Making their Australian debut, Finnish Grind legends Rotten Sound will be touching down in Sydney for a mid-week show to coincide with their 20th anniversary tour and new “Species at War” EP release.
Having built up a reputation as one of the most intense live bands within their genre, make sure you're there for Finland's finest and some of Sydney's grind offerings!
ROTTEN SOUND (Finland)
With Special Guests:
The Holiday Project
Tickets $24.50 + b.f., or $27 Door. Get tickets here.
Thanks Coffins Slave! (by the way, Coffins Slave are having a 25% off closing sale at the moment)
For those not in Sydney, there's always Obscene Extreme. More on that soon (as if you don't know, I mean, c'mon, really...)
A shit-load of stuff happening this weekend, here's the details for what i could find... including SPACE BONG on the road, LAST MEASURE venturing north and thedowngoing's final shows before touring the USA.
or stay at home, drink a tinnie or ten and watch some football.
LAST MEASURE (VIC) + SPLIT TEETH (formerly OLD SKIN) + DARK HORSE + INEBRIOUS BASTARD
@ Blackwire Records, Sydney
SPACE BONG + NOUS + EXTINCT/EXIST + MORTARIAN + MORE
@ The Reverence, Melbourne
BURNING CHURCH FOREST + GORAK + thedowngoing + DRILLBIT + HEDONIST + EPSILON + MERMAIDS
@ Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
SPACEBONG (SA) + LAST MEASURE + THORAX + NO ACTION (SA) + YES I'M LEAVING + SPLIT TEETH (VIC) + SPOONFED + FUNERAL MOON (SA) + OSEDAX
@ The Pharmacy, Newcastle
TEEN AXE + ENDURO + DRY MOUTH + DRILLBIT + CERTIFIED FOOLS + [the] ALZHEIMER BLANKS + ORANJI PUNJABI + HIPPIES ON SMACK + MERMAIDS + TISTRIALLAL BINDS + BLEAK + MORE
@ The Pharmacy, Newcastle
SPACE BONG + BATTLE POPE + thedowngoing + SPOONFED + LAST MEASURE
@ Blackwire Records, Sydney
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it's the CVLT-DRONING-BLACKENED-CRUST-PUNK GRIND-FUNK EXPLOSION OF NOISE WEEKEND!
MICHAEL CRAFTER (n): (1) Vocalist for Australian metal/
THURS OCT 18
The Gunners Arms Inn, Launy w/ TBA, Asasantin, Alpha Wolf, Uncle Geezer & Date Rape.
FRI OCT 19
The Upper Burnie Memorial Hall, Burnie w/ Boris The Blade(vic), Anguish, Idylls(qld) and Ruin Of Gaia
SAT OCT 20
BASTARDFEST HOBART 2012 - All Ages and Over 18 Show
The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
w/ Boris The Blade(vic) Incarcerate, King Parrot(vic) Gape, Idylls(qld) Redemption Denied, Atra Vetosus, Anguish & Ruin Of Gaia
SUN OCT 21
Seedy Sunday Sesh
Secret Houseshow, South Hobart
w/ Idylls(qld) Social Death Squad, Explosions & Bearfist.
5 shows in 4 days.
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I started doing radio up at Triple H in Hornsby with Mel, and she got me in to play some songs on acoustic, then she got her own show and asked me to come help out on it.
Hornsby fell apart, I had not done radio for about 6 months, Scott Fitzsimons was doing Dead Air which is a punk show at FBI, I was working with him at the time at Street Press Australia, he was going away for 6 weeks and needed someone to fill in, so I actually had to learn how to work a sound desk. So when he got back he was looking at hanging up the reins and asked if I could take over, and clearly I was so I came on board permanently 2 or 3 months after that.
So tell me about Dead Air Radio?
Its on Monday nights on FBI Radio from 11pm till 1am and according to the website we play punk, metal and hardcore, but pretty much I just play bands that could maybe be loosely associated with those genres that I get stoked on a froth over.
FBI do some cool shit for the Sydney music scene but a lot of the programming is a bit samey during the daytime and you miss out on that kind of music.
Whats your favourite part about the show?
"Dave plays a song by the band who's shirt he is wearing", I do like that segment. But I do like being able to play shit that people wouldn't usually play on radio but that is by no means undeserving of it, we used to have a segment on Triple H called "Radio Unfriendly" and I used to play any song that was 10 or 20 minutes long and that was awesome.
Whats your favourite up and coming grind band? Whats gotten you heaps stoked on lately?
Have you listened to Bruiser? How good is that album!! Its called 12 9 12, they are a 3 piece Melbourne with grind elements but with also sludgier doomier stuff and also some stupid really groovy metal solos. Its crisp as fuck but the vocals are rough as guts. thedowngoing, their new album is also terrifying. Idylls fucking rule, is that grind?
What about live, who have you seen live that has impressed you?
FGWMWS is hands down the best grind band i have seen in 4 years or something, their drummer is incredible he plays trad grip and still shreds and does cheeky little bell hits and their so crisp, hilarious front-man and guitarist shreds. They don't take themselves too seriously but their music is fucking seriously tight complicated and impressive shit.
What have you got coming up in the show?
Totally Unicorn to have a chat about their 7 inch "7inches". Berkshire Hunting Club are gunna come in and talk about their new EP, those guys have really hit their stride. And then I dunno, filtering through my overstuffed wardrobe to find funny band shirts so I ca play some shit on the show.
Pig Destroyer's Book Burner is coming out 23 October on Relapse Records.
Here's a clip from the studio to tide you over.
Also, sorry for the lack of updates, but I'm busy as fuck. And I'm not sure Mat even exists anymore. Did he ever exist?