Krisiun

Band of brothers Krisiun is everything you would expect from a death metal band from Brazil, powerful, in your face, raw and have tons of energy in the studio and live. They keep the name of the metal legacy from Brazil real high and they managed to establish themselves as one of the most respected…

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Insomnium

Epic winter ‘Winter’s Gate’, the seventh studio album of Finland’s melodic metal Insomnium. A bold concept album ventures into yet unknown dark territories as it consists of one epic 40-minute song that is forged around an award-winning short story written by the band’s vocalist & bassist Niilo Sevänen. The album draws inspiration from history and…

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Mammoth Storm

Earthbound and human Traditionally, tales of folklore have always included mythical creatures; from the Viking mythology of Yggdrasil, to the Greek Homeric tales of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Illustrating the less trodden paths, the appropriately titled Mammoth Storm tackle the idea of Giants on their latest album ‘Fornjot’. Originating in Norse mythology, the name…

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Fear Factory

The system is the machine It’s quite difficult to pin Fear Factory down into one genre as their music bounces between extreme metal, industrial and groove but one thing is for certain, it is pretty much intense. Gaining popularity with legendary “Demanufacture” album, lead to a 20th-anniversary tour in 2015 and their ninth release “Genexus”…

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Rotting Christ

NON SERVIAM The evolution of legendary Greek extreme band Rotting Christ continues with the new album Ritual, released last February. Far away from those black metal days in the early 90s, the Hellenic band decided to move into a more mystical sound inspired by different cultures, combining personal passion with poetry and strong family ties as…

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ENTOMBED A.D.

How to open a beer correctly! Entombed is a band that needs zero introduction and that has dominated the world of heavy metal and death metal music for nearly three decades. Inspiring and influencing a large number of bands, these Swedish metallers are considered among the pioneers of death metal. Entombed have always remained true…

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The 69 Eyes

LOST VAMPIRES We couldn’t miss the chance to catch up with singer Jyrki of the longstanding gothic rock band The 69 Eyes. The Finns have released their 12th album “Universal Monsters” which for some is considered a jump in the past and they have been touring in UK with The Mission, one of their music…

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Venom Inc

Luciferian Notes from the Underground Considered one of the pioneers of the first wave of 80s black/thrash metal, guitarist Jeffrey Dunn (Mantas) and drummer Anthony Bray (Abaddon) are back with a new band called Venom Inc, name chosen for this incarnation following the dispute with Venom, currently used by Cronos. The Venom original co-founders are…

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Beseech

Darkness within The history of Beseech begins in 1992, in the band ́s hometown of Borås (near Gothenburg), Sweden. Klas Bohlin (guitar), Jörgen Sjöberg (vocals) and Morgan Gredåker (drums), three hungry teenagers with ambitions, founded a band called Beseech. Soon thereafter some members left and Robert Vintervind (guitar) and Andreas Wiik (bass) joined the band.…

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Heaven Shall Burn

Spiritual arsonists Heaven Shall Burn open the visually stunning booklet for their eighth studio album, ‘The Wanderer’, with a quote which sums up the overall idea of the album: During confusing and troubled times you occasionally need to retreat from all the madness that surrounds you. This allows you to gain new perspective, energy and…

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Lacuna Coil

Therapy in Music Lacuna Coil has experienced great upheaval in recent times, with the departure of three long-standing members. Galvanised into producing their heaviest and most intense album to date, the band have reinvented themselves: Delirium is a dark reflection of the depression and personal turmoil they’ve experienced. Touching upon a delicate issue with a…

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Eastern Front

Back to the front Ipswich ‘War Torn’ Black Metal 4-piece EASTERN FRONT are the fifth inductees to the resurrected Cacophonous coven, releasing their much anticipated third album EMPIRE on 30th September. The record is the first to feature new vocalist Marder, and focuses on the concept of building an empire through bloodshed and devastation. ‘EmpirE’…

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Textures

The Outcome of everything Dutch band Textures are pioneers of technical/progressive metal, their latest release ‘Phenotype’ has been their most complex, enchanting & catchy work by far (part of a diptych, with Genotype due for release next year). Formed in 2001 and renowned for their highly technical abilities, they play an innovative & very complex…

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Cadaveria

Italy’s dark world CADAVERIA was formed in 2001 by Cadaveria and Marçelo Santos (Flegias) with the intent to create a virtual space where to freely express themselves as musicians and extreme artists. CADAVERIA style, labelled Horror Metal, can be identified with a personal mix of Black Metal, Death and Gothic. To celebrate its 15 years…

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Europe

Kings of Tomorrow Together since 1979, Europe raised to fame in 1986 with the extremely successful album and single “The Final Countdown”, selling over twenty million copies worldwide. After releasing two more albums they went on a very long break that lasted 12 years. Finally, in 2003 they came out of hiatus announcing that the…

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The Dead Daisies

Bring the noise American/Australian rockers The Dead Daisies can be proud to feature a very impressive collection of musicians as members; John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Brides of Destruction), Doug Aldrich (Dio, Whitesnake), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) Brian Tichy (Ozzy, Foreigner) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink). This super-group takes you back right when…

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Omnium Gatherum

Illusion and reality From the northern parts of the globe, from Finland, comes Omnium Gatherum – A melodic death metal band is known for its fierce live performances and fresh ingenious sound. Made of six members Omnium Gatherum delivers sophisticated but aggressive metal that is catchy yet original in composing and arranged to listen to…

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