UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS, A Metal Festival dedicated to all styles of metal, returns for its 10th year running!!
With 9 years of successful history, the annual event has grown into a mandatory date on the Australian metal calendar and the bar has been raised higher again for next year with 15 of the nation’s best bands confirmed to play!
UTSC Metal Fest decided to expand the event and to included our mates from across the Tasman in New Zealand three years ago, so this year we are now including Christchurch and also we are taking it to Melbourne.
Taking place at its rightful home, The Bald Faced Stag in Sydney, the 2018 line up is going to hard to beat.
And for the first time in its history will include a International band fro the USA plus an All Ages show on the Sunday.
We would like to welcome our 2018 headiners the mighty King Parrot and from Detroit, Michigan, noise rock/hardcore punk/heavy metal band Child Bite
We will have the Aftershock DJs pumping out metal all day plus drink specials, great food..
This is one event on the Sydney Metal Calender not to be missed!
Friday, April 20: Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne
Earth, Annihilist, Neckgrip, Decimated King (NZ), Fenrir (NSW), Afterburner
Saturday, April 21: The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney*
King Parrot (VIC), Laceration Mantra (Qld), Ya̧nomamö, Wardaemonic (WA), Annihilist (Vic), Anno Domini, Arkheth, Decimated King (NZ), From Crisis To Collapse, Kaerulean (QLD), Blunt Shovel (Vic), Fenrir, Heathenspawn, Terrorential.
SYDNEY ALL AGES SHOW
Sunday, April 22: The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney*
King Parrot (VIC), Child Bite (USA), Darker Half, Arteries, Laceration Mantra (QLD), Annihilist (VIC), Decimated King (NZ), Murder-World, Kaerulean (QLD) , Dead Life, School Of Rock, Ripped Salvation, Alchemy
Thursday, May 3: Valhalla Bar, Wellington
Empire, Kaerulean (QLD), Horizon, Annihilist (VIC), Fenrir, (NSW), Kairillion Theory
Friday May 4: Whammy Bar, Auckland
Forsaken Age , Silent Torture , Annihilist (VIC), Fenrir (NSW), Kaerulean (QLD), Sciolism.
Saturday May 5: New City Hotel, Christchurch
Decimated King, Annihilist (VIC), Fenrir (NSW), Kaerulean (QLD), Swarf
*King Parrot & Child Bite – Sydney shows only
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