A retrospective look back at Hardcore Halloween 2011, what a great show.
Footage thanks to Mitch Pinney.
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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
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
New Zealands’ Antagonist AD have been added to the 50 Lions show in Byron on February 17th, the band will be doing a short run along the east coast and have jumped on the show last minute. Antagonist AD last released ‘Old Bones Make New Blooms’ on December 7th through Trial & Error Records. They join In Hearts Wake, Relentless & Face Hate at the YAC. Doors 6pm, $15 at the door.
50 Lions have announced three shows in Brisbane & Byron before they head over to Perth in February.
Doors 6pm, $15 at the door, an all ages drug & alcohol free event.
50 Lions ‘Where Life Expires’ is out now through Resist Records