Too Heavy to Hug #676

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Too Heavy to Hug #676

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Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider recently took to Twitter to denounce “this new trend of non-metal fans wearing vintage metal T’s if (sic) pretty sickening. Metal is not ironic! (sic) Dicks.” Dee is referring to celebrities like Gigi Hadid (what the fuck is a Gigi Hadid?) and Kim Kardashian sporting Metallica shirts. Clearly, Dee thinks only people who are known to listen to metal should wear metal shirts.

Dee Snider, the man who spent is career in the 80’s dressed as a woman, a twisted woman at that, is calling out others on their choice of style as unauthentic and, to a degree, attention grabbing. Well, the award for Metal Hypocrite Of 2017 goes to Dee Snider! Congrats, Dee!

It has been a sad fortnight in the metal world with the loss of two brothers; RIP to Celtic Frost/Hellhammer bassist Martin Ain who passed away aged 50, and RIP to Marilyn Manson Guitarist Scott Putesky AKA Daisy Berkowitz who passed away aged 49.

In other news

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

To celebrate Batushka joining Metal Blade Records, a reissue of the band’s 2015 album Litourgiya will drop on Friday November 3.

Cannibacl 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.

YLVA will release their debut album Meta on Friday November 17.

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 Bandroom 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.

Progfest will be held at The Corner on Saturday January 27 and the first round line up announcement consists of Leprous, Voyager, Orsome Welles, Dyssidia, Alithia and Meniscus. Stay tuned for more announcements!

Ne Obliviscaris will play Max Watts on Saturday February 10.

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 [email protected] or get in touch via Twitter at @TooHeavyToHug

By Paul S Taylor