Bands
With The Dead

Appropriately, With The Dead were formed on All Hallow's Eve in 2014 by Bagshaw and Greening, the original Electric Wizard rhythm section, shortly joined by Dorrian. It was a crucial meeting of minds, attitudes, inspiration and music. MAIM is the aim.

Since then, the three have been busy in the studio creating sounds described as "heavier than the depths of hell". What do they sound like? The equivalent of "a rusty chainsaw cutting through a twisted black vortex".

When there is no more room in hell, With The Dead shall rise and roam the earth. You have been warned!

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Posted: 12.08.2015 by J. N.

Bands
God Seed

God Seed's roots hearkened to the band Gorgoroth and the Gorgoroth name dispute, when longtime Gorgoroth members Gaahl and King ov Hell attempted to remove founding member Infernus from the band in October 2007. Gaahl and King had joined Gorgoroth in 1998 and 1999 respectively, performing on the albums Incipit Satan (2000), Twilight Of The Idols (2003), and Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam (2006). The two musicians wrote most of Twilight Of The Idols and the entire Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam album. Gaahl also performed vocals on the title track of Destroyer (1998).

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Posted: 12.08.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Vaalnor

Biography

Vaalnor is a Swiss band founded in 2009 that has chosen to move in a musical atmosphere binder Celtic pagan metal in consonance with the melodic metal. This training consists of 6 members: Mickaël on vocals and flute, Dominique and Mathias on guitars, keyboard Benjamin, Yannick on bass and Slordef (Maximilien) on drums.

After months of rehearsal, in November 2009, they released their first demo they recorded three tracks on their own in their local and after 5 years of work, the band released their first album "Under the Flag of Nayjis" during 2014.

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Posted: 10.08.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Funerarium

Funerarium started to make music in the year 2000 under the name "Uther Pendragon". At this moment the members were M.S. (Drum computer) und DeRais (Bass, Guitar). In February 2001 the first Demo "Songs of Battle" (instrumental) was released. The second demo should be released at the end of the year 2002, again with a drum machine . This release was canceled (recorded but never released) because "Necroshadow" (drums) entered the band in winter 2002-2003, so the band decided that "Necroshadow" do the drum parts.

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Posted: 09.08.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Luctus

LUCTUS is a Lithuanian black metal band. The sound of LUCTUS can be described as fast and aggressive black metal with some death/thrash influences. LUCTUS main lyrical themes are as follows: negative emotions, war, nowadays decadence. Started by Kommander L. in 2001 as one-man band, LUCTUS has so far released two albums. The first demo tape "My Sorrow In The Lifeless Landscapes", released in 2002, was rather amateur, recorded only with an acoustic guitar and this tape didn't reach the metalheads of the underground. Another record called "The Dawn Of The Eclipsed Desperation", which was released in 2003, was recorded in a professional studio, however using a drum machine. This album didn't reach many metalheads, however, those who had heard this album said good words about it.

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Posted: 09.08.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Next To None

NEXT TO NONE, is a Progressive Metal band based out of Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania, features Max Portnoy on drums, Ryland Holland on guitar, Kris Rank on bass, and Thomas Cuce on keyboards and lead vocals. At the ages of only 12 and 13, the boys began writing their own music, preforming live around the area. About a year later they went into the studio to record their first 3-song self titled EP. At that point they really started to promote themselves through social media and playing live shows around the Pennsylvania area. Selling over 500 discs on their own and quickly gaining experience playing live and building an audience. They released a video for their song Fortune Cookie (featuring cameos from Anthrax, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho and the hosts of That Metal Show) They have continued to promote themselves through social media gaining over 70,000 views on You Tube and over 10,000 likes on FB. They are currently a very active live band, playing many local shows throughout Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia area. They have also won several Battle Of The Bands, played show at Musikfest, Northampton County Fair, Mayfair, Liberty Music Fest, just to name a few. They have also been the support for such bands as The Winery Dogs , Adrenaline Mob and Virgal Donati and played Vans Warped Tour, Progressive Nation At Sea 2014. Throughout the last few years, their playing and writing skills have improved tremendously at a very quick rate so in the summer of 2014 it was time to go back into the studio and record their upcoming full length debut album with of all their new songs. Their debut album was produced by Mike Portnoy. The album also contains guest appearances by Bumblefoot of Guns N Roses and Prog legend Neal Morse.

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Posted: 05.08.2015 by psykometal

Bands
Valkiria

1994 Valkiria founded his first Metal band Exo Salm, wich disbanded soon after. Later he continued to play in groups without a name, until joining the Black metal band Obscure Devotion. In September 1996 After playing for several months with them, Valkiria decides to break away to form their own project, initially thinking of the possibility of incorporating other musicians and then assuming to become a one man band. In October 1997 was recorded the first demotape "The narrow bed". It was Black Metal with keyboard and clean guitar arpeggios. ¨

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Posted: 04.08.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Axevyper

Axevyper is a creature born of the mind of Luca 'Fils' Cicero (vocals) and Guido Tiberi (guitars). After recording a completely home-made demo (later released on tape by Maxima Destruccion Records as "Revenge Of The Axe!"), they recruit Damiano 'La Favola' Michetti on guitars, Andrea 'Pandò' Tognetti on bass and Filippo 'Butch' Belli on drums and start hittin' the stages in Italy, finally releasing the self titled debut album for the Italian underground HM label My Graveyard Productions on September 2010 and an E.P. called "Angeli D'Acciaio", totally sung in Italian, on February 2011. Meanwhile, they play in many festivals in Italy and join the Heavy Metal Espectros Festival in Murcia, Spain for an unforgettable night of metal and passion.

