To follow up on last week’s issue, the Corey Taylor episode of The Therapist is currently available online at SBS on Demand and at times it’s a somewhat fascinating interview. I did catch other episodes of the show too and from what I’ve seen, there’s some pretty heavy shit going on, especially with Katy Perry. If you’re looking to understand art, artists, inspiration or your own personal battles, go no further than this show. Next issue of THTH won’t be on this topic, promise.
In other news
Geelong has a brand new and exciting rehearsal space by the name of Fontainhead Rehearsals where a focus on ambiance and modern comforts contribute to the creative atmosphere. Get in touch via Facebook or Instagram (IG @fountainhead_rehearsals) and check ‘em out!
Pantera have teased the release of a fourth volume of their infamous and hilarious home videos. No date set yet.
Dimmu Borgir will release their new album Eonian on Friday May 4.
Diocletian will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Sunday May 6.
The Direct Underground Fest will feature Ihsahn, Belphegor, Dioletian, Wiegedood, Encircling Sea and Revocation will be held at Max Watts on Sunday May 6. This is your last chance to see Ihsahn live in Oz so get in quick.
Ihsahn, with special guests YLVA, will play to a sold out crowd at Max Watts on Monday May 7. Hopefully a second show will be announced.
Cradle Of Filth will be at 170 Russell on Friday May 11.
Sevendust will release their new album All I See Is War on Friday May 11.
Sepultura with special guests Death Angel will play 170 Russell on Tuesday May 15.
Pain will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday May 25.
Jonathan Davis will release his solo album Black Labyrinth on Friday May 25.
Heavy AF – the heavy mini music fest will feature Boris The Blade, Nothing, Hollow World and others and will be at the Bendigo Hotel on Saturday May 26.
Alien Weaponry’s debut album Tu will be released on Friday June 1.
Immortal (without Abbath) will release their new album Northern Chaos Gods on Friday July 6.
Devildriver will release their new album Outlaws ‘Til The End, an album of country tracks done in the Devildriver style, on Friday July 6.
Deafheaven will release their new album Ordinary Corrupt Human Love on Friday July 13.
The Pantera set and Soulfly set from Dynamo 1998 will be released on Friday June 22.
Machine Head will rock the Forum Theatre on Saturday July 21.
Satyricon’s Australian tour has been postponed and the band will now tear Max Watts to shreds on Thursday September 6.
Tesseract will play 170 Russell on Friday September 14.
The Ocean will release their new album Phanerozoic in two parts, the first part to be released in October, and the second part to be released next year. Phanerozoic will pick up off where Precambrian left off some ten years ago.
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Paul S Taylor