Metal United Down Under News

2 days ago

Save The Date: Metal United Down Under 2018

Save The Date: Metal United Down Under 2018

After a huge MUDU this year – the biggest so far with 16 cities and 138 bands, the MUDU Team is starting to prepare next round for 2018: Save the date 22 September 2018 for your MUDU show. Make sure you’re part of this as MUDU is celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2018!


Some promoters/cities are back on board but if you would like to promote a show in your city, contact us. Contact us as well if you are interested in a media partnership, playing a show or general support. Since MUDU has a significant reach in social media, we can offer sponsors interesting packages. In any case, contact us! events@metal-roos.com.au 


You will find all information about past events and preparations here: www.metal-united-down-under.com.au This is the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/metaluniteddownunder


Metal United Down Under is an initiative to create a united event with many Australian cities and the wide range of metal and metal related genres. Everybody who is involved in metal can participate. The event consists of an average of 15 shows in cities all over Australia in the same day under the MUDU banner. MUDU offers bands a stage to extend reach and fan base and targets specifically Australian underground metal bands. On average 100 bands perform on the MUDU stage.




1 month ago

Biggest MUDU ever

Biggest MUDU ever

Only 2 weeks and a bit to go until the fourth edition of Metal United Down Under (MUDU). Metal all over Australia. Fans, bands, promoters, labels, metal media, metal groups... united in one big project in which everybody can participate. 16 cities have signed up and put on a MUDU show. Geelong and Wagga Wagga recently joined the MUDU project while Darwin had to cancel their show due to venue problems. We are also excited to have some new cities like Port Pirie and Orange on board. The complete list of shows is available on our MUDU website.

This is the biggest MUDU with more cities and bands than before - 141 bands have been lined up. To drop some names: Psycroptic (MUDU Melbourne), Elm Street (MUDU Sydney), Reign of Terror (MUDU Canberra), Tyrant (MUDU Hobart), Sickness (MUDU Port Pirie) and Witchgrinder (MUDU Wagga Wagga). We have compiled a complete list of bands playing MUDU providing a good overview of the broad range Australian metal has to offer.

Now all what is left is to pick a city, get a ticket and support Aussie metal! \m/

Adelaide: Moshtix
Brisbane: Moshtix
Hervey Bay: Eventbrite
Lismore: Eventbrite
Melbourne: Moshtix
Sydney: Moshtix
All others door only tickets.

A special mention for Newcastle: 9 bands from Newcastle are on the bill. The promoter has set up a placeholder 10th band whose proceeds from door share will be donated to Westpac Rescue Helicopter. His decision is based on a personal story.




5 months ago

Metal United Down Under Update

Metal United Down Under Update

The following cities will be part of the fourth installment of MUDU:
Adelaide: Enigma Bar (Promoter: McEwen DIY Management & Touring)
Bendigo: MusicMan Megastore (Promoter: MusicMan Megastore)
Brisbane: The Backroom (Promoter: Metal of Honor)
Canberra: The Basement (Promoter: Lord Ragnar)
Darwin: Chippo Live (Promoter: Hard-E Productions)
Hervey Bay (Promoter: Impale The Heart Productions)
Hobart (Promoter: Tyrantula Productions)
Lismore: New Tattersalls Hotel (Promoter: Pulpitation Music Promotions)
Melbourne (Promoter: Megaton Music)
Newcastle: The Vault (Promoter: The Vault)
Orange: Victoria Hotel (Promoter: 4 On The Floor)
Perth (Promoter: Executioner Productions)
Port Pirie: (Promoter: Fuck Copyright Promotions)
Sydney: The Bald Faced Stag (Promoter: Metal-Roos & Deaf To All But Metal)
Wollongong (Promoter: Carbon Black)
Here are the updates.

Most line-ups are nearly finished and the first bands have been announced:
Roy Mackonkey, Assailant, F.E.M.A and SUMMIT NT are part of the Darwin show. For the first time, MUDU Darwin will have an interstate headliner. But who? More information will be available soon.
LOCUS, Hybridized, Be Faced and Last 9 Days will join a massive event in Lismore where Pulpitation Music Promotions are planning a 12 hour show. Newcastle has their line-up finished but keeps it from us for a little longer. What we know is that 8 hours of Newcastle metal are planned.
Orange joins MUDU for the first time and the guys from Stone Sovereign and 4On The Floor have their 4 band show finalised already: Infested Entrails, Stone Sovereign, Enfiled and Terra Mortem. Melbourne has also finalised their line-up with some exciting news which we hopefully can spread soon.

