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13Dec/12Off

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

9Feb/12Off

FREE DOWNLOAD: Battle Pope – The Holy Trinity: Bitches, Dicks and Gonorrhea

Posted by Lachlan

Battle Pope - The Holy Trinity: Bitches, Dicks and GonorrheaThey’ve been described as sounding a little like ‘Little Richard wildly fucking Blood Duster, Captain Cleanoff and Elvis at a hedonist coke orgy’. Now you can experience the sexual wonder of Battle Pope‘s new album The Holy Trinity: Bitches, Dicks and Gonorrhea ABSOLUTELY FREE.

Download it here mang.

A t-shirt and a limited edition digipak is also available for pre-order if you feel so inclined.

Pious sludged-out swing/grind for all.

10Jan/12Off

DOWNLOAD: LOG – LOG’s Second Album

Posted by Lachlan

LOG - LOG's Second AlbumLOGare an experiment in excessive, down-trodden heaviness: their lumbering stoner grooves are infused with monolithic slabs of thick, de-tuned sludge. At their height LOG were one of the heaviest and catchiest party bands on the face of the earth – an unholy marriage of Blood Duster, Eyehategod, Weedeater and highly sexualised high-energy rock and roll.

Let the wild, unbridled energy of LOG’s sludge doom rock kick your next party into a blood orgy of swinging slam dancing and intense sexual thrusting. You will not regret it.

So download this shit, fool. This is heaviest, classiest sludge you are ever going to hear – AND IT’S FREE!

LOG’s Second Album was recorded in Sydney in 2002 and originally released through Highbeam Music in 2003. Nowdays LOG’s members are now scattered across the Australian stoner highlights Looking Glass and Pod People, as well as Boonhorse, Veebees, Disavow and Shifter.

26Sep/11Off

5 Questions in 5 Minutes: Heathen Skulls, 666 Entertainment and Tenzenmen

Posted by Lachlan

In edition #2 of this series we get a reading of the state of Australian music from;

  • Rob of Melbourne-based touring company and label Heathen Skulls, who have brought us countless incredible international stoner and doom acts (most recently Russian Circles). Rob also acts as the skinsmen of Monarch and Grey Daturas (RIP).
  • Nathan of the Sydney-based touring company and label 666 Entertainment. Nath is responsible for the incredible Doomsday Festivals that helps bring attention to worthy stoner, doom, sludge and psychedelic bands every year. Nathan also plays drums in Summonus and Van.
  • Shaun of specialist DIY label and distro Tenzenmen, which sources incredible music from all over the Australiasia.

5 questions with Rob of Heathen Skulls / Monarch! (Melbourne)

  1. Favourite releases in 2011 so far?

    Being I'm a serious fan of sounds from an era long forgotten by modern music enthusiasts, one release I'm insanely looking forward to is the long over due release of the Beach Boys 1966 epic album Smile. It's coming out as a deluxe vinyl release with liner notes and all the extras. The same can be said for deluxe reissue of Nirvana's Nevermind. I can't bloody wait. As for new releases, Russian Circles epic new 4th album is definitely up there, Wolves in the Throne Rooms new album is up there also.

  2. Most anticipated upcoming release?

    The Beach Boys Smile, and Nirvana's Nevermind take the cake for me, that's what i'm holding out for, sorry.

  3. Best live show of 2011?

    The Boredoms 10 drummer exhibition at The Forum Theatre, no wait, that was last year. Um, The Swans, with out a doubt!

  4. Is the outlook for underground Australian music dandy or doomed? Why?

    I don't think underground Australian music is doomed, I also don't think it's all that dandy either, to be honest. It is what it is, and that's mainly due to musical trends and their relevance flowing like waves in the sea, sometimes their up, sometimes their down, it's all circumstantial. It's like anything in life. With that said the Australian scene seems to be fairly healthy at the moment, from what I can gather, anyway, there's a few decent bands kicking around, some of which are the best i've seen in a long time.

