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Established 2003 by Cruci aka Kent H. Redeveloped 2016 by Adam. Dedicated to Cruci, Blaps Warmonger, and the many others (RIP).

Recent News

CARNAL – Habitual Multilations Promo

August 30, 2017

CARNAL are unarguably one of New Zealand’s finest Death Metal bands. They sit comfortably in the upper echelon of home-grown Death Metal alongside acts like ULCERATE and ODIUSEMBOWEL. Really the only difference between them is Read More


August 29, 2017

OATH TO AZRAEL released their debut Mirrors EP earlier in 2017. They are a “melodic metal / alternative metal” band from Auckland comprising of an Angel, two Camerons, a Sebastian and an Ethan. According to Read More


August 29, 2017

‘Bay of Plenty brutality’ band UNSLAIN released their debut MMXVI in January 2017. They don’t have a bio anywhere so very little is clear about this band other than their geographical location. I can tell Read More


August 29, 2017

Unstable Ground are a 5 piece Melodic Death Metal band from Wellington New Zealand. In January 2017 they released their debut EP entitled 13 Steps. The band describe their sound as “groove based, with plenty Read More

SCAPHIST – Sunset Acquisition EP

August 29, 2017

Scaphist dropped their first EP in six years in the form of the relentless Sunset Acquisition. The latest offering from the Ancient Persian-themed Auckland group is seven tracks of blasting blackened death, occasionally interspersed with Eastern sounding instrumentation. Read More

INTO ORBIT – Unearthing

August 29, 2017

INTO ORBIT released their second full-length Unearthing on February 3rd 2017. As with their 2014 debut it quickly received critical acclaim. The band have been featured on No Clean Singing, Six Noises, Under The Radar, Off Read More

STONE ANGELS – Patterns In The Ashes

August 28, 2017

STONE ANGELS released Patterns in the Ashes on the 24th January 2017. Following on from their 2011 debut full-length Within the Witch this latest offering examples a different side to what is still a very dark Read More

SATANFEST 2017 lineup – 22 bands, 3 days

May 10, 2017

Short Blast to Oblivion Productions presents SATANFEST 2017. Returning to Christchurch for the first time since 2009 the hallowed ritual of SATANFEST is bringing together 22 bands from all round New Zealand for 3 days of Extreme Read More

SOJOURNER – Empires of Ash

April 10, 2017

SOJOURNER’s debut album Empires of Ash was one of the most well-received, globally-renowned atmospheric black metal albums of 2016. SOJOURNER are a folk-influenced atmospheric black metal band from Dunedin, New Zealand, with the exception of their vocalist who is Read More

SET ON END – The Dark Beyond

March 20, 2017

After a lengthy hiatus SET ON END reappeared in 2016 with a new line-up, and an album out on formidable American label Artery Recordings. Originally formed in 2005 SET ON END played their live debut in 2009 and released their Means Read More

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Symbiotic Extreme Metal Fest 2017 was AWESOME!!! "Big Ups" to the event organizers and Valhalla for putting on such a rad event!

Extreme-Metal in New Zealand is on a wicked up-swing with loads of killer bands in existence. PLEASE show your support by going to see these bands live and also by buying their merch!

I'll be slowly uploading videos of all the footage I managed to take on both nights. ENJOY!!!

(Note: Any band wanting their footage taken down can contact me.)
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We are stoked to announce we will be releasing a new music video this year! The video will be for our song 'Bringer of Evil' and is currently due for release in early December. #NZMetal

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Satanfest flights for
$70 – Wellington Harbour

Satanfest flights for sale!
Wgtn to Chch return $70.
Details in image. 😎
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Ne Obliviscaris tickets on sale now!

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Short Blast to Oblivion Productions are chucking on a gig in (anti)Christchurch next weekend. The main objective of this gig was to combine a mix of scenes and people to combine for a weekend of metal in a city that has had a bit of a rough time of late. We're not as cool as you and your mates. But this gig has been run by a couple of people on a tiny budget with the best intentions in mind. Thanks heaps for your support. ... See MoreSee Less

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Empire stop by the Gunroom to chat with Angie Stewart about recording, support slots, songwriting, details about themselves and the band's history.
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Empire stop by the Gunroom to chat about recording, support slots, songwriting, details about themselves and the band's history.

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