Bands
Angmaer

Angmaer is a Extreme/Melodic Black Metal project which was formed in 2013 as a solo project of Oscar's (Guitars/vocals). Since then a full line up has been formed in late 2015 into a four piece onslaught with members stretching from the Midlands to London and Essex.

Angmaer has released two self-released EPs and one full-length album via UKEM Records. A second full-length is on the way featuring the ruthless Fredrik widigs of Marduk on drums.

Angmaer have been on the live scene since April 2016 having played their first shows back to back in Leicester and York

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Posted: 19.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Lancer

LANCER met at the Music Academy of Ingesund in Arvika, Sweden, and the common passion for heavy metal forged them together and LANCER was born. They invaded the metal scene in the spring of 2012 with their debut EP "Purple Sky". The EP got a warm welcome from all around the world and gave the band a record deal with the Swedish label Doolittle Group AB, owned by the world famous metal vocalist Christian Liljegren (Narnia) and a deal with Japanese label King Records at this time.

I early 2013 the follow up to the "Purple Sky" EP, LANCER's self-titled debut album was released world wide. The album was produced by Tommy Reinxeed and Ronny Milianowicz (previous collaborations with Hammerfall, Michael Kiske and Timo Tolkki to name a few!), and it received amazing reviews from the metal press all around the world. Japanese Burrn Magazine gave the album 75/100 and Sweden Rock Magazine 7/10, naming the band a new hope for European power metal, and it received even higher grades from several European and American reviewers. LANCER's music videos for the songs Purple Sky and Young and Alive have also been aired on Metal Hammer Greece's own TV channel.

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Posted: 18.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Carpatica

Carpatica is one of the few Romanian bands that still try to promote the past habites and place the mythology of old nation into lyrics. The band has formed at the beginning of the year 2009 in Bucharest, Romania. Since the band's first concert at Ost Mountain Fest 2010 opening for Belphegor, Ava Inferi, Negura Bunget etc, the lineup had faced certain changes remaining in a formula of seven, combining the traditional instruments in metal like guitars, drums etc. with instruments as violin, flute, and traditional Romanian instruments, caval (pipe), tulnic (two and half metre horn).

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Posted: 18.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Scarblade

SCARBLADE is a Greek female fronted Heavy Metal band, founded in May of 2012 in Athens, as RUTHLESS STEEL. Their debut EP titled "Die In The Night" came out in 2013, and included 4 tracks that can be labeled as traditional Heavy Metal, inspired by such classic acts as Judas Priest, Warlock, Riot or Accept. After several live shows and two compilation appearances, in 2015 the band changed its location to Gothenburg, Sweden, and as the line-up changes followed as well, the band changed its name to SCARBLADE.
The debut album titled "The Cosmic Wrath", scheduled for release on the 13th May 2016, has been produced and recorded at the Aspiotis Studio by George Aspiotis, known from cooperation with acts such as WARLORD, SPITFIRE or KING DRAGON.

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Posted: 18.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Ruthless Steel

SCARBLADE is a Greek female fronted Heavy Metal band, founded in May of 2012 in Athens, as RUTHLESS STEEL. Their debut EP titled "Die In The Night" came out in 2013, and included 4 tracks that can be labeled as traditional Heavy Metal, inspired by such classic acts as Judas Priest, Warlock, Riot or Accept. After several live shows and two compilation appearances, in 2015 the band changed its location to Gothenburg, Sweden, and as the line-up changes followed as well, the band changed its name to SCARBLADE.
The debut album titled "The Cosmic Wrath", scheduled for release on the 13th May 2016, has been produced and recorded at the Aspiotis Studio by George Aspiotis, known from cooperation with acts such as WARLORD, SPITFIRE or KING DRAGON.

source: http://scarblade.wix.com/scarbladeofficial#!bio/c1hk0

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Posted: 18.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Digger

The beginnings of Grave Digger date back to 1980. After various appearances at small festivals, the band, comprising Chris Boltendahl, Peter Masson, Willi Lackmann and Albert Eckardt, recorded a song for the compilation album Rock From Hell in 1983. A year later, Grave Digger released their debut album Heavy Metal Breakdown.

They released their second album Witch Hunter in 1985. After this album was completed, Eckardt left the band; he was replaced by C.F. Brank. Further festival appearances, a tour as the supporting act for Helloween, and a triple headlining tour with Celtic Frost and Helloween, followed before the release of the third album War Games in January 1986. Thereafter, Peter Masson gave way to Uwe Lulis; in 1987 the band's name was changed to Digger, the name under which they released the album Stronger Than Ever.

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Posted: 16.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Ghoulgotha

W. Sarantopoulos (Elektrokutioner - Also of DECREPITAPH, FATHER BEFOULED, ENCOFFINATION, WOODEN STAKE, FESTERED, SCAREMAKER, and more) moved from Dallas to San Diego and began searching for musicians that were looking to bring some Doom/Death to Southern California.

Shortly after moving, he hooked up with drummer C. Koryn (also in ASCENDED DEAD) who shared a lot of the same influences. Their playing styles worked perfectly with each other, making the song writing process very easy. The two jammed for a few months while looking for other members to complete the line up.

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Posted: 13.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Thronum Vrondor

Thronum vrondor was created in 2005 by Vrondor (guitars, bass) and Crygh (drums,vocals). The first album was released in 2006 by Goatowarex and was entitled "Vrondor I: Epitaph of Mass-Destruction" and contains raw and intelligent black metal which has always been the guideline through the bands history. Vocals on the album were done by both Crygh and session vocalist Noctiz.

