All posts by Craig Hayes

Semi-literate hobgoblin, full-time shark obsessive, old-school nincompoop.

In Crust We Trust: Vol. 5

Kia ora, comrades. Welcome to In Crust We Trust Vol. 5. I usually start this monthly soirée with a long-winded introduction. However, this month, you’re going to be spared the usual meandering preamble—you’re welcome, btw.

Down Under(ground): Aotearoa New Zealand Punk ‘19

Tucked away at the arse end of the world, Aotearoa New Zealand is home to plenty of noisy bands and appreciative fans. Over the years, a number of local punk groups have managed to infiltrate

Martyrdöd – Hexhammaren Review

Swedish kängpunks Martyrdöd have always sounded iron-willed and up for a fight. No more so than on their new album, Hexhammaren. With a who’s who lineup of Scandi punk / metal heavyweights, Martyrdöd have spent

In Crust We Trust: Vol 4

Thirty-odd years ago, I placed a classified ad in the pages of punk zine Maximum Rockandroll (MRR). I was searching for a penpal who was plugged into the subterranean punk and metal scenes in the

Terror Oath, Blue Hummingbird On The Left, Bloodsoaked Necrovoid: A Bonehead Bounty!

Give Me Alchemy! Give Me Sorcery! Give Me A Bonehead Bounty! All the music released by Iron Bonehead Productions is made by ill-tempered bands with diabolical-sounding plans. The label’s a prolific merchant of arcane and

In Crust We Trust: Vol 3

Welcome to In Crust We Trust: Vol 3, where horrible happenings are firmly embraced and fresh undies are entirely optional. Right off the bat, I want to say a thank you to the fans of

Dark Horse – Ideation EP Premiere And Review

You can sum up the music of Australian punk band Dark Horse in seven simple words: pure intensity, distilled to its rawest essence. To be honest, I’m going to say a few more words than

Warcollapse – Deserts Of Ash Review

Full disclaimer: this is the second time I’ve written about the latest 12″ release from Swedish crusties Warcollapse for Last Rites. Last time I only briefly mentioned the band’s Deserts of Ash LP in a