Archive for August, 2010

HEATHEN EARTH (Sept 26th) & STATIC AGE (Oct 2nd)

Posted in news on August 25, 2010 by heathenskulls

To coincide with Zeni Geva‘s first Australian tour in 14 years, Heathen Skulls are presenting two very special mini festivals as part of their Melbourne shows, two events showcasing both sides of Zeni Geva’s sonic landscape and some of Australia and New Zealand finest artists.

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HEATHEN EARTH, named after the Throbbing Gristle album Heathen Skulls took it’s name from, takes place at the Gershwin Room @ Espy on Sunday 26th of September. Heathen Earth highlights the heavier harder hitting side of Zeni Geva’s persona,  artists featured at this event are: The Nation Blue, River of Snakes, Useless Children, Fire Witch, Blarke Bayer // Black Widow, Bowcaster & Whitehorse.

Tickets $25 +BF from Oztix, doors 4pm – 12am.

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STATIC AGE, named after the legendary Misfits first album, takes place this year on Saturday 2nd of October at Northcote United Church and Hall and features a hand picked selection of experimental and avant-garde related musicians and artists detailing the more sonic aspects of Zeni Geva, artists featured at this event are: Dead C (New Zealand), Gate (New Zealand), Oren Ambarchi, Blarke Bayer // Black Widow, Marco Fusinato, Breathing Shrine, Candlesnuffer, Make up Sex, Zond + more TBC.

Tickets $35 + BF and available as of Wednesday 1st of September from Missing Link, Sunshine & Grease and online via Heathen Skulls, email: mailorderstuff@gmail.com

ZENI GEVA (Tokyo, Japan) Tour Australia Sep / Oct

Posted in news on August 13, 2010 by heathenskulls

Zeni Geva

As quoted on their Myspace (www.myspace.com/zenigeva) Zeni Geva is a Japanese prog-hardcore band, led by singer and guitarist KK Null, one pioneering group of innovators and legends.

Hailing from Tokyo, Zeni Geva was founded in 1987 and quickly found success in the US and Europe, this enabled Zeni Geva the rare chance to tour abroad along side such notable bands as Neurosis, Shallac, Eyehategod, Melvins and Don Caballero. Along with The Boredoms, Zeni Geva was one of the first Japanese bands to extensively tour outside of Japan and be embraced by a largely western audience.

Cited as one of Steve Albini’s favorite bands, Albini openly appreciates the bands wide range of influences and the fact that they’ve stayed true to their Japanese roots as apposed to trying to westernize their sound. After 12 albums, 5 of which being produced by Steve Albini, it’s safe to say he’s a fan.

The current line up of Zeni Geva reintroduces Tatsuya Yoshida to the fold after a 20 year absence, he played with Zeni Geva between the years of 1989 -1990 and was featured on their debut album ‘Maximum Money Monster’. Yoshida also plays in Ruins and Acid Mothers Temple.

For the first time in 14 years, Heathen Skulls are proud to present the legendary Japanese hardcore noise punks ZENI GEVA in Australia.

September

Thursday 23rd: Geelong @ The National Hotel w/ Whitehorse & Hotel Wrecking City Traders

Friday 24th”: Brisbane @ Rosies w/ Tear Gas, Midget Pillion

*Saturday 25th: Sydney @ Bald Face Stag (Sydney Fringe Festival event) w/ Nunchukka Superfly, Summanus, Ether Rag

Sunday 26th: Melbourne @ HEATHEN EARTH – Gershwin Room, Espy w/ The Nation Blue, Useless Children, Blarke Bayer // Black Widow, Whitehorse, River of Snakes, Fire Witch & Bowcaster

Wednesday 29th: Melbourne @ Old Bar w/ KK Null / Tabata Mitsuro / Sean Baxter / David Brown quartet & Breathing Shrine

Thursday 30th: Hobart, The Brisbane Hotel w/ Special guests TBC

October:

Friday 1st: Adelaide @ Rhino Room w/ Bronze Chariot

Saturday 2nd: Melbourne @ Static Age / Venue TBC w/ Dead C, Oren Ambarchi, Blarke Bayer // Black Widow, Marco Fusinato, Breathing Shrine, Candlesnuffer, Make up Sex, Zond + more TBC

Sunday 3rd: Sydney @ Valve w/ KK Knull solo supporting Acid King (USA)

Zeni Geva AU tour poster

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