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Bands
Trespass

TRESPASS was formed in Sudbury, Suffolk, England in April 1979 by brothers Mark (guitar, vocals) and Paul Sutcliffe (drums) and friend Dave Crawte (guitar) Richard Penny (bass). Mark, Paul and Rick Sutcliffe in FusionMark and Paul had previously formed a three piece band playing covers and original songs with cousin Rick Sutcliffe on bass guitar, called FUSION which did not get to the gigging stage.
Dave had been a member of local band BLACK MARIAH along with guitarist Nick Hodge. The three met in a guitar and music shop, Sudbury Music based in North Street Sudbury where Dave was working. Mark, Paul, Dave and Nick on bass formed TRACK IV again playing covers by bands such as THIN LIZZY, UFO, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, STATUS QUO and DEEP Track IV's first gigPURPLE but always featuring their own original material.

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Posted: 20.11.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Dice Of Fate

Formed in late 2007, Dice Of Fate has encapsulated some of Finland's finest musical talent and made it work, resulting in lasting worldwide impact. The songs move between light & dark, aggressive & calm, old & new... always with NO SAFETY NETS! Are you ready to ride with the new wave of metal called thrash rock? Then let the dice roll sixes...

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Posted: 09.11.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Incendiant

Incendiant formed back in October of 2002. After a line-up change the band reforged in March of 2004 with Alejandro on guitars/vocals and Clif on drums. One year later in March of 2005 Walid joined as a second guitarist deepening the intensity and impact of the band's sound. By early 2006 Matt Grassberger (Dr. Shrinker) assumed bass duties, lending his surgical finesse to the new paradigm. In September/October of 2006 Incendiant entered the studio and recorded their self-titled debut, released July 2007 through Mute Records/Jordan River Entertainment.

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Posted: 08.11.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Dissension(USA)

Incendiant formed back in October of 2002. After a line-up change the band reforged in March of 2004 with Alejandro on guitars/vocals and Clif on drums. One year later in March of 2005 Walid joined as a second guitarist deepening the intensity and impact of the band's sound. By early 2006 Matt Grassberger (Dr. Shrinker) assumed bass duties, lending his surgical finesse to the new paradigm. In September/October of 2006 Incendiant entered the studio and recorded their self-titled debut, released July 2007 through Mute Records/Jordan River Entertainment.

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Posted: 08.11.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Dreadrealm

Metren Angerjärv's one-man ambient and atmospheric black metal project. Started on a cold November night in 2016, when the hometown was buried under snow...

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Posted: 08.11.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Adamantra

The idea of forming Adamantra saw the daylight about a decade ago in Helsinki (Finland), when bass player
Jukka Hoffrén started to record some of his tunes and ideas on a friends computer. As the songs were given their
final shape during the process of preproduction, it was time to form a band to have the opportunity for live
performances.

Despite of placing numerous of ads in several music magazines and on different websites, a really fitting line-up
was somewhat difficult to create. However the real solution was closer than expected. Tuomas Nieminen, Mikko

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Posted: 05.11.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Ram

RAM was created back in '99 by Harry Granroth, who wanted to form a real heavy metal band; he was sick of the misinterpretation of metal that ruled the scene back then and had a pile of material that he wanted to bring to life. He soon found Daniel Johansson, a young but experienced and very talented guitar player who welded a traditional metal guitar style. The two started working on some of Harry's earlier material and began to write new songs. After a long and tiresome search, Harry then found Oscar Carlquist; a powerful heavy metal vocalist with a mutual hatred for the current metal scene. Oscar quickly became involved in the song writing process and quickly crafted interesting lyrics to accompany the music. The backbone of RAM was formed. Oscar brought in drummer Morgan Pettersson, one of the few drummers left who still played the 70/80's hard and heavy drumming style. They then recruited the legendary Leif Larsson, an icon in Gothenburg metal as he had previously been a member of "Frozen Eyes".

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Posted: 01.11.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Eagleheart

The Czech power metal band Eagleheart was founded by guitarist Michal Kůs and a couple of his friends in 2003. At the beginnig the line-up changed several times but soon long-time members Jiří Fiala (bass) and Zdeněk Vémola (drums) joined the band. In 2005 Eagleheart found a singer Vojtěch Šimoník with whom they recorded their first EP called Black Sun became popular in their hometown Brno.

At the beginning of 2007 Eagleheart won a contest with recording the album in a professional studio as the first prize. The studio helped the band a lot to record their first long-playing CD called Moment Of Life which was released at the beginning of 2008 by the Czech independent label Metal Swamp. The new material supported by a music video for the title song and intensive live activities gained success and the band became one of the best power metal acts in the country. Not only the first album which was positively reviewed not only in Czech, but mainly their energetic live performances often compared to old Helloween helped the band to perform as a support for names like WASP, Blaze Bayley, André Matos, Elvenking, Dark Moor or House Of Lords or at the biggest Czech metal festivals Masters Of Rock and Benátská Noc where Eagleheart played for thousands of fans.

