Bands
Babymetal

Babymetal formed in 2010. The band's major debut single Ijime, Dame, Zettai and 2nd single Megitsune both reached the Oricon chart TOP10. Numerous appearances at national outdoor festivals included Summer Sonic 2013.

In March 2014, they set the record of being the youngest female act to play a one-man live at Nippon Budokan. Furthermore, the band's debut album Babymetal reached the United States Billboard chart. The same year, they held their first world tour from summer, performing on the main stage at Sonisphere Festival UK to a crowd of 60,000 people, and serving as support act for Lady Gaga for five performances in the United States. In the fall of the same year, they played a one-man live in New York, with an additional performance in London.

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Posted: 17.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Whispers Of Fate

Whispers Of Fate is a musical project brought to life by Betty and Kaos that has always existed in their strong devotion to music and nature.

The musical composition begins in early 2007 and after many attempts to form a proper band the duo starts working on the first full-length album.

Even if the band's core still consists in the two founding members in 2009 Alexander joins the project as drummer and Venom as keyboard player. In 2010 the first album called Embrace My Winter is completed.

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Posted: 17.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Taka Minamino

Taka Minamino was born in Osaka, Japan in 1984. Having initially taken up the violin at the young age of 4, his growing interest and diversity lead him to switch to guitar at 14, a decision which would offer him a creative outlet that would produce two solo projects, a guest appearance on a keyboard virtuoso's CD, numerous interviews/reviews, and a spot in the Guitar Hero Competition where he played his first composition in front of all star judges.

Taka graduated in 2005 from The Musicians Institute, where he studied under the talents of Kelly Simonz and Joy Basu and later worked as a teacher. Having reached a solid level of competency and skill, he sent a sample of his work to Mike Varney who featured him in his "Spotlight Column" in Guitar Player Magazine's September 2005 issue. This lead to an invitation, to compete in the 2007 Guitar Player Competition in San Francisco, CA, where he performed the title track from his forthcoming first CD, AngelWing in from of all star judges; Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, Mike Varney, Greg Howe, and Nuno Bettencourt. Taka finished in the Top 10.

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Posted: 17.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Blastanus

Blastanus is a Finnish brutal/technical death metal band that was formed in 2007 when two long time friends Antti Oksanen and Henri Fredriksson decided to take their love for extreme metal music and form their own band. Soon after the formation of the band, another long time friend Kari Väkiparta became the group's vocalist.

The band rehearsed songs as a three piece before they found bass player Mikko Hellström who joined the band in early 2008. In 2010 the band came in contact with saxophone player Jussi Huurre who proved to be a very fitting add for the band by mixing in different influences and spicing up their live performance.

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Posted: 16.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Dakesis

Dakesis are a four piece progressive power metal band from Birmingham, UK. Considered by some as one of the UK's fastest rising independent artists, they have come a long way since their formation in 2008.

Mixing European power metal influences with home-grown heavy metal, a heavy dose of tongue-in-cheek cheese and a fair dash of contemporary prog to create a unique blend of modern melodic metal.

Emerging from a thriving music scene in the home of metal, the band have achieved much in their time together including high profile support slots with masters of the genre, festival appearances, UK tours and a highly acclaimed self-titled EP, racking up a rapidly expanding and incredibly devoted fan-base along the way.

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Posted: 16.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Paganize

Paganize started as a cover band in 2001 and later on we began to make our own songs. I sent a demo to Candlelight and they signed us and we began working on our first album. All the members in this band comes from different background but all had the same feeling of god old heavy metal. I have always liked that kind of music, so it was fun to play some "regular" music for once. We are now in the process of getting the songs ready for the next album, so I hope we are ready to record in the beginning of next year.

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Posted: 16.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
When All Light Dies

Not many bands can tell the same story: these 5 youngsters from the south of Holland have played over a 100 shows, in some of the nation's biggest venues with many international artists and got a solid fan base just in their first 2 years, with just a demo.

Since their inception in 2008 the band immediately began playing shows, and released their first EP in September 2009 that sold more than 500 copies in just a few months.

In 2010 they began writing their first full-length, and it took little over a year to complete.

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Posted: 16.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Huron

Huron were formed in Plymouth, UK in 2007 and have already released two studio albums worldwide with Cheyne Stoking released by Rising Records in 2009 and Mary Celeste released by Casket Records in 2011.

Both Huron albums have been greatly recieved by the UK and international music press alike. Rohan James & Rimmy Sinclair bring a heavier sound to the already groove laden thrash foudations to Huron taking it to a five piece.

Huron constantly toured the uk metal venues from the off sharing stages with some of the worlds greatest rock and metal bands, they are always looking to add to their ever growing CV with tours and festivals which already include the Hellfire festival, Hammerfest II 2009, Hard Rock Hell IV 2010, Blooddstock and Download festivals in 2012.

