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Break Even

There is more than one artist with that name: 1. Since forming in the suburbs of Perth in 2005, Break Even have endured almost every experience a young band can; the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. The former includes putting out 2 successful releases and touring the country countless times with some of the biggest names in local and international hardcore. The latter on the other hand, includes undergoing numerous lineup changes and on a greater scale, a tragedy in the death of a band member.

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Mourning Tide

Gold Coast, Australia: 2000-present Gold Coast rockers Mourning Tide began in 2000, as four friends with the same vision: to be the most entertaining and unique band in the emerging hardcore/metal scene. Touring hard and partying harder has earned them a strong local following on the East Coast. In 2003, Mourning Tide released their successful self-titled debut EP, through Modern Music/Sony/BMG.

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Vultures may refer to: 1) An up-and-coming melodic hardcore band from Melbourne established late in 2008 . Played with the likes of Iron Mind, Break Even, Carpathian, Have Heart and 50 Lions in their short career. They have already released two demos which are available for free download on their MySpace ( Heading into the studio mid-May 2010, Vultures will record their first EP, 'I Don't Blame you', featuring six new tracks and one re-recorded track.

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50 Lions

Now a staple in Australian hardcore, 50 Lions first bared their claws in 2005 at the height of the metalcore craze in their native Byron Bay. Focussing on producing a more traditional hardcore sound, the key to the survival of the band would be some serious van hours. Building on a sturdy reputation as a fierce live presence, they earned their place on bills with Byron counterparts Parkway Drive and other notable Australian bands such as Carpathian, Miles Away and Her Nightmare, before stepping up to share stages with internationals such as Terror, Madball, Down To Nothing and Blacklisted.

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Her Nightmare

Forming in 2003 this five piece Melbourne band stands strongly under the banner of Australian Hardcore, yet are proud to acknowledge their obvious metal influences. Massive vocals, brutal guitars and a relentless intensity have seen them successfully travel the nation many times with bands like Parkway Drive, Comeback Kid, Most Precious Blood, 50 Lions, Jungle Fever and Terror. In 2005 came the release of their first full length album “No Heaven, No Hell” on Sydney independent label Resist Records.

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Battletruk are four mates who defy trends and play hardcore that they grew up on. Straight up no bullshit punk influenced short fast nasty songs to mosh to. Currently just released a split with friends Pillar of Hope, called Battle of Hope on beerfridgerecords/MGM (avail now at all good record stores on OZ). After successful launches in Aug, the next stop is a Madball support followed by a show with The Dead Walk. checkout their myspace (battletrukhc).

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