Bands
Darkened Souls

Jani and Eke met each other in a pub, and then many times after that in 2006. Each time they met, they talked about how much they would like to form a band. One day they decided to put their plan into action and for almost 1.5 years they played as a duo.

After August 2007, Sauli joined the band. Rehearsing didn't happen often, but when we had been confirmed to play at Dokata Uprising (Private party) 22.3.2008, rehearsing became more professional. Two weeks before the Dokata Uprising gig, Jani asked Joanna (his younger sister) to join the band as a keyboard player. Joanna accepted and became the fourth member of the band.

Our fifth member, Vesku joined just 3 weeks before our second gig at the BlackOut Pub in Mikkeli on 1.11.2008. Soon after the BlackOut Pub gig, Joanna left Darkened Souls. She lives quite far away from Mikkeli and getting to the rehearsals was often quite difficult.

It was the end of phase one. Darkened Souls started to search for new keyboard player immediately after Joanna left, but it seemed to be a lot harder than we thought. Maybe keyboard players are some kind of mythical creatures or something like that? We played one gig without a keyboard player, but it just didn't feel or sound right, so we decided to start record some demo and promo material in early 2009. Somehow Sauli woke up from his hallucinations and remembered his good old friend Samuli.

Samuli came to the rehearsal chambers and proved to all of us that he is the right man to stand behind our keyboard. It felt like a light at the end of a dark tunnel to us. January 2009 Eke decide to left the band and once again Sauli got solution our problem. He asked his friend Kalle and he gladly took the place behind drums. In September 2011 Sauli decide to leave DS and Hannu step in. In September 2012 DS was forced to kick Hannu out of the band.

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Posted: 15.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Railway

Everything started in Munich, back in 1977. Five school boys decided to become rock stars, founded a band and called themselves RAILWAY. Concerning the name there was a certain evidence because their rehearsal room was located in the cellar of a railway station. In the beginning, they covered the music of their idols, but later, their desire to create songs of their owns became stronger.

In 1979, the newspaper "Abendzeitung" started a competition for bands to find out Munich's newcomer N° 1. More than 250 bands tried to conquer, until finally six of them were allowed to perform in front of a jury at the "Theatron" and at "Circus Krone". At the end, Railway came second with only 13 votes missing (from 2000 voters) for the victory.

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Posted: 12.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Alunah

West Midlands based Alunah are not part of any scene; instead they carve their own path merging elements of doom, psych and classic heavy rock with earthy hypnotic vocal melodies.

They will release their third album Awakening The Forest on Napalm Records in October, 2014, which follows Call of Avernus (2010) and the critically acclaimed White Hoarhound (2012).

Alunah consist of Soph Day (vocals and guitar), Dave Day (guitar), Dan Burchmore (bass), Jake Mason (drums), and have spent the last 8 years building up a reputation for being one of the most hardworking and consistent live bands. They have played European dates with international artists such as Saint Vitus, Trouble, Paradise Lost, High on Fire, The Sword; and prestigious festivals such as DesertFest (Berlin and London), Heavy Days in Doom Town (Copenhagen) and Hard Rock Hell (North Wales).

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Posted: 10.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Nordor

NORDOR were founded in 1989. In their early years (1989-1995), they released 3 demo tapes, songs from which were included in several underground metal compilation tapes. The band went into a creative halt shortly after, still distributing their material to their fans.

The band signed with Sleazy Rider Records in 2003, and all three demos were brought together and released in the form of a CD, titled Nordorian Manifestations. After that, "False Prophet" decided to take the band further, making it a full-time priority.

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Posted: 10.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Serpent Venom

Serpent Venom arose from the grave in 2008. The brainchild of riff machine Pete Fox, of Olde Crone, he found like minded musicians to embrace and help channel the visions and sounds from within. Recruiting Blood Island Raiders' drum battering machine Paul Sutherland, the sorrowful cries were provided by Garry 'Gaz' Ricketts, formerly of Sloth and the bass was taken care of by some hairy bloke called Nick.

