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The Quill

The Quill was formed in the early 1990s by singer Magnus Ekwall, guitarist Christian Carlsson, drummer George Atlagic, organist Anders Haglund and bassist Peter Holm. The Quill played the Swedish barcircuit the following years. Peter Holm left the band at the end of 1993 and was replaced by Roger Nilsson. After writing material for half a year they entered Berno studio in Malmö and recorded their self titled debut The Quill in three weeks.

After signing a recorddeal with Megarock Records their debut was released in Europe in March 1995. A video for the track "Jet of water" was recorded. The album got an overwhelming reception by the critics and was later voted number 70 in Sweden's biggest newspaper "Aftonbladet" poll, Top 100 albums of the year. Other reviews that can be mentioned: 4 out of 5 in Raw, 81 out of 100 in Burrn Magazine.

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Posted: 16.09.2021 by Bad English

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Marlugubre

The solo project Marlugubre was born in December 2018 in the mind of Tiziano Colella, former founder guitarist of Abyss Nöir. His idea was to publish the acoustic and instrumental songs he had written over the previous 5 years.

After having released an album, an EP and various singles, he decides to move to the genre that most belongs to him, that is progressive death metal, with some post-metal influences and pinches of jazz and blues in his (most recently) songs, aggregated to other genres that influence the artist.

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Posted: 13.09.2021 by Starvynth

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Paths Of Possession

Paths Of Possession started in 1999 by Randy Butman (from Silhaven), Jay Fossen, Erin "Goat" Fuller (from Cryptic Winds) and Richard Brunelle (ex-Morbid Angel guitarist), is a solid mix of traditional heavy metal with influences of Swedish melodic death metal. Paths of Possession independently released their first CD-r demo, Legacy in Ashes in 2000.

Following the release of Legacy of Ashes, Erin left the band to join Hell on Earth and was replaced by Brian Ridley (from Cancerslug), in 2002. Soon after, Paths of Possession was approached by Keith Suchland better known as "Splattergod" about releasing their next CD. It was mutually decided that they and Dark Faith would release a split EP, with each band contributing 6 songs.

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Posted: 12.09.2021 by Bad English

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Voidian

Voidian, forged by 3 shadows. Doctor Witch (bass and vocals), Sergeant Doom (guitars) and Mister Void (drums and vocals). Unleashing a fury of pure desolate, nightmarish Doom metal, mixed with ferocious Sludge, atmospheric Post-Rock and experimental Drone.

Source: Discogs

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Posted: 08.09.2021 by Bad English

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Lucidity

In 2004 two young men were sitting in a bar and talking about music. One thing led to another and suddenly they decided to form a band. Specific genres or styles were not decided, they wanted everything to be out in the open. Let's see what happens.

First few years the band searched for their identity and path. Little by little the pieces started to find their place and first demo, Endure was released in 2006. In the next release, Awaken, Lucidity added more depth in to the equation in a form of synths. In 2009 Lucidity released Relic, that had more progressive elements. Everything fell into their places in 2011 with the last demo, Time Immemorial.

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Posted: 08.09.2021 by Bad English

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Mechanical Man

Mechanical Man is a Moscow progressive metal band formed in 2012. The band consists of experienced musicians, for whom the quality of sound, and the deepest attention to details and nuances are not just words, but the basis of their musical perspective.

The band's music combines melody, aggression and drive with the pure male vocal. The main intention of the group was to create the music technically saturated but at the same time melodious, full of drive and energy and to get lots of people interested in it.

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Posted: 08.09.2021 by Bad English

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The Split

The birth of the progressive-experimental body dates back to mid-summer 2018 .Zdeněk Čepa Čepička (Forgotten Silence, Ador Dorat, Postcards from Arkham) and Mirek Řezníček (Split Bearing, Purcupine Tree Tribute) found out that they have musically a lot in common.

After the initial non-binding rehearsal and experimentation, systematic and less systematic work and the search for musical direction and expression there was a fundamental break trough and the idea to create a new, regular band came alive. However, there are still a few missing members to make the band perfectly complete. With Mirek's musical assistance and help in the Fobier project, bassist Mike (ex. Scenery, Archeonic), an offer of an empty bass guitar contribution fell on his head. Mik accepted this offer and the duo is suddenly a trio that is starting to fully rehearse the material for the upcoming record. The trio took the name Split. This name precisely determines the characteristics of the bands and their perception of the surrounding musical and non-musical world from the point of view of various styles, genres, musical worlds, views, perceptions and understanding...

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Posted: 07.09.2021 by Bad English

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Withem

The band had its inception in 2011 when Øyvind Voldmo Larsen (guitars) and Ketil Ronold (keyboards) met the remarkable drummer Frank Nordeng Røe. Shortly they were joined by the voice talent Ole Aleksander Wagenius. For the debut album, bass was recorded by the special guest Andreas Blomqvist from Seventh Wonder. In 2013 the band found the current bass player, Miguel Pereira.

The debut album, The Point of You was released worldwide on October 2013. Reviews confirmed the expectations built around the band and the fan base kept growing with each live performance.

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Posted: 07.09.2021 by Bad English

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Area 55

Formed in Los Angeles by Julio Federici on the vocals (King of Bones), Mika Jaxx on the guitar (Sioux 66 and React), Gui Bodi on the bass (Disciples of Babylon and Artur Menezes) and Boll3t on the drums (Aboleth and Hecatombe), Area 55 debuted with their single and music video 'Far Away' in 2019. Besides playing their instruments/singing, Area 55 counts with three audio engineers in the band: Mika, Boll3t and Federici. After releasing the single 'Far Away', the group finished working on their debut album, 'One Ocean', which has yet to be released.

