20 Watt Tombstone

Death Blues By Grand Master Oh to the Zee Born in the frozen north of Wausau, Wisconsin, fuzz-driven duo 20 Watt Tombstone has made a career out of loud rock n roll mixed with blues, metal and at times influences like roots and hip hop even shine through. Not quite stoner rock, not quite blues,…

Tantal

Ruin By Dmitriy Ignatyev Tantal was formed in 2005. In the beginning band’s music style defined as a mixture of Progressive and Melodic Death Metal, through the years it has transformed to modern-prog-gothic-dark-metal with female vocals. At the beginning of 2007, the band recorded promo-cd ‘Emotional Distress’. Music on this album was a mix of…

Revenger

The New Mythology Vol. 1 by Andrew Bailey With the intent of bringing together technical thrash metal and gritty groove riffs, Revenger was born in 2012 through the hands of guitarist Jean-Pierre Poulin and drummer Chris Warunki. Their first independent album ‘To the Wolves’ came out in September 2014 with Jordan Knute (lead guitar), Greg…

Nytt Land

Odal By Anatoly “Shaman” Pahalenko The magic of the Ancient North. Music, skillfully balancing on the brink of ritual ambient and the traditional folk of Northern Europe is born in the heart of Siberia. The instruments created by the musicians of the band awaken something sacred, long forgotten. And the beats of the drums, amplified…

Drug Cult

Drug Cult By Aasha ‘High!’ our self-titled debut will be released on Ritual Productions this June Solstice, a heavy celestial journey cultivated during jam sessions of 2016 in the mountains of Mullumbimby. The writing process was a natural connection for us, starting with a riff, pulsing and drifting in and out of time, all our…

Deadly Carnage

Through the Void, Above the Suns by Adres Deadly Carnage was born in 2005 from an idea of Adres (bass) and Marco (drums), after the first few periods of militancy in the Black/Thrash Metal scene, the intentions of the band begin to change; the sounds become more atmospheric and introspective. In 2007 Deadly Carnage began…

Warbringer

Metal thrashing geeks The thrash movement of the 1980’s was without a doubt one of the most glorious and significant periods in heavy metal history. The aggression, the speed, the politically, violent and gory themes, the anger and the power, changed the metal music world forever. Warbringer, the quintet from the LA area, bring all this…

Xandria

Fantasy and reality by Marco Heubaum Metal is as real or unreal as music just is. And it´s a big mixture of themes anyway; you find everything in metal. And a big part doesn’t have anything to do with fantasy topics. For example, I would name Pantera as one of many influences for Xandria (for…

Cattle Decapitation

March of the vegans Cattle Decapitation, the San Diego extreme metal- death metal giants have been realising brutal metal albums since they formed and started spreading their message of animal rights and compassion through their lyrics and images to raise awareness. Their music is a solid wall of brutality, aggression, rawness and extreme grindcore. Their…

Witchwood

Handful of Stars By Woody We all come from different backgrounds, for sure we all evolve from the seventies and sixties rock n roll but going more in-depth we all have different preferences about specific kind of genres. In my case I listen a lot to jazz music not always related to guitar playing, I…

Backyard Babies

Return of the Babies: Rock hellions Backyard Babies are best known for their seven studio albums, two Swedish Grammy Awards, numerous collaborations with legends like Michael Monroe, in addition to a classic reputation for hardcore partying and on-the-edge living. What’s it like returning to the stage after a five-year hiatus? What new materials have the seasoned…

Seven Kingdom

Decennium by Camden Cruz We are not super political in our lyrics, but there are times where we speak generally how we feel against what people would call ‘the man’, haha. As for religion, we don’t really hit that at all either. We are mostly trying to write music that is memorable, melodic an catchy.…

Final Coil

Persistence of memory by Phil Stiles It’s difficult to describe our music, I tend to write according to what I feel rather than to any particular genre, so defining the album in a single sentence is pretty much impossible. It’s been interesting, actually, to see the reviews where we’ve been called everything from post-metal and…

Scanner

By Axel Julius Our new album is a Best of. B-sides the normal Best of compilation on CD1, we re-recorded 10 classics of ours on CD2. We are a German power, speed metal Band. For this album, our seventh one, we just changed some arrangement for the re-recorded songs and so a writing process was…

Lonewolf

Raised on Metal By Jens Börner Our musical backgrounds are the whole German scene of the ’80s. We are very influenced musically by bands like running wild and Stormwitch, while our vocals are more influenced by Tyrant or Grave Digger. Also, bands like Bathory or Dissection have a strong part in our music. Of course,…

The Loom of Time

Art is Manipulation by Matthew J. Ratcliffe The Loom of Time is a novel blend of black metal, death metal and doom – music that constantly forges forward, but keeps its roots in the unassailable heritage of rock and heavy metal. In a world of passionless, formulaic music, Loom gives us a glimpse of what…

Fvneral Fvkk

Severe crucifix-masturbation By Frater Flagellum Everyone in the band has lots of years of experience in other bands. Even though “Lecherous Liturgies” is the very first release of Fvneral Fvkk, we sure are no noobs to the game. Each of us has released several albums before, and we have toured a lot. We were (and…

The Pod

By Scott Endres of MAKE I usually just tell people it’s ‘blackened industrial’ because I really have no idea how to describe it. But the word ‘industrial’ has such a specific connotation I never feel like that sits quite right either, even though Pigface’s ‘Gub’ is easily a touchstone for The Pod. It’s really just…

Kaunan

Voices of the north The Nordic-folk trio Kaunan breathe new life into old traditional Scandinavian music, reawakening the ancient realms of pre-Christian folklore by drawing on ancient songs and tunes; odd scales; early folk instruments like the kontrabasharpa, the hurdy-gurdy, various lutes, the lyre, and the bagpipes; and the old Norse myths. After nine years…