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Blodstrupmoen

Blodstrupmoen is a Norwegian Post-Black Metal band formed in 2014 and they have been very active since.

May 27th this year they released their self-titled debut album through Hoppla Hesten Records. It got very well received with for example both 9/10 in Metal Hammer and 8/10 in Musikknyheter!

Blodstrupmoen have been playing some of Norway's biggest festivals this summer, such as Slottsfjell and Tons Of Rock. They have earlier on shared the stage with many respected artists in many different genres.

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

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Orbit Culture

In the deep forests of southern Sweden lies the small town of Eksjö where the band Orbit Culture originates. The idea of the band grew strong within singer & rhythm guitarist Niklas and lead guitarist Maximilian after messing around with some unpolished demos at home. At that time, Maximilian was currently playing with another local band called Abstract Noise, together with Orbit Culture's fellow drummer Markus Bladh. Maximilian recruited Markus to join his new band, followed by the arrival of Christoffer Olsson on bass guitar. The line-up was now complete.

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Posted: 08.02.2017 by Bad English

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Messa

Messa is an italian 4-piece band born in 2014. Obscure, evoking doomy tracks with deliciously haunting female vocals, influenced by Pentagram, Bellwitch, Windhand,Jex Thoth, Sabbath Assembly, Bathory, La piramide di sangue.
They deliver a heavy sound, occult-reminding, very experimental, also with ambient episodes, that will drive you through a scarlet velvet trip.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/MESSAproject/

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Posted: 03.02.2017 by Bad English

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ARRM

ARRM came to life in 2010 as a solo project of guitarist Artur Rumiński (Thaw, Furia). "First it was only me but as time went by I decided to expand ARRM, first by adding bass player Rafał Miciński. Then Maciej Śmigrodzki (Thaw) came to replace him and we even managed to play some concerts supporting Nadja and Mamiffer", recalls Rumiński. "A couple of our tracks got released as part of cassette split with Stara Rzeka and Innercity Trio but at the end of 2012 ARRM went on a hiatus so that we could concentrate on other projects. It lasted until March 2016 and brought some personal changes - we welcomed back Rafał Miciński, Maciej Śmigrodzki switched to keyboards and drummer Michał Leks joined the band".

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Posted: 02.02.2017 by Bad English

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Pylar

The members of Pylar are sacred smiths, Fire Owners and we use him to change the state of metal and achieve its perfection. The metal is very dangerous to handle due to its ambivalent character, it is loaded with both sacred and demonic forces. We are divine blacksmiths in charge of forging the weapons of the gods ...

We are the incorruptibility, the permanence, the infinite duration, an existence independent of the temporal becoming ... We are the vehicle for the transmutation of the Great Metal ... Through us are manifested those who have long been absent ... We are the Aludel ... We are the bowels of the Earth ... We are the matrix where the Electrum is incubated ... We are the bowels of the earth ...

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Posted: 02.02.2017 by Bad English

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Gygax

GYGAX is a no-frills, classic rock/heavy metal hybrid, heavily steeped in the imagery of fantasy literature and role playing games, and rooted in the musical stylings of metallic '70s rockers Thin Lizzy and Deep Purple, with equal parts metal and boogie-inducing groove. Though their name is attributed to the creator of Dungeons & Dragons, the band has described themselves more simply as "a beacon and an anthem for anyone who's interests lie in creativity and the powers of imagination."

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Posted: 02.02.2017 by Bad English

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Verge

Verge presents modern black metal based on occult philosophy. That means before anything else that our work is holistic and practical, not only music and "ideological" lyrics added to it. Verge is not propaganda for certain ideas but an attempt to manifest a presence that is in many ways emergent to the current personalities in the band. Though the approch varies between different songs and releases, the core of Verge is always to picture, as deeply and widely as possible, mankind channeling the received divine serpent fire of Lucifer. We have not so far been able to form a stable line-up and style of presentation. But it might be that it is our task to be in constant and unpredictable movement; there is still always the same presence behind everything. The first two ep..s (first one recorded in early and the second one in late 2005) contain more traditional black metal compositions and direct destructive approach. The first full-length Hatemagic became much more varied yet impulsive. Few days ago was released our split with Blood Red Fog, recorded in 2008. It presents absolutely uncompromising and ugly art on ultimate spiritual hybris. We are currently finishing the second full-length "Sex & Violence", our easily most complete and well performed work so far. No one knows the future, but expect always only the most creative and uncompromising art with dedication from us. -Wrong 25.6.2010

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Posted: 02.02.2017 by Bad English

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Martyrium

MartYriuM was formed by Count Mortem in 1999 who conveyed his ideas into a mix of black/death metal riffs. Alongside Úmarth who contributed a deluge of sinister orchestrations focused on bringing the much desired dark atmospheric tone.

With Sherath's barrage of melodic riffs, Sandmist's substratum bass-tunes and Obscure's diabolical growls Martyrium breeds a particular sound that makes their crowd conceive disquieting notions. Portraying the image of the modern metal Subculture, MartYriuM appear on stage behind pale corpse-paint as a female fronted band infusing an ominous mood.

