wednesday, august 5, from 8pm, 18+

A Basket Of Mammoths, august Residency

W/Two Headed Dog, Maladaptor, The Black Alleys

rock

A Basket Of Mammoths are playing every Wednesday in August for our first ever residency at The Bendigo Hotel! We have some killer bands on the bill so come down and have some absolute ripper times with us! 5th: A Basket Of Mammoths, Two Headed Dog, Maladaptor, The Black Alleys. 12th: A Basket Of Mammoths, spacejunk, Hobo Magic. 19th: -Secret Show- 26th: A Basket Of Mammoths, Grim Rhythm, The Hunted Crows, Three Headed Fool

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Thursday, August 6 at 8:00pm, $8, 18+

Headless

W/Behold The Defiant, The Nuremberg Code and Cyprus live!

Death Metal

"The Nuremberg Code keep it real, the sound is real, the people are real. This is Badass gangsta metal without the wrap". A concoction of diverse influences has allowed this band to develop a unique style that still is able to capture part of that tough Aussie metal sound that is now internationally recognised. Behold The Defiant is geared for big things being confirmed for interstate tours and festival shows.

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friday, August 7 at 8:00pm, 18+

Stone Djoser

W/Moon Dogs, Mr Wolf, Kyrum + DJ AMANDA & THE PLUMBS

hard rock / Heavy Metal

Forming early 2013 in country Victoria, Australia. Stone Djoser is a combo heavy groove rock/ Heavy Metal. Lets Bounce! Stone Djoser a four piece hard rock band from Australia. Music is energetic driven heavy grooves with power to get you moving. Influences Black Sabbath, Guns n Roses, Pantera, Faith no More, Alice in Chains, Tool, Nirvana, Soulbound Riders. Stone Djoser 11.20, Moon Dogs 10.20, Mr Wolf 9.20, Kyrum 8.30

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Saturday, August 8 at 2:00pm, 18+

Brewtality Festival 2015

HEAVY Mag and Desert Highways presents: Brewtality 2015 Festival. The Tote & The Bendigo

Metal / rock / beer

HEAVY Mag and Desert Highways presents, Brewtality 2015 Festival. A celebration of metal, rock and beer! 33 bands across 3 stages! At The Tote & The Bendigo Hotels, Collingwood, Melbourne. Presale Tickets - $25 Door Entry - $35. Last year's event was a sell out on the day, take advantage of the presale discount so you don’t miss out! Line up: Hobbs Angel Of Death, Hard-Ons (NSW), Heaven The Axe, Suiciety (First show since 1997), Eye Of The Enemy, In Malice's Wake, Broozer, Anthelion (Taiwan), Truth Corroded (SA), Decimatus, Hobo Magic (QLD), Captives (TAS), Drifter, The Hidden Venture, The Ugly Kings, Kyzer Soze (QLD), The Underhanded, Direblaze, Zombie Motors Wrecking Yard, Grim Rhythm, Alkira (SA), Flour, Coffin Wolf, Weedy Gonzalez + more to be announced!

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Tuesday, August 11, from 4pm, 18+

TUESDAYS ARE FRIDAYS

W/DJs, $15 Burger, fries & Pint, $6 Pints of skull, $6 Stubbies, $7 basics, Free Pool

rock / metal / glam / goth / punk / 00's / 80's / 90's

Every Tuesday we have a Friday. W/$15 Burger, fries & Pint - all night special, Free Pool, $6 stubbies, $7 Basics, $6 Pints of Skull. Danger DJ, DJ Leopard Head, on the decks playing all the best 80s/90s/00s Alternative Glam, Goth, Indie, Grunge, New Wave, Rock, hard-rock, Punk Rock, cheesie anthems.

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wednesday, august 12, from 8pm, 18+

A Basket Of Mammoths, august Residency

W/spacejunk, Hobo Magic

rock

A Basket Of Mammoths are playing every Wednesday in August for our first ever residency at The Bendigo Hotel! We have some killer bands on the bill so come down and have some absolute ripper times with us! 5th: A Basket Of Mammoths, Two Headed Dog, Maladaptor, The Black Alleys. 12th: A Basket Of Mammoths, spacejunk, Hobo Magic. 19th: -Secret Show- 26th: A Basket Of Mammoths, Grim Rhythm, The Hunted Crows, Three Headed Fool

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friday, august 14 at 8:30pm, $15 18+

IRON MIND

W/EXTORTION, BORN FREE, REBIRTH

Hardcore / power violence

IRON MIND, EXTORTION, BORN FREE, REBIRTH, Doors @ 8:30pm - First band from 9pm, $15, 18+

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Saturday, august 15 at 8:00pm, 18+

S.N.F.U. (Canada)

W/wolfpack + more tba

punk rock

One of the most talented and unique acts of the pivotal early 80's hardcore punk scene, SNFU are finally returning to Australia and New Zealand for the first time since 1997. Don't miss Canadian punk legends SNFU celebrating the 30th anniversary of their genre defining debut playing select tracks from this album as well as all the classics from the BYO, Epitaph Records & Alternative Tentacles eras on their long awaited return to our shores. August 15th! tix on sale now from the Drunk Promoter.

