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Metalstock Update – Alchemist

Posted by Matt

It is with great regret that we need to inform Metalstock warriors, that Fuck Im Dead have unexpectedly pulled out of this years festival. It is however with immense pleasure to announce that Metalstock has enlisted & secured one of Australia's prized metal acts in ALCHEMIST.

To say that Australia's ALCHEMIST are in a class of their own would be an understatement indeed. A unique metal hybrid unlike anything that you've ever heard, ALCHEMIST is a strange beast to quantify & was formed with the purpose of creating original, emotive, hard driving music that would provide metal fans far & wide with a fresh perspective on the metal genre

2007 saw ALCHEMIST release Tripsis, the new full-length from one of the most progressive and inventive bands to grace the international metal scene. Tripsis recalls the bands formative years yet is even more textured and surreal. Tripsis is nothing less than a watershed moment in metal, tying together Gothic melodrama, industrial-strength electronics and worldly mysticism while still remaining as progressive and as metal as ever.


SATURDAY March 22nd (3pm – 12am)

Daysend (NSW) : 11:20pm – 12:00am

Alchemist (ACT) :10:20pm – 11:00pm

The Furor (WA) : 9:20pm – 10:00pm

Terrorust (VIC) : 8:20pm – 9:00pm

Five Star Prison Cell (VIC) : 7:20pm – 8:00pm

Ebolie (NSW) : 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Mytile Vey Lorth (ACT) : 5:40pm – 6:10pm

Black Asylum (NSW) : 4:50pm – 5:20pm

Grotesque (WA) : 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Norse (NSW) : 3:10pm – 3:40pm

SUNDAY March 23rd
(3pm -10pm)

Kataklysm (CANADA) : 9:00pm – 10:00pm

Psycroptic (TAS) : 7:50pm – 8:30pm

Dawn of Azazel (NZ) : 6:50pm – 7:30pm

Pathogen (WA) : 5:50pm – 6:30pm

Ulcerate (NZ) : 4:50pm – 5:30pm

The Dead (QLD) : 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Beyond Terror, Beyond Grace (NSW) : 3:10pm – 3:40pm

METALSTOCK 2008 TICKETS on sale now from Moshtix outlets and Utopia Records. or phone 1300 438 849


Ebolie Bris Metal Interview

Posted by Lachlan

From BrisMetal:

METALSTOCK is a metal show happening in Sydney across 2 nights, featuring Kataklysm, Psycroptic, Dawn of Azazel, Alchemist, Daysend and many many more.

It's happening at The Manning Bar on the 22nd and 23rd of March, and may well be worth your while to trek on down. More info here.

Recently Faith got a chance to catch up with the Ebolie guys, who will be playing at Metalstock, and ask a few questions. Here is the outcome.


How do you lads differ Metalstock from other fests?

Due to the sheer size of previous’ Metalstock’s I think you’re exposed to a whole lot of smaller up and coming interstate bands you might otherwise never have experienced. It’s great in that it really does a holistic feel; bands and fans young and old all getting together for a booze fuelled weekend of metal.

This years differs in that you get an amazing cross section of extreme metal groups, whether grindcore (Fuck I’m Dead / Beyond Terror Beyond Grace), experimental (Five Star Prison Cell), international (Kataklysm), technical (Psycroptic), mainstream (Daysend) or black metal (the Furor).

Do you guys get a lot of fight dancing kiddies down there?

No thank fuck, though we do get the odd show complete with ninja kiddies. Our little ditty 1800 Fashioncore Kids Helpline always seems to go down well with them.

How did you like playing along brutal brisbanites, Excruciate and People Die recently?

Mate fucking incredible. To be completely honest I’m not the biggest death metal fan, but both bands have a wealth of talent and really bring something missing in most death metal bands. They can really hold my attention – Excruciate especially. They get some a massive fucking live sound – they were some of the best Aussie death metal I’ve seen in a long time.

I was really impressed with both bands – and to top it off both bands are full of great blokes. We had more than our fair share of beers. We look forward to playing with them again soon, and they’re welcome down our way any time.

