Hex

Hex by Vincent Devaud Started in 2011 and presently led by five figures of the swiss rock scene featuring key members of bands such as Shora, Equus and Kassette, HEX delivers rock music of a sophisticated and apocalyptic kind. The group’s identity is based on a rigorously metronomic rhythm section on which three guitars and…

Heads For The Dead

Serpent’s Curse by Ralf Hauber & Jonny Pettersson Heads For The Dead was born from Jonny and Ralf’s shared passion for extreme music and horror films. Right from the start, the aim was to create dark, extreme music that crosses boundaries of a multitude of genres, all draped in a cloak of horror. HMA: What…

Gnosis

The Offering Of Seven By C.V. Gnosis Our sound is heavily influenced by the early Hellenic and the south American scene of the early 90s. We are great admirers of abyss feel of the Greek black metal pioneers like Rotting Christ, Varathron, Zemial and Deviser, but are also influenced by bands such as Mystifier and…

Gaerea

Unsettling Whispers By One of the thousand wanderers of the Void Gaerea is a Black Metal Quintet from Portugal. Emerging at the beginning of 2016, the band released it’s the first EP on November 11 through Everlasting Spew Records, receiving many praises from the worldwide press and stream coverage by websites such as Metal Hammer,…

Foscor

Les irreals versions by Fiar Catalan atmospheric metal band Foscor has never shied away from exploring the lines between reality, poetry and the beyond. With ‘Les Irreals Versions’, the band seeks to intensify their music and give new meaning to it. Departing from their black metal roots of the first three records and building on…

Firtan

Okeanos by Oliver König ‘Okeanos’ differs in many ways from our previous releases – more progressive, rawer, more sophisticated arrangements and a more “organic” sound. The pagan vibe is barely recognizable (at least regarding the music itself) which also makes it grimmer. On the whole, it shows some development that both we and most listeners…

Ekpyrosis

Primordial Chaos Restored by Nicolò Brambilla EKPYROSIS, from Italy, stands as a promising reality in the field of death metal. All four in their early 20s, they deliver a low-end, suffocating blend of dark death metal and gloomy down-tempo doom/death sections. In 2017 their debut album “Asphyxiating Devotion” has been released on CD, LP and…

Grenouer

Ambition 999 by Andrey Ind Grenouer is a Russian metal band, that was formed already in the early 90s. Initially a death metal combo, Grenouer gradually evolved into radically different, decidedly melodic forms of metal. Grenouer never chanced to experience a meteoric rise to the top of the charts, yet always kept recording albums, releasing…

Atavisma

The Chthonic Rituals By G. Atavisma is a Death/Doom Metal band which was formed at the end of 2013 by G. (guitars, lyrics) and L. (vocals, lyrics). They quickly released their demo “Where Wolves Once Dwelled” in early 2014 through Dead Center Productions (MCD) and Nihilistic Holocaust (Tape), followed in 2015 by a split with…

Arsis

Visitant By James Malone I feel as though Arsis certainly fits into the ‘extreme metal’ or ‘death metal’ sub-genres. I do, however, feel as though we have always had influences outside of death metal and have brought these influences with us to the band. To me that is something that has always made Arsis special…it…

Seven Sisters

The Cauldron and The Cross By Kyle McNeill Born in the depths of West London, Seven Sisters are a four-piece band forged from the same steel as the NWOBHM acts of yesteryear. Over the past three years they’ve gathered a reputation as a stellar act in the heavy metal scene; earning their stripes playing shows…

Sadist

Spellbound By Trevor Nadir Sadist is a band active since 1991, we are a death metal band. We love to combine aggressive music, heavy riffs with equally violent lyrics. We were the first band in Europe to include keyboards in death metal, but this certainly didn’t affect the sound that remained very aggressive and obscure.…

The Crown

Cobra Speed Venom By Magnus Olsfelt We started back in 1990 as 14-year-olds. Got a record deal in 1995. We released six albums and we took a break for some years 2004. 2010 I believe we returned again and have made three full albums since. So in total of nine albums. The latest release was…

Invocation

The Mastery of the Unseen By Sense of Premonition Invocation (Chile), born in late 2015 A.B. and has endeavored to combine influence from the most chaotic Death Metal with the eternal darkness of occult and ritualistic Black Metal, after a couple of months the band began to compose material for their first demo cassette, one…

Insect Ark

Marrow Hymns By Dana Schechter Combining elements of horror-film soundtracks, psychedelic doom metal, and atmospheric noise, NYC/Portland-based instrumental duo Insect Ark is comprised of Dana Schechter (bass, lap steel guitar, synthesizers) and Ashley Spungin (drums, synthesizers). Insect Ark’s uncommon sound is in part the amalgamation of these two women’s passions: Schechter’s sinister bass lines and…

Wolcensmen

Songs From The Fyrgen By Dan Capp Wolcensmen began as a small project in 2013 with the release of the demo (though my intention to make this kind of music goes back to the late ’90s). Between 2013-2016 just two songs were written and recorded for compilations, but in 2016 the debut album Songs from…

The Crawling

Wolves and the Hideous White By Andy Clarke Formed in the winter of 2014 against the bleak concrete backdrop of Lisburn city, Northern Ireland; The Crawling use a guttural vocal to combine melancholy with weight, churning out a heavy, doom/death ensemble. January 2015 saw the single ‘Choking On Concrete,’ which put the band on the…