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Bala

BALA are Anx (guitar and voice) and V (drums and voice), two friends who got together in 2013 with the sole purpose of having fun, playing at a very high volume and screaming together. Their style moves between intense rock and grunge, but they are also getting closer to stoner, hardcore or metal.

They have published three works so far: 'Human Flesh' (Matapadre, 2015), 'Lume' (Matapadre, 2017) and 'Maleza' (Century Media, 2021). They have played in the big festivals of Spain and Portugal, but also in countries such as Japan, Australia, the US, Colombia or the UK, leaving their mark in places like the Stoned and Dusted (Mojave desert, California), or the Rock al Parque de Bogotá (2018).

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Posted: Today by Yaniv

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Purva Metāls

Latvian heavy music band "Purva Metāls" offers their first EP of the same name "Purva Metāls". The album contains five compositions dedicated to swamps and mythology. In 2018, recordings of the first demo versions of the songs began, so 2018 can be called the year the group was founded. The instrumental and vocal performance of the music varies between different metal and rock genres, without trying to fit into any particular one. The main sources of musical inspiration are 80s-90s metal, symphonic motifs and industrial rhythms. Lyrics are mostly about devils, monsters, fantastical beings and different inhabitants of swamps or the swamp itself. The swamp is depicted both as a mythical and mystical place for various epic events and stories, as well as as a very real part of nature with its biological properties.

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Posted: 21.04.2021 by Bad English

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The Slayerking

The Slayerking founded in late 2013 in a rehearsal room. They avoided any publicity until they officially set foot in the scene with their 2016 debut Sanatana Dharma.

Music is doom metal with progressive elements.

Sound is heavy but not compressed.

The Slayerking is a troll that thinks of itself as a King but it's only a Slayer who unremorselessly slays any hope morals have about salvation.

Source: Bandcamp

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Posted: 21.04.2021 by Yaniv

Bands
Hovmod

HOVMOD, previously known as Gravkors, is a black metal band formed in Toten, Norway by Kleven back in 2013. Later the same year, Ond joined on drums.

HOVMODS's vision has been to create brutal but melodic music based on the different elements from the black metal genre, mixed with the bands own inspiration and musical influences.

Source: Bandcamp

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Posted: 21.04.2021 by Yaniv

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Nox Doloris

Nox Doloris is the sympho black/death metal band from St. Petersburg (Russian Federation), It was founded in 2010 by Konstantin Timofeev (guitar, vocals) and Alexander Ivanov (bass), on the ruins of the defunct nowadays black metal band Omen. In that year the band released it's first demo consisted of 4 songs and completed it's line-up with Dmitry Likhachev (drums), Igor Shlyabin (guitar) and Polina Ryzhikova (vocals). Taking the current at the time electro sounding metal with synthetic symphonic keys and undertones the group published it's another online demo release (LP) containing 10-tracks, and played it's first concert. In the same year Alexander Ivanov and Polina Ryzhikova left the band.

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Posted: 20.04.2021 by Yaniv

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Wizardthrone

After countless aeons shrouded in secrecy, the elder council of WIZARDTHRONE has been summoned forth from the stellar void in the great blight of 2020, replete with thaumaturgical marvels to horrify and enthrall all who might encounter their majesty. Drawing influence from the greatest extreme metal bands of years past, WIZARDTHRONE shall imminently be unleashing their initiatory incantation upon the world through the venerable Napalm Records.

Source: Facebook

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Posted: 20.04.2021 by Yaniv

Bands
Mercury Circle

Born as a brainchild in 2018 by Swallow the Sun's Jaani Peuhu, MC offers dark rock infused with electrifying synth wave and slow, epic doom. Truly a genre of its own, the band is establishing their very own kind of "New Doom". Within their own microcosm, the songs tell a story of an ever-repeating journey from painful departures to new beginnings, hope and promises echoing loss and regre

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Posted: 20.04.2021 by Bad English

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Marta Gabriel

Marta Gabriel is a founder and front woman of the heavy metal act Crystal Viper, with whom she just released new, eight studio album, 'The Cult', on Listenable Records.

She's also a seasoned session musician, and performed with acts such as Jack Starr's Burning Starr, Manilla Road, Vader, Majesty and Witch Cross.

Source: Facebook

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Posted: 19.04.2021 by Yaniv

Bands
Dawn

anno 1990
The history of DAWN goes as far back as 1990 when founder member and guitarist Fredrik Söderberg left his former band, OBDURACY. (Even earlier than that, back in 1985 - 1986, Fredrik also was a member of CRANIUM who later changed their name to LEGION.)

Hailing from Linköping, Sweden and therefore being close friends with death metal cult band SEANCE, it was not long before Patrik Jensen (today in THE HAUNTED and WITCHERY) recommended Fredrik a new guitarist, Andreas Fullmestad (formerly in MORGUE). Fredrik and Andreas got together and the unit was completed by drummer Karsten Larsson and bassist Dennis Karlsson (both ex Mortified members).

