Crunch! – March 21, 2012

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Crunch! – March 21, 2012


Gig Alert: Clash Of The Titans
Clash Of The Titans is a huge Aussie metal fest at the Espy on Saturday April 14 featuring Ennui Breathes Malice, Teramaze, Scar the Surface, Bronson, Internal Nightmare, Divine Ascension, Deliverance We Prey, Abreact and Dreams In Monochrome. Doors at 6pm, tickets are $20.

Gig Alert: Easter Weekend at The Prague
Kick off Easter Weekend with Apache Medicine Man, Sons Of Abraham, Uncle Chunk and Mondegreen at The Prague in Thornbury. Doors at 8pm, pre-sale tickets available via the bands. Oh and check out Uncle Chunk’s eclectically excellent album Social Studies, released last year.

Over-Reactor Unleash Mouth Of The Ghetto Video
Over-Reactor – featuring Ezekiel Ox (Mammal, Full Scale) and Cory Blight, have released Mouth Of The Ghetto, the first track and film clip from their forthcoming album of the same name. It’s a kickass slab of groovy, heavy, almost industrial heavy rock with some cool synth sounds, and the video’s worth checking out if only for Zeke’s dance moves. Cruise on over to to check it out, and catch them at The Tote on Thursday March 22, $15, with special guests.

Mortal Sin Name New Singer
Aussie metal legends Mortal Sin have named Dave Tinelt of Nekrofeist as their new vocalist, after original singer Mat Maurer announced in February that he’d be leaving the band, not too long after releasing the thrashtastic Psychology Of Death album. “We are so happy to welcome Dave into our family,” the band said. “He’s a killer vocalist and an all round top guy. Dave will re-light the fires and inject new adrenalin in us all. The next record will pick up from where POD left off – It will be harder, faster and all the other clichéd adjectives we can think of haha – Seriously, we can’t wait to record with him.” Dave made his debut with the band on the weekend and more dates will be announced shortly.

Darkest Hour Score DevilDriver Support
Darkest Hour have picked up the support slot for the forthcoming DevilDriver tour, which hits Melbourne on Sunday May 6 at Billboard. Speaking of DevilDriver, frontman Dez Fafara has just revealed he’s working with Lamb of God guitarist Mark Morton in a ‘just-for-‘fun’ side project called Born of the Storm. The lads released two demos online last week, Nowhere Fast and Dust, with Kevin Talley on drums. The material is maybe a little more heavy rock than DD or LoG, but the real surprise is Dez’s singing (as opposed to his well-known screaming) voice, which doesn’t get much of an airing in DD and only popped up occasionally in his previous band Coal Chamber.

Voyager Score Rhapsody of Fire US Support
Congratulations to Australian Prog heavyweights Voyager, who have just scored the main support slot for the US tour of Italian symphonic power metal band Rhapsody of Fire. The band recently released The Meaning Of I, and played a killer set at Prog Power Fest USA 2011, so while I’m holding back from making some kind of ‘voyage’ pun, it’s certainly true that the band is going places.
Sorry. I tried to resist. Really I did.

Bumblefoot Reopens The Bumblestore
One of the nicest dudes in rock, Bumblefoot (Guns ‘N’ Roses) has reopened the Bumblestore at where you can get CDs, DVDs, TAB books, shirts, hats, patches, photos, stickers, buttons, guitar straps, picks, and Bumble’s custom guitar-shaped keychains with strings and moving parts. Autographed CDs, DVDs and photos are also available, with $5 from each item sold donated to Multiple Sclerosis research.

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