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In support of their Debut 4 track EP and video "Medicine", Rules Of Addiction are bringing their fix of metal, punk, rock and attitude for those that need a hit of the good stuff, with the Quick Fix Summer Tour 2012.

Crossing boundaries with their honest and controversial view on political, religious, social, and illegal mistrust, Queenstown's Rules Of Addiction are set to make some noise in a brutal effort to be heard.

For their first tour of the year, covering both the North and South Island, Rules Of Addiction will be playing alongside some of the best up and coming Metal, Punk, Rock, Thrash, Noise acts in this country, including Twist Of Fate (DUN), Elephant Of The Ocean (WLGTN), Stendhal (WLGTN), Deaths Door (P-NRTH) plus more to be announced.


Queenstown New Zealand based RULES OF ADDICTION are a four piece rock, metal, punk band with an international infused line up consisting of Brazil, England and New Zealand.

Seeing an opportunity for an even bigger and much more intense sound former members of THE FLAMING DRIVERS, PARANOID CIRCLE and FALTER STATE cut ties with their former projects to work on their new vision.... RULES OF ADDICTION.

After only being together for a period of 4 months, Rules Of Addiction have recorded their first E.P, released their first single/video clip and are now ready to embark on their first tour across New Zealand.
Former fans of the above bands will not be disappointed with the new direction and sound of Mo (Guitar/Vocals), Al (Guitar/Vocals), Axl (Bass) and Jordan (Beats).

FREE DOWNLOAD of Rules Of Addictions Debut E.P.

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QUEENSTOWN @ DuxDeLux (14 Church St), 16th March with Twist Of Fate, Mirikachinist and Eddie Ledderhead.

DUNEDIN @ 12 Below (12 Moray Place), 23rd March with Twist Of Fate and Mirikachinist.

WELLINGTON @ Bar Medusa (154 Vivian Street), 30th March with Elephant of the Ocean and Stendhal.

PALMERSTON NORTH @ The Royal (44 Rangitikei Street), 31st March with Elephant of the Ocean, Stendhal and Deaths Door.

AUCKLAND @ Khuja Lounge (Level 3/536 Queen Street), 12th April with Golias, Uneven Ground and Haze of Perdition.

HAMILTON @ Biddy Mulligans (742 Victoria Street), 13th April with Diamond Doll Band, Uneven Ground and Haze of Perdition.

MT MAUNGANUI @ Brewers Bar (107 Newton St), 14th April with Diamond Doll Band, Uneven Ground and Haze of Perdition.




The band started out in the winter of 08 in the bowels of a church, where religion was far from the for front of anyones mind. Emmet 'Goo" McCarthy, the driving force of the band started out with a few mates turning his riffs and vocals into some garage, smoke inspired fun. It wasnt long before it took some shape and the snow ball grew. Meanwhile band members came and went; we lost and replaced the drummer and bassist for the current boys.
The song list grew and gigs slowly started rolling in. Nerves turned to excitement and soon resulted in energy filled stage show of a unique indie rock experience. Fun Times!!!
Members, Electric Emmet 'Goo' McCarthy on Guitar and vocals.


Forming in late 2008, Twist of Fate combined straight forward metal stylings with punk sensibilities to unleash a unique brand of music upon the Dunedin scene. The departure of original drummer Dom and the recruitment of Mike Mitchell in 2010/2011 saw a reinventing of the band, complete with a brand new sound. Now heavier than ever before, Twist of Fate combine crushing riffs with progressive structures to create songs with hints of various metal subgenres.

Twist of Fate deliver an energetic live performance, having shared the stage with such NZ music heavyweights as 8 Foot Sativa and Kitsch.

Currently the band are writing new material for a debut album to be released later in 2012



Genres: Metal / Liquid Metal
Members: John S - Vocals/Guitars, Jeremy M - Drums, Slade M - Bass

MIRIKACHINIST began honing their sound in winter 2009, when guitarist/vocalist John Sears, drummer Jeremy Mackay, and bassist Slade MacDonald got together. Since then they’ve developed their own brand of liquid metal, 
practicing like madmen in various places, including an abandoned abattoir. 
MIRIKACHINIST’s chunky though melodic style is pure, no bullshit metal, focused on powerful hard driven grooves and brutal rock solid rhythms.

