As announced exclusively on triple j’s The Racket last night, Melbourne’s imposing metal masters HIGH TENSION will join California’s DEAFHEAVEN on their anticipated VIVID LIVE sideshows in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane this June.  

High Tension exhibit the same fearless intensity that has made Deafheaven one of the must-see heavy bands of the moment. Grasping sounds of traditional thrash metal, a proudly punk/hardcore ethos and rock n roll guitar tones, High Tension are deeply original, and startlingly unique. Tireless, confronting and inspiriting, frontwoman Karina Utomo is a force best absorbed live. They’re fresh from dominating on the 2016 national Laneway Festival tour, promoting their The Age Music Victoria Award winning sophomore album ‘Bully’.

Brisbane’s HOPE DRONE will open proceedings in Brisbane and Melbourne with their brand of black metal inspired noise. Generating an enveloping wall of intense, mesmerising sounds, Hope Drone have delivered three impressive releases, are stalwarts of the Brisbane metal scene and joined Deafheaven on their last Australian jaunt. Perth will play host to intriguing localsSANZU, fresh off a slot at Perth’s Murderfest alongside local legends like King Parrot and Grotesque. Sludgy and driving, Sanzu are poised to do Perth’s thriving metal scene proud.

Do not miss an opportunity to see these monumental heavy acts share a stage.
Tickets are on sale now via

Deafheaven – New Bermuda, out now on Anti Records.

Tickets on sale now via

Thursday June 2 – Joan Sutherland Theatre,  Sydney Opera House (VividLIVE)

Friday June 3 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
With High Tension & Hope Drone

Saturday June 4 – Crowbar, Brisbane
With High Tension & Hope Drone

Monday June 6 – Rosemount Hotel, Perth (WA Day Holiday)
With High Tension & Sanzu

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