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Mortuary

Mortuary is a group of thrash/death metal formed in 1989. The group realized 3 demos ('Below The Marble' in 1990, 'In Harmony With Brutality' in 1992 and 'The Mortified Faces' in 1994, which remains by far the best demo of the group!!!) and 3 albums ('Hazards Of Creation' autoproduced in 1996, 'Eradicate' in 1998, recorded in Brussels under the leadership of Bruno Donini, known well for his productions with Loudblast and Supuration, and 'Agony In Red' in 2003 with a certain Dirk Verbeuren on drums (Scarve, Soilwork), the most violent album of the story of the band.

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Posted: 08.08.2020 by Yaniv

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Nocturnal Breed

Nocturnal Breed is a Norwegian thrash metal band, formed in Oslo in 1996 by singer/bassist Kenneth Svartalv (S.A. Destroyer) and guitarist Sven Atle Kopperud (Ed Damnator aka Silenoz).

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Posted: 08.08.2020 by Yaniv

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Hydra

Hydra was created in 1995 as project by A. "Titan" Xanthopoulos on guitars, playing oldschool primitive downtuned death-black metal. Due to some lazy members in the band, Hydra was laid on ice for a couple of years and during this time some reherseal tapes was recorded by Titan...

In 1999, Titan recruited the multi-talented musician Flame (guitars/bass) and the raw vocalist Erebus. Later on Tornado was taken in on drums. With this line-up Hydra recorded four demo cds: "Polemos", "Cursed Battlegrounds", "To Aima Emon" and "Tantalus". The music style had evolved to grim hellenic pagan metal and suited the band perfectly.

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Posted: 08.08.2020 by Bad English

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Hydra (Ger)

Whirlwind Times
Hydra was formed by Chris Diefenbach and Lisa Rieger in October 2013. The first ten songs, which primarily fall into the category of melodic metal, took shape within a matter of months. One thing was clear to both Lisa and Chris: this was song material with potential that simply had to be released. Both of the Regensburg musicians are old hands in the scene: Chris was a live guitarist for the band Burden on their 2011 Germany tour (to name one example) and Lisa has also seen many different corners of Germany with her former symphonic metal band and other musical projects.

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Posted: 08.08.2020 by Bad English

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Coexistence (ITA)

Coexistence (ITA) was formed in 2015 in Siena, Italy by Mirko Battaglia Pitinello (guitar/vocal). After several changes in 2016 they reach the final line-up with Mirko Battaglia Pitinello (guitar/vocal) Leonardo Bellavista (guitar), Christian Luconi (bass) and Alessandro Formichi (drums).
In the last days of 2016 the band release their first single 'Ultimatum', available on Bandcamp.

The first live performance arrive in the mid of 2017 and it will be the beginning of a huge series of live shows. In January 2018 the band reaches a deal with ETN Records for the production of their first release 'Contact With The Entity', the EP will see the light in May 2018.

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Posted: 07.08.2020 by Yaniv

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The Troops Of Doom

Former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz has launched a new project called THE TROOPS OF DOOM. The band, which also includes acclaimed graphic artist Marcelo Vasco on guitar, Alex Kafer (ex-NECROMANCER, EXPLICIT HATE, ENTERRO) on vocals/bass and Alexandre Oliveira (SOUTHERN BLACKLIST) on drums, recently signed a deal with Nuclear Blast's digital subsidiary Blood Blast for the release of its debut EP, "The Rise Of Heresy", featuring four new original songs and cover versions of two early SEPULTURA classics, "Bestial Devastation" and "Troops Of Doom".

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Posted: 06.08.2020 by Bad English

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Blackshard

Blackshard - a bunch of nerds who have been trying to ripple the Czech musical pond for many years. After two, according to friends and family, "really good" albums, they are gradually running out of power, which is reflected in the fact that they only release the EP and compensate it by shooting videos on the phone and making photos with broccoli. Although all decent musicians rather left the band, fans don't have to worry because the drum stool is now maintained by Dominik "Yesman" Novák, who is mainly known for playing in wedding bands of BS "Beer & Sausage" type. The bass guitar was adopted by Richard "Kryten" Erben, who blesses the audience with his "living statue" style.

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Posted: 05.08.2020 by Bad English

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AngelSeed

AngelSeed hails from Croatia and was originally formed by Damir Marijan Maras, Jurica Baljak and Siniša Antunovic Medo who wanted to combine the basics of thrash metal and musical influences of different sub-styles, mostly symphonic and power metal. Later on Ivana Anic Lara on vocals, Jurica Bazant and Juraj Birin joined them.

AngelSeed's first introduction to the general public was as a support for one of the biggest female fronted band, Within Temptation in Zagreb in 2008. The great acceptance from the crowd and positive feedback gave them the strength to pack their bags and fly to Sweden to record. The band hit Sweetspot Studio to produce their first album guided by Swedish producer Rickard Bengtsson. As time went by in the studio and the band's ideas became more complex, AngelSeed came to the conclusion they had to collaborate with another famous producer Jens Bogren (Fascination Studio) who mixed and mastered their recordings. "Crimson Dyed Abyss" was born.

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Posted: 05.08.2020 by Bad English

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Warchest

Formed on Sept 2009, Warchest is a Chilean metal band striving to become a new face in the south-american metal scene. Mixing old-school thrash elements of classic 80´s bands and early 90´s death metal, Warchest manages to blend different sounds making their music dynamic and over-the-top, sounding like just what´s lacking from metal bands nowadays.

