Silent Torture 'Phallic Self Mastication' In stores and online 3 August


We could not be more stoked to announce that we will release the brutal 'Phallic Self Mastication' by Silent Torture on Friday 3 August in stores and online.

Silent Torture need no introduction, undoubtedly one of the hardest working death metal bands that New Zealand has ever seen, they are known for their incredible live show and relentless tour schedule across the country.

The skull crushing brand new E.P. marks the band's first label release and is a must have for all fans of brutal Death Metal in the vein of Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus and Origin.

Silent Torture will headline Ding Dong Lounge on Friday August 3 to celebrate the new release with support from Godzilla Takes New York, Pale Flag and Rei.

Be sure to pick up this piece of New Zealand Death Metal history and pre order your copy today.

Exclusive options and bundles including brand new merchandise are available now from our official online store at

Stay tuned for more tour dates and news over the coming days.

Rich James 'Stay' EP Available Now


We are stoked to announce that the brand new E.P. entitled 'Stay' by RICH JAMES is available now through all your favourite digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal & many more.

'Stay' features the single 'Drive' (ft. NICO) which was featured on Apple Music's A-List: Hip-Hop playlist alongside another three tracks. 

Catch RICH JAMES performing at Valhalla tonight alongside Chronic Shnxman and more in Wellington to celebrate.

Happy Black Friday.

Welcome to the family - Silent Torture


We are very stoked to welcome the tirelessly hard working death metal act Silent Torture who have been making a mark on the New Zealand metal scene since their inception in 2015.

Known for their relentless work ethic and staying busy playing shows across New Zealand and Australia, Silent Torture has shared the stage with countless NZ metal acts including our own Depths, Perditionist, Scorn of Creation and Saving Grace alongside international bands such as Vader, Cattle Decapitation, Revocation and Boris The Blade winning countless fans and making friends along the way.

Playing brutal and relentless death metal in the vein of Cannibal Corpse, Dying Fetus and Origin, Silent Torture hold no punches as they bring their own household cuts of death to venues across Australasia.

Keep your eyes peeled for brand new music, tour dates and merch in the coming weeks from Silent Torture.


Deadboy Proudly Welcomes RICH JAMES


Since the inception of our label in 2005, our rich history in releasing some of the finest and most successful homegrown punk, rock, hardcore, metal and alternative music has been our legacy... today we proudly announce the very first signing of an urban music artist to Deadboy Records.

To say that there is excitement around this next chapter of the label's history would be a gross understatement as we proudly welcome Auckland City's Rich James.

From deep roots in the New Zealand hardcore punk scene to his rebirth as an exciting and unique creative force in urban music, Rich James has been captivating the hearts of many modern alternative and hip-hop music fans since the release of his debut EP 'Lord$' in 2016 and the game changing follow up 'The Prelude' in 2017 on the Small Fortunes imprint.

We are excited to be releasing new singles from Rich James all Autumn long with a brand new full length album coming in 2018 on Deadboy Records and Universal Music.

Deadboy Entertainment will handle artist development, publicity and label services for Rich James as the takeover begins this April.


Stream 'Drive ft. Nico' now on Apple Music, Spotify and all of your favourite digital music platforms.



We are very excited to announce that the crushing new album 'Endless' by DEPTHS mixed and mastered by Daniel Bergstrand (Dark Funeral, Behemoth, In Flames) is available now for pre-order from our official store and all of your favourite digital retailers including iTunes, Apple Music and Amazon Mp3.

'Endless' is DEPTHS third studio album and easily the band's most incredible musical effort to date.

A concept album unlike any other, 'Endless' is the tale of a man's spiritual journey to absolution after suffering a psychological breakdown.

Embarking on a voyage through the Egyptian underworld know as the Duat, he pushes forward to attain the one existential truth of life itself; to find complete understanding.

Split into three stages: Catalyst, Perception and Discovery, each song portrays an individual, life-changing event.

Represented by mythological deities on the way to his eventual rebirth.

