Aussie rock ‘n’ rollers Airbourne will release their fifth studio album Boneshaker on October 25th via Spinefarm Records. The band revealed the cover artwork for Boneshaker, which was a collaboration between Matt Read of Combustion Ltd, and Sean Tidy of Design House Studio Ltd.

On the topic of the artwork, guitarist Matthew Harrison states: “The whole sentiment we were after was about rock‘n’roll for life. We wanted to create something tattoo-worthy, and that the artwork was classic and stood the test of time.” With the creation of Boneshaker, the all-action Aussies decided to take the bolder path; to align with Nashville’s number one producer Dave Cobb, whose credits include both Chris Stapleton and the ‘Star Is Born’ soundtrack, as a way of staking out new turf away from comfort zones and safe havens…

“It’s a live gig in the studio. This is always something we wanted to do – find a way to bring the soul and power of an Airbourne live show into an album. Cobb caught our lightning and put it in a bottle,” states band leader Joel O’Keeffe.

Relocating to historic Studio A on Nashville’s Music Row, six-time Grammy Award-winning producer Cobb’s natural home and one of Music City’s most prized creative hubs, the four musicians set themselves a challenge: to make a record cut from the same frayed cloth as those classic late-‘70s recordings from Australia’s legendary Albert’s house of “Oz Rock” that inspired the band so much.

The album’s title track, “Boneshaker,” was recently unleashed and it rips. Check it out:

There are no weird tangents here, no uncalled-for asides, no messin’ about. This is straight-down-the-line pure rock‘n’roll drama smelling of burnt rubber, spilt gasoline and valves glowing red hot. No ballads, no acoustic guitars, no keyboards. 10 tracks, 30 minutes of music. Everything lean an’ lethal, stripped to the bone, to those essential elements that rock’n’roll requires to properly do its work: raging guitars, pounding bass, vocals packed full of real personality – the kind of passion that only comes from wilfully pursuing a life on the line.

Pre-orders for Airbourne’s fifth studio album Boneshaker are now live, with an instant download of the first single & album title-track and special bundle options including t-shirts, hoodies, enamel badge and poster. Boneshaker was premiered live at Wacken 2019 in front of 80,000+ people, their fourth time at the legendary festival, which felt like a homecoming for the band. Order your copy HERE and check out the lead single here.

As always, you can find Airbourne on the road. They will be crisscrossing the planet, in true Airbourne fashion until 2022.

“We are pumped about playing these new songs live, it’s always cool to do that first tour on the album cycle, especially that first run of shows. The first time you hear people singing the words back at you to a new song, it makes us really appreciate how much our Airbourne family around the world supports us,” states drummer Ryan O’Keeffe. “2020 is already shaping up to be a jam-packed year.”

Check out the new album’s cover artwork here:

Boneshaker Track Listing:

01. Boneshaker
02. Burnout The Nitro
03. This Is Our City
04. Sex To Go
05. Backseat Boogie
06. Blood In The Water
07. She Gives Me Hell
08. Switchblade Angel
09. Weapon Of War
10. Rock ‘N’ Roll For Life

Airbourne Live Dates 2019:

08/23 – DE – Reload Festival
08/24 – FR – Le Cabaret Vert
09/24 – Ucho, PL – Gdynia
09/25 – Warsaw, PL – Proxima
09/26 – Kraków, PL – Kwadrat
09/28 – St Petersburg, RU – Club Zal
09/29 – Moscow, RU – Station Hall
10/02 – Prague, CZ – Roxy [SOLD OUT]
10/04 – Copenhagen, DK – Amager Bio [SOLD OUT]
10/05 – Stockholm, SE – Münchenbryggeriet
10/07 – Tampere, FI – Pakkahuone
10/08 – Helsinki, FI – Circus
10/10 – Oslo, NO – Rockefeller
10/11 – Gothenburg, SE – Trädgår’n [SOLD OUT]
10/12 – Aarhus, DK – Voxhall [SOLD OUT]
10/15 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
10/16 – Antwerp, BE – Trix
10/17 – Strasbourg, FR – La Laiterie [SOLD OUT]
10/19 – Paris, FR – La Cigale [SOLD OUT]
10/20 – Paris, FR – La Cigale [SOLD OUT]
10/22 – Bilbao, ES – Santana 27
10/24 – Málaga, ES – Paris 15
10/25 – Madrid, ES – La Riviera
10/26 – Barcelona, ES – Razzmatazz
10/28 – Nimes, FR – La Paloma [SOLD OUT]
10/29 – Milan, IT – Alcatraz
10/31 – Zurich, CH – Komplex
11/01 – Leipzig, DE – Haus Auensee
11/02 – Graz, AT – Orpheum
11/03 – Munich, DE – Tonhalle [SOLD OUT]
11/05 – Budapest, HU – Barba Negra
11/06 – Vienna, AT – Arena
11/07 – Berlin, DE – Columbiahalle
11/09 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof [SOLD OUT]
11/10 – Cologne, DE – E-Werk [SOLD OUT]
11/13 – Norwich, UK – UEA
11/14 – Nottingham, UK – Rock City
11/16 – Manchester, UK – Academy
11/17 – Newcastle, UK – O2 Academy
11/18 – Aberdeen, UK – Beach Ballroom
11/20 – Inverness, UK – Ironworks
11/21 – Glasgow, UK – Barrowlands
11/22 – Liverpool, UK – O2 Academy
11/24 – Cardiff, UK – Cardiff University
11/25 – Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
11/26 – London, UK – O2 Forum
11/28 – Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy
11/29 – Southampton, UK – O2 Guildhall
11/30 – Oxford, UK – O2 Academy

2020 Dates:

01/04 – Canberra, AU – Summernats
02/08 – Perth, AU – RAC Arena *
02/11 – Adelaid, AU – AEC Theatre *
02/14 – Melbourne, AU – Rod Laver Arena *
02/15 – Sydney, AU – Qudos Bank Arena *
02/18 – Brisbane AU – Entertainment Centre *
02/20 – Auckland NZ – The Trusts Arena *
02/22 – Christchurch NZ – Horncastle Arena *

* Denotes Special Guest on Alice Cooper dates


Eternal nineties metal kid from London with a penchant for extreme music and HM-2 clamour. My first-ever gig at the age of sixteen was Napalm Death, At The Gates and Crowbar - a baptism of fire that set in stone a lifelong love of metal and general noisiness. Writing for numerous online publications over the years (including Broken Amp and Cvlt Nation) has now led me to V13 where the adventure will surely continue!