Hailing from the underground rock scene in Wellington, Hault has recorded the first album of their career, combining metal, heavy rock and psychedelic influences into a pummelling sound that has rocked the Wellington region.
Taking inspiration from the biggest names in rock; Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Tool, Kings X and many more, Hault have spent the past two years perfecting and developing their sound, crushing it into an ensemble of heavy grunge rock guaranteed to destroy stereotypes of standard rock.
Whether in the studio working on new material or on the stage of Wellingtons best venues, Hault have remained devoted to delivering a performance not presently heard from original rock line ups.
The Wellington rock outfit—vocalist and guitarist Mike Cole, bassist Sean Fitzpatrick and drummer Grant Lister —not only know where they’re going, but have a rock solid history that brought them to where they are today. With the coming release of the band’s debut EP, Hault arrives with substance, style and a heaviness that captures their energy, love for great music and commitment to developing a fresh perspective on heavy rock.
SONGWRITER AND GUITARIST
A word from Mike Primalsound
After discovering my passion for guitar at the age of 23 I pretty much became obsessed with trying to create my own style of playing and songwriting. It is a passion that i still have today. I have been heavily influenced by the playing of Toni Iommi, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Robbie Kreiger, David Gilmour and many others, the biggest influence would probably come from the underground punk rock scene of the 70’s and 80’s. What blew my mind about punk rock was the sheer power and simplicity of the songs and playing.
I have been playing in different bands in the Wellington region for quite a while, and it has taken several years to really develop my abilities as a singer/songwriter and guitar player. Time just makes you a better musician but so does playing with other band members.
Hault came about with myself and Grant Lister, someone who I had played with before in a previous band, After a few jams we knew that we needed a good bass player, someone who could fill in all that empty space. Enter Sean Fitzpatrick. Sean had replied to an add I had put up and came all the way out to Upper Hutt for a jam. After the first song his playing really impressed me and his sound was huge, this was exactly what we needed for a three piece band. We have grown and developed a lot as a band and all share the same warped sense of humor. Hault will continue to progress through the ups and downs of this industry.