Dark Divinity – NZ Metal Supergroup?

Already exploding in popularity in the New Zealand metal scene, Dark Divinity, released their first track November 11th 2017; and within the week the track saw features on both No Clean Singing, and Metal Abyss. Put together by Ian Moir, the drummer for Into Orbit, this first track also features Andy Woodd from the legendary … Continue reading “Dark Divinity – NZ Metal Supergroup?”

Bulletbelt – Cloak the Night

Heavy metal band Bulletbelt release ‘Cloak The Night’, the first single and music video from their 3rd album Nine Centuries. The video is out now via leading horror site Dread Central  (check it out below) and the audio is streaming now on BandCamp. The video was produced and directed by Aleksander Sakowski who states: “My goal … Continue reading “Bulletbelt – Cloak the Night”

8 Foot Sativa @ New City Hotel

I’ve been excited for some shows but this show was next level hype. I know 8 Foot Sativa are top tier but holy shit. Lebowski, In Our Sights, Empire and 8 Foot Sativa all in one show is a guaranteed EPIC NIGHT. I walked in, found a decent spot and was near on instantly serenaded … Continue reading “8 Foot Sativa @ New City Hotel”

Bulletbelt – Cloak The Night Tour

Bulletbelt are a Wellington, New Zealand based heavy metal band heading out on an 8 date nationwide tour in April and May 2017. They will be hitting the major cities of Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. But will also venture into the New Zealand heartland with first time appearances in Kaitia and Whangarei, and a … Continue reading “Bulletbelt – Cloak The Night Tour”

Interview with Empire

Interview recorded on 10/06/2016 Altearoa: How did Empire get started?Jeremy: Well it was Diego and another friend called Jake that got the band together. After that they recruited other people, we went through two other drummers before finding Rhyz, we went through one other bassist before finding Eddie and two guitarists before Tim. So Diego … Continue reading “Interview with Empire”

Bulletbelt – Rise of the Banshee

Bulletbelt blasted into the New Zealand metal scene back in 2009. Their first album, Down in the Cold of the Grave, debuted in 2012 and brought their blackened thrash sound into homes around NZ and abroad. After a variety of tours around NZ and Australia, performing with a horde of international metal acts, and a … Continue reading “Bulletbelt – Rise of the Banshee”

Project: Blood – The Dark Below

When first listening to Project: Blood, my initial thoughts were “Wow, these guys are very Static X” of which I really liked, I’ve always been a Static X fan. The more you listen to this EP, the less Static X they sound, which is fine because this is a Project: Blood EP, not a Static X … Continue reading “Project: Blood – The Dark Below”

8 Foot Sativa – Shadow Masters

So I’ve been listening to 8 Foot Sativa’s latest album, Shadow Masters, for some time now and I must admit, this is one badass album. Best way I can describe it is Thrash Metal meets Grunge meets Hate Made Me & Season For Assault, and depending on your point of view (this is mine) those … Continue reading “8 Foot Sativa – Shadow Masters”