After a long silence, we’re back with a strictly limited season of shows!

23 July – Hamilton – Altitude – Down The Rabbit Hole
30 July – Auckland – Kings Arms Tavern
20 August – New Plymouth – Mayfair – Brutalitees Birthday Bash
10 September – Auckland – Kings Arms Tavern
17 September – Christchurch – Churchills Live

The tour will finish with a farewell celebration in Christchurch to bring 2 decades of Cripple Mr Onion to a close – there may not be another CMO show after this so don’t miss out, if you’ve never seen us before this is your only chance!

Event details and ticketing information coming soon, spread the word…

• Wellington show – March 8 2013

Cripple Mr Onion, Blindfolded And Led To The Woods, Ovus, Farming The Population
Bodega – Wellington
CRIPPLE MR ONION return to Wellington to perform one show at BODEGA.

$10 entry, first band at 10pm.

With support from:



Check out the Facebook event, and invite all your friends!

• Kings Arms with El Schlong and guests

Dec 29 2012 at Kings Arms
Avant-metal troubadours El Schlong return home to NZ for 4 summer shows and are joined in Auckland by old chums Cripple Mr Onion and guests Resporn and Shepherds Of Cassini.

$10 entry, doors at 8pm, first band at 9pm sharp.

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Resporn – Progressive/alternative/metal
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Shepherds of Cassini – Psychedelic space-prog, cosmic folk-metal, post-post-rock
Check out the Facebook event, and invite all your friends!

Venue: Kings Arms Tavern –, 59 France Street South, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Saturday December 29, 2012
Time: Doors 8pm
Entry: R18, $10 door sales

• Kings Arms with Mothra and Cobra Khan

We’re stoked to be playing with Mothra and Cobra Khan, it’s been a long time coming..!
The Kings Arms Tavern presents Cobra Khan, Mothra, and Cripple Mr Onion, Fri Aug 24th

-poster- Instrumental progressive rock/metal act MOTHRA have just released a debut music video for ‘The Beginning’ with another video clip and debut recording in progress:

Undoubtedly one of NZ’s solidest and hardest hitting punk/metal acts, Auckland 5 piece COBRA KHAN need little introduction. Be sure to check out their latest release ADVERSITIES:
Check out the Facebook event, and invite anyone you know who enjoys a good mosh!

Running order will be:

Mothra, Cobra Khan, Cripple Mr Onion

Venue: Kings Arms Tavern –, 59 France Street South, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Friday August 24, 2012
Time: Doors 8:30pm
Entry: R18, limited $9 presales from Under The Radar or $15 at the door
• Coda Lounge, New Lynn, Akld – May 26

Cripple Mr Onion will next be playing at the Coda Lounge on MAY 26, 2012 at the third annual Rock Out West – here’s the lineup:
Cripple Mr Onion
Jealous Itch
World War Four
The Rascal Kings

Venue: Coda Lounge, Unit 2/20 Portage Rd, New Lynn, Auckland
Date: Saturday 26th May, 2012
Time: Doors 6pm
Entry: R18, Tickets $20

For ticket availability please check or see the Facebook event page

• Kings Arms, Akld – April 5

Kick off the long weekend with a great mix of bands at the Kings Arms, brought to you by Neon Gigs and Events. Check out this lineup:
Cripple Mr Onion
Fictional Response

Venue: Kings Arms Tavern –, 59 France Street South, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
Date: Thursday April 5, 2012
Time: Doors 7pm
Entry: R18, $10 at the door
Facebook event






This message from RW Entertainment:
It is with deep regret that RW Entertainment must announce that LAMB OF GOD have been forced to withdraw from their scheduled appearance at Studio in Auckland on Wednesday March 7th due to a domestic emergency affecting the band. The band and their management have issued their own concise cancellation statement, as follows:

“Lamb of God have been forced to cancel their shows scheduled for March 7th in Auckland, New Zealand and March 9th in Anchorage, Alaska, due to a medical emergency regarding a family member. The band intends to make up both shows during the Resolution tour cycle.”

THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER and UNEARTH will now perform a co-headlining substitute show at the same venue, with support from original Lamb of God local openers CRIPPLE MR ONION, and scheduled afterparty acts STATE OF INTEGRITY and IN DREAD RESPONSE. Both The Black Dahlia Murder and Unearth will perform extended sets to compensate for the absence of Lamb of God. Doors for this show will open at 7pm, as per the Lamb of God show and entry will again be restricted to those aged 18 and over. Entry to the substitute show is valid for any original Lamb of God ticket-holder. There will also be door sales available to the substitute show.

