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

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Melbourne band Envenomed have just released their cover of Skyhooks’ ‘Horror Movie’. The video is available on the usual websites.

In other news

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 at 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 (and what a title for an album as well) on Friday August 26.

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

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’s Worker’s Club 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 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 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