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Posted: 16.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Subterranean Masquerade

Formed back in 1997 with an idea to mix progressive rock, doom metal and 70's-inspired psychedelic rock, Subterranean Masquerade creates music with that edge of extreme metal and the loose atmosphere of Pink Floyd and Iron Butterfly. While admittedly not such a pioneering idea on its own, the vision of freeing metal music from genre boundaries, wrapped by grand production is what often make the band's music sound like a carnival of different colors and scents…a masquerade!

Subterranean Masquerade's music first came into the world back in 2000 with a cover version of Peter Murphy's classic "Cut's You Up". The cover, released as part of an 80's metal cover compilation album, was recorded with guest appearances by Tomas Lindberg of At The Gates, Kobi Farhi of Orphaned Land and produced by Dori Bar Or from Eternal Gray.

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Posted: 16.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Hacavitz

Death metal band Hacavitz was formed by several infamous Mexican musicians in 2003 following the demise of Ravager and issued a self-titled EP through Osmose in 2003. A single called Lusting The Dead Of The Night was issued in 2005.

The band signed to Moribund Records and issued a full-length in 2006. By this time, Antonio Nolasco had been replaced by Luis P. 2007's Katun was a two-man affair with Antimo and Oscar left standing. Eduardo had left the band in late 2006 after two releases and tours with the group.

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Posted: 15.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Autumnia

Autumnia - the project created by the guitarist and composer Alexander Glavniy (ex - Mournful Gust, ex - Vae Solis(Ukr)) in the end of April, 2003. The debut material had been creating during a half year and at autumn of the same year, in Studio, the record of album has begun. Vladislav Shahin (ex - Vae Solis(Ukr), Mournful Gust) was invited for execution of vocal parts and also he became the author of all texts of songs. In the end of March, 2004 the record of the album which has received the name In Loneliness Of Two Souls, has been completed. The album contains 59 tragic minutes in funeral doom/death metal style.

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Posted: 15.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Lux Divina

1998 Lux Divina was created by Norax, Endymion (Lucifugum), Iván and Sergio, with the feeling to create a band of atmospheric Black Metal. Under the paganism, theme where Lux Divina centered his attention since the first moment, we find an attitude for life, attitude of respect and recovering of old forgotten values by the modern men, who are inside the ravenous mass homogeneity. Values based on the individuality, respect and proud towards the wild Mother Nature, before the throne of self freedom. So, a poetics based on our ancestors deeds, their old beliefs, traditions, cults and based on the Nature's throne and all the sensations she produce... Forest and mountains, rivers and seas, the mysticism of the elements from Beltaine to Samhain. Worship and sacrifice to Nature.

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Posted: 15.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Wistful

Wistful was born in late April 2010 from the hands and mind of A. It comes as a second incarnation, or as an evolution of his former project Arges, breaking farther away from typical black metal. Although retaining some elements of the genre as base, it builds upon that to create something... Not so black metal.

Wistful embodies above anything else the cathartic process of coping with some events and the necessity of expunging a myriad of feelings bottled inside...
Some people keep a written diary, this is a "musical diary" put into practice by A. Although music is all written by him, lyrics are shared between his own and the words of some others, close to him. Their verse translated perfectly his feelings, better than he would be able to put into words.

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Posted: 15.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Ironsword

Ironsword is a Heavy Metal band from Lisbon, Portugal. The band was formed in early 1995 by J.M. (João Fonseca), who then played all instruments, except for the drums. A drum machine had to be used since at first he couldn't find decent musicians for his band. He used 4 tracker to record a 15 minute promo-tape which featured 3 songs, and this was the first release by the band.

Since then the band has released three studio albums, Ironsword in 2002, Return of the Warrior in 2004 and Overlords of Chaos in 2008.

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Posted: 15.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Glaciation

Originally founded in 2011 by François Duguest and Hugo Moerman, plus the parisian graphist designer Valnoir, Glaciation is a black metal band which deviates from traditional and overplayed streams even if it assumes its strong musical influences.

Its first release 1994 was an autoproduction limited to 500 vinyls (and 300 tapes on Canadian label Tour de garde) in 2012. At the early beginning, all the songs were composed by Hugo Moerman and François Duguest, joined by Jean Deflandre and Neige (as a vocal guest), all members of the band Alcest.

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Posted: 15.02.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Sumac

Musician Aaron Turner started working on new material that would eventually become Sumac with the intention of writing some of the heaviest music he'd ever created. After creating the skeletons of a handful of songs, he turned to Kurt Ballou of Converge and asked if he knew of a drummer that would fit well with the music he wrote. Ballou, who worked with the Canadian crust-punk band Baptists in April 2014 to record their second studio album Bloodmines, recommended Baptists drummer Nick Yacyshyn. Turner and Yacyshyn jammed together and clicked, and Yacyshyn commented that the music they were working on was, "a pretty dense, heavy experience and kind of out there, I'd say. I've never been in a band that sounds like this." Even though both members were a part of other projects at the time, Turner announced that ]Sumac would attempt to be a full-time band that would continue to write, record and tour, instead of being just a side band.

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Posted: 14.02.2015 by J. N.

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