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Jumpscare

Melodic Death Metal (with Core influences) band hailing from Napoli, Italy.

Jumpscare carved their own style combining the North European Melodic Death Metal sound (In Flames,Dark Tranquillity,Soilwork) with the first wave of the U.S. Modern Metal scene (Killswitch Engage,Lamb Of God,Darkest Hour,Make Them Suffer) with elements of symphonic and melodic music"
Jumpscare was established at the end of 2015 by a close circle of lifetime friends.

During 2016 and 2017 they released two Ep (Three Marks Of Dreams,Sowing Storms) under two labels B-SIDE Music,Volcano Records and a bunch of split (Chthonic Dreams with Bormanus and the Neo folk composer of Herr Troy Southgates) and some demo songs (avaible only at jumpscareband.bandcamp.com), all this without neglecting the live activity, which led them to play throughout their region and all the Italian peninsula as support act of artist as VENOM INC, EDU FALASCHI (Angra/Almah), DGM, Giacomo Voli (Teodasia, Rhapsody Of Fire), Arthemis, SecretSphere, Dreamshade, Despite Exile and many more...

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by Yaniv

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Getting Into: Motörhead: Part I

Examining the early years of one of the best bands to have ever existed.

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by omne metallum | Comments (20)

Bands
Mad Alien

In the mid-80s bands like IRON MAIDEN, QUEENSRYCHE, VAN HALEN and DIO were predominant in the metal scene and formed a musical backround for Raico Ebel. In those times he still played and sang mostly German Rock, which was called �Neue Deutsche Welle�.
Raico met singer Michael Kiske, who asked him if he wanted to be second guitarist with ILL PROPHECY. About two years later a record company was interested in this small and unknown prog-metal band from Hamburg, so they decided to record a demo.

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Posted: 23.11.2020 by Bad English

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Pràva Campaign 2020

In space nobody can hear you scream. But on 18th November, the cosmic black metal Prava Collective decided to scream five opuses into the void, one for each of its entities. We're here to talk about those.

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by RaduP | Comments (9)

Reviews
Dark Tranquillity - Moment

There have been a number of stellar moments in the impressive career of Dark Tranquillity to date. Moment is not one of them, but it's not a disaster either.

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by musclassia | Comments (22)

Bands
Anoxia

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The idea of ANOXIA was created in Nyborg in 1996. After a couple of demos and lineup-changes the band recorded the promo "Kept In Sin" in 2005, which was warmly received in the press and spun off several concerts. The quality of the sound was finally confirmed in April 2007, when ANOXIA was handpicked to play the international music festival Bilbao Rocks, Bilbao, Spain. The jury of the festival agreed that out of the hundreds of hopeful European bands, ANOXIA had a cool and different sound. However ANOXIA came close to cancelling the show on the very day, due to a sudden airline strike. Hell bent for performing and after more than 10 hours spent in European airspace, ANOXIA did succeed in landing in

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by Bad English

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Anarion

ANARION, one of Australia's most powerful melodic thrash acts, broke in 2006 with their sophomore release - 'Unbroken'. The band has subsequently graced the stages of Japan, supported international touring acts including Edguy, played countless local shows and worked with production luminary Daniel Bergstrand (Strapping Young Lad, In Flames and Soilwork). Their partnership with Bergstrand produced 2009s 'Beneath It All', this brutal magnum opus was critically acclaimed both home and abroad... after a brief - well earned break, the dynamic quartet are back !

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by Bad English

Bands
Born For Burning

BORN FOR BURNING was formed by Mickael Broberg in 2012, and he recorded three songs in 2013. Mickael played and recorded all instruments and vocals.
"Burn In Fire", "Shadows And Flames" and "Destruction Eternal".
All three songs was released at Critical Mass Recordings.
"Destruction Eternal" was released in the April 2014 on Critical Mass Recordings complilation LP; "Volume 1".
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Later on BORN FOR BURNING released a 7" E.P. on Critical Mass Recordings in 2014.

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Posted: 22.11.2020 by Yaniv

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Aviations

In the fall of 2011, James Knoerl and Sam Harchik started the project you are now viewing as "Aviations." That autumn season was the beginning of an exceedingly hopeful path filled with meeting valued friends, countless learning experiences, and the breaking of today's musical trends.
Before admitting himself into Berklee College of Music out of high school, James had already been writing songs for a band that he knew he would intend to form. Once on campus, he joined forces with Sam. The two of them had a full album written, and soon they began recording. Shareef was made an addition to the band following his departure from a project of similar genre, and from then on, recording instrumentals for the album continued. The band had no legitimate plans for acquiring a vocalist for their musical venture, however, during the summer of 2012, Adam demoed on tracks and was given the spot. Dave Wolfberg from another Berklee band, Earthstomper, decided to join on as the second guitarist for the band.

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Posted: 21.11.2020 by Starvynth

Bands
Rezet

By releasing their most diverse record yet in February 2019, REZET make good on a promise they gave with the 2017 EP You Asked For It - not only with respect to the title Deal With It. With their fourth studio album, the hottest current band coming from Germany's chilly north goes way beyond conventional thrash metal, where they have been pigeon-holed so far, in part justly so. However, Ricky Wagner and cohorts did not follow an "escape plan" during song writing. "Of course, you always ponder the music you create to a degree and set certain goals for yourself", the front man concedes, „but the final result tends to sound differently from what you imagined anyway. With hindsight though, I can always tell what we did without effort and what was strained. In time, you learn that the best songs come about spontaneously."

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Posted: 21.11.2020 by Yaniv

Reviews
Jesu - Terminus

It's been a while since we heard from Jesu.

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Posted: 21.11.2020 by RaduP | Comments (2)

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Dimholt

Dimholt was formed by Woundheir (vocals) and Asen (guitars) in 2003 in Burgas, Bulgaria. Together they start working on songs which later appear in the Aegri Somnia demo CD, released in 2007.

The band remains a duo until 2005 but then plans change as they start looking for full-time members in order to continue. Soon after that Rumen (guitars) joins the band and Dimholt finishes two new songs. A few months later the band finds a full time bass player, Yavor. In the fall of 2006 Dimholt starts actual rehearsing with the drums being overtaken by Stanimir who later becomes the band's drummer.

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Posted: 21.11.2020 by Bad English

Reviews
Crippled Black Phoenix - Ellengæst

Band members are expendable. Music will always find a way.

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Posted: 21.11.2020 by nikarg | Comments (1)