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breathed life in 1990, after a bunch of school friends, with a love of skating, hardcore, punk and rock started jamming and writing some ditties in the back streets of the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne. Finding a singer and a guitarist in the unlikeliest of places, they went on to record demos under the name Ward 13. This handle never stuck, so out of the gutter, Suiciety was born. Some solid gigs around old Melbourne town resulted in some interest from bookers, local radio and independent record labels.

Their first album Deeper Vision, was well received and made it to Number 10 on the Alternative Charts and The Age’s Top 10 Albums of the Year. Travelling around the country playing some major supports and getting numerous amazing live show reviews, their crossover style surprised many. The boys went on to record their second album Primrose Path, a more diverse offering showing their ability to swing between rock, metal, alternative and hardcore punk, with ease. Not an easy act to categorise – too punk for metal, too metal for punk and too rock for both. Suiciety pioneered ’90s rock in Melbourne and took their show on the road.

With a blistering, energetic live show, they played at the Big Day Out, Alternative Nation and served support to Sepultura, The Supersuckers, Kreator, Ministry, Bodycount, Fear Factory, The Tea Party, and played alongside other Australian legends like Tumbleweed, Cosmic Psychos, and The Mark of Cain, to only name a few. Capping off 1994 as an incredible year, the band headed back into the studio (after signing with BMG), to record their iconic EP Cell; a five track offering that rocks from beginning to end, egging you on to give it another spin. The juggernaut kept on rollin’ and a tour with The Screaming Jets proved highly successful and the interest from local press and mags such as Hot Metal, made the bands profile even bigger. Suiciety’s live shows, were always faultless and backed up the hype. In ’96 the guys crawled back into the studio, exhausted, yet excited to record their new tracks resulting in the enigmatic Crawling Machine Edition. Unfortunately this recording never saw the light of day and the band closed the curtain on the circus for what was thought to be the last time…

Fast forward near on twenty years and after a well-earned sabbatical, the boys are back writing, recording and excited about the future. The new songs, mature and BIG! 2015 was an incredible year, they played their first gig back since 1996 at the annual Brewtality Festival in Melbourne; released Crawling Machine Edition through Desert Highways, signed to Rocket Distribution, did a launch tour, and have created a groundswell of interest that’s been continuing to bubble away, a vibe is surrounding Suiciety again…

“The first track ‘Toma Esto Es’ is a brutal slaying opener. Adam Cooper’s vocals are the perfect mix of melodic rock and hard thrash. Whilst the dual guitar work of Karsten Poll and Ramon Varela bring the thrash to the forefront, with buzzsaw riffs that pulsate like a killer on the run.”
Mark Ireland, The Dwarf.

2016 has already been busy for the band, continuing to play gigs including a Live To Air on Kev Lobotomi’s Shock Treatment on PBS 106.7FM, Melbourne, where they premiered live ‘Woken By Demons‘, their first track written and recorded with the current lineup! It’s available now digitally through Bandcamp with a very limited edition physical CD release to follow which will include two tracks from the PBS FM live session.

Current Members

Adam Cooper – Vocals.
Karsten Poll – Guitar.
Ramon Varela – Lead Guitar.
Darren Roach – Bass.
Nick Lolatgis – Drums.

Original Members

Adam Cooper – Vocals.
Karsten Poll – Guitar.
Ramon Varela – Lead Guitar.
Stefan Poll – Bass.
Cameron McNiven – Drums.


Deeper Vision (Shock Records / Shagpile, 1993)
Primrose Path (Shock Records / Shagpile, 1994)
TCP (Single) (Shock Records / Shagpile, 1994)
Cell (EP) (BMG, 1995)

Crawling Machine Edition (EP)

– Originally recorded 1996.
– All songs ­previously unreleased.
– Engineered by Kalju Tonuma (Killing Joke, The Living End, Crowded House, Hunters & Collectors, D4, The Temper Trap, Bodyjar, The Mavis’s).
– All songs written by Suiciety.
– Cover art painting by Stefan Poll (original bass player and played on CME)
– Released by Desert Highways, 9 October 2015.

Woken By Demons (Single)

– Digital release 4 May 2016.
– Recorded by Will Cook.
– Mastered by Jamie Wordsmiths.
– Produced by Suiciety.
– Cover art Artwork by Lee Picot and Darren Roach.
– © & ℗ 2016 Suiciety

Other releases / compilation tracks:

From Babylon to Brunswick LP ‘Saddam Hussein’ (Nomad, 1991)
Run Your Toes Through The Shagpile ‘Graunch’, ‘Shades Of Grey’ (Shagpile, 1992)
Triple J Eleven ‘T.C.P’ (ABC / EMI, 1994)
Fuse Box – AC/DC Tribute ‘Night prowler’ (BMG, 1995)


Suiciety are signed to Rocket Distribution.

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Stream ‘Woken By Demons’ Single through Bandcamp

Stream Crawling Machine Edition EP through Bandcamp


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Contact for interviews and all other inquiries:

Anthony Moore
Desert Highways
+61 430 520 842

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