All ticket holders will receive an automatic $30 refund on their original ticket. Anyone requesting a full refund must do so by midday on Sunday March 11th and cannot use their ticket to attend the substitute show. Refunds will not be processed any earlier than Monday March 12th. Any questions regarding refunds can be directed to

The scheduled signing and meet and greet sessions for Lamb of God have also been cancelled, although winners of the various competitions promoted by RW Entertainment and their media partners will still have their CD prize packs honoured and sent out.

Everyone involved in the RW Entertainment family is beyond devastated that this has happened at the eleventh hour, with such a small amount of notice. Our deepest sympathies are with Lamb of God at this, their time of need. We hope to see as many of you as possible turn out in big numbers to support The Black Dahlia Murder and Unearth, who always deliver live shows of unparalleled intensity, and will no doubt do a fine job of making up for Lamb of God’s late withdrawal.

While this situation was no-one’s fault, and simply one of those unfortunate turns in life that catches everyone off-guard, RW Entertainment would sincerely like to extend their deepest apologies to the many fans who had bought tickets (a lot of tickets!) to the show and who have shown such massive support and excitement during the whole time leading up to it. In particular, we want to acknowledge those people who were due to travel from out of town for this show. We know how great an inconvenience this must be, and can only hope that the substitute show we have managed to pull together slakes everyone’s thirst for pure American heavy metal until such time as Lamb of God and ourselves work again.
We hope to see all original ticket holders there, and NOW THERE ARE DOOR SALES, let’s get behind this everyone, and make our visiting bands feel welcome!
• LAMB OF GOD – Studio, Akld – March 7

Wednesday March 7, 2012 – RW ENTERTAINMENT and THE METAL BAR present


and our very own CRIPPLE MR ONION opening the night, so get down there early!

WEDNESDAY MARCH 7th 2012, 7pm, R18

Tickets are available from and Real Groovy
• Coda Lounge, New Lynn, Akld – Feb 4

It’s a holiday weekend folks, and Cripple are playing at the Coda Lounge, head along and make this your Saturday night!
Brought to you by Deadlights Entertainment:
Cripple Mr Onion

Venue: Coda Lounge, Unit 2/20 Portage Rd, New Lynn, Auckland
Date: Saturday 4th February, 2012
Time: Doors 7pm
Entry: R18, $10 at the door
• Big Day After @ Kings Arms, Jan 21

Saturday, January 21 2012 – Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
With nowhere near enough Metal/Rock at the Big Day Out, come to the BIG DAY AFTER!
It’s Sinate’s 3rd album release gig too, check out this lineup:

Dawn Of Azazel
Cripple Mr Onion
Just One Fix
Invasion Of Piracy

The after party will be announced on the night, also it’s Matt Sheppards birthday at midnight.

Where: Kings Arms Tavern –, 59 France Street South, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
When: Saturday, January 21 2012, 7:30pm till 2am
Entry: R18, $15 door charge
Facebook event

• November Shows: Auckland and Wellington

It’s nearly summer and we’re kicking the holiday season off early with a couple of shows before the heat kicks in:
Saturday, November 19 2011 – The Bacco Room, 53 Nelson Street (under Totos restaurant), Auckland, New Zealand
Heathen Eyes
and introducing

Time: 9pm
Entry: R18, $10 door charge
Facebook event

Saturday, November 26 2011 – Bar Medusa, 154 Vivian St, Wellington
Golias (Akld)

Time: 9pm
Entry: R18, $10 door charge
Facebook event


• Kings Arms Sept 2 – supporting Eminence (Brazil)


For the first time in New Zealand; Rare Breed Records and Ramrod Media are Proud to present: EMINENCE from Brazil.

Over the past 16 years Eminence have established themselves as one of Brazil’s Biggest Metal Bands, touring in Support of Motorhead, Mercyful Fate, Sepultura and King Diamond to name a few as well as playing many festivals and extensively touring throughout Europe.

Check out the event listing on Facebook for further details, or head straight to to pick up tickets now!
Here’s a message from Eminence:

Where: Kings Arms Tavern –, 59 France Street South, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
When: 8pm till late, Saturday September 3, 2011
Entry: R18, Presales $20 from

View other dates on the tour here:

• August show – Rising From The Rubble at The K.A.

