Join us at the first of three residency shows at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood as we're joined by Oolluu and Geo for a night of awesome prog rockin'. Doors from 8pm, bands from 8:45, prog tunes playing till 3am. We will be recording all three of the Bendigo Hotel shows for a live album release, so make sure you come on down and be part of it all. Geo, Oolluu, Toehider, PROG TUNES!
Headlining an epic line up of rock and metal at the Bendigo Hotel are Cicadastone, a 4 piece knock out punch of face melting rock sure to warm the icy Melbourne winter blues. With Cirrus Crown who are causing a hurricane around Melbourne with their incredible blend of Progressive Rock. And Metallers Cam Bird breaking their live hiatus and bringing a fresh line up, heavier face smacking sound and new album full of intensity and groove. Following a massive EP Launch The Last Martyr will open the stage with their powerful combo of Melodic Metal.
RELAPSE ARTIST AND NEW JERSEY DEATH METAL PIONEERS FINALLY MAKE THEIR WAY BACK TO AUSTRALIA IN JUNE 2019! With guests death metal nihilists - Nervo Chaos who hail from Sao Paulo Brazil (cogumelo - tumba rec). Supports: Inverloch - Contaminated & Ignivomous. Doors 7pm 18+ entry. On check out of purchase you will recieve a big cartel code via email. Please present code and photo id for entry. No hard ticket is mailed out. Name changes are permitted
An afternoon for Music at The Bendigo with Alt-Rockers Pin the funked out sounds of Ozergun and the ominus tunes of Grey Mantis. Doors at 1. Pin's 2017 debut self titled EP offers a stark and often harrowing look at loss, love, rebirth and addiction. With a raw, stripped back style coupled with vivid lyrics pin attempt to deliver an honest and candid interpretation of a variety of darker motifs.
The Bendigo Hotel hosts KEEN on tour from the USA with local acts Traumaboys, Ivy Streep and Apollo House. Doors @ 6pm. Grab your tickets at the door and come rip it up with us - $10. KEEN is a full-throttle wipeout rock n' roll band coming from Los Angeles, CA on their first tour of Australia! Fronted by a twin brother and sister combo - they are one year deep and playing for keeps. Everything they do is DIY and from the heart.
W/Sapphire Street, The Spaghetti Stains, Valley of the Vultures, Wilson Blackley
The Lancias was founded in 2015 outside of Melbourne when Mark Fuhrmann began collaborating with school mates on a demo EP he recorded and released on Soundcloud. This was recorded mostly as a way to do something other than homework, though the EP consisted of 5 songs and provided a base for The Lancias to grow upon.
Come on down to The Bendigo June 27th and have a dance to new and old tunes from the moody and whimsical Eliza Joan; Alternative Folk-Rock artist from Melbz. She draws inspiration from artists like The Kills, PJ Harvey & Mazzy Star. Accompanied by her band of Renegades, Eliza's intrinsic songwriting walks the line between the obscurely dark and whimsical. Joined by legends Alex Wagstaff, Jordan and HPK, it'll be a heckin' good night.
The Badlands have returned in 2019 with their highly anticipated new single 'Ultraviolent' due for release later this year. Produced by Lacueva Studio's Nick Didia, the new music is nothing short of massive, with a punch that kicks through the solar plexus like a cannonball at short range. Their live performances are notoriously gargantuan and with 12 months of rock n roll to make up for, after a year of injury in 2018, the band are ready to take the show to the next level.
W/In Deception (EP launch), Annihilist, Earthbound, Nothingmetalmelb, Notice of Eviction, Vatic, Hedron and Jupiter The Giant
metal / hardcore / metalcore / progressive rock
HEAVY AF 2019 - Heavy Music Festival brings together some of the heavy-hitters in metal, hardcore/metalcore and progressive rock. Leading the charge is festival headliner,
Earth Caller, who have earned themselves a reputation for being one of the most energising live acts in the country. Having toured extensively, Earth Caller enjoy an international following and reputation. Signed to Eclipse Records, the highly successful Naberus, who are heavily influenced by melodic death, and thrash metal, are the main support at Heavy AF 2019. Other brutal doses of metal, hardcore/metalcore and prog will come courtesy of
In Deception (EP launch), Annihilist,
Notice of Eviction,
Jupiter The Giant.
9 hours of heavy music and ten bands for $10! (pre-sales and physical tickets purchased directly from the bands are only $8 online pre-sales incur a booking fee) Free pizza 4pm-6pm.
