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August 9, 2012 1 Comment

New Zealand Metal Gig Guide: August + September 2012

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I’m trying to make NZ Metal gig guides a regular thing on the blog, but so far I’ve been struggling to get my A into G. It doesn’t help that the local Auckland scene is flourishing and we are getting awesome gigs pretty much every week. Not to mention some […]

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January 5, 2012 0 Comments

Ten of the Best 2011 Metal Songs from Downunder

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Occasionally – far too occasionally – I guest post on No Clean Singing. Since they’ve been doing a seriously epic round up of end-of-2011 lists, I thought I’d contribute one. You can read my take on Ten of the Best 2011 Metal Songs from Down Under over on the NCS […]

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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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