Yet another music festival has fallen victim to the hated C word, with Halloween Hysteria – which was set down for October 23 at the Mansfield Tavern in Brisbane – left with little alternative than to make an early call to abort. BUT it’s not all doom and gloom with a rescheduled date of April […] …Continue Reading

With so many concerts and music festivals falling victim to the unpredictable nature of COVID and the domino effect of lockdowns and venue closures and restrictions, the Australian public has been starved of live music in Australia for coming on to 18 months. It is a situation and realisation that has seen many promotors reluctant […] …Continue Reading

Being a concert booker and promotor is wrought with danger in the modern age, with many electing to hold off until things are a little more certain.
Not so with the team at Hysteria who have already announced Halloween Hysteria, set to rock Brisbane’s Mansfield Tavern on October 23.
With a stellar line up including headliners Mammal, King Parrot and Spiderbait, plus a host of this countries finest talent, Halloween Hysteria will be the first major, large scale festival to go ahead in Australia since the events of the last 18 months have taken their stranglehold on the music industry at large.
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With the Moondoll Festival at the Mansfield Tavern only weeks away HEAVY will spend the next three weeks talking to some of the headlining acts to give you a taste of what is in store.
 
This week we catch up with Mark E from The Mercy Kills to talk about their role in Moondoll and other things happening in The Mercy Kills camp.
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After falling victim to COVID last year Brisbane’s Moondoll Music Festival returns in 2021 with renewed focus and a new venue and promises to be one of the festival events of the year on the Australian calendar.
 
Featuring the cream of musical talent from Australia and New Zealand, this year Moondoll expands to include two stages –  the Heavy Mag/Rock Arena Stage and the Good Call Live/Garden Room Stage.
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The creature returns … from the undead! Halloween Hysteria 2021 will be smashing it out of this dimension with a massive, incredible, stupendous, and SPOOKY star-studded line-up at Mansfield Tavern on Saturday 23rd of October!
 
This edition features Australian alt-rock royalty Spiderbait headlining this premier event, plus an entire galaxy of Australian heavy music stars, both emerging and established.
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VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #152 HERE
 
To any of those still lamenting the loss of live music in this country, I urge you to take a look through our news section of this weeks DigiMag to see all of the shows on offer!
 
Northern NSW hard rock/metal duo Beast Machine front the cover this week, talking about their upcoming single “Better” and two FNQ shows supporting Frankenbok.
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VIEW HEAVY DIGIMAG #151 HERE

Metal royalty grace the cover of this weeks Digimag, with Fear Factory’s Dino Cazares catching up for a chat about the band’s upcoming album Aggression Continuum plus the departure of vocalist Burton C Bell.
 
Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top also features, talking about his new solo album Hardware and Nathaniel Shannon provides an entertaining look into the world away from the lens in a chat about his stunning new EP The Three Mothers.
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By Luke Scott
 
Metal of Honor presented Southside Of Hell, a collection of live metal bands from Brisbane, supporting Black Rheno from Sydney on their National Tour.
 
Mansfield Tavern did a fantastic job of hosting the event, with the venue, food and staff being of fine quality all day/night.
 
Initial gripes: none really, walking in on Dr Parallax’s set was a good way to get a feel for the room, both atmospherically and sound-wise.
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VIEW AUSSIE DIGIMAG #26 HERE
 
This week’s Aussie Digimag features a nice spread of established and emerging artists, with Sydney’s Our Last Enemy gracing the cover with a great interview with bass player Matt about the crushing new single “Decline Atrophy” and more.
 
Karnivool‘s guitarist and all-round nice guy Hoss stops in to talk about next week’s Livestream event celebrating 10 years since the release of their groundbreaking album Sound Awake and Adrian Narayan also joins us to chat about what he has been up to.
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