THIS SHOW IS STRICTLY 18+
HARDLINE MEDIA proudly presents, a deadly double, crossover thrash bill… DRI & HIRAX in Australia!!! Hardline are pleased to announce the return of DRI, and welcome, for their first time in Australia - HIRAX!!!
After selling out shows in Australia the last time they were here, the DIRTY ROTTEN IMBECILES are set to pack it out down under yet again!
Formed in ’82 in Houston, Texas, DRI recorded their first release that year, packing 22 songs into 18 minutes of their cult classic EP debut “THE DIRTY ROTTEN EP”. With only 1000 copies pressed, demand caused the EP to be released on LP in 1983… and so was born the DIRTY ROTTEN LP. A huge inspiration for new bands at the time and a recording that had the band named the fastest band in the world.
Understandably, a busy decade of touring the world, extensively, followed. In 2015, the band made it back to the studio, recording the long-awaited “BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE” EP (released 2016). And once again, this hard-working band began touring the world again for their, pun intended, hardcore legion of fans - many of whom have been fans for nearly 40 years! Thrashing as hard as ever, Australia get ready for some DRI mayhem in APRIL, 2020!!!
FOR THEIR FIRST TIME IN AUSTRALIA - HIRAX ARE HEADING DOWN UNDER!!
Hailing from Los Angeles, thrash metal legends HIRAX emerged under the leadership of vocalist KATON W DE PENA in 1984. Gigging extensively in the formative years of the SAN FRANCISCO METAL scene alongside bands like SLAYER, METALLICA and EXODUS, HIRAX became a steadfast must-see of the BAY AREA THRASH movement. ’84 also saw the release of their now legendary four-song demo, which became feverishly traded in the underground metal scene and helped them become known and respected worldwide. The band is a solid, early example of the THRASH, SPEED and CROSSOVER THRASH METAL genres.
Don’t miss your chance to witness an epic night of original Bay Area Crossover Thrash!