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Ten years is a hell of a long time to be in a band, let alone being in the gargantuan touring wrecking machine that is King Parrot. Broken teeth, skinned knees, black eyes and empty cans are all in a day’s work for the boys in KP! And ten years of surviving this beastly ride is more than reason enough to hit the road and celebrate it with their hordes of fans all around Australia. Now that restrictions have eased and there’s been a “dipping of the toes” back into the live foray, King Parrot are excited to get back out onto the live circuit to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. 

After the release of their “Holed Up In The Lair” EP last year, it’s been odd that KP hasn’t had the chance to support the release through their usual rambunctious and off-kilter live performances… That’s all about to change. With a sense of urgency among the camp and a renewed vigour, King Parrot will once again grace the stages of this great nation to deliver their revered visceral performance to the masses. If you’d thought a King Parrot show was wild in the past, then strap yourself in and get ready for the country’s most engaging and furious live act as the energy in the KP camp is beyond tipping point. The guys are simply chomping at the bit to get out and unleash their unique grinding frashing punk rock wrecking machine around the country as they hit stages from July right through to December. These will definitely be some of the most packed out and crazy shows you will see in Australia this year and will no doubt be ones for the ages!

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Tour Dates

July 9 – Melbourne – Max Watts

July 10 – Adelaide – Lions Arts Factory

August 6 – Sydney – Manning Bar

August 7 – Brisbane – The Brightside

August 8 – Gold Coast – Vinnie’s Dive Bar (Afternoon show)

September 17 – Wollongong – La La La’s 

September 18 – Newcastle – Cambridge Sideroom

October 15 – Geelong – Barwon Club Hotel

October 16 – Ballarat – Volta

November 12 – Canberra – The Basement

November 13 – Albury – Beer Deluxe (Afternoon show)

December 10 – Belgrave – Sooki Lounge

December 11 – Frankston – Pelly Bar


There is a new comer to the Australian extreme metal scene – and they are called CrisisAct. Of course if you have been lucky enough to catch the release of their first singles you will have noticed some very recognisable faces in the group – namely Dave and Joe Haley from Psycroptic, Matt Young from King Parrot and Brett Barnberger from Revocation.

“It actually came together quite quickly,” explains Dave Haley as I sit down to chat to him about the band’s debut EP Turn It Off. “Myself and Joe who also plays in Psycroptic we were just toying with the idea and thinking about how cool it would be to form some kind of grind band at some stage.”

“Then at the tail end of a recording session I was doing at the end of last year I had some time left,” he says continuing. “We decided to lay down some drums and then a month later I had completely forgotten about the drum tracks we had recorded because it was a spur of the moment kind of thing but then Joe hits me up and he had put together eleven songs that were good enough to release sans vocals.”

So the music was there but that of course was not going to be the final piece of CrisisAct coming together. “I thought the tracks were pretty cool,” says Haley laughing a little. “That was when we decided that we needed to get a vocalist and a bass player and put something together. It was definitely not something that was planned but it was something that had been in the back of my mind for awhile – to do a straight down the line death/grind band and it just all fell into place.”


You can listen to the full interview with Dave Haley in the audio interview above. Turn It Off EP is out now.


After stomping their way through the nation’s capital cities last December in support of their devastating new album ‘Ugly Produce’, King Parrot stay true to their insatiable work ethic announcing a new edition of their ‘Regional Rampage’ Tour for 2018. King Parrot always stay true to touring the regional centers of Australia, and this April will see them venture on a massive east coast tour encompassing every nook and cranny from Victoria to far north Queensland. Along for the ride on their first ever visit to Australia will be the USA’s Child Bite after releasing ‘Negative Noise’ on Housecore Records in 2017. The lethal duo have blitzed their way through North America on many tours over the last few years, and King Parrot believe their Australian audiences will love the addition of Child Bite, one of their all-time favorite bands.

A further treat for fans will see both acts offering their services to play at your house! That’s right, you heard it correctly, you could have King Parrot and Child Bite playing a private show for you and your mates at your house. Check out Parlour Tours for more information and date availability to ensure that you get in quick for this rare opportunity: http://parlour.tours/kingparrot

‘Ugly Produce’ peaked at number 21 on the ARIA charts, an unheard-of feat for any grind core band in this country. The release saw King Parrot travel to North America, Europe and Japan late in 2017 and the band are ready to take to the road once again. The videos for “Ten Pounds of Shit in a Five Pound Bag” and “Piss Wreck” further added to the collection of memorable and entertaining cult videos spewing forth from the KP brains trust. Go pay a visit to Youtube if you haven’t seen them, you won’t be disappointed. The tour kicks off at the first ever Download Festival in Melbourne and trashes and tramples its way all up the east coast through April! Get your tickets NOW!