Promoting metal as art and culture

Decrepisy

Emetic Communion with Kyle House Art: Kyle House Dragged from the grimey depths of the rivers of Portland, Oregon, the spirit of Decrepisy made flesh in early 2020 comes ripping with a style of regressive, gut-churning death metal only the likes of Kyle House (Vastum, Acephalix) could manifest. With the addition of Jonathan Quintana (Thanamagus,…

Black Sites

Untrue with Mark Sugar Art: Alexandre Goulet Black Sites’ music is directly descended from classic heavy metal and prog-rock bands, but it builds on what those artists did rather than imitate it. I’d like to think that our sound is familiar yet feels new at the same time. Personally, this band is an outlet for…

The Drowned God

Pale Home with Brandon Baun Art: Can Pekdemir Since its conception in 2015, The Drowned God has been known for creating stories wrapped in chaos. The band dives deep into a lyrical well of emotion while hovering somewhere between black metal and hardcore. The newest release, Pale Home, describes a character swallowed up by paranoia…

The Absence

Coffinized with Jamie Stewart Art: Chad Wehrle Florida’s The Absence came onto the scene in 2005 with their crushing, Erik Rutan-produced Metal Blade Records debut, ‘From Your Grave’. The album and its three follow-ups, 2007’s ‘Riders of the Plague’, 2010’s ‘Enemy Unbound,’ and 2018’s comeback, A Gift for the Obsessed, The Absence showcase the perfect…

Skam

Sounds of a Disease with Mats Andersson Art: Valeria Metzker, Bloodart Skam is a Swedish grind/crust band that released its debut album ‘Sounds of a Disease’ in early 2020 through Redefining Darkness Records. It was re-released on vinyl about one year later through Petrichor. It’s a concept album focusing on mental health in the modern…

Nemecic

The Last Magic in Practice with Niko Anttila Art: Niko Anttila Nemecic is a five-piece melodic death metal band established in 2005 in central Finland, Jyväskylä. We’ve released two well-received albums, ‘The Deathcantation’ 2017 and ‘The Last Magic In Practice’ 2021. Our music is a way to vent all there is inside of us. It…

Dead Soul Alliance

Behind the Scenes with Wolven Deadsoul Art: Mörtuus, Raul Fuentes Dead Soul Alliance began in the summer of 2010 with founding member Wolven Deadsoul. With a demo, two EPs and a full-length release to date, this can be described as death metal of the old-school variety that explores the horrors of the human mind and…

Terra Odium

Ne Plus Ultra with Øyvind Hægeland ​​Art: Marcin Sacha Terra Odium is a new progressive metal band formed by well-known musicians coming largely from the Norwegian metal scene. The creative force, singer/guitarist Øyvind Hægeland (Spiral Architect, ex-Arcturus, etc.) and guitarist Bollie Fredriksen played together in Manitou, which released the progressive metal masterpiece ‘Entrance’ back in…

Enemy Inside

Crystallize with Nastassja Giulia The modern metal band Enemy Inside was formed in 2017 out of Aschaffenburg (DE) through Nastassja Giulia (vocals) and Evan K (guitar). In 2018 their debut album ‘Phoenix’ was released internationally through Rock Of Angels Records. Enemy Inside toured extensively in G.S.A. but also in Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, Bulgaria etc.…

Wooden Veins (WDN VNS)

In Finitude with JE, JC, AA Art: Valnoir Metastazis Chilean Metal act Wooden Veins was initially conceived as a solo project of Chilean keyboardist Eduardo Poblete in 2020. After leaving his band (Mourning Sun), Eduardo had the idea of creating different music, including subgenres and traces of other music genres. Everything is packed with a…

Final Void

Visions of Fear with Toni Hangasmäki Art: Jonne Suikkanen Final Void was formed in 2012 as a continuation of the hard rock band called Rainy Season. The group began to develop their expression toward heavier melodic rock and metal. Our music is dark and ominous, which carries a feeling of impending doom and desperation and…

Cognitive

Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction with Rob Wharton Art: Pedro Sena, Lordigan Art I just describe us as death metal anymore, I’ve given up on trying to classify us as any of the sub-genres as there are so many, and we fit into so many. I’ve just settled for calling us death metal at…

Damned To Downfall

Embrace Your Extinction with Marcus Dahl Art: Jesus Lhysta Damned to Downfall delivers a soundtrack to the downfall of humanity by combining Death Metal with Industrial and Black Metal to breathe new life into a genre that has become more predictable than extreme. Damned to Downfall is brought to you by the creative force behind…

Mordkaul

Dress Code: Blood with Tommy Goffin Art: Timur Khabirov The story behind the name can be discovered in this video Mordkaul’ The Beginning’. A dark and evil mood, an infernal drive, and incendiary vocals on top are how Mordkaul likes to forge their killer songs. The members of this Belgium-based band share a mutual passion…

Phobetor

Through Deepest Fears and Darkest Minds with Marc Dyos Art: Brian D’Agosta Formed by vocalist Debora Conserva in 2018, Phobetor’s drive and vision were to mirror the anguish and chaos of life, to capture its essence and reflect it into the hearts of the masses. 2020 saw the release of their debut album ‘When Life…

Ghastly

Mercurial Passages with Ian J. D’Waters, Andy Gordon Art: Riikka Pesonen Ghastly was formed in 2011 by Ian J. d’Waters and Gassy Sam as a side project. A demo, ‘Death is Present’, was released the same year, and it gave enough feedback for Ghastly to make a 7″ and led to the making of a…

La Merde

La Vie En Noir with Thomas Art: Carl Mithralion Praya-dubia La Merde has been creating music since 2018. Born out of a love for classic neofolk bands, they decided to build upon this musical heritage with a distinctly personal touch. Many of our songs could be seen as short narratives, glimpses into the lives of…

The Heretic Order

III with Lord Ragnar Wagner Art: Lord Ragnar Wagner Our music is metal with a dark feel to it, a soundtrack to the lyrics which are short stories of the occult and the dark side of human history; I always thought that we don’t need science fiction to scare people; humans have done a very…

Venomized

Death Row with Kevin Kross Art: Roberto Napolitano I started the project in November 2017 because I wanted to learn to scream and write a Death Metal album myself for the first time. And I wanted to push myself on my bass playing, which I have been playing since 2007. After that, I needed a…