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Schemata Theory

Unity in Time with Huw We’re really excited to release the new album ‘Unity in Time’; although we’ve had a couple of EPs in recent years, it’s been a while since we’ve been able to do a full-length album, and we can’t wait for people to hear how we’ve grown and developed. Hopefully, they will…

InVisions

Deadlock with Alex Scott Since the last record, we’ve grown up as individuals and as a band. This album feels like a reflection of that growth and maturity. The lyrical content hits home, and the music is far more interesting and emotive than anything we’ve written before. We took our time with this one, meticulously…

Above the Stars

Dawn of the New Day with Viper, Glympse Viper: Our debut album was awesome, but the new one is better. The work wasn’t very different from the previous one: demos, lyrics, record. And some guests as usual. Glympse: My part of the working process may occur at any time of the cycle, months before the…

Cobra the Impaler

Colossal Gods with Thijs De Cloedt My name is Tace DC (Thijs De Cloedt). I’m the guitarist and founder of Cobra The Impaler and the primary songwriter. The idea to start Cobra originated a few years back. I played in the Belgian death metal band Aborted for almost eight years. I left the band and…

Overtoun 

This Darkness Feels Alive with Agustin Lobo, Matias Bahamondes Agustin Lobo: The cover art for ‘This Darkness Feels Alive’ is undoubtedly one of the most important elements of the music. It is the first thing you can appreciate without going any further before even listening to the album. That hell landscape full of dark characters…

HatenshrinE

Universe Creation with Davide “Hades” Castiglione The band was born in 2011, created by Davide ”Hades” Castiglione (vocals, guitars) and Vænix (drums). Two words, ”hate to name the band” and ‘’enshrine’’ meaning ”enshrining the hate”. In 2014 Hades collaborated with Aeternus (drummer from Handful Of Hate) to create the crushing debut album titled ”When The…

!T.O.O.H.!

Free Speech by Schizoid, Humanoid Our last album, ‘Free Speech’ 2020, was released on CD by Lavadome Productions. It contains eight new songs, plus four songs from the EP’ Komouš’, which means twelve songs. I recorded the guitars at Standa Valášek’s studio Šopa; everything else was recorded at home. My brother recorded the drums on…

Mindpatrol

Ikaria by Mindpatrol Luxembourgish Extreme Progressive Metal band Mindpatrol has specialised in narrating stories through its music ever since its birth in 2012. To breathe life into the worlds and characters of their imagination, Mindpatrol uses all means loud and capable of drawing an image in front of the listeners’ inner eye.  We call our…

Sinnery

A Feast of Fools with Alon Forged by the love for metal and hatred for anything else, Sinnery formed in late 2012 in Herzliya, Israel. The 4-piece toured Israel nonstop while entering the studio with Israeli producer Eli Pikover (Sonne Adam, Whorecore, Shredhead) to record their first album. In 2016 the band signed with Pitch…

Kekal

Quantum Resolution by Jeffray Arwadi Formed in 1995 as a more straightforward extreme metal band with a punk-influenced attitude, Kekal has been venturing deeply into its continuous exploration in creating music for more than two decades. Their 4th album, ‘1000 Thoughts of Violence’ 2003, marked the beginning of their journey into the unknown. They successfully…

Noctiferia

Reforma with Uroš Lipovec Noctiferia has been active for two decades with no brakes and has released six studio albums, performed at Wacken Open Air as the first Slovenian band in history. Also toured China twice, performed multiple times on national television, did an unplugged performance in a national Opera house with a symphony orchestra.…

Grenouer

Ambition 999 with Andrey Ind Grenouer latest release is already not quite new. I am talking about the deluxe edition of the album ‘Ambition 999’, which includes bonus tracks and a DVD, and it has been a year and a half since it saw the light. The apparent reason for the absence of any new…

Opposition Party

Tales To Horrify by Francis Frightful Formed way back in 1986 by Francis Frightful, Opposition Party started as many social misfits expressing their rage at society and the world in general through punk rock. They took their cue from early UK hardcore/punk bands such as The Exploited, GBH, Chaos UK, Broken Bones, English Dogs, and…

Just one Fix

Let Them Hate… as Long as They Fear By Riccardo Ball We have a new EP on the way, it’s been demoed, and we are aiming to finish recording around August. Before that was our album ‘Let Them Hate … So Long As They Fear’, it’s Evolutionary Thrash if there’s such a thing – guess…

Ageless Oblivion

Suspended Between Earth and Sky with David Porter Our new album is titled ‘Suspended Between Earth and Sky’ and is principally a concept album about misery, disorder and the indifference of reality. It is essentially an ode to our frustrations and torments we’ve experienced both as part of this band and personally between now and…

King Baal

Conjurements with Narciso Monteiro, Joana Carvalho “Somewhere between Doom, Symphonic and pure Heavy Metal, King Baal hail from Portugal with a very personal approach to metal, blending powerful and intense patterns with occasional dreamy musical landscapes.” Narciso Monteiro: The writing process was quite normal, as nowadays it’s very easy to collaborate with anyone digitally. Hence,…

Rites of the Abyss

Rites of the Abyss. The Genesis and History of Greek Black Metal reveal how the Greek black metal scene started and evolved through three decades. It covers the bands, record labels, recording studios, fanzines, live venues and festivals that supported this unique and resilient scene and described the historical and social background in which the artists…

20 Watt Tombstone

Year of the Jackalope with Tom Jordan 20 Watt Tombstone are Wausau Wisconsin’s hard-touring death blues saviours. They have played hundreds of shows over the past few years and recently embraced European shores in 2019. Fusing the sounds of ZZ Top with Kyuss by way of Robert Johnson and Black Flag, the band has continually…

Enemy Inside

Crystallize with Nastassja Giulia The modern metal band Enemy Inside was formed in 2017 out of Aschaffenburg (DE) through Nastassja Giulia (vocals) and Evan K (guitar). In 2018 their debut album ‘Phoenix’ was released internationally through Rock Of Angels Records. Enemy Inside toured extensively in G.S.A. but also in Spain, the Netherlands, Greece, Bulgaria etc.…

Wythersake

Antiquity with Gabriel Luis Wythersake is a Blackened Symphonic Death Metal Band hailing from the Nations Capital (USA). They were formed by a collective of individuals with the same passion for melding Melody with Brutality amid a backdrop of Majestic atmosphere. 2021 will see Wythersake release their first full-length album on Scarlet Records. Thanks to…