Hey Wellington! I’m going on a road trip with my husband’s band Skulls down to Wellington next weekend, and I’m keen to have a drink with any of ya! Skulls are playing at Strike of the Beast 2, a wicked 1-day metal / punk festival on Sat 25 Jan, at Valhalla (previously Bar Medusa).
They’ll be playing with some excellent local bands, including Stormforge, who are probably the best local power metal act to ever grace a NZ stage, Bloodfvkk – brutal grindcore fuckers, blistering black metal from Bulletbelt, Graves (who are all-round awesome), and Wellington’s classic metallers Fallen Order – I’ve just heard their new track “Stand Together” today, and now I am really looking forward to their set. I haven’t seen or heard Perverter, Intergracia (prog metal from Kapiti), thrash metallers Red Dawn or any of the others, but I’m keen to give ’em a listen.
Strike of the Beast is been put on by Headless Horseman, who also helped out with the Goatwhore gig two years back. Good dudes, so go down and show some support.
Unfortunately, it’s a bit of a whirlwind trip for me this time (drive down on Sst, drive back on Sun), but I’ll be back down in Welly in April for a wedding, so keen to catch up with folk then.
So come along if you’re in town and in mood for some metal. Tickets are just $10. If you see me there, come say hi!