Can we expect Ebolie in Brisbane in 2008?

Yes most definitely. More than likely we’ll be hitting those Excruciate cunts up for some shows. I’d say third quarter of this year when the full length album we’re in the middle of recording is out. We want to go to every state this year - Brisbane and Perth especially because we haven’t been out there for fucking ages.

What's the most memorable gig you guys have played so far?

For me personally there have been three: Napalm Death because we all got to play with our idols at a packed out show; playing the last Metal for the Brain – the iconic Australian metal festival – and my very first gig with Ebolie supporting Behemoth.

If you could only choose one corpse each to sodomise, who would they be?

Mate I’d have to go with Jessica Alba. I’m sure McChob would go with Frank Zappa.

Do you guys plan on having any DVD releases in the future?

We have a few projects we’re playing around with though. I’d love to get something out, even if it’s just a bootleg DVD-R.

When do you guys plan on next coming up to us in BrisVegas?

Definitely before the year is out. The beers are on you though.

What are you all listening to at the moment?

To be honest we all listen to a shitload of different music, so here’s a few off the top of my head: Meshuggah’s obZen which is a fucking monster of an album, Cephalic Carnage’s Xenosapian, Beyond Terror Beyond Grace’s new full length, Mars Volta’s The Bedlam in Goliath and as always far too much Nasum, Botch and Pig Destroyer.

Throw in some jazz fusion, fucked up experimental shit, drum and bass, chicken pickin’ country/rock (fuckin’ McChob) gore/grind, hardcore and stoner/sludge and I think you’ve got most of us covered.

In your opinion, best release of 07?

That’s a tough one since a few of my favourite bands let me down. Did Converge’s No Heroes come out last year? If not I’m going to cheat and say Captain Cleanoff’s discography, because they’re that fucking good. Hope Muz gets back in action soon.

Best hangover cure for Ebolie?

Obscenely inappropriate jazz fusion.

Lastly, what can Metalstock anticipate from Ebolie this year?

Midget knife fights, live scat shows, death metal for Satan, spin kicks for Jesus, contradictory but unwaveringly passionate neo-socialist revolutionary rhetoric and a violent public break-up followed by the world reunion tour no one asked for.



More Metalstock bands revealed

Posted by Lachlan

Well Metalstock 2008 already looks fucking brilliant. Dyson of Soundworks Touring has already secured Kataklysm (Canada), Psycroptic, and Terrorust in his first round of line-up confirmations - and now the man who brought us Napalm Death and Cephalic Carnage has added Fuck I'm Dead, Five Star Prison Cell and Ebolie to the list! You shouldnt need much more reason to attend.

Unfortunately Captain Cleanoff had to pull out of the line-up. There are three more bands to be announced.

Heres the press release:

Australia’s biggest & only two day metal festival, Metalstock, scheduled for the Easter weekend in March 2008, is extremely excited to announce the second group of confirmed metal acts for this hugely anticipated event at The Manning Bar in Sydney.

Saturday March 22nd doors 3.00pm – 12.00am
Sunday March 23rd doors 3.00pm – 10.00pm

Joining KATAKLYSM, Dawn Of Azazel, Psycroptic & others will be:

Fuck..I'm Dead (VIC)
Ulcerate (NZ)
Five Star Prison Cell (VIC)
Ebolie (NSW)
Kill For Satan (ACT)
Norse (NSW)
Double Dragon (SA)
Grotesque (WA)

This second group of acts join these already confirmed acts.

Dawn Of Azazel (New Zealand)
Psycroptic (Tas)
Pathogen (WA)
Daysend (NSW)
The Furor (WA)
Terrorust (VIC)

Three more acts still to be announced. With Metalstock’s vision to make it the largest & most respected metal festival in Australia, we will soon be announcing all metal stalls, giveaways, sponsors & extra entertainment to ensure Metalstock is as metal as fuck & the best value for metal going around. So grab your fellow warriors, raise your horns, raise your beers & start preparing yourselves.


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