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Interview by CJ Nash from Local Band Smokeout

New Zealand experimental metal outfit Kaosis are crossing the waters back to Australia this June for a series of showcase events alongside some of this countries best and most promising acts.

One of these shows is Gold Coast Carnage Fest, to be held at Mo’s Desert Clubhouse in Burleigh Heads on Friday, June 3.

Kaosis will be bringing a swag of new material and a revamped line-up that promises to raise the bar even higher from their debut Australian tour before the world turned to dust.

Joining them for Carnage Fest will be Melbourne metal titans Frankenbok, as well as local Queensland outfits Void Matter, Ocean Shores and Gold Coast legends Azreal.

Each week leading up to the event, HEAVY will present an interview with one of the bands as well as a short video Q & A to introduce you to the bands performing, as well as give you an insight into what to expect from one of the most exciting shows to hit the Gold Coast this year.

This week we catch up with Azreal.

Azreal are almost like an enigma on the local metal scene. They are a band who cleverly choose not to oversaturate the market with their music, instead playing only select shows for maximum impact.

After recently setting the main stage alight at Wallapalooza, Azreal’s next gig is at Carnage Fest, where you can be sure the band will once again deliver when it matters.

C.J starts by asking about one of the other bands on the lineup, Frankenbok.

“Frankenbok is a name I’ve heard over many, many years, and I reckon I’ve probably seen them live at some point in the early 2000s, probably at a show at Festival Hall. I can’t remember who they were supporting but I’m sure they played there. For whatever reason I didn’t take too much notice, probably because back then I was there to see some international bands and here was just an Aussie band, so, whatever. But then I did get more interested in the Aussie scene and I think the first time actually seeing Frankenbok was a show up in Brisbane, and I’m gonna say it was maybe seven or eight years ago, and they absolutely smashed it out of the park and I stood up and took fucken notice. I’ve been following them ever since, and their latest album is absolutely killer.”

In the full interview, CJ dives deeper into the world of Azreal, focusing on Gold Coast Carnage Fest, and finds out more about what the Gold Coast legends have in store for us in the near future.

Tickets for Carnage Fest are available now from Mosdesertcluhouse.com for just $10 pre-sale or $15 on the door.

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