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11Oct/11Off

COUGH (USA) to engulf Sydney in a haze of bong smoke this weekend

Posted by Lachlan

Cough 2011 Australian TourI'd be hard pressed to think of a recent album more fantastically depressing, crushing and suffocating than Cough's Ritual Abuse. The good news for all of Australia is that Cough are currently on tour as part of 666 Entertainment's Doomsday Festival. Definitely one not to miss!

Also, be sure to check out Cough's interview in this weeks Drum Media.

Sydney-siders can catch Cough this weekend at these two dates:

Doomsday Festival 2011
Saturday 15 October at Sandringham Hotel

  • Cough (USA)
  • Clagg (VIC)
  • Pod People (ACT)
  • Summonus
  • Looking Glass (ACT)
  • Daredevil
  • Mother Mars
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • Rituals of the Oak

Doors at 3pm, entry $30.

Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/oJQtJr

Sunday 16 October at Sandringham Hotel

  • Cough (USA)
  • Boonhorse (ACT) - album launch
  • Arrowhead - album launch
  • Adrift for Days
  • Birdmouth
  • Lomera

Doors at 3pm, entry $20.

Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/oDYaAH

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30Aug/11Off

Cough (USA) to headline Doomsday Festival 2011

Posted by Lachlan

666 Entertainment presents Doomsday Festiaval 2011 featuring Cough (USA)Some excessively-nice doom-related news this morning! After the disappointment that was Church of Misery's cancellation for Doomsday 2011, Cough have been announced as the more-than-adequate replacement.

Cough play some seriously sludged-out doom with psychedelic overtones (listen here). As for me personally? I'm stoked. Nice on 666 Entertainment pals.

Check out more at 666 Entertainment's Facebook page. Go and be stoned.

Full line-ups for the festival below:

  • October 14th at The Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane:
    • Cough (USA), Clagg, Looking Glass, Summonus and Fear the Setting Sun
  • October 15th at The Sando, Sydney:
    • Cough (USA), Clagg, Pod People, Summonus, Looking Glass, Daredevil, Mother Mars, The Devil Rides Out and Rituals of the Oak
  • October 21st at Enigma Bar, Adelaide:
    • Cough (USA), Space Bong, Hydromedua and Mammoth
  • October 22nd @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne:
    • Cough (USA), d.USK, Clagg, Looking Glass, Summonus, Hydromedusa, Sons of the Ionian Sea, Mother Mars and Wurms
22Jul/11Off

Doomsday, Slaughterfest and Progfest: Highlights of the Australian underground music scene

Posted by Lachlan

One of the most positive elements of the Sydney underground music scene are the annual one-day "mini-festivals" that pop up. After a couple of successful years these festival become anticipated staples in a music-lovers diet.

Personally, there are three which I look forward to above the rest;

There are certainly others. Bastardfest is trying to make a splash in the metal scene this year with dates all across the country. Devils Kitchen provided an awesome day of stoner rock and psychedelia until they decided to take a break. Birds Robe Collective's alternate fest Featherfest is also one to watch out for.

What makes these festivals so good? Simply because they represent a critical mass of quality bands and promotional resources. Sure, dozens of disjointed, poorly promoted little pub-bills fail each month, but it is these mini-festival promoters who are bringing in solid attendance records by aiming a little higher than your average pub-gig --- and the dedication is paying off.

Be sure to check these dates out;

  • Slaughterfest IV takes place on 30 July at the Sandringham Hotel.
  • Progfest 2011 takes place on 13 August at the Annandale Hotel and 3rd September at the Epsy.
  • Doomsday Festival takes place on 14 October in Brisbane, 15 October in Sydney, 21 October in Adelaide and 22 October in Melbourne.
8Jul/11Off

Church of Misery headlining Doomsday and Australian tour

Posted by Lachlan

Church of Misery to tour AustraliaJapanese psychedelic stoner rock group Church of Misery band are all kinds of awesome. They're also touring Australia and headlining 666 Entertainment's Doomsday Festival this October.

Friday 14th October - Doomsday Festival Brisbane 2011 at The Jubilee Hotel

Saturday 15th October - Doomsday Festival Sydney 2011 at The Sandringham Hotel

Friday 21st October - Doomsday Festival Adelaide 2011 at The Enigma Bar

Saturday 22nd October - Doomsday Festival Melbourne 2011 at The Northcote Social Club

Facebook event.

