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Demonbreed

Rising from the ashes of the German Death Metal Squad Lay Down Rotten, that split up after 16 years, shouter Jost Kleinert and drummer Timo Claas joined forces with founding members Daniel Jakobi and Johannes Pitz to conquer the Death metal Underground with the brandnew DEMONBREED. Fernando Thielmann who is also a member of Milking the Goatmachine and Carnal Ghoul together with Jakobi and Pitz completes the line up.

DEMONBREED is not just a project but a band that is determined to become a vivid part of the Metal world starting with their first output „A Thousand Suns Will Rise" which is a cross-breed of Swedish Old School Death Metal and a lot of more metal influences.

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Posted: 13.06.2019 by Bad English

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Metal Inquisitor

Metal Inquisitor was founded in 1997 by Blumi. Shortly thereafter, the band was then completed by drummer Witchhammer ("Tormentor" by Desaster), singer El Rojo and bassist KronoS. You immediately started writing your own pieces in classic metal style. The result was a demo with three songs the following year and a year later the single "Seven Inches for the Second Attack". In 2000 Witchhammer left the band. Since the decision was made to play with two guitarists in the future, they included TP (guitar) and Havoc (drums) in the band, who already played in the original and common cover project "The Left Rhine Happy Natures".

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Posted: 09.06.2019 by Bad English

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Viper

Viper recorded their first demo tape in 1985, The Killera Sword, and in 1987 they released their first album, Soldiers of Sunrise — which, despite the simple production, and the somewhat flawed English in the lyrics, showcased the high degree of talent and skill of the band's members, all of them teenagers at the time.

In 1989 they released Theatre of Fate, notable for the metal and classical music mix, with a song based on Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata; another noteworthy song is Living for the Night - possibly the favorite one of most Viper fans. This album was released in several countries and granted them international fame - especially in Japan, where it outsold renowned groups like Nirvana and Van Halen.

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Posted: 09.06.2019 by Bad English

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Minotauri

Ari Honkonen, the main character of Finland's metal kings Morningstar, formed Minotauri in the year of 1995 as "therapy" band. The purpose was to play a bit slower metal than Morningstar was. The first line-up had some now-and-then Morningstar members and one rehearsal tape was recorded 1995 (not available).

Nothing really happened until the year 1997, when Viljami Kinnunen came to play drums and a primitivesounding reh.tape titled "Axe Attack" was released (not available). With the help of a bassist friend they recorded another primitive reh.tape titled "Metal Magic" early 1998 and after that, the current bass player Tommi Pakarinen stepped in. The band played their first shows in the summer time of 1998 and a live demo was released (not available).

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Posted: 07.06.2019 by Bad English

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Destroyer Of Light

Formed in 2012 from constantly boiling musical cauldron that is Austin, TX, Destroyer of Light has taken a straight forward approach to tempering the disparate and harmonious parts of their influences into a total sum of slow motion tidal heaviness that bows to no altar but that of the riff. With the smoky flavors of hazed out doom and the stomping cadence of rock's heyday, the band both tickles and deafens the ears with the theatrical flashes of Mercyful Fate, the ominous tones of Electric Wizard, and the ferociously feral feedback of a Sleep dirge.

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Posted: 07.06.2019 by Bad English

Bands
Kull

Born in the shadow of the brooding Yorkshire hills, KULL was forged by members of DYSCAPHIA and the barbarian metal kings themselves, the mighty BAL-SAGOTH.

Bio from Bandcamp

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Posted: 03.06.2019 by Bad English

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Epectase

Experimental Black metal band focusing on the cathartic dimension of musical artistry.

Bio from Facebook

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Posted: 03.06.2019 by Bad English

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Funeral Storm

Formed in 2001 by Wampyrion Markhor Necrowolf under the name Raven Throne as a one-man-project. The name was later changed for legal reasons and after several changes Funeral Storm was chosen.
Lyrical themes are heavily inspired by Occultism, Legends, Myths, Evil, Mysteries, Horror, Cthulhu Mythos.

After several line up changes and one live show Wampyrion decided to stop any activities concerning the band until 2012 where he released a digital split with Mortuus Sum and a six way split on tape format with Human Serpent, Thaer Os Valael, Opus Magorum, Silent Dominion and Varg Order a year later under his label Abyssic Black Cult Records.

