This is their triumphant return after vocalist Matt Hyde underwent over 6 months of treatment for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2016 - and he is now in remission. They announced their new album "IV" in April - which was shaped by Hyde's recent experiences. Beastwars formed in Wellington, New Zealand in 2006. Their 2011 self-titled debut was nominated for Best New Zealand Rock Album at the New Zealand Music Awards, as were their second and third albums 2014's Blood Becomes Fire and 2016's The Death Of All Things. Beastwars and Blood Becomes Fire were also nominated for the Taite Music Prize.