Some shots from Wednesday Jan 25th @ the YAC thanks to Jordan Compte.
Archive for January, 2012
Hailing from the metal and hardcore hotbed of Sweden/Norway, ANCHOR keep proving to be one of Europe’s most active and important hardcore bands with close to 300 shows in less than four years from countless European tours and two tours of North America. Following the release of their highly acclaimed album “Recovery” on Pee Records last year, ANCHOR are now set to add Australia to their extensive tour diary playing thirteen shows and covering five states in the first two weeks of March.
ANCHOR bring a heavy, aggressive hardcore sound with howled vocals, not without its speed and urgency, taking cues from bands like Judge, Entombed and Verse. ANCHOR are geared up to play alongside Baltimore’s TRAPPED UNDER ICE on four of their shows throughout their tour, and Gold Coast labelmate’s PROMISES will be joining them on the first leg of the tour.
Tuesday February 29th – Byron YAC w/Trapped Under Ice & Relentless.
Doors 6pm, All Ages, Drug & Alcohol Free. Get tickets here.
ANCHOR – “Recovery” Exclusive Australian Digipak is instores now on Pee Records
In the wake of releasing Big Kiss Goodnight, Baltimore’s hardest hardcore band, Trapped Under Ice, are set to take over the globe again, and this March it will be Australia’s turn to realise once again why TUI are back on the tips of everyone’s tongues. Joining them around the country will be Sydney’s Relentless, setting this tour up to be one of the most unforgettable tours of 2012.
Recorded by Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory, Terror), Big Kiss Goodnight sees Trapped Under Ice diversify their hardcore sound and evolve into a band that ticks all the boxes. They have stayed as hard as hard can be, but this time have introduced elements of melody and fun throughout, earning it rave reviews from across the globe. TUI have followed up its release with their own headline US tour alongside Hundredth and Backtrack. Having previously toured with everyone from Hatebreed to Every Time I Die and Despised Icon, the band is a tightly oiled machine, bringing intensity and passion to the stage wherever they go. Trapped Under Ice are going to dominate stages from the east coast to the west.
2012 is set to be the biggest year in the life of Relentless. While 2011 saw them release their debut album, Set In Stone, tour Australia multiple times as well as conquer South East Asia, 2012 is bigger and better. Album number two will see the light of day and the year will also see the band travel to the US for the first time to play the prestigious New England Metal And Hardcore Fest. One of Australia’s best hardcore exports, Relentless’ dedication to their craft and their unwillingness to compromise have seen them build from a local act to a truly world class band. Bring on 2012!
Trapped Under Ice’s Big Kiss Goodnight is out now through Dogfight Records.
Relentless’ Set In Stone is out now, also through Dogfight Records.
Wednesday February 29th – YAC, Byron Bay
Doors 6pm, Tickets $20 +B.F./$25 at the door
Tickets available through Oztix Outlets
All Ages, Drug & Alcohol Free