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Refuge

Once upon a time, there were three young rockers, that were meant to write Heavy Metal History. Peavy Wagner, Manni Schmidt & Christos Efthimiadis released 5 albums in one of the most successful line ups of their former Band Rage and set the boundaries for a name, that is still successful.

Many young people were influenced by those top seller albums and still today, those songs belong to their most wanted list. After 1994, the three musicians worked and work in different Bands and continued to follow a successful musicianship: Peavy (Rage), Manni (ex-Grave Digger), Christos (Tri State Corner).

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Posted: 19.04.2018 by Bad English

Bands
Swallowed Whole

Swallowed Whole blends together black, death, and doom metal to create an ominous sound detailing the darker side of humanity.

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Posted: 15.04.2018 by Bad English

Bands
Antichrist (PER)

Antichrist was born in winter and august on the year 2004. The lineup was Dionel-Agalariept (voice and percussion sounds from hell) and L. Wrath (guitar player).
After several conversations and drinking, the project is resumed with the initiative of Manolo-Zaren (Darkmoon) and Luis M. Guerra. With the only purpose of making more funeral, melancholic, gloomy, heavy and antichristian doom death metal.

In late 2012 enters to the band Gustavo Rodriguez (bass) giving the heaviness that requires and makes the band.

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Posted: 15.04.2018 by Bad English

Bands
Toehider

Toehider are Australia's most prolific progressive rock act. With the 2011 release of their eagerly anticipated debut album 'To Hide Her', they now have no less than 14 releases under their belt.

After the release of their Queen/Panic at the Disco inspired self-titled EP in 2008, singer/songwriter Michael Mills bypassed the "difficult second album syndrome" by instead releasing 12 albums in 12 months.

The "12in12" project was an unprecedented move that saw Toehider explore a vast array of musical styles and genres. Working with Brisbane illustrator Andrew Saltmarsh, each album came out on the 12th of every month, complete with original cover artwork and a 2 page comic.

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Posted: 15.04.2018 by Bad English

Bands
Haunted Shores

Haunted Shores is a studio-project consisting of Mark Holcomb and Misha Mansoor.

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Posted: 15.04.2018 by Bad English

Bands
Telepathy

At the time of writing, self-styled 'instru-metal' titans Telepathy are on a warpath. Having returned home from a torrent of successful shows in support of their second album 'Tempest', patrons of the ever growing metal scene across Europe and the UK (the island that the band calls home) bore witness to the vicious aural storm for which Telepathy are rapidly becoming renowned.

Consisting of two Polish brothers - guitarist Piotr Turek and drummer Albert Turek - and two Englishmen - guitarist Richard Powley and bassist Teddy-James Driscoll (who replaced original bassist Krystian Turek) - Telepathy's sound, seldom disassociated with the words 'post-metal', is often likened to genre megastars Cult of Luna, Russian Circles and Neurosis. Yet, in a manner befitting the transcendental nature of the practice itself, Telepathy's music surpasses the archetypal sensory confinements that ensnare bands of a similar ilk. Indeed, since their formation under the 3 swords of Essex in 2011, Telepathy has truly set about forging their own sonic path, on their own terms, without compromise.

Now with 2 full length albums under their belt; 2017's acclaimed 'Tempest' and their 2014 debut album '12 Areas', Telepathy has been embraced with open arms by even the most unyielding fans of post metal, black metal, hardcore, doom and sludge alike; a testament to their inspired, nuanced and emotionally punishing take on metal. With such an array of styles and emotions forming a unique and cohesive whole, Telepathy displays an uncanny ability to unite fans of all types of heavy music and draw them into their mysterious and alluring world.

The spring of 2017 marked the release of Telepathy's second sonic offering, 'Tempest'. The 52 minute concept album; recorded at Orgone Studios with producer/engineer Jaime Gomez Arellano, enjoyed notably positive reviews across print media outlets, blogs and webzines from all corners of the globe and demonstrated a departure from their frenzied debut, '12 Areas'.

In support of Tempest, the band took to the road to stun audiences across the continent during 3 extensive tours of the UK and Europe. From performances in the clubs of the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Romania, to appearances at the legendary Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands, Berlin Swamp Fest and Into the Void Festival, the band's furious live show has made Telepathy one of the most talked about bands in the heavy metal underground and has gained them a substantial and devoted fan base along the way, owing greatly to their unwavering commitment to touring and recording.

With a triumphant 2017 now behind them, the band are preparing to rocket through 2018 with more momentum than ever before. With their first outing to the Canary Islands in February, 2 more full European tours in the works and confirmed appearances at London's Desertfest and premier post-metal mecca, Dunk! Festival, Telepathy has undoubtedly established themselves as one of metal's most intriguing prospects in recent years and are showing no signs of stopping.

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Posted: 15.04.2018 by Bad English

Bands
Hyrgal

Hyrgal was formed in 2007 by guitarist/vocalist Clément Flandrois (Pillars, Oorthian, ex-Svart Crown) with the help of Quentin Aberne (Carcolh, ex-Sun Preachers, ex-Marble Chariot) on bass and Thibault Meunier (ex-Otargos) behind the drums.
They release their first Demo on a split album shared with Kairn (acoustic project of the former Otargos guitarist, Julien Savy). The combo will open for live performances of bands such as Wolves in the Throne Room, Year of No Light, Otargos...
Then the band will be put on hold in 2010 for personnal reasons and Clément will join Svart Crown as a full time guitarist.
In 2016, Clément decides to relaunch the project with a new drummer with whom he got closer since 2012, Emmanuel Zuccaro (Oorthian, ex-Karne, ex-Sulphureign),
and still Quentin on bass.

