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News : Murphy’s Law are coming to Australia for the first time (Tour dates updated)

By on June 20, 2013

Metropolis Touring brings some fantastic news for old school New York Hardcore/crossover thrash/punk fans, as Murphy’s Law have announced their first ever Australian tour in their 30 year career, for this September.

“Jimmy Gestapo was the life of the party, and made sure that everyone had a good time. As he pointed out during their set, it was really cool to see Hardcore heads, Punk kids and Metaleros, mixed together in the pit having a blast!” 

Murphy’s Law were founded in Astoria, Queens, New York City in 1983. Over the past 30 years, they have become cornerstones of the American hardcore legacy. Murphy’s Law ride the line between obnoxious skate-punk, grooving urban rock ‘n roll and molten metal but while most of their contemporaries and followers aimed to be the most brutal, tough or politically conscious band around, Murphy’s Law instead promoted an upbeat party attitude. The band enlisted John “Norwood” Fisher of Fishbone to produce their 1991 album, “The Best of Times”, incorporating funk and ska elements into their sound way before skacore became popular. Murphy’s Law pioneered what has become known as the sound of New York Hardcore back then and now represent what it stands for today.

Many might recognize Jimmy Gestapo from Grand Theft Auto IV where he played The DJ of Liberty City Hardcore. The game also featured the Murphy’s Law track “A Day in the Life”.

In 2013, Murphy’s Law’s line up once again includes journeyman guitarist, Todd Youth (ex-Danzig, ex-Agnostic Front, ex-D Generation) and is completed by Raven (Sax), Dug ‘The Mouth’ (Bass), Vincent Alva (drums) and Ian ‘The Welshman’. This will the first chance Australian hardcore heads will get to party on with one of the most revered bands in all of NYHC lore, Murphy’s Law!

Tickets can be purchased from the Metropolis Touring website or the venues that Murphy’s Law are playing at. Tour dates are:

September:
Wednesday 18th – The Zoo, Brisbane
Thursday 19th – Barwon Club, Geelong
Friday 20th – The Tote, Melbourne
Saturday 21st – Hermann’s Bar, Sydney

 

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