Too Heavy To Hug #683

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Too Heavy To Hug #683

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Remember when Axl Rose filled in on vocals for AC/DC and for some reason everyone hated the idea, quite possibly because it was the ultimate bogan wet dream? Well it went ahead anyway.
The only thing that could possibly be even a bigger bogan wet dream than the above is if AC/DC record an album with Axl on vocals, and then do a tour to support it! And that’s exactly what the rumour is at the moment. According to a Facebook post by AC/DC’s biographer Murray Engleheart, that is exactly what is on the horizon; an AC/DC album and tour with Axl on vocals.
Now, I don’t want to over excite anyone, but can you imagine the possibilities? Guns N Roses covers by AC/DC with Axl on vocals, live. Seriously, if this Axl fronted project is real, then that would be the next logical step.
In other news:
Destroyer 666 will release their new EP Call Of The Wild on Friday February 23.
Sumac will release their EP collab with Keiji Haino on Friday February 23.
Dimmu Borgir will release a 7” entitled Interdimensional Summit on Friday February 23. The release will feature the new track of the same name as well as a live performance of ‘Puritania’.
Venom Inc. will resurrect the their black metal roots for all to see at Max Watts on Thursday March 1.
DOWLOAD 2018 will be held on Saturday March 24 at Flemington Racecourse. The one day festival will be held across four stages and feature 29 bands. Line up includes Amon Amarth, Limp Bizkit, Gojira, Arch Enemy, Psycroptic, King Parrot, Ocean Grove, Mastodon, and many others.
Primordial will release their new album Exile Amongst The Ruins on Friday March 30.
John Garcia, the founder and voice of Kyuss, will perform an acoustic set Melbourne’s Cherry Bar on Friday April 20.
Wiegedood will release the closing episode of their trilogy; De Doden Hebben Het Goed III on Friday April 20.
Tesseract will release their new album Sonder on Friday April 20.
Satyricon will tear Max Watts to shreds on Thursday April 26.
The Contortionist with special guests Sikth will play Max Watts on Thursday May 3.
Dimmu Borgir will release their new album Eonian on Friday May 4.
The Direct Underground Fest will feature Ihsahn, Belphegor, Dioletian, Wiegedood, Encircling Sea and Revocation will be held at Max Watts on Sunday May 6. This is your last chance to see Ihsahn live in Aus so get in quick.
Ihsahn will play to a sold out crowd at Max Watts on Monday May 7. Hopefully a second show will be announced.
Cradle Of Filth will be at 170 Russell on Friday May 11.
Sepultura with special guests Death Angel will play 170 Russell on Tuesday May 15.
Pain will be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Friday May 25.
The Ocean will release their new album Phanerozoic in two parts, the first part to be released in October, and the second part to be released next year. Phanerozoic will pick up off where Precambrian left off some ten years ago.
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