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Western Front Awards '06/'07 Voting Now Open

I've tallied up all the public nominations for the Western Front Awards for the previous year and now the voting form is up.  Voting will take place for two weeks and then the top bands will perform, and the awards will be given out on the special night.

 The awards night will take place on April 20 at Capitol, Perth. I have to say the nominations were more broad and diverse than any previous year, so it is good to see everyone getting involved. Now head over to the Voting Form and let the voting begin!

Insurgent EP Launch

Insurgent EP Launch poster Insurgent are the new featured band as they are launching their debut EP "Cutthroat Tunes" next weekend, on February 24, at the Charles Hotel in North Perth. Joining them in support to help launch the EP will be Wardaemonic, The Alchemont and Bereavement, so it should be a good one.

Not only that but you will receive a FREE copy of the EP upon entry to the gig - sounds like a good deal to me! Now go check out the Insurgent feature page .

Slayer Perth Show Venue Change

As to be expected, the demand for tickets for the Slayer / Mastodon shows has been huge - the Perth concert selling out in just over a day. Therefore, the venue for the Perth show has been changed to accomodate more people, to the Robinson Pavilion in Claremont. This will also make it an all age show and tickets will go on sale at 9am on Tuesday the 30th of January. All tickets purchased for the cancelled Metro City show will be valid for Robinson Pavilion.

So there you go - if you missed out the first round here is your chance again. The Perth show is on Thursday the 12th of April with doors open - 6.30-10.30pm (Slayer on stage 9pm). Tickets from 78's, Planet, Beat and bocs 08 9484 1133 www.bocsticketing.com.au

UPDATE: Apparently BOCS will have tickets from tomorrow (Thursday 25th January). 

Slayer and Mastodon in Perth

A lot of you would have already heard, and yes it's true - Slayer are playing Perth in April, along with special guests Mastodon! What more is there to say really? Everyone in Perth that calls themselve a metalhead know they have to be at this show. Slayer have been an integral part of heavy metal for decades, and influential in the style of many acts that are around now and Mastodon themselves are no slouches, earning rave reviews for their own work including their latest release "Blood Mountain".

The stage is set to be rained in blood come the 12th of April at Metro City, Perth - kicking off the start of the Australian tour, with following dates in Adelaide, Melbourne,Sydney and Brisbane. Check out the gig guide for all the dates and venues. Tickets on sale January 18.

Santa's Horrorshow!

Well it looks like all our christmas's have come at.. er.. christmas time because we have a great gig happening this Saturday to kick off the festive season. With a great, diverse line up of Grotesque, Neverborn, Maximum Perversion, Ardent and Trident Winter, there is something for everyone.

So get on down to the Charles Hotel in North Perth... I may even give away some christmas cheer in the form of Western Front t-shirts, so first in best dressed.. literally.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to wish all you regular visitors to Western Front and supporters of Australian metal an awesome festive season - have a fantastic chrissy and a happy new year. Get drunk, wasted, whatever you do for a good time, but look after yourselves - we want to see all your faces at the upcoming gigs of the new year! 

Santa's Horrorshow