Today is the day Australian metal fans have been waiting for, which is the launch of a dedicated 24/7 metal radio station – completely online – devoting airtime to the likes of King Parrot, Justice for the Damned, Crossfaith, The Beautiful Monument, Ecca Vandal, August Burns Red, Converge, Polaris, Daybreak, Thy Art is Murder and many others in its first week of rotation.
Working in collaboration with Brisbane metal public relations company Collision Course and iHeartRadio, other than the 24/7 live streaming, The Faction offers an app – which is updated often and serves as the central hub for all Australia and international music blogs and media including social media integration.
Collision Course manager and brainchild behind the launch, Tim Price noted how the “metal community is one of the most passionate in the world and we have so much to celebrate – not just artists and music, but also a thriving live sector, amazing blogs and media and so many people with passion.”
“We wanted to put it together and create a hub for that community which brings the genre into a mobile world. Through our partnership with iHeartRadio, we can now also use The Faction Radio to reach new metal fans and welcome them into our scene.”