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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


12 March: Ulcerate at A Million Dead Birds Laughing at the Bald Faced Stag

Posted by Lachlan

Ulcerate and A Million Dead Birds LaughingCatch NZ dissonant death metallers Ulcerate (NZ) and Melbourne death/grind band A Million Dead Birds Laughing (VIC) this Saturday at the Bald Faced Stag. This tour was arranged by Evolutionary Touring (run by my pal Ben Terror of old Beyond Terror Beyond Grace fame) and also features Dining in Tuscany, Ignite the Ibex and FGWMWS.

Here's the Facebook event - and here's the accompanying press release:

New Zealand’s leading extreme metal export, ULCERATE, are a band that is driven to create a sonic assault of sound focused on bleak and extreme atmospheres. The 2009 release of their album ‘Everything Is Fire’ resulted in rave reviews, tours to Europe with Nile, to Australia & more, and saw their brand of dissonant metal take hold with many an extreme metal fan worldwide.

January 25, 2011 will see the release of Ulcerate’s third full-length album The Destroyers of All through Willowtip Records. Ambitious, oppressive and expansive, with a strict adherence to the tradition of total bleakness the band is becoming known for, The Destroyers of All presents the most atmospheric and challenging listen from the band to date.

I'd really like to check out Ulcerate and A Million Dead Birds - and Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt are fucking ace - but I've got a wedding to go to. I would highly recommend you guys make it down! Really solid line-up for the night.


A Million Dead Birds Laughing at the Sonic Forge Festival 2010

Ulcerate and A Million Dead Birds Laughing


31/07: Sydney Weekend Gig Guide (Helm, Backyard Mortuary, Kill A Celebrity, Corpsickle)

Posted by Lachlan

I'm very hungover so I'll make this short and sweet. Friends; family; religion. These are the three things you must slay if you wish to succeed in grimness.


Tonight at the Lansdowne Hotel:
Kill A Celebrity (midnight)
Backyard Mortuary (11pm)
Beer Corpse (10pm)
Corpsickle (9pm)

This is Kill A Celebrity's 2nd last gig. We're going to do a final one probably around the end of the year with our mates and then we can both go on with our lives and pretend this never happened. I'll probably be giving away our new split CD with Krupskaya too. Why not?

Tomorrow night at the Bald Faced Stag: Helm are playing. Helm RULE. Check them out.

Love and doom.


15/5 Sydney weekend gig guide; Five Star Prison Cell, Ebolie, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace, Frank Rizzo

Posted by Lachlan

There are 4 cool gigs going on in NSW this weekend:

15/5 Friday: Five Star Prison Cell (VIC) at The Agincourt Hotel (Club Blink) 8PM

15/5 Friday: Frank Rizzo & Rock n' Roll Weapon at Bald Faced Stag 8PM

16/5 Saturday: Five Star Prison Cell (VIC), Ebolie, Tumors (ex Rather Be Dead) + 10 more at The Chili Lounge, Wyong 1PM

16/5 Saturday: Beyond Terror Beyond Grace at Leichhardt Hotel (Abduction Nightclub) 8PM

Now let's party.

BTBG at Abduction

Five Star Prison Cell Tumours Ebolie at The Chili Lounge

Five Star Prison Cell at Club Blink


Ebolie returns to crush all unbelievers

Posted by Lachlan

Ebolie at the Bald Faced StagEbolie make their return to the stage after 6 months of inactivity on Saturday May 9th to crush unbelievers and smite all who oppose them.

It all goes down at The Bald Faced Stag for a measily $10, and they may-or-may-not have their 3-way split CD with Beyond Terror Beyond Grace and Brainwash on hand for the occasion. Also appearing are Nobody Knew They Were Robots, Kill A Celebrity, New Blood and Sound the Mute.

The gig will also server as the 'official release party' for Kill A Celebrity's split with Krupskaya and New Blood's new EP Paradise Disintegrates as well as being one of Kill A Celebrity's final shows before they forever fade into obscurity (their 2nd last Sydney show to be exact).

Ebolie have been working on a full-length album since forever and is expected for release in 2017.

For all you nerds, the Facebook event is here.

Gene goes on a squid-related rampage


The Red Shore and Beyond Terror Beyond Grace tomorrow night

Posted by Lachlan

Gay alsoBeyond Terror Beyond Grace are playing an interesting line-up of bands tomorrow night at The Bald Faced Stag. They join The Red Shore (VIC), For The Fallen Dreams (USA), As Silence Breaks, In Trenches and Resist Thought for an all ages show.

Not exactly my cup of tea, but check it out if you're so inclined. Tickets are $20 pre-sale or $25 on the door. I wonder how well received Beyond Terror will be to such a 'different' crowd? I know I'm curious.

Red Shore, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace


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