Snap Scene: Heavy & Hammered V, The Tote – Barbariön, 5th October 2019

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.[8] 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.

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Mary is a photographer and a writer, specialising in music. She runs Rocklust.com where she endeavours to capture the passion of music in her photos whether it's live music photography, promotional band photos or portraits. She has photographed The Rolling Stones, KISS, Iggy Pop, AC/DC, Patti Smith, Joe Strummer, PULP, The Cult, The Damned, The Cure, Ian Brown, Interpol, MUDHONEY, The MELVINS, The Living End, Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage Against The Machine, The Stone Roses –just to name a few - in Australia, USA, Europe and the Middle East. Her work has been published in Beat magazine, Rolling Stone magazine, Triple J magazine, The Age Newspaper, The Herald Sun, The Australian, Neos Kosmos, blistering.com, theaureview.com, noise11.com, music-news.com. She has a permanent photographic exhibition at The Corner Hotel in Richmond, Victoria Australia.

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