We are proud to announce that we will be playing at this year’s Whiplash Festival alongside international heavyweights such as Mnemic (DEN) and Merauder (USA). Here is the official announcement.

WHIPLASH FESTIVAL “IV” TOUR – SYDNEY SHOW

Last year we vowed to make Whiplash bigger and better in 2012 so as promised we bring you what’s sure to be one hell of a show stopping, ear crushing, fist pumping, heavy as &^%@ indoor festival.

Headlining this year we are proud to bring to the eastern shores of Australia; Denmark’s very own mind bending, sonic altering, genre bending and soul destroying export, MNEMIC.

Previously name as one of Metallica’s favourite bands and having previously been described as a fusion between metalcore, melodic death metal, industrial metal, progressive metal with hinted elements of thrash and groove metal – Mnemic form a style all on their own that only the band themselves can describe as “Future Fusion Metal.”
Having hit the Top 100 Charts with the worldly infamous album The Audio Injected Soul and played with some of the biggest names in music such as : Metallica, Deftones, Machine Head, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, All That Remains, Fear Factory, The Haunted, Soilwork and God Forbid.

Joining MNEMIC on the stage this year will be USA’s very own hardcore gangsters MERAUDER and one of the originators of the signature “metalcore”

Australia’s Main Support comes from DAWN HEIST who have a big year ahead of them – a slot on one of Asia’s biggest metal festivals; HAMMERSONIC and will be playing alongside Nile, Psycroptic & Suffocation (to name a few) which will follow with a european tour via their Management THE FLAMING ARTS before embarking on the Whiplash Tour.
Like a drug in your veins – Dawn Heist will infect you with their melodic brand of electronic groove metal.

Following DAWN HEIST to every show will be a roster of Australia’s very best metal acts. Those rostered on for this year’s tour include Queensland’s very own LYNCHMADA (fresh off their tour alongside the Cavalera Conspiracy), monumental prog-black metal act KATABASIS, Perth’s own DEVOUR THE MARTYR (fresh off yet another national tour), Melbourne’s hardcore metal veterans SCAR THE SURFACE, sydney’s very own experimental geek metal trio KUNVUK & finally instrumental metal trio PRESCIENT.

Lineup & Times :

SUDDEN RUSH STAGE
12.30-1.00 MY CITY SCREAMS
1.30-2.00 SYKO SAPIAN
2.30-3.00 MYRAETH
3.30-4.00 OUR LAST ENEMY
4.30-5.00 AS SILENCE BREAKS
5.30-6.00 DEPRIVATION
6.30-7.00 SCAR THE SURFACE
7.30-8.00 DEVOUR THE MARTYR
8.30-9.00 MERAUDER

WHIPLASH STAGE

1.00-1.30 MODERN MURDER
2.00-2.30 RED BEE
3.00-3.30 STARFORGE
4.00-4.30 RISE OF AVERNUS
5.00-5.30 PRESCIENT
6.00-6.30 KATABASIS
7.00-7.30 NORSE
8.00-8.30 ANNO DOMINI
9.00-9.30 LYNCHMADA
10:00-10.30 DAWN HEIST
11.00-END MNEMIC

DATES :

20TH OCTOBER – SYDNEY
Sandringham Hotel, Newtown NSW
18+
Doors at Midday
General sales $55+BF – available via Moshtix as of July 4th
VIP Meet and Greets $65 + BF – available via Moshtix as of July 4th

Ticketing link : http://www.moshtix.com.au/event.aspx?id=58370

For all performance enquiries :
whiplash.festival@gmail.com

For all sponsorship and press enquiries :
management@killshotpr.com

Proudly sponsored by :

Nuclear Blast, Ibanez, StringSite.Com, Riot Entertainment, Farski Photography, Venom Nightclub, Through the Collapse Radio show, Metal Obsession, Reverb Street Mag, Oceanic Sharks Booking Agency, Xtreme Zine, Sudden Rush, Firestarter Distribution & The Flaming Arts Agency.

“It’s going to be a Hell of a Day”

We hope to see you there!

- Andy

At this time, Starforge have entered the abyss to sculpt and create the next chapter from the essence of the universe itself. The band have absconded and transcended into exile, into the deep, dark depths of the Cancer Vault, until they can summon enough power from, the sleepless ones, to forge the new cosmic soundscape of the stars. Although little is known about the process, we do know that the new digital arcane will be entitled ‘Sacred Geometry’.

The band have said, the latest Magnum will not be available to the general public until they have issued release dates throughout the various zones, gates and access points across the universe,

It will not be available until their work has plagued every planet’s aquatic and marine course. But most importantly, it will NOT be available, until it has penetrated The Astral Spheres.

And only then, will it be available to this world.

You will know this time, for when it comes, the moon will turn a crimson red; the earth below you will tremble. Glaciers of every corner of the earth will violently shatter, melt and disperse, molten tar will replace water in the sea, and boiling waves of incredible height will lash upon a blistered earth. The stars will burn brighter than ever before, and in unison, chorus a demon tune.

While these Hellsongs echo from the path of zodiac, you will know, this is Starforge…