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Australia Has A New 24/7 Heavy Music Radio Station

Written by Tom Williams on August 28, 2017

A new heavy music radio station has launched in Australia today, with metal and other heavy AF genres playing 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The new digital-only station, dubbed The Faction, is a creation of Aussie heavy music promoters Collision Course, and has been in planning for over a year.

As for the music you’ll hear on The Faction, songs on high rotation this week include monster tracks by the likes of August Burns Red, Converge, King Parrot, Thy Art Is Murder and Northlane, as well as classics from acts like Metallica, Pantera, Rage Against The Machine and Tool.

“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,” says Collision Course manager Tim Price.

“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.”

You can stream The Faction through the station’s official website, mobile app or the iHeartRadio app.

Check out the station’s current ‘hitlist’ Spotify playlist, below.

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