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Such Is Life Festival 2009 (VIC)

Posted by Lachlan

PisschristWe've got the final line-up for Victoria's awesome Such Is Life festival. This year the event is taking place on the 27th and 28th March at Truganina, about 19km west of Melbourne CBD (on the Werribee train line).

While the bands kick off at 7PM each night, shit will be going down from 1PM on the Saturday. Food is available and camping is welcomed. There will be pick ups from Laverton train station on both days at prescribed times.

Blah blah blah just check out their site for more of those tedious details. Now onto the good stuff:

Friday the 27th of March
Straightjacket Nation
Walrora (NSW/VIC)
Super Fun Happy Slide
All My Circuits
Stab Cult (ex-Cut Sick)

Saturday the 28th of March
Captain Cleanoff (SA/NSW/VIC)
Crux (NSW)
The Once Overs
Shitfight (NSW)
Taipan (NSW)
Scum System Kill (NSW)
Crossed Lines

For more information:


Straightjacket Nation – Sydney

Posted by Matt


Saturday December 13th
2pm Instore
Repressed Records
Straightjacket Nation
Do Not Resuscitate

Sandringham Hotel
Straightjacket Nation
Nintendo Police
Circle Pit


War All The Time – Australian Tour

Posted by Matt

War All The Time (UK) - The totalitar influenced hardcore from Leeds are coming to Australia for a quick trip up the East Coast of Australia. They play fucked up fast aggressive hardcore thrash with influences from bands such as early Napalm Death. With members from BOXED IN / SAWN OFF / KITO / HEALTH HAZARD / MINUTE MANIFESTO etc.
I cant find many details about the tour dates but here is a quick description. If you know more info about it please feel free to comment support bands etc.

Sat 15th Nov -The Arthouse 8pm
War All The Time
Pathetic Human
Outta Control
Occult Blood

Sun 16th Nov - Barricade Books (62 St Georges Rd Northcote) 7pm
War All The Time
Straightjacket Nation
Nuclear Sex Addict

Tue 18th Novemeber - Scene Around Sound

Wed 19th November - Consolador De Dos Caras
La Campana
53-55 Liverpool St
War All The Time
Do Not Resuscitate

Thursday 20th November - The Cambridge
Hunter St

Saturday 22nd November - Broadway Hotel


Conquest for Death Australian Tour

Posted by Lachlan

Conquest for Death liveConquest for Death have announced a tour of Australia during October with Cut Sick!

Conquest for Death is a fast thrashy old school hardcore outfit made up of members of What Happens Next?, Artimus Pyle, All You Can Eat, Love Songs, Charm (Japan), Pisschrist & Straightjacket Nation - so it's a little bit of a punk rock supergroup.

They're playing with The Kill, Dad They Broke Me, The Corruptors (members of Los Diablos, Space Bong and The Guantanamo Bay City Rollers), Straightjacket Nation, 4 Dead, Crux, Deathcage, Maus and Pathetic Human over the course of the tour. They've got a pretty crazy live show, so be sure to cut the sleeves off your old Sick of it All t-shirts, do some dumbell curls and practice your spin kicks before the gig rolls around.

All shows with Cut Sick except *
*Friday October 10 - The Arthouse, Melbourne
w. The Kill, Dad They Broke Me, Useless Children, Doubled Over

Saturday 11th October - Worldsend, Adelaide
w.Snake Run, Corrupters (members of Los Diablos, Spacebong & Guantanamo Bay City Rollers)

Sunday 12th October - Fitzroy Bowls Club, Melbourne ALL AGES 7pm start
w. Straightjacket Nation

Tuesday 14th October - Bar 32, Canberra
w. 4 Dead, Slowburn

Wednesday 15th October - Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
w. Shitfight, White Male Dumbinance

Friday 17th October - The Jubilee, Brisbane
w. Insurgents, Dick Nasty & Hatefuck

Saturday 18th October - Maggotsville, Sydney
w. Crux, Deathcage & Maus

Sunday 19th October - Bar Open, Melbourne
w, Pathetic Human, Collapsed Toilet Vietnam & Pissbolt.

Conquest for Death Australian tour


Such Is Life Festival – 2008

Posted by Matt

Such Is Life Festival - 2008. A nice lineup full of great bands and at 25 bucks! If L lived anywhere near Melbourne I would definitely hit this up. Some of the highlights include Insurgents, Straightjacket Nation and The Kill plus a million other awesome bands. A really good mix of bands, you got some grind bands, some hardcore bands and some more melodic hardcore sorta shit. Top notch, well done.

If anyone goes or is going can they please leave a comment and let me know how it goes? Perhaps email me some pics?

25th - 27th April 2008, Anzac Day long-weekend

530 Clancys Rd Korumburra, VIC
2 hours Southeast of Melbourne


Scab (NZ)
Shortlived (NZ)
Tear Gas (Bris)
Sordid (Syd)
The Pariah (Adel)
Walrora (Syd/Melb)
Dandelion Junk Queens (U.S.)
The Slaughterhouse Band (Tas)
Straightjacket Nation
Schifosi (last show)
The Kill
ABC Weapons
The Diamond Sea
Garbage Guts
Super Fun Happy Slide
Pathetic Human
Elise and Jem
Useless Children
Gentlemans Riot
The Kleber Claux Memorial Singers
Collapsed Toilet Vietnam
Rank Waste

Music on Friday & Saturday Night

DJs til late, and cheap vegan food available.

Markets & Distro Fair on Saturday!

Sunday will be old-timey style bands and country djs

More bands / Games / Stalls / FIlms / Workshops to be announced



Warning, Dogs may be shot!!!
Neighboring farmers may shoot yr dog if it strays into neighboring property & that'd suck arse!

There'll also be a kids space (see Lisa "isolation stains" in top 12 for details)

we're looking to have an brutal outdoor DIY Market day / Distro Fair on the Saturday so if you got any ideas, send us an email, and bring yr stuff along!!

just put your proposal in writing and send it to Roisin in the top 12

$25 + b/f for the full 3 days.
Tickets available at and Missing Link Record Store.
Tickets are limited to 250 so get in quick!!

copy and paste this URL into yr browser, you'll be directed straight to the S.I.L. greentix page so you can get a ticket before they're all sold out!!

Buses to Korumburra are running from Southern Cross Stn. on Friday 25th at 10am, 1 pm & 6:45pm costs are $5 conc or$10 full.

Group discounts apply if there are more than 12 people booking at a time. group travel discount office 9619 2338

such is life


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