Metal United Down Under (MUDU) unites individual metal music shows in Australia which take place under the Metal United Down Under banner in the same night. The event has been created to support the idea of community which has been central in metal music for a long time. Metal United Down Underalso creates a platform for underground artists to play shows in their city with increased attention of the big event or in another city or state to build a bigger fan base.
Metal United Down Under has been running for two years with 90 bands playing in the first and 131 bands in the second year. The first event took place in 13 cities all over Australia (7 states/territories), the second in 15 cities (all states/territories).
The idea of Metal United Down Under was created by Metal-Roos founder Michael Lueders.