UMBILICAL TENTACLE @ The Bendigo 20/01/2018

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DOORS OPEN AT 8PM / TICKETS $10 @ ENTRY

KILLSNITCH ENGAGE 08:15 – 08:30

BLOODOFITO 08:50 – 09:10

HANGOVERDOSE 09:35 – 09:55

PISSBOLT 10:15 – 10:40

UMBILICAL TENTACLE 11:00 – 11:40

PRIMITIVE CALCULATORS 12:00 – LATE!!!

Bendigo Hotel – 125 Johnston St. Collingwood

MIUC 20th Birthday Mania!!

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Next week I’m very excited to be playing 2 sets with a bunch of my favourite sound people for one of MIUC’s 20th birthday gigs!

Tuesday 16th January 2018
Bar Open, Fitzroy
• Elizabeth Millar [CA/AU] / Craig Pedersen [CA] / Belinda Woods 
• Rod Cooper / Ari Sharp / Nik Kennedy / Maz Benjamas / Kerrie Farnsworth
• Byron Scullin / Carolyn Connors 
• Toecutter [NSW] / Bridget Chappell / Aloysious Falcon aka Gem Falconer 
• Umbilical Tentacle / Curse Ov Dialect / Emile Zile

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/102488467214304/

Thanks to Annalee Koernig and Ari Sharp for organising!

CLOGGED @ Whole Lotta Love 12/01/2018

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WHOLE LOTTA GRIND.
$5. 8PM. JAN 12. @ WHOLE LOTTA LOVE.
524 Lygon St. Brunswick

Rawhead
Repulsive Parasitic Death/grind
https://rawheadau.bandcamp.com/

Clogged
Two-channel Ambidextrous Gore
https://radicalblarghst.bandcamp.com/album/clogged

Mindrippa
Primal Skittish Grind Riffs

Maggot Bath
Sludge-ridden Filthgrind
https://maggotbath.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/events/195786600969262/

SPEW BALLOON @ SUMMER SPEED FEST

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Kick off the new year with a vicious assault by:

-KUTABARE
-HEADLESS DEATH
-METH LEPPARD (SA)
-CHRISTCRUSHER
-SCUMBAG (QLD)
-SHITWRECK
-INCINERATED
-SPEW BALLOON
-DEFENESTRATION
-NO CASH

$10 Entry.
Tago Mago – 744 High St. Thornbury. Tram 86 stops meters from the venue.
3pm until Late.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1008645712619249/

2017 Highlights

I got heaps of exciting new stuff this year, mainly thanks to Australia’s #1 label/distro RADICAL BLARGHST but haven’t had much chance to actually listen to stuff for a variety of reasons so this list is very short and is mostly CD’s and digital.

Top New Listens For 2017…
ASBESTOSISIS – Eaten Back In Time CD
AUTOPHAGIA – Postmortem Human Offal re-issue LP
RAWHEAD – Mortuary Mutilations demo
STERBEHILFE – Discography CD
CATASEXUAL URGE MOTIVATION – A Journey Into the Morbid Mind of Serial Murderers Vol. 3 – Fantasy Wants Victim CD
CATASEXUAL URGE MOTIVATION – A Journey Into the Morbid Mind of Serial Murderers Vol. 4 – Necrotronica CD
BLUE HOLOCAUST – Carnage EP + Gorified Rehearsal tape
TECH ITCH RECORDINGS PRESENTS – Resist:ed One digital
BRAKKEN – Defiance digital
LIMEWAX – Scars On The Horizon (2017 Remaster) digital
EATBRAIN podcast
FILTHCAST podcast

Even when releasing old/recycled recordings C.U.M. are undoubtedly still one of the most amazingly dark and unique-sounding bands of all time! Same with Autophagia. It’s an old album but still completely blows me away with it’s chaotic wildness, perfect riffs and demented vocals.

Top Live Bands/Acts 2017:
ASBESTOSISIS, BLARGHSTRAD, HEXTAPE, PREGNANCY, RAWHEAD, HANGOVERDOSE, OCTAVE PUSSY, ALL CATS GO TO HEAVEN, DIPLOID, DERAILMENT, BODY MELT, GOLDEN OAK, HARDATA, ROBIN FOX & SEAN BAXTER, GYR/SECTORAL, SETE STAR SEPT, RYOSUKE KIYASU, NECROMIST, AUSTRALOPITHECUS

Finally Melbourne gets a brutal new noisecore band in ALL CATS GO TO HEAVEN. Can’t wait to see more from them in the future! Full points also to ASBESTOSISIS for continuing to be “Australia’s Worst-Sounding Band”, always delivering the most horrific and ugly gore filth in town.  “Heaviest Set of 2017” is a tie between PREGNANCY and RAWHEAD at the LxPxPx show at the Tote recently, farrrrrrrrrrk maaaaaan.

Other 2017 Highlights:
Melbourne grind nerds continuing to make and support awesome music; touring Japan with YENDO BRUUC; playing LOTS OF BANDS in Newcastle again; finally releasing the HOLY BONER album and split with STRANGLEWANK; recording and releasing stuffs with SPEW BALLOON, SPASMOSLOP, ESP MAYHEM etc.; LxPxPx tour, KIYASU tour; collabing with SETE STAR SEPT and HAGAMOTO in Japan; all the kick-arse acts who played DISCO MULTIVERSE; enjoying the finest imported noisy music from the RADICAL BLARGHST distro; “ALLTHESTARSTHEYBLEEDTOGETHER” virtual reality/live performance collaboration, COLOSTOMY BONER collabs; noisecore open mics; Zev’s flyers/artwork, goregrind in general, morticianwave.

SPEW BALLOON @ Last Chance 23/12/2017

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23 Dec // The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar // $5 entry for 5 heavy bands (good fucking deal!) // Doors at 8pm for 8:30pm start

Pigs of the Roman Empire
Death Rock
http://pigsoftheromanempire.bandcamp.com/

Headlopper
Avant-garde Noisecore
https://headlopper.bandcamp.com/

Mindrippa
Primitive Grindcore

Spew Balloon
Vomit Grinding Punk
https://spasmoslop.bandcamp.com/

Good Time Aussie Bogalars
Cunt Punk
https://goodtimeaussiebogalars.bandcamp.com/

ESP MAYHEM @ Bar Open – 16/12/2017

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Join us for a day/night of chaos, destruction and brutality as 15 of Melbourne’s finest purveyors of filth, heaviness and riffs combine forces to bring you probably the heaviest day of not only December but all of 2017. 

Doors open at 12:30pm, bands will be finishing at 1am. 

Tickets: $10 on the door before 4pm, $15 on the door after 4pm and presale.

Expect sweat.

Merchant
Black Jesus (Death Metal)
BØG
ESP Mayhem
Religious Observance
True Defective
Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows
Tsugnarly
Kinesthesis
Maggot Bath
SPAWN .
The High Drifters
Creep Diets
Good Time Aussie Bogalars
Hadal

https://www.facebook.com/events/131335720922249/