Artist info

Genre

Metal, Rock


Sounds like

SlipKnot, Mr. Bungle, Vicious Hairy Mary


band members

Todd Hansen - Drums, Brett Hansen - Keyboards, Raleigh Valemont - Lead Guitar, Tristan Sykes - Rhythm Guitar, Dylan DK Star - Bass, Nutty D - Vocals


Influences

system of a down, Faith No More, mushroomhead


Bio

Headkase is a hard rock/metal band from Brisbane, Australia formed in 2001 and known for their theatrical and energetic stage shows (often including circus-themed costumes, masks and facepaint). Notable for combining many different musical styles (metal, jazz, techno, salsa, swing, and circus music, among others) the band's sound is frequently compared to acts like Mr. Bungle and Dog Fashion Disco, and has always been described by fans and reviewers as "circus-metal", a term which the band have chosen to use themselves as a description of their music. They have supported (Hed) P.E. (USA), Killing Joke (UK), Skinlab (USA) and Jerk along with Blood Duster, Devolved and Testeagles, as well as performances at festivals including Overcranked 2006 and Rapid 2002 and 2005. Headkase released a demo/EP titled ''The Beginning'' in 2001, followed by their full-length studio album ''The Worm County Circus'' in early 2009, which was mastered by Dave Neil (whose other mastering work includes releases by Devolved, The Butterfly Effect, Melodyssey and Kate Miller-Heidke).

Review

Tweakhound

29 May 2013

40

We saw you guys live not long ago and you were awesome. This track has some awesome writing but I think it would be awesome if you captured the live aspect of it a little better.

We saw you guys live not long ago and you were awesome. This track has some awesome writing but I think it would be awesome if you captured the live aspect of it a little better.

Review

Scott D

13 Jan 2010

50

Reminds me a bit of Fantomas in terms of its dark and spooky atmosphere, yet still much more consistantly heavier and bizarre, yet catchier. The thing about Headkase is, they are the fine line between experimental/underground and commercial rock. Too catchy for experimental fans, yet too weird and dark for commercial radio or nu-metal/emo fans. Either way, Headkase always have and always will r...

Reminds me a bit of Fantomas in terms of its dark and spooky atmosphere, yet still much more consistantly heavier and bizarre, yet catchier. The thing about Headkase is, they are the fine line between experimental/underground and commercial rock. Too catchy for experimental fans, yet too weird and dark for commercial radio or nu-metal/emo fans. Either way, Headkase always have and always will rule the Australian underground rock/metal scene.

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Review

Scott D

13 Jan 2010

50

Epic masterpiece from these crazy clown kings of the underground, mixing jazz, latin music and swing with circus-metal. The only band in Australia capable of pulling off this kind of madness successfully.

Epic masterpiece from these crazy clown kings of the underground, mixing jazz, latin music and swing with circus-metal. The only band in Australia capable of pulling off this kind of madness successfully.