Groovecult Records is proud to present yet another show some of Melbourne's finest. The fired-up garage punk trio Wardens will be shredding the stage at the Bendigo Hotel alongside the foot-stomping blues jammers Ivy Streep and psyched out heavy hitters Sapphire Street. A night of guitar slamming, riff grooving and head banging is afoot. Doors 6PM. $5 Entry. SET TIMES: 7:00 - 7:45PM // Ivy Streep, 8:00 - 8:45PM // Sapphire Street, 9:00 - 9:45PM // Wardens
Presented by Arrest Records, this 2019 tour will see Strike Anywhere celebrating 20 years of melodic-hardcore breakdowns and hand-on-your-heart scream-alongs. Joining them from Newcastle and on will be Adelaide's Paper Arms, playing their first shows since they announced their final one back in 2016. Paper Arms and Strike Anywhere will be reunited after previously touring Australia together in 2010 and then Europe a few years later. Don't miss out!
Hobart based prog metal outfit Scoparia are bringing their debut album "Renewal" to the Bendigo Hotel! Joining them are: Alternative Metal group SVCRED are fresh off their recent release - In the Absence of Light LUMA will be bringing their own spin on the prog metal genre on the back of their recent ep "What Makes You Human" Melodic thrashers Werewolf are also set to grace the stage! $10 door.
W/Truth Corroded (SA) Bloodlands album launch, Blunt Shovel, Blackhelm, Truth Be Known (Singapore)
Line up: In Malices Wake, Truth Corroded (SA) Bloodlands album launch, Blunt Shovel, Blackhelm, Truth Be Known (Singapore). Enough Metal, Riffs, Blasts, kicks and groove to raise and re-sink the titanic. See you all there! In Malice’s Wake deliver thrash metal as it was intended - fast, ugly and wild.
One Of These Days Festival was birthed with the incentive of showcasing Melbourne's vast range of rock sub-genres in the inner-north, with an aim to expand peoples' minds to the energy, beauty, and skill that can be conveyed and reciprocated through heavier music. We will not tolerate any bigotry, discrimination, or harassment towards ANY attendee - in case anyone out there hasn't realised this yet, you'll actually live a more fulfilling life by not being a d***head. We'd like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of this land - sovereignty never ceded.
Party / Live Album recording of Jim-Bob & the Hippy Scented Rifle
$10 will be launching their 13th album 'Jim-Bob & the Hippy Scented Rifle' They will also be playing a second set which will be recorded live. Special guest - Tsar Green Much more to come. Entry $10 naturally. Concession
As the winter chill sets in Melbourne, get ready to raise the heat and your horns as Sydney rock band Lillye
hit the stage at the Bendi. Celebrating a year since their debut full length album EVOLVE was released to rave reviews and introducing their newest member, Stef. it's time to cause some havoc! Joining the line up are local acts Shadowqueen,
Eat The Damn Orange and
Tickets are a mere $10 at the door - doors open at 8pm. Come support live music and turn up the heat.
W/Daybreak, The Gloom In The Corner, Wreath. Local TBA
From the nightmare depths Cursed Earth return, faceless and fuelled by hate. After enlisting eight of the most vicious vocalists in heavy music to add their blood and sweat to The Deathbed Sessions the band returns to tour for the first time in over a year. The Deathbed Sessions is a unique slice of hell that serves as a reminder of the potency of their rage and noise. Spitting fire on a flurry of intense subjects including psychological warfare during the Vietnam War, the Pinjarra Massacre and the Rottnest concentration camp, lobotomy, self-destruction, narcissism and the Catholic Church, the resulting mixtape is nothing short of a brutal, violent trip. The Deathbed Sessions is out now on UNFD. Joining Cursed Earth is Daybreak, The Gloom In The Corner, Wreath. Local TBA
Chasing Lana's new debut album The Fight. OUT MAY 10th. Pre-order Album now. On tour this June / July. Chasing Lana, a four piece hard rock band from Melbourne, Australia. Formed by singer, guitarist Dave Cutting, with Robbie Cutting on Lead Guitar, Chris Coote on Drums and Keith Harland on Bass. Their 2016 E.P titled "Suffocate / Medicate" is available in all JB Hi-Fi stores Australia wide, and on all online platforms
W/Psycroptic, High Tension, Frankenbok, Lo!, I Exist (ACT), Holy Serpent, Wounded Pig (SA), Evil Eye (QLD) (LAUNCH), Siberian Hell Sounds (QLD), DeadYet? (QLD), Mammoth (SA), Coffin Wolf, The Credits, Rathead, CHUD (ACT), Prehistoric Douche, Slim Jeffries, Pistol Peaches, Dark Temple, WitchCliff (WA), Garlic Nun, Ambur, 100 Years War, Shapes Like Rapids
With their only VIC gig for 2019, Tasmanian metal legends Psycroptic, and Melbourne's own devastatingly brutal High Tension; we're stoked to have Frankenbok back on the lineup with vocalist Dan McDougall rejoining the band earlier this year; there's some massive weight on board from interstate including Lo! (NSW), I Exist (ACT), Wounded Pig (SA), Evil Eye (QLD), Siberian Hell Sounds (QLD), Mammoth (SA), DeadYet? (QLD), CHUD (ACT) and WitchCliff (WA), as well as a massive list of Melbourne bands including the incredible heavy psych rock Holy Serpent; and with their first ever gig, 100 Years War (featuring members of Wounded Pig, Facegrinder, Desecrator, Vicious Circle, Grudge, Strict Vincent, Dead Root). More to be announced!
