Old rona may be hanging around like a party guest who’s overstayed their welcome, but …
The red in the sky is ours. The cream of Melbourne’s hardcore community have joined together to help our fireys at a special Public Holiday Eve benefit show at Melbourne’s Stay Gold on Sunday 26th January. All proceeds will go towards the Australian Red Cross bushfire relief efforts.
The event features nu-metalcore upstarts BLKLST, melodic-core breakthroughs Foxblood, heavy groovers Lune, and The City., fresh from a Sunday session at UNIFY Gathering 2020.
We don’t have to tell you; so many of our friends on two legs and four are displaced and hurting during this hellish bushfire period. Some of Melbourne and Australia’s highest rising ’core stars decided to join forces to raise much needed funds and give back to those most in need.
One of the largest hardcore crews going around, BLKLST will be supporting their latest EP Spider Love, building on a breakout 2019. Of their live show, we said they “take the absolute best elements of early metalcore and give them a face never before seen—their own.”
Co-headliners Foxblood released their second album Grief & Mercy Sleep last June to fan and critical acclaim. Second album single Kill The Lights released at the end of May 2019, whipping the hardcore scene into a frenzy for their unbridled stage-destroying shock, awe, and riffs.
Lune are masters of conceptual hardcore, as we said they’re incredible at “creating a deep sense of imagery … painting a picture with sonic strokes so incredibly complex and diverse, it’s easy to find yourself pushing repeat to be caught up in it all over and over again.”
The City. are shaking up pop-punk by infusing their sound with anchor-weighted low-end. We remarked their brand of punk is “melodic and catchy with endless opportunities for sing-a-longs but heavy enough for all the post-hardcore crowd looking for their new favourite band.”
The Australian Red Cross is helping people affected by the bushfires by supporting evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia. They support survivors with emergency funds, trauma counselling, covering volunteer expenses, and long-term recovery programs. They’ve responded to over 30 fire areas so far with funds needed to keep the efforts going. For more information and to find out how you can get involved, click here. [https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate]
Moshers one and all are encouraged to come down and get in the pit to help out our fireys and those who have lost so much in these bushfires across our great land.
Tickets are on sale now for $15+bf or at the door for $20.
This event is a registered fundraiser with Australian Red Cross.