Bands
Crimson Wind

Crimson Wind was formed in Palermo in December 2008 when drummer Claudio Florio (Trinakrius, Holy Knights) and bassist Niki Zummo decide to create a band with strong influences in power metal. The founders of the band were then joined by Alessio Taormina and Emanuele "Izzy" Bonura. Their first release, The Wings of Salvation, was published in the the first few months of 2011 through IceWarrior Records for Europe and Rubicon Music for the Japanese market, where it received positive reviews from the general public. After a series of live performances in Italy and abroad, Crimson Wind prepared to record their second album, and having many ideas, the creative minds of Emanuele and Diego began writing the music and lyrics for the new album. Just as the band was about to write the vocals, they received sudden bad news: frontman Alessio Taormina announced he had to leave the band and move to London due to his work. The band spent the whole of 2012 in search of a new singer to replace Alessio.

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Posted: 04.07.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Feridea

Feridea is a Finnish symphonic metal -band that was founded in 2012 by Henrik Airaksinen.

Feridea combines elements of orchestral/film score music influenced by traditional and symphonic power metal, also partly hued with some folk and celtic based melodies.

The band released their first EP called Reborn in Time in 31st of February 2014.

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Posted: 04.07.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Archivist

Archivist is a six piece ethereal metal project, which follows the unwitting survivor of a massive ecological disaster. The last human alive, yet in relative safety aboard the only remaining ark jettisoned from a dying Earth, she begins to record her memories of the world left in turmoil by humanity's shortsightedness and greed.

Archivist has no delusions of aspiring to a genre sound; from a purely musical angle, they love the use of blast beats as a texture, to create an ethereal wash. As a band, none of them have a particular connection with black metal, but it is true that this sound reverb heavy guitars, blast beat drums, and screamed vocals is synonymous with that genre. Musicians have always taken aspects of many genres to create new ideas. What Archivist do may not be in any way different from a host of other bands creating music from similar influences. That being said, blast beats and reverb heavy guitars will always be associated with black metal (and, by association, with certain political leanings). Archivist do in no way consider themselves a black metal band, but these instrumental patterns will always have associations with black metal, and therefore it is unfortunate but important to point out the glaringly obvious: Archivist is anti-fascist, LGBTQ ally, pro-feminist, non-religious, and animal friendly.

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Posted: 04.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Light Bearer

Light Bearer formed in 2010, an all encompassing art/music/narrative project, based around a story written by their vocalist Alex, who drew influence from the writings of Philip Pullman's "His dark materials" trilogy, John Milton's Paradise Lost, and the Book of Genesis, an allegorical tale in which to forward atheist/anti theist and radical left wing/ free thought ideologies.

The band play a mixture of melodic post hardcore, progressive metal, post rock and ambient atmospheric drone, The songs are structured specifically to follow the narrative and therefore peak and trough in equal measure, mixing screamed desperate vocals with sung passages.

The story is split into four main parts, Lapsus, Silver Tongue, Magisterium and finally Lattermost Sword. The narrative begins with the metaphorical casting out of the protagonist Lucifer, an angel so loyal and in love with god that he could not submit when asked to bow before humanity, personified as Adam. For this act he is banished from the metaphysical heaven into the cold stigeon wastes below reality. Here he questions the Allfather - an entity who claimed the universe as his own. In doing so he realises his master has lied, and vows to reach out from his desolate prison and become his namesake - to pass on the torch of free will to all life in the multiple universes.

The story continues in Silver Tongue, Magisterium and Lattermost Sword in which the torch is borne by the metaphorical Eve - the mitochondrial ancestor of humanity, her rejection of the will of the false god and the attempted rebellion against Heaven, her role and the role of the prophesied second Eve. The establishment of the church and the eventual culmination and war against the patriarchal god.

Alongside the four releases are planned EPs and split records, beginning with Beyond the Infinite, The Assembly of God - an elaboration of the introduction to the first album. A second narrative runs through records not included in the four main parts, these chronicle the uprising of those opposed to the false god, recorded in the "Celestium Apocrypha". Those privy to the truth, of the natural formation of the universe and the roles assumed by the characters in the story are charged with forwarding the original word of Lucifer, they are in turn, light bearers. This begins with the "Book of Watchers".

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Posted: 04.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Dalkhu

Dalkhu was formed in 2003 by J.G. (guitar, music, lyrics). The first additional member to join was Kalki on drums. J.G. and Kalki recorded a demo, Ars Goetia, in 2006.

After a few line-up changes, Jurij and Berstuk joined and Dalkhu recorded its first album Imperator, released on 6th October 2010. When Berstuk left, the replacement on vocals was P.Z. who joined in 2012. With the departure of Kalki and Jurij in 2014, Dalkhu now returns back to the original roots. No concerts, only music.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dalkhu/213754775432409?sk=info&tab=page_info

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Posted: 03.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Extinction Level Event

Formed in October 2014, North Carolina's Extinction Level Event (ELE) are the founders of all bass progressive metal, the creators of "clank", a genre emerging from the 3 bass guitar line-up that has taken the metal world by storm.