The Kiwi Metal Bar and Deadboy Records proudly bring you:
The “RISING FROM THE RUBBLE”- Album launch party

“Rising From The Rubble” is the long awaited 2 disk, Kiwi hard rock and metal compilation album being released through Deadboy records.

All proceeds from the compilation are going to the Christchurch Red Cross to help support those in Christchurch who are still being affected by the February earthquake.

To celebrate the release of the compilation we are putting on a show at the kings arms on Friday August 12.


DECIMATOR (members of in dread response & snakes of iron)

RISING FROM THE RUBBLE – Available August 22 from all leading retailers!

Where: Kings Arms Tavern –, 59 France Street South, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
When: 8pm till late, Friday August 12, 2011
Entry: R18, $10 door sales, all profits from the show and compilation go to Christchurch Red Cross
• July shows, 2nd Rotorua, 15th Auckland

The Show for Shoki
Saturday July 2, 2011 – After Dark, Rotorua
Come along to celebrate the life and memory of our departed brother, the late great Shoki Kamishima! It’s just past a year since he left this existence and our boy Shoki had a well-developed skill at collecting friends so there will be a lot of people thinking about him right now, if you’re in the area and can make it along it would be really great to see you there for a drink, mosh and a few laughs

Cripple Mr Onion
Slipping Tongue (original lineup)
Barracks (ex acalmbefore)
Kid Cynical

Where: After Dark Rotorua, 1237 Pukuatua Street, Rotorua, New Zealand
When: 8:30pm Saturday July 2, 2011
Entry: R18, $5 at the door.


Resporn “Divisionary” Album Release Show
Friday July 15, 2011 – Kings Arms, Auckland

Resporn are releasing their new album “Divisionary”, and they’ve asked us to come along and play after them so they can get down to celebrating after their set – come early so you don’t miss two other great bands!

Cripple Mr Onion

Where: Kings Arms Tavern –, 59 France Street South, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
When: 9pm till late, Friday July 15, 2011
Entry: R18, $10 door sales

• Saturday June 4, 2011 – Galatos

Here’s a good way to warm up the start of winter – four solid bands at Galatos on June 4th:
Cripple Mr Onion
Heathen Eyes

Where: Galatos, 17 Galatos St, Auckland, NZ
When: Doors 8pm Saturday 4 June 2011
Entry: R18, $10 waged, $5 with student ID.

We’ll be playing down in Rotorua in a few weeks too, July 2 with Kid Cynical, Devilskin, Barraks (ex acalmbefore) and Slipping Tongue – both gigs are in honour of our lost brother Shoki Kamishima who left this world a year ago in June, we’re looking forward to sharing a few drinks, laughs and memories with you all…

• 14-05-11 Metal for Christchurch at Zeal

It’s been a couple of months since the big shake-up hit our hometown Christchurch and we’ve been hanging out for the chance to do our bit to help out so here it finally is, “Metal For Christchurch” on Saturday May 14 at Zeal.
This is a festival-style show so there’s plenty of music for your money, and all bands are playing for the cause – all proceeds go to the Christchurch Relief Fund.

Check out this great lineup:

Cripple Mr Onion
Shards Of Sky
Dead Teach The Living
Heathen Eyes
Edge Of Fury
Jurassic Penguin
Dead Ends
Deserters Will Be Shot
These Streets Are Ours
Of Tales Untold

Now it’s pretty rare to see Cripple Mr Onion at an all ages show, and for those who haven’t been able to see a show before it’s definitely not something to miss if you can help it – we’ll be on sometime between 9:30 and 10pm preceded by a total feast of sound from our friends and associates, so come one and all for a faceful of the heavy massive!

Where: Zeal, 20 Alderman Drive, Henderson, Auckland
When: 2pm – 11pm Saturday 14 May 2011
Entry: $10, All Ages.
All proceeds go to the Christchurch Relief Fund

• 19-02-11 Tattoo Expo Afterparty, Hamilton

Ok we’re amped for this one, been keen for a gig with Devilskin for ages now, plus it’s Andy’s birthday: The official after-party for the NZ International Tattoo & Art Expo

+ another tbc

When: Saturday 19th Feb, 8:30pm – 1:30am
When: Axces Bar, 28 Alexandra St, Hamilton
Entry: R18, $10 on the door, Free entry with Tattoo Expo Artist Pass

And the event itself:
NZ International Tattoo & Art Expo
Claudelands Event Centre Hamilton Feb 19 and 20.
Devilskin on Facebook

• 08-01-11 Gig w Our Last Enemy from Aussie

OUR LAST ENEMY NZ Album Release Tour


Jan 7th: Medusa Bar, Wellington
with Darklight Corporation and No Love Lost
Jan 8th: Kings Arms, Auckland
with Darklight Corporation, Cripple Mr Onion and Burn the Scripture

These guys have an extensive background and are keen to come jump over and check out what NZ has to offer. On Tour with Darklight Corporation these bands are sure to take you down an experience you’ll be telling your therapist about for years…

Get in Early to the Auckland Event for a BBQ & Massive Merch Sale!

