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The Symphony of Screams
Auckland-based group The Symphony of Screams describe their sound as ‘grungy metal’, and to quote that bible of heavy, Kerrang! magazine, sound like “NZ Napalm who hammer it home all the way.”
The power and energy that TSOS bring to the stage is amply demonstrated by the fact that they were sought out by
Their debut album Heed to the Voices was originally an NZ-only independent release, which went down so well with fans that
The Symphony of Screams derive much of their motivation (and sound) from a desire for uncompromising artistic honesty.
Guitarist/vocalist Te Matera Smith, who hails originally from the UK, is a former member of British rock outfit Sundog who
Their album Radio Candy released June 2013, and the material that would eventually become TSOS’s
Studios, it’s been too long since fans had a new ‘The Symphony of Screams’ album.
And now their latest Album 'Live & Unplugged' released on boxing day 2014, featuring live acoustic performances of songs from 'Heed to the Voices', 'Radio Candy' and an entirely new track 'Skyfall'. "It was such a kick performing these songs in the way that many had been originally written, on acoustic instruments. The Audience feed back was brilliant, so we just had to share it with our wider fan base by releasing to gig as an album" TeMatera.
- TeMatera's UK Band ‘Sender’ are also on Triple A Records.
- The band are based at RedRoom Studios in Helensville, Kaipara.
- TSOS signed to Triple A Records in 2012.
-Mike ‘Bones’ Coney runs a film grip unit and has worked on many of NZ's seminal movies.
- Russell Hansen was a founding member of 8Ft Sativa, then went on to form Hollow with
- The band formed when TeMatera rented Bones’ house. The tenant and landlord became
friends and formed the band. Russell followed, introduced by a mutual friend after Hollow
disbanded. Karl Followed three months later.
- At Rock to Wellington after playing their set, TeMatera came down to watch Ozzy…
Pausing mid head bang, he realized he was stuck in a mosh sandwich between TVNZ’s
Mark Sainsbury and Sharron Osbourne… “Now that’s a head F*ck!”
- The Band got their name from a gun fanatic film unit Gaffer... who casually mentioned to
Bones that if he were to open fire on the Set (they were filming in a cave), “it would become
a Symphony of Screams”…. Ok then…….