Chartdisc Volume 5 - the Hard & Heavy Edition

August 30th 2011
A free CD sampler released nationwide by CHART to promote the Christchurch hard rock and metal music scenes.

Christchurch, August 2011
CHART - in association with Cosmic, Creative
Communities, The Mainland Foundation, CJ's Musicworks and the Dead End
Derby is proud to announce CHARTDISC VOL 5 - the ‘Hard & Heavy' Edition

Emerging from the Christchurch dust and rubble like a black phoenix comes
a no nonsense selection of hard rock and metal underground classics. Taste
the high energy delights of grunge, hard rock, hardcore, punk, thrash and
death metal in a diverse collection of visceral, elemental and at times
downright face melting tracks.

These often overlooked genres are staunch, proud and possess fiercely
loyal fans. Rarely are these bands lifted into the bright lights of the
public eye but again as Otautahi (Christchurch) rises from the seismic
challenges, this selection showcases the beautiful musical diversity in
the south, with an ability to charge ahead, throw the horns and dive into
the mosh.

CHART artist representative Marc Royal explains "for a number of years now
there has a been a huge musical sub culture that exists within
Christchurch. Over this time we have seen the inception of many great rock
and metal bands and it's fantastic that we can now showcase some of our
top acts to the rest of the nation on the Hard 'N Heavy CHARTDISC".

Tim Facoory from leading metal act Tainted lends his support to the
project "Christchurch has so much to offer in these genres and the fact
that CHART have recognised this, created this compilation and enabled to
be released for free is huge".

Grab a copy now from Galaxy Records, Penny Lane Records and the RDUnit in
Christchurch or nationwide from Cosmic, Musicworks and Marbecks. Select
copies also available at the Christchurch Arts Festivals' ‘Thursday
Sessions' and the CHART Live Stage at ‘Garden Variety' at the Real NZ
Festival in Hagley Park and the Dead End Derby at CBS Arena Oct 8th.

CHARTDISC Volume 5 has been hand-picked to be turned up loud, and is for
promotional/broadcast only.

Available nationwide from 1 September 2011 as an eco-friendly CD pack from
the following outlets and stores FREE while stocks last.

Cosmic - Dunedin (355 George St)
Cosmic Corner - Christchurch (Palms Mall, Shirley)
Cosmic - Wellington (97 Cuba Street & Manners Mall)
Cosmic Corner - Auckland (5 High St)
Galaxy Records (336 St Asaph St)
Marbecks - Christchurch (Riccarton Mall, Barrington Mall, Merivale Mall,
Eastgate Mall)
Marbecks - Auckland (Queens Arcade, Sylvia Park)
Marbecks - Wellington (Lambton Quay, Wellington Airport, Lower Hutt)
Marbecks Palmerston North
Marbecks - Dunedin (Wall St Retail Centre)
Musicworks - Christchurch (CJ's, 569 Colombo St)
Musicworks - Auckland (Atwaters, 141 Hobson St)
Musicworks - Wellington (31 Ghuznee St)
Penny Lane Records - Christchurch (461 Colombo St)
Rough Peel Records - Wellington (Vivian St)


Derby Day Out (CBS Arena 8 Oct),
The Thursday Sessions at The Christchurch Arts Festival (Hagley Park),
Garden Variety (Hagley Park) and
The RDUnit - RDU 98.5FM's mobile broadcast unit.

Listen with full audio quality at


Stabbing bass lines and dirty grunge laden riffs from Kyuss-inspired 5-piece.

STONEHURST - Criminal Bonding
Rolling slabs of Sabbath-like riffs make for an essential head thrasher.

THE VALVES - Little Things
A stomping anthem from stadium rockers latest incarnation.

ASHEI - Shelter
A masterful piece of up-tempo pop/rock led by wild female vocalist Emma

SUEDE ARCADE - Over (Flat Out)
Described as the sound of a 44 Magnum smashing your collar bone, these
lads know how to stoke the rock n' roll fire.

LUPUS LUNAR - Back To The Ocean
Wailing dual guitars and sliding power riffs from 90's influenced
‘earworm' alt rock quartet take us back to a world where it all began...

VON VOIN STRUM - Cotton Wool
Inspired blues roots rock from 2010's best uni band, energy and attitude
to burn.

FLYING SOLO - Forget Me Not
College influenced pop punk funsters show a more serious side.

Hardcore punk heroes keep it real with fuzzed out chainsaw guitars and a
frontman who can scream it with the best of them.

TAINTED - Worthless
Fierce, unrelenting and visceral, ChCh's leading metal act fresh from
supporting Iron Maiden and Metallica step forward with a brutal taster to
their 3rd studio album.

DISSOLUTION - Thrash Hammer
Forging a forceful blend of blackened thrash, reminiscent of the
raw and early days of the genre, Dissolution's twin lead guitars
incorporate progressive and technical influences.

Brace yourself for some progressive melodic technical death metal from
this internationally produced five piece.

HUMAN - Blasting Through The Foreheads Of The Dead
Grindcore death metal stalwarts raise the cadavers and explore the dark
city's depths.


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