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SATANFEST 2017 lineup – 22 bands, 3 days

May 10, 2017 0

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 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

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The Ned Flanders-themed band performs “All That Is Left,” a track from the group's 2016 album, Howdilly Doodilly.

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New Just One Fix track available now from Bandcamp
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Death In The Family by Just One Fix, released 19 May 2017 You can’t kill what’s already dead Take the will to live like a bullet to the head Gonna tear this all apart and paint your whole house re...

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Hello metalheads, first of all thanks for adding me to this group. I'm a student at Northshore, Auckland and as part of my curriculum I'm working on a research to study about the heavy metal scene in Auckland. The research will involve simple interviews so as to understand how metal bands are accepted here and how the gigs go. I am looking for 5 volunteers, heavy metal fans who attend gigs on a regular basis and have a fair idea of the local bands too. I'd also join them for any gigs in the next 2 months. It'll be exciting to watch new artists, so "PLEASE DO PING ME IF INTERESTED!"
FYI I've sung for a few bands and can pull a few strings, we could jam as well. Cheers!
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NZ Metal & Hard Rock Month conitues this weke with very special guest, Booga Beazley of Head Like A Hole currently touring NZ.......

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Holy Serpent, Bloodnut & Blazing Shade (Whammy Bar Backroom)

May 18, 2017, 10:30pm - May 19, 2017, 1:00am

Melbournes own stoner doom wizards, Holy Serpent descend upon the land of the long white cloud this weekend for their first shows ever in the country supporting desert rock legend Brant Bjork. They'...

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Angelcorpse - Extermination New Zealand Tour
Savagery commences in Auckland with HERESIARCH and Exordium Mors, while Valhalla is desecrated with Blood of the Moon (Official) and WINTER DELUGE.

26th July - Whammy Bar, Auckland
Tickets --> https://goo.gl/WLHqBl
27th July - Valhalla, Wellington
Tickets --> https://goo.gl/49UAW3

Tickets: www.valhallatouring.com and www.undertheradar.co.nz
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