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Legendary brothers slash drummers Vinny and Carmine Appice are coming to Australia early next year. The Appice Brothers: Drums Wars will feature the brothers playing some of their greatest hits from previous bands. Both drummers will be on stage and amongst the hits and guest musicians, the brothers will also be holding some massive drum battles, wicked solos and showing off some crazy tricks.

Not only will the brothers be performing an amazing live show, together they’ll also hold special drum clinics and for any drummer these clinics are a must and will sell out quickly.

Also this fortnight came the announcement that award winning Australian photographer Nic Bezzina will be launching his music photography book Release The Crowd which features black and white photos of music fans at gigs from heaps of places around the world. Considering the time of year, this could make a great present for someone or a great coffee table book for yourself. To sweeten the deal, Nic will be available to sign copies of his book when purchased at the launch.

In other news

Ordog’s new album The Grand Wall is out now.

Ne Obliviscaris with special guests The Ocean and Jack The Stripper will play 170 Russell Tomorrow night on Friday November 25.

Progfest feat. Caligula’s Horse, Cirlces, We Lost The Sea, Chaos Divine, Alithia, Orsome Welles, Transience, Dyssidia, Bear The Mammoth, Figures,Qlaye Face and Enlight will be held at the Corner Hotel on Saturday December 3.

Katatonia will play the Corner Hotel on Saturday December 10.

Nic Bezzina will launch his photography book Release The Crowd from Sunday December 18 at Melbourne’s BSIDE Gallery.

Once Human will release their new album Evolution in January.

Daemon Pyre will be at the Tote on Friday January 13.

Refused, Sick Of It All and High Tension will play Melbourne’s Prince Of Wales on Tuesday January 24.

Soen will release their third album Lykaia on Friday February 3.

Periphery will be at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Sunday February 5. Their new album Periphery III: Select Difficulty is out now.

Opeth with special guests Caligula’s Horse will play 170 Russell on Tuesday February 7 (sold out) and Wednesday February 8 (second and final show).

The Thrash, Blast and Grind Festival featuring Psycroptic, King Parrot, Whoretopsy, Black Rheno and Revocation will be held at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday February 17.

The Appice Brothers: Drum Wars full show will be held at Max Watts on Saturday February 18 and the drum clinic will be held at Melbourne’s Croxton Park Hotel the next day on Sunday February 19. Tickets through

Nuclear Assault will head to Oz for their first and last time and you can catch them at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Wednesday February 22.

Meshuggah and Thy Art Is Murder will play 170 Russell on Tuesday March 14 (sold out) and Wednesday March 15.

The Direct Underground Fest featuring Marduk, Gorguts, MGLA, Ulcerate and Departe will be held at the Corner Hotel on Saturday March 18.

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

Paul S Taylor