Too Heavy to Hug #642

Too Heavy to Hug #642

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If you’re like me and have never been to possibly the world’s largest metal festival, Wacken, then you can’t quite fathom what it’d be like to be surrounded by some 75,000 other metal heads in the one place.

Thankfully, Live At Wacken 2015 – 26 Years Louder Than Hell will be released on Friday August 5 and it’s a double DVD and CD package. Bands included on the DVD are Judas Priest, Biohazard, Anaal Nathrakh, Annihilator, Death Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Cradle of Filth and many more.

In other news

Cog will play two Melbourne shows, one on Thursday 14 July at Melbourne’s Max Watts and one the next day at 170 Russell, but both appear to be sold out.

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.

Brewtality 2016, featuring The Levitation Hex, Dreadnaught and many more will be held at The Tote and The Bendigo Hotel on Saturday August 6.

King (featuring members of Psycroptic and Blood Duster) will play Max Watts on Thursday August 11.

Melbourne band Meshiaak will release Alliance of Thieves on Friday August 19.

Dead Letter Circus will be at 170 Russell on Friday August 19.

King will release their black metal debut album Reclaim The Darkness on Friday August 26.

Inquisition will will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Thursday August 11 as a part of their

Blood Across the Australian Altar Tour (what a name for a tour!). The band will also release their new album Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith (what a name for an album!!) on Friday August 26.

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

Enter Shikari will tear up 170 Russell on Monday September 19.

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

Acid King will be at Cherry Bar on Sunday September 25.

The annual Australian music festival Doomsday Festival will be held in Melbourne on Sunday October 1. Acid King will be headlining and further bands to be announced so keep an eye on the festival’s Facebook page.

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.

Steven Wilson will be at 170 Russell on Friday October 28.

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 be 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