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.

Bands
King Conquer

Formed in 2001 by the Whited brothers; Adam and Chris, before being named King Conquer, they were once known as Dark Skies Have Fallen, a metalcore band that released one EP named Conquer in 2005. The band later changed their name to A Horror Story, and a few years later, to King Conquer, along with their genre to a much more death metal inspired sound. King Conquer started playing local shows near their hometown of Naples, Florida, establishing a strong fan-base.

Vocalist Lafe Flynn recorded one EP with King Conquer, Welcome To Hell, before leaving the band. They then were out on search for a new frontman and held auditions throughout the Collier County area until discovering James Mislow. Mislow joining the band, the group then set out to record another EP wherein it was titled Decomposing Normality. The band at that period employed three guitarists.

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Posted: 22.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Fides Inversa

Fides Inversa is the musical and philosophical emanation of an intricate spiritual reflection, in order to self glorify the being through the inversion of the Judeo-Christian tradition and faith.

Hanc Aciem Sola Retundit Virtus (The Algolagnia Divine), first opus of the project, is a revaluation of the Christian concept of Death, which, from a primeval punishment against the sinner, becomes an instrument of revenge towards Abraham's God.

Through the first three stations, representing the main examples of malamorte, the concept reaches a final thought with an ode to the mighty Opposer, the flaming Rebel. Sin and Virtue become the instruments, for he who was born as a son, to reclaim his right to the Lord.

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Posted: 21.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
VI

In their first gospel, French devil worshippers VI launch a ceremonious attack on the sheep-like practices of God-fearing man. Armed with dark fervour, diabolic discipline and devilish devotion, the deviant duo unleash their profane scriptures amid a rapturous cataclysm of scorn and disgust. Abiding by an alternate set of tenets, VI dutifully exercise their (anti-)faith, whilst exorcising the belief system of the virtuous. Espousing hedonism, individualism and overt Satanism, these prayers are composed (in the native tongue) with reverence and respect, venerating all things vile and vicious. Consecration of the depraved; sanctification of the obscene; emancipation of the human spirit. Bless them, father, for they have sinned...

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Posted: 20.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Third Ion

Third Ion is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games, and science. A project talked about, envisioned, and anticipated by Justin and Aaron since they met, in mid-2010. A few of the songs have been in the works since shortly after that, but meeting Mike and getting him on board was the jump start needed to truly get this band off the ground.

With the addition of Tyler Gilbert on lead vocals, Third Ion has completed recording their debut album 13/8Bit, and with the help of Clawhammer PR have received worldwide airplay with an early released single of the song "Capitol Spill" before their fall 2014 tour.

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Posted: 19.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Infinite Waste

Formed in Oakland, CA, during the summer of 2014, this workhorse trio has been non-stop promoting their first EP titled Ghost Town (2014); a pummeling rollercoaster of vocal-chord burning vocals, serpentine guitar lines and genius musicianship where grindcore and doom collide with volatile results. Infinite Waste is about to start the recording of their first full length album which according to the band is "way angrier and darker sounding". The album is expected to be released sometime during 2015.

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Posted: 19.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Okazaki Fragments

Okazaki Fragments is a death metal band based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The aim of the band is to create death metal that is dissonant, dark, and intricate, while incorporating slight elements of grindcore. The release of Okazaki Fragments debut full-length Abandoned exhibits the band's distinct and unique voice amongst the death metal scene.

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Posted: 18.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
InAeona

Described as having "the bombastic theatricality of Muse with the vastness of Russian Circles gently mixed with the ferocity of Helms Alee" (Bloody Disgusting), InAeona consists of vocalist/guitarist Bridge, bassist Dave and drummer James. The group recently appeared alongside Junius and So Hideous at Prosthetic's holiday showcase at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn and has successfully completed several extensive grassroots-style tours across North America, including multiple performances at South By Southwest (SXSW).

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Posted: 18.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Kryptos

Kryptos was formed in 1998 and is considered one of the leading heavy metal bands to emerge from India. Since their creation they have released three albums, 'Spiral Ascent' in 2004, 'The Ark of Gemini' in 2008 and 'The Coils of Apollyon' in 2013 all of which are considered cult classics in the Indian Metal underground.

