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New York City’s UNSANE assisted in pioneering a more aggressive, less studied version of noise rock, one that blended the scum/art industrial sturm und drang of Foetus, the Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Sonic Youth with a decidedly more straightforward hardcore idiom. While developing the blueprint for noise bands to follow, UNSANE cut a remarkable swath through underground music, inspiring a devoted, cult-like following around the globe. As a power trio, UNSANE relied upon a hammering, power-press rhythm section, a searing Telecaster howl, and distorted vocals that resembled a chainsaw cutting a steel beam.

During 1992, UNSANE’s daunting schedule was cut devastatingly short by the untimely drug overdose of drummer Charles Ondras. Former Swans and Foetus drummer Vinnie Signorelli climbed aboard the swiftly moving train in the fall of 1992.

The following year found the band recording its first for Atlantic Records, Total Destruction, a menacing, dark collection of songs driven by Signorelli’s hypnotic drumming and Spencer’s man-pushed-to-the-edge vocals. More touring followed and Matador released the Peel Sessions disc almost concurrently with Total Destruction.

Shortly after, the trio made another label switch to Relapse Records and began constructing the ironically titled Occupational Hazard. While on a press tour in Europe only a month prior to the disc’s release, Spencer was brutally attacked by street thugs and left for dead on the streets of Vienna, Austria.

After more touring, and some introspection, they proceeded to issue Visqueenon Mike Patton’s Ipecac label. March 2012 saw the band’s Wreck full-length out on Alternative Tentacles, and 2017 saw them signed to Southern Lord for the release of Sterilize.

The Viennese band was founded in 2018 and fell into Corona Lockdown just after 3 concerts. Nevertheless they have managed to release 2 EPs since then. And now this album. The rough coordinates might be called Noise-Rock, Sludge, Hardcore, Crust & Death Metal, the social-cultural background is the DIY Anarcho-Punk scene. The album will be released on vinyl on 9th December 2022, it can be purchased from the band at live concerts or from the labels Bloodshed666 Records and Santa Diabla online. Or digital on Bandcamp and Soundcloud.

Arena Vienna / small room / 19.00h / adv 22 € / doors 26 €



Being a vernacular term for long and foggy winters, it should come as no surprise that the band behind The Great Gray Funk seeks to capture that certain eeriness and darkness with its music. As the band emerged during times of pandemic-induced isolation in late fall of 2020, the name seemed doubly appropriate.

Over the next two years, the band made its first live appearances and recorded its debut album, to be released in 2023.

While carrying their influences on their sleeves, the band does not shy away from expanding their sonic horizon through constant experimentation. Doom-laden riffs, bittersweet melodies and in-your-face drumbeats are just as likely to be found alongside catchy hooks and intricate instrumentation, with the occasional cheeky guitar solo thrown in. Consequently, The Great Gray Funk’s music invites the audience to repeat listenings.
There is always something new to find and appreciate.

VAMPYRES offer heavy rock for the children of the night. The Sound of the group incorporates elements of psychedelic and kraut influences, that produce a hypnotic trip taking the audience on an uninterrupted journey through the whole set.

Their latest single, “Tears Of The Sphinx” has been released in April 2023.

Arena Vienna / Dreiraum / adv 16 € / doors 20.00h



Guitarist Eddie Glass and drummer Ruben Romano formed NEBULA in 1997 after breaking away from desert rock pioneers Fu Manchu, eventually recruiting bassist Mark Abshire. The power trio specializes in feedback-drenched heavy rock, incorporating liberal doses of Black Sabbath riffery, psychedelia, and space rock. The band released a number of EPs before moving onto full-length albums like 1999’s To the Center and 2001’s Charged. They’ve mainly distinguished themselves as a very hard-working live unit

NEBULA creates pure guitar-driven, conscious expanding rock for the 21st century. They are a culmination of their rock forbearers such as Jimi Hendrix, MC5, The Stooges and Mudhoney turned up a notch, taken to the next level and blasting through space. NEBULA spread their gospel through their music and what they are preaching will leave the congregation on the floor.

In 2017 the band decided to reissue three of their crucial early works via Heavy Psych Sounds Records: 1998’s Let it Burn, 1999’s To the Center and 2002’s Dos EPs, which includes the material originally released on 1999’s Sun Creature and a Nebula/Lowrider split.

2022 saw the release of Nebula´s 7th studio album „Transmissions From Mothership Earth”.

Great Rift come from the cosmic vastness of Austria, with Vienna as their navigation bridge. Backed by a passionate, distinctive singing voice, their lyrics speak powerfully about the universe, their very own source of inspiration with its endless possibilities, fabulous fantasies and unexpected journeys. 

With their sound, Great Rift set course to distances unknown, without destroying or forgetting their roots. Driving beats, heavy riffs and catchy hooks merge live into a rousing musical supernova.

After the bands founding in 2016, they released their EP “VoodooWoodland” on Electricfire Records in 2017, followed in June 2018 by their first album “Vesta”, published on StoneFree Records and Electricfire Records. In 2019 the band started with a personal change on the drums, which allowed the guys to expand their creative possibilities considerably.

