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Live Review : Make Them Suffer + Silent Planet + Oceans Ate Alaska + Thornhill at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – Wed, August 15, 2018

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Newcastle’s Cambridge Hotel has been playing host to a run of great metal shows of late. The latest gig to warm up the cold winter nights is Perth’s Make Them Suffer and despite being a mid-week show, Hunter punters turned out in their masses to witness a strong international line up of modern heaviness.
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Photo Gallery : Make Them Suffer + Silent Planet + Oceans Ate Alaska + Thornhill at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 15 August 2018

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Make Them Suffer at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 15 August 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking

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Live Review : Polaris + Justice for the Damned + Diamond Construct + Junkhead at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – Saturday, July 21, 2018

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Polaris at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – Saturday, July 21, 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

I pity any metal head in the hunter region that missed out on tonight’s show at the Cambridge Hotel. Between the four acts on show, just about any genre-loyal fanatic would have been well catered to.
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Photo Gallery : Polaris + Justice for the Damned + Diamond Construct + Junkhead at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – Saturday, July 21, 2018

Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

Polaris at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – Saturday, July 21, 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking – www.hoskingindustries.com.au

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Live Review : Escape the Fate + Awaken I Am + Between Kings at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 2 June 2018

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It was a cold, wet night in Newcastle when Las Vegas band Escape the Fate rolled into town. But behind the storied walls of Newcastle's iconic Cambridge Hotel you'd have been forgiven for thinking it was a balmy summer evening – such were the conditions created by the teeming mass of bodies in attendance to watch the American rock band smash through its lauded 2008 album 'This War is Ours' in its entirety.
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Photo Gallery : Escape the Fate + Awaken I Am + Between Kings at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 2 June 2018

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Escape the Fate at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 2 June 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking

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Live Review: Red Fang + Drunk Mums + Black Rheno at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018

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Red Fang at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018
Photographer: Ben Hosking – hoskingindustries.com.au

Newcastle has always played host to international bands. It’s just that it has never been with the same kind of frequency of our neighbours south to Sydney. In fact, my very first proper concert experience was Pantera when they played the Newcastle Entertainment Centre on their Far Beyond Driven tour.

Still, it’s always exciting when a good international band gets booked into one of our remaining live venues. So when Red Fang announced a show at the Cambridge Hotel, you can bet this scribe had his hand up waving wildly like an excited kid at the front of the classroom with the answer to a geography question.
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Photo Gallery : Red Fang + Drunk Mums + Black Rheno at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018

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Red Fang at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018
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Red Fang at the Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle – 11 May 2018
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Photo Gallery : Darko + Mucho Sonar + Trashed Again at Small Ballroom, Newcastle – 12 April 2018

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Darko at Small Ballroom, Newcastle – 12 April 2018
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Darko at Small Ballroom, Newcastle – 12 April 2018
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Live Review – Dead Letter Circus + Sleepmakeswaves at Metro Theatre, Sydney – December 19, 2014

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Dead Letter Circus at Metro Theatre, Sydney
What a way to close out the gigging year: a headlining shot from Dead Letter Circus at Sydney’s venerable Metro Theatre, supported by sleepmakeswaves. Sydney’s 4-piece instrumental act sleepmakeswaves are an interesting proposition, given the lack of a front person. Yet despite the unconventional post-rock style, in the vein of recent acts like Scale the Summit and Russian Circles, the band is keeping the audience’s attention easily – no doubt via their combination of soaring crescendos and delicate, intricate twin-guitar interplay. Tonight is certainly the perfect Aussie prog’ tonic for a hard, working year.
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Interview with Dino Cazares – Fear Factory

Interview by Ben Hosking
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Fear Factory are heading to Australia in 2015 to play at SOUNDWAVE festival. Our Ben Hosking spoke with Fear Factory co-founder and guitarist Dino Cazares.

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