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Mongrel’s Cross

Arcana, Scrying and Revelation by Mongrel’s Cross Mongrel’s Cross was formed in Brisbane Australia in 2008, and we have released three full-lengths and a demo and two 7″s. Apart from the demo, we have been with our current label Hell’s Headbangers throughout our existence. We play arcane heavy metal exclusively. ‘Psalter of the Royal Dragon…

Blackevil

Forever Baptised in Eternal Fire by Abyss, Deathinfektor Hailing from Bavaria, Blackevil has been forging fire since 2013. Their first demo, appropriately titled Hail the Cult, emerged from the darkness in 2015, auspiciously revealing a razor-sharp and endlessly salacious style of black thrash. Come Blackevil’s debut album, 2017’s The Ceremonial Fire, the power-trio up-ratcheted everything:…

Aeternitas

Haunted Minds by Alex Hunzinger Founded in 1999 by Anja and Alex Hunzinger, Aeternitas released their first and very well-received concept album “requiem” in August 2000, which combined a variety of different styles (from classical to metal elements). The success of this album encouraged Anja and Alexander to build a performing band, to bring their…

Atramentus

Stygian by Philippe Tougas, François Bilodeau Philippe Tougas: Atramentus is the god of winds in the shared Atramentus, Chthe’ilist, Eternity’s End lore. In the Atramentus album’s conceptual story, the sun dies, and this deity would be driven to madness by two other lesser gods of the names of Carcophanex & Sharos. To bring forth doom,…

Deathstorm

For Dread Shall Reign by Marco Stebich The band’s name Deathstorm popped up sporadically in my head when I Hate Records reached out to us after having heard our demo. Said demo was released in 2009 under the old band name Damage. Peter from I Hate suggested that we probably should change our name before…

Pat Reilly

Path to Transcendence by Pat Reilly Music is a profoundly spiritual experience for me, whether I am listening to it or writing it. Have you ever been so deeply submerged in a song that you feel out of touch with your body or as though you are in another world outside of yourself? This is…

Necrowretch

The Ones from Hell by Vlad We chose this moniker as the wretch can be seen as the hideous form of life of this world, our name and our music had to be as well. There is also a strong biblical interpretation about the wretch itself; therefore, our music is also led by spiritual messages.…

Insect Ark

The Vanishing by Dana Schechter Regarding the band name: I’ve always been enamoured with the natural world, especially for those things that exist on a scale either too small or too expansive, for human eyes. The mysteries they hold are inspiring and humbling. For me, the name refers to the movements inside my body, my…

Black Lotus

Sons of Saturn by Hug Ballesta The Black Lotus name came as the ideal concept for the project while I read Conan The Barbarian stories by R. E. Howard. One of them talks about the black lotus pollen. The black lotus flower has both magic, venomous and addictive properties, which perfectly fits the musical concept…

Masterpieces 2020 Special Edition

Over 130 releases. The special edition comes in a different format, more luxurious and lavish. More than 240 pages showcasing artwork, products, vinyl records. With detailed stories about the artwork, music and lyrics. The perfect addition to music and art collectors. Including Aara, Abysmal Dawn, Acherontas, Akhlys, Blaze of Perdition, Bütcher, Cirith Ungol, Cult of Lilith, Dark Tranquillity, Deathless legacy, Devil with no Name, Diabulus in Musica, Draconian, Enslaved, Grave Digger, Igorrr, Necrot,…

Diabulus in Musica

Euphonic Entropy by Zuberoa Aznárez Diabulus in Musica is a symphonic metal band from the North of Spain that combines the elegance and passion of classical music with the aggressiveness and strength of distorted guitars, resulting in a modern and eclectic metal that merges diverse styles into something harsh, cinematic and emotional. After their debut…

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…