Besides MUDU shows and lineups, we are happy to announce yet another year of a great media partner and supporter panel. MUDU is getting helpful assistance with spreading the word by a range of webzines, radio shows and other supporting metal institutions. There are also a few international media partners who tell the rest of the world about our event: Metal Temple has been supporting us from the very beginning and Bravewords, East Jakarta Media, Transcending Obscurity and Metal Nation Radio are also returning to our media panel. In Australia, Metal Obsession,The Rockpit and Voltage Media share our news. Radio shows 4zzz The Doc & The Metal Maiden, Aussie Ossie Radio, DJ DevilPope, Collision, Killawatts, Rabid Noise and Three D Radio play support us audibly. Death To All But Metal and the Hard Rock Show will give the event a mention and all this leads into some good warm up for the big event. A complete overview of our partners can be found here: Partnerlist


About: Metal United Down Under (MUDU) is an initiative to create a united event with many Australian cities and a wide range of metal and metal related genres. In 2017, 15 cities are participating and putting on a MUDU show. All shows take place on the same day under the same banner. MUDU offers bands a stage to extend reach and fan base and targets specifically Australian underground metal bands. On average 100 bands per year have participated over the last three years and we're starting to announce line-ups.




7 months ago

Getting Started for MUDU

Getting Started for MUDU

Metal United Down Under (MUDU) is an initiative to create a united event with many Australian cities and a wide range of metal and metal related genres. Everybody who is involved in metal can participate. The event consists of an average of 13 shows on the same day under the MUDU banner. MUDU offers bands a stage to extend reach and fan base and targets specifically Australian underground metal bands. On average 100 bands per year have participated over the last three years.


The MUDU team is finalising the list of participating cities for the fourth round of MUDU on 16 September 2017. So far the following venues have been booked:
Adelaide: Enigma Bar (Promoter: McEwen DIY Management & Touring)
Bendigo: MusicMan Megastore (Promoter: MusicMan Megastore)
Brisbane: The Backroom (Promoter: Metal of Honor)
Canberra: The Basement (Promoter: Lord Ragnar)
Darwin: Happy Yess (Promoter: Evel-E Productions)
Lismore: New Tattersalls Hotel (Promoter: Pulpitation Music Promotions)
Sydney: The Bald Faced Stag (Promoter: Metal-Roos & Deaf To All But Metal)
 
Shows are also planned in the following cities:
Hervey Bay (Promoter: Impale The Heart Productions)
Hobart (Promoter: Tyrantula Productions)
Melbourne (Promoter: Megaton Music)
Perth (Promoter: Executioner Promotions)
Wollongong (Promoter: Carbon Black)

Promoters are already working on their lineups with some nearly finalised. However, promoters are still welcome to join the MUDU team. Interested promoters can contact the MUDU team via this address events@metal-roos.com.au. This is also the address to enquire about sponsorship packages and media partnership opportunities.


Bands are invited to submit a song for the official MUDU compilation which will be distributed at the MUDU shows and at Wacken Open Air in Germany. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2017. If you are interested, hurry. There are only a few spots left. Click the button below to enquire about the details and register your interest. Otherwise email to events@metal-roos.com.auflyer


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8 months ago

MUDU Compilation CD

MUDU Compilation CD

The Metal United Down Under team is preparing the fourth round which will take place on 16 September. This year, the MUDU makers are calling Australian metal bands to submit their music for a MUDU compilation which will be distributed at all MUDU shows Australia wide. To promote Australian metal internationally, the MUDU compilation will also be distributed at Wacken Open Air 2017 in Germany. Each band will receive 10 copies of the compilation.


Submitted songs must be less than 5 min and the cost is $150 AUD. If you would like to submit your song, contact events@metal-roos.com.au, express your interest and receive information about the required format of the song. First come, first serve. Latest submission date is 31 March.


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If you are interested in placing your brand name on the MUDU compilation and thereby become a sponsor, please contact also events@metal-roos.com.au.


For more information about Metal United Down Under visit the website www.metal-united-down-under.com.au


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9 months ago

Save The Date: Metal United Down Under 2017

Save The Date: Metal United Down Under 2017

We hope you all got well into 2017! The MUDU Team is starting to prepare round 4 of the annual event. The date has been moved to September; reserve the 16 September 2017 for your MUDU show.


