The Omnific (AU):
After a stellar run of shows earlier this year, where they were an unquestionable hit in the UK, Europe alongside Ne Obliviscaris, plus Australia seeing a sold out tour with instrumental superstars Polyphia; the world’s most prominent bass driven instrumental rock act The Omnific are coming BACK to Europe and the UK for the Phat Mackerel Tour, seeing the Australians perform at legendary German festivals Reeperbahn and Euroblast, plus headline dates, in support of their new single Phat Mackerel – out on August 17, 2023 via Wild Thing Records.
The Melbourne breathtaking progressive instrumental trio, featuring two other-worldly intertwining bassists, Matt Fack and Toby Peterson-Stewart, backed by flamboyant drummer Jerome Lematua, create an extraordinary mosaic that dances between progressive rock, djent, funk, and synth-driven soundscapes. Overflowing with charisma, swagger, and an unrivalled showmanship, The Omnific have captivated audiences around the world, with their awe-inspiring technical prowess and an incredibly unique live show. The band have been hand-picked as special guests for internationally renowned acts such as Polyphia, Between The Buried And Me, Intervals, Ne Obliviscaris, Twelve Foot Ninja, Cog, and Galactic Empire.
The group’s 2021 monumental debut album Escapades (Wild Thing Records) achieved significant international acclaim with Metal Hammer proclaiming “a bright future for the instrumental outfit”, impressively landing #3 on the Australian AIR Independent Album Charts. Escapades also features Clay Gober of Polyphia as guest bassist on the single Antecedent, which received a colossal reception internationally – exceeding a combined 1 million plays on YouTube and Spotify. With the young virtuosic band clocking in over 12 million Spotify streams and 4 million YouTube views to date, The Omnific elevated their career to new heights with the release of Escapades.
Prepare to be challenged, dear audiophiles, for The Omnific’s music transcends mere notes and melodies. It envelopes you in a lush tapestry of atmospheric brilliance, weaving together swirling textures, pulsating syncopation, euphoric highs, and melancholic lows… a musical odyssey like no other.
Pushing the boundaries of alternative heavy music, Tel Aviv powerhouse Walkways share their heartfelt and bare emotions by way of a relentless energy which weaves through intrinsic dynamics, guarded by a close-knit brotherhood collective. Ferocious riffs and screams, epic melodies and anthems, and fragile softer moments equally as profound, the band create in order to unload and enact change within themselves and others. Walkways is the group’s antidote to the chaotic nature of living in Israel, an oasis for sanity and humanity, the band’s avenue to ensure the past is not their future. Their incredible sophomore album Bleed Out, Heal Out (2019), released on German record label Nuclear Blast, elevated the band’s profile to another level, spreading their unique brand of heavy music to every corner of the globe. Following several European jaunts, festival appearances at Wacken Open Air, and supporting world renowned acts such as Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, In Flames, Devin Townsend, Jinjer, and Memphis May Fire, the band are now working on their much anticipated third full length album.
Future Static (AU):
One of Australia’s most talked about breakthrough heavy acts, Melbourne quintet Future Static create an exhilarating synthesis of alternative, melodic, and progressive to shape a unique brand of emotional heavy music which is unlike any other. Led by electrifying Melbourne born, Barcelona raised front-woman Amariah Cook, and backed by the band’s swagger and blazing rock fury, experiencing Future Static is an aural and visual explosion of seismic proportions. Following acclaimed singles Waves (2021) and Venenosa (2022), Alex Baker of Kerrang! Radio proclaimed “Big things are on the horizon for this band”. On the live front, the group have taken Australia by storm including festival performances at Knight & Day and Unify Forever, plus being hand-picked as special guests for Eurovision alumni Voyager, Jinjer, and Alpha Wolf, just to name a few. Between debut international tour dates, and the release of its highly anticipated full-length debut LP incoming, 2023 is shaping up to be nothing short of explosive for Future Static.
Shell Beach (HU):
Eclectic five-piece Shell Beach traverse the lines of post-hardcore and experimental, showcasing their intangible gift for introspective songwriting, infused with their unique atmospheric alt rock sound. Essentially a Hungarian supergroup from Budapest’s highly respected underground rock scene, and fronted by new lead vocalist Zoltán Bodóczy (Grand Mexican Warlock), Shell Beach delivered their sensational third album Solar Flare on February 17, 2023, via Australian label Wild Thing Records. Expanding on their hardcore and shoegaze roots, the band headed in a more progressive direction than ever before. From playing major festivals such as Sziget, Groezrock, Rock For People, Takedown Festival, Tech Fest, and Electric Castle, to sharing the stage with internationally renowned acts such as Enter Shikari, And So I Watch You From Afar, Agent Fresco, Boysetsfire, and Gallows, Shell Beach have established themselves as Hungary’s most eminent rock act.