Kill For Satan are releasing the long awaited follow up to the Thy Kingdom Undone record with the newy, The Final Conflict, due for release in March and the band are launching the record at The Basement on Saturday March 31. Also along for the festivities are Rise, Reign of Terror and Aeturnus Dominion.
Chaos ACT is one helluva huge show rolling through the territory this weekend. The sixth iteration of the fest lands at The Maram out in Erindale on Saturday March 3 and features Sybreed from Switzerland headlining a massive bill including Aeon of Horus, Ignite the Ibex, Elysian, Anno Domini, Mytile Vey Lorth, Ouroboros, Alice Through the Windshield Glass, A Million Dead Birds Laughing, House of Thumbs, The Schoenberg Automation, The Automata and Norse. Get out there.
Cathedral rolled over us last fortnight as did the Sydney Soundwave and a bunch of mates also went and saw Mastodon, Kvelertak and Steel Panther and etc etc. This ish comes out the day before the Lamb Of God, In Flames and Black Dahlia Murder show in Canberra so welcome to town blokes and hope punters and bands all have a good show.
Dates were announced for Fu Manchu’s welcome return to Australia for the first time in years with a full tour off the back of the Cherry Rock Festival in Melbourne on Sunday April 29. Also touring with them is Southern Lord band Black Cobra on their second Australian jaunt and the Sydney show on Thursday May 3 at the new Hi Fi venue is a mere 40 bucks from Moshtix.
Arch Enemy must need some frequent flyer points as they’re popping through Australia for two shows at the end of April/start of May. The Sydney show is at The Manning Bar on Monday April 30 with Teramaze and Elysian. Metropolistouring.com is the URL for tickets.
Steve Grimmet, a name probably not all that familiar to younger metal fans, fronted legendary New Wave of British Heavy Metal band Grim Reaper for many years and is doing an Aussie tour this year. Canberra is getting a show and The Basement in Belconnen on Friday March 9 is the night to catch him along with Darker Half, Taberah and Dragonsclaw.
Queenslander’s Defamer are currently on tour in Japan with Japanese band GxSxD (allegedly standing for God Sends Death) and the two bands are swinging by The Basement on Monday March 12 with Mytile Vey Lorth and Wretch.
Unkle K’s Band of the Week: Rotting Hills: Canadian purveyors of epic sludge supposedly feature five drummers in the line-up (?!) rottinghills.bandcamp.com