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Black Jesus Album Launch

Posted by mothereel

2 DIY to DIE!


Heaps of bands, some featuring members from now dead bands are teaming up with Victoria's Black Jesus, who are also a mix of dead bands, or members who want previous bands dead...
2 DIY venues, heaps of BYO action.  Cheap CDs courtesy of Grindhead's distro.

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Doomsday dawns in Brisbane and Sydney this weekend with headliners Acid King (US)

Posted by Lachlan

This weekend sees 666 Entertainment's Doomsday Festival - arguably Australia's best festival for all that is slow and headlined by Acid King (US) - take to the road in Brisbane and Sydney.

On Friday night this formidable line-up storms Brisbane's Rosies Live:

Acid King (USA) 12am-1am (downstairs)
Clagg (VIC) 11:05pm-11:40pm (downstairs)
Looking Glass (ACT) 10:10pm-10:45pm (downstairs)
Sons of the Ionian Sea (VIC) 9:35m-10:10pm (upstairs)
Summonus (NSW) 9:20pm-9:50pm (downstairs)
Fattura Della Morte (NSW) 8:40pm-9:15pm (upstairs)
Fear the Setting Sun (QLD) 8:30pm-9pm (downstairs)
Agonhymn (VIC) 7:45pm-8:20pm (upstairs)
Adrift for Days (NSW) 7:40pm-8:10pm (downstairs)

Then on Saturday Doomsday takes to Newtown RSL (which is oddly being rebranded as Shush Newtown):

Adrift for Days 1:20am-1:50am
Mother Mars 12:30am-1am
Acid King (USA) 11pm-12am
Pod People (ACT) 10:15pm-10:45pm
Summonus (NSW) 9:45pm-10:45pm
Looking Glass (ACT) 9pm-9:30pm
Clagg (VIC) 8:15pm-8:45pm
Sons of the Ionian Sea (VIC) 7:30pm-8pm
Fattura Della Morte (NSW) 6:45pm-7:15pm
VAN (NSW) 6pm-6:30pm

Tickers are still available via Moshtix for Sydney and Brisbane. The following weekend will see the Doomsday monolith stalk Melbourne and Adelaide. Be sure to check it out.


The aftermath of Doomsday Festival

Posted by Lachlan

After successful festivals in Melbourne and Canberra, 666 Entertainment's Doomsday Festival finally came to Sydney last weekend. And after all the hype it definitely didn't disappoint.

After suffering a number of venue changes (from The Bald Face Stag to The Town and Country Hotel to the Sandringham Hotel) and a minor line-up shuffle that saw Pod People and Blarke Bayer’s Black Widow pull-out in return for yet another Fattura Della Morte reformation, everything ran smoothly on the night. Ivan's work in keeping 10 bands who specialise in long, droning sets with plenty of potential to overrun their designated time slots was impressive.

Boonhorse played a solid set of catchy, bass-heavy sludge rock, and I also really enjoyed Fattura Della Morte's set - which was a first for me. My personal highlights were Space Bong's relentless droning stoner/doom in a set which was their best show within New South Wales, and - not suprisingly - Looking Glass who absolutely stole the show once again. It's awesome to have seen a band like Looking Glass gather up a solid Sydney following over the last 12 months. It is extremely well deserved.

All day I'd been hearing about this two-piece Agonhymn. They were spoken about in hushed, reverent tones - and I became really keen to check them out. However, I ran over to Brian Campeau's CD launch at The Macquarie Hotel in Surry Hills to find that show sold out; and Agonhymn finished by the time I got back to the Sando. Lame.

All in all it was a fantastic festival and definitely the best local show in recent memory. Cheers to Nathan of 666 Entertainment for organising such a great line-up and giving so many bands a well deserved platform of doom. Check out some videos of the festival below; and maybe keep an eye on our Grindhead Records YouTube channel - I'm going to start throwing up more and more shows on there. I've recently thrown up some clips from Captain Cleanoff, Space Bong, Michael Crafter, Boonhorse, Dining in Tuscany and Looking Glass up there.

