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Lares

Towards Nothingness by Lares Lares were guardian deities in archaic Rome’s Etruscan society. The translation is something in between “heroes” and “demons”. Every family or community had the freedom to create their own Lare. They were believed to observe, protect and influence. We wanted to create the evil version of it. As a side note,…

Cirith Ungol

Forever Black by Robert Garven Cirith Ungol is a Californian Heavy Metal band formed in late 1971 in Ventura, California. The group is known for lyrics based on sword and sorcery, and doom-laden imagery. Few bands in the history of underground heavy metal have a story as remarkable as that of Cirith Ungol.  It is…

Vokodlok

Oracle’s Fury by Vokodlok The name derives from the Slavonic word ‘vukodlak’ which means werewolf. There was already a black metal band with that name, so we chose a different form. We wanted the name to be hard to pronounce and reflect one of the main themes in the genre and of course, in our…

Fairyland

Osyrhianta by Philippe Giordana Fairyland is, basically, the “other world”, the realm of legends and fantastic creatures. The name was inspired by the work of the late Sir Terry Pratchett, in which this “Fairyland” is host to evil unicorns and vicious elves. It seemed quite fitting for the subjects we were going to deal with,…

King Witch

Formed in late 2015 in a dark cavern beneath the streets of old Edinburgh, a lead-heavy brew of old school Metal and the meatiest of 70’s classic rock emerges in the form of King Witch. Bristling with dark majesty, they draw comparisons ranging from Black Sabbath and Candlemass to Mastodon and High On Fire. The…

Beyond Khaos

‘Beyond Khaos’ journeys into Maxime Taccardi vortex of exquisite nightmares, dark entities, memories, surreal contorted bodies and visions of macabre delights. Evokes cunning emotions of horrors, exorcising our addiction for the absurd, the surreal, an ecstatic encounter that leaves us to surrender to our most profound humanity. ‘Beyond Khaos’ is Maxime’s finest collection of work…

Gomorra

Divine Judgement by Damir Eskic Gomorra is something like a fairy tale story. The name can also be found in the Bible, and for me, the Bible is also something like a fairy tale. It’s not that easy to tell but in the end, it is a name with a big background story from the…

Magick Touch

Heads Have Got to Rock’n’Roll by Christer Ottesen I have been following Kiss on and off for 41 of my 47 years, so obviously there is a direct link to side b, track two on Dynasty from 1979. However, we wanted a little twist on it, hence the spelling Magick Touch. A hint of the…

Spirit Adrift

Enlightened in Eternity by Nate Garrett For the band name, I wanted a short name, two words at most. I flipped through my records, looking for cool words in lyrics and album titles. I tried a lot of different names, but Spirit Adrift sounded good and seemed to fit the material. The last album, ‘Divided…

Déluge

Ægo Templo by François-Thibaut Hordé I did not wake up one day with the idea of creating a band called Déluge. I have been in bands since I was 14 and for the first time, I wanted to create music on my own. I wanted a flood of guitar walls, a flood of emotions, a…

Hexecutor

Beyond Any Human Conception of Knowledge by Jey Deflagratör Hexecutor name came from the idea to find a name that stands in one word. Short, simple, efficient. It’s a mix of two words, since the “H” is from Hexe, for witchcraft, but it still maintains the goal as mentioned above. It means what it means,…

Mondo Death

In Flesh, Bones & Cartilage Mondo Death In Flesh, Bones & Cartilage is a collection of philosophies, the dark arts, malicious music and rot. An essential volume for introspection, inspiration and contemplation. And as you would expect from the genre: bloody, ravaging, destructive, murderous theorems of death. Featuring nearly 200 interviews including Master, Morbid Angel, Skinless,…

Pallbearer

Pallbearer is back with a new album, ​Forgotten Days. Carefully plotted throughout 2019, the quartet’s fourth long-player eschews the compositional maximalism that hoisted predecessor ​Heartless ​aloft for the heaviest groove and the most visceral hooks to come out of the Arkansans to date. Spread across eight towering tracks, ​Forgotten Days ​sees Pallbearer embracing their roots…

Ghosts of Sunset

Headed West by Todd Long Ghosts of Sunset features former (Dutch Henry) singer-songwriter John Merchant from Western Michigan, and former Michigan resident and now Alaska transplant multi-instrumentalist and former (The Verve Pipe) drummer Todd Long. Together they have made a killer EP called “Headed West” due out in 2020 on Golden Robot Records. “Headed West”…

Arya

Arya is a band trying among many difficulties to push the boundaries of music and express their own emotions and personalities. Based in Rimini, Italy, they started in 2015, making themselves known for their intense music, which shows many influences and elements of many genres including metal, grunge, jazz, shoegaze, ambient and indie pop, and…

Aodon

11069 by M-kha Our band name Aodon has no special meaning; it’s simply a name we liked when we looked for one. ‘11069’ was written and composed over a fairly long time; it is imbued with many things we lived across this time. ‘11069’ is the number of a hospital room; it is one of…

Warfect

Spectre of Devastation by Kris Wallström We wanted a name that didn’t sound like anything anyone had heard before on a band. I remember Fredrik wanted the word “war” to be included, but I’m not sure if it was the word “effect” that was combined, but it might have been. We started pitching words we…