Metal in the industrial zone

In the evening, death metal rock comes into its own.

In the evening, death metal rock comes into its own.

SHADOWS IN THE DARKNESS: Placed third in the recent SmokefreeRockquest regionals, hard rock act Shadows In The Darkness will be among 11 rock/metal bands to perform in the Trapped Under Ice mini-fest on Saturday.
Picture by Liam Clayton

THRASH metal act Harbinger will perform a Metallica tribute, Omen will advance progressive metal while The Vomitrons throw up punk rock at Gisborne’s mini-fest Trapped Under Ice on Saturday.

In the evening, death metal rock comes into its own.

The face-melting, rock/metal show at Smash Palace features 11 bands from Gisborne and from out of town.

“There’s something for everyone,” says Harbinger singer and bass player Vincent Hogan.

Harbinger has an original repertoire but the band enjoys performing the occasional Metallica tribute, he says.

“Metallica is at the rock end of metal. They are a massive band. The tribute performance is great fun and people love it.”

Heavy metal is high-intensity music that appeals to a broad range of people and it can be technical to play, says Hogan.

“It can have some unusual time signatures and with the lyrics you can get some intense topics.”

Harbinger’s original music is a good mix, he says.

“We write heavy metal, and mellow music and everything in between.”

Other tribute bands to perform at Trapped Under Ice are Fuzebox who will give Iron Maiden material a workout, and Diekaiju who will perform progressive metal works by Gojira.

Smokefreerockquest regional winners The Search will bring classic rock to the stage while SFRQ place-getters Shadows in the Darkness will deliver a set of hard rock.

Auckland groove rock/metal band Remote, Tauranga’s death metal act Psychoclasm and thrash metal band Deathnir from Hamilton will also perform.

“It’s a good mix of stuff,” says Hogan.

Gisborne audiences are among the most passionate Harbinger has played to, he says.

“I can’t say we’ve met a better crowd than in Gisborne.”

THRASH metal act Harbinger will perform a Metallica tribute, Omen will advance progressive metal while The Vomitrons throw up punk rock at Gisborne’s mini-fest Trapped Under Ice on Saturday.

In the evening, death metal rock comes into its own.

The face-melting, rock/metal show at Smash Palace features 11 bands from Gisborne and from out of town.

“There’s something for everyone,” says Harbinger singer and bass player Vincent Hogan.

Harbinger has an original repertoire but the band enjoys performing the occasional Metallica tribute, he says.

“Metallica is at the rock end of metal. They are a massive band. The tribute performance is great fun and people love it.”

Heavy metal is high-intensity music that appeals to a broad range of people and it can be technical to play, says Hogan.

“It can have some unusual time signatures and with the lyrics you can get some intense topics.”

Harbinger’s original music is a good mix, he says.

“We write heavy metal, and mellow music and everything in between.”

Other tribute bands to perform at Trapped Under Ice are Fuzebox who will give Iron Maiden material a workout, and Diekaiju who will perform progressive metal works by Gojira.

Smokefreerockquest regional winners The Search will bring classic rock to the stage while SFRQ place-getters Shadows in the Darkness will deliver a set of hard rock.

Auckland groove rock/metal band Remote, Tauranga’s death metal act Psychoclasm and thrash metal band Deathnir from Hamilton will also perform.

“It’s a good mix of stuff,” says Hogan.

Gisborne audiences are among the most passionate Harbinger has played to, he says.

“I can’t say we’ve met a better crowd than in Gisborne.”

Trapped Under Ice, Smash Palace, Saturday 5pm till late.

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