In 2007, seven manly beasts came together to form the heavy metal colossus known as Barbariön. In 2008, they began to perform – and the world was never quite the same. Crowds would begin to experience shows incorporating fire, smoke, skulls, weapons and other battle/heavy metal-themed props. Crowds would begin to experience barbaric identities, complete with leather, flesh, fur, war paint, helmets and drinking horns. And diverse crowds they have become, with the band performing at festivals including the Big Day Out, Meredith and Boogie. The Newmarket, Bendigo – September 6; The Loft, Warrnambool – September 13; and The Bridge, Castlemaine – September 19.