Too Heavy To Hug #675
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Too Heavy To Hug #675

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

Great news for us all just in time for Xmas (fuck, already?), with the release of Dimevision Vol: 2 – Roll With It Or Get Rolled Over DVD/CD on Friday November 24. This release is the follow up to 2006’s Dimevision Vol: 1 – That’s The Fun I Have which was a compilation of video footage of the world of Dimebag Darrell. Vol: 2 is yet another celebration and compilation of even more raw video footage of the legendary Dimebag. If you happen to know a massive Dimebag and Pantera fan then this is something that is a must, and if that same person you know is so unfortunate that they don’t own any of the Pantera Vulgar Videos then why not drag the waters of the internet with the hopes of uncovering a DVD release of those, or VHS releases, but then, you know, you’ll probably also have to buy that unfortunate person a VCR too.

In other news:

Sorcerer will release their new album The Crowning Of The Fire King on Friday October 20.

GWAR will release their new album The Blood Of Gods on Friday October 20.

Northlane will be at Melbourne’s 170 Russell on Friday October 20.

Alice Cooper will play Margaret Court Arena on Friday October 20.

Hybrid Nightmares released their debut album Almagest and the band will play Ballarat’s Eastern Hotel on Friday October 20 and Melbourne’s Evelyn Hotel for their official album launch on Saturday October 21.

Wintersun will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Thursday November 2.

Cannibal Corpse will release their new album Red Before Black on Friday November 3.

Mono will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday November 10.

Scorching Steel Festival will be held at Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel on Friday November 10 and Saturday November 11 and will feature Dreadnaught, The Levitation Hex, Pegazus, Decryptus and many more.

Tote’l Metal Fest featuring Daemon Pyre, Bury Me In Autumn, Annihilist and many more will be held at the Tote on Saturday November 19.

Miss May I will play Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday November 24.

Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress will preform Mike’s 12 step suite and other Dream Theater classics at Melbourne’s Croxton on Saturday November 25.

Anathema will be at 170 Russell on Wednesday December 6.

Ugly Kid Joe will play their 25 year old classic album America’s Least Wanted in its entirety at Melbourne’s Croxton Bandroom on Saturday December 9.

The Acacia Strain will be at The Corner on Sunday December 10.

Paradise Lost will be at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Saturday December 16.

Unify – A Heavy Music Gathering will be held at Tarwin Lower, South Gippsland from Friday January 12 to Saturday January 13. The line up includes Parkway Drive, Architects, The Amity Affliction and many others.

Sleep’s Melbourne show at Max Watts on Saturday January 20 has sold out. A second show has been announced for Sunday January 21 at Max Watts.

Thy Art Is Murder with special guests Emmure, Fit For An Autopsy and Justice For The Damned will be at 170 Russell on Friday February 16.

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

By Paul S Taylor