Welcome to NZMetal.com

New Zealand metal events and news

Please ask bands, promoters, venues, etc. for permission before using any of the content from this website. To submit an event, suggest a feature, enquire about advertising, or notify of an error please email [email protected]

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


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.


Is anyone looking to offload some size L and XL shirts? Wanting to grab some new gear, but I've had enough of dealing with international shipping for one month. Let me know what you have and with a price, cheers! ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Liam Hand + Dan Birrell + Kieran Bircher plz 🙏 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

😍😍😍 ... See MoreSee Less

GET FUCKING HYPED Which release are you hoping for??

View on Facebook

This massive weekend with Stray From The Path and COUNTERPARTS just got bigger with Banks Arcade / DRXNES / MISHAP / Seas Of Conflict !!!

21 April - Whammy, Auckland
Banks Arcade - Post hardcore melodies with metalcore bite
DRXNES - Trance inducing five piece heavy rock/atmospheric metal

22 April - Valhalla, Wellington
Seas Of Conflict - Progressive Metal music straight of the Waikato
MISHAP - Playing pop punk and causing trouble in New Zealand

Tickets on sale now from undertheradar, Flying Out, RPM, Slow Boat and Valhalla Touring.
Buy Now --> http://bit.ly/Counterparts_StrayFromThePath_NZTOUR

Counterparts & Stray from the Path Nz Tour
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Niel De Jong shared Alien Weaponry's post to the group: New Zealand Metal - nzmetal.com. ... See MoreSee Less

Great news, our album is now available for pre order on Bandcamp and if you do it you get the new single ‘Holding My Breath’ for immediate download. ALSO we have just found out we can do merch at ...

View on Facebook

NEW Andreas Kisser - Sepultura interview in Berlin last week about Machine Messiah, Against's 20 year anniversary, New Zealand and Slayer retiring. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Niel De Jong shared Alien Weaponry's post to the group: New Zealand Metal - nzmetal.com. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!