Ritual Abuse & Trepanation

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A couple of recent cult NZ metal releases you might have missed.

First Pass: #1

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First Pass #1: short and unedited reviews of music that’s caught my ear. If typos upset you, it’s best you look away now.

Broken Limbs Recordings

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The staunchly independent Broken Limbs Recordings is underpinned by a steadfast DIY ethic and a passion for releasing works from artists the label believes in.

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: New Zealand Noise

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Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: New Zealand Noise

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Punk Part 1

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Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Punk Part 1

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Metal Part 2

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Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans: Metal Part 2

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Metal Part 1

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Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Metal Part 1

Bridge Burner: Mantras of Self Loathing

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Mantras of Self Loathing might only provide around 12 minutes of grinding guitars, frenzied percussion, and vicious vocals. But that’s more than enough hostile noise to mark the EP as a formidable opening salvo from Bridge Burner.

Creeping: Revenant

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Creeping are set to return in late August, with bitter graveyard riffs primed and throat-slit growls at the ready on their brand new album, Revenant.

New Zealand Music Month: Cheers, and the final dozen

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New Zealand Music Month: Cheers, And The Final Dozen