Heavy and Hammered was back for its fifth and FINAL year! Once again they handed the unholy reigns over to PBS’s Hard and Heavy shows to summon their favourite bands for an all-day, all-night axe smashing riff fest at The Tote Hotel on Saturday October 5.
Barbariön’s live performances began in 2008, at Sublime Studios (Brunswick, Victoria) and continued throughout Melbourne, including shows at The Tote and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Their first album, Feast On The Beast, was released 21 June 2009 (winter solstice), at Back In The Day (Melbourne CBD), receiving mixed reviews. In 2010, Barbariön opened at Cherry Bar’s “Cherry Rock 2010” music festival, and released their first EP AAAAARRGGHHH on 20 November at the East Brunswick Club Hotel Brunswick East, Victoria.
In 2011 Barbariön performed on the festival circuit, starting with Big Day Out Festival, then Rock By The Bay Festival, Boogie Festival, River Rocks and finally The Meredith Music Festival. The band released their first official music video, My Rock in April, and also performed at The Esplanade Hotel, The Palace Theatre, also supporting Andrew W.K. at the HiFi Bar, and in 2012 The Beards at The Corner Hotel.