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King Parrot 2015 – Review
Amplifier Bar - Perth, Australia
June 6th 2015

After seeing King Parrot at Soundwave Festival earlier this year..twice, it was pretty exciting to be able to see the Melbourne grinders in a more intimate setting. And funnily enough, even though I have seen them several times now, I have yet to see them in Perth so Saturday night was definitely something I was looking forward to. As good as their music is, it's their live show that they excel at and their final show on the Australian tour was no exception.



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Local extremists Malignant Monster were openers and really, only fitting as they are one of the only bands I can think of who can rival King Parrot for sheer brutality. Another band who I have seen several times and more over the years, they are another band who deserve more recognition than is being given. Following on for supports were fellow Melbourne bands Colossvs and High Tension, the latter featuring a tiny female vocalist who gave a ferocious vocal performance that blended a wierd avante garde type mellowness with a grindcore/black metal shriek. The crowd seemed to love it and appreciated the Victorians for making the trek over.

King Parrot hit the stage not long after and it was full on from the get go. While they do the festival gigs just nicely, it's the small clubs that really fit this band perfectly. All the usual craziness went on, the stage diving, crowd surfing, Youngy going nuts on stage and Slatts just being wierd and funny. This is a King Parrot show and nothing is unexpected when they come on. Supporting their latest album "Dead Set" which did really well on the Australian charts, the band played tracks from the new album including the title track, a vicious blaster that continues in the same vein as their predecessors.

As the night went on, the crowd started getting more and more into it. Intense is a word that comes to mind but there are those that couldn't handle it for the full set as the fans dispersed more and more eventually breaking into a circle pit by the time "Shit On The Liver" rolled into the set, with a little push from the band. At the end of the show bass player Slatts decided to jump into the crowd while people struggled to keep him up and by this time just about everybody had done the jump themselves including the vocalist from High Tension. What's there to say that hasn't been said about a King Parrot show? Some would say they are the new Napalm Death but one thing is for sure, this band is only going to get bigger.

Review by Andrew "Schizodeluxe" Massie
Photos by Tammie Molotov - Molotov Enterprises And Photography