Too Heavy To Hug [#599]
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Too Heavy To Hug [#599]

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Wayne Static of Static X has passed away at age 48. At time of writing this the cause hasn’t been confirmed but the internet and his colleagues, in their public outpouring, have mentioned a drug overdose. A hurried press release some hours later stated he died in his sleep.
Psycroptic have signed to EVP Recordings (known as Prosthetic Records everywhere else around the world) and the band will be releasing their sixth album in March 2015.
Avenge Sevenfold’s Hail To The King: Deathbat game is out now for your mobile device.
Rumours of a new Tool album are flowing like oceans of eyes around a head in a trippy acidic video clip. An Instagram photo posted by the band shows all four of them behind a mixing desk, presumably mixing a song, or some of Maynard’s wine or the millions he made from the sale of his garish mansion, I dunno.
Slipknot are officially a certified pop band now, rubbing shoulders with One Direction, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys now that .5: The Gray Chapter has hit number one on the U.S. Charts. What makes Slipknot even more Kylie Minogue (she’s had number ones too) is this is their second number one in the U.S., All Hope Is Gone made it to the number one spot as well.
In other news
Dream Deceivers, the 1992 documentary about the Judas Priest suicide trail, has finally been released on DVD and digital download.
Ne Obliviscaris will release their new album Citadel on Friday November 7.
Machine Head will release their new album Bloodstone & Diamonds on Friday November 7.
Gorguts, plus special guests Portal, will play the Northcote Social Club on Friday November 14.
Hand Of Mercy, Hellions and Void Of Vision will play the Evelyn Hotel on Thursday November 13 and an all ages show at the Phoenix Youth Centre on Friday November 14.
Toxic Holocaust and Iron Reagan will be at The Reverence in Footscray on Sunday November 16.
Ne Obliviscaris will kick off their national Citadel tour in Melbourne at 170 Russell on Friday November 21.
Prong will play The Hi-Fi on Friday November 21.
Trivium and In Flames will be at 170 Russell on Sunday November 23.
Primordial are slated to release their new album Where Greater Men Have Fallen on Tuesday November 25.
Thy Art Is Murder and Psycroptic will play The Hi-Fi on Saturday December 13 and Ringwood OLP on Sunday December 14.
Graves and Ocean Grove will play Bang on Saturday December 20 and an all ages show at Phoenix Youth Center on Sunday December 21.
Metallica will be re-releasing Kill ‘Em All and Ride The Lighting in remastered deluxe versions in 2015.
Marduk, with special guests Inquisition, will tear the Northcote Social Club to shreds on Wednesday January 14.
The 2015 Melbourne Soundwave festival will be held at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday Feburary 21 and February Sunday 22.
If you have any news about local metal bands, shows or albums, let THTH know by emailing to tooheavytohug@hotmail.com or get in touch via Twitter at @TooHeavyToHug
Paul S Taylor