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Nasum 20th Anniversary/Farewell tour!

Posted in news on May 9, 2012 by heathenskulls

NASUM – 20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR

with special guests:
PSYCROPTIC (Tasmania) & DYSCARNATE (UK)

Legendary Swedish grindcore band NASUM head to our shores for the first – and only – time this August as part of their world tour to celebrate their 20th Anniversary and final farewell. This is it…never to happen again.

Nasum terrorized the underground with their unique and unmistakable blend of brutal musical madness from their inception in 1992. With 4 full length albums, countless 7”s, MCDs and a plethora of compilation appearances, Nasum were unstoppable and the undisputed kings of the grind scene until their untimely and tragic end.

Nasum parted ways after their vocalist Mieszko Talarczyk tragically passed away in Thailand during the tsunami of 2004. After long deliberation and scrutiny they decided to reunite and do a handful of shows around the world in 2012 to celebrate their 20th anniversary and say a final goodbye to the fans and Mieszko. No cheesy reunion, no new albums, no epitaph for Mieszko – just unruly celebrations.

To handle vocal duties on the upcoming shows they have asked Keijo Niinimaa, vocalist in Finnish grind favourites Rotten Sound. They were always close friends of Nasum, and while Keijo’s plagued screams won’t replace Mieszko, they will add a crippling viciousness to the shows.

Joining Nasum around the country as special guests are the Tasmanian extreme metal horde PSYCROPTIC on their first Australian tour since the release of their critically acclaimed new album “The Inherited Repression”.

Take note people: if you ever wanted to see Nasum blast shit to bits, this is your last and only chance. Ever. Psycroptic on the bill will only sweeten the deal. These shows are unmissable!

TOUR DATES: August, 2012

Wednesday 15th Aug – Amplifier, Perth
w/ Dyscarnate (UK) + special guests

buy tickets here

Thursday 16th Aug – Fowlers Live, Adelaide
w/ Psycroptic & Dyscarnate (UK)

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Friday 17th Aug – Hi Fi, Brisbane
w/ Psycroptic & Dyscarnate (UK), Captain Cleanoff

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Saturday 18th Aug – Hi Fi, Sydney
w/ Psycroptic, Dyscarnate (UK), Captain Clean Off

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Sunday 19th Aug – Hi Fi, Melbourne
w/ Psycroptic, Dyscarnate (UK), Captain Clean Off

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Tuesday 21st Aug – The Kings Arms, Auckland

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NASUM MEDIA
www.facebook.com/NasumBand
www.nasum.com
Nasum 2012 tour teaser
First show back
Nasum interview with Anders Jakobson
Nasum live 2003 (live in Hultsfred)

The Ocean (Germany/Switzerland) Australian tour!

Posted in news on May 8, 2012 by heathenskulls

The Ocean (Germany/Switzerland) – Australian tour, May 2012

Founded back in 2000 by the forward thinking master of minds Robin Straps, The Ocean is a progressive musical collective based in Berlin (Germany) that strives on an open door policy of creative out put and diverse productivity. Over the past 12 years The Ocean have gone through countless line up changes, some 40 musicians have passed through their doors, all of which have contributed to the legacy that has become the legend of The Ocean.

With genre defying releases that weave between post hardcore, progressive rock, metal, doom, post rock, and ambient experimentations, it’s next to impossible to label The Ocean to one specific genre. With every release comes a new progression in sound, and usually a slight variation to the bands line up.

With their debut album Fluxion released on the prestigious Spanish label Throne Records, which gained them critically acclaim amongst hardcore and metal fans, The Ocean made a career defining move with their 2nd album Aeolian by signing with the ground breaking Los Angeles based extreme metal label Metal Blade. With the assistance of Metal Blade and their global distribution and support, The Ocean was now in a position to reach a far greater audience on a broader scale. Conceptually The Ocean are light years ahead of most contemporary underground bands, their d.i.y approach to quality control both visually, sonically, and lyrically, has earned them a legion of hardcore fans all around the World. Much like their peers Neurosis, ISIS, Baroness and Cult of Luna, nothing has been compensated, nothing has been sparred, the quality of their artwork reflects the music they create and both are complimentary to each other. With The Ocean, much like the bands mentioned above, you get the full package.

For the first time ever, The Ocean are finally gracing Australian shores, this May they’ll be taking their cosmic progressive metal all major Cities Australian wide.

MEDIA LINKS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-t9c_iAwE4&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDsxZjjpzIY&feature=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=3lrgZo3iUL4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mG2o1TVQoM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUcp_ol6ON0

AUSTRALIA TOUR – MAY:

Tickets on sale as of Friday 13th of April

THURSDAY 17TH: MELBOURNE @ THE TOTE

w/ Daggers Mid Flight + The Ocean side projects + DJ sets

Tickets: Collectors Corner and www.totehotel.com.au

FRIDAY 18TH: ADELAIDE @ FOWLERS LIVE

Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

SUNDAY 20TH: GEELONG @ THE NATIONAL HOTEL

w/ special guests TBA

Tickets: www.oztix.com.au

TUESDAY 22ND: CANBERRA @ ANU BAR

w/ LO! (Sydney)

Door sales only

WEDNESDAY 23RD: SYDNEY @ THE ANNANDALE HOTEL

w/ LO! (Sydney)

www.annandalehotel.com.au

THURSDAY 24TH: BRISBANE @ THE ZOO

w/ Nuclear Summer, Dead Letter Opener, and LO! (Sydney)

Tickets: www.oztix.com.au

FRIDAY 25TH: SYDNEY @ TBC

The Ocean side projects + DJ sets

w/ Nuclear Summer + special guests

SATURDAY 26TH: MELBOURNE @ THE HI FI BAR

w/ LO! (Sydney)

Tickets: www.moshtix.com.au

SUNDAY 27TH: PERTH @ THE ROSEMOUNT

w/ special guests TBA

Tickets: www.heatseeker.com.au

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