Some promoters/cities are back on board but if you would like to promote a show in your city, contact us. Contact us as well if you are interested in a media partnership, playing a show or general support. Since MUDU has a significant reach in social media, we can offer sponsors interesting packages. Contact us! events@metal-roos.com.au


You will find all information about past events and preparations here: www.metal-united-down-under.com.au


This is the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/metaluniteddownunder


Metal United Down Under is an initiative to create a united event with many Australian cities and the wide range of metal and metal related genres. Everybody who is involved in metal can participate. The event consists of 10-15 shows in different cities in the same day under the MUDU banner. MUDU offers bands a stage to extend reach and fan base and targets specifically Australian underground metal bands.




1 year ago

Metal United Down Under: Full Line-Ups For All Shows Announced!

Metal United Down Under: Full Line-Ups For All Shows Announced!

94 bands will be part of this year’s massive underground event in 12 Australian cities


405 artist playing in 94 different bands will be hitting the stages all across Australia. Metal United Down Under aka MUDU is returning on October 15 and there will be metal in 12 cities in the same night under the same banner. All these shows present the talent Australia has to offer.


“Looking at the bill makes me wish I was in Australia for this event with multiple personalities to attend several cities the same night.”Gunnar Sauermann, Season of Mist & Metal Hammer Germany


“MUDU is a metal party for the whole country!! Why wouldn’t you go?!?!”Roly Moore, Sedulous Rouse


“MUDU is a unique event in the international heavy music community - hundreds of bands across Australia coming together in regional centres and major cities all for one night of intensity - incredible! The organizers are to be commended on putting together such an awesome event and making Australia the loudest place on the planet on Oct 15!!” - Gregory Shaw, Truth Corroded, Truth Inc & Extreme Management Group, Inc.


Once again, the promoters in all involved cities have done an amazing job getting local and interstate bands on their line-ups. More and more bands include their tour in the MUDU shows, like Truth Corroded playing the Perth show as part of their “Worship The Warlords Slain Australia and Asia Tour 2016”. Decryptus is ending “The Necrotic Design East Coast Tour 2016” at the Sydney show and Wounded Pig’s second date on their massive 29 dates tour “A Permanent Mark Tour 2016” will be the Adelaide show. Frankenbok, Headbore, Espionage, Deadspace, The Black Swamp, Flaming Wrekage and The Weight of Silence are all including MUDU in their tour.


Let’s have a look what’ll be happening at the shows: Hobart announced classic metallers Pegazus as headliner and the Melbourne band will play Hobart for the first time - as will Spitting Rhino with their live debut show. Fantasy/folk metal band Saralisse are the main act in Wollongong where another first live show will come from Hails From Infinity. Darwin added hard rockers Under Duress to the bill and Gladstone heavy groove metallers Massic and progressive metal/hardcore band Adriatic. Progressive metal trio Sedulous Rouse joined the Adelaide line-up sharing the stage with WA band Facegrinder who release their new EP Cosmic Background and I,Icarus debuting that night. Perth, Bendigo and Canberra announced the full line-ups: Truth Corroded, Silent Knight (last show with original drummer Paul Wrigley), Envenomed, Depravity, Bayview Suspect, Dethlahem, Icarus Lives form a line-up in Perth to look forward to. Bendigo announced Stone Djoser, Kuntsquad, Armata, Prophetess, Incrypt, Vulture Culture and in Canberra From Hell's Heart, Flaming Wrekage, Fatigue, Lord Ragnar and Mytile Vey Lorth. In Bundaberg Wisdom’s Realm, Troy Has Fallen and Consider Me Heartless were added to the bill while there have been a few changes happening in Brisbane with thrashers Kaustic Attack and Wartooth, death/thrash metallers Amicable Treason, synth metal band End Us, alternative/power metallers Devonian and melodic death/groove metal band Holistic. The Sydney show will be headlined by melodic death metallers Daemon Pyre who will be joined by Adelaide’s Headbore and thrashers Murder-World. If you lost track, here is the complete overview:
www.metal-united-down-under.com.au


What makes this event UNITED is the support the event gets from everywhere. These are the promoters, sponsors, media partners and supporters who stand behind MUDU:


Promoters:
Sedulous Rouse, MusicMan Megastore, Crowned Ruckus Presents, Lord Ragnar, Evel-E Productions, Bent Metal Media, Tyrantula Productions, Megaton Music, Stormrider Touring, Metal-Roos, Deaf To All But Metal and Carbon Black


