Saturday 25 May 2024

Brainwave / Soul Void - Horrifying New Form (2022)


2020 split from Brainwave and Tāmaki Death Metal/Hardcore band Soul Void. Last thing put out by now defunct label Elimination Records.

Brainwave - The Decline (2020)

First release from Pōneke Hardcore/Metalcore band Brainwave. They have just been touring NZ recently with new Pōneke band Lucre and will have a new ep out that we will post here soon!

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Displeasure - Vortex of Shit (2022)


Displeasures first album. Anarcho-punk/Anarchosynth/Hardcore Punk. 

Free on bandcamp:

"Displeasure is the digital subsidiary of Unsanitary Napkin. Vortex of Shit deals with the swirling mess of scaremongering bullshit rearing its increasingly ugly head in political discourse in Aotearoa. In the year 2022, things have reached the point where disgruntled science-denying farmers are teaming up with perverse public toilet-obsessed transphobes, raging anti-vaxxxers and evangelical megachurch despots in a horrific whirlpool of shit ideas manipulated by white supremacists and alt-right trolls - with all of their delusional social media outrage pumped by cynical algorithms to swell the profits of hypercapitalist billionaires and their colonial space-fantasies. Vortex of Shit highlights the absurdity of this dystopian trajectory, and stresses the urgency of solidarity in dismantling the extractive capitalist core driving the whole enterprise. Vortex of Shit was recorded and mixed by Vanya Vitali at Slimebag in Te Horo.

“The world you are being handed is one in turmoil, with an uncertain future. Truth be told – this trajectory of peril has been set for some time now, but never before were we able to access proof of that peril, expose it, and speak out to it, as we have been now, and it is taking a lot of work – much of which you too will have to bear. I wish it wasn’t so, I wish we could have taken care of so much more, but nevertheless I take heart that we have progressed enough to make the extreme right very, very anxious – and it’s important to understand that the global rise of the right, with all their hate and violence, is a direct reaction to social rights progress over many generations now – resulting in you, and the powerhouse you are […] focus on the sites of accountable power, and continue to articulate, with all your beautiful, passionate, eloquent, powerful voices, what true justice looks, sounds, and feels like. Remind those sites of accountable power that it is their responsibility to deal with the violent and hateful extremities of their own colonial political ideologies.” - Tina Ngata, ‘A Note for Our Rangatahi Resistance’ "

Monday 29 April 2024

Wednesday 24 April 2024

Sunday 21 April 2024

Fog - A Black Cloud That Swallowed The Dove (2023)

First release from new Pōneke punk band FOG. Featuring members from a million bands in the capitol! Anarcho influenced Punk!

Free on bandcamp:


Mandate - S/t Cassette (2023)

Ōtepoti band Mandates self titled cassette release from 2023. Furious fast hardcore punk featuring members of Long Distance Runner, Cuck and Electric Mayhem.

Free on bandcamp:

Saturday 20 April 2024

Dolebludger - Demonstration Tape (2023)

Tape release from Pōneke band Dolebludger. Mix of crusty Sludge/Doom in the vein of Eyehategod and Dystopia. Filthy as fuck!

Free on bandcamp:

Pissbaby - Rest in Piss (2023)

First release from Pōneke Hardcore Punk/Metalcore crew Pissbaby. Featuring members of Deathtrippa and Severed Beliefs.

Free on bandcamp:

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Monday 15 April 2024

No Brainers - Bullshit World EP (2023)

Latest release from your favourite Tāmaki Hardcore punks No Brainers! RIP the Vault!

Free on bandcamp:

No Brainers - Acid Melt 7" (2022)

'Six tracks of hectic Hott Chips Hardcore from five retail refugees now left to forge a life of petty crime, corporate admin and punk 45s to survive this apocalyptic nightmare. This EP takes you through the dystopian horror of life in Aotearoa's 'most liveable city', from the only Tāmaki Makaurau band qualified to tell you to wake up to The Real Deal. Based on a true story.'

Saturday 13 April 2024

Cuck - S/t (2022)

First full length from Ōtepoti band Cuck. Fast Hardcore/Power Violence/Scramz from members of Swallows Nest, Machina Rex and Yung Nat$.


Distant Fear - A Reminder of Death 7' (2021)

Tāmaki Makaurau Crust/Death Metal band Distant Fears 7" release from 2021. Featuring members of Witchrist, Shallow Grave, and Vigil. 

Thursday 11 April 2024



Ōtautahi/Christchurch Hardcore punk band Radiums 2022 ep. Featuring members of Zhukov, Arm and Hammer, Nervous Jerk and Blamethrower.

Free on bandcamp

High Risk Maneuver - The High Life (2011)

High Risk Maneuver were a Hamilton based Grind band who broke up around 10 years ago. They had a short demo that made it to bandcamp but they never released this album online. So here it is! Featuring members of Dogcock, Aborted Christians, Scavenger, Rogernomix and a million others.


Wednesday 10 April 2024

The Second Death - Demo (2024)

Demo from newly formed Auckland D-beat/Hardcore band The Second Death. Featuring members of Pulvinar, Graves and Bridge Burner.

