8 May 2021 Once Only Event
The deserts of central Australia are a dry and brutal place. Temperatures can soar above fifty degrees in the summer and drop below zero in the winter. The earth is scorched red. This is the home of the Arrernte people.
The most isolated metal band in the world, Southeast Desert Metal, are from Santa Teresa, a small community in central Australia. They’ve developed a sound that reflects their surroundings – dynamic and distinct. Chief songwriter Chris Wallace writes about Aboriginal culture and dreaming, passing on stories from the old to the young generation.
Their break-out hit ‘Eagle’ from their debut self-titled album was heard in households across the nation. Their follow-up album Break the Silence took them on sold out tours across Australia. Performances at revered festivals including Mona Foma and tours with the Cosmic Psychos and Karnivool have sharpened their spears.
Their new documentary Desert Metal Dreaming premieres at Darwin International Film Festival as part of the SPARK program. Book your tickets to see this intimate insight into the band at DIFF and then head on over to the Centre for the real, live experience in the Studio Theatre.
Once Only Event
8 May 2021