Witching

Vernal by Jacqui, Lev, Nate, Miles, Tatiana HMA: What is Witching? Jacqui: It is about connecting to the earth and spirit; it doesn’t mean pointy hats and broomsticks. The intangible art form of music to transfer emotion. It’s ethereal. ‘Vernal’ refers to the spring equinox, also known as the Vernal equinox; it is a time…

Agora

Imperio by Eduardo “NAT” Contreras Agora is a Mexican progressive Metal band with almost 20 years of existence, 5 studio albums and 1 live DVD. Their career took them to play at international festivals such as Vive Latino, Rock al Parque, Hell & Heaven and Fronterizo Fest. And share the stage with bands like Kiss,…

Falconer

From a Dying Ember by Stefan Weinerhall I chose the name Falconer since I felt it represented both freedom and pride in a way. Also, it had that notion of medieval times that fitted our concept. Plus, it short and easy.  I knew that ‘From a Dying Ember’ would become our final album and felt…

Convocation

Ashes Coalesce by MN, LL LL: Naming a band is hard. Really hard. We had some initial ideas, but all of those were already used by other groups. So we did what most of the bands do, compile a long list of potential names. And to further strip down the mysticism around the naming process,…

Feuerschwanz

Das Elfte Gebot by Jarne Hodinsson Feuerschwanz started 16 years ago as a comedy folk-rock band, that‘s why the band name is basically a german dick-joke. “Schwanz” means both tail and dick in German. Today, the Feuerschwanz is a dragon with a fiery tail (of course), but there might be some quirky minds out there…

Green Carnation

Leaves of Yesteryear by Kjetil Nordhus A band name is something you just get used to. I don’t really think too much about our band name anymore. Since the band name was decided many, many years ago, it comes with a funny story, of course. Originally Green Carnation was a death metal band, I think…

Blaze of Perdition

The Harrowing of Hearts by Sonneillon Blaze of Perdition’s name is an evolution of XCIII’s previous band called simply Perdition. He wanted to keep this word, but make the new band’s name more individual, and we collectively came up with Blaze of Perdition. It refers to the spiritual or metaphorical inner fire burning in humans,…

Accu§er

Accuser by Frank Thomas The Accuser always has something to do with justice and law. The paragraph character symbolises that. The band name with the paragraph is our logo. We started looking for the name at ‘A’ in the alphabet and didn’t get far. All songs represent unity. Some elements might fit into the early…

Vaisseau

Horrors Waiting In Line by Ewenn Padovan Vaisseau craft their very own sonic way out, both distraught and intense. The French duo confidently matches doom and krautrock, laying their haunting synths at the centre of the action. Tangerine Dream outrageously flirting with Black Sabbath and satisfying any fiend of dark, proto-prog soundscapes. Vaisseau doesn’t need…

Jordablod

The Cabinet of Numinous Song by Filip Lundström To put it very simple, Jordablod is the name of the music we create when we as the group we are now are playing together. I don’t mean that in a vague sense, but I want to emphasise that the name itself does not have a deeper…

Harmonize

Warrior in the Night by George Constantinou We were fascinated by the word “harmonize” and the correlations of it. We found that the name suits the story that our work is based on. The idea of harmony, balance and equilibrium. We are aware that it is not apparent as of now, but we aim to…

Forming the Void

Reverie by Forming the Void When the idea came up I was thinking about emptiness and creation a lot. Once we all got together and started finding our sound, it seemed to fit the sonic aesthetic and subject matter. Those have remained present in my mind since then.  The album ‘Reverie’ is based around the…

Antipope

Apostle of Infinite Joy by Antti, Tuska E. & Mikko Antipope is a progressive extreme metal band, formed in Finland in 2004. So far, Antipope has released five full-length albums, the latest of which, ‘Apostle of Infinite Joy’ was released worldwide by a US record label Fertile Crescent Productions in February 2020. Antipope started as…

Føes

American Violence by Garrett Judkins Føes is the focus and outlet of all the negative stuff us guys can’t bury inside anymore. We’ve said before that it stands for different things to each of us, a common acronym we enjoy is fuck off eat shit. Simple but all-encompassing. Originally the name came from watching Willem…

Lords Of Black

Alchemy of Souls Part I by Tony Hernando The name and the general concept of the Lords Of Black were in my mind for a long time, before I formed the band with Ronnie Romero. Lords Of Black stands for a fictional secret society of Vigilantes or heroes if you will, that fight the evil.…

Possessor

Damn the Light by Graham Bywater The name Possessor is a combination of the names Confessor and Possessed. Two old school bands we like. It also looks kind of cool written down as it has that Metallica style looming presence.  From the start, I wanted the artwork to portray a demonic otherworldly creature waiting until…

Lady Beast

The Vultures Amulet by Deborah Levine Lady Beast is a traditional metal band from the steel city, Pittsburgh, PA. Going into their 11th year, the band has released five albums, toured worldwide and even organise their heavy metal festival, Metal Immortal Festival. For fans of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Judas Priest and Dio, no song sounds…

SuperNaughty

Temple by Alessio SuperNaughty is an Italian Heavy rock band formed in Livorno in 2014. All band members were part of the hometown underground scene and played for decades with independent projects. In 2015 SuperNaughty self-produced the EP ‘Welcome to my V’, followed by an extensive live activity. At the end of 2016, the original…

Mercury Circle

The Dawn of Vitriol by Jaani Peuhu The name Mercury Circle came to me more like an unseizable cloud of interwoven stories, ideas and enigmas. Mercury, known as the messenger of the gods, patron of travellers, the god of thieves and magic, and the guide of the souls into the underworld, represents so much we…

Gramma Vedetta

A.C.I.D. Compliant by Dan Formed in 2017 in South London, Gramma Vedetta is a three-piece hard rock outfit, fusing a no-nonsense attitude with a passion for sci-fi and colossal riffs. Their united passion for bands like Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin and Monster Magnet and for Science fiction fueled their releases since the early days. Their…