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Posted: 03.06.2019 by Bad English

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Eskapism

Eskapism - a unique project of two musicians from Western Ukraine, created in the spring of 2015, which represents a aggressive guitar riffs and drums inherent music in the genre of Black Metal, melodic and atmospheric keyboards arrangements, poetry on the grandeur of nature and the night, their beauty and originality. Except own poetry in the songs You can find the lyrics of classical Ukrainian poets such as Ivan Franko and Lesia Ukrainka.

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Posted: 21.05.2019 by Bad English

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Cân Bardd

Influenced by bands such as Caladan Brood, Elderwind, Saor and Gallowbraid, Cân Bardd was founded in 2016 as a one-man project by then 18 year old Malo Civelli from Switzerland, with the purpose of creating an outlet for his feelings and ideas that would be at once heavy and aggressive, yet also melodic and atmospheric.

Source: Bandcamp

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Posted: 20.05.2019 by Bad English

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Shores Of Null

Shores Of Null are a Rome-based metal band formed in 2013 waving the flag of sorrow in the now vibrant Doom metal scene.

Their music is a wistful-yet-powerful cascade of riffs, overwhelmingly heavy and soothing at the same time, trading off between gothic-doom vibes and blackened aggression, with epic melancholy-ridden vocal patterns.

The band inked a deal with Candlelight Records and released the highly acclaimed debut "Quiescence", praised by worldwide metal press as one of the best metal records of 2014

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Posted: 17.05.2019 by RaduP

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Nocturnus AD

In 2013, Mike Browning formed Nocturnus AD as a reformed version (not a reunion) of Nocturnus that will continue on where The Key album left off. The band utilizes the same members as After Death but the music will be much more technical and in the vein of The Key album originall released by Nocturnus in 1990.

Their first official live peformance will be at Maryland Deathfest in May of 2014.

Source: Facebook

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Posted: 16.05.2019 by Starvynth

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Merging Flare

The story of Merging Flare can practically be seen having started in 1993 when two schoolmates, guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen and drummer Henri Pyy, started to play heavy rock music together in the footsteps of AC/DC. The guys went on with varying set-ups and their musical style changed more towards metal. This phase included a melodic metal band Disease that - alongside Heikkinen and Pyy - consisted of guitarist Joni Hattuniemi and bassist Harri Leinonen and later also vocalist Matias Palm. Disease then came to its end in 2000.

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Posted: 14.05.2019 by Bad English

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Siddharta

Siddharta was formed in 1995 when four friends - Tomi M. (vocals, guitar), Primož B. (guitar, back vocals), Primož M. (bass) and Boštjan M. (drums) - got together and named themselves after a well-known Hermann Hesse novel because they liked the sound of it. Soon they started developing their own sound and enriched it with the saxophone. Cene R. joined the band, who at that point mostly played club gigs and in the end of 1996 they played their 14 demo tapes in a famous progressive club in Ljubljana, K4.

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Posted: 13.05.2019 by Starvynth

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Rhapsody Of Fire

The Italian metal band Rhapsody Of Fire is definitely one of the most influential acts of the '90s. With their mixture of melodic metal and elements of classical music influenced by the cinema soundtracks, the Italians created a complete new genre: symphonic metal.

Guitarist Luca Turilli and keyboardist Alex Staropoli started in 1993 under the name of Thundercross, influenced by acts like Helloween, Blind Guardian, Cacophony, Yngwie Malmsteen and Crimson Glory. With their first demo Land Of Immortals the young guys from Trieste were signed by the new label LMP Records, which was founded by the former Helloween manager Limb Schnoor who effectively established the band. The new singer Fabio Lione completed the band and just before the production of the debut they renamed the group Rhapsody. Legendary Tales with its pompous choirs and an orchestra was released in 1997. The lyrical content was based on the "Emerald Sword Saga", an epic fantasy tale written by Luca Turilli.

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Posted: 12.05.2019 by Bad English

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Riot V

For original member and founder Mark Reale, keeping Riot together has always been his main focus and continuing to bring music to thousands upon thousand of extremely loyal fans world wide. Riot originated in the basement of Mark Reale's home in Brooklyn, New York in the summer of 1976 and by 1977 Mark Reale, Guy Speranza, LA Kouvaris, Jimmy Iommi and Peter Bitelli had recorded their first album Rock City for a small independent label Fire Sign Records who managed to obtain various licensing deals throughout the world, Riot played all over the East cost heavily and was starting to be notice by bigger labels and was making a buzz on the radio throughout the US.

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Posted: 12.05.2019 by Bad English