This autumn two of Australia’s greatest all time heavy acts will join forces for an epic split 7” release and absolutely mammoth tour. Originally from the Gold Coast but now based in Melbourne, A Secret Death returned from their hiatus last year and will now finally follow up on their 2008 debut album. The split also sees Newcastle greats Safe Hands following up on their debut album, released in 2013. If you prefer your metal and hardcore to come from the post-mix machine, this is the definitive piece of vinyl and tour for your health.
“We’re pretty sure A Secret Death are only doing this because we lent them gear on a tour last year,” commented Safe Hands guitarist Mick Ayton. Referring to both band’s national run in support of legendary US act Norma Jean, A Secret Death vocalist Nathan Wyner confirmed that “we’re only doing this because Safe Hands lent us gear on a tour once”.
“We’re fully stoked to be given this opportunity to ride A Secret Death’s coattails” said Safe Hands vocalist Benjamin Louttit, before Wyner suggested that this writer “should have an office maz”.
Friday March 28 @ Playground Bar, Melbourne
w/ Jack The Stripper, Caged Grave, Old Love
$10, 8pm, 18+
Saturday March 29 @ Black Wire Records, Sydney
w/ At Dark, Tanned Christ
$10, 7pm, AA
Saturday April 5 @ Dolphins Bar, Gold Coast
w/ In Ashes We Lie, Promises
FREE, 8pm, 18+
released March 19, 2014
A Secret Death recorded and mixed at Core Studios, Gold Coast, by Nik Carpenter.
Safe Hands recorded and mixed at The Brain Studios, Sydney, by Clayton Seglov.
Mastered at Azimuth Studios, New Jersey, by Bill Henderson.