Bands
Saracen

Life-long pals Richard Lowe and Rob Bendelow formed their first band - 'Lammergier' - during the mid 70's, together with folk-guitarist-turned-rock-bassist Barry Yates...
Following their first live performance in 1977, the band gigged extensively across the English 'Midlands' during the ensuing years. The standard of those 'live' performances, combined with their unique brand of symphonic rock, saw Lammergier amass a large and loyal following of fans. Then a new decade arrived, and with it some major developments for the Matlock-based rockers...

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Marseille

In their formative years playing the club circuit in Liverpool Marseille used the name AC/DC until Angus and crew exploded on the UK rock scene in 1976. In awe of the aussies from down under, the band promptly renamed themselves Marseille in mid-1976. We still remain in awe of the aussie rockers to this day!!

Marseille won the first ever UK "Battle of the Bands"

In the first ever UK national "Battle of the Bands" competition in 1977 Marseille appeared with fellow NWOBHM rockers Saxon (then called "Son of a Bitch") in the northwest regional heats at the Apollo Theatre in Manchester. Marseille won the regionals, then went on to win the finals (judged by Brian May and Roger Taylor from Queen and the late, great, Mick Ronson of Bowie's "Spiders From Mars") at Wembley in support of Wishbone Ash.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Season's End

Deeply moving and heavy on grandiose atmosphere, soaring vocals and crushing riffs, Season's End's debut album The Failing Light elegantly demonstrates that you need not travel to Scandinavia to find perfectly crafted symphonic metal.

Having spent the last three years honing a sound that transcends the boundaries of gothic metal, this Hampshire based sextet have created an album that is both astoundingly fresh and incredibly mature; qualities that can be attributed to the band's refusal to resort to tired clichés. "We always strive to stay true to ourselves when writing," states lead vocalist Becki Clark, "we don't deliberately try and conform to any stereotypes or conventions; we make the music that we'd like to hear".

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Humanity

Awake started out in 2000 in Cambridge (UK) and until June 2006 were known as Humanity. Formed by the original six members Simon Shedwell, Steve Wallace, Richard Hall, Alex Townsend, Craig Burkitt and bassist Chris Le Mottee the band quickly gained a reputation on the local circuit for being a very professional and captivating live act despite then having an ave band age of 18. 2003 saw them hook up with Killin Time Mgmt which led to their first album 'When Silence Calls' being recorded by Peter Coleman (AC/DC, Paradise Lost, Napalm Death), the album was then released on Carbon 13 Records and received a solid 8/10 across the board from press.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Arryan Path

ARRAYAN PATH (formerly Arryan Path) is the personal project of singer/songwriter Nicholas Leptos which came together in 1997 with Nicholas' friend, guitarist Clement Fung. Throughout the years Nicholas has had great help from his brother Socrates Leptos as well as others.

Following their two demos ("Return to Troy", 1999 and "Osiris", 2000) the band's debut album, "Road to Macedonia" was released in 2004 by Greek label Steel Gallery Records. As a result of this album's solid musicianship and great epic atmosphere the band quickly gained a huge following, especially in Greece. This album is has attained a cult status now and new fans are always eager to acquire it.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Demenzia

Demenzia is a melodic death metal band that was formed in Sofia, Bulgaria in 2003 by the members of the black metal band Shadowland (Vladimir Bochev, Velizar Gordeev and Zlatomir Zlatkov). After some initial line-up changes the band started playing a lot of festival and club shows around Sofia city and released their first demo CD "a.d. 542″. In 2005 another demo called "Demenzia" followed and the band was already establishing themselves in the Bulgarian metal scene. In November 2006 the band released their debut album "Different Seasons" with their new label IMSB. The album was released only in Bulgaria, where it received serious attention from the fans. The band supported the release with a lot of club shows and in 2007 the band was invited and appeared on two big international festivals. They were the Metal Healing Festival in Greece (where they shared the scene with world-famous bands like Rage, Septic Flesh, The Haunted and Destruction) and Metal Heads Mission Festival in Ukraine (whose headliners were other big names in metal music worldwide - Deicide, Vader, Suffocation, Immolation, Benediction). The new album "Machinima" will be released in 2013 by Zero Project Studio.

