StrayLight – DataSteel

If you were ever curious as to what ‘cyberpunk synthwave’ sounds like, then look no further than Wellington-based artist StrayLight’s latest album, DataSteel; released on 8th December 2017 through Filtersweep Collective. This instrumental concept album tells the stories of “low life in a high-tech dystopia”, where “death is easy and life is cheap”. These stories … Continue reading “StrayLight – DataSteel”

Bulletbelt – Nine Centuries

I FUCKING LOVE THIS ALBUM. Well that’s not much of a review, Lets start this thing proper… I’ve had Nine Centuries for some time now and I’m all about it. At first I wanted to compare it to Rise of the Banshee. But I can’t. Rise of the Banshee has it’s own Pedestal, it’s own place … Continue reading “Bulletbelt – Nine Centuries”

Dark Divinity – NZ Metal Supergroup?

Already exploding in popularity in the New Zealand metal scene, Dark Divinity, released their first track November 11th 2017; and within the week the track saw features on both No Clean Singing, and Metal Abyss. Put together by Ian Moir, the drummer for Into Orbit, this first track also features Andy Woodd from the legendary … Continue reading “Dark Divinity – NZ Metal Supergroup?”

Bulletbelt – Cloak the Night – Documentary

Full Documentary Available Now! (Scroll to the bottom of the page) ‘Cloak The Night’ is a documentary which follows the recording process of the new album by Wellington heavy metal act Bulletbelt In association with Hell Pizza, ‘Cloak The Night’ is a short documentary that follows Wellington metal giants Bulletbelt as they track their third … Continue reading “Bulletbelt – Cloak the Night – Documentary”

Bulletbelt – Cloak the Night

Heavy metal band Bulletbelt release ‘Cloak The Night’, the first single and music video from their 3rd album Nine Centuries. The video is out now via leading horror site Dread Central  (check it out below) and the audio is streaming now on BandCamp. The video was produced and directed by Aleksander Sakowski who states: “My goal … Continue reading “Bulletbelt – Cloak the Night”

Needless Cane – Sick World

Halloween being probably one of the biggest celebrations in the goth world, Altearoa would like to give you all a treat and introduce you all to the latest album from Needless Cane, Sick World. Why would we do this for you, you ask? Well, call me a misanthropic nihilist but we do live in a … Continue reading “Needless Cane – Sick World”

8 Foot Sativa @ New City Hotel

I’ve been excited for some shows but this show was next level hype. I know 8 Foot Sativa are top tier but holy shit. Lebowski, In Our Sights, Empire and 8 Foot Sativa all in one show is a guaranteed EPIC NIGHT. I walked in, found a decent spot and was near on instantly serenaded … Continue reading “8 Foot Sativa @ New City Hotel”

Starving Millions – V

It’s been a while since a review come my way. Feels like quite some time indeed. Why not start with Starving Millions new EP called V. Wellington based band with a very punk heavy focus, while pushing it that bit further into the “hardcore” genre (always a winner in my books) which is refreshing because … Continue reading “Starving Millions – V”

Disjecta Membra – Achromaticia

Disjecta Membra are arguably New Zealand’s most popular gothic rock group. Originally formed in 1993 the band released its debut album Achromaticia in 1997 so now we’re still talking about it two decades later not long after its 20th Anniversary. Over 24 years the group has gone through some inevitable changes in line-up but in … Continue reading “Disjecta Membra – Achromaticia”