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Veteran West Coast thrash metal act Death Angel, which recently canceled its previously scheduled appearances on the Neckbreaker's Ball tour, will headline the fifth edition of Indonesia’s Rock in Solo: Heritage Metal Fest 2011 later this summer.
Rock in Solo: Heritage Metal Fest 2011, Central Java, Indonesia’s largest heavy metal festival, will take place at Alun-alun Utara Solo in Surakarta (also known as Solo) on September 17th.
Other international metal bands Kataklysm, Deranged, Enforce, Oathen, and Isthar will round out the co-headlining acts. The currently announced lineup is as follows:
Death Angel (USA)
Down For Life (Solo)
Something Wrong (Yogyakarta)
Crucial Conflict (Surabaya)
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 I am checking out Perth’s thrash and thrash-influenced metal scene.
Perched on the arse end of a continent-spanning desert, Perth is the most isolated capital city in the world, and not surprisingly this has led to a very active local metal scene. The bands highlighted today have in common some kind of thrash influence – although how heavily that influence manifests itself in the music varies from band to band.
Enforce has been around in one form or another for over 10 years, releasing in that time three full length albums including the latest, “Biblakil,” in the first half of 2011. But the live show is where this band is at its best, whether supporting an international act (Enforce has opened shows for Behemoth, Obituary and Kreator, to name a few), touring Australia, or playing local gigs.
Although a lot of death metal flavors their sound, Enforce has an undeniably strong thrash influence – just look at frontman Guy Bell’s patch jacket!
Enforce - "As Death Sets In" (Live)