Blue Mountains grindcore band Beyond Terror Beyond Grace support the almighty Grave this Thursday night at The Gaelic Club (or The Gaelic Theatre as they like to refer themselves as now). Sydney death metallers Shackles are also supporting. Terrorust have pulled out of the gig and the national support slot with rumours circling that the band has disbanded.
Grave are one of the few death metal bands I can bring my disillusioned, cynical self to respect these days. These guys absolutely crushing old school Swedish death metal. If they are half as good as Dismember were a few years back then this gig will be well worth your while to head down.
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - 8:30pm
Shackles - 9:30pm
Grave - 10:45pm
Beyond Terror Beyond Grace - Answers and Control
Grave - Soulless
SOUNDWORKS TOURING present
THE AUST/ NZ OB(SERVANT) TOUR 2008
Australian metal fans brace yourselves. After 3 skull splitting albums, 4 highly successful European tours, this years Summer Slaughter tour in the USA & the recent signing to Nuclear Blast, Australia's metal wizard kings, Psycroptic bring you their latest wall of ferocity in "Ob(servant)". An album overflowing with trademark Psycroptic intensity, brutality & groove that, along with their new ally in Nuclear Blast, is certain to propel them into the major leagues amongst extreme metal worldwide. In support of this magnum opus, Psycroptic will tackle, head on, one of the most ambitious Australian tours ever undertaken by a metal act, that will cover every state & territory of this country.
PSYCROPTIC "OB(SERVANT)" New Album
Out Aust/NZ: 4th October through Stomp
Pre-orders available from 15th September
17 October Browns Mart, Darwin
30 October Brannigan's , Gold Coast
31 October Rosie's, Brisbane
01 November The Sands Tavern, Maroochydoore
06 November Sodens, Albury
07 November The Gaelic Club, Sydney
08 November Freshly Plucked Festival, Orange
13 November Al's Bar, Christchurch (NZ)
14 November Valve, Wellington (NZ)
15 November Oblivion, Auckland (NZ)
20 November The Pub, Bendigo
21 November The Karova Lounge, Ballarat
22 November The National Hotel, Geelong
28 November Fowlers, Adelaide (AA)
29 November The Old Jail, Mt Gambier (AA)
05 December The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
06 December The Saloon Bar, Launceston
07 December The Brisbane Hotel, Hobart (AA)
11 December Players Nightclub, Mandurah
12 December Amplifier Bar, Perth
13 December Leederville HQ, Perth (AA)
18 December Home Tavern, Wagga Wagga
19 December The Basement, Canberra
20 December The Hi Fi Bar, Melbourne
Unquestionably one of the most important , influential & well favoured metal bands of our time, CARCASS have reformed in 2008 to perform at several prestigious metal festivals throughout Europe. Soundworks Touring is incredibly excited & honoured to announce that CARCASS will be performing in Australia to "Reek" havoc on our Carcass starved souls for the first time in 15 years!
Along with originators Napalm Death, Carcass pioneered the heavy metal subgenre of grindcore, a style that in its purest form consisted of extremely short, chaotic blasts of guitar/bass/drums noise overlaid with guttural, bleeding-throat vocals. Carcass eventually shifted towards more traditional song structures, and then into a more accessible yet still highly intense thrash/grindcore hybrid. Where Napalm Death concerned itself with social protest in its often barely comprehensible lyrics, Carcass' early vocabulary was taken straight from medical textbooks and glossaries, achieving a bizarrely humorous gore factor most metal bands could only dream of.
Carcass was initially formed in 1985 in Liverpool by guitarist Bill Steer, drummer Ken Owen, and an Indian vocalist known only as Sanjiv. Steer eventually joined Napalm Death, where he met medical student and Electro Hippies bassist Jeff Walker; Walker was added to Carcass' lineup in 1987 as both bassist and lead vocalist. Unable to pursue both musical projects at once, Steer left Napalm Death to concentrate on his original band. Carcass made its recorded debut in 1988 with the album Reek of Putrefaction, which made a strong impression in the metal underground with its astoundingly graphic artwork and lyrics, as well as the band's brutal musical attack. 1989's Symphonies of Sickness only upped the ante, throwing in enough multisyllabic medical jargon to lend an air of black humor to the band's tone. For 1991's Necroticism: Descanting the Insalubrious, Carcass added ex-Carnage guitarist Michael Amott, but it was apparent that the band was beginning to dig itself into a rut. After taking some time off, a reinvented Carcass returned in 1994 with Heartwork, a still crushing yet surprisingly accessible offering that introduced elements of melody and songcraft while toning down the cartoonish gore.
These exclusive shows will be your only chance to witness & digest in your own backyard, the complete symphonies of sickness collection from one of extreme metals true legends. With this announcement, Soundworks Touring anticipates these shows to sell out in a smash 'n' grab frenzy, so be sure to secure the meatiest, the heaviest & the most important metal ticket in Australia this year.
CARCASS AUSTRALIAN TOUR OCTOBER 2008
Thursday Oct 9th- PERTH, Capitol
Friday Oct 10th – ADELAIDE, HQ Complex
Saturday Oct 11th – BRISBANE, The Arena
Sunday Oct 12th – SYDNEY, The Metro Theatre
Monday Oct 13th – MELBOURNE, Billboard
TICKETS ON SALE from Thursday 26th June!!!
BLEED RECORDS , SOUNDWORKS & RIOT PROUDLY PRESENTS .
DISMEMBER ( SWEDEN )
Swedish Death Metal Gods are RETURNING on their " AUSTRALIA BURNS " JULY TOUR 2008
Tuesday July 15th - Perth - Amplifier -
Tickets : www.moshtix.com.au
Wed July 16th - Adelaide - Enigma -
Guests : Tzun Tzu & Altars Tickets : www.venuetix.com.au ph charge 8225 8888
Thur July 17th - Hobart - The Bris Hotel -
Guests : Earth, Terrorust, Separatist & M.S.I. Tickets : www.moshtix.com.au
Friday July 18th - Melbourne - Hi Fi Bar
Guests : Fuck I'm Dead, Earth, Terrorust, & Embodied Tickets : www.thehifi.com.au ph charge 9654 7617
Sat July 19th - Sydney - Gaelic Theatre
Guests : Earth & Terrorust Tickets : www.moshtix.com.au
Sun July 2oth - Brisbane - Rosies on Edwards
Guests : Vomitor & More T.b.c. Tickets : www.moshtix.com.au
Founded 1988 in Stockholm/Sweden, Dismember were among those responsible for Death Metal's big break through.
The Classic Debut album, "Like An Ever Flowing Stream" from 1991, has resulted in their rise to ' CULT ' status. After 20 Years of Unrelentless live performances and more classic album releases, Dismember is now back with their most crushing album to date!
The self titled Album "Dismember" is out now through Riot / Regain
One of the finest Swedish bands ever formed. Dismember have lost nothing in terms of intensity over the years . The sheer pace and passion of the songs are blistering and the vocal sounds are as pissed off as ever. Powerful riffs that are not in short demand, plenty of lead works and memorable melodic harmonies are what the metal scene needed and Dismember have them in Huge Spades.
Stockholm's Death Metal Gods are back to their glory days..... back to the early 90's.
If you missed out on the Australian 2005 Tour you could go to this if you want