The Skeptics were a postpunk noise band from Palmerston North, New Zealand active from 1979-1990. During their existence as a band, they released 4 albums an EP and 10" single before the band disbanded in 1990 due to member David D'Ath's tragic lost battle with leukemia. III showcases the bands abrasive and haunting sound as well as their pioneering embracing nature of early sampling technology in a time when jangle guitar pop was prominent on Flying Nun records. Despite being left of center Skeptics III made an impact in New Zealand due to the controversial video for AFFCO named after a meat work company in the North Island. The video shows graphic footage of an animal slaughter house and was banned from national television.