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Grawdeth

Grawdeth was formed by Lord Abyssus in the middle of the pandemic, and as a man with multiple diseases the creation of Grawdeth was a way to go even deeper into the abyss and explore a new raw sound mixed with epic melodies.

A full length album is being recorded right now and is planned to be released in 2021.

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Posted: 24.02.2021 by Bad English

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Woomera

Three obsessed musicians create a musical painting with colors from progressive rock and post-metal. Their live performance mesmerizes the audience with the sound of imploding mountains and the intimacy of growing trees.
Started as a school band from Ulm, Germany, Woomera produced with a lot of technical enthusiasm their first self-titled Woomera EP. The result was still unpolished, but also setting the path for the future. The collection of songs written up to that point sounded like the beginning of a progressive rock anecdote - Karnivool/, Radiohead and TesseracT enter a bar ... but the punch line was still missing. The trio gained some concert experience already at that time and played among others as support for The Hirsch Effekt, Like Lovers and Flares.

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Posted: 23.02.2021 by Starvynth

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Forgotten Sunrise

1992 - 1994

Forgotten Sunrise was born in the summer of 1992 as the result of a common interest of Anders (Kuratino / DJ 4-got-10) and Jan to make Death Metal in Estonia. Two friends with previous experiences, Margus and Tarvo, were added and the yet unnamed band had found its beginning.
After six months and first songs, in the summer of 1993 a quality demo "Behind The Abysmal Sky" was recorded. A few months later a contract with a Finnish label "Rising Realm Records" was signed and by the end of the year the "Forever Sleeping Greystones" Mini-CD had been recorded. The minialbum was released in the end of 1994 due to label delays.

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Posted: 18.02.2021 by Bad English

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Everdawn

EVERDAWN was originally created in March 2014 under the moniker Midnight Eternal, when Richard Fischer and Boris Zaks (both of Operatika) invited Daniel Prestup (Rivera Bomma, Spider Rockets) and Mike LePond (Symphony X) to record a two-song single.

In early 2016 Midnight Eternal signed deals with Intromental Management and Marquee/Avalon (Asia) and Inner Wound Recordings (Europe/North America) for the release of their self-titled debut album. The band embarked on a North American tour, as support of the amazing prog-veterans Queensryche and also toured Europe as support for the avantgarde masters Therion.

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Posted: 16.02.2021 by Bad English

Bands
Mindwars

Mindwars was the culmination of the desire to revitalize the sound of speed and thrash of old with the drive and energy of today.

Mike Alvord (formerly of Holy Terror) and Roby Vitari (formerly of Headcrasher) met by chance in 1989 when Holy Terror was touring with Exodus and Nuclear Assault. The two reconnected in 2013 and Mindwars was born.

Danny 'Z' Pizzi joined the duo on bass and Mindwars released three full-length albums, 'The Enemy Within' (2014), 'Sworn To Secrecy' (2016), and 'Do Unto Others' (2018).

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Posted: 16.02.2021 by Yaniv

Bands
Obscure

This is one of the primal Spanish death metal bands of the late 80s and early 90s, the times when the graveyard-flavoured metal madness established its reing over an empacrished atmosphere.
Those were the times of bones and skulls, of guts, embrails and grave diseases, the times for dew and rust, for decay and consumption.
OBSCURE saw the dark lights back in 1989. There came a period of executing and evil-doomed music knee-deep in the dead. All this massacre lasted until 1994, when the band devided to have a long break to sharpen in the kingdom of the dead.

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Posted: 15.02.2021 by Yaniv

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Molten

Slithering beneath the prime-evil, primordial soup lay a darkness known only as, Molten.
Comprised of the essential metal elements: death, thrash and doom; the bullshit is left on the cutting room floor.
This San Francisco based quintet bleeds black and their self-titled debut EP is the heartbeat of darkness.

Source: Bandcamp

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Posted: 14.02.2021 by Yaniv

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Motorjesus

There could hardly be a better symbol of Mönchengladbach rock act Motorjesus' ambitions than the cover of their latest album, Wheels Of Purgatory, due out on 10 December 2010 on Drakkar/Sony: the Son of God with a fag in the corner of his mouth, riding a black Pontiac V8, bolting straight from hell on his way to new adventures. "We preach rock'n'roll," vocalist Chris 'Howling' Birx explains, delivering this solemn statement with wink, just like the album's inspired artwork isn't to be taken entirely seriously. That this obvious sense of humour also includes verve and fun, wildness and spiritedness, but first and foremost a lot of energy and a talent for haunting compositions becomes as obvious on this masterpiece as it did on the heavy rock albums Dirty Pounding Gasoline (2004, released under the name of The Shitheadz), which was celebrated by the press and extremely popular with the metal community, and Deathrider (2006), both of them earning the band countless live appearances: from youth clubs to concert venues, alongside heroes great and small, from Motörhead to Anthrax, from Volbeat to Misfits, from Prong to Hatesphere, from President Evil to A.O.K. And now there's their latest album, Wheels of Purgatory - Motorjesus are really letting it rip again!

