Raised Fist, Converge, Deftones
Tim Young - Drums, Lee Chatterton - Guitar, Kris Hayden - Bass, Mat Bartleson - Vocals
Deftones, Raised Fist, Converge
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) , Term Four , Lomera , We Ate the Search Party , Strength Of A Bear
ABREACT are 4 piece Hardcore/Metal band from Victoria. Peeling face with their gritty riffs, energy and conviction this is a live show not to miss! Formed in 2008, the guys deliver the type of performance and energy you can’t help but watch, whilst punching out riffs with a gritty determination and conviction rarely seen these days. Most shows involve the odd stage exit for good measure! First single 'Bomber' made #1 on Triple J's Unearthed Metal Charts and held it for four weeks. This helped the band receive Radio play on various stations. A highlight for the boys was being featured on Triple J's The Racket. ABREACT have supported The Amity Affliction, Northlane, Texas In July (USA), In Hearts Wake, For All Eternity, Sydonia and many more!! Their debut album 'Entities' is officially out and gathering fantastic reviews.
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.
Australian music is…?
...some of the best in the world!View Profile Hide Interview
26 Feb 2013
Dudes. Brutality. Really dig the dual vocals (and if they're not, well done but good luck doing it live), and the dynamics. Great recording too. Crisp and plenty of space, almost industrial sounding. Would like to hear a more Australian vocal in the breakdown, but otherwise tops!