Thursday, July 31 at 8pm, 18+, $5
W/Strings for Belts, Cosmos and Dacks
Get excited for a ripper night of music! Mustard, Strings for Belts, Dacks and Cosmos will be tearing up The Bendi. Insane 3 piece Dacks will be playing their first gig ever and Jack from Cosmos will be celebrating his 18th birthday! Doors will open at 8pm. $5 entry. Mustard, Strings & Cosmos
Friday, August 1 at 8:00pm, 18+, $10
W/The Maggot Men, Max Goes To Hollywood, Sambo Nolan (Loon Lake)
Punk rock / hardcore
When we think about the great comebacks in history a few names instantly spring to mind. Gordie Howe, Lazurus, Travolta. Together, they all had one thing in common. They were all in Face/Off. The Duvtons were not in Face/Off. This leads us to believe that their comeback will neither be great nor historical. Complimentary Greatest Hits album with every ticket purchased at the door.
Saturday, August 2 at 3:00pm, $28, 18+
HEAVY MAG PRESENTS: BREWTALITY 2014
W/33 Bands, 3 Stages, The Bendigo & The Tote
Metal / Rock / Beer
The good brew
, Heavy Mag
, & Desert Highways
present Brewtality 2014: Psycroptic
, Darker Half
, Ruins, SE BON KI RA
, In Malice's Wake
, Jerrico, Alarum
, Dead City Ruins
, Don Fernando
, Seedy Jeezus
, Chainsaw Hookers
, Orsome Welles
, The Dukes of Deliciousness
, The Hidden Venture
, Lizzard Wizzard
, The Underhanded
Pre-sale tickets $20 /
Sunday, August 03 at 7:30pm, $5, 18+
First show for Guerrettes First show for BossFight in a while. 7:30 start, enjoy a few sunday night bevvies in the beer garden and have a cracker. Bendi Kitchen is open - check out our new menu, including an awesome selection of real old school Vegan snacks and burgers with veggies, not faux meat...
Thursday, August 7 at 7:30pm, $10, 18+
THE WEIGHT/LEGIONS EAST COAST TOUR
W/The Weight (Adel), Legions (Syd), Headless Death, Bloodrule & Removalist
Adelaide's esoteric artcore veterans THE WEIGHT are on the road this August on the back of their new 10" record SUFFER ETERNAL. Unafraid to push boundaries and experiment, THE WEIGHT have honed a sound all of their own, taking elements from both modern and traditional hardcore and metal. SUFFER ETERNAL sees the band expand on the ideas and themes of their 2012 full-length, PRISONERS OF THE FLOCK but with a darker, more mature edge.
Friday, August 8 at 8:00pm, $8, 18+
EP LAUNCH, FRITZWICKY
W/Cat Or Pillar, Bear The Mammoth & The Keiths
Rock / Indie
Fritzwicky are excited to launch our new, highly anticipated 3rd EP. Doors open from 8pm. Entry $8. That's 8 bucks, from 8, on the 8th day of the 8th month, so you know it's lucky! It's not just about Fritzwicky though, we're also joined by some amazing guests, namely: Cat Or Pillar + Bear The Mammoth + The Keiths. It'll be a great night, so be sure to head on down and check out our EP and a load of new tracks!
Saturday, August 9 at 8:00pm, 18+
MASON & HARLOTT
Heathen Skulls & Metal Obsession presents a metal thrashing mad tour by two of Melbourne finest thrash metal lords MASON & HARLOTT. With the revival of old school sounding Bay Area thrash blowing the minds of young metal heads all over the PLANET, be sure to check out some of Melbourne's finest upstarts of THRASH as they lay waste in a City or Town near you! Support your local scene, help spread the word about this tour.
Thursday, August 14 at 8:00pm, $8, 18+
W/Sorry Meditators, Siren Sun & Mojo Pin
Warm your winter bones on a hot bed of Rock. LIZARD MAN are coming out of hibernation. Stoking the fires and shovelling searing riffs onto the blaze with a killer line up of Melbourne rock bands. Joining them are special guests and fellow Mornington Peninsula alternative rock bands; Sorry Meditators and Siren Sun whilst, representing the western suburbs, Mojo Pin.
Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm, 18+, $10
A SECRET DEATH
W/Encircling Sea, Snakes Get Bad Press (NSW) Colossvs & Solis
Prior to pulling the pin in late 2010, Queensland's most innovative heavy act, A Secret Death
, had become a fan and critical favourite, winning over audiences and peers alike with their dynamic approach to all things metal. With their self-titled (and long awaited) full-length acting as their swan song, many of the band's fans pondered what could have been had the quintet continued.
Saturday, August 16 at 7:00pm, $12, 18+
W/Scrotal Vice, Nobody's Driving, Terrorstrike, Bombs Over Brunswick & Grudge!
Grind / Metal / Hardcore
THE KILL get set to destroy The Bendigo once more on the 16th of August. This marks the ferocious grindcore unit's first show off of decimating Europe. Playing a set of mostly new songs from their latest LP, 'Kill Them All', prepare to have your ears obliterated and your fucking cranium smashed to pieces.
Sunday, August 17 at 6:00pm, 18+
ALEX THE KID (WA) NATIONAL TOUR
W/Bombs Are Falling, Coffin Wolf, Break The Wall & Daybreak
When you have a ghost problem, you call the ghost busters. When you have an issue with Vampires you call Buffy. When you're in need of boy-to-the-yard-bringing milkshakes you call Kelis. But what does one do when they need to see 5 best friends blow the roof off their local pub, school hall or house party? Alex The Kid - National Tour August 2014.
