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Metal Down Under

Mon
10
Oct

METAL UNITED DOWN UNDER Full Line-Ups Announced

 
92 bands will be part of this year’s massive underground event in 12 Australian cities
 
Australia, 10/10/2016 – 396 artist playing in 92 different bands will be hitting the stages all across Australia. Metal United Down Under aka MUDU is returning on October 15 and there will be metal in 12 cities in the same night under the same banner. All these shows present the talent Australia has to offer.
 
“Looking at the bill makes me wish I was in Australia for this event with multiple personalities to attend several cities the same night.”Gunnar Sauermann, Season of Mist & Metal Hammer Germany
 
“MUDU is a metal party for the whole country!! Why wouldn’t you go?!?!”Roly Moore, Sedulous Rouse
 
“MUDU is a unique event in the international heavy music community - hundreds of bands across Australia coming together in regional centres and major cities all for one night of intensity - incredible! The organizers are to be commended on putting together such an awesome event and making Australia the loudest place on the planet on Oct 15!!” - Gregory Shaw, Truth Corroded, Truth Inc & Extreme Management Group, Inc.
 
Once again, the promoters in all involved cities have done an amazing job getting local and interstate bands on their line-ups. More and more bands include their tour in the MUDU shows, like Truth Corroded playing the Perth show as part of their “Worship The Warlords Slain Australia and Asia Tour 2016”. Decryptus is ending “The Necrotic Design East Coast Tour 2016” at the Sydney show and Wounded Pig’s second date on their massive 29 dates tour “A Permanent Mark Tour 2016” will be the Adelaide show. Frankenbok, Headbore, Espionage, Deadspace, The Black Swamp, Flaming Wrekage and The Weight of Silence are all including MUDU in their tour.
 
Let’s have a look what’ll be happening at the shows: Hobart announced classic metallers Pegazus as headliner and the Melbourne band will play Hobart for the first time - as will Spitting Rhino with their live debut show. Fantasy/folk metal band Sarallisse are the main act in Wollongong where another first live show will come from Hails From Infinity. Darwin added hard rockers Under Duress to the bill and Gladstone heavy groove metallers Massic and progressive metal/hardcore band Adriatic. Progressive metal trio Sedulous Rouse joined the Adelaide line-up sharing the stage with WA band Facegrinder who release their new EP Cosmic Background and I,Icarus debuting that night. Perth, Bendigo and Canberra announced the full line-ups: Truth Corroded, Silent Knight (last show with original drummer Paul Wrigley), Envenomed, Depravity, Bayview Suspect, Dethlahem, Icarus Lives form a line-up in Perth to look forward to. Bendigo announced Stone Djoser, Kuntsquad, Armata, Prophetess, Incrypt, Vulture Culture and in Canberra From Hell's Heart, Flaming Wrekage, Fatigue, Lord Ragnar and Mytile Vey Lorth. In Bundaberg Wisdom’s Realm, Troy Has Fallen and Consider Me Heartless were added to the bill while there have been a few changes happening in Brisbane with thrashers Kaustic Attack and Wartooth, death/thrash metallers Amicable Treason, synth metal band End Us, alternative/power metallers Devonian and melodic death/groove metal band Holistic. The Sydney show will be headlined by melodic death metallers Daemon Pyre who will be joined by Adelaide’s Headbore and thrashers Murder-World. If you lost track, here is the complete overview:
 
 
City
Venue
Bands
Adelaide
Enigma Bar
Facegrinder, Sickness, Nemesium, Deadspace, Sedulous Rouse, Wounded Pig, I Protagonist, I Icarus
Bendigo
MusicMan Megastore
Stone Djoser, Kuntsquad, Armata, Prophetess, Incrypt, Vulture Culture
Brisbane
The Back Room
Kaustic Attack, Amicable Treason, The Black Swamp, Behold The Defiant, Kaerulean, Pallative Care, Dirty Brew, Fragments, Holistic, Devonian, Wartooth, End Us
Bundaberg
Railway Hotel
Lavidius, Weightless In Orbit, Therein, Odysseus Reborn, Into the Badlands, Psychosphere, Morgue, Iron Wizard, Wisdom's Realm, Consider Me Heartless, Troy Has Fallen
Canberra
The Basement
From Hell's Heart, Flaming Wrekage, Fatigue, Lord Ragnar, Mytile Vey Lorth
Darwin
Happy Yess
Under Duress, Shapeshifta, Clever Monkey
Gladstone
Rocky Glen Hotel
Evil Eye, Beyond Vendetta, Killer Creed, Weight of Silence, Mergatroyd, Only Machines Remain, Symbolic Weapon, Kold Creature, A.M.P., Massic, Adriatic
Hobart
The Brisbane Hotel
Pegazus, Hells Grace, Spitting, Sludko, Infected, Kingfall
Melbourne
The Bendigo Hotel
Frankenbok, Elm Street, Harlott, Metreya, Malakyte, Toxicon, Damnations Day, Asylum, Espionage, Requiem, Elkenwood, Feast of Crows
Perth
The Civic Hotel
Truth Corroded, Silent Knight, Envenomed, Depravity, Bayview Suspect, Dethlahem, Icarus Lives
Sydney
The Bald Faced Stag
Daemon Pyre, Decryptus, Grill, The Plague, Headbore, Murder-World
Wollongong
UOW UniBar
Saralisse, Harbour, The Winter Effect, Thrash Bandicoot, Hails From Infinity
 
