The Black Panthers

Late 90s sleaze rockers out of Christchurch and featuring garden city rocker extraordinaire matt alien, also of Hi-Tone Destroyers (and now Slavetrader up in Auckland). Made a habit of being even more extreme than the hi-tones, with matt constantly baiting the audience (not having to play guitar freed him up to provoke the surly members of the audience). Alien was joined by Bob Cadillac (guitar), Ayatolla Blitzkrieg (bass) and Aliens’ brother Ben – aka Leon Zchvargo (drums), and put out a small issue self-titled release on the local Kato label in 1998.
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  • the black panthers [1998 kato KCD002]
  • ‘hey hey’ / ‘elevators’ 7″ single [kato Kato 1]

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