Pre-order right now and receive an instant download of 'Apophis' and another brand new track from the album.

Head to our webstore to pick up your copy right now and check out the options including the exclusive deluxe bundle, strictly limited to 10 only which includes a copy of every single DEPTHS release to date.

Deadboy Records Welcomes 'Scorn of Creation'


Deadboy Records is excited to announce the signing of Wellington's 'Scorn of Creation'.

Playing a style of aggressive, raw death metal reminiscent of the genre's pioneers such as Morbid Angel, Suffocation and Cannibal Corpse with a modern technical twist, the debut album is like a breath of fresh air in the modern climate of extreme music.

Vocalist Kris Gillan (ex Mindfuck), Guitarist Seth Jackson (ex Bulletbelt) Bassist George Prowse (ex Backyard Burial, The Dauntless) and prolific drummer Shaun Anderson (The Dauntless, Saving Grace, Depths) are a seasoned collective of some of New Zealand's most crushing live acts and have come together to form a brutal new project set to take the underground metal scene by storm.

With a debut album release show booked at Valhalla on the day of the record's release, metal fans are sure to be pleased when the band hit the stage to crush skulls and debut the impressive material.

Since the band started posting teaser videos of pre-production and tracking for their inaugural effort, countless New Zealand metal fans have been salivating in anticipation of the release's announcement.

Today we are please to be able to break the silence and present you with the gift of brutal death metal this jolly season.

'Scorn of Creation' features guest vocals from Carnal's Dan Birrell and Bulletbelt's Joelene Tempest and hits store shelves and digital retailers on February 2nd 2018.

Digital pre-orders are available now on iTunes, the debut single 'Realisation' will be available as an instant download with every pre-order and is also available as a standalone single.

Physical limited edition vinyl textured digi-packs limited to 300 copies are available for pre-order now, do not miss your chance to own an exclusive piece of NZ metal history.

Deadboy Records 10 Year Anniversary Party

Deadboy Records is celebrating 10 years of bringing New Zealand the finest in alternative music.

Deadboy is an independent label distributed by Universal Music New Zealand. We focus on quality over quantity and this year we will be celebrating 10 years and 30 releases of the finest hardcore, metal, punk and rock music including many award nominees, winners and chart toppers such as The Jury & The Saints, Saving Grace, In Dread Response, False Start, Depths and The Dear & Departed.

It's just two of us that do this, Vasely and Angelo and we wouldn't still be doing it many years on without the help of every single person in New Zealand who supports our label, our artists and our releases, so we wanted to celebrate this milestone and invite you all to join us.

August 8th at Kings Arms, we will be hosting a party to celebrate this anniversary along with some of the label's biggest and newest bands on the current roster.


Merchandise from the label and bands will be on sales as well as drink specials, prizes, gifts and giveaways.

Advance tickets are only $10 and are strictly limited to 100.
All ticket holders receive a free gift upon entry.

Door sales are $15 on the night.

Share the event poster on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TENYEARSDEAD and be in the draw to win the ultimate Deadboy Records prize pack valued at over $300 including 2x VIP tickets to this event with dinner and drinks.

Tickets on sale now from

Come and party with us!

DEPTHS 'The Mortal Compass' Available now in stores and online.

The wait is over. The crushing new studio album 'The Mortal Compass' from New Zealand juggernaut DEPTHS is available today in stores across New Zealand and through all digital outlets globally. 

Already receiving accolades for it's sleek production, huge songwriting and mind crushing heaviness by press, the brand new album is poised to make a solid mark as the band enters it's first official week of album sales and tours across New Zealand in it's support.

"Depths prove once more that they can live up to their name—as The Mortal Compass draws violence, putrefaction and punishment from the deepest circles of Hell just to send it flooding into the listener’s head. Depths have broken their silence, and the result is nothing short of deafening." - NEW TRANSCENDENCE

Be sure to pick up a copy of #themortalcompass today from a store near you, or purchase and stream digitally via iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Google Play and all of your favourite digital outlets.