The band were taken on by Church Within records and have released the album 'Carnal Altar'. Receiving high praise by many, the band has followed a path of live destruction to compliment the record reviews.

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Posted: 08.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Iron Hearse

Iron Hearse formed way back in 2002 with a view to playing some classic sounding heavy doom/rock/metal. We've played numerous gigs including 2 trips to Ireland, Doom Shall Rise IV fest in Germany and a European tour with Leather Nun America . After 3 demos we put out the Peddle the Metal EP in 2004, Iron Hearse debut album in 2006, Lunar Funeral EP and Rocketbuilder single in 2010, Live at Doomsday IV DVD in 2012.

The 2nd album "Get In The Hearse" was released to significant acclaim in March 2013... which has now been followed by new release "Deal With It" in May 2014

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Posted: 08.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Arkham Witch

Arkham Witch hail from Keighley, West Yorkshire, England. Formed by Simon Iff? and Emily Ningauble in 2009, the pair recorded a self titled demo CD-R that was very well received. Encouraged by the positive reception of the demo, John Demaine was recruited to play Bass. They were a three piece for several months, until persuading Aldo 'Dodo' Doom to complete the line-up. The band then rapidly wrote a raft of material and ventured into a studio. After many beers and arguments the debut album On Crom's Mountain arrived on 04/08/2011 released thru Barbarian Wrath Records. We are now signed to Metal On Metal Records and we have our second album Legions of the Deep out!

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Posted: 08.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Iron Void

Iron Void was originally formed by Jonathan 'Sealey' Seale & Andy Whittaker (Solstice, The Lamp Of Thoth) in 1998 in order to create an old-school Doom Metal band, worshipping at the altar of Doom legends such as Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Pentagram, etc.

Sealey resurrected the band in 2008, with the current line-up consisting of Sealey (Bass & Vocals), Steve Wilson (Guitars & Vocals) & Damien Park (Drums).

To date, Iron Void have released a live demo, Live 2008 (2008) and an EP, Spell of Ruin (Doomanoid Records, 2010). This was recently re-released (2012), as an expanded CD edition with 2 bonus tracks and additional photos. The self-titled debut album will be recorded in 2013 with engineer / producer Matt Richardson (Arkham Witch, Bastard of The Skies), to be followed by extensive UK and European tours.

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Posted: 08.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Dark Flood

Having been in existence for more than a decade, Dark Flood has managed to maintain its own musical contribution to the metal community. From the band's beginning in 1996, the music has been a unique mix of aggression and beauty with a strong focus on musical expression.

Dark Flood's musical processing is divided into three sections. The main composer, Kalle, initiates the process by forming new ideas during rehearsals. As a group, Dark Flood begins arranging the ideas and leaving Ville to organize the arrangements and produce the band's final sound. Pauli's additional lyrical interpretations create an atmosphere of melancholy and depression.

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Posted: 07.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Abysmal Grief

The Abysmal Grief born in 1995 in Genoa at the hands of the guitarist Regen Graves. For reasons of suitability and availability of musicians that are joined, they follow different line-up, until you get to June the following year, in which there is the final entry of the singer and bassist Piedmont Garian Lord Alastair, together with a drummer who will be 'asked to leave the group shortly after the release of a promo-tape released in a few intimate admirers of the band.

The kind of music proposed by Graves and 'a Horror Doom Metal with clear references to the occult and Rock in the early seventies (Black Sabbath, Black Widow, Jacula and early Death SS), strongly influenced by the deep interest in esoteric and elaborate forms of ritual magic (however far removed from any kind of Satanism), and of course, a strong culture of Horror that has allowed the group to distance itself in a precise and definitive than those that are the musical trends of the second half of the nineties, and to create a style that is certainly not new but still a good attempt to move away from any easy trend, and reassessment of the real issues hidden, not necessarily related to the combination of anti-Christianity, Satanism. The draft Graves was put in place more securely 'full entry into the line-up of keyboardist / singer Jabesh C. Necrothytus (October 1996), who is also firmly dedicated to the occult philosophies and composer of melodies, funereal tones that very unhealthy and loved the sound of the group.