Great Rift´s third full length album „Utopia“ was released in 2022 on Stone Free Records.

Arena Vienna / Dreiraum / adv 20€ / doors 20.00h



Rotor are a stoner rock band from Berlin, Germany. Active since 1998, the band has had six albums of mostly instrumental music released and have toured all over Europe and parts of the U.S. Initially a trio, the band currently functions as a quartet.

Rotor began sometime in the middle of 1998 initially as a trio, with their first live performance on 19 December at Das Weite Theater in Berlin. From there the band would perform more frequent shows in the Berlin area. The band’s first ever show outside of Germany would be at the fifth edition of Roadburn Festival on 22 March at 013 in Tillburg in 2001.

Over 2 decades later, and several full length albums in in, Rotor will be released their newest album „Sieben“ in February 2023.

This trio from Berlin makes an infernal intensive noise between old Kyuss, older eccentric US-indie-rock and very, very old psychedelic rumble.

Attention! Neo-Hippies are at work.
Metal Hammer

Starless era King Crimson meets Monster Magnet, this is a ferocious slice of distorted riffing and turbo charged wah-pedal action, which stampedes through you like a herd of buffalo chasing the sun. A space-rock masterpiece for the grunge generation.

Two guitars, bass, drums, djembe, didgeridoo, wavedrum, and sampler. Furthermore six musicians who utilize their instruments not only to make music but to create the soundtrack for your journey through life. That is what generally became known as TRIPTONUS.

Triptonus is the Vienna-based six-piece collective known for their intense live performances and their unique combination of Psychedelic Rock, percussion grooves, and experimental Electronica.

Triptonus intentionally refrain from the use of a leading voice to let you drift through worlds and stories you create on your own by means of your imagination.

Arena Vienna / small room / adv 20 € / doors 20.00h


15.4. THE RAW STUFF – Exhibition & Live Show feat. COLOUR HAZE + HYPNOTIC FLOOR


THE RAW STUFF is an annually released book series featuring the most eye-catching music artworks within the rock-, metal-, and punk-scene.
2 books, 500 pages, more than 600 designs for record covers, gig posters, shirts, exotic gimmicks and creepy ritual masks!

Besides Austrian household names such as Michael Hacker, SBÄM, a plcefortom and missfelidae the new book-issue will feature wide range of European artists, such as Janta Island (Metallica), Simon Marchner (The Rolling Stones), Max Löffler (The Who) oder Grindesign (Mayhem, Sepultura)

17 artists will host the bar, dreiraum, the foyer and the small stage.
Roadtrip To Outta Space veterans COLOUR HAZE and HYPNOTIC FLOOR will take the big stage on Saturday night to rock your socks off!

FREE ADMISSION for the exhibition Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon.
Tickets are on sale for the live show on Saturday.

Berlin’s COLOUR HAZE have been around since the mid 90s, and are a staple in the international analog-driven psychedelic rock scene.

Taking hints from like minded trios such as Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience or Grand Funk Railroad the create timeless soundscapes to lose yourself in and become elevated by.

2022 saw the release of „Sacred“ for their longtime home of Berlin-based cult label Elektrohasch Records.

The Vienna quartet HYPNOTIC FLOOR combines influences of Psych-, Kraut- and Progressive Rock. Their music is shaped by fuzzy riffs, spaced out synths and changing timesignatures and covers a varied range of sounds. The contrast between complex melodic lines and hypnotic and repetitive grooves is predominant throughout their meandering songs.



















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A band, whose music and live performance wins people over.
The sound of Dÿse is recognizable by dynamic rhythms and hearty guitar riffs. Unconventional songwriting and stop & go arrangements are also typical for Dÿse.

Rather than using a music genre Dÿse focuses on producing their own sound: always cross-genre, loud, soft, fast, slow, surprising, fresh and above all: always uncompromising.

Modecenter serve a dose of highly effective European crisis-rock. Hannes Gruber, David Bauer und Michael Schneeberger dig into the raw musical energy of both minimalistic and megalomaniac noisy post-punk that doesn’t want to be held back by any set beliefs or ideologies.

Instead of a comfortable place in the line at your local wholefoods store you get a punch to the face for looking away for too long.

Reflector have been around since 1997.
Their monolithic sound, rooted in Noise Rock and Sludge Metal, gained them quite a reputation in and outside their alpine home turf.

Decades of experience and a relentless dedication to the craft of writing, recording and performing will ensure that head are banging and walls shaking.

Arena Vienna / big room / adv 20€ / doors 19.00h



”The best band that’s ever existed”– JOSH HOMME of QOTSA, KYUSS (quote from the Truckfighters film)

“Truckfighters blast your ears with their unique take on modern rock”– METAL HAMMER

“…The power and charm to make society grind to a halt…“– KERRANG!!!

“Putting more rock energy into a single performance than a good proportion of bands do into a career’s worth of shows…”– TERRORIZER

If ever there was any doubt, this time off has shown Truckfighters who they really are. Truckfighters want to play enough shows to satisfy their inner urge without losing motivation. It is safe to say the touring will be less frequent than Truckfighters most intense years. Just as safe as is it to say that the shows will be better than ever and as always with a hell of a fuzzy sound!

