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Void Paradigm

Void Paradigm is a trio born in Rouen (France) in 2012. Hypnotic, violent, dodecatonic, strange, compulsive black metal.

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Posted: 23.04.2019 by RaduP

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Herfst

H e r f s † is a 5 piece melodic death/black metal band from Belgium combining the brutality and sonic assault of death metal with the dark & brooding charm of black metal. This mixture, spiced up with harmonically rich guitar wizardry and a penchant for the melancholic, introspective soul of doom metal forms the essence of what they call 'Nekromantic metal'.

While composing straight from their dark hearts, the morbidity Herfst delivers honours the illustrious pallbearers of black/death/thrash and horror metal while maintaining a fresh and original sense of dynamics.

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Posted: 21.04.2019 by Bad English

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Gods Forsaken

Gods Forsaken emerged from the depths of Stockholm in the year 2017. Formed by guitarist Anders Biazzi (ex-Amon Amarth) after the breakup of his former band "Blood Mortized". Strengthen by Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, Ashcloud) on vocals and Brynjar Helgetund behind the drumkit, the birth of Gods Forsaken was a fact!

Their debut album "In a Pitch Black Grave" saw the light in 2017, released via Soulseller Records. 9 tracks of non-compromising classic primitive Swedish brutality. Spread across the world like a plaque, and well received with an amazing response within the Death Metal scene.

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Posted: 21.04.2019 by RaduP

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Nightstryke

Brainchild of vocalist/guitarist Rami Hermunen, Nightstryke was founded as a solo project in late 2015. The first demo "The First Stryke" was released on 1st of June the following year and it gained some attention to the band which was about to form.

The first line-up (though short-lived) was formed a month after releasing "The First Stryke" and it consisted of Rami Hermunen (vocals, guitars), Eric Taponen (guitars), Leevi Lehtinen (bass) and Jesse Sorsa (drums). After a few months though, it was time for Taponen to leave the project and in came a young, red-headed Juho Karppinen with his lightning fast fingers.

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Posted: 20.04.2019 by Bad English

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Visionatica

VISIONATICA inflame the myth around their new Symphonic Metal jewel with "Enigma Fire"

Led by their singing wolf Tamara Amedov, VISIONATICA entered the first league of Symphonic Metal in 2016. With her fantastic, crystal clear soprano vocals combined with the powerful grooves, melodic guitars and impressive orchestra elements of her companions, this musical pack raised a lot of dust in the scene with their debut "Force Of Luna" and celebrated first successes. The nine songs of the varied album, which has been released through Dr. Music Records, were recorded and produced by Timon Seidl in the Red Audio Studio. For mixing and mastering the musicians from the south of Germany could enchant no less a figure than Gate Studio's Olaf Reitmeier, who already worked with Metal giants like Avantasia, Kamelot or Epica. VISIONATICA leave nothing to chance and continue their clear musical vision purposefully with the upcoming album "Enigma Fire" and their proven producer team. The second album, which will be out on July 12th, 2019, also marks the beginning of their worldwide collaboration with the renowned Hard Rock and Metal label Frontiers Music Srl (i.a. Whitesnake, Primal Fear, Mr. Big). Not only for fans of bands such as Within Temptation, Nightwish, Delain or Xandria, this band is highly recommended!

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Posted: 20.04.2019 by Bad English

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In The Fire

In The Fire is a conception of Ryan Moll (Rumpelstiltskin Grinder, Total Fucking Destruction, Azure Emote). Musically best described as a maddening assault of banshee cries, pummeling debris, and lacerating riffage.

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Posted: 20.04.2019 by nikarg

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Thou Shell Of Death

Thou Shell of Death´s creation can be described as majestic atmospheric black metal with haunting vocals. The band´s live shows are known as atmospherically hypnotizing and mesmerizing.

Thou Shell of Death was born in spring 2010. At the same year a demo „The Forest Of Shadows" was released and in 2011 a split album with WEDARD (de) followed. Both of them were released as strictly limited wooden box editions. Since the very start, Thou Shell of Death have played various shows all over the Europe, sharing stages with well-known and also underground acts (Mayhem, Strid, Skepticism, Vesania, Altar of Plagues etc…). After signing a contract with Talheim Records, there have been 2 more releases. The long-awaited debut full-length album "Sepulchral Silence" saw the light of day in autumn 2013, and "Cave Hill", a 34-minute EP on 12" vinyl, in January 2015.

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Posted: 19.04.2019 by Bad English

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Aggression

Aggression was formed on Halloween night, 1984 (originally under the moniker "Asylum"), by the 2 guitar shredders Sasquatch and Burn. Rounding out the lineup was Botcher on vocals, Dug on Bass and Gate on drums. After a few demos they recorded Forgotten Skeleton in 1986. Unfortunately the album would not see a release until 2004 (almost 20 years later!). After some lineup changes, Aggression recorded and released 1987's The Full Treatment.

They received good reviews for their demos and The Full Treatment and very quickly became one of the most popular metal bands in Quebec and Canada. Their concerts were sold out everywhere, and the fanbase grew from hundreds to thousands in no time. With his public relations expertise, their manager at the time (Johnny Hart) quickly made Aggression an household name. Other bands such as Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Hallows Eve, Destruction and others all wanted to see the beast for themselves and meet Aggression while they were in Montreal, playing numerous concerts with bands such as Anvil, Celtic Frost, Voivod, Nuclear Assault, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Possessed, Dark Angel, Crumbsuckers, Sacrifice and others. Due to certain members' drug problems and bad decisions the band was all but dead in 1989.

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Posted: 19.04.2019 by Starvynth

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Palat

Palat is a metal group formed in 1987 in Tallinn, Estonia with the unchanged line-up to this day: Andri Hõbemägi (vocals, guitar), Alo Puustak (guitar), Tanel Trööp (bass, backing vocals) and Margus Tohver (drums). The name of the band comes from the short story Ward No. 6 by Anton Chekhov with Palat being a direct translation from Ward.

Being one of the first thrash metal bands in the country, the quartet was most active through years 1988 - 1992, touring in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Denmark. They reached also wider audience with the video for the cover song Linda broadcasted in 1990 on Estonian National Television (today available on YouTube) and transformed during these years from pure thrash metal to incorporate the elements of funk and rap. In recent years, Palat has performed a couple occasional gigs in their hometown.

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Posted: 18.04.2019 by Bad English

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Avatar (US)

Criss Oliva and his brother Jon formed their first band together, Avatar, in 1978, from the ashes of their former bands Tower and Alien respectively. In 1980, the duo met up with Steve Wacholz and jammed in a shack behind the Oliva home that was dubbed "The Pit" by the band. Wacholz originally tried out to be part of Jon's band, Alien, but when the first Savatage line-up was taking shape, Jon, who was originally on drum duties, was relieved of them by Wacholz. They also gave Steve a nickname that would follow him throughout his career: "Doctor Hardware Killdrums", often shortened to just "Doc" or "Doc Killdrums", which referred to Steve's hard playing style.

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Posted: 16.04.2019 by Bad English

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Catafalc

It was the year 1999, when the Estonian metal scene was shaken by death-like guitar riffs, fast drums and sepulchral growling not proper for the time.. The decay of a former band and serial festival "Põrguwärk" (R.I.P.), where three future Catafalc members Eero, Ando and Eero met, are to blame. Behind the beer time of the first rehearsal was agreed. The beginning wasn't very smooth as we didn't exactly know what we wanted to do. But then we got it clear. Death Metal! Something new or in other words something old, long forgotten, had to be brought to the scene, as change to the devastating wave of Black Metal.

