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Such Is Life Fest 2012 – Goongerah

Posted by Matt

Friday 9th Mar, until Sunday 11th Mar
Goongerah, East Gippsland
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th March

Such Is Life is a DIY punk (heeeeeps crust) festival organised on a not-for-profit basis. It first took place in 2004 and is the only festival of its kind happening in Australia. This is a great little festival for those who love their music fast, food vegan and jackets heavily patched. Since attending/playing a previous Such Is LifeĀ  Fest this comes highly recommended although not for the faint hearted. Get some of your punk mates together and head to this to crust up. Don't forget the goon bag.

Camping space + limited amounts of food and beverages will be provided. Bands will play everyday. No dogs, no fires, no fancy lodgings, no sooks -camping only!


Last Chaos (Bris)
Kromosom (Melb)
Thrall (Melb)
Vaginors (Adelaide)
The Bigots (Melb/Can)
Panel Van Halen (Melb)
Pneumatic Slaughter (Melb)
Iron Wurzel (Adelaide)
Video Nasty (Syd)
Obat Batuk (Newcastle)
Prison Bitch (Adelaide)
Soma Coma (Melb)
Havittijat (Melb)
Last Measure (Melb)
Ross (Melb)
Rogue Elephant (Melb)
Hordes Ov The Black Cross (Melb)
Vivisection (Melb)
Shit Weather (Melb)
Heroin SS (Bris)
Hex On The Beach (Melb)
Spoonfed (Syd)
Sharkbait (Syd)


Such is Life Fest 2010

Posted by Matt

Holy fuck its that time of year again, crust, hardcore, punk noise music festival in Victoria. Heaps of interstate bands traveling down for the weekend to talk music and DIY ethics and play hectic fast punk Dbeat etc etc. Such is Life Festival is on, spanning 2 days this all ages festival hosts vegan food, markets and some of Australia's best and most underground talent. It should be a great couple of days and I'm stoked to be heading down for it.

Lineup has been announced and details below:

Teargas (qld)
Insurgents (qld)
Deathcage (nsw)
Mongolia (international)
Bloodclot Faggots (wa)
Wasteland (NZ)
Michael Crafter (nsw)
None Remain (nsw)

Plus a local lineup that includes:

Pathetic Human
Sucio Poder
kleber klaux
Brain Waves
Panel Van Halen
Last Measure

2nd and 3rd of April
7pm Start
Palmers Rd


Roadside Burial Interview on Extreme Aggression

Posted by Lachlan

Karkuss from Roadside Burial (with hair)For those of you who mightn't be familiar with Roadside Burial, they are an Australian old school veteran death/grind band in the vein of Napalm Death and Terrorizer that formed out of the ashes of the awesome Sydney death metal juggernaut Bludgeoner and featuring members of intense Newcastle noise/grinders Grannyfist and mongo yobbo grinders Volatile.

They are currently signed to Grindhead Records and have put out two split releases out through the label (one with zombified drunken death metallers Corpsickle and the other with local cult punk/grind legends Exhibit A). The group are expected to record 16 new songs in June.

Having seen these guys live, I can tell you they're a band you want to look out for. Their live sound is absolutely fucking MASSIVE, and between Karkuss's vocals and Macca's seemingly endless blast-beat endurance they'll tear more than a few heads off.

Roadside Burial - Such is LifeEnough talk. Check out the Extreme Aggression interview here.

More info on their split with Exhibit A Such Is Life
Download "Vengence is Mine" MP3

More info on their split with Corpsickle Blood Binge
Download "This hammer has a date with your forehead" MP3


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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