Crunch! – February 27, 2013

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Crunch! – February 27, 2013


Kunvuk Release Teeth Swallower Video

Australian metallers Kunvuk have released the official music video for the track Teeth Swallower from their second album, Consume Rapture. Check it out on YouTube now. Consume Rapture was released in June 2012, and the band donated 50 per cent of all profits from their recent Become Monster tour to the Save The Tassie Devil Foundation, which works to help the endangered Tasmanian Devils through breeding programs and research into Devil Facial Tumour Disease.

Periphery Debut Scarlet Video

Get thee to YouTube and check out the new Periphery video for their track Scarlet, off Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal. Fans are pretty divided by this one. They either love it or hate it. Me, it took a few views before I was able to tear myself away from my fondness for the song to enjoy the video what it is. Check it out for yourself and see why, then decide if you’re Team Ketchup or Team Mustard.

Machine Head Bassist Quits

Damn. Machine Head bass player Adam Duce has left the band. Dude had been with Machine Head from the beginning and he was always a big part of their live energy, so he’ll definitely be missed. No word yet on a replacement. The band said in statement, “Machine Head and bassist Adam Duce have parted ways. The split is amicable, and Machine Head would like to wish Adam the best with his current and future endeavors. The band will continue on for the time being as a three-piece and have begun the writing process for their follow-up to 2011’s Unto The Locust.”

Aerosmith Announce Oz Tour

Aerosmith have announced their first Australian tour in 24 years, visiting in May to promote their new album Music From Another Dimension! with shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. They’ll be at Rod Laver Arena on Monday May 4, with presage tickets available now and main ticket sales beginning on Saturday May 4 at 9.30am. Various VIP packages are also available right now, including the ‘Wheels Up’ Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Meet & Greet package (photo op, VIP pre-concert function, GA ticket and various goodies); or the ‘Sweet Spot’ Q&A session with Brad Whitford, and Joey Kramer, as well as a ‘pre-show experience with Tom Hamilton like never before’, whatever that means. There are other packages which involve specific seating, private bar access, music download cards and merch too. Go to for any of these packages.

Tenacious D Add Second Show

Tenacious D’s Melbourne and Sydney dates sold out in mere minutes earlier this week, so new shows have been added. The D will now play at the Palais Theatre on Saturday May 18 as well as Friday May 17.

Gig Alert: Exordium Mors

New Zealand black/thrash band Exordium Mors will tour Australia for the first time this month, playing the Bendigo Hotel tonight with Belligerent Intent, Scars of Sodom and Twisted Fate. Check out their EP released through Hell’s Vomit Productions, Sacrifice, Perish and Demise.

Gig Alert: The Kill, Internal Rot, Xenos, Sewercide, Pregnancy

This Friday March 1 at the Bendigo will be one the first shows back for grind masters The Kill since the 2012 release of the mind-blowing Make ‘Em Suffer full length CD which will also be released on 12” LP in 2013 through To Live A Lie Records. Internal Rot are a grind trio with a wide range of influences from the first decade of the genre’s life. Xenos are a mish-mash of death, thrash, grind and punk and they’re currently recording their new album In The Craypot. Sewercide are skull pounding death/thrash influenced by Demolition Hammer, Sadus, Sepultura and Pestilence. And previously known as Meth Mouth, Pregnancy are a three-piece sludgy goregrind act with influences of Bile/Skullhog, Garbage Guts and Die Pigeon Die. This is their first show with an all-new lineup.

Gig Alert: Adamus Exul

Adamus Exul purvey their Separatist Plague Art at The Bendigo on Saturday March 2 with NSW’S Tamerlan as well as Sanguinary Misanthropia and Mardraum.

Gig Alert: Husk

Into prog? Check out Husk, Heisenberg, Car Or Pillar and Beloved Elk at The Bendigo on Sunday March 3. Husk are currently living at #1 on the triple j Unearthed charts with their new track Gunslinger as well as releasing a new EP.

New Northlane Track Out Now

Northlane will release their highly anticipated second album, Singularity, on Friday March 22, but you can get a taste of it now with a video for the track Quantum Flux. You can check it out at or on iTunes. “The new single gives incredible insight into the diversity and musical talent of the band, it is a testament to their ability to push boundaries wherever they can,” the band says. “Quantum Flux is a ballsy move, especially as a lead single.” The band used a clever viral strategy to leak info about the new album. A countdown began on was launched in late January in tandem with a series of information leaks. After many rumours and guesswork, some fans correctly assumed that it was a Northlane related project after the recent trailer was launched and hidden leaks on the site started to appear. One fan even managed to crack the binary code used on an advertisement in Blunt Magazine to work out all the details of the forthcoming LP. Fans also cracked the tracklisting via a series of invisible cubes placed around the site earlier this week.

The Kits Play Exclusive Australian Show

UK-dwelling band The Kits will play an exclusive Australian show at Melbourne’s The Old Bar on Thursday February 28 to launch their new album Lead Us Into Temptation, out on Pop Crime Records and produced by Chris Bailey of The Saints. The Kits are originally from Melbourne but they relocated to London six years ago, where they were immediately signed by UK garage rock label Dirty Water Records. Lead Us Into Temptation comes out on the band’s new label, Pop Crime Records, and includes singles Salvation, Detroit Feeling (which both feature on a double a-side 7” put out on Dirty Water Records) and Wild At Heart. Support at the album launch will be Ultra Bullitt from France and The In The Out. Tickets are $10 and doors open at 8.30pm.