October 1st came the epic release show for the EP proudly supported by The Rock FM Otago with pre EP release teasers on The Axe Attack and The Kiwi Metal Bar on Kiwi FM. With plenty of momentum their focus is to take the liquid metal to the stage, with new songs and gigs expanding further through 2012 and New Zealand. Proud to be a part of Dunedin Heavy, MIRIKACHINIST play straight up Metal. HARD.



Elephant of the Ocean (EOTO) has been punishing crowds around Wellington since early 2009, with their high-energy live shows, unpredictable song structures and intense onslaught of sludgey grooves. 
Although EOTO are fairly new they are no strangers to the stage with all members previously involved with other bands such as Damn Image, Fat mannequin and Worn Villain.
After starting off playing small shows they swiftly progressed onto bigger stages playing along side international heavyweights such as Russian Circles, The Melvins, High on Fire and Five Star Prison Cell, they have now been dubbed as one of NZ's best live heavy acts, an absolute must see for all!

Genre: Dumb Math/Brown Metal
Members: Ross Balfour: Vocals/Samples
Edward Brackenbury Gray: Bass
Tim Clough: Drums/Percussion
Nathaniel Rawiri: Guitar/Backing Vocals/Percussion

Hometown, Wellington
About: Music/Noise/Love/Hate
Description: Hideousness!

FOR A FREE DOWNLOAD of "Torso looking for legs"
Vist the bandcamp website below


STENDHAL (Wellington)

Carl, Nick and Si, 3 pieces of noisy. 
Stendhal; rapid heartbeat, dizziness, fainting, confusion and even hallucinations when the individual is exposed to art, usually when the art is particularly beautiful or a large amount of art is in a single place. Reaction to a surfeit of choice in other circumstances, e.g. when confronted with immense beauty in the natural world.


DEATHS DOOR (Palmerston North)

Neckbreaking Metal Members, Vocals: Gray, Guitar: Antz, Bass: Dani, Guitar: Bevan, Drums: Pickles (Ben)
Hometown: Palmerston North Bringing METAL to the masses. An onslaught of originals aswell as a few tastey covers by Lamb of God, Bring Me The Horizon, Devil Driver and the mighty 8 Foot SATIVA!!!!



Diamond Doll is a female fronted hard rock band from Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. The band formed in 2010 and features three of four members of the now disbanded Oxboy. Expect heavy but melodic; the hard edge of metal with a rock foundation and punk rock attitude. Diamond Doll bring the noise but they don’t forget the music.
The band recently released their debut single ‘Consume’ which features on the compilation album ‘DOCO 2010-2011’ out on Hawke’s Bay based label ‘Hit Your Head Music.’ Check out their debut track 'Consume' http://www.diamonddollband.com/
Kane - Guitars, Hogga - Bass, Livid - Drums, Tyley - Vocals



Haze of Perdition is a New Zealand metal band. They've gone through many line-up and style changes and have now finally settled down on 5 members and a very unique sound. Taking aspects from multiple metal genres and trying to combin them into one very tasty package.
Haze Of Perdition are Reed Ingram - Vocals, Andrius Kilgour - Lead Guitar, Jess'e Smith - Rhythm Guitar, Andrew Wild - Drums, Jordan Carpenter - Bass Guitar


GOLIAS (Auckland)

Genres: Metal / progressive / buzzy
Members: Robert Porter - Vocals / Daniel Little - Bass Guitar / Connor Mesa - Guitar / Martin Yousif - Drums
Golias was formed in early 2011 after the band ‘Lotus’ decided to undergo a lineup change after having formed the band in the members first years at Manurewa High School and continued to develop their sound along with their musical skill, slowly progressing and constantly changing the band started developing new and innovative music as instrumentals for two and a half years as they were leaving high school at a hired storage shed that allowed the band to be able to practice at any time of the day with no sound control issues. In 2011 through MAINZ (Music Audio Institute of New Zealand) where two of the band members studied in music met Robert Porter through one of the members classes and instantly the band knew that after 3 years they had found their vocalist and introduced Rob as lead vocals and in a matter of weeks were already merging their influences with one another thus producing the current sound that is Golias.


UNEVEN GROUND (Mt Maunganui)

Hard Rock Members
**Owen Cox - Vocal/Guitar****Craig Priestley - Bass Guitar****Tom Roach - Drums**
Hometown, Mt Maunganui


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