30 Aug 2011
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A free CD sampler released nationwide by CHART to promote the Christchurch hard rock and metal music scenes.
CHART - Christchurchmusic.org.nz in association with Cosmic, Creative Communities, The Mainland Foundation, CJ's Musicworks and the Dead End Derby is proud to announce CHARTDISC VOL 5 - the ‘Hard & Heavy’ Edition 2011.
Emerging from the Christchurch dust and rubble like a black phoenix comes a no nonsense selection of hard rock and metal underground classics. Taste the high energy delights of grunge, hard rock, hardcore, punk, thrash and death metal in a diverse collection of visceral, elemental and at times downright face melting tracks.
These often overlooked genres are staunch, proud and possess fiercely loyal fans. Rarely are these bands lifted into the bright lights of the public eye but again as Otautahi (Christchurch) rises from the seismic challenges, this selection showcases the beautiful musical diversity in the south, with an ability to charge ahead, throw the horns and dive into the mosh.
CHART artist representative Marc Royal explains "for a number of years now there has a been a huge musical sub culture that exists within Christchurch. Over this time we have seen the inception of many great rock and metal bands and it's fantastic that we can now showcase some of our top acts to the rest of the nation on the Hard 'N Heavy CHARTDISC".
Tim Facoory from leading metal act Tainted lends his support to the project "Christchurch has so much to offer in these genres and the fact that CHART have recognised this, created this compilation and enabled to be released for free is huge”.
Grab a copy now from Galaxy Records, Penny Lane Records and the RDUnit in Christchurch or nationwide from Cosmic, Musicworks and Marbecks. Select copies also available at the Christchurch Arts Festivals’ ‘Thursday Sessions’ and the CHART Live Stage at ‘Garden Variety’ at the Real NZ Festival in Hagley Park and the Dead End Derby at CBS Arena Oct 8th.
CHARTDISC Volume 5 has been hand-picked to be turned up loud, and is for promotional/broadcast only.
Listen with full audio quality at chchmusic.bandcamp.com
SECOND GEAR GRIND – Black Swan
Stabbing bass lines and dirty grunge laden riffs from Kyuss-inspired 5-piece.
STONEHURST – Criminal BondingRolling slabs of Sabbath-like riffs make for an essential head thrasher.
THE VALVES– Little Things
A stomping anthem from stadium rockers latest incarnation.
ASHEI – Shelter
A masterful piece of up-tempo pop/rock led by wild female vocalist Emma Cameron.
SUEDE ARCADE – Over (Flat Out)
Described as the sound of a 44 Magnum smashing your collar bone, these lads know how to stoke the rock n’ roll fire.
LUPUS LUNAR – Back To The Ocean
Wailing dual guitars and sliding power riffs from 90’s influenced ‘earworm’ alt rock quartet take us back to a world where it all began…
VON VOIN STRUM – Cotton Wool
Inspired blues roots rock from 2010’s best uni band, energy and attitude to burn.
FLYING SOLO– Forget Me Not
College influenced pop punk funsters show a more serious side.
NONE LEFT STANDING – Time Is Now
Hardcore punk heroes keep it real with fuzzed out chainsaw guitars and a frontman who can scream it with the best of them.
TAINTED – Worthless
Fierce, unrelenting and visceral, ChCh’s leading metal act fresh from supporting Iron Maiden and Metallica step forward with a brutal taster to their 3rd studio album.
DISSOLUTION – Thrash Hammer
Forging a forceful blend of blackened thrash, reminiscent of the raw early days of the genre, Dissolution's twin lead guitars incorporate progressive and technical influences.
ZERSTIREN – Ley Lines
Brace yourself for some progressive melodic technical death metal from this internationally produced five piece.
HUMAN - Blasting Through The Foreheads Of The Dead
Grindcore death metal stalwarts raise the cadavers and explore the dark city’s depths.