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All Are Equal In Death Mini-Tour
Uniting under their respective aspects of Extreme Metal, 3 hideously misguided bands are hitting the road and damaging audiences over 1 weekend. Returning from Queensland are the ever jarring and schizophrenic Brazen Bull, to be offset by reformed 90s doom legends Cruciform and Blue Mountains based dissonant oddities Mother Eel. The mini-tour will see all 3 bands stop off at Wollongong, Sydney and Ourimbah, on the Central Coast. There they will be complimented by locals: Hawkmoth, Nobody Knew They Were Robots, Corotted, Alf Stewart & Postal.
Having pioneered the Australian Death/Doom style in the early 90s only to break up before their time, Cruciform have reformed and are returning to the live scene after way too long.
Playing their last series of shows with the current line-up, Queensland’s technical Death Grinders Brazen Bull return to NSW to show off their bass player Adam before he calls it a day .
Boasting new songs and merch, Avant-garde Death Metallers, Mother Eel will be exhibiting a re-arranged line-up. They are now a fresh 4 piece but just as cacophonous, caustic and discordant.
Kicking off the tour will see the trio joined at Dicey Riley’s Hotel in Wollongong on the 22nd of March by Sludge negotiators Hawkmoth and Math worshipping Nobody Knew They Were Robots (NKTWR). The show then moves into Sydney on the 23rd of March, where old school Death Metallers Corotted open up the night at The Agincourt Hotel. The tour draws to a close on the 24th of March at an All Ages extravaganza in Ourimbah on the Central Coast. Rounding out is this All Ages Show at Sohier Park Community Hall are NKTWR, Alf Stewart and Postal, who have recently released a split with Office Jerks. Sunday is strictly a no drug or alcohol allowed event.
Venue: Dicey Riley's Hotel
333 Crown St, Wollongong
Supports: Hawkmoth, Nobody Knew They Were Robots (NKTWR)
Doors open 8pm, Free Entry
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Venue: Agincourt Hotel
Cnr Harris St & Broadway, Sydney
Doors open 8:30pm, $15 Entry
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Venue: Sohier Park Community Hall, Ourimbah
Supports: NKTWR, Alf Stewart, Postal
Doors open 12:30pm, $5 Entry, All Ages
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Grindhead Records Presents East West DeathGrind Fest 4!
Saturday the 1st of December at The Valve Bar, Tempe.
Consistently showcasing Australia's best Death Metal and Grindcore bands over the last 3 mini fests, the line up for this year is definitely no exception.
Heading up from down south for the first time in over 6 years is the legendary Intense Hammer Rage! Now a 4 piece with the new addition of a vocalist adding to the already heavy duty tech grinding arsenal.
Co-Headlining the Event is Australian blast masters The Kill! Their infamous live set of 1 pedal metal is sure to absolutely tear your face off!
Rounding out the line up is the mind altering Odiusembowel from Victoria, the death metal merchants Laceration Mantra from Queensland, Canberra's death/grind contingent: Wretch, Throat Of Dirt & Inhuman Remnants, as well as Sydney's finest: Roadside Burial, Hell Itself, Mother Eel, New Blood, Burial Chamber, Exekute & To Engineer An Exorcist.
Doors Open 1pm. Tickets were onsale, but are now closed. You can still pay at the door.
Irie Ploog (IP): Kangaroo Kebab, Surfgrind, Tex Houdini, Heaps Gay Ray, Gold Jwrry Gold and me (Irie Shire)
Grindcore like Napalm Death, The Kill, IHR, Nasum, Flesh Parade, Garbage Guts, Discordance Axis, Fuck...I'm Dead, Exhibit A, Decomposing Serenity
Punk like Royal Headache, The Cramps, The Minutemen
Surf like The Ventures and Dick Dale
Ag: Your Dad was in The Church back in the day, aside from being one of your only fans, how else has he helped out? Have you used his status to get chicks yet? If not, why not?
IP: Being our only fan, yeah I go hunting for milfs who liked the Church back in the day, none of the young sluzza's know the band.
Ag: Friday night is apparently your birthday and you're playing a show with Intense Hammer Rage. Do you have any friends (facebook doesn't count) that will attend that normally wouldn't? Are you going to do anything different to any of your other shows? What do you want for your birthday?
IP: One of me best mates Matty AKA Cunthead is going down for the brutality and to kill off his brain cells, I was considering playing naked for this one, just this once, It would be great if someone could get me the mastertapes of Blood Duster's new album KVLT.
Ag: Your knowledge is unmatched about some stuff and you're heaps awesome, what's the best band to name drop to show that you're more underground than anybody else? What do you like about them?
IP: That's gotta be Garbage Guts, one online demo, no facebook, no metal archives page, no photos of them pretty much anywhere, I'm glad I got to see them live before the singer went to the states, also Exhibit A because their one and only album is so fucking brutal and groundbreaking but no one knows it, oh and Super Fun Happy Slide too fuck they're awesome.
Ag: What would you like to hear in a band to make them your favourite? What's your favourite Sydney extreme band currently and why are they so good? What's your favourite extreme Australian band and why are they so good? What's your favourite extreme band in the world and why are they so good?
IP: Extreme, different sounds, insane vocals,killer guitar riffs,a standout snare sound etc.
This is a hard question to ask, it'll change all the time.
by currently I'm going to assume you mean newish band well I'll go with Brazen Bull, their new release is a winner of brutal technical stop/start grindcore
Favourite Extreme Australian band will allways be Fuck...I'm Dead because they are extremely brutal.
There's too many extreme bands in the world to choose from, but I'll go with Nasum because they were amazingly crushing when they played Sydney this year.
Ag: Anything else you'd like to say?
IP: Come down this Friday to see Kangaroo Kebab, come fucking early and no smoke breaks because we will probably only play for 10 minutes (no way we're doing 30).
also Nathan, can you please fix up my spelling and grammar because I am tired and cant be fucked doing it my self.
The Mung are finally making it up to Sydney! To welcome them, show them around and in general, abuse their ears: a total of 12 bands showcasing a fairly diverse mix of the extreme genres has been put together and it's going to be all parties, drugs and fecal matter.
Highlights of the event are of course The Mung, who are bringing up their grindcore guts from Victoria, as are Whoretopsy, although their guts look more death metally. Joining them from Canberra are tech death titans, Tortured. Mother Eel is also playing our last Sydney show before we head to Canberra the weekend after (there'll be more on that later in the week or next week), we are also pleased to announce that our original drummer, Blather McQueen is in the throne again as a once off (for now).
Set times are loosely as follows:
The Mung 11:15-12am
Red Bee 8:45-9:45pm
Mother Eel 6-6:30pm
Infested Entrails 5:15-5:45pm
Festering Drippage 4:30-5pm
Lower Back Problems 3:45-4:15pm
To Engineer An Exorcist 12:45-1:15pm
Grindhead Records will have a full distro of CDs available for $5.
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