Thursday, 11 July 2013

Killrazer



Killrazer is a metal band from Sydney, Australia that plays a mix of old-school thrash and death metal. Featuring some of the most well-known and experienced musicians from the Sydney metal scene, Killrazer’s sound is highlighted by a blistering twin-vocal attack, crazy guitar shredding, brutal drum work, along with an intense and commanding live show.
As well as being one of Sydney's top headline metal acts Killrazer have supported a number of internation touring bands including Children of Bodom, Malevolent Creation, Sodom, Vader, Krisiun and Dismember.





Comprising of singer/guitarist Doug Dalton (Grungeon, Dark Order), Zoran Mracik (Dark Order, Divine Electric) on bass/vocals, guitar virtuoso Jimmy Lardner-Brown (Vaticide), andnew drummer Josh Brazewell, the band are veterans of the Australian metal scene. This experience is evident in their powerful life performances and top-notch musicianship.


The boys served as the backing band for Paul Dianno – the legendary original singer of Iron Maiden – on his 2009 and 2010 Australian and New Zealand tours. This was a first for any Australian metal act. Rather than simply supporting an international metal artist, they professionally and capably toured as the actual band. So knowing that, how freakin’ huge is it that we have these guys for 
INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013
 
HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
In May/June 2012 Killrazer's Doug Dalton and Jimmy Lardner-Brown toured Australia and New Zealand as guitarists for renowned metal vocalist Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Yngwie Malmsteen, Dio Disciples). Then in Nov/Dec 2012 Doug and Jimmy also served as guitarists for Paul Di'Anno and Blaze Bayley (Ex-Iron Maiden) on their Aus/NZ co-headlining.
We can’t wait to see these guys hit the stage of the Square on JULY 13th at
INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013

If you weren’t sold up until today then let the blistering power and intensity of Killrazer do the job for you!

Get a ticket and get to the SQUARE!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Darker Half


Darker Half is a melodic metal band hailing from the great harbour city of Sydney. The sound of the band is rooted in traditional metal but they also draw on many other influences, be it in the realm of metal or otherwise, creating what plaudits label as a unique, energetic and heavy sound.
 
Twisted dual guitars and explosive solos riff across a rock solid, yet inventive rhythm section, topped off by a vocalist whose range can match it with many of the rock greats! It makes Darker Half a band that can really set themselves apart.
 
Darker Half released their debut album ‘Duality’ in 2009 and after national tours supporting Paul Di’anno (ex-Iron Maiden) and US metal legends Queensryche, regional/interstate headlining tours and an appearance at Screamfest 2009/10 at the Enmore Theatre along with Edguy, Sonata Arctica, Dark Funeral and more, these guys established themselves as one of Australia’s top metal acts. This is exactly the reason that Darker Half have the main support act slot for INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013!!!!
 
During 2010 the band toured relentlessly and after hooking up with Di’anno once again on his return turn that year, went into Defwolf Studios in January 2011 to record their second album ‘Desensitized’, signing Australian deals after that with Rockstar Records and MGM Distribution for the release.


 

The band toured Oz in support of their album which saw them return to interstate capital and regional centres multiple times and score support spots with Alestorm and Children of Bodom to rave reviews.
It’s with great pleasure and anticipation that we welcome Darker Half to the INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST line-up and we look forward to seeing them get the raucous INST-FEST crowd into a heavy frenzy!!!!


Monday, 8 July 2013

Harry's cafe de Wheels - Fanzine discount!


 
You know, the original Harry's cafe de Wheels is over 70 years old, and has maintained a tradition of delivering fresh pies daily...
 
Harry's cafe de Wheels is iconic and occupies a unique corner of the known Sydney landscape, so in that sense we're very proud for Harry's  cafe de Wheels Haymarket to be supporting INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013!!!
 
 
Harry's will be offering a discount to INST FEST revelers but you'll only be able to find the discount voucher for Harry's Haymarket in the festival Fanzine, 'FIVE MINUTES OF PAIN'
 
 
So it's easy to figure out from here, right!?
 
Get to INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST
 
Buy the FANZINE
 
Get the HARRY'S CAFE DE WHEELS discount
 
Get to HARRY's!!!
 
 
GET IT!?
 
GOOD!!

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Topnovil



Born in 1997 out of the Wollongong punk scene, Topnovil is an authentic fourth generation Aussie punk rock’n’roll band. Heavily influenced by “77” Punk and third generation punk rock bands, you can hear where the lads developed their distinctive Punk Rock sound.