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Posted: 02.08.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Fangtooth

Fangtooth were formed in 2007 by Sfack, Animal and Painkiller, three old friends who already played together in a doom band called Karnstein and in a death metal band called Exhuman. After one year of hard work for building their own rehearsal room, Fangtooth wrote six songs that became part of their first self titled full length album, in which Joseph Reginson played the bass. In 2011 Fangtooth signed with the Russian label Solitude Productions, which spread the album among the most important 'zines and distros.

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Posted: 01.08.2015 by Bad English

Bands
The Order Of Apollyon

Conceived in summer 2008 by former ABORTED members Daniel Wilding (drums) and B.S.T. (vocals), THE ORDER OF APOLLYON took on the role of the Celebrant of the Word of the Lord. The project is more than a simple extreme metal band; it is a musical covenant. The message is profoundly religious and adheres to strict paramilitary imagery while the music draws from elements of the ambient martial scene.

The band began work on the first offering following the induction of guitarist James McIlroy (CRADLE OF FILTH) and bassist Peter Benjamin (ACKERCOCKE). The opus, entitled "The Flesh", concentrates on the passage from the spiritual to the material. THE ORDER OF APOLLYON embarked on self-producing the album, recording the drums in the UK and the rest of the instruments in the notoriously sinister BST Studio.

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Posted: 27.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Doomenicus

Doomenicus (Domenico Caruso) was a one-man band born in 2001 by Doomenicus's will (who first acted as singer, songwriter and helped with arrangements). During this first phase of the band's life Doomenicus was accompanied by Baron Frankenheimer (Francesco Rinaldi), who deals with guitars. Still in 2001 Doomenicus produce their first demo titled "Suffering of Souls", which contained three tracks characterized by their length, by their evocative mood and by a very professional production. Immediately Doomenicus start to built a good reputation around them in the underground doom metal world. The reviews are very positive (Tomet E- Zine, Metal Shock, Brutalism, Empire Metal 'Zine, MetalWave, Il Male Production, Solitude Aeternus and many others) and they galvanize the one-man band's work, which however starts to slow down, despite the large requests for live shows and the work-in-progress with another demo.

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Posted: 26.07.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Dark Buddha Rising

As the dust of centuries has settled on pages unwritten, the gates are opened only within.

In ascension rites of introvert spirits, the signature of passing flesh is inscribed in the memorial garden as a note of entrance. Succeeding this initiation, all levels are accessible through death transpired as severance of the flesh and the spirit immortal.

As the remnants of flesh dance to the endless pulses of the multiverse, the underlying directives in biorhythms to which these pulses are synchronised (from ego to the universe on the left hand and no ego in the void beneath the veil) and to be followed like a call of nature. Nature withholds the void that exists to the unaided eye of the celestials, and the rhythms transpire as keys.

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Posted: 25.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Icy Steel

The band was officially born in January 2005 from an idea of Stefano Galeano. Before 2005 the love of Heavy Metal has plowed deep and in all his artistic and musical formation. Stefano, at the beginning of the band had to bring the project only with the strength of his spirit in multitrack recording demo pieces using sampled drum sounds. The draft came up to be very important for the formation of the band but still nothing effective and consolidated.

After this period the fate would have it, drummer AAllesandro Oggiano contacted Stefano and, after several attempts was officially part of the initial project still unfinished, giving the band a very important contribution. Auditions of other guitarists were forthcoming and as a chain reaction Alessandro contacted his friend guitarist Alberto Eretta.

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Posted: 24.07.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Grift

Grift began as a duo in 2011, with Erik Gärdefors performing vocals and strings, and J. Hallbäck handling the drums. After a few evenings in Erik's studio Eremitaget Liesmia, the band had recorded what would become Fyra Elegier. The Swedish label Nordvis Produktion offered the band to release the material as a mini CD in 2013, and later the same year, Blut Und Eisen released it as a MLP. Built upon a concept stained with inspiration drawn from great elder poets like Johannes Edfelt, Pär Lagerkvist and Dan Andersson, among others, Grift delivered raw but melodic music in a new, yet at the same time traditional way.

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Posted: 24.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Parkway Drive

Early history and debut album (20022006)

Parkway Drive formed in the summer of 2002. The origin of the band's name is from the band's hometown in Byron Bay, Australia. The band would practice in a house garage, aptly named the "Parkway House", on the street named "Parkway Dr.". Not long after the band had formed, they released a split EP with metalcore band I Killed the Prom Queen from Adelaide, entitled I Killed The Prom Queen / Parkway Drive: Split CD in 2003. Parkway Drive also made an appearance on the Byron Bay Hardcore compilation What We've Built, preceded by their EP, Don't Close Your Eyes.

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Posted: 24.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Domgård

The name Domgård is inspired by old Scandinavian language and means "the realm of the damned" which intends the forbidden domains of the dark underworlds, Utgardr. The spiritual concept and foundation of Domgård is based upon the anti-cosmic philosophy and the ascending Chaosofical cult of Ginn. Our ritual creations are nothing but audible sparks of Surts fire and dissolving vibrations of the ancient Dragon's breath.

The night of 30 October 1997 the seed was sown which soon grew to become Domgård, when Vindkall and Trollheim met through a mutual friend at an traditional arrangement. After a longer discussion, which elucidated that they had similar visions, they decided to start a band together. Trollheim introduced his friend Orm to Vindkall and during the following dark winter months the three spent a lot of time in Orms basement which was decorated as a rehearsal room. Some tracks were recorded on tape but it circulated only among closer acquaintances.

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Posted: 24.07.2015 by J. N.

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