Bands
Battlecross

A sonic metal assault that leaves audiences pumped with adrenaline, Detroit's BATTLECROSS triumphantly return as one of the true champions of American Heavy Metal with their devastating sophomore release, War of Will. Co-Produced at Audiohammer Studios with famed producers Mark Lewis and Eyal Levi, the sophomore effort from Detroit's newest soldiers of steel will soon prove as one of the most impressive follow-up releases , destined to become a heavy metal classic for fans of all sub-genres. "War of Will triggers a strange Deja Vu while feeling completely brand new" says Levi.

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Posted: 26.10.2014 by D.T. Metal

Bands
Reasons Behind

The Reasons Behind project was born in 2010 from the ashes of a gothic metal cover band (After Forever, Within Temptation, etc.). In April 2012 we self published our debut EP Ouverture, receiving many good reviews from Italian and foreign press (Ravenheart music, Femme Metal Webzine, metalhead italian webzine, Heaven is not too far portuguese webzine and many more) and becoming Maniac Demo of the month on Italian Metal Maniac magazine.

This good press & audience reaction let us play with some acclaimed Italian metal bands like White Skull, Ancient Bards and Tystnaden, playing several gigs along the country to spread our music.

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Posted: 16.10.2014 by D.T. Metal

Bands
Fimbulvet

- Founded Fall, 2003
- Initially intended as a one-man project ("Stephan Gauger")
- November 2003, "Diana Mathesie" (Keys) became the latest member
- February 2004 came "Marco Volborth" (bass) (acquaintance from school days)
- In this period was rehearsed in Stephen's apartment
- Completion with "Christian Hopf" (Drums)
- October 2004, recording the demo CD Gjallarhorn in the studio "Power Track" in Schmalkalden (Menhir, Odroerir, ...)

First appearances and changes:

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Posted: 10.10.2014 by D.T. Metal

Bands
Ancestral Legacy

1995:
The year it all begun. Eddie (Vox, guitars, programming) and Kjell-Ivar (Bass, vox) are thinking of starting a Black-metal band, and in the last days of the year the band was named Permafrost.

1996:
The first songs are created this winter and spring. "Where There's No Tomorrow" is one of them, and still one of our favourites, and appears on our first two demos.

1997:
More songs are being made, but nothing extraordinary happens.

1998:
Øyvind Rosseland joins the band as a keyboard player late this year.

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Posted: 30.09.2014 by Ivan

Bands
Disincarnate

Disincarnate is a technical death metal band, and one of many bands over the years featuring James Murphy. In 1992 they recorded a demo and in 1993 their one and only album was released through Roadrunner Records.The vocals are standard early death metal, but the riffs and song structures are almost progressive at times, a great deal more intricate than many death metal bands of the time. In 1999 Murphy started working on new material for a second album which was to feature among others Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, The Crown, etc.) on vocals but due to a discovered brain tumour he had to postpone these plans for the future. it wasn't quite clear whether this was a band that happened to feature Murphy, or whether it was a Murphy solo project, although recent (spring 2000) reports suggest the latter.

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Posted: 29.09.2014 by psykometal

Bands
Pallbearer

Pallbearer is a metal band from Central Arkansas, formed in 2008 after spending time playing in various bands around the Little Rock underground metal scene. Paying homage to doom metal of old while still looking wholly forward, the band built upon the underground success of their initial demo offering in 2010 and their debut full length "Sorrow and Extinction" was released in February, 2012 to virtually universal critical acclaim. Now the band slowly marches onward to deliver its progressively-tinged beautiful gloom on a global scale.

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Posted: 19.09.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Callisto

Callisto began their musical exploration in 2001 inspired by such post-hardcore bands as Neurosis and Breach. In mere eight years they have progressed far past any genre boundaries, from the godly racket of their early days and their first album True Nature Unfolds to the dark cinematic sophistication of Noir and ultimately to their adventurous masterpiece Providence, now released. The most striking change in Callisto's sound is the new singer Jani Ala-Hukkala, whose varied vocal styles mark a departure from the band's earlier style. The original vocalist Markus Myllykangas has not quit the band, but will instead concentrate on his guitar playing duties from now on.

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Posted: 16.09.2014 by D.T. Metal

Bands
Brimstone Coven

Brimstone Coven is a retro-hard rock / doom band that hails of out Wheeling, WV. They began brewing their own blend of "dark occult rock" in the early months of 2011. Corey Roth (Guitarist) wrote the first five songs, which would later become the band's self titled album. Roth went on to handpick three seasoned musicians from the local scene. Andrew D'Cagna (Bass), Justin Wood (Drums), and "Big John" Williams (Vocals) were recruited to carry out Roth's plan for sonic domination.

