A retrospective look back at Hardcore Halloween 2011, what a great show.
Footage thanks to Mitch Pinney.
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The guys over at Blunt Magazine recently caught up with Oscar from 50 Lions, Jase from Hopeless & Ryan from Fires Of Waco in the form of a few small Q & A interviews. The mag grilled the guys on band news plus how keen each of them were to be playing the Halloween show this year.
You can go read the interviews over at the Blunt website here.
Blunt Magazine, KILLYOURSTEREO.COM & Byron Bay Hardcore present..
Hardcore Halloween 2011
50 Lions, In Hearts Wake, Hopeless, Relentless, Ghost Town, Fires Of Waco & Deceiver
With the absence of annual Hardcore & Punk events in the area in recent years, Hardcore Halloween will step it up in 2011 to display some of the finest artists currently on offer in the genre.
On the back of yet another successful European jaunt, 50 Lions will make a seasoned return to headline Hardcore Halloween. In 2009 the band firmly established themselves at the forefront of the Australian scene with ‘Where Life Expires’. Having since continued their run of solid releases and extensive touring the world over, the band will bring back their intense live performance to the event this year.
Main supports will include local metal dudes In Hearts Wake as well as Melbourne’s Hopeless. In Hearts Wake have cut their teeth playing shows in the area since 2006 and have since come into their own gaining a strong local following, landing impressive supports slots as well as showing a strong touring ethic. Hopeless have not slowed in proving themselves to be Melbourne’s most exciting hardcore export in recent years, with this year seeing the band finishing up an inaugural European tour. Showing an impressive touring history with several solid releases under their belt and another in the works, Hopeless will make the trip north to perform exclusively at Hardcore Halloween.
Not content with destroying venues in their own backyard, Sydney’s Relentless have endeavoured to tour as much as possible and in doing so have landed firmly at the top of the new generation of Hardcore bands emerging from their area. After a quiet 2011, Ghost Town will return to play Hardcore Halloween to show why they are still the most exciting band to emerge from the Gold Coast area in recent years. Rounding out the line up are Brisbane’s latest and greatest punk sensation Fires Of Waco as well as heavier up and coming north coast outfit, Deceiver.
Now in it’s 6th year with past line-ups including bands such as Parkway Drive & Carpathian, the event continues to grow confirming itself as a staple in both the Byron & surrounding areas. With a venue upgrade and a boosted line up, this proves to be the most exciting year yet. For the first time Byron Bay Hardcore will work with charity aid organisation ‘100 Shows For Haiti’, pledging $3 from every ticket sold to the cause.
Sunday October 30th – Byron Bay High School (Bangalow Rd. Byron Bay)
Tickets $20 available at the door only
Doors open 5pm
All Ages, Drug & Alcohol Free Event
Massachusetts band Defeater will be hitting our shores in March & April supporting Miles Away. The band released their debut album ‘Travels’ which came out in 2008 and are set to release ‘Empty Days & Sleepless Nights’ on March 8th through Bridge 9. If you like any form of melodic hardcore/punk check this band out. You can preview a some of their latest material at Bridge Nines Facebook page.
Miles Away / Defeater / Fires Of Waco @ Byron YAC April 7th.
The Amity Affliction have announced a regional run this August/September. The ‘Anchors Tour’ arrives in Byron on September 2nd at the High School. Locals Word Up! and Brisbane punks Fires of Waco will be supporting along with Melbourne hardcore group Hopeless. Tickets are already on sale at All Music & Vision stores as well as other Moshtix & Oztix outlets. If you haven’t already picked it up, the band have a new album titled ‘Youngbloods’ out now on Boomtown Records.
Word Up will be playing with Had It in Brisbane this weekend before the two bands hit Byron on Sunday for a house show. Also playing are Fires Of Waco, Spray & Thick Skin. The show will be held at Morningside arts hall, if your in the area go check it out and support the local & travelling bands. For more info head to the Arrest Records page.