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Bands
Erdve

Erdve was formed as full functioning band in 2016 with a certain aesthetic towards unique heavy sound, experimenting with Hardcore and Black Metal without following any of the existing rules of both genres.

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Posted: 18.02.2018 by RaduP

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Paara

Paara was started as a two man project back in 2011 with the idea to compose music just for themselves. Zvartus and Helmouth decided to release a digital single in 2012 which had so good feedback that it started something inevitable - Paara would have a full lineup in 2014.

The debut album 'Yön olevainen puoli' saw daylight in May 2015. The band had already raised interest in music scene and had several special guests on their album from bands like Swallow The Sun, Moonsorrow, Katatonia, etc. Natalie Koskinen (Hahtezan) from Shape Of Despair also appeared on the album - and in 2016 was asked to join the band.

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Posted: 18.02.2018 by RaduP

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Somali Yacht Club

Somali Yacht Club is a psychedelic/stoner/shoegaze trio from Lviv, Ukraine

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Posted: 17.02.2018 by RaduP

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Talvienkeli

Talvienkeli is a progressive symphonic metal band which takes its roots in France, near Lyon. It was born from the merger of two musical projects in 2012 with, on the one hand, keyboard player and main composer Pierre Cordier and guitarist Pierre Besançon; and, on the other hand, drummer Paul Sordet, guitarist Camille Vadin and singer and songwritter Camille Borrelly. Bass player and graphic designer Laëtitia Bertrand joining a short while after and last but not least singer Sandre Corneloup.

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Posted: 17.02.2018 by Bad English

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Seven Spires

One fateful day in Boston, some years ago, two immortals crossed paths in a bookstore. He was of many, many notes, and she was of darkness and the old world. Such was the birth of Seven Spires, and so it shall always be. With the fortunate additions of old friends Chris and Peter, the family was complete: though young in countenance, the four were armed with highly specialised training from Berklee College of Music, as well as an insatiable drive to earn that which they hungered for: the world.
 
In their early years, they shared bills with the likes of Arch Enemy, Apocalyptica, Sonata Arctica, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Epica, The Agonist, Butcher Babies, Amaranthe, Kreator, Huntress, Carach Angren, and others. They completely sold out of records, twice, and then ventured to Gate Studios in Wolfsburg, Germany to finish recording their new album with the illustrious Sascha Paeth. 
 
A full-length record and promising opportunities loom on Seven Spires' horizon. Share an evening with them this Spring in New England!

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Posted: 17.02.2018 by Bad English

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Ignea

IGNEA is a Ukrainian metal band blending modern sound, symphonic, oriental, and progressive vibes. The active history of the band starts in 2013 when the guys have entered the studio to record their first EP titled Sputnik. Back then, they were called Parallax.

In 2014, the band prepared a follow-up single titled Petrichor, featuring bouzoukitara playing and a guitar solo from Yossi Sassi, at that moment the guitarist of oriental metal fathers band, Orphaned Land.

In 2015, the band finally changed its name to IGNEA and released a new work called Alga, named after a war call of Crimean Tatar people. This song is contributed to Crimeans who are defending their land.

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Posted: 17.02.2018 by Bad English

Bands
The Thirteenth Sun

The story of the band begins in 2011 when Radu (vocals and lead guitars) started writing the first songs together with Marius Muntean (keyboards). They both came at that particular time from different areas of musical styles but both had a lot of common roots as well and the whole idea was to create music combining elements from the different music genres that defined each of them in order to gain a balance in the end. This later became the essence of the whole project, making music through shared experiences that is set to make one escape the confinements of routine and be able to gaze outside the limits. Because the night skies often brings one to wonder of the limitless possibilities surrounding us, it occurred as a natural thing to set a starting point of the story that would unfold, from this large sea of possibilities. This is where the name of the band came from, a fixed point in the night sky related to a special number with one interesting characteristic, among many others, that belongs to a sequence of numbers where each one is the sum of the two preceding ones. This is all referenced to our current place on the canvas and all filters are dependent on the eye of the beholder.

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Posted: 15.02.2018 by Bad English

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Shaarimoth

Formed in 2004, with origins back to 1998 - Shaarimoth was born and with it new incantations of darkness, death, and destruction.

At its core, the music is both dark and ecstatic, and continues to be reminiscent of such diverse influences as Morbid Angel, Behemoth, and Nile.

Shaarimoth is not music, it is ritual. A sonic construct created to manifest Dark Currents by the means of music.

A Black Flame burning strong in the middle of a world of cosmic darkness. Shaarimoth echoes the distant chants that calls out to those of the Dark Blood, to those who dare to rebel, to seek, to struggle, to overcome, and to liberate.

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Posted: 09.02.2018 by Bad English

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Place Vendome

Place Vendome is a melodic hard rock / album-oriented rock project, founded in 2004 by Serafino Perugino, (president of the Italian record label Frontiers Records).

