Destroy Music Mini-Festival To Feature The Ghost Inside, Emmure And More
Written by Mike Hohnen on 15th February, 2013
How’s this for some awesome Friday news? The Ghost Inside have announced they will be making their triumphant return Down Under for a run of headlining dates with the likes of Emmure, Kiwi lords Antagonist AD and our very own Hand Of Mercy for the ultimate mini-festival Destroy Music.
Destroy Music is an annual event dreamed up by the cats at Destroy All Lines. The event took a break for 2012, no doubt planning this weapon of a lineup, but in 2011 acts such as I Killed The Prom Queen, The Amity Affliction, Deez Nuts and Of Mice And Men seriously cut sick.
The Ghost Inside are never too far off announcing an Australia tour and have kept a fairly regular live presence Down Under over the years, much to the delight of their swelling fan base. The band’s recent album You Get What You Give gave a much-needed shot in the arm to the hardcore genre.
The always brutal Emmure will be bringing with them their fifth studio release Slave to the Game. Hailed as one of the most intelligent and thought-provoking heavy releases in recent times, the album also drew a lot of attention to the honesty and integrity vocalist Frank Palmeri drills into their sound.
Antagonist AD will be providing some straight up and down, tough as ever hardcore for the tour. Just listening to any one of their albums, the band oozes conviction and venom as they take on everything from social issues to politics without a shred of preachiness, a feat in and of itself.
Hand Of Mercy would have to be one of the most loved-up bands to rise from the local scene to the international stage of late. The kids are sure to know all the words to Last Lights by now which should make for an awesome live show for us, and for the band.
Destroy Music will be kicking off towards the end of May, hitting most major cities, and is indeed a worthy cause for getting your throw-down on.
Destroy Music Mini-Festival Dates
Thursday, 23rd May
Amplifier, Perth (18+)
Friday, 24th May
Fowlers, Adelaide (Lic AA)
Saturday, 25th May
Hi Fi, Melbourne (18+)
Sunday, 26th May
Hi Fi, Melbourne (U18)
Wednesday, 29th May
The Basement, Canberra (18+)
Thursday, 30th May
Metro, Sydney (Lic AA)
Friday, 31st May
Panthers, Newcastle (Lic AA)
Saturday, 1st June
Hi Fi, Brisbane (18+)
Sunday, 2nd June
Hi Fi, Brisbane (U18)