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Posted: 13.04.2018 by Bad English

Bands
Under The Sun

Under The Sun is a 5-member band, based in Athens, Greece. The band was formed in 2015 . They have participated in many festivals and live shows and their top moment was their entry to "Road to Desertfest" competition at Street Mode Festival where they won a spot at the lineup of Desertfest Athens 2017. On January 2018, they released their debut EP, Vol.I.

Source: https://underthesunofficial.bandcamp.com/album/vol-i

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Posted: 06.04.2018 by nikarg

Bands
Sadistik Forest

The story of Sadistik Forest began in summer 2007 when guitarist Antti Heikkinen (ex-Fall of Man, VIHA), inspired by Possessed comeback shows, decided to put together a band that would perform brutal, relentless and unforgiving Death Metal.

Text messages were sent to his long time acquaintances guitarist Jarkko Lahtinen (Heartburn, ex-Fall of Man), drummer Vesa Mutka (Bjav, Sicknote, ex-Rosemary) and vocalist/bassist Markus Makkonen (Farewell, ex-Entrail Tension Experiment). At this point every before mentioned musician had played metal for over a decade! The band was formed within the same day. Unfortunately Jarkko couldn't find time to continue with the new group, so remaining crew decided to continue as a trio.

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Posted: 06.04.2018 by nikarg

Bands
Convocation

Mesmerizing and gloomy Doom-Death from the most ghastly recesses of Finland. Merging the composing talents of LL from Desolate Shrine with the multi layered vocals of NM from Dark Buddha Rising, Convocation will haunt you and abrade your guts with the most spectral yet punishing tones you could experience!

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Posted: 05.04.2018 by Bad English

Bands
TNT

TNT was formed in Norway back in 1982, and the band released its eponymous debut album the following year. After some changes in the line up the classic "Knights Of The New Thunder" were released in the fall of 1984, by a band now consisting of extremely talented guitar player Ronni Le Tekrø, drummer Diesel Dahl, American singer Tony Harnell, and bass player Morty Black.

Throughout the eighties the band released the melodic hard rock gems "Tell No Tales" and "Intuition", while building a fan base in Europe, America, and especially in Japan where "Intuition" became a hit. In the early nineties the band broke up, but TNT returned with a couple of more alternative hard rock albums later in the decade, before disappearing again. At the turn of the millennium TNT slowly began to rise once more, and came back with full force when "My Religion" was released to rave reviews in 2004. The band then started to fall apart, and as bass players changed at a rapid pace, singer Harnell left the band in 2006 to be replaced by Tony Mills.

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Posted: 03.04.2018 by Bad English

Bands
Death Grips

Death Grips is an American experimental hip hop band from Sacramento, California, formed in 2010. The group consists of rapper/vocalist MC Ride (Stefan Burnett), drummer/producer/songwriter Zach Hill, and recording engineer Andy Morin. Their musical style draws on hip hop, punk rock, electronic, noise, and industrial. In 2012, The Skinny called them "the first truly important band of the twenty-first century".

The band released the mixtape Exmilitary in April 2011 and their studio debut album The Money Store the following year, both to critical acclaim. Shortly after signing to Epic Records in 2012, the group leaked their second album No Love Deep Web for free download in breach of their contract and were eventually dropped from the label. They released their third album Government Plates in 2013. Following several broken performance commitments, the group announced their "disbanding" in July 2014 along with the release of their fourth album The Powers That B. However, in March 2015 the group revealed that they "might make some more" music and later announced a world tour. Later that year, they announced their fifth official studio album titled Bottomless Pit, which was released in May 2016. Their sixth studio album Year of the Snitch was announced in March 2018.

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Posted: 01.04.2018 by RaduP

Bands
Echoes Of The Moon

Echoes of the Moon is an experimental project that uses styles ranging from black metal, post rock, doom metal, post metal, death metal, prog rock, and psychedelic music.

"Esoteric" was released in July of 2014 and consisted of largely doom metal and black metal music. "Entropy" was released in July of 2015 and largely expanded Echoes' sound. The album is twice as long and displays more atmosphere as well as more clean passages.
"Elusion" is the third album and features more raw energy and even more monolithic song structures.

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Posted: 29.03.2018 by Bad English

Bands
Wardruna

Wardruna is a Norwegian music group founded by Einar Kvitrafn Selvik. In 2009, Wardruna enchanted their listeners with their mesmerizing debut album Gap Var Ginnunga, which also was the first part of a planned trilogy. In the ensuing years the group have spent a lot of time on adapting their music to a live format and establishing a live band. This resulting in a handful of very special concerts, perhaps most notably when they performed in front of the majestic 1100-year-old Gokstad ship at the Viking Ship Museum in Norway.

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Posted: 28.03.2018 by D.T. Metal

Bands
Et Moriemur

Breastfed off the gloomy atmosphere of Franz Kafka's Prague, the Czech existential doom metal horde ET MORIEMUR (EM) was founded in February 2008.

Featuring ex-members of DISSOLVING OF PRODIGY, SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY and members of PANYCHIDA and OBLOMOV, the band released an EP (Lacrimae Rerum, 2009, self-released) and its debut full-length album ("Cupio Dissolvi", 2011, Parat prod.).

The album received several positive reviews and EM ranked second in the 2011 edition of the "New Artist of the Year" Czech rock/metal publicists awards and played scores of gigs both in the Czech Republic and abroad, sharing the stage with such bands as MOURNFUL CONGREGATION, ESOTERIC, SATURNUS, WORSHIP, AHAB, ISOLE, OPHIS or MARCHÉ FUNEBRE and performing at prestigious festivals such as BRUTAL ASSAULT, GOTHOOM OPEN AIR (SK), DARKEN THE MOON (BE) and CZECH DEATH FEST.

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Posted: 28.03.2018 by nikarg