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At time of writing, I woke to the awful news that the legendary Keith Flint, dancer and vocalist for The Prodigy, had taken his own life at the age of 49.
The Prodigy are no strangers to the heavy metal scene, they’ve played metal festivals and been covered in almost every metal mag ever, they’re the only band that I can think of that has garnered fans from seemingly opposing musical genres; electronic/break beat/dance and metal.
With so much love and adoration from across the globe, from so many fans of music towards everyone in the band, it’s impossible to imagine why Keith would feel the way he felt which lead to this extremely tragic and sad end.
As usual, always check in with those around you and if you need to speak to someone, engage one of the many services out there. Also, see below for details about how you can help out Beyond Blue and see some local metal bands at the same time.
In other news
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.
Ballarat’s Eastern Station Hotel will host night one of Beyond Black, the metal festival that raises funds for Beyond Blue, on Friday March 22. Night two will be held at Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel on Saturday March 23. Head on over to check out some local bands and help raise money for a great cause.
Whitechapel will release their new album The Valley on Friday March 29.
Emperor will play their landmark album Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk in its entirety at 170 Russell on Wednesday April 3.
You Am I will play a Spinal Tap set entitled ‘The Majesty of Tap’ at Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on Wednesday April 10.
Crack out your 26 Red or Cross Colour jeans because Heistfest 2019 featuring Superheist, 36 Crazyfists, From Crisis To Collapse plus more to be announced, will be held at The Evelyn Hotel on Friday April 12.
Boris The Blade have announced their farewell tour and will play Ballarat’s Eastern Station Hotel on Wednesday April 17, Warrnambool’s Loft on Friday April 19, the Evelyn Hotel on Friday May 3 to a sold out crowd, and a second Melbourne show at the Workers Club on Thursday May 2.
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.
Hypocrisy, with special guests Kataklysm, will be at 170 Russell on Sunday May 5.
Destoryer 66 with special guests Bolzer will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Saturday June 1.
Crowbar will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Saturday July 27.
Slipknot will release their currently untitled new album on Friday August 9.
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