Wednesday, 29 July 2020
Monday, 27 July 2020
Sunday, 26 July 2020
"Terrifying Tāmaki Makaurau-based powerviolence pair Bulk Bogan return with their tough-as-nails, ring-ready second EP Suplex. The eight tracks of genre-fluid heaviness build on the microscopic attention spans and ADHD flailings of their debut Flex, while systematically working their way through neigh-on every subgenre under the greater punk umbrella to break up and build contrast to the inexorable blastbeats summoned by vocalist/drummer Mark Hill. Traversing from the skramz-inflected call-and-response of ‘Don’t Touch My Shit’ to the post-punk saunter of ‘Problem’ (which was affectionately described by one friend as sounding “like Dead Kennedys after climbing a Mount Everest of amphetamines”) through to the grim, frostbitten black metal of ‘Shit Eating Grin’.
Though they whizz past in mostly sub-sixty second whirlwinds of limbs and cyclones of unbridled fury, the lyrics to each track on Suplex speak truth to various external and internal powers in their own furiously veiled fashion. The crushing sludge of opening number ‘Minotaur’ discusses toxic masculinity in a labouring workplace through the fantastical lens of the bull-headed, labyrinth-dwelling evil from Greek mythology while ‘Problem’ stares the Stockholm syndrome of addiction and mental illness down it’s insidious nose and the crossover thrash mania of ‘Dogmatic Denial of Science’ praises logic and reason in possibly the shortest burst that the two subjects have ever been acquainted with. ‘Small Dick Lethargy’ serves as a double edged sword, swiftly swinging sarcasm and indignation at passe internet trends and unmotivated faffers alike.
Prepare your ears for the unstoppable force behind the immoveable object that is Suplex. Available on digitally and on cassette tape via the band’s Bandcamp page. "
Monday, 20 July 2020
Saturday, 25 April 2020
Friday, 17 April 2020
Thursday, 16 April 2020
Sunday, 12 April 2020
Friday, 10 April 2020
It's with a very heavy heart that we have to accept that the grumpy ol' Urinators, self described 'several idiots from some shit bands past and present' have called it quits. BUT they have had the last cyincal quip by releasing a fucking choice split with their grindcore mates Dogcock from Hamilton; 'From the despair that is living in Hamilton, 7 tracks to get you in the mood'. RIP SPITEFUL (they will be back).
Tāmaki Makaurau's Distant Fears debut release from the end of 2019. Crushing crusty, old school death metal/hardcore featuring members of Witchrist, and Shallow Grave among other. Released on Wrought Material. Up for free on bandcamp!
Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Sunday, 19 January 2020
'This EP is dedicated to the memory of Karyn Cullington, Jesse Larsen, Kalem O'Brien, Anna Antoinette Pastor-Bouwmeester'
2019 was a busy year from Wellington's Black Metal/Crust duo Pvnisher, with two releases and several tracks within NZ compilations. Aleswiller is their most recent release on cassette. Features the Razored Raw progenitor himself. Up for free on bandcamp!
'Two piece blackened punk filth PVNISHER (Wellington) make their first forray onto wax, vomiting up seven and half minutes of hardcore punk BM filth.
A split release from Razored Raw, Six Noises and Hairy Palm Tapes.'
7" still available!
Thursday, 16 January 2020
Basically this comp goes fucking hard. Watch out for upcoming releases this year from Razored Raw.
This cassette was made for Stressy's worldwind 2019 West Coast Tour that included one date in Mexico, with World Peace (San Francisco, California) and Heckdorlan (San Jose, California). Another solid as fuck releases from the powerviolence powerhouse that is Stress Ghetto. More please!
Split release from:
No Time Records notimeforfun.bandcamp.com
Mullet Death Records mulletdeathrecords.bandcamp.com
Razored Raw Bandcamp (download)
Latest Auckland hard-outs Pulvinar's first release! Up for free download on bandcamp or buy a physical copy from Plebiscite. Released on Limbless Music.
'Pulvinar are a 2 piece crust / grindcore / punk band from Auckland, New Zealand.
Pulvinar are previous members of South African punk bands who started this project when they moved to Auckland, New Zealand.
They have been playing punk music since the early 2000s and were formerly affiliated with Sleeping at the Popes and Touched By Nausea among others.'
Tuesday, 14 January 2020
Long live blogspot!
Ps: We have both been busy with our other projects which you should definitely check out!
Plebiscite Records has launched and opened a distro on bigcartel, selling mainly releases from Aotearoa/NZ. Watch this space for upcoming releases in 2020!
Hairy Palm is still going strong, releasing several things this year, including another compilation (Hairy Palm #Vol 3) featuring all the best local Punk/Hardcore from around the country. Watch out for upcoming releases in 2020 as well.
Benny from Hairy Palm has also been featured on Maximum Rock n Rolls remote radio, hosting a podcast about punk/hardcore from Aotearoa/New Zealand. Listen here:
Caveman Noise has also started its own show on Auckland 95 bFM airing Sundays 1-3am after Hard Fast and Heavy. Check out the podcast here:
Happy new years blah blah from Symphonies blog!
Sunday, 26 May 2019
Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Thursday, 2 May 2019
'An obsessive attempt at documenting the musical output of punks up and down the country with tracks from late 2018 to early 2019, the third installment in a disgusting trilogy. Packed with roughly half an hour of the most abrasive punk and noise acts I could wrangle together from Aotearoa's flourishing (rotting?) underground.'
RIP Anna <3 <3 <3
Sunday, 17 February 2019
• Ave Teth • Bowel Rupture • BULK BOGAN • Contenders •
• Distant Fear • Dog Cock • Draulicht • Earth Tongue • G.D.V •
• Hard Target LTD • Hedge Fund Trader • Holy Serpent (Aus) •
• Malevolence • Pulvinar • Pvnisher • Sick Old Man •
• Slug Hugger • Spiteful Urinator • Starving Millions •
• Stress Ghetto • Zhukov •
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Friday, 11 January 2019
Tuesday, 20 November 2018