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June 11, 2012 0 Comments

Underground Legions Tour: Goatwhore/Impiety July NZ Shows – first 50 Tickets get free meet and greet


In 2010, Goatwhore came to NZ in support of Behemoth and Job for a Cowboy, and their unique extreme metal sound and crushing stage presence made them one of the standout acts on that bill. Now the band returns as headlines to support their new album, Blood for the Master, […]

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May 7, 2012 0 Comments

The Physicists “Oppenheimer” music video

Do you remember last year I reviewed an album by the Finnish band The Physicists, Observation. The music is mathdeathboogie, and it’s madness. I loved it so much I even stuck it in my list of the Top Ten Metal Albums of 2011. Well, the Physicists have just released a […]

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May 4, 2012 0 Comments

Steff Metal reviews Ptahil – For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory


“Illumination through Satanic Gnosticism!” proclaims Ptahil’s marketing material. “Lyrically manuscripted from Satanic introspection and musically composed from dissonant flagellation.” I cannot make this stuff up. Described as Satanic black/punk/doom, Ptahil seem to have way too many “slashes” through their genre to be any good. (It’s usually my experience that the […]

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May 1, 2012 8 Comments

Metal Scholar Stands Up Against Bogan Stereotypes


I was going to do a Linking Horn today, but this article from the NZ Herald came across my desk today, and I thought I’d comment on it. For folk outside of New Zealand and Australia unfamiliar with the term “bogan”, it means different things in both countries. As I […]

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April 15, 2012 0 Comments

3 Days Left to Enter the BlackOut Keep it Live and Loud band comp!


If you’re a NZ-based rock/metal band and you haven’t put your submission in for the Blackout Keep it Live and Loud band comp, you’ve only got 3 days left to get those entries in. I’ll be judging the contest, as well as promoting the winners here on the blog, and […]

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