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Winter Deluge – As The Earth Fades Into Obscurity (Frozen Blood Industries)

Winter Deluge – As The Earth Fades Into Obscurity (Frozen Blood Industries)

Originally released on CD by the band themselves a couple of years ago, the debut album of Winter Deluge sees new distro/label Frozen Blood Industries pick up the release for a tasty vinyl re-issue. Not knowing a huge amount about the New Zealand metal scene.. Read More
The House of Capricorn - Morning Star Rise (Svart)

The House of Capricorn – Morning Star Rise (Svart)

New Zealand based blackened doom merchants, The House of Capricorn bring an interesting offering to the altar with their occult heavy third full length album. With an ominous feeling that the end is looming, they mix the atmospheric nature of Black Metal with the pounding.. Read More
Kerretta - Pirohia (Golden Antenna)

Kerretta – Pirohia (Golden Antenna)

Auckland instrumental three-piece Kerretta have been slinging their unique brand of dark experimental rock since 2006 and the newest release Pirohia continues the work which the band are known for – creating a vast sonic landscape with moments of beauty utilising intricate leads and jumping.. Read More
Sinistrous Diabolus / Vassafor Split (Iron Bonehead)

Sinistrous Diabolus / Vassafor Split (Iron Bonehead)

Here are two tales of New Zealand’s darkest side in the form of a split album. First we have two tracks by Vassafor, starting with “Ossuary in Darkness”. It’s played in the spirit of black metal and makes such anarchic progress that it’s pointless trying.. Read More
Diocletian – Gesundrian (Osmose)

Diocletian – Gesundrian (Osmose)

As a kid, I was pretty pleased to have my birthday on St George’s Day. The slayer of dragons is a pretty cool guy to share a day with when you are eight years old. Of course, I have since developed mixed feelings about the.. Read More
Monsterworks – Universe (Eat Lead And Die Music)

Monsterworks – Universe (Eat Lead And Die Music)

With bands pilfering from every metal genre through the ages these days, it’s becoming harder to confidently pigeon-hole them but, what the hell, I’m going for it anyway. Cosmic progressive thrash. There, I’ve done it. I’ve slotted Monsterworks into their very own, brand new, pigeon-hole.. Read More
8 Foot Sativa - The Shadow Masters (8 Foot Sativa Records)

8 Foot Sativa – The Shadow Masters (8 Foot Sativa Records)

During my usual trawls through the internet looking for new blood to listen to I came across this band by accident and was thoroughly impressed with this album which is their fifth, yes fifth release in eight years and they’re from New Zealand. Whilst the.. Read More
8 Foot Sativa - The Shadow Masters (SR)

8 Foot Sativa – The Shadow Masters (SR)

A band on their fifth album and I’ve never heard of them until I stumbled upon them by chance and admittedly I downloaded their album (I will get the album properly guys I promise) [it’s in the post to you Ed] as I liked the.. Read More
Ulcerate – Vermis (Relapse)

Ulcerate – Vermis (Relapse)

Between 2007 and 2011, this supporter of death metal went somewhat astray. As he lost touch with the genre – and music generally – a glut of new talent inevitably appeared in the meantime. Numerous band names were glanced at in passing during this period.. Read More
Bulletbelt – Down In The Cold Of The Grave (Headless Horseman)

Bulletbelt – Down In The Cold Of The Grave (Headless Horseman)

I’ll admit that I’m not particularly familiar with the metal scene in New Zealand at all. From memory I can only name three Kiwi bands that I’ve experienced the music of (those being Diocletian, Ulcerate and Dawn of Azazel). I can’t really count Demoniac anymore.. Read More
Barshasketh - Sitra Achra (Todestreib Records)

Barshasketh – Sitra Achra (Todestreib Records)

A  three-man outfit with members split between New Zealand and Scotland, Barshasketh plough a narrow furrow of stripped-down, melancholic black metal that’s a mix of Mayhemic rumblings and bleak, burning melodies.  Harsh yet oddly clean, the production has a paradoxically polished rawness to it, allowing.. Read More
Interview - Wound (2010) director David Blyth

Interview – Wound (2010) director David Blyth

 Wound is a film I recently reviewed on this site; an independent film from New Zealand that can best be described as psychological surrealist art-horror. It’s a film that leaves the viewer with more questions than answers, and thankfully director David Blyth was happy to.. Read More