Two local bands from Wellington, New Zealand - Razorwyre who are a thrash/speed power metal band in the vein of Overkill/Judas Priest/Iron Maiden. Currently have a free demo available to download and are currently recording demo tracks for their first album. Check em out here http://www.razorwyreband.com/
or here on facebook https://www.facebook.com/razorwyre
They're recently supported Exodus, Dianno and and a few others that have made their way through here.
The other band is Beastwars, a stoner/sludge/doom band inthe vein of High On Fire, Bison BC, Sabbath. They recently supported High On Fire and the Melvins when they toured and will be supporting Helmet when they tour later this year. They've just released their first full length album. Check them out here http://beastwars.bandcamp.com/
or here on facebook