Too Heavy to Hug #639
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Too Heavy to Hug #639

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

Next month PR manager Chris Maric from Maric media will be heading to Europe for the summer festival season. But prior to the festivals commencing, Chris will be embarking on a 265km bike ride from London to Castle Donington over three days from June 8 to June 10.

The bike ride is called Heavy Metal Truants and raises money for children’s charities, this year’s charities are Nordoff Robbins, Teenage Cancer Trust and Childline.

For more information and to donate to Chris head to: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chrismaric

In other news

Motorhead’s last two shows in Munich on November 20 and 21, 2015, were recorded and will be available on Friday May 27. The live album entitled Clean Your Clock will be available in various formats.

Six Feet Under will release the fourth instalment of their Graveyard Classics series. This one is entitled The Number of the Priest and will feature five Judas Priest covers and six Iron Maiden covers. Out on Friday May 27.

Lacuna Coil will release their new album Delirium on Friday May 27. If you purchase Delirium on any format from JB Hi-Fi before 11:59pm June 2, you’ll go in the running to win two tickets to meet and greet Lacuna Coil and have your copy of Delirium signed whilst they’re here touring Oz!

Spanish thrash metallers Angelus Apatrida will play Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel on Saturday May 28.

Deafheaven will be at the Corner Hotel on Friday June 3.

Fear Factory will play the Prince Of Wales on Saturday June 4.

Brisbane band Chronolyth are touring the country to support their new album Atrophy and you can catch the guys at Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on Friday June 10 or a soon to be announced venue in Melbourne on Saturday June 11.

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

Swervedriver will be at the Corner Hotel on Thursday June 23.

Whitechapel will release their new album Mark of the Blade on Friday June 24.

Karnivool will be at the Wool Exchange on Wednesday June 29.

Cog will play two Melbourne shows, one on Thursday 14 July at Melbourne’s Max Watts and one the next day at 170 Russell.

Witherscape will release their new album The Northern Sanctuary on Friday July 22.

Drowning Pool will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Saturday July 30.

Crytopsy with supports Whoretopsy and I, Valiance will be at the Northcote Social Club on Saturday September 8.

Immolation will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday September 23.

Lacuna Coil have announced they’ll play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Thursday October 13.

Bullet For My Valentine, Atreyu and Cane Hill will be at 170 Russell on Tuesday October 25 which is sold out. A second show has just been announced and the trio of bands will also play 170 Russell on Monday October 24.

Slipknot will play Rod Laver Arena on Monday October 31.

Destroyer 666 will rip apart Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday November 11 as a part of their Australian Wildfire Tour 2016 (I think the Australian Wildfire Tour Two Thousand and Six Six Six Teen would have been a better name).

Deftones with very special guests Karnivool and Voyager will be at Festival Hall on Friday November 11.

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