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Kisschasy are going to say goodbye. One of the most successful Aussie rock acts of the ‘00s are packing up their amps and riding off into the sunset, but before they do they’re going to chuck a United Paper People tour. The band said recently, “Some of you may see this as sad news but we feel quite the contrary. Kisschasy as a unit is stronger than ever, we have more fun playing live than ever and we are more grateful to our fans than ever. The main point is, we don’t feel like, as a band, we can supersede what we’ve already accomplished musically. We have three records that we’re incredibly proud of and, rather than milk the band for everything it’s worth, we feel the best way to honour our fans and the music is to bow out with integrity.”Make sure you catch them with Luca Brasi in Geelong at The Barwon on October 8, Spirit Bar in Traralgon on October 9 or the Corner Hotel on October 10. They’ll be playing United Paper People in full as well as some other crowd favourites.
 
Suicide Silence have unexpectedly and suddenly withdrawn from the Parkway Drive tour this September. But fans should be satisfied with the news that Australia’s Thy Art Is Murder will be taking their spot. The massive tour will arrive at Festival Hall on September 26 and the band will be doing a headline tour of their own afterwards. Thy Art’s new album Holy War is out now via UNFD.
 
Resist have signed local hardcore band Relentless to their roster. They will release their new album Price Of Pain on September 18. The band have been gigging mercilessly since formation in 2007, and with the power of Resist on their side, Price Of Pain will probably be a belter.
 
The Beards can’t belive they’ve been around for ten years just singing about how sweet it is to have a hairy face. They’re going to celebrate in October by doing an anniversary tour with Dallas Frasca. Check them at Corner Hotel on October 8. Tickets are cheap so go get some suds in yer beard and have a sing along.
 
The Evelyn Hotel will host an all ages mini festival this October called Tape Deck Fest. Headlining the event will be Trophy Eyes (currently on Vans Warped Tour), As It Is (UK), Have Mercy (US), With Confidence, Harbours and more. Should be a neat little mosh meet. Tickets are on sale now for the October 4 festivities.
 
The motherfucking Meanies are back. The excellent Aussie punk rock band will release their first album (It’s Not Me It’s You) in 21 years this September via Poison City Records. They’re also launching the new album at The Tote on Friday October 2. Tickets on sale now.
 
It happened guys, The Weakerthans broke up. No one is particularly surprised considering the lack of output from the band (Reunion Tour came out way back in 2007), but it’s still heartbreaking all the same. Drummer Jason Tait broke the news on his Twitter and manager/guitarist Stephen Carroll confirmed the news. The band released four perfect studio albums that each broke our hearts in new and unanticipated ways. RIP.