Wall To Wall

Saturday 18 February 2017
Day 360/365

Saturday night was insane. So many gigs around Melbourne, which is also pretty average because there is no way anyone can get to all of them! I was at the Tote for the Blunt Shovel "Get In The Ground" album launch. Wall to wall amazing, it should come as no surprise that this was a sold out show.

Blunt Shovel smashed it at their "Get In The Ground" album launch at The Tote. Day 360/365 of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project

Blunt Shovel smashed it at their "Get In The Ground" album launch at The Tote.
Day 360/365 of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project

Sharing the stage with the Melbourne death metal legends was the Douche Crew – Danny Lilker (SOD/Nuclear Assualt/Brutal Truth) on bass, Beltsy (Mindsnare/Blood Duster) on guitar, Jay (The Kill/Fuck…Im Dead/Mid Youth Crisis/Providence) on vocals and Nick Barker (Cradle Of Filth/Lock Up Testament/Benidiction) on drums – the mighty Vicious Circle and Christ Crusher.

Douche Crew Blunt Shovel Album Launch, The Tote, 18 February 2017 Day 360/365 of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project

Douche Crew
Blunt Shovel Album Launch, The Tote, 18 February 2017
Day 360/365 of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project

The event was sold out and off the hook. Epic doesn't even cover it! The night also marked DAY 360 of my 365 Day Project where I've committed to photographing a band or more every day for a year. 

Full House Between sets at The Tote for Blunt Shovel's "Get In The Ground" album launch.  Day 360/365 - Zo Damage 365 Day Project.

Full House
Between sets at The Tote for Blunt Shovel's "Get In The Ground" album launch. 
Day 360/365 - Zo Damage 365 Day Project.

Vicious Circle played their first show back after being locked away for 12 months at Goatsound Studios working on their new album "Born To Destroy”. The last year has been huge for VC with a slew of back catalog releases on vinyl and recording their highly anticipated forthcoming LP “Born To Destroy”, scheduled for release in 2017 via Goatsound Records.

Vicious Circle Blunt Shovel Album Launch, The Tote, 18 February 2017 Day 360/365 of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project

Vicious Circle
Blunt Shovel Album Launch, The Tote, 18 February 2017
Day 360/365 of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project

Christ Crusher Blunt Shovel "Get In The Ground" album launch, 18 February 2017, The Tote Day 360/365 of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project

Christ Crusher
Blunt Shovel "Get In The Ground" album launch, 18 February 2017, The Tote
Day 360/365 of the Zo Damage 365 Day Project

Blunt Shovel

Get In The Ground LP available now via Goatsound Records
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Watch

Blunt Shovel official video for "Destination Dog Food" from their debut album "Get In The Ground" via Goatsound Records and available on CD and for digital download from Blunt Shovel Bandcamp. Dig it!

Nuclear Assault

One of the most iconic bands of the US Thrash Metal movement, Nuclear Assault, playing a one-off show at Max Watt's, Melbourne on Wednesday 22 February.

Featuring founding members John Connelly on vocals and guitar and Dan Lilker (also known for his work with Anthrax, SOD and Brutal Truth) on bass, plus the inhuman drum machine Nick Barker (Cradle Of Filth/Testament/Dimmu Borgir), Nuclear Assault is primed to devastate the Australian landscape.

Nuclear Assault
Max Watt's Melbourne
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Tix and event info facebook.com/events/1629835060641179/

LINKS
Zo Damage 365 Day Project zodamage.com/365-days
The Damage Report Vol 1 Exhibition zodamage.com


News

The Damage Report Vol 1
by Zo Damage
City of Yarra, Beat Magazine and Zo Damage are thrilled to annoucne The Damage Report Vol I: A photography exhibition celebrating 365 days of live music, music culture and community by Zo Damage.

400+ photographs on show
Over 8 nights
Epic line-up each night
The Old Bar
3-10 March 2017

DAY 1
Friday 3 March
OPENING NIGHT
Holy Serpent, Swidgen, TTTDC, Dead Root
https://www.facebook.com/events/293471804389592/

DAY 2
Saturday 4 March
Shepparton Airplane, Spacejunk, Bad Vision, Agency, Product
https://www.facebook.com/events/216400078828669/

Day 3
Sunday 5 March
Hits, Tankerville, Grindhouse, Don Bosco
https://www.facebook.com/events/1239679722746443/

Day 4
Monday 6 March
The Runier, Birdcage, Watchtower, Merchant
https://www.facebook.com/events/1711497892473471/

Day 5
Tuesday 7 March
Don Fernando, The Balls, Hownowmer, Two Headed Dog
https://www.facebook.com/events/606435102883855/

Day 6
Wednesday 8 March (IWD)
Closet Straights, Shrimpwitch, Synthetics, Pearl Bay, Sweet Whirl
https://www.facebook.com/events/1536562696368074/

Day 7
Thursday 9 March
Heads Of Charm, Howl At The Moon, Thug Mills + Special guests
https://www.facebook.com/events/408925582780719/

Day 8
Friday 10 March
CLOSING NIGHT
Dead, Horsehunter, Diploid, Uncle Geezer
https://www.facebook.com/events/768743583278643/

Sponsored by Prism Imaging, Young Henrys and Goatsound.