airbourne Airbourne’s third album, Black Dog Barking, will be released on May 21st through Roadrunner Records. Watch a video with band members discussing the new album below.

Watch the official video for the song Live It Up below.

Inspired by the likes of Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, AC/DC and Motorhead, Airbourne has been winning fans since 2003 with their high-energy, whiplash-inducing, workingman’s rock ‘n’ roll. Their first album Runnin’ Wild was named 2007′s ‘Album of the Year’ by, Best Debut Album at the 2008 Metal Hammer Golden Gods awards, and Spin said Runnin’ Wild, Airbourne’s debut, is a smorgasbord of sledgehammer riffs, crass sex puns, and boozy sing-alongs.”

Hailing from Warrnambool, a small drinking town on the southwestern coast of Victoria, Australia, Airbourne — vocalist/lead guitarist Joel O’Keeffe, drummer Ryan O’Keeffe, guitarist David Roads, and bassist Justin Street — has gained an immense following with their explosive live shows and main stage festival appearances including a headliner spot at Wacken 2011, Rock Am Ring/Park (Germany) and Download (UK).



  1. Jim Duron says:

    Very 90’s sounding, good groove love the car. good song to drink to and get ready for hitting the town.

  2. znak04 says:

    I can’t believe these guys have not been sued by you know who. This band is the perfect example of what is wrong with most of the new bands coming out today. Rehashing the past or wearing my hair like the Gallagher brothers. I don’t get.

    • While they may not be original, in my humble opinion, they sound better than most of the newer bands today.

      Personally, I cannot stand the pretentious, operatic, theatrical crap that passes for “metal” today. Nor, do I appreciate the God awful cookie monster vocal bands either.

      While Airbourne may sound a lot like their kick ass Australian predecessors, I personally see nothing wrong with that.

    • Lighten up Francis

  3. How has the singer not totally blown his voice out? His style is so intense.

  4. franky says:

    Refreshing, Ill have another please.

  5. Perfect definition of rock and roll

  6. I really do dig Airbourne, they’re a great band – They sound and play a 100 times better than those moronic bands that’s been polluting the globe for the past 10-15 years.

    This is three chords Rock, and let it rip – gotta love it.

  7. If you were a new band today, why in hell wouldn’t you pattern your sound after one of the greatest (the greatest IMO) hard rock bands of all time. They sound great, and its a refreshing take on when hard rock and metal used to be about fun, chicks, partying and having a great time. Ya know, a release from the daily crap that the media spoon feeds us everyday. Do they sound like the iconic AC/DC? Hell freakin’ ya they do, and that’s exactly the point. If Brian’s voice ever dies, Angus and Malcolm please give this guy a call and keep the Thunder from Down Under rollin another 20 years. I’m downloading them right now.
    Luv it!

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