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CARNAL – Habitual Multilations Promo

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


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


‘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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Events By Region

Events held in the upper-North Island regions.
Events held in the Central North Island regions.
Events held in the South Island.Events held in the Wellington region.


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Good afternoon, the Into Orbit tour starts this Friday and I've come here to advertise it.
Into Orbit w/ Captain Sergeant Major & Opiate Sleeper
Friday 19 Jan | Valhalla, Wellington
Into Orbit w/ Without Borders & The Moa Belt
Saturday 20 Jan | Paisley stage, Napier
Into Orbit w/ Wolf Wizard & Cheshire Grimm
Friday 26 Jan | Nivara Lounge, Hamilton
Into Orbit w/ Thousand Limbs & Slumbug
Saturday 27 Jan | Whammy Bar (Backroom), Auckland
Tickets: http://www.undertheradar.co.nz
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Libidinous Metalfest 2

Flyer made by: Will “gorgeous” Stairmand

Wounded pig (AUS)
Horrendous Disfigurement
Silent Torture
Dark Divinity

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Anno Domini Mortus, mortui sunt. They are dead.

After 13 years, countless rituals, and being the backbone of New Zealand Black Metal, Anno Domini Mortus will exhume themselves for one last breath.

Their last ritual will start at 8:15pm

'DE Mysteriis DOM Sathanas'
Tuesday - Jan 23rd, Aucks – Kings Arms
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Which international band do you want to see support Psycroptic in March? ... See MoreSee Less

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THE SICKEST BAND IN THE HOLY LAND! VISCERA TRAIL(Israel) have been added to the Psycroptic tour. Hyper-blasting, gore-toting hummussexuals Viscera Trail (Israel) head down here for the first time ever!

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Psycroptic + Viscera Trail (Israel) NZ Tour 2018

Friday 2nd of March – The Club Tavern Christchurch
Saturday 3rd of March – Whammy Bar Backroom (Limited tickets)
Sunday 4th of March – Valhalla

Early bird tickets available while stocks last at www.valhallatouring.com
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Name a metal band using only emojis. People have to guess what they are by commenting...

Eg: 🖐️ ☠️ 🤜 (Five Finger Derp Punch)

Idea from Loudwire via Stoner Doom NZ group.
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A new preview of the debut Scorn Of Creation album! ... See MoreSee Less

A sneak peak at our debut, self titled album 'Scorn Of Creation' lead Guitarist Seth, playing through the second half of our track "Rebellion Unleashed" NZ album release show 02.02.18

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