Two Minutes With: Ritual Abuse


Ritual Abuse certainly don't fuck around. They like to drink, smoke, get high and play some of the most nihilistic doom you'll ever hear.

We chat to the band ahead of the Weedeater/Conan show on July 12 at the San Fran, where they also support fellow Wellington outfit Opium Eater, as part of our Two Minutes With series. 

Describe your music in five words or less?

Hard as fucking bricks cunt.

What’s going on in the world of Ritual Abuse?

Drinkin’, smokin’ and playing mean shows. We're planning on recording some new stuff soon.

What motivates you to make music?

Noise, doom, Satan, The Oosss, The Greasies and all the fuckin’ good cunts out there in the wide universe.

What have been the high and low points of your musical experiences so far?

Meth has been the highest and trammies the lowest so far.

What music are you listening to at the moment?

Repugnant, Peste Noire, Worship and Trepanation; listen to Pissed Off Bastards. 

If you were stranded on a desert island, which member of the band would get eaten first? And why?

Cam; because he'd pass out and piss himself and the local critters would eat him if we didn't get in there first.

Here’s an opportunity to bitch about something, whether music related or not. What really pisses you off?

Fuckin’, fuck the Beetles, sleeveless fuckin’ doom cult hoodies, shitty fuckin’ false doom bands and four per cent beer.

You’re putting together your perfect gig featuring New Zealand artists. Who would you get to play and where? Feel free to include acts/DJs/bands/venues that no longer exist?

Black Boned Angel. Hail! Best fuckin' band.

Meth Drinker.

Aborted Christian.


Rugged and Onedeep aka Tip (R.I.P) for good measure.

Go get fucked.


Tickets from, Oztix, the venues and for Wellington and Auckland.