Stone Angels & Black Temple

stoneslider

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

Over-Population, Tyrannosaurus Wreck & Blazing Shade

Bshadeslider

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.

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal

nz-metal-eoy-16-slider

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal

Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal

eoy-16-metal-slide

Six Noises EOY ’16: Metal

Earth Tongue: Portable Shrine EP

earth2

There’s no question that Earth Tongue’s first EP makes for a captivating listen from a band carving out a distinctive sound.

Ritual Abuse & Trepanation

a1667950053_10-1

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

First Pass: #1

sere

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.

Bloodnut: Blues from the Red Sons

Bloodnut-BFTRS-Cover-1

There’s a lot to enjoy in the red-hot heavyweight rock heard on Bloodnut’s debut. It’s an all-amps-ablazing good time –– from go to whoa.

War//Plague & Bädr Vogu

War::plague

Here are my two favourite punk albums thus far in 2016.

Broken Limbs Recordings

0005506564_10

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.