A 4 piece Hardcore/Metal band from Bendigo Victoria, formed in 2008 and erupted onto the music scene with a unique take on the broad Hardcore/Metal genre. Street cred mainly hailed from the band being a relentless and entertaining touring machine with gritty riffs, energy and aggressive conviction!The everywhere and anywhere attitude towards touring, playing shows and showing the world the music that they have crafted has landed the boys some amazing opportunities, note-able supports, festivals, international recording opportunities and even product endorsements. All just for doing what theylove is the best part keeping them both humble and motivated.Spending the majority of their time on the road and working full time jobs the boys have still managed to collaborate and release the Albums "Entities" and "The Warehouse Sessions" featuring singles such as "Bomber", "Remnants", "The Weight Of Existence" and "Waves". Even the stand alone single "From Here". These tracks have topped the charts in Triple J's Unearthed, Bandcamp, ReverbNation and received plenty of airtime on multiple radio stations including On-line, Local, National and International.
ABREACT are working on their second album with new singer Josh Cahill and have just dropped the blistering first taste ‘Paper Planes’which can be streamed or downloaded pretty much anywhere.The Future looks heavy. ABREACT ARE: Vocals: Josh CahillGuitars/Vox: Lee ChattertonBass: Chris HaydenDrums: Aaron Grey
ABREACT have been fortunate enough to support some amazing bands including: The Amity Affliction, Northlane, Mnemic (Europe), Feed Her To The Sharks, Unearthly (South America), King Parrot, Hellions, Texas In July (USA), In Hearts Wake, For All Eternity, Hand of Mercy, Superheist, Frankenbok, Bam Margera -Earth Rocker (USA), CKY (USA) and many more!!
Industry Reviews“Tough as dudes. Keen to see how this band goes live!”Lochlan Watt, Triple J.“Out right gold. Viva la Bendigo metal”Steph Jones, Triple J."ABREACT show no surrender in this anthem of resistance against the oppressive capitalist society we live in. Mat’s lyrics may be lacking the subtleties heard in ‘Entities’, but the topic is confronting, the music is in your face, so why shouldn’t the lyrics be blunt and to the point? Now there’s one aspect I haven’t mentioned yet, and that’s Lee Chatterton’s riff-flavored icing on the cake, complementing every other aspect with a touch more intensity and holding the package together tightly through the breakdowns and bridges. ABREACT are still the epitome of Australian hardcore in my eyes, and are well set to maintain that position with their new line up"Regan Boyce,SF Media."ABREACT's 'Entities' is straight up amazing and easily one of the best Australian releases I’ve ever heard, the world needs to hear ABREACT and they need to hear it now. Overall: 9/10"-J Ewings, Australian Musicians Network."ABREACT makes a brutal debut, which will develop its qualities especially in concerts" (AK) Legacy Magazine Germany"On 'Entities' ABREACT combine the old school hardcore attitude with a modern metal sound. What you’re left with after that is something insanely heavy and yet is enjoyable and has mass appeal, a perfect combination. The passion and power behind it just sticks with you"Regan Boyce,SF Media