Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Mark was absent for this show.

This show features 2 songs from the new album from The Levitation Hex which is a band that features Adam from Alchemist, several current and ex members of Alarum and Ben from Aeon Of Horus. They are just about to play their first set of shows in Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney before touring Europe with Alarum. The Facebook events are linked to the city names and below are the flyers for the gigs. The album is now available from the website as either a proper cd or digital download so check it out as it kicks lots of arse!



Here is the flyer for the gig I mention that coming up in London on August 4 featuring 5 Australian metal bands. What a killer gig and if you are in the area I’d highly recommend attending.

Amorphis: Thousand Lakes
Napalm Death: Malicious Intent
The Levitation Hex: Manipuliar
Hate Forest: Wscieklose Ktora Nadchodzi
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Gospel Of The Horns: Sorcery & Blood
Salem: Kaddish
At The Gates: Slaughter Of The Soul
Agathocles: More Patches Than Brains
Satanic Bloodspraying: Tetragrammaton
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Al-Namrood: Bani La’em
Autopsy: In The Grip Of Winter
Kartikeya: Thunders Of Indra
Ghoul: Gutbucket Blues
Holy Hydra: Until The End Of Everything
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Ulcer: Wrapped In A Flag
Within Temptation: Jane Doe (live)
Head Like A Hole: Never Mind Today
Bethlehem: The Eleventh Commandment
Nasum: Shadows
Isis: False Light
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Deep Purple: Fireball
Bulletboys: Smooth Up In Ya
Napalm Death: Scum
Mastodon: Emerald
Witchrist: The Tomb
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The Levitation Hex: Depresedemic

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I was absent for this show. My place was taken by guest cohost Reggae from long running Canberra metal band Reign Of Terror as he’s such a nice chap and also conned Mark into picking him up. As you may be able to tell he’d had a few lemonades prior to the show.

During this show Reggae tells a story about when Reign Of Terror met rugby league legend Mal Meninga as part of Youth Week 1997 so here are the photos which I pinched from Reggae’s Facebook. I would kill for that Abramelin shirt that Victor is wearing!

Mal was also famous for a very shortlived political career where he managed to resign during the middle of the announcment of his candidacy. Below is the clip of his lengthy public service. Also shown is how NOT to tackle Big Mal.

Also here is the newpaper headline that Jonesy mentions.

Amorphis: Thousand Lakes
Napalm Death: Unchallenged Hate (live)
Marduk: Bloodtide (XXX)
Damaged: Soul Vaxation Accidental
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Mastodon: Stargasm
Vio-Lence: Serial Killer
Sadistik Exekution: Evoke War Vomit
Saralisse: Vanquish
Summonus: The Gallows
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Armoured Angel: Hymn Of Hate
Carcass: Embodiment
Genghis Tron: Lake Of Virgins
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Reign Of Terror: I’ll Always Dismember You
Deinonychus: Burial Ground
Scrotum: I Want To Rock And Roll
Venom: In League With Satan
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Demigod: My Friend Judas
Agathocles: A For Arrogance
Cryptopsy: Defenestration
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Temtris: Deadline
Kataklysm: Beckoning Of The Xul
War: War
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Psychrist: Haven Of Betrayal
Disma: The Vault Of Membros
Alchemist: Chinese Whispers
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Wesley Willis: They Threw Me Out Of Church

Over the last few weeks I’ve been working away at scanning all my gig flyers from 1988 until present and I’ve finally finished (until I find another pile of them in a box!) so please click on the Flyers button at the top of the page or click here. The flyers are mostly Canberra metal gigs however there are some other styles and locations amongst them. It’s interesting to see the rise and fall of different generations of Canberra metal bands from the early 90s Terrace Bar/Civic Youth Cafe days to the early 00s Rock Ape era to the Basement/Pot Belly era of today. Sadly paper flyers are a dying art form and I refuse to post any flyers that weren’t actually printed and disseminated. I still have a few larger flyers that I have to work out how to scan and also some more that friends are going to supply so I’ll post further updates once there are more available. So feel free to browse the 800 or so flyers and either reminisce or feel jealous. Enjoy.

Ps: Here is the first local gig I ever attended waaaaaay back in 1989. It was a massive gig with hundreds of kids going crazy 80s style with stagediving galore, a circle pit and many rows of headbangers. I still remember having to hold my head up during Addictive as my neck was rubber after headbanging for 4 bands straight.