Promoting metal as art and culture

Israthoum

Arrows From Below by Tiúval Israthoum is a corruption of the name Irasthoum ‘The Shadow of Death’, which basically is the region in Hell under Satan‘s rule according to Qliphotic teachings. VxInfr found the moniker in a book somewhere at the end of the previous century. Back then it was a good name for us…

Mephitism by Pibe The original line up brought the name Whoresnation in 2009; it was meant to be a radical stand against the idea of state or nation. It’s an attack on our system, capitalism and state corruption. As awkward this name might be, it has nothing to do with sex workers, nor it is…

Arrayan Path

The Marble Gates to Apeiron by Nicholas Leptos Our band name Arrayan Path, there is no deep meaning. El Arrayan is the name of a flower (a plant) otherwise called ‘Myrtle’ or ‘Ar-hayan’. ‘The Marble Gates to Apeiron’ are the gates through which we can communicate with the ancient gods. It is based on a…

Elixir

Voyage of the Eagle by Phil Denton I think it is hard to choose the right name for your band. We started in 1983 and toyed with the names Purgatory and Hellfire, but both were rather corny. We wanted something a bit more subtle. To us, Elixir is an alchemist’s potion, created through magic and…

Goblins Blade

Of Angels and Snakes by Jörg M. Knittel I founded the band in 2018 and thought about a suitable band name for a long time. It’s really not easy these days to find a good-sounding name that hasn’t been used yet. Then one day I listened to the band Heathen who have a song called…

Agora

Imperio by Eduardo “NAT” Contreras Agora is a Mexican progressive Metal band with almost 20 years of existence, 5 studio albums and 1 live DVD. Their career took them to play at international festivals such as Vive Latino, Rock al Parque, Hell & Heaven and Fronterizo Fest. And share the stage with bands like Kiss,…

Falconer

From a Dying Ember by Stefan Weinerhall I chose the name Falconer since I felt it represented both freedom and pride in a way. Also, it had that notion of medieval times that fitted our concept. Plus, it short and easy.  I knew that ‘From a Dying Ember’ would become our final album and felt…

Feuerschwanz

Das Elfte Gebot by Jarne Hodinsson Feuerschwanz started 16 years ago as a comedy folk-rock band, that‘s why the band name is basically a german dick-joke. “Schwanz” means both tail and dick in German. Today, the Feuerschwanz is a dragon with a fiery tail (of course), but there might be some quirky minds out there…

Green Carnation

Leaves of Yesteryear by Kjetil Nordhus A band name is something you just get used to. I don’t really think too much about our band name anymore. Since the band name was decided many, many years ago, it comes with a funny story, of course. Originally Green Carnation was a death metal band, I think…

Blaze of Perdition

The Harrowing of Hearts by Sonneillon Blaze of Perdition’s name is an evolution of XCIII’s previous band called simply Perdition. He wanted to keep this word, but make the new band’s name more individual, and we collectively came up with Blaze of Perdition. It refers to the spiritual or metaphorical inner fire burning in humans,…

Accu§er

Accuser by Frank Thomas The Accuser always has something to do with justice and law. The paragraph character symbolises that. The band name with the paragraph is our logo. We started looking for the name at ‘A’ in the alphabet and didn’t get far. All songs represent unity. Some elements might fit into the early…

Jordablod

The Cabinet of Numinous Song by Filip Lundström To put it very simple, Jordablod is the name of the music we create when we as the group we are now are playing together. I don’t mean that in a vague sense, but I want to emphasise that the name itself does not have a deeper…

Harmonize

Warrior in the Night by George Constantinou We were fascinated by the word “harmonize” and the correlations of it. We found that the name suits the story that our work is based on. The idea of harmony, balance and equilibrium. We are aware that it is not apparent as of now, but we aim to…

Antipope

Apostle of Infinite Joy by Antti, Tuska E. & Mikko Antipope is a progressive extreme metal band, formed in Finland in 2004. So far, Antipope has released five full-length albums, the latest of which, ‘Apostle of Infinite Joy’ was released worldwide by a US record label Fertile Crescent Productions in February 2020. Antipope started as…

Føes

American Violence by Garrett Judkins Føes is the focus and outlet of all the negative stuff us guys can’t bury inside anymore. We’ve said before that it stands for different things to each of us, a common acronym we enjoy is fuck off eat shit. Simple but all-encompassing. Originally the name came from watching Willem…

Lords Of Black

Alchemy of Souls Part I by Tony Hernando The name and the general concept of the Lords Of Black were in my mind for a long time, before I formed the band with Ronnie Romero. Lords Of Black stands for a fictional secret society of Vigilantes or heroes if you will, that fight the evil.…

Lady Beast

The Vultures Amulet by Deborah Levine Lady Beast is a traditional metal band from the steel city, Pittsburgh, PA. Going into their 11th year, the band has released five albums, toured worldwide and even organise their heavy metal festival, Metal Immortal Festival. For fans of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Judas Priest and Dio, no song sounds…

Harlott

Detritus of the Final Age by Andrew Hudson The band name Harlott, it means very little. It was just a word that sounded cool phonetically when I was a teenage boy and the extra T is alleviate issues we used to have with pronunciation as people kept coming at us with ‘Harlow”… which was weird.…

Sentinel Complex

Demise Of The Faithful by Jamie Everett, Joshua Grayson Sentinel Complex is Jamie Everett and Joshua Grayson’s brainchild, combining our shared love of everything dystopian, cyberpunk and industrial. The music we create is an amalgamation of hard-hitting drum beats, heavy riffs and adrenaline-fuelled metal, combined with a cinematic flair giving our music the unique characteristic…

Grayscale Season

Glitter by Adam Dahlman Grayscale Season is a four-piece band from Kungsbacka, Sweden. Drawing inspiration from bands like Deftones, Converge, and The Acacia Strain, they play groovy metalcore. To your question, what is Grayscale Season? Not as often as one might think! We live in Kungsbacka, which is a 20-minute drive from Gothenburg, and here,…