METAL BYTES: Jan – February

2013 was such a massive year for metal and rock, we saw some pretty amazing albums being released from local and international artists. One album that hit everyone’s top 5 are industrial metal titans The Amenta with their album Flesh is heir which in my opinion was definitely one of the strongest releases up there with Surgical steel from Carcass and Gwar’s Battle maximus! Sadly The Amenta will cease to tour after their run with Rotting Christ in January and you can catch them in Brisbane at the Crowbar on 16 January. Tickets are on sale now, if you have never seen them this is your last chance.

EYEHATEGOD return to our shores this month after the tragic passing of drummer Joey LaCaze in mid 2013. They will be hitting the HiFi Bar, 17 January with Zodiac and Lizzard Wizzard.

Soundwave is almost upon us once again which to many of us is like metal Christmas!
The festival takes place at RNA showgrounds in Brisbane, 22 February and the line up for this year’s metal stage alone boasts the likes of Megadeth, Testament, Mastodon, Down, Devildriver, Gojira, Satyricon, Mushroomhead and Gwar just to name a few. There are literally too many bands to name that I personally can’t wait to see so for the full line up and ticket info go to

The mighty Periphery will be touring the country with Animals as leaders at the end of the month and you can catch them at the HiFi in Brisbane on Friday 31 January, go to for more information.

If you were lucky enough to catch Behemoth on their recent Australian tour you would have heard them play the amazing new single Blow your trumpets Gabriel off the long awaited new album The Satanist due out in February, If the album is anything like the single fans are definitely in for a treat.

Australian folk metal warriors CLAIM THE THRONE have announced a tour in support of their epic new album Forged in flame and will be hitting the Gold Coast on Thursday 23 January at the Miami Shark Bar with Rome, Shifting The Paradigm and Demodocus. You can also catch them with Vyrion and Eternal Rest at the Crowbar in Brisbane, 24 January.

You can get all your metal news by tuning in to Rabid Noise on Rabbit Radio every Wednesday night from 9pm.


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