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Band on the brink of brutal Mark of Cain to play with Screamfeeder

Band on the brink of brutal Mark of Cain to play with Screamfeeder



Who: The Mark of Cain, Screamfeeder
Where: University - Bar on the Hill
Author: Michael Gadd
When: Wednesday April 11, 2001

Brutal band The Mark of Cain will play the first show of their first tour in three years at the Newcastle University's Bar On The Hill tonight.

The group will be supported by Screamfeeder, a band well chosen to complement the dark style of Mark of Cain, according to lead singer John Scott.

'It's a good coupling as they are melodic and much more poppy than us,' Scott said.

Scott confesses his band is a rather punishing performance to see.

'I think an hour and a half of listening to us can be pretty draining,' he said.

The Mark of Cain's comeback release Retaliate has few gentle characteristics.

Their first studio recording in four years, (R) Retaliate was inspired by mass murderer Howard Unruh, who shot 13 people in 1949.

The song is fuelled by Scott's fascination with seeing people at the 'extreme of their emotions'.

'I like to listen to things like black box recordings and read about military history,' he said.

The song has a ball-busting intro with a heavy guitar riff and powerful drumming from new recruit John Stanier who the band recruited from US outfit Helmet. For a three-piece their sound is colossal with Scott's brother, Kim Scott, holding his own on bass guitar. Check out www.tmoc.com.au TE has a Mark of Cain pack for readers with their albums Ill At Ease, The Unclaimed Prize, Battlesick and the single.

Enter online at www.nnp.com.au or send an envelope to TMOC Giveaway with your name, address and phone number on the back to PO Box 615, Newcastle, 2300. Entries close Friday 4pm.



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