Eye of the Enemy

The Last Metal Show at the Arthouse - 26 April, 2011 (Melbourne, AU)

The iconic house of metal and punk in Melbourne, the Arthouse closed its doors at the end of April. We headed along to the historic last ever metal show featuring Embodied, Alarum, Earth and many more.

The closure of the Arthouse in Melbourne to metalheads is like the closure of CGBG’s in New York to punk fans. There was nothing that wasn’t quirky about it.

Malevolent Creation with Spawn of Posession and Eye of the Enemy @ Billboard the Venue (Melbourne), Jan 6 2010

Although the crowd numbered few, the vicious force of an all-death metal show descended upon Melbourne.

The house was light on punters on a Wednesday night as we descended the staircase at Billboards - it felt downright cavernous when pinch-hitter replacements for local rivetheads