EOY17: New Zealand punk and metal.
A double dose of gloriously horrible noise from New Zealand punk label Razored Raw.
Yet another merciless, hell-hammering hymn from New Zealand black/thrash band Exordium Mors.
Here's a bunch of great metal that didn't make my final end of year list. But maybe it'll make yours?
I’m a confirmed atheist. Except when I listen to Vassafor.
New Zealand black/death metal duo Vesicant have only played a handful of shows, and their 2014 Edict demo was originally released in limited numbers too. But that hasn’t stopped powerhouse German
So here it is, Death Ordinance, the long-awaited full-length debut from New Zealand black/death wrecking machine Heresiarch. It’s no exaggeration to say that Death Ordinance is one of the most anticipated
My faithful ol’ computer gave up the ghost a few weeks ago, and while a dead computer is an undeniable hassle, it hasn’t all been bad news. It turns out that being
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
I didn’t listen to as much metal this year as I have in the past few years. But that’s no bad thing. I decided to step off the review/deadline/review/
Changes within a band can lead to creative uncertainty or even outright artistic collapse. But that’s clearly not an issue for New Zealand black metal outfit Winter Deluge. Last time we heard
The roster of German record label Iron Bonehead Productions reads like a who’s who of pre-eminent cult metal bands. That’s certainly true when it comes to bands who reside in the
Ritual Abuse: White Smoke Ritual Demo Internationally, it’s been bands from New Zealand’s death and black metal underground that have drawn the most attention in recent times. That’s fair enough,
The idea that metal and punk are somehow more authentic than other genres of music is a myth in this day and age. Sure, there are still pockets in metal and punk communities
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
*Welcome to the fourth post of Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans. Over the next few weeks, I’m letting fly with a bunch of lists cataloguing first-rate metal, punk, and riotous New Zealand
*Welcome to the third post of Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans. **Over the next few weeks, I’m letting fly with a bunch of lists cataloguing first-rate metal, punk, and riotous New Zealand
It’s been a few years since we last heard from black and doom metal trio Creeping. The Auckland-based band’s last full-length release was 2011’s savage rite Order of the Snakes.
It’s New Zealand Music Month this May. New Zealand’s annual celebration of homegrown music. Generally, that involves a lot of mainstream media highlighting a lot of mainstream acts. So I’m
**It’s New Zealand Music Month this May. **New Zealand’s **annual celebration of homegrown music. Generally, that involves a lot of mainstream media highlighting a lot of mainstream acts. So I’m