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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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Valhalla Touring and Dragonforce are happy to announce Bulletbelt as main support for all three New Zealand shows.
Dragonforce 'Reaching into Infinity' New Zealand Tour

Bulletbelt has been striking fear into New Zealand audiences since 2009. The Wellington-based band crafts tunes that draw from black metal’s vicious realms, with cutthroat and meteoric traditional metal, torrents of thrash, and biting second-wave punk all added in to sharpen the razor. Accordingly, fans of Bulletbelt range from patch-vested veterans to kvlt aficionados and gutter punks, and the reason the band holds that crossover crowd transfixed is simple: Bulletbelt adheres to metal’s fundamentals, and its unbridled enthusiasm for the genre’s essential aesthetic strengths is obvious.

They have just finished recording their soon to be release 3rd album 'Nine Centuries'. Recorded at The Lab studio, Auckland with Cam Sinclair and featuring 9 tracks of galloping Heavy Metal fury!

Wednesday 28 June - The Foundry Bar - Chch
with Empire
Christchurch - Buy --> https://goo.gl/pM8lB1

Friday 30 June - San Fran - Wgtn
with Fallen Order
Wellington - Buy --> https://goo.gl/BqYZfd

Saturday 1 July - The Kings Arms Tavern, Aucks
with Stormforge
Auckland - Buy --> https://goo.gl/PAcCBS

Tickets from UTR, Slow Boat, RPM and Valhalla Touring.
www.undertheradar.co.nz + www.valhallatouring.com
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A bit of nostalgia from 2001 found online. While the bands were out having fun, I was a high school nerd sitting at my PC and grabbing the mp3s they posted. ... See MoreSee Less

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Auckland Ding Dong Lounge this Fri 5th May
Wellington Valhalla 6th May
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Here it is....Jupiter Zeus - Eyes On The Prize video from new EP available May 20th 🤘🤘🤘. Limited CDs available at Auckland and Wellington shows next week

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

J Solo Project
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Ivy Blue
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CDs for sale - some gone; items added

All are $9 ea and are in very good/near mint condition for both media and disc except those noted.
All are from my personal collection and have been well looked after in a nonsmoking/no pets home.
Shipping cost will depend on what you buy/where its going to etc. so will be worked out on an individual basis unless something becomes obvious.
Im based in Ashburton and am in Christchurch a couple of times a month if anyone wants to pickup or dropoff.

Send me a PM if you're keen for anything.

Ablach - Aon
Absurd - Facta Loquuntur
Abysmal Sorrow - Abyssmal Sorrow
All Shall Perish - This Is Where It Ends
Amorphis - Am Universum
Amorphis - Eclipse
Art of Burning Water - The Voyage of the Pessimistic Philosoph:
Ash Pool - World Turns On It's Hinge
Atomizer - Songs of slaughter-Songs of sacrifice
Amon Amarth - Once sent from the golden hall
Aus Compilation - A blaze in the Southern Skies
Rape Pillage and Burn - Songs of Death... Songs of hell
Remasculate - Blend in and Juice them
Remasculate - Perversemonger
Cephalic Carnage - Xenosapien
Kampfar - Fra underverdenen
Goatlord - Reflections of the Solstice
Grand Magus - Iron Will
Grand Magus - Hammer of the North
Destruction - Mad Butcher/Eternal Devastation
Destruction - Sentence of Death/Infernal Overkill
The Day Eveyrthing became Nothing - Brutal
Car Bomb - Centralia
Cerebral Turbulency - Germ of erorr
Coalesce - 0:12 revolution in just listening
Coalesce - Give them rope she said V2.0
Daemon Foetal Harvest - Abducted and compacted
Darkcreed - Dark Regions
Black Stench - Black Stench
Relentless - Tempest of Torment
Hobbs Angel of Death - Satans Crusade
Thulcandra - Under a frozen moon

Small scratches to the surface - $6 each:

Cephalic Carnage - Lucid Interval
Blood red throne - Monument of death
Rigor Sardonicus - Principa Sardonica
The Mighty Nimbus - The Mighty Nimbus
Kataklysm - Shadows and Dust
Behemoth - Satanica
Apocalypse Command - Damnation Scythes of Invincible Abomination
Akitsa - Au Crepuscule De L'esperance

Pictures show the spines, should be enough info there to check pressings etc. if you're so inclined.
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