The Kings Arms

An Auckland institution: live music venue, heritage pub, affordable eatery

The Kings Arms is a bar, an authentic rock music venue, an affordable eatery and an unpretentious no fuss pub experience with a sun-drenched beer garden smack bang in the centre of town.

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Black River Drive: Album release show

Black River Drive album release show with guests, Silence The City

Pre sales $21.50

Doors 8pm



Black River Drive - Quicksand tour - with special guests

Black River Drive's new album Quicksand was produced by Toby Wright in Nashville, had additional guitars tracked by Zorran Mendonsa in Auckland, mixing by Forrester Savell in Melbourne and mastering by Jens Borgen Fascination Street in Sweden. This international effort has added up to one of NZ's biggest rock albums of 2014.

Black River Drive's new album sees the band return with riffs to burn and a massive evolution in their sound, which can be summed up as 'modern rock with a rock and roll heart'.

The band drew inspiration for the album from iconic rock artists including Nine Inch Nails, AC/DC, Tool, Alice in Chains, Led Zeppelin and Metallica's seminal Black Album.

The album was recorded over two months in Nashville, Tennessee with US hard rock and metal producer Toby Wright, the man behind albums by the likes of Alice in Chains, Metallica, Slayer, Sevendust and Ozzy Osbourne. It was funded through a $20k crowd funding campaign and received government funding from NZOA. The album was mixed by Australian rock producer/engineer Forrester Savell (I Am Giant, Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus) and mastered at Fascination Street in Sweden.

Their new album is scheduled for release on November 7th, 2014

Tour Dates
Nov 6 - Rhythm - New Plymouth
Nov 7 - The Royal - Palmerston North
Nov 8th - King Street - Masterton
Nov 14 - Kings Arms - Auckland (w/ Silence The City)
Nov 15 - Altitude - Hamilton (w/ Silence The City)
Nov 28 - Churchills - Christchurch (w/ Setting Fire To Stacey)
Nov 29th - Rattle N Hum - Nelson (w/ Setting Fire To Stacey)

Earlier Event: November 13
Later Event: November 15
DISTORTED 2014: featuring ANVIL

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