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Slaughterfest V looks pretty awesome

Posted by Lachlan

Grindhead Records presents Slaughterfest VThose dudes at Grindhead Records (and Von Grimm Records) have done well with this one. On Saturday 21 July 2012 comes Slaughterfest V at the Sandringham Hotel. Check out the line-up:

Lo! 11:05 - 11:50
Agonhymn (VIC) 10:10 - 10:50
Mother Eel 9:15 - 9:55
Mish 8:20 - 9:00
We Lost The Sea 7:25 - 8:05
Brazen Bull (QLD) 6:35 - 7:05
Moth (VIC) 5:50 - 6:20
Broozer (VIC) 5:05 - 5:35
At Dark 4:20 - 4:50
Not Like Horse 3:35 - 4:05
Lomera 2:50 - 3:20
thedowngoing 2:05 - 2:35
Yurei 1:10 - 1:50

Grindhead Records will have its full store set up including merch, vinyl and as always CDs will be on sale for $5 each. Slaughterfest V will also be the launch day of Von Grimm Records, who will have a selection of stoner, doom and sludge vinyls form all over the world.

Go check it on Facebook.

Grindhead Records presents Slaughterfest V


Line-up announced for East West DeathGrind Fest 3

Posted by Lachlan

Those chaps over at Grindhead Records have released the line-up for East West DeathGrind Fest 3, which takes place on 26 November at the Sandringham Hotel.

  • Daemon Foetal Harvest
  • The Day Everything Became Nothing (VIC)
  • Mother Eel
  • Hell Itself
  • The Mung (VIC)
  • Tortured (ACT)
  • Festering Drippage
  • Granny Fist
  • Disciples Of Torture
  • Lower Back Problems
  • Autolysis
  • Putrefaction

Entry is $20 and the first 100 payers get a free Grindhead Records CD.

What say you grindfiends? Incredibly exciting? Profoundly disappointing? Mediocre?

Grindhead Records' East West DeathGrind Fest 3 at the Sando


COUGH (USA) to engulf Sydney in a haze of bong smoke this weekend

Posted by Lachlan

Cough 2011 Australian TourI'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!

Also, be sure to check out Cough's interview in this weeks Drum Media.

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)
  • Summonus
  • Looking Glass (ACT)
  • Daredevil
  • Mother Mars
  • The Devil Rides Out
  • Rituals of the Oak

Doors at 3pm, entry $30.

Facebook event:

Sunday 16 October at Sandringham Hotel

  • Cough (USA)
  • Boonhorse (ACT) - album launch
  • Arrowhead - album launch
  • Adrift for Days
  • Birdmouth
  • Lomera

Doors at 3pm, entry $20.

Facebook event:



Doomsday, Slaughterfest and Progfest: Highlights of the Australian underground music scene

Posted by Lachlan

One of the most positive elements of the Sydney underground music scene are the annual one-day "mini-festivals" that pop up. After a couple of successful years these festival become anticipated staples in a music-lovers diet.

Personally, there are three which I look forward to above the rest;

There are certainly others. Bastardfest is trying to make a splash in the metal scene this year with dates all across the country. Devils Kitchen provided an awesome day of stoner rock and psychedelia until they decided to take a break. Birds Robe Collective's alternate fest Featherfest is also one to watch out for.

What makes these festivals so good? Simply because they represent a critical mass of quality bands and promotional resources. Sure, dozens of disjointed, poorly promoted little pub-bills fail each month, but it is these mini-festival promoters who are bringing in solid attendance records by aiming a little higher than your average pub-gig --- and the dedication is paying off.

Be sure to check these dates out;

  • Slaughterfest IV takes place on 30 July at the Sandringham Hotel.
  • Progfest 2011 takes place on 13 August at the Annandale Hotel and 3rd September at the Epsy.
  • Doomsday Festival takes place on 14 October in Brisbane, 15 October in Sydney, 21 October in Adelaide and 22 October in Melbourne.

July 30: Slaughterfest IV featuring Fuck I’m Dead, Looking Glass, Mother Mars, Agonhymn and loads more!

Posted by Lachlan

Grindhead Records and 666 Entertainment present Slaughterfest IVFor me, annual underground stoner, doom, grind and metal festivals like Grindhead Records' Slaughterfest, 666 Entertainment's Doomsday and Little Bird Agency's Devil's Kitchen are often sure-fire shortlisters for the best gigs of the year. The promoters of each of those festivals usually have quite a knack for producing a smooth-running, well thought-out and well-promoted festival with just the right amount of big interstate names and variation of styles.

This years Slaughterfest - the 4th edition since the festivals inception back in 2007 - is certainly no exception. Infact, I honestly cannot remember a more impressive and varied line-up - nor a show I was more excited about. The value for money (15 bands for $20) is certainly nothing to scoff at.

Grindhead Records and 666 Entertainment have teamed up to bring us an incredible day, balanced out with a nice mix of grind, stoner, sludge, metal, crust, punk, hardcore and doom. If I can give you one piece of advice it would be to GET THERE EARLY. My gut feeling is this one is certainly going to sell out (you should be going out of your way to catch Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt anyway, they fucking RULE).

Without further ado, here is the line-up for Slaughterfest IV:

Slaughterfest IV
Saturday July 30 - The Sandringham Hotel
Entry $20, doors at midday.

- Fuck I'm Dead (VIC)
- Looking Glass (ACT)
- Roadside Burial
- Summonus
- Mother Eel
- Deathcage
- Mother Mars
- Ether Rag
- Red Bee
- Agonhymn (VIC)
- Burial Chamber
- Arrowhead
- Rock n Roll Weapon
- Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt

Facebook event:

Loads of merch will be on sale from Grindhead Records and bands playing the gig. The first 100 payers will be given a FREE Slaughterfest IV CD which will feature tracks from each band on this years line up. Get in early so you don't miss out!

See you there!

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Grindhead Records and 666 Entertainment present Slaughterfest IV

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