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Posted: 03.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Dragony

Originally founded as The Dragonslayer Project, the group now known as Dragony was created in summer of 2007 by former members of the split-up Austrian Powermetal-Bands Omega Effect and Elefteria. After additional members on bass, drums and keyboards had been found, the band began rehearsing for their first live shows which they played in spring 2008. Since then, the band has had a few gigs in Vienna and its surroundings, with local support slots for national and international acts such as Edenbridge, Firewind and Axxis among them. The band's music is heavily influenced by well-known bands of the True- and Powermetal genres such as HammerFall, Edguy, Kamelot or Nightwish; with a lot of doublebass, harmonic guitar leads and catchy choruses.

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Posted: 02.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Dagor Dagorath

Dagor Dagorath band was founded by Vorog, Getman Azach and Mizgir. After the half year work with the material, the band plays its first live-gig, where Dagor Dagorath gets to know with Psychopatia Sexualis, who joins as a drummer. The band makes more performances together with different bands.

Two members of the band joins the army, and the artistic life of Dagor Dagorath is a little bit frozen. Nevertheless the band records their demo-album Times Of Distress and continues making live performances.

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Posted: 02.04.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Viking

In 1985, Ron Daniel had become tired of playing in the southern California punk scene. He'd joined the band The Hags when their lead guitarist went to jail, and had enjoyed the notoriety that came with being in one of Orange County's most controversial stage acts. Billed as "Rock and Roll's abortion," the group was like a punk Black Sabbath with a genius sociopath at the mic. (Mark Dead regularly using surgically precise insults to provoke audiences towards violence against himself and the band.)

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Posted: 01.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Death Penalty

Arising from the still warm ashes of UK doom legends Cathedral, Death Penalty[/band9 is the newborn brainchild of lead guitarist extraordinaire Gaz Jennings. Enlisting the talents of former Serpentcult singer Michelle Nocon, current Serpentcult drummer Frederik Cosemans, and Torturerama's and Bathsheba's bassist Raf Meukens, the Anglo-Belgian assembly is ready to conquer Europe. Hot on the heels of the ridiculously catchy 7" Sign Of Times, their self-titled debut promises a fiery explosion of doom & roll.

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Posted: 01.04.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Conorach

Conorach is a power metal band from Rotterdam, The Netherlands, founded in 2005. The band consists of lead vocalist Jacco de Wijs, Jurgen de Vries on guitars and backing vocals, Jaco "Jack" Ket on guitars, Daniël van Wijgerden on bass, Sander Zuiderwijk on keys and Ivo van der Stoel on drums.

By infusing the sheer energy of metal with multi-layered orchestrations, traditional European folk influence and a progressive touch, Conorach brings their own unique style to the table that will appeal not only to fans of traditional heavy metal, but also to fans of a more modern and progressive style. The music sets a symbiotic scenery to their lyrics, telling tales varying from historical narratives to inner explorations of the human soul.

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Posted: 01.04.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
A Night In Texas

Well known for its tropical weather and large crocodile population, Cairns in far north Queensland is now also the breeding ground for extreme metal, courtesy of A Night In Texas.

Performing a brutal, uncompromising mix of modern death metal and new school hardcore that combines light speed riffing, technical drumming and a vicious vocal onslaught, this 5-piece are set to grab heavy music fans by the throat.

Initially forming in 2010, releasing their debut demo in 2011 and performing heavily around their local and surrounding areas, the band set about writing and recording their debut EP release.

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Posted: 30.03.2015 by nicaZe

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