Promoting metal as art and culture

Xoth

Interdimensional Invocations with Tyler Sturgill Since their debut in 2014, Seattle’s Xoth has continually spewed its unique brand of extreme metal upon unsuspecting listeners to great pleasure and critical acclaim. Appearing on festivals including Northwest Terror Fest and sharing the stage with bands including Voivod, Napalm Death, and Marduk, Xoth has consistently turned heads and…

Reaping Asmodeia

Darkened Infinity with Alexander Drake Kelly ‘Darkened Infinity’ was written and approached as a concept piece. We envisioned a record that is to be listened to front to back. The 3 of us expanded our writing process beyond our instruments and added electronic influence and orchestration elements. Each of us was able to produce pre-production…

Exterminated

The Genesis of Genocide with Exterminated Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share what this album is all about. The Genesis of Genocide 2021 was our latest effort of relentless and straightforward BDM under the influence of the early BDM bands such as Disavowed, Dying Fetus, Disgorge and Suffocation. We’ve crafted this album…

Hexorcist

Evil Reaping Death with Carlos Villegas Hexorcist was formed in February 2019. We started working on new material immediately, and by the end of the year, we had recorded part of the demo and had some of the songs that would comprise the full length. Everything took longer than anticipated to finish because we had…

Ophidian I

Desolate by Ophidian I We emerged from Iceland, the barren island in the north, home to apocalyptic weather, eruptions and storms. The breeding intensity, blazing speed and ferocity of Ophidian I reflects the chaos it hails from and the inherent beauty and complex harmony. Consisting of familiar faces within the Icelandic scene as members of…

Sabïre

Jätt with Scarlett Monastyrski Sabïre is a self-proclaimed Acid Metal outfit from Australia with its early roots in Canada. Led by visionary Scarlett Monastyrski, Sabïre paves the way for a new approach to heavy music using an iconic androgynous image, heartfelt stinging lyrics, and their trademark shimmery acidic sound. Following up their 2018 already legendary…

Intricated

Apocalyptic Metamorphosis with Wasumit Wongwai, Pratchaya Phadungthin Wasumit Wongwai: We kind of start with the album’s concept, what we would like our album to be as a final product. And then start writing the materials, majority guitars and bass and drums, then all come together, tweak here and there to fit our style. We always…

Reinforcer

Prince Of The Tribes with Reinforcer With their first full-length album, ‘Prince Of The Tribes’ (18th June 2021 on Scarlet Records), Reinforcer go one step further on their path that has started in 2015 and reached its first peak in 2018 with the release of the well-acknowledged debut-EP ‘The Wanderer’. The five-piece from Paderborn, Germany,…

Dreamshade

A Pale Blue Dot with Kevin Calì, Fella Fella: With this record, we gathered every era of the band. People who followed us over the years can expect to find familiar sounds from every album as well as completely new styles of Dreamshade music. We felt free to write whatever sounded DS to us in…

Shield Of Wings

Shield Of Wings with James Gregor ‘Shield Of Wings’ return to life after their sweepingly vast EP, 2011’s Solarium.They will begin 2022 with their Epic Symphonic Metal resurrection and their debut full-length album, Unfinished. Sure to appeal to fans of symphonic metal giants Nightwish and Epica and film score composers like Hans Zimmer, James Horner,…

Cognizance

Upheaval with Apostolis “Yage” Karydis I (Apostolis) joined the band during the writing process of Upheaval, so my involvement in the writing and recording process was something that influenced the outcome. Also, having the experience from the previous album helped refine some of the processes this time around. Since we all have some sort of…

Age of Athena

Gate To Oblivion by Age of Athena Age of Athena is made up of Helen Illumina (Vocals), Zachary Sabean (Guitar & Vocals), Nathan Gross (Keyboards), and Michael Johnson (Drums). Together they blend their influences of American metalcore and European symphonic metal, combining the best that both genres offer. Nathan and I wrote most of the…

Wretched Tongues

Into The Nothing with Wretched Tongues Wretched Tongues is a five-piece Deathcore outfit from the Northeastern United States. Adding influences of Technicality and Melody with gut-wrenching vocals and breakdowns, Wretched Tongues is here to stay. Working as a band is so fluent for us all. We all share very similar opinions on lyrical content, musical…

Van Canto

To the Power of Eight with Stefan Schmidt “To the Power of Eight” is Van Canto’s 8. Album, this time we recorded with 8 musicians! Van Canto does not want to repeat too much when recording 2 albums. Each of our albums has a different mix, a different artwork, a different approach. This time, we…

Besatt

Supreme and True at Night with Besatt We have been working on the album (with breaks) for almost four years. We had several tours for which we also had to prepare during this time. So the writing process itself wasn’t as long as it might seem, but we’ve changed the way we create new songs…

Rioghan

Blackened Sky by Rioghan The current situation with covid didn’t affect our work at all. We did most of the writing before the pandemic hit, and it took a while before it came to Finland, so we were “spared” during this particular process. Of course, live shows are non-existent right now, but that didn’t matter…

Crystal Eyes

Starbourne Traveler with Mikael Dahl For many years I presented complete demo versions of the songs with guitars, bass, vocals and programmed drums and what ended up on the records was pretty much copies of those demo recordings. With the new line-up, I felt it was time to involve the others because they really wanted…

Trial

Sisters of the Moon with Alex ‘Sisters of the Moon’ It’s a two-song EP with covers of Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Sisters of the Moon’ and Black Sabbath’s ‘Die Young’ recorded at our studio. The idea came to us when Arthur joined the band, and we wanted to show everyone what he could do. ‘Sisters’ needed a…