5:00pm, Mon 9 June, 2014
The Basement - Belconnen, ACT
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QUEENS BIRTHDAY DEATH METAL FESTIVAL For the first time in Australia, the legendary CORONER
check video add here.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv96tZGCM_c
BIG METAL FESTIVAL WITH CORONER HEADLINING, doors 5 pm, bands include CORONER(Switzerland), Killrazer (NSW), Tortured (ACT), Bastardizer (Syd), Elm Street (Melb), Metreya (Gong), Hazmat (Syd) and The Devil Himself (Syd). A HUGE PUBLIC HOLIDAY METAL FEST
MONDAY IS A PUBLIC HOLIDAY..
Coroner was one of those underrated metal bands, mostly known to hardcore fans. Often
labelled a thrash band, their music went far beyond what is usually thought of as thrash metal.
Releasing five albums and a semi-compilation in eight years - from the unpolished and technical
speed of 1987's "R.I.P.", the complexity of 1988's "Punishment for Decadence", the technical
quality of 1989's "No More Color" and its derivative "Mental Vortex" from 1991 to the heavier
and more laidback style of "Grin" - the band progressed consistently, without ever losing their
identity. Composed of only three members - Tommy Vetterli (guitar), Marky Edelmann (drums)
and Ron Broder (bass/vocals) - Coroner stood out of the metal scene with outstanding
musicianship, creativity, raw power, technical skills and innovation.
Coroner's music became more technical as Tommy's guitar work was characterized by intricate
modes and arpeggios, solo work that was chromatically colorful, as well as the de rigueur
crunchy chords and speed runs. Marky's drumming went beyond the 4/4 time to incorporate odd
time signatures which became their trademark. Ron's bass playing is also worth a mention as
having an advanced three-finger technique which enabled him to double the rhythm line as well
as perform more intricate riffs.
Unfortunately, due to lack of exposure and poor management from their label (Noise), Coroner
never got the credit they undoubtedly deserved. They broke up after the release of 1993's "Grin",
releasing one last compilation album, Coroner, in 1995 to fulfill their contract with Noise, but
without Marky on drums (who had, by then, joined Apollyon's Sun, while Tommy momentarily
went to Kreator.) Their eponymous album also contained unreleased material and a selection of
hits from previous albums.
And finally here they are, CORONER, touring again, AND for the first time ever here in Australia. Don't miss out on this, you won't be disappointed.