Exciting news for Sunk Loto fans is dropping next week - are you ready to mosh?
(Pic by Luke Henery)
Next week, Sunk Loto will announce a 20th-anniversary tour of the metalcore classic, Between Birth & Death, to the delight of fans across the country.
The beloved band have teased the tour on social media, posting a short video indicating that the announcement of an anniversary tour is imminent, captioning the video, “We have some exciting news dropping for you all next week”.
Between Birth & Death is the Gold Coast band’s second and final album.
Released in November 2003, the record is perfect for fans of Deftones’ Around The Fur and acts as a precursor to Bullet For My Valentine’s debut album, The Poison.
The album landed at #48 on the ARIA Chart in 2003, with Paul McKercher nominated for an Engineer Of The Year award at the ARIAs in 2004.
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Between Birth & Death sounds like a time capsule for this kind of nu-metal/metalcore music, with that sharp production no longer really existing in 2023 - a shame. Keep an eye out for more news about the tour on Sunk Loto’s social media accounts.
Last year, Sunk Loto reunited after a 15-year hiatus. Selling out multiple Queensland shows within 24 hours of announcing their return, Sunk Loto swiftly went on to sell out additional 2022 shows, with a second Brisbane date and previously announced shows in Melbourne and Sydney rapidly reaching capacity.
The OG band members, Jason Brown, Dane Brown, Luke McDonald and Sean Van Gennip, performed at all the shows and reconnected with their fans, entertained, had fun and reignited their love of playing music.
If you’re on the fence about going to see Sunk Loto in 2023, don’t be: Kill Your Stereo reviewer Rod Whitfield said about their Melbourne gig at Max Watt’s last November: “The band have lost nothing of their technical prowess to advancing years, and frontman Jason Brown’s voice only seems to have benefited from the break.
"His clean vocals are melodic, authoritative and mesmerizingly on-pitch, and his screams ear-bleeding and still full of angst and vein-popping passion.
“After 60 minutes of power, passion and precision, the band leaves the stage, only to return a few moments later after strong and united calls for an encore from a happy but not quite yet completely satiated crowd.
"They smash out two of their earlier tracks, Porcelain Buddha and the song that introduced the band to the world, Vinegar Stroke, before leaving the stage for good and leaving the crowd ecstatic and fully satisfied. What a celebration.”