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Bands
Cambrian

Born somewhere in time. Relaxing since then.

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Posted: 24.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Vandenberg's MoonKings

Four years after Adrian Vandenberg made a spectacular comeback with Vandenberg's Moonkings the band returns with a sophomore album, simply titled MK II. The album has all the qualities of the debut: once again the four-piece band manages to create a perfect mix of vintage seventies hard rock and current styles of heavy rock. Adrian Vandenberg shines as a bonafide guitar virtuoso, while the rest of the band also delivers in spades. Yet MK II has even more to offer than the highly praised first album. It shows how the band grew into a strong unit during the world tours of the recent years.

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Posted: 23.09.2017 by Bad English

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Phil Rudd

Over the past 20 years or so amidst spending time drumming for Australia's favourite rock export AC/DC, running a studio and a restaurant, racing cars, flying helicopters and a bit of farming in the land of the long white cloud; Melbourne born drummer Phil Rudd has been quietly writing an album worth of songs which will see the light of day 30th September 2016.

From the rollicking "Repo Man", a gentle reminder about karma; to the rocking title track "Head Job", which does not have intimate connotations but is a play on words about going to the pub to commiserate with your mates about someone doing your head in… from the upbeat dirgy groove of "Bad Move" to the relationship-driven "Crazy"; Rudd has delivered a very personal album "about the shit that goes on…" as the great man himself said.

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Posted: 21.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Vattnet Viskar

Vattnet is a progressive metal band hailing from New Hampshire. Originally conceived as a post-black metal band under the moniker Vattnet Viskar, they have recently transformed their sound (and name) to be more in tune with progressive metal acts like Rosetta, Intronaut and The Ocean.

Formed in the fall of 2010 in the small town of Plaistow, New Hampshire, Vattnet Viskar quickly rose amongst the ranks of US black metal acts.

Following a well received two-song demo in 2011, they released a self-titled EP, available at their Bandcamp page, that was met with praise from both fans and the press alike. They subsequently followed this up with two full-length albums, Sky Swallower and Settler.

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Posted: 19.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
River Of Souls

Guitarist and drummer Paul Beltman (ex-Sinister, ex-Judgement Day) started to write the first outlines of songs around 2012 and was soon looking for reinforcements to complete this work. Benjamin Hoogers (bass), Ingmar Otter (guitar, Codex) and Bart de Greef (vocals, ex-World Funeral) joined him and in 2014 River of Souls was formed. Drummer Mike Klaassen joined in 2017. The debut album, titled "The Well of Urd", will be unleashed upon the world in 2017. This concept album consists of 6 songs revolving around lyrical themes like our everlasting fate, the binding forces of order and chaos, the inevitable journey through the Unlight and rebirth through death. The words are kept company by a diverse musical palette. By alternating brooding doomy passages with bursts of heavy riffing, a gateway is created to the world that lies beneath the Well. You are invited to join us and enter the RIVER OF SOULS!

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Posted: 17.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Becomes Astral

Becomes Astral is a progressive death metal band based out of Guelph, Ontario. Formed in the later months of 2013, they quickly got to work on releasing their debut EP, The Mind, which was released in October 2014. The Mind was recorded and mixed by Don Levasseur at Atlantic Studio. After their debut release, Becomes Astral toured heavily for the following year, covering west coast Canada, and two Ontario and Quebec tours. Playing steadily since, Becomes Astral has made themselves a force to be reckoned with, allowing the band to sell out half of their last tour in Ontario. In early 2016, Becomes Astral took a break from playing live to write a full-length record, and returned to shows in late 2016. In December 2016 the band entered The Grid Studios in Montreal, QC with Christian Donaldson of Cryptopsy as a producer and came out with a piece of music they are proud to call their own, Paleblood Sky.

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Posted: 12.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Vuur

VUUR is a band that features some of the best heavy metal players in the Netherlands.

In early 2016, Anneke van Giersbergen decided for the sake of clarity to narrow her musical focus, choosing to go in a folk acoustic direction as a solo artist and in a heavy progressive metal direction as a band vocalist. The name VUUR - translated from Dutch as "fire", which can also be interpreted to mean "passion" or "drive" - was chosen as a moniker to represent Anneke's metal side, with the idea that when fans buy a ticket with the VUUR name on it they will be getting her heavy progressive music.

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Posted: 11.09.2017 by Bad English

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Old Night

Old Night is a doom metal band from Rijeka, Croatia. The band was formed in 2015. by Luka Petrovic, best known as the lyricist and one of the main composers of Ashes You Leave. The band originally started as a solo project. The main idea behind this band was to make inovative and original music, completely unencumbered by other people's expectations, but with the legacy of Ashes You Leave intact. Although Old Night is mainly a doom metal band, the music itself is highly influenced by progressive rock, blues and atmospheric music in general.

