Sepultura And Death Angel To Tour Australia And New Zealand

Brazilian metal legends Sepultura has announced a string of headline shows in New Zealand and Australia, where they will be joined by special guests, Death Angel. Sepultura are currently promoting their fourteenth studio album, “Machine Messiah” which was released in January of this year through Nuclear Blast Records. Death Angel’s last album, “The Evil Divide” was released last year and the band are reportedly working on new material.

The tour dates are as follows:

May 11 – Auckland – The Studio
May 12 – Wellington – San Fran
May 13 – Christchurch – The Foundry
May 15 – Melbourne – 170 Russell
May 16 – Adelaide – The Gov
May 18 – Brisbane – Eatons Hill Hotel
May 19 – Sydney – Metro Theatre
May 20 – Perth – Capitol

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Blindfolded and Led to the Woods: “Meth Tooth” Video Out/Adoxography Nears Release

As Christchurch, New Zealand-based brutal death/grind faction BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS prepares for the October release of their Modern Adoxography album, Metal Injection has debuted the band’s intense new video for the demented track, “Meth Tooth,” the second single to be released from the record. Issues BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS of the song and corresponding, violent, horror-themed […]

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ULCERATE Announces Australasia MMXV Tour Dates

Cutting-edge death metal outfit, ULCERATE, has announced a run of Spring and early Summer tour dates throughout Australia and their native New Zealand. At press time, the Australasia MMXV headlining tour consists of seven live performances in April, May and June, which will see the band overwhelming audiences in Napier, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, New […]

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The Devil Wears Prada To Miss Cristchurch Show, Saving Grace Still Playing

Saving Grace has issued the following announcement about The Devil Wears Prada missing a show due to illness:

“It is with very much regret that we announce that The Devil Wears Prada will no longer be appearing with us in Christchurch.

“Due to unfortunate circumstances surrounding the health of lead guitarist Chris, the band is unable to make their pre-Parachute Festival performance down south and cannot perform without him. TDWP in association with their management have made the following statement:

We regret to announce that we must cancel our performance in Christchurch due to a band member falling ill and unable to fly today. We look forward to making this up to all of our fans and friends in Christchurch in the future. We hope everyone will still come out, enjoy the evening and support the Saving Grace album release. All other shows will remain scheduled.

“We are aware that many South Island fans were looking forward to seeing TDWP alongside Saving Grace and understand that this is extremely disappointing. Please be assured that we did everything possible to try and avoid this from happening and that both the band and their agent did their best to avoid cancelling, but unfortunately Chris is unwell and unable to fly out to make this show and it is logistically impossible for us to reschedule.

“The Zebedees show will still proceed with Saving Grace playing an extended set for South Island fans in support of the brand new album ‘The Urgency.’ All ticket holders will also be entitled to exclusive brand new Saving Grace merchandise at entry.

“For All Eternity from Australia as well as Out Cold AD and The Mari Slack Band will round off the bill for a great night. Limited door sales / ‘The Urgency’ album deals will be available on the night for non ticket holders.”

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Cover Of Judas Priest’s “Breaking The Law” Released By Reformed Bloodwych

New Zealand based metal act Bloodwych, originally formed in 1991 and featuring Dragonsclaw vocalist Giles Lavery, have reformed and released a cover track of Judas Priest’s “Breaking the Law” as a free download. The track can be streamed and downloaded in the widget below.

Bloodwych was a big part of New Zealand’s metal history. Guitarist Xan Angelfvkk tells the history here:

“Like most young bands Xan’s first band used a couple of names: Renegade Sadist, Overlord. After recording their first demo called “The Demo Demo” in August 1991, they changed their name to Bloodwych. Then, securing the sevices of a really good drummer the band played many shows and gained quite a reputation in their home town of Nelson, New Zealand for their original material as many of the other bands around in those days almost exclusively played covers.

“In 1992, they recorded two further demos “Smile” & “High Gain Mutha”, the second named purely for their excitement to be now using Marshall amplification. These were sold in the local record store and sell they did. Attracting the attention of the stores owner/manager. They also began to tour in this year.

“The final foray in the recording world for this original Bloodwych came in 1993 when they recorded three tracks for a local compilation of harder music called “Dead Centre”. At this point things were in a state of flux, Xan and the vocalist formed up with a new lineup. With the other members not wanting this to be a continuation of Bloodwych a truly new band – Daemon – was born.

