Bands
Sea Bastard

Sea Bastard are a doom band from Brighton on the south coast of the UK formed in July 2011 from the ashes of two Brighton doom bands, Jovian and Funeral Hag and their sound is a fusion of the two bands' styles; the uncompromising lethargy of Jovian meeting the groove of Funeral Hag.

The band recorded a demo in October 2011 and played their first gig on Halloween withdoom legends Pagan Altar

source; http://seabastard.bandcamp.com/

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Posted: 27.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
The Living Fields

2002
In the autumn of 2002, The Living Fields was born as an outlet for guitarist Jason Muxlow's doom inclinations and populist beliefs. Fed up with both the tuneless brutality of the late '90s and right-wing idiocy pouring out of the metal community after September 11th, work began on initial compositions with the intent to combine doom-fueled songwriting with the progressive politics metal once stood for.

2003
The music progressed quickly, and before long, Muxlow was looking for a partner to bring a voice to the score. Jon Higgs was contacted on the basis of his energetic vocal performance with Monsterworks, but it was his similar world view and undiluted passion for metal that ultimately sealed the deal. Within weeks, Higgs had cut vocals for the newly-christened Empires Fall, and though far from perfect, the song clearly had legs. Higgs also proved dead-on lyrically, and both The Miseries Never Cease and A Leveling Spirit grew out of the ensuing enthusiasm.

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Posted: 27.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Ghost Iris

The Danish progressive metalcore band GHOST IRIS is to release its debut album Anecdotes Of Science & Soul on February 23rd 2015.

With growing segments in the international metal scene recently turning their attention towards increasingly technical and innovative bands, the Copenhagen-based quartet GHOST IRIS is now ready to present a Danish take on the genre, with their debut album Anecdotes Of Science & Soul. Having previously gathered experience in popular local bands like As We Fight, Road To Manila, Shaped Like Swans and A Sheltering Sky, the band members of GHOST IRIS combine elements from metalcore and progressive metal in a sound that balances complex and powerful heaviness with ambitious and technical melodies.

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Posted: 25.02.2015 by psykometal

Bands
Guardians Of Time

Guardians Of Time was formed in 1997 when a handful of musicians drinking beer at the local metal pub came up with the idea to form a band. Their first demo landed them a record deal, and the debut album Edge Of Tomorrow was released in 2001. The album received great reviews and the band made loyal fans all over the world. Both a Brazilian- and a German fan site were made by devoted fans. The band did shows all over Norway and played almost every metal festival in the country.

The second album Machines Of Mental Design was released in 2004 by Massacre Records, receiving great reviews from all over the world. The music was by many labeled as "thinking man's metal" and were often compared to the epic masterpiece Operation: Mindcrime for its well thought composition and lyrics.

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Posted: 24.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Hatchet

Growing up in the San Francisco area suburbs as young metal heads can make it quite likely to take influence from the pioneers of metal that spanned the area in the 1980's. So it's no surprise that Hatchet describes their sound as "Pure, Uncompromising, Bay Area Thrash Metal".

Since hitting the Bay Area metal scene in early 2007, Hatchet quickly made a name for itself. They worked hard to gig as often as they could and also not compete with, but group together bands of the like to help strengthen the scene. Focusing on playing with other young starting thrash bands in their area, the fan base grew. Eventually they reached out to the neighboring Los Angeles thrash scene which was also flourishing and invited various bands up to the bay area to diversify their shows, and spread overall thrash metal awareness.

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Posted: 23.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Cold Body Radiation

Cold Body Radiation is a one-man band, hailing from the Netherlands, blending the dreamy and/or hallucinating melancholy of shoegaze with the grieving, tormented aesthetics of depressive black metal

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Posted: 23.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Nox Aurea

Nox Aurea formed in early fall 2005, after guitarists Peter Laustsen (Rimfrost, Urginnthul) and Grim Vindkall (Domgård, Urginnthul) decided to take their friendly jam sessions a step further. They soon began writing songs together. The material was quite different from both of their earlier musical endeavors, as it was their goal to move in an unexplored direction. Thus, the dark seed of Nox Aurea was sown and the flower of death took hold.

In early 2007, Peter and Vindkall completed their line-up with the expertise of bass player Robert Persson, vocalists Patrick Kullberg and Alice Persell, and drummer Joakim Antonsson. Nox Aurea presents an abstract approach to the darker emotions of the human mind and soul and a search that extends beyond the physical world to the realm of Chaos theorists and Gnostics. For Nox Aurea life is not a gift of truth, but a curse of illusions and an offending imprisonment of the higher spirit.

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Posted: 23.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Seamount

Seamount formed in 2007 with the meeting of German guitarist Tim Schmidt and American singer Phil Swanson. After demoing songs together via long distance they eventually recorded an albums worth of material that originally appeared as a free executable digital download that included in its files an interactive program with complete artwork, lyrics, credits and audio. As it gained popularity with its numerous downloads Seamount and Merciless Records joined forces in 2008 to release a hard copy debut in double gatefold vinyl format with added bonus tracks under the name "ntodrm" an abbreviated term standing for "new torch of doom rock music" which originally stemmed from Tim and Phils first discussion when Phil critiqued Seamounts music as carrying "the new torch of doom", the term also appeared in the song from the album titled "Torch of Doom".

