Too Heavy To Hug #716

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Too Heavy To Hug #716

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The Dynamo Open Air live album releases are still coming, the next one to be released on Friday July 19 will be Machine Head’s 1997. Details on upcoming releases are scarce as it appears the release schedule for future albums is nowhere to be found as yet, although one website appears to mention a Cradle Of Filth set from 1997 that looks like it will be released as a Dynamo Open Air album as well. With so many years of live recordings, so many sets by so many bands to release, it’s confusing why these are all being drip-fed to us sporadically, seriously why not just release one gigantic fuck-off box set with videos and albums and vinyl of everything all at once, charge a fortune for each coz people will pay it (think, if you were at a 1997 Dynamo, chances are you’re rich right now and have a lot of disposable income) and be done with it. Also, some of these sets are obviously more than 20 years old, strongly doubt the kids will be buying them what with YouTube vids they can watch.

In other news

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.

Teramaze will release their new album Are We Soldiers on Friday June 21.

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.

Brewtality 2019 will be held across both Melbourne’s The Tote and the Bendigo Hotel on Saturday August 3 and will feature Psycroptic, High Tension, Lo! And many more.

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!

Slipknot will release their new album We Are Not Your Kind on Friday August 9.

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

The currently untitled new Tool album will be released Friday August 30.

Opeth will release their new album In Cauda Venenum some time during our Autumn. This new album will be available in both English and Swedish versions.

Combichrist with special guests Darkcell will play the Corner Hotel on Friday October 4.

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.

Blacken Open Air festival will be held over Easter weekend, 2020. Easter Sunday will be April 12. Handy to know if you’re looking for cheap flights to NT well in advance.

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

Paul Taylor