Industrial Metallers HEALTH Announce Australian Tour Dates With Striborg

1 May 2023 | 1:27 pm | Mary Varvaris
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Tickets to HEALTH's Australian shows are on sale now.

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Accompanying an appearance at Hobart’s Dark Mofo festival this June, electronic industrial metal heroes HEALTH have added another few all too-rare Australian dates – tickets for the group’s Sydney show are already flying. Striborg will join the band in Sydney and Brisbane.

HEALTH’s return to Australia is their first run of shows since 2016.

Following 2015’s excellent Death Magic, the noise rockers have entered a spectacular run of heavy music, releasing Vol. 4: Slaves Of Fear in 2019, Disco4: Part I in 2020, and last year’s Disco4: Part II, which included the band’s most brutal collaborations, including tracks with Lamb Of God and Nine Inch Nails. Last week, they unveiled their track HATEFUL from the video game Ultrakill.

Slowly building from Tasmanian obscurity since 1997, Striborg is the solo project of one Russell Menzies.

Rooted in low-fi black metal, over the course of his nearly 30 full-length albums, Striborg’s evolution into industrial, dark ambient and new-wave sounds is still ongoing and wholly unique. Live appearances from this man have been sparse, to say the least - with these dates to be his first in both Sydney and Brisbane.

These rare gigs showcase an expansion of Destroy All Lines' usual metal concerts, and we’re thankful for the diversity of concerts they bring.

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In a review of Disco4: Part II, Kill Your Stereo summarised, “Over 12 tracks, there's a mood shift from the melodic, sultry industrial throb of Isn't Everyone featuring the unmistakeable vocals and ghostly instrumental arrangements of Trent Reznor through the relentless, tidal smash of Cold Blood featuring Lamb Of God.

“In their promiscuous treatment of genre, HEALTH’s follow-up to Disco 4:: Part I reflects the reality of their listeners, as much as the band themselves. Listeners in 2022 are playlist junkies, remix-seeking, podcast-hunting, music media-savvy connoisseurs and curators. We listen to hip hop, rave, Afrobeat and thrash metal in the same week, if not the same day. Why shouldn't we embrace all these elements within the one band, as long as they can find a way to interpret the elements with integrity so that it is cohesive and authentic?”

Tickets to HEALTH’s Australian shows are on sale now via Destroy All Lines.



Thursday, 15 June – Crowbar, Sydney (with Striborg)

Friday, 16 June – The Triffid, Brisbane (with Striborg)

Sunday, 18 June – Dark Mofo festival (tickets here)