It’s rock and Roach at The River

Warren HatelyAugusta Margaret River Times
Bunbury powerhouses Roach Bones.
Camera IconBunbury powerhouses Roach Bones.

Lovers of music more to the extreme end of the heavy genre have the chance to rejoice at The River tomorrow night.

A slew of punk rock and hardcore bands take over the normally serene Margaret River stage from 7pm.

Headliners Freak Vibe will be joined by several South West bands including Bunbury’s Roach Bones and local thrashers TRS.

Organiser Karl Heussenstamm said there was something to appeal to everyone who enjoyed heavy music.

First up was Rainbow Nightmare who he described as “a local old-school skate-punk rock band”.

The lads from Rainbow Nightmare have finished recording a full-length album which comes out soon on Heusstenstamm’s Beerfridge Records.

Bunbury’s Roach Bones win bonus points for female lead singer Elise who self-reports as “playing fast paced thrashy tunes for your ear holes”.

Heussenstamm said the band was a fine blend of hardcore metal with wild speedy guitar leads and harmonious female lead vocals.

New noise-makers Conduit hit the stage from 8.45pm for only their third show.

“They’re a high-energy young hardcore band based in Bunbury (with a) fresh new recording coming out soon,” Heussenstamm said.

Conduit was followed by TRS who boasted influences like Old Lady Drivers and Extreme Noise Terror with a promise to play “20 songs in 20 minutes”.

They’ve also got their third album coming soon.

Top act Freak Vibe also promised “in-your-face live performances”.

The five-piece hardcore punk band from Perth have supported legendary acts including Phil Anselmo and the Illegals, King Parrot, and Strung Out.

Heussenstamm said the headliners’ raw energy wasn’t to be missed.

Tickets to tomorrow night’s gig are $10 on the door.

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