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Posted in news on September 28, 2012 by heathenskulls

The tour has officially started – Tickets are selling FAST!
Eagle Twin play a headline show at Northcote Social Club (Melbourne) this Tuesday 2nd of Oct!

After unleashing their monumental sounds to packed houses across the country last year, experimental metal outfit RUSSIAN CIRCLES are back on our shores this September and are bringing Utah duo EAGLE TWIN along for the ride.

Hailing from the windy city of Chicago, RUSSIAN CIRCLES have been making their mark on the international underground since 2004. Starting with their self tiled, self released debut EP, Russian Circles have gone onto critical acclaim by recording numerous singles and split releases, not to mention three full length albums. Their latest offering “Empros” is their fourth and heaviest album to date. Australian audiences, prepare your ears for a serious load of fresh and heavy discordant metal.

Although EAGLE TWIN is a new entity, its helmsman Gentry Densley is no stranger to innovative, heavy music. Densley was the musical visionary and leader of the legendary Jazz, Prog, Rock, Metal, Hardcore group Iceburn from 1991-2001. In order to disseminate his majestic and mountainous riffs in the present day, he enlisted massively behemoth skinsman Tyler Smith. The two have come together with a love of all things heavy. Its doom/blues/roots/rock backing a new mythology of epic, old testament proportions. This will be their second visit down under, the duo have a new album on the way also.

Heathen Skulls are proud to present Chicago’s RUSSIAN CIRCLES in their second showing on Australian soil with special guests, EAGLE TWIN. They tour nationally this September through to October, see venues for more details.


Wednesday 26th Sept – The Kings Arms, Auckland w/ Robin

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Thursday 27th Sept – San Francisco Bath House, Wellington w/ Robin

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Friday 28th Sept – Corner Hotel, Melb w/ Agonhymn + The Broderick – TIX SELLING FAST!!!!!!

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Saturday 29th Sept – Fowlers Live, Adelaide w/ Hydromedusa + Sleepmakeswaves

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Sunday 30th Sept – The Bakery, Perth w/ Drowning Horse

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Tuesday 2nd Oct – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne w/ HWCT + Clagg

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Thursday 4th Oct – ANU Bar, Canberra w/ I Exist

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Friday 5th Oct – The Zoo, Brisbane w/ LO!

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Saturday 6th Oct – Hi Fi Bar, Sydney w/ I Exist & LO! – TICKETS SELLING FAST!!!!!!!

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RUSSIAN CIRCLES media links:

Harper Lewis (2007)
309 (2011)
Young Bloods (2011)

EARTH – Sept NZ/Australian tour – Starts this week!

Posted in news on September 5, 2012 by heathenskulls

Heathen Skulls are proud to present Seattle drone doom outfit EARTH in their very first performances on our shores this September.

Earth formed in 1990 and led by guitarist Dylan Carlson. Mostly instrumental, their early work grew out of the Seattle area grunge scene and is recognized as pioneering the genre of drone doom — an experimental offshoot of doom metal, characterised by droning, minimalist, lengthy and repetitive structures.

Their early albums could be seen as a variation of the experimental doom-influenced metal of The Melvins. They now feature a markedly different sound, slow-paced and lengthy featuring strong elements of country music and jazz and the addition of a drummer.

Released earlier this year, “Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light II” is ultimately a completely unanticipated direction for Earth, and a very welcome one at that. Well respected by their musical peers, Earth were invited by Portishead to be apart of their curated ATP festival in 2011 and were subsequently asked to perform at ATP 2012, curated by Jeff Mangum (Neutral Milk Hotel).

Earth are heartfelt, haunting and deliver slow moving music that stretches into other worlds. Don’t miss your chance to see them in their first Australian tour this September. Special guests to be announced.

