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The Band2018-09-22T06:57:02+00:00

About BMDS

Australia’s hardest working DIY punk rock band. Touring the world playing music pretty badly so thanks for the continued support. Without you, it’d just be us. Raising the middle finger to the corporate fascist elite everyday. Anti sexist. Anti racist. Anti state. Pro equality. Pro BDSM. Pro party. Fuck labels. We have fun here so come join in and watch us make fools out of ourselves.

BMDS History

Formed out of the ashes of Brisbane punk band The Pints, Parker & Mitch relocated to Melbourne and in January of 2015 they recruited iMMi for bass duties. They renamed the band to Blind Man Death Stare and immediately started playing shows mostly made up of old Pints songs and a few unreleased tracks they had tucked away. In August of 2015 they released their first 3 track EP titled “Born A Centimetre From The Finish Line” featuring the single “Old People Should Grow Up”.  They followed up the release with a tour of the east coast of Australia including Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

In 2016 they started out by releasing the video clip for “Old People Should Grow Up” and continued honing their live show by playing as many shows as they could.  They then embarked on a regional tour of Victoria with good mates Cosmic Kahuna & Wolfpack before knuckling down to write their debut full length album which was eventually recorded at Def Wolf studios by Daniel “Antix” Maslev in November 2016.  Since then, the band has expanded to include a second guitarist, Joel, who has filled out the sound and added even more energy to their live shows.

The first single “Spike My Drink But Don’t Take My Kidneys” was released on May 21 with another video clip to boot. The boys have just announced their album launch tour which kicks off on 29 July at the Dead of Winter Festival in Brisbane. They will then be joined by Melbourne ratbag punks Kill Dirty Youth for the remainder of the tour seeing them hit over 20 dates around Australia and New Zealand through August and September.

The debut full length album “It’ll Grow On Ya” is due for release on July 26 2017, pre-order bundles are available here.

 

Parker – Drums / Vocals

Bands Played in: The Pints, Kodiak Throat, Punch The Clown

Parker Uses: DW Custom Kit, Ziljian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks

 

Joel – Guitar / Vocals

Bands Played in: Inedia, Three Headed Fool, The Parnells

Joel Uses: Fender guitars, Orange amps, Ernie Ball strings, Jim Dunlop picks

 

Chris – Bass

Bands Played in: Summer Blood, Late Nights

Chris Uses: Fender Bass, Ampeg, Orange, Quilter, Ernie Ball Strings

 

Rian – Guitar

Bands Played in: Late Nights, Strathmore

Rian Uses: Fender guitars, Orange & Quilter amps, Ernie Ball strings

Alumni

 

iMMi – Bass / Vocals

Bands Played in: Blind Man Death Stare, Billy No Mates, Common Thread, Need

iMMi Uses: Aria Pro II basses, Ampeg & TC Electronic amps, Ernie Ball strings, Jim Dunlop picks

 

Mitch – Guitar / Vocals

Bands Played in: Blind Man Death Stare, The Pints, Forty Five, Smurf Murder, Harming Monica, No Trust, Kids on Glue

Mitch Uses: Gibson guitars, Mesa Boogie amps, Ernie Ball strings, BMDS picks

 

Craig – Bass

Bands Played in: Blind Man Death Stare, Drexler, The Patient

Craig Uses: Fender Jazz, Ernie Ball strings, Jim Dunlop picks

 

Nina – Guitar

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Band Pics

Hi-Res images for press-kit/promotional use.

Upcoming Shows

24/11 MoshPit, Sydney NSW

24 November @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm