Catch 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
22 Minutes of noise, acoustica, black-metal, death metal, grind, ambiance and all that is GRIM.
Machinoir bases himself on top of the Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia for optimal height and conditions to create the most grim music possible.
Machinoir has been stewing on this release for a few years and its great the its finally out into the open, out on limited release. Guest appearances from Anna Vo (Crux), Bart (Dining in Tuscany, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace) and mastering by the incredible Tim Carr. Some great summer brutality.
It is one of those busy weekends, one of those weekends where you think you will get some time to lounge in front of the idiot box watching old reruns of Maxwell Smart, but noooo, on top of the fact it is the Mardi Gras there is about a million shows going on. Making it that little bit more insane to be travelling through the city trying to catch them all. Conation is touring their post-humus EP and have last shows in Sydney the same time as Little Lungs from New York doing their yellow ghost thingo and Wolves at the Throne Room are also in town with s Heathen Skulls tour, fuck last weekend nothing was happening and now they bombard us with awesome shows. Fark!
Conation, Pure Evil Trio, Lungs, Nice Guys - The Sandringham Hotel
Wolves at the Throne Room, Monarch, Agents of Abhorrence, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - Bald Faced Stag
The Snoozefests, Whipped Cream Chargers, Capo a Capo - The Lansdowne Hotel
Beatdisc instore - The Snowdroppers
Halal, How Are You, Sleep Debt - The Lansdowne Hotel
Little Lungs, Bare Arms, Bed Wettin' Bad Boys, Alphabet Snakes - Jura Books
Conation, Lungs, Hira Hira - Oxford Tavern, Woolongong
Conation, Little Lungs, Alphabet Snakes, Thylacine - Red Rattler 1pm Show
Grindhead Records have had a long history with Beyond Terror Beyond Grace. It was back in 2005 that we released the (then) young grind bands very promising 4 track demo Still Human, Still Humane?, followed by their impressive debut full length album Extinction | Salvation in 2008.
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace spend the majority of 2009 writing and recording their latest full length album Our Ashes Built Mountains. Clearly their work and dedication has paid off, as they have been picked up by the amazing Obscene Productions (for Europe) and Deepsend records (for USA).
I'd like the wish the guys congratulations and the full knowledge that they deserve this signing, having proven time and time again that they are without question one of the most dedicated and professional bands in the Australian extreme music scene. Hopefully I'll be able to get my hands on a copy of the album in the near future for a review.
Tonight New Zealand technical death metal outfit Ulcerate tear up the Sandringham Hotel alongside two of Sydney's best extreme bands: Beyond Terror Beyond Grace and Dining in Tuscany.
Ulcerate: Brutal technical death metal a la Immolation and Gorguts
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace: Modern European grindcore a la Rotten Sound and Nasum
Dining in Tuscany: Epic post-hardcore black metal a la Buried Inside meets Wolves in the Throne Room
Entry is $10. If you're a self-respecting metal head you should probably be there. Never heard Ulcerate? Don't want to listen to me? Well check out their album review at Teufels Tomb and Diabolical Conquest (two of the very rare zines that I actually hold in high regard). Check it nice, fools.