THRONES (USA / Joe Preston / ex- Melvins, Earth, Sunn O)) and High on Fire)
JOHN WIESE (USA / Wolf Eyes, Sunn O)), Merzbow, Evan Parker)
AUSTRALIAN TOUR – April 2011
Heathen Skulls are proud to announce that legendary doom metal bassist and avant-garde punk Joe Preston will be bringing his revered one man band THRONES to Australian shores for the first time this April. After his departure from both the Melvins and Earth in the early 90’s, Joe went onto to mastermind the idea of touring as a solo artist in a one-man band, the results being THRONES! A Portland based sludge doom industrial project that’s recorded countless releases for the likes of Southern Lord, Conspiracy Records and Kill Rock Stars, not to mention shared stages and the road with every well respected artist with in the experimental, drone and doom metal genre.
During this time Joe has also recorded and toured as an active member with the likes of Sunn O)), High on Fire and Harvey Milk.
As an added bonus, Joe will be touring with the legendary Los Angeles based experimental noise artist John Wiese. John toured here as a member of Sunn O)) in 2005, not to mention touring with them around the world, he’s also collaborated with the likes of Wolf Eyes, Evan Parker, Merzbow, Smegma, Kevin Drumm and Cattle Decapitation. John also has his own project called Sissy Spacec.
This April both THRONES (top photo) and John Wiese (photo below) will be touring Australia.
ALL SHOWS $20 on the door / No pre-sales (Nothcote S C show excluded)!
Thursday 31st: Melbourne @ Arthouse Hotel
w/ True Radical Miracle, Hotel Wrecking City Traders + Bonnie Mercer solo
Friday 1st: Adelaide @ The Ed Castle
w/ Rote Mare, Bronze Chariot + Cuntsuckula
Saturday 2nd: Geelong @ The National Hotel
w/ Divide and Dissolve
Sunday 3rd: Hobart @ Brisbane Hotel
w/ Robert MacManus (solo) & M.O.1.O
Tuesday 5th: Melbourne @ Toff in Town – (John Weise solo)
w/ Oren Ambarchi / Joe Talia duo, Embers Duo, Susie’s Gone + DJ Joe Preston
Thursday 7th: Sydney: Red Rattler
w/ Dead Farmers and Pure Evil trio
Friday 8th: Brisbane @ Tym Guitars – FREE!
(In store performance + meet and greet, starts 6:30pm – ?, be sure to thank Tim for this!!!)
Saturday 9th: Brisbane @ The Step Inn
w/ Die on Planes, Pastel Blaze, Joel Stern / Robert MacManus duo
Sunday 10th: Melbourne @ Northcote Social Club with special guests (see below):
Kangaroo Skull (Ro & Ben of My Disco), Poletopra (Pateras / Fusinato) + Smith / Brown / MacManus trio
For tickets, please see: Corner Hotel, Northcote Social & East Brunswick Club box office! $20 + BF