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Tuesday, August 18, from 4pm, 18+

TUESDAYS ARE FRIDAYS

W/DJs, $15 Burger, fries & Pint, $6 Pints of skull, $6 Stubbies, $7 basics, Free Pool

rock / metal / glam / goth / punk / 00's / 80's / 90's

Every Tuesday we have a Friday. W/$15 Burger, fries & Pint - all night special, Free Pool, $6 stubbies, $7 Basics, $6 Pints of Skull. Danger DJ, DJ Leopard Head, on the decks playing all the best 80s/90s/00s Alternative Glam, Goth, Indie, Grunge, New Wave, Rock, hard-rock, Punk Rock, cheesie anthems.

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wednesday, august 19, from 8pm, 18+

A Basket Of Mammoths, august Residency

W/secret show

rock

A Basket Of Mammoths are playing every Wednesday in August for our first ever residency at The Bendigo Hotel! We have some killer bands on the bill so come down and have some absolute ripper times with us! 5th: A Basket Of Mammoths, Two Headed Dog, Maladaptor, The Black Alleys. 12th: A Basket Of Mammoths, spacejunk, Hobo Magic. 19th: -Secret Show- 26th: A Basket Of Mammoths, Grim Rhythm, The Hunted Crows, Three Headed Fool

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Friday, august 21 at 7:30pm, $15, 18+

Hadal Maw

W/Départe, Adamus Exul, Arbrynth, Flesh of the Earth

death metal

With Départe vocalist Sam Dishington filling in during Hadal Maw's vocalist-less stage, it only made sense to team the two bands up once things returned to normal. With The Ophidian Ascension vocalist Jake Milne now at the helm, Hadal Maw will be headlining the show during a string of dates that will no doubt prove that the lineup hiccup hasn't slowed them down.

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Saturday, August 22 at 4:00pm, 18+

Night Of The Living Shred 2015

W/Born Lion, Captives, Brittle Bones, Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantams, Grindhouse, Hammers, The Workinghorse Irons, Pagan

punk rock

Crossroad Creative & The Bendigo Hotel Present, Night Of The Living Shred 2015 - Debut Punk, Rock, metal Festival, making their rad debut in Melbourne at the Bendi. Line up is killer, with Born Lion, Captives, Brittle Bones, Rick Dangerous & The Silkie Bantams, Grindhouse, Hammers, The Workinghorse Irons, Pagan.

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Tuesday, August 25, from 4pm, 18+

TUESDAYS ARE FRIDAYS

W/DJs, $15 Burger, fries & Pint, $6 Pints of skull, $6 Stubbies, $7 basics, Free Pool

rock / metal / glam / goth / punk / 00's / 80's / 90's

Every Tuesday we have a Friday. W/$15 Burger, fries & Pint - all night special, Free Pool, $6 stubbies, $7 Basics, $6 Pints of Skull. Danger DJ, DJ Leopard Head, on the decks playing all the best 80s/90s/00s Alternative Glam, Goth, Indie, Grunge, New Wave, Rock, hard-rock, Punk Rock, cheesie anthems.

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wednesday, august 26, from 8pm, 18+

A Basket Of Mammoths, august Residency

W/Grim Rhythm, The Hunted Crows, Three Headed Fool

rock

A Basket Of Mammoths are playing every Wednesday in August for our first ever residency at The Bendigo Hotel! We have some killer bands on the bill so come down and have some absolute ripper times with us! 5th: A Basket Of Mammoths, Two Headed Dog, Maladaptor, The Black Alleys. 12th: A Basket Of Mammoths, spacejunk, Hobo Magic. 19th: -Secret Show- 26th: A Basket Of Mammoths, Grim Rhythm, The Hunted Crows, Three Headed Fool

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Friday, August 28 at 8:00pm, 18+

The Ramshackle Army - USA Farewell Show!

W/The Playbook, Foley, Aust Kingswood Factory & Little Lamb & The Rosemary's

Folk / Celtic / punk / rock

In 2012 a little band from Melbourne made the voyage across the pond to the USofA to play a collection of shows with DKM for St Pats day and made a string of mates and memories along the way. Fast forward 3 and a half years, a heap more shows and a couple of lineup changes and the RSA are ready to do it all again, hoping the Yanks have a long memory! Where else to have this show but the venue of their first show The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood?