TOUR DATES: New Zealand & Australia – September, 2012

Friday 7th Sept – San Francisco Bath House, Wellington w/ The Body Lyre

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Saturday 8th Sept – The Kings Arms, Auckland w/ special guests

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Sunday 9th Sept – The Zoo, Brisbane w/ Bonnie Mercer
(Dylan Carlson’s live in store @ Tym Guitars, starts at 3:00pm – FREE entry)

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Sunday 12th Sept – Toff in Town, Melbourne w/ Marco Fusinato

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Thursday 13th Sept – Hi Fi, Sydney w/ Bonnie Mercer

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Friday 14th Sept – Fowlers Live, Adelaide w/ The Burning Sea

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Saturday 15th Sept – The Rosemount Hotel, Perth w/ Margins

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Sunday 16th Sept – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne w/ Bonnie Mercer + Margins

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Nasum 20th Anniversary/Farewell tour!

Posted in news on May 9, 2012 by heathenskulls


with special guests:

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

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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 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.



Tickets on sale as of Friday 13th of April


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

Tickets: Collectors Corner and




w/ special guests TBA



w/ LO! (Sydney)

Door sales only


w/ LO! (Sydney)


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



The Ocean side projects + DJ sets

w/ Nuclear Summer + special guests


w/ LO! (Sydney)



w/ special guests TBA


Fu Manchu (USA) & Black Cobra (USA) tour NZ/Aus!

Posted in news on April 21, 2012 by heathenskulls

After a 10 year absence from this side of the equator, since touring their epic 2002 album California Crossing, Heathen Skulls, SPA, Tone Deaf, Under the Radar & Life is Noise are proud to present the highly anticipated return of Southern California’s reigning kings of stoner rock, FU MANCHU!

Fu Manchu (California, USA) & Black Cobra (San Francisco, USA): NZ & Australia / April 7th – May 6th!

Fu Manchu media:
Evil Eye (clip):
Drive (fan made clip):
Mongoose (live in Montreal, 2011):
King of the road (clip):
Interview with Bob Balch, 2010:

Black Cobra media:
Lightning in his hands (live):
Swords for Teeth (Live):
Avalanche (audio only):
Abyss (audio only):

Facebook events page:


(Fu Manchu not playing, Black Cobra ONLY)
With special guests Imploder + Arc of Ascent
Tickets $25 + BF, available from
Doors @ 8:00pm

With special guests: Beastwars
Tickets available from
Doors @ 8:00pm

With special guests: Beastwars
Tickets available from
Doors @ 8:00pm

w/ Matt Sonic and the High Times + many other artists!
Tickets available from
Doors: This is an all day event, gates 12:00pm – 9:00pm

(Black Cobra headline show, Fu Manchu NOT playing)
With special guests: Hotel Wrecking City Traders + Don Fernando
Tickets $15 + $2 bf Buy Tickets HERE! Paypal payment address:
Also available from Collector Corner (Missing Link) and The Tote
Doors: 8:00pm


(Black Cobra headline show, Fu Manchu NOT playing)
With special guests: Dead & Goon Bag Colostomy
Tickets available from
Doors: 8:00pm

w/ Matt Sonic and the High Times
Tickets available from
Doors: 7:30pm

w/ Matt Sonic and the High Times
Tickets available from
Doors: 8:00pm

w/ Matt Sonic and the High Times
Tickets available from
Doors: 8:00pm

w/ Matt Sonic and the High Times + The Devil Rides Out
Tickets available from
Doors: 8:00pm

w/ Matt Sonic and the High Times
Tickets available from
Doors: 7:30pm

FU MANCHU will be playing “IN SEARCH OF” in it’s entirety for this show ONLY!
Tickets on sale WEDNESDAY 25TH OF APRIL from
Doors: 7:00pm w/ Matt Sonic and the High Times

