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December 11, 2011 0 Comments

NZ Metal News and Gig Guide: Ulcerate and Diocletion Europe dates, Rites of Abomination and Metal Christmas

Despite the fact it’s currently pissing down over here (hello, Summer, are you IN there?) and we should all be thinking about beaches and BBQs, there’s still some awesome things happening in the local kiwi metal scene.       Ulcerate have landed a fucking amazing European tour alongside Svart […]

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December 6, 2011 1 Comment

Review: Denni Elizabeth – The Girl with the Axe

There’s a Japanese pop band called Shonen Knife I used to love as a kid. They produced album after album of punchy, grunty rock tunes about ice creams and going to the toy store and seeing cute boys. I had to order their albums from these insane asian importers because […]

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November 28, 2011 0 Comments

New Zealand Metal News and Gig Guide: Heresiarch, Ulcerate and Stonerfest 2011

Time for another list of kiwi metal news and gigs to wet your metal appetites. If any of you missed last week’s list, and are wondering what happened to the Linking Horn, I’m trying to do my bit (however small) in promoting local kiwi metal talent. This NZ Metal News […]

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November 23, 2011 4 Comments

NZ Metal News and Gig Guide for November

It has come to my attention in recent months that New Zealand metal is awesome. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the local scene for many years – my taste in metal tends toward the melodic end of the spectrum, and every local gig seemed to be dominated by same-same […]

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November 6, 2011 2 Comments

Review: The House of Capricorn – In the Devil’s Days

I once spent a summer excavation season digging in a swamp on the east coast of NZ. We woke at 6:30 am, listened to a lecture in Maori on the marae we were staying on, and went over the our respective holes, pulling out sodden logs, woven ropes and other […]

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