POSTPONED - Sacred Reich / Vio-lence
POSTPONED - Sacred Reich / Vio-lence
Hardline Media presents

POSTPONED - Sacred Reich / Vio-lence

Max Watt's Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC)
Saturday, 9 October 2021 8:00 pm
22 days away
18 Plus
Metal / Hard Rock

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POSTPONED - Sacred Reich / Vio-lence at Max Watt's Melbourne (Melbourne, VIC) on Saturday, 9 October 2021


Hardline Media are absolutely stoked to announce that SACRED REICH & VIO-LENCE will be heading down under in OCTOBER, 2021 for an epic thrash double bill!

After a 25 year wait, Hardline Media are thrilled to welcome back SACRED REICH to Aussie shores.

Formed in 1985, in Phoenix, Arizona, SACRED REICH are credited with being leaders of the second wave of thrash metal in the 80's, alongside TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL and DARK ANGEL. With their socially conscious and political brand of speed metal, SACRED REICH released a brutal run of albums on Metal Blade Records and Hollywood Records, notably EP’s “Draining You of Life” (1986), “Surf Nicaragua” (1988), “A Question” (1991) and album’s “Ignorance” (1987), “The American Way” (1990), “Independent” (1993), “Heal” (1996)…And…2019 brought the much anticipated release of the bands’ fifth studio album “Awakening” to rave reviews and the return of powerhouse Dave McClain on drums (MACHINE HEAD) to the SACRED REICH stronghold.

Hardline Media are pumped to welcome back legends McLain, Phil Rind (vocals, bass), Wiley Arnett (lead guitar) and new member Joey Radziwill (rhythm guitar) for a killer run of shows down under. Don’t miss SACRED REICH prove that: “Thrash has never really gone away… The mosh pit hoovers up the bands back catalogue and responds with a guttural almost Nordic roar.” - ORIGINAL ROCK

Re-united and playing their first shows in over a decade to sold out crowds, thrash legends VIO-LENCE are NOT TO BE MISSED.
Formed in the San Francisco Bay Area in 1985, VIO-LENCE instilled themselves as groundbreakers of the second wave of thrash with their revered 1988 album “Eternal Nightmare”. Throughout ’88 and ’89, VIO-LENCE toured the album to great success alongside thrash comrades TESTAMENT, VOIVOD, DEATH ANGEL, SANCTUARY, NUCLEAR ASSAULT, D.R.I., M.O.D. and the CRO-MAGS.

In ’89, Megaforce Records/Atlantic signed the band, leading to the release of the bands’ second album “Oppressing the Masses” (1990). The band toured the album to packed crowds alongside OVERKILL, FORBIDDEN, EXODUS, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM, DEFIANCE, RIGOR MORTIS and PRONG.

In 1991, VIO-LENCE released their EP “Torture Tactics” and their third studio album “Nothing to Gain”.
1993 brought the unfortunate break-up of the band, with some members splintering off to form TORQUE and MACHINE HEAD. Some 26 years later, and re-united at last as VIO-LENCE, Hardline Media are looking forward to welcoming Phil Demmel (lead guitar), Sean Killian (vocals), Perry Strickland (drums) and new members, the legendary Bobby Gustafson from OVERKILL (rhythm guitar) and from FEAR FACTORY on bass guitar, Christian Olde Wolbers, as they unleash their hefty sound and stage presence to the Aussie masses:
“I doubt I’ll see a display of audience passion and insanity comparable to what I witnessed and felt during Vio-lence‘s set in a very long time” - Rob Shepyer (JANKY SMOOTH).

VIO-LENCE to release new material soon with their new worldwide deal with METAL BLADE RECORDS!!!!!

This is a once in a lifetime thrash double bill down under… get pumped.

Limited VIP Meet & Greet packages thru

Wed 6 Oct - Canberra - The Basement
Thur 7 Oct - Sydney - Manning
Fri 8 Oct - Adelaide - Enigma
Sat 9 Oct - Melbourne - Max Watts
Sun 10 Oct - Brisbane - The Triffid
Tue 12 Oct - Wellington - Valhalla
Wed 13 Oct - Auckland -Whammy

All tour enquiries:


This is a Covid Safe event and there are a few things we need you to know before you arrive:

  1. PLEASE DON’T COME if you feel sick, if you’ve been in contact with a person who has been diagnosed with coronavirus (Covid-19) or if you have travelled overseas or to a coronavirus hotspot in the last 14 days.  Contact Oztix - we will refund your ticket.
  2. BRING A MASK — if you are unable to socially distance, it will offer you protection. 
  3. A strict NO QR CODE, NO ENTRY policy applies at our venue.  We use the Service Vic App QR code and you will have to show a Security Guard YOUR GREEN TICK at the door ​to enter the venue.
  4. Your TICKET WILL BE SCANNED at the Box Office and matched to the detail input at the time of purchasing your ticket.  This data will be kept for 28 days to facilitate Track & Trace.

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5. NO MOSHING and NO CROWD SURFING.  Patrons who kick off will be removed from the venue.  We’re really sorry about that, but we’re in a pandemic and we want to STAY OPEN.

Do your best to remain socially distanced and practice good hand hygiene.  If you feel sick at the event, please report immediately to the Box Office so we can do a first aid assessment and get you home safely.