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Recent News

CARNAL – Habitual Multilations Promo

August 30, 2017

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 – Mirrors EP

August 29, 2017

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

UNSLAIN – MMXVI EP

August 29, 2017

‘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 – 13 Steps EP

August 29, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Just giving you all an update on the merch. We've recently found a much more affordable company to make merch through. We can do any custom band merch!

On all kinds of products.. Clothing, footwear, all kinds of homeware for bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and lounge, electronics, bags, accessories.... I could go on! If you can think of it, we can most likely make it!

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The album is done. It is titled NULL APOSTLE, and will be out early next year. Stay tuned for more info soon.Here is track 2 from the album, for your displeasure.The Blood Never LiesThe faintest...

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