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Metal

With Peter Hodgson

Steven Wilson will return to Australia in October. Wilson’s last visit, in 2013, was an elaborate production and audio visual sensory experience. Catch the former Porcupine Tree leader at 170 Russell on Friday October 28.
 
Melbourne progressive instrumental project I Built The Sky, the brainchild of Rohan ‘Ro' Stevenson, will release The Sky Is Not The Limit on Friday October 30. Since starting the project in 2012, Ro has gained global attention with his creative music videos and melodic yet technically stunning guitar work. I Built The Sky will return to the stage in early 2017.
 
It’s a great week to go to the Bendigo Hotel, with three huge shows. On Thursday October 27 catch Maggot Fest pre-show with Eskhaton, Faceless Burial, Asbestosisis and Slothferatu. On Friday October 28 Holy Serpent launch their second album Temples, playing with Watchtower, Crypt and Foot. Then on Monday October 31 see King Fate, Hordes of the Black Cross, Adamus Exul, Maniaxe and Guillotyne. This is the only King Fate show for 2016.
 
In what is bound to be one of the greatest shows of the year, Slipknot play at Rod Laver Arena on Monday October 31 with Lamb of God and In Hearts Wake. There’s never a bad time to see Slipknot but Halloween has got to be especially great, right? We should all come together to celebrate this most metal of holidays. 
 
Motörhead guitarist Phil Campbell has teamed up with his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, to record their debut self-titled EP, due out Friday November 18 via Motörhead Music. Produced by Todd Campbell at their own Stompbox Studios in Wales and mixed by Motörhead’s producer Cameron Webb, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons loudly shoves you head-first into its raw, classic and instantly-accessible rock’n’roll charms.
 
Adelaide’s foremost progressive metal act, Dyssidia, will release their new EP Of Delight & Despair on Friday November 4. The band will hit the road nationally in support of the release. They’ll also be appearing at Progfest 2016 at the Corner Hotel on Saturday December 3.