Only one game today so this’ll be a shorter post than normal but the music will still be rocking! This will be Namibia’s first game of the tournament and the question will be can they score a try? Let’s find out!
GAME 12: NEW ZEALAND vs NAMIBIA
ORPHANS OF DUSK vs THE SABBATHIAN
Orphans of Dusk are an Antipodean gothic/doom metal collaboration that have one ep out at the moment and it showcases the band excellent blend of Type O Negative, Woods of Ypres, My Dying Bride and early Katatonia. If you’re a fan of any of those bands then you need to get Orphans of Dusk into your life.
The Sabbathian are another International act (US guitarist/drummer and Norwegian vocalist) and another female-fronted, Sabbath-worshiping doom act. Are they any cop or just another bunch of bandwagon- jumpers? Well, formed by Chad Davis (Hour of 13) and with vocals from Annette Gulbrandsen (Mandylion, Leaves Eyes, Nattsol), The Sabbathian sound like classic doom metal (Candlemass, Solitude Aeternus etc) with very strong female vocals and the band sounds like the real deal. The riffs, the songs and the strong vocals put The Sabbathian head and shoulders over other female-fronted doom acts out there.
This is the first meeting between these nations. Namibia were on the wrong end of the heaviest defeat in World Cup history (0-142 vs Australia in 2003) while New Zealand were responsible for three of the five largest wins in Webb Ellis history. The All Blacks have never lost in the Pool Stage of the Rugby World Cup; winning all 25 games in this round. Namibia have lost all 15 of their games at the Rugby World Cup by an average margin of 55 points. So if you have any prayers, good vibes, well wishes or even better tries then I reckon you send them Namibia’s way! A walkover for New Zealand and quite possibly a whitewash!
Musically it’s a lot closer than the game will be! Both bands are relatively new and only have one ep out but both bands are worthy of your attention (and your money!) so this will come as no surprise to anybody when I go for the draw!