After a short European tour in Germany that included the opening of the first Hammer of Doom festival Seamount came to make a deal with the highly respected Church Within Records to quickly release their lengthy and ambitious sophomore effort "Light II Truth" in 2009 on CD format as well as Merciless release the long-awaited CD version of "ntodrm". Another tour followed that made way for a successful opening of the legendary Doom Shall Rise festival and there after the release of third and most acclaimed release "Sacrifice" in 2010.

Once again Seamount took to the road in Europe under the lead of Church Within records and labelmates Serpent Venom and Orchid before beginning work on their latest 4th release and first concept effort titled "Eartmother" schedule for release in the later part of 2012.

Source: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seamount/144409725631012?sk=info#!/pages/Seamount/144409725631012?sk=info

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Posted: 22.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Skadika

Skadika is a female fronted metal band from Cologne, Germany, and exists since 2005. Current band members include founder and singer Jule and guitarists Base and Christoph. Recently Philipp joined and supports the band now with drums.

The musical genre changed a lot over the last few years. You can see that the band evolved and still does.

In 2010 the first album "Winter" was released and after this many gigs were played in 2010 and 2011, also some larger and an international one.

In 2012 the band not only changed some members but also comes back with the new album "Frozen Legends" which will not only be a drastic change compared to "Winter" but also a new level of quality.

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Posted: 22.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Yayla

Yayla is a black metal band from Namrun, Turkey, formed in 2007.

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Posted: 22.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Your Tomorrow Alone

Your Tomorrow Alone teamed-up in May 2009 in Salerno, Italy thanks to an idea of Marco Priore and Eugenio Mucio. After some line-up changes and various problems, the band was finally set during October 2009.

Their musical style, clearly influenced by british doom/gothic metal bands like Paradise Lost, Anathema, My Dying Bride, is also enriched by progressive nuances that trace back to the 70's rock scene, as well as reminding of the suspended and rarified atmospheres of bands like Opeth and Novembre.

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Posted: 22.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
The Ethereal

Another extreme doom solo-project from S. The Ethereal was founded in april 2002 and is one of the most negative, most hatefull projects out there.
From Funeral Skies, the first album is inspired by all negativity and ugliness on this planet and brings uncompromising heavy and minimalistic funeral doom.
This album made it to 'album of the month' at doom-metal.com for april 2003 and has 3 long tracks consisting out of heavy rhythms with repititive guitar-leads and occasional some piano, organ and electric violin, next to the ultra-deep grunts.

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Posted: 22.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
War Within

War Within, based in Nashville, Tennessee, was formed in the summer of 2005 after guitarist Greg Messick's previous band Intruder (Metal Blade Records) disbanded. After a feverish search for other like minded musicians, the right chemistry was aligned with the addition of drummer Justin Ward, vocalist Mike Smith, and bassist Chris Veach (2008-2010) Already with a buzz around town about the band's formation, the band immediately jumped into touring and writing for their first full length album. T

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Posted: 22.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
White Empress

White Empress comprise: Paul Allender, formerly the main guitarist and songwriter in Cradle Of Filth, vocalist Mary Zimmer from Luna Mortis (and a vocal coach), Will Graney, keyboardist from Damnation Angels, Chela Harper, bass player for Coal Chamber, guitarist Jeremy Kohnmann from The Awakening, and drummer Zac Morris, who's played with many bands including Ugly Kid Joe.

When Paul relocated to the USA in 2012, in between working with Cradle Of Filth, he decided to start work on another project with local musicians in his newly adopted home of Minneapolis, and with his friend, Martin Skaroupka from Cradle Of Filth, this soon became White Empress.

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Posted: 21.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Burweed

Formed in Karhula 2009. First EP Burweed in 2010. Second EP Eyes Down South released in March 21, 2012.

Debut full length out in 2015.

(Source: Facebook, 21.2.2015)

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Posted: 21.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Scanner

Previously known as Lions Breed, a Metal act that released a 1985 album on the Earthshaker label entitled 'Damn The Night, the group underwent line up changes and became Scanner in 1986, adopting an on stage sci-fi image. The group's debut album, Hypertrace was produced by Eloy vocalist Frank Bornemann. Backing vocals for this outing were contributed by Tyrans Pace man Ralph Scheepers. Japanese... versions of this album added the exclusive track 'Galactos'.

By the time the second album, Terminal Earth, had been released the group had parted company with Knoblich, the singer briefly joined Jester's March recording a demo with that band, and replaced him with the Yugoslavian born ex-Angel Dust frontman S.L. Coe. This was not their first choice though, Scanner just having missed out by a matter of days to Gamma Ray in securing the services of Ralph Scheepers. Soon personality clashes soon erupted between Coe and his band mates and the vocalist was forced out. The band would split for a period with Coe going on to found reactor for a series of albums. In later years S.L. Coe would prove industrious as a producer as well as touting his own Metal band C.O.E..

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Posted: 21.02.2015 by Bad English

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