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Melbourne underground band Asbestos Garage

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As regular readers of my blog will know, I’m a fan of metal, progressive rock and a bit of eighties rock. The other day I had the chance to speak to the lead singer of Asbestos Garage, a Melbourne based band. Neon Kessler told me of their aspirations to bring glam rock back to Melbourne, and not one of mega-concerts – but something you can enjoy at your local pub. With the up-coming Def Leppard concert in Melbourne this appears to be the right time to do so.

The band is currently promoting their fantastic T-Shirts to raise the funds to go on tour possibly some time in the near future. I personally will be buying the black design.

I’m looking forward to hearing their 2007 promo/demo track “The Will To Breathe“, which can hopefully be released on an independent label soon. Neon advised it is planned as their opening track on their EP “Fire Proof Rock“.

If by chance a music label reads this you can contact the band on the email neon at asbestos garage dot com.

Somewhere Back in Time

I have a short video I took of the Somewhere in Time Tour. It’s from the Powerslave guitar solo as played in Sydney. If you were at either of the events this should bring back some good memories!

For a review of the evening in Melbourne, synultima has a blow by blow review over @

On a side note, some bloke taped a bootleg copy of the 9th Feb show – you can get it while you can, but I can’t condone that.

Up the Irons! Somewhere Back In Time 2008 Tour


I got myself some Iron Maiden tickets for their Somewhere back in time 2008 tour. The latest news about the Aussie events is that the Melbourne and Sydney concerts sold out in Record time.

Sydney’s Acer Arena sold out within 25 minutes of going on sale and Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena sold out within 15 minutes, leading to promoter Paul Dainty immediately putting on sale second shows in both cities and commenting; “Sales for the tour have been phenomenal with over 40,000 tickets being sold in the first hour.

As I am a Fan Club member, I was lucky enough to get 5 Gold Floor tickets in presale for close friends and I

I’m gonna make a whole week of it, and am dusting off my old records, I mean tapes, no CDs from the shelf – aaah syncing all my maiden mp3s to my ipod in preparation for this once in a lifetime event. They wont be coming back anytime soon after, and then they will probably retire.

It’s not till Feb 2008, but I will be in Melbourne and Sydney so I will be sure to write about it when the time comes.