  5. Complete this sentence: _______ will save the Australian underground music scene.

    Record buyers and truly passionate music fans will save the Australian underground music scene.

    Check out Heathen Skulls.

5 questions with Nathan of 666 Entertainment / Summonus (Sydney)

  1. Favourite releases in 2011 so far?

    I Exist - II : The Broken Passage and Hydromedusa - Self Titled CD.

  2. Most anticipated upcoming release?

    The new Blood Duster, Clagg and Looking Glass albums should be interesting.

  3. Best live show of 2011?

    High on Fire at Soundwave.

  4. Is the outlook for underground Australian music dandy or doomed? Why?

    Dandy. A strong base of sick bands is already present with more evolving each year to strengthen the pile. If you want to play a gig or see bands, look around, there are gigs happening - get involved!

  5. Complete this sentence: _______ will save the Australian underground music scene.

    Loyal punters who don't just attend gigs featuring international bands will save the Australian underground music scene.

    Check out Doomsday Festival 2011.

5 questions with Shaun of Tenzenmen (Sydney)

  1. Favourite releases in 2011 so far?

    Duck Fight Goose - Flow EP - mathy electronic rock from Shanghai. Domestic release coming soon!

  2. Most anticipated upcoming release?

    Duck Fight Goose full album - new style promised and the players in this band always seem to deliver something unique and interesting. Features members of 33 Island, Boojii, Lava Ox Sea and Muscle Snog.

  3. Best live show of 2011?

    Bone, Michael Crafter, Do Not Resuscitate, Thorax, Thylacine, We Caught the Kraken at Shamhaus.

  4. Is the outlook for underground Australian music dandy or doomed? Why?

    Everything could always be better and things can always be improved. I'd like to see much more cross over genre wise as there are many people doing similar things that fail to support each other. I'm always excited to find new bands making great music and this year has been no exception. The outlook is always good as far as I'm concerned.

  5. Complete this sentence: _______ will save the Australian underground music scene.

    Save it from what? It's not going away, it's not in danger.

    Check out the Tenzenmen store.

Running count: 1 doomed, 3 dandy, 2 meh.

25Aug/11Off

Jay Blurter stops Snapshot Records, starts a bodyboarding label

Posted by Matt

SwarmWell known/infamous inner west punk rock icon Jay Blurter has left his hardcore roots and his DIY punk label. These have been abandoned in favour of beaches, babes and boogyboarding. Deciding after years of slogging it away in the DIY punk scene to throw everything in the air and start up a bodyboarding label.

"one minute I'm running a pretty successful underground hardcore punk rock record label that id worked on over the last 15 years with numerous releases with tracks by bands such as parkway drive, toe to toe, mindsnare, and every other punk, metal or hardcore band that's ever passed thru the hardcore/punk scene at some point in their existence, next thing after getting sick of driving everyday for the last 3 years to the beach from the inner city I decided to move to the beach and chuck in my guitar and record label full time and start something to do with my other passion ....body boarding"

Jay Blurter and The BlurtersOnce known for his role as the label owner for Snapshot Records, releasing music for bands like Blood Duster, Tenth Dan and The Blurters;  now he hits the surf on a boogy board, selling boogy board merchandise under his new label called Swarm. As a surfer I personally don't understand the attraction of boogy boarding, nor its aesthetic, the only thing I know about boogy boarding is that they love Crackneck at Bateau Bay and listening to Parkway Drive. This will excite me more when Tone Bone jumps on a stick and gets a deep barrel at Shark Isl. Until then check his stuff.

Swarm Bodyboarding Australia

9Aug/11Off

Bastardfest is coming!

Posted by Lachlan

Soundworks Touring presents Bastardfest hitting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Auckland, Hobart and Adelaide this September and October!

The Sydney show features Extortion, Daemon Foetal Harvest, Psycroptic, Blood Duster, Pod People, I Exist and a whole heap of others... pretty serious stuff!

Want more info bloke? Check out the official Bastardfest website, or their Facebook page.