Author: Bronwyn Thorne

Viktoberfest!, Valhalore + Cryptic Abyss + Triple Kill + Trigger + Primitive, The Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne, 7th October 2017

There’s been a fair bit going on in the local metal scene lately, and this past Saturday was no exception with the trusty Bendigo Hotel opening its doors once again to host up the goods. With many thanks to Shieldwall Productions, Brisbane’s own folk titans Valhalore banded together with comrades for a ferocious Viking take on Oktoberfest celebrations. The celebrations are set to continue in Brisbane and Sydney on the 20th and 21st of this month. Punters were encouraged to dress the part with a Viking themed fancy dress including prizes for best costume. Other festivities were included throughout...

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LIVE GIG REVIEW: Hell on the Bay, ELM STREET + HYBRID NIGHTMARES + ORPHEUS OMEGA + TRUTH CORRODED , Melbourne, 9th September 2017

  With many thanks to Brimstone Bookings, Hell on the Bay returned for the 5th instalment of the iconic event which has become an eagerly anticipated tradition amongst the Melbourne metal scene. Taking place this past Saturday night, the avid community gathered for a sold out night of havoc on the water. Divided only by attire, punters had the added hype of fashioning themselves a costume for the year’s theme of Pirates VS Vikings; with many impressive efforts to be seen in all directions as you navigated throughout the Victoria Star Cruise Ship, which set sail at 7:30pm sharp....

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Live Gig Review: GANG OF YOUTHS + Supports, Festival Hall, Melbourne, 6th September 2017

After a run of sold out international shows Gang of Youths are back and a force to be reckoned with, sweeping across Australia this month with a National Tour in celebration of their latest album release “Go Farther In Lightness”, which is out now across Australia and the United States, with release in Europe and the United Kingdom due for October 13th. Vocalist David Le’aupepe has previously described the record as his “healing record”; drawing inspiration from direct personal experiences, it explores heavy themes such as suicide, grief of loss and divorce. Gang of Youths emerge from the ashes...

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THE MERCH STAND – DOUBLE KICKS

If you love a good mosh, you’ll know how much your shoes can take a beating. A lot of you might even have assigned yourselves a pair or two of designated mosh kicks. Some of you may have even decorated these beloved shoes with the logos of your favourite bands. Over the years I’ve seen everything from permanent marker scribblings on good old Chuck Taylor’s, to some immensely creative hand painted works on the likes of Deviant Art. If DIY is not your thing but you’d love to utilise another piece of everyday attire as a means for representing...

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KING + Supports, The Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne, August 25th 2017

As winter draws to a close, KING have been trekking a path around the country bringing a final chill to the masses with their Cold Winds Across Australia Tour. Brought to you by Mountain Top Touring, they had first stopped over Sydney and Canberra on the 18th and 19th of this month; meeting their halfway mark for the tour in Melbourne this past Friday in Fitzroy’s the Evelyn Hotel. Punters rugged up and rocked up to relish in a fine serving of metal fit for the most blackened of palates.  Geelong will be granted their taste of the action...

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