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Newsletter Issue #77: 27 Nov 2005

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In The News...

There are been a few news articles and events of late that have prompted a bit of debate. While most people will look at them and say "so what", it is important to take a look at the "real picture" and realise that while these might not be a big deal today, they could have implications for what you may want to do in the future.

Police investigate constable's death metal hobby
This has to be my personal favourite. Rigel Walshe (the vocalist for Dawn Of Azazel) has a day job as a court escort in Auckland. It seems that his employer (NZ Police) doesn't like the idea that outside of work, he sings and plays bass in Metal band Dawn Of Azazel. So, as government departments do, they have launched an investigation.

Outrageous poster campaign prompts NZ Idol backlash
The idea is brilliant on all accounts! Meat-Bix have earnt huge publicity over this, so good for them. It's nice when the media get their claws into something, rip it to shreds and drag it all over the carpet. To be honest, we had the option of publishing the posters ourselves, but decided against it on the grounds that they would be deemed offensive. I still admire the effectiveness of the campaign though! Good luck to the boys if this does go any further!

Mushroom Music purchases Festival Music Publishing
Yes that's right, another acquisition in the news this week. Last week Festival Mushroom Records ceased to exist as it's assets were transferred to Warner Music, and this week we have more Mushroom's in the headlines. If you're confused by all of the similar names, don't worry, we are too!

Well there you have it. Remember the next issue is the final issue for 2005, so until then, take care!

Ominous Youth

Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?

We all think that 'The Rabble' will be a huge international success because although their music is pretty hardcore punk, it has melodic choruses and verses. Their songs are catchy and the members are really nice people!

Who would you most like to tour with?

Our Favourite band is Green Day and we would really love to tour with them one day. Although Jess and Karina recently met Simple Plan and they seem like lovely guys so we think that they would be pretty funny to tour with aswell!

What is your most embarrassing concert moment?

I think for all of us it was probably at the Heats of the Rockquest this year. It was our very first time performing to an audience and as much as we enjoyed it at the time, we looked at the video afterwards and we sounded terrible. Not to mention Karina messing up the guitaring and then Jess laughing at her!

What are you planning on doing during the next year?

Well the band is moving schools next year for the benefit of the music side of things. We will get an E.P recorded there as the musical facilities are a lot better than the school at which we attend now. We hope to have a few fans at Kamo High School because it is more music orientated.

How did you come up with the name Ominous Youth?

Well Jess, the Drummer, had been going through the dictionary that day and Ominous kind of sprung out and sounded cool. Then we just added Youth on the end and it just sounded great! Our current music teacher wants to change our name to Omni-Youth or something because he thinks that Ominous Youth is portraying a bad image for the school!

What is in your CD collection at home?

All the Green Day C-Ds, Alkaline Trio, Good Charlotte, Evanescence, Seether, A.F.I, Anti-Flag, The Casualties, NOFX, Rancid, The Rabble, Mission Gizzard, Blink 182, Capital Tradgedy, Good Riddance, Slipknot, Murderdolls, Rammstein, Velvet Revolver, Killswitch Engage, Ramones, System of a down, Opeth, Miyavi, Seo Taiji, Nirvana, Nickleback, Pink Floyd, Powerman 5000, Rise Against, Shihad, Sum 41, The Sex Pistols, Dead Kennedys, The Used, Tiger Army, The Exploited...Many Many More

What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?

"Don't listen to anyone who tells you that you can't make it...we have been told that soo many times and although we haven't made it yet, we are determined to get there. Also, if you love music then keep at it. We have all been told by our family to get 'real jobs' but we aren't going to listen to them and we are going to keep doing what we love doing...making music!! Just do what you want and don't let anyone tell you what to do!!"

To find out more about Ominous Youth, check them out on muzic.net.nz!


Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?

Jamie: Huge international success?? thats a big call could be anyone, personally I think there is some quite good nz bands at the moment that should be more successful rangeing like - Die! Die! Die!, Mint Chicks, The Fanatics, Kora etc

Warwick: Autozamm have potential, but realistically, if Shihad can't do it, can anyone? DJs are the only hope now for international success.
Who would you most like to tour with?

Jamie: Dreaming would be something like Qotsa/Foo Fighters/SoundGarden, but really any good band, it would be awesome to tour anyway.

Warwick: Someone who wants to tour with us.
What is your most embarrassing concert moment?

Jamie: Twisting my ankle while falling off a drum riser just before we started playing, thankfully no one noticed ;)

Warwick: don't have one
What are you planning on doing during the next year?

Jamie: More band gigs & hopefully some recordings

Warwick: composing a one movement symphonic poem/overture, or something like that. Band will do more gigs I guess
How did you come up with the name Innominado?

Jamie: Warwick & Adam came up with it before I joined.

Warwick: A visit to the streets of Almondegas gave us something we didn't have before - a name.
What is in your CD collection at home?

Jamie: Foo Fighters, Qotsa, Kyuss, Nirvana, RHCP, Metallica, SoundGarden, Mars Volta, Shihad, Mint Chicks, Die! Die! Die!, Janes Addiction, Led Zeppelin, Melissa Auf Der Maur, RadioHead, System Of Down, Smashing Pumpkins

Warwick: Mozart, Delius, Prokofiev, Tool, Bad Religion, Led Zeppelin, Kyuss, QOTSA, Tori Amos, Shellac, Izzy Stradlin, Handsome, Feersum Ennjin, Lusk.

What advice would you give other budding musicians/bands?

Jamie: Practise practise practise!! don't follow trends, be yourself. Play as many gigs as possible.

Warwick: Don't hold grudges.  Forgive and forget - the music is what its about, not egos.

You can find more information on Innominado on their muzic.net.nz Artist profile!

What's New!

New Artists

Each week we add scores of new artists to muzic.net.nz, and here is the selection from the past two weeks:

Bravura Battle Circus
Full Chrome Logic Kimberley Smith
Gomorrah Goatrider
Hazam The Taliband
Big Bada Boom Sound System Cobra Khan
Fly My Pretties

Please check them out and show your support!

Have you got a thing for New Zealand Metal?

We're certainally not talking about the tons of stuff that comes out of Glenbrook, oh no! This is pure, New Zealand Metal, the music all in a class of it's own!

Metal lovers from all over the place moaned that we didn't have enough Metal on muzic.net.nz, so we thought, ok, lets give them what they want! Check out our competitions page, and take part in the biggest give-away ever - 8 CDs of New Zealand Metal!

It includes all of 8 Foot Sativa's albums, stuff from Chuganaut, Six Day War, a copy of The Axe Attack Vol. 1 and much more! Enter now!

Special thanks to Intergalactic Records for helping put this prize pack together!

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