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Dismalimerence

Tome: 1 by Elijah Cirricione  Dismalimerence to me was the best way to describe how I felt about my music at the time. I felt very low and uninterested while also feeling infatuated and whimsical about my music then. The polarising emotions led to me combining the words Dismal and Limerence. It thought it was…

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…

Witching

Vernal by Jacqui, Lev, Nate, Miles, Tatiana HMA: What is Witching? Jacqui: It is about connecting to the earth and spirit; it doesn’t mean pointy hats and broomsticks. The intangible art form of music to transfer emotion. It’s ethereal. ‘Vernal’ refers to the spring equinox, also known as the Vernal equinox; it is a time…

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…

Convocation

Ashes Coalesce by MN, LL LL: Naming a band is hard. Really hard. We had some initial ideas, but all of those were already used by other groups. So we did what most of the bands do, compile a long list of potential names. And to further strip down the mysticism around the naming process,…

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…

Vaisseau

Horrors Waiting In Line by Ewenn Padovan Vaisseau craft their very own sonic way out, both distraught and intense. The French duo confidently matches doom and krautrock, laying their haunting synths at the centre of the action. Tangerine Dream outrageously flirting with Black Sabbath and satisfying any fiend of dark, proto-prog soundscapes. Vaisseau doesn’t need…

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…

Forming the Void

Reverie by Forming the Void When the idea came up I was thinking about emptiness and creation a lot. Once we all got together and started finding our sound, it seemed to fit the sonic aesthetic and subject matter. Those have remained present in my mind since then.  The album ‘Reverie’ is based around the…

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…