Thirty Years Of Anger - One Man's Journey Through the Australian Underground Hardcore Punk and Extreme Metal Scenes

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1980s & '90s

Marquis H.K.

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Thirty Years of Anger is an uncompromising story of one man's journey through the Australian hardcore punk and extreme metal scenes . It begins in 80's Brisbane in the oppressive police state of Joh Bjelke -Peterson where anyone who looks slightly different is hassled to no end and at times detained without reason by the cops . The Treasury Hotel was the focal point of activity where bands played every Friday and Saturday night and battle lines were drawn between Nazi skinheads and the notorious Sick Boys .



Short Summary

An uncompromising autobiographical account , often gritty and at times brutal and in your face from someone who has lived this lifestyle firsthand .

It ends with an epilogue reflecting on what I've learned and what this lifestyle has taught me . Who has survived and who is no longer with us - people , venues , bands . The current state of Australian politics and how it can create a breeding ground for fresh , raw anger .


Brisbane , Sydney , Melbourne

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements

Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Substance Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Marky Hardcore

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous, Aggressive, Aspiring, Badass

Additional Character Details

Name: Dave Smith

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous

Additional Character Details

Name: Joh Bjelke-Peterson

Age: 70

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive

Additional Character Details

Name: Jow

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Sidekick

Key Traits: Beautiful, Aspiring

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 35-54

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Boolarong Press

Year Published: 2016

Hard Copy Available



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