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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.


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Eternal Torment New Zealand Tour 2018!

March 15, 2018, 9:00pm - March 18, 2018, 1:00am

Brutal Hails Promotions proudly presents the BLIND TO REALITY NEW ZEALAND TOUR, MARCH 2018! Australian Death Metal band ETERNAL TORMENT cross the Tasman Sea to unleash their brutality! Hailing from...

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Strike of the Beast 4 tonight at Valhalla, Wellington!

$15 Pre sales available until 5pm at http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/…/…/Strike-Of-The-Beast-4.utr $20 door price

8.00pm Doors

8.30pm Silent Torture

9.20pm Vargafrost

10.20pm Hellbringer (Aus)

11.20pm Neutralizer
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A few changes to the line up but none-the-less this event will be BRUTAL! Here is the final updated flyer. Only 4 weeks until Brutality comes back to the Bay! Brutal Hails!

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Mortiis (NOR) Auckland at Whammy Backbar

August 2, 2018, 9:30pm - August 3, 2018, 1:29am

For the First Time in New Zealand........... This Show is at Capacity 100 Thursday August 2nd with Special Guests. Doors 9:30pm 18 + Tickets : www.undertheradar.co.nz/ticket/7851/Mort...

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For the First Time in New Zealand.. Mortiis (Nor) is coming to New Zealand for Two Shows Only ! With a very Special Performance of the Cold Meat Industry Classic "Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør" on show…

1st August – Valhalla – Wellington
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2nd August – Whammy Backroom – Auckland

Tickets: www.undertheradar.co.nz and www.valhallatouring.com
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Twelve Foot Ninja - Christchurch

April 19, 2018, 8:00pm - April 19, 2018, 11:30pm

Arguably Australia’s most exciting heavy music export, these genre-shape shifters have decided to extend their globally successful Monsoon Tour to include shows in Christchurch (Apr 19th), Wellingto...

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WELLINTON ... We are back for Pao Pao Pao Festival tomorrow ... grab tickets now and come bang your heads with us \m/\m/ www.iticket.co.nz/events/2018/feb/Pao-Pao-Pao @paopaopao2018 @Pipiteam...

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Hey Gais

Checkout the video and EP we just dropped.

Plz praise or roast, either serves the reach gods.
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