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Each week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we'll be putting a few quality underground bands in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week is our fourth exploration of the metal scene in Perth, Western Australia. You can also check out Part 1 (death metal), Part 2, and Part 3 (thrash metal).
The number of good bands that come out of such a small, remote place is quite staggering - it's just a shame that most of them don't get the opportunity to take their music to a wider audience. Today's highlighted bands have, to their credit, made some inroads into the international market.
With two full length albums under its belt, numerous local and national awards, and an appearance at Australia’s largest festival The Big Day Out, progressive metal outfit Chaos Divine has started to get some recognition in their home country. Not content with that, in 2009 the band played at the Progpower Europe Festival in The Netherlands as well as some club dates in Belgium.
March 2011 saw the release of Chaos Divine's second album, The Human Connection. While recorded in Perth, for the mixing and mastering the band managed to score the talents of Swedish producer Jens Bogren, known for his work with Opeth and Katatonia. The album is also available internationally on iTunes. The sound combines progressive elements and melodic death metal with particularly outstanding guitar work and great clean vocals, and will appeal to fans of Opeth and Dream Theater as well as fans of European-style melodic death metal.
Chaos Divine has checked in with the following update about the release of the band's "The Human Connection" album:
"Hey peeps, our brand new album 'The Human Connection' is just a few weeks away. You can pre-order your copy online now at Waterfront Records. These guys will ship both nationally and internationally.
"The album is due out nationally on March 25 2011 through Firestarter Music & Distribution, and everywhere else digitally on iTunes international. You can also pick up a copy of the new album at our album launch show, on April 15 @ The Rosemount Hotel, North Perth. Head to the event page here for more details. We will see you on the road in 2011!"
Perth tech-metal trio Under The Influence will release their third full-length record titled, “The Brutal Harsh Honest Truth,” on Saturday, February 6, 2010.
Under The Influence (U.T.I) is the brainchild of Perth based musicians Robbie Lumsden and Saxon Smith. Since 2005 this partnership has self-produced no less than 3 full-length records, with the third the first to obtain Australian distribution through Firestarter music.
Out nationally February 6, 2010 through Firestarter Distribution, “The Brutal Harsh Honest Truth” will be available to purchase/order from record stores around Australia. Under The Influence will also release their previous two records, "I" and "II" on Itunes February 6, 2010.
You can pre-order your copy from Waterfront Records now and the album will ship on February 6, 2010.
Here's “The Brutal Harsh Honest Truth” CD launch details:
Friday 12th February, Amplifier Bar, Perth (18+) doors 8pm
With guests – Chaos Divine, Sight Transcend & Fractious
The winners of the 2009 Australian Metal Awards, which were conducted by the Association for Australian Heavy Metal, have been officially announced. The winners are as follows:
Best Album Cover:
Psycroptic - (Ob)Servant
Best Youth Band:
Song of the Year:
“Refuse the Sickness” – Chaos Divine More...
Hacride have been confirmed for the ProgPower Europe 2009 festival, set to take place October 2-4 at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands.
ProgPower Europe 2009 festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Seven more bands will be announced soon.
The 2009 European Prog Power festival will take place from October 2nd - 4th at JC Sjiwa in Baarlo, The Netherlands. The currently confirmed bands for the festival are as follows:
Drummer Chris Mitchell will play his last gig with Australian metallers CHAOS DIVINE on March 28 at The Railway Hotel, North Fremantle, Australia. According to the band, "It's a sad departure and he will be sorely missed, but unfortunately he could not continue with the job."
"It's been an amazing two years with the man, both in terms of his drumming abilities and in terms of the incredible gigs that we have played."
"We wish ya all the best for the future and we fucking hope to see you on stage again in the not-too-distant future."
"Here's to one of the most underrated drummers going around!" More...
Perth's Chaos Divine are planning a tour of their native Australia in July and August. Drawing influences from a vast array of metal bands such as Meshuggah, Opeth, Arch Enemy, Dream Theater, Tool, Killswitch Engage, Strapping Young Lad and Soilwork to name only a few, the sound of Chaos Divine seems difficult to categorize.
The first half of 2006 saw the band complete six months worth of work on their debut, self-released five-track EP entitled "Ratio." The EP has since been enjoying healthy reviews across Australia, as well as airplay on many national radio stations. In December of 2006, "Ratio" was voted the #2 best Australian metal release of 2006 by the listeners of Triple J’s, Full Metal Racket program from which the shows presenter, Andrew Haug, also voted Ratio as his #1 Australian metal release of 2006.
In the short span of the band's journey so far, Chaos Divine has supported and played with the likes of Slayer (USA), Fear Factory (USA), Devil Driver (USA), Dark Tranquillity (SWE), Trivium (USA), Dreadnaught (VIC), Contrive (VIC), Five Star Prison Cell (VIC), A Secret Death (QLD) and now the time has come to share the journey with the rest of Australia on their debut tour scheduled for July/August 2007. Here are the tour dates: More...