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Posted: 15.04.2019 by Bad English

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Katedra

The history of KATEDRA (eng. CATHEDRAL), that is one of the long-living Lithuanian rock bands nowadays, starts in early 1986. The five members act, consisting of Povilas Meškėla (vocals), Ričardas Laginauskas and Romas Rainys (both guitar players), Algis Radavičius (bass) and Marius Giedrys (drums) started with heavy metal that was in some kind of rise then. KATEDRA had a lot of live shows both in local events and abroad from the very beginning. The band performed in such well-known festivals as "Lituanica '88 and '89" (Vilnius), "Rock Panorama" (Moscow), "Rock Summer" and "Rock Winter" (Tallinn), "Liepajas Dzintars '88 and '89" (Latvia), "Sopot" (Poland), "Ilosaari Pop" (Finland).

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Posted: 12.04.2019 by Bad English

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Gladenfold

Gladenfold is a group of five, out of Turku, Finland, which first saw the light of day over a decade ago, in 2003. The group currently consists of Esko Itälä (Vocals and acoustic guitars), Matias Knuuttila (Guitars), Toke Fønskov Gerdts (Guitars), Lauri Itälä (Drums) and Paavali Pouttu (Keyboards). The band has been actively playing shows in Finland, opening for such household names as Bal-Sagoth, Battle Beast, Shade Empire and Crimfall.

Rooted in Melodic Death Metals aggression and energy, borrowing the grandeur of Power Metal and Symphonic Metal, Gladenfold creates an inherently Nordic-sounding blend of metal music, basing itself especially within the Finnish metal tradition (inspired by for example Norther, Children Of Bodom and Ensiferum), with German Power Metal (such as Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray and Freedom Call) still heavily influencing the overall sound.

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Posted: 11.04.2019 by Starvynth

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Moon Chamber

Marta Gabriel, the front woman of heavy metal stalwarts CRYSTAL VIPER - and respected session musician, with a vocal range of more than four octaves - is considered to be one of the finest singers of her generation. Rob Bendelow is the founder and original guitarist of the legendary British rock band SARACEN - as the composer of albums such as "Vox In Excelso", "Redemption", and most notably "Heroes Saints And Fools", Rob is a truly respected contributor to the history of classic rock. So what might the result be if those two were to join forces, and combine their obvious passion for music? The answer is MOON CHAMBER. The quintet's debut opus, entitled "Lore Of The Land", will be released in October 2019 on the No Remorse Records label.

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Posted: 08.04.2019 by Bad English

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Faith

Faith was founded in 1982 under name Stormbringer8Band changed name to Fate in 1985) by Roger Johansson (guitars), Christer Nilsson (bass, vocals) and Peter Svensson (drums), who had always been the stable part of the line-up ever since. But in the beginning the band was a four-piece: another guitarist, named Jörgen Thuresson, was also a member of the group. The band didn't want to compose fast music, but to make extremely heavy songs. The first composition were very slow, based on chord-changes, and the lyrics were based on Swedish history and folklore.

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Posted: 08.04.2019 by Bad English

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Powermad

Powermad has been called "An innovative and often forgotten speed metal band...who infused progressive metal styles and European styles into abstract American speed metal." The band's intricate riff formulations were heavily influenced by thrash metal acts like Metallica and Testament, but vocalist Joel Dubay's mixture of singing and high screams was more reminiscent of Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) or Eric "AK" Knutson (Flotsam And Jetsam).

The band formed in 1984 in Minneapolis and released an EP on Combat Records. They subsequently signed to Reprise Records and released The Madness Begins EP in 1988 and Absolute Power in 1989. Despite some critical acclaim and a US tour opening for Overkill after the release of Absolute Power, Powermad never achieved notable success. However, their albums are considered collector's items by collectors of thrash and speed metal music. Playing drums on most of the Absolute Power album was John Macaluso, who later played with Riot, TNT, Yngwie Malmsteen and Ark.

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Posted: 07.04.2019 by Starvynth