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KILAT (Aus) Touring Aotearoa With Distant Fear

KILAT (Aus) Touring Aotearoa With Distant Fear

Chris Cudby / Monday 11th December, 2023 11:39AM

Champions of Aotearoa's uncompromisingly abrasive underground, Wrought Material are hosting their first international tour, inviting Naarm / Melbourne's KILAT across the ditch for four shows with Tāmaki extreme metallers Distant Fear. The "explorative raw black metal" trio of Karina Utomo (High Tension, Rinuwat), Rama Parwata (Whitehorse, Rinuwat) and Benjamin Andrews (MY DISCO, Agents of Abhorrence) unleashed their ear-shredding debut collection Rantai Penjinak in 2022 — "drawing influence from Nusantara and ancient Javanese imagery, script and traditions," and adorned by Wrought Material / Alexander L. Brown's intensely detailed, starkly beautiful pointillist artwork. Returning to active duty following two and a half years downtime, Distant Fear (Brown, Tim Leth and James Bakker) will be joined by local guests galore on their tour with KILAT, pummelling punters alongside Soul Void, Knifed, Cuck, Mandate, Bloody Hell, Radium, DAHTM and Forced Starvation. Playing in Te Waipounamu for the very first time, experience the sonic fury of Distant Fear and Kilat across the motu at the following dates...

KILAT (Aus) / Distant Fear - Aotearoa Tour

Thursday 14th March - Underground, Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland w/ Soul Void, Knifed
Friday 15th March - The Crown Hotel, Ōtepoti / Dunedin w/ Cuck, Mandate
Saturday 16th March - Darkroom, Ōtautahi / Christchurch w/ Bloody Hell, Radium
Sunday 17th March - Valhalla, Te Whanganui-a-Tara w/ DAHTM, Forced Starvation

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Listen to KILAT's 2022 collection Rantai Penjinak...

Hit play on Distant Fear's namesake anthem, featured on the Hairy Palm Vol. 4 compilation...

Press release:

Wrought Material is proud to present KILAT, a three piece raw black metal band hailing from Naarm / Melbourne, Australia. The band are touring Aotearoa for the first time in March of 2024.

KILAT, consisting of members of High Tension, Agents of Abhorrence, MY DISCO and Whitehorse, have been performing relentlessly since forming in 2021, including sell out shows in Naarm as well as an immense tour of Indonesia in August of this year.

Their debut album Rantai Penjinak was released by eclectic Naarm label AR53 in 2022 and is an intense, captivating listen, drawing from both classic and contemporary black metal sounds as well as a deep influence from Nusantara and ancient Javanese imagery, script and tradition.

KILAT translates to ‘lightning’ in Bahasa Indonesia and is the perfect descriptor for their confronting, noise-laden live performances, not to be missed by fans of any kind of extreme music.

Joining Kilat on all four dates is Tāmaki Makaurau Death Metal trio DISTANT FEAR, returning from a 2 and a half year live hiatus and finally venturing south to Te Waipounamu for the first time.


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Kilat (Aus) / Distant Fear - Aotearoa Tour
Thu 14th Mar 8:00pm
Underground, Auckland
Kilat (Aus) / Distant Fear - Aotearoa Tour
Fri 15th Mar 8:00pm
The Crown Hotel, Dunedin
Kilat (Aus) / Distant Fear - Aotearoa Tour
Sat 16th Mar 8:00pm
darkroom, Christchurch
Kilat (Aus) / Distant Fear - Aotearoa Tour
Sun 17th Mar 7:00pm
Valhalla, Wellington