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Posted: 11.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Beast In Black

A five-piece Helsinki based heavy metal band BEAST IN BLACK was founded by Anton Kabanen soon after he had parted ways with BATTLE BEAST in 2015. The international line-up consists of Yannis Papadopoulos (voc), Mate Molnar (bass), Sami Hänninen (drs), Kasperi Heikkinen (gtr) and Anton Kabanen (gtr, voc).

By the end of 2015 the band had already played their first gig as an opener for NIGHTWISH without even having their debut album out yet. The making of the album was in progress and it was completed in the summer of 2017.

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Posted: 10.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Fornhem

The concept of Fornhem was first thought of by Vavtrudner and Solbane in the Summer of 2013. A mutual craving to express certain mental states, conjured up by the mysteries of nature, history, old Norse mythology and poetry made this project come to be. The inspiration of Fornhem lies within nature, Norse mythology, history and Swedish poetry and the music itself is a meditative form of melodic black metal with some influences of folk music

Source: https://www.facebook.com/pg/Fornhem/about/?ref=page_internal

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Posted: 05.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Phantom 5

Originally born as "Supremacy", the band decided to change their name to Phantom 5 before recording their debut album for release in 2016. It had been a long time since the public had heard a melodic hard rock record THIS GOOD coming from Germany! Mixing influences from the cream of the crop of German melodic hard rock bands, but with Michael and Claus' unique stamp on it, the debut was met with rave reviews across the board. The new album, "Play To Win" is sure to please any and all who enjoyed that first album and to rope in those who missed out on the first go round!

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Posted: 05.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Ice Age

It may come as a surprise to many metal fans that one of the most successful all female thrash bands of the last 30 years have never actually released an album.

Ice Age, from Gothenburg in Sweden, was formed in January 1985 by Sabrina Kihlstrand and Pia Nyström, who met through an ad in a music store. The band lineup was completed with Sabrina's sister, Helena, and Tina Strömberg behind the drums.

During the band's early stages they were more power metal oriented, and this sound fed through their first demo "Rock Solid", (which was the band's original short lived name before changing to Ice Age - something more akin with their origins in the cold winters of Scandinavia.

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Posted: 05.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Katla.

Katla. is an Icelandic band featuring ex-Sólstafir drummer and visual artist Guðmundur Óli Pálmason and singer/multi-instrumentalist Einar Thorberg Guðmundsson (Fortíð, Potentiam). Named in tribute to one of Iceland's greatest active volcanos, Katla. creates powerful, panoramic music where shimmering guitars, crushing melodies and atmospheric density meet dark, entrancing power.

Source: Prophecy Productions

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Posted: 20.08.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Dead Cross

Dead Cross emerged out of a series of impractical schemes, fallen-through plans, and last-minute musical experimentation. Shows were scheduled before a single song was written, fans were formed before even one show was played. The chaos of its creation seems apt; after all, the band is comprised entirely of artists who have thrived playing tightly-coiled, turmoil-intelligent dissonance disguised as disorder.

Consisting of Dave Lombardo, Justin Pearson, Michael Crain, and Mike Patton, the impressive, expansive, and eclectic list of prior bands collectively played in would be enough to ensure the unyielding ferocity of the music... but a resume isn't necessary, here. Dead Cross stands on its own, speaks volumes with its multilayered evil-genius vocals, manic guitar riffs, and brutal rhythms.

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Posted: 17.08.2017 by nikarg

Bands
Zornheym

Zornheym is a new symphonic extreme metal band from Stockholm. The band may be new, however the members are weathered veterans in the scene with tons of experience.

They have fused together great story telling with a cinematic approach spiced up with urban legends and actual authentic horror stories. Finding inspiration from bands like Dissection, Dimmu Borgir, King Diamond, Marduk and Satyricon, the music is guitar based and backed up by a real string orchestra and 150 voices strong choir! You're gonna be in for a hell of ride when entering their domain!

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Posted: 14.08.2017 by Bad English

Bands
Immortal Sÿnn

Immortal Sÿnn is a 5-piece heavy metal band from Denver, CO. In a sea of modern cookie-cutter acts, the band tries to retain a more familiar and old school sound that propelled bands of the 70s and 80s to superstardom. Taking their cue from thrashers such as Exodus and Megadeth, as well as NWOBHM legends like Judas Priest and Motörhead, Immortal Sÿnn creates a perfect mixture of speed and grit, but can also knock you out with mid-tempo riffs from hell.

Immortal Sÿnn was formed in 2004 by guitarist and sole original member Tony Z. After constant line-up changes and poorly-recorded demos, Tony decided to put the band on hiatus after joining Denver rock band, Phoenix Rising (later called Wild Angelz and, finally, Devoutcast), in May 2007.

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Posted: 02.08.2017 by Ivar Loken