With influences ranging from Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath and Candlemass to Mercyful Fate, Kreator and Coroner, Kryptos channels the spirit of these 80's metal masters to create a sound that still manages to sound as fresh and vital as it did back in metal's golden years.

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Posted: 18.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Alda

Alda is the musical and ideological coalescence of a group of friends who met and began making music with and amidst each other in the town of Eatonville during the early 2000's. We officially christened our project with the name Alda in the Fall of 2007 after having relocated to the city of Tacoma. Our sound is inspired by a variety of folk music traditions and Black Metal.

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Posted: 18.07.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Haikai No Ku

By now avid fans of doom and psychedelia will be familiar with Mike Vest's (Bong, 11Paranoias, Blown Out) patented hyper fuzz guitar shrieks and damaged feedback. In Haikai No Ku, he is joined by Jerome Smith (Female Borstal, Charles Dexter Ward) on bass and Sam Booth (Foot Hair, Bin, Obey) on drums to deliver a burgeoning psychedelic doom trip of the highest grade.

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Posted: 17.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Conan

Conan are as heavy as interplanetary thunder amplified through the roaring black hole anus of Azathoth. A three piece, in the grand tradition of many amazing fabulous three pieces that hold a tight line and an iron-grip command over the über-synchronized chord changes and tempo-shifts of the holy trio of bass, drums and guitar. Two men have the task of vocalizing wretched thoughts over the turgid weight of Conan. They bear it well, for the task is immense.

Way back, in 2006, Conan formed as a two piece. The years dragged by, fellow warriors came and went, and now they are three - Jon Davis on guitar and vocals, Phil Coumbe on bass and vocals and Paul O'Neil on drums. Collectively their plans are clear: they seek nothing less than the crushing of a million skulls.

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Posted: 17.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Mesmur

An echoing thud in the chamber of human suffering, Mesmur tries to capture the sounds of a world that was doomed from the beginning. Led by Yixja, the mastermind that brought to life the progressive black metal band Dalla Nebbia, Mesmur is funeral doom with a little bit extra. Blending influences ranging from the funerary dirges of Evoken to the mesmerizing atmosphere of Neurosis, Mesmur shows versatility in a genre where simplicity usually reigns. Also featuring the agonizing screams of Chris G (Orphans Of Dusk, Intorment Black), the drumming of Alkurion (Dalla Nebbia, Funeral Age), and the bass playing of Aslak Karlsen Hauglid, Mesmur brings you the harrowing sounds of your inevitable demise and is not for the weak at heart.

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Posted: 17.07.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Xibalba (USA)

Following the initial vinyl release of Xibalba's Madre Mía Gracias Por Los Días debut full-length in 2011, Southern Lord released a CD pressing of the album, as part of its ongoing underground series. Madre Mía Gracias Por Los Días stormed the hardcore world with its apocalyptic, down-tuned, slow-motion brutality, the band's ultra-energizing buildups and relentlessly brutal breakdowns instantly drawing comparisons to Disembodied, Bloodlet, and the heaviest of the late 90s/early 00s hardcore scene and kings of low-end, groove-laden death metal like Crowbar, Obituary and Sepultura.

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Posted: 15.07.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Abnormal Thought Patterns

Hailing from Northern California, twin brothers Jasun (guitar) and Troy Tipton (bass) along with Mike Guy (drums) are the collective creative force behind Abnormal Thought Patterns. In 2008, Jasun wrote and recorded the 12-minute instrumental "Velocity And Acceleration", the track that would ultimately lead to the founding of Abnormal Thought Patterns.

Upon hearing the song, Troy expressed his desire to put together an instrumental band. The Tipton brothers looked no further than longtime drummer and friend Mike Guy to provide the rhythmic foundation for ATP. The three members then headed to the studio and tracked seven songs for CynNormal Lab Recordings.

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Posted: 15.07.2015 by J. N.

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