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23/10 Gig Guide: The Amenta, Spermbirds, We Lost The Sea, Michael Crafter and more!

Posted by Matt

Here is our weekly gig guide with a list of all the gigs I would go to if I was fucking magic (and I am). Gene Pool Sharks are a new yet freaking awesome band playing around this weekend. The Hard On's are coming through town to celebrate 25 years of something. Skippy The Bush Kangaroo are supporting Fear Before (the march of the flames) in their home town and playing some fucked up new songs with a sample on their myspace.

Friday 23rd October
Manly Fisho's (Manly)
Hard On's
Gene Pool Sharks
Hell City Glamours

Bald Faced Stag
The Amenta
Subtract (NZ)
Daemon Foetal Harvest
Our Last Enemy

Saturday 24th October

UTOPIA free instore from 2pm
233 Broadway, Ultimo
We Lost The Sea +
Thedowngoing +
Code Of Lies

House Show - Petersham
Hira Hira
Nice Guys
Simo Soo
Whipped Cream Chargers

2pm - 6pm

Bald Faced Stag
Mid Youth Crisis
Toe To Toe
Gene Pool Sharks

Blush Nightclub - Gosford
Fear Before
This City Sunrise
Skippy The Bush Kangaroo


Sunday 25th October

Hackett House Show - 6-8 Old Bankstown Plaza, Bankstown

Thinking (Anna Vo)
Rabbit (Sefton High postrock)


Gene Pool sharks
Fear Before


News from Extortion, Dining in Tuscany, Code of Lies and Michael Crafter

Posted by Lachlan


  • Mastodon and The Mars Volta are apparently playing Big Day Out (here's hoping Mastodon headline a side show)

Moral for the day: just remember that if God wanted us to kill babies he would have made them all Chinese girls.


11/08 Australia Gig Guide: SFHS, The Kill, Hira Hira

Posted by Matt

Heaps on this fuckign weekend. We have Hira Hira, Raised Fist and Cannibal Corpse in town. Fuck Oath are playing in Melbourne too, and Sound the Mute are sadly playing their last show and Captain Cleanoff are playing in Sydney.


The Hamilton Station Hotel
Hira Hira
The (temperamental) Pocket
Little A
Crab Smasher

The Lansdowne Hotel
Sound The Mute (LAST SHOW!)
Code Of Lies
Fallen Dominion
Teeth and Claw

Dirty Shirlows
Captain Cleanoff
Nunchukka Superfly
Rice Corpse


The Chilli Lounge, Wyong
Hira Hira
Skippy The Bush Kangaroo
Little A
Eyes of the Scavenger

The Metro
Raised Fist

UNSW Roundhouse
Cannibal Corpse


21/08 Sydney Weekend Gig Guide: The Crooked Fiddle Band, Mother Eel, The Barons of Tang, Nobody Knew They Were Robots

Posted by Lachlan

Here's what's going down this weekend yo. I'll be at the Red Rattler tonight.

21 Aug at The Red Rattler
The Crooked Fiddle Band
The Barons of Tang (VIC)
Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes

21 Aug at Oxford Art Factory 2nd Birthday
Halal, How Are You?
Leader Cheetah
Megastick Fanfare

22 Aug at The Sando
Mother Eel
+ 2 'special guests'

22 Aug at Dirty Shirlows
Our Last Enemy
Nobody Knew They Were Robots
The Lytic Cycle (QLD)
Code of Lies
The Down Going

22 Aug at Town and Country Hotel
The Corps
Mentally Unstable

Don't know who The Crooked Fiddle Band are and why you should check them out? Well, check THIS out. Fucking THRASH!


Blunt Magazine review of Code of Lies – The Age of Disgrace

Posted by Lachlan

It's fantastic to see Grindhead Records getting this kind of support in major metal publications. Here's the latest review of the Code of Lies MCD The Age of Disgrace from Australia's Blunt Magazine. You can still pick a copy up via our e-store or our MySpace for $8 AUD (within Australia) or $6 USD (worldwide) with FREE postage internationally.

Read das review:

"Sydney's Grindhead Records are one of the most trusted local labels for grind and death metal. You might not have heard of the band, you might no be able to read their logo, but as long as you see that Grindhead Records symbol on the back of the inlay you know you are going to get something extreme and extremely good.

Code Of Lies are bogan breed from the country town of Orange, NSW and this eight-song EP is one very impressive debut blast of stripped-back techy grind and melodic death. Drums and one single guitar throw forth a volley of noise as vocalist Attak growls, squeals and generally fucks his throat up in effort to sound as inhuman as a human can. 7/10"
- Blunt Magazine (AUS)


Terrorizer review of Code of Lies – The Age of Disgrace

Posted by Lachlan

The Australian grind scene is getting a lot of love from Terrorizer Magazine lately, which is fantastic to see and very much appreciated.

Here is a brand spanking new review of Code of Lies' The Age of Disgrace MCD:

Spasticated grindcore pumping in the vein of Insect Warfare, Agoraphobic Nosebleed and early Pig Destroyer, Code Of Lies play a tormenting and deranged breed of music with some hella guttural vocals - they're an acid tinged traditionally composed and relentlessly blasty on the trademark poppy snare. 7/10

The Age of Disgrace is available now on Grindhead Records for $8 AUD within Australia or $6 USD Worlwide (including postage). Click here to download an MP3 of the track  Swarm of Vultures.

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