“Daemon was a death metal band, and with the previously mentioned record store owner now on board as manager things moved forward reasonably rapidly. Tours were organised etc. The vocalist quit and Xan took over the lead vocal role in addition to lead guitar. Daemon appeared and played live on TV2’s Newsnight program which was actually broadcast from their rehearsal room for that show! In 1996 the band recorded an album at New Zealand’s premier York Street recording facility. By this stage Daemon was known nationally and the most recognized band in this genre at the time in New Zealand. A status that lasted all too briefly. By the end of 1996, the manager and most of the band had quit, but Xan had seen this coming and had already organised a replacement lineup. However, Daemon reverted to being an underground status band at this stage, but nevertheless toured with Brutal Truth in 1998 and ultimately played it’s last show opening for Pantera in May 2001 in the Christchurch Town Hall.

“Jumping back to 1994, Black Metal had really taken hold in Nelson, back then the biggest stronghold in the country. A house infamously known as “The St Vincent Street Hoarde” was the epicentre of this scene and this is where Xan formed an already establised “slow burning” project called Beltane into a real band, that had one aim only: To play Black Metal. Beltane is still active to this day and now the primary lineup is Xan with his partner Baphgirl which it has been since 2007. On the (southern hemisphere) Summer Solstice of 2004, Beltane began it’s totally unique Seasonal Recording Programme, and had recorded on EVERY Solstice and Equinox since. The upcoming Summer Solstice will mark the beginning of the tenth year of these recordings, quite a feat!

“But this story is really supposed to focus on Bloodwych. In 1997, Xan moved into an old building right in the heart of Nelson city called “The Watchtower” and established a recording studio. This place however became much more than that. While here Xan started hanging out with Giles regularly and they both realized they shared a mutual appreciation and knowledge of classic Heavy Metal and Hard Rock, which very few people around them got into to at this level. Understand that this was a time when Grunge was still very strong and metal was like it was dead and buried in this country – hard to believe now. A fun project was soon established to play classic heavy metal and some original songs. After a while things got more serious and it was decided to convert this project into a full-blown re-establishment of Bloodwych because “we already have the backdrop”!

“This was a crazy and exciting time, there are many stories to be told, but this brief writing is not the place alas. However, demos were recorded and one was (roughly) released. Bloodwych played the most successful performance of the 1999 Nelsonian Black Metal Sabbat & operated as a band right up until when Giles left New Zealand in 2000. Then it feel silent…..until now!”

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Ulcerate Posts New Song “Await Rescission” Online

Now less than two weeks from its official North American release via Relapse, today Pitchfork premieres the latest single from Ulcerate’s demoralizing fourth LP “Vermis.”

Closing out the nearly hour-long LP is “Await Rescission,” which can be heard over at this location.

The previously posted song “Confronting Entropy” is also still available for streaming over here.

Ulcerate just announced a next round of live demonstrations in support of “Vermis,” with a barrage of new shows across Australia and the band’s native New Zealand over the coming months. Current dates are as follows:

10/12/2013 Churchills Live – Christchurch, New Zealand
11/01/2013 Whammy Bar – Auckland, New Zealand
11/02/2013 SFBH – Wellington, New Zealand
11/28/2013 Crowbar – Brisbane, Australia
11/29/2013 The Stag – Sydney, Australia w/ The Amenta
11/30/2013 Sonic Forge Festival – Melbourne, Australia

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Eternal Rest Reveals Details On New Album “Prophetic” And Tour Dates

Australian death metallers Eternal Rest will release their debut album, “Prophetic,” on April 16th in North America via Deepsend Records. Pre-orders are available now at this location. Deepsend Records comments:

“Recorded and mixed by Joe Haley of Psycroptic, Australia’s Eternal Rest have crafted a beast of a debut album with ‘Prophetic.’ Equal parts crushing and ferocious, while maintaining a level of musicianship that should be applauded in a scene that’s been saturated with technical overdoses and slow-plodding nightmares. For fans of Immolation, Psycroptic and Martyr.”

The band has also confirmed a Winter Aussie tour as well as a Spring New Zealand tour. Details are available below.

Jan 18 – Prophetic Launch Tour Begins
Jan 18 – Strike Club – Adelaide, Australia
Jan 19 – Cornucopia Hotel – Wallaroo Plain, Australia
Jan 20 – Cavern Club – Adelaide, Australia
Jan 25 – Crowbar 18+ – Brisbane, Australia
Jan 26 – Norville Hotel 18+ – Toowoomba, Australia
Feb 08 – Gasometer Hotel – Melbourne, Australia
Feb 09 – Ha’Penny Bridge – Frankston, Australia
Feb 16 – Venom Club – Sydney, Australia

Mar 21 – NEW ZEALAND TOUR W/ SINATE
Mar 21 – The Creek – Timaru, New Zealand
Mar 22 – Refuel – Dunedin, New Zealand
Mar 23 – Bourbon Street – Christchurch, New Zealand
Mar 24 – Zebedee’s – Christchurch, New Zealand
April 20 – Metal Heart Festival/Mansfield Tavern W/ Portal, 4arm and more Brisbane Australia

