It’s no secret that music’s heavy hitters are dominating at the moment.
Take the last few ARIA Charts.
Back at the beginning of August, Northlane and Lamb of God were #1 and #2 respectively. Following on from that, Bullet For My Valentine and Dead Letter Circus took out the top two spots.
As we look towards BigSound next week, you’ll find a stack of heavy hitters among the line-up. Some you already know, some you should discover. You can grab BigSound live tickets here.
A Breach Of Silence
The Brisbane Powercore Metal band have released The Darkest Road back in 2014. In recent weeks, they released an acoustic version of Vultures and launched a crowd funding campaign to assist with a tour overseas.
You’ll want to catch these guys at Crowbar on Wednesday, 9 September at 10.40pm.
Awaken I Am
The band released their debut album, Shields and Crowns via Shock Records (AUS)/Zestone Records (US) in March this year. Our writers have only good words to say about this band.
You can see for yourself at The New Globe Theatre on Thursday, 10 September at 11.20pm.
A relatively new band, they kicked off in 2012 and are signed to Four Four Records. They’ve supported The Hives, The Bronx, Royal Blood and a few others.
You can see their set at The New Globe Theatre on Thursday, 10 September at 10.30pm.
The Sydney quintet have toured with iwrestledabearonce (USA),Heights (UK), Parkway Drive, Northlane, Silverstein (CAN) and Attila (USA).
The band currently have an album, Outcast, released via Shock Records (AUS), Zestone Records (Japan) and Distort Entertainment (CAN).
They’re playing at Crowbar on Thursday, 10 September at 11:30pm.
Perth’s Chaos Divine released their new album, Colliding Skies, through Firestarter Music earlier this year. The band recently played venues in Melbourne and Sydney and did not go unnoticed.
You can see the band at The New Globe Theatre on Thursday, 10 September at 10:30pm.
Cosmic Psychos are staple of the Australian music scene. They’ve been doing this since the early ‘80s and are still a force to be reckoned with. They’re straight up, no bullshit music approach is what’s allowed the band to last through several decades. They have a new album, Cum The Raw Prawn and will be touring in support very soon.
You can get a little bit psycho at The New Globe Theatre on Wednesday, 9 September at 11.20pm.
This band were nominated for two QLD Music awards and their latest release plunged into the iTunes charts at #6.
You probably don’t need any further reason to see them at Crowbar on Thursday, 10 September at 9pm.
Recently performing at Nicefest, Dumbsaint’s most recent release is Panorama, in ten pieces. Their live show is as impressive as their music.
See them at The New Globe Theatre on Thursday, 10 September at 8.50pm.
If you fancy a bit of hardcore/rap metal with breakdowns, then this is the band for you. Recently toured with Deez Nuts, their latest album is Degenerate.
You can see them at Crowbar on Thursday, 10 September at 10.40pm.
Guards of May
Recently announced as support to the Dead Letter Circus tour, Guards of May have been making a strong impact on audiences.
They’ll be playing at The New Globe Theatre on Thursday, 10 September at 8.00pm.
Death metallers, Hadal Maw, have an impressive debut album, Senium. They’ve been slowing making noises throughout the Australian metal community. Expect to hear more about them very soon.
You can see them at Crowbar on Wednesday, 9 September at 9.50pm.
Sydney’s Hellions released their second album, Indian Summer in 2015. They kicked off a tour in August with Capsize and ’68.
Catch all the action at Crowbar on Thursday, 10 September at 9.50pm.
Never heard of them? You mustn’t have your music ears on. This band was nominated for an ARIA last year, they’ve just released an impressive album, Bully, (Cooking Vinyl) and they’re about to hit stages in Australia with Cancer Bats.
They’ll be playing at The New Globe Theatre on Wednesday, 9 September at 8.50pm.
Brisbane’s In Death…recently support Hellyeah’s Brisbane leg of their Australian tour. They recently toured the US and apparently they’re working on a new album, sometime soon.
You can see them at Crowbar on Wednesday, 9 September at 11.30pm.
Jack The Stripper
Grindcore from Melbourne, who released their first album, Raw Nerve in 2013. You’re in for a treat if you get to see this band live.
Prepare to be blown away at Crowbar on Wednesday, 9 September at 8.10pm.
Who could forget that earworm Dance Like No One’s Watching? Let’s hope they bust it out at BigSound. Their current album is Machine Made The Animal.
You can get down and boogie with Jericco at The New Globe Theatre on Thursday, 10 September at 9.40pm.
The industrial thrash metallers from Melbourne are currently on tour for their sophomore album, Haunted, which is out now via Firestarter Distribution.
You can catch their set at Crowbar on Wednesday, 9 September at 9pm.