WHAT Breakers Metal is about
Breakers Metal nights are about one thing: METAL! Finally the Melbourne Metal scene at large has a focal point, with the date of this monthly meeting place being easy to remember: the last Friday night of every month. For the small cover-charge of $8, we give you two great Metal acts (that aren't too similar, nor too contrasting), plus plenty of great Metal in between. But these nights are about even more than the music, as the Metal scene has long been in need of a hang-out.
Breakers in Moonee Ponds not only has a really great atmosphere, but is quite a large place - so you're not boxed in, unable to catch up with friends because the music is too loud. This aspect of Breakers is great, because we thoroughly encourage catching up with old Metal buddies, and making new ones! There are also heaps of pool tables and arcade machines, so the place really does have a great atmosphere for socialising.
The main band finishes reasonably early (usually no later than 12.30am), so those tired after a week of work (or those having to work Saturday morning) can still get in a night of Metal. For those wanting to kick on, the bar remains open till 7am, with our DJ pumping out your requests till about 2.30am.
In the coming months, we'll be bringing you the best bands from varied genres of Metal, and be reinforcing Breakers as "The New Home Of Heavy Metal" by playing a really diverse mix of your favourite Metal tracks before and after bands.
So whether you are into Power, Black, Melodic, Death, Prog, Goth, Traditional, Industrial, or whatever - it's all METAL! So head on down, coz there'll be plenty of it there each month - and you might just expose yourself to something new that you really like (shock! horror! hehe).
How Do Bands Benefit From Playing at Breakers?
Well, besides the obvious exposure that you'll get at Breakers, you'll be very surprised at the end of the night! While we are keeping the entry at modest levels for the punters, you'll be happy to know that YOU'LL be getting most of it! We weren't kidding when we said that these nights are about the Metal, as they will be run basically by a volunteer staff, with modest costs, so there is no "profit" as such.
Remember - we at Breakers Metal are fans too, and know only too well that the musicians who give us the music we love often don't get too much for their efforts. We intend to change this as much as we can. If you want the specifics, please e-mail me and I'll get back to you soon.