Bands
Angrepp

The band was formed in 2005 with the ambition to create black metal with thrash and punk influences. The band had been around a couple of years before but as Draug playing more melancholic black metal. Founding members where Dawid Dahl and Karl Olsson, together with the first drummer Kristian Eidefeldt. Outlaw was recruited as vocalist and Kristian left the band and was replaced by Fredrik Widigs. Progress of recording a demo started quickly, and in 2006 Prepare for the Attack was-self released. Within two years Angrepp was picked up by the American label Abyss Records to record the full-length album, Warfare, that the band had been working on. The well-known Swedish musician Dan Swanö was connected with the band to mix and master the album. Also, Andreas Fröberg joined the band to handle the bass. Warfare got a very good response for the combination of performing blackened thrash with musicality and technique.

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Posted: 30.08.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Iron Reagan

Iron Reagan are no strangers to the art of crossover. Comprised of Tony Foresta (vocals), Phil Hall (guitar), Mark Bronzino (guitar), Rob Skotis (bass), and Ryan Parrish (drums), between them they fill, or have filled the ranks of Municipal Waste, Cannabis Corpse and Darkest Hour alike.

Formed in 2012, they've already released a demo EP, the Worse Than Dead full length via A389 Recordings, and most recently a split with gore-masters Exhumed through Tankcrimes. The gang are currently in the process of recording their sophomore release and Relapse debut at Blaze of Torment studios in Richmond, VA. Self-produced and mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge), the record looks set for a fall (ed.2014) release date.

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Posted: 27.08.2014 by D.T. Metal

Bands
Fornicus

Birthed in the heart of America's Bible belt in early 2013, Fornicus was conceived to cast darkness over the ignorant masses and their foolish dogmas. Blending qualities of black, thrash, and even a taste of death the band creates a vicious aural assault that will quench the listener's thirst for all things metal. Throughout the first year of the group's existence the songs that would become their debut album were meticulously crafted by members Scott (guitar/vocals), Chris (bass), and David (drums) and eventually were completed with the addition of Kelly (lead guitar) at the beginning of 2014. The tracking began shortly thereafter in Scott's own Velocity Studios for the album that is now known as Storming Heaven, a bold statement chastising Christ and his blind sheep for their "righteous" ways with the ultimate goal of destroying God's Kingdom. With live rituals now beginning, the force that is Fornicus will strengthen to take its place as one of Kentucky's premier practitioners of metal.

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Posted: 25.08.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Colombian Necktie

Colombian Necktie was established in the fall of 2010 in Los Angeles County by Scott Werren (vocals), Juan Hernandez-Cruz (guitars), Ben Daniels (guitars), Ben Brinckerhoff (drums), and Alex DuPuis (bass). The band believes in the DIY spirit and writing music for personal satisfaction.

On August 19, 2014, Colombian Necktie released their full-length debut, Twilight Upon Us. They performed several local shows in order to promote the new album, which follows up two EPs and a few split releases with local acts.

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Posted: 24.08.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Destrose

Destrose are an all-female Japanese heavy metal/hard rock band.

Destrose's album Destrose reached 7th place on the Oricon Weekly in Indies Artist category in April 2013.

Often compared with X Japan and praised as a female version because of their similar band set-up: twin lead guitars and double-bass drums.

New vocalist Lisa joined April 2014.

(Source: Facebook)

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Posted: 21.08.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Aldious

Originally started with vocalist Rami and guitarist Yoshi in Osaka, June 2008.

Their music was contained in the compilation album Red Hot Burning Hell Vol.16. Guitarist Toki joined the band in January 2009 and released their first independently-produced EP Dear Slave, which contains 4 songs, in November. This EP was well-received and sold out in many metal music stores. Aldious was officially formed when bassist Sawa, who was playing in the band originally, came back and drummer Aruto also joined the band in January 2010, and they founded a Girls' Metal Label Bright Star Records.

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Posted: 20.08.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Astra (USA)

Born in San Diego but bred in the mists of Avalon, Astra have fast-become a synonym for the ethereal, the sublime, and indeed the genuinely progressive. Ever since 2009's The Weirding put these analog-inflected San Diego visionaries on the map alongside the likes of co-conspirators Earthless, Diagonal and Dungen, who - like some lost tribe of prog faithful - have brought this unwieldy and much maligned form of music out of the dark ages and in front of a new generation of Mellotron-loving cognoscenti. But if this was merely a case of exhibitionism, or some demonstration of holier-than-thou musical knowledge then perhaps Astra would not be discussed in such hushed, reverential tones. But it's the very humility of their beginnings and the grace of what they've created that's given them the respect of starry-eyed peers, fans, and indeed critics alike who in unison seem to have embraced both the band's sound and the undeniable integrity of their aspirations.

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Posted: 18.08.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Miseo

Miseo was founded in January 2013 by the scene known musicians Ferli Thielmann (guitars/vocals, also Milking The Goatmachine, Carnal Ghoul), Timo Claas (drums, also Lay Down Rotten) and André Rink (bass). The musical direction is Death Metal with U.S. and old school influences of the 90's. Full of energy, the three musicians have composed the first songs for an EP, which were recorded in March 2013 at the "Desert Inn" recording studio (Lay Down Rotten, Milking The Goatmachine) in Edingen, Germany. The sound and lyrics are a brutal response to the pressures of reality in our age. Lyrical topics are the effects of greed, envy and ruthless egoism packed in a garment of hate.

