• Tiana Speter

VIDEO INTERVIEW: Tim Price chats The Faction's Hardest 100 countdown & beyond!


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After a brutal year littered with disappointments, unknowns and ongoing uphill battles, two things have remained steadfast throughout it all: the resilience of the creative industries, and the diehard passion of heavy music fans and the broader community. 2021 has certainly not been without its own challenges and hardships, whether COVID-related or other; but amongst the less than rosy moments, heavy fans in Australia have certainly found ways to celebrate milestones and traditions, and one man in particular who has helped to keep the heavy fires burning is none other than The Faction managing director and Collision Course PR founder Tim Price.


From spreading the good word about the inaugural edition of The Other Festival in Brisbane earlier this month, to hosting a digital version of the beloved UNIFY Gathering in January, Tim Price, aka Pricey, isn't limited to just spreading the good word about the heavy music scene. A champion of all things metal, punk, prog, hardcore, heavy rock and beyond, Pricey also runs the 24/7 heavy music radio station and app The Faction alongside balancing a bustling roster of local and international artists; and for the third year in a row, he'll also be heading up The Faction's Hardest 100 Countdown, celebrating all the best breakdowns and riffs of 2020, throwing down all day on March 27. With voting open now, and a whole heap of extra fun to go with it, come join in a chat Tiana grabbed with Pricey earlier this week chatting countdown predictions, raging tunes and the incredible community at the heart of the heavy industry. Video interview below.


THE FACTION WILL CELEBRATE ALL THINGS HEAVY MUSIC ON SATURDAY MARCH 27TH, KICKING OFF AT MIDDAY AEDT ON THE STATION. HEAVY MUSIC FANS OVER THE AGE OF 18 ARE ABLE TO PRE-ORDER A BOTTLE OF THE OFFICIAL THE FACTION SPICED RUM, MADE IN COLLABORATION WITH GROGLORDS! THE EXCLUSIVE RUN OF THE SPICED RUM WILL BE LIMITED TO 100 BOTTLES AND IT WILL BE NUMBERED - AND WILL BE DELIVERED IN TIME FOR THE DAY'S FESTIVITIES TO ENJOY ALONGSIDE THE COUNTDOWN (RESPONSIBLY!). THE FACTION WILL ANNOUNCE THE ON-SALE DETAILS SOON!

FOR THOSE WISHING TO CELEBRATE WITH THEIR FELLOW HEAVY MUSIC LOVERS, THERE ARE OFFICIAL (COVID-SAFE!) PARTY VENUES IN BRISBANE, SYDNEY AND MELBOURNE. NETHERWORLD ARCADE WILL HOST THE BRISBANE PARTY, CROWBAR SYDNEY WILL HOST SYDNEY'S SHINDIG AND THE MELBOURNE CONTINGENT CAN HEAD ON DOWN TO STAY GOLD, ALL KICKING OFF AT THE SAME TIME AS THE COUNTDOWN.


Voting is open NOW at http://www.hardest100.com.au

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BY TIANA SPETER