Bands
Akem Manah (USA)

Akem Manah is a doom metal band from Oregon that formed in October 2009 by Dead Nedry, Mike Bonnetti, Kyle Simms and Brian Murray. Akem performed a few shows but choose to be more of a studio band. The original line-up recorded the demos Akem Manah in November 2009 and The Devil in January 2010.

Following the recording of The Devil demo, Kyle left the band for a job in California. In February lead guitarist Mike left for personal reasons. Robert Ingraham replaced Kyle as bassist in January. The band would soon after the line=up change go in to New Sound studio to record the debut album/follow-up EP.

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Posted: 14.06.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Vainaja

Vainaja is a three-headed metal band from Finland. Taking influences from early 90's death metal and doom, their debut album "Kadotetut" is one of the heaviest records ever made in the Finnish language. Besides the crushing riffs and dark melodies, the album's concept is based on encrypted true events from the past.

Not much is known about the events that took place in the 19th century rural Finland. Traditional lore tells of an evil cult inducing chaos among parishioners of old Finnish religions. Evidence of such sinful formation have been gathered from church records and filmographies.

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Posted: 14.06.2014 by J. N.

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Dust Bolt

DUST BOLT is a thrash metal band, formed in the Bavarian town Landsberg am Lech. The four young musicians (age in average 21) already started playing music together and playing shows very young and early and quickly gained attention. With another band name they started playing regional shows at first, but were able to play as support act for highly known bands such as Sepultura, Hypocrisy or Napalm Death very soon.

In 2010 they released their first demo tape Chaos Possession single-handedly and first time with the name DUST BOLT. Metal Hammer Germany described the Band as Top Newcomer Act in Metal music and Chaos Possession was titled as Demotape of the month. The number of shows increased immediately and the band soon becomes a national known act, when DUST BOLT was able to play their first European Tour with Six Feet Under and be the winner of WACKEN METAL BATTLE Germany, which made them playing at Wacken Open Air.

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Posted: 08.06.2014 by D.T. Metal

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Lîvi

The birth of Lîvi is usually associated with year 1976, although a band with this name existed for a short time before that. The only common thing is that both bands were founded by Juris Pavîtols - a well known guitarist in the 1970s. Lîvi were founded in the summer of 1976, when two people first met - Pavîtols and Çriks Íiìelis, a young guitarist from the city of Saldus. Although their characters varied a lot, they had one common thing on their minds, that is, to form the basis of a new genre, which they referred to as "Latvian rock".

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Posted: 02.06.2014 by psykometal

Bands
War

Stockholm's War, also operational under the billing Total War, is a deadly assemblage of Abruptum, Vondur and Ophthalamia members It (Tony Särkää) and All (Jim Berger) together with Hypocrisy and The Abyss men Peter Tägtgren on drums and bassist Mikael Hedlund with former Dark Funeral guitarist Blackmoon (David Parland).

US label Necropolis Records issued debut album Total War in 1998, followed by We Are War, featuring the Sodom cover version "Bombenhagel", in November 1999. The two albums would be combined, as Total War, in 2001 dubbed We Are...Total War.

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Posted: 02.06.2014 by psykometal

Bands
Aleph

Aleph takes its primeval shape in Bergamo, Italy, with summer '98 sickly passing away. Only two of the three "founding fathers" survive the following winter: Dave Battaglia and Manuel Togni lead the band to the first self-produced demotape Falx Lunae, released in January 2000. The record scores several Top demos and favourable reviews on the Italian press and features the first version of "El Aleph".

After two years and a consistent line-up turnover (which allows the band to get in touch with the magic of keyboard player Giulio Gasperini, in September 2000), the band releases its second demo, Promo 2002, in March 2002. Between 2002 and 2004 Aleph gets encouraging reviews by Italian and foreign press as well, appears on two compilations Atlantida (featuring "Hallowed Hatred") and Climbers (featuring "Acid Tears"), but has to face further changes in the line-up: the blazing fingers of guitarist Lorenzo Fugazza plunge deep into the band's bloody tissue in autumn 2003. With this renewed stage-machine ready to hit the road again, Aleph plays a bunch of wild live shows through 2004.

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Posted: 02.06.2014 by psykometal

Bands
Gates Of Ishtar

Gates Of Ishtar was created at the end of 1992. Drummer Oskar Karlsson and bassist Niclas Svenssson were previously with Decortition, Karlsson also citing credits with Defleshed. The band released a modestly titled demo tape the following year modestly titled Best Demo Of '95 which landed them a deal with Finnish label Spinefarm Records.

The debut album, June 1996's A Blood Red Path, although typical death metal, did also include a cover version of the W.A.S.P. hit "I Wanna Be Somebody" and Gates Of Ishtar were to subsequently tour with the likes of At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity and Luciferion. However, both Karlsson and Svensson departed and formed The Everdawn together with ex-Decortition and Scheitan man Pierre Törnkvist and wound up releasing the 1997 album Poems - Burn The Past.

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Posted: 02.06.2014 by psykometal

Bands
As You Drown

As You Drown is a death metal band formed in Borås, Sweden in the winter of 2003/2004. They have released two studio albums, Reflection (2009) and Rat King (2011). The band has also shared the stage with bands such as Vader and Entombed and played at festivals like Neurotic Deathfest and Death Feast Open Air.

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Posted: 01.06.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Morne

Morne was a concept that began with many trials and tribulations. The band was founded by Milosz Gassan in 2005, and while there were many interested individuals in making the project happen, only one lineup had the dedication and passion to make the band a reality. In 2007, Milosz was joined by Max Furst (bass) and Kevin Adams (drums) and it was here where Morne began to create and develop the band's distinct sound heard today. After just a few months of rehearsal, the band entered a studio to record their first demo. As time went on, the songs continued to further shape and evolve. In the following summer of 2008, Morne was joined by Jeff Hayward right before the band's first formal studio recording session for a split 12" with the UK band Warprayer.

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Posted: 01.06.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Below

In the fall of 2011, Below was formed in Sweden by three wicked minds. After a discussion about why doom bands of today either lacked melodies or tried to sound as retro as possible, they decided to start a doom band that would pay tribute to epic and dark sound of: Nightfall by Candlemass, Headless Cross by Black Sabbath and Conspiracy by King Diamond.

The original three wicked minds pitched the idea to two other sinful souls, who immediately understood what Below was going to be about and with no hesitation, joined the band.

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Posted: 30.05.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Bloody Hammers

Bloody Hammers are a heavy rock band from Transylvania County, NC. Although commonly viewed as gothic rock, Bloody Hammers have equally incorporated elements of doom metal, stoner metal and psychedelic rock. In early 2014 they announced signing with Napalm Records after 2 critically acclaimed albums with dutch label SoulSeller Records.

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Posted: 30.05.2014 by J. N.

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