Dead Meadow (LA) / Pink Mountaintops (Canada) Tour

Posted in news on April 1, 2012 by heathenskulls

LA based, DC born, Dead Meadow have been spreading their psychic ideals for well over 10 years, gone are the days of indie cool and the hit band of summer tag, Dead Meadow have now risen above the critical acclaim and media hype and become an institution, a highly valued and well respected part of the American musical and artistic consciousness.
With founding drummer Mark Laughlin back in the fold and a brand new studio album in the can, Dead Meadow are about reclaim the throne from the shivering three kings and re-establish them selves as the undisputed lords of 70’s inspired psych rock.
Accompanying Dead Meadow on their 3rd Australian tour will be the Vancouver based side project of Black Mountains Stephen McBean, and that being his critically acclaimed experimental psych ensemble Pink Mountaintops, who now feature Cat Power side man and one time Delta 72 guitarist and current Black Ryder member Mr Gregg Foreman.
With a vast back catalogue to explore and new recordings to offer, both Dead Meadow and Pink Mountaintops will be spreading their celestial vibrations across Australia and New Zealand in late March and early April 2012. Stay tuned for details.



What Needs Must Be (Clip)

At her Open Door (Clip)

The Narrows (Live from Sydney)

Dead Meadow ‘1000 dreams’ live from Brooklyn, November, 2011

Dead Meadow Live from 2000 (awesome sound and footage)

Dead Meadow performing ‘Heaven’ acoustically on TV

Dead Meadow @ Roadburn Festival ‘Beyond the fields we know’ Live, 2011

Dead Meadow web site

Dead Meadow Myspace

Dead Meadow Facebook

Dead Meadow Wiki

Dead Meadow ‘Matador records’ page



Execution (video)

While We Were Dreaming (video)

‘Closer to Heaven’ Live video performance on Radio

‘Vampire’ Live At Sonic Boom Records In Toronto

Pink Mountaintops Facebook

Pink Mountaintops Jagjaguar records page

Pink Mountaintops wiki

Pink Mountaintops Myspace

Pink Mountaintops web site


New Zealand / Australian tour: Match / April, 2012


Wednesday 28th: Wellington, New Zealand @ San Francisco Bath House
Doors @ 8:00pm, tickets through
w/ Old Loaves + The Boxcar Rattle

Thursday 29th: Auckland, New Zealand @ The Kings Arms Tavern
Doors @ 8:00pm , tickets through
w/ Arc of Ascent and Shallow Grave

Friday 30th: Adelaide @ Fowlers Live
Doors @ 7:30pm, tickets available from
w/ Lady Strangelove & The Burning Sea

Saturday 31st: Geelong @ The National Hotel
Doors @ 8:00pm, tickets available from
w/ Face Time & Matt Sonic and the High Times

Sunday 1ST: Melbourne @ Corner Hotel
Doors @ 7:30pm, tickets available from
w/ Immigrant Union & Dead River

Monday 2nd: Melbourne @ The Tote (Pink Mountaintops ONLY, DM not playing)
Doors @ 7:30pm, tickets available from Collectors Corner & The Tote!
w/ Jason Simon (Dead Meadow), The Night Terrors, Dead Wasp

Wednesday 4TH: Canberra @ ANU Bar
Doors sales only, doors at 8:00pm
Dead Meadow: 10:30 – 11:30
Pink Mountaintops: 9:20 – 10:10
Silver Spin Arkestra: 8:30 – 9:00

Thursday 5TH: Brisbane @ The Zoo
Doors: 8:00pm
Tickets available from
Dead Meadow: 10:30 – 11:30
Pink Mountaintops: 9:20 – 10:10
No Anchor: 8:30 – 9:00

Thursday 5TH: Jason Simon live in store at Tym Guitars Brisbane
6:30pm – FREE for ticket holders to The ZOO show above!

Friday 6TH: Sydney @ Hi Fi Bar
Tickets available from
Dead Meadow: 9:00 – 10:00
Pink Mountaintops: 8:00 – 8:45
The Laurels: 7:15 – 7:45
Los Sundowers: 6:30 – 7:00
DOORS: 6:00PM – Early show due to Good Friday!

