Too Heavy To Hug #660

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Too Heavy To Hug #660

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

What the f*ck is this, the 90’s!? First of all Aussie death metal pioneers Abramelin have sold out a Melbourne show (details below) and Aussie hardcore act Toe to Toe will release their new album Rise Up some time in April, and, and, Def FX have just announced a national tour! Overseas, a rumour has sprung up that Korn and Rammstein may tour parts of the US later this year, but there’s no further rumours that Limp Bizkit and Ice Cube will join Korn and Rammstein to go full Family Values revival. But hey, it wouldn’t be surprising if that happened.

In other news

Hollow World, Daemon Pyre, Zeolite, Splatterpuss and Upon Worlds End will play Karova Lounge on Friday March 24.

Cut Up will release their new album Wherever They May Rot on Friday March 24.

Copia will release their second album Epoch on Friday March 31, and the band will play Melbourne’s The Workers Club on Friday March 24

Hordes of the Black Cross and Funeral Moon with Requiem and Order Of Torment will play The Eastern in Ballarat on Thursday March 30.

Mastodon will release their new album Emperor Of Sand on Friday March 31.

Windswept will release their new album The Great Cold Steppe on Friday March 31.

Flaming Wrekage will be at Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel to launch their From Flesh To Dust album on Friday April 7.

Abramelin with special guests Denouncement Pyre, Belligerent Intent and Sewercide will play the Northcote Social Club on Saturday April 15. This show is sold out but keep your eyes peeled incase more shows are announced.

Manila’s Pulp Summer Slam will feature Megadeth, Crossfaith, Whitechapel, Dragonforce and Gods Of Eden amongst others, will be held at Amoranto Stadium, Quezon City, Philippines, and will run from Thursday April 27 to Monday May 1. Gods Of Eden have worked with the festival organisers to make available two travel and festival packages for Aussie fans, details can be found via the band’s or the festival organiser’s facebook pages.

Ayreon will release their new album The Source on Friday April 28.

God Dethroned will release their new album The World Ablaze on Friday May 5.

Hate will release their new album Tremendum on Friday May 5.

Dead Letter Circus will release The Endless Mile, a collection of songs reimagined, on Friday May 12.

Sydney black metal band Somnium Nox will release their debut album Terra Inanis on Monday May 15.

Dragonforce will release their new album Reaching Into Infinity on Friday May 19.

Devin Townsend Project will return to Oz and play Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Wednesday May 24 which is sold out, but a second show has been announced at the same venue for Tuesday May 23.

Solstafir will release their new album Berdreyminn on Friday May 26.

Winter’s Eve 2017 featuring Holy Serpent, El Colosso, Agonhymn, Merchant and many others will be at The Eastern in Ballarat on Saturday May 27. A portion of the door charge will be donated to the local soup bus.

Primordial will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday July 7.

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

Paul S Taylor