Southeast Desert Metal
BIGSOUND First Nations House
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The deserts of central Australia are a dry and brutal place. Temperatures can soar above 50 degrees in the summer and drop below zero in the winter. The earth is scorched red. This is the home of the Arrernte people.
The most isolated metal band in the world, Southeast Desert Metal, are from Santa Teresa, a small community in central Australia. They've developed a sound that reflects their surroundings: dynamic and distinct. Chief songwriter Chris Wallace writes about Aboriginal culture and dreaming, passing on stories from the old to the young generation.
With two acclaimed albums under their belt, the band have performed to sold out crowds around Australia: from dusty desert communities to the main stage at revered festivals. Now, on the eve of their third album, the Eagle is ready to spread its wings across the globe.
Southeast Desert Metal; Squid Nebula; First Nations House Artwork - Dylan Mooney