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Newsletter Issue #452: 13 Oct 2013

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Slave Cadaver

Formed in a pungent cloud of coffee beans and alcohol in a barren concrete dungeon in Aro Valley, Slave Cadaver hated everyone and everything and wanted to do something about it. They attempted genocide, but that appeared too much work, so in 2003 they started a band instead, covering tracks from British grind band Carcass.

In between gigging relentlessly around Wellington and New Zealand they found the time to release a few EPs and in 2008 played support for Carcass. A year later the band sunk into oblivion playing the odd charity show, bingo hall and vagrant gathering, until 2 November, 2013 when the Cadaver shall exhume to play Bar Medusa for a tenth anniversary shindig with Bulletbelt, Wrath, Cenosphere and Aethea. Ten years after they still hate everything.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

Sam: Definitely the first show I played with the band - Hellington 2006. All the best death metal at the time combined with pigs heads and pigs blood... quite slippery, good times!

Guy: Opening for Carcass was awesome, but there have been tonnes of memorable gigs. A big one was a real early one with Red Circle Gang and that hippy/jazz/fusion/freeform band with the crazy jazz drummer (Circus Machine). I think it was only a 2nd or 3rd show. We didn't fit in at all but it was great. Gigs with Wrath, Aethea and Anno Domini Mortus have always been a blast. The Tauranga show was a goodie... (starts rambling incoherently)

Zeke: Carcass, and the time in New Plymouth when I took too much BZP and had the Bleeding Gum Murphy grin all night. At the afterparty someone kept turning my amp off when I was trying to jam, haha!

Guy: That was a great night, that dude was worried about the power bill.

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

Jay: We have a new one called Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis, originally written by Guy. It's been 5 years in the making and will be played for the first time in November. Arseholes and Infamy is a good one too, great autobiographical lyrics from Eli.

Guy: Chop Shop because it's sinister as fuck.

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

Zeke: Usually just have a descending riff from E with a widdly ending, into a chorus with a fast riff, into a widdly silly riff, then into a brutal riff, then a slow evil brutal riff, possibly followed by a wanky riff...

Guy: Horror movies and things I want to do to people (eat them)...

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

Jay: I've had my kick pedals fall apart in the middle of a song before, nothing I could do, had to abort!

Sam: Apart from getting snapped farting a lot, waking up side stage in New Plymouth, then getting told bro you gotta play now.

How did you come up with the name Slave Cadaver?

Jay: Eli and original guitarist Viv came up with the name. It was originally going to be Slave to Cadaver, as in a process from a slave to a corpse, based on his theory that you are a slave to society and are forced to work until you become a zombie/cadaver. Eli once described it most eloquently but I've never been able to do so myself since!

Guy: Sort of a pessimistic view of life. Funny though because Viv didn't have a job at the time.

What is the one thing you want NZ to know about Slave Cadaver?

Guy: WE ARE GOING TO EAT YOU!

Zeke: I haven't been with a woman in three years!

Eli: I've never heard of, been part of, or received any money from the band you're mentioning. You can speak to my lawyer... this interview is over.


Slave Cadaver is Eli the Horrible (vocals), Jay Rodeo (drums), Guy Norrhoea (bass), Ezekill (guitar) and Sammy Curr (guitar).

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Aethea

Aethea were formed in 2005. They split in 2009 but have since played numerous reunion shows and are therefore not to be trusted...

Where do you get your inspiration to create music from?

Sam: Jed and I have been writing and jamming for years prior to Aethea. We both moved to Wellington at the same time so we thought. we're both in the same town so lets get a band started. We first met Hayes our first drummer in 2005, he was around maybe for a year until he had to move away, then Jay became our drummer. Quinn had also joined by that stage. We wanted to play something heavier, and so our sound evolved into death metal/sega metal.

How did you come up with the name Aethea?

Quinn: I wanted to call it Atheist back in 2005 after we decided the name Adversary wasn't original enough, but then I heard the band Atheist and really liked their album Piece Of Time, so we just made up a word that sounded similar.

