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Forget In Black

Forged in Black began in early 2009 with the aim of re-inventing traditional heavy metal with a unique contemporary edge. Operatic vocals lead the charge and are backed by dark, hard-hitting music that includes: full-throttle thrash; epic guitar harmonies; crushing doom riffs and aggressive guttural vocals. The band's live show embodies the energy of the music by delivering copious amounts of head-banging; charismatic stage presence and much crowd involvement.

Consistently impressing audiences and promoters across the country, Forged in Black has secured higher profile shows along with a host of positive reviews. The most notable show played so far took place at Bloodstock Festival 2012 where the band played under their previous name Merciless Fail; having won the Metal to the Masses and Band Quest competitions. Other noteworthy shows include: the main stage at Red Roar Festival 2012 (playing alongside bands such as Praying Mantis and Breed 77); Metal Gods Festival2013 (featuring Beholder and Savage Messiah); main support to Skreamer at Camden Underworld; main support to Beholder on the Southend leg of their Order of Chaos tour and most recently slots at the Relentless Garage and Camden Barfly.

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by RaduP

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Omicida

OMICIDA are a new modern-day thrash metal band, as they wear their influences on the sleeves while adding their own unique flare with their extreme precision and break-neck, dual-guitar shredding. The band does not try and re-invent the wheel, they just add some new dynamics to it. Formed in Los Angeles (2014), the band was founded by ex-White Wizzard, Monument member Giovanni Durst (drums). Originally OMICIDA was joined by ex-White Wizzard member Erik Kluiber (guitar), along with ex-Devil You Know member Roy LaVari (guitar), Roman Kovalik (bass) and Giovanni Barbieri (vocals) replacing former singer Joseph Michael. The band released their first 7 song EP "Certain Death" in 2015 and continuing to release two more singles "State of Terror", "Protect and Serve" in 2016, 2017. Since then, OMICIDA has been featured on media outlets to the caliber of Revolver Mag, Brave Words, Terrorizer (track "Disobey" featured on Fear Candy CD) and other outlets creating the strong base for the band to continue their path towards the making of their first debut album. Due to logistics issues Giovanni Durst (drums) had to relocate to Europe. The band's future though was far from being over. Instead, OMICIDA relocated to London in 2018 as band's new HQ. Giovanni Barbieri kept his place behind the mic in the new formation, adding new guitarists Will Wallner (ex White Wizzard), Dan Baune (Monument) and bassist Dan Bate (Monument). The band's main influences have always been Slayer, Testament, Kreator, Overkill, Coroner, Exodus, just to name a few. OMICIDA delivers a frenetic and dizzying array of speed and technicality, while maintaining a crushing groove with melodic hooks.

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by RaduP

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Wardrum

During the beginning of Summer 2010, drummer Stergios Kourou decided to start Wardrum together with guitarist Kosta Vreto and bassist Kostas Scandalis, following their common urge to play some old school metal. Later, vocalist Piero Leporale from Italy joins in and the team now is complete and ready to work. On September 2010, the band started the preproduction of 10 songs and entered the recording studio. The debut album "Spadework" was produced by Kostas Scandalis and released by Steel Gallery Records on the 20th of April 2011.

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by Bad English

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Helms Alee - Release 'Spider Jar' Music Video

"Spider Jar", the official music video from Helms Alee, has been launched. Track comes from Helms Alee's forthcoming album Noctiluca, due April 26th through Sargent House. Video clip was filmed by Steven Lindquist and edited by Christiaan Morris.

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Bloodthirst

Bloodthirst - a Polish black/thrash metal act coming from the Goat City - Poznań. Formed over a decade ago, after a couple of demos & split releases have signed to highly acclaimed Pagan Records and released the three full-length albums: Let Him Die (2007), Sanctity Denied (2009) and Chalice of Contempt (2014). Although the music is based on classical thrash pounding, it is widely influenced by black & death metal of the 90s, which resulted a solid background in the scene. The band have shared stage with cult names like Destroyer 666, Nunslaughter as well as the most recognizable Polish metal groups.

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by Bad English

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Tempel (NOR)

Looking for some new riff-lords to darken your existence? Look no further than Norway's Tempel. Formed by Kvelertak-drummer Kjetil Gjermundrød and his brothers Espen and Inge, along with childhood friend Andreas Espolin Johnson, this band promises to slay straight from the outset.

