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New library ‘Wellington’ music releases on CD: Shihad – Killjoy (20th Anniversary)

Every month, Wellington City Libraries acquires new CD’s for its large, broad, eclectic collection, and Wellington music is no exception. We regularly inspect local music websites, trawl music vendors latest releases and check out independent labels like Flying Nun, Arch Hill, Rattle and Lil’ Chief for the latest in Wellington and New Zealand music. So, with this influx of mint music in mind, every two months we’ll provide the latest titles and artists added to our Wellington music collection…

Cover imageKilljoy [bonus track].
Reissue of 1995 Kiwi rock classic that won Best Album at the 1996 NZ Music Awards. Features the bonus track ‘N.I.L’, previously only available on the Japanese Edition. 4 1/2 stars on Allmusic, who praised its mix of industrial rock & 90s grunge elements. The industrial guitar riffs from first album Churn remain, but they are welded to a more melodic set of songs, while classic tracks like ‘Envy’ & ‘Debs Night Out’ throw in production styles of the Shoegaze/Manchester sound. ‘Killjoy’ was the album that launched Shihad internationally with a 38-date tour through Europe supporting Faith No More, and the band’s first US tour of the US culminating in a set at influential heavy metal convention ‘Foundations Forum’.

‘Debs Night Out’ (Remastered)

‘You Again’ (Remastered)

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