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The other day I was just scrolling through a popular sensationalist Melbourne online mainstream “newspaper” and came across an article about how a civil rights organisation and the Anti-Defamation Commission chairman have piled on in the most sensationalist fashion to shut down “neo-Nazi” concert ISD Memorial 2019, which is planned for October 12 at a secret, Melbourne location.
When I say sensationalist, I shit you not, this is an actual quote in the article from the chairman: “We are deeply concerned that if this concert goes ahead, it will pose a real risk (my emphasis) to the safety of all (my emphasis) Victorians since it may (my emphasis) to lead to crimes being committed by people who attend this event… Imagine what would happen (my emphasis) if one or more people returning from this concert run into a visibly identifiable Jewish or Muslim individual, or anyone else who they deem undesirable?”
Can you imagine?! I can imagine is if someone tried to make Romper Stomper now the scriptwriter would probably be charged with a hate crime or some shit. I say that because I can’t imagine the music being any better than the music in that film. A quick google search and five minutes of reading will show that the event in question has been an annual event for the past 25 years in Melbourne. So now all I can also imagine is 30 or so people in a bar watching a couple of bands and getting drunk and then leaving drunkenly, yet peacefully, as I imagine the outcome from the last 24 annual concerts being.
Also, let’s not ignore the fact that probably only a couple of hundred people out of the entire Australian population knew about this concert before the news article.
In other news
Opeth will release their new album In Cauda Venenum in both English and Swedish versions on Friday, September 27.
DragonForce will release their new album Extreme Power Metal on Friday, September 27.
Combichrist with special guests Darkcell will play the Corner Hotel on Friday, October 4.
Metallica, with Slipknot as support, will be at Marvel Stadium on Tuesday, October 22, which is now sold out. A second show has been announced for Thursday October 24.
Alcest will release their new album Spiritual Instinct on Friday, October 25.
Mayhem will release their new album Daemon on Friday, October 25.
Cradle Of Filth will release their remastered Cruelty And the Beast album on Friday, November 1.
Bart Krysiuk’s Batushka will play the Croxton Bandroom on Saturday, November 2.
Wolves In The Throne Room will be at The Corner on Saturday, November 30.
Good Things festival featuring Trivium, Karnivool, Parkway Drive, Enter Shikari, Thy Art Is Murder any many more will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Friday, December 6.
Opeth will play the Palais Theatre on Friday, December 13.
Geoff Tate and his band will play Operation Mindcrime in its entirety, plus more, at Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom on Saturday, February 1.
Blacken Open Air festival will be held over Easter weekend, 2020. Easter Sunday will be April 12. Handy to know if you’re looking for cheap flights to NT well in advance.
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Written by Paul Taylor
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