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25Apr/14Off

A Tribute to Torpy

Posted by mothereel

So many good bands, such a good cause, you'd be a fool to resist.

 

On the 26th of April, We Lost The Sea are hosting a special show with a bunch of friends, bands and fans to come together to pay tribute to a superb person, Chris Torpy, who sadly took his life in March 2012. It is a night for coming together as a community and a local music scene to remember and share some laughs and memories of the person he was and what he was passionate about.

The show will also be a fundraiser for the charity beyondblue who provide support for people who suffer any form of depression and anxiety, empowering all Australians, at any life-stage, to seek help. beyondblue raises awareness, reduces stigma and ensures people have access to the information they need to support recovery, management and resilience.

Not a day goes by that we all don't think about him. To pay tribute to Chris we could think of no better way than to get together a bunch of bands full of people that he loved and who loved him.

 

There's also a download of some bands that Chris was a part of, tracks that he collaborated on and other bands that wanted to pay tribute to him.

http://artascatharsis.bandcamp.com/album/a-collection-of-songs-a-dedication-to-chris-torpy

All the set times and things for the gig are on the facebook event page.
https://www.facebook.com/events/519340561518365/

8Aug/12Off

Sydney Weekend Gig Guide

Posted by mothereel

I should be doing Grindhead things and to some extent this is related...  Here's a choose your own adventure/genre for Friday night.  Free Doom or Death and Grind in Tempe?

Adrift For Days release their 2nd album this Friday night.  It's getting great reviews and the show is free.

Adrift For Days Album Launch

 Grannyfist are launching their DVD.  I don't know who has seen it, but I'm told there's content on there that means it had to be created in another state.

Grannyfist DVD Launch

 
There's also a gig happening at The Valve Bar on Saturday called 'Erkstock'.  Couldn't find a poster or event page.  It looks like it's more a hard rock thing for some guy's birthday.  Who are you not to attend?

Facebook Events:

Adrift For Days Event

Grannyfist Event

27Jul/12Off

Weekend gig guide

Posted by Mathias

Plenty to see and do this weekend, even without mentioning Splendour.

The huge Rosetta (USA)//City Of Ship (USA)//Nuclear Summer tour is sure to please.

Friday 27.07 Brisbane @ Sun Distortion - AA
w/ Waiting Room
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au/
Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/255311137915199/

Saturday 28.07 Sydney @ The Sandringham Hotel - 18+
w/ We Lost The Sea, Dumbsaint, Islands, Adrift For Days
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au/
Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/423151547730105/

Sunday 29.07 Wollongong @ Yours & Owls - 18+
w/ Totally Unicorn
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au/
Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/298258453603746/

Monday 30.07 Sydney @ Black Wire Records - AA
w/ Lo!
Tickets: http://www.moshtix.com.au/
Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/393153637408368/

 

And if you're in Melbourne, get a face full of grind on Saturday at The Bendigo Hotel for just $10

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3Jun/12Off

DOWNLOAD: Drone from the Underside of the Earth compilation

Posted by mothereel
Lachlan has spent a lot of hours on this project this year. He really wanted to draw attention to some of the country's awesome fuzzy, droney, drug-addled groups, that perhaps don't get the attention they deserve - especially outside of Australia - because the reality is we can boast some of the most unique and varied slow music of any country.
Drone From The Underside Of The Earth

Drone From The Underside Of The Earth Front Cover

So Lachlan set off with intent to pull together some of his favourite artists in Australia's stoner, sludge, doom and drone scenes in order to get more people to discover great Australian underground music. But he was a little naive of quite how long it would take him!
The hard work paid off in the end. Drone form the Underside of the Earth features a selection of 26 tracks. This is a rare, eye-opening peek into Australia's rich underground music scene. At 3-and-a-half hours in length it's quite a ride, but we sincerely hope that you at least discover a few new bands as a result of this work.
Drone from the Underside of the Earth is a FREE digital compilation featuring Australia's best stoner, sludge, doom and drone bands, featuring: Space Bong, Hydromedusa, Adrift for Days, Looking Glass, In Trenches, No Anchor, Drowing Horse, Sons of the Ionian Sea, Summonus, DEAD, Futility, Clagg, Mother Eel, Log, Battle Pope,  Law Of The Tongue, Arrowhead, Moth, Shellfin, Futility, Sore, Noûs, Atolah, The Slow Death, Mother Mars, Lint and Houdini.
5Mar/12Off

Wanna Get On A Comp?

Posted by mothereel

Endtime Revival, a rad webzine, is putting together a sick international extreme compilation to post on their blog for free download entitled "Burning Enemies/Embracing Friends".

So far the bands onboard are:

Nuclear
Adrift For Days
Mother Eel
Hydromedusa
Serious Beak
Desultor
Pasadena Napalm Division
Fester
Reign of Vengeance
Beyond Dishonor

There's already one comp posted, entitled Hell Is War! featuring 19 bands from all over the world.

While you're at it, they are also looking for review material. The two things this blog features are free comps and reviews. If you have review material or material you would like to see on this next comp, forward it to staydown1978 (at) hotmail (dott) com.

Artwork and a track listing will be available that people can download as well as the tracks themselves. There will also be contact info for bands and labels and also info on what release the track came from.

www.endtimerevival-endtimerevival.blogspot.com