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So many paints


Carcass Tour…. Duh!!

Posted by mothereel


CARCASS are back and back at what they do best! Writing and releasing the choicest of cuts in their highly influential way. With ‘Surgical Steel’CARCASS has risen to the occasion and given fans an album that holds up to their classic repertoire, delivering another milestone and is undoubtedly just what the doctor ordered! Everything a CARCASS fan could want is on this record, with every era of the band represented.

These undeniable legends and forefathers of grind and melodic death metal have carefully placed Australian on the surgical table for June 2014. CARCASS is coming to carve you up, preparing to dissect each city in their pathologically explicit ways. We’ve been waiting to announce this tour and we know you’ve been waiting to hear it. Soundworks Touring anticipates these shows to sell out in a rabid frenzy, so be sure to secure your meatiest, heaviest & most important metal ticket in Australia this year.

CARCASS and local supports performing at:

June 12th – Perth, Capitol with EARTH ROT

June 13th – Brisbane, The Hifi with ROME

June 14th – Sydney, The Metro Theatre with TORTURED

June 15th – Melbourne, 170 Russell with KING PARROT



PERTH – / 78 Records




ALL SHOWS –  – paypal only – paypal only

Buy through the Soundworks Touring or Prime Cuts Music websites with Paypal and receive a free CARCASS sticker!


Grotfest – Upstairs at the Tote

Posted by mothereel

Totally Grotty

Hey Victoria!!  You feeling free and easy?

I'm pretty lazy, so I'm just going to copy the band descriptions as given to me...

The Impossible Nobodies:
Melbourne instrumental quartet featuring Morriszonkle (“that weird one-man-band symphony lunatic”) and members of Puta Madre Brothers, Foreign Magicians, My Favourite Colour is Gold and The Busty Insects.  Self-described “noxious caveman splatter jazz” taking influence equally from Jerry Goldsmith, Lester Young and the Melvins.

Great Earthquake:
Noah Symons aka Great Earthquake is a real renaissance man. Most days he can be found writing, playing and performing music as Great Earthquake or as a member of art-folk outfit Timothy and Wilderness or minimal punk-jazz band Light Lions, drawing and painting, or working as a barista in the lush green outer suburbs of Melbourne.
Noah is a veritable one-man-band live, playing, often all at one time, guitar, bass, drums, percussion and accordion, creating soundscapes, organically built up in time, with a strong emphasis on rhythm. His energetic performances have found him playing in cafes, pubs, shopping centre’s, art spaces, warehouses and backyards across the country.

Colostomy Baguette?:
Formed in 2009, Colostomy Baguette? were originally going to be a grind/gore band, but the night before the first rehearsal both members were blown away by Encircling Sea and decided to add various other noises into the mix.  Taking elements of goregrind, funeral doom, black metal, industrial and just about anything that is painful to the ears, Colostomy Baguette? are a band of noise.

Go now to the event page!

You can also listen to Colostomy Baguette?'s 7" through their band camp page:



Diploid Release New 7″

Posted by mothereel
 Diploid's launch show for their 7inch "Human"

Diploid's launch show for their 7inch "Human"


Melbourne's grinding punk band Diploid has teamed up with Red Panda Records to bring out a new piece of vinyl titled 'Human'.  In order to give the release a bit more attention than this previous sentence, there'll be a launch gig with several other great and diverse bands.

At the Gasometer Hotel, along with Diploid you'll be treated to sets by droning hardcore sweethearts WhitehorseUrns are representing the blackened hardcore, Dribble claim to be shithead cavemen punk and Von Einem bring the noise.  All in all a bit of something for everybody.

Doors open 8:00
Entry $8

Facebook event:
Red Panda Records:



Sete Star Sept – Australia Tour 2013

Posted by Matt



REVIEW: Useless Children – Post Ending // Pre Completion

Posted by Lachlan

Useless Children - Post Ending // Pre CompletionUseless Children are definitely not your average punk band.

To listen to Post Ending // Pre Completion is like witnessing your own mind collapse - that is, if you were able to escape and become an impartial observer to your own mental decay.

It's an aural experience of psychosis.

Useless Children's sound is defined by swirling, menacing psychedelic textures, where cacophonous feedback is offset by warm space echo and reverb. The guitars oscillate so wildly that they screech like a buzzsaw; their constant movement recreating the effect of motion sickness.

The pounding drums and bass suggest an ominous march toward an impending apocalypse. The vocals are distorted and dripping with menace, often echoing around your field of hearing. It's not unlike being tormented wailing wraith.

To me -- and without any literal interpretation of the lyrics -- Useless Children's sound signifies mental and spiritual death and decay. The angst being expression goes beyond simple political doom and gloom. They deal with psychology and psychic matter; matters of the soul. It's like an acid trip gone horribly, horrible wrong - as you depart into into hostile territory within your own mind, you can feel the searing scars and trauma being burnt into your psyche. It is not overly pleasant, and it is incredibly intense.

Being raised on the idea that most hardcore punk was reserved for weight-lifting, tattoo'd jocks to preach about self-empowerment and brotherhood -- or political commentary that often seems shallow and farcical -- Useless Children are forging a far more interesting sonic space.

This is the most psychedelic punk record I think I have ever heard. It really pleases me to hear something like this coming out from Melbourne's underground; it's powerful, unique and doesn't overstay it's welcome. A sure-bet for one of Australia's best releases in 2012.

Check out the album, and buy an LP. I did.

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