Sponsors:
DRW Entertainment (previously Tombowler) and Noisebleed Records


National media partners:
Metal Obsession, The Rock Pit, The Metal Zone, Killawatts Radio Show, The Drum, Kountdown Klassic Entertainment, Brisbane Metal Legion, Rabid Noise Radio and DJ Devilpope's Aussie Metal Show


International media partners:
Bravewords, East Jakarta Media, Metal Temple, Metal Nation Radio and Transcending Obscurity


Supporters:
ARMI - Australian Rock & Metal Institute, Battlegod Production, Brisso Metal, Metal Glass Promotion, Mick G Photography and TMS – Tasmanian Metal Syndicate




1 year ago

Metal United Down Under 2016: Official artwork revealed; first line-ups announced

Metal United Down Under 2016: Official artwork revealed; first line-ups announced

Metal United Down Under (MUDU) is currently the biggest underground metal event with shows in 14 cities across Australia under the same banner in one united night of Metal on 15 October 2016.


Sydney, 18 July 2016 – The warm up for the third round of Metal United Down Under has begun. Most line-ups are complete and announced or will be announced very soon. There are 14 cities participating this year – Adelaide, Bendigo, Brisbane, Bundaberg, Canberra, Darwin, Gladstone, Hobart, Lismore, Maryborough, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Wollongong – so all Australian states and territories are covered once again. After last year’s shows with many 12-16 band festivals, it looks like we’re going to have more 4-8 band shows this year. There will be around 90-100 bands playing MUDU again, making it Australia’s biggest underground metal event.


Currently are 70 bands in the following line-ups announced:


Adelaide – for the third time organised by Sedulous Rouse who also play the show together with Facegrinder, Sickness, Nemesium, Deadspace, Wounded Pig, I Protagonist and I Icarus at the Enigma Bar


BundabergCrowned Ruckus is organising the show again at the Railway Hotel. Lavidius, Weightless In Orbit, Therein, Odysseus Reborn, Into the Badlands, Psychosphere, US and THEM, Morgue and Iron Wizard will be playing so far.


Brisbane – new on board is promoter Metal of Honor, well-known in the Brissie Metal scene. The Black Swamp, Terror Parade, Behold The Defiant, Kaerulean, Pallative Care, Dead End Kings, Dirty Brew, Caetera and Fragments will play The Back Room


Darwin – again organised by Evel-E Productions, location is Happy Yess and bands playing are: Shapeshifta, Clever Monkey, F.E.M.A


GladstoneBent Metal Media are taking over the promotion job for the second time and it’s again the Rocky Glen Hotel hosting the MUDU show, played by Evil Eye, Beyond Vendetta, Killer's Creed, Weight of Silence, Mergatroyd, Only Machines Remain, Symbolic Weapon, Kold Creature, A.M.P.


Hobart – like most of the other shows, this one is organised by second timer Tyrantula Productions at the Brisbane Hotel. Line-up is Spitting Rhino (debut show), Hells Grace, Sludko, Infected and KingFall


Lismore – first time on board is Lismore even though the promoter has been active 2 years ago in the Byron Bay show. Cranky Old Bastard Entertainment sets the show up in the New Tattersalls Hotel with Upon a Falling Empire, Orgy of Swines, Siv, Trinatyde, Nescient, Deraign, The Outcome and Deathgrip


Melbourne Megaton Music is putting together the show at the Bendigo Hotel for the second time and it’s an outstanding line-up: Frankenbok, Elm Street, Harlott, Metreya, Malakyte, Toxicon, Damnations Day, Asylum, Espionage, Requiem, Elkenwood, Feast of Crows


Sydney – MUDU founders, Metal-Roos, are teaming up with Deaf To All But Metal to organise the show at the Bald Faced Stag Hotel with Decryptus, Grill and The Plague


Wollongong – the show is promoted for the first time under the name of the band Carbon Black even though they cannot play themselves. The venue is a first as well, Rad Bar. Lineup: Lethal Vendetta, The Winter Effect, HarbouR and Thrash Bandicoot


There will be some more bands announced and all eyes are on the still unknown line-ups of Bendigo (MusicMan Megastore), Canberra (Chud at Basement), Maryborough (Impale the Heart Productions) and Perth (Stormrider Touring at Civic Hotel). Wagga Wagga seems to be joining MUDU which would add a 15th city to the event.


