Bands
Aftershok

Aftershok is a four-piece classic metal band that showcases aggressive guitars and powerful, melodic vocals. Their sound is firmly grounded in the best traditions of classic metal and hard rock, but through their commitment to strong songwriting and musicianship they have forged a style that is all their own.

Aftershok began in the summer of 1996 as a collaboration between vocalist Vic Hix and guitarist George Mihalovich. Vic and George M quickly realized that they shared the same vision for a classic metal/melodic hard rock band, and made the decision to concentrate on developing the project until they found just the right individuals to solidify the line-up. Fast-forward a few years; veteran drummer George B. came aboard in late 1999, and bassist Nick G. joined in early 2000. The band was complete, and after months of intense rehearsal, Aftershok began to perform in late 2000.

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Posted: 21.07.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Mary-Ann

To/Die/For is band from Kouvola, Finland-based quintet originally began life as the oddly titled Mary-Ann. They released a few self-financed mini CDs under this moniker, which helped them secure a deal with Finland's Spinefarm Records. After a slight line-up and name change, they released All Eternity (their debut album) in 1999. Immediately seeing the potential and appeal for gothic rock fans, Nuclear Blast quickly licensed the record for European territories outside of Finland.

Source: http://www.nuclearblast.com/en/music/band/about/70955.to-die-for.html

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Posted: 21.07.2016 by Bad English

Bands
We Are The Catalyst

We Are The Catalyst was formed in Varberg, Sweden, by Cat Fey and Kenny B in November of 2012.

Over the last 18 months We Are The Catalyst are fast establishing themselves as one of Europes most exciting musical talents. Their initial EP, Panem Et Circenses, was released to critical and fan acclaim alike and saw the bands first two videos aired in over 20 countries. Additionally a number of tracks from both the EP and the new album have found their way on to numerous soundtracks for movies due for release later this year and through 2015.

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Posted: 19.07.2016 by Bad English

Bands
An Abstract Illusion

Hailing from Boden northern Sweden, An Abstract Illusion was formed in 2007. This trio draws inspiration from genres such as electronica, jazz and progressive rock, which makes for wildly varied music where no song is the same as the other.

In the summer of 2014 the group released their debut-EP 'Atonement is Nigh', garnering interest from all over the world. They are now in the process of recording their first album."

Source: https://www.facebook.com/anabstractillusion/info/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info

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Posted: 18.07.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Ophthalamia

Ophthalamia is a fantasy-world created by IT. The Goddess of this world is the woman with the demons, called Elishia. IT has also created the surroundings of Ophthalamia (I guess that the shores of Kaa-Ta-Nu are a part of this world, as the sea of Ragiih-Nib and the moutains of Makubu-Keen are), the land's creatures and a language for Ophthalamians... All songs of Ophthalamia are connected to stories about this fantasy-world.

Ophthalamia first started in 1989. The first lead vocalist was All, but he moved and was replaced by Shadow (on A Journey In Darkness). Then Shadow was replaced by Legion on Via Dolorosa and since Legion left to join the black metal band Marduk, All rejoined Ophthalamia to fill vocals.

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Posted: 14.07.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Dr.X

Dr.X is a band formed in early 2013 by Alex, Guillem and Mayer, friends who had been playing together since they were 15. In the next months, Victor and Karry joined them.

With the band fully formed, they recorded their first EP 'Meet the Doctor' during the summer and released it on November 4th, 2013. The album received good reviews.

After several months of gigs around Catalonia, Madrid and France, in June 2014 Guillem decided to leave the band. The rest of the members decided to not replace him and continue with only one guitarist.

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Posted: 13.07.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Asenblut

The first incarnation of the band Asenblut took place at the end of 2006. Back then Asenblut was made up of Jan (bass), Schlecki (drums) and Tetzel (vocals and guitar). Due to collegiate responsibilities, however, this formation did not last long and eventually parted after a few rehearsals.

Thus, the actual foundation of the band can be dated to October/November 2007. Having had the desire to realize themselves musically for quite some time, Dirk and Tetzel decided to look for a drummer in order to put this desire into practice. Shortly afterwards J. joined them, which allowed for target-oriented rehearsals. At the start of 2008, Phil filled the vacancy for bass guitar and, soon afterwards, Balrogh replaced drummer J.

The musical influences are manifold, not least because of Dirk, who is blessed with more than 20 years of musical experience. As he is a fan of classic Heavy and Thrash Metal, his ideas often evolve from that direction, inlcuding a proper impact of Megadeth and Slayer. In contrast, with regard to his listening habits and the style adapted by him, Tetzel rather favours Black and Pagan Metal. This combination, flavoured with a tendency to partially folk-influenced melody lines, results in a quite distinctive mixture of the extremer styles of Metal. On the drums, Balrogh provides versatile, fast, hard and driving, but sometimes also calm and atmospheric rhythms. As for the lyrics, their music is situated in the Nordic/Germanic Mythology and the fantastical. The lyrics are solely German and are sung by Tetzel. In reflexion, these different elements result in their style: German Blackened Thrash Metal.

The release of the demo in March 2008 was followed by a lot of concerts and live acts, especially in 2009. The second release, the debut album Aufbruch, came 24th September 2009 and caused furore in the Metal Underground and beyond. Full of energy and thirst for action, in combination with a proper portion of technical ability and endless joy of playing, the rather young formation, being barely 2 years old, took off to make the Metalfans' hearts leap for joy.

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Posted: 13.07.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Quinta Essentia

Quinta Essentia, from the Southern US started in 2004. The debut full length album released in 2006 was "Neutrality For Defined Chaos". The album was released by Deathgasm Records. "Archetypal Transformation", the 2nd album was released in 2008 through Deathgasm/Ibex Moon Records.

The album Mixing and Mastering was done by Punchy Gonzales(Morbid Angel, Terrorizer). This album release had far reach with help from the labels Deathgasm and Ibex Moon Records. There was lots of touring in support of this album over the next few years which included a 3 week

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Posted: 01.07.2016 by Bad English

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