Diploid, those Victorian people who play a form of Blackened Hardcore and feature a dual 'gender equal' vocal attack, are coming to Sydney and its surrounds. They are even joined by Queenslanders, Dirty Charlie, on the Saturday. That's two interstate bands plus some pretty good locals for the price of one!
Diploid, the band that has recorded a song featuring Extortion's Rohan doing vocals and that features members from recent to Sydney band Idle Minds, will pleasantly surprise your Sydney elite-ish sensibilities.
Diploid, go and see them.
Making their Australian debut, Finnish Grind legends Rotten Sound will be touching down in Sydney for a mid-week show to coincide with their 20th anniversary tour and new “Species at War” EP release.
Having built up a reputation as one of the most intense live bands within their genre, make sure you're there for Finland's finest and some of Sydney's grind offerings!
ROTTEN SOUND (Finland)
With Special Guests:
The Holiday Project
Tickets $24.50 + b.f., or $27 Door. Get tickets here.
Thanks Coffins Slave! (by the way, Coffins Slave are having a 25% off closing sale at the moment)
For those not in Sydney, there's always Obscene Extreme. More on that soon (as if you don't know, I mean, c'mon, really...)
All Are Equal In Death Mini-Tour
Uniting under their respective aspects of Extreme Metal, 3 hideously misguided bands are hitting the road and damaging audiences over 1 weekend. Returning from Queensland are the ever jarring and schizophrenic Brazen Bull, to be offset by reformed 90s doom legends Cruciform and Blue Mountains based dissonant oddities Mother Eel. The mini-tour will see all 3 bands stop off at Wollongong, Sydney and Ourimbah, on the Central Coast. There they will be complimented by locals: Hawkmoth, Nobody Knew They Were Robots, Corotted, Alf Stewart & Postal.
Having pioneered the Australian Death/Doom style in the early 90s only to break up before their time, Cruciform have reformed and are returning to the live scene after way too long.
Playing their last series of shows with the current line-up, Queensland’s technical Death Grinders Brazen Bull return to NSW to show off their bass player Adam before he calls it a day .
Boasting new songs and merch, Avant-garde Death Metallers, Mother Eel will be exhibiting a re-arranged line-up. They are now a fresh 4 piece but just as cacophonous, caustic and discordant.
Kicking off the tour will see the trio joined at Dicey Riley’s Hotel in Wollongong on the 22nd of March by Sludge negotiators Hawkmoth and Math worshipping Nobody Knew They Were Robots (NKTWR). The show then moves into Sydney on the 23rd of March, where old school Death Metallers Corotted open up the night at The Agincourt Hotel. The tour draws to a close on the 24th of March at an All Ages extravaganza in Ourimbah on the Central Coast. Rounding out is this All Ages Show at Sohier Park Community Hall are NKTWR, Alf Stewart and Postal, who have recently released a split with Office Jerks. Sunday is strictly a no drug or alcohol allowed event.
Venue: Dicey Riley's Hotel
333 Crown St, Wollongong
Supports: Hawkmoth, Nobody Knew They Were Robots (NKTWR)
Doors open 8pm, Free Entry
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/378839712223124/
Venue: Agincourt Hotel
Cnr Harris St & Broadway, Sydney
Doors open 8:30pm, $15 Entry
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/611092315573374/?ref=22
Venue: Sohier Park Community Hall, Ourimbah
Supports: NKTWR, Alf Stewart, Postal
Doors open 12:30pm, $5 Entry, All Ages
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/159100047576341/?ref=3
Bands on Facebook:
Irie Ploog (IP): Kangaroo Kebab, Surfgrind, Tex Houdini, Heaps Gay Ray, Gold Jwrry Gold and me (Irie Shire)
Grindcore like Napalm Death, The Kill, IHR, Nasum, Flesh Parade, Garbage Guts, Discordance Axis, Fuck...I'm Dead, Exhibit A, Decomposing Serenity
Punk like Royal Headache, The Cramps, The Minutemen
Surf like The Ventures and Dick Dale
Ag: Your Dad was in The Church back in the day, aside from being one of your only fans, how else has he helped out? Have you used his status to get chicks yet? If not, why not?
