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Emerald Rage

Emerald Rage, a band hailing from Akron, OH was formed by guitarist/vocalist Jacob Wherley and guitarist Patrick Kern in the autumn of 2016.
Spearheading northeast Ohio with their brand of metal, their very first show took the stage at the famous Empire Concert Club on March 17th, 2018.

Since then, Emerald Rage has grown into a local power in the NE Ohio area headlining numerous shows and even expanding their presence into Minneapolis, MN to Pittsburgh, PA and everywhere in between!

On December 24th, 2019, the band released their debut EP titled “White Stag” and has now released their debut album “High King” on Stormspell Records on July, 6th, 2021!

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Posted: 17.01.2022 by Yaniv

Bands
Pentacle

Chained within the mythical realms of primeaval black/death metal, so graciously unveiled in the early 80’s by hallowed cults such as Venom, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Possessed, Messiah, Necrovore, Bathory, Treblinka, Slaughter (CAN) and Necrophagia, Pentacle’s sepulchral tribute, to this unforgotten legacy, started back in winter 1989 when Mike Verhoeven (guitar), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals) and Marc Nelissen (drums) joined forces…

Entangled in the growing urge to inspire their own roaring metal quest, Pentacle soon developed a highly ambitious conspiracy; forging twisting death metal rhythms and haunting doom chords in the archaic traditions of the crafts. 1992 spewed forth Pentacle’s first official rehearsal tape, “Caressed by Both Sides“; a primal anthology of pounding horror, which contained 4 of their own compositions as well as the band’s gloomy interpretation of Hellhammer’s “The Reaper”. Shortly after the tape’s release, Pentacle gained stage experience supporting bands such as Asphyx and Gorefest.

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Posted: 16.01.2022 by Bad English

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Gothic

Gothic was established in 1992 by Alin Petrut in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains of Transilvania, Romania, becoming in a short period of time one of the most respected metal bands in Romania.
Having played in over 400 gigs so far, Gothic is a real metal force onstage, playing almost in all the occasions in full-house clubs in Romania.

Their debut album (Touch Of Eternity - 1997 Bestial Rec) was one of the best selling albums of the romanian metal stage back in the 90's, songs like 'Anguish', 'Memorial Winter' or 'Regrets' turning into real metal hymns. Metal Hammer granted a 9 (out of 10) reviewing this album.

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Posted: 16.01.2022 by Bad English

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Paralandra

From the beginning, hard rock band, Paralandra, decided to concentrate on creating pure, heartfelt music, no matter how it came out. They have not wavered from this approach, and continue to strive to provide a product that is a sincere and unique expression of themselves, both lyrically and musically. The band started in the summer of 2013 as Casandra and Paul Carson decided to create a band to perform the songs they had begun writing. Everything clicked when reunited with Casandra’s former highschool friend, Nick Gray, who also had been writing and wishing to perform in an original rock band, and with the addition of Paul’s longtime musical collaborator, Josh Pool, on bass, the band was born. Within less than 2 months, the newly formed band began playing live and recording. The first 12-song CD, “Rise Up”, was released in June of 2014, and reorders were a necessity to keep up with demand from sales at live performances. They soon began to enjoy more widespread and high profile shows, including opening for Hinder, Scott Weiland, Alice In Chains, Disturbed, Soundgarden, and many more, as well as playing to local crowds as large as 7,500. They have also been invited to numerous showcases across the country, including playing in David Ivory’s (multi Grammy winning producer of Halestorm, The Roots, and more) showcase at the Millennium Music Conference 2015, SXSW 2016 & 2017, and Launch Music Conference 2017. The continued to perform at national music festivals including Rockfest, Dirtfest, and Rocklahoma. They have been blessed to receive many appreciated accolades in their still fresh musical journey, such as being nominated “Best Original Band” by the readers of 417 Magazine, “Best Musical Performance” on the late night talk show, The Mystery Hour, and “Year’s Best Band Performance” by Ozarks LIVE! on KOZL, a CBS television network.

