Interview with State of Malice

Interview recorded on 24/09/16 with Angus Forbes (Vocals), Duncan Bonfield (Guitar), Ben Kirk (Bass), Shaun Cheesman (Drums). Missing: Tristan Clegg (Guitar) HOW DID STATE OF MALICE GET STARTED? DUNCAN While we went to school with each other and knew each other through that. We started as a cover band, mainly Lamb of God covers, and playing at piss-ups … Continue reading “Interview with State of Malice”

Paint a Picturesque

Darkwave delights ‘Paint a Picturesque’ of Deer Thomas Deer Thomas is the name gifted to a musical adventure by the artist formally known as Rupe Rabble. For you punk lovers out there, you may indeed recognize this name. The Rabble was an Auckland based punk sensation which has earned itself quite an extensive Wikipedia write … Continue reading “Paint a Picturesque”

Interview with Villainy

Interview with James Dylan (Bass), Dave Johnston (Drums & Backing Vocals) and Thom Watts (Lead Guitar). Missing: Neil Fraser (Lead Vocals) WHAT DOES VILLAINY MEAN AND WHERE DID IT COME FROM? DAVE JOHNSTON We thought it up. Genius. It’s a good, straight up name. In some ways it’s a side of our twisted senses of humour. We … Continue reading “Interview with Villainy”

Interview with Skinny Hobos

Interview with Alex Ferrier (aka Alex Elvis) and Sam Holdom (aka Texas Holdom) – Spring 2016 WHAT DOES SKINNY HOBOS MEAN AND WHERE DID IT COME FROM? ALEX ELVIS It was the name of the band before the band was a band, and when the band started the name made so much sense in relation to … Continue reading “Interview with Skinny Hobos”

Baking With The Skinny Villains

Down at Bodega, on a springy Saturday evening; October 22nd to be exact; there lay a stage, and unbeknownst what power would come from that stage till 8pm. There was nothing but chitter chatter, excitement and crowd cheers until the bakers, Bakers Eddy to be precise, jumped on stage and performed an amazing opening act … Continue reading “Baking With The Skinny Villains”

Sigilia with Community State, & Inexile

Show 5th November 2016 at Churchills Live An unfortunately small turn out likely due to people taking in the fireworks displays for Guy Fawkes. Coupled with some apparent odd choices for line-up there was some room for improvement as far as planning goes. Inexile had the tough job of opening the show with a very … Continue reading “Sigilia with Community State, & Inexile”

Cripple Mr Onion – End Of Aeons Christchurch

When I heard that Altearoa was reviewing this show, I lost… my… SHIT… I’ve been a fan of Cripple Mr Onion for years now. Then when I heard Blindfolded and Led to the Woods, and Echolypse were opening, I had a mini fit. I’ve followed Blindfolded for years and loved their stuff. So this all … Continue reading “Cripple Mr Onion – End Of Aeons Christchurch”

State of Malice – Self-Titled EP

This is killer. Some days I hate doing reviews cause I have to write about something that blew my fucking mind. This is one of those times. Frostocalypse opened my eyes to State of Malice, while Vince and I were going over band line up. We found their YouTube Channel  and we lost our shit. … Continue reading “State of Malice – Self-Titled EP”

The Empty Jar

Bodega hosted one of the kick ass cover bands New Zealand has to accommodate, that would be Fade to Black: The Metallica Experience. With almost a full house, the crowd was fist pumping, moshing and really getting into the covers voiced by the grunty Isaac Elsmore. Shredding the guitar with his powerful solos was Jayden … Continue reading “The Empty Jar”

Cripple Mr Onion – A Brief History

Twenty years in the New Zealand metal scene, going up and down the country, Cripple Mr Onion will certainly leave their mark on NZ metal for years to come. Though the band was formed in Christchurch their origins begin in Dunedin where Mike ‘Fud’ Fudakowski and Andy Wood first met while both studying music. From … Continue reading “Cripple Mr Onion – A Brief History”