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Carcass Tour…. Duh!!

Posted by mothereel


CARCASS are back and back at what they do best! Writing and releasing the choicest of cuts in their highly influential way. With ‘Surgical Steel’CARCASS has risen to the occasion and given fans an album that holds up to their classic repertoire, delivering another milestone and is undoubtedly just what the doctor ordered! Everything a CARCASS fan could want is on this record, with every era of the band represented.

These undeniable legends and forefathers of grind and melodic death metal have carefully placed Australian on the surgical table for June 2014. CARCASS is coming to carve you up, preparing to dissect each city in their pathologically explicit ways. We’ve been waiting to announce this tour and we know you’ve been waiting to hear it. Soundworks Touring anticipates these shows to sell out in a rabid frenzy, so be sure to secure your meatiest, heaviest & most important metal ticket in Australia this year.

CARCASS and local supports performing at:

June 12th – Perth, Capitol with EARTH ROT

June 13th – Brisbane, The Hifi with ROME

June 14th – Sydney, The Metro Theatre with TORTURED

June 15th – Melbourne, 170 Russell with KING PARROT



PERTH – / 78 Records




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Long Weekend Options pt 2: Archagathus (Canada)

Posted by mothereel



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Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse Australian tour; split LP out now

Posted by Lachlan

Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse - Fuck armageddon this is JCPThe 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

Battle Pope vs. Jesus Christ Posse Australian Tour


Cock and Ball Torture Australian tour January 2013!

Posted by Lachlan

Germany's goregrind legends Cock and Ball TortureAbsolutely huge news for gore/grind fiends. German gore legends Cock and Ball Torture are heading down under in January 2013!

For that you can thank  Southern Extremeties Productions in association with Grindhead Records and Shananigans Entertainment.

Here's the press release:

A progenitor of pitch-shifted, porn influenced goregrind, and one of the most influential groups within the style, Germany's Cock and Ball Torture make their first ever trip "Down Under" at the very start of 2013.

After 3 full lengths and several EPs and splits, the group is known and loved worldwide for their catchy, grooving, down-tuned, rancid horegrind, and have a strong and supportive worldwide fan base on the back of their impressive discography and excellent live performances.

After 15 years together, and countless successful shows and tours, the lurid lads decided it was finally time to make a trip to the "Land Down Under", and give Australia a taste of the aural filth they've been dishing up for 1 and a 1/2 decades.

So this is it, the tour so many have wanted to see: Cock and Ball Torture - Bulldozing Australia 2013.

Facebook event is here. Tour dates:

Friday January 4th at The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
With  The Day Everything Became Nothing (VIC), Tortured (ACT)  and Festering Drippage (NSW)
Doors 8pm. Tickets $22. Available now via

Saturday January 5th at The Basement, Canberra 
With The Day Everything Became Nothing (VIC), Tortured (ACT) and Festering Drippage (NSW)
Doors 8pm. Tickets $21. Available now via

Wednesday January 9th at The Pony, Melbourne
With The Kill, The Day Everything Became Nothing and Intense Hammer Rage (TAS)
Doors 8pm. Tickets $21. Available now via

Friday January 11th at The Tote, Melbourne
With Fuck…I’m Dead, Captain Cleanoff, Intense Hammer Rage (TAS) and Embodied
Doors 8pm. Tickets $23. Available now via or

Saturday January 12th at The Squatter Arms, Adelaide
With Captain Cleanoff, Intense Hammer Rage (TAS) and Altars
Doors 8pm. Tickets $22.20 via


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


Earth set to tour Australia this September

Posted by Lachlan

Earth: Australian tour 2012This is the best thing to happen ever. Thanks to Rob MacManus and Heathen Skulls, Earth are touring Australia for the first time ever this September.

Earth formed in 1990 and led by guitarist Dylan Carlson. Mostly instrumental, their early work grew out of the Seattle area grunge scene and is recognized as pioneering the genre of drone doom — an experimental offshoot of doom metal, characterised by droning, minimalist, lengthy and repetitive structures.

Their early albums could be seen as a variation of the experimental doom-influenced metal of The Melvins. They now feature a markedly different sound, slow-paced and lengthy featuring strong elements of country music and jazz and the addition of a drummer.
Released earlier this year, “Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II” is ultimately a completely unanticipated direction for Earth, and a very welcome one at that. Well respected by their musical peers, Earth were invited by Portishead to be apart of their curated ATP festival in 2011 and were subsequently asked to perform at ATP 2012, curated by Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel).
Earth are heartfelt, haunting and deliver slow moving music that stretches into other worlds. Don’t miss your chance to see them in their first Australian tour this September. Special guests to be announced.
Saturday 8th Sept – The Kings Arms, Auckland
Sunday 9th Sept – The Zoo, Brisbane
Wednesday 12th Sept – The Toff In Town, Melbourne
Thursday 13th Sept – Hi Fi, Sydney
Friday 14th Sept – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
Saturday 15th Sept – The Rosemount Hotel, Perth
Sunday 16th Sept – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets on sale 1 June 2012.