Saturday 7TH: Perth @ The Bakery
Doors @ 8:00pm, tickets available from
w/ The Devil Rides Out + Sugarpuss

Sunday 8TH: Victoria @ Boogie Fest
band will be performing between 3:00pm – 6:00pm!

Sunday 8th: Melbourne @ Cherry Bar
Tickets will be issued as hand numbered & personalized laminates, limited to 100!
These laminated will gain you entry to the show, and the official end of tour party, after the show!
Once sold out, a limited amount of doors sales will be available on the night
Tickets $35 + $3.50 BF Buy Tickets HERE! Paypal payment email:
(If buying multiple tickets, please indicate names of each ticket holder, as they’ll printed on the laminates)


Scott Kelly (Neurosis) & John Baizley (Baroness) tour!

Posted in news on February 7, 2012 by heathenskulls

Heathen Skulls are very proud to announce one of our most unique tours to date, this February we’ll be presenting the first ever Australian and New Zealand tour for Scott Kelly and John Baizley, two undisputed legendary pioneers of all things progressive, metal, and doom!

For the first time EVER they’ll be banding together, hitting the road, and touring Australia as individual solo artists, a tour where both artists will respectfully present material from their vast back catalogues and future releases.

Scott Kelly (Neurosis / USA)
Hailing from Oakland, California, and making his mark on music way back in 1985 as one of three founding members of the legendary North American hardcore / metal band NEUROSIS, Scott Kelly has influenced a whole generation of musicians wanting to take heavy music into new realms of consciousness. Over the years Scott has also been involved with the Neurosis alter ego Tribes of Neurot, Blood and Time, the doom metal super group Shrinebuilder, and as a guest vocalist on Mastodons last four studio albums.
With two solo albums and countless European and US solo tours behind him, Scott Kelly will now finally make his mark on Australia soil, with non other than a acoustic in hand a songbook of 25 + years of experience!

Scott Kelly – Media

Scott Kelly / Neurosis interview

Scott Kelly live w/ Wino

Scott Kelly live w/ Baroness

Scott Kelly live in a cave

Scott Kelly wiki page

Scott Kelly interview w/ Brooklyn Vegan

Scott Kelly Facebook

John Baizley (Banoness / USA)
As the axe swinging vocalist, and founding member, of Savannah, Georgia, heavy weights of modern metal BARONESS, John Baizley has single handedly rewritten the law book that was once written by the likes of Neurosis, and become the new crowning king of artistically creditable progressive metal.
The benchmark he’s set as a musician is unquestionable, the impact he’s made is unmatched, and the quality of his work has become legendary! Then there’s John Baizley the graphic artist, which has gained him further critical acclaim due to it’s heavy ties with the scene he presently pioneers.
As an Australian first, not to mention a World first, John Baizley will be unplugging his millions of guitar pedals, packing up his full stack, and dusting off the acoustic he once left in the corner of the Baroness rehearsal room, to tour New Zealand and Australia as a solo artist.
With no solo releases of any respect to preview his material, the only way fans are going to get to hear his solo material will be at these exclusive solo shows.

John Baizley – media

John Baizley interview

John Baizley interview

John Baizley gear interview

Baroness live at the Annandale Hotel (Sydney)

Baroness – A Horse Called Golgotha (video)

Baroness live at Bonnaroo Festival

Baroness live at the Triple Rock (Minneapolis)

NEW ZEALAND – Tour dates
Thursday 2nd: Auckland @ The Kings Arms Tavern
Tickets available from
w/ Craig Radford

Friday 3rd: Wellington @ San Francisco Bath House
Tickets available from
w/ Craig Radford

AUSTRALIA – Tour dates
Saturday 4th: Perth @ The Civic
Tickets available from
Support: Andrew Ewing (The Devil Rides Out)

Sunday 5th: Adelaide @ Fowlers Live
Tickets available from
Support: Mike Deslandes (Coerce)

Monday 6th: Geelong @ The National Hotel
Tickets available from
Support: Matt Sonic (of the High Time)

