F#*K THIS IM GOIN TO THE BENDI to see MONOLIYTH, REQUIEM, VEXATION & READY FOR BATTLE

“F#k this, I’m going to THE BENDI” As part of the revival of live local music scene in Melbourne, Your Mate Bookings is committed to once again giving you the best entertainment in the world surrounding everything heavy. We return to our local watering hole Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood to support the re-emergence of live music for the monthly gathering of “F#k this, I’m going to THE BENDI”
For the month of July, on Friday the 30th it’s all about EXTREME METAL!
We have a solid line-up of Victorias best Death Metal (Bastardizer had to pull the pin due to Government Restrictions and this unfortunately affected ESKHATON as well).
The line up now includes Monoliyth, Requiem, Vexation and Ready for Battle (First show ever)!
Bendigo Hotel is in for a night of an extreme metal destruction, with a chaotic display of headbanging from all angles as we punish the floor with blood and spilt debauchery.

MONOLIYTH
Aussie Death Metal
Formed in 1998 in Melbourne Australia, Monoliyth was founded by guitarist Mick Barr. The intensity and passion for extreme music has remained consistent throughout their catalog and aggressive live shows. Monoliyth has evolved from classic thrash, to a laser focused old-school death metal vision, while hinting on a subtle tech-death injection as part of the compositions, a trend that will continue to expand into the band’s future releases.
He Who Kills, set for release in 2021, is an album based on that classic death metal topical staple: serial killers. Looking through the eyes of humanity’s darker side, Monoliyth’s grim insight on thedepraved, digging into the putrid truth as opposed to singling out a specific event, scenario or historical murderer. This glimpse into dystopia.
https://www.facebook.com/Monoliyth

REQUIEM
Ballarat Based Blackened Thrash/Death Metal

Combining influences from black, death and thrash metal, the band combine technical guitar work, shrieking vocals and a furious rhythm section to create one of Australia’s best live acts.
https://www.facebook.com/requiem.riffs

VEXATION
Vexation are a hard hitting three piece Death/Thrash outfit from Melbourne
https://linktr.ee/Vexation_links98

READY FOR BATTLE
Father and son combo raw as hell Black Thrash Metal from Melbourne.
https://readyforbattle.bandcamp.com/releases

TICKETS HERE
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/fk-this-im-goin-to-the-bendi-bastardizer-eskhaton-black-jesus-more-tickets-154781713271

RAVEN DARK FESTIVAL 2021 – MELBOURNE/SYDNEY

We are proud to announce the debut of festival celebrating the dark arts; RAVEN DARK!

MELBOURNE :: Saturday 17/7 :: Bendigo Hotel w/ Diabolic RitesKlavier KriegerCEMETERY URNDestruktorISUAMammon’s ThroneManiaxe – AustraliaBurden Man & Psychedelic Pathways

TICKETS HERE :: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/…/raven-dark-festival…

SYDNEY :: Saturday 31/7 :: Crowbar Sydney w/ Diabolic RitesKlavier KriegerSabïreIllimitable DolorBurden ManBastardizerYa̧nomamöLïVEWïRE & Psychedelic Pathways

TICKETS HERE :: http://bit.ly/RavenDarkSYDPresented by YOUR MATE Bookings & Blast Abyss

REQUIEM sign to YOUR MATE for AU and NZ Bookings!

We are proud to announce the signing of Ballarat, Australias’ thrash metal titans Requiem


Brewing influences from black, death and thrash metal; the bands brilliant technical guitar work, shrieking vocals and a furious rhythm section to create one of best live acts Australia has to offer.


Heralding such releases as ‘Damnation’ (2015), ‘And The Earth Grew Dark’ (2018), ‘Reap As We Have Sown’ (2020), and the upcoming split EP with Adelaide powerhouse Shatter Brain, Requiem have proved themselves worthy of their place in the upper echelon of metal bands in Australia.
The band have gained a fierce reputation for touring throughout the country since their inception in 2012, having shared the stage with international acts Sinsaenum (US), Lich King (US) and Omnium Gatherum (FIN) as well as Australian bands Psycroptic King Parrot & LORD


Make your bookings for these thrash metal titans VIA yourmatebookings@gmail.com

MAMMON’S THRONE sign to YOUR MATE for AU & NZ Bookings!

We are proud to announce the signing of Melbourne, Australia based Crushing Doom Metal band Mammon’s Throne The 4 piece Doom Metal megalith play a fuzzed out fusion of Melodic Doom, Death and Sludge metal. The group weaves a tale of aggression and melancholy with a healthy dose of groove and melody to lure you in and then haunt your dreams forever. Signed to BLACK FARM Records, the band draws influence from the likes of Candlemass, Sleep, Black Sabbath, Electric Wizard, Reverend Bizarre, Conan, Windhand, Pallbearer and My Dying Bride.Bookings VIA yourmatebookings@gmail.com

CAPRA sign to YOUR MATE in AU & NZ

We are proud to announce the signing of US based Metallic Hardcore band CAPRA for Australian and New Zealand bookings!Roaring out of the depths of southern Louisiana, the band delivers high energy waging riffs with high powered rock and roll hooks inspired by Converge, Every Time I Die & KYLESA Currently embarking on an aggressive campaign of live shows focusing on benefits – in particular for causes surrounding drug abuse and domestic violence, the five piece weapon of destructive hardcore groove have just released their Billboard charting debut “In Transmission” via Blacklight Media / Metal Blade Records Capra are are primed to explode – Catch them in Australia and New Zealand in 2022/2023!

