click here for more

Beastwars IV - Album Release Tour

When
Sat Jun 29th, 2019
Where
Galatos,
Auckland

info_outline  This gig has been.
info_outline  Online Sales Closed
Doors open
8:00pm
Entry
R18
Share This Gig
Gig Information

New Zealands legendary Stoner Metal band Beastwars are returning to the world with a new lease on life, literally. Vocalist Matt Hyde underwent over 6 months of treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2016, he is now in remission. They are today announcing their new album IV which was shaped by Hyde’s recent experiences. It will be released on Friday June 28 through Destroy Records. Merch bundles can be pre-ordered now at http://www.beastwars.bigcartel.com.

Along with the announcement of the new album, the band have come roaring back from a three year hiatus with new single Omens.

Vocalist Matt Hyde said that through his diagnosis and subsequent treatment, he was given an opportunity to look into the abyss beyond life as we know it. Throughout the treatment - I was numb - and its interesting to have the ability to confront that, to confront the void, to confront the idea of mortality. I didnt make peace with it either.

That experience - the loneliness and isolation of the long treatment time - gave Hyde plenty to consider. Life, friendships and relationships in his 40s, his then-10-year-old daughter and his band and experiences. What resulted was a record that leaves nothing unsaid. A howling, raw and powerful voice. Hyde says, I was lucky that I had music to express what had happened to me - a lot of people dont have that. I was very lucky that we could make a record. I took the time to process it and turned it into something else.

To celebrate the album release Beastwars are touring New Zealand and Australia in June/July - presented by Panhead Custom Ales. They are hitting Wellington, Auckland, Christchurch and Dunedin in New Zealand and then jumping over the pond to play Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne shows. All shows minus Christchurch, Dunedin and Brisbane will feature Australias Witchskull.

Beastwars formed in Wellington in 2006. Their 2011 self-titled debut was nominated for Best New Zealand Rock Album at the New Zealand Music Awards, as were their second and third albums 2014s Blood Becomes Fire and 2016s The Death Of All Things. Beastwars and Blood Becomes Fire were also nominated for the Taite Music Prize.

Beastwars new album IV will be released on Friday June 28 and can be pre-ordered now at all good digital stores and streaming platforms and there will be Limited Edition Vinyl, Cassette and T-Shirt Bundles available at . Single Omens is available for streaming and purchase now.

CHCH and DUN without WITCHSKULL

Links
beastwars.bigcartel.com
youtube.com/watch?v=FOiB...
Tags
metal, beastwars

Subscribe/Follow Us
Don’t miss a thing! Follow us on your favourite platform  




Promoted
Old Loaves Album Release
Carnivorous Plant Society - Album and Graphic Novel Release Shows
Carnivorous Plant Society - Album and Graphic Novel Release Shows
Mecuzine
Louis Baker



Gig Guide Quick Links
Add your gigs! (Free), Find tickets , Advanced Search, iCal gigs, UTR Gig Guide on Twitter, Advertise your event

Content copyright 2019 UnderTheRadar.co.nz | some rights reserved | report any web problems to here