Bands
Abused Majesty

October 1998 - First rehearsal of the band.

January 1999 - First concert during Zgrzyty In Bialystok (Poland).

August 1999 - Record session of Thee I Worship (demo '99) in Hertz Studio.

November 2000 - First more serious concert outside Bialystok - Helloween Fest in Leszno (Poland) with Christ Agony, Domain, Undish Maniac Butcher, etc...

January 2001 - Record session of 'Gods Are With Us (demo '01) in Hertz Studio.

September 2001 - The band releases a professional tape at its own cost (250 items). It comprises both demos of the band.

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Posted: 10.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Destructor

Destructor, Cleveland, Ohio's legendary premier power/thrash band, return to Auburn with their new 2003 "Sonic Bullet" release. The extended EP contains 46 minutes and 9 tracks of ripping, over-the-top, pounding Destructor-style molten heavy metal!

Auburn president Bill Peters' first encounter with Destructor was seeing the band perform their very first 'live' show in 1984 at The Pop Shop, a club managed by Chris Andrews and located beneath the historic Cleveland Agora. Already working with bands such as Breaker and Shok Paris at the time, Peters fell in love with the band's untamed energy, great songwriting, wild spirit and charismatic stage presence. The Cleveland metal scene was dominated at the time with 'technically' great sounding bands. Many questioned why Peters would choose to work with a band such as Destructor and how he could possibly record and capture the band's energy in the studio. After all, Destructor were considered to be one of the area's most 'anti-technical' of bands at the time. Despite the rough edges and regardless of the criticisms, Peters had a vision that Destructor could develop into something special and saw something in them most of his industry peers did not. He took a chance and moved forward, signing Destructor to his Auburn label in 1984. The band entered Suma Recording Studios to begin recording their debut album with engineer Paul Hamann at the helm. Destructor's "Maximum Destruction" album, released the following year in 1985 on Auburn Records, is considered by many to be an underground metal classic and quickly silenced the critics. It became Auburn's biggest seller and catapulted the band to international success in the metal underground. The album was licensed to Roadrunner Records in Europe several months after the initial release and later reissued by Listenable Records in 1999. Destructor's crushing 'live' performances in the area, both headlining and opening for national acts such as Anthrax, Slayer and Megadeth, became legendary. The band received rave reviews and full features in prestigious metal publications like Metal Forces, Kerrang!, Hit Parader and Metal Hammer. In 1987, Destructor entered Beachwood Studios with engineer Jim DeMain to begin recording their second album "Decibel Casualties". The album, along with Jag Panzer's "Chain Of Command", was going to help launch a joint venture between Auburn and major label Island Records. Unfortunately, both projects never saw the light of day. Several months into the Destructor recording sessions, bass player Dave Iannicca was innocently murdered on January 1, 1988. The incident devastated both the band and Auburn president Bill Peters, who had been a good friend of Dave's over the years. Coping with losing a 'family' member was very difficult for everyone to overcome. Destructor needed time to recover from the tragedy and were in no condition to begin playing music again. Peters struggled with his emotions and his dealings with Island Records, who took more of a business stance on the whole situation. Peters eventually decided to walk away from the entire 3-year label deal. It was a tough decision but the right one he felt to make at the time.

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Posted: 10.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Titaan

Too often raw Black Metal has been associated to ambitious conceptual horizons. Too often the first impression has been disappointed by a lack of integrity.The Titaan project proposes a merging guise of a concept dealing with the ancient Mesopotamic culture and a musical experience transcending the occult black metal feelings with ambient and noisy shadings.

The same concept of black metal patterns are melted into an evolving flux drowned into the abyss of an ancient abysmal culture.

Conceptually speaking as explained by the mysterious Titaan mastermind: "From the deeper and most ancient past of the Mesopotamic Culture, those who live heavens and subsoils, Gods and Demons, fight one against the other to reach the Eternity, sustaining the entire balance of the Universe; spreading their ancestral message to the mankind through Lalartu, the Greatest Herald, the one who is the Spectre Essence, the Mask Carrier of Fecundity, the Traveller of the Heavens Gate Kadingir, Itinerant Spirit of the Twelfth Planet.

