HUMAN - the name that is synonymous with New Zealand metal.
This Christchurch based four piece band, established in 1992, have long been pushing the boundaries of traditional metal music in New Zealand to create a musical style they can truly call their own. Encompassing the awesome abilities of Scott Spatcher-Harrison (vocals / lead guitar), Kezz Brewster (8 string rhythm guitar) and Vaughn Richardson (vocals / distorted bass) and Daniel Pawsey (drums), HUMAN present audiences with a ferocious sonic attack of blindingly fast rhythms and skillfully played melody, made ever more fearsome with the triple vocal frontline covering the low / mid / high range growls, screams and roars.
In it's time HUMAN have become one of the most respected names in New Zealand metal. Having played alongside international heavyweights the like of Dragonforce, Cannibal Corpse and Suffocation, the band have gained a reputation as a band that has truly earned it's status and standing in the scene. With a large back catalog of recordings, live television performances, festival headline slots and a massive fan base HUMAN have proved that with no label an independent band can still come out on top. With hundreds of shows behind them, including both local and overseas, the band looks set to continue for many years to come.
The band's latest album 'Cadaver Academy' shows HUMAN in top form doing what it does best, and delivers 12 crushing tracks in just under an astounding 27 minutes (Reign In Blood anybody???). The album has gone on to be one of the fastest selling local metal albums of the past year.
HUMAN are marking their achievement of surviving 20 years in New Zealand metal by performing a special show at the newly revamped Dux Live (363 Lincoln Road) and have recently stated that the show will be filmed and recorded for a live album / video release later on in 2012. So the more people attending on the night, the better! The band will be playing material from all of their old-school demos right up to new material from their forthcoming album 'Mystery Meat.'
Support bands Dissolution, Awakened Inferno and Lebowski kick off the event. Doors open 9pm.
Limited tickets are only $7 (plus booking fee) and from Under The Radar / www.utr.co.nz - on sale from Tuesday, May 22nd.
Everyone that purchases a ticket online from Under The Radar will receive a free MP3 of HUMAN's "Teenage Bonesaw Massacre" single.
There will be $10 door sales on the night.
HUMAN 20th ANNIVERSARY SHOW @ Dux Live, Christchurch – June 23rd, 2012