Too Heavy To Hug #695

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Too Heavy To Hug #695

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Disturbed have announced their new record is done and they’re asking fans to decide, via an online poll, if the band should release a heavy track or a ballad as their first single, without letting anyone hear anything from the new album. The poll has no third option for people to vote “I don’t give a fuck”, unfortunately.
Considering the band’s recent habit of adding ballads which are usually covers that people hate but radio love, I would suggest people vote for the ballad. Who knows what shite they’ll have covered for this album. Remember, they did cover a U2 track once and we all know U2 are one of the worst bands ever.
In other news
YLVA will perform their only headline show for 2018 at Melbourne’s Bendigo Hotel on Saturday August 11.
Psycroptic with special guests Archspire and Hadal Maw will be at Max Watts on Sunday August 18.
Boris The Blade will play the Evelyn Hotel on Friday August 24.
Satyricon will tear Max Watts to shreds on Thursday September 6.
Pig Destroyer’s new album Head Cage will drop on Friday September 7.
The Sword will be at Max Watts on Saturday September 8.
Therion will play their first ever Melbourne show at Max Watts on Wednesday September 12.
Tesseract will play 170 Russell on Friday September 14.
Sumac will release their new album Love In Shadow in Friday September 21.
The Black Dahlia Murder with special guests Aborted and Zeolite will crush Melbourne’s Max Watts on Sunday September 23.
Anaal Nathrakh will release their new album A New Kind Of Horror on Friday September 28.
Eye Of The Enemy, Fall and Resist, As Flesh Decays, Interitum and Distorta will all play Ballarat’s Easter Hotel on Friday October 19.
Bruce Dickinson will perform his one man spoken word show, What Does This Button Do – A Conversation with Bruce Dickinson at the Palais Theatre on Friday October 19.
Anthrax’s Scott Ian will bring his One Man Riot spoken word tour to Oz and will be at Goldfields Theatre – MCEC on Wednesday September 26.
Dimmu Borgir will headline their first ever Oz tour this October and their SOLD OUT Melbourne show will be at 170 Russell on Wednesday October 17. Fortunately, the band have announced a second show on Tuesday October 16. Get in quick before this one sells out as well!
Pig Destoryer will play The Arthouse on Tuesday October 30.
Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage and Thy Art Is Murder will play Margaret Court Arena on Friday November 2.
Conan and Bell Witch be at Melbourne’s Max Watts on Thursday November 8.
Sinsaenum will play Max Watts on Saturday November 10.
An Evening With Steven Wilson will take place at the Palais Theatre on Saturday November 10.
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.
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Written Paul S Taylor