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CARNAL – Habitual Multilations Promo

August 30, 2017 0

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


August 29, 2017 0

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


August 29, 2017 0

‘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


August 29, 2017 0

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

August 29, 2017 0

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

August 29, 2017 0

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

August 28, 2017 0

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

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

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Hey guys, Auckland band Animalhead here, just released our first single. Have a crack! Keen to gig with some new heavier local bands. Pm me if your keen!

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Iz no devolskin but try to enjoy anyway ok hopefull they also do a show oversea an hav make it sumday ... See MoreSee Less

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

Here it is. Our first manu. This is for Phil who generously donated to our crowd funding campaign and in his honour, we jump into the FREEZING cold Waipu river ... you are fucking awesome dude \m/\m/ ...

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A Wellington Based Band.... #BeyondComfort... I had the Honor of sitting in and listening to these three practice and jamming out in their practice space... I also had full permission to recording them at work....\M/ \M/ horns up brothers... Jacob Stone guitar ... Camelle Bonne guitar .. and drummer A.J ... See MoreSee Less

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So I'm in the UK got return flights from aux to chch for Satanfest next weekend if anyone wants them. 100 plus name change. Think I'm going to Europe next week. PM me or I'll change em for a holiday somewhere haha ... See MoreSee Less

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