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Eternal Rest Reveals Details On New Album “Prophetic” And Tour Dates

Australian death metallers Eternal Rest will release their debut album, “Prophetic,” on April 16th in North America via Deepsend Records. Pre-orders are available now at this location. Deepsend Records comments:

“Recorded and mixed by Joe Haley of Psycroptic, Australia’s Eternal Rest have crafted a beast of a debut album with ‘Prophetic.’ Equal parts crushing and ferocious, while maintaining a level of musicianship that should be applauded in a scene that’s been saturated with technical overdoses and slow-plodding nightmares. For fans of Immolation, Psycroptic and Martyr.”

The band has also confirmed a Winter Aussie tour as well as a Spring New Zealand tour. Details are available below.

Jan 18 – Prophetic Launch Tour Begins
Jan 18 – Strike Club – Adelaide, Australia
Jan 19 – Cornucopia Hotel – Wallaroo Plain, Australia
Jan 20 – Cavern Club – Adelaide, Australia
Jan 25 – Crowbar 18+ – Brisbane, Australia
Jan 26 – Norville Hotel 18+ – Toowoomba, Australia
Feb 08 – Gasometer Hotel – Melbourne, Australia
Feb 09 – Ha’Penny Bridge – Frankston, Australia
Feb 16 – Venom Club – Sydney, Australia

Mar 21 – NEW ZEALAND TOUR W/ SINATE
Mar 21 – The Creek – Timaru, New Zealand
Mar 22 – Refuel – Dunedin, New Zealand
Mar 23 – Bourbon Street – Christchurch, New Zealand
Mar 24 – Zebedee’s – Christchurch, New Zealand
April 20 – Metal Heart Festival/Mansfield Tavern W/ Portal, 4arm and more Brisbane Australia

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Eternal Rest Reveals Details On New Album “Prophetic” And Tour Dates

Australian death metallers Eternal Rest will release their debut album, “Prophetic,” on April 16th in North America via Deepsend Records. Pre-orders are available now at this location. Deepsend Records comments:

“Recorded and mixed by Joe Haley of Psycroptic, Australia’s Eternal Rest have crafted a beast of a debut album with ‘Prophetic.’ Equal parts crushing and ferocious, while maintaining a level of musicianship that should be applauded in a scene that’s been saturated with technical overdoses and slow-plodding nightmares. For fans of Immolation, Psycroptic and Martyr.”

The band has also confirmed a Winter Aussie tour as well as a Spring New Zealand tour. Details are available below.

Jan 18 – Prophetic Launch Tour Begins
Jan 18 – Strike Club – Adelaide, Australia
Jan 19 – Cornucopia Hotel – Wallaroo Plain, Australia
Jan 20 – Cavern Club – Adelaide, Australia
Jan 25 – Crowbar 18+ – Brisbane, Australia
Jan 26 – Norville Hotel 18+ – Toowoomba, Australia
Feb 08 – Gasometer Hotel – Melbourne, Australia
Feb 09 – Ha’Penny Bridge – Frankston, Australia
Feb 16 – Venom Club – Sydney, Australia

Mar 21 – NEW ZEALAND TOUR W/ SINATE
Mar 21 – The Creek – Timaru, New Zealand
Mar 22 – Refuel – Dunedin, New Zealand
Mar 23 – Bourbon Street – Christchurch, New Zealand
Mar 24 – Zebedee’s – Christchurch, New Zealand
April 20 – Metal Heart Festival/Mansfield Tavern W/ Portal, 4arm and more Brisbane Australia

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Human Recruits New Drummer Daniel Pawsey, Working On New Album

New Zealand’s Human has checked in with the following update about recruiting a new drummer and working on a new album:

“We have secured a new drummer in the form of Daniel Pawsey, a Christchurch local, and we couldn’t be more happy with the way it’s been working out. We plan to do our first show with him on May 12th at ‘Capital Punishment 3’ in Wellington! After that we have our 20th anniversary show happening in our hometown, at our favourite venue; The Dux Live!

“Human had started work on a new studio album with our previous drummer late last year but that all fell through pretty quickly, which was unfortunate for all involved. However, we still have all of the songs we need and we are starting to record again with Daniel on the skins this time. And it’ll be the best thing we’ve ever done. We hope xD Our good friend Nick ‘Captain Catsquid’ Coulter will be manning the controls for the production of the album!

“Brief enough? Don’t forget we still exist on these websites so do check them out and leave your comments – we read them all. Except the shit ones… they get deleted. Metal on!”

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