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Posted: 23.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Ecliptyka

Band started in 1998, currently composed of: Helena Martins (main vocals), Hélio Valisc (guitars and backing vocals), Guilherme Bollini (guitars and backing vocals), Eric Zambonini (bass and backing vocals) and Tiago Catalá (drums).
The band ECLIPTYKA has a unique sound with remarkable melodies, a dynamic woman's vocal, creative riffs followed by aggressive drums and bass tracks. The band is influenced by many styles of Metal, such as Power Metal, Death Metal, Prog Metal, Melodic Heavy Metal, Metalcore and Hard Rock.

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Posted: 22.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Frantic Amber

Frantic Amber is a Stockholm-based melodic death metal band with members from four different countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Japan). Their sound is an intense mix of metal, filled with heavy riffs and soaring melodies and combined with aggressive vocals. The songs are filled with contrasts between melodic parts and heaviness and are touched by a twisted & deranged atmosphere.

Since the line-up was solidified in 2010, the band has been busy playing over 50 gigs including the successful gigs at Sweden Rock Festival, Metaltown, Rockstad Falun, two tours to Russia and when winning the Swedish Wacken Metal Battle 2012 which which also lead to Wacken Open Air. The Sweden Rock Festival gig was recorded in its whole and broadcast twice on the national radio channel P3 Rock Live during 2011 and 2012.

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Posted: 19.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Doomocracy

Doomocracy is a doom metal band from Heraklion, Greece.

The band was created by Minas Vasilakis on drums, Angelos Tzanis on guitar and Michael Stavrakakis on vocals. The three of them have been good friends and band mates for almost a lifetime.
They started rehearsing together during the summer of 2011 to pay tribute to the doom metal scene and bands like Candlemass, Black Sabbath, Memento Mori and Solitude Aeturnus. After a few months they were joined by good friends and musicians, Manolis Sx on bass and Harry Dokos on guitar.

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Posted: 18.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Hydra Vein

Hydra Vein was formed in the spring of 1987,when Deathwish bassist Damon Maddison left that band in order to record his own material. Recruiting his brother and likewise ex-Deathwish member Nathan on drums, together with singer Mike Keen, the trio recorded "The Reptilliad" demo in July 1987, augmented by guitarists Dave Brunt (a.k.a. Dave Deathwish) and Alan Wheatley-Crowe. As both guitarists were involved with their own outfits at the time, they appear on the credits listing as "Jack Kartoffel", after a one-liner from the film "Top Secret", though do get a name check in the "Thanks To" section, along with pianist Thomas Foster, who provided the tape's intro. The demo tape garnered decent reviews in the metal press and generated a lot of interest among the cognoscenti of the thrash underground, whereupon the new Metalother label stepped in with an offer of a one-album deal for the outfit. During the intervening period, the band killed off the unfortunate but purely fictional Kartoffel and replaced him with guitarists Stephen Davis and Dan Ranger (who's brother Stuart replaced Damon in Deathwish)

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Posted: 17.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Winters

Winters are three expats from oily Aberdeen, on Scotland's North-east coast, who first convened on 5 May 2005 at Scar studios in Camden Town for an ear-bleeding rehearsal. Vocalist/guitarist Paul Fyfe had 'previous' in Music For Nations signatories, Pablo, as well as being one of London's most feared live sound engineers.

On the strength of their first demo, Fyfe, together with drummer Andy Prestidge and bassist Nigel Ingram, quickly landed a deal with arch-curators of doom/punk noize, Rise Above Records. Legendary label boss Lee Dorrian (ex of Napalm Death and Cathedral) even came to sample their apocalypse at the Bull & Gate. In January '07, he released their self-titled debut EP, followed that August by the mighty 'Black Clouds In Twin Galaxies' album, which they concocted with producer Dan Swift, and followed up with short UK tours supporting Winnebago Deal and Witchcraft.

