Too Heavy to Hug #631

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Too Heavy to Hug #631

Welcome to THTH, Forte’s premier source of all things heavy, hard, fast and metal.

Attention drinkers! Mastodon have released their very own beer stein! It’s based on their The Hunter album, is made of pewter and ceramic and holds 500ml of beer. The beer stein is $125.00 from the band’s web store. Rumour has it they’re limited edition so get in quick. Finally, a proper quality product to do with beer that has been released by a band that isn’t beer and that isn’t just a gimmick. Imagine how cool it would feel to drink out of one of those steins and I know you can see what I’m talking about, because you’ve Googled it as you’re reading this and now you’re probably ordering one.

If you missed the Triple J Hottest 100 this year because you thought 1) you’d know none of the songs and 2) that would make you feel old and 3) what’s the point anyway, they don’t play metal because 4) who cares, I can celebrate Australia Day a different way this year, then see below the list of songs that are remotely metal and appeared in this year’s Hottest 100:

Like Soda by Violent Soho ­ number 15

Shine On by The Amity Affliction ­ number 25

Throne by Bring Me The Horizon ­ number 45

Crushed by Parkway Drive ­ number 48

Vice Grip by Parkway Drive ­ number 58

Happy Song by Bring Me The Horizon ­number 86

True Friends by Bring Me The Horizon ­ number 99

In other news

Soilwork will play The Corner on Tuesday February 16.

Brisbane pirate metallers LagerStein are setting sail across the nation and will play Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel on Friday February 19, Bendigo’s Music Man Megastore on Saturday February 20, Geelong’s Barwon Club on Sunday February 21 and Warrnambool’s The Loft on Thursday February 22.

The Sword will be at Max Watts on Monday February 22.

AlithiA, Jack The Stripper and Anember will play Cherry Bar on Saturday February 27.

Between The Buried And Me will play 170 Russell on Monday February 29.

Buckcherry will play 170 Russell on Monday March 14.

Sun 0))) will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Sunday March 16.

Sevendust will be at 170 Russell on Tuesday March 18.

Amon Amarth will release their 10

There’s a rumour going ’round that the new Deftones album will be released Friday April 8.

Iron Maiden will be flying into Oz on their Ed Force One (piloted, of course by Bruce Dickinson). Melbourne’s show will be at Rod Laver on Saturday May 9.

Death Dealer will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Monday June 12.

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

Written by Paul S Taylor