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Posted: 31.10.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Wreck Of The Hesperus

WOTH malformed in the sublime, barren month of January 2004 with a unified goal to create utterly extreme, horribly heavy, sewage laden - manky as be fucked filthy anti-music that sounds like its rotting apart. After much jammage we recorded our first four track demo titled 'Terminal Dirge' in June. This debut release was very well received by the underground and awarded album of the month on metalireland.com as well as getting an 8.5 mark in Terrorizer magazine. A year later after a heap more jammage we recorded our second demo 'Eulogy for the Sewer Dwellers' which is slower, darker and mankier and was not as well received. We were amused. This also achieved an 8.5 mark in Terrorizer magazine.

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Posted: 30.10.2017 by Bad English

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Metalite

Metalite was formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 2015 when Edwin Premberg (guitar) met Emma Bensing (vocals). He presented his musical ideas and vision to her, and she agreed to join the band. The goal was to write and record melodic and memorable metal songs with a modern and fresh sound.

Edwin and Emma started to co-operate with the Danish producer Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Evergrey, Amaranthe) and songs started to take shape. During 2016 Metalite found three experienced musicians that agreed to join the band: Lea Larsson (drums), Robert Örnesved (guitar) and Robert Majd (bass).

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Posted: 28.10.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Helmet

Some history: In 1989, Page Hamilton co-founded the New York-based Helmet, fusing Zeppelinesque riffing with a vehement post-hardcore precision, augmented by dense chords and offbeat time signatures based in Hamilton's formal jazz training. The combination was that rarest of visionary creations-it was successful in its own time. After their 1990 debut album Strap It On (on revered indie label Amphetamine Reptile), Helmet unleashed the major label Meantime (1992), a widely acclaimed album that earned a Grammy nomination, went gold, and launched a thousand other bands. Betty followed in 1994, successfully branching out from the band's ferocious attack and into more varied musical waters. (In 2010, Helmet issued via their website a digital-only deluxe version of Betty that includes 14 original album tracks plus five bonus tracks.) Another acclaimed album Aftertaste followed in 1997 and after nine years and thousands of shows, Helmet called it a day in 1998.

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Posted: 25.10.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Sons Of Apollo

Sons Of Apollo is an American Progressive Metal Supergroup, formed in 2017.

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Posted: 21.10.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Painted Black

Formed by Daniel Lucas (vocals) and Luis Fazendeiro (guitars) in Portugal in 2001, Painted Black is a band which music, although clearly rooted in Metal and with influences in the Doom/Death Metal scene, isn't pigeonholed in a single genre. The band's distinct sound is built on aggression and occasional fast pieces mixed with atmospheric and melancholic sections. "Energy" and "melancholy" are words often used to describe Painted Black's music, often
amplified by the intense and emotional live performances.

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Posted: 18.10.2017 by Bad English

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Chelsea Wolfe

Sleep paralysis plagues singer/songwriter Chelsea Wolfe, and that strange intersection of the conscious and the unconscious has inadvertently manifested itself within her work. Across the span of her first four albums, there is an underlying tension, a distorted and nebulous territory where dark shadows hover along the edges of the sublime and the graceful. But until now, Wolfe's trials and tribulations with the boundaries between dreams and reality have only been a subconscious influence on her work. With her fifth album, Abyss, she deliberately confronts those boundaries and crafts a score to that realm she describes as the "hazy afterlife... an inverted thunderstorm... the dark backward... the abyss of time".

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Posted: 15.10.2017 by D.T. Metal

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Yomi

Yomi is a Japanese folk-metal band from Latvia, inspired by acts such as Skyforger, God of Shamisen, Yoshida Brothers and Oriental metal in general. The band's music combines heavy death, black and doom metal riffs with traditional Japanese melodies, telling about legends, myths and history of Japan.

Yomi was formed in 2013 by Khurr (folk-instruments, vocals) and Andrey (drums) in Riga, Latvia. After a number of line-ups and several changes in style, the band broke up after a year due to the lack of time of the members. Nevertheless, during this time the first songs, which would later be included in the debut album, were composed, and on their basis the band was reformed in 2014, adding Isaz (guitar), Tom (bass) and Stephanie (drums).

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Posted: 06.10.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Eleine

It all began in late 2011 when front figure Madeleine Liljestam began working with Cardiac Records. Rikard Ekberg, who today is the band's guitarist/growler and main songwriter along side Madeleine, joined in
2012. The end of 2013 proved to be very notable as they found three very talented musicians that completed the band: David Eriksson (drums), Sebastian Berglund (keyboard), and Andreas Mårtensson (bass).

The band released their first single along with a music video on April 3rd, 2014, named "Gathering Storm." A second single was released on March 2015, and it has been very well received by both fans and critics. Later on April 18th, their self-titled debut album was released by Cardiac Records/Universal.

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Posted: 06.10.2017 by Bad English