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

Sam: Pixelated Stripper - definite song of choice for it being the most technical and challenging song, best sounding overall.

Jared: I like Helmet, it was named after the band Helmet because I thought a riff in the song sounded a bit like them, but it doesn't in fact at all!

Quinn: No matter what we write I think we'll always be remembered for our version of Alex Kidd in Miracle World. It's our most requested song anyway.

What local albums have you been enjoying recently?

Sam: Ulcerate - Vermis, Carnal - Morbid Desires EP and Backyard Burial - Repeat Offender.

Jared: The new All Seeing Hand album Mechatronics. Got to have a sneak listen before it came out.

Where is your favourite place to relax in NZ?

Sam: Hawkes Bay of course!

Who are your role models in the NZ music industry?

Sam: Odiusembowel definitely, they've got the promotion and business side down, from local New Zealand shows to full on US death festivals. Listen to them and you'll see why. Likewise in regards to Ulcerate, Dawn of Azazel... also Exordium Mors and Carnal, both great bands. They know the business too.

Quinn: Aphelon and Falciform probably.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

Quinn: Cracking a high really badly in a song mid-set once...

Jared: I remember a gig in Wanganui where I was setting up my cymbals before we were going on. I picked up a boom stand from the middle of the stand with a big heavy crash on the end of it and the cymbal fell forward and smacked me right across the bridge of my nose! Spent the set with blood all down my face. Would have been embarassing if anyone saw it, think most people were outside having a smoke break.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

Sam: When we played support for The Amenta, that was pretty much an outer body experience. The whole show was crushing.

Jared: That was a cool show, opening for Dismember was awesome too.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Sam: Persevere, don't be afraid to try new things and be aggressive. Keep the music alive and real!

What can we expect to see from Aethea over the next year?

Sam: One more gig.

Quinn: Final gig ever, for real this time!

What rumour would you like to start about Aethea?

Sam: Can't quite put my finger on it but I have my suspicions that Fallen Order has abducted our bass player due to their similar appearances. Hope we can get him back in time for the gig!


Aethea is Sam (guitar), Jed (bass), Quinn (vocals) and Jay (drums).

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NZ Music News

Multi-Talented Artists Dominate Technical Awards Finalists List


The Technical Award finalists for the 48th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards have been announced by Recorded Music NZ shining the spotlight on Kiwi music’s backstage-professionals.

The 2013 finalist line-up includes a mix of previous winners and finalists as well as several multi-talented artists who have worked behind the scenes on the technical side of their albums.

Renowned indie rock band The Phoenix Foundation dominates the call-up with nominations in the Best Engineer and Best Producer categories.

The Wellington-formed band shares its nomination with Brett Stanton and Lee Prebble who worked with them on their fifth album, Fandango. The album debuted at number four on the Official NZ Music Charts.

Lee Prebble demonstrates his noted engineering skills with a second solo nomination for his work on Iva Lamkum’s album Black Eagle.

Neil Baldock also joins the Best Engineer line up and he’s no stranger to the limelight. In his 23 years of engineering Neil has clocked up some stellar achievements, including working with iconic Kiwi music stars Fred Dagg, Che Fu, Nathan Haines and Flight of the Conchords. Neil also took out the award for Best Engineer last year.

Shapeshifter and Fat Freddy’s Drop continue the theme of bands recognised for their technical work on their own albums.

Shapeshifter and The Upbeats are finalists in the Best Producer category for Shapeshifter’s album Delta. Fat Freddy’s Drop joins them in the Best Producer line-up for the Blackbird album.

Blackbird also features in the Best Album Cover category with designers Gina Kiel & Harry A’Court nabbing a spot.

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Dave Dobbyn to be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame


The New Zealand Music Hall of Fame pays tribute to those musicians who have had a significant impact on New Zealand life and culture through music. APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) is proud to announce that Dave Dobbyn will be inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame at the 2013 APRA Silver Scroll Awards.