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Posted: 16.01.2022 by Bad English

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The Animal State

The Animal State is the musical alter-ego for songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Col Mullins. With a wealth of influences, including the classic psychedelic and prog rock acts of the 60s and 70s, the alternative rock and grunge era, and more recently the post-rock and progressive metal scenes, The Animal State could be placed somewhere on the rock spectrum between Mastodon and Soundgarden - loud, metamorphic and utterly compelling.

​Hailing from a quiet town near Portsmouth, UK, The Animal State came into being in 2017. But its origins went back a little further than that. As a child of the nineties, the explosion of the grunge scene left an indelible mark on Col’s musical tastes. Like many of his generation, he picked up his first guitar at around the age of fourteen and promptly formed a band with two other school friends. The band, which never quite settled on a name, played together for a number of years, developing a large catalogue of original music and performing intimate shows for their friends, until at last school was over and the three members dispersed into the wider world of college education and the nameless band was no more.

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Posted: 16.01.2022 by Yaniv

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Pains Chapel

Chattanooga's hottest Heavy Metal band is old- school modern metal masters, Pains Chapel. With influences ranging from Black Sabbath to Bullet for My Valentine, Pains Chapel is timeless.

Captain Caveman, Ken Williams, scorches your eardrums on lead vocals. Ken has an extensive range in the likes of Ronnie James Dio and Todd la Torre. Tone Enforcer, Jeff (Jefe') Campbell, squashes you with beefy anthems on Lead Guitar. The Foot Doctor, Tim Gray, is a percussion specialist on Drums throwing back to Tommy Aldridge and Mikkey Dee. And, Teddy Owensby, the Bass Angler, has got you hooked with precision and skill supplying an earth-like foundation.

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Posted: 15.01.2022 by Bad English

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Weaponry

Weaponry was born in early 2021 when Jo Steel (Ice War/ Aphrodite/ Expunged) wrote a bunch of songs for a new project still unnamed and without a vocalist for it until one day, in spring of the same year, he decided to show Dave Rotten (Avulsed/ Holycide/ Christ Denied) what he recorded and since a friend of Jo which was supposed to do vocals, never replied, Dave was asked to join and so this project became a more serious thing under the name of Weaponry with a cool logo and a concept behind it.

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Posted: 15.01.2022 by Yaniv

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T&N

Tooth And Nail started as a project that was initially made by 3 of the 4 classic member of Dokken: Jeff Pilson and George Lynch with Mick Brown after the option for an original Dokken lineup reunion were trashed but they wanted to do something together without Don Dokken since a long time.

After that, it was a brainchild idea from drummer Brian Tichy who suggested to them made something like already happens with the members of Black Sabbath when their reunion failed and ended in the Heaven And Hell project. Also as the next Lynch Mob recording has some problems too, the option was open and they started the recording with the main goal to have a half of original songs with Brian Tichy as drummer and the other half just new re-recording of classic songs from Dokken but with Mick Brown plus several guest vocalists like: Ripper Owens, Doug Pinnick, Robert Mason and Sebastian Bach was over the table.

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Posted: 15.01.2022 by Yaniv

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Sandstone

Sandstone is a 5 piece melodic metal band for Derry in Northern Ireland founded in 2003 by Stevie McLaughlin (lead guitar) and Sean McBay (vocals)
Their mix of tight Power Metal spiced with a decent dash of melodious Progressive is riveting and reminds you a bit of Fates Warning, Iron Maiden, Queensryche, or even Guns'n'Roses. The latter may be a bit odd, some will say, but SANDSTONE dare and manage the almost impossible, creating a versatile, exciting, and unique style.

From the beginning Sandstone are committed to writing their own material and working in their own studio, Stevie's brother David McLaughlin (bass) and Paddy Flemming (drums) join the two, completing the band. The foursome wants to perform their songs live as soon as possible - which they do, turning SANDSTONE into a household name in the Irish scene very fast. 2006, they sign a deal with Casket Records, and the label releases their debut album "Tides Of Opinion", consisting mainly of material written since 2003. The album, containing twelve songs recorded in their own studio, is very well received by the press, the gist of it being "I haven't heard such an impressive Hard Rock album for a long time".

