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.

Sick Old Man: Tribunus Plebis

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

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal


Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal

Six Noises EOY ’16: Punk


Six Noises EOY ’16: Punk

Vermin Womb: Decline


Decline is both a bleak reflection and grim projection of a world that’s well beyond repair. It’s Vermin Womb’s gruesome tribute, to humanity’s last gasps.

Seputus: Man Does Not Give


Seputus don’t just capture the rage around us on Man Does Not Give, they also help release the rage within us.

Ritual Abuse & Trepanation


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

First Pass: #1


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.

Vomit Storm: Mudge Or Be Mudged! LP Release


You’re in for an utterly ill-mannered and throughly brain-battering treat if you pick up Mudge Or Be Mudged!

Broken Limbs Recordings


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.