Stone Angels & Black Temple

  If you read the last post here at Six Noises, you’ll know I’ve already got a long list of New Zealand releases to write about this year. (Pressure’s on, man.) Most of the releases I’ve got lined up are either NZ punk or weird rock LPs and cassettes. But here’s a couple of recent Bandcamp releases from NZ’s underground metal realm that are well worth checking out. Both bands below are from the city of Christchurch, which —... Read More

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: New Zealand Noise

Welcome to the seventh post of Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans. I’ve been letting fly with lists cataloguing first-rate metal, punk, experimental rock, and now (in this last post) riotous New Zealand albums. None of the posts are ranked, because all I really want to do is recommend a whole heap of great music. Cheers for stopping by my list of favourite noisy New Zealand albums from 2015. Admittedly, if you’re an NZ music buff, you... Read More

Stone Angels—Within the Witch

Stone Angels—Within the Witch We all lean on music in troubled times. And I think we can all agree that heavy metal provides the perfect forum to vent life’s frustrations. But it’s one thing to listen to music as a means of escape; it’s a whole other scenario to create music as a means to understand the legacy of unforeseen tragedy. Stone Angels are from Christchurch, New Zealand, a city that was left devastated by two huge earthquakes—with... Read More