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Posted: 14.01.2022 by Yaniv

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Neolithic Regression

Neolithic Regression was created by the need to thrash and grind in 2012.
The band‘s lyrics deal with the (hopeless) situation of the individual in the modern world and express a sarcastic and pessimistic view on humanity.
In hypocritical societies extreme music is essential to reflect the ugly face behind the smiling facade.

Source: Bandcamp

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Posted: 12.01.2022 by Yaniv

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Driving Force

Driving Force is a three-piece rock band from Zurich, Switzerland. The band was founded back in 2008 by Thomas Mathis in order to initiate a musical surrounding that suits best his personal artistic emotion and expression. Rock and Metal always helped him through tough times and thus were the Driving Force that kept him going.

Our songs bring to you 80s rooted power riffing, shouldered by a stamping low end to fire out rocking and melodic hooklines. We strive to walk the line between rock and metal…snarling and biting, catchy when needed. All members share the same passion for the amazing music of artists like Accept, Megadeth, Dokken, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Metallica or Bonfire. The lyrics are inspired by daily life and down to earth stories, that everyone is familiar with. Driving Force gets musically and lyrically straight to the point to catch the listeners attention.

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Posted: 11.01.2022 by Yaniv

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Palmer

Palmer - a Swiss post-metal band persistently forging their sound towards perfection for the last 16 years. This Swiss quartett is no typical four-four time metalcombo straight off the rack. Palmer’s sound oszillates somewhere between post-metal and prog-rock with spherical timbres. This band works intuitively and without restraints and their creations reflect an energy of immediate presence.

Source: Official website

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Posted: 11.01.2022 by Yaniv

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Broken Fate

In the year of 2007 Tobias John Bänteli (Vocals & Guitar) and ALESSANDRO De Cicco (Drums) founded Broken Fate. For almost 2 years they filed on the playing and technics and wrote theire first songs.

In November 2008 two additional musicians joined them to a jam-session and it didn't take long time to see that with Roman Leeser (Lead Guitar) and Dario Stutz (Ex-Tribes of Cain, Bass) the Band was complete.

Beginning of 2009 after intensive writing, Broken Fate went to the studio of Roger Fehr (Ravenheart) to produce their first demo-cd with the songs: Broken, I don't fall alone & All around me. In April 2009 they had their first official live-gig with a n audience of over 80 people, followed by many other gigs the band has been touring the stages of Switzerland in differend club-locations and halls also through out of Germany.

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Posted: 11.01.2022 by Yaniv

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23rd Grade Of Evil

Swiss metal band 23rd Grade Of Evil started their career as Morbus Wilson in the nineties.
Their debut album ‘Corematic’ was critically acclaimed in Switzerland and abroad.
After a break and after having designed a new concept the band reformed in 2004 as 23rd Grade Of Evil.
They recorded their debut album ‘What Will Remain When We Are Gone’ in 2009 at the Little Creek Studio under guidance of V.O. Pulver (Pro-Pain, Destruction, Gurd, Headhunter, Fear My Thoughts).

Pro-Pain's Gary Meskil contributed backing vocals. The album was released and distributed in collaboration with Non Stop Music Records and Quam Libet Records and got positive reviews in metal magazines throughout Europe.

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Posted: 11.01.2022 by Yaniv

Bands
Undivine

Undivine was founded in the beginning of 2005 as Svartalv by Erik Kumpulainen, Kristofer Nilsson and Robert Fältström.
Kristofer was at this time also playing in Withered Beauty and he asked their drummer Jonas Lindström if he was interested of the drummer's position, and he accepted without hesitation.

Source: Discogs

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Posted: 10.01.2022 by Yaniv

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Power Paladin

Imagine deserted volcanic wasteland, freezing winds and the all-embracing darkness of the longest winters on this planet: The obvious inspiration for rather vicious and somber tunes for lonely evening hours that the biggest part of Iceland’s heavy music scene is known for. Who would even dare to think of tales about brave warriors and mystical creatures coming from such an island? Power metal seemed like a fairytale until 2017 when Reykjavík based sextet POWER PALADIN (originally founded as PALADIN) rose in quest of carrying out their uplifting tunes and finally proving everyone wrong. On an island known for its musical doom and gloom, they are the midnight sun.

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Posted: 09.01.2022 by Bad English