Kerretta (New Zealand) / The Old Black
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Kerretta is a blistering instrumental three-piece from Auckland, New Zealand, that has been described as “lead-heavy” with “sparse and beautiful” moments. Within a short time of its release, the band’s first single, “Death in the Future,” became the second most-played track on New Zealand college radio in 2008. From there Kerretta quickly gathered an enthusiastic following, sharing stages with artists such as Explosions in the Sky, The Breeders and And You Will Know Us by the Trail Of Dead. Lawrence's The Old Black is a no-BS rock band that digs on Black Sabbath, The Misfits, Judas Priest and other bands that would never appear on "The OC." The group has been playing a ton of shows and cooking up a debut album to showcase its seismic riffs and mirror-rattling chugs. Check out our Turnpike episode with the band for a sneak preview of the Blackness to come.