Into Orbit

About Into Orbit:

Into Orbit is a dynamic duo of guitar and drums whose immersive, genre-defying sound contains aspects of experimental rock, polished prog, ambience & drone.

Hailing from Wellington, Into Orbit are Paul Stewart: Guitar; Ian Moir: Drums.

 

Albums

Into Orbit‘Caverns’ ©2014

 

 

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http://intoorbit.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://echoesanddust.com/2015/02/into-orbit-caverns/

http://i.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/blogs/blog-on-the-tracks/13751797/The-wonderful-worlds-of-Into-Orbit

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Ant Wars

About Ant Wars:

Hailing from Mount Maunganui, NZ, and formed in 2012, Ant Wars are a 5 piece band consisting of brothers Kaine & Jamie Harkins (Vocals & Bass), Simon Leigh Mackenzie (Drums), Simon Fritchley (Rhythm Guitar) and Aaron Cutforth (Lead Guitar).

With numerous live shows under their belt, playing with such acts as Shihad, I Am Giant and Cairo Knife Fight to name a few, Ant Wars have spent the best part of a year and a half perfecting their sound and constructing a cutting edge live show and set that is said to be explosive and mesmerizing.

Their songs vary from track to track and feel no need to stay within a certain genre – shifting between punk, blues, rock, soundscape & desert rock in one set while still maintaining integrity and a unique sound.

Ant Wars have taken a flying leap into the NZ music scene with gusto and intend to make themselves known and get their music out the best way they know how – through kick ass songs and memorable live shows.

2015 sees the band currently in the process of recording their first full length album along with making their own videos to each track.

Influences range from Fugazi, QOTSA, Melvins through to Motley Crue, Weezer and Shihad.

 

Albums

Antwars (Demo) 2014

New album coming 2015!

 

 

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http://antwars.bandcamp.com/album/antwars-demo

 

Reviews

http://www.nzmusician.co.nz/index.php/pi_pageid/10/pi_albumid/2398

http://hphamilton.blogspot.co.nz/2014/11/ant-wars-35.html

 

 

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azzacutty@hotmail.co.uk

Radium

About Radium:

Radium is a metal band from East Auckland. Combining elements of crushing stoner doom with thrash metal, massive riffs, frantic drumming, roaring bass, and a mix of clean and screamed vocals from their double vocalists, they are a force to be reckoned with.

The band consists of Max Butchart on guitar and vocals, Bradley Church on guitar and vocals, Elijah Jurd-Pinho on bass guitar and Shay Walsh handling drums and percussion.

 

Albums

RadiumWatch this space for an EP release!

 

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http://radiumband.bandcamp.com/

 

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RadiumNZ@hotmail.com

 

 

 

Shepherds of Cassini

About Shepherds of Cassini:

Shepherds Of Cassini are a post-progressive rock-metal quartet from Auckland, New Zealand.

Expect dynamic, intricate compositions featuring heavy riffs and peculiar rhythms, brooding textures and soaring melodies, symphonic buildups and psychedelic breakdowns, passages of tranquil beauty and whirlpools of harrowing noise.

The band consists of Omar Al-Hashimi (drums), Vitesh Bava (bass), Felix Lun (violin) and Brendan Zwaan (guitar, vocals).

 

Albums

Shepherds of Cassini‘Shepherds of Cassini’ ©2013

 

 

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http://shepherdsofcassini.com/music/

 

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http://shepherdsofcassini.com/reviews/

 

 

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Decortica

About Decortica:

This band is an alternative rock / progressive rock act from New Zealand.

A three-piece employing a range of dynamics and effects, “the result is a huge, full sound with frequent deviations into new textures and moods” (Groove Guide), striking a balance of heavy riffs and ambiance, thundering percussion and layers of harmony.

 

Albums

Decortica‘A New Aesthetic’ ©2008

‘Love Hotel’ ©2011

11811©2012

 

 

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http://music.decortica.com/

 

Reviews

http://www.ripitup.co.nz/music/album-review-decortica-11811/

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=7130

 

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http://www.decortica.com/

The Nowhere Effect

About The Nowhere Effect:

The Nowhere Effect are an independent, three-piece pop/rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand. Their unique sound can been described as atmospheric pop/rock with an edge of darkness.

The Nowhere Effect are:

Ewan Gubbins – Vocals, Bass, Keyboard
Nathan Boston – Guitar, Vocals
Shellita Goldsmith – Drums

 

Albums

‘Bigger EP’ ©2013

The Nowhere EffectTrack listing: Bigger; Simon Says; Mines; Behave; Brainsick; In Neutral.

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-nowhere-effect/id776236860

 

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http://popsta117.wordpress.com/tag/the-nowhere-effect/

 

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http://www.thenowhereeffect.com/

 

Heterodox

About Heterodox:

These vibrant, musically broad mavericks will be embarking on their first ever, full-fledged headlining tour around the North Island of New Zealand in March of 2015. The band will be bringing their debut release Elixir of Lethe to the stage in its entirety, along with all new material set to raise the bar ever higher for the group.

Natives to the small of town Hastings – Hawkes Bay, the band consists of guitarist and vocalist – Luke Burns, Bass and back-up vocals – Floyd Pepper, and Drumming from Jared Green.

The line-up was finalised during 2012 and since then, the lads have been consecutively realising their musical vision among their diverse musical taste, and widespread inspirations.

