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Some of you may have heard that Coroner are touring Australia in June (see more details below), but the announcements so far haven't included a Perth date. However, on the facebook event page, after some prompting from a fan and all round top bloke, Paul Easson, it was said by one of the promoters involved that if there were a good couple hundred people willing to sign a petition for it then they would do add a Perth show. I know there are plenty of Coroner fans in Perth so head over to the petition and jump on board! This would be the ultimate display of a promoter that they actually care about the fans of the bands they bring, and the perfect opportunity to show promoters that we have a healthy scene that will bring it when it comes to cool tours and shows!
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These are the dates for the other shows:
Thursday June 5 - Melbourne - The Hi-Fi - www.oztix.com.au
Friday June 6 - Brisbane - The Hi-Fi - www.oztix.com.au
Saturday June 7 - Adelaide - Uni Bar - www.blackconjuration.bigcartel.com
Sunday June 8 - Sydney - The Manning - www.oztix.com.au
Monday June 9 - Canberra - The Basement - www.moshtix.com.au
Following a 16-year-hiatus, Swiss Technical Thrash Metal Legends Coroner have reunited to play a handful of highly anticipated live shows.
Coroner was one of those underrated metal bands, mostly known to hardcore fans. Often labelled a thrash band, their music went far beyond what is usually thought of as thrash metal. Releasing five albums and a semi-compilation in eight years – from the unpolished and technical speed of 1987's "R.I.P.", the complexity of 1988’s "Punishment for Decadence", the technical quality of 1989’s "No More Color" and its derivative "Mental Vortex" from 1991 to the heavier and more laidback style of "Grin" – the band progressed consistently, without ever losing their identity. Composed of only three members – Tommy Vetterli (guitar), Marky Edelmann (drums) and Ron Broder (bass/vocals) – Coroner stood out of the metal scene with outstanding musicianship, creativity, raw power, technical skills and innovation.
Coroner's music became more technical as Tommy’s guitar work was characterized by intricate modes and arpeggios, solo work that was chromatically colorful, as well as the de rigueur crunchy chords and speed runs. Marky’s drumming went beyond the 4/4 time to incorporate odd time signatures which became their trademark. Ron’s bass playing is also worth a mention as having an advanced three-finger technique which enabled him to double the rhythm line as well as perform more intricate riffs.
Unfortunately, due to lack of exposure and poor management from their label (Noise), Coroner never got the credit they undoubtedly deserved. They broke up after the release of 1993's "Grin", releasing one last compilation album, Coroner, in 1995 to fulfill their contract with Noise, but without Marky on drums (who had, by then, joined Apollyon's Sun, while Tommy momentarily went to Kreator.) Their eponymous album also contained unreleased material and a selection of hits from previous albums.
In March 2005, talks of a reunion were in the works, but later retracted. The main reason was that neither Marky, Ron, nor Tommy had the time it would require to do this properly, and also that none of them liked to "reheat things, except spaghetti sauce." However, in June 2010, Coroner eventually decided to reunite and play at the next year's installments of Hellfest France, Bloodstock UK, Maryland Death Fest USA and more to be announced.
*Supports to be announced*