Serious Beak is a Sludge/Prog/Doom/Grind/Mathcore/Noise Band from Australia.
The members are:
Gene White - drums
Tim Brown - telecaster
Lachlan R. Dale - les paul
Andrew Mortensen - bass
They include the hugely talented Lachlan Dale in their ranks who is part of my fave Aussie Sludge Drone Fuzz Monsters - Adrift For Days. Well this is his other band. I am just going to post the whole email article about Aussie Tour, Reviews of the album which you can download on BandCamp Pay Anything You Want Type Deal.
My own view on the album is its fucking brilliant and wholly insane at the same time. Brilliant stuff.
Serious Beak to hit Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney in March/April
Over the next few weeks Serious Beak will be hitting Australia's three most populous cities (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane) for their unpronouncable "Huxwhukw and the Crooked Beak of Heaven" tour.
The Sydney-based quartet play an eccentric amalgamation of progressive, psychedelic, and poly-rhythmic discordant music that is sure to interest fans of Meshuggah, Mastodon, Botch, The Mars Volta and King Crimson.
These rare live appearances are in support of Serious Beak's debut album "Huxwhukw", which has been met with rave reviews by members of the alternative press - and is also available for free download at http://artascatharsis.bandcamp.com
Melbourne: Friday 30 March at The Ponyw/ A Million Dead Birds Laughing, Agonhymn and Cradle in the Crater.$10 entry. Doors 9pm. Presented by Metal Obsession.
Brisbane: Saturday 30 March at Fat Louie'sw/ Marathon, Life and Limb (ACT), Fvck Mountain, and Vassals.Free entry. Doors 8pm. Presented by Monolith.
w/ Lo!, Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt and Killsong.Free entry. Doors 8pm. Presented by Art As Catharsis.
Reviews of Serious Beak's Huxwhukw
"Huxwhukw is one band taking musical boundaries and smashing them to pieces. It will likely take a few listens to really understand what's going on here, but the final verdict is nothing short of brilliance. 95/100."
- Brian Giffin, Loud Mag
"Huxwhukw is one of the most intriguing instrumental releases to have been born in a long time. Despite the amount of influences and time-changes crammed in there, it remains catchy, and undeniably memorable. 8.5/10"
- Mitch Booth, Metal Obsession
"Colossal in scope, the band present a phenomenally cohesive and original exploration of everything you know about modern left-field metal. 'Progressive' barely covers it. Think Baroness, meets The Mars Volta, meets Dillinger Escape Plan with dashes of djent, mathcore, death, jazz, doom, psychedelia, sludge and an enormous dose of groove."
- Rioch Temporal
"Serious Beak is the deranged spawn of The Dillinger Escape Plan and Sigur Rós."
- Heavy Planet