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The Book of Demons

Maxime Taccardi new book The Book of Demons is the bedtime story companion to be transported in sleep apnea, incubi, parasomnias, sleep paralysis and hopefully, if the prayers are answered, near-death experience. The daemons/demons are illustrated with a corresponding sigil and a poem specific to each, like the universe with no beginning and no end. Based…

Bâ’a

Deus Qui Non Mentitur by Maximilien Brigliadori The Bâ’a entity materialises itself in the year 2017 in the south of France. It is composed of three individuals coming from the French black metal scene. Their stylistic approach is both modern and respectful of the broad lines carved by the essential black metal acts of the…

Chugger

Of man and machine by Robert Bjärmyr Chugger is a groove metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden, successfully fusing the signature Gothenburg metal sound with the groove of American southern metal. Since the start in 2012, Chugger has been crushing Europe with their brutal sound and intense stage performance, comparable to acts like Lamb of God,…

Lord Orots

Conquering The Infinite Void by Lord Orots Lord Orots is a one-man-band project from the Basque Country born in mid-late 2019. Lord Orots can be categorised under the genres of dark ambient, dungeon synth and atmospheric black metal. It’s been just over a year since I started this project, and despite that, I can’t remember…

Malokarpatan

Krupinské Ohne by As Despite being from different cities, we all live a stone’s throw away from the Carpathian mountains. Their local part here is called Little Carpathians, Malé Karpaty in the Slovak language. Malokarpatan means an inhabitant of Small Carpathians. So it´s a purely local name paying tribute to our surroundings and culture. The…

Konvent

Puritan, Masochism by Sara Helena Nørregaard When we signed the deal in 2018, we only had a few finished tracks, so we were far from going into the studio. Since we had quite many concerts in 2018, we didn’t have a lot of time to work on the album. Half of the record was made…

Helfró

Helfró by Ragnar S Helfró is an extreme black metal band from Iceland. Music written by Ragnar S, performed by Ragnar S and Símon Þ. The music style of Helfró is fast and relentless. Helfró is a feeling of acceptance and being resigned to death and dying. The word can be interpreted to situations of…

Eremit

Desert of Ghouls by Moritz Fabian Eremit was formed in the late days of 2015 as a three-piece doom band in Onabrück, Germany. The band plays massive and gnarly doom, telling a continuous story of a lonesome hermit in a dystopian world. Alongside playing a few local shows (Conan support, for example), Eremit recorded their…

Escuela Grind

With: E.G. Through punishingly short and dynamic songs, Escuela Grind delivers politically charged lyrics inspired by modern anxieties, unrest, and the roots of Hardcore Punk, Grindcore, and Power Violence. While members Katerina Economou, Jesse Fuentes (Kill the Client, Creator|Destroyer), and Kris Morash (Your Brain on Drugs) span from different parts of the United States, the…

Dialogia

Nostrum by Dialogia Dialogia was born when childhood friends Alejandro Nogales and Bobby Tufino, who had met while growing up in Bolivia in the 1990s, reconnected after a ten-year silence to find that they shared the same preference for dread in art, and the same fascination with the worlds that lie beneath the surface of…

San Leo

Mantracore by San Leo It started in 2013 as a duo and still sticking to the guitar-drums formula that helped them built a reputation in the Italian d.i.y. San Leo (Marco Tabellini and Marco Migani) have developed a powerful and evocative style in the underground scene, often described as a trip characterised by a wide…

Voltumna

Ciclope by Haruspex Voltumna was born in 2009 by the hands of the only original member Haruspex (guitars, vocals), today flanked by Augur Veii (drums) and the leading composer Phersu (vocals, bass, programming, production). The current power trio line-up follows esoteric knowledge and traditional heritage, which fascinates the whole band and spreads savage and ferocious…

Thanatos

Violence Death Rituals by Stephan Gebédi We started writing new songs in the Summer of 2018 and finished the writing process in the Summer of 2019; it was a team effort with guitarist Paul, drummer Martin and me writing all the music. I also took care of all the lyrics. With this album, we wanted…

Lychgate

Futura by Vortigern It was a mixture of choosing a band name that wasn’t already taken and choosing something relevant or meaningful. “Lynch” (pronounced “lich”) is the Old English/Saxon word for “corpse”. A lychgate is a roofed gate and entrance to a churchyard – a sheltered point where the coffin was laid down at a…

Bones

Gate of Night by Jeroen de Pauw Bones hails from Belgium and exists to deliver death metal with authenticity and devotion, infused with the sorceries of the ancients. A primitive demo was released and repressed several times. The Awaiting Rebirth EP followed this in 2014, and last year’s Gate of Night EP, both released on…

Titaan

Itima by Lalartu Titaan is a secret One Man occult Black Metal Band of the entity Lalartu arisen in 2014 from “Nowhere”. The first album, ‘Kadingir’, was released in 2016 and the second one, ‘Itima’ in 2020, both released for the Italian record label ATMF. From the deeper and most ancient past of the Mesopotamic…

Dauþuz

Grubenfall 1727 by Aragonyth The idea for “Dauþuz” came up in 2016 after Aragonyth had accumulated some material that didn’t fit with his main band at the time. It was darker and more direct. He came up with the name “Dauþuz” for it, Germanic for “Death”. A short time later, singer and lyricist Syderyth, whom…

Funeral Cult

Possession Done by Jacek Rybak The band was formed in 1993. At that time, band members wanted to play severe and slow music, which brings an aura of sorrow, melancholy and dark. Lyrics were focused on Slavic people, their gods and funeral ceremonies and rites. After few months of rehearsals, the band recorded demo tape…

Acid Mammoth

Under Acid Hoof by Chris Babalis Jr. Acid Mammoth is a Doom Metal band from Athens, Greece. The band was formed by Chris Babalis Jr. (Vocals & Guitars) and Dimosthenis Varikos (Bass) in 2015. Great friend since childhood, with a great love for Sabbath and other heavy music. In 2016, they were joined by their…

Entorx

Since 2009, Entorx, provide rough, atmospheric and complex death, thrash metal; with a blend of Progressive music. Pushing and playful drums collide with mighty walls of guitars, which are underpinned by driving and highly variable bass compositions. René’s bloodcurdling vocals cap it all while seamlessly changing to impressive clean vocals. In 2020, Entorx planned to…