We’ve come to know Bendigo’s Music Man Megastore pretty well thanks to their Music Slam events (among their fine array of other gigs). Now they’re serving up a real treat for those that love their music a little heavier and a little louder. Metal Slam is coming your way in early September with hopes to make it a biannual event. And they’re certainly not doing things by halves, with over 30 bands set to perform across four days! Festivities kick off on Thursday, September 4 with The Creppter Children, Death by Six, Valleys of Vermont, Headless, ChuggWagon and Morth. The Friday night welcomes I Am Duckeye, Toxicon, Path of Destruction, Feast of Crows, A Modern Death, At Seas End and Ergasia. Saturday is the biggest of the lot with Dreadnaught (pictured) , Audemia, Wounded Pig, The Hazard Circular, Eyes Wide Open, Chase the Ace, Temtris, King of England, Vendetta, Evilution, Sapphira’s Wall, Necron 99 and Epimetheus. If you have anything left in the tank, Sunday winds things up with Acid Nymphs, Abraxxas, The Weight of Silence, AtMostFear, Requiem, Flesh of the Earth, The Nuremberg Code, Daywaster and Everlock. Thursday and Friday night kick off at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday doors open at 2 p.m. Entry is $10, except Saturday which will cost you only a few dollars more at $15.