Wednesday 8th: Canberra @ ANU Bar
DOOR SALES ONLY, no pre-sale tickets available.
Support: Marcus De Pasquale (Looking Glass, solo)

Thursday 9th: Brisbane @ The Zoo
+ Special live in store & meet and greet at Tym Guitars
In store starts @ 6:00pm / late show starts @ 8:00pm
ONLY tickets holders get access to the in store meet and greet!
Tickets available from
Support: Blackie (The Hard Ons)

Friday 10th: Melbourne @ Corner Hotel
Tickets available from
Support: Blackie (The Hard Ons) + Matt Sonic (of the High Times)

Saturday 11th: Sydney @ Manning Bar
Tickets available from
Support: Blackie (The Hard Ons)

Sunday 12th: Hobart @ Brisbane Hotel
DOOR SALES ONLY, no pre-sale tickets available.
Support: Ocean

Toxic Holocaust (USA) + Kromosom Aussie tour, Jan!

Posted in news on December 16, 2011 by heathenskulls

With very special guests

Ascending from the smoldering ash of a desecrated grave, Toxic Holocaust rose to remains in 1999 in the City of Portland, Oregon.

Much like their contemporaries Municipal Waste, Toxic Holocaust have become one of the most well respected and authentic sounding metal bands that have risen out of the old school thrash revival.

Taking well documented notes from the masters of blackened thrash punk, Toxic Holocaust is the brain child of multi instrumentalist Joel Grind, who for the first few albums and E.P releases hired a backing band and recorded all the instruments single handedly.

It wasn’t till signing with Relapse Records and the recording of their 2008 album ‘An Overdose of Death’ that Joel finally settled on a consistent rhythm section for Toxic Holocaust.
Since then, Toxic Holocaust have become a non stop touring war machine thats seen them blasting around the World sharing stages with every note worthy band with in the realm of heavy music, not to mention playing every metal festival imagiable!

With the release of their highly anticipated 2011 new album ‘Conjure and Command’, Toxic Holocaust have produced one of their most successful and critically acclaimed albums to date.
Conjure and Command is harder, faster, and far darker than Overdose of Death, and any previously release. With first rate production and the focus that only hardcore touring can create, Conjure and Command drives home the classic Toxic Holocaust signature sound with crushing force and new vitality.

Toxic Holocaust has finally come into their own as an unstoppable force, with years of touring now behind them, they’ve finally shaken the retro tag of the old school trash revival, a genre they once pioneered.

On drums Joel is now backed by Nick Bellmore on drums, and Phil Zeller on bass, this January Toxic Holocaust will be hitting every major City in Australia, this is their first tour down under in over five years!

Special guests are Melbourne warlords of D-Beat, punk and hardcore KROMOSOM (featuring members of Piss Christ and Nuclear Death Terror).

Crushingly brutal over-distorted hardcore in the Scandinavian tradition featuring ex-members of PISSCHRIST and NUCLEAR DEATH TERROR. Hi-energy, raucous and loud, their live gigs here in Australia, the U.S. and Japan over the past six months have gained them a lot of personal injuries and broken a few eardrums. Their debut 12” was released in June 2011 by a consortium of labels from Australia, Japan, Sweden and the U.S. Now in its second pressing, it was followed by a split 7” released on Tokyo’s Hardcore Survives label prior to their tour there with Isterismo last September. Plans for 2012 include a new EP on Cleveland’s Holy Terror Records and a gig at Sydney’s Evil Invaders IV.

*****TOUR DETAILS below*****



Relapse Records profile:


Web site:

Toxic Holocaust – Nuke the Cross (Video):

Toxic Holocaust – Wild Dogs (Video):

Toxic Holocaust – Conjure and Command video review:

Toxic Holocaust – Conjure and Command in studio footage:

Toxic Holocaust – No Where To Run (audio):


Live clip:

Live clip:

Live clip:

Live clip:



Web site:

Toxic Holocaust (Portland, OR, USA) & Kromosom (Victoria, AU) – Australian tour, January, 2012

TICKETS $30, available as of Friday, 11th of November, see outlets below!

