New Zealand Cops Thought Terrorists Had Planted a Bomb, But It Was Just a Noise Band's Cassette Tape

New Zealand Cops Thought Terrorists Had Planted a Bomb, But It Was Just a Noise Band's Cassette Tape
A central part of Dunedin, New Zealand was shut down last Friday afternoon (June 15) after a suspicious package was discovered on the street. As it turns out, the package happened to be a cassette from a local noise group.

As the Otago Daily Times reports, New Zealand Defence Force flew into the city by helicopter and destroyed the tape using a remote-controlled robot. As you can see above, the tape had a note attached to it which read as follows:

''When there's nothing left to lose.

''i will firebomb your car.

''i will hack into your computer.

''i will leak trade & state

''SECRETS.

''i will hammer holes in your office windows.

''i will raise [sic] your buildings to

''the ground.

''i will bring you down.''


The tape itself was a copy of StreetNOISE by L.$.D. FUNDRAISER, whose release strategy involved sticking the tape to the wall of building. A note on the band's Bandcamp page reads, "Free giveaway! On a wall hear (sic) you? limited run of XIII, C38, cassette tape. Longslowcomfortablescrewagainstthewalltapes #5″

The Daily Times also reports that the police have spoken to a band member and are assessing his criminal liability.