Too Heavy To Hug #718

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Too Heavy To Hug #718

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

If you’ve ever wondered what we’re listening to here at THTH then you need not wonder anymore because you can now listen to the official THTH Spotify playlist! Holy shit, right?! Each fortnight we’ll pop up a new playlist for your listening pleasure! But be warned, there’s going to be all sorts of weird shit in there and each playlist will conclude with two non-metal tracks because, why the hell not. Just because we listen to metal doesn’t mean it’s all we listen to, and let’s be honest, some non-metal music is more metal than some of the weaker metals going around (not looking at you, Slipknot and Tool specifically. Wait, yes I am). Each playlist will feature some new stuff, some old stuff, some popular stuff and some obscure stuff, and of course some other stuff.

Check out the details below on how to listen to THTH playlists and make sure you queue them up for your Friday night drinks at home, for your weekend parties or anything coz as we all know, songs sound a lot better when you’re not expecting to hear them, like on the radio!

In other news

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.

Check out this edition’s of THTH’s Spotify playlist by searching for playlist: THTH718 or by searching spotify:user:TooHeavyToHug, or see below

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