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Marking the 1st year anniversary for Australia’s definitive Heavy Metal magazine HEAVY was always destined to be a superb night.

So it was with great pleasure that I accepted the invitation to attend tonight’s celebrations (camera in tow of course!)

Hosted at Melbourne’s Corner Hotel and featuring a slew of Australia’s finest Metal bands such as Blood Duster, Black Majesty, Frankenbok, Subjektive, Boris The Blade, Bronson, Internal Nightmare and Malignant Monster. If the foundations of the Corner weren’t well and truly precarious, they were after tonight’s show!

HEAVY magazine does an incredible job showcasing some of Australia’s finest when most of the mainstream media completely ignores the scene all together.

Shooting a lot of the international acts that tour these shores, I get little opportunity to really see what is happening on a local level, so it was great tonight to mix it up with some of the scene’s finest and I gotta say, I left the Corner blown away.

Believe it or not, this was the first time I had seen Frankenbok live and they truly floored me. They put forth a set of international band quality and would blow away most bands with ease. They were fuckn amazing!

Thank you to the ever-gorgeous Liv from HEAVY for the invite and I look forward to more events hosted by the HEAVY Magazine crew.

An awesome night! Ya shoulda been there!

Photos By John Raptis

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