Too Heavy to Hug #621
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Too Heavy to Hug #621

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson is currently on the publicity circuit spruiking the band’s new album Book Of Souls and in a recent interview it has been reported the singer elaborated on his previous cancer battle.
In case you missed the news, Dickinson battled tongue cancer and a cancer on his lymph node and recently he explained the cancer grew from human papillomavirus (HPV). Strains of HPV have been linked to cancers of the cervix, amongst other pants located body parts. Dickinson said he spent a lot of time researching his cancer and discovered that, especially in men over 40, there’s a greater chance of contracting the virus from cunnilingus. Which to me, is pretty f*cking metal (not the cancer) but the fact that (presumably) you’re getting so much action that you’re actually (quite possibly) getting ill from it in a serious way.
While cancer is obvs no laughing matter and is serious, it’s good to know that Bruce Dickinson has joined the same league as Michael Douglas and begun to speak out and warn people about the possibility that performing a lot of oral sex on numerous maidens might (emphasis on might) cause cancer. There are plenty of cancer warnings to do with cigarettes, alcohol, sugar, I dunno salt, petrol probably, and now hopefully more men will speak up about this issue and maybe we can get some solid studies or evidence to back this up, I dunno, I didn’t actually research the medical journals prior to writing this. But then again, you can put warnings on anything but it doesn’t necessarily mean we’ll stop smoking, or drinking or eating what could kill us.
In other news
Atreyu will release their new album Long Live on Friday September 18.
Tony MacAlpine has postponed his October tour of Australia.
Whoretopsy will be at the Bendigo Hotel at Melbourne’s Next on Thursday October 1.
Antagonist A.D. with special guests Reactions will play Melbourne’s Plastic on Thursday October 1.
Silent Knight will play Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel on Thursday October 8.
Gods Of Eden will release their new album From The End Of Heaven on Friday October 9.
TesseracT will play Max Watts in Melbourne on Friday October 16.
Abbath will be at Max Watt’s on Saturday October 17.
Spend an evening with Dave Lombardo at Allans Billy Hyde Melbourne on Tuesday October 20.
The Arbitrary Method will release their debut EP Augmentation on Friday October 23.
Devin Townsend Project and Periphery have sold out their Sunday October 25 show at 170 Russell. Second and final show added is Monday October 26 at 170 Russell.
Teramaze will release their fifth album Her Halo on Friday October 30.
Nightwish will play only one show per capital city on their Endless Forms Most Beautiful Tour 2016 and the Melbourne show will be at The Forum Theatre on Monday January 11.
Soundwave 2016 will be held on Thursday January 26. Bands announced thus far are Bullet For My Valentine, Dead Letter Circus, Refused, Failure and Northlane.
Psycroptic, Goatwhore and a couple of other local acts will be playing various shows across the country. Shows will be at Melbourne’s Hi Fi Bar on March 13, Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on March 15, Geelong’s Barwon Club on March 18 and Footscray’s Wrangler Studios on March 21.
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
Written by Paul S Taylor