Four killer Aussie metal bands playing brutal music over one night! DIREBLAZE, have been dominating Australia's heavy music scene since 2012 with their powerful and strict Death/Thrash metal. MONOLIYTH, From the old school, for the old school! Flesh melting riffs, pounding rhythms and grooves, string snapping solos and blood-curdling vocals! No bullshit, Just classic old school death metal! REMAINS, Grinding Death Metal A.W.O.L, The ensemble that chimes the apocalypse. Featuring ex-members of Groove/Thrash veterans Decimatus.
Get ready for a massive night of gritty Black Metal and Slammy tunes. The Adelaide Black Metal legends Diabolic Rites will be launching their new album; Litanies Of The Lecherous, at Karova Lounge and Bendigo Hotel over the weekend of August 9th & 10th, they will be delivering a tirade of bleak evil tunes set to blow your mind time and time over. Joining them will be Melbourne Slam Outfit Whoretopsy playing their breed of Slam and Death Metal with fresh tunes from their latest album; Take My Breath Away
W/Cicadastone, Shotgun Mistress, Long Holiday & Errin Kelly
rock / beer / jack daniels
COME TO ROCK STOCK 2019. We'd love to see all your faces down at The Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood on AUG 15th where we rock out with some amazing artists! Cicadastone, Long Holiday & Errin Kelly from Bottleofsmoke. Gonna be an epic night of thumping tunes, beer and hopefully some familiar faces. Tickets available here from Moshtix
UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS, Metal Festival dedicated to all styles of metal, returns for its 11th year running. With 10 years of successful history, the annual event has grown into a mandatory date on the Australian metal calendar and the bar has been raised higher again for this year with a killer line up to be confirmed. Taking place at the Bendi, this years UTSC Metalfest is going to be one not to miss. Plus we have 2 bands making the trek from across the Trans Tasman. KING. (VIC), an unfaltering and melancholic blackened metal force - keeping the spirit of old while carving a new path, epic while remaining raw, majestic while retaining a primitive atmosphere. Within the debut album "Reclaim The Darkness", KING creates the perfect soundtrack to tell tales of an old world, a world forged by the gods and walked by giants.
Headlining: Seraphic W/Death of Art, Flynn Effect, Neo Relic
Symphonic Metal, heavy metal
The ancient goddesses Venus & Lilith are symbolic of the light and dark that is in every woman, and the complexities and nuances that make her uniquely powerful. They are two sides of the same coin. Overdrive Touring are teaming up with Brisbane's premier Symphonic Metal band Seraphic. Promoting female involvement in dark, heavy music to raise funds for Share the Dignity, a uniquely female-oriented charity organisation. Sponsored by Rue Morgue Records.
Psychedelic Space Rock Revolutionaries
Naxatras from Greece will make their debut in Australia; September 2019.
Since 2012, this raw blend of spiritual incarnation, soulful Greek jams and hypnotic sound scapes NAXATRAS; have released 3 full length studio albums with highly critical acclaim to many reviewers around the globe and an achievement so grand of their first album being uploaded to YouTube boasting above 4.4 Million views to date. Their extended rhythms pay homage to countless sub-genres including Acid-Folk and 70s Psychedelic/Space Rock allowing such a welcoming accessibility to the sound that can only be described as NAXATRAS. Tagging along for the journey unto this new found consciousness is Sydney based Space Rock quartet
Comacozer who have their own story to tell with multiple LPs releases via Headspin Records. COMACOZER perform entrancing live shows with much fulfilment to the pineal gland opening and Australian crowds have been lucky enough to attend the bands mind blowing gigs since 2014. This tour is presented by
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SATURDAY 12TH OCTOBER AT THE BENDI DOORS FROM 8PM. NOGRACE, THIRD DEGREE, WHO'S TO BLAME, DARREN GIBSON. Join us in a one night only reformation show at the Bendigo to Celebrate 21 years of our releases and also support 'Jack's Journey' NoGrace returns with all original line up (plus one)... expect a killer show by all... dont miss it. $10 on the door.
Swedens purest Stoner Rock export GREENLEAF are back again in Australia ready to give us a dose of their latest album "Hear the Rivers" in November 2019. The boys of Green will this time hit Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Wollongong, Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast giving us even more love than they did on their debut last year. The Retro Stoner Rockers left Australian fans with huge demands on their debut in March 2018 after they played a run of shows all over the continent, giving Australia an appetizer of what is now spinning on all vinyl players across the globe. GREENLEAFs eighth album "Hear the Rivers" was released in November 2018 and is a testament to their ever-growing love for classic rock, dynamic song writing and emotional rollercoasters of songs that appeal to the old school rockers and stoner metallers of the world.