Space Bong at Doomsday NSW 2009

Boonhorse - Beau Bag at Doomsday NSW 2009

Boonhorse - Flight of the Boonadactyl at Doomsday NSW 2009


Doomsday, High and Dry and Soundwave

Posted by Lachlan

A few words about three upcoming - and radically different - festivals; Doomsday, High And Dry and Soundwave.

Doomsday Festival
First up; Doomsday hits Sydney tomorrow. To answer the rumours; yes unfortunately both Pod People and Blarke Bayer's (of Grey Datura's I believe) Black Widow have had to pull out of the festival. They have been replaced by Fattura Della Morte; who will once more be reforming to play one of their "final shows ever".

Here is the final line-up and set times. Doors open at the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown at 4pm and entry is now $20 (since Ivan of 666 Entertainment thought it wasn't fair to keep the price as is without Pod People, and because he's just an all-around nice guy).

Sore: 4:15 - 4:45
Fattura Della Morte: 5:05 - 5:35
Space Bong: 5:55 - 6:25
Dread: 6:45 - 7:15
Boonhorse: 7:35 - 8:05
Summonus: 8:25 - 8:55
Looking Glass: 9:15 - 9:45
Agonhymn: 10:05 - 10:40
Clagg: 11:00 - 11:45

I'll definitely be there; however I'll be heading off towards the end to see the amazing Sydney-based singer/songwriter Brian Campeau launch his new album 'Mostly Winter, Sometimes Spring' at The Macquarie Hotel in Surry Hills.

Soundwave Festival
Next; the line-ups for both High And Dry festival and Soundwave are impressive. Soundwave have secured my interest by promising Faith No More, Meshuggah, Isis and Baroness. I never expected to ever go to one of those awful festivals; but I think this year might just be an essential.

High and Dry Festival
Lastly, the High and Dry line-up already includes such fantastic local acts as The Crooked Fiddle Band, Squid, Svelt, Juke Baritone and the Swamp Dogs, Charlie and the Maddox Factory, Brackets, The Bakery, Monk Fly, Fuji Collective and The Phonies. Early bird tickets are only $120, so hook one up if you want a dose of killer local independent music.


TONIGHT: Summonus CD launch with Looking Glass or Summer Slaughter

Posted by Lachlan

Looking GlassThere are actually three interesting shows going down tonight in Sydney. First up, those lovable scamps over at Soundworks Touring have the Summer Slaughter tour (in Autumn) going on at the Manning Bar with Necrophagist, Dying Fetus, Aborted and The Faceless.

Then Sydney stoner/doom outfit Summonus are holding their EP launch at the Sandringham Hotel in Newtown. Joining them is the fucking amazing stoner rock group Looking Glass (ACT), the inimintable dual bass groove of Boonhorse (ACT) who you might recognise as their past incarnation LOG, and last of all the grim Sydney doomers Fattura Della Morte. That's definitely where I'll be.

Last of all, if punk is more you thing you've got the 'Maggotsville Crew' of Deathcage, Repo Man and Taipan playing up at the Lansdowne Hotel. Those bands really seem to play twice a week at times.

Summonus EP Launch

Summer Slaughter Tour


31/01: Devils Kitchen at The Annandale

Posted by Lachlan

Devils Kitchen is on Saturday night at the Annandale. If you have any self-respect you will be there.

To get you in the mood I present to you The Doom Song (set times below):

Buzzard – 4: - 4:30pm – Main Stage
My Left Boot – 4:30 – 5:00pm – Front Bar
Mother Mars – 5:00 – 5:30pm – Main Stage
HWCT – 5:30 – 6:00pm – Front Bar
Summonus – 6:00 – 6:40pm – Main Stage
Hytest – 6:40 – 7:20pm – Front Bar
Looking Glass – 7:20 – 8:00pm – Main Stage
Fattura Della Morte – 8:00 – 8:45pm – Front Bar
Midget – 8:45 – 9:30pm – Main Stage
Nunchukka Superfly – 9:30 – 10:15pm – Front Bar
Pod People – 10:15 – 11:15pm – Main Stage
Winnebago Deal – 11:30 – 12:30am – Main Stage

Devils Kitchen 2009

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