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Posted: 16.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Dark Forest (UK)

Dark Forest was forged in the Black Country, England by guitarist Christian Horton. For over a decade they have been delivering their uniquely rousing, defiant heavy metal to the world. With the release of their self-made EPs in 2007, the band quickly gained the attention and support of the heavy metal underground, both in England and abroad, and then went from strength to strength, gigging across Europe and the UK and releasing their self titled debut album in 2009. The cult EP Defender was released the same year followed by their second album, Dawn of Infinity, in 2011. By this point Dark Forest had succeeded in mastering their own instantly recognisable sound, heavily incorporating traditional twin guitar work, interlaced with subtle medieval and folk melodies. After battling through a series of line up changes Dark Forest then released The Awakening, the band's third full length album, in 2014. This album was recorded in 444hz, rather than the standard 440hz, the decision being made after studying Solfeggio frequencies and has remained the band's preferred tuning ever since.

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Posted: 16.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Dawn Of Disease

Dawn Of Disease was originally founded in 2003. One year later they released the MCD Through Bloodstained Eyes, which was sold out within a short time. Despite several performances with popular bands, 2007 marked the end of the band. After numerous line-up problems Dawn Of Disease finally dissolved. But the resurrection with a new line-up didn't take a long time...

In spring 2009 co-founder and singer Tomasz decided to bring Dawn Of Disease back into being with a nearly completely new line-up. Beside drummer Mathias, who had already been a member of the last known line-up, Lukas (guitars) and Olli (guitars) joined the band. A little later bass player Michael completed Dawn Of Disease.

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Posted: 15.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Night Viper

Night Viper are a hot-rockin' heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden. The first two ingredients in the Viper pie were Sofie Lee Johansson and Tom Sutton (Horisont, The Order Of Israfel, ex-Church Of Misery). As soon as they met, the chemistry started flying and some pure fist-banging heavy metal demos were thrown down. They were joined briefly by Sven Nilsson from Antichrist on drums as well as a few others on guitar and bass, but it was once swing master Jonna Karlsson was behind the kit that things started really moving. The folk-tastic stylings of Emil Ridderstolpe on guitar and the fast fingers of Ruben Åhlander Persson (Miasmal) on bass completed the lineup. They played their first show in Summer 2014, and since then have played at Heavy Days In Doomtown, Muskelrock and Geggan festivals to great success, along with gigs throughout Sweden. October marks their first European tour, with shows in Germany, Denmark and The Czech Republic with good friends Demon Head. They have released a single through Svart Records, and are again working with the label for the release of Night Viper, set to be released on CD, LP, and digital formats.

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Posted: 10.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Weapon UK

March 1980
Danny Hynes places an ad in the wanted section of the UK's legendary Melody Maker. He is looking for a band, just as Jeff Summers places one looking for a singer! Danny auditions and is offered the job in Jeff's band 'Fast Relief'. After several weeks in the studio and a couple of gigs under their belts, Danny and Jeff decide to replace the rhythm section. Danny recommends his best friend and bassist, Baz Downes, who played in his former band 'Snatch'. Jeff calls in Bruce Bisland the young up and-coming Scottish drummer. One rehearsal, a name change, and 'Weapon' are formed.

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Posted: 10.04.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Sunrise

The band SUNRISE was founded in Kiev (Ukraine) in 2003, by Konstantin Naumenko and Vitaliy Petrichenko. Style of the band is melodic power-speed metal. The basic language of songs is English.
The subject of texts touches questions of self-realization and self-knowledge of the person, searching for the meaning of life and spiritual development and also lyrical reflections about love and mutual relations between people. Melodic construction of songs is capable of inducing the whole scale of feelings.

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Posted: 10.04.2016 by Bad English

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