Airbourne is the walking, talking, living, breathing, screaming, spitting, fist-pumping embodiment of all that hard rock has encompassed since the movement began. Fun-loving, rip-roaring, hard-partying and filled with melodic danger and grinning optimism, Airbourne craft underdog-championing anthems with reckless abandon.
Airbourne manage to call upon the spiritual substance of Thin Lizzy, the gritty pub-crawling vibe of Motörhead, the grandiose histrionic theatricality of Judas Priest, the unifying audience domination of Iron Maiden and the sharp bite of their fellow Australians in the legendary AC/DC. They’ve stitched together these disparate components into a head-banging Frankenstein monster of their own creation, energizing the entire hard rock scene with their enthusiasm and relentless drive.
Airbourne formed in the band’s hometown of Warrnambool, Victoria, 10-years ago. Their first album Runnin’ Wild was one of the most talked-about and best-reviewed debuts in recent rock history, winning the band a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for Best Debut Album.
The band has since released No Guts. No Glory. and their most recent album, Black Dog Barking, which debuted at #17 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The album has also been extremely successful around the world, charting in the top 30 of many countries, including #5 in Germany, #9 in Switzerland and #11 in Austria.
Airbourne have toured extensively overseas, appearing at many of the world’s biggest festivals, including Rock Im Park, Rock Am Ring, Sonisphere, Metalgest, Novarock and Download. In addition, the band also graced Australian stages in July last year, playing at Splendour In The Grass, as well as a select few shows around the country.
The band’s recent nomination for a Metal Hammer Golden Gods Award for Best Live Act, as well as last year’s ARIA nomination for Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal ALbum are testament to Airbourne’s energy-fueled live performances, which often draw mass crowds from across the globe.
The band will be heading back over to Europe this summer to play at a number of festivals around the continent. Head to www.airbournerock.com for more details.