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Another film screening at this year’s Monster Fest is the comedy horror Crabs. This week Subculture’s Dave Griffiths sat down and had a chat to the film’s director Pierce Berolzhemier about the film.

Don’t forget to grab your Monster Fest tickets at www.monsterfest.com.au and you can listen to the full interview with Pierce below:

No-one likes to be the bearer of bad news, so today comes bearing good news – that Reliqa’s single ‘The Bearer of Bad News’ is out Wednesday November 24th! It can be purchased/streamed now at https://ingrv.es/TheBearerofBadNews.

Not only that, but Reliqa is adding yet ANOTHER arrow to their live music quiver in 2022 – they are playing at MONOLITH FESTIVAL across the country, alongside Karnivool, COG, Plini, Ocean Grove, Ecca Vandal and more! They already have a pretty packed dance card, being that they are playing the Brisbane and Sydney legs of Full Tilt Festival and also supporting Void of Vision on their tour in July 2022!

THE BEARER OF BAD NEWS is your invitation into the depths of the sinister and occult. Reliqa’s latest work is a transcendental exploration into the dark art of deception, spun with themes of control and manipulation. Time and time again the pursuit of power has spiralled into catastrophe, and as these tables turn, so too does ‘Bearer’, packed to the brim with subversive excitement. Trying their hand with ethnic soundscapes and darker, harrowing rhythmic motifs, the band are digging deeper into their forward-thinking alt. prog sound. Reliqa have imagined a visceral, enigmatic projection of our world, and in doing so pose the challenge – question everything.
Vocalist for Reliqa, Monique Pym, says that “After the weirdest, most difficult two years, it couldn’t feel more cathartic to be setting ‘Bearer’ free. Having an extended period of time to reflect and build and expand upon the massive world we started dipping our toes into with this piece is a rare experience which, in hindsight, turned out to be as valuable to us as it was challenging. As we enter the new chapter of Reliqa, there are inevitably a whole load of emotions and fears to unravel, and Bearer really serves as the perfect outlet for that kind of purge. It is a song to get completely and utterly lost in. We can’t wait for our audience to share that intimate experience with us“.
Reliqa are the outrageous four-piece from Sydney, Australia who are forging their place in the emerging generation of modern progressive metal. Unrestrained by conventions, the outfit are taking their song writing and soundscapes to sophisticated new heights and are eager to share their latest offerings in the months to come with the support of an exciting new team.

In just a few short years, Reliqa have well and truly begun garnering the attention of a dedicated fanbase, having shared the stage with a host of iconic acts including SevendustDead Letter Circus and Thornhill, and are set to continue their exponential growth spell at the highly-anticipated Full Tilt and Monolith festivals in 2022. They have had various tracks featured on Spotify Editorial playlists including Heavy Queens, New Metal Tracks, New Blood, they have been said to be “…turning the right heads and gaining the right attention for so many reasons” by Wall of Sound and 2021 saw them announce their signing to Open Door Management with Chris O’Brien & Josh Smith (Northlane, The Butterfly Effect etc).

Closing out the year with a flourish, the band are making their return in welcoming new single, ‘The Bearer of Bad News’ – a hard-hitting, cool-minded, enigmatic take on the art of deception. Treading foreign ground while still remaining true-to-form, this track is yet another showcase of Reliqa’s ability to maintain a powerfully truthful identity as they pave their way through the alternative music industry.

Tickets are on sale now for Monolith Festival, Full Tilt Festival and Void of Vision’s tour dates, and Reliqa’s new single ‘The Bearer of Bad News’ is out Wednesday 24th November at https://ingrv.es/TheBearerofBadNews.

Repriever are resurfacing today in order to bring their brand new heavy-as-hell track to the world. ‘Resurface’ will show it’s face to the world on Thursday November 26th – and can be pre-saved right now at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/repriever/resurface.

The outfit out of the Central Coast of NSW are putting out this track with the intention of speaking up about the issues surrounding Fear of Abandonment and damage caused by not having consistency and security in life as a young person.