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Posted: 10.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Nonsun

Nonsun is a doom/drone metal band from Lviv, Ukraine. Formed in 2011 by Goatooth (guitars, bass, vocals) and Alpha (drums).

Started with a 4-track (but 48-minute) demo EP "Good Old Evil" which was self-released in December 2012. The second EP "Sun Blind Me" was released in September 2013 via Breathe Plastic Records (Netherlands) and Drowning (Denmark).

In September 2014 the band played in Wroclaw (Poland) opening the show for Yob & Pallbearer. Yob have chosen Nonsun out of 22 bands.

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Posted: 10.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Anima Tempo

Initially in 2005, Dante Granados (Guitars /Synths), Gian Granados (Vocals /Guitar) and Pedro Vera (Bass) belonged to a progressive metal cover band called "Caustica X" with which they obtained many positive reactions in their presentations around México City.

With that encouragement, in 2009 this three long-time band mates decided to create an original project with their own material taking diverse influences from progressive metal/rock and melodic death metal, built over a cinematic orchestra - inspired on Hans Zimmer- and a mixture of clear melodic and heavy growls vocals, passing through groovy/djenty heavy riffs in odd time signatures.

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Posted: 10.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Pavor

Pavor was founded in 1987 near Bonn, Germany by guitarists Armin Rave and Holger Seebens. Constant improvement and increasing professionality led to three changes in the early line-up: Successively, Michael Pelkowsky (drums), Rainer Landfermann (bass) and Claudius Schwartz (vocals) replaced their predecessors.

Pavor's uncompromisingly high demand of quality in all concerns resulted in the delay of a first official release. Finally, during winter 1992/93, 28 minutes of "bemauling dark virtuosic underground music, insane blackness and brutality on a towering technical level" were recorded and released some months later as an untitled tape EP, which was sold out soon and is no longer available today. Due to its brilliant and highly professional music, lyrics and presentation, this product entailed euphoric responses from the worldwide scene.

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Posted: 09.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Horde

Horde (originally called Beheadoth) is the single-album Christian black metal project of Australian musician Jayson Sherlock, formerly of Mortification and Paramaecium. In 1994 the only album Hellig Usvart was released on Nuclear Blast. With a session line-up, Horde played live-shows in 2006, Norway, and in 2010 in Finland and Germany. Hellig Usvart proved to be a seminal release for the Christian black metal movement, and the album was highly controversial in the secular black metal scene at the time it was released.

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Posted: 09.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Dystopia

Dystopia is a Hungarian band, founded in 2003 by Peter Bajusz, Balazs Mezey and Gabor Vari.

Their music is a consistent mix of thrash, progressive, modern and southern metal with mostly melodic vocals, guitar solos and generally metaphysical lyrics. They released a debut album, Incompetence Drive, in 2007.

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Posted: 09.01.2016 by nicaZe

Bands
Selbst

SELBST is a black metal project from Venezuela, created in 2011 by N. Account with Frozen on vocals.

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Posted: 09.01.2016 by psykometal

Bands
Distaste

THE BEGINNING: Distaste was founded in fall 2000 by Stefan Lenz and Armin Schweiger, and started as a quite bad deathgrind ripoff. It usually was meant as a side- project. In 2001 Stefan and Armin recorded their first demo "political pathology", including 8 really sick deathgrind songs with a fucked up sound. Some additional members joined and left DISTASTE throughout the years, and gigs after gigs (in the beginning only in Austria) followed.

