Bands
Tonic Breed

In 2003, Patrik Svendsen and Bjørn Myhren got to know each other when they found out they shared the same interest for music. They were classmates and so was Rudi Golimo. In 2006, Patrik and Bjørn started playing together, both of them guitar. Rudi wanted to join in as well, and by Patrik and Bjørn's request, he bought a bass guitar. They had a lot of tryouts with different drummers in a period of time. It was first when the three of them met Daniel Pettersen they considered them self as a full band for the first time. The first rehearsal with this four man line up was in September, 2007. The band then started practice in Daniel's garage.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Abscession

Abscession are a Swedish death metal band who burst onto the scene in 2009 with their impressive demo 'Death Incarnate'. It took a while, but with Grave Offerings there is finally a follow up and real debut full-lenth by these guys. The trio mix up a heavy cocktail of strong, catchy melodies, nicely varied vocal patterns (and vocals), adding some clean (backing) vocals to the mix and a neat solo here or there, served up with thick layers of groove and a grave overall mood.

Source: http://abscession.bandcamp.com/

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Apostate

Apostate was formed in 1993 in Lviv (Ukraine). The first demo "Consign to Oblivion" was recorded in 1995. This tape was very well received by Ukrainian underground press and fans.

In 1997 appears an EP "A Song of the Dead Lake". This work and plenty of live performances brought for Apostate a cult status. The band split up in 1998. In 1999 vocalist gathered new line-up and continued Apostate, but in 2001 they disbanded again.
In 2007 compilation "From Consign To Oblivion to A Song Of The Dead Lake" was released. Its positive feedback was the reason why Oleksandr Kostko (bass guitar) decided to reanimate Apostate in January'2009.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Pulsar Colony

It was summer of 2008 when the DNA of the Pulsar Colony sound started to take shape. Death metal, black metal, thrash metal, doom metal, and classic metal were combined with progressive rock, classic rock, and - most importantly - a broad spectrum of emotions, soundscapes, and a bizarre headspace. From June-October 2008 Charles Sabo wrote several riffs that would end up on the songs "Pillars of Creation", "Calypso", "Snowball Earth", and "To Pluto and Beyond".

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Dark Sermon

Dark Sermon are a melodic death metal/deathcore band from Tampa, Florida that formed in 2009. They were previously known as In Reference To A Sinking Ship, and have been compared to The Black Dahlia Murder, Behemoth, and Job for a Cowboy. They released their EP Aimless in late 2010, and in 2012 they signed with Nuclear Blast Records and eOne Music Nashville for their debut album In Tongues.

Having shared the stage with artists such as Norma Jean, Carnifex, All Shall Perish, Decapitated, The Faceless, and Impending Doom, and having played sets at both the Ft. Lauderdale date of Summer Slaughter and the St. Petersburg date of The Vans Warped Tour, Dark Sermon is quickly earning their stripes in the metal world.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Naga

Recorded and mixed in Fall 2013 by Maddalena Bellini in Naples (ITA) and mastered by James Plotkin in Philadelphia (USA), Hēn is Naga debut album: 5 tracks of doom and post-core, a black monolith which recalls Black Metal atmospheres -will be released in Vinyl by the dutch label Lay Bare Recordings (distributed by Burning World Records) and on CD by the italian labels Fallodischi, Shove Records and La fine in March 30th 2014.

The sound evoked by Emanuele Schember (bass), Lorenzo De Stefano (vocals and guitars) and Dario Graziano (drums), is a morbid, pachydermic, low-tuned mid-tempo. Hēn is the word used by the ancient Greeks to indicate the One, the divine principle embracing the whole reality, it's the highest idea, it's what the Becoming implies, it's where everything originates and everything returns.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Usnea

Usnea formed in late 2011. After solidifying a line-up, they fine-tuned material for a debut record. The S/T debut was recorded at Haywire Studios with Fester (who also recorded records by our friends Stoneburner, Nux Vomica, Atriarch, Burials, Knelt Rote, Rabbits, Spectral Tombs and many others). Adam Gonsalvez mastered the mammoth hour long four song session and Orca Wolf released the record in February of 2013. The S/T LP features the first 2 songs clocking in at just over 30 minutes, an 11x22" poster/lyric insert and a download code for the record tracks plus two extra songs (totaling almost an hour of music). Eternal Warfare released a cassette version of the S/T containing all four songs in late 2013.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
A Sense Of Gravity

Combining searing riffs with powerful melodies, contemporary jazz harmony, polyrhythmic grooves, and virtuosic solos, A Sense of Gravity is dedicated above all to strong, musical composition and moving songwriting.

Founded in Seattle by guitarists David McDaniel and Brendon Williams in 2011, the two quickly began writing and recording their debut EP, which was released later that year. The EP was quick to attract attention both online and locally, and within a few months the band had filled its lineup with some of Seattle's best metal musicians, including keyboardist/guitarist Brandon Morris (ex-Collibus), drummer Peter Breene (ex-Arisen from Nothing), and vocalist C.J. Jenkins. Shortly after, the band recorded its first full-lineup track - a jazz-fusion/groove-metal cover of White Christmas for the 2011 Djentlemen's Club Christmas compilation. The musicians released their first single and most progressive track yet, Spectre, early the next year. 2012 saw A Sense of Gravity finalize their lineup by hiring Chance Unterseher (ex-Rowan) on bass and expand their presence in the local scene by playing shows all around Seattle, opening for numerous bands, including Threat Signal.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Omnerod

Created in December 2009 in Brussels, Omnerod is a progressive metal band which, after a few line-up changes, became the harvest of Romain Jeuniaux (guitars), Pablo Schwilden (drums), and Vornicu Daniel's (guitars) harsh mind tormenting.