While the band's visual profile and music presents the band as a dark entity, Tempel's music and live shows also demonstrate a fun-loving crew who don't take themselves too seriously, paying homage to rock 'n' roll greats with emphasis on both musicianship and showmanship.

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by RaduP

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Mord'A'Stigmata - Entire Upcoming Album Streaming

Polish black metal trio Mord'A'Stigmata is about to release their fifth studio album, Dreams Of Quiet Places. Coming out in stores next week, on April 4th via Pagan Records, the new album contains seven new tracks. All of them are now available for streaming through the YouTube down under. Following this release, Mord'A'Stigmata will head out to tour Europe with Americans Imperial Triumphant.

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Warfist

Warfist was founded in 2004 by Witchfucker (voc) and Mihu (guit, voc). After a short time two other members joined them. They were Wrath on bass and Pavulon on drums. From the very beginning their aim was to play dirty and aggressive blackened thrash metal based on the schemes worked out by bands as Bathory, Slayer, Venom and Sodom.

In 2005 they have released their first demo/reh "Pure Fucking Hell", and the year after a new release was out, entitled "Tunes Of Hell and Alcohol". Also in 2006 the band became a 3-piece since Witchfucker left Warfist. "Tunes..." demo had a very good feedback in the underground and after that a lot of gigs in Poland and abroad (including a show on Metal Heads' Mission 2008 on Ukraine) followed. Also there were new releases.

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by Bad English

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Frozen Crown

Frozen Crown is a female fronted Power Metal band infused with Classic Heavy Metal and melodic Death Metal vibes. Founded by Federico Mondelli (guitars, vocals and keyboards), the band is fronted by the powerful singer Giada Etro (already known for her work in Ashes You Leave). The band is completed by the young and talented 17 years old guitarist Thalia Bellazecca, and by Filippo Zavattari (bass guitar) and Alberto Mezzanotte (drums).

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by RaduP

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Det Gamle Besatt

Det Gamle Besatt is the same line-up who created band Besatt in 1991

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by Bad English

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Sacred Reich - Finish Recording New Album, To Release Split Single With Iron Reagan

Sacred Reich have finished recording their highly anticipated new studio album - a first in 23 years - entitled Awakening. The album is due this summer. A first new song, "Don't Do It Donnie", will be released April 19th on a split 7" with Iron Reagan. The latter are participating with the exclusive new track "They Scream". There will be 1000 black copies available of the 7".

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)

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Xentrix - Sign To Listenable Records, New Album In Summer

UK thrashers Xentrix are pleased to announce the signing of a new record deal with Listenable Records. Furthermore, Xentrix also confirmed that their upcoming full length (first one since 1996) is on the way. Entitled Bury The Pain, it will be out in early summer. Stay tuned for more details.

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Posted: 28.03.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (2)

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Chalice Of Suffering - Premiere 'Miss Me, But Let Me Go' Track

"Miss Me, But Let Me Go", the new official track from US funeral doom metal unit Chalice Of Suffering, is now available for streaming. This track comes of the band's upcoming studio album, Lost Eternally, due out on April 19th via Transcending Obscurity Records.

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Posted: 27.03.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (1)

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Neal Morse - Stream New Video

Being currently on tour with his band, Neal Morse reveals another music video, this time for the track called "The Great Despair". Track is taken from the latest, double album The Great Adventure, released in January through Inside Out Music. The official video clip can be streamed below. Check it out.

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Posted: 27.03.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (3)

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DarkRise - New Album Due Out In April, Launch New Song

Swiss brutal death metallers DarkRise will release their sixth full-length album, Circles Of Failure, on April 5th via Punishing Records. It was recorded at the Parlour Studio in England and produced by Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates). Prior the official release, DarkRise present new track "Liar Liar", available for streaming down under.

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Posted: 27.03.2019 by PunishingRecords | Comments (0)

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Plateau Sigma - In Studio, Recording New Album

Italian doomsters Plateau Sigma are working hard on their upcoming output, the follow-up to their sophomore album Rituals. They've confirmed that the recordings for the instrument parts are finished, and are ready to move on to vocals. Additional details for this new album shall be unveiled soon.

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Posted: 27.03.2019 by Abattoir | Comments (0)