Project: Blood – The Dark Below

When first listening to Project: Blood, my initial thoughts were “Wow, these guys are very Static X” of which I really liked, I’ve always been a Static X fan. The more you listen to this EP, the less Static X they sound, which is fine because this is a Project: Blood EP, not a Static X … Continue reading “Project: Blood – The Dark Below”

Acacia Coterie

Acacia Coterie 28th August 2014The girls of TribalDiva Belly Dance Company really wowed the crowd at their event, The Acacia Coterie. The doors opened on time with a good atmosphere of Tribal Fusion and inexpensive wine letting the punters arrange themselves in comfortable chairs. What followed was a plethora of Dance numbers starting with the TribalDiva girls … Continue reading “Acacia Coterie”

Nullifier – Silent Destruction

When I was given this album to review, it was said that Nullifier are a thrash metal band, but I think there is a lot more to Nullifier than just thrash metal. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was in for but I have a strong like of thrash metal and Nullifier’s Silent Destruction definitely … Continue reading “Nullifier – Silent Destruction”

Miss Alternative Fox 2014

Miss Alternative Fox 28th August 2014 Miss Alternative Fox came back stronger than ever, after its première show last year, it promised to be a fantastic evening. Particularly with the surprise announcement that it would be featuring local burlesque starlets; Ruby Ruin, and Bonita Danger Doll, of Tease & Trouble Productions. Just one of the … Continue reading “Miss Alternative Fox 2014”

Keller Kinder – Dying City Release Show

Keller Kinder 2nd August 2014Four years since their last show in Christchurch, the city finally got another opportunity to see Keller Kinder live, along with C2 & control.org from Dunedin, and local act Aut0n. A night full of industrial and goth rock, seldom seen in the city, attracted a good number from the local goth community … Continue reading “Keller Kinder – Dying City Release Show”

Winter Brrrlesque

Winter Brrrlesque 26th July 2014 Some people enjoy warming their bones by the fire on a chilly winter’s night. Others may go for a nice walk or enjoy a hot toddy. But Altearoa enjoy finding new ways to keep the blood pumping and Winter Brrrlesque at Club 604 was just the ticket this weekend. The club … Continue reading “Winter Brrrlesque”

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”