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Month: June 2018

Metal United Down Under: Who’s Participating In Round 5?

Less than 3 months to go to the fifth round of Metal United Down Under (MUDU). The big day is 22 September and the promoters are getting ready. Six cities have announced their full line-ups:

  • Albury combines Deadset Legends – a tribute to Rock and Metal legends – with MUDU
  • Hobart has a two stages show
  • Lismore has currently the biggest lineup with 14 bands
  • Melbourne is going for the true metal/thrash with LORD, Vanishing Point and Alarum
  • Orange is back for the second time
  • Port Pirie follows Lismore with a massive show and 13 bands

Darwin, Maryborough, Wagga Wagga, Perth and Brisbane are finalising their lineups. Canberra, Wollongong and Bendigo are very likely to return as well. 54 bands have been announced so far. It is expected that once again 90 to 100 Australian bands will play Metal United Down Under and the numbers of previous  years will be matched.

These are the bands currently announced:
HEADLESS, Black Jesus, Moustache Ant, As Flesh Decays, Cuck Lord, Gangrene Penis, Beast Impalor, Stone Sovereign, Drakkarus Arkheth, Terra Mortem, Cafe Enema, Kold Creature, Symptoms Persist, Elephant, Puncture Wound, Medics of Pain, End Us, The Nuremberg Code, Pavilion Band, Symbolic Weapon, Harvest The Moon, RoXferry, Evil Eye, Mergatroyd, Shadow Realm, In:Extremis, Oath of Damnation, Good Time Aussie Bogalars, Sickness, Christ Crusher, Counter Attack!, Sedulous Rouse, Maniacal, Aftashock, Fireace, Suffer The Evenue, Hate Force Five, Nosce Tiepsum, Pure, Vice, Satanicus, Interitum, Lacerta, Lab A, Perceptions, LORD, Vanishing Point, Alarum, In Malice’s Wake, Damnations Day, Monoliyth, Espionage, Abraxxas, IMMORIUM

For more information about the shows and bands participating, check out the official MUDU website:
Here are the shows and these are the bands.

It’s not too late to become part of this huge venture. If you are involved with metal, there is always an option to support and participate. Contact events@metal-roos.com.au for more information.

Metal United Down Under is in the warm up phase. Get warmed up with us to make the 22 September another great day in Australia’s metal year! \m/

The second MUDU compilation Metal United Down Under Volume II has just arrived fresh from the press. Get your copy at a MUDU show on 22 September. Find out more about the compilation here: www.metal-roos.com.au/mudu/compilation

Metal United Down Under started 2014 as a community project of the Australian metal underground to offer extended exposure to bands. At the same time, the event aims to provide the scattered metal scene with a feeling of unity by participating in one event together – despite the distance between everybody.

TEMTRIS: Single and Video Release of ‘Run’

Sydney metal band Temtris have released the powerful single Run from their upcoming 5th studio album Rapture (out on 1 October 2018). The Temtris crew has yet again pushed themselves to reach new heights with this latest release: Run is a big song with twin guitar solos, speed thrashing double kicks, powerful bass and soaring vocals. The theme is running together with the metal pack and Temtris cannot wait to have the metal crowd up front singing along with their horns raised in the air.

Temtris is releasing the single on a limited 7-inch vinyl press with the B side having the song Paradise Road from the first sold out Temtris album, Threshold. The new single is available for download and purchase on their website www.temtris.com. The vinyl can be preordered at the same website.

Temtris are a five-piece act from the south of Sydney, Australia. They formed in 2000 and have released their albums Threshold (2003), Masquerade (2007), Shallow Grave (2014) and Enter The Asylum (2016). They have played shows all over Australia and supported Accept (GER) in 2014. Besides their current Australia tour, they are also planning to tour overseas in the near future.

Temtris are:
Genevieve Rodda – Vocals
Anthony Fox – Guitar
Nik – Bass
Youhan AD – Drums
Anthony Hoffman – Guitar

BE FACED: Announce North America Tour Supporting THE MÆNSION

Be Faced have an official EP, entitled Ingot, out, and released a video for their song Pride. Until Ingot, Be Faced were known for their Heavy Metal sound, but since then the band has decided to change their music and explore new genres. They went back in the studio recording their debut album and released a new single entitled Taxed To Death (see below) from the upcoming album. Be Faced have toured Australia’s East Coast multiple times including supporting some big Australian acts such as King Parrot and Red Bee.

Be Faced is now ready to explore new territory and embarks on a North America tour in July 2018. The band will support THE MÆNSION for seven dates of their tour in Canada and the US.

Be Faced is a four piece black metal band based in the Blue Mountains, NSW. They are heavily influenced by Pantera, Gojira, Metallica, Periphery and Machine Head.

Be Faced are:
Pete Flemming – Bass
Richard Moss – Guitar
Dylan Stephenson – Drums
Justin Stephenson – Guitar & Vocals

Befaced: Facebook

Dragonland: Australian Tour Supports Announced

Local supports have been announced for Swedish Power Metal band Dragonland’s first ever tour of Australia.

Canberra, September 5th @ The Basement with Darker Half (NSW), Immorium & Mattersphere

Sydney, September 6th @ The Bald Face Stag with Darker Half, Envenomed (VIC) & Sarilisse

Brisbane, September 7th @ Crowbar with Envenomed (VIC), Espionage (VIC) & Valhalore

Melbourne, September 8th @ The Croxton Bandroom with Black Majesty, Eyefear, Darker Half (NSW), Envenomed & Espionage

Black Majesty’s performance will be their final Australian show prior to their upcoming European tour & the Brisbane show will serve as replacement for Espionage’s recently cancelled album launch due to unforeseen circumstances.

Tickets are on sale now via www.stormridertouring.com.au/tickets

National Facebook event page with links to all cities is here.

Dragonland: Facebook