Bands
Latitude Egress

For German one-man outfit Latitude Egress, it marks a significant change. Formerly known as Licht Erlischt... (from 2007 to 2014), the band released two albums of depressive black metal, moving away from the conventions of the subgenre over the course of 2009's The Narrow Path and 2012's …And Below, the Retrograde Disciples.

Whit album To Take up the Cross, the shift required a name change. So, To Take up the Cross arrives as the first Latitude Egress offering, released on Oct. 27 via Art of Propaganda

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Bands
Thormesis

Thormesis are probably one of the most promising young Pagan / Viking Metal bands from the German underground. With their second album "Past ashes" (Spring 2010), this crazy horde presents dynamically and independently. Anthemic, rousing clear vocals combined with the fury and rage of a trapped wolf. A rough diamond in a very crowded music scene!
This lineup began to root out the end of 2007 with the recordings of the debut album "Go and fight."

The Silberling was in the box and met the expectations of the band. To those present, however Thormesis played in January 2008, the release concert on the Pagana I in the tithe barn of stone box. Young bands like Thy Wicked, shadow realm, Thy Thormesis One and even gave himself the honor.

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Bands
Edgedown

Edgedown , the heavy metal band from Freilassing in Upper Bavarian was founded in March 2008 by Andreas Meixner, Mathias Gassner and Michael Zebhauser

The first gigs were played as a cover-band during the first year. From 2009 the focus was put on original material - the recording of the first demo began, which was completed in 2010 .
Edgedown's musical style evolved into one best described by the term "Modern Heavy Metal", drawing inspiration from the greats of the genre such as Iron Maiden, Dio, Savatage, etc., but with an open ear to more modern influences.

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Bands
Effloresce

With the release of their Shades Of Fate EP in late 2009, the five-piece from Nuremberg/Germany laid the foundation to establish a signature sound, boasting heavy guitars, atmospheric mellotron sounds and complex rhythmic patterns.

Singer Nicki's stunning range comprises crystal clear vocals as well as raw death metal growls; however, she also contributes flute sounds to the songs' more mellow moments. Effloresce's songs express emotions and mirror the band's technical capabilities without sacrificing musicality or listenability.

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Bands
Elvenpath

Elvenpath stepped into the picture in early 2002, hailing from Frankfurt (Central Germany) with the intention of stretching an overcrowded Metal scene yet a little more. Contrary to the main part of that scene they'd bring something different: heart, soul, passion and damn good songs.

Despite everything in their way Elvenpath has persevered since then, releasing four CD's, playing almost 100 shows, among others sharing the stage with bands like Sabaton, Custard, Majesty, Wizard, Cage and Grailknights, touring Europe twice as support to Skyclad, playing festivals like Dong Open Air (Germany), Metallergrillen (Germany), Taunus Metal Festival (Germany), Up The Hammers (Greece), Rising Fest (France) and gaining themselves a name especially with their very powerful and energetic live show.

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Bands
Skumring

Skumring was created in the early summer months of 2004, when Cecilie and Vàli were discussing to form a band.Already in the planning stages it became clear that the music we wanted to make would have to be heavy and melodic, thus the choise fell on doom metal.

We immediatly recruited Ole to play rhythm guitar, and KK joined later to handle the bass duties. We quickly started to rehearse self composed material, and after a few weeks without a drummer, Knut replied to our ad on the internet and the line-up was complete.

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Bands
Devil

One day as late as in 2009, the worlds youngest old band was formed. Over a few beers, comrades and festival promoters of Metal Merchants Festival Ronny Østli and Stian Fossum decided to contribute to the heavy metal scene after watching a tremendous Pentagram concert. This was the very birth of what should be known as DEVIL. The gathering of the apocalyptic raiders started by recruiting Ronny's Vesen bandmate Thomas Ljosåk on bass guitar and Stian's Rikets Crust bandmate Kai Wanderås on guitar. Missing only a singer, they decided to ask long time friend and fellow metal head Joakim Trangsrud, who practically was both lured and forced to join the first rehearsal. DEVIL was ready to roll.

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Bands
Faustcoven

"Faustcoven is a one man project that tries to capture some of the magic of the Old School Black Metal of the great bands Venom, Bathory, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Tormentor and Darkthrone. Combine this with old and doomy metal like Black Sabbath, Pentagram and Candlemass, and you have a rough idea of what I try to achieve. Ugly and sometimes catchy riffs in a rocking way!"

(Source: Facebook)

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Bands
Sulphur Aeon

Sulphur Aeon critically acclaimed demo tape Sulphur Psalms was released in August 2010, followed by the Deep Deep Down They Sleep 7inch (released in May 2012), a foretaste of the band's debut album Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide (December 2012). Swallowed By The Ocean's Tide received massive worldwide praise by both the fans and the media as being one of the very few innovative and pioneering death metal album of recent years with its deathly melange of ferocious riffs, ultra-precise drums (the fast way) and sepulchral incantatory chants, combined with a high level of musical competence and song-writing to the most haunting and wicked death metal.

