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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

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'Twenty Thirteen'Our first single off our upcoming EP Let us know what you think !Big thanks to We Are Moonhouse for the video and also Tyler Kuulberg for helping film & doing promo photos. Big s...

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Mayhem 'DE Mysteriis DOM Sathanas' Jan 23rd, Aucks – Kings Arms
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Tales from the Pit, recorded at Valhalla on the 7th of December 2017, featuring the drunkest band in New Zealand, The Heathen Collective! ... See MoreSee Less

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"fuck off i hate the band online why would i want to see them in person" - annonomouys

"Speed metal fuckwits more like it" - ammonouys

"i heard kurts going to be there, deffintly not going now" - annonomuys
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come one, come all, acutally dont come if your just gona whinge,.
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i present to you fellow nz metal sires, this saturday at Val Knuts Happy Place - a night of punk, grind and speed.
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joing us will be the dak boys(Tane) and girl in DAKKNIFE brining you all dakrock and other such dak affiliated things
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Next will be lower hutts grindscum and 7 sting hoarder extrodinair (Ryan Oleary) with his band INSIDIOUS RETCH
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and last but not least you can catch everyones favourite (?) band STALKER with the release of their new album.
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Black and White vinyl will be abvaiavle at the show
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oh also we will be having a guest of honor NZ METALs bad boy Kurt "FUK U U CUNT" Silvaaaaaaaaa
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(yes i managed to pull some strings to get this to happen
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Stalker album release show w/ Insidious Retch & Dakknife

December 9, 2017, 8:00pm

Witness the witchcraft of STALKER's album release show with INSIDIOUS RETCH and DAKKNIFE.STALKER 𝘚𝘱𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘔𝘢𝘯𝘪𝘢𝘤𝘴 www.youtube.com/watch?...

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