Blending a vibe of classic rock with a modern flair of fuzzy doom, Heterodox have been dubbed ‘a non-stop onslaught of superb riffs that still make this band very hard to categorize.’ – Steve Howe of The Sludgelord.

The alternative rockers have had the chance to share the stage with some of New Zealand’s premier acts such as Jakob, Beastwars, Decortica and 8 Foot Sativa.

Heterodox released their debut record Elixir of Lethe during the winter of 2014. The album was produced by the revered Nick Blow with mastering handled by Brett Stanton. Elixir of Lethe garnered an immensely beloved reaction within the alternative music scene in New Zealand.

Sammy Jay Dawson of NZ Musician magazine comments in his review: ‘A truly exciting stoner rock record and a future cornerstone of Kiwi metal.’ Elixir of Lethe continues to spark interest around the world.

Heterodox invites you to frolic in the joy of New Zealand’s ever growing music scene and experience their formidable weave of melody, rhythm and volume live across the beckoning lands of the North Island this March.

 

Albums

HeterodoxElixir of Lethe©2014

 

 

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http://www.heterodox.bandcamp.com

 

Reviews / media

http://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2014/06/heterodox-elixir-of-lethe-album-review.html

http://www.facebook.com/cavemaneventsnz

 

 

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heterodox@hotmail.co.nz

 

His Master’s Voice

About His Master’s Voice:

We sold our souls for Rock ‘n’ Roll to bring you the Devil’s Blues…

Steeped in groove with a passionate, classic feel….. Listen closely and follow the sound of His Master’s Voice……

The love child of metal and dirty blues, this new yet imposing four piece band from Auckland combines members of long established metal bands with an incredible blues vocal. The resulting sound is ‘tight, dirty and makes you want to move’ (13th Floor) – blues as heavy and passionate as it gets, delivered by supremely talented musicians.

With an already established fan base, and an incredibly impressive EP, this is a band that will go far.

His Master’s Voice are:

Jesse Sorensen – Vocals and guitar, Az Burns – Lead Guitar, Rene “Judas” Harvey – Percussion & Thunder, Brandon Bott – Bass.

Devil’s blues….. let possession take control……

 

Albums

His Master's Voice‘Possession’ ©2014 The Devils Blues Records

Track listing: Possession; Don’t Trust Myself; Mourning; Follow Me Down; Summer time; Bonus track – Lucid Dream, Live at the King’s Arms.

 

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http://www.thedevilsmerch.com

 

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http://soundcloud.com/themusicnation/ep-review-possession-his-masters-voice

http://13thfloor.co.nz/2013/08/17/his-masters-voice-at-back-beat/

http://thewireless.co.nz/articles/his-master-s-voice-getting-down-to-the-devil-s-blues

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7u6aW4hvSGg

 

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thedevilsbluesnz@gmail.com

 

Agent

About Agent:

A London based progressive rock band. Originally formed in New Zealand (NZ) the band relocated to London in 2008. Agent produces accessible, progressive tinged, rock music.

Band members are:

James Donaldson – Guitar and Vocals
Matt Flower – Bass and Backing Vocals
Gerald Gill – Guitars
Alex Alvarado – Drums

 

Albums

AgentExpand/Contract©2006

‘Kingdom of Fear’ ©2013

Track listing: Autodestruction; Dark Dreams; Collecting Scars; Made of Gold; Leadhenge; Lunatic; Wilt the Garden; Intermezzo; Kingdom of Fear; Like You Never Left; Vondelpark; Lost in Transience; Vultures..

 

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http://www.agentband.com

http://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/agent/id625404846

 

Reviews

http://www.nzmusician.co.nz/index.php/ps_pagename/album/pi_albumid/798

http://agentband.com/2014/07/07/kingdom-of-fear-review-from-brutiful-entertainment-by-rick-tilley/

http://www.nzrock.com/reviews/agent-kingdom-of-fear-review/

 

 

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Jakob

About Jakob:

This, New Zealand’s most formidable sonic instrumental three-piece, formed in the sleepy seaside town of Napier, Hawke’s Bay in 1998.

Their debut album Subsets Of Sets (2002) put them on the map, their sophomore Cale:Drew (2005) solidified them as one of the country’s true explorative musical outfits and their third album Solace (2006) took them to the world. On the back of Solace’s release they toured Europe, the UK, Australasia and the USA with the likes of Isis, Pelican, Cog and The Hidden Hand. As their reputation continued to build they were twice personally invited to tour with American prog-rock heroes Tool throughout Australia and New Zealand, and toured alongside Damo Suzuki, frontman for seminal German psychedelic band Can.

While comparisons to bands like Mogwai, Sonic Youth, Sigur Ros & ISIS follow the band to give them context, Jakob have long since earned their reputation across the globe as a truly unique and artistic sonic entity. One of the country’s most heralded live acts with a back catalogue of critically acclaimed, and widely adored releases that have richly enhanced New Zealand’s musical legacy.

Jakob are:

Jeff Boyle (guitar), Maurice Beckett (bass) and Jason Johnson (drums)

 

Albums

Jakob‘Subsets of Sets’ ©2002

‘Cale:Drew’ ©2005

‘Solace’ ©2006

‘Sines’ ©2014

Track listing: Blind Them With Science; Emergent; Magna Carta; Harmonia; Resolve; Darkness; Sines.

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/jakob/id42568965

http://jakob.co.nz/

 

Reviews

http://rollingstoneaus.com/reviews/post/jakob-sines/726

 

 

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jakobtheband@gmail.com