Metal band This Is A Prison is looking to stir up the mosh pit when it hits this year’s Macedon Ranges Battle of the Bands.

The battle heats start on August 27 at Kyneton town hall. Drummer Dan Evans, 19, and four schoolmates formed their Trentham-based band for last year’s competition, but were pipped at the post in the finals.

“We lost by one point last year,” he said.

“We thought we’d come back this year and have another go.”

Another mate coined the phrase “this is prison” as a joke for when bad things happened.

Evans describes their music as progressive metal.

“We’ve written 10 songs but we’ve only got 30 minutes so we’ll have to choose which ones to perform.”

The heats will run from 6-10.30pm on August 27. Entry costs $10

Macedon Ranges Battle of the Bands

  • Kyneton Town Hall
  • 6-10.30pm on August 27
  • Entry costs $10. No pass outs.
  • This event is a drug, alcohol and tobacco free event.