Oni

Xylosynth Death metal 2016 was a breakout year for progressive metal band ONI, who proved their lasting prowess with the release of their debut album Ironshore, toured with heavy metal greats such as Max & Iggor Cavalera and Children Of Bodom, tore up the stage at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest with Randy Blythe of Lamb Of…

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Exodus

The power of the mosh Exodus is one of the pioneers of the Bay Area thrash metal scene, they have been around since the beginning and helped shaped and create thrash metal. With a catalogue of 10 studio albums and many line-up changes they still managed to remain a constant in the metal world. They…

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Atlas Pain

What the Oak Left By Samuele Faulisi Hi everyone and thank you so much for space first of all! We’ve just closed the production process of our debut album ‘What The Oak Left’ that will be released via Scarlet Records on March 10th. It’s something that we worked on for months and months, even before…

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Yugal

The harmony of chaos By Guillaume Yugal is a french metal quintet band rocking since 2010. After a couple of E.P.’s incensed by the specialized french press (Metallian, Rock Hard), Yugal decided to have a break with stages for a year to spend time on their first album composition. Despite a lineup turn on summer…

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The Answer

Irish Blues The Answer is an Irish band that is in high demand, their sound and talent are being noticed worldwide and they also have been touring and playing support to AC/DC. Their latest album ‘Solas’ (2016, Napalm Records) has a completely different sound, it moves away from the previous ones and it takes a…

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The Darkhorse

The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep By Daniel Groome ‘The Carcass of the Sun will Sleep’ was recorded in three days at Initiate Audio and Media. Songs were written throughout 2015 and recorded in December. We tried to combine big riffs, big solos, big vocals (including some gang vocals from local musicians and friends). The…

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Damned Pilots

In a galaxy far far away ‘Overgalaxy’ features nine songs written by Don Nutz and Sgt Ote and one by Ron Goudie (‘Hell Is Cold’). The style goes from mid-tempo groovy metal to doom metal and psychedelics ballads combined by catchy melodies. ‘Damned Pilots’ and ‘Season of the endings’ are two groovy metal pounding numbers…

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Soen

Lykaia By Joel Ekelöf ‘Lykaia’ is an album that is based on personal experiences and is very sincere. It is about closure with our former lives. Our past albums were more conceptual, but ‘Lykaia’ was more of a purgation. The recording process was analogue and without unnecessary cutting and editing. In all good music there…

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Soil

Rock n’ Roll endurance This year it’s going to mark the 20th anniversary of Soil. These four Chicago metallers have been dominating the alternative music world for years and they have been back in full force since the original line up reunited in 2011, with original singer Ryan McCombs. Their comeback album ‘Whole’ (2013, Pavement…

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Devilment

Full dark no Stars Melodic, powerful rhythms, dark poetic conquests, strong growls combined with clean and operatic female vocals, this is the sound that we can expect from “Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes”, the second album of UK band Devilment led by Cradle of Filth’s frontman Dani Filth under Nuclear Blast. Although you can hear…

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Vendetta

Back to the roots Founded in 1984, and after the release of two self-recorded demos, “System Of Death” (1985) and “Suicidal Lunacy” (1986), the band’s debut “Go And Live… Stay And Die” followed in 1987. A year later, the second album “Brain Damage” was released and distributed by Noise International. In 1990 the band split…

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Wars

The distance between us Wars are a post-hardcore band from Rugby UK, formed in 2015 with the purpose of playing music that encompasses the chaos of the war between the head and the heart. A tumultuous, raging catharsis that soars through sentiment and scrapes savagely through the spirit; a passionate, melodic and noise-fuelled affair that,…

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Ketch

Malicious doom With a malicious intent akin to their namesake and as heavy as his axe hand, KETCH dwells in a miasma of filthy sonic displays. Crushing drum beats like thunderclaps and bass rumbles of tectonic magnitude merge with guitars of such massive sound as that of a mammoth. Employing the nuances of madness to…

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Voivod

Target Voivod Since 1982 when they formed in Jonquiere, Quebec legendary Canadian metallers Voivod have always been a band that has pushed the boundaries of metal music into new grounds, always moving, always exploring and constantly evolving. Creating something more than music, but a whole concept, an entire Voivod World filled with visions of science…

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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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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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