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Stalker

Black Majik Terror by Chris, Daif Daif: In an essay ‘The Positive/Negative Realms Of Higher Densities’ by Michael Topper, he talks about how negative higher extra-dimensional entities manipulate and feed on human misery. He labels this act as “stalking”. The poet William S. Burroughs also had a story ‘A One God Universe’ that explores similar…

Ensiferum

Thalassic by Sami Hinkka Back in 1995 when Markus Toivonen (guitars, backing vocals) founded this band, he was at his friend’s home and started to go through Finnish-Latin-Finnish dictionary and there it was ‘Ensiferum: The one who carries a sword’. It fit perfectly the ideas he had for the band; heroism, fantasy, medieval-ish and metal…

Bütcher

666 Goats Carry My Chariot by R. Hellshrieker & KK Ripper R. Hellshrieker: Hi Alex, this is R. Hellshrieker, nice to meet you. I am the vocalist in the band and the only original member. I am joined by KK Ripper, our lead guitarist and main songwriter. He will answer most of your questions today.…

Acherontas

Psychic Death – The Shattering of Perceptions by V. P. Sorcerer Acherontas was brought to life in 1996 by V.P. Sorcerer and ever since remained true to its internal tenets and traditions, which deemed the band as a “Magical Coven, dedicated to the Ancient Summerian Mysteries of Drakonian Blood”. According to the band, “many traditions…

Arcada

Projections by Black Maiestas Domini Arcada was formed in 2012 by Black Maiestas Domini, focused on maintaining the pure Black Metal essence. Highly influenced by the sound of the 90s second wave, the lyrical themes go through mysticism and esoteric experiences. The first live manifestation was in 2015 and Inquisition after releasing their two independant…

Draconian

Under a Godless Veil by Heike Langhans Back in the day, Anders Jacobsson was a member of the esoteric order known as ‘Dragon Rouge’ and used to sign his poetry with the alias ‘Draconian’, which meant to search the hidden areas in one’s own soul and psyche and shine a light on the darkest aspects…

Serenity

The Last Knight by Fabio D’Amore The name Serenity comes from a song title of the band Arena, from 1998. Our former keyboard player Mario, and founding member, had the idea for the title. I think it fits the band’s style and gives a calm and charming feeling when you spell or read it. We…

Stoner Kings

Alpha Male by Stoner Kings Back in 2000, I had picked up the very first Queens of the Stone Age album. I loved the cover, with the Russ Meyerish sexploitation-like dancer woman with the big boobs and all. I thought the band was a female rock band, or at least had a female lead singer,…

Beesus

3eesus by Adriano aka Mudd  Beesus Established in 2009, Beesus is a heavy rock band from Rome, Italy. Since 2015 we released three albums ‘Rise of Beesus’ 2015 (Goodfellas, New Sonic Records) ‘Sgt. Beesus… And The Lonely Ass Gangbang!’ 2018 (New Sonic Records) ‘3eesus’ 2020 (More Fuzz Records, Go Down Records, NewSonicRecords). We are active…

Hex A.D.

Astro Tongue in the Electric Garden by Rick Hagan The band name was inspired by the album ‘Hex’ by Bigelf. At first, the band was only called Hex, but it became quite obvious quickly that there were other bands out there with the same name. So to avoid confusion I added Anno Domini as a…

Katavasia

Magnus Venator by Astrous The word Katavasia is connected to the Greek word Katavasis (Greek κατάβασις), which means descent. Preceded by Anavasis “ascent”. Together, both words Katavasis and Anavasis underlie some greek ancient rituals, like the Eleusinian Mysteries. The mythological motive of Katavasis is present in the legends of the gods among various peoples Japanese…

Lonewolf

Division Hades by Jens Börner Lonewolf is for me a name that fits perfectly with a heavy metal band. I always was happy with this name we choose. Back in the days, that must be 1991; we had a band called Walpurgis Night. It was a five fronted band where I was the only rhythm…

Sojourner

Premonitions by Mike Lamb, Emilio Crespo Sojourner is a multi-national folk-influenced atmospheric metal band from Dunedin, New Zealand; Malmö, Sweden; Bergamo, Italy; and Dundee, Scotland. Formed in 2015 in Dunedin, New Zealand the band is signed to Napalm Records and was previously with Avantgarde Music. Mike L.: The band name itself came from my bandmate…

Demoniac

So It Goes by Vicente Pereira Demoniac band name was the final result between multiple ideas that came to our mind. When the decision was made, it seemed a great name. It was something “to the bone”, and gave idea first impression of what our music was about. We didn’t think much about it at…

Deathless Legacy

Saturnalia by Steva From the heart of Italy, horror metallers Deathless Legacy combine hard symphonic solutions and intense fickle vocals to enhance the occult, horror dark themes. Formed in 2006 by singer Steva (Eleonora Vaiana) and drummer Frater Orion (Andrea Falaschi), the band has always been focused on offering to their audience spectacular shows, introducing…

Bone Church

Acid Communion by Dan Sefcik Bone Church is a heavy Rock & Roll band from New Haven, CT. Formed in 2016, they’re primarily influenced by the era when rock was transforming into the earliest forms of heavy metal, but still had its feet planted in the blues. Their sonic foundation is built upon classic bands…

Infernal Angels

Devourer of God from the Void by XeS, Apsychos Our band’s name was inspired by Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’, deeply admired by our first bass player, and whose concept was developed in our first two demos “Absum Lucem” and “Vigilia Secunda”. Previously we had a different band name, then in 2002, we decided to change it…

Nachtblut

Vanitas by Skoll I know that there are several rumours about the name. It would take all the fun if I spoiled the meaning and history. So, on this point, I will remain silent and not giving any comment. It always has been a goal of us, to make the listener think and reflect on…

Jaded Heart

Stand Your Ground by Peter Östros, Michael Müller Michael Müller: About our band name Jaded Heart, it was beginning of the 90s and we were pretty much influenced by 80s metal. We were ( and still are ) big fans of all the bands back in the days. So we were looking for a band…