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Posted: 17.08.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Crimson Shadows

"In the frozen reaches of Canada, where the mountains meet the sea; a band of young men locked in steadfast tenacity have assembled to live out their worldly dreams. The dawn of 2014 has seen Crimson Shadows borne to international praise and repute by their unwavering delivery of boundary-crushing and genre-defying modern death and power metal.

'Combining the fiercest elements of power and death metal with crushing guttural vocals, three-part vocal harmonies, seraphic guitar-work, formidable bass and miles of breakneck drumming; Crimson Shadows have unveiled a new breed of extreme metal both ironclad and spellbinding, leaving Crimson Shadows sights set for the stratosphere!'

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Posted: 17.08.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Embers

Embers, formed in 2004 from Oakland, CA has emerged on the fringes of the north-west cascadian Black Metal scene. They have shared the stage with bands such as High On Fire, Eyehategod, Ludicra, Nachtmystium, Wolves In The Throne Room, Withered, Book Of Black Earth and many more groundbreaking crust and metal acts.

As a serious project, Embers has been on two extensive European tours that spanned over 11 countries. They have also completed one national tour and five west coast tours.

Embers has been noted as one of a number of prominent San Francisco Bay Area metal acts to feature women. The fact that current and past members of the band are female is notable due to the historic lack of female representation in heavy metal music.

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Posted: 17.08.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Jupiter

n April 2013, a new heart-throbbing band is officially born! Versailles' amazing instrumentalists and band-mates, guitarists Hizaki and Teru, bassist Masashi and drummer Yuki discovered a talented singer Zin. Now they are all ready to play new music of Jupiter.

Zin's mysteriously beautiful voice just gives the unexpected chemistry to their already established gorgeous yet extremely intense heavy metal sound. Jupiter is one and only full of infinite potential of pomp-filled universe.

Their debut single Blessing Of The Future is to be released in the coming summer of 2013 on Universal Music LLC/Thunderball667. As one of the most technical leading visual-kei bands, Jupiter embarks internationally for the new horizon only they can take you to.

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Posted: 15.08.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Ancestors Revenge

Ancestors Revenge is more than a typical death metal band. It's a complex addition of styles and influences that leads to a diversified metal.

Passing through melancholic black metal riffs, through destructive and technical death metal, or memorable melodies, Ancestors Revenge will blow your ears!

Since the creation of the band in May 2008, AR has quickly climbed the ranks and has established a good reputation in the Quebec scene.

In July 2009, they released their first EP/Demo Heretical Halitosis and began a great series of shows with artists such as Nile, Dying Fetus, Shadows Fall, Loudblast, Anonymus and many other local and international bands...

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Posted: 13.08.2014 by psykometal

Bands
Nervosa

Nervosa is an all female thrash metal power trio from São Paulo, Brazil, formed by Fernanda Lira (Bass and Vocals), Prika Amaral (Guitars and Backing Vocals) and Pitchu Ferraz (Drums).

Even joining bands from different styles previously, such as death metal and crossover, all the band members see in Nervosa's songs the same passion: thrash metal. With strong influences coming from bands of the style's classic school, the girls seek to bring up what is best on heavy music.

Prika Amaral started the band in February 2010, but only in July 2011 Fernanda Lira took over the bass and lead vocals in Nervosa.

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Posted: 09.08.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Noctum

In the town of Uppsala, Sweden in the year 2009 a band called Séance was formed. Moving at breakneck speed the band formed in September, recorded a two-song demo after adding guitarist Per Wikström to the lineup in October, and by November had changed their name to Noctum. Within those three months, the band signed an LP deal with High-Roller Records, and a CD deal with Stormspell Records.

Noctum's debut album, The Séance, was released in September 2010 via High-Roller and in December by Stormspell. The band finally embarked on their first European tour in July of 2011, and followed that up with a new EP, The Fiddler.

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Posted: 09.08.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Anguish

The idea of Anguish came up in the winter of 2007-2008 when David and Jacob discussed their interest of Candlemass, Black Sabbath, and other heavy bands. Some time went on and they soon decided to start up a doom metal band. So they began to write some heavy doom metal riffs, which after a while became full-length songs. Martin joined the band first as bass player, but soon changed instruments with Jacob. Later, Robin joined the band as drummer and after maybe two months of rehearsal without vocals, the band found a singer called J. Dee.

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Posted: 09.08.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Sonic Reign

Sonic Reign is a German black metal band consisting of two members: Ben (vox, strings) and Sebastian (drums). The band hails a very cold and modern variant of Black Metal influenced by bands such as Satyricon, Emperor and Thorns. The band was initially formed in 1997 under the name of Megiddo, but began to use Sonic Reign in 1999.

Sonic Reign signed a deal with Metal Blade Records in December 2006. The first release in this collaboration is the re-release of the band's first full-length album Raw Dark Pure which was originally released by the band's own label Sovereignty Productions on the 21st of July 2006.

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Posted: 07.08.2014 by J. N.

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