The Amity Affliction

Live Gig Reviews + Photos

THRASH, BLAST & GRIND FESTIVAL

[LIVE REVIEW] THRASH, BLAST AND GRIND FESTIVAL at Max Watts, Melbourne

Featuring: King Parrot, Psycroptic, Revocation, Whoretopsy, Black Rheno and Hollow Earth.   It’s hard to think of a more appropriately named event than the Thrash, Blast and Grind Festival. While none of the bands on tonight’s bill ever quite pulled off all three elements in one, there was plenty of …

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[LIVE REVIEW] Yellowcard at The Enmore Theatre

On Friday afternoon, Sydney was hit with a downpour. Rain was bucketing down faster than a thrash metal drummer on speed, and Enmore Road turned into a river (which I aptly renamed to Ocean Avenue for the night). The rain didn’t keep the punters away though, and they were out …

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[LIVE REVIEW] TWELVE FOOT NINJA at The Miami Shark Bar, 16th Feb 2017

I’ve heard of Osaka Punch before, but have never heard their music. Unfortunately, this situation was only improved marginally when I saw them as support for 12 Foot Ninja at the Miami Shark Bar on Thursday night, but the few songs I managed to catch were enough to make me …

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[PHOTOS + VIDEO + REVIEW] GUNS N’ ROSES at MCG Stadium, Melbourne, Australia. 14th Feb 2017

Guns N’ Roses at MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) Stadium, Melbourne Australia. 14th February 2017. iPhone Video of the epic “Paradise City” show finale. Wait for the confetti and pyro! Twelve months ago if you’ve said that Guns N’ Roses would be touring Australia in 2017, I would have called you …

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[LIVE REVIEW + PHOTOS] UNDEROATH & sleepmakeswaves, Melbourne, February 12th 2017

There is something undeniably special about attending the self-christened “rebirth” tour of one of the most important, most successful post-hardcore bands of the 2000s. Underoath, for the first time since their reunion in 2015, graced Melbourne’s hardcore scene with the almighty presence of a band as crucial to the genre …

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[LIVE GIG REVIEW + PHOTOS] OPETH, Sydney Opera House, 6 Feb 2017

A sea of black took over Sydney Harbour as metal heads united in wait of our Swedish brethren who would make the Sydney Opera House their own for three hours of progressive bliss this evening. Opeth delivered the goods, firing off on all cylinders, kicking off with the progressive title …

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[LIVE REVIEW] PERIPHERY, Circles and Polaris at 170 Russel, Melbourne

The djentlemen in Periphery are largely to thank for the explosion of the tech metal scene that has occurred over the past half-decade or so since their inception. Certainly they played an integral part in its popularisation and—seven years and five-and-a-half records later they’re arguably at the height of their …

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[LIVE REVIEW] Bring Me the Horizon + While She Sleeps + Hands Like Houses, Margaret Court Arena, 05/02/2017

Written by: Callum Doig After a couple of months of waiting on vocalist Oli Sykes’ recovery from his viral throat infection, arena-metallers Bring Me the Horizon promised Melbourne and Adelaide that they would return to finish what they started in mid-late September. Joining them on the last remaining tour dates …

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[LIVE REVIEW] The Amity Affliction + supports, The Geelong Arena, 2nd February 2017

If you were to ask me how many times I’ve seen The Amity Affliction live, it’s unlikely I’d be able to give you a definitive answer and I’d instead hazard a guess at about six or seven. I think, therefore, that that alone speaks volumes about this band’s consistently fantastic …

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