Matt Racovalis -
Ando McDougall - Bass
Richie Poate - Guitar
Greg Trull - Vocals
Damon Alcock - Guitar
Since their inception more than 15 years ago Dreadnaught have
established themselves as a cornerstone for Australian heavy
rock audiences. The city Dreadnaught call home, Melbourne
Australia, has spawned several next big things over the last
decade. But as genres and bands come and go Dreadnaught never
fail to provide their loyal fans, both old and new, with diverse
offerings that are rooted in the brand of Australian rock and
metal that the band have become an historic part of.
Before signing to Roadrunner Australia subsidiary Dark Carnival
Records in 1999 Dreadnaught self-financed and released
Body.Blood.Skin.Mind (LP CD - 1996) and Idiosyncrasy (EP CD -
1998). After the Dark Carnival signing Dreadnaught's next, 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
Dark Carnival. The lead song from this release, Pushed to the
Limit was placed on the high-rotation playlist of Australias
premier national rock radio station, TripleJ.
Headlining tours, high profile supports with Testament,
Strapping Young Lad, Nickelback, Nevermore, Paradise Lost, and
Cathedral to name a few, as well as slots on leading Australian
metal and rock festivals have earned Dreadnaught the reputation
as one of Australias finest and hardest working live acts.
Dreadnaught again emerged from the studio in 2005 with their
most powerful, intense and dynamically versatile recording to
date. The resultant recording is of 11 massive raw rock anthems
that make up Dirty Music (LP CD 2005).
The following year Roadrunner Australia released a re-packaged
Dirty Music as a dual CD featuring different artwork, previously
unreleased material from Body.Blood.Skin.Mind, Idiosyncrasy and
the Dirty Music sessions, as well as videos for Cut Throat Blues
and Pushed To The Limit. Dirty Music 2 is both a fan must-have
and perfect first foray for newcomers into the world of
May 2008 saw the addition of Matt Racovalis on drums. Matt
brings a definitive metal edge and a high degree of technical
ability to the band which is reflected in the results of the
song writing process throughout 2008. This latest LP is
departure from the more rock orientated releases of previous
years and represents a return to the bands early thrash-metal
roots and is the bands heaviest release to date.
2009 sees the pending release of Dreadnaughts latest self-titled
LP CD which will be available through all good record stores,
online via iTunes and from various websites now.