Too Heavy To Hug #717

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Too Heavy To Hug #717

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

If you love metal and love satire then it’s definitely worth keeping your eyes peeled for the upcoming satirical black metal horror short film entitled Brutal Realty, Inc. which screened as a part of the Chicago And Brooklyn Film Festival.

The increase in the number of films about black metal, satirical or not, is great to see and whilst to the outsider black metal may appear as a joke, to insiders the jokes about black metal, or any metal sub-genre for that matter, just add to the rich tapestry of the wider metal community.

With the recent release of Lords Of Chaos covering the birth of true black metal, there are so many more opportunities for further films on the subject.

Also, with the way Hollywood is going it’ll be no time at all until there’s a cinematic biopic release about the start of Black Sabbath much like the Elton John movie and the Freddie Mercury one prior, however for shits and giggles I’d much prefer a cinematic biopic about Dani Filth, or Philip Anselmo or even Tom Araya.

Fingers crossed.

In other news

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.

Written by Paul Taylor. 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