I'd be hard pressed to think of a recent album more fantastically depressing, crushing and suffocating than Cough's Ritual Abuse. The good news for all of Australia is that Cough are currently on tour as part of 666 Entertainment's Doomsday Festival. Definitely one not to miss!
Sydney-siders can catch Cough this weekend at these two dates:
Doomsday Festival 2011
Saturday 15 October at Sandringham Hotel
- Cough (USA)
- Clagg (VIC)
- Pod People (ACT)
- Looking Glass (ACT)
- Mother Mars
- The Devil Rides Out
- Rituals of the Oak
Doors at 3pm, entry $30.
Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/oJQtJr
Sunday 16 October at Sandringham Hotel
- Cough (USA)
- Boonhorse (ACT) - album launch
- Arrowhead - album launch
- Adrift for Days
Doors at 3pm, entry $20.
Facebook event: http://on.fb.me/oDYaAH
Some excessively-nice doom-related news this morning! After the disappointment that was Church of Misery's cancellation for Doomsday 2011, Cough have been announced as the more-than-adequate replacement.
Cough play some seriously sludged-out doom with psychedelic overtones (listen here). As for me personally? I'm stoked. Nice on 666 Entertainment pals.
Check out more at 666 Entertainment's Facebook page. Go and be stoned.
Full line-ups for the festival below:
- October 14th at The Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane:
- Cough (USA), Clagg, Looking Glass, Summonus and Fear the Setting Sun
- October 15th at The Sando, Sydney:
- Cough (USA), Clagg, Pod People, Summonus, Looking Glass, Daredevil, Mother Mars, The Devil Rides Out and Rituals of the Oak
- October 21st at Enigma Bar, Adelaide:
- Cough (USA), Space Bong, Hydromedua and Mammoth
- October 22nd @ Northcote Social Club, Melbourne:
- Cough (USA), d.USK, Clagg, Looking Glass, Summonus, Hydromedusa, Sons of the Ionian Sea, Mother Mars and Wurms
Soundworks Touring presents Bastardfest hitting Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Auckland, Hobart and Adelaide this September and October!
The Sydney show features Extortion, Daemon Foetal Harvest, Psycroptic, Blood Duster, Pod People, I Exist and a whole heap of others... pretty serious stuff!
Glenno has been creating brilliant illustrations for the Australian underground music scene for countless years. I can remember when I joined on to Grindhead Records back in 2005, Glenno was always our go-to man for incredible artwork at an obscenely reasonable cost.
This man has the utmost respect of the Australian underground for good reason, having worked with the likes of Captain Cleanoff, Blood Duster, Agents of Abhorrence, Ebolie, Grindhead Records, 4 Dead, Pisschrist, Volatile, Pure Evil Trio, the Sydney underground zine staple Unbelievably Bad, Obscene Extreme festival, Slaughterfest, East/West Death Grind fest, Monster Sessions, Hard-ons, Meatlocker, Insect Warfare, Electric Wizard, Pod People, Municipal Waste, Willie Nelson, Black Sabbath and countless others.
Keep up the great work pal! Love from your AusGrind pals.
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