Too Heavy To Hug #715

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Too Heavy To Hug #715

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

When it comes to big, actual confirmed news, a lot of people are losing their collective shit because the new Tool album has totally been confirmed and will be released on Friday August 30, 2019. I say this year because as you all know, this kinda detail is important considering it’ll be roughly 13 years since their last album, 10,000 Days. Also, there’s a new Slipknot album due on Friday August 9 which is pretty big news for Slipknot fans and tantrum throwing tweens alike. The problem with the new Slipknot album dropping prior to them supporting Metallica in October is that if you’re off to the show you’re also going to have to skip them supporting to miss their new material. I don’t mind going to check out Slipknot if they’re playing stuff I kinda know, but I feel like their new shit is going to be forced down my throat one way or another this year.

Yeah, so back to Tool. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, 13 years is a long time between albums. Let’s be honest now, Guns N’ Roses took 15 years to release Chinese Democracy after their covers album The Spaghetti Incident? but they were once one of the biggest bands in the world and Tool definitely are not. The world went nuts when Chinese Democracy was released and the charts at the time prove it, so will be very interesting to see if more than a decade later and if a new generation of metal fans will accept a new Tool album.

In other news

Darkthrone will release their new album Old Star on Friday May 31.

King Parrot with Frankenbok will be at the Barwon Club on Saturday June 1 and Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on Friday June 14.

Karnivool will play at The Croxton in Melbourne on Wednesday June 5.

Hate will release their new album Auric Gates of Veles on Friday June 14.

Rings Of Saturn will be at Melbourne’s Stay Gold on Wednesday June 19.

Born of Osiris and Chelsea Grin will play the Corner Hotel on Thursday June 27.

Damnations Day, Nemesium and Requiem will be at Geelong’s Workers Club on Friday July 5.

Disentomb will be at Melbourne’s Northcote Social Club on Friday July 12.

Thy Art Is Murder will be at The Corner Hotel on Saturday July 13, the band will also release their new album Human Target on Friday July 26.

Tool cover band Third Eye will play Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on Saturday July 20.

Diabolic Rites will launch their new album at Ballarat’s Karova Lounge on Friday August 9 and with them will be Whoretopsy, Christ Dismembered plus more. Get on down and check out a show before it closes for good!

DevilDriver and All That Remains will be at 170 Russell on Sunday August 25.

Metallica, with Slipknot as support, will be at Marvel Stadium on Tuesday October 22, which is now sold out. A second show has been announced for Thursday October 24.

Mayhem will release their new album on Friday October 25.

Opeth will play the Palais Theatre on Friday December 13.

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

Written by Paul Taylor