It’s time to let your freak flag fly, with the news that Brisbane x Gold Coast theatrical lords of industrial metal, Darkcell, will shortly be unleashing their very own travelling musical freak show, Psycho Circus 2017.
It will take the shape of two unique events in Sydney and Brisbane, with the local leg comprising a mini festival featuring nine bands as well as a bunch of wickedly entertaining side show performers.
It’s happening on Saturday, 9 December at the Brightside in Fortitude Valley. As well as Darkcell, the other bands featured on the bill are These Four Walls, Holistic, Dragonsmead, Seraphic, Flynn Effect, The Molotov, New Clear Vision and Trash Queen.
The action kicks off from 3.30pm and there’s also Dark Carnival themed prizes on offer for best dressed circus freak, so if you’re getting along be sure to channel your inner-freak and come freakily dressed for the occasion.
Formed in 2012, Darkcell and their stadium brand of industrial metal with theatrical flourishes have been riding high in 2017, playing to rapturous crowds along the east coast, performing at the Dead Of Winter festival in Brisbane in July and also supporting US band Motionless In White on their recent sold out tour.
They’ve just returned from a six night residency at Fearaphobia in Sydney, renowned for being Australia’s biggest Halloween fright park event.
In addition to their Psycho Circus extravaganzas, Darkcell are also playing headlining shows in Newcastle and Melbourne during December. They’ll then be bunkering down in the studio to start writing and recording tracks for their next studio album, which is scheduled to see the light of day later in 2018.
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Psycho Circus, 9 December
The Brightside, Brisbane
IMAGE (c) Dan Maynard