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Posted: 07.09.2021 by Bad English

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It Will Last

"It will last" created in 2018 by Simone Carnaghi, multi-instrumentalist, composer/arranger and modern music teacher.
After the release of the cd-album Simone Carnaghi's Slender Hopes in 2010 (where all instruments are played and arranged entirely by him) he decided to create a new original project in 2018.
Estimated date for the release of It Will Last "Nightmares in daylight" Full length album, end September 2021.
These new 12 tracks will attract 80's heavy-prog music lovers.

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Posted: 29.08.2021 by Bad English

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Devilskin

Devilskin formed in June 2010 in Hamilton New Zealand and features the spectacular Jennie Skulander on lead vocals. Her powerful and compelling voice and alluring stage presence sets her apart from any vocalist New Zealand has put up so far. With an unerring gift for melody, Jennie's incredible voice sweeps from whisper to roar, rips with power, drips with melody and captivates with sincerity.
Jennie previously fronted Rotorua band Slipping Tongue garnering a swathe of fans with their videos, EPs and album. Slipping Tongue also impressed many when they opened for Coheed & Cambria in 2008.

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Posted: 29.08.2021 by Bad English

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Legions Of The Night

LEGIONS OF THE NIGHT were founded by Jens Faber (Dawn of Destiny, MalefistuM, ExoS) in the year 2020 during the Covid19 pandemic. Soon, DOD drummer Philipp Bock and exceptional singer Henning Basse (Metalium, ex- Firewind, Mayan) completed the group.

The band's main influence comes from the early works of US Power Metal veterans SAVATAGE as well as from their early 2000's releases. As a natural result, the album "Sorrow Is The Cure" with the cover of the classic tune "Sirens" includes an homage to SAVATAGE.

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Posted: 28.08.2021 by Bad English

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Book Of Numbers

OOK OF NUMBERS was founded in June of 2019 by Brent Barker (guitars) and Kevin Schuhmacher (vocals) while rehearsing material for a Black Sabbath tribute band. They decided to join forces to write material with classic doom metal riffs, soaring powerful vocals, and virtuoso guitar solos. They then recruited bassist Dennis Hayes (Iced Earth, Tim "Ripper" Owens). Originally, Dennis was recruited to join the U.S. based Ozzy Osbourne tribute band "I Don't Know" which Kevin has led for the past 13 years and also features Brent on guitar. However, greater things were meant to be as Kevin and Brent wrote an entire album of original material which became the basis for the band BOOK OF NUMBERS. Phoenix, AZ session drummer Gary Bruzzese recorded the drums but is not an official member of the band.

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Posted: 28.08.2021 by Bad English

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My Haven

My Haven was born in 2016, although yet unnamed, as Jan Hirvonen and Kimmo Pitkänen decided to produce music together after collaborating in an instrumental rock band. During the years 2017-2018 the foundation was slowly built as they produced 12 songs with the main idea to blend elements from modern melodic metal with more traditional heavy and hard rock. Finally, in 2019, after several turns and auditions, Teija joined the band and gave the songs long-awaited melodic and lyrical representation. Also, the band's new name, My Haven, was established.

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Posted: 28.08.2021 by Bad English

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XFears

XFEARS is a Brazilian Prog Metal band. The band was formed in 2002 by Gabriel Carvalho (Vocals/Keyboards), Marcelo Monteiro (Guitars) and Gilmar Cazagrande (Guitars). The band stopped its activities in 2004 and after 13 years, in 2017 launched the single 'Changes'. In 2020, XFEARS invited the new drummer Douglas Polents and bass player Ricardo Roque to restart the Project of the band and to produce a professional material in a way to reach fans of the style, globally.

XFEARS has the goal to produce new Prog Metal music for the fans of this style and wants to share its songs all over the world. In 2020 the band released 2 new singles, Reason to Stay and Fix it All, the last one reached a great number of listeners that boosted the band to create more songs and a full-length album. In 2021 the band released 2 new singles, a tribute to Nevermore with the song Believe in nothing and Hell is Here, the most know song of the band. The debut album THE FIRST, was launched in 2021.

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Posted: 28.08.2021 by Bad English

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Avenger (CZE)

Petr Rámus Mecák (guitar), Honza Kapák (drums) and Roman Eddie M. (vocals) are founding a band on January 1992. Vláïa Ementál Š. (bass) comes to them soon, even the 2nd guitarist Míla Sajp F. for a short time. After half a year Eddie leaves the band, replaced by Toust for one month. Then both guitarists take the posts of vocalists. The band plays it's first concert on August the 30th 1992. That autumn even Sajp leaves the band.

A work-demo tape called PANDEMONIUM is recorded during January 1993. A new guitarist Zdenìk Krmiè Z. joins the band on February and the band title is changing definitely to AVENGER (after previous Astaroth and Averger alternatives). A „0th" demo-record ETERNAL VOICES OF HELL was made in July and the band is going to play several summer festivals. Playlist contains as cover-songs as Avenger's own tracks, in kind of death/black/thrash metal. Krmiè is leaving the band on March 1994. The remaining trio records a first studio recorded demo MINSTER OF MADNESS. After finishing works on the demo, even Ementál leaves the band, being replaced by Vašek L. for a short time.

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Posted: 27.08.2021 by Bad English