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METALISE So with three week period of shows to cover this issue as well as a bunch of stuff happening just up the Hume Hwy comes with a reminder for all of you in metal bands looking for some coverage for your show or venue: I will ensure you get some print on your gig/album/EP/7”/cassette/music video/box social. There are tonnes of shows coming up so get organised! Norse are at the Basement in Belconnen on Friday June 27 on a huge bill with Aeon of Horus, Hadal Maw and Apparitions of Null. Friday July 4 at ANU Bar is the power of metal that is contained within Voyager and Caligula’s Horse. And Abrynth, Fenrir, Claret Ash and Beast Impalor are at the Basement on Saturday July 12. Then there is the big Corrosion of Conformity, Weedeater and Lo! show on Saturday July 19 ANU Bar which is a must see. Or rather it was. The financial backer of the tour, Redline Music, must have strayed too far into the red line and the tour has been a casualty of litigation with the promoters bank roll. If you bought tickets, you can get a full refund at the point of purchase. To take the sting away, just back from a ridiculously successful and momentum building tour of the USA, King Parrot come back for a winter warmer at the ANU Bar on Thursday July 17. Matt “Skitz” Sanders has felt the toll of the bands hectic touring schedule and stepped off of the drum throne to be replaced by former member of The Bezerker (play your fastest blast!) Todd Hansen. Todd blasted his way through the infamous masked period for the infamous Earache records industrial act and he is more than talented enough to fill the chair vacated by two of Australia’s absolute blastingest brutalisers in Matt Rizzo and Matt Skitz. Buried In Verona, Antogonist AD and Stories are on at The Magpies club on Thursday July 24. August sees Flaming Wreckage, Tortured and …Is Dead at the Basement on the Friday 1 and sleepmakeswaves, Breaking Orbit and Teal at the ANU on Saturday 2. I Exist, Legions, Blight Worms and Take Control on Friday August 8 at Magpies. The incomparable King Buzzo of the Melvins is at the Transit on Saturday August 23 for a special solo show. Further down the track you have Conan in September at the Basement and Sinister and Toxic Holocaust at the Basement also in November. That is a tonne of stuff for the fridge calendar just for Canberra! Carcass and Earth were brutal and now it’s going to be time for Tankard, Neurosis, High On Fire, Pelican, Protest The Hero, Devildriver Cannibal Corpse, Maybeshewill, Sepultura, Accept and Gorguts shows to come before the end of the year and that doesn’t cover what HASN’T been announced yet. JOSH NIXON


BMA Magazine 443 - 25 June 2014  

Canberra’s Entertainment and Gig Guide