Having release three albums; "Aftershock" (2011) "Downfall" (2015) ans "Sentenced Since Conception" (2019) the band has been constantly pushing to get their message and music spread through the entire metal world.

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Posted: 05.08.2020 by Bad English

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Cromlech

Cromlech, the faceless monolith of power, has emerged from the Northern climes of Canada as a victorious conqueror with the unleashing of their 2013 opus "Ave Mortis". Conceived in 2011 by axe wielding mastermind and heavy metal visionary David Von Baron, Cromlech has since that time deliberately gnawed viciously at the moribund corpse of heavy metal in an attempt bring forth new life from the venerable beast. With the addition of long time heavy metal veteran Roman, a collision of forces was set in motion that would forever shake the inscrutable structure of reality. Frenetic guitar work and uncompromising vocal power was supplied by this cybernetic Ukranian guitar crushing titan.

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Posted: 05.08.2020 by Bad English

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Into Oblivion

Into Oblivion was formed in 2007, after a few years of attempts by guitarist, composer and founding member, Roman, to form a musical project. The initial impulse was to revive the vital, massive, imposing, and warlike spirit at the heart of all true metal by taking primary inspiration from the works of 80s death/black/speed metal bands, before genre convention became the norm in metal. To this end , bassist Brandon Keddy, vocalist Viriato, and drummer Jacob Jezovit (all at the time hardcore punk enthusiasts) were recruited. Starting off with high energy crust/hardcore covers by bands like Discharge and Amebix, adding to this simplistic but ripping Slayer-like material, Into Oblivion began.

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Posted: 05.08.2020 by Bad English

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Necropanther

Necropanther was formed in 2014 with the simple goal of creating heavy music and playing shows that thrill audiences. The band was created through a merger of two previous bands. Guitarist Paul Anop and bassist Kyle Hupp from Kansas (Spirit of the Stairs) joined with drummer Haakon Sjogren and guitarist Joe Johnson from Denver (Moore).

Featuring short, hooky songs, Necropanther has quickly become a favorite in the highly competitive Denver metal scene with their precision, speed and tight shows.

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Posted: 03.08.2020 by Yaniv

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Toxic Ruin

For those looking for intense riffage! Pummeling speed! And blistering technicality! Toxic Ruin will fit your bill and hit you right in the sweet spot! The sound can be described as old school death metal with a touch of new school thrash, or even old school thrash metal with a pinch of death.

Founded in 2014 by original members, David Miller and Stephen Behrendt, Toxic Ruin has been hard at work ever since, playing all over the Midwest, producing a full length album, and constantly writing new material for future releases. The current line up consists of the two founding members, and guitarists Jake Baneck and Blake Toltzmann. This four piece metal monstrosity is unlike anything else from the northern Midwest area. Calling the Lake Michigan shores of Sheboygan, Wisconsin home, Toxic Ruin is following the trail of several previous Metal acts of Wisconsin, such as Realm, Lazarus A.D., and the legendary Morbid Saint.

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Posted: 03.08.2020 by Yaniv

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Pentagram Chile

PENTAGRAM was formed in 1985 by Anton Reisenegger (vocals, lead guitar) and Juan Pablo Uribe (rhythm guitar), two teenagers whose main interests were underground metal and alcohol. Influenced by the likes of SLAYER, VENOM, KREATOR and POSSESSED, the pair started writing songs in Reisenegger's bedroom until their live debut on December 28th, 1985 with Eduardo Topelberg of CHRONOS helping out on drums.

The band spent most of 1986 rehearsing and perfecting their sound, until recording their first demo tape in January 1987. With Topelberg now in the band as an official member and Reisenegger handling bass duties in the studio, the "Demo I" included three tracks, "Fatal Predictions", "Demoniac Possession" and "Spell of the Pentagram", the first two of which were later released as PENTAGRAM's infamous 7" single by Switzerland's Chainsaw Murder Records.

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Posted: 03.08.2020 by Yaniv

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Mean Streak

Mean Streak is a Swedish metal band who manages the legacy of traditional heavy metal. The band was formed in 2008 by Peter Andersson. The general idea was (and still is) to write classic metal straight from the heart.

The debut album "Metal Slave" reached the stores in September 2009 and made a huge impact on the European and Japanese metal markets. The album received 8/10 in Rock Hard magazine as well as 89/100 in Burrrn! and got airplay on metal radio stations all over the world including Bruce Dickinson on BBC 6. The reviews world wide was overwhelming. A number of shows in clubs also took place.

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Posted: 03.08.2020 by Bad English

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Stormcast

STORMCAST is an atmospheric metal band from the island of Cyprus. Formed in 2007 in Nicosia, Cyprus and influenced by the status of society and people's own personal struggle, STORMCAST sought to write music to express themselves and create something that defines them.

STORMCAST present a blend of various metal genres while often giving off an atmospheric/melodic black metal vibe. After being signed by PITCH BLACK RECORDS in 2014, the band released their first full length album entitled 'Frame of Mind' in the later part of the year. The album received excellent reviews and response from metal related press such as The Metal Observer (8/10) and AngryMetalGuy (4/5), while also received Cypriot Metal Album of 2014 award from the readers of Cypriot metal e-magazine, Chromium Sun.

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Posted: 03.08.2020 by Bad English