Stay tuned for more New Zealand show and tour announcements from DEPTHS over the coming weeks.

DEPTHS announce 'The Mortal Compass' July 2015 New Zealand tour.

DEPTHS have announced their tour dates in support of the brand new album "The Mortal Compass" which hits store shelves on July 10th.

The tour spans across eleven dates hitting both North and South Island markets.

Tour dates are as follows:

Thursday 9 July / New Plymouth, The Mayfair
Friday 10 July / Napier, Cabana Bar
Saturday 11 July / Palmerston North, The Royal
Tuesday 14 July / Wellington, Valhalla
Wednesday 15 July / Christchurch, Dux Live
Thursday 16 July / Dunedin, Musicians Club
Friday 17 July / Invercargil, Tillermans Music Lounge
Saturday 18 July / Timaru, The Factory 
Thursday 23 July / Wanganui, The Riverside Bar
Friday 24 July / Hamilton, Zeal (AA)
Saturday 25 July / Auckland, Backbeat Bar

Tickets on sale soon.

"The Mortal Compass" digital pre-orders and physical pre-order bundles will be on sale June 10th on

The video for the single "Dethrone" is streaming now.
Head to our media section to watch it.

DEPTHS release new music video and announce new album.

We are very excited to announce some long overdue news.

New Zealand's most brutal and uncompromising modern metal act DEPTHS will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album "The Mortal Compass" on July 10 In Stores & Online on Deadboy Records.

Following the path they carved from the very start, by mixing relentlessly heavy down-tuned metal grooves with a modern death metal approach to brutality, the new record mixed by Chris Foster (It Prevails, Sworn In) will lay to waste any preconceived notions you had about the word 'heavy'.

The stunning cover art created by Daniel Wagner of D-Dub Designs (Like Moths To Flames, Volumes, Hundredth) can be seen below.

The official track listing is as follows:

1. The Cattle of Man
2. Deity
3. Kingdom Come
4. Blackest Night
5. Dethrone
6. Origins
7. Mehyt
8. In the Waters of Lethe
9. Empire
10. Infinite Crisis
11. Rotworld
12. The Mortal Compass

Check out the video for the first single #DETHRONE directed by Chris Brooks below:

Exclusive Physical and digital pre-order packages will be available from June 10th 2015 on be sure to pick up your copy of what is easily the most anticipated New Zealand metal album of the year.

Stay tuned for a tour announcement shortly in support of "The Mortal Compass".

OUT COLD A.D. Release New Music Video for 'Life And Death'.

OUT COLD A.D. Have released a brand new music video for their single 'Life And Death'.

The single was released in March and burned up the New Zealand iTunes Charts hitting #1 on both the Rock Chart and the Metal Chart, giving fans a taste of what to expect on the full length 'Forecasts' which in it's first week, debuted at #11 on the Official New Zealand Music Charts Top 20 Albums Chart.

The band will be playing album release shows this June in Auckland and Wellington, with more NZ dates to be announced throughout the year.

You can check out the band's brand new music video for 'Life And Death" here.

Welcome to the brand new Deadboy Records website.

It's 2015. Ten years since the birth of the label. Crazy to think how much we have achieved since the beginning. So many great artists, releases, showcases and tours. 

We kicked off 2015 with a brand new artist signing and added Christchurch hardcore act OUT COLD A.D. to the Deadboy Records family. 

Their single "Life And Death" debuted at #1 on the New Zealand iTunes Rock Chart and iTunes Metal Charts.

The highly awaited debut album "Forecasts" was released on April 10 and entered the New Zealand Top 20 Albums chart at #11 which was a huge success, and the second consecutive Deadboy Records release to enter the official New Zealand Music Charts on it's first week.

OUT COLD A.D. Will be playing Wellington and Auckland album release shows this June in support of "Forecasts", be sure to check them out and stay tuned for more tour dates throughout the year.

Stay tuned for more announcements in the coming weeks including new music videos, releases and a certain event that we cannot wait to tell you all about in due time.

Thanks for all your support throughout the years!