“Music brings us together, in both our everyday lives as well as at times of special celebration and commemoration. Dave Dobbyn’s music is very much at the heart of New Zealand’s national soundtrack, and it is APRA’s privilege to honour him by welcoming him into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame” says Anthony Healey, Director NZ Operations APRA|AMCOS.

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Johnnie Cameron Prevails in Tight Race for theaudience.co.nz
September Wildcard Funding Chart

The September Wildcard Funding Chart proved to be one of the tightest races thus far, with the strength of the hip-hop community taking on a singer songwriter on http://www.theaudience.co.nz/.

The number one spot for the September Wildcard Funding Chart was finally taken out by Nelson-based Johnnie Cameron, for his track Be My Lover. Cameron finished in the number one position after a tight race between himself and hip-hop artist Percieve. Speaking about his placing, Johnnie Cameron said it was "an amazing, yet exhausting month".

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New Residency Program for the Audio Foundation


The Audio Foundation is now accepting proposals for a newly established Audio Foundation Artist Residency program, until November 15, 2013.

The residency is a trial program and will provide local artists with the opportunity to "make work in a context free of traditional day-to-day pressures, to focus on their work for a sustained three-week period.”

It aims to facilitate the research and development of significant sound-related work – to develop individual art practices and foster professional and artistic opportunities for the participants. Specific goals and expected outcomes for the residency will be determined with the artist on a case-by-case basis, for example: performances, exhibitions and/or recordings. The artist participating in the residency program will be provided with spacious studio space and full PA facilities in the heart of Auckland's CBD, in an arts centre dedicated to the promotion and critical discussion of their works. All proposals are welcome and will be considered, emerging and established artists.

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New Releases, Tours and Gigs


Forever on a Sunday - Stunning Debut from Country Pop Rocker, Megan Sidwell
Swiss Releases Debut Album ‘Lucky Man’
New T54 Video + Album Announcement
Sola Rosa Release New Single 'Never Too Far'
Salmonella Dub - Same Home Town - celebrating 20 years of Salmonella Dub
The Means Release New Single 'Modern Marvel'
Dying Of The Light 'Monolithium' Music Video
Clara Van Wel To Release Self-Titled, Self-Penned Debut Album October 25
Announcing Oxford Beat remix album by David Apple
NIN and QOTSA double bill concerts in NZ!!!
Bond Street Bridge Release Explorers Club: Antarctica and Plan National Tour

Beastwars head on November Tour

Robert DeLong announces first ever NZ ever tour!

WOMAD celebrates Ten Years in Taranaki with Kimbra

Northern Bass New Years Eve Festival Second Announcement

Hollie Smith Announces One Special Auckland Show
East Coast Vibes is back for 2014
Sal Valentine Presents - The Deadbeat Prom Wellington
Sal Valentine Presents - The Undeadbeat Prom Auckland
These Four Walls on Tour
Ginny Blackmore Announces New Zealand Show November 15th 2013
The Escape Music Festival announce 2013 Lineup
Rules Of Addiction - World Made Of Lies Tour
Sons Of Zion 'Universal Love' Album Release Party And Instore Appearances

 

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Checaine Koda
Lucas O'Connell T54

 

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New Reviews and Tankapalooza Photos


Lisa Crawley - All In My Head Album Review
Written by Jesse

Lisa Crawley Live @ Paddington, Auckland 5/10/13
Written by Jesse

Tankapalooza Festival, Palmerston North - 28/09/13
Tankapalooza Festival Photos
Courtesy of Matt

Monte - Stay Single Review
Written by Peter

Hollywoodfun Downstairs - The Mancunian Swing Album Review
Written by Alistar

Lorde - Pure Heroine Album Review
Written by Emma

Royal Falcon - Heavy Night Album Review
Written by Peter

Rose and The Wooden Hearts - Digging Holes Album Review
Written by Kerry

Mountaineater Album Review
Written by Alistar

All of our reviews and interviews can be read here.

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