Place Vendome is composed of musicians Dennis Ward (bass), Kosta Zafiriou (drums) and Uwe Reitenauer (guitars) from the band Pink Cream 69, Gunther Werno (keyboards) from the band Vanden Plas and ex-Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske.

On November 10, 2009, Place Vendome members Michael Kiske, Dennis Ward and Kostas Zafiriou, joined forces with guitarist Mandy Meyer, to form the rock band Unisonic.

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Posted: 09.02.2018 by Bad English

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The Devil And The Almighty Blues

When the 60's turned into the 70's there was a musical crossroads. The American blues had had it's run with teens on both sides of the Atlantic long enough so that the blues-offspring named rock'n'roll had to expand or die. It did not die, it expanded in all kinds of directions! And right there in the crossroads between blues-based rock and all the world's other sub-genres of rock, something happened to the blues. The format got experimented with, expanded and almost made unrecognizable. But at the same time the roots to the original 'real' blues was never lost. Where Peter Green left Fleetwood Mac in 1970 with the track "Green Manalishi", where Johnny Winter stretched his musical legs, where ZZ Top bought Marshall full stacks and shot from the hip, and last but not least where the legend himself, Muddy Waters, stretched the limits of that was 'legal' with the album "Electric Mud". And not to forget Hendrix, Free Canned Heat and the rest of the gang from the Woodstock-era. The result was a highly electric musical revolution, where e.g. the newly born genre hard rock walked hand in hand with traditional delta blues.

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Posted: 09.02.2018 by Bad English

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Beyond Forgiveness

Beyond Forgiveness is a Symphonic Metal band from Colorado Springs, CO. Reformed in 2014 after a hiatus from a previous incarnation of the band, Beyond Forgiveness is on a focused quest to embody the full meaning of the label "symphonic", through the composition of lush classical orchestras, choirs, and operatic vocals colliding with heavy and aggressive metal.

After a period of composing original music and working through the process of finding the right lineup, the band found traction in 2016 with the current lineup including founding members Greg Witwer and Richard Marcus on guitars and heavy vocals, new member Sean Rogers on Drums, and introducing Talia Hoit as lead vocalist and orchestral composer.

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Posted: 06.02.2018 by Bad English

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Helengard

The duet of Anton Belov (Kauan, Strecosa, Inea) and Alina "Witch_A." Roberts (INFERNO, ex-Semargl). In 2005 Helengard recorded and self-released a promo "Skiringssal", which is now sold out.

Five years later Anton decided to resurrect the work on Helengard released their debut self-titled album in 2010 through the Finnish label Firebox Records.

Adapted from: http://www.myspace.com/helengard

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Posted: 04.02.2018 by Bad English

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Hela

Born in 2012 in Alicante (Spain) Hela is a doom metal band with a unique sound in the genre. They really give importance to the heavy riffs but even more the beautiful and melancholic melodies and the ethereal and powerful vocals. Their members, Julián Velasco (guitars), Tano Giménez (bass), Miguel Fernández (drums) and Mireia Porto, who joined the band in 2015 on vocals and guitars, work very hard to create a personal sound, dark and heavy, yet passionate and melodic.

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Posted: 04.02.2018 by Bad English

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Reflection

Reflection, the driving force of Hellenic Epic/Doom Metal, move towards the 17th year of their existence. From the early endeavours of "Before The End" (1992) and the very successful "When Immortals. Die!" (1993) demo tapes, to the three times sold out "Sire Of The Storm" 7 EP Single (1995) and "The Fire Still Burns" CD (1999), the band managed to pass the first difficult years.

After entering the new millennium and releasing the "Realms Of The Night" Split CD (2001), "The Fire Still Burns-2001 Edition" CD (2001) and the concept album "Odyssey" (2003), Reflection passed the test of time and proved that there is a chance for Epic/Doom Metal. The last release claimed and earned the appraisal of the world wide underground press and was hailed as one of the biggest Epic Metal releases in the world. The foreign and the Hellenic magazines referred to it with the best words, talking about a classic album.

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Posted: 03.02.2018 by Bad English

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Twilight (Dk)

"We don't follow the way the wind is blowing"…
Beyond Twilight has always been a band going it's own way. That's what the band is all about really. Never compromising with anything the colourful music industry tried to pull over the heads of the band. Some call the music of Beyond Twilight cinematic metal, some call it prog metal. You can't really compare Beyond Twilight to any other band. You can't put the music in a box no matter how much you would like to. So just forget about it. Beyond Twilight has always had their own style and sound. "We'll always stay true to our music".

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Posted: 03.02.2018 by Bad English

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Human Serpent

Human Serpent is a black metal band from Lamia, Greece. They formed in the last months of 2012. They insist that their position as a band is ideological and not musical.

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Posted: 02.02.2018 by nikarg