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It’s official, Slayer have announced their farewell tour will be extended to continue through next year and will include Oz dates! No official word yet about the dates.
But in inspirational news, Aussie black metal band Ichor will release their debut album God Of Thunder God Of War on Friday October 5, 25 years after the band released their initial demo. Sure, main Ichor members Wraith and Diablore went on the create Nazxul after the initial Ichor demo in 1993, and Nazxul have been somewhat active since their inception, but this resurrection of a 25 year old band is inspirational for all past Aussie metal bands, especially in this era of the internet, to think about their own resurrections. And let’s not forget regrouping for tours to celebrate kick arse albums. I’m not looking at any band in particular, well, yes I am, I’m looking at you, Alchemist (and others).
In other news
Whoretopsy, Nemesium and Requiem will play Geelong’s Courthouse at 60 Little Malop St on Friday September 7.
Pig Destroyer’s new album Head Cage will drop on Friday September 7.
The Sword will be at Max Watts on Saturday September 8.
Therion will play their first ever Melbourne show at Max Watts on Wednesday September 12.
Tesseract will play 170 Russell on Friday September 14.
Sumac will release their new album Love In Shadow in Friday September 21.
The Black Dahlia Murder with special guests Aborted and Zeolite will crush Melbourne’s Max Watts on Sunday September 23.
Anaal Nathrakh will release their new album A New Kind Of Horror on Friday September 28.
Ichor will release their debut album God Of Thunder God Of War on Friday October 5.
Behemoth will release their new album I Loved You At Your Darkest on Friday October 5.
Dimmu Borgir will headline their first ever Oz tour this October and their SOLD OUT Melbourne show will be at 170 Russell on Wednesday October 17. Fortunately, the band have announced a second show on Tuesday October 16. Get in quick before this one sells out as well!
Eye Of The Enemy, Fall and Resist, As Flesh Decays, Interitum and Distorta will all play Ballarat’s Eastern Hotel on Friday October 19.
Pig Destroyer will play The Arthouse on Tuesday October 30.
Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage and Thy Art Is Murder will play Margaret Court Arena on Friday November 2.
Conan and Bell Witch be at Max Watts on Thursday November 8.
Sinsaenum will play Max Watts on Saturday November 10.
An Evening With Steven Wilson will take place at the Palais Theatre on Saturday November 10.
Amenra, YLVA and LO! will be at Max Watts on Saturday November 17.
The Metal in the Mountains 2018 day festival featuring I Am Duckeye, Grindhouse, Monarchus, As Flesh Decays, plus more, will be held at Beechworth’s Servicemen’s Memorial Hall on Saturday November 24.
Download 2019 will be held at Flemmington Racecourse on Monday March 11.
Soilwork will be at Max Watts on Saturday March 16.
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Written by Paul S Taylor