Friday 6th: Melbourne @ The Bendigo Hotel (Johnston St, Collingwood)
(Tour launch party) w/ Ignivomous + special guests!
Please not: Capacity strictly limited to 200.

Tickets for the tour launch party @ Bendigo Hotel are available via Heathen Skulls directly, once purchased, your name will be put on a V.I.P guest list and ticked off at the door upon arrival. Please show I’D upon entry.
To purchase tickets, please pay via the two payment options listed below, then email your full name and payment confirmation to this email address:

Tickets: $30 + $2 booking fee (Purchase through Paypal or direct deposit)

Paypal payment email address:

Direct deposit payment details:
Bank: Commonwealth / Account Name: Robert MacManus
BSB: 063250 / Acc No: 10005644

*****Australian tour – January, 2012*****

Saturday 7th: Brisbane @ The Zoo
Tickets available from

Sunday 8th: Adelaide @ Fowlers
Tickets available from

Wednesday 11th: Geelong @ The Nash (Kromosom not playing)
Please not: Capacity strictly limited to 200
Tickets available from

Friday 13th: Canberra @ ANU Refectory
Tickets available from

Saturday 14th: Sydney @ The Wall (Bald Face Stag)
Tickets available TBC

Sunday 15th: Melbourne @ Hi Fi Bar w/ very special guests
Tickets available from

Omar Rodríguez-López Group (Mars Volta) AU Tour

Posted in news on November 3, 2011 by heathenskulls

Heathen Skulls are very proud to present from Los Angeles, California!

Omar Rodríguez-López Group w/ very special guests Le Butcherettes
(Omar from Mars Volta + MV bassist & drummer)

If you’re unaware of who Omar Rodríguez-López is, which is understandable, then you’ll definitely be familiar with the various artistic projects he’s been involved in, most notable Mars Volta, the Grammy Award winning progressive rock band he founded with fellow At The Drive In member Cedric Bixler Zavala. Over the course of Omar’s illustrious and enduring career as a musician, producer, and film maker, he’s been involved with some of the most critically acclaimed artists of our generation, most notable numerous recorded collaborations with John Frusciante of he Red Hot Chilly Peppers. After countless tours by his previous projects, Omar will finally be touring his own band down under, a power trio that’s modestly entitled the Omar Rodriguez Lopez Group, which just so happens to feature Mars Volta’s current drummer and bassist.

To accompany Omar on his first ever Australian tour he’ll be bringing the Mexican born, LA based, art punk band Le Butcherettes with him, in which he plays bass, and are signed to his record label.

Here’s some genius new footage of Omar and his Mars Volta rhythm section opening up for Primus the other night:

Omar Wiki page:ópez

Omar’s official web site:

Live in Kentucky, USA:

Live in Los Angeles (Troubadour):

Live in San Francisco, USA:

* Mr Omar Rodriguez Lopez (Mars Volta, At The Drive In, De Facto, GSL Records, & now ORL Productions)

Teri Gender Bender of Le Butcherettes in classic possession mode, she’s ‘bloody’ amazing!

Australian tour – December, 2011
Tickets $25 + BF, available NOW!

Friday 9th: Canberra @ ANU Bar
Tickets available from

Saturday 10th: Sydney @ Manning Bar
Tickets available from

Sunday 11th: Brisbane @ The ZOO
Tickets available from

Monday 12th: Melbourne @ Northcote Social Club
PLEASE NOTE: This is Le Butcherettes only
Tickets available from the Corner box office

Tuesday 13th: Melbourne @ The East Brunswick Club – SOLD OUT!
Tickets available from the Corner box office

Wednesday 14th: Melbourne @ The East Brunswick Club – SOLD OUT!
Tickets available from the Corner box office

Thursday 15th: Adelaide @ Fowlers
Tickets available from

Russian Circles (Chicago, US) tour Aust & NZ in Sept!

