Direct Touring

Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hybrid Nightmares, Earth Rot, Hollow World @ Max Watts, Melbourne 3/6/2017

Dramatic, dark and enchantingly brutal, Fleshgod Apocalypse consumed Melbourne with a seductively intense performance.

Passion, power and majesty seethed from the walls at Melbourne’s Max Watts as Italy’s masters of melodic technical death met

Insomnium, Orpheus Omega, Darker Half, Anno Domini @ The Bald Faced Stag 26/05/2017

Melodeath mayhem hits the Stag...

It’s Friday night, there’s a gig on at the Stag. You know what’s up, let’s not fuck around.

Direct Underground Fest @ The Corner Hotel 18/03/2017

Direct Touring throw a massive fifth birthday bash.

So this year, Direct Touring turned the Big Five years old.

Ruins, King, Hybrid Nightmares, Mar Mortuum @ The Northecote Hotel, Melbourne 21/7/2017

An epic night of blackened metal to launch two stellar albums.

Melbourne unleashed some phenomenal blackened metal Saturday night in a perfect line-up for this intense double-album launch at the N

Psycroptic's Dave Haley: Walking the Walk

"At the end of the day I’m there to serve the riff. That’s my job, I’m a glorified metronome".

Dave Haley is one of the most significant figures in the Australian metal scene.

Destroyer 666, Bane of Isildur, Hellbringer, Bastardizer @ Max Watts, Sydney, 5/11/2016

A great night of metal is unfortunately hampered by technical issues...

The wolves return!

Immolation, Astriaal, Cruciform @ The Manning Bar, Sydney 24/09/2016

...and now, the Sydney perspective

As much as I like to bitch and moan about attendance numbers at gigs and Sydney’s general listless enthusiasm for metal, sometimes you have to stand back and get a little perspective.

Immolation, Astriaal, Nocturnal Graves, Ignivomous @ Max Watts, Melbourne, 23/09/2016

The long wait to finally see death metal legends Immolation take the stage in Melbourne is over, with a killer lineup of Australian blackened-death metal bands in another stellar offering from Direct Touring.

Sometimes, you have the honour of witnessing a concert of truly spectacular dimensions.

1349, Ruins, Pestilential Shadows @ The Factory Theatre, Sydney, 26/02/2016

The Chaos Raids tour hits Sydney and unsurprisingly... chaos ensues.

1349 is one of those bands where the tag “underrated” is more than appropriate.