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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Napalm Death, & Carcass.

New Zealand metal fans, can a metal package simply get any better than this Without question in this day and age, this tour is truly a worldwide once in a lifetime opportunity, and you are fortunate enough to be getting it right here! Two of the most influential and legendary acts in the history of the grindcore and death metal genres, NAPALM DEATH and CARCASS, join forces in a pairing that has not been seen for decades, to create the ultimate death metal fans dream package. Heads will roll, limbs will fly and bodies will rot in this most spectacular and rare offering.

NAPALM DEATH - 34 years of grindcore ultra-violence, 34 years of being one of the hardest working, hardest touring bands on this miserable planet, NAPALM DEATH’s conviction, energy and belief in spontaneous, outspoken yet extreme music is far from being watered down. Fifteen albums in, NAPALM DEATH’s concerns are realised through intense, thought provoking and devastatingly brutal songs. Once again with the bands new album Apex Predator - Easy Meat the band venture into neckbreaking mid-tempo passages to allow the listener to take a breath before vicious blast beats hammer you out of existence. It has been eight long painful years since the band left a blazing trail of destruction around this country, and NAPALM DEATH are set to create havoc upon us all again with the same unrelenting carnage.

Along with NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS are the undeniable legends and forefathers of grindcore. Close to 30 years of developing and crafting their sound to what it is today, CARCASS last year released Surgical Steel, an album many critics regarded as the best metal album of 2014 and rightly so. Everything a CARCASS fan could want is on this record, with every era of the band represented. Having last performed in New Zealand in 2008, and outside of Auckland over a decade earlier, the band could not wait to bring their clinical like skills back to Aotearoa and dissect their way through the country again with their technical precision.

 

Earlier Event: April 22
Battle of The Bands: heat 5
Later Event: April 24
Battle Of The Bands: heat 6

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