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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

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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

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Veni Domine

Back in 1987, Torbjörn Weinesjö, Thomas Weinesjö and Anders Olofsson decided to start the band that was going to be Veni Domine in 1989.

The band "Glorify" was formed, yet without a singer and a formed vision of the sound. Fredrik Ohlsson came in late 1987 through contacts as he was moving to town. After a brief meeting Fredrik was a member, because the band really needed a singer and he seemed to be a nice guy he was accepted without a rehearsal! The band was blown away first time Fredrik opened his mouth, never did they expect this quality.

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Posted: 26.09.2017 by Bad English

Bands
The Dark Element

Since word of this project got out, fans have been frothing at the mouth with anticipation for it's arrival. And no wonder considering the talent involved! Anette is widely known for being the immaculate voice on the hit albums from Nightwish, "Dark Passion Play" and "Imaginareum". Jani has recently been busy in Cain's Offering alongside Stratovarius singer Timo Kotipelto, but left a deep mark on the minds of all power metal fans thanks to his time in Sonata Arctica.

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Posted: 26.09.2017 by BloodTears

Bands
Cambrian

Born somewhere in time. Relaxing since then.

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Posted: 24.09.2017 by Bad English

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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 inů 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 onů" as the great man himself said.

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Posted: 21.09.2017 by Bad English

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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

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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

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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

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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