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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


Metal: A HeadbangerÂ’s Journey - Outdoor Cinema

For those of you in W.A. Luna Outdoor Cinema will be screening exclusively Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey [M] from Thursday 14th December to Sunday 24th December. Screening nightly @ 8.45pm. Doors open 7.30pm.

There will be a special opening night celebration with RTRFM92.1 Critical Mass Metal Radio providing music by DJ’s Cube, Nutbag & Muscles, Siena’s on Leederville pizzas* and Feral Brewing Co providing Feral White Belgium Beer* [*whilst stocks last] plus a chance to win vouchers, T-shirts and CD’s from Music Finder.


Fremantle Motorcycle Show

If you like your bikes, and your music, nasty and loud, then the 2006 Fremantle Motorcycle Show at The Coolbellup Hotel is gonna be your idea of rock'n'roll hog heaven! Kicking off at 2pm, there'll be 12 motorcycle and 6 tattoo competition categories vying for glory, plus a hot rod display, motorcycle swapmeet, trade stalls, a vintage display and more. Entry is $20 for adults, free for kids under 16.

After 7pm the kids go home and the evening section of the event kicks in action, with Perth's hardest rock outfit SUBTRUCK performing 3 blistering sets live on stage over the course of the night. Plus there'll be a a dance show and wet t-shirt competition with the chance to win $500.

It all happens Saturday December 9th at The Coolbellup Hotel, Coolbellup Ave, Coolbelup. Part proceeds aid Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Yngwie Malmsteen - Perth - Review

Just added a review of the Malmsteen gig in Perth thanks to Deryk Thomas (of Anger Management fame). It was unfortunate that the supports of local power pride Black Steel and Voyager were pulled at the last moment, but still an awesome show. Also, unforuntately Deryk's camera was confiscated by a bouncer early into the set (though strangely there were plenty of other cameras visible in the crowd the whole way through), so there aren't too many shots to go with the review.