THE TURN OVER: After 3 years of fun and stupidity, they decided to turn DISTASTE into something serious. Their sound now was more influenced by hardcore-based grindcore. Many supportgigs (for bands like Gadget, Blockheads, Splitter, etc.) and club shows in Austria, Germany and in the east of Europe followed, having PHIL of The Menace helping out on bass. They recorded their first full length (Of Abyss-Hearts And Falsity) in 2007, containing 14 tracks of power, desperation and aggression. It's DIY- released since may 2009.

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Posted: 07.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Murmuüre

All Murmuüre material is based on a one hour guitar improvisation from November 2006.
Selected parts were further edited to fit a rhythmic structure, and merged with additional layers of sound.
This process of mixing & endless re-writing took 3 years until final completion.
The percussions are a mixture of the original programmed drums, and some (extremely re-edited) additional live drumming.
Vocals were recorded during a cathartic trance at a sacred place in the forest, with a mini-disc recorder.

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Posted: 07.01.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Inverloch

Since the demise of Australia's Disembowelment in 1993, a void has formed for that band's epic blend of slow atmospherics and blasting brutality. Few have succeeded in channeling this legacy, until Melbourne's Inverloch (featuring 2/4 of the legendary Disembowelment) took the global stage in the late 2000s.

In 2012, Inverloch released their debut EP Dusk | Subside, a crushing release featuring bursts of pounding blast beats that erupt out of tranquil soundscapes. Inverloch deftly follow up on the sound & feel that Disembowelment first trademarked in the early 1990s and take it into 2016 with their own, cold, brutal sound & style. The band played their first-ever show at the legendary Roadburn Festival in The Netherlands, and have been lauded worldwide by renowned publications such as Decibel and Terrorizer, the latter of which stated that Inverloch " the boundaries of heaviness beyond their breaking point."

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Posted: 07.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Deluge

Thunder rumbles from afar as the rain falls incessantly, needlelike, merciless. A wild storm suddenly breaks out and fades out to quietness, nothingness. Déluge delivers a razor sharp blend of Black Metal and Post-Hardcore for an incredibly modern, visceral and atmospheric result. The crushing sound of Æther, resulting from the work of Christophe Edrich (Hacride, Klone, The Ocean) and Joey Sturgis (The Acacia Strain, Born Of Osiris, Oceano), will assuredly leave a mark on the swarming Black Metal scene.

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Posted: 06.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
The Resistance

The Resistance formed in 2011 and are based in Gothenburg and Stockholm. The band consists of...... Ah, common, FUCK THAT SHIT. You're bored of reading these stupid band info sheets. Thanks. So are we! You know the deal and by reading the band member's names you probably know where this is going. We're gonna cut out the name dropping here.

you don't have a clue, Google is your friend. The Resistance is finally four guys who made up their mind and recorded the music they wanted play for a long time. It turned out that the good old violent sound of Swedish Death Metal put that certain smile to the faces, the one you see when something special happens. Blended with the raw energy of hardcore the result was just a vile bastard waiting to tear ears apart, break your neck and give you simply a good time. Ah yeah, we are just drifting into having info sheet stereotypes here again, huh? Ok, let's stop here and listen to the music, short info texts are the best anyway

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Posted: 06.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Collision

Collision is an aggressive grindcore band with metal and hardcore influences. What you get is a violent straight-in-your-face wall of sound that swings. Combined with two singers, to give it something extra, especially live.

The band was founded by singers Björn/Tammi and Bjorn in 2000. After getting the right line-up together, the band started playing blasting live shows, full of energy and aggression.

After many live shows and one demo ("Miserable, squashed, dead") Collision recorded their first full length album called "Romantic display of love", which was released in 2003 on Bizarre Leprous Production.

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Posted: 06.01.2016 by J. N.

Bands
Église

Since the group's formation in 2011, the band has been an integral part of the Danish underground scene, and have played on several tours abroad. Église plays a mixture of hardcore with added chaotic and blackened elements. All four members come from different musical backgrounds, that ultimately creates the progressive nature of the music of Église. The bands' debut album will drop later this winter.

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Posted: 06.01.2016 by J. N.

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