Heathen Skulls and Metal Obsession are the ones to thank for the Origins of Hate tour. In the blue corner you have Melbourne’s Mason. Since releasing their self-titled debut in 2011, the band has toured and shared stages with Havok, Primate, Forbidden, Hobbs Angel of Death, Blood Duster, King Parrot and Elm Street among others. They entered the studio in 2012 to record their debut album Warhead, a release that features an appearance from Jeff Loomis (Nevermore). In the red corner you have Harlott. A fellow Melbourne band, Harlott take their cues from the Bay Area thrash of the 1980s. For lovers of the old school, the Origins of Hate tour is something you aren’t going to want to pass up. The Karova, Ballarat – July 11; Music Man, Bendigo – August 2; and The Barwon Club, Geelong – August 3.