Metal Bytes | edition 21

Wallapalooza returns for its fifth year and will be touring nationally across the East Coast with a different theme at each show.

This year’s lineup for the Gold Coast pirate theme date on 7 June at the Wallaby hotel boasts the likes of Massive, Redhook, The Wrath, Azreal, The Black Swamp, These Four Walls, Hailmary, Smoking Martha, Mass Sky Raid, Redstarborn, Hammers, Snake Mountain, The Molotov and heaps more! Entry is free so there is no excuse not to go! Head over to the Wallapalooza Facebook page for all dates and lineup details.

After a crushing set at this years Soundwave Festival, Aussie metal favorites King Parrot will play the Coolangatta Hotel on 29 May. The band are set to release their sophomore album Dead Set on 19 May and the album was recorded by Phil Anselmo at his Nodferatu’s Lair studio in New Orleans. Parrot will be supported by Gold Coast death metallers Eternal Torment, High Tension and Colossvs.

In other festival news Dead Of Winter returns to the Jubilee Hotel in Brisbane on 25 July.While the lineup hasn’t been announced yet, organisers are taking submissions for performing artists and bands. More at

Two of the world’s most brutal and loved death metal bands Suffocation and Decapitated are teaming up for one Australian tour not to be missed in May. The Despise the World tour will hit Brisbane on 7 May 7th at the HiFi and will be supported by Eternal Rest and Disentomb.

American stoner rock masters Red Fang are heading to Australia next month for a much anticipated headline tour.

The band will play the Crowbar in Brisbane with King Of The North and Hobo Magic.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary and reissue of their much-loved album Killjoy, Shihad have announced three special shows for Queensland including one at the Parkwood Tavern on 6 June. Anyone who has ever seen Shihad live knows that they are not to be missed especially if they are playing tracks off Killjoy! Get your tickets now through Moshtix before they sell out, you have been warned!

Two of Melbourne’s most notorious and brutal bands, Envenomed and Decimatus have teamed up for the 15-date Catalyst for Evil tour and will hit the Gold Coast on 22 May at the Coolangatta Hotel. Joining them for the show are Brisbane’s In Death and Gold Coast’s DROID. This gig is going to face melting so mark it on your calendars get your arses there!


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