Too Heavy to Hug [#593]

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Too Heavy to Hug [#593]

Welcome to THTH, Forte’s premier source of all things heavy, hard, fast and metal.
By the time you read this all the Soundwave news might have broken. At the time of writing this, the line-up was being drip-fed on Twitter at a rate of one band per day. Is it my job to know who The Interrupters, Patent Pending, Butcher Babies and Coldrain are? Of course it is, but I’m way too old for all four of those bands. Considering I like a bit of prog, perhaps it’ll be worth checking out Monuments’ sound ahead of their Soundwave appearance.
In shit news, on June 6 some dickhead in Canada killed three police officers and wounded two others, reportedly only a couple of hours after posting Megadeth’s ‘Hook in the Mouth’ lyrics on his Facebook page like some wankery kind of statement. Roughly a month prior to this crime he also posted lyrics to Dethklok’s ‘Castratikron’. Apart from having no idea, no sense of humour, and did I say no f*cking idea, we don’t need deranged losers linking our music to their f*cked up, insane, psychotic actions. The dickhead could face 75 years in prison for this; let’s hope he has to serve every single one of those years.
In other news…
Dream Deceivers, the 1992 documentary about the Judas Priest suicide trail, has finally been released on DVD and digital download.
Metal Down Under: A History of Australian Heavy Metal will be released on Friday, August 22.
Anathema will be at The Corner Hotel on Saturday, August 23.
Opeth will release their new album, Pale Communion, on Tuesday, August 26.
DevilDriver and Whitechapel will be at 170 Russell on Sunday, September 7.
John Garcia will not only play The Espy’s Gershwin Room but will also be available for signings and a meet and greet before the show on Friday, September 12.
Cannibal Corpse will play 170 Russell on Friday, September 12.
Veruca Salt will play The Corner on Friday, September 26 and Tuesday, September 30 to sold-out audiences. Another show has been added at The Corner Hotel on Wednesday, October 1.
Flyying Colors, consisting of Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse and Mike Portnoy on drums amongst others, will release their new album, Second Nature, on Friday, October 3.
Sepultura will be at 170 Russell on Friday, October 3.
Skate punks Comeback Kid will play Central Club in Richmond on Saturday, October 18 and an AA gig at Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray on Sunday, October 19.
Aussie hardcore rats Confession will play Central Club in Richmond on Saturday, October 25 and an AA gig at Phoenix Youth Centre in Footscray on Sunday, October 26.
Gorguts will play the Northcote Social Club on Friday, November 14.
Toxic Holocaust and Iron Reagan will be at The Reverence in Footscray on Sunday, November 16.
Prong will play The Hi-Fi on Friday, November 21.
Primordial are slated to release their new album, Where Greater Men Have Fallen, on Friday, November 21.
Body Count will release their new album, Manslaughter, later this year.
The 2015 Melbourne Soundwave festival will be held on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22.
If you have any news about local metal bands, shows or albums, let THTH know by emailing to [email protected] or get in touch via Twitter at @TooHeavyToHug
By Paul S Taylor