The Axe Attack celebrates 30 years on the air

Staff Writer

For three decades, New Zealand’s longest running specialist music show The Axe Attack has delivered the breaking heavy metal and hard rock music to local and international audiences.

To celebrate the show’s 30th anniversary, host Paul Martin is dishing out a month’s worth of giveaways. 

I’ll be celebrating the international and local artists that have had an impact on the show from its conception in 1987, as well the new breed from 2017,” Martin said. “There will be listener requests, Kiwi content and I’ll have some great giveaways over the next four weeks including limited edition The Axe Attack t-shirts.”

The show became a 24/7 stream on iHeartRadio in 2015. A huge emphasis on New Zealand artists has made a significant difference to the local metal scene, with the show making a commitment to play at least 33% Kiwi artists.

David Brice, iHeartRadio New Zealand Content Director, said: “Releasing a new show every week shows Paul’s commitment to and expertise in the genre. Couple this with a platform that allows the freedom to play one style of music on a stream, and you have the beauty of iHeartRadio; there is something to suit everyone’s tastes.”

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