Sharing their lives, times and loves through the years; Topnovil use socialist lyrics and tunes that are fast, short and catchy in order to put on a powerfully paced show. These boys are everything you need in a punk rock fix. With truth in lyrics, they write about dealing with the cards you’ve been dealt. The art of storytelling through lyrics is not lost on this band.
 
 
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So if I may as be so bold to interject right here, just for one moment. We have an INSTITUTIONALIZED ALERT!
TOPNOVIL are playing at INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST on Saturday the 13th of JULY @ the Square, Haymarket!
 
...OK, now back to regular programming
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Topnovil’s extensive body of work includes festivals performances, Australian tours and International Supports. They have shared the stage with great bands such as; The Bouncing Souls, US Bombs, H Block 101, The Casualties and The Business just to name a few. They have appeared on TV including Channel V, had tracks featured on various punk compilations, released 5 Independent EP’s, an 18 track record due and a split vinyl release with Perth Rockabilly legends The Blazin Entrails.

Topnovil’s on stage chemistry provides high energy and intense shows, never giving anything less. Not just another “Street Punk” band, the bass driven rhythm, guitar hooks in every tune and singalong gang vocals make you sing their tunes when times are rough.. The lads are inspired by friends, families and people that dig the music and above all to tell their story.

Given the chance Topnovil will become part of your life, with their show giving you the chance to forget yourself. It has been a long ride meeting great folks along the way, sleeping on the floors in many a punk share house. Memories of fun times drinking with the crew that come to the shows are endless and will never be forgotten.
 

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Karl Marx


 
Have any of you ever had a crack at reading  Das Kommunistische Manifest written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels? Some of us at the INSTITUTIONALIZED TEAM have.....(zzzZZZ)...ok, my head just hit the desk out of sheer boredom, now onto something more appropriate!
 
KARL MARX, punk rock band out of Sydney! They have a story to tell, it's kooky as all hell but we like that, so take it away Skid
 
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BJ - was born in the US and has had steady jobs working for the likes of T-Pain and R. Kelly, world renowned for his ability to make any song that is good, shit. He lives Minnesota with his 14 children, and is currently dating Susan Boyle. He likes boils.

Will - grew up in a slum in South Africa, investing in a small pony and selling photos with it to tourists. After using all the profits to follow his dream of becoming a world famous clothing designer his idea was stolen by Miucca Prada and he returned to South Africa. When he was 10 he discovered that he a talent for everything, and by age 13 he had
discovered the cure for aids. He now lives in New Jersey and is on-the-road vocalist for boyz-2-men, he is yet to be kissed.

Tim - Spontaneously generated from a pile of ectoplasmic goo in 1984 as a fully grown adult. Since then has had a stream of successes as a professional swimmer, he is known to catch fish by swimming faster than them, but only in water of a perfect temperature. Hixy or Ryan as he is sometimes known actually has more genetically in common with a gorilla than human beings and keeps his gorgeously smooth skin
with a strict shaving schedule every morning. Adam - plays for the Parramatta Eels and is considered a leading player for the club given his experience at club and representative level. His brother Ian Hindmarsh used to play for the Eels in the same position as Adam. He is the current co-holder (with Shaun Fensom) of the world record for the most tackles made in a single game: in Round 23 of the 2007 NRL season he made 75 tackles against the Melbourne Storm. He is also believed to be the first player to make 10,000 tackles in the NRL.
"He is a machine. He hasn't got an ideal body. He's got a sway back and fat gut and funny bum. But physiologically he's got something inside him and he keeps going and going." -Brian Smith ''
Even punk rock Kat says that KARL MARX is the readers choice.
Catch the underground sounds of the working class at
INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST
SATURDAY 13TH OF JULY
THE SQUARE - HAYMARKET


Monday, 1 July 2013

Whisky Smile



Whisky Smile is a five piece band hailing from the suburbs of Western Sydney. Drawing influence from a wide spectrum of musical styles, Whisky Smile moulds their collective influences into a style punctuated by a hard hitting rhythm section, abrasive whisky soaked vocals and catchy as hell guitar riffs. Their live show seamlessly combines an entertaining party style vibe, along with elements of today’s modern Rock, Metal and Hardcore scenes. So what else are you going to need for INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST!? I mean I have to admit, the guys had me at WHISKY, I don't even care that they they've dropped the 'e' and don't spell it in what I regard as the traditional manner, WHISKEY...then again, I'm freakin' old school, watcha gonna do huh!!?

 
If you're keen to check out more you can download their EP here http://whiskysmile.bandcamp.com/ 
You can even step it up and go for the deluxe CD and t-shirt pack!
 
You know what else you should probably do!?
Get your self a ticket to INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST!!!
 
