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3Jan/18Off

Slayfest 2018

Posted by mothereel
I also used to like Full Scale

Maxi P gonna Slay ya

SLAYFEST
“REUNION EDITION”

starring

PSYCROPTIC – FULL SCALE  - TOE TO TOE

ABRAMELIN - MUTT – DYSCORD - FROM THE RUINS

CHOKE - VANADIUM - BARE BONES -  CADDIS - BEERFRIDGE

MAXIMUM PERVERSION – UNRAVEL - POPULATION CONTROL

+ DJ’S CAIN – POLLY & BONES – NICKY KNOX & CRAFTER
+ BAND MERCH – FOOD – COMEDIANS – GOOD VIBES

SATURDAY 10 MARCH 2018

CAPITOL & AMPLIFIER, PERTH (18+)
1 NIGHT – 3 STAGES – NO REGRETS

 

Doors Open 6pm. Tickets $39.90 from Oztix

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Presented by Ram-Raid Entertainment, Soundworks Touring & RTRFM 92.1
For full event information and updates visit: www.facebook.com/slayfestperth

15May/12Off

REVIEW: In Trenches – Sol Obscura

Posted by Lachlan

In Trenches - Sol Obscura: out now on MonolithThe sound of Australian hardcore is changing. The music seems to be getting darker and heavier with every passing year.

Australian hardcore today seems to be a long way from the days of old Toe to Toe - or even the polished hardcore offerings of later-era Mindsnare. Today's scene is being shaped and driven by like In Trenches, Lo!, Totally Unicorn, Robotosaurus, The Rivalry (I miss you), Night Hag, No Anchor, IDYLLS, The Matador and At Dark. These bands are embracing experimentation, complex rhythms, noise, dissonance, dirging drone and ambience in a move away from the sterile 'one mood, one volume' sound of overcompressed modern hardcore - and this makes me exceedingly happy.

Melbourne's In Trenches really represent a lot of the best progressive elements in modern Australian hardcore. Their music has a basis in seething, noisy hardcore sludge with a slight black metal tinge and occasional departure into spacey post-metal meditation. They're forging a more dynamic and progressive style of heavy music that owe as much to bands like Isis, Cult of Luna, and Wolves in the Throne Room as they do Converge and Eyehategod.

Sol Obscura also represents a complete rejection of the sterile production of modern hardcore. There are no close-mic'd, beat-replaced drums to be found here, and the guitars are cold, squashed and over-compressed. Instead, In Trenches have opted for a far more organic approach, which allows for far more life, more feeling and more dynamics in the music. (Insert a recognition that recording/mixing was handled by a Joel Taylor at Three Phase Studios.)

If this is where hardcore music is moving - into more progressive and dynamic territory - then I can't wait to see how the style progresses. And it would seem that, once again, Australia is on the very cusp of a new development in underground music.

Do yourself a favour. Listen to In Trenches and support Australian underground music.

Nice one, Monolith.

In Trenches in action

25Aug/11Off

Jay Blurter stops Snapshot Records, starts a bodyboarding label

Posted by Matt

SwarmWell known/infamous inner west punk rock icon Jay Blurter has left his hardcore roots and his DIY punk label. These have been abandoned in favour of beaches, babes and boogyboarding. Deciding after years of slogging it away in the DIY punk scene to throw everything in the air and start up a bodyboarding label.

"one minute I'm running a pretty successful underground hardcore punk rock record label that id worked on over the last 15 years with numerous releases with tracks by bands such as parkway drive, toe to toe, mindsnare, and every other punk, metal or hardcore band that's ever passed thru the hardcore/punk scene at some point in their existence, next thing after getting sick of driving everyday for the last 3 years to the beach from the inner city I decided to move to the beach and chuck in my guitar and record label full time and start something to do with my other passion ....body boarding"

Jay Blurter and The BlurtersOnce known for his role as the label owner for Snapshot Records, releasing music for bands like Blood Duster, Tenth Dan and The Blurters;  now he hits the surf on a boogy board, selling boogy board merchandise under his new label called Swarm. As a surfer I personally don't understand the attraction of boogy boarding, nor its aesthetic, the only thing I know about boogy boarding is that they love Crackneck at Bateau Bay and listening to Parkway Drive. This will excite me more when Tone Bone jumps on a stick and gets a deep barrel at Shark Isl. Until then check his stuff.

