Armatrak were an Auckland band that existed through the mid to late 80's and who were one of this countries first forays into the American Hardcore/Emo sound of the mid 80's. New Zealand seem to gain it's punk influences from the UK, which is not that surprising seeing as we are part of the British Empire. Along with bands such as Bygone Era and Salad Daze to a lesser extend. Armatrak put out some very solid releases including their demo which is my favorite. They had a label called "Positive Youth Promotions" put out tapes, did 'zines and put on shows. This country owes alot to these guys and what that put into the scene here.