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Bands
Thence

Thence was founded in 2003. Other musical projects of the members have contributed to the fact that the first album is only now ready. Music could be described as the slight melting pot. We've been captured elements to our music from rock, prog, jazz, blues, and also metal music. All of this has not been in any way deliberate but has become a full natural development as the music has been increased. Juha Sirkkiä founded the band in 2003. However, the band has been in the drawer until today. Erno Räsänen joined the band and immediately from that we started making the first album.

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Posted: 18.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Dunces

1999 - The band is started and its name is chosen to be The Sanitarium. The Sanitarium consisted of Marko Kämäräinen, Jani Hakkarainen, Aki Karhu and Jussi Karjalainen. The guys throw one gig in Kitee at a band review, after which Pirkka Maksimainen joins them.

2000 - Hard training and a few small gigs, until in the fall Aki leaves to join the UN troops in Kosovo. There were no further gigs, but the training continued with Tomi Kallio replacing Aki.

2001 - The name had to be changed when it was noticed that The Sanitarium was already in use. The band became Dunces. The guys get to know Tero "TeeCee" Kinnunen and take their last pennies to the Kitee Caverock Studio and make "Waiting For..." vanity press edition.

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Posted: 11.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Silentrain

1999 - The band is started and its name is chosen to be The Sanitarium. The Sanitarium consisted of Marko Kämäräinen, Jani Hakkarainen, Aki Karhu and Jussi Karjalainen. The guys throw one gig in Kitee at a band review, after which Pirkka Maksimainen joins them.

2000 - Hard training and a few small gigs, until in the fall Aki leaves to join the UN troops in Kosovo. There were no further gigs, but the training continued with Tomi Kallio replacing Aki.

2001 - The name had to be changed when it was noticed that The Sanitarium was already in use. The band became Dunces. The guys get to know Tero "TeeCee" Kinnunen and take their last pennies to the Kitee Caverock Studio and make "Waiting For..." vanity press edition.

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Posted: 11.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Anomalous

ANOMALOUS is a progressive-technical-death-metal band formed in 2001 by Tim Hale and Max Seeman. With a goal of creating a sound that melded their disparate influences, the founding members began writing music.

Despite the lack of a vocalist, bassist and a revolving cast of drummers, a series of shows in the San Francisco Bay Area announced ANOMALOUS as a presence.

In 2005, the founding members were joined by Nate Vennarucci, and the trio began recording, substituting programmed drums and samples for the ever-revolving cast of percussionists. Upon completion of the recording, the Minnesota-based metal label Brutal Bands picked up the band and in 2006 Cognitive Dissonance was released to favorable reviews. The band's masterful first release belies, or perhaps reflects, the bands tumultuous beginnings and while deserving of a brief respite, ANOMALOUS began writing for the next album, while actively pursuing musicians to complete their sound.

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Posted: 10.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Tyron

TYRON was founded in 2008 (as „Lilith Laying Down") from singer and guitarist Pavlos Batziakas and bass player Lars Kaufmann.
Half a year later the first promotional CD „What lies beneath" had been recorded.
This EP included four songs that due to its diversity attracted attention of many metal webzines. The following reviews attested LLD their musical skills with an average rating of 8 points out of 10!
With a new line up LLD moved on and recorded the full length album „Nether Regions" in 2011. This album splitted the audience. On the one hand it was praised for its diversity on the other hand it was criticized for that. But whatever opinion the reviewer had - the professionality of each song as well as the astonishing charismatic voice of Pavlos has always been emphasized!

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Posted: 09.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Lilith Laying Down

TYRON was founded in 2008 (as „Lilith Laying Down") from singer and guitarist Pavlos Batziakas and bass player Lars Kaufmann.
Half a year later the first promotional CD „What lies beneath" had been recorded.
This EP included four songs that due to its diversity attracted attention of many metal webzines. The following reviews attested LLD their musical skills with an average rating of 8 points out of 10!
With a new line up LLD moved on and recorded the full length album „Nether Regions" in 2011. This album splitted the audience. On the one hand it was praised for its diversity on the other hand it was criticized for that. But whatever opinion the reviewer had - the professionality of each song as well as the astonishing charismatic voice of Pavlos has always been emphasized!

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Posted: 09.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Body Count

Body Count is an American heavy metal/hardcore punk band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1990. The group was founded by Ice-T, best known for his contributions to the hip hop genre. Ice-T founded the group out of his interest in heavy metal, and took on the role of vocalist for the group, writing the lyrics for most of the group's songs, while the music was written by lead guitarist Ernie C. The group's self-titled debut album was released on Sire Records in 1992.

The song "Cop Killer" was the subject of much controversy. Although Sire Records' parent company, Warner Bros. Records, defended the single, Ice-T chose to remove the track from the album because he felt that the controversy had eclipsed the music itself. The group left Sire the following year. Since then, they have released three further albums on different labels, none of which have been received as commercially or critically well as their debut album.

