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Turbonegro photo Richard Eriksen

Turbonegro photo Richard Eriksen

Turbonegro Return To Australia

by Karen Freedman on August 24, 2012

in Live,News

“Most rock bands start as a riot but end up as a parody. We started up as a parody but ended up as a revolution”, says bassist Thomas Seltzer A.K.A. Happy-Tom from Norwegian band, Turbonegro.

Turbonegro photo Richard Eriksen

Turbonegro photo Richard Eriksen

With their self-acclaimed own genre, death-punk – a fusion of dark punk rock, combined with hardcore and metal – Turbonegro are set to return to Australia for the first time in nearly a decade.

Turbonegro formed in the late ’80s, split up in 1998 and then got back together in 2002 after agreeing to perform for a Norwegian festival. What was to be a one-off performance resulted in their reunion.

However, in 2010, their long-serving and long-troubled singer, Hank Von Helvete left the band. Turbonegro swiftly signed up Tony Sylvester A.K.A. The Duke Of Nothing of London-based hardcore band, The Lords Of Nothing, and new drummer Tommy ‘Manboy’ Akerholdt. Knut ‘Euroboy’ Schreiner (lead guitar) and Rune ‘Rune Rebellion’ Grønn (rhythm guitar) complete the lineup.

With a sizeable cult following known as Turbojugend (Turbo Youth), and with more than 2300 chapters worldwide,  Turbojugends from all over the globe meet up in Hamburg, Germany once a year for a two-day event, to celebrate the band as well as punk rock in general.

Catch them if you can:

6 December Sydney Hi-Fi
7 December Melbourne Hi-Fi
8 December Meredith Music Festival

Turbonegro’s 9th album, ‘Sexual Harassment’ out now.

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