Click on the below LINK!!!!
Get yourself a ticket now at the pre-event day sale price of $18.40!!! 
 
And remember, tickets are also available at
 www.moshtix.com.au, 1300 GET TIX (438 849), on your mobile and all moshtix outlets

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Arteries



ARTERIES are a Sydney based metal band which started out in 2011 with three mates who shared the same passion for heavy music. Soon after that they found themselves a bass player and with the recent addition of a second guitarist its helped form what ARTERIES are today, that being a diverse mixture of erratic riffs, brutal grooves and technical time signatures.
 
 
Since their very first show at The Annandale Hotel they've been winning over fans with their impressive and energtic live assaults, I mean, we know the deal, that's why we've got them on the bill for INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST ...'ah, it's all making sense you say'
 
 
The boys have kicked-off 2013 with some solid shows supporting hardcore legends such as Earth Crisis (USA) and Vanna (USA) and their show in Sydney.
 
 
 
Influenced by the likes of Underoath,The Dilinger Escape Plan and Periphery, ARTERIES have just recently finished recording their debut EP at Electric Sun Studios with master engineer/producer Shane Edwards. It's set to be released a week after INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST on the 19th of JULY, but you can catch the real thing at the festival on the 13th at the Square in Haymarket....SO BE THERE!!!


Monday, 24 June 2013

INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013

To those of you landing here for the first time
WELCOME!!!
 
Now this is what we're about
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Slapdash Records & Guitar Factory Parramatta Present:
 
Institutionalized Fest 2013 

A killer METAL v PUNK event that is going to be 13 shades of crazy!
After this event we’re all going to be institutionalized for years to come.
Metal and punk have always lived side-by-side one cautiously watching the other but always suspicious of the others motives. In the end it really is all about the music and how it unites us all. Punk, metal, hardcore, we are all the same! We share a love of riffs, pummeling volume and the knowledge that we are part of something outsiders can never understand. Institutionalized Fest brings together an awesome line up of local punk and metal bands for one purpose, to have the best day possible! From openers Alison’s Disease to headline monsters, Killrazer, the fest promises a full day of back to back metal and punk action that demands you leave all your energy in the pit and go home totally spent but completely satisfied.
 
Saturday, 13 July from 1.00pm @ The Square - Haymarket (under the escalator opposite Harry’s Café de Wheels)
RUNNING ORDER
10:45 – 11:45 KILLRAZER
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9:30 – 10:30 Darker Half


8:45 – 9:15 Topnovil


8:00 – 8:30 Arteries


7:15 – 7:45 Speedball


6:30 – 7:00 Karl Marx


5:45 – 6:15 Whiskey Smile


5:00 – 5:30 Unrest


4:15 – 4:45 Feskit


3:30 – 4:00 Exekute


2:45 – 3:15 Steel Swarm


2:00- 2:30 Raptrz


1:15 – 1:45 Alison’s Disease


All bands will be recording their set to feature on a compilation disc which will be released soon after the event.


So be there to support the cause and to make yourself heard!


This event is over 18’s only - Doors open at 1.00pm 


Pre-event day sales available
NOW
Moshtix are $18.00 + $3.40 BF or $25 at the door on the day. 
 


For all things INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013 related check out our pages
 
 
For all media enquiries please contact - chris@maricmedia.com.au / 0413 715 396

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Five minutes of PAIN!!!

 
Check it! Our fanzine is exactly like a steaming hot tomale!?!
 
How so you ask?
 
Good freakin' question, let me think about that!
 
Well, a hot tamale is a dish of seasoned meat wrapped in cornmeal dough, and steamed or baked in corn husks...
 
..and our fanzine, FIVE MINUTES OF PAIN, well, it's nothing like that at all actually - other than the fact that it has interviews with bands on the INSTITUTIONALIZED line up, festival news, reviews, ridiculous & frivilous information...and the best part, it's $5 cheap on the day
 
OR
 
Free when you buy a pre-event day ticket via MOSHTIX!!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Raptrz




So seriously, how the hell much do you know about skateboading dinosaurs huh? Of course you can be a bit of a smart arse and say HEAPS, or, you can be honest with yourself and the rest of the INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST team and just say 'JACK'!
 
Never fear though, what I can tell you is that they're actually a Sydney based punk/hardcore band that are going to bring their antediluvian ways to the stage of the Square come July 13th!
 
 
 
Influenced by Black Flag, Dangers, Punch, 7 Seconds, and of course, Jurassic Park, these guys have been kind enough to give the world access to their sound for free! So check them out via the link below:
 
 
A six track album is available for your immediate download, in your format of choice. So what the hell are you waiting for, following these steps...
 
