Too Heavy to Hug #646
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Too Heavy to Hug #646

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

A lot has been going on this fortnight! Metallica released their new single ‘Hardwired’ from their new album Hardwired… The Self-Destruct which will hit shelves on Friday November 18. Check it out if you haven’t already. It’s a short, repetitive three minute track that didn’t really go anywhere or do anything spectacular. Thirty years ago Master Of Puppets was released – think about that.

Korn have released a music video for their new track ‘Insane’ which is taken from their new album The Serenity Of Suffering which is due out on Friday October 21.

And arguably the biggest announcement of the fortnight, Baroness will be playing Meredith Music Festival at the supernatural amphitheatre!

In other news

Dreadnaught will play Melbourne’s Ding Dong Lounge on Saturday September 3.

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

For All Eternity will play Melbourne Worker’s Club on Friday September 9.

Devin Townsend Project will release their new album Transcendence on Friday September 9.

Hell On The Bay IV – Melbourne’s Heavy Metal Cruise – featuring Hybrid Nightmares, In Malice’s Wake, Toehider, Harlot and Rise Of Avernus will set sail on Saturday September 10.

King Parrot will rip Bendigo’s Music Man Megastore to shreds on Saturday September 17.

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.

Melbourne band Holy Serpent will release their new album Temples on Friday September 30.

The annual Aussie Doomsday Festival will bring metal to Melbourne on Sunday October 1. Acid King will be headlining and further bands to be announced, so keep an eye on the festival 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.

Darkthrone will release their new album Arctic Thunder on Friday October 14.

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 burn Melbourne’s Max Watts to the ground 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.

Periphery will be at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Sunday February 5. Their new album Periphery III: Select Difficulty is out now.

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