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First world beggars Ne Obliviscaris (NeO) are running a hardcore pan-handling campaign in the lead up to the release of their new album later this year. Essentially, NeO are offering free digital copies of their new album to their Patreon members and new Patreon members. These members, in case you didn’t know, have pledged to give NeO a certain amount of money each month so NeO band members don’t have to hold down regular jobs whilst being in a band (you know, like most decent people with jobs a bands) and can try to live like the rock stars they so fantasise of being. Since March 2016, NeO have actively been siphoning people’s disposable, charitable incomes that could better go to real causes like Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) for example.
NeO saying they are offering a “free” album download to their Patreon members – people literally giving them money each month – is the most ridiculous spin if ever I’ve seen spin! This album isn’t free for members, it is literally quite possibly the most expensive album these Patreon members may have paid for!
In other news:
Make Them Suffer will perform at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Saturday September 16.
Metal United Down Under Melbourne will be held at Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel on Saturday September 16 and will feature the mighty Psycroptic, Pegazus, Harlott, Trigger, Demonhead, Blackhelm, Requiem, Cryptic Abyss, Remission and Armata.
Dream Theater will play Melbourne’s Palais Theatre on Wednesday September 20.
Wolves In The Throne Room will release Thrice Woven on Friday September 22.
Satyricon will release their new album Deep calleth upon Deep on Friday September 22.
Cradle Of Filth will release their new album Cryptoriana – The Seductiveness of Decay on Friday September 22.
King Parrot will release their new album Ugly Produce on Friday September 22.
Cavalera brothers Max and Igor will perform Roots in its entirety at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Saturday September 23.
Ministry and Filter will be at Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Saturday September 30.
hybrid Nightmares will release their debut album Almagest on Friday October 6.
Napalm Death and Brujeria will be play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Tuesday October 10.
The Dillinger Escape Plan will play their final ever two Melbourne shows at the Corner Hotel on Friday October 20 (sold out), and there’s still tickets available for their second show on Thursday October 19.
GWAR will release their new album The Blood Of Gods on Friday October 20.
Northlane will be at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Friday October 20.
Alice Cooper will play Margaret Court Arena on Friday October 20.
Mono will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday November 10.
Scorching Steel Festival will be held at Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel on Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11 and will feature Dreadnaught, The Levitation Hex, Pegazus, Decryptus and many more.
Miss May I will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday November 24.
Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress will preform Mike’s 12 step suite and other Dream Theater classics at Melbourne’s Croxton on Saturday November 25.
Anathema will play 170 Russell on Wednesday December 6.
Paradise Lost will be at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Saturday December 16.
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By Paul S Taylor
Image sourced via Ne Obliviscaris socials