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Saturday, August 29 at 4:00pm, 18+

LIVING DEATH FEST III - 2015

First lineup announcement: Internal Nightmare, Iconic Vivisect, Dawn of Azazel (NZ), Hollow World, Wounded Pig (SA), more tba

heavy metal

Living Death Fest is back bigger than ever with 2 stages being at this years event. Any ideas on who you want at this year's LDF? Let us know! First lineup announcement: Internal Nightmare, Iconic Vivisect, Dawn of Azazel (NZ), Hollow World, Wounded Pig (SA), With many more to come!

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friday, september 4 at 8:00pm, $15, 18+

Divine Ascension - European Farewell Show

W/Amaronix, Acolyte

power metal

Metal Obsession & Screaming Symphony Present, Divine Ascension. European Tour Farewell ShowAfter completing a hugely successful Liberating Australia Tour and acting as the national support for power metal giants Blind Guardian on their Beyond The Red Mirror Australian Tour in June, Divine Ascension recently announced a massive 30 date European tour supporting power metal legends Stratovarius as part of their 2015 Eternal World Tour. “Space” metallers Gloryhammer are acting as main support making a three band bill not to be missed in Europe this October and November.

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Saturday, september 5 at 8:00pm, 18+

BARE BONES (NSW) SPRING TOUR

W/A GHOST ORCHESTRA (SA), CAUTION: THIEVES, THE APPROACH, DRIVETIME COMMUTE

Punk / rock

5 piece punk rock band formed in 2013 from Sydney, Australia. Two released EP's 'Villains' (2013) and 'Cut Throat Living' (2014). Since forming Bare Bones have supported Senses Fail (US), For Today (US), Northlane, Every Time I Die (US), Harms Way (US), Heights (UK) as well as Australias best Punk, Rock and Hardcore acts. Bare Bones bring together influences from a vast array of genres to craft a unique Punk Rock Hardcore hybrid, a successful recipe has proven to appeal to a wide audience and establish Bare Bones as act to keep an eye on in the Australian music scene.

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Friday, September 11 at 8:00pm, 18+

EVOKE DEATH

W/NOCTURNAL GRAVES, ANATOMY, DEBACLE & CONTAMINATED

Black metal / metal

A blood spilling hazed filled warming for black conjuration fest: Evoke death. Nocturnal graves, a black death metal holocaust featuring former members of destroyer 666. Team up with black death dealers Anatomy, Reunited - First show back in 15 years. Performing - twisting depths of horror, where angels die & the witches of dathomir selected tracks. Debacle, apocalyptic crust & despair from melbourne Members of pisschrist, drunkard, soberphobe. Contaminated, Utter darkness, Morbid death metal.

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Saturday, september 19, from 5pm, 18+

DANGER FEST! '15

W/Tge Balls, Rumblin' Wolf, Murder Rats, Kill Dirty Youth, The Black Aces, Double Black + Zia Electric Burlesque & Dj Wronghead, Vania Wilson

rock / hard rock / rockabilly / punk / psychobilly / danger

Bands, Burlesque, JD & DJ's all day and Night!! I have formed an EPIC lineup for the First Danger Fest at the greatest bar in the world the Bendigo Hotel with the lineup to be announced over the next few weeks and it is HUGE!! Rock - Hard Rock - Rockabilly -Punk - Psychobilly - Danger Lineup is:

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thursday, september 24 at 8:00pm, 18+

CANCER BATS 'Destroy Australia!! Tour'

W/High Tension

HARDCORE / ROCK / METAL

CANCER BATS have come to destroy. Fuelled by a burning desire to rage harder, play louder and have more fun than any other band, CANCER BATS mix hardcore, southern metal and punk rock into a lethal rock and roll explosion. What better way to celebrate than to bring along Melbourne’s heavy punk overlords HIGH TENSION along for what promises to be an insanely kick ass live show with plenty of riffage and chops. HIGH TENSION have just released their highly anticipated ripper 2nd album Bully and one to add to your top albums of the year.

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saturday, september 26 at 12:00pm, 18+

PARMAGEDDON

W/Acoustic Foxx, Peter Dickybird, Past Present, Junkyard, Trash Fairys, Poison Fish, Torrent, Bricks, Special Guest- Ainslie Adams, EEO, Living Earth Sound Sessions, LESS, Fierce Mild, I AM MINE, Lieutenant Jam, The Solicitors, Vision Street, Sordid Ordeal, Damn That River, Chase The Ace, Lace And Whiskey, The Vendettas

