Bands
Entombed A.D.

Read the bio before the split since in 2014 Entombed has split into two separate bands. Furthermore, frontman LG Petrov will only perform with Entombed A.D. and not take part of any upcoming shows announced under the other band name.

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Posted: Today by D.T. Metal

Bands
Taatsi

The members have been involved in the BM-scene making and publishing music and zines since the mid-nineties, and it is indeed the feelings surrounding the musical agenda of the mid-nineties Taatsi wants to convey today.

The lyrics and overall theme of the band deal with the majesty of nature as well as Scandinavian folklore and fairy tales, with a deeper psychological twist. The relationship of man with the woods.

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Posted: 03.07.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Skraeckoedlan

Skraeckoedlan is a fuzz rock quartet from Norrköping, Sweden. The band name reflects on the sound; heavy and groovy rock'n'roll with touches of doom, sludge and pop. The influences span over a wide variety of bands such as Kyuss, Weezer, The Sword, Melvins, Mastodon and Dozer, but also mysticism and cryptozoology inspire the song writing. With powerful lyrics all in Swedish, long riffs with multi layered melodies and strong choruses, the band started their voyage in 2009.

During the fall of 2009 Skraeckoedlan recorded a five track demo to be called Flykten Från Tellus (Eng. The Escape From Earth). When it was released, critics from all over the world rated it high and even P3 Rock - the largest radio metal show in Sweden - played a few songs from the EP. Later the same year, a second digital EP was released with the title Världarnas Fall (Eng. Fall Of The Worlds) that was a spin-off on the first demo.

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Posted: 01.07.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Kalidia

In September 2010, Kalidia was born by an idea of Nicoletta, Federico, Alessandro and Nicola. In April 2012, Roberto (bass) joins the band.

At the end of April 2012, Kalidia started to record its first 4 tracks at Eden Studios (PL) with Alessio Lucatti (Etherna, Vision Divine); the EP Dance Of The Four Winds was released in Novembre 2012 and recieved very good reviews from all over the world.

In 2012/13 Kalidia shared the stage with famous musicians as Vision Divine, DGM, Timo Tolkki, Etherna, Fabio Lione and Saints Or Sinners.

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Posted: 01.07.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Siaskel

Siaskel was born in 2003, starting as a project between K'hmal Jauke on bass and Sinn Hayek on drums. After 2 years of a changing line-up, the band recruited Ma'hai Jippen, who became an essential member of Siaskel. Years passed and different members as well, giving birth to a demo released on the year 2010. Second guitarist, Oblimink, was added on the line up in 2008 and the present vocalist, Gorrge, was recruited in the year 2011.

On this complete and final line-up, a full-length album was recorded between the years 2010/2011. After different logistic problems, the band decides to self-release the first album. Jatenentolpen Thejin finally saw the light on March 21, 2014.

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Posted: 01.07.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Derkéta

Derkéta is a doom influenced death metal band from Pittsburgh, PA; known to be the first all female death metal band. The name Derkéta was taken from Stygian Mythology; she was the goddess of death of a blood drinking cult. The band was formed by Sharon Bascovsky (vocals & guitars) and Terri Heggen (drums) in late 1988. Mary Bielich assisted on bass in 1991 but nothing permanent to complete a full lineup. In 1991, Terri and Mary left to pursue other musical interests while Sharon continued Derkéta with the help of friends, mainly Jim Sadist from NunSlaughter.

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Posted: 28.06.2014 by D.T. Metal

Bands
Entropia (POL)

Entropia is a black metal/post metal act hailing from Oleśnica, Poland. Blast beats accompanied with post-rock sensitivity and etherealness of shoegaze. After releasing their critically acclaimed debut album Vesper and playing gigs with bands such as Mayhem, Altar Of Plagues and Aluk Todolo, they are currently working on the next record.

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Posted: 26.06.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Wovenwar

In the spring of 2013, the members of As I Lay Dying, Nick, Phil Sgrosso (guitar), Josh Gilbert (bass, vocals), and Jordan Mancino (drums), made an important choice of their own. They had seen tremendous success, selling over one million albums, enjoying a Top 10 debut on the Billboard Top 200 with 2010′s The Powerless Rise and a Top 15 debut with 2012′s Awakened, and touring globally alongside the likes of Slipknot, Slayer, Suicide Silence, Killswitch Engage, and more. Facing tumultuous controversy related to their singer and a shattering foundation shakeup, these four musicians decided to press on and do what they do best.

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Posted: 23.06.2014 by D.T. Metal

Bands
Akem Manah (USA)

Akem Manah is a doom metal band from Oregon that formed in October 2009 by Dead Nedry, Mike Bonnetti, Kyle Simms and Brian Murray. Akem performed a few shows but choose to be more of a studio band. The original line-up recorded the demos Akem Manah in November 2009 and The Devil in January 2010.