IP: Being our only fan, yeah I go hunting for milfs who liked the Church back in the day, none of the young sluzza's know the band.
Ag: Friday night is apparently your birthday and you're playing a show with Intense Hammer Rage. Do you have any friends (facebook doesn't count) that will attend that normally wouldn't? Are you going to do anything different to any of your other shows? What do you want for your birthday?
IP: One of me best mates Matty AKA Cunthead is going down for the brutality and to kill off his brain cells, I was considering playing naked for this one, just this once, It would be great if someone could get me the mastertapes of Blood Duster's new album KVLT.
Ag: Your knowledge is unmatched about some stuff and you're heaps awesome, what's the best band to name drop to show that you're more underground than anybody else? What do you like about them?
IP: That's gotta be Garbage Guts, one online demo, no facebook, no metal archives page, no photos of them pretty much anywhere, I'm glad I got to see them live before the singer went to the states, also Exhibit A because their one and only album is so fucking brutal and groundbreaking but no one knows it, oh and Super Fun Happy Slide too fuck they're awesome.
Ag: What would you like to hear in a band to make them your favourite? What's your favourite Sydney extreme band currently and why are they so good? What's your favourite extreme Australian band and why are they so good? What's your favourite extreme band in the world and why are they so good?
IP: Extreme, different sounds, insane vocals,killer guitar riffs,a standout snare sound etc.
This is a hard question to ask, it'll change all the time.
by currently I'm going to assume you mean newish band well I'll go with Brazen Bull, their new release is a winner of brutal technical stop/start grindcore
Favourite Extreme Australian band will allways be Fuck...I'm Dead because they are extremely brutal.
There's too many extreme bands in the world to choose from, but I'll go with Nasum because they were amazingly crushing when they played Sydney this year.
Ag: Anything else you'd like to say?
IP: Come down this Friday to see Kangaroo Kebab, come fucking early and no smoke breaks because we will probably only play for 10 minutes (no way we're doing 30).
also Nathan, can you please fix up my spelling and grammar because I am tired and cant be fucked doing it my self.
A shit-load of stuff happening this weekend, here's the details for what i could find... including SPACE BONG on the road, LAST MEASURE venturing north and thedowngoing's final shows before touring the USA.
or stay at home, drink a tinnie or ten and watch some football.
LAST MEASURE (VIC) + SPLIT TEETH (formerly OLD SKIN) + DARK HORSE + INEBRIOUS BASTARD
@ Blackwire Records, Sydney
SPACE BONG + NOUS + EXTINCT/EXIST + MORTARIAN + MORE
@ The Reverence, Melbourne
BURNING CHURCH FOREST + GORAK + thedowngoing + DRILLBIT + HEDONIST + EPSILON + MERMAIDS
@ Hamilton Station Hotel, Newcastle
SPACEBONG (SA) + LAST MEASURE + THORAX + NO ACTION (SA) + YES I'M LEAVING + SPLIT TEETH (VIC) + SPOONFED + FUNERAL MOON (SA) + OSEDAX
@ The Pharmacy, Newcastle
TEEN AXE + ENDURO + DRY MOUTH + DRILLBIT + CERTIFIED FOOLS + [the] ALZHEIMER BLANKS + ORANJI PUNJABI + HIPPIES ON SMACK + MERMAIDS + TISTRIALLAL BINDS + BLEAK + MORE
@ The Pharmacy, Newcastle
SPACE BONG + BATTLE POPE + thedowngoing + SPOONFED + LAST MEASURE
@ Blackwire Records, Sydney
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it's the CVLT-DRONING-BLACKENED-CRUST-PUNK GRIND-FUNK EXPLOSION OF NOISE WEEKEND!
I should be doing Grindhead things and to some extent this is related... Here's a choose your own adventure/genre for Friday night. Free Doom or Death and Grind in Tempe?
Adrift For Days release their 2nd album this Friday night. It's getting great reviews and the show is free.
Grannyfist are launching their DVD. I don't know who has seen it, but I'm told there's content on there that means it had to be created in another state.