Artist info


Metal, Punk

Sounds like

Raised Fist, Every Time I Die, Deftones, Converge, Will Haven

band members

Lee Chatterton - Guitar, Kris Hayden - Bass, Mat Bartleson - Vocals, Aaron Grey - Drums


Deftones, Raised Fist, Converge, Every Time I Die, Will Haven



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

Unearthed in 2013

Groovin The Moo

31 Mar 2013




Congratulations to our 2013 Groovin The Moo winners!

Congratulations to indie-poppers Goldsmith, electronic act SAFIA, tough as hardcore/metal band Abreact, indie rock outfit Cape York, and young MC and vocalist Kadyelle.



Review by Damon Hughes Damon Hughes

02 May 2016

Triple J

It's so good to hear another killer track from you guys.

It's so good to hear another killer track from you guys.


Reviewed by Lochlan Watt Lochlan Watt

01 Feb 2013

Triple J

Tough as dudes. Keen to see how this band goes live!

Tough as dudes. Keen to see how this band goes live!


Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

16 Oct 2012

Triple J

Out right gold. Viva la Bendigo metal.

Out right gold. Viva la Bendigo metal.