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Bangers and Thrash Festival

The Chippo Hotel, 87-91 Abercrombie St Chippendale, Sydney

Bangers and Thrash returns in 2019 with a new home at The Chippo Hotel in Chippendale, Sydney. We have however scaled the festival back to it's original format of 1 day and , 11 bands!

Bad Absalom (Syd) Thraxas! (Band) (Syd) Steel Cap Therapy (Syd) SenSiMiLLia (Perth) Turret (Vic) Reaver (Syd) Icarus Lives (WA) Terrorential (Syd) Matterhorn (SA) PurEnvY (New) Temtris (Syd/Nowra)


The Bendigo Hotel, 125 Johnston Street, Collingwood

FORGE turns up the intensity this June! Get ready as FORGE brings you another round of killer heavy metal and party vibes for even the grimmest of metalheads!

LIVE BANDS Live Performances by legendary Australian metal act FRANKENBOK, the single launch of one of Australia's fastest-growing metal quintets TRIGGER, and the Melbourne debut of Western Australia's ICARUS LIVES.

PRE-SALE COMPETITION All pre-sale ticketholders go in the draw to win a DOUBLE VIP PASS to the inaugural Southern Slaughter Festival this September at Max Watts, including a meet and greet with headliners BLOODBATH (Sweden).

Pre-Sale Tickets $15! $20 at the door!

Crystal Lake Aftermath

The Boston, 205 James Street, Northbridge , Perth

$10 Pre Sale

$15 @ The Door

Grab your friends, throw on a ghoulish outfit and make your way to The Boston for a night of incredible music and great drinks!

If you fancy, you can even get your makeup done by a professional SFX makeup artist for FREE!

Everyone is encouraged to dress up in a horror themed outfit as there will be a boozy prize for best dressed!!!

You'll enjoy music of different genres throughout the night, with each band becoming increasingly heavier.

You'll be starting the night off are our punk/alt rock opener, Streetlight Foxes then to the grunge rockers Broken Hymns , melodic metal bands Bayview Suspect & Icarus Lives and finally our death metal headliners Deadspace !

Make sure you enter all of our online competitions and raffles on the night to win some insane prizes!!!


Strictly 18+

PAIN Coming Home Australian Tour 2018

Badlands Bar, 1/3 Aberdeen Street, Perth


Swedish industrial metal titans, PAIN, will tour Australia for the first time ever in May 2018 in support of their eighth studio album, Coming Home (Nuclear Blast)

Led by one of the most iconic and legendary figures in the extreme metal world, Peter Tagtgren, PAIN will crush every capital city on the map. Mixing metal with electronica and techno, PAIN has gone from side project to fully fledged wrecking ball since forming in 1997.

Pulsating beats and wall of sound guitars drive the PAIN sound, however it’s the atmospheric, orchestral arrangements and ambience that complete it. Live, the band are unstoppable. Delivering an inescapable sonic assault that demands your full attention and co-operation.

Tagtgren is one of the most prolific people in the music industry. He is the front man for legendary death metal act Hypocrisy and owner of the iconic recording studio, The Abyss. With over 100 album producing credits to his name, Peter is synonymous with Scandinavian heavy music. In 2015 he also partnered with Rammstein front man Till Lindemann to release Lindemann which Peter describes as "a baby between Rammstein and PAIN... a mix of Rammstein vocals and PAIN music."

Perhaps the never ending stream of album credits and his own musical output is the reason why PAIN haven’t visited Australian shores until now.

Watch PAIN’s music video for Call Me - featuring Sabaton’s Joakim Broden

. Combining industrial rhythms with 80’s and 90’s metal markers and wrapping them in horror and sci fi centred lyrics, Witchgrinder deliver an exhilarating live show via their commanding stage presence. Having shared the stage with Wednesday 13, Suicide Girls, Ghost, Hanzel Und Gretyl and more, they are the perfect appetiser before the main course.



Last Night

Amplifier Capitol, 383 Murray Street, Perth

Are you a Disney fan? A Pixar fan? Or a fan of both?! Come down to LAST NIGHT’s Disney vs Pixar party on the 3rd of May at Amplifier for a chance to celebrate all things Disney and Pixar. We'll have prizes and $10 entry for those dressed up, a Disney photobooth & Loads more!

Live music from; Tempest Rising Icarus Lives Boken Hymns

Silent Knight Master & Command Australian Tour 2017 PERTH

Amplifier Bar, 383 Murray Street , Perth

Following the success of their recent tour of Germany including a well received performance at the Headbangers Open Air Festival & to promote the release of the their re recorded debut album The Masterplan, Perth Power Metal band Silent Knight will hit the road for four Australian dates this November

Silent Knight Damnations Day (VIC) Album launch Wartooth (QLD) Single launch Icarus Lives

Amplifier Bar, Perth Friday November 10 Doors open 8pm

Presented by Stormrider Touring

Icarus Lives introduced themselves to the stage with an eerie instrumental track that could be straight out of a Halloween horror movie. From the opening note, all band members were windmilling in sync while delivering thrashy guitar riffs and melodies that encouraged sing-a-longs. It’s always great to see women who rock and vocalist Sara Murray is clearly inspiring young women; She was seen taking photos with young fans at the conclusion of the bands set.”

Amy Smith