About Us

BIOGRAPHY

“[Infernal Outcry has] the groove of Psycroptic with the tech of early Dillinger Escape Plan” – Trad Nathan (Crowbar Brisbane proprietor and ex-The Amity Affliction)

Infernal Outcry is a technical and progressive extreme metal band based in Hobart, Tasmania. Punishing drums, maliciously methodical guitars, and deathly screams lure the listener into a diverse musical landscape of weighty, multi-textured, and brooding compositions. Drawing on such influences as Death, Dream Theater, Cynic, and Meshuggah, Infernal Outcry’s unique twist of contemporary progressive death metal is a fusion of complex rhythms and sinister melodies teeming with intensity.

Infernal Outcry’s debut, Mass Extinction Requiem I, produced by Joe Haley (Psycroptic), was released in March 2016, thanks to a grant from Tasmanian Regional Arts Fund. The band was also awarded a grant from Arts Tasmania to produce a music video with James Harmsworth of Harmless Pictures, who won best film clip at the Australian Metal Awards in 2009 as director of Psycroptic’s “Initiate” music video.

Since early 2012, Infernal Outcry has played many live shows in Tasmania, Victoria, and New South Wales. These performances have been very well received as a result of the band’s exciting and engaging live show. The biggest highlights to date include playing at Faux Mo (part of the MONA FOMA festival) in January 2014, at Falls Music & Arts Festival in December 2012, and supporting Thy Art Is Murder on the “Hate Across Tasmania” tour in March 2013. Infernal Outcry has also shared the stage with numerous other well known metal bands including Psycroptic, Mephistopheles, Black Majesty, Synthetic Breed, and Intense Hammer Rage.

Infernal Outcry began playing together in late 2010 and features Bachelor of Music graduates David Lawson (guitar), Daniel Hill (guitar), and Liana Eriksen (vocals). Infernal Outcry’s rhythm section consists of current Bachelor of Music student Paul Sharp (bass), who also plays bass in progressive metal band Create the Crayon, and the versatility of Luke Wright (drums), who previously played with metal band Sinnister Valley.

Regarding her lyrics, Liana says, “one of the main themes I am interested in exploring is the emotional conflict arising from the awareness of our mortality, particularly in relation to the unsustainable and artificial nature of our global civilisation and its negative impacts on the natural world. The lyrics are an expression of the darker emotions that are experienced by humanity and attempt to provide the listener and creator with a form of catharsis by aiming to develop a deeper understanding of the world around us.”

