The Riot Act is the weekly newsletter by Riot Entertainment, a kickass Aussie company who are responsible for distributing a lot of awesome metal and rock stuff, and who have recently branched out as a label in their own right with Fozzy and Free Reign. The Riot chaps have always been freaking awesome to me (I think the first time I met them was when I interviewed Steve Lukather a few years ago) and if they were here right now I’d give them a bearhug. They’re not, so instead I’m gonna let everyone know about The Riot Act.

This week’s Riot Act includes news about Zakk Wylde’s Aussie tour, as well as the trailer for the movie Bones, which features Zakk:

There’s also news about Bruce Kulick’s Aussie tour and forthcoming album, a DVD trailer for Exodus, and heaps more.

You can sign up for the Riot Act newsletter at Riot’s site:

Here are the tour dates for various Riot-affiliated bands:

LORD (Sydney)
Dec. 5 The Brisbane Hotel (All Ages), Hobart
Dec. 5 The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Dec. 11 Gaelic Club, Sydney
Dec. 12 The Espy, Melbourne

Fri, Dec 11 – Annandale Hotel – Sydney
Sat, Dec 12 – East Brunswick Club – Melb

SCREAMFEST (Mainly Europe!)
Thurs 31st December 2009 & Fri 1st January 2010
Enmore Theatre Sydney

Wed, Jan 13 – Capital Perth
Thurs, Jan 14 – Fowlers Live Adelaide (AA)
Fri, Jan 15 – Billboard The Venue MelbOver 18’s
Sat, Jan 16 – Billboard the Venue Melbourne Under 18s Afternoon Show
Sun, Jan 17 – The Hi- Fi Brisbane
Mon, Jan 18 – The Metro Sydney (AA)
Wed, Jan 20 – The Transmission Room Auckland NZ Licensed All Ages

Feb 1st PERTH. Metropolis Fremantle
Febr 5th MELBOURNE Palace (formerly Metro)
Febr 7th SYDNEY Enmore Theatre
Febr 8th BRISBANE The Tivoli

Thurs11th SYDNEY. Metro Theatre (ALL AGES)
Friday 12th BRISBANE. Club 299
Sat 13th MELBOURNE. The Hi-Fi Bar. Melbourne

SOUNDWAVE feat: Anthrax, Meshuggah Baroness & Whitechapel
Sat, Feb 20 – Brisbane
Sun, Feb 21 – Sydney
Fri, Feb 26 – Melbourne
Sat, Feb 27 – Adelaide
Mon, March 1 – Perth

GENGHIS TRON (supp for Converge)
Tue March 16 Amplifier, Perth
Wed March 17 Fowlers, Adelaide
Thur March 18 Corner, Melbourne
Fri March 19 Manning Bar, Sydney
Sat March 20 Hi Fi, Brisbane

DECAPITATED, Psycroptic, Origin & Misery Index
April 1st –Transmission Room, Auckland, Lic/AA
April 2nd – The Esplanade Hotel, Melbourne, 18+
April 3rd – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, 18+
April 4th – The Hifi, Brisbane, 18+
April 5th – Fowlers Live, Adelaide, Lic/AA
April 6th – Black Bettys, Perth, 18+