The Sunshine Coast has been quiet on the live music front of late, but that is about to change quickly with the opening next month of Eleven Dive Bar in Maroochydore.
Even the mere promise of a return to live entertainment has been enough to generate excitement in the region, but with today’s announcement of bands over the opening weekend that excitement has turned into something more.
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The newly vamped up Eleven Dive Bar in Maroochydore is wasting no time in attracting some of South East Queensland’s biggest live acts to grace their stage.
The official Sunday Service on June 13 welcomes Brisbane nu-metal rising stars Diskust, along with the Petrol Rock sounds of Piston Fist and the metal tidings of Sunshine Coast trio Flesh Torrent.
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With Kilfest rapidly approaching the music scene has finally been dealt a positive blow with easings on restrictions allowing the almost sold-out event to open up for an additional 100 punters on May 1!
To be held in the picturesque confines of the Old Kilmore Gaol, Kilfest features King Parrot, Desecrator, Frankenbok, Deadweight 80, Piston Fist, Diskust, Flaming Wreckage, High As Hell and 29Bones for the first full metal festival to be held in Victoria since the world was sent into chaos early last year.
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The countdown is on as Brisbane metal machine Diskust prepare to launch their first Southern invasion next weekend.
The band are putting the finishing touches to their new single “Khronic” and have promised to unleash the track every stop of the way to Kilfest on May 1.
Starting at the Crowbar in Sydney on Thursday, April 29, Diskust then move to the Basement in Canberra on Friday, April 30 before winding up at the Old Kilmore Gaol on Saturday, May 1.
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Brisbane high octane rock outfit Piston Fist are temporarily shelving work on their debut album and preparing to unleash fury on Melbourne with back to back shows next weekend.
With the album roughly halfway recorded the lure of the road has p[roven too much to resist so the band have decided on a hit and run mission targeting Victoria.
Next Friday, April 30  they play the famous Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood as a late addition to Nemesium’s album launch party alongside In Malices Wake, Remains and Voidfall before moving on to Kilmore on May 1 to take their place alongside heavyweights King Parrot, Desecrator and Frankenbok.
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You may have noticed that both Digi-mags are a day later than usual this week for which I apologise. It turns out riding a motorcycle at 11 pm with a flannelette shirt on is not conducive to your health but that won’t stop me in the future!!!
We have a few interviews from some top-notch Aussie bands this week, starting with our cover feature, Arteries, who talk about their killer new album Outdoor Claustrophobic.
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With Kilfest less than three weeks away you could forgive organisers for focusing on fitting an already fantastic line up of bands into one afternoon of live music but the Kilfest crew have decided instead to expand that lineup by one more band to make their lives harder and yours better.
Sydney thrash outfit Flaming Wreckage have caused such a stir with their latest album Cathedral Of Bones that sheer volume of interest has forced organisers into shuffling plans to accommodate them on the lineup.
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Geelong blackened melodic death metal outfit Nemesium have two shows left on their album launch tour for Continua.
The show scheduled for the Bendigo Hotel on April 30 just got bigger with the announcement Brisbane’s Piston Fist will be joining the existing line-up of In Malice’s Wake, Remains and Voidfall.
Tickets and details for both shows:
Fri 30 April – In Malice’s Wake, Nemesium, Remains ,Voidfall, Piston Fist @ Bendigo Hotel , Melbourne…/in-malices-wake-nemesium…
Sat 15 May -Black Rheno, Womb To Tomb , Nemesium @ The Tote , Melbourne…/f172036b-2d63-4e0e…
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It is an age-old given that before one attempts to conquer the world around him, he must first dominate his immediate landscape.
After toiling in and around Brisbane for the better part of three years, Diskust have well and truly done the hard yards, but more importantly, have seen the fruits of…Continue Reading

The wrap up is in from Si-Fest 2021 which was recently held at the Mansfield Tavern.
The event, of course, was a benefit for local metal identity Simon Russell-White and didn’t it prove what a lovable and affable young gent he is!
Over 200 people converged on the Mansfield to not only show…Continue Reading