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MEDIA

Metal Temple: “Infernal Outcry – Mass Extinction Requiem 1” (20 October 2016)
The Rock Metal Podcast: “E006: Infernal Outcry” (13 July 2016)
The Infernal Symphonies: “Infernal Outcry – Mass Extinction Requiem I (Independent, 2016)” (25 May 2016)
Painkiller Bookings & Promotions: “Infernal Outcry Interview May Band Of The Month” (18 May 2016)
The Metal Forge: “Infernal Outcry – Mass Extinction Requiem I” (17 May 2016)
Bradley’s Reviews and Ramblings: “Infernal Outcry – Mass Extinction Requiem I” (13 May 2016)
Painkiller Bookings & Promotions: “Band of the Month – May 2016: Infernal Outcry” (1 May 2016)
Heavy Metal Underdogs: “Progdeathmetal band Infernal Outcry release foreboding filmclip” (19 April 2016)
AAA Backstage: “Infernal Outcry Release Epic Music Video” (15 April 2016)
Noise Barrage: “Infernal Outcry Premiere Music Video for “Eclipsed”” (14 April 2016)
Bombshell Zine: “Infernal Outcry Release Video for ‘Eclipsed’” (14 April 2016)
The Rock Pit: “Infernal Outcry Release Epic, Foreboding Filmclip for Single ECLIPSED” (14 April 2016)
Brave Words: “Infernal Outcry Release “Foreboding” Video “Eclipsed”” (13 April 2016)
Metal Extreme: “Infernal Outcry – klip do Eclipsed” (13 April 2016)
kvlt: “Nowy Klip Infernal Outcry” (13 April 2016)
Metal-Roos: “Infernal Outcry: Release Filmclip for Single ECLIPSED” (13 April 2016)
Tapp Out: “Infernal Outcry Release Music Video for Eclipsed Track” (13 April 2016)
Geejee…: “New Music Video “Eclipsed” Issued By Infernal Outcry” (13 April 2016)
Metal Underground.com: “New Music Video “Eclipsed” Issued By Infernal Outcry” (13 April 2016)
Metal Forces Magazine: “INFERNAL OUTCRY Unveil Music Video For ‘Eclipsed’ Track” (13 April 2016)
Heavy Music Magazine: “Premiere: Infernal Outcry Release ‘Eclipsed’ Video” (12 April 2016)
BDP Metal: “Best Progressive/Technical Death Metal Cover in March 2016” (12 April 2016)
Stencil Magazine, issue 36, page 111: “Infernal Outcry” (31 March 2016)
D4AM: “Infernal Outcry – Mass Extinction Requiem I” (18 March 2016)
Metal Jacket Magazine: “Infernal Outcry 18.03. (sutra) izdaju EP” (17 March 2016)
KillYourStereo.com: “FEATURE: Infernal Outcry – Mass Extinction Requiem I (stream)” (17 March 2016)
AAA Backstage: “Infernal Outcry Release Free Track for a Good Cause” (16 March 2016)
Bombshell Zine: “Infernal Outcry Post Free Track, EP Released on Friday” (16 March 2016)
Teo: “Infernal Outcry Give Free Track About Sustainable Population Growth – And Their E.P. Launches This Friday!” (15 March 2016)
Music Injection: “Infernal Outcry Give Free Track About Sustainable Population Growth + E.P. Out This Friday” (14 March 2016)
Apochs Metal Review: “This Week’s Metal (March 14th – March 20th)” (14 March 2016)
Teo: “EP Review: Infernal Outcry’s Mass Extinction Requiem 1” (14 March 2016)
Female Metal Bands: “Infernal Outcry: What A Nice Surprise!” (10 March 2016)
Female Metal Bands: “Infernal Outcry” (9 March 2016)
Vixens: “Infernal Outcry – Mass Extinction Requiem I” (9 March 2016)
Moshpit on SYN: “Infernal Outcry | Liana Eriksen interview” (3 March 2016)
The Lowdown Under: “Listen: ‘Mass Extinction Requiem: I’ by Infernal Outcry” (27 February 2016)
SUPERNOVADOSE: “EP Review: Mass Extinction Requiem: I – Infernal Outcry” (26 February 2016)
Metal Forces: “Infernal Outcry Make ‘Eclipsed’ Track Available for Streaming” (9 February 2016)
AAA Backstage: “Infernal Outcry Release Brutal Multi-Textured Single” (8 February 2016)
Heavy: “Infernal Outcry Release Single and Announce Album Release Date” (2 February 2016)
Metal-Roos: “Infernal Outcry: Release Eclipsed Single, Announce EP Release Date for Mass Extinction Requiem” (2 February 2016)
Palace of Rock: “Infernal Outcry Announce Release Date for Mass Extinction Requiem I” (2 February 2016)
Wall of Sound: “Infernal Outcry Release Eclipsed Single, Announce EP Release Date for Mass Extinction Requiem I” (2 February 2016)
Pure Grain Audio: “Infernal Outcry – “Eclipsed” (Radio Edit) [SoundCloud Song Stream]” (2 February 2016)
Teo: “Music: Infernal Outcry Release Single and Announce Album Release” (2 February 2016)
Death Metal Girls: “Infernal Outcry” (January 2015)
Metal-Roos: “Infernal Outcry – Eclipsed” (review by Chris Rankin, November 2013)
The Pain Fucktory: “Infernal Outcry (Australia)” (October 2013)
Lost In Chaos: “Infernal Outcry: Intense, Obstreperous, Piquant, Apocalyptic and Poignant” (Issue 5: Female Fronted Death Metal, September 2013)
Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives: “Promising First Release” (review by Maarghul, 1 August 2013)
Heavy Music Magazine: “Pit Destroyer: Infernal Outcry (TAS)” (Issue 6, May 2013)
Unitas: “A New Year, A Fresh Start” (March 2013)
Australian Musician Network: “Infernal Outcry” (13 January 2013)
Unitas: “Girl Lead Singers Outshine Guys to Win Falls Gig” (December 2012)
The Mercury: “Students in Falls Swing” (29 November 2012)