Antagonist A.D announce album launch tour

From three separate nations comes the mosh bill of the year. The Nothing From No One Australian Tour this August will see Auckland’s Antagonist A.D, easily one of the most respected bands in the international hardcore community, cross the ditch for their first national run for the year. Cali metalcore outfit and Mediaskare Records label-mates Lionheart join them, making their Australian live debut. As one of the most promising Australian heavy bands on the scene, Sydney’s Shinto Katana provide a solid local grounding to the stellar three band bill.

Antagonist A.D are no strangers to our shores and can rightfully claim status as a favourite amongst Australian audiences. With an unrelenting and unadulterated live show, we welcome them back for the Nothing From No One Australian Tour. Formed in 2006 the outfit have also toured Japan, Thailand, Malaysia and more, and shared the stage with bands such as Have Heart, Parkway Drive and Earth Crisis. Earlier this year they signed to Mediaskare Records, who share their ideologies. Speaking of the signing, Antagonist A.D vocalist Sam Crocker commented, “We know their bands are hard working ‘real’ bands that actually tour and make music. Less gimmicks & more heart – which is what we are all about. The music is paramount – first & foremost before any hype/spin/fashion/faux industry bullshit.” Nothing From No One, Antagonist A.D‘s third release and first via Mediaskare Records, “steps in a more personal direction than our previous releases,” added Sam. “There are still the usual themes you can expect from Antagonist A.D with songs about animal rights, consumerism & apathy, but where it differs is dealing with anxiety, depression – feelings of alienation. I think for me, being from a tiny town on a small isolated island at bottom of the world I really started to feel that isolation – the lyrics have been a lot more therapeutic than anything I have written before.” Witness the tracks come to life this August.

2011 was a huge year for Lionheart and in 2012 the momentum continues to build. The quintet released Built On Struggle via Mediaskare Records (Jan 2011) and spent the year touring and playing high profile festivals alongside Madball, Blood For Blood, Hatebreed, The Acacia Strain, Terror, MyChildren MyBride, First Blood and Wisdom In Chains, to name but a few. Lionheart worked with the renowned Matt Hyde (Hatebreed, Sum 41, Slayer, Strung Out) and Nick Jett (Terror) when it came time to record their most recent release, Undisputed (Mediaskare Records, May 2012). Vocalist Rob Watson describes the result as "heavier, harder and more pissed" than anything the band have done to date. With a live show to match, this is definitely a set not to be missed.

Shinto Katana is not a band that is easily ignored. Having formed midway through the last decade, they have since spent their time honing their craft, doing the hard yards and winning over audiences one show at a time. Now with three full length releases under their belt, Shinto Katana will take to the road to unveil tracks from Redemption (out July 27 on Skull and Bones Records) for the first time. If you were a fan of anything Shinto Katana has done before, it’s time to get excited again. For new fans, it’ll quickly become evident why Shinto Katana‘s is the name on the tip of everyone’s tongues.

Greater than the sum of its parts, the Nothing From No One Australian Tour is stacked up to be the metealcore bill of the year. Mark the date in your diary now. Don’t miss out.

Tickets are on sale Friday June 29 at 9:00am.

Friday August 10 – Fowlers Live, Adelaide – Lic/AA
Tickets available from Moshtix on 1300 438 849 or and Venue*Tix on (08) 8225 8888 or

Saturday August 11 – Bang, Melbourne – 18
Tickets available at the door only

Sunday August 12 – Phoneix Youth Centre, Melbourne – AA
Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, and Oztix outlets

Tuesday August 14 – Musicman Megastore, Bendigo – AA
Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, and Oztix outlets

Wednesday August 15 – Tuggeranong Youth Centre, Canberra – AA
Tickets available from Moshtix on 1300 438 849, and Moshtix outlets

Thursday August 16 – Hot Damn, Sydney – 18
Tickets available at the door only

Friday August 17 – Masonic Hall, Blacktown – AA
Tickets available from Moshtix on 1300 438 849, and Moshtix outlets

Saturday August 18 – Thriller @ X&Y Bar, Brisbane – 18
Tickets available at the door only

Sunday August 19 – Eagleby Community Hall, Brisbane – AA
Tickets available from Oztix on 1300 762 545, and Oztix outlets

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