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Unleash the Fury: Blitz Metal Fest 2023 Adds Teraset & Black Gravel City to the Face-Melting Line Up

As Blitz Metal Fest 2023 approaches, we are stoked to announce the addition of two new bands to our all-out metal assault lineup: Teraset and Black Gravel City. These powerhouse bands will join Shepherds Reign, Deathnir, Forsaken Age, and Senarius for an earth-shattering night of metal mayhem, taking place on Easter Saturday, April 8th, 2023, in Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.


Teraset, a death metal ensemble from Auckland and Waikato, is set to deliver a head-crushing performance, melding the raw intensity of Old School Death with the infectious groove of modern sound. Drawing inspiration from Death Metal icons such as Obituary, Death, and Pestilence, as well as British grindcore trailblazers like Napalm Death and Carcass, Teraset's music diverges from the conventional and promises to enthrall fans of diverse metal subgenres.

Black Gravel City

Black Gravel City, an innovative metal/rock trio hailing from Auckland, masterfully combines bone-crushing riffs with captivating melodies, delivering an intense auditory experience like no other. Comprised of seasoned musicians who share a relentless passion for heavy music, this dynamic trio has quickly gained traction in the metal scene. Their debut release, "Internal Fix," serves as a testament to their powerful and unique style, drawing inspiration from a heart surgery patient's perspective while exploring themes of resilience and survival. This striking balance between the raw aggression of metal and the emotive depth of rock in their music contributes to the success of "Internal Fix," earning them a dedicated fanbase and a well-deserved reputation. Fueled by their unwavering commitment to their craft, Black Gravel City continues to push boundaries and evolve, solidifying their status as a formidable presence in the music world, leaving listeners craving more of their sonic onslaught.

Shepherds Reign

As anticipation builds for Shepherds Reign's thunderous Blitz Metal Fest performance, their latest single "Ua Masa'a" highlights their commitment to addressing social issues like domestic violence. This emotionally-charged track, inspired by the tragic loss of the lead singer's sister, showcases their musicianship and dedication to raising awareness. Through their music, Shepherds Reign tackles this widespread problem, contributing to the broader conversation and adding depth to their upcoming festival performance.

Blitz Metal Fest takes place at Ding Dong Lounge on Saturday 28 April 2023

Blitz Metal Fest 2023 will take place across three floors, with live music blasting through the air at Dead Witch and AUX, while metal DJs at Ding Dong Lounge keep the atmosphere charged by spinning the heaviest and most brutal tracks from the metal genre. Tickets are selling fast, so don't miss out on this epic night of metal carnage! Get your tickets now at and prepare to unleash your inner metal warrior on Easter Saturday at Blitz Metal Fest in Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland.

Full Line Up:

  • Shepherds Reign

  • Deathnir

  • Forsaken Age

  • Teraset

  • Black Gravel City

  • Senarius


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