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The single isn’t even released yet, and the hype is R E A L. Brisbane’s Babirusa, touted as one of the world’s rising stars in Deathcore by Revolver Mag, is today announcing their Mandatory Malevolence Single release tour dates in September 2022. They are bringing along with them Portueguese Deatl Metal outfit Analepsy!
Babirusa and Analepsy are traversing the East Coast of Australia in September, hitting The Zoo in Brisbane on Thursday the 1st, Friday 2nd September at Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, Saturday 3rd September at Burdekin Hotel, Sydney, Sunday 4th September at La La Las in Wollongong, Monday 5th September at The Basement in Canberra, Wednesday 7th September at Enigma Bar, Adelaide and finish in Melbourne on Thursday 8th September at Stay Gold in Melbourne! All tickets are at http://www.babirusaband.com.au
The band announced that the single is now up for pre-save/pre-order last week – dropping the news that the world will get to experience the latest lineup and brutality in ‘Mandatory Malevolence’ on Friday June 3. The single can be pre-saved now at https://ffm.to/
The band have been hard at work in the background, putting this single together earlier in the year and DIY-booking and planning this tour and more. The current/new line-up is: Rheese Peters – Vocals, Brodie Servin – Vocals, Dean White – Guitar, Jack Rynswoud – Guitar, Josh Blade – Bass and Rangi Barnes – Drums.
For a band so intensely heavy, triple j and media have rallied around the band and they have rallied a rabid fanbase, racking them up over 800k streams on Spotify alone. Tommy Faith from triple j unearthed said that Babirusa are “Deathcore done so well, replete with the pig squeals to really take it over the edge. Manic, mad and so so heavy. Babirusa coming through with something truly merciless in the form of Abomination.”
The band kicked off in a LARGE way in 2019 – their Debut show was supporting international act Vulvodynia and they dropped their Debut album “Humanoid” in 2020. They recently recruited Brodie Servin (ex-Forsaker/Dead Nerve) on second vocals + Josh Blade (Tomb of Doom) on Bass and are supporting Within Destruction (Slovenia) & Signs of The Swarm (USA) at The Brightside in Brisbane on June 9th.
Revolver Mag said of Babirusa in their Beyond Breakdowns and Pig squeals: 10 rising bands pushing deathcore forward article: “Named after an Indonesian “deer pig” with crooked horns protruding from its snout, Babirusa certainly aren’t going for cute and cuddly. The Australian unit — sporting two vocalists, one shrieker and one bellower — play songs with tech-deathy drumming and moments of guitar heroics, but also tons of mosh-worthy flavor, never falling victim to masturbatory craftsmanship. “Abomination” has a strange, hip-hoppy breakdown in the middle with a watery sound effect, while a song like “Catatonia” injects flecks of djenty groove and even a proggy clean bridge in between the chunky breakdowns. ”
Babirusa are out on tour with Analepsy in September and tickets are on sale now at http://www.babirusaband.com.au – and their single Mandatory Malevolence is up for pre-save/pre-order now for release on Friday June 3 at https://ffm.to/