record a new full-length album, tentatively due in August/September through Dark Carnival. According to a posting on the band's official web site, "this coming album represents a slight change in direction for dreadnaught to more classic rock feel (ala THIN LIZZY, AC/DC) from the more metal-crossover orientated 'Body.Blood.Skin.Mind', 'Idiosyncrasy', 'Down To Zero', and 'One Piece Missing' CDs. Lotsa loud guitars, lotsa grunt and lotsa Rock!"

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