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Posted: 09.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Mizmor

מזמור, or Mizmor, is a one-man heavy music exploration that began in 2012 as a way of dealing with the mental and spiritual anguish I, A.L.N., feel as a person. More specifically, the content behind the project is that of the existential - primal and innate musings about cause, purpose, self, and god. It is the search for light and truth, or the fact that there is none. It comes from an embittered, burned, confused, and broken heart. It is the fight for survival when reason and foundation has turned to nothingness. It is the crashing down of towers of falsehood and the freedom that comes through a certain kind of grief. Ultimately, Mizmor is the manifestation of my long-felt depression, and neither have an end in sight.

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Hark

Ex. Taint frontman Jimbob Isaac returns with his new unit Hark. Their debut seven inch 'Mythopoeia' is released on July 30th, through the Destructure/SuperFi labels. The Welsh progressive-power-sludge trio carry Taint's torch forward, passed on from their legacy that began in 1994. With fresh chops and almighty riff power, Hark continue to fuse punk attack with Sabbathian dirge, and decorate post-whatever angularities with classic rock flourish. While Isaac's vocals expand on his tried and tested palette, his lyrics continue to shatter prose with bleak metaphor and acerbic spittle. Former Whyteleaf rhythm section Nikolai Ribnikov and Simon Bonwick, the Hark engine, bring an OCD approach to song craft, and endlessly creative pummel. Their dynamic chops, and blood lust for riffs meld with Isaac's honed and equally determined musical vision.

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Afterlife (IT)

The band was initially formed by Eddy Talpo, Stefano Tiso and Nicolas Menarbin in 2009 and acts as a cover band. Over time we added two more members to the band, Antonio Gobbato and Anna Giusto, and the project AFTERLIFE definitely takes life in September 2010. In November 2010 the band recorded a demo. In September 18 2013, the band will release, by the label Revalve Records, their album "Symphony of Silence".

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AfterlifeSymphony/about/?ref=page_internal

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Afterlife Symphony

The band was initially formed by Eddy Talpo, Stefano Tiso and Nicolas Menarbin in 2009 and acts as a cover band. Over time we added two more members to the band, Antonio Gobbato and Anna Giusto, and the project AFTERLIFE definitely takes life in September 2010. In November 2010 the band recorded a demo. In September 18 2013, the band will release, by the label Revalve Records, their album "Symphony of Silence".

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/AfterlifeSymphony/about/?ref=page_internal

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Emphasis

Emphasis' music is a synthesis of powerful classical harmonies, expressive heavy guitar riffs, unique rhythmic traditions, delicate melodic sequences and powerful operatic vocals from their amazing front woman Anna Ganina.

Five-track EP "Into Infinity" was released in November 2012 and premiered via Estonian rock radio station "Radio Mania". Debut mini-album received positive reviews from all over Europe, USA, Latin America and Russia. Their first mini-tour in support of "Into Infinity" took place in the Baltic States. A year later Emphasis became a member of showcase festival 'Tallinn Music Week' and 'Hard Rock Laager Open Air', the most largest musical events in their homeland Estonia.

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Ravenia

Ravenia is a Finnish Epic Film score Metal band founded in December 2013 by singer Armi Päivinen and guitarist Samuli Reinikainen.

The band combines epic film score with metal like it has never been done before, creating a path between massive orchestrations and the aggression of metal that leads to an epic journey beyond this world. After the first, two track EP "Wingless" was released in January 2014, the band decided to take the music from the more traditional symphonic metal to something bigger. The composing process for the debut album "Beyond The Walls of Death" started in the spring of 2014. The album was recorded at Lunamy Creations Studio between November 2014-June 2015. "Beyond The Walls of Death" was mixed by Nino Laurenne at Sonic Pump Studios and mastered at Chartmakers by Svante Forsbäck. The music video of the first single "We All died For Honor" was released in March 2016. The debut album "Beyond The Walls Of Death" was released April 29th via Inner Wound Recordings.

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Astronoid

Astronoid is a five-piece band from Boston, MA with influences ranging from Devin Townsend and Mew to Alcest and Cynic. Their first full length album, being released by Blood Music in 2016, is part of an evolving experience that complements their two acclaimed EP's from 2012-13, "Stargazer" and "November". The driving rhythms, subtle time signatures and soaring vocal harmonies combine to create an auditory cloud to lift you into the ether. There's always something new to discover hidden within the dense layers of thrashy guitar riffs and euphoric vocals. Lyrically, the record conveys a disillusioned and hopeful view of the world as a whole.

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Show Me A Dinosaur

Show Me A Dinosaur is a heavy post-rock blackgaze band from Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. This genre-defying band formed in 2010 and released their critically acclaimed debut "Evolvent EP" in 2011 and the dark, brooding masterpiece "Dust" in 2014.

The unwavering desire to explore an increasingly desperate and harsher sound led to personnel changes. Dinosaur felt a new lease of life and the urge to explode so in 2015 they took to the road with good friends Trna for an incredibly adventurous Russian Spring Tour.

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Blodstrupmoen

Blodstrupmoen is a Norwegian Post-Black Metal band formed in 2014 and they have been very active since.

May 27th this year they released their self-titled debut album through Hoppla Hesten Records. It got very well received with for example both 9/10 in Metal Hammer and 8/10 in Musikknyheter!

Blodstrupmoen have been playing some of Norway's biggest festivals this summer, such as Slottsfjell and Tons Of Rock. They have earlier on shared the stage with many respected artists in many different genres.

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English