1. Download their music
2. Buy yourself a ticket to INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST
3. Come and see them and another 12 bands play on July 13th @ the Square Haymarket
4. If you're confused start at step 1 again and keep going until you freakin' get it!!!!
 

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Our fanzine - Five Minutes of Pain!



 
We'll give it to you straight! Well, as much as a solid kick to the teeth can deliver...
 
 
It'll be FIVE MINUTES OF PAIN and then you'll pass out, but that's ok, you're at INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST and passing out is kind of obligatory!
 
 
FIVE MINUTES OF PAIN is 'THE' Punk/Metal zine of the festival and will be available for a $5 throwdown. It features interviews with KILLRAZER, DarkerHalf, Arteries, Raptrz, Speedball, Unrest, Execute, Speedball, Bastardizer and lots more....OF COURSE!!
 
 
You know, you can also get the zine for free if you buy a pre-event day ticket on MOSHTIX now! It's not hard, just following the links below
 
 
...and also remember

Tickets available at www.moshtix.com.au, 1300 GET TIX (438 849), on your mobile and all moshtix outlets
 
C'mon you lazy bastards, commit to the cause
INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST
ON SALE NOW!!!!!


Monday, 17 June 2013

FESKIT

FESKIT

 
...and the same to you MOFO!..don't tell me to FESKIT, well not unless you're hitting INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST with me!
 
Don't mess with these guys, they're HEAVY, literally! With a combined grunt of 456kg they're the heaviest punk band in the business and they'll stamp their authority all over your sweet ass come JULY 13th at the Square!
 
A big band of mates that just love  doing what they do, they're not a bunch of trendites, these guys mix it up for themselves and the crowd.
 
 
 
The band says about themselves, '...our sound is a mix of everything that we all listen to, each one of us brings something different which like every band makes our sound come out the way it does'
 
If that's your type of thing, and it should be because the everyman should like everything!?...then get to INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST and lend your weight and support to the boys from FESKIT!!
 
 

Monday, 10 June 2013

Unrest

 
 
Unrest is a five piece Metal/Hardcore band formed by a bunch of mates that individually have been playing around for several years and that have now unified to create the driving force that is Unrest.
 
The real question regarding the origins of Unrest is this, where did the band actually come from? Good question my friend, glad you asked! Why don't you just keep reading and you'll probably find out!
 
Well two of the band members played in the metal band Khemist supporting the likes of Mortal Sin and winning along the way the music Oz metal award. Two other band members played in a band called Hatetrip in their youngers years, and there were also stints for one of those members in several punk bands including Spilt Milk, Unpaid debt and Toe to toe. Got it now? Frankly it doesn't matter if you don't, it just means that you're slow, so I'll type a little less quickly for you!
 
 
Second question is,what does that background say about the musical stylings of Unrest? Well what it says is that they  already have the talent and nause from their prior experiences to deliver a powerful and unique live performance at INSTITUTIONALZED FEST 2013 and that in itself says that YOU have to BE THERE!
 
If you want to get a handle on what the guys can offer think Slayer, Machine Head, Parkway Drive (maybe the band name would give that way) and Biohazard. And if you're liking that mix then you'll like them even more live at INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013!
 
And if you want a ticket get onto the MOSHTIX site...
NOW!!!!!

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

INSTITUTIONALIZED pass giveaways from PUNKROCK RADIO



So, are you looking to get to INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST but can’t because you’ve spent all your hard earned on alcohol? (Thumbs up if you have by the way)! Well then we might just have a plan for you, actually let me correct myself and say that the guys from PUNKROCK RADIO have ‘THE’ plan, so keep reading on.
Because we here at INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST  are a bunch of softies at heart we’ve given PUNKROCK RADIO two double passes to our festival on July 13th @ the Square in Haymarket! And rather than keeping the passes for themselves the boys at PUNKROCK have decided to ‘give them away’…well kind of…you’ll be required to work for them just a little but the risk will be well worth the reward.

PUNKROCK will be running two competitions prior to the event, the details of which are outlined below! So keep reading! You know your Gran would be proud that you’re a ‘reader’ and you know that she wants to go with you too!

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COMPETITION 1 PUNKROCK RADIO BADGE DESIGN
ENTRIES OPEN: NOW – ENTRIES CLOSE: 30th JUNE 2013

A while back the PUNKROCK boys decided that they wanted to make up a few badges for themselves but haven’t been able to come up with the right design, (insert drum roll), this is where YOU come in! PUNKROCK are wanting you to cut loose with your creativity and are in turn giving you the job of designing the badges for them!