Posted in news on September 2, 2011 by heathenskulls

Hailing from the windy City of Chicago, RUSSIAN CIRCLES have been making their mark on the international underground since 2004, as described on their Wiki page, Russian Circles play instrumental, sprawling music which runs the gamut of heavy discordant metal, to sot delicate passages.

Starting with their self tiled, self released, debut EP in 2004, Russian Circles gave gone onto critical acclaim by recording numerous singles and split releases, not to mention three monumental full length albums, with a fourth due in October. They’ve shared the road and befriended with every like-minded band you know and love, most notable Boris, whom they’re currently co-headlining a Europe tour with. They’ve even made their mark on the Billboard charts, with their most recent album ‘Geneva’ entering at 24.

Russian Circles feature Mike Sullivan on guitar, Dave Turncrantz on drums and Seattle based bassist Brian Cook,  Brian was previously with seminal hardcore legends ‘BOTCH’ and ‘These Arms and Snakes’.

Ladies and gentlemen, Heathen Skulls are proud to present Chicago’s RUSSIAN CIRCLES, for the first time, on Australian soil. They tour nationally this September! Please see below for ticketing and show details.

Russian Circles, Harper Lewis, Live at Wicker Park Festival, 2007

Russian Circles, Carpe, live version!

Russian Circles, Young Blood, live in Russia!

Russian Circles, Station (end), live in Russia!




Wednesday 7th: Melbourne @ East Brunswick Club – JUST ANNOUNCED!

w/ Encircling Sea, Agonhymn, Hotel Wrecking City Traders

Tickets available from Corner Hotel box office:


Thursday 8th: Melbourne @ Corner Hotel – SELLING FAST!

w/ Coerce, Scul Hazzards, Bronze Chariot

Tickets available from Corner Hotel box office:


Friday 9th: Canberra @ ANU Refectory

w/ 4 Dead, Bronze Chariot + Spartak

No pre-sale tickets, door sales only!


Saturday 10th: Brisbane @ The Zoo – SELLING FAST!

w/ No Anchor + Scul Hazzards

Tickets available from


Sunday 11th: Sydney @ Hermanns Bar – SELLING FAST!

LATE SHOW: 8:00pm – 11:00pm / Opposite Sydney Uni on Kings St, Newtown

w/ Further + Lo! and Behold

Tickets available from


Sunday 11th: Sydney @ Hermanns Bar – JUST ANNOUNCED!

EARLY MATINEE SHOW: 4:00pm – 7:00pm / Opposite Sydney Uni on Kings St, Newtown

w/ Sleepmakeswaves + special guests

Tickets available from


Tuesday 13th: Auckland, New Zealand @ The Kings Arms

w/ JAKOB + Arc of Ascent + special guest DJ’s

Tickets available through:


Thursday 15th: Wellington, New Zealand @ San Francisco Bath House

w/ JAKOB + Elephant of the Ocean + special guests DJ’s

Tickets available through:


Friday 16th – MONSTER MAGNET @ The Palace w/ Russian Circles CANCELLED!

This show has now been relocated to The Espy / Gershwin Room – JUST ANNOUNCED!

w/ Matt Sonic and the High Times, River of Snakes + special guests TBA

Doors 8:00pm, $30 + BF, tickets available soon, stay tuned.


Saturday 17th: Perth @ The Bakery

w/ Eleventh He Reaches London, Tangled Thoughts of Leaving, Drowning Horse

Tickets available from


Sunday 18th: Adelaide, S.A @ Fowlers Live

w/ Coerce, Lady Strange Love + Rote Mare

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All shows $30 + BF (see venues for ticketing / show details)


Monday 19th: Melbourne, end of tour party featuring Russian Circles LIVE

Venue TBA very soon, stay tuned, this ones for the fans that made this tour possible!

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