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Newcastle modern melodic/thrash metal outfit PurEnvY are one of just four bands announced for next years Thrashville Festival on February 13.


Alongside local sensations Astrodeath, Battlesnake and Scabz, PurEnvy are aiming to put their names alongside acts such as King Parrot, Frankenbok and Frenzal Rhomb to have headlined the prestigious Southern festival.



“I’m stoked,” enthused guitarist/vocalist Josip Malkoc about being part of the initial announcement. “Excited. It’s gonna be a good show for everyone and it’s pretty close to home! I’ve never actually been but I’ve wanted to go since the year King Parrot played. They do a couple of different festivals out there so it should be good.”


Despite the current blow-up of Covid cases in N.S.W that has once again forced border closures, Malkoc remains optimistic about the festival going ahead.


“Yeah absolutely,” he said, only half convincingly. “They’re saying on the news ‘has Sydney dodged the covid bullet for Christmas?’ but you can’t really say that. Every day is different. With shows and stuff, we played a couple of weeks ago in Newcastle and one minute it was a seated show and then it got turned into a standing one and then it got changed back to a seated one… it’s hard to keep up with.”


In the full interview, Josip discusses how it feels to be back playing live again, new music written during lockdown, the ever-evolving sound of PurEnvy and more.


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