The simple rules to the competition are as follows – the design can be as wild and as crazy as your minds will allow but remember to make it something to do with PUNKROCK RADIO…easy, right!?!
 
The boys will select the best and most appropriate design for them with the winner receiving a double pass to INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013, PUNKROCK RADIO stickers, badges, a spot in the INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST fanzine that will be on-sale at the festival and whatever the hell else that the guys decide to bring with them on the day.

To enter send your designs to: competitions@punkrockradio.net
Please remember that all entries should include your full name, address and contact phone number.
Winner announced: The winner of the badge design competition will be announced on the PUNKROCK RADIO website & the INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST blog page on
JULY 2nd!!!!

..and yeah, we’ll also call you just to confirm!
 
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COMPETITION 2FRIDAY NIGHT DIVE
COMMENCES: Friday, 12th of JULY – closes when someone finds them!
The PUNKROCK guys arrive in Sydney on the Friday night prior to festival kick-off. Like good self-respecting punk merchants they’re gonna be out getting their drink on and all YOU have to do is find them!
 
NOW HERE’S HOW
The boys will be posting hints on the facebook page of the radio station. What you need to do is find the stations’ facebook page, ‘Like it’, get the hints and find the guys!
SIMPLE!!!!
 
The first person to find the PUNKROCK crew will also receive a double pass to INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST,  some solid banter and maybe a beer or two!
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REMEMBER
You can listen to PUNKROCK RADIO here:
 
AND you can catch them on Facebook here:


Monday, 3 June 2013

Alison's Disease

 
These guys will be your intro to
INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013
 So listen the hell up now whilst I give you the low down...or, if you like, the up high, because you know, we don't discriminate when it comes to height here.
 
Alison's Disease carries with it stories of 'mentally challenged' ranga's, the desire to play the B-52's Rock Lobster on ukelele, druken drivel, friends letting other friends be fucktards, compassionate mates with distorted guitar riffs and equally distorted lyrics, random stranger drummers, geese masquerading as punk performers and the possibility of compulsory rehab sessions!
 
Did you get any of that? Hell, I don't even know how we got them on the bill, but this is what they have to say for themselves...
 
 'We're just a bunch of retarded idiots with drinking problems...' end quote.
 
 
 
 
OK, admittedly we here at INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST  know exactly what being a bunch of retarded idiots feels like, we also know what it's like to have drinking problems, so we're ok with ALL that. As for Alison's Disease? Well these guys will punk it up in true three chord punk fashion come high noon on 13 JULY, if they can remember which ones they need of course!
 
Be there to watch Alison's Disease  kickoff what promises to be a freakin' huge event -  
 
INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013!!!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Press Release!!


Slapdash Records & Guitar Factory Parramatta Present:


Institutionalized Fest 2013 

A killer METAL v PUNK event that is going to be 13 shades of crazy!
After this event we’re all going to be institutionalized for years to come.

 
Metal and punk have always lived side-by-side one cautiously watching the other but always suspicious of the others motives. In the end it really is all about the music and how it unites us all. Punk, metal, hardcore, we are all the same! We share a love of riffs, pummeling volume and the knowledge that we are part of something outsiders can never understand. Institutionalized Fest brings together an awesome line up of local punk and metal bands for one purpose, to have the best day possible! From openers Alison’s Disease to headline monsters, Killrazer, the fest promises a full day of back to back metal and punk action that demands you leave all your energy in the pit and go home totally spent but completely satisfied.


 
Saturday, 13 July from 1.00pm @ The Square - Haymarket
(under the escalator opposite Harry’s Café)



RUNNING ORDER
 
10:45 – 11:45 KILLRAZER
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9:30 – 10:30 Darker Half

8:45 – 9:15 Topnovil

8:00 – 8:30 Arteries

7:15 – 7:45 Speedball

6:30 – 7:00 Karl Marx

5:45 – 6:15 Whiskey Smile

5:00 – 5:30 Unrest

4:15 – 4:45 You, Put That Bag Back On

3:30 – 4:00 Exekute

2:45 – 3:15 Steel Swarm

2:00- 2:30 Raptrz

1:15 – 1:45 Alison’s Disease


All bands will be recording their set to feature on a compilation disc which will be released soon after the event.

So be there to support the cause and to make yourself heard!

 

This event is over 18’s only - Doors open at 1.00pm 

Pre Sales via

Moshtix are $18.00 + $3.40 BF or $25 at the door on the day. 


 
 

For all things INSTITUTIONALIZED FEST 2013 related check out our pages



 



For All Media Enquiries: Chris Maric /

chris@maricmedia.com.au / 0413 715 396