Vocalist Joshua Stewart speaks about the track’s themes: “The often crippling fear of abandonment is something a lot of us live with and it often gets a hold of someone as the aftermath of a love one’s actions. Resurface touches on dealing with this anxiety and trying to keep emotions in control without just bottling them away.

He continued: “Resurface touches on the damage caused by growing up and never really having a stable, consistent home. Between living in tents, old houses with no running water or in caravans in my grandparent’s yard, it became hard to feel a sense of security and consistency. It also became difficult to make friends and fit in at the 11 different primary schools I attended which was fairly damaging to my social abilities through high school and my late teens. This lead to a constantly lingering and often crippling fear of abandonment. As I grew into my late 20s I’d become a lot better at dealing with it in a rational way but it can still take me by surprise from time to time.

By the time I started attending high school the moving had settled down a lot but by that point I had no idea how to social and I was mostly bullied. Usually if I did make friends they were friendships that wouldn’t last long.

Coming together towards the end of 2018, Repriever got to work writing an EP. September 2019 saw the release of their debut EP Idle Minds, as well as the departure of vocalist Mark and the joining of Joshua Stewart. Following this, Repriever made their live debut at the Hamilton Station Hotel in November 2019 which was followed by shows in Canberra, Sydney and Newcastle again to close off the year.

Single ‘Grim’ gained traction fast following its release, earning it a place in playlists Homegrown and Heavy on Spotify and Heaps Heavy on Apple Music as well as gaining 25,000+ streams between the two services within six months of release.

2021 for Repriever was spent juggling reschedules, as well as writing and recording new music. Repriever has also welcomed guitarist Brendan Mobbs.

Repriever’s new single Resurface is released on Thursday November 26th – and can be pre-saved right now at https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/repriever/resurface.

Wyrmwood: Apocalypse is a post-apocalyptic zombie film that follows soldier Rhys who lives in a zombie-infested Australian wasteland.  Rhys is on an arc of redemption as he turns against his evil bosses and joins forces with a group of rebel survivors to help rescue a girl who holds the cure to the virus.

The film which has been hailed as ‘Mad Max Meets Dawn Of the Dead’ – has picked up an audience award at the 2021 Sydney Film Festival for Best Feature Film.

Release Date:   February 10,2022
Cast: Luke McKenzie as Rhys, Shantae Barnes Cowan as Maxi, Jake Ryan as the Colonel, Bianca Bradey as Brooke, Tasia Zalar as Grace, Jay Gallagher as Barry and Nick Boshier as the Surgeon General 
Directed By: Kiah Roache-Turner
Written By: Kiah & Tristan Roache-Turner
Produced By: Tristan Roache-Turner & Blake Northfield

Actor and social media influencer Shuang Hu has stepped into the role of host of the new Giant Screen documentary BEYOND THE REEF, currently filming in Far North Queensland. BEYOND THE REEF takes audiences on a journey to explore the versatile and spectacular landscape of Far North Queensland, world-renowned for the Great Barrier Reef and its precious ecosystems.  

Shuang Hu was born in Tianjin, China and moved to Australia when she was 5 years old. She made her TV debut as Candy Law on the SBS TV series The Family Law and is known for her work on Comedy Central’s Ronny Chieng International Student as Wei Jun. Shuang is a popular Tik Tok identity, with over 4 million global followers, and 66.8 million likes. Shuang comments “After spending the last two years in Los Angeles, I’m excited to be back here in Australia. With travel finally opening up, it’s wonderful to have the opportunity to show audiences what is on offer in this stunning part of the world. I grew up in Townsville so this part of Australia holds a dear place in my heart.”

