Blackened punk duo Tuscoma demand and deserve your attention.
Bridge Burner use nihilistic noise to deliver crucial catharsis. Think of it all as sadistic enlightenment.
Here's another batch of bands that have been ruining my hearing of late. Including punk, post-punk, and crossover noise from New Zealand and beyond.
No matter how fucked up and ugly things get, Mothers Dearest’s brilliance always shines through.
Listening to Hum Sufferer's debut is like slowly sinking into a vast black ocean of sound.
Here's more fantastic ear-drilling noise that's been ruining my hearing of late. Punk, metal, and industrial sounds from New Zealand and beyond.
Backyard Burial delivered musical salvos with contempt for unthinking acquiescence at the forefront of their sound. The band's 2002 album, Repeat Offender, exemplifies that assaultive approach.
Punk label Always Never Fun is actually always loads of fun. The brand new 7" from Rogernomix is proof of that. But there are plenty of other reasons too.
Here are two new split releases from four of New Zealand's sickest punk bands.
Here are a few rowdy live sets from Full Noise 2018. Featuring the scum de la scum of NZ punk.
New Zealand's Campbell Kneale creates entirely new worlds via drone and noise. Here are three of my favourite spheres.
New Zealand grindcore trio Zone Killer deliver crushing gutter metal with relentless energy.
Happy New Year! Here's some ear-splitting noise from Stress Ghetto to kick 2018 into gear.
EOY17: New Zealand alternative and experimental music.
EOY17: New Zealand punk and metal.
EOY17: Let the mayhem begin...
A double dose of gloriously horrible noise from New Zealand punk label Razored Raw.
Shadow of the Sword is a full-throttle celebration of metal’s most captivating attributes, and it’s about as fucking METAL as fucking METAL gets.
Yet another merciless, hell-hammering hymn from New Zealand black/thrash band Exordium Mors.
New(ish) releases from noise-maker Huge Mutant and punk trio Total Ruin.
Modern Adoxography is an ultra-aggressive onslaught backed by truly accomplished musicianship.
Not a single word is spoken on Computer Man, but the brand new album from Dunedin duo Triumphs still tells a vivid tale.
Opium Eater inject a mountain of energy and imagination into their full-length debut, Ennui.
Methchrist's debut, Nomadic War Machine, is about as feral and polarizing as feral and polarizing gets.
Recorded live in a single session, The Hellebores tear through 11 tracks on their first release with barely a pause for breath.