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Thrashville leaps forward, annoucing twelve acts for 2021 return.

Dashville is excited to share some forward movement with the announcement of the full program for heavy music event Thrashville, an event destined to be held 13th February 2021. The countdown is on.

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After taking a year off in 2019, Thrashville was set to make it’s return as a ‘slightly heavier’ music festival in September 2020, but due to the pandemic suffered the same fate as all of Dashville’s festivals, and was postponed to 2021.

Since the festival’s inception in 2017, Thrashville has proven to be a valuable outlet in a very sparse and challenging ‘heavy’ live music landscape, with the event proving to be one of the few grassroots outdoor heavy music festivals in existence.

Given it’s rarity and strong interest from heavy music fans across regional NSW, organisers are eager to ensure punters that we have full intention on the festival going ahead in 2021 in whatever form is achievable.

In late 2020 as restrictions eased Thrashville announced the first four bands, anticipating another annoucement in hopes the public health order would allow more than four bands...

The day is here and the wait has paid off.

Please welcome our full line-up of twelve hand-picked acts for Thrashville in 2021.

The full line-up

ASTRODEATH

Astrodeath are a duo born in 2018 as the heavy-hitting, sludge-grunge brainchild of Timmy Lancken (guitar and vocals) and Yoshi Hausler (drums). Their self-titled debut album is a concoction of tormented vocals, heavy slabs of evil riffage and titanic drums that will slap you right across the head.

SCABZ

SCABZ are a driving force behind Australia’s punk scene, serving up direct and unapologetic protest in songs like ‘Feel Good Summer,’ next to tales of drunken nights out with Australian Fast Bowler Brett Lee with ease. SCABZ are closing in on a full, reckless and energetic sound that no other act in Australia can match.

BATTLESNAKE

Featuring a litany of incredible 80’s metal rock riffage and a light show to expel the retinas out the back of your head, the renaissance of Rock and Roll is here when Battlesnake annihilate a stage near you.

PurEnvY

PurEnvY hail from the steel city of Newcastle, NSW. Fusing elements of thrash metal with harmonies reminiscent of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. PurEnvY have been perfecting their craft for many years, appealing to a wide range of heavy music fans, and attracting a loyal following along the way.

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HOON

Wollongong punks Hoon have developed a distinct take on the genre, spanning elements of psychedelia, garage and sludge metal into their musical output. Forming in late 2013, Hoon began earning their stripes through supporting acts like Clowns, Dune Rats, Mesa Cosa and Gay Paris.

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C.O.F.F.I.N

Forming in 2005 as schoolmates influenced by a huge love for music, skateboarding and a good-times-all-the-time attitude. Over the years they developed their own sound, loosely described as Psychotic Skate-Punk and Aussie Pub-Thrash. Open up your hearing meat wide so Children of Finland Fighting in Norway can punch your brain with their tunes.

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ZOMBONIMO

Take a rock band with elements of hard rock, add a sprinkle of metal, then mix in a bloody good time and you'll receive a deep-dark-delicious experience your ears will never forget. Get amongst the big Z for Thrashy.

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BASIL'S KITE

Firmly tongue in cheek, Basil's Kite are an experiemental punk/ metal band spanning Wollongong to Katoomba. With EPs Technicolour Fuckfest and Celestial Shitshow, and most recently Baby, their dark freaky tunes will slide their way into your soul this Thrashville.

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CHOP

Forming in Mid 2019, CHOP have made noise around the Newcastle scene with their hard hitting lyrics, pounding bass lines and engaging live performances. Speaking on political issues, the duo aren't afraid to speak their mind when it comes to their music. Thrashville anticipates an electric performance by these local metal heads, plug us in and give us a shock we say.

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NO QUARTER

It's game on Punks and Punkettes as No Quarter gear up to take on the Thrashy stage with their no fucks given 90's vibe. With 15 years under their belts and a die-hard fan base littered over Australia, this five piece powerhouse will get ya standing in front of your chair needing more.

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Sydney’s Dark Horse have been around for a decade now, playing their brand of D-Beat Hardcore throughout Australia as well as smashing out two European tours, two tours of Japan and a short trip to New Zealand. Constant touring and playing has led to a tight, energetic and aggressively fun live set. 2021 will see the release of their long-awaited third LP as well as national and (hopefully) international live appearances. Dark Order has cancelled their gig at Thrashville 2021 due to unforeseeable medical reasons.

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BOUDICCA

Boudicca is a hardcore punk rock band from Awabakal Country, Australia. Boudicca's lyrical themes delve into the representations of women in folklore, myth, ancient history and modern history through a cheeky but staunchly political lens.

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RAGDOLL

Ragdoll are a five piece, all girl, punk rock band that love to play some spicy tunes for people to head bang and scream along to, playing covers as well as original compositions. These young Maitland chicks make their Thrashville debut in 2021, make them welcome.

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WHATEVER

Building a solid repertoire of chaotic and hectic material recruited bass player in 2019 expanding on their roots of ole school and new wave Death Metal and Thrash.
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THE WITCHING HOUR

The Witching Hour, hailing from the Central Coast area (NSW, Australia), are a hard rock band riddled with haunting vocals, guitars of ethereal yet abrasive manner and a rhythm section that pummels through all in its way without any sign of mercy.

FESTIVAL HISTORY

Thrashville took a break in the summer of 2019 due to the rural event site facing the effects of extreme drought and soaring summer temperatures. The decision to return left ambiguous for the remainder of 2019 due to the heightened tension created by the NSW Liberal Government’s Music Festival license scheme.

As Thrashville geared up for a 2020 return, the effects the COVID-19 pandemic on mass gatherings led to the festival's cancellation.

Through perseverance, blood, sweat and tears, the mighty Angeroo rises from the ashes in 2021.

Thrashville, much loved by the local heavy music scene, provides an under catered music community a special opportunity to come together and enjoy both local and interstate artists in a relaxed outdoor setting.

Combined with pro skateboarding displays and live visual art, Dashville is endeavouring to continue providing a space for many who embrace the slightly heavier alternatives within music and art.

Please head to the Thrashville website for further info.

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The grassroots music festival was first established in 2017, with Nirvana’s favourite band, Cosmic Psychos headlining an action packed day full of great local and interstate heavy music acts.

In January 2018, after its breakthrough debut, Thrashville returned with another huge display of live visual art and a line up featuring punk legends Frenzal Rhomb and King Parrot.

 

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