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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

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.


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

Thought we would give you a taste of the tasty album artwork done by Barny Bewick at Indium Design. Click the link below to go to the video for the new single Holding my Breath. We also want to thank ...

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Footage of "Undiscovered Moons Of Saturn's" full set from last night's performance at the Thirsty Dog (Auckland, New Zealand):
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Niel De Jong shared Alien Weaponry's post to the group: New Zealand Metal - nzmetal.com. ... See MoreSee Less

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Distortions of space time next Saturday with Eskhaton's psychotic bestial death metal
Diocletian - Wellington Debut - 24 March MMXVIII

w/ maniacs Eskhaton (Aus) / Exaltation / CORPSEFEAST


Tickets --> www.valhallatouring.com
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TONIGHT - at Totara St, The Mount
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Psychoclasm - Leave the Dead - Deathnir at Totara Street

March 17, 2018, 8:00pm - March 18, 2018, 1:00am

Psychoclasm are playing one last show on our home turf along side some of the bands we've been closest with over the years. Leave the Dead, Deathnir and local new comers Thunderchild. R18 - Bring ID -...

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$20 ea pick up this weekend in akl
All shirts are medium
Will do deals if you want a few...
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New band from Joe and Jeremy (ex-Dawn of Azazel) and I. Give us a like if you like what you hear. ... See MoreSee Less

Fell. Album late 2018.

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