BLACKEN THE GLOBE - Festival In the dead centre of the country, Blacken has been incubating. A festival like no other, Blacken will unite the metal heads of Australia and beyond, streaming live online around the globe…. The first ever Blacken The Globe festival takes place in Alice Springs on March 30th. A film crew are covering the show and live streaming it on the internet. Blacken features some of the best heavy bands from around Australia and is hosted by Lochlan Watt of Triple J metal show The Racket. Headlining the event is King Parrot, grind legends from Melbourne. The band have been riding high on the success of debut album “Bite Your Head Off”. “King Parrot are honored to be invited to take part in the Blacken The Globe festival in Alice Springs,” says vocalist Matt Young. “We’ve left the King Parrot mark everywhere we’ve been so far, and Alice Springs will be no different. Prepare to have your senses brutalized” Also on the bill are Perth’s Blunt Force Trauma, The Black Wreath’s unholy trinity: The Horror, Uncreation and Miazma as well as the return of new era rockers NoKTuRNL. Organised by Alice Springs record label The Black Wreath, the festival is run by volunteers and privately funded. “We are throwing an all Australian metal festival in the dead centre of the country. Inspired by Wacken Open Air in Germany, we aim to establish an annual event that supports the incredible metal bands our country has to offer” says founder Pirate. Blacken takes place on the outdoor stage of the Alice Springs RSL. The festival also features market stalls and roaming performers. Tickets to the all ages, licensed event are available at Murray Neck Music World, Stay True Tattoo and online.
SteelSwarm, Hematic, Risen Dred and Caraway seed will be recording this gig for DVD release
Bloodklot album launch.
Sounds Like: Pantera, Machine Head, System of a Down, Fear Factory
Bio: Blunt Force Trauma are a heavy hitting 4 piece, groove laden Metal Band from Perth and have been pounding their way through the Music scene since 2009. Quoted as being “Thor’s love children”, Blunt Force Trauma are an act to put on your bucket list as a must see and hear!
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“If tanks were made for killing people, they really should have modelled them on Metallers Blunt Force Trauma. These guys are custom built to tear through enemy lines with a relentless attack launched at a merciless pace, you could feel the vertebrae crumbling from excessive nodding. The BFT machine rolled on as they continued to rain down the heavy artillery with crowd favourite Bleed, which was met with roars of approval. A horde of pissed off scorpions could not have unleashed more fury, even with all three major limbs built for destruction.”