Hot on the heels of announcing their upcoming tour of Asia, South Australian metal band Shatter Brain have just released a video clip for the song ‘Discard’. This video documents the band’s tour of Australia and New Zealand, which they undertook between February and April of this year. The footage was compiled and edited by Ando Media Services and comprises bootleg live footage, as well as the bands own footage that documents some of the more fun, funny, and embarrassing moments of the tour.
Watch the video on YouTube and get an insight into what goes on during a Shatter Brain tour: https://youtu.be/OfDZV_-_Fak
Discard is the final track on the band’s four-song demo, aptly titled ‘The Shatter Brain Demo’, which was released in January 2018. The demo was recorded and mixed by guitarist Jack Hartley (Hartley Audio) and mastered by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust, Power Trip, Cavalera Conspiracy). It is available on physical, digital and streaming formats via BandCamp, iTunes and Spotify.
Listen to it LOUD here: https://shatterbrainmetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-shatter-brain-demo
Shatter Brain embark on their ‘Rip the Stitch Asia Tour’ in June and July, including three shows in Taiwan, and performances in Thailand and Malaysia as main support to Brazilian crossover-thrash legends Ratos de Porão. Check out the tour dates below.
29.06 – Pipe Live Music, Taipei, Taiwan
30.06 – Wake Up Fest, Chiayi, Taiwan
03.07 – Paramount Bar, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
05.07 – Immortal Bar, Bangkok, Thailand*
06.07 – Playspace, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia*
*with Ratos de Porão
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As widely reported, Lamb Of God’s concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia which was scheduled for September 28th has been cancelled by the government, who refused to issue a permit for the show even though the concert had been on sale and had sold over 1,500 tickets.
Lamb Of God’s guitarist Mark Morton has issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Malaysian government. Shows scheduled in New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand will still be performed by the group:
“It is very evident (and a bit frustrating) that the groups, parties and powers that have taken the most offense to our music and lyrics, have themselves only made a passing glance at the content and meanings of those songs. We would invite anyone offended by our music to engage in a discussion regarding the true motivations behind our work, especially before publicly slandering us based on assumptions and shallow misinterpretation.
We sincerely apologize to our amazing fans in Malaysia for the cancellation. Many thanks to all who have spoken out in support of us through this.”
GMA spoke to a couple of Malaysians regarding this issue, we have concealed their identities for obvious reasons.
The only main reason cited behind the reason for cancellation falls onto religion, according to one Malaysian the reason is that Metal music is not suitable for Islam as it is the main religion in Malaysia, he questions though why the night clubs exist and why pop artists like the The Pussycat Dolls can come and play in Malaysia, he feels the Government is restricting the growth of metal music.
Naturally he says the Malaysian metalheads are not pleased, they are angry but as of yet there are no riots nor agitated violence as seen in the past when Metallica played Indonesia. He goes on to say that although the Malaysian government is aware of the metal bands in Malaysia, they have not acted against them via means of punishment, the metal bands themselves he says are underground. The government is to blame not Islam he says and also goes on to say that the government saw the band as a Satanic band, which he admits is funny given the band name is a Christian reference, he is strongly against the government citing that they have an easy living, easy way of earning and that the working class suffer.
Another Malaysian admits that this was bound to happen eventually especially when "people of the cloth" suddenly got the need to protect the morality of the masses when all this while they did nothing! Heck Beyonce and The Pussycat Dolls did a "revealing" show over here and no one battered their eyelids! Pure hypocrisy, just that.
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