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Posted: 27.03.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Persian Risk

Persian Risk is a Cardiff, Wales-based heavy metal band formed in 1979, originally consisting of guitarists Phil Campbell and Dave Bell, vocalist Jon Deverill, bassist Nick Hughes, and drummer Razz.

In late 1980, Deverill was headhunted by the Tygers Of Pan Tang and replaced by Carl Sentance, a former band mate of Hughes and Razz in Leading Star. New vocalist in place, Persian Risk issued the now highly collectible Calling For You' b/w 'Chase the Dragon 7" in 1981 before sacking Dave Bell's replacement, Alex Lohfink, and soldiering on as a four-piece. The band made further headway by contributing the aforementioned Calling For You' to the "Heavy Metal Heroes Vol.2 compilation (Heavy Metal Records, 1982) and a new cut, 50.000 Stallions, to the 60 Minutes Plus cassette compilation (Neat Records, 1982), also issued on vinyl as All Hell Let Loose by Neat in conjunction with Italy's Base Records label in 1983. Adding to their tally, the band followed it up with the 'Ridin' High' b/w 'Hurt You' 7" single through Neat, which earned Risk their strongest reviews yet.

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Posted: 26.03.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Switchblade (ISR)

Since 2005 the Israeli Switchblade has been trying to find the right metal image that will be sufficient for its members. Six years later, along with shifting metal subgenres, several unofficial releases, a few gigs with various of groups within the Israeli metal scene, plenty of lineup changes, and a few bruises, Switchblade found its right purpose and direction. With a talented solid lineup that shared the same devotion to the classic years of metal, the Switchblade group began playing their material with strong accordance to their true worship, 80's heavy metal.

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Posted: 25.03.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Nine Treasures

All members are from Inner Mongolia. All lyrics are sung in Mongolian. In 2011, some young musicians from Inner Mongolia formed this band in Beijing, after participating in some club shows, especially Anda Music Festival and the inaugural Asian Metal Festival, gaining the respect and self-confidence to continue their music concept.

Nine Treasures all come from small remote counties, where metal music is hard to track down. But fate was on their side and somehow made them discover its charm. Like all juvenile musicians, they began form bands and copy their favorite bands. Afterwards Nine Treasures were formed on September 9th, 2011 with their newly-developed genre, a mix of merry Mongolian folk songs and midtempo metal, combining the soulful moriin huur and delightful balalaika melodies with the ingredients of traditional Mongolian folk music.

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Posted: 25.03.2015 by Bad English

Bands
Hollow Haze

Hollow Haze formed in 2003 by Nick Savio with the idea to put together a new original "hard & heavy" sound.

After some sessions at Remaster Studio, the soul of the band was strongly outlined and just a fews months later the first outset album Hollow Haze was released. At the end of 2008 the band signed for Crash & Burn Records…

The second album The Hanged Man got a great response from magazine and hard and heavy web sites. A great step ahead for the band. With a great production Hollow Haze outlined once and for all their "big heavy dark" sound. The official videoclip of "Coming From Hell" was released on December.

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Posted: 23.03.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Myraeth

Myraeth are a five piece death/doom metal band from Sydney, Australia. A massive sound, layered compositions featuring violin and keyboards floating above a storm of heavy metals.

(Source: Facebook, 23.3.2015)

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Posted: 23.03.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Pombagira

Pombagira was formed in 2007 out of desire to reset the controls for the heart of the heavy by Peter Hamilton-Giles and Carolyn Hamilton-Giles. Initially formed as a two piece the band did eventually gain a bass player, but it was only on their second album that a third member was featured. Having set out as a more typical doom/sludge band, Pombagira across the course of their five albums have turned their attention to exploring the psychedelic in musical composition.

This was realised the most in their most recent release Maleficia Lamiah which received across the board praise for its innovative approach. This moved them away for just being notorious for their sheer volume - using a backline not dissimilar in stature to Sunn O))). Although this may not necessary be the complete emphasis for the band, they continue to be one of the loudest and most oppressive bands to witness live, however this has been coloured by incorporating a psych-o-delic light show.

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Posted: 23.03.2015 by nicaZe

Bands
Hel

Hel was founded in the year 1994 by Valdr, and belongs to one of the first German Metal bands dealing with mythologic themes in their lyrics and music. In 1997 Skaldir joined Hel and after two demos, the first album Orloeg was released in 1999. Unlike other bands Hel always took a lot of time between all releases and didn't care for any commercial trends and movements. 2004 the 10' Album Pagan Midgard Art was Hel's first release after a long time.

Following in 2005 was Finland Vörandi which is up to now Hel most complex and time-consuming album. It's a concept album that deals with The death of Balder.

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Posted: 22.03.2015 by Bad English

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