Free on bandcamp:

SORRY SYMPHONIES HAS BEEN SO SLACK! We have lots to cover that we missed out on over the last couple years of absence!

Pulvinar - Excessive Suffering (2022)

 Second and last ep from now defunct duo Pulvinar. RIP Pulvinar!

Free on bandcamp:

Sunday 7 April 2024

Hairy Palm Vol 4 - Miseryguts (2023)


Compilation put out by Hairy Palm early 2023!

Knifed - S/t (2022)


10 tracks in nearly 11 minutes of violent meditation on the anxieties of geographic isolation.

 Hairy Palm Tapes in conspiracy with Wrought Material released November 26, 2022

Wednesday 29 June 2022

Knifed - Sampler Cassette (2022)


Very new Auckland Grind band Knifed's first demo! Featuring members of XCONTORTX, Sick Old Man, Arsehuffer and Disguy. Fuck yes bros! Evil stuff!

Released through Hairy Palm

Wednesday 1 June 2022

Disguy - The 'Who Brought' EP (2022)


Snuck out a lil EP for ya before Wastefest this weekend! Admin's new project featuring members of Sick Old Man, Gutrot and Knifed. Crusty D-beat. Fuck Datguy.


Sunday 10 April 2022

Wolves/Gravel Pit - Split (2022)


Just released split between Tāmaki band Wolves and Wellington's Gravel Pit. Wolves are a new 'old' school Hardcore band featuring members of Evil Priest, Promise of Bloodshed, The Burial, 8 Foot Sativa, City of Souls and Bleeders. This is their first release. Gravel Pit are a Thrashy hardcore punk band from the Capital. Great new split!! 

Putrid Future - Distopia Demo (2020)

Raw Punk/Noisey Crust from Wellington featuring Dan of Bowel Rupture and Matai from Razored Raw records. Mean as bedroom shit fuck yea!

Monday 4 April 2022

Protest Music Vol 1 - Compilation (2020)

A Compilation put out in 2020 to raise money for various Black Lives Matter affiliated groups during the period of intense resistance to the racist colonial American state. Not sure who put this out? Great release! Solidarity!


Soul Void
Zone Killer
Pill Murray
Skitz Hydro
Flesh of the Womb // Bodyache
P Wits
Thousand Limbs
Thousand Knives

Deb5000 - Debutante (2021)


First release from Tāmaki punks Deb5000. Amazing photography and a love of Keanu Reeves, what more do ya need?

Marrowspawn - Live at Valhalla 30/4/21 (2021)

 Wellington's Grindy Hardcore band Marrowspawn, released this live demo in 2021. Hopefully they do some recording soon as! Free on bandcamp.

Friday 1 April 2022

Vomit Storm - S/t (2019)

2019 album from now defunct 'Rungus Thrash' band Vomit Storm. Epic band, awesome gigs chur! This has just been release through Limbless on limited edition vinyl so check it out!

Forest Trotter - S/T (2020)


EP from Tāmaki's bedroom blackmetallers Forest Trotter. Released on Limbless. Trott along brethen!

Cootie Cuties - Sexy Grrrls in Your Area (2020)

 We missed posting the first Cootie Cuties EP here so here it is! Pop Punk from Tāmaki featuring members of Slug Hugger, Future Theft and Jang. For freeeeee on bandcamp.

Thursday 31 March 2022

XCONTORTX - Demo (2021)


New Tamaki powerviolence band XCONTORTX's first release. Featuring members of Bulk Bogan and Pulvinar. Fucking good stuff! Release through Limbless Music.



Severed Beliefs - Phrases of Empty Repentance (2021)

Metalcore from the capital, released by Elimination Records featuring some of the Elimination folks themselves. Cheap as on bandcamp!

Hedge Fund Trader - S/t (2020)


The last Hedge Fund Trader release, compiling several old EP's and some later recordings that were never released prior to the bands permanent hiatus (?). Post-hardcore/powerviolence vibes as always. Free on bandcamp. 

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Bordger - War of Extinction (2020)


Another excellent Crusty D-beat band coming out of the capital. This album goes fucking hard!
Free download on bandcamp. Also watch out for the upcoming split with Aussie band Extinct Exist.

Also it's been 10 year since this blog started and all the mediafire links still work! Hopefully this is still a good spot/archive for Punk and Hardcore from Aotearoa! After we get through posting all the most recent releases etc, will try and upload some old punk and hardcore that we never got round to doing.

Spiteful Urinator / Scavenger - Split EP (2021)


Most recent Spiteful release with Melbourne's Scavenger (featuring old mate Ben Clancy from all the best Hamtown bands). There are still 7"s left, so get in there!

Spiteful Urinator - Warning Ignored (2021)


Kirikiriroa's stalwarts crusties Spiteful Urinator have been cranking out multiple releases a year, each as crushing as the next. This one is no different, check it out on bandcamp.

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Bulk Bogan - Spinebuster (2021)

Tāmaki powerviolence duo Bulk Bogan's release from the end of 2021. We got a big backlog of stuff to post on the blog, so expect more over the coming little while!