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King Parrot + Exhumed To Headline Thrash Blast Grind Tour 2020

King Parrot + Exhumed To Headline Thrash Blast Grind Tour 2020

C.C. / Tuesday 25th February, 2020 10:58AM

Melbourne extreme metal maniacs King Parrot have threatened to return to our shores multiple times since they pulverised local punters with their misanthropic sonic onslaught back in 2017. They'll finally be making it back to Aotearoa in May for 2020's fearsome incarnation of The Thrash Blast Grind Tour, forging an unholy alliance with Califonia deathgrind veterans Exhumed for double headline events in Auckland and Wellington. Come raise a vessel in celebration of King Parrot's 10th anniversary and succumb to the gruesome intensity of both bands in action this coming autumn...

UPDATE 17/03/20:
All current Valhalla Touring and Soundworks tours – including Nile's NZ tour and Thrash Blast Grind Tour 2020 w/ Exhumed & King Parrot – are to be postponed due to ongoing developments with current world health issues, read the full statement here.

The Thrash Blast Grind Tour 2020 
King Parrot and Exhumed

Tuesday 26th May - Valhalla, Wellington [postponed]
Wednesday 27th May - Neck of the Woods, Auckland [postponed]

Experience the madness of King Parrot's 'Shit On The Liver' from their 2012 debut album Bite Your Head Off...

Watch Exhumed's live video for 'The Matter of Splatter', from 2003's Anatomy Is Destiny / Live In Japan...

Press release:


Formed in 1991, when the band's sole remaining founding member Matt Harvey was at the tender age of 15, Exhumed spent much of the ensuing decade hacking its way through numerous line-ups, demos, split CDs, and Eps. The band finally recorded their debut album, the genre-(re)defining and critic-repulsing Gore Metal in 1998. The album crystallized the "old-school Death Metal meets full-on Grindcore with the spirit of Thrash" sound forged with their last demo and first split CD (1994's Horrific Expulsion of Gore and 1996's In the Name of Gore respectively).

The band evolved further with their third album, 2003's Anatomy is Destiny with more sophisticated arrangements, production and instrumentation within the gore metal formula. Work was also undertaken on a DVD with live footage and documentary material, but the band's dissolution in '05 left the project in limbo.

After six years away from the scene and numerous other projects, Harvey, Caley, and del Muerte teamed up with drummer Danny Walker (Intronaut, Murder Construct, Phobia), for their acclaimed comeback album, “All Guts, No Glory” in 2011. With the positive reception of the record, Exhumed undertook a grueling road schedule and somewhere in the middle of all of this touring, the band found the time to write and record a new album, Necrocracy, released August 6, 2013 to critical acclaim.

In 2017, Exhumed returned with their 6th full-length as they tread into ambitious new territory with their first concept album. Lock the mausoleum doors and chain up the cemetery gates – Death Revenge is a musical melodrama in thirteen parts based on shocking true events. Death Revenge takes place in the late 1820s in Edinburgh, Scotland and tells the macabre tale of a series of brutal murders where the victims’ cadavers were sold to anatomists, amid a grisly underground trade of grave-robbery. Death Revenge takes the band’s signature gore-drenched, death metal mayhem to theatrical and ghastly new depths.

King Parrot

2020 will see King Parrot celebrating their 10th anniversary as a band and what better way to do it than headlining the ever-evolving Thrash Blast Grind tour through New Zealand alongside Exhumed. Like a pitchfork to the skull King Parrot tore through your eyes, ears and brain once again with their 3rd full length release Ugly Produce. A step-up in every sense, the reckless Aussies topped themselves with another savagely brutal LP; a ten-track feast of distinctively punishing and powerful anthems veined deeply in the extreme underground sound.

Never the band to shy away from their roots and the scene that gave birth to them, King Parrot are forever on a mission to take this depraved, insidious wrecking machine to audiences around the globe. Their unique over the top sound is ever prevalent and honed further on 'Ugly Produce' while remaining true to the fundamental ideals the band started with; Angst, Aggression, Absurdity and Antics.

King Parrot have evolved into a fully-fledged touring and creative force barely stopping for a breath since their inception on the international metal scene in 2013. Tour after tour with the likes of Soulfly, Obituary, Down, Cattle Decapitation, Exodus, Superjoint, Voivod, Philip H Anselmo and The Illegals and their own headlining tours in Australia, the band are now hardened road warriors. King Parrot possess a rare and deep hunger for the raucous and off the wall live shows that they've become revered for. These outings fuel the creative drive within the band to compose only the most angst-driven and vile expressions to ensure maximum involvement from audiences that lap up every frantic beat, chainsaw riff and psychotic scream. Ugly Produce is a testament to the blood, sweat and tears poured into everything King Parrot does.


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Thrash Blast Grind Tour 2020 - Postponed
Tue 26th May 7:30pm
Valhalla, Wellington
Thrash Blast Grind Tour 2020 - Postponed
Wed 27th May 7:30pm
Neck of the Woods, Auckland