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Mannequin Republic would like to thank everyone involved with the excellent event held on August 2 at the Hi-Fi Bar (123 Boundary Street) in Brisbane’s West End.  It was an awesome night for the local heavy music and metal scene that we were stoked to be a part of.

For those of you who were there live in attendance you will know that once again Mannequin Republic’s own Trinatyde stole the show and got the crowd moving along with a host of other great metal acts including Among The Vanished, End Us, Sensaii, Eye of the Enemy, Floodsnake, Kick The Butterfly and Symbolic Weapon.

Heaps of thanks to the Hi-Fi Bar for being one of the best live music venues in the city and providing a proper space for metal, heavy and hardcore acts to perform.  Also thanks to the even organisers at Tall Poppy and Pushworth Group.

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The Darkest Interviews



Brisbane based A Breach Of Silence have been gaining more and more attention from our cousins in America with the release of their brand new album The Darkest Road, garnering rave reviews and interview requests from several of the hottest underground heavy music publishers.  They are all worth a read and thoroughly entertaining.

Bass player Blair Layt talks with blogazine Nataliez World about the ins and outs of The Darkest Road, some of his personal experiences and contributions to the album, touring and working with Fredrik Nordstrum and Heinrik Udd for the second time.  You can read the full article at

Guitarist Mat Cosgrove gives some excellent insight to the folks at Headbanger Reviews, going over the more technical aspects of the sound and equipment used on the album, the recording process and writing future material.  It’s well worth the read for anyone interested in the technical … more...

A Nice Hook



Massive thanks to Q-Music for hosting the recent line up of events called “The Hook Up Sessions” in Brisbane over August.  Mannequin Republic was proud to be invited to join the “PR and Marketing” segment of the series held at the Underdog Pub (186 Brunswick Street) on August 19.

It was an honour to meet so many active musicians and industry people in the same room and get a taste of just how diverse the local music scene is in Brisbane.  It was a pleasure to meet all of you and were glad so many of you local artists came up to talk with us.

We would also like to thank the other guests for sharing the stage us, including Stephen Green, Julia Bridger, Emma-Kay Christensen, Ben Preece, Evan Alexander and Melanie Lewis.

We encourage everyone to check out Q-Music and the awesome events they put on throughout the year.  … more...