ROCK / ACOUSTIC / BURLESQUE / RAP / INDIE

20 bands 12 hours - 1 stage; House Party on Wheels Presents: PARMAGEDDON Parmageddon Part 1: Acoustic Foxx-12:45, Peter Dickybird- 1:15, Past Present- 1:45, Junkyard-2:15, Trash Fairys- 2:45, Poison Fish-3:15, Torrent- 3:45, Bricks-4:15... Intermission/Special Guest- Ainslie Adams 4:40. Parmageddon Part 2: EEO- 5:15, Living Earth Sound Sessions- LESS - 5:50, Fierce Mild- 6:25, I AM MINE- 7:00, Lieutenant Jam- 7:35, The Solicitors- 8:10, Vision Street- 8:45, Sordid Ordeal- 9:20, Damn That River- 9:55, Chase The Ace- 10:30, Lace And Whiskey- 11:05, The Vendettas- 11:45

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Saturday, October 3 at 8:00pm, 18+

5 Years of chaos feat. Draconis Infernum

W/Cemetery Urn, OLIGARCH & WÖLFE

Epic Black metal / Death

BM Belts commemorates going 5 years strong bolstered further by this line-up to mark the occasion. Join the chaos! Draconis Infernum exclusive show on Australian soil, back for the first time since 2012 (alongside Dark Funeral) with the new album "The Sacrilegious Eradication" CEMETERY URN Australian barbaric death metal from the grave!! feat members of Abominator & Belligerent Intent, set to release their new album at the end of 2015 on H.H.R! You have been warned.

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thursday, october 8 at 7:00pm, 18+

Silent Knight Conquer & Command Melbourne Invasion

W/Horizon's Edge, Espionage, Sudden State, Requiem & Rum Runners

Heavy Metal

Perth metal powerhouses 'Silent Knight' are embarking on their massive 'Conquer & Command' Australasian Tour across October/November and are stopping in Melbourne on Thursday the 8th of October. Supporting 'Silent Knight' will be a host of local Melbourne talent.

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Friday, October 9 at 8:00pm, 18+

toxic holocaust

W/Bulletbelt (NZ), more local supports tba

metal / punk

Headless Horseman present. Toxic Holocaust, Nuke the Southern Cross Tour! Portland metal punk assailants, Toxic Holocaust, were formed by Joel Grind in 1999 to pay homage to the raw days of metal and punk. Influenced by bands like Discharge, Venom, Slayer and G.B.H. - Toxic Holocaust create the perfect marriage of punk angst and metal aggression. Toxic Holocaust's latest album, 'Chemistry of Consciousness, which was released October 2013 was self-recorded by Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studio and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering. It continues the viscous combination of speed metal/punk that has made Toxic Holocaust into one of the most lethal live bands. Tix on sale now

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Saturday, October 10 at 4:00pm, Tix $25 - Pre $20, 18+

Metal United Down Under

W/DREADNAUGHT, Malakyte (Qld), Decimatus, Hadal Maw, Damnations Day, ALKIRA (SA), Toecutter, MetalStorm, Trigger, Requiem

metal / heavy metal

Megaton Music and Metal-Roos proudly present: Metal United Downunder - MELBOURNE. DREADNAUGHT, Malakyte (Qld), Decimatus, Hadal Maw, Damnations Day, ALKIRA (SA), Toecutter, MetalStorm, Trigger, Requiem, Doors at 4pm. Tickets: presale $20 available from moshtix.com.au from 7pm Friday May 22. $25 at the door, subject to availability. Buy Tix.

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Saturday, October 17 at 5pm, 18+

Toe To Toe

W/Bastard Squad, Bulldog Spirit, The Fuck Outs, Impact Zone, Blindspot, Retrace & Wolfpack

HARDCORE / PUNK

Sydney's hardcore punks TOE TO TOE are playing The Bendigo Hotel this October. Formed in 1992 out of the remains of Sydney underground punk bands ROCKS, DEATH MISSION and TUTTI PARZE, TOE TO TOE have proven themselves as the for fathers of SYDNEY HARDCORE. They have toured the world, playing with the likes of MADBALL, AGNOSTIC FRONT, DROPKICK MURPHYS, SICK OF IT ALL, and OFF! to name a few. Joining them will be Bulldog Spirit, The Fuck Outs, Impact Zone, Blindspot, Retrace & Wolfpack. Tix on sale soon.

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Saturday, October 24 at 5pm, $15, 18+

Leigh Ritson Benefit Gig

W/THE KILL, DESTRUKTOR, HORDES OF THE BLACK CROSS, MANIAXE, AGONHYMN, THE RUINER, CONTAMINATED

GRIND / THRASH / BLACK METAL / DOOM / fund raiser

Our mate Leigh had a terrible head on car accident with a Metro bus and busted his whole body. Now he needs a bit of cash to get him back on his feet. Come along, have a snag, watch some killer bands, and buy some awesome stuff at our cray-cray charity auction. 5pm onwards. $15. All proceeds go to Leigh. No bands are paid, no staff are paid, and Em is buying the fucking sausages out of her own pocket, so buy them and eat them. The Melb Music Family is the staunchest family.

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