Thursday, August 21 at 7:30pm, $10, 18+
THURSDAY NIGHT PUNK SHOW
W/The Maggot Men, Angry Seas, The Wrecks, Drexler
THURSDAY NIGHT PUNK SHOW W/The Maggot Men, Angry Seas, The Wrecks, Drexler. The Maggot Men belt a Melbourne-infused brand of hardcore punk that will leave you bent-over and begging for a can of Melbourne-Fucking-Bitter. The Bendi Kitchen is open - check out our new menu, inc an awesome selection of real old school Vegan snacks and burgers with veggies, not faux meat...
Saturday, August 23 at 8:00pm, 18+
ATLANTIC - EP LAUNCH
W/Hideaway, Illusionist, Incentives & Arcadian
Official launch for Atlantic's new EP, "Lateral Lines" 5 piece metal outfit from Melbourne Australia, doing what they love. Twitter: @atlanticmelb. Instagram: @atlanticofficial. W/Hideaway - Hideaway are a five piece Metalcore outfit hailing from the North-Western Suburbs. Illusionist, Incentives & Arcadian.
Thursday, August 28 at 8:00pm, 18+
DEATHRAID (US) MELBOURNE TOUR 2014
W/Unknown To God (SYD), Sewercide & Solis
Deathraid (US) Melbourne Tour 2014. W/Unknown To God (SYD), Sewercide & Solis. Deathraid (US): Ex Disrupt / State of Fear / Consume, from Seattle play The Bendigo Hotel Melbourne for there only Melbourne Pub Show!! Deathraid - All Life Ends
, on YouTube.
Friday, August 29 at 8:30pm, 18+
W/Dire Fate, Stoning & Roundtable
stoner / rock / doom
Constantly evolving ex-Ballarat doom/drone/sludge outfit NOÛS, recently having released their well-received 20-minute dirge, roughly translated as "sickening" - Ancient Greek, headline a night of varied metal at the Bendigo. Joining them will be DIRE FATE, arcane practitioners of traditional doom, the ferocious grind stalwarts of STONING and progressive stoner/sludge power trio ROUNDTABLE. $5 entry on the door.
Saturday, August 30 at 5:00pm, 18+
LIVING DEATH FEST II - MELBOURNE
W/DISENTOMB (Headliner), Internal Nightmare, The Seaford Monster, Carnal, Chaotic Reference Point
Headlining this year's Living Death Fest is DISENTOMB
who will be launching their second album MISERY. Fans can expect one of Australia's most brutal acts to be performing their second album Misery in full. It will be the first time people will hear songs from Misery live. Last year these guys blew up the stage with half the venue slamming and throwing down on the stage with the band. This year it will definitely be even crazier.
Friday, September 12 at 8:00pm, 18+
DEVALSNE PRESENTS: AQUILUS
W/Aquilus, Adamus Exul, Voidchrist & Wood of Suicides
Devalsne Presents: Aquilus, Adamus Exul, Voidchrist, Wood of Suicides. After the success of the Blood Music/ATMF release of the album "Griseus", the one-man neo-classical atmospheric black metal project AQUILUS forged to become a successful live act in early 2014, playing to and impressing audiences with their beautiful, melancholic and trance-inducing music.
Saturday, September 20 at 8:00pm, $12, 18+
EYE OF THE ENEMY
W/In Malice's Wake, Envenomed & Cryptic Abyss
Metal / Thrash
Prepare yourselves for a gathering of four of Melbourne's most destructive, most diverse and most unforgettable live assaults. For the first time – witness the wild combination of the relentless Eye of the Enemy war-machine attack - the ugly brutality of the In Malice's Wake onslaught – the masterful and intense melodies of Envenomed and the crushing groove/thrash terror of Cryptic Abyss.
Monday, November 3 at 8:00pm, 18+
SINISTER (Holland) - AUSTRALIAN TOUR 2014 - CUP EVE. For the first time since forming all the way back in 1988, Legendary Dutch death metal band SINISTER are coming to Australia. One of the worlds most revered and respected exponents of extreme music, SINISTER recently released their 11th Full Length, entitled "The Post-Apocalyptic Servant”, and are doing a string of tours and dates in support of that release. TIX
Saturday, November 15 at 8:00pm, 18+, Tix
hi speed death metal violence
Brazilian Death Metallers KRISIUN triumphantly return to Australia and New Zealand with their newest monument of brutality, "The Great Execution" out now via Century Media. High Speed Death Metal Violence. Tickets Onsale Monday 7th of July @ 9am. Onsale Now
, Lim 100 (2 Weeks Only), $30 Early Bird Ticket. No BF.
Thursday, November 27 at 8:00pm, 18+
MERAUDER (USA) AUSTRALIAN TOUR NOVEMBER 2014
W/Blood Duster, Metal Storm & Against (QLD)
Old School Cartel Presents
. For the first time in Australia. Legendary New York Hardcore Legends Merauder will be destroying their way across the country in November 2014. Tickets are available from Eventbrite. W/Blood Duster, Metal Storm & Against (QLD).
Friday, November 28 at 8:00pm, 18+
MERAUDER (USA) AUSTRALIAN TOUR NOVEMBER 2014
W/Within Blood, Against (QLD), Crowned Kings & Outsiders Code
Old School Cartel Presents
. For the first time in Australia. Legendary New York Hardcore Legends Merauder will be destroying their way across the country in November 2014. Tickets are available from Eventbrite. W/Within Blood, Against (QLD), Crowned Kings & Outsiders Code.