Swarm Bodyboarding Australia

3Jun/11Off

REVIEW: Prisonbitch – Brain Raped

Posted by Lachlan

Prisonbitch - Brain RapedIt's funny, almost all the music that comes out of Adelaide seems to be consistently infused with a pervading sense of nihilism and hopelessness. Prisonbitch are certainly no exception, providing a dark mix of grinding punk and hardcore. The music is characterised by an extreme sense of bleak frustration; whether it's thesludge-tinged closing track, the sheet aggression of a frenetically paced blast-beat or the torturous, frustrated screams of the vocalist.

As seems to be the rule in Adelaide, stylistically the music seems to focus on the 90's. Also typical to the city, rather than being stuck as just anotehr 'genre band', Prisonbitch freely blend punk, grind, hardcore and sludge. Bands seem to focus more on the overall tone or feeling of the music rather than worrying about rigid styles.

Released on the Newcastle label Good Times Records, Brain Raped stands as a solid addition to any CD collection. The music is well-produced, dark, interesting and varied. Fans of Extortion, Infect, older Mindsnare, Toe to Toe and so forth should dig these solid tunes.

Grab it for $10 at their Big Cartel site: http://prisonbitch.bigcartel.com/

23Oct/09Off

23/10 Gig Guide: The Amenta, Spermbirds, We Lost The Sea, Michael Crafter and more!

Posted by Matt

Here is our weekly gig guide with a list of all the gigs I would go to if I was fucking magic (and I am). Gene Pool Sharks are a new yet freaking awesome band playing around this weekend. The Hard On's are coming through town to celebrate 25 years of something. Skippy The Bush Kangaroo are supporting Fear Before (the march of the flames) in their home town and playing some fucked up new songs with a sample on their myspace.

Friday 23rd October
Manly Fisho's (Manly)
Hard On's
Gene Pool Sharks
Hell City Glamours

Bald Faced Stag
The Amenta
Subtract (NZ)
Daemon Foetal Harvest
Our Last Enemy

Saturday 24th October

UTOPIA free instore from 2pm
233 Broadway, Ultimo
We Lost The Sea +
Thedowngoing +
Code Of Lies

House Show - Petersham
xConfessionx
Hira Hira
Nice Guys
Simo Soo
Whipped Cream Chargers

2pm - 6pm
Donation

Bald Faced Stag
Spermbirds
Mid Youth Crisis
Toe To Toe
Gene Pool Sharks

Blush Nightclub - Gosford
Fear Before
This City Sunrise
Skippy The Bush Kangaroo

$15

Sunday 25th October

Hackett House Show - 6-8 Old Bankstown Plaza, Bankstown

Intentions
Swill
Thinking (Anna Vo)
Rabbit (Sefton High postrock)

1pm

http://www.myspace.com/skippywillreign
http://www.myspace.com/genepoolsharks
http://www.myspace.com/tohellwithintentions

godzillavsutopiahandbill
Gene Pool sharks
Fear Before

12Jun/09Off

12/06 Weekend Gig Guide: Toe to Toe, Fuck Oath & Deathcage

Posted by Lachlan

Seems to be a pretty quiet night in old Sydney town.

There's that Hardcore Superbowl on Friday with Toe to Toe which throws back to the old school hardcore punk gigs, and then we've got Fuck Oath playing the Sando on Sunday night.

Here's a cool clip of PORTAL playing Glumurphonel live with real good sound quality to make it up.