After 12 years of Decimated King founder/frontman/vocalist Angus Shaw has decided to leave the fold due to personal reasons and creative differences. We wish him all the best with his future endeavors and thank him for his service to the band. You can catch Angus on guitar in the new lineup of Oblivion Dawn and give him a follow to stay tuned for more details on his brand new old school death metal band \m/
For anybody still living under a rock that has not heard: Thomas Thrasher officially left the band part way through 2018 but has been an absolute legend helping us out and playing shows with us whilst things have been hectic. We have a great relationship with Tom and he will always continue to be a big part of the Decimated King family.
Which brings us to the future.. DECIMATED KING IS ALIVE AND ACTIVE. We will be explosively coming at you hard with a new lineup, brand new songs, ripper live shows and all the rest of the debauchery that you all know and love. Thank you to absolutely everyone that has supported the band in anyway to this point – big loves right at you.
ALBUM: Follow this page closely as that fabled album we were working on forever ago is actually complete and due to be released very very soon… (for real – no joke).
Decimated King will be joining the mighty Scorn Of Creation on the South Island leg of their 2018 New Zealand tour. This will be insane with notable acts such as The Black Dahlia Murder, Silent Torture, Mercy, Grey Skies Over Rapture, Seas Of Conflict and more TBA! Even better all shows (excluding The Black Dahlia Murder 29/09/18) are only $10!!
You can catch us:
@New City Hotel
$10 – R18
@The Crown Hotel Dunedin
$10 – R18
“Following the release of their crushing fourth LP ‘Dear Desolation’ which spurred a sold out Australian tour in February this year, Thy Art Is Murder will bring their relentless aggression to a venue near you this October. Kiwi/euro hardcore inspired Xile and Christchurch’s Decimated King will come along for the ride.
‘Dear Desolation’ debuted at #5 on the ARIA charts last year, which was just the beginning of yet another slew of successful tour dates around Australia and the globe. Alongside epic international acts Emmure and Fit For An Autopsy, TAIM easily sold out their Australian tour in February this year before charging over to the US for 30+ co-headline dates with slam legends Dying Fetus.
If that isn’t enough, the band has just finished their longest ever European tour, unleashing their chaos onto a new city almost daily. The trip saw them headlining the metal stage of Europe’s beloved Download Festival, and gracing fabled metal festivals With Full Force and Graspop Metal Meeting.”
New City Hotel
527 Colombo St
R18 – $10
Doors at 7:30pm
“VoidShaper are ready to show you fans what the fuss is all about with over an hour of pure all up in your face Heavy Rock Entertainment. Along with us we have the mighty death metal powerhouse Decimated King and rock act Held in the Mind”
A huge thank you to everyone involved so far in the UTSC – Australian & New Zealand Metal Festival! We had an absolute blast over the weekend in Melbourne and Sydney and hope to be back in Australia very soon! Cheers Cameron Mckenzie, Angie Stewart, Evelyn Hotel, The Bald Faced Stag, Child Bite, King Parrot and to all the rest of the bands and the fans/new mates that made it possible!
You can catch Decimated King next 05/05/18 for the UTSC 10 – Christchurch Metal Fest!
@New City Hotel
527 Colombo St
R18 – only $10
Doors @ 7pm Facebook Event Page
Joining us we have three amazing Aussie acts we had the privileged of sharing the stage with on our travels and one classic killer local band!
Annihilist (Aussie). www.facebook.com/annihilistofficial http://annihilistofficial.com/
Blurring the lines between European melodic death metal and the new wave of American heavy metal, ANNIHILIST, tie this vortex together with a progressive style of songwriting. Live performances are a vital aspect to Annihilist, the overly charismatic singer Harry Pendock always turning heads at shows with his often theatrical behaviour, adding a much needed element of fun to what is all too often perceived as a serious genre.
Kaerulean (Aussie). www.facebook.com/Kaerulean
Kaerulean formed in 2012 hailing from Brisbane Australia, taking influence from Melodic Death Metal, Black Metal, Progressive Metal and Orchestral Music. Since inception they have self-produced their works and strived to avoid mimicking conventions. Their intention is for the listener to drift into concept fueled journeys and tales of the unknown.
Fenrir (Aussie) https://www.facebook.com/FenrirAustralia https://fenriraustralia.bandcamp.com/
Fenrir speed thrash metal freaks!! Their latest album Loki’s Slaughter mutilates the finesse of Classical and Romantic counterpoints in the jaws of blistering Speed Metal to create an abominable blend of balanced harmony and catastrophic entropy. If you like the unrelenting pace and scale of early Blind Guardian, the brutal grace of early Ensiferum, or just the legacy of the 80s, Fenrir is worth a listen.
SWARF (NZ) https://www.facebook.com/Swarfnz/
Coming from the depths of the shaky city’s (Christchurch) metal underground, SWARF is here to send shards of metal particles full of energy to run a muck in your ears!!!
Insane stage presence.