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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

STALKER – Satanic Panic

December 5, 2016 0

STALKER is a new Heavy/Speed Metal band from Wellington featuring two ex-members of RAZORWYRE. Satanic Panic is their debut release with just 3 tracks forming a very memorable demo.  David ‘Daif’ King powers through the vocals Read More

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Please share. All bands will be announced by tomorrow afternoon so keep an eye on the event page. Fingers crossed for one of NZ's most brutal bands to confirm tomorrow as a headliner \m/ \m/ NO PRESSURE OR ANYTHING GUYS IF YOU SEE THIS haha \m/ ... See MoreSee Less

Fundraiser for Abel McGeady & Josh Parbery - More info to come

April 8, 2017, 7:00pm - April 8, 2017, 10:00pm

Kiaora Rock and Metal Whanau! It's time for another fundraiser show to help two of our own who have lost most of their clothes, furniture, TV and all that other miscellaneous stuff we don't really thi...

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On a very serious note...

If you're worried about someone - START the conversation. "She'll be right" and "boys don't cry" etc. are just imbecilic expressions that do nothing to help the fact young NZers have the worst statistics globally for taking their lives.

If you're feeling low - know that you ALWAYS have options no matter how overwhelming your inner turmoil may seem. PLEASE reach out. We all feel, suffer hardships, get upset, etc. No one is alone in that regard.

In the underground music community we need to be constantly mindful of this, and make the effort to look out for one another, to ask if people are okay, and to offer our support. We are a tight group. We squabble and troll etc, but we're all like-minded to a certain degree, we all know each other, and depression is no joke.

Please take care, everyone. <3 Phone numbers & links below:


• Suicide Crisis Helpline (aimed at those in distress, or those who are concerned about the well-being of someone else) – 0508 828 865

• Lifeline – 0800 543 354

• Depression Helpline – 0800 111 757

• Healthline – 0800 611 116

• Samaritans – 0800 726 666 (for callers from the Lower North Island, Christchurch and West Coast) or 04 473 9739 (for callers from all other regions)

• What's Up – 0800 942 8787 (for 5-18 year olds; 1 pm to 11 pm)

www.depression.org.nz – includes The Journal free online self-help tool

www.thelowdown.co.nz – visit the website, email team@thelowdown.co.nz or free text 5626 (emails and text messages will be responded to between 12 noon and 12 midnight).

www.whirlwindstories.com – It's okay to be not okay. "You can ask for help. Even the toughest men need support." Stories of hope.

www.outline.org.nz – 0800 688 5463 (0800 OUTLINE)
(confidential support for sexuality or gender identity issues).

www.sparx.org.nz – an online self-help tool that teaches young people the key skills needed to help combat depression and anxiety.

www.commonground.org.nz – a central hub providing parents, family, whānau and friends with access to information, tools and support to help a young person who’s struggling.

www.mentalhealth.org.nz – for more information about supporting someone in distress, looking after your mental health and working towards recovery.

ALSO there are hundreds of local support groups. Please reach out. You are not alone.
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Valhalla Touring is proud to announce Fallen Order as Wellington support for Dragonforce 'Reaching into Infinity' New Zealand Tour

Combining a strong dose of ‘80s Metal with the influence of a few modern day defenders of the faith, Fallen Order bring their own sound to the table while remaining true to the elements of traditional Heavy Metal.

Although steeped in tradition, the unique Fallen Order sound is characterized by powerful baritone vocals, Bulgarian-tinged drum fills, fast fingered bass lines and the harmonized riffs and solos of the twin guitar attack. Be prepared Wellington!

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

Friday 30 June - San Fran - Wgn
Wellington - Buy --> https://goo.gl/BqYZfd

Saturday 1 July - The Kings Arms Tavern, Aucks
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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