One of Australia’s earliest major black metal bands, formed in 1994, Lord Kaos had generated international acclaim by the time of their seminal debut album Thorns Of Impurity, with founding guitarist Astennu going on to relocate to Norway and join both Dimmu Borgir and Covenant.
Reactivated now with Astennu back at the helm, Lord Kaos recently made their successful live return in 2023 as main support to I Am Morbid, and have been hard at work on a powerful new album.
Now Lord Kaos are back to play their first full headlining show in Sydney with Astennu in over 25 years, with a set that will take in classic tracks from Thorns Of Impurity and their 1995 demo Path To My Funeral Light, along with a preview of the forthcoming album.
Combining elements of old school black metal with a modern brutal sound, Hybrid Nightmares are on the warpath once again. Off the back of two single releases, they are gearing up for multiple interstate shows in 2024, starting with a return to Sydney for the first time since 2019.
The Veil’s sombre, hypnotic sound draws from both Peaceville Doom and classic Post-Punk, with elements of Black Metal, Shoegaze and dark Folk.
The band has shared stages with Alcest, Anathema, Uriah Heep, and Nazxul among others, and also made an appearance at the cult Dublin Doom Days festival in Ireland.
IRREPARABLE create an introspective and emotional journey through a mix of industrial, goth/darkwave and black metal. Their most recent release "Complete Emptiness" is a cathartic expression of cyclical suffering, loss and emptiness. The lead single/video from the EP, "Soulless" marks a turn towards a goth-rock song form and the EP (self-released by the band on CD/digital) has been issued on vinyl by the Italian label "These Hands Melt".
CHLORINE GARGOYLE is a lo-fi goth/darkwave solo project formed in 2019 from Sydney.
"Laced with compelling evocative lyrics, Australian DIY goth churns out a vintage synth-induced gloomy and barren dark aura, both enveloping and disturbing, made of quick pulsing, humming bass rarefactions, icy bright doleful synth chimes and scattered beats to smother morose detached male vocals and primal grunts with down and out desperate digressions of the apocalyptic “ Fabrizio Lusso