Stalker: Satanic Panic

You know all those things that people say they hate about heavy metal: the ear-splitting noise, the over-the-top bravado, and the fact that everything is exaggerated to the nth degree, all of the time. Well, those are all crucial components in the wild and whirlwind music of New Zealand speed metal trio Stalker. Stalker set their unashamed love of heavy metal’s histrionics front and center on their rip-roaring three-song demo, Satanic Panic, which... Read More

Six Noises EOY ’16: New Zealand Metal

Below is my list of my favourite New Zealand metal releases from 2016. If you’re wondering why (whoever) isn’t here, it could be that: (a) I thought (whoever’s) release was hot fucking garbage (b) I saw (whoever’s) release mentioned, but I didn’t get round to hearing it (c) (whoever) just wasn’t on my radar at all (d) it’s definitely reason (a) Just joshing, mate. I’m sure your debut EP is super-duper. I actually... Read More