Beastwars

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This article is about the heavy metal music group. For their eponymous album, see Beastwars (album). For the entertainment franchise, see Transformers: Beast Wars.
Beastwars
Origin Wellington/The Hutt, New Zealand
Genres Sludge Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Website http://beastwars.bandcamp.com/
Members Clayton Anderson
Nathan Hickey
Matt Hyde
James Woods
Past members Robert Muldoon

Beastwars is an acclaimed[1][2][3] New Zealand-based heavy-metal group.

Their 2011 self-titled debut album received positive reviews in the band's native country and invited musical comparisons to Soundgarden, Mastodon, and Unsane, amongst others.[4][5] The album also gained recognition for Nick Keller's cover design, winning the 2011 New Zealand Music Award for Best Album Artwork or Packaging. The band received a nomination for best New Zealand Rock Album at the same ceremony, but ultimately lost out to Ignite.[6] The album was also shortlisted for the 2012 Taite Music Prize.[7]

The group has opened for High on Fire, Fu Manchu and Kyuss and in 2012 performed at the Auckland Big Day Out music festival alongside notable international acts such as Soundgarden, Röyksopp, and Kasabian.[8][9] In 2011, a limited release custom-brewed beer was commissioned bearing the band's name.[10]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scott Kara, "Album Review: Beastwars", The New Zealand Herald, May 5, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  2. ^ Nicola Russel, "Meet Wellington metal act Beastwars", Stuff.co.nz, May 13, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  3. ^ Ricardo Kerr, "Album Review: Beastwars", Undertheradar.co.nz, April 29, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  4. ^ Patrick Hajduch, Scott Morrow, "Morrow vs. Hajduch: Beastwars", Alarmpress.com, August 24, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  5. ^ "New Band To Burn One To (Evening Buzz): Beastwars ", Heavyplanet.net, June 28, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  6. ^ "VNZMA 2011 Winners", nzmusicawards.co.nz, November 3, 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  7. ^ "Taite Music Prize 2012". IMNZ. Retrieved 25 October 2012. 
  8. ^ Dave Borgioli-Jones, "Beastwars Interview Nato (drums)", nzrock.com, 7 December 2011. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  9. ^ "2012 Auckland Big Day Out Lineup", Big Day Out. Retrieved January 30, 2011
  10. ^ "Beastwars Announces Tour And Custom-Brewed Beer", Amplifier Magazine Official Website. Retrieved January 30, 2011, 2011
  11. ^ Beastwars Streaming Audio Samples Of "Blood Becomes Fire"

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