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Re: Rainbows Are Free We've got quite a few really good local bands around here. I go to a lot of those shows, and none of us had ever heard of Rainbows are Free until they'd been awarded some "best local heavy metal band" award in some free local magazine. :lol:

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Re: Rainbows Are Free it's the opposite here, far too many bands playing bland metalcore or cloning their favourite thrash bands, I did hear a really good doom/death band recently (thanks to my friend who played bass in the band) but they split last week so that's a big loss for the local scene couldn't hurt rapidfire, spread the word mate spread the word

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it's the opposite here, far too many bands playing bland metalcore or cloning their favourite thrash bands, I did hear a really good doom/death band recently (thanks to my friend who played bass in the band) but they split last week so that's a big loss for the local scene couldn't hurt rapidfire, spread the word mate spread the word
Oh, we've got our fair share of metalcore bands, don't get me wrong. But even those types of bands help to strengthen a local scene and boost up worthier bands by bringing more people to shows. And then the promoters here who bring in the national/international acts work closely with locals to ensure that locals also get on the bill. So it's pretty good here right now, metal-wise. I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

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Re: Rainbows Are Free that really doesn't happen here, when international bands tour they usually drag along other international acts so the locals have no chance there, and the scene-kid metalcore fans see to it that no proper metal bands "ruin" their shows so if you don't play metalcore it really is tough to survive here, I understand things are much better in Melbourne and Brisbane (sorry by the way the cities I just mentioned will probably be meaningless unless you've spent a bit of time in Australia

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that really doesn't happen here, when international bands tour they usually drag along other international acts so the locals have no chance there, and the scene-kid metalcore fans see to it that no proper metal bands "ruin" their shows so if you don't play metalcore it really is tough to survive here, I understand things are much better in Melbourne and Brisbane (sorry by the way the cities I just mentioned will probably be meaningless unless you've spent a bit of time in Australia
No, I recognize Melbourne and Brisbane, those are well-known cities. But anyway, the locals still get on the bills here with the other bands, it just makes for longer shows, ha ha. In April we've got two tours intersecting here on the same day, so we will have Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Watain, Devil's Blood, In Solitude, Exhumed, Arkaik, Abysmal Dawn and then two local death metal bands in addition to that. I expect to be there for at least 8 hours. :lol:

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Had started listening to them, and I love their sound, but some of their lyrics, I don't know what to think. I don't even know what's around here. I live in a big enough city, you would think there would be somewhere that local bands could play, but I haven't found anything. Would totally go if there were some doom bands playing, I need something to do with my spare time.

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Terrible name' date=' but a decent band. They're a local band from around where I live, but I have yet to see them live. They don't really participate in the local metal scene at all, they mostly play with hipster alt/indie bands.
I completely disagree; Rainbows Are Free is a fan-fucking-tastic band name. Not enough tongue-in-cheek names out there. I haven't heard much from their first album, but Waves Ahead of the Ocean has been my best Bandcamp purchase this year. Highly, highly recommended for anyone a fan of stoner metal/modern doom/stoner rock. It's a wonderful album that treads the line between metal and hard rock ("Snake Bitten By Love" probably is the only straight-up hard rock track on the album and it plays like an awesome cock rock radio-play track). Great metal grooves with that 90s stoner rock punk energy. The album is available for full stream here: https://guestroomrecords.bandcamp.com/album/waves-ahead-of-the-ocean

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