Their sophomore album 'The Death of Utopia' has become a cult hit -- and rightly so. Space Bong are one of the most raw, the heaviest, and above all believable doom bands on earth -- as every bit as dark as Sunn O))) and Kharnate, and as in-tune with drone as Earth and Yob.
There is nothing ambiguous about the weight of their their nihilistic sludge; nothing is faked or forced. Now - in the middle of recording their long-awaited new album 'Deadwood to Worms' - this South Australia sextet are hitting a string of shows on the east side of Australia, including an appearance at ThisIsNotArt 2012 in newcastle.
Be sure to catch then when they come through your town. Drone-merchants take note.
In other aussie doom news....a spectacular doom metal fest has been confirmed for 2013. Along with the absolute cream of Australian doom and sludge metal included in the line-up, the festival will also include Elder and Destroyer Of Light from the USA, Hangmans Chair from France.
Space Bong September 2012 tour
Thursday 27 September 2012
Karova Lounge, Ballarat
w/ Nobody Knew They Were Robots, Israel, Nous
Friday 28 September 2012
The Reverence, Melbourne
w/ Pneumatic Slaughter, Nous, Extinctexist, Mortarian
Saturday 29 September 2012
The Pharmacy, Newcastle
At TINA Festival 2012 w/ Last Measure, Thorax, No Action, Yes I'm Leaving, Leprosy, Split Teeth, Spoonfed, Osedax and many more
Sunday 30 September 2012
Black Wire Records, Sydney (all ages)
w/ Battle Pope, thedowngoing, Last Measure (VIC), Spoonfed
Friday 5 October 2012
Animal House, Adelaide
Space Bong's "Deadwood to Worms" will be out on Art As Catharsis early 2013.
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