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Posted: 14.02.2021 by Yaniv

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Jester Beast

The story has begun in the 80's in Turin (Italy).
It started with a release on an italian album of various artists, and after many (painful) changes in the line-up, Jester Beast recorded the demo-tape
"Destroy after use". This release, was so well liked, even beyond national borders, that Nuclear Blast Records put three of these tracks on their "Pleasures in Life" compilation album (1989).
The band brought its aggressive sound on stage alongside Cro-Mags, Coroner, Morbid Angel, Ludichrist, Victim's Family, as well as being involved in the influential, hard-core Italian scene of the late 80's.

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Posted: 14.02.2021 by Yaniv

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Keiser

Keiser is a black metal band from the mid region of Norway.
They seek to build on their country's tradition in the genre by expanding on it and making it their own brand of thrashy and progressive black metal.
Having previously released 'Ascension Of Ghouls' (EP, 2016) and 'The Succubus' (album, 2017) they are now back with their relentless new single 'Charge The Gates'.

Source: Bandcamp

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Posted: 14.02.2021 by Yaniv

Bands
Durbin

Hailing from the shores of Santa Cruz, CA, USA, modern heavy metal revivalist James Durbin is on the verge of releasing his boldest, heaviest album to date with the announcement of the debut album from DURBIN, "The Beast Awakens" coming February 12, 2021.

James Durbin is finally releasing the album he has always wanted to over the course of his decade long recording career. Combining his love of all things DIO, Iron Maiden, and Judas Priest, Durbin set out to craft his own signature strain of fantasy inspired power metal for his debut Durbin album, "The Beast Awakens".

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Posted: 14.02.2021 by Yaniv

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Cobra Thief

Cobra Thief came together in a tiny rehearsal space in Portland Oregon on a cold January day in 2017. The immediate and long term goal is to get sonically heavy, something we all have been waiting to do.
Within the parameters of song writing and figuring out who they are as a band, they unconsciously combined their influences. They found common ground on the depth of Led Zeppelin, the Marshall stack power of Jimi Hendrix, The Stooges dirty street anger, the wandering spirit of Kyuss, Soundgarden's cosmic reach, and 's infinite, pentatonic assault.

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Posted: 13.02.2021 by Starvynth

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Gévaudan

Gévaudan are a doom metal band who combine crushing, grooving riffs with tales of legend and woe. With influences firmly in the traditional end of the doom metal genre, they have been cited by Terrorizer Magazine (#281) as "one of the country's most interesting doom bands".

A balanced blend of story-telling, heavy riffs, Iommi-esque solos and dynamic song writing mean the band continue to carve their own unique niche within the genre, drawing on influences that include black metal and 70's psychedelia.

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Posted: 11.02.2021 by Yaniv

Bands
Adfail

The band was founded at one of the regular gothic-parties in Kaliningrad (Koenigsberg) in 2007 and 14/02/2007 is considered to be the band's official "birthday". The first band membership named ASPHODEL came from the pieces of a dark metal project where some of the musicians had been working for about a year before that moment. The prevailing genre of the music is doom-metal though the elements of different genres from gothic to death metal are presented.

"Then we were experimenting with gothic and dark metal, gave some concerts and the staff was shifting dreadfully" (Thorshammer). In a year and a half the band changes its name to ADFAIL ("ruin"), the music becomes harder based on an old school doom metal. "There's no Asphodel, but there's something more now" (Irene). On this impulse the band works till 2011 recording the first album named Unkindness and composing innumerable tracks of genres from gothic rock and sympho to funeral and doom-death metal. "Those who was eager to work held on the band." (Thorshammer) In 2011 a new person is invited to join the staff - a viola player, and he is expected to introduce some variety to the music

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Posted: 09.02.2021 by Bad English

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Goreaphobia

In the height of the late 1980's, the thrash and death metal underground, was headed towards a new and exciting change, when a Philadelphia based extreme, darkened, death metal entity named Goreaphobia was born. The band was founded by Alex Bouks (guitars) and Chris Gamble (bass/vocals) in the summer of 1988. Alex and Chris had the same interest in extreme underground metal music. The style, sound, and lyrical concepts were influenced by some of the most inspiring, and pioneering bands of our time, bands like Repulsion, Necrovore, Pentagram (Chile), Necrophagia, Possessed, Carnivore, Voivod, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, and Autopsy to name a few amongst many. In the summer of 1990, Goreaphobia released into the global metal underground scene their first demo. The band has had great worldwide success and support from fanzines, radio shows, record labels, and the strong underground fan attendance at their shows. Goreaphobia has shared the stage with countless well known and respected metal acts such as; Morbid Angel, Nocturnus, Sepultura, Napalm Death, Carcass, Repulsion, Autopsy, Death, Entombed, and Unleashed.

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Posted: 09.02.2021 by Bad English

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Noctambulist (NED)

Noctambulist are an atmospheric post-black metal outfit from Tilburg, the Netherlands. Formed in 2015 between housemates J.D. Kaye, Sam C.A. and Mitchell Scheerder, they set out to create a hard hitting, melancholic style of black metal that draws inspiration from other genres such as post-rock, shoegaze, new wave and post-punk. After defining their sound and completing the line up with guitarists Tristan Tabbers and Stef Heesakkers they are ready to release their first full-length album "Noctambulist I: Elegieën. Noctambulist stand for contrasts. Serotonin summits and strung-out canyons. The empty and the grandiose. The beautiful and the appalling.

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Posted: 09.02.2021 by Yaniv