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Posted: 18.04.2021 by Starvynth

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Celtibeerian

By the end of 2010, a simple thought started to shape as a project in Julián's and Gustavo's minds. Soon Julián presented some compositions, with international folk bands as references, and started to play them together. They both decided to advance in that project, so they contacted some friends and "friends of friends" to complete the formation. Vity, Lucky and David didn't doubt for a moment to join the band, in January of 2011 the band consolidated itself with a first formation of drums, bass, two guitars, bagpipe and flutes. Thanks to the friendship between the members and the different styles they all had played before, the band evolved very fast in a little time.

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Posted: 17.04.2021 by Yaniv

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Hell In The Club

Beyond a shadow of a doubt, HELL IN THE CLUB is a killer hard rock/heavy metal band. Think of a playlist comprised of your favorite '80s hard rock bands like Motley Crue, Def Leppard, and the like mixed with the cream of the crop of '80s heavy metal like Ronnie James Dio, Helloween, and other giants of the era. Now, imagine if all those classic songs started to play over each other and overlap and merge with one another and you'll start to have a sense of Hell In The Club's sound. Familiar, yet wholly unique. Riffs, big hooks, catchy choruses, and gang vocals are the order of the day as they mix classic hard rock and modern sounds, heavy metal and party songs, fifties rock'n'roll and anything in between.

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Posted: 15.04.2021 by Yaniv

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Aggravator

Aggravator is a thrash metal band from San Antonio TX, formed in 2008 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Derek Jones and drummer Mike Cortes. After playing the local circuit for a while the band was joined by bassist Tristan Hernandez and lead guitarist Jesse Lopez. The band released their first demo Seven Swords in 2010, which was followed by their full length album Age of Comabt, released by Dead Center Productions in 2012. On the strength of this release, Aggravator was asked to play the 2012 edition of Inferno Metal Festival in Oslo, Norway which was played with much success. After returning from overseas, the band embarked on a three week West Coast tour, further promoting Age of Combat. In 2013 the band inked a deal with Canadian label Mulligore Productions and began working on their second album. Aggravator released their sophomore effort entitled Populace Destructor in the summer of 2014. Populace Destructor has received nothing but praise from the press with the album being included in several best of the year liests, including Revolver Magazine putting the album in the top five releases for the month of May. Aggravator is currently working on their third full length album Sterile Existence with a release of late 2015/early 2016. Aggravator looks forward to continued success promoting their newest effort both nationally and internationally.

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Posted: 14.04.2021 by Yaniv

Bands
Hiraes

Risen from the ashes of the split-up Dawn Of Disease, German-based formation Hiraes have just started their journey to take their monumental Melodic Death Metal out into the world. Hiraes combines the full force of all four instrumentalists off Dawn Of Disease (Lukas Kerk, Oliver Kirchner, Christian Wösten and Mathias Blässe) with the powerful voice of Britta Görtz (Critical Mess, ex-Cripper) in order to create an exciting new melodic death experience. The music of the quintet oscillates between hymnlike melodies and enthralling guitar riffing; breathtaking hooklines are accompanied by relentless drumming and the overall melancholic spirit is crowned by the distinctive, versatile and catchy growls of lead singer Britta. This own remarkable musical identity is also found in the meaning behind the term Hiraes: Derived from the Welsh word hiraeth, which stands for the nostalgia and yearning for lost places of the past or a home that maybe never was, a deep sense of gloom hovers above the whole concept of Hiraes. Touching yet strong lyrical themes reflect this thrilling atmosphere.

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Posted: 14.04.2021 by Yaniv

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Shade Of Hatred

Shade of Hatred is a Melodic Death Metal band from De Bilt. Originating from the mind of Florian, the band descended into existence in 2011. Based on a clear musical vision the group assembled itself with Rik as vocalist, Florian and Bas on guitar, Sonia on bass and Yannick on drums. With a passion for melody as well as brutal force, the five young but experienced members deliver strong and enthralling songs interlaced with lyrical themes ranging from old forgotten mythological tales to the cold and dark reflections of today's society. Driven, passionate, but most of all metal.

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Posted: 13.04.2021 by Yaniv

Bands
Ecocide

Ecocide is a young 3-piece Metal band from Haarlem, The Netherlands.
Starting out in 2012 the band started playing Thrash metal in general.
After writing a few songs and playing a few gigs the band began working on their first release.
The Self-titeled demo "Ecocide" was released on 21-12-12.
After the demo release musical influences changed and the band started to play more and more Old school Death Metal songs.

Source: ReverbNation

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Posted: 13.04.2021 by Yaniv

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The Cilikis

The band is an instrumental band combining elements of Jazz fusion and heavy progressive rock and have been together since late 2008!

The Cilikis are a three piece progressive heavy fusion band based out of Redlands & The Gold Coast. Formed by Brendan McLaughlin and Frank Horvath with Franks long time friend Tyronne Anderson. In the beginning, The Cilikis started off as a progressive metal guitar rock band, but as time went on, tastes, tone and styles of playing and writing shifted over time to a more jazz fusion, heavy fusion crossover focus.

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Posted: 13.04.2021 by Yaniv