Save the date. More details to come!

12May/11Off

July 30: Slaughterfest IV featuring Fuck I’m Dead, Looking Glass, Mother Mars, Agonhymn and loads more!

Posted by Lachlan

Grindhead Records and 666 Entertainment present Slaughterfest IVFor me, annual underground stoner, doom, grind and metal festivals like Grindhead Records' Slaughterfest, 666 Entertainment's Doomsday and Little Bird Agency's Devil's Kitchen are often sure-fire shortlisters for the best gigs of the year. The promoters of each of those festivals usually have quite a knack for producing a smooth-running, well thought-out and well-promoted festival with just the right amount of big interstate names and variation of styles.

This years Slaughterfest - the 4th edition since the festivals inception back in 2007 - is certainly no exception. Infact, I honestly cannot remember a more impressive and varied line-up - nor a show I was more excited about. The value for money (15 bands for $20) is certainly nothing to scoff at.

Grindhead Records and 666 Entertainment have teamed up to bring us an incredible day, balanced out with a nice mix of grind, stoner, sludge, metal, crust, punk, hardcore and doom. If I can give you one piece of advice it would be to GET THERE EARLY. My gut feeling is this one is certainly going to sell out (you should be going out of your way to catch Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt anyway, they fucking RULE).

Without further ado, here is the line-up for Slaughterfest IV:

Slaughterfest IV
Saturday July 30 - The Sandringham Hotel
Entry $20, doors at midday.

- Fuck I'm Dead (VIC)
- Looking Glass (ACT)
- Roadside Burial
- Summonus
- Mother Eel
- Deathcage
- Mother Mars
- Ether Rag
- Red Bee
- Agonhymn (VIC)
- Burial Chamber
- Arrowhead
- Rock n Roll Weapon
- Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt
- VAN

Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/lAZFA1

Loads of merch will be on sale from Grindhead Records and bands playing the gig. The first 100 payers will be given a FREE Slaughterfest IV CD which will feature tracks from each band on this years line up. Get in early so you don't miss out!

See you there!

Grindhead Records: http://www.grindheadrecords.com
Grindhead Records on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/GrindheadRecords
Slaughterfest on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SlaughterfestSydney
666 Entertainment on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/666entertainment

Grindhead Records and 666 Entertainment present Slaughterfest IV

29Sep/10Off

Doomsday dawns in Brisbane and Sydney this weekend with headliners Acid King (US)

Posted by Lachlan

This weekend sees 666 Entertainment's Doomsday Festival - arguably Australia's best festival for all that is slow and headlined by Acid King (US) - take to the road in Brisbane and Sydney.

On Friday night this formidable line-up storms Brisbane's Rosies Live:

Acid King (USA) 12am-1am (downstairs)
Clagg (VIC) 11:05pm-11:40pm (downstairs)
Looking Glass (ACT) 10:10pm-10:45pm (downstairs)
Sons of the Ionian Sea (VIC) 9:35m-10:10pm (upstairs)
Summonus (NSW) 9:20pm-9:50pm (downstairs)
Fattura Della Morte (NSW) 8:40pm-9:15pm (upstairs)
Fear the Setting Sun (QLD) 8:30pm-9pm (downstairs)
Agonhymn (VIC) 7:45pm-8:20pm (upstairs)
Adrift for Days (NSW) 7:40pm-8:10pm (downstairs)

Then on Saturday Doomsday takes to Newtown RSL (which is oddly being rebranded as Shush Newtown):

Adrift for Days 1:20am-1:50am
Mother Mars 12:30am-1am
Acid King (USA) 11pm-12am
Pod People (ACT) 10:15pm-10:45pm
Summonus (NSW) 9:45pm-10:45pm
Looking Glass (ACT) 9pm-9:30pm
Clagg (VIC) 8:15pm-8:45pm
Sons of the Ionian Sea (VIC) 7:30pm-8pm
Fattura Della Morte (NSW) 6:45pm-7:15pm
VAN (NSW) 6pm-6:30pm

Tickers are still available via Moshtix for Sydney and Brisbane. The following weekend will see the Doomsday monolith stalk Melbourne and Adelaide. Be sure to check it out.

http://www.myspace.com/doomsdayfestaustralia


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