Too Heavy To Hug #643
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Too Heavy To Hug #643

Welcome to THTH, Forte’s premier source of all things heavy, hard, fast and metal. There’s so much going on that there’s not much space here for the usual ranting, so I’ll be brief.

The other day whilst on tour with Marilyn Manson, Slipknot frontman (Frontdouche? Frontdick?) is reported to have knocked the smartphone out of a front row fan’s hand whilst playing. Apparently the kid was too immersed in his phone for Corey’s liking, because, you know, only Corey gets attention what with his books and shit. I dunno, is this even news?

In other news

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 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 title for an album!!) on Friday August 26.

Hellhammer will re-release Blood Insanity 7” vinyl single on Friday August 19. The release is limited to 3000 copies and comes in varying colours.

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 and special guests Astriaal, Nocturnal Graves and Ignivomous 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.

Escape The Fate and special guests Dream On, Dreamer will play Melbourne’s Prince Bandroom on Friday October 7.

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.

Renowned metal fan and comedian Bill Bailey will be a Geelong’s Costa Hall on Monday November 14 and Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Wednesday November 16.

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

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

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