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Posts tagged "New Zealand"
Lord of Solitude / Thronehammer – Vampire Bites Split (Church Within)

Lord of Solitude / Thronehammer – Vampire Bites Split (Church Within)

Church Within Records started a project of releasing a series of split EPs, starting with “The Church Within Vol. 1: Vampire Bites”, which features Lord Of Solitude from New Zealand and Thronehammer from the UK and Germany. The entire series will be released on 10”.. Read More
Verberis - Vorant Gnosis (Pulverised Records)

Verberis – Vorant Gnosis (Pulverised Records)

Verberis were spawned sometime in 2014 and have been somewhat of an enigma ever since. This latest release sees the band expose their souls in the form of just 2 tracks, yet they manage to span a monstrous 32 minutes. DA is the main mastermind.. Read More
Once Were Warriors – Lee Tamahori (Second Sight)

Once Were Warriors – Lee Tamahori (Second Sight)

We used to scour the video shop looking for films to grab for a nights entertainment and always went to the new releases as a first stop, hoping to get something watchable or at least downright rubbish that we could have a laugh during. I.. Read More
Bron -  Where Leaden Dawn Meets Iron Shores (Wolfspell)

Bron – Where Leaden Dawn Meets Iron Shores (Wolfspell)

One man atmospheric black metal band Bron from Edinburgh via New Zealand have release quite a few things digitally but this is a classy digipak CD from those nice Wolfspell people of his late 2017 album. It’s long too, three songs coming in between just.. Read More
Vassafor – Malediction (Iron Bonehead)

Vassafor – Malediction (Iron Bonehead)

It’s funny but I’ve been listening to a lot of late eighties, early nineties stuff recently for the usual confluence of synchronicity reasons. I say funny, but it’s just that it put me in the right mindset to approach NZ two piece band Vassafor. Despite.. Read More
Heresiarch - Death Ordinance (Dark Descent)

Heresiarch – Death Ordinance (Dark Descent)

The last time I encountered the word Heresiarch in a musical context it was with cerebral epic metal clan Atlantean Kodex. It’s safe to say that the band Heresiarch draw no influences from that quarter of Bavaria, but it doesn’t mean that this crushing New.. Read More
Vargafrost – Honour, Blood, Spirit and Love (Naturmacht)

Vargafrost – Honour, Blood, Spirit and Love (Naturmacht)

Vargafrost has managed to perfectly join two parts of the black metal world into one intriguing release with Honour, Blood, Nature and Love (we’ll come back that that title shortly). Whereas some of the best heathen black metal I’ve heard recently has been edging towards.. Read More
Deathgasm - Jason Lei Howden (Studiocanal)

Deathgasm – Jason Lei Howden (Studiocanal)

A heavy metal horror film, should be right up our street. However past experiences of the limited sub-genre have proved this is not necessarily going to be the case. The problem being \\\metal/// per-se sets itself up for ridicule and parody which can be rather.. Read More
Creeping – Revenant (Iron Bonehead)

Creeping – Revenant (Iron Bonehead)

Purveyors of blackened doom since 2004, New Zealand’s Creeping come in to ‘Revenant’ with two well reviewed albums already under their collective belt. Now signed to Iron Bonehead for the vinyl release (Daemon Worship for the CD) of their latest album, they seem all set.. Read More
Bulletbelt - Rise Of The Banshee (Headless Horseman Records)

Bulletbelt – Rise Of The Banshee (Headless Horseman Records)

Any band called Bulletbelt is going to have me clamouring for their album to review immediately as I expect stripped down metal that sweats and bleeds steel. Residing in the Southern Hemisphere, namely New Zealand, this second album of raw metal has a thrash feel.. Read More
Barshasketh – Ophidian Henosis (Blut and Eisen Records)

Barshasketh – Ophidian Henosis (Blut and Eisen Records)

I had heard and read good things about this New Zealand / Scottish band so my hopes were high. To be sure this album, which is basically seven hefty untitled chunks of black metal, carves out its own world and atmospheres through is weighty soundscapes.. Read More
Monsterworks - The Existential Codex (Eat Lead and Die)

Monsterworks – The Existential Codex (Eat Lead and Die)

Monsterworks are a London based four piece who originally hail from Wainuiomata, New Zealand who admit themselves that their style is a mixture of other sub-genres which they have ‘stolen’ to create their sound. The best way to describe them is a progressive metal band.. Read More