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!

Skull Patrol - This Is Skull Patrol (2021)


New crossover thrash band from Tāmaki Makaurau, Skull Patrol, busts out their first EP. Up for free on bandcamp, or buy a cassette for cheap as! Featuring members of No Brainers, Slum Bug and Markdown.

Monday, 28 March 2022

Easy Off - Dark Place (2022)


Latest release from Kirikiriroa's Easy Off. Absolutely crushing album! Bridge city crust is going hard at the moment.


Sunday, 27 March 2022

Unsanitary Napkin - All Billionaires are Bastards (2022)


Latest release from one of the best Punk bands in Aotearoa at the moment. Fuck the damn billionaires!

Covid has made me sing from the symphony of slackness and not post for two years, but bam we are back! Is anyone still on blogspot? Its all for you 12 viewers!

Bandcamp Download

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Arsehuffer - S/t Ep (2020)

Our grind bands debut EP!! Shameless self promo! Also Plebiscite records first release!

"Hairy Palm Tapes and Plebiscite records are proud to present nine tracks of furious Grindcore chaos from Tāmaki Makaurau manicas, Arsehuffer.

Frantic dual vocals and obnoxious riffs and juvenile blastbeats presented on the only format that matters in this paranoid age of digital tyranny, cassette" 

We are playing the friday night at Punkfest on the weekend. Grab a tape off us for $10 or order online after Labour weekend!

Sunday, 6 September 2020

Ōtautahi Never Mind the Punkfest 2020!

Ōtautahi Never Mind the Punkfest returns in 2020, featuring punk bands from across NZ.

All shows at the Embankment Tavern. $40 for a weekend pass for everything, or $15 for evening shows / $10 for day shows.


The Tacks (Ōtautahi)
Threat.Meet.Protocol (Tauranga)
Arse Huffer (Tāmaki Makaurau)
Piggery (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)
Dick Move (Tāmaki Makaurau)
Stress Ghetto (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)
Zhukov (Ōtautahi)


Sawdust (Ōtautahi)
Struth (Ōtautahi)
Cootie Cuties (Tāmaki Makaurau)
National Munt (Whakatū)
Ayn Randy (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)
Unsanitary Napkin (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)



Nervous Jerk (Ōtautahi)
Unruly (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)
Pop OD (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)
Distant Fear (Tāmaki Makaurau)
Contenders (Kirikiriroa)
Rogernomix (Te Whanganui-a-Tara)
Carradine Choke (Ōtautahi)


Ow! My Face (Ōtautahi)
Bear Trap (Ōtautahi)
The Camel Tonys (Ōtautahi)
Pulvinar (Tāmaki Makaurau)
Easy Off (Kirikiriroa)


Thursday, 3 September 2020

Cootie Cuties - Freebleeder Ep (2020)


Debut EP from Tāmaki Makaurau's Anarcho-Feminist pop punk band! Featuring members of Slughugger. Up for free on bandcamp! 

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

Unruly - Unruly (2020)

'Unruly are a 3 piece sludge band from Te Whanganui a Tara, New Zealand. Named after an infamous family of British travellers whose beach littering escalated into becoming a rolling media spectacle during the summer of 2018.

Long time members of the incestuous Wellington punk scene, previous bands include TVX, Bonecruncher, Freak Magnet, DAHTM, Meth Drinker, Drug Problem, Influence and too many more to name.'

Released through SludgeLord records in the UK.

Monday, 27 July 2020

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Bulk Bogan - Suplex (2020)

Latest EP from Tamaki's powerviolence duo Bulk Bogan.

"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.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Catsick - Catsick II (2020)

Second Ep within months from Christchurchs hardcore punks Catsick. Covid lockdown hardcore for you all!

Catsick - Ep (2020)

The first Ep from very new Chirstchurch crew Catsick. Old School Hardcore Punk, featuring members of Zhukov, Blamethrower and Nervous Jerk!

Friday, 17 April 2020

Bowel Rupture / Pvnisher - Split (2020)

Split from to of Wellington's most ruthless bands, both playing a different angle on Black Metal meets Crust/Hardcore Punk. 2020 looks like it's gonna be a good year for releases! Released on Razored Raw, free on bandcamp.

Thursday, 16 April 2020

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Endangered Specires Vol.1 - Comp (2020)

Revivers of NZHC Elimination Records latest release; a short compilation of associated new hardcore bands. Featuring Severed Beliefs, Soul Void, Watch Me Die, ColdxWar. 'NZHC forever'.

Soul Void - Temple of Sin (2019)

First EP from Wellington's old school Death Metal/Metalcore crew Soul Void. Released on Elimination records.

Friday, 10 April 2020

Spiteful Urinator/Dogcock - Split 7" (2019)

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).

Distant Fear - Mortal Column (2019)

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

DAHTM - Silver Banshee (2019)

First release from Wellington's newest Doom/Crust band DAHTM. Featuring members of Rogernomix and Ayn Randy, this is definitely another Wellington band to check out and watch for releases in 2020!

FiDGET - Venezuelan Debt Collectors (2019)

Two piece powerviolence project from Leeds UK, featuring a member of Aucklands, Penny Dreadfuls. They have a few other releases that are worth checking out. Watch this space!

Unsanitary Napkin / Contenders - Split (2019)

Cassette split from Wellington's anti-capitalist juggernaut Unsanitary Napkin, and Hamilton legends Contenders. Anarcho-Punk meets Garage Punk. Up for free on bandcamp!

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Zone Killer - Zone of Death (2019)

Absolutely ruthless 2019 release from Wellington Grinders Zone Killer. One of the first releases through the new Wellington label Elimination Records. Check on bandcamp, get in to it!

Dateless - Extreme Brewed Crash Cooled (2019)

Very first EP from Auckland's Dateless. Featuring ex members of Markdown, Two Wolves and Sex Pest, Dateless play a mix of Garage Punk and Hardcore punk. Self released and up for free on bandcamp, tapes available at Plebiscite!

'This EP is dedicated to the memory of Karyn Cullington, Jesse Larsen, Kalem O'Brien, Anna Antoinette Pastor-Bouwmeester'

Pvnisher - Aleswiller (2019)

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!

Pvnisher - A Private Hell (2019)

'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!