Live Review and gallery: The Butterfly Effect, Caligula’s Horse and Thornhill at Hobart Uni Bar 09/10/2022.

Hobart heavy metal fans were treated when Vandemonium Touring, in conjunction with Destroy All Lines, secured this fabulous triple bill of melodic, prog metal bands to play at Hobart Uni Bar on Sunday, 9th October.

Headliners, The Butterfly Effect, were on the road to promote the release of their long-awaited fourth album, the aptly titled IV, which was released on 2nd September (though sadly, the CD and vinyl versions have been delayed due to industry-wide production delays, but should be available in December). This was also their first tour christening a new release

They were joined by guests, Melbourne’s Thornhill and fellow Brisbane band, Caligula’s Horse to provide an evening of delectable hard-rocking for the devoted fans who came out late on a Sunday afternoon to revel in great sets from all three bands.

The room was filled with an air of great familiarity (despite this being Caligula’s Horse’s first visit to Hobart) with all three bands working the gathered crowd with their well-aimed banter.

By the time The Butterfly Effect hit the stage, the audience were at full frenzy mode, and were singing and punching the air in unison with the band, who delivered in spades. Songs from across their entire catalogue, from Always (Begins Here) through to Gone (Imago) and World’s On Fire (Final Conversation of Kings) and onto newer material from IV in Dark Light, Nil By Mouth and Visiting Hours.

The tour continues on to Melbourne, Adelaide and Fremantle.

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