Book them for an Australian or New Zealand show via yourmatebookings@gmail.com

THE BLACK HEART DEATH CULT are back on the road this JULY 2021

The Black Heart Death Cult are psyched to announce hitting the road in July to support their “Sonic Mantras” album launch, recently released through Kozmik Artifactz. Sydney, Katoomba, Hobart, Adelaide, Bendigo & Melbourne get prepared for a full frontal fuzz freakout. ‘After releasing their self titled debut in 2019, The Black Heart Death Cult have fast established themselves as one of Melbourne’s premier psychedelic rock outfits.

A heavy blend of psych, shoegaze & drone, the band has garnered much attention within the Australian psych community especially with their highly visual live shows.

‘Sonic Mantras’ itself is an immersion into their distinctive drone filled universe of verby gloom. The result is an album that draws the listener in, sits them down then proceeds along a cosmic path of brain melting”.

See you in space.

Proudly presented by Your Mate Bookings

Tickets available from www.yourmatebookings.com and the doors of each venue

JACK HARLON takes The Magnetic Ridge on tour

Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows announce their Australian tour after the release of their sophomore album ‘The Magnetic Ridge’. – Melbourne, Victoria.

The band will be setting out on their Australian album release tour aptly dubbed ‘The Magnetic Ridge Tour’ from the 30th of May 2021.

Jack Harlon & The Dead Crows have been active in Psych/Doom scene since 2015.

The band originally began as a bedroom project of singer and guitarist Tim Coutts-Smith.

JHATDC’s music touches on influences of psych rock, fuzz tones and spaghetti western films.

Throughout their career they have toured Australia multiple times and performed with acts such as Greenleaf (Sweden), Wo Fat (USA), Hobo Magic, Comacozer and Holy Serpent.

Jack Harlon’s music has been described as
“A soundtrack to a Tarantino movie set in the landscape of an outlaw’s travels across the barren desert, high on peyote and searching for a way back to planet earth. A heavy, trippy, fuzzy record full of bluesy doom and hooligan twang.”  – Jay Morgan – High Desert valley Radio

‘The Magnetic Ridge’ is the long awaited follow up to the band’s debut release ‘Hymns’ which reached #14 on the Doom Charts worldwide. All of the band’s music delves into the trials and tribulations of a drug addicted western outlaw ‘Jack Harlon’ who is questioning the reality of the experiences placed before him.

‘Rat Poisoning’ is the first of the singles for The Magnetic Ridge. It is a 6 and a half minute jam-track about living, and feeling like a rat while trying to create something beautiful.

Album Reviews:

“Coming 3 years after acclaimed debut album ‘Hymns’, this album sees the band expand their gloomy style of music. The band play a different style of Psych Rock, Doom and Stoner Rock with a slight “Americana” and Experimental edge to their psyche.” – Steve Howe – Outlaws Of The Sun

Been waiting for this and it didn’t disappoint. There’s some All Them Witches vibes on this one but Jack Harlon really come into their own when they stomp on that fuzz box and let it rip. The perfect mix of chill and LOUD” – Jonny Pirie – Hour Of The Riff.

Magnetic Ridge tour dates:

Sunday 30/5 Barwon Club, Geelong

Saturday 5/6 Forest Fuzz, Brisbane

Friday 2/7 The Aardvark, Fremantle

Saturday 3/7 YMCA, Leederville WA 

Saturday 3/7 Lucys Love Shack, Perth 

Thursday 15/7 Hamilton Station Hotel, Islington

Friday 16/7 Bootlegger Bar, Katoomba 

Saturday 17/7 The Vanguard, Sydney 

Friday 23/7 Golden Vine Hotel, Bendigo 

Saturday 14/8 – ‘HARLON FEST’ Cactus Room, Thornbury

Saturday 21/8 – Uni Bar, Adelaide

Facebook: www.facebook.com/jackharlondoom

Bandcamp: https://jackharlon-dawsonthedeadcrows.bandcamp.com

Instagram: jack.harlon.and.the.dead.crows

Bookings: Anthony yourmatebookings@gmail.com

AUS/EUR Label: http://www.psychedelic-salad.com/

USA Label: http://forbiddenplacerecords.com/

F#*K THIS I’M GOIN TO THE BENDI – BASTARDIZER, ESKHATON, BLACK JESUS & READY FOR BATTLE

“F#*k this, I’m going to THE BENDI”

As part of the revival of live local music scene in Melbourne, Your Mate Bookings is committed to once again giving you the best entertainment in the world surrounding everything heavy.

We return to our local watering hole Bendigo Hotel in Collingwood to support the re-emergence of live music for the monthly gathering of “F#*k this, I’m going to THE BENDI”

For the month of July, on Friday the 30th it’s all about EXTREME METAL!

