Keller Kinder – Dying City

Gothtronica at its finest. Keller Kinder formed in 2007 and have been impressing a local and international audience ever since. Their first album, Kindergarten, had fantastic reviews from all around the globe. After such success with their first album their second album, Dying City, was highly anticipated though fans did have a long wait. An album worth … Continue reading “Keller Kinder – Dying City”

Crash-Scan – Repeat Until False

Industrial metal from the countries capital city. Crash-Scan formed in 2008 with their début album, Catalyst, released in 2009. We’ve been checking out their latest album, Repeat Until False, released April 2014. Recorded with; Ron Nobbs on vocals and programming, Bryan Tabuteau on programming and synths, and Vivian Stewart on guitar and bass. Something that is often … Continue reading “Crash-Scan – Repeat Until False”

Shops To Watch

New Zealand may not be known for it’s fashion sense, but here at Altearoa, we see it differently. This quaint cluster of islands we call home, is actually a Mecca of stylish, resourceful and unique kiwi’s yearning make their fortunes. It’s not all fun and games though, setting up shop can be tricky. Most of these stylish … Continue reading “Shops To Watch”

Heavyweights EP

Heavyweights is a split EP from Redgrave Manor, a six-piece metalcore band from Christchurch, and The Rising Tide, a deathcore band from Foxton, bringing four tracks of Kiwi metal from each band. Both bands have already developed a strong fan-base and The Rising Tide has recently signed with the Brutal Tooth Foundation (USA) record label. After looking … Continue reading “Heavyweights EP”

Nillionaires Club

“Fundraising to help our local starving artists achieve dreams”, the Nillionaires Club, is the latest contribution that the wonderful Ruby Ruin has made to the artistic community. “The Nillionaires Club philosophy is about living life to the fullest, dreaming big dreams and aiming for the stars despite the nil budget most of us scrape by on in … Continue reading “Nillionaires Club”

C2 – Quadrants: The Stories of Four

“Are you a bystander, a cause or a solution? What happens when the unknown becomes constant and the hyper awareness becomes truly horrible. The stories of four explores the cloudy line between memory, premonition and action through a state of being that does not allow clarity but does allow us to be haunted by the simplest things … Continue reading “C2 – Quadrants: The Stories of Four”

Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators

{Experiment #514,382} I’m beginning to regret not having completed Time & Space Relocati on at the academy. Who knew simply having a time travel device, a Time Traveller does not make? I can’t seem to anticipate the variables when travelling through both Time and Space. But one cannot simply give up in the face of … Continue reading “Dr. Grordbort’s Infallible Aether Oscillators”

Interview with TribalDiva

Interview as recorded on 09/11/2013Altearoa: How did you get started with belly dance and TribalDiva? Aaralyn: I saw a video of my friend dancing and I thought it looked really cool, so I started taking some classes, and then TribalDiva formed out of senior students at the school of contemporary belly dance. Nova: I think … Continue reading “Interview with TribalDiva”

The Ruby Lady’s Harem

The economic downturn has hit belly dancer extraordinaire, The Ruby Lady, hard and she has no choice now but to downsize her harem! This Saturday at the Pallet Pavilion (Christchurch), the boys of the harem will compete for the love of The Ruby Lady. The boys will be show-casing their skills in hopes of staying with the harem keeper … Continue reading “The Ruby Lady’s Harem”

Miss Alternative Fox 2013

The first of its kind, The Fox & Ferret The Palms, hosts Miss Alternative Fox. An exciting alternative to the yearly Miss Fox contests hosted by The Fox & Ferret Riccarton. With sponsors including tattoo parlour Epic Ink, Janine Jansen Hairdressing, Dolly Boutique and more, along with a strong list of judges including international alternative model Jackal it … Continue reading “Miss Alternative Fox 2013”