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Hobbs Angel of Death

The band began in 1985 as a solo project for ex-TYRUS guitarist Peter Hobbs, with the help of ex-Nothing Sacred members Mark Woolley (guitar), Sham (drums) and Karl Lean (bass), who recorded a number of demos which attracted interest from overseas labels. Hobbs' debut album, Hobbs Angel Of Death, was released in 1988 through German record label Steamhammer Records, and achieved a great deal of success in Europe.

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While The City Sleeps

While The City Sleeps are a 5 piece band from Melbourne, Victoria.
Forming in May 09' the boys went straight to work to try and create their own sound and style.
With the release of a 5 track demo shortly after, and an amazing EP following, WTCS have made a strong name for themselves within the local scene.
While The City Sleeps are definitely a band to watch out for in 2010! For bookings message the myspace or email

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Kim Salmon and the Surrealists

Kim Salmon and the Surrealists was an Australian indie rock band formed by Kim Salmon in 1987 when he was living in Perth between the final two tours by The Scientists. When the Scientists stopped, Salmon continued the Surrealists as his main band, while also playing in The Beasts Of Bourbon. Salmon formed the first lineup of the Surrealists in mid-1987, with Brian Hooper on bass and Tony Pola on drums.

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The Peep Tempel

The Peep Tempel's live show, as a two-piece, had always been a blast of frenetic energy. Concise, authoritative and marked by percussive precision, angular riffs and raw power. In 2011 The Peep Tempel added bass player Matt Duffy who had recorded the band's first two 7" singles and headed into the studio to record their debut LP with Clinton Kraus. The result was an album described by The Australian as "very near to rock and roll perfection" and a band labelled by Rolling Stone as "frenetic rock, pointed lyrics and one of the best live shows in Melbourne."

Legends Of Motorsport

Legends of Motorsport are one of Melbourne's finest loud, messy smash 'em up garage party bands. With great tunes about real life such as "Dinner And A Show" they are one of THE bands to see when visiting regular Melbourne venues such as The Tote or The Greyhound. Loud n' pukey.

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Rituals of the Oak

Rituals of the Oak are a traditional doom metal band from Sydney, Australia, formed in 2009 by previous members of Transcending Mortality and Lycanthia. They released their first recording, a 2-track demo CD-R on April 24, 2009, and their first full-length album, "Hour of Judgement" via Eyes Like Snow records, on November 27, 2009. Current Line-up:
Sabine Hamad - Vocals
Shane Linfoot - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Nathaniel Smith - Bass
Matthew Shriffer - Drums

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Gail Priest

Gail Priest is a Sydney-based sound artist, writer and curator. She is interested in releasing the hidden melodies and broken beats found in raw sonic material. She manipulates field recordings, random instruments and the tortured voice to create works that explore the fine line between pleasure and pain. Her atmospheric explorations incorporate dirty machinic rhythms and bass-heavy pulsations contrasted with glassy cascades and occasional sweet slippery vocals.

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