Monthly Archives: January 2016

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Down Royale Hit Tassie

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To all our Mannequin Republic faithful in Tasmania, get yourselves together and come out to one of the biggest underground metal shows Launceston has ever seen as Metal Fusion Festival puts on a massive event on Saturday February 13.

Headlines by hometown heroes Psycroptic, this show will also feature Mannequin Republic’s own Down Royale, taking the long ferry ride across from Brisbane.  This crazy line up also includes Whoretopsy, Graves, Hollow World, Zeolite, Taberah, The Hazard Circular, Shark Puncher, Timmyhasheart, The Absolution Sequence and Plague Of Sickness.

Make sure you come out to Club 54 (35 Cameron Street) in Launceston.  A super hot venue, guaranteed to pull a super hot crowd.  Doors open early at 2:00 pm and tickets are on special offer for only $25 if you order through OzTix now!

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Solace Fast Loud

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We here at Mannequin Republic were pleased as punch to tune into Triple J radio on December 1 and hear our very own Bayharbour’s latest single “Find Solace” make its terrestrial radio debut on the excellent Short Fast Loud programme.

The new effort from Bayharbour has been turning the heads of critics around the world and as always Short Fast Loud is on top of the game by being the first Australian broadcast radio station to play the song in its entirety live on air.

Major thanks to the hardworking show producers and big wigs pulling the strings behind the scenes at Triple J radio, as well as the brand new Short Fast Loud host Josh Merriel for including “Find Solace” by Bayharbour on their playlist.

Bayharbour were able to share the airwaves with some other truly remarkable bands, including The Devil Wears Prada, Jimmy Eat World and Every Time … more...

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Bayharbour Launch Saturday

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A friendly reminder to all you mosh lords and hardcore scene kiddies in Brisbane, Bayharbour are launching their brand new single “Find Solace” this Saturday in what is sure to be an epic show at The Brightside.

Come out and see the official live debut of “Find Solace” by Bayharbour as they headline this crazy-cool event with Adelaide’s Far West Battlefront, The Brave, Wildheart and the debut show for Kings.

Doors open at 8:00 pm this Saturday January 30 at The Brightside (27 Warner Street) in Fortitude Valley.  Tickets available at the door or through OzTix for only $12.75.

You can see more on our events page and make sure you have a listen to “Find Solace” absolutely free on YouTube at

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Christmosh Wrapped Up

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Much thanks to all those who came out to the second ever Christmosh show held on December 12 at The Lab in Woolloongabba, where Mannequin Republic’s own Bayharbour took the stage along with a heap of other great hardcore and metal acts.

It’s always a nice time of year to have a jump around in the pit to some particularly heavy music and Bayharbour were stoked to be included in the Christmosh line-up alongside Colossus, Jack The Stripper, Tomb Of Doom, First Sight, Deadlights, Apate and The Name Of A Ghost.

Our thanks to all the kids who came out to party, to the venue at to the season for giving us a few days off from work and school to enjoy life and throw down.  Big things ahead for 2016 and we hope to see you all again soon.… more...

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Solace In Heavy

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Another thank you to the awesome blokes at Heavy Magazine for keeping up with our bands here at Mannequin Republic.  On December 2 they were the first online media outlet to break the release of Bayharbour’s latest effort, “Find Solace” as well as promote their January 30 launch event.

The article was put together by the very capable Shane Morrison and featured the brand new YouTube link to the clip as well as a short write up on the band.  We encourage all of you to check it out right now by going to

Heavy Magazine is one of the top online resources for anything and everything happening in the Australian heavy music scene, with exclusive articles and interviews from every genre ranging from punk and hardcore to rock and metal.  If it is important in heavy music, you’ll find it on… more...

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