Last Saturday, Adelaide’s newest music store, Global Music Revolution collaborated with TEO Magazine to host a hard rock Halloween fundraiser for Leukodystrophy Australia. And who wouldn’t want to spend a night with bands, booze and food?
In a room with a smoky haze and flashing lights, ghouls and guys were munching on perfectly themed Halloween cupcakes from Cake Studio Adelaide, and washing it down with some beer from Big Shed Brewing—both coming out to support a wonderful cause. The scent of wood-oven pizza flooded the venue from the Al Italia Bakery food truck, and Jack-O-Lanterns, traditional Halloween tunes, scary movies and painted faces set the vibe for a spooky evening.
Kicking off the night with some much needed music were the Adelaide punk rockers, Radix, along with their friendly banter and dry-humour. Combining elements of so many different styles of metal and punk, the band were able to showcase a set of head banging-worthy tracks and jumpy mosh pit anthems. They got the house rocking and ready with their intoxicating enthusiasm and fun-loving attitude. Between the catchy riffs and shredding solos, it was a full-loaded set.
Then began the first headliner: Colibrium. The five-piece modern-rock band flew into an electric set with their male lead-vocalist dressed to kill in a gorgeous dress and makeup, adding to their fiery drive. The essences of their hard-rock and angelic sing-alongs made the set chillingly beautiful. It was fast-paced and slow at the same time, making it the perfect blend to conjure up an epic rock set. Locked and loaded, they crashed into the evening with an intense amount of rock that made everyone swoon.
Octanic soon took the stage and announced their presence with a glorified sound of true-blue heavy metal. It was the purest of pure in the mix, with clear influences of European metal in their iconic sound. If you’re fans of Judas Priest and Cradle Of Filth, these loose cannons from Adelaide are for you. They collaborated perfect sounds of death metal and modern metal and unleashed it into the world. The louder than life drums and orchestrated keyboard together made it an awesome symphony of metal, showcasing their classic rock undertones.
Global Music Revolution hosts a unique space where musos can shop, rehearse and catch other local acts playing in an intimate setting—props to the guys for supporting new bands and helping the local scene grow!
‘Hard Rock Halloween’ was definitely a night full of good times and fun spirits that went to a great cause! Halloween wouldn’t have been the same without it. A big special thanks to sponsors and special guests of the evening; Al Italia Bakery, Big Shed Brewing, Cake Studio Adelaide, Somers Entertainment, Josh McCawley Photography, Tit4Tat Designs, ESP Guitars, Balazova Black, Rock Retro Scissors, Emily Kristofic Makeup and RVL Makeup!
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Photos: Josh McCawley