BEYOND THE REEF is being filmed in Large Format 8k and is designed for a Premium Large Format (PLF) and Giant Screen release across the globe in 2022. The film is aimed at tweens and families who enjoy immersive, co-viewing experiences. The production team will visit numerous locations across Far North Queensland, with Shuang taking part in activities including diving the Great Barrier Reef, taking a safari in the Daintree Rainforest, meeting the local animals and learning to sail. Audiences will feel completely immersed in the experience of a lifetime.

BEYOND THE REEF is a Steve Jaggi Company (SJc) production with In Three Production. The film is directed by Luke Wheatley (The 48 Hour Destination) with DOP’s Jake Koning and Christian Miller filming both above and below the water in Large Format 8k. BEYOND THE REEF is produced by Steve Jaggi and Beckie Adams, with Kylie Pascoe and Kelly Son Hing co-producing. Athabasca Film will distribute the film here in Australia. L.A. based Nicely Entertainment is handling international sales.

Under The Southern Stars the spectacular rock music concert series, is thrilled to be taking place in March 2022.

Featuring rock royalty Cheap Trick, global rock superstars, Bush
and the legendaryStone Temple Pilots!As well as Australian rock royalty 
Rose Tattoo and rock icons Electric Mary. Plus recently added to the line up are the epitome of rock n roll, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club!

The wait is over and UTSS Event Producers can now reveal details for the rock solid dozen concert events in store for audiences in March 2022!

UNDER THE SOUTHERN STARS 2022
Fri, March 11: Maitland Showground, Maitland, NSW
Sat, March 12: Foreshore Reserve, Hastings, VIC
Sun, March 13: JC Lowe Oval, Yarrawonga, VIC
Wed, March 16: Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, VIC
Fri, March 18: Bonython Park, Adelaide, SA
Sat, March 19: Bonython Park, Adelaide, SA
Sun, March 20: Bonython Park, Adelaide, SA
Tues, March 22: WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong, NSW
Wed, March 23: Quodos Bank Arena, Sydney, NSW
Fri, March 25: Kings Beach Ampitheatre, Caloundra, QLD
 Sat, March 26: Southport Sharks, Gold Coast, QLD
Sun, March 27: Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD

Presale starts Friday, Nov 26 @ 9.00am AEDT until 5.00pm Sunday, Nov 28 AEDT.
Register for presale access before 5.00pm on Sunday, Nov 28 for discounted early bird tickets.
General Public On Sale Monday, Nov 29 @ 9.00am AEDT
www.underthesouthernstars.com.au

***All previously purchased tickets are valid for 2022 see website for details.***

The announcement of the complete tour dates and venues is expected to be met with major approval from fans all over the country who have been incredibly loyal as they patiently waited for the series to be rescheduled. 

The feverish reaction of Adelaide audiences to UTSS headlining the Adelaide Fringe across the three day weekend of 18-20 March has made it necessary for organisers to break the seal early on second release tickets for rock hungry fans, which are now available! 
The message is clear for all audiences elsewhere – get in quick to avoid disappointment!

Promoter Andrew McManuscomments, ‘‘To say we’re excited by finally being able to announce Black Rebel Motorcycle Club as a new addition and FOURTH high profile international rock band joining our already stellar line-up is an understatement!  UTSS2022 will without a doubt rock audiences to the core and give them what they’ve all craved since March 2020 – a line up that features the bands and the music they love – both Australian and International artists up in front of them in the flesh and playing their hits, live…it has been way too long!”

Under The Southern Stars has been granted approval for all #UTSS2022 artists and their crew to enter Australia under strict covid guidelines, ensuring the utmost health and safety of all event patrons, staff, vendors and artists and crews.

With the nation slowly emerging from the most trying period of our lives, we are extremely EXCITED to get the show back on the road and deliver one hell of a rock n roll experience for fans everywhere, TIMES TWELVE!

We know we’ve asked a lot and we sincerely thank everyone out there for their patience and faith in us to deliver the events that we have promised. All previously purchased tickets are valid for the new shows*, so #keepyourticket and see you under the stars!

To purchase tickets and for detailed information about all shows, visit
www.underthesouthernstars.com.au