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News : King Parrot & Child Bite headlining Under The Southern Cross Festival

By on March 20, 2018

Melbourne’s much loved and revered grindcore heroes, King Parrot, will be the main headliner for this years Under The Southern Cross Festival in Sydney. The festival has been going nine years strong with an annual mandatory date on the Aussie metal calendar with 15 bands currently confirmed to play this year.

In addition, US heavy hitters Child Bite will also be included on the bill as the co-headlining support. See below for full details and supports.

With 9 years of successful history, the annual event has grown into a mandatory date on the Australian metal calendar and the bar has been raised higher again for next year with 15 of the nation’s best bands confirmed to play!

UTSC Metal Fest decided to expand the event and to included our mates from across the Tasman in New Zealand three years ago, so this year we are now including Christchurch and also we are taking it to Melbourne.

Taking place at its rightful home, The Bald Faced Stag in Sydney, the 2018 line up is going to hard to beat.

And for the first time in its history will include a International band fro the USA plus an All Ages show on the Sunday.

We would like to welcome our 2018 headiners the mighty King Parrot and from Detroit, Michigan, noise rock/hardcore punk/heavy metal band Child Bite

We will have the Aftershock DJs pumping out metal all day plus drink specials, great food..

This is one event on the Sydney Metal Calender not to be missed!

Friday, April 20: Evelyn HotelMelbourne
Earth, Annihilist, Neckgrip, Decimated King (NZ), Fenrir (NSW), Afterburner
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SaturdayApril 21The Bald Faced StagSydney*
King Parrot (VIC), Laceration Mantra (Qld), Ya̧nomamö, Wardaemonic (WA), Annihilist (Vic), Anno Domini, Arkheth, Decimated King (NZ), From Crisis To Collapse, Kaerulean (QLD), Blunt Shovel (Vic), Fenrir, Heathenspawn, Terrorential.
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Sunday, April 22: The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney*
King Parrot (VIC), Child Bite (USA), Darker Half, Arteries, Laceration Mantra (QLD), Annihilist (VIC), Decimated King (NZ), Murder-World, Kaerulean (QLD), Dead Life, School Of Rock,  Ripped Salvation, Alchemy

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ThursdayMay 3: Valhalla Bar, Wellington
Empire, Kaerulean (QLD), Horizon,  Annihilist (VIC), Fenrir, (NSW), Kairillion Theory

Friday, May 4: Whammy Bar, Auckland
Forsaken Age, Silent Torture, Annihilist (VIC), Fenrir (NSW), Kaerulean (QLD), Sciolism

Saturday, May 5: New City Hotel, Christchurch
Decimated King, Annihilist (VIC), Fenrir (NSW), Kaerulean (QLD), Swarf

*King Parrot & Child Bite – Sydney shows only

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Anwar is the editor-in-chief of Metal When Anwar isn't busy promoting tours, interviewing bands and reviewing awesome music, he loves to collect metal vinyl and play video games. Follow Metal Obsession on Twitter and Facebook