We have a line-up of extreme aggression ranging from Blackened Death to Black n Roll with Sydney based Black n Rollers “Bastardizer” headlining in Melbourne from the first time since 2019.

Supported by locals Eskhaton, Black Jesus and Ready for Battle (First show ever); Bendigo Hotel is in for a night of an extreme metal destruction, with a chaotic display pf headbanging from all angles as we punish the floor with blood and spilt debauchery.

BASTARDIZER

Bastardizer was formed in 2013 in Sydney, Australia with the intention of producing a brand of dirty Black Thrash ‘N Roll that raises fists and induces heads to bang.
Since then the band has garnered a strong legion of fans worldwide after numerous live onslaughts across Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Asia, as well as supporting heavy metal heavy weights such as Morbid Angel, Hobbs Angel of Death, Origin, Destroyer 666, Skull Fist, Bloodbath, Tribulation, Raven, Lich King, Midnight, Toxic Holocaust, Bolzer, and Coroner.

https://www.facebook.com/bastardizer666

ESKHATON

ESKHATON is CYCLONIC DEATH METAL, absolute chaos and total death, psychotic bestial raw blistering ferocity and horror atmosphere, from Melbourne Australia,

Eskhaton has now released 3 albums with ‘Omegalitheos’ 2018 being the latest offering to the death deities which sent the band on a barrage of destruction in Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and twice in Europe between 2018/2019 with IMPETUOUS RITUAL, DIOCLETIAN, HERESIARCH, SABBAT, KING PARROT, NOCTURNAL GRAVES, WATAIN, CULT OF FIRE, INCANTATION, KRISIUN, DRAWN AND QUARTERED, FUNEBRARUM, KRYPTS, INTERMENT, VENENUM, MITOCHONDRION, FORCE OF DARKNESS, WEREGOAT, TOMBMOLD, GODLESS, NOCTURNUS AD, FULL OF HELL, MISPYRMING, CEMETERY URN, INVERLOCH, BEHEADED, ALTARAGE, and many many more including two performances at Brutal Assault Czech in consecutive years.

https://www.facebook.com/eskhaton666

BLACK JESUS

Black Jesus is Scrap Metal – a rusted amalgam of old school death/thrash metal, inspired by pioneers incl Morbid Angel, Caracass, Venom, Autopsy, Repulsion amongst other luminaries. Lyrical torment contains themes concerning death, war, human stupidity and the irrelevance of religion.

https://www.facebook.com/TheTrueBlackJesus

READY FOR BATTLE

Father and son combo raw as hell Black Thrash Metal from Melbourne.

https://readyforbattle.bandcamp.com/releases

STALKER (NZ) Black Majik Terror Australian Tour – September 2021

💥 New Zealand’s speed metal overlords Stalker – Speed Metal are returning to Australia in September 2021!


🍻 The Heavy Metal heroes will be joined by a crew of other extremities on the following dates of the Australian East Coast:
⚡ Thursday 9/9 The Flamin’ Galah, Brisbane
⚡ Friday 10/9 Native Rose Hotel, Rozelle
⚡ Saturday 11/9 The Basement Canberra, Canberra
⚡ Sunday 12/9 Bootleggerbar, Katoomba
⚡ Thursday 16/9 The Eastern Ballarat
⚡ Friday 17/9 Singing Bird Studios, Frankston
⚡ Saturday 18/9 Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
⚡ Sunday 19/9 Broadcast Bar

👉 Tickets available here 👉https://www.yourmatebookings.com/upcoming-events/

👺 Proudly presented by YOUR MATE Bookings & Get On The Stage

Stoned Jesus and Somali Yacht Club Resceduled to November 2021

 Due to the ongoing restrictions imposed by the Australian and New Zealand governments we have been forced yet again to reschedule the tour of Stoned Jesus & Somali Yacht Club to November 2021.

Please see the new dates below 

Friday 5/11/2021 Indian Ocean Hotel, Scarborough
Saturday 6/11/2021 Lucy’s Love Shack, Perth ARMAGEDDOOM 6
Monday 8/11/2021 Whammy Bar, Auckland
Tuesday 9/11/2021 Valhalla, Wellington
Thursday 11/11/2021 The Flamin’ Galah, Brisbane
Friday 12/11/2021 The Vanguard, Newtown
Saturday 13/11/2021 Baroque Room, Katoomba
Wednesday 17/11/2021 La La La’s, Wollongong
Thursday 18/11/2021 TBA, Canberra
Friday 19/11/2021 Evelyn Hotel, Fitzroy
Saturday 20/11/2021 Bendigo Hotel, Collingwood WO FEST
Sunday 21/11/2021 Crown and Anchor, Adelaide

 All tickets currently held are 100% valid for the new dates and if you have moved in the meantime, we can arrange a ticket transfer to your new local venue (Get in touch via email yourmatebookings@gmail.com)
All new tickets can be purchased from the link below 

 We would like to take the time to thank all you loyal supporters of YOUR MATE Bookings, we could not have survived this long with out you.
Rest assured the years ahead are filled with some of the most amazing bands from around the world and we will be bringing them to your front porch!