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Ulsect

It is hard to imagine Tilburg as the heart of darkness. Yet in musical terms, this expression qualifies as an apt description for the homely Dutch city that has spawned such acts as blackened extremists Dodecahedron and rhythmic progressives Textures. Out of this circle, Ulsect have emerged.

The death metal innovators feature guitarist Joris Bonis and drummer Jasper Barendregt from Dodecahedron as well as former Textures bass-player Dennis Aarts. It therefore hardly comes as a surprise that elements of their origins have permeated into Ulsect's eponymous debut album. You will find high technical precision and prowess woven into dense dissonance and lucent atmosphere.

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Posted: 29.05.2017 by Paz

Bands
Cellar Darling

Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars) have toured the world for over a decade as members of the Swiss metal band Eluveitie, forming a bond that has proven stronger than any adversity; Out of the split with Eluveitie in 2016 a new band is born: Cellar Darling.

The three musicians are taking the summer to write new music, and are returning to the stage before year's end:

"We are excited to share with you that we are already hard at work on music with our new band, Cellar Darling - and that we have already confirmed a show at the end of this year! We feel incredibly inspired and will be taking the summer to write and create."

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Posted: 28.04.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Svartsyn

The band was formed in 1991 as Chalice by Ornias and Tormentor on drums. Tormentor left the band early 1993. Ornias recorded 2 songs for a splitdemo with Draugens' Illska after that Ornias changed the name to Svartsyn in 1994. Surth joined the band and a 9 tracks where recorded but only 5 released as the demo A Night Created By The Shadows in 1995. Draugen (ex-Dark Funeral) teamed up with original founding member Ornias in 1996 and since then they are working smoothly together. In 1996 Svartsyn signed to Folter Records and released the The True Legend CD.

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Posted: 28.04.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Extreme Unction

In 1987, under the name Guilhotina, the band starts with Paulo Rodrigues, guitar, Koja Mutilator (ex-Incarnated, Festering, ex-Tetraplegic God / Dawn of Ruins…), bass guitar, and António Silva "Zé-Tó", drums, in a punk-oriented style.

In 1988 now with Ricardo Bagulho singing, the band records a rehearsal, "Pregos no meu caixão", including 5 songs.

In 1990 the band changes style, now playing Death Metal, so new musicians are in need. With a new line-up and an altogether different style, the band's name also changes. "Extreme Unction" is born: Pedro Gonçalves "Pedrada" (Festering e ex-Sun Flower) - vox, Paulo guitar; Duarte "Mantus" (ex Morbid God / Moonspell, Filii Nigrantium Infernalium) guitar, Koja - bass and Zé-Tó - drums.

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Posted: 24.04.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Countless Skies

Countless Skies burst onto the modern metal scene with their debut self-titled EP in late 2014. Blending progressive and darkly intense music influenced by their Scandinavian melodeth heroes, the EP began a flood of shows up and down the UK. After winning the Bedfordshire 'Metal to the Masses' competition, they secured a slot on the New Blood stage at the UK's No1 independent metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air 2015. Building upon their rapid momentum, they continue their conquest of the UK to support their debut full-length released last June through Kolony Records. With a tremendous start, the future looks bright for Countless Skies.

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Posted: 20.04.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Mustan Kuun Lapset

The band was found in Hollola, Finland 1993 with line up Kari kinnunen (bass), Mikko Hautala (drums), Pete Lehtinen (voc, guitars), Pete Tamminen (guitars). The first release was a demo called "...Kunnes Loppuu Yö" (limited 100 copies). It included three songs, one of them was played on the Finnish national radio.

The second demo called "Varjomaa" was published in 1997, thirteen months after the first one (limited 150 copies). After the release MKL had some contacts with distributors and record companies, but no deals were done, therefore an idea to make a self financed sd was born.

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Posted: 19.04.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Witherfall

Witherfall was formed in 2013, after Jake Dreyer (guitar) and Joseph Michael's (vocalist) stint in White Wizzard. Adam Sagan (drummer), who had previously worked with Jake Dreyer on the critically acclaimed debut instrumental EP, In The Shadows Of Madness. After forming together, the trio quickly set to recording their debut album, and after three years, the albums production, mixing, and mastering was complete. The album, Nocturnes and Requiems, was released on February 10th, 2017. Sadly, Adam Sagan passed away in December of 2016, before the album's release. The band will, however, continue forward with the music, including touring.

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Posted: 02.04.2017 by Bad English