Deadly Vipers is a Fuzz Rock Band from Southern France.

Wizzerd is a Heavy Rock’n’Roll band from the Mountains of Montana all the way to Space.

Pulling the heavy elements of stoner doom into garage rock, Laser Eyes sound more like a multi instrumental endeavour than a 2 piece band. Combining straight to the point hard-rock riffs with dozens of FX pedals, stoner chords and atmospheric ambience, the Austrian heavy rock duo formed by Lukas Grumet and Thomas Sager are here to prove they mean business.

Arena Vienna / big room / adv 26 € / doors 19.00h



The best music reflects a wide-screen view of the world back at us, helping distill the universal into something far more personal. Since forming in Austin in 2004, The Black Angels have become standard-bearers for modern psych-rock that does exactly that, which is one of many reasons why the group’s new album, Wilderness of Mirrors, feels so aptly named. In the five years since the band’s prior album, Death Song, and the two-plus years spent working on Wilderness of Mirrors, pandemics, political tumult and the ongoing devastation of the environment have provided ample fodder for the Black Angels’ signature sonic approach.

“Wilderness of Mirrors” expertly refines the Black Angels’ psychedelic rock attack alongside a host of intriguing sounds and textures. There are classic blasts of fuzzed-out guitars meant to simultaneously perk up the ears and jumpstart the mind, alongside melancholy, acoustic guitar-driven newfound experiments. Mellotron, strings, and other keyboards also play a more prominent role on “Wilderness of Mirrors” than ever before.

Even amidst these new experimentations, The Black Angels remain masterfully true to psych-rock forebears such as Syd Barrett, Roky Erickson, Arthur Lee and the members of the Velvet Underground, all of whom are namechecked on album highlight “The River.” “The Velvet Underground song ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’ – that’s what every Black Angels album has been about,” says vocalist/bassist Alex Maas. “You can’t work out your struggles unless you bring them to the forefront and think about them. If we can all think about them, maybe we can help save ourselves.”

Led by songwriter, singer and guitarist Fernando Nuti, New Candys are a band with Dario Lucchesi as the only other permanent member since the beginning.
Concocted with only the darkest of deviant rock’n’roll ethos and distinct melodic distortions, New Candys are one of the most important bands to have emerged from Italy in recent years. Their hometown of Venice is subtly interwoven through a focused aesthetic, not only sonically produced, but curated in their album artworks designed by Nuti himself.

With many years on the road internationally, they have done several tours around Europe, UK, United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Some festival appearances include SXSW, Treefort Music Fest and Psycho Las Vegas in 2022, Levitation France and Desert Stars Festival in 2019, Sydney and Melbourne Psych Fests as headliners in 2018 and in the same year they recorded a session for KEXP. They have supported artists such as The Brian Jonestown Massacre and The Dandy Warhols in Europe including shows at the Olympia Hall in Paris and The Roundhouse in London. Some of their songs are featured on episodes of Showtime Networks original TV series “Shameless”.

Their new album ‘Vyvyd’, mixed by Grammy Award producer Tommaso Colliva, was released in 2021. The current lineup includes Emanuele Zanardo on lead guitar and backing vocals, Marco Contestabile on bass and Francesco Giacomin on drums and sampler.

Arena Vienna / big room / adv 33 € / doors 19.00h



AVALANCHE conjur Sabbathian riffs on their debut full length ‘Interstellar Movement’.
This is a solid slab of sludge-infused, hardcore influenced rocking riff worship, every performance is tight to a fault with not a foot wrong.
You could be forgiven for expecting a release filled with prog-anthems given the title but AVALANCHE skew towards a more Sleep orientated sci-fi approach, but with the pace of High On Fire at their most pulverising.

Since day one, the band’s goal was to play sophisticated, mostly instrumental Heavy Psych with little hints of classic Prog, Space Rock, Doom and plenty of other stuff. RYTE is not limited by any means as long as it sounds fresh and interesting and does the band’s initial idea of adventurous heaviness justice. RYTE’s self-titled debut album is out via Heavy Psych Sounds!

Lurch from Vienna play loud, psychedelic rock.

The Vienna based 3 piece Band Grimms Eye is known for their aggressive mix of hardcore punk, sludge and doom metal riffage.

Kodubai play Speedy Rock n Roll, with influences ranging from Motörhead to Black Metal.

Arena Vienna / small room / 19.00h / adv 18€



Swedish doom / sludge metal band from Malmö formed in 2001.

Hailing from Malmö, Sweden and formed in 2001 : SUMA has been spreading the plague of their sonic weight, noise-ridden hallucinatory doom metal on the world for the past decade. Through these years they’ve lured hordes of humans into the lair with their devastatingly heavy, one way trip into the vortex live performances and crushing delivery on their recorded matters.

With a strong DIY mind, SUMA has been releasing most of it’s music through their own label and hitting the roads across Europe over the years through their own booking and with kindred spirits across the plains.

From the ashes of stoner/sludge band CYRUS, DESOLAT from Vienna, Austria have released 2 EPs, and will release their first LP in early 2023.

Arena Vienna / Dreiraum / adv 16 € / 20.00h