It's been a busy week for Melbourne's most brutal band, Whoretopsy, first they release their brand new track titled 'In Like Flynn' which is taken from their new full length album 'Take My Breath Away' due to be released September 21st worldwide. They've also announced their national 'Place Your Bets' tour with support from stoner metal lords Black Rheno, but it looks like they'll be skipping Brisbane this time...
Taken from the official Whoretopsy Facebook page.
"The rumours are true … we’re taking a short trip around Australia, celebrating the release of our new full length album Take My Breath Away, due out 21st of September.
Tickets for the tour are on sale now!
As you can see from our poster below, we have had to pull out of our Brisbane appearance at Halloween Hysteria.
This is due to certain other bands on the line-up expressing their deep concern about our lyrical content and overall image. These bands backed organisers Hysteria Media into an impossible situation. As a result, we have decided to stand aside and ensure the event runs as smoothly as possible.
Credit is due to the crew at Hysteria Media, who gave us incredible support, trying to negotiate an outcome that satisfied all parties while giving us an opportunity to play.
Their efforts fell on deaf ears.
Please don’t blame Hysteria for this decision as they are not at fault. They tried their hardest to keep us on the bill. We encourage you to support the magazine and their festival, as we will definitely work with them in the future.
It should go without saying, but here we are, saying it once again: all of our themes and lyrical content is satirical fiction—nothing more.
We do not, and have never, condoned violence of any kind, let alone encourage it. We write short gore/horror fiction stories, set to music. This is an artistic outlet, much like horror films or novels. It is designed to shock, surprise, and maybe even get a laugh out of you.
We never promote an agenda of violence. We go to great lengths to ensure our shows are safe places, and that all our fans and patrons feel the same way. We will avoid booking shows with bands that don’t “get it,” in future. We will stick to playing metal shows with metal bands, with metal fans!
On a less serious note, our new album is also available for pre-order on our Bigcartel page!
If you love slam and love feeling offended (or offending others), we recommend you grab a copy (or two)!"
Watch the official video for "In Like Flynn" below:
You can pre-order their upcoming album 'Take My Breath Away' HERE.