Unearth and King Parrot to headline new one-day metal festival this month

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Unearth and King Parrot to headline new one-day metal festival this month

Borderline Destruction Festival
King Parrot. Photo: @jeremybelinfante

Borderline Destruction Festival is set to bring the noise.

Featuring some huge international acts as well as a whole heap of local legends, Borderline Destruction is the newest metal festival on the scene. It will head to Melbourne’s own Max Watts for a show later this month, on January 28.

Borderline Destruction Festival

  • January 20– The Zoo, Brisbane
  • January 27 – Crowbar, Sydney
  • January 28 – Max Watts, Melbourne

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Borderline Destruction Festival will feature a headline performance by international titans, the Massachusetts-born and bread Unearth. Marking their long awaited return to Australian shores after their headline tour was postponed back in 2020, they’re set to burn Max Watt’s down with an electrifying set that summarises their monstrous career so far.


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They’ll be joined by Aussie grindcore heroes King Parrot, who will be right at home at their Melbourne show. Since their formation in 2010, the ARIA-nominated band have catapulted onto the scene with the release of three albums; Bite Your Head Off, Dead Set and Ugly Produce.

There’s a strong focus on Australian musicians at Borderline Destructive Festival, with Sydney’s own Complexant and the Melbourne-based metalcore outfit The Ascended will appear at all three shows. Each city has a slightly different lineup, showcasing the best in local talent from the city.

The lineup (Melbourne)

  • Unearth
  • King Parrot
  • The Ascended
  • Triple Kill
  • Complexant
  • Primitive
  • Cerment
  • Choof
  • Naugrim

Get destructive at Max Watt’s on January 28. Snag yourself a ticket by heading here