Lonewolf

Division Hades by Jens Börner Lonewolf is for me a name that fits perfectly with a heavy metal band. I always was happy with this name we choose. Back in the days, that must be 1991; we had a band called Walpurgis Night. It was a five fronted band where I was the only rhythm…

Sojourner

Premonitions by Mike Lamb, Emilio Crespo Sojourner is a multi-national folk-influenced atmospheric metal band from Dunedin, New Zealand; Malmö, Sweden; Bergamo, Italy; and Dundee, Scotland. Formed in 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand the band is signed to Napalm Records and was previously with Avantgarde Music. Mike L.: The band name itself came from my bandmate…

Demoniac

So It Goes by Vicente Pereira Demoniac band name was the final result between multiple ideas that came to our mind. When the decision was made, it seemed a great name. It was something “to the bone”, and gave idea first impression of what our music was about. We didn’t think much about it at…

Deathless Legacy

Saturnalia by Steva From the heart of Italy, horror metallers Deathless Legacy combine hard symphonic solutions and intense fickle vocals to enhance the occult, horror dark themes. Formed in 2006 by singer Steva (Eleonora Vaiana) and drummer Frater Orion (Andrea Falaschi), the band has always been focused on offering to their audience spectacular shows, introducing…

Bone Church

Acid Communion by Dan Sefcik Bone Church is a heavy Rock & Roll band from New Haven, CT. Formed in 2016, they’re primarily influenced by the era when rock was transforming into the earliest forms of heavy metal, but still had its feet planted in the blues. Their sonic foundation is built upon classic bands…

Infernal Angels

Devourer of God from the Void by XeS, Apsychos Our band’s name was inspired by Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, deeply admired by our first bass player, and whose concept was developed in our first two demos “Absum Lucem” and “Vigilia Secunda”. Previously we had a different band name, then in 2002, we decided to change it…

Nachtblut

Vanitas by Skoll I know that there are several rumours about the name. It would take all the fun if I spoiled the meaning and history. So, on this point, I will remain silent and not giving any comment. It always has been a goal of us, to make the listener think and reflect on…

Jaded Heart

Stand Your Ground by Peter Östros, Michael Müller Michael Müller: About our band name Jaded Heart, it was beginning of the 90s and we were pretty much influenced by 80s metal. We were ( and still are ) big fans of all the bands back in the days. So we were looking for a band…

Lares

Towards Nothingness by Lares Lares were guardian deities in archaic Rome’s Etruscan society. The translation is something in between “heroes” and “demons”. Every family or community had the freedom to create their own Lare. They were believed to observe, protect and influence. We wanted to create the evil version of it. As a side note,…

Cirith Ungol

Forever Black by Robert Garven Cirith Ungol is a Californian Heavy Metal band formed in late 1971 in Ventura, California. The group is known for lyrics based on sword and sorcery, and doom-laden imagery. Few bands in the history of underground heavy metal have a story as remarkable as that of Cirith Ungol.  It is…

Vokodlok

Oracle’s Fury by Vokodlok The name derives from the Slavonic word ‘vukodlak’ which means werewolf. There was already a black metal band with that name, so we chose a different form. We wanted the name to be hard to pronounce and reflect one of the main themes in the genre and of course, in our…

Fairyland

Osyrhianta by Philippe Giordana Fairyland is, basically, the “other world”, the realm of legends and fantastic creatures. The name was inspired by the work of the late Sir Terry Pratchett, in which this “Fairyland” is host to evil unicorns and vicious elves. It seemed quite fitting for the subjects we were going to deal with,…

King Witch

Formed in late 2015 in a dark cavern beneath the streets of old Edinburgh, a lead-heavy brew of old school Metal and the meatiest of 70’s classic rock emerges in the form of King Witch. Bristling with dark majesty, they draw comparisons ranging from Black Sabbath and Candlemass to Mastodon and High On Fire. The…

Beyond Khaos

‘Beyond Khaos’ journeys into Maxime Taccardi vortex of exquisite nightmares, dark entities, memories, surreal contorted bodies and visions of macabre delights. Evokes cunning emotions of horrors, exorcising our addiction for the absurd, the surreal, an ecstatic encounter that leaves us to surrender to our most profound humanity. ‘Beyond Khaos’ is Maxime’s finest collection of work…

Gomorra

Divine Judgement by Damir Eskic Gomorra is something like a fairy tale story. The name can also be found in the Bible, and for me, the Bible is also something like a fairy tale. It’s not that easy to tell but in the end, it is a name with a big background story from the…

Magick Touch

Heads Have Got to Rock’n’Roll by Christer Ottesen I have been following Kiss on and off for 41 of my 47 years, so obviously there is a direct link to side b, track two on Dynasty from 1979. However, we wanted a little twist on it, hence the spelling Magick Touch. A hint of the…

Spirit Adrift

Enlightened in Eternity by Nate Garrett For the band name, I wanted a short name, two words at most. I flipped through my records, looking for cool words in lyrics and album titles. I tried a lot of different names, but Spirit Adrift sounded good and seemed to fit the material. The last album, ‘Divided…