Promoting metal as art and culture

Nervosa

Downfall of Mankind By Fernanda Lira Our music can be described as very visceral and aggressive Thrash/death metal, influenced by Destruction, Sepultura, Slayer and many more… It’s common to find people saying that the band has an “old school” thrash metal, cause our influences came from many old school bands and you can clearly find…

The Osiris Club

The Wine – Dark Sea by Andrew Prestidge This album was a four-year gestation until release, after we played Roadbum in 2015 some members left due to commitments outside the band, so we were reduced to a core four-piece for some time. The new LP is based on in part some of the short stories…

Aesthetics of Sickness

‘Aesthetics of Sickness – The Gore Archetypes’ brings together the filthiest and most gruesome metal cover albums ever been released. With lyrics, articles, photos and artwork. The volume also includes high profile blood artists such as Hermann Nitsch, Andres Serrano, Jordan Eagles, Vincent Castiglia, Neal Auch, Dr Rev Mayers, Jen Lewis, Maxime Taccardi. Full articles…

Crystal Ball

Crystallizer By Cris “Iron” Stone & Scott Leach With the critical acclaims for the last album “Déjà-VooDoo” still going on, the bustling Swiss melodic rocker strike again with ‘Crystallizer’. 2013 Crystal Ball came back after a long break, with the album «Dawnbreaker». Stronger than ever! The original members Scott Leach and Marcel Sardella reformed Crystal…

Circle Of Silence

The Crimson Throne By Niklas Keim Circle Of Silence was formed back in 2006. The founding members Nick, Tobias, Christian, Björn and Pit are still part of the band. From 2006 until 2010 we released two self-produced demo albums. 2011 we joined the Massacre Records family and released our first official album ‘The Blackened Halo’.…

Abinchova

Weltenwanderer By Arnaud We’d describe our music as a healthy dose of melodic death metal mixed with different influences, ranging from bands like Epica, Ensiferum, Dornenreich, and many more. In the end, we listen to the songs and decide if it works for us or not. We generally have one or two persons come up…

69 Chambers

Machine By Nina Vetterli-Treml 69 Chambers is a minefield of contradictions, combining brutality with pop sensibility in an array of in-your-face rock and metal songs. Led by multi-instrumentalist and frontwoman Nina Vetterli-Treml, they combine outstanding musicianship with a voice that has been described as somewhere between “Tori Amos goes metal” and “Alanis Morissette with balls”.…

Night Viper

Exterminator By Tom Sutton Since the first whispers heard in 2014, the name of Gothenburg’s Night Viper has only gotten louder and louder. Thanks to a blistering debut album on Svart Records and a reputation as one of the most energetic, exciting and downright headbangable live bands around, Night Viper is now a must-see band…

Paradise Lost

A True Believer Paradise Lost is one of the biggest names in metal and is considered pioneers in both doom metal and sub-genres of gothic rock. Being around for nearly three decades and with 15 studio albums in their name, they have gained strength year after year, exploring sounds and being inspirations for countless bands.…

Death Alley

Superbia by Dennis Duijnhouwer The songwriting and creative direction are a product of the journey we have lived over the past years, ever since we released our debut ‘Black Magick Boogieland’. Keeping our visor open for new musical inputs, while thematically being fuelled with the dirt and pearls of what we go through as a…

Deathgrave

So Real, It’s Now By Greg Wilkinson and Andre Cornejo In 2012 Fern (Amber Asylum, ex-Ringwurm) and I (Greg, Brainoil, ex-Laudanum, ex-Graves at Sea) wanted to start working on a grind/HC/metal band.  Although it was an open forum, the initial premise was to grind with siege style blast beats while incorporating Rudimentary Peni style punk…

Stolen Memories

Paradox By Baptiste Brun Formed by Baptiste Brun (guitars) and his brother Antoine (drums) in 2007 Stolen Memories is a Progressive metal band from Lyon France. The band has released three albums, The Strange Order in 2010, Blind Consequence in 2013 and Paradox in 2017. Stolen Memories, is a progressive metal band, with a groovy…

Sendwood

Fist Leaf By Kriss W. Wood Guitar/drums combo from south of France, Sendwood is a metal rock duet, with a blues-punk attitude. With ‘Fist Leaf’, Sendwood first album, coming out in May 2018, the two musicians raw energy is set for one goal only, headbang. ‘Fist Leaf’ was recorded in 2 days, using only live…

Overdrivers

Rockin’Hell By Adrien Desquire Overdrivers plays an authentic and pure hard rock… A true stage presence, huge energy mixed with a wall of decibels! We play a rock’n’roll which goes back to basics, with a lot of energy, and with some Australian influences. Our latest release is our first album ‘Rockin’Hell’. We wanted to make…

Old Man Wizard

Blame It All In Sorcery By Kris Calabio ‘Blame It All In Sorcery’ is about a lot of things. Some of the songs are about fictional characters, and some of them are written about real experiences. There’s definitely a little bit of unifying thematic content. Lots of songs with bits about distrust of beliefs and…

Arte Arcana

‘Arte Divina’ highlighted divinity and the holy act of creativity. ‘Arte Arcana’ focus on the dark side of the arts from whatever philosophical source artists draw their inspiration. Speaking across cultures and traditions is difficult to say what can be considered “dark”. We invite artists to share their visions, interpretations, critiques, thoughts and discussions. Artists…

Tengil

Shouldhavebeens By Sakarias Tengil is a constellation of musicians playing atmospheric, experimental heavy music that is at once nostalgic, quasi-symphonic and spiritually violent. Tengil’s eye-opening musical style has developed from raw hardcore to an almost heavenly wall of aggressive sound. Commanding a mind-bending and dynamic meld of hardcore, rock, blackgaze and melody, Tengil wields its…

Hekate

Totentanz By Susi Hekate was founded in 1993 in Koblenz (Germany), has since released seven albums in changing the cast. The origin of the band lies in the darkwave scene, whose elements are always found in the music. In our music, we want to touch on the hidden desires, longings and dreams of the listeners.…

Body Void

I Live Inside A Burning House By Will Ryan Body Void is a 3-piece doom/sludge/crust trio from San Francisco, California. The group formed in 2014 as Devoid, releasing two demos in 2014 and 2015 respectively, before changing their name with the release of their first studio recording, Ruins, in 2016. ‘I Live Inside A Burning…