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HEAVY HQ All Ages at HQ Sunday 18th October

"HEAVY HQ" will showcase four of Perth’s best metal acts to the younger masses commencing 1pm on Sunday 18th October @ YMCA HQ Leederville.
Currently busy writing and recording their next full-length offering, DYSCORD will surface to headline “Heavy HQ”. Needing no introduction to Australian metal heads, Dyscord have laid waste to audiences around the country several times over and then some. With numerous tours and tasty supports under their belts such as Black Dahlia Murder and Kill Switch Engage, Dyscord will deliver an explosive live performance that’s sure to educate the kids! “Heavy HQ” may well be their last all ages show for quite some time as they get towards the business end of their latest recording, so be sure not to miss them. (www.dyscord.com)

UNDER THE INFLUENCE are on the cutting edge of Australian metal. There are simply no other acts exploring the same avenues. Mixing influences ranging from Meshuggah to Pantera to Alan Holdsworth, U.T.I create a brand of music accessible to all metal heads old and new. On the verge of signing a national distribution deal for their latest recording "The Brutal Harsh Honest Truth", the lads are keen to impress leading up to it’s release in February 2010. This will be U.T.I’s first gig in front of an all ages crowd. A single from the new album will be available for purchase. (www.uti.com.au)

SIGHT TRANSCEND have been carving a name for themselves since their recent run of launch gigs, releasing their debut recording in the form of an E.P. Be sure to come down early and witness their brand of chunky tech metal. (www.myspace.com/sighttranscend)
All age show regulars ARTURO CHAOS will open the festivities. (www.myspace.com/arturochaos)

For more info check out the gig guide.


QueensrycheJust a quick reminder that the Queensryche "American Soldier" tour hits Perth tomorrow night, Thursday the 27th of August. The show is at Capitol so you can grab tickets at the door. Support acts Voyager and Darker Half will provide covering fire.  Check out the gig guide for more details.

Western Front Awards - Epilogue

Thanks to everyone that came down to help populate Metropolis Perth with a sea full of metalheads. It was a great show, with all the bands putting on good performances on the big stage. I hope everyone enjoyed it and had a good night.

There are already a few reviews up of the show - I've put one up done by none other than Western Front co-founder, Warmaster, who graced us with his presence, so check that out here.

There is also a review on the Metal As Fuck site, and on Faster, Louder so follow those links to read them as well.

The results of the awards are as follows:

Best Band: Lacrymae

Best Release 2008: Gallows For Grace, for A Process For The Destruction Of Tomorrow

Best Bassist: Alex from Noctis and Voyager

Best Keyboardist: Jessie from Claim The Throne

Best Drummer: Louis “Disaster” from The Furor and Mhorgl

Best Vocalist: Francesco and Agostino - Dual vocals from Lacrymae

Best Guitarist: Mark from Psychonaut

You can see the full results of the placings in the polls on the forum in the Western Australian news section.

U.T.I. at Black Betty's

UTILocal tech-metal masters Under The Influence (UTI) will play their first show for 2009 on Sunday 12th April @ Black Bettys, Northbridge.
Supports Include Chaos Divine, Opia and Ravior. Building from a successful Black Bettys show in April 2008, UTI are back with a bigger production and some new tunes for punters to feast their ears on! The three piece have been notably absent from the local scene for some time due to the writing and recording of their third album due out later this year.

Their performance will feature songs from previous albums, “UTI I”, “UTI II”, plus a few examples from their yet to be released third album titled, “The Brutal Harsh Honest Truth”
http://www.uti.com.au for more info on band and bio.

Vulture Culture Film: Featuring Pathogen, 11th He Reaches London & 5 Star Prison Cell

"Vulture Culture" is a dark psychedelic comedy that pays homage to the works of Kubrick, Cameron and Lynch whilst exploring the human condition for over consumption. The films soundtrack is scored by Perth composer Christopher de Groot and includes the homegrown sounds of Pathogen, Sunshine Brothers, Eleventh He Reaches London, Randa and the Soul Kingdom and Melbourne's Five Star Prison Cell.

They are aiming to make this the biggest short film premiere in Perth's history and need the metal community represented there.
Check out the trailer at www.vultureculture.com.au or view it on Youtube at:

The film premieres on March 14th at the Astor theater in Mt Lawley.
Doors open at 7:45 and the film starts at 8:00.
After Party: Flying Scotsman from about 8:30 onwards.