After extensive touring for the last 3 years, the band is ready to release the long awaited debut album ‘FALLEN EMPIRES’ (Riot! Entertainment / Warner Music). The tour has ventured all over Australia now heading to New Zealand before hitting Japan.

After a big year in ‘09 including support slots for STATIC X, DOPE and HANZEL UND GRETYL, signing with Australia’s biggest metal label RIOT! ENTERTAINMENT/WARNER MUSIC and moving to LA to record the album with Christian Olde Wolbers (Fear Factory) 2010 has been to be even bigger.

Our Last Enemy now features new members BIZZ from legendary cult Florida industrial metal band GENITORTURES on guitar and new keyboardist CRAIG. With a new lineup that raises the bands profile to a truly international level, the stage is set for a huge tour. Recently playing an opening slot for FOZZY (USA) in Australia the boys are ready to unleash their power throughout New Zealand.

..On Tour with…


BURN the SCRiPTURE – Auckland

• 2010 Nov Tour: Wellington, Chch, New Plymouth

Cripple Mr Onion are bringing it back to Wellington, Christchurch and New Plymouth in November, spread the word!
Friday, November 5 2010 – Bar Medusa, 154 Vivian St, Wellington
with Zerstiren and guests.
Time: 8:30pm
Entry: R18, $5 door charge
Facebook event

Thursday, November 11 – Al’s Bar, 31 Dundas St, Christchurch
with Zerstiren and Chasm
Time: 8:30pm
Entry: R18, $5 door charge
Facebook event

Friday, November 26 – Basement Bar, cnr. Devon St West & Egmont St, New Plymouth
with Dead Teach the Living, Dormitabo & Amachine
Time: 8:00pm
Entry: R18, $10 door charge
Facebook event


• August gig news:

Following a couple of months of winter hibernation and songwriting, Cripple have a couple of shows to announce:
Friday August 20, 2010 at the Kings Arms Tavern, Auckland
supporting American goth/death rock legends Christian Death

Saturday August 21, 2010 at the Dogs Bollix, Auckland
with friends El Schlong and Resporn

CHRISTIAN DEATH (USA) Necro Sexual Tour 2010
w/ Cripple Mr.Onion, Creeping, Black Tuesday and DJ Magdalene (R18)

“Christian Death take a relentlessly confrontational stand against organized religion and conventional morality, with an appetite for provocation that makes Marilyn Manson look like Stryper”.- VH1

Bomb threats. The Secret Service. Bush loving Patriot Goths. It’s a strange list, but all this is de rigueur for American goth legends, Christian Death. “Propaganda, rumours and lies…” says Christian Death bass player, Maitri have dogged their career, dividing some fans and galvanising many more.
Long time frontman/guitarist Valor, vocalist & bassist Maitri and percussionist Jason Frantz have special plans for the Christian Death tour of New Zealand and Australia , the first time they have played down-under in the almost thirty years since they first haunted the seedy bars and clubs of L.A’s death rock scene. Playing shows in Auckland and Wellington, this is a wet dream gig for many of New Zealand’s Goth and Dark Music fans.

“One of the top ten goth bands of all time” – Rolling Stone magazine

Date: Friday, August 20, 2010
Venue: Kings Arms Tavern –, 59 France Street South, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
Time: 8:30pm
Entry: R18, tickets from Under The Radar, Moshtix and Real Groovy



CMO are extremely pleased to welcome long-time friends El Schlong back to New Zealand with a night of music and mayhem. El Schlong are fully wicked, if you don’t believe us that’s fine but it’s your loss if you miss this. And there will be a full set from Cripple as well with no gig the following night, so let’s get on it!

Check out this wicked video for El Schlong’s song “The Baddies Are Coming”:

Date: Saturday, August 21, 2010
Venue: The Dogs Bollix, Just a few steps down Newton Road from the corner of K’ Rd, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
Time: 10pm start
Entry: R18, $5 door sales

• Gig with Mutangent and Dead Teach The Living
Just as Cripple were lined up to turn in for a winter of writing new material, Mutangent extended an invitation for a gig, and naturally we couldn’t resist:

Date: Friday, June 25, 2010
Venue: Kings Arms Tavern –, 59 France Street South, Newton, Auckland, New Zealand
Time: Doors 8pm
Entry: R18, $10 door charge

We’re really looking forward to playing with these two great bands, so come along for some good company and a mosh before we disappear until Spring (nearly).

Rest In Peace Shoki Kamishima, our lost brother, the pain is still fresh but we play to honour your memory bro!

The Return
• Gig News: Live Bar AKLD, 29 May 2010
Cripple Mr Onion and Revera bring the noise for the closing night of New Zealand Music Month at Live Bar, and it’s Live Bar’s 1st birthday celebration as well…
Be in to win an Ipod touch, bar tabs and other great prizes
Drink specials all night

Venue: Live Bar, 68 Hobson St, Auckland Central
Time: 8:00pm till 6am, bands from about 10pm
Entry: R18, $10 door charge

The Return
• Gen-XX at Transmission Room, April 17 2010 [Strict
APHASIAtainment, Riveting Promotions, Fiend Magazine and Riot Entertainment present:
Cripple Mr Onion
Skindependent (Chch.)
Eva Strangelove (Well.)
Miss Anthropy
DJ M3ntal D3cay

Saturday April 17th, 2010
The Transmission Room –
396 Queen Street, Corner Mayoral Drive, Auckland
Doors 9PM
Strictly R18
Tickets $46 + booking fee
Doorsales $50
Tickets from Real Groovy in Auckland & Wellington,, 0800 MOSHTIX, and Door sales.

Aphasia, Riveting, Fiend and Riot are proud to present the return of the head mistress of Fetish affair, Gen of THE GENITORTURERS, with her hard hitting Industrial side-project act GEN-XX. The difference from the Genitorturers you ask? It’s the same domineering Frontwoman, performing with her band stripped down, churning out a near identical set to that which the full genitorture contingent would’ve torn through your ears. Strictly R18, this will be one of the biggest Fetish events of the year mixing crushing beats with theatrical foreplay. Their tour downunder barely even fits in before the Genitorturers play at the biggest Industrial and Gothic event on Earth, the Wave Gotik Treffen… having already toured heavily in the US this year, including Gen singing onstage as part of COMBICHRIST after lending her vocals to the new album “Today we are all Demons”. Gen’s past tours have also seen her play alongside the all-so-familiar HANZEL UND GRETYL and with the likes of KMFDM, 16VOLT, MORTIIS & BELLA MORTE. This will be a must gig for fans of RAMMSTEIN, MINISTRY and SKINNY PUPPY.

This will be a massive event mixing Burlesque, Suspension and Metal acts from around the country with sexually charged Industrial. The night includes the extreme suspension artistry of SKINDEPENDENT (Chch.) after only just having had their wounds heal after their latest bout of Skinfarming down South. The world-renown Burlesque of EVA STRANGELOVE (Well.), who like Gen, has performed onstage with the likes of Combichrist. The fiery and stunning body paint artistry of MISS ANTHROPY. Opening for the Genitoruers is the continuing return of CRIPPLE MR ONION, back from time off spent rebuilding and grinding up the gear for another destructive crack at the New Zealand metal scene. Not to mention, this tour is also supported by Riot Entertainment, one of the main Metal distributors in Australia…

• Gig News: A New Chapter Begins
About time too. Here’s a couple of gig announcements:
Cripple Mr Onion – The Return – Friday March 5, 2010
with Initial and Naquadah

Join us to welcome our new bassist Daniel Hawkins to the tribe. Let’s have some massive noise to celebrate.

Venue: Live Bar, 68 Hobson St, Auckland Central
Time: From 8pm, bands start 9pm, headline act 11:30pm
Entry: R18, $10 door charge

BLACK FKN FRIDAY 2010 – Friday April 2, 2010
Welcome friends from the home ground. Auckland and Christchurch Metal unite, check out the line-up, this will be awesome!


$10 on the door.
This is the day after Origin, Decapitated, Psycroptic, Misery Index.

Venue: Transmission Room, Mayoral Drive, Auckland Central
Time: 8:30pm till 3am
Entry: R18, $10 door charge