Metal Bytes

After a successful run of shows in the USA Queensland’s own industrial metal maniacs Darkc3ll have returned triumphantly to Australia and played a killer set at Dead Of Winter festival in Brisbane last weekend. They were alongside Lord, Dreadnaught, The Resignatiors, Our Last Enemy, Totally Unicorn, Daemon Pyre, Kyzer Soze, Azreal and The Wrath just to name a few!

One of the Gold Coast’s most loved and respected bands The Black Swamp have scored the opening support for American super group Hellyeah for their show at Eatons Hill in Brisbane on 28 August. Also joining the massive gig are Brisbane’s In Death who are currently slaying audiences across the USA with Repaid In Blood. Tickets: metropolistouring.com.

Gold Coast masked metallers Snake Mountain have released their debut single for the Robocop inspired song Can You Fly Bobbeh? and will play the Hard Rock Cafe on 31 July. Also joining them are local acoustic act Astrid and comedian Rhi Down. Tickets at the door with the track available for through through reverbnation.

One of the worlds craziest live bands The Dillinger Escape Plan (pictured) have also just announced a tour and will play Max Watts on August 30. Tickets: maxwatts.com.au.

Melodic death pioneers At The Gates will return to our shores in late October-November in support of last year’s amazing album At War With Reality. The band will play the Brightside in Brisbane on 1 November with supports from Kyzer Soze and Chronolyth. Tickets are apparently flying out the door so don’t miss your opportunity to see one of most influential metal bands on the planet! Tickets through Oztix.

To Celebrate the milestone of organising 100 metal gigs in Brisbane, the Metal Of Honor crew are putting on a massive mini festival on 29 August at the back room in Chardons Corner. The epic line up boasts Malakyte, Gorefield, Kaustic Attack,The Cilikis, Elkenwood, Demonfire, Snake Mountain ,Magnertron , Wisdom’s Realm, Symbolic Weapon, Nescient and End Us. Tickets on the door and through Oztix.

After the announcement of legendary Californian hardcore punk band Snot‘s first ever tour of Australia in October, the promoters have decided to add rapcore favourites Hed PE to the run of shows which has sent fans into a frenzy. The recently reformed Snot will play their much loved album Get Some in full to honour their original singer Lynn Strait who tragically passed away in 1998 in a car accident a year after the album’s release. Snot and Hed PE are at the Wooly Mammoth Mane Stage in Brisbane on 14 October. More at mammothmanestage.com.au.

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