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SOJOURNER – Empires of Ash

April 10, 2017 0

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 0

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

BLOODNUT – Blues From The Red Sons

March 14, 2017 0

BLOODNUT perform stoner sludge fuelled by staunch ginger-pride poised for world domination. Yep. They released their debut album Blues from the Red Sons in September of 2016. nuWhile BLOODNUT are not a parody band they are a Read More

SILENT TORTURE – Torn to Pieces

March 14, 2017 0

SILENT TORTURE released Torn to Pieces on January 28th, 2017. Their second EP in as many years showcases exactly what a great death metal band SILENT TORTURE have evolved into already. “The relentless thrash hits you hard Read More

FORSAKEN AGE – Vengeance of the Slain

March 14, 2017 0

After much turmoil and tribulation FORSAKEN AGE presents their long awaited 2nd release Vengeance of the Slain. Released November 3, 2016, on Metal Hell Records (USA). “Heavy Metal is currently lost in a wilderness of trends, Read More

SOLAR MASS – Pseudomorphosis

March 14, 2017 0

On September 26th, 2016, Pseudomorphosis the debut album from SOLAR MASS was proudly released by German label IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS. “Just as a prehistoric universe exploded into being like a hell storm of raging chaos, so too Read More

ODIUSEMBOWEL – Mephitic Sermon

January 30, 2017 0

Mephitic Sermon is an unforgiving onslaught of Brutal Death Metal/Grindcore the likes of which ODIUSEMBOWEL consistently deliver, but with a difference… Following on from previous releases Vomit Sucking Cunt Lips (2007 EP), Peepshow of Decomposition (2008 Demo) and Odiusembowel (2012 Demo) the Read More

METALTOWER – Myopic Dystopia

January 29, 2017 0

New Zealand’s eclectic purveyors of progressive death metal, METALTOWER, have risen in their 3rd incarnation with a beast of technical wizardry named Myopic Dystopia. Two and a half years in the making this monolith of an Read More

VERBERIS – Vexamen out on Iron Bonehead

December 5, 2016 0

VERBERIS‘ highly-anticipated debut full-length Vexamen was released on October 14th on Iron Bonehead Productions (Ger). Copies can be purchased in New Zealand via Headless Horseman. “IRON BONEHEAD PRODUCTIONS is proud to present the highly anticipated debut album of Read More

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Anthrax Among the Living anniversay photos. Berlin 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

March 9 2017

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Some footage of Bloodnut at Nivara Lounge on Sunday:
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Seeing as it's ANZAC day, lest we forget the atrocities of war and the eternal sacrifice our forebears made - respect and RIP, post your fav war-related songs, mates. ... See MoreSee Less

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10 bands I've seen live, but one is a lie.

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Hey @melbourne we coming forY OU this weekend 💪💪💪🌹 💚✨

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'While the swamp rocks' 19 track Palmy Compilation release shows. Sat 29th April at Snails on Taonui st. https://www.facebook.com/events/363872094012350
Fri 5th May at The Stomach on Lombard st.
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While the swamp rocks Compilation release Part 1

April 29, 2017, 8:00pm - April 29, 2017, 11:59pm

Palmerston North's Musician Collective the Slave Collective is releasing our latest local music compilation over two weekends. The First show is on Saturday 29th April at Snails : Artist run spaces at...

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Another dozen events loaded to www.nzmetal.com this morning. There are currently 38 upcoming shows in 10 towns and cities, with the following 15 overseas bands on their way:

Destruktor (AUS)
Truth Corroded (AUS)
Eternal Rest (AUS)
Rise of Avernus (AUS)
Jupiter Zeus (AUS)
The Faceless (USA)
Devin Townsend Project (CAN)
Boris the Blade (AUS)
Dragonforce (UK)
Pallbearer (USA)
Angelcorpse_official (USA)
Kreator (GER)
Vader (POL)
The Dillinger Escape Plan (USA)

Head to www.nzmetal.com for all the details you need.

Shout outs to Valhalla Touring, Chaos Promotions NZ, Metropolis Touring NZ, MJR Presents, Internecion Productions, LIFE IS NOISE, Direct Touring and SB Media. Like all their pages, mates!
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Alittle over a month ago until the Italian maestros of metal, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, hit New Zealand!

30th of May - The Kings Arms Tavern
w/ MetalTower and Organectomy
Auckland tickets - https://goo.gl/LVp3S7

31st of May - Valhalla
w/ Intergracia and Scaphist (Official)
Wellington tickets - https://goo.gl/4MRFR8

Fleshgod Apocalypse New Zealand Tour

Tickets: www.valhallatouring.com and www.undertheradar.co.nz
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Jupiter Zeus from Perth hit NZ next week.

Auckland - https://www.facebook.com/events/1819066178415436/
Wellington - https://www.facebook.com/events/1657141897869476/
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