The official artwork has been created by Thrashwolf and is available as t-shirt


MUDU is supported by our sponsors, media partners and supporters. Our sponsors are the touring company Tombowler who are bringing Enslaved to Australia just before MUDU and the label Noisebleed. To spread the word of MUDU, we have again a great media partner panel consisting of Australian and international radio shows and webzines. Australian webzines are Metal Obsession and The Rockpit and international webzines Bravewords, EJMZine, Metal Temple and Transcending Obscurity. For more information about our partners incl. links, please visit: http://metal-roos.com.au/mudu/partners


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All event updates can be found at the official MUDU website www.metal-united-down-under.com.au and www.facebook.com/MetalUnitedDownUnder or the individual Facebook event pages. MUDU is organized by Metal-Roos (www.metal-roos.com.au)




1 year ago

Metal United Down Under 2016: Date Confirmed - Over 100 Acts Expected To Take Part. Call For Sponsors

Metal United Down Under 2016: Date Confirmed - Over 100 Acts Expected To Take Part. Call For Sponsors

METAL UNITED DOWN UNDER
The Biggest Date On The Australian Metal Calendar Just Got Bigger
MUDU 2016: Saturday, October 15 2016 


Eight Venues Confirmed, many more to be announced
Over 100 Acts Expected To Take Part


Metal United Down Under (MUDU) is a national, all-day event across Australia involving up to 15 cities and over 100 bands all playing under the one banner in a night of united metal!

The following promoters and venues have been confirmed to host MUDU 2016 with many more to be announced!


Adelaide: Enigma Bar (promoter - Sedulous Rouse)
Brisbane: The Back Room (Metal Of Honor)
Canberra: The Basement (Chud)
Darwin: TBA (Minute Of Silence)
Hobart: TBA (Tyrant)
Gladstone: The Rocky Glen Hotel (Bent Media)
Maryborough: Lounge 1868 (Impale The Heart Productions
Melbourne: The Bendigo Hotel (Megaton Music)
Perth: The Civic Hotel (Stormrider Touring)
Sydney: The Bald Faced Stag (Deaf To All But Metal & Metal-Roos)


Watch the MUDU 2016 Trailer!



2016 sees Metal United Down Under enter its third year and it’s stronger than ever! It began life in 2014 with 91 bands in 13 cities and grew to 131 bands in 15 cities in the following year! 
Making it one of the most ambitious and largest underground music undertakings ever!


From Darwin to Hobart, Perth to Brisbane, cities everywhere put on MUDU shows all on the same night, all in the name of the Australian metal scene. 
Bands such as Lagerstein, Envenomed, Orpheus Omega, Truth Corroded, Darkc3ll, Our Last Enemy, The Seer, Kyzer Soze, Temtris, Mason, Tyrant and many more were either playing in their own city, travelling to another or even used Metal United Down Under as part of their tour. Some bands used the opportunity to go to a city they hadn’t played before, like Adelaide’s Sickness, who celebrated their comeback after 15 years at the MUDU Sydney leg, 
while at the same show, local Sydney band Amortuis made their debut!


In 2016, MUDU aims is to support the nations expansive yet largely still underground, metal scene. The community that exists is as diverse and widespread as our country. 
Bands, fans, and industry all working together with a common goal, to play as many shows as possible on one night under a united banner! 
Strengthening the bonds of the scene and making everyone involved feel a part of something bigger than the show they are at. 
Knowing there are literally thousands of fans watching 100’s of bands at the same time is a feeling MUDU wants everyone to experience!

MUDU is such an epic undertaking that it has drawn the coverage and support of metal media outlets around the globe such as, German magazines Legacy and Deaf Forever, 
International webzines including All Things Metal, Bravewords, East Jakarta Media, Metal Armada, Metalbase India, Metalnewz, Metal Rules, Metal Storm, Metal Temple, Northern Rivers Heavy Metal, SoundZone and Stormbringer.at.
Local support comes from The Australian Metal and Rock Institute (ARMI), Battlegod Productions, Blade Promotions & Management, The Drum, Metal Glass Promotions, Tasmanian Metal Syndicate and Ungrateful Dead Promotions


BE PART OF MUDU
CALL FOR PROMOTERS & SPONSORS
MUDU is looking for more Promoters interested in hosting their own event as part of MUDU 2016.
MUDU is also looking for sponsors to assist in such an epic undertaking. 
All enquiries can be directed to events@metal-roos.com.au


Metal United Down Under T-Shirt Pre-Sales will begin soon! 


All event updates can be found at the MUDU pages
www.metal-united-down-under.com.au 
www.facebook.com/MetalUnitedDownUnder


MUDU is organised, administered and the brainchild of Metal-Roos