What makes this event UNITED is the support the event gets from everywhere. These are the promoters, sponsors, media partners and supporters who stand behind MUDU:
 
Our promoters:
Sedulous Rouse, MusicMan Megastore, Crowned Ruckus Presents, Lord Ragnar, Evel-E Productions, Bent Metal Media, Tyrantula Productions, Megaton Music, Stormrider Touring, Metal-Roos, Deaf To All But Metal and Carbon Black
 
Our sponsors:
DRW Entertainment (previously Tombowler)
Noisebleed Records
 
National media partners:
Metal Obsession, The Rock Pit, The Metal Zone, Killawatts Radio Show, The Drum, Kountdown Klassic Entertainment, Brisbane Metal Legion, Rabid Noise Radio and DJ Devilpope's Aussie Metal Show
 
International media partners:
Bravewords, East Jakarta Media, Metal Temple, Metal Nation Radio and Transcending Obscurity
 
Supporters:
ARMI - Australian Rock & Metal Institute, Battlegod Production, Brisso Metal, Metal Glass Promotion, Mick G Photography and TMS – Tasmanian Metal Syndicate
 
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Mon
13
Oct

Metal Down Under Released in Europe and UK November 10

Metal Down Under released in Europe and the UK
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After launching in Australia in August and firmly lodging itself in the ARIA Music DVD Charts, Metal Down Under is being unleashed in the UK and Europe through Plastic Head Distribution on November 10th.

Since the late 1970's a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. Over three epic episodes, Metal Down Under takes a look at the bands, people and events that have shaped this unique slice of Australian history. Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal for the Brain, Metal for Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more.

'Metal Down Under is a vital and historic piece of film-making. A vibrant document of a thriving underbelly of Australian music that both audiences and the industry often choose to ignore.' Brian Giffin ' Loud Online

Director Nick Calpakdjian spent 2 years travelling Australia interviewing the people, bands, promoters, store owners and fans on the way to compiling the country's most comprehensive look at heavy music. Funded primarily through crowd funding and a fan-based membership drive, the film has been received enthusiastically by fans and bands in Australia. It has also been met with critical success receiving 4-star reviews in Rolling Stone and Blunt Magazines as well as favorable reviews in Heavy Mag, Stack Magazine, Loud Online and a host of online zines, community radio networks and podcasts. It has lodged itself in the best sellers list of iconic record store Utopia Records and JB HiFi stores Australia wide.

'When you look back on the Australian metal scene, and the international scene, the bands that have made the biggest impact are the ones that had a bit of courage to do their own thing.' Tim Charles - Ne Obliviscaris

To view the trailer for the film, check out the films website and Facebook pages:

YouTube:

                http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXhaItuj5U
Website:
                http://www.metaldownunder.com
Facebook:
       
http://www.facebook.com/metaldownunderfilm
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Thu
10
Jul

METAL DOWN UNDER - A HISTORY OF AUSTRALIAN HEAVY METAL ON DVD

“Metal Down Under is a vital and historic piece of film-making. A vibrant document of a thriving underbelly of Australian music that both audiences and the industry often choose to ignore” Brian Giffin – Loud Online
 
Since the late 1970’s a thriving underground scene of extreme music has continued to evolve in Australia. From grind-core, thrash, death metal, black metal, hardcore, doom, melodic metal, sludge, power metal and the many more sub genre’s that exist, Metal Down Under
traverses the full spectrum and takes a look at the bands, people and events that shaped this unique slice of Australian history.
 
More than just the music, we meet the characters that make metal in Australia what it is today. From promoters, radio hosts and magazine editors, to band members and extreme fans, Metal Down Under introduces you to a world you either didn’t want to know existed or have been a part of all your life.
 
Featuring over 40 exclusive interviews as well as rare archive footage and photographs from Metal For The Brain, Metal For Melbourne, The Big Day Out, SBS, music videos, live concerts and much more! Check the full cast listing of Metal Down Under: http://www.metaldownunder.com/about/cast/
 
The brainchild of lifelong metal fan and film maker Nick Calpakdjian. Nick spent two long years traveling the country interviewing the who’s who of the Australian scene. With massive support, some crowd funding and donations, the mammoth project has finally been completed and is ready to share with Australian metal fans and people everywhere!
 
Written and Directed by Nick Calpakdjian, Produced by Animus Industries and with Cinematography by Adrian Price, Metal Down Under is presented as three 55 minute episodes and comes with a bunch of extras. Available on DVD and as a stream on iTunes.
 
To compliment the release, there will be one extended interview made available each week on the MDU website and Facebook page.
 
Metal Down Under will be released on August 22 via MGM
Pre orders are now available. DVD = $30 or DVD/T-shirt Bundle = $50
 
 
METAL DOWN UNDER
A History of Australian Heavy Metal
 
Epic in its undertaking, Metal Down Under captures the past, present and future of the Australian metal scene and condenses it into three hours of riveting, essential viewing.
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