60 Seconds With… Desecrator
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60 Seconds With… Desecrator

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Define your genre in five words or less: Chaotic Australian Thrash Metal.

When’s the gig and with who?

Unholy Good Friday is being massacred on Friday April 6 from 6pm by six of the most ungodly Thrash Metal acts in Australia. Hobb’s Angel of Death are possibly the biggest cult metal act to ever come out of Australia, and right beside them are recently re-activated Metallers Nothing Sacred, who will be playing their first live show in countless years! Desecrator has been making violent backward sounding forward movements all around Australia since the launch of our album Live Til Death and we have come to promise a frenzied stage act not to be missed. Supports Malakyte (QLD), and Harlott and Blackened will ensure that from conception to crucifixion, Unholy Good Friday will nail you to the cross! 

What part of making music excites you the most?

Desecrator has always been a live band. It’s how we cut our teeth, how we try and test material, and how we found our vision for our last album. Live shows, crowds, venues, long car rides, no sleep then home again and back to reality. These are all the things that test a band’s real convictions and staying power, and give you the drive to dig deeper and work harder to succeed. It honestly excites us as much as it destroys us – like a drug that leaves us always wanting more.

Describe the best gig you have ever played.

From Saturday April 7 onwards the answer to this question will be easy. The crowds are what make these shows, and any live band will agree that the energy put forward by an eager headbanger filled crowd is a life force for the performer to feed on, and throw back ten-fold through their music. That is what every ‘best’ gig has in common, and why all six bands are hanging for this upcoming show.

How do you balance making and playing music with your other commitments?

One of the most encouraging things about playing with the two headlining bands on this show, is that even though we can’t make a living from playing a sub-genre, there is a strong Thrash Metal community. People that are real and lasting, not caught up in smoke and mirrors, but sweating it out in the front row of a show truly appreciating the music and the performer, and that tips the scales back to a balance that no life commitments can sway.

Anything else to add?

Friday April 6, at The Bendigo Hotel Collingwood, will showcase not only two of the biggest names in Australian Metal, but also four of the finest up-and-coming acts currently on the circuit. You would be madder than a metal maniac to miss it!