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Posted: 03.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Orkan

Orkan's four-man lineup was formed in 2008 by Taake's live guitarist Gjermund Fredheim and ex-Byfrost drummer Rune Nesse, joined by former Grimnorth bassist Sindre Hillesdal and frontman Einar Fjelldal (ex-Gravemachine) to complete the line-up.

Orkan's debut full-length album Crimson Canvas, which the band themselves describe as a "self-financed, thrashy album" appeared in 2012, and is far removed from the much darker direction taken on 2015's Livlaus.

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Posted: 03.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Order Of The Ebon Hand

Order Of The Ebon Hand was formed in Greece in August, 1994 by Merkaal (Nocternity, Mournblade) on vocals / bass and Lorthar on guitars. Their mission was to create orthodox black metal. Lethe (Septicflesh, Mournblade, Thou Art Lord, Horrified and Necromantia) joined shortly after, handling drums and keyboards. The order was then complete. The bands first recorded song, The Skull, appeared on the Greek metal compilation Warzone 4, issued by Metal Invader Magazine in 1996. Soon after, Metal Hammer magazine included the song, Stormlords, on Hammer Holocaust 3 that same year.

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Posted: 03.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Angist

From Reykjavík, Iceland hails the death metal quartet Angist, formed in 2009 by Edda and Gyða with Halli, Edda's brother later joining in as bass player and with few changes in drummers. Angist released their two song demo in summer 2010 and a year later they had accomplished to play many high profile shows such as Iceland Airwaves, opening act for Heaven Shall Burn and L'Esprit Du Clan and get 2nd place in the Wacken Metal Battle (Icelandic log). Many interviews and reviews in magazines, newspapers, webzines and radio followed and the year 2011 ended with the release of Angist's EP, Circle Of Suffering, and a tour around France as an opening act for L'Esprit Du Clan. In 2012 Angist signed a record contract with US-based Abyss Records which will release the band's first full-length.

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Posted: 03.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Larry David

The band is named after the co-writer of the famous American comedy series, Seinfeld. Larry David also created Curb Your Enthusiasm, a comedy series based around an extreme fictionalised version of himself. The band's lyrics and aliases are inspired by these two sitcoms.

Formed in January 2010, the band split up after their final show on May 20th, 2012.

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Posted: 03.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Eccentric Pendulum

Eccentric Pendulum is a metal band formed in November 2008 owing to the amalgamation of musical ideas exchanged by the founding members of the band - Arun (ex-Extinct Reflections), Vibhas (ex-Spitfire ), Ashish (ex-Inner Sanctum, Spit) and Nikhil (ex-Asylum). Having played with their previous bands for quite a while, the quartet aimed at composing songs which were inspired by various forms of music with no particular bias towards any genre/sub-genre. While maintaining progressive metal as their prime focus, the band composes songs combining elements from jazz, fusion and ambient resulting in an unconventional musical concoction.

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Posted: 02.07.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Sources Of I

It all started during winter 2013-2014, Sofia, Bulgaria. Déhà, relocated to the oldest capital of Europe, decided to form a band with Vortep, long time friend and drummer for cult band Dimholt. The dark, philosophical themes were chosen as the red line of the band. Black metal was chosen as the main style.

After line-up changes, in 2015, the band found its core with guitarists from Upyr and The Crippled God.

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Posted: 02.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
The 3rd Attempt

The 3rd Attempt was formed by former Carpathian Forest guitarists Blood Pervertor and Tchort at the beginning of 2014. The debut full-length album is already written, and additional members are currently being sought in order to record and to become a fully functioning live band.

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Posted: 02.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Atlantean Kodex

Almost nothing certain is known about this enigmatic outfit from the northern forests of the kingdom of Bavaria. Formed around 2005/2006 by Trummer and Kreuzer, the band quickly managed to become the centre of the new European epic metal movement. Their disturbing "Pnakotic Demos", released in 2007, gained them much praise and a fanatic following.

In 2010 the band released their debut album "The Golden Bough", which won "Album of the Month"-spots in magazines around the world, for instance Rock Hard Magazine Germany, Heavy Magazine Germany or Metal Hammer Greece. The album was praised by journalists and fans all over the world as one of the best Epic Metal albums ever.

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Posted: 02.07.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Slivers Cross

Slivers Cross is a Latvian rock band from Daugavpils, Latvia. Founded in 2008 by guitarist/vocalist, Gennadij Bogdanov, and guitarist, Vladimir Stasevich, the band has released one EP on myspace, one single and one music video. They are mainly known for their harmonized and remembering riffs, great melodies and nice lyrics. They are playing Thrash/Death/Metalcore/Alternative metal and call that stuff as Modern Metal. Currently they are recording their first album "Killing With Love", and searching for Label.

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Posted: 01.07.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Akhenaten

Named after the great pharaoh in Egypt who was believed to be the Sun God, now some believe him to be an alien hybrid, Akhenaten is the creation of Jerred and Wyatt Houseman.

Based out of Manitou Springs, Colorado in USA, Akhenaten's debut album Incantations Through The Gates Of Irkalla explores the concepts of ancient Mesopotamian mythology and the culture around their deities. Although Akhenaten is based out of the rocky mountains of Colorado, the sounds are focused on a heavy blend of blackened death metal with the many exotic instruments from the ancient middle east.

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Posted: 01.07.2015 by J. N.

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