Australia’s premier thrashers, the mighty King Parrot can finally reveal their new album, Dead Set, will be released on May 15.

Having just signed to EVP Recordings for Australia, Housecore in the US and Agonia for Europe last week, the album also looks set to get a massive Australian tour in support of it.

Recorded by the legendary Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down) at his Nodferatu’s Lair studio in New Orleans, Dead Set showcases the signature King Parrot sound, laying waste to the senses with high octane grind, thrashing riffs, pummelling beats and punk rock mayhem.

While Australia waits patiently for their return, King Parrot have delivered a delicious gift in the form of ‘Like A Rat‘, which is another stellar video from the lords of larrikin. It documents the band’s time spent recording with Anselmo in what can only be described as the “perfect pisstake”.

And in other Parrot news – and on a more bizarre note – the band have also reportedly had their gear stolen at a gig in Chicago. In a statement from the band, they announced that the break-in happened while they were playing a show at a venue called Subterranean, and that they have set up a PayPal account for anyone to help them continue on their tour as the losses were significant:

“Last night our van got broken into in Chicago. We lost a week of show and merch payments along with some valuable personal items. Stupid… Yeah we know… Thanks to everyone who has donated so far. We love you! We couldn’t do it without you and your support means everything to us. THANK YOU SO MUCH!”


With special guests High Tension and Colossvs

Thursday, 14 May
The Loft, Warrnambool, VIC

Friday, 15 May
Fowlers, Adelaide, SA

Saturday, 16 May
The Corner, Richmond, VIC

Sunday, 17 May
Wrangler, Footscray, VIC

Thursday, 21 May
Magpies, Canberra, ACT

Friday, 22 May
Corrimal Hotel, Wollongong, NSW

Saturday, 23 May
Newtown Social Club, Sydney, NSW

Sunday, 24 May
Small Ballroom, Newcastle, NSW

Thursday, 28 May
Tatt’s Hotel, Lismore, NSW

Friday, 29 May
Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast, QLD

Saturday, 30 May
Crowbar, Brisbane, QLD U18

Saturday, 30 May
Crowbar, Brisbane, QLD 18+

Friday, 5 June
Prince Of Wales, Bunbury, WA

Saturday, 6 June
Amplifier, Perth, WA

Sunday, 7 June
HQ, Perth, WA

Stay up-to-date on the band’s Facebook, and check out pre-order album and ticket bundles HERE!

Check out the hilarious video for ‘Like A Rat’ below: