Back in early February, a Bring Back The Axe Attack Facebook page appeared from out of nowhere indicating something wasn’t right with New Zealand’s longest running metal radio show broadcasting on The Rock FM.
I’ve personally known The Axe Attack host Paul ‘The Axeman’ Martin for some time now and he’s always been incredibly supportive of the local metal music scene.
It’s one of the things that has built him a supportive following over the years. It’s also the fact that he genuinely cares about metal music in this country and why he’s dedicated himself to running The Axe Attack since 1987!
The media excuse that failed
stuff.co.nz reported that The Axe Attack was off the air for ‘technical reasons’ according to MediaWorks, who owns The Rock FM.
Didn’t take a genius to work out that media spin wasn’t going to fly with Axe Attack supporters given that other radio shows by The Rock FM were still on air.