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!

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)

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