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Metal

With Peter Hodgson

The Bendigo Hotel is having a birthday party. To make up for talk of birthdays past, they’ll have seven years of birthdays wrapped into one crazy weekend. They’ve asked mates old and new to help out and have confirmed Cosmic Psychos will play at The Bendi for the very first time on Friday January 27. There’s also a very rare pub show from Bodyjar on Saturday January 28 and an explosive Sunday sesh with the one and only Fireballs on Sunday January 29.
 
LSDOOM will record and film a live album at the Bendigo on Thursday January 12, joined by Electric Mud and Dowser. Then on Friday January 13 catch Unbound with Morte Lenta, Internal Rot, Tactical Attack and Religious Observance. And psychobilly legends Nekromantix are at the Bendigo on Saturday January 14.
 
Baby Animals are hitting the road again to celebrate 25 years since the release of their One Word single. Catch them at the Corner Hotel with Palace Of The King and Dallas Crane on Saturday February 18. Tickets available from the venue’s website.
 
Brisbane alien metallers Aversions Crown have released their brand new song The Soulless Acolyte. “The Soulless Acoloyte is one of my favourite tracks off the album, and another big piece of the Xenocide puzzle to decipher,” vocalist Mark Poidasays. “The dudes ripped it on this song; the drums shred and it totally slams.” New album Xenocide will be released on Friday January 20 via Nuclear Blast.
 
Chasing Ghosts have overseen an unrivalled end to 2016, riding a wave of exceptional praise for sophomore album I Am Jimmy Kyle, applause from triple j and triple j Unearthed, reverence in the halls of local and regional broadcasters and culminating at a stunning #8 on Killyourstereo.com reader poll, there is no better time to double down and take the music across the country again. October’s release of I Am Jimmy Kyle has been a glorious revelation in song writing, lead tracks Jane Doe and Anthem For Bastards, Liars & Cheats were met with rapturous applause, a glorious symptom from working alongside producer Andrew Newfeld (Comeback Kid) and help from the likes of Milly Tizzard, Doyle Perez (D At Sea) and Marcel Gadacz (Dream On Dreamer). Joining the foray will be Sydney grunge revivalists The Dead Love, fresh from the carnage of their own tour. Catch them at The Workers Club in Fitzroy on Friday February 17.