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Chances are if you’re reading this on Valentine’s Day then you haven’t had a good Valentine’s Day and the only real way to make the day better would be to go shopping for yourself and buy yourself what you always wanted for Valentine’s day like one of those Pop vinyl figurines you see all over the shops, they’ve even got Metallica ones. But if you haven’t yet bought your Valentine something then you’re late, but in luck because there’s heaps of stuff you can get the metal head Valentine in your life. Sure, Pop vinyl figures is a good idea but the vinyl gift is records and there’s so many records around these it shouldn’t be hard to find something. Then there’s also record players, speakers, headphones, retro shit like iPods from eBay but they’re risky. For the struggling muso how about some gear for their instruments.
But there’s so much cool stuff online and if someone wants me to be their Valentine I’ll only accept a DVD of all of the Metal Trump vids coz they’re the funniest things in the world. Or a mix CD of obscure and cool cover versions like that amazing cover of Metallica’s ‘The Thing That Should Not Be’ by Sins Of Thy Beloved and Foo Fighter’s cover of Gerry Rafferty’s ‘Baker Street’.
Sure, it’s a cheesy and lame day for spending money, but if it’s done right you can make it a mini xmas and pass it off as Valentine’s Day, and who doesn’t like getting more stuff, especially when it’s metal related.
In other news
Watain will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday February 22.
Deafheaven will be at the Corner Hotel on Wednesday February 27.
Devin Townsend will release his new album Empath in March 2019.
Ensiferum will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Saturday March 2.
Anaal Nathrakh, with special guests Hybrid Nightmares, will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday March 8.
Download 2019 will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Monday March 11.
Max and Iggor Cavalera will reunite to perform classic tracks from their landmark albums Beneath The Remains and Arise at 170 Russell on Thursday March 21.
Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals along with King Parrot will play Max Watts on Friday March 22.
Obscura with special guests Alarum and Somnium Nox will be at the Corner Hotel on Saturday March 20.
Emperor will play their landmark album Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk in its entirety at 170 Russell on Wednesday April 3.
At The Gates, The Haunted and Witchery will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Saturday April 27.
Sevendust will play the Forum on Saturday April 27.
Boris The Blade have announced their farewell tour and will play the Evelyn Hotel on Friday May 3 to a sold out crowd, but the band announced a second show at Melbourne’s Workers Club on Thursday May 2.
Hypocrisy, with special guests Kataklysm, will be at 170 Russell on Sunday May 5.
The Soilwork gig has been postponed and will now be at Max Watts on Saturday November 2.
If you have any news about local metal bands, shows or albums, let THTH know by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch via Twitter at @TooHeavyToHug
Written by Paul S Taylor