ALKIRA will be heading to Sydney for the first time!!
On Friday the 11th of July, they are supporting German beer/thrash metal legends TANKARD.
The party will continue on Saturday night, when they join our local legends of Thrash - Hazmat, DARK ORDER & AMORA!!!
ALKIRA released their debut EP ‘Down From the Hills’ in March of 2012. In the wake of this EP they were awarded the support slots for international acts FEAR FACTORY (US) and WARBRINGER (US), as well as embarking on tours of Victoria, Western Australia and Alice Springs. In June 2013 ALKIRA released their second EP ‘Red Devil’ which was mixed and mastered by Darren 'Jenk' Jenkins (Deprivation, Mortal Sin).
‘Red Devil’ received critical acclaim from many high-profile magazines and websites, with ‘The Metal Observer’ labelling it "easily their favourite metal release of 2013 so far" and a "modern-day thrash classic". In support of its release, ALKIRA opened for MUNICIPAL WASTE (US) in Adelaide and were invited to be the main support act for HAVOK (US) on their tour of South East Asia in January of 2014, including shows in Singapore and Malaysia. They also travelled to Brisbane for the prestigious ‘Dead of Winter Festival’, made two trips to Victoria and on the Australia day weekend of 2014, went on tour with the mighty KING PARROT, including shows in Warrnambool and Bendigo.
Let's give these guys a warm Sydney welcome, and PARTY HARD!!!
As mentioned above, Alkira will be joining our own local Thrashers!!
HAZMAT have just returned from their own run of headlining shows in New Zealand. Prior to that they played in the Philippines, where they were extremely well received.
Hazmat have supported Paul Di'Anno, Blaze Bayley, Tim "Ripper" Owens & Heaven, just to name a few. They are undoubtedly one of the hardest working, and underrated bands in Sydney.
DARK ORDER were formed in 1993. They have a few CD's under their belt, and have made some changes in lineup, seeing them return to the Metal scene, stronger than ever before.
DARK ORDER have played support slots with Germanys legendary Thrash Metal band - DESTRUCTION.
I don't think they'll mind that I liken them to one of my favourite bands, SLAYER!!!
AMORA is a fresher thrash band on the scene. They are a 5 piece, based in Sydney with The simple Mission to Create Heavy Thrashy Groovy Fast Paced Metal To Make People Move, Sing & Mosh. AMORA have worked hard, and we will see their debut Album later this month, you all should grab a copy!
With a line up like this, I think it's safe to say, we'll all be going home with wrecked necks! \m/