Following the recording of The Devil demo, Kyle left the band for a job in California. In February lead guitarist Mike left for personal reasons. Robert Ingraham replaced Kyle as bassist in January. The band would soon after the line=up change go in to New Sound studio to record the debut album/follow-up EP.

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Posted: 14.06.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Vainaja

Vainaja is a three-headed metal band from Finland. Taking influences from early 90's death metal and doom, their debut album "Kadotetut" is one of the heaviest records ever made in the Finnish language. Besides the crushing riffs and dark melodies, the album's concept is based on encrypted true events from the past.

Not much is known about the events that took place in the 19th century rural Finland. Traditional lore tells of an evil cult inducing chaos among parishioners of old Finnish religions. Evidence of such sinful formation have been gathered from church records and filmographies.

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Posted: 14.06.2014 by J. N.

Bands
Dust Bolt

DUST BOLT is a thrash metal band, formed in the Bavarian town Landsberg am Lech. The four young musicians (age in average 21) already started playing music together and playing shows very young and early and quickly gained attention. With another band name they started playing regional shows at first, but were able to play as support act for highly known bands such as Sepultura, Hypocrisy or Napalm Death very soon.

In 2010 they released their first demo tape Chaos Possession single-handedly and first time with the name DUST BOLT. Metal Hammer Germany described the Band as Top Newcomer Act in Metal music and Chaos Possession was titled as Demotape of the month. The number of shows increased immediately and the band soon becomes a national known act, when DUST BOLT was able to play their first European Tour with Six Feet Under and be the winner of WACKEN METAL BATTLE Germany, which made them playing at Wacken Open Air.

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Posted: 08.06.2014 by D.T. Metal

Bands
Lîvi

The birth of Lîvi is usually associated with year 1976, although a band with this name existed for a short time before that. The only common thing is that both bands were founded by Juris Pavîtols - a well known guitarist in the 1970s. Lîvi were founded in the summer of 1976, when two people first met - Pavîtols and Çriks Íiìelis, a young guitarist from the city of Saldus. Although their characters varied a lot, they had one common thing on their minds, that is, to form the basis of a new genre, which they referred to as "Latvian rock".

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Posted: 02.06.2014 by psykometal

Bands
War

Stockholm's War, also operational under the billing Total War, is a deadly assemblage of Abruptum, Vondur and Ophthalamia members It (Tony Särkää) and All (Jim Berger) together with Hypocrisy and The Abyss men Peter Tägtgren on drums and bassist Mikael Hedlund with former Dark Funeral guitarist Blackmoon (David Parland).

US label Necropolis Records issued debut album Total War in 1998, followed by We Are War, featuring the Sodom cover version "Bombenhagel", in November 1999. The two albums would be combined, as Total War, in 2001 dubbed We Are...Total War.

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Posted: 02.06.2014 by psykometal

Bands
Aleph

Aleph takes its primeval shape in Bergamo, Italy, with summer '98 sickly passing away. Only two of the three "founding fathers" survive the following winter: Dave Battaglia and Manuel Togni lead the band to the first self-produced demotape Falx Lunae, released in January 2000. The record scores several Top demos and favourable reviews on the Italian press and features the first version of "El Aleph".

After two years and a consistent line-up turnover (which allows the band to get in touch with the magic of keyboard player Giulio Gasperini, in September 2000), the band releases its second demo, Promo 2002, in March 2002. Between 2002 and 2004 Aleph gets encouraging reviews by Italian and foreign press as well, appears on two compilations Atlantida (featuring "Hallowed Hatred") and Climbers (featuring "Acid Tears"), but has to face further changes in the line-up: the blazing fingers of guitarist Lorenzo Fugazza plunge deep into the band's bloody tissue in autumn 2003. With this renewed stage-machine ready to hit the road again, Aleph plays a bunch of wild live shows through 2004.

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Posted: 02.06.2014 by psykometal

Bands
Gates Of Ishtar

Gates Of Ishtar was created at the end of 1992. Drummer Oskar Karlsson and bassist Niclas Svenssson were previously with Decortition, Karlsson also citing credits with Defleshed. The band released a modestly titled demo tape the following year modestly titled Best Demo Of '95 which landed them a deal with Finnish label Spinefarm Records.

The debut album, June 1996's A Blood Red Path, although typical death metal, did also include a cover version of the W.A.S.P. hit "I Wanna Be Somebody" and Gates Of Ishtar were to subsequently tour with the likes of At The Gates, Dark Tranquillity and Luciferion. However, both Karlsson and Svensson departed and formed The Everdawn together with ex-Decortition and Scheitan man Pierre Törnkvist and wound up releasing the 1997 album Poems - Burn The Past.

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Posted: 02.06.2014 by psykometal

Bands
As You Drown

As You Drown is a death metal band formed in Borås, Sweden in the winter of 2003/2004. They have released two studio albums, Reflection (2009) and Rat King (2011). The band has also shared the stage with bands such as Vader and Entombed and played at festivals like Neurotic Deathfest and Death Feast Open Air.

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Posted: 01.06.2014 by J. N.

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