Raised Fist, Every Time I Die, Deftones, Converge
Lee Chatterton - Guitar, Kris Hayden - Bass, Mat Bartleson - Vocals, Aaron Grey - Drums
Deftones, Raised Fist, Converge, Every Time I Die
Unearthed artists we like
Sydonia, Far West Battlefront, Northlane, Artilah, Arcadia, Saviour, Bateman, Left For Wolves, Emerson, Sierra, OUTRIGHT, For The Vultures, Frankenbok, Alda Sky, HEAVEN THE AXE, Zelorage (official), Lomera, We Ate the Search Party, Strength Of A Bear, Jimi Norrstrom
ABREACT are 4 piece Hardcore/Metal band from Victoria, formed in 2008.Lee and Tim were high school jamming bro’s and they met Chris at an after school fight. Mat enlisted his considerable services and the rest as they say, is history.
Fast-forward a couple of years. The lads had been working hard, touring their backsides off playing anywhere and everywhere. Trading off the back of their great live show reputation was working well, but they needed a studio product and in 2012 they bunkered down to record their debut album ‘Entities’
Most of the tracks that ended up on ‘Entities’ were written whilst on tour or in the minimal downtime they had between shows. Not shy of playing a gig, they even continued to play whilst the album was being recorded which helped to mould some of the songs in a slightly different shape.
The first single from the album was released in September 2012. ‘Bomber’ made an impact straight away and spent 4 weeks in the #1 position on Triple J’s Unearthed Metal Chart.
‘Bomber’ was getting airplay on the Triple J and Triple J Unearthed radio stations, as well as a number of local and community radio stations around Australia. In April 2013 the lads were made Triple J Unearthed Feature Artist.
Second single ‘Remnants’ received a lot of support whilst third single 'Weight Of Disturbance' made it to #2 on Triple J Unearthed's Metal Charts.
In mid 2014 Tim had to part ways with the band due to the time constraints of his new career as a policeman. The band then enlisted the services of Aaron Grey (Artilah) and are enjoying the chemistry and skill he is bringing to the new material.
ABREACT have supported The Amity Affliction, Northlane, Texas In July (USA), In Hearts Wake, For All Eternity, Hellions, Hand of Mercy and many more!!
New single 'From Here' released was 31.12.2014!
"ABREACT show no surrender in this anthem of resistance against the oppressive capitalist society we live in. Mat’s lyrics may be lacking the subtleties heard in ‘Entities’, but the topic is confronting, the music is in your face, so why shouldn’t the lyrics be blunt and to the point? Now there’s one aspect I haven’t mentioned yet, and that’s Lee Chatterton’s riff-flavoured icing on the cake, complementing every other aspect with a touch more intensity and holding the package together tightly through the breakdowns and bridges.
ABREACT are still the epitome of Australian hardcore in my eyes, and are well set to maintain that position with their new line up" Regan Boyce SF Media
"ABREACT's 'Entities' is straight up amazing and easily one of the best Australian releases I’ve ever heard, the world needs to hear ABREACT and they need to hear it now. Overall: 9/10" - J Ewings, Australian Musicians Network.
"ABREACT makes a brutal debut, which will develop its qualities especially in concerts" (AK) Legacy Magazine Germany
"On 'Entities' ABREACT combine the old school hardcore attitude with a modern metal sound. What you’re left with after that is something insanely heavy and yet is enjoyable and has mass appeal, a perfect combination. The passion and power behind it just sticks with you" Regan Boyce SF Media
Central Victoria, VIC
Bendigo 4-piece Abreact are one of the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition. The hardcore/metal 4-piece will be playing the triple j stage of Groovin The Moo Bendigo this Saturday May 4 at 11:40am. Raaawwwkk!
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Our music has developed a lot over the years. We all have different tastes, but also enjoy a lot of the same bands and styles. We believe if something is good, it's good, it doesn't need to be pigeon holed into any particular scene or genre. So as our tastes have evolved over the years so has our sound. However it is the predominately heavier stuff that rubs off on us the most. Bands like Converge, Raised Fist, Will Haven and Deftones give us great inspiration.
You’re the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition and will be joining the line up at the Bendigo leg of the festival. What can Groovin The Moo punters in Bendigo expect from the Abreact live show?
We are extremely excited to be a part of the Groovin The Moo experience! The lineup is fantastic and so is the idea behind the event, servicing regional areas, something we feel very strongly about. Punters can expect a lot of energy, conviction, honesty and fun in our set. We love to play!
Who or what are you most looking forward to at the festival?
Seeing and meeting some other Unearthed bands will be great as we will all be extremely excited and understand what each other are feeling on the day! The lineup is so great but to mention a couple, The Bronx and The Amity Affliction are ones we are definitely looking forward to!
What’s it like being a metal band in Bendigo? What’s the heavy music scene like there?
I imagine it is the same as any other rural town. There is only one venue in Bendigo that has supported Heavy Music consistantly, The Newmarket Hotel. The Musicman is a good supporter too, hosting many all ages shows every now and then. It's a struggle for support as most venues will only have cover bands or indie bands/acts. However this only helps all the bands to stand together even more than usual and help each other out.
What’s coming up for you in 2013?
We are about to release our debut film clip for our song 'BOMBER' so that is very exciting. We have just completed the first leg of the Regional Roulette Tour with Frankenbok, King Parrot and Heaven The Axe. The response has been fantastic and we have another 5 dates to go which include Dreadnaught. Very honoured to be part of this lineup! As always we will be squeezing in as many shows as possible and we are also looking to do a tour towards the end of the year including Perth and Tasmania for the first time.
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