Distro-y Records: A Half-Dozen Ragers

Six of the best releases from Irish hardcore and crust label Distro-y Records.


Stalker: Satanic Panic

Satanic Panic is just pure, unadulterated metal fun.


Slomo: Transits

Drone fans… set the controls for the heart the sun.


The All Seeing Hand: Sand to Glass

Most of the music we listen to is comprised of variations on familiar themes. It’s much rarer to encounter genuinely innovative music like The All Seeing Hand create.


Knee Splitter, Abschäumer, Poverty & Spit, Wizz Kids, The Cavemen, Markdown and Blame Thrower

Here are five more recent New Zealand punk releases that you don’t want to miss out on.


Hollywoodfun Downstairs: Tetris

No other band in New Zealand is making music like HFD, and their storming new album, Tetris, shifts the goalposts even further in that regard.


Into Orbit: Unearthing

Plenty of instrumental bands can construct complex musical suites. But it takes a greater level of songwriting acumen to make that music dramatic and soul-stirring like Into Orbit do.


Stone Angels & Black Temple

A double dose of doom metal from (anti-)Christchurch: Stone Angels and Black Temple.


Over-Population, Tyrannosaurus Wreck & Blazing Shade

One month into 2017, and I already have 11 New Zealand music releases to write about. No rest for the wicked, eh. Here’s the first three.

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Sick Old Man: Tribunus Plebis

Sick Old Man make a corrosive, whirlwind racket –– and Tribunus Plebis flies by at warp-speed.