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As one of Australia ’s longest running metal bands Dreadnaught have established themselves as a cornerstone for Australian heavy rock audiences. A band that continually re-invents and refines a sound that is unique to heavy music genres, Dreadnaught have become an historic part of of Australian rock and metal.
Before signing to Roadrunner Australia in 1999 Dreadnaught self-financed and released Body.Blood.Skin.Mind (LP CD – 1996) and Idiosyncrasy (EP CD – 1998). The next Roadrunner release, Down To Zero (LP CD – 1999), received critical acclaim, U.K., European and U.S. airplay, and was released in the U.S. and Europe through The Music Cartel.
2002 saw the release of an EP, One Piece Missing, again through Roadrunner Australia. Three years later Dirty Music (LP CD 2005) was completed and then released a year later as a double CD containing videos and a compilation of older material and previously unreleased tracks.
May 2009 saw the release of the self-titled LP CD and shows a transition from the more rock orientated releases of previous years to a crossover thrash-metal style more representative of the bands early releases. ‘[D->0]‘ was also released in Japan later in 2009 and was followed up with a tour of both Australia and Japan.
Dreadnaught have frequented venues big and small around Australia many times including supports with Testament, Strapping Young Lad, Nevermore, Paradise Lost, Nickelback, Pitchshifter, and Cathedral to name a few. As well as slots on leading Australian metal and rock festivals Dreadnaught have shared the stage with some great Australian metal bands such as Mortal Sin, Alchemist, King Parrot, Desecrator, Lord, Frankenbok and many many more.
This year sees Dreadnaught continuing to work on new music, with recording of an LP due to start in the next few months. Also currently in the works is the pending release of a now completed live DVD filmed in Melbourne during 2011.
2013 saw the celebration of 21 years as a continually working band with a mini-festival in Melbourne. Held at the Reverance Hotel the show featured 17 of Australia’s current heavy bands and some old favourites.
All of Dreadnaught’s material is available at record stores in Australia and Japan, as well as from iTunes and other digital outlets, and http://www.dreadnaught.com.au.