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The Mark of Cain Announce 2023 ‘Ill At Ease’ National Tour

Adelaide hard rock band The Mark of Cain are reissuing their 1995 opus Ill At Ease on vinyl, and they’re hitting the road to celebrate. In addition to previously announced performances at Off the Rails in Sydney and Newcastle and Melbourne’s Eighty-Six festival, the Scott brothers will play Ill At Ease celebration gigs in Hobart, Fremantle, Canberra, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane.

A range of support acts will join The Mark of Cain throughout the run – which is happening from October till December – including Batpiss and The Maggie Pills (Melbourne), Legal Noise and Rabbit (Hobart), Injured Ninja and Hidden Cycles (Freo) and Cable Ties (Adelaide). Details below.

The Mark of Cain – ‘LMA’

The Mark of Cain recorded Ill At Ease with producer Henry Rollins and released it via Chris Murphy’s rooArt label in November 1995. The band’s third album featured the singles ‘First Time’ and ‘LMA’. “The record is unbelievable,” Rollins in a statement. “It’s just one of the best things I have ever heard. I’m so proud to be involved.”

28 years down the line, guitarist and vocalist John Scott has nothing but fond memories of the album. “This album became our watershed moment and helped firmly place us in the zeitgeist of that momentous 90s era in Australian music,” he said.

The album has been remastered for the vinyl reissue. It’s coming out as a double-LP with an embossed gatefold sleeve. The band are also releasing a limited edition blood red vinyl titled Live Livid ’96, which features six songs recorded at Brisbane’s Livid Festival. Learn more about the vinyl releases here.

The Mark of Cain Ill At Ease Tour 2023

  • Friday, 27th October – The Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne VIC
  • Saturday, 28th October – Hobart Uni Bar, Hobart TAS
  • Saturday, 11th November – Freo.Social, Fremantle WA
  • Saturday, 25th November – Hindley St Music Hall, Adelaide SA
  • Wednesday, 13th December – The Basement, Canberra ACT
  • Friday, 15th December – The Metro, Sydney NSW
  • Saturday, 16th December – The Tivoli, Brisbane QLD

Tickets on sale now

Further Reading

The Mark of Cain to Perform ‘Ill At Ease’ In Full as Part of The Eighty-Six Festival in Melbourne

The Eighty-Six Announces Program Centrepieces: Super Saturday and Independent Music Exchange

Amyl & the Sniffers to Headline New Festival Off the Rails in Sydney and Newcastle

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