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Posted: 31.01.2017 by Bad English

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Ivanhoe

During the festival at the cathedral of Gandersheim in 2001, sound designer Achim Welsch and Mischa Mang, who performed there as „Judas" in the musical „Jesus Christ Superstar", felt bored while they had a break. They knew each other just from the rehearsals, but Achim was impressed by Mischa's guttural voice full of divine pain and demonic power. When the melody of a well known Dream Theater epos was played an the piano and Achim heard the voice of "Judas" sing along, he realized that a new era had begun. That was the end of a long search, which had begun in 1998 when singer Andy B. Franck had left the band. The remaining band members Giovanni Soulas and Achim Welsch soon realized that his position would be hard to fill, because his style left its mark on three ambitious albums, and with Ivanhoe he definitely became the ultimate tip of the German prog-metal scene.

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Posted: 29.01.2017 by Bad English

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Jenner

Jenner is the only all female speed/thrash metal band in Serbia. The band was formed in December 2013 by sisters Alexandra (guitar) and Marija (drums) with the goal of following their influences Judas Priest, Warlock, Grim Reaper... Their friends Andjelina (vocals) and Jana (bass) joined the band and they started covering their favourite songs of bands that are already mentioned. After spending more time together and acquiring Alexandra, they took on a more ferocious and faster sound in the likes of Anthrax, Overkill, Exodus, Agent Steel... After a year of work, Jana were replaced by their current bassist, Mina and girls immediately started working on their own songs.

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Posted: 23.01.2017 by Bad English

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The Morningside

There is version you can find out from different sources saying that group The Morningside exists from the very beginning of the world. That its drummer being husband declining years old drummed fervently during the first Azov campaign of Peter the Great. It may well be.

Nevertheless history of group these web-pages are devoted to, started from May 2005. That time Igor Nikitin stopped his active work in the frameworks of britpop project Piterpen and decided to alter and finish something from his heavy-metal record of 1993-94. That was accomplished unhurriedly with support of bas-guitarist Ilya Egorychev. "The Shadows Of The Past" was recorded in the beginning of 2006 unhurriedly as well after that the work under debut album was started.

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Posted: 16.01.2017 by Bad English

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De Profundis (FRA)

November 1996, Orias & InVein decide to quit "Artemis", a Heavy formation after severals attemps to integrate their influences (Doom for InVein, Dark & Goth for Orias). So, they create their own band for they could explore the horizons they choosen and free themselves from the limitation of Heavy & Speed Metal. Let there be "Sustain My Misery", with Orias & InVein, who will be joined by Kryvhan & Haborym. The band, at then, tries to discover the secrets of The Doom Atmospheric, and begin to grow more extreme, more symphonic...

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Posted: 08.01.2017 by Bad English

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Need

NEED's journey in the metal world started in 2004 when the first line-up of the band around guitarist Ravaya recorded their first promo CD entitled "Avoidinme". After several band member changes, the line-up took its current form in the beginning of 2006.

Soon after NEED inked a deal with Burning Star Records and released their debut album "The Wisdom Machine" worldwide in November 2006 and got enthusiastic reviews from magazines and websites all around the world. In the summer of 2007 NEED started their collaboration with the German management and booking company Redlion Music.

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Posted: 03.01.2017 by Bad English

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A Dream Of Poe

A Dream of Poe is a solo project by Miguel Santos, a well known musician and producer in the Azorean islands.

It began in 2005, but it was on October 2006 that A Dream of Poe released its first work. Delirium Tremens was the name chosen for the demo. It featured two original songs and a cover and it had great reviews throughout Europe.

Only in 2007, with the first edition of the festival "October Loud" (organized by Miguel Santos and a friend), A Dream of Poe had its first opportunity to play live. For this performance, A Dream of Poe had the help of several Azorean musicians.

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Posted: 03.01.2017 by Bad English

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Nasty Idols

With black and bleached hair, scarves, mascara and a full on teenage rock n' roll rage Nasty Idols started up 1987 by vocalist Andy Pierce and bassist Dick Qwarfort. They played their first gig at a local festival. Inspiration came from early Mötley Crüe, Kiss, Sweet and Alice Cooper.

After the release of the self financed single Don't Walk From Love / Easy Come Easy Go they signed to the independent label HSM/ CBS Records. 1989 Nasty Idols released their first album Gigolos On Parole, followed by more shows and a growing hungry-for-more audience.

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Posted: 03.01.2017 by Bad English

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Gateway To Selfdestruction

Gateway to Selfdestruction are one of the most promising Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal newcomers from Germany. The band was formed in 2013 and played numerous successful live gigs (one of them the unforgettable goosebumps-in-50°C-heat on the tent stage at In Flammen Open Air 2015) before signing a record deal with Northern Silence in early 2016.

Source: https://gatewaytoselfdestruction.bandcamp.com/releases

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Posted: 02.01.2017 by Bad English