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Mudvayne Rock the Big Day Out in Perth, Australia

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Now in it's 14th year, the Big Day Out is Australia's largest one-day music festival, travelling to five major cities in Australia as well as Auckland, New Zealand. While previous years have seen big-name metal acts included in the lineup such as Slipknot, Metallica, Hatebreed, and Soulfly, the 2006 bill was a little lighter in tone with Iggy and the Stooges, The White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand and Kings of Leon topping the list of 30-odd bands.

Mudvayne took to the main stage at 2:10pm, to a large crowd for so early the day. It was obvious by the number of metal t-shirts that many of the punters had braved the heat just for the Illinois metallers, the only heavy act on the bill.

Chad, Greg, Ryan and Matt came on stage to the Darth Vader march and launched into 'Determined'. Chad chatted with the crowd - apologising for the five year gap between visits downunder - before the show continued with 'Negative One', 'Death Blooms' and 'TV Radio' off the current album Lost and Found. 'Not Falling' was followed by 'Happy?' and the all-too-short set was capped off with Mudvayne's first single 'Dig', which sent the crowd ballistic.

Fortunately the performance was not marred by equipment trouble like at the Big Day Out in Brisbane a week earlier, where either a power generator failure or blown speakers (depending on which report you read) stopped the show early.

Definitely a highlight of the day, Mudvayne's set showed what an outstanding live band they are, blending blistering technical skill with raw aggression in songs that you can dance to. The crowd took advantage of the set as one of the few moshing opportunities for the day. The guys rocked hard and the final impression: 50 minutes is not nearly enough Mudvayne.

You can view some general photos from the event here, including some shots of Mudvayne.

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Kay Smoljak is an Aussie photographer, geek, metalhead and goat aficioado who is currently hiding out in Berlin. She blogs sometimes at enter the goatlady.

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1. travis writes:

I was at the big day out and the gig they played at a night club the next night. f*** THE BIG DAY OUT They can suck on my big fat hairy balls. What type of bands was that? Fukin c***s anyway i went to the gig they put on the next night and f*** yeh!!! Mudvayne own the stage and a much better gig then the big day out. The big day out directors can go fuk them selves next yr i wont be there unless its true trivium will be gracing our shores. YOU RULE MUDVAYNE awesome show f*** YOU BIG DAY OUT

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2. The Most Pissed Off Man In Australia writes:

f*** Trivium man, BDO needs Lamb of God, deicide, Nevermore, Soulfly, strapping young lad or any other bands besides a gimmick band like trivium, y the f*** do they dress like Emo's? its like they wanna make metal but dont wanna be seen as a proper metal loving bogan there afraid they wont score with chicks or somthing? Well guess what your in a f***ing established band im sure thats enough to pull any amount of chicks, f***ing messed up little c***s grow some balls and stop screaming like a punk and start growling like the best of em.

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3. B-rad writes:

Mudvayne rule. But the White Stripes and Franz Ferdinand? The White Stripes has the worst drummer and FF.....well, they're the ugliest f***s I've ever seen. They're millionaires and they can't get their teeth done. But Mudvayne just makes amazing music, and those who can't see that......go listen to Simple Plan or cuts your rists.

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4. disturbed_child writes:

I agree that mudvayne f***en kickes ass, death to all the f***ed up emo's out there.

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5. inhatredofme writes:

ok so trivium sucks because they dress like emos and don't growl in their music? i can't say i agree with you, who gives a sh*t about how they dress? they wear what they want. as for the growling thing, if every damn band out there growled then it would get pretty boring....just like when hardcore first started getting popular, all of a sudden every damn band that came out had the same boring a$$ breakdowns in their music.

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6. Terry Loves Ron writes:

Trivium Sucks Cause There not Danzig or Manowar

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7. KillswitchEngage4eva writes:

F*** all you C**** Trivium kicks arse!! As for big day out!! cut the crap with all your emo sh** bring out some decent stuff! Mudvayne, Cog f*** yeah!! More METAL!! Death to those Emo f***s KILLSWTICH!!!

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8. George Bush writes:

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9. George Bush writes:

f*** Austrear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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10. B-rad writes:

Don't you mean Australia?

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