This band is mainly a tool for the musical imagination of its three actual members, each one having dissimilar musical tastes and different cultural backgrounds. Drawing inspiration from metal classics and groundbreaking younger bands, without neglecting the rest of the musical spectrum, Omnerod developed an original identity by assembling a series of various concepts in a harmonious patchwork.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Visigoth

When the gods called for metal traditional and true, Visigoth answered. The year was 2010, and Jake Rogers allied his bardic magic with Lee Campana's six-string sorcery to forge a tribute to the old sound of heavy metal. Thus the demo Vengeance was born.

Its completion sent tremors throughout the salted wastes of the Salt Lake City underground, attracting the attention of powerful musical forces. Jamison Palmer slung his mighty axe over one shoulder and trudged his way through the ice and snow of this inhospitable realm, lending his soul-rending riffcraft to the legion. He was soon joined by the mystical bass groove thaumaturgies of Matt Brotherton and the unrelenting storm-throned siege of Mikey Treseder's furious drumming. Together, they became known as Visigoth.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by J. N.

Bands
Schizoid Lloyd

The band started out in October 2007 with five members; Remo Kuhlmann (guitars, lead vocals), Ruben Kuhlmann (drums, keys, vocals), Guus van Oosterum (bass, vocals), Daan Divendal (keys) and
Thom Lich (guitars, vocals). After debuting live at the final of a regional band contest (HKU popprijs), winning another one (Rob Acda Award) in April 2008, releasing their first critically acclaimed EP 'Virus' in April 2009 and releasing the mischievous single 'Circus' after winning another regional bandcontest (NH-pop live) in June 2010, the band decided they were ready for the next step and changed their line-up as it became clear that drummer Ruben Kuhlmann would eventually take over the lead vocals. A new skinsman, Boy van Ooijen, was found in January 2012 and Schizoid Lloyd became a six-piece band. Another transformation happened during the final recordings of the band's first fulllength album in December 2013 when Silas Baldur van Bezu replaced Daan Divendal on keys. Around the same time Schizoid Lloyd was contacted by Finnish label Blood Music (Emperor, Leprous, Strapping Young Lad), whose curiosity after listening to 'Virus' led them to inform about the upcoming album. After listening to the new material a few months later, Blood Music enthusiastically

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Horseback

Jenks Miller's psychedelic metal / drone project, Horseback, produced an avant-garde sleeper-hit with 2007's Impale Golden Horn. That record, which Aquarius Records described as "the best drone record of the year" upon its release, boasted four lengthy tracks, each one a vibrant and kaleidoscopic journey toward a manic, inevitable nirvana. More melodic and accessible than most noise records and noisier than most dream-pop records, Horseback's debut carved itself a niche somewhere between Merzbow and Stars of the Lid, offering a refreshing sound to fans across many sub-genres of psychedelic music.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Chemical Breath

Chemical Breath are one of the pioneers of Belgian death metal. They started out in 1990 and the same year they release their successful Brutal Violation demo tape. Back then the band was highly inspired by the early death metal bands waving over from the United States. This tape is extremely raw and cannot be compared with the more technical releases coming later. Brutal Violation/b also had madman John Vanderheyden on vocals. This is an essential and ground breaking release in the Belgian and European death metal underground. Flashback to 1990, those were the days!

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
As I Lay Dying (AUT)

As I Lay Dying was a Doom/Death Metal band from Vienna, Austria. They were the result of a name change from the legendary Visceral Evisceration and only managed to release a single promo in 1995, in an effort to find a label to release their second album Carnal Seduction. Unfortunately, the band was unsuccessful and this promo remains today as the only identifying work from this band.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Eden Circus

A lot of things are different about Eden Circus. Being around for some years already, the quintet still focused on practicing in the rehearsal room to improve its skills in songwriting and defining its sound. With a clear direction, the musicians went the next step eventually and started playing live along with Nihiling, Zen Zebra, Galaxy Space Man, and Panama Picture. Eden Circus wanted to make sure to progress musically and to be ready to record a first album.

Marula can be characterized to be post-metal, or post-rock, or prog. You also will find some reminiscence of nineties alternative. However, in the end Eden Circus is performing holistic and mature rock. The nine songs of their debut illustrate a keen sense of graceful moods and captivating dynamics. Even the songs of Marula are complex time and time again, it is not difficult to follow the underlying ideas. The quintet also proves a distinct affinity for technical details and pathos, but successfully creates music that would work even without these ingredients.

Eden Circus recorded and produced Marula themselves in different studios to make sure to meet their own expectations. The inspiring debut speaks for itself. There is so much to discover. You always notice new details, because Eden Circus are not that typical kind of a rock band. The musicians have been waiting long enough. It is high time to introduce them to a wider audience.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Ofdrykkja

Drabbad (Lepra, Suicide) had spent a few years institutionalized. He was now getting himself ready to face the outside world once again. Pessimisten (Apati there known as C9H13N) had recently disbanded his former band Apati, as a result of the death by overdose of one of the members. The two ended up with starting Ofdrykkja, and just a few months later, The Associate (Death Under Siege, Suicide) Arkomann and Bödeln joined them.

The main valuation of Ofdrykkja is to reflect our view of our contemporaries which often can be quite tangled and complex. But we try to be honest with what we do and do not exaggerate or fictitious catch on with this scene's culture of total negativity. Though we sometimes use extreme expressions (as a kind of visual art or authentic presentations). But those incidents that rarely happens and affects the members of the band are unfortunately parts of our lives.

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Posted: 08.02.2015 by J. N.

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