The new Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse split 12" LP is out now and available for free download over at Art As Catharsis.
If you haven't heard them, Battle Pope describe themselves as "Little Richard wildly fucking Blood Duster, Captain Cleanoff and Elvis at a hedonist coke-orgy". Jesus Christ Posse sound like Black Flag with Billy Graham on vocals, or D.R.I. fronted by Pat Robertson.
Tour dates below. Facebook event here.
Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse Australian Tour
Fri 18 Jan - Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane (AA)
w/ Machina Genova, Fvck Mountain, Ritual Harm
Sat 19 Jan - Rhys' House, Sunshine Coast
Sun 20 Jan - Wasp Factory, Lismore
Tue 22 Jan - Venue TBC, Byron Bay
Wed 23 Jan - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
Fri 25 Jan - The Pot Belly Hotel, Canberra
w/ Wretch + TBC
Sat 26 Jan - The Lansdowne Hotel, Sydney
w/ The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers (SA), Peter Brock (SA), Snakes Get Bad Press
Fri 1 Feb - Venue TBC, Melbourne
w/ We Lost the Sea, Fully Cooked + TBC
Sat 2 Feb - Scumfest 2013, Old Queens Theatre, Adelaide
w/ Totally Unicorn, Captain Cleanoff, Space Bong, God God Dammit Dammit, We Lost the Sea, The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers and many more
UPDATE: Spoonfed are out. Battle Pope are in!
Art As Catharsis and Black Wire Records presents GRINDPARTY! A celebration of some of the fastest and most intense music that Australia has to offer. The first GRINDPARTY! takes place on Saturday 12 May, 2012 at Black Wire Records.
Headlining the night are those lovable positive powerviolence scamps Michael Crafter - hot off their recent tour of New Zealand. They are joined by their Sunshine Coast brethern Laeirs and Vile Specimen, as well as the always-intense Spoonfed, and local merchants of dissonance Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt.
This awesome event could only ever happen at Black Wire Records -- one of Australia's premier underground venues that continues to support experimental, heavy and fringe music. Support the underground, and get down to this show.
Doors are at 7pm. $10 entry. Drinks are BYO, and all ages are welcome. This is a night of nuttin but blast beats, beer bongs and blazin' chongs.
- Bbuy their new cassette tape.
- Download their self-titled debut for free.
- Follow them on Facebook.
- Take more drugs.
Hydromedusa exploded onto Australia’s stoner/doom scene in 2011 with their stunning self-titled debut album. With the CD-version of their album already sold out, Art As Catharsis is very pleased to print a limited run of 100 cassette tapes. The tapes are professionally dubbed, with DIY digitally printed artwork and inserts.
Hydromedusa's brand of blues-tinged sludge metal is marked by a psychedelic streak, dark downtempo detours into passages of heavy doom and bursts of high-energy rocking stoner tunes.
Fans of Witchcraft, Church of Misery, Space Bong, Looking Glass and Graveyard - check it out!