Gidday and welcome to another week and another Mosh Pit Monday. Well, it’s finally December and the ‘silly’ season is well upon us. What’s with everyone? The people on the roads are just crazy and the crowds in the shops are nuts. I can’t wait for Christmas Day to be done and dusted and just get back to the ‘normal’ craziness we live in.
I’ve got a fantastic band to share with you this week. It’s Chronolyth, an Australian groove/death metal melodic band from my hometown, Brisbane who have been around since May 2011. The wife and I got to see them as part of the New Globe Theatre‘s annual event, “Ye Gods of Metal” music festival in Fortitude Valley this Saturday night just gone. We had a few things on that day so didn’t get to see the entire line up but managed to catch a few acts by the end of the night and Chronolyth sure didn’t disappoint.
For an event that had been going all day, they had the crowd fully charged and the boys put on a great show. Band members are Hamish McSorley on vocals, Alex Nisiriou on guitars, Ben Constable on guitars, Gareth Benham on bass and Michael Gee on drums. Hamish has got the growl happening as good as anyone in the business and Ben Constable is one of the best shredders around in this genre. The guys were really tight on the night and we were so glad we got to see them. They did play Soundwave last year but we never got a chance to see them. Another one of my favourite Aussie metal bands, Orpheus Omega, who co-headlined with Chronolyth played and they lived up to their reputation as one of the best live death metal bands in Australia at the moment. (More to come on Orpheus Omega in upcoming Mosh Pit Mondays.)
The above track “Revenants” is off the band’s 2013 CD release “Sovereign” which is well worth a listen to in it’s entirety. You can follow the guys on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, Instagram and Bandcamp. This is one band you don’t want to miss live and I’ll be keeping an eye on where they are playing next, that’s for sure. Makes me proud to be a Brisbanite and see the amazing talent that keeps coming out of my hometown. Great work guys!
That’s it for this week. Hope your Christmas plans are coming along nicely and you still manage to keep moshin’. Have a great week! ,,,/ ,,,/