Promoting metal as art and culture

Dialogia

Nostrum by Dialogia Dialogia was born when childhood friends Alejandro Nogales and Bobby Tufino, who had met while growing up in Bolivia in the 1990s, reconnected after a ten-year silence to find that they shared the same preference for dread in art, and the same fascination with the worlds that lie beneath the surface of…

San Leo

Mantracore by San Leo It started in 2013 as a duo and still sticking to the guitar-drums formula that helped them built a reputation in the Italian d.i.y. San Leo (Marco Tabellini and Marco Migani) have developed a powerful and evocative style in the underground scene, often described as a trip characterised by a wide…

Voltumna

Ciclope by Haruspex Voltumna was born in 2009 by the hands of the only original member Haruspex (guitars, vocals), today flanked by Augur Veii (drums) and the leading composer Phersu (vocals, bass, programming, production). The current power trio line-up follows esoteric knowledge and traditional heritage, which fascinates the whole band and spreads savage and ferocious…

Thanatos

Violence Death Rituals by Stephan Gebédi We started writing new songs in the Summer of 2018 and finished the writing process in the Summer of 2019; it was a team effort with guitarist Paul, drummer Martin and me writing all the music. I also took care of all the lyrics. With this album, we wanted…

Lychgate

Futura by Vortigern It was a mixture of choosing a band name that wasn’t already taken and choosing something relevant or meaningful. “Lynch” (pronounced “lich”) is the Old English/Saxon word for “corpse”. A lychgate is a roofed gate and entrance to a churchyard – a sheltered point where the coffin was laid down at a…

Bones

Gate of Night by Jeroen de Pauw Bones hails from Belgium and exists to deliver death metal with authenticity and devotion, infused with the sorceries of the ancients. A primitive demo was released and repressed several times. The Awaiting Rebirth EP followed this in 2014, and last year’s Gate of Night EP, both released on…

Titaan

Itima by Lalartu Titaan is a secret One Man occult Black Metal Band of the entity Lalartu arisen in 2014 from “Nowhere”. The first album, ‘Kadingir’, was released in 2016 and the second one, ‘Itima’ in 2020, both released for the Italian record label ATMF. From the deeper and most ancient past of the Mesopotamic…

Dauþuz

Grubenfall 1727 by Aragonyth The idea for “Dauþuz” came up in 2016 after Aragonyth had accumulated some material that didn’t fit with his main band at the time. It was darker and more direct. He came up with the name “Dauþuz” for it, Germanic for “Death”. A short time later, singer and lyricist Syderyth, whom…

Funeral Cult

Possession Done by Jacek Rybak The band was formed in 1993. At that time, band members wanted to play severe and slow music, which brings an aura of sorrow, melancholy and dark. Lyrics were focused on Slavic people, their gods and funeral ceremonies and rites. After few months of rehearsals, the band recorded demo tape…

Acid Mammoth

Under Acid Hoof by Chris Babalis Jr. Acid Mammoth is a Doom Metal band from Athens, Greece. The band was formed by Chris Babalis Jr. (Vocals & Guitars) and Dimosthenis Varikos (Bass) in 2015. Great friend since childhood, with a great love for Sabbath and other heavy music. In 2016, they were joined by their…

Entorx

Since 2009, Entorx, provide rough, atmospheric and complex death, thrash metal; with a blend of Progressive music. Pushing and playful drums collide with mighty walls of guitars, which are underpinned by driving and highly variable bass compositions. René’s bloodcurdling vocals cap it all while seamlessly changing to impressive clean vocals. In 2020, Entorx planned to…

Nexorum

Death, Unchained by Roger Isaksen Nexorum is a blackened death metal band from Trondheim, Norway, and consists of members from Keep of Kalessin, Khonsu, Chton, and Vecordious. After Terje and Roger worked with a less ambitious band together, they realised some unfulfilled potential. They decided to join forces with Robin and Vidar to build the…

Stinky

The Lost Things by Antoine Coppi, Claire Bousique We are a hardcore/punk band from Nantes, Western France. We started the band at the end of 2014; we all knew each other from previous bands. Since the band started, we have played in 16 countries in Europe, recorded three albums and had the opportunity to tour…

Omegavortex

Black Abomination Spawn by Omegavortex ‘Black Abomination Spawn’ is the first full length of us. It has been a long trip which we left behind. The right sort of people gathered to make it happen. Time created wisdom and demented imagination and practice built the foundation to this work of blackest death. ‘Black Abomination Spawn’…

Marche Funebre

Einderlicht by Marche Funebre We have been writing material together for over a decade, so we have our habits. All the songs are written together. Generally, someone comes up with a couple of riffs, and we look into them together. It’s great to bounce ideas off each like that. Most of the time, it goes…

Korpsesoturi

Korpskrist by Juha Ahlfors, Jani Elokoski Korpsesoturi is an old school death metal band that was formed originally 2014 by Juha Ahlfors. The main focus was to create raw energy, dark lyrics in the Finnish language and sound which respects the traditional old school death metal. Some flavours from the years spent with different types…

Seismic

By Ken Miller Seismic is an instrumental doom metal trio from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Arriving with monolithic force on their maiden recording last fall, Seismic channels the ominous and existential horrors of our time and forges them into a lumbering, dynamic landscape of slow-motion sludge and doom metal without vocals or lyrics guiding the way. Immersive,…

Leaving Eden

Fable by Eric Gynan I typically write the songs. Alyssa co-wrote the title track fable as well as the title track dream with me. I always say that I simply listen to what the Universe has to say by making that connection. Then I get down some scratch tracks, and the rest of the band…

Grave Circles

Tome II by Grave Circles Grave Circles is a Central Ukrainian project that plays a style of music that can be classified as black metal but is atypical to other bands from our country.  Most of the time, nothing is done and the process only starts when a sort of frequency opens up. It is…

TesseracT

Altered State by Amos Williams We all come from entirely different backgrounds, which I think is essential to a diverse output. James and I went to school together in central London, and I’ll be honest, I can’t remember when we first started performing in bands together. I know that he was the rock guitarist, and…