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Posted: 14.09.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Funerary

Funerary is an American funeral doom metal band formed in Phoenix, AZ. The band first started performing at local gigs in 2013, supporting bands such as Lycus. They also took part in several local festivals before playing alongside acts like Red Fang and Subrosa at Southwest Terror Fest.

On August 12, 2014, Funerary released their debut album, Starless Aeon. While the band is still searching for a label, they have begun writing new material with hopes of releasing a new album in 2015.

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Posted: 08.09.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
The Graviators

The Graviators was formed deep in the woods of southern Sweden in 2009, with a vision to write and record music inspired by the sounds of the great rock 'n' roll groups of the 70's. With a mix of heavy, yet melodic riffs, that will take you on a trip back in time, when bands like Black Sabbath and Pentagram took heavy rock to new heights, The Graviators caught the ear of Swedish label Transubstans Records who signed them in early 2009. On December 11th, The Graviators self titled debut hit the stores. Their first music video, for the song Back to the Sabbath, was shot by renowned music video director Thomas Tjäder who have made videos for In Flames, At The Gates, The Haunted, and Soilwork etc. The band was featured with the track The Magician, which also appeared on the vinyl release, on the Planet Fuzz compilation Cowbells & Cobwebs. In 2010 Dutch label Clear Spot/ Headspin Records released the album as an exclusive double splatter vinyl. The artwork for this vinyl release (and the 2nd press of the album on CD) was made by the incredible artist Vance Kelly.

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Posted: 05.09.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Megaton Leviathan

In October 2007, Andrew James Costa set out to start a band that reflected his broad musical and spiritual inspirations. Spanning the circumference from psychedelia, noise, shoegaze, doom, dark wave, blues, punk, and old school rock and roll. It was agreed upon by founding members drummer Matt Brim and Guitarist/Synth player A. Costa, that it would be loud, reverberated and magical. After a year and half of working out ideas, recording and auditioning; Chris Beug, an Olympia WA native joined the group, bringing his own multi-genred influences with strong ties to the spirit world. The result was a sound and experience that fit the moniker Megaton Leviathan, taken lovingly from the Judas Priest song; Delivering the Goods, which subsequently became the bands motto. The music lives in a world of it?s own, a manifestation by its members of a spiritual-astral plane. As shaman priests they worship at their amp alter, slowly taking the senses and haunting the imagination, as love, light, and sacred smoke fill the room.

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Posted: 05.09.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Project Pain

Project Pain is a thrash metal band from The Netherlands, formed in 2011 by guitarist Guido den Hoed and vocalist Bauke Goudbeek. The band managed to release a demo recording the same year in spite of several lineup issues. After several tryouts, however, Project Pain finally became a stable unit with the addition of Stephan Sewsingh on bass and Sander Kroonsberg on drums. Niels van Lier would later join as the band's secondary guitarist.

With this lineup, the band is preparing to follow up their full-length debut, I Have Sinned, which was released in 2012.

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Posted: 02.09.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Mion's Hill

Formed in April 2012, Mion's Hill is a Norwegian trio playing old school extreme metal. In July of the same year, they released a 5-track demo by the name of Festering Curses, which was eventually followed up by their debut full-length release, Black Death, in November 2013.

Mion's Hill have performed live with the likes of Aura Noir and Deathhammer in a few countries across Europe since forming.

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Posted: 02.09.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Hatriot

Steve Zetro Souza has once again stepped into the thrash metal world, and has made an immediate impact on the thrash metal scene. The veteran metal singer from such proven bands, i.e., Exodus, Legacy (Testament), Dublin Death Patrol, Tenet, AC/DZ and now with his newest band Hatirot takes his musical roots back in time to the 1980's when metal was fast, furious, yet still melodic. Still from the Bay Area (which happens to be the evolutionary birthplace of thrash metal) is what sets Hatriot apart from today's metal world. Not many bands have been able to establish themselves as contenders in this genre since the biggest bands emerged from this time period, but few bands have the musical direction of Steve Zetro Souza, who have been there and done it with global success.

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Posted: 02.09.2014 by Troy Killjoy

Bands
Earthship

Earthship surge ahead like a nuclear-powered icebreaker through the Barents Sea, laden with mighty riffs, tons of groove, and home-brewed whiskey.

Earthship was launched by former The Ocean drummer Jan Oberg in 2010, who was joined by his colleagues Dennis Boettcher (drums) and Bastian Gutschke (bass) after a long drinking night in Berlin. The Ocean main-man Robin Staps joined the band as a secondary guitarist shortly afterwards. "I have not been involved in the songwriting at all though, it is entirely Jan's creative work", comments Staps.

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Posted: 01.09.2014 by Troy Killjoy