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The Vintage Caravan

Gateways By Óskar Logi Our goal is always to become better as a band, write better songs, perform better as a live unit and perform more concerts over the globe. With expectations it’s different. It very hard maintains expectations when you’re so involved in a band since situations can change within days or even hours.…

Graveyard

Peace By Joakim Nilsson and Truls Mörck Joakim: I guess there’s no story behind this album. Truls: It’s not a concept album. It’s just a collection of songs that we wrote during this particular time. That was special for because it was written during and right after we had split up. That was different I…

Follow The Cipher

Follow The Cipher By Jonas Asplind, Karl Löfgren, Linda Toni Grahn JA:  We want to catch the feeling of something big and bombastic; like Hollywood movies in the style of Mad Max and Terminator when you hear us. KL: Chris Rörland made the cover (he’s most famous for playing the guitar in Sabaton). The songs…

Taken by the Tide

Revenge by Phil Illsley Our new record ‘Revenge’ was out Aug 3rd, 2018. It’s the culmination of a couple of years of struggle and difficulties. It represents the band, against all the odds, pushing forward. We do things a little strangely in this band. I’m not sure if it’s because of happenstance or [we joke…

Lucifer

Lucifer II By Nicke Andersson and Johanna Sadonis Nicke: It’s got nine songs of Lucifer heavy rock. Johanna: Yes, nine songs of heavy rock. We can recommend it. Nicke: Johanna had the concept. Ester Segarra took the photo. Johanna and I laid it out. I can’t say it tells the story of the album, no.…

Baest

Danse Macabre By Simon Olsen The album is coming out the 17/8, and we are stoked to release our debut finally! Of course, we wish to blow people’s mind with our uncompromising death metal, and our primary goal is casual world domination. We work daily with songwriting, Doomstar (our booking agency), Century Media (our label)…

Alien Weaponry

Tū By Henry and Lewis de Jong We’re a thrash metal band with groove and nu metal influences. We also sing about half our material in Te Reo Maori, which is the native language of New Zealand. Lewis used to obsessively watch David Gilmour and Stevie Ray Vaughan DVDs when he was really young –…

Martyr Art

FearFaith Machines by Joe Gagliardi III Martyr Art is a digital metal phenomenon that’s been shredding since 2004. Known for playing so fast that he “sends music into the future”, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Joe Gagliardi III, is the driving force and solo performer in Martyr Art. Joe plays every instrument, does all his recording,…

High Council

Held in Contempt By Bob Saunders From the abandoned asylums and haunted pine barrens of Southern New Jersey comes High Council, an interminable force with one foot in hell and the other crushing the throat of mediocrity. For years, High Council has been bludgeoning its loyal fans with ferocious epics of riff-fueled neoclassic rock-metal. Consisting…

Dallian

Automata By Carlos Amado From the alchemical merging of Metal music and the aesthetics of Steampunk an unlikely synthesis is born, giving rise to Dallian, a band hoping to fill a void in a still very underexplored fusion. Rising in 2017 from the centre of Portugal, in the small city of Leiria, Dallian is a…

Centuries

The Lights of This Earth Are Blinding By Derrick Flanagin Our new album ‘The Lights of This Earth’ I think as a whole we just took a little more time with the writing process. We also took some time off to try and mould these songs and find the new direction we wanted to go.…

Baptists

Beacon Of Faith by Andrew Drury ‘Beacon Of Faith’ it’s an album of 13 noisy punk songs that were written over the last couple of years in a basement in Kelowna, BC, fine-tuned in Vancouver, BC, recorded in Salem, MA and mastered in Portland, OR. The process this time around was different for us because…

Letters from the Colony

Vignette By Alexander Backlund I’m the vocalist of LFTC. I’ve included a link to our bio below as we don’t have a TL;DR version of it yet. You can just copy/paste whichever section you think is relevant or do some Frankensteining. Thanks for letting me do this interview, I hope you enjoy it! Oh, and…

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…

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”.…