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Rust In Perth 2015 Wrap Up

Well the annual Rust In Perth fest last weekend was an absolute corker, with all the bands of varying metal styles putting on great shows, and the stand up comedy sets were an awesome inclusion and interesting intermission. Congrats to Paul Di Scerni and all involved in the organisation, and to all that performed.

The Scourge reunion was definitely a highlight - I'm sure people that had seen them before may have thought there would be a bit of tongue-in-cheekness to it (which there was always going to be) but I was really impressed. It actually sounded like they hadn't stopped, and were better than ever!

For those that had the misfortune to miss the gig, or those interested, SG O'Callaghan has done a great review and very comprehensive write up which is worth checking out - it sums up the day well:

Black 'N' Blue 2015

This weekend sees a worthy event in Perth, so everyone pull ya finger out and get down to the show. If you or anyone you know has been affected by depression or mental health issues (and that probably covers everyone) then you know it's a good cause to support.

Plus there are a bunch of cool metal bands playing = no down sides!

Check out the gig details here or join the facebook event: 


WAM Song Of The Year 2014

Listen up Perth metal bands - here's an opportunity not to be missed, if you're interested in getting a leg up with some extra promotion, and the chance to win some cold hard cash and other prizes then check it out.
WAM is having it's Song Of The Year competition and they contacted me to spread the word to the metal crew as they haven't had as many metal bands enter as they'd like. So for you industrious types out there, get on it because it sounds like your chances are pretty good. Better be quick though - the deadline has been extended to midday this Friday the 19th of December.

With a record amount of prizes being offered this year – over $40,000, including $11,000 in cash! – this year’s Song Of The Year is one of Australia’s most rewarding music competitions – and hence WA’s biggest career launchpad opportunity for artists. A reminder also that your song doesn't need to be professionally recorded - it can be an unreleased song or demo that you're hoping to have professionally recorded. As long as it's a great song then it's in with a chance!
Head over to http://wam.org.au/song-year-prizes/ to check out the prizes and for more info.

Rust In Perth 2014

Everyone should be aware of this anyway, but just a reminder that this Saturday will be an insane day of awesome metal bands, drunkenness and debauchery. Kicks off at 1pm so be down early to get started. There is no dead weight on this show, so you don't want to miss a thing!

Click here for the full details or head to the facebook page to join the event:


Upcoming shows

There's a couple of upcoming shows you ought to know about. Distortion is a new metal club in Perth, happening on the 1st Friday of every month at Bar120 at Hilarys boat harbour. It kicks off on the 4th of July and the full details are on the gig guide here.

Following that on the Saturday is Take a Look Around: A Night of HEAVY Noughties Music: 2000-2009 at the Rosemount hotel, You can expect to hear the bands play covers from the likes of: Linkin Park, KoRn, Slipknot, Deftones, Limp Bizkit, System of a Down, Mudvayne, A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, Fear Factory, Strapping Young Lad, Gojira, Marilyn Manson, Trivium, Spineshank, Dredg, Porcupine Tree and more, so if that is your sort of thing check it out.