In 2008 the second album was released, based on the opus magnus of Dante. Again traditional black metal elements are included and all songs are created according to the feelings that are evoked by the lyrics. This album, entitled "Vrondor II: Conducting The Orchestra of Evil" was released on Total Holocaust Records in 2008.

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Posted: 12.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Valkyrie

Driven by brothers Jake and Pete Adams, Valkyrie draws from pre-metal style to create a rich and earthy heavy rock sound. They formed in summer 2002 in Rockbridge County, Va as a three-piece consisting of vocalist/guitarist Jake Adams, bassist Eric Seaman, and drummer Luke Shafer. In 2004 Jake's brother Pete was introduced on second guitar and soon after, a five song demo was recorded at a local college radio station. Shafer soon departed and was replaced by Mike Hoke on drums and a new demo, Sunlight Shines, and a split 7" with VOG were recorded.

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Posted: 05.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Throes Of Sanity

Throes of Sanity is a progressive metal band located in Seattle, Washington. Throes of Sanity's music has been played and the band has been interviewed on Seattle's largest local rock radio station KISW's Metal Shop. Throes of Sanity has also been written about and given positive reviews by the underground metal community throughout the world in numerous published web based articles such as NME.com, Progressive World.net, Last.fm, Forgotten-Scroll, Rapid4me.com, and Metal Melts the Ice to name a few. Throes of Sanity is currently scheduled to play the "Swordbrothers Festival IX" in Andernach, Germany on September 11, 2010.

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Posted: 04.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Cardinals Folly

Just in case this band has someone passed under your radar, they are a doom metal band from Helsinki, Finland that used to be called The Coven. In 2009 they released an EP titled 'Orthodox Faces' that showed huge potential and was easily one of the best new bands to emerge in the doom metal scene in that year. A couple of years on they got signed to Shadow Kingdom Records and came of the woodwork with a 69 minute full-length album "Such Power is Dangerous!" (2011).

Being a Finnish band, I guess it is no big surprise that they sound a little like the late Reverend Bizarre and they certainly have their sabbathian traditional doom metal roots in check but rather than just recycling the same Sabbath formula, Cardinals Folly actually do something truly memorable with it. Cardinals Folly is one of those great bands which get too few attention from the actual overcrowded scene which tends to turn more and more into extreme or retro sounds and forsake more traditional METAL with guts and heart, melody and harmony!

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Posted: 03.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Sylvaine

For Norwegian multi-instrumentalist SYLVAINE it was never a question of what she wanted to do in life. Music was always a fundamental part of her, something she could not live without, which made her choice of path clear. After many years of playing music, studying music and working in the music business, SYLVAINE felt the need to create a more personal project, were she was completely free to express profound feelings and troubles from within. In 2013, SYLVAINE finally decided that it was the perfect time to start a new chapter of her musical journey, something that eventually led to the release of her debut album 'Silent Chamber, Noisy Heart' (2014).

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Posted: 02.06.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Angeldark

ANGELDARK was born in 2007, when members of The Stormrider decide to start a new dark/melodic metal oriented project, based on full creative independence. Their first full-length, Angélique (Montsacrum Media, 2008), is an ambitious conceptual album which builds bridges between modern avant-garde metal and the musical romanticism of the 18th-19th centuries. Produced by Santi Fano, the album features the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra and Choir and was mastered by George Marino ('Seventh Son of a Seventh Son', 'Master of Puppets', 'X&Y', 'Metropolis Pt 2: Scenes From a Memory', ...) y UE Nastasi ('In Requiem', 'Once Was Not', 'One Nation Underground' ...) at Sterling Sound, New York.

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Posted: 28.05.2016 by Bad English

Bands
The Drowning

The Drowning are not just a general metal based band, with the members all having there own influences, the bands inspiration has come from the darker ambient side of music with the likes of the above bands influence being heard in many of the The Drowning's songs.

The band have also incorporated the use of acoustic guitars and keyboard effects to create the darker edged atmosphere in most of The Drowning's tracks which makes them hard to compare with bands from the same genre.

The heavier side of The Drowning comes from many of the dark, death, black metal band genres past and present which have a strong influence on many of the band members.

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Posted: 21.05.2016 by nicaZe

Bands
Gjenferdsel

2002:
In year 2002, Iudex had some visions for an upcoming black metal band. He decided to put his ideas into existence, and named it GJENFERDSEL. The band was supposed to be built on strong ideologies, individualism, and to have its root in the Norwegian nature and origin.

2003:
He got in contact with Iratus, which handled the drums. The first song was created, and the potential and ambitions made the duo continue rehearsing

2004:
In 2004, the conceptual demo "Det kom et skip til Björgvin..." was released. The demo was based upon the black plague, how it arrived in Norway, and how the conditions in Norway were back in 1349. The response on the demo was mostly positive, especially outside the nordic countries the response was overwhelming. Even now, the demo is heavily requested as it is out of stock, and very hard to find.

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Posted: 21.05.2016 by Bad English

Bands
Advent Sorrow

Advent Sorrow is a six piece Black Metal band, the bands sound is a mix of black metal, symphonic black metal, doom with a touch of depressive suicidal black metal. Advent labels themselves as "Torturous Black Metal" which is supported by the howling screams of agony and depression by vocalist Rhys Kings. The bands first release in 2012 Before The Dimming Light EP was an instant success and achieved international acclaim which lead to touring opportunities with Marduk, Taake and Watain.

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Posted: 21.05.2016 by ScreamingSteelUS

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