Sikth

Sikth and Destroy Sikth formed in 1999 in England and immediately became one of the most influential bands in the progressive and djent genre. Their music was innovative and without a doubt ahead of their time, and this gained them recognition, acknowledgement and respect between the prog-metal fans scene. The band started touring the world…

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Hooded Menace

Ossuarium Silhouettes Unhallowed By Lasse Pyykkö For me, the songwriting process was the most enjoyable part of the whole process – as always. The songs came out quite painlessly, and it was a rewarding experience. The recording is often a bit stressful and this time was no exception, but it went pretty well even if…

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Arstidir

Nivalis By Daníel Auðunsson Árstíðir is a three-piece band from Reykjavík Iceland. Involuntary intertwined to the Icelandic calendar of big events, Árstíðir was founded in the same month as the 2008 stock market crash, and the band embarked on its first international tour in the same month as the Eyjafjallajökull eruption in 2010. After years…

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Alkaloid

Liquid Anatomy By Morean Alkaloid is a band that is defined through the field of tension created between musical opposites, merging death metal and other more diverse genres of music into unique alchemy of extremes. Founded in Germany in 2012 by five seasoned metal warriors from (ex-)bands like Obscura, Aborted, Dark Fortress, Noneuclid, Spawn of…

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Seven Sisters

The Cauldron and the Cross By Kyle McNeill Yeah, that’s correct, our new album ‘The Cauldron and the Cross’ was released in April this year. We’ve been active as a band since 2013, and this is our second full-length album. We recorded it at Knight Time Studios in London with producer Jim Knight at the…

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Monument

Hellhound By Peter Ellis I have a background in classical music and studied classical guitar for 8 years. I became involved with bands as a teenager, starting as a guitarist and then moving on to being a singer at the age of 19. There are always challenges when putting an album together. On this one,…

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The Spirit

Sounds from the Vortex by MT We started to create ‘Sounds from the Vortex’ immediately after we founded the band at the end of 2015. Most of the band members didn’t know each other back then. While we worked on this album, we all became part of something bigger, The Spirit. I realised again during…

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Khemmis

Desolation By Phil Pendergast We come from a variety of backgrounds and musical experiences, ranging from death and black metal to stoner rock to a brief stint in a Judas Priest cover band. We spent the last half of 2017 writing and demoing the material that eventually became the six songs on Desolation. The most…

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Graveyard

Peace By Joakim Nilsson and Truls Mörck Joakim: I guess there’s no story behind this album. Truls: It’s not a concept album. It’s just a collection of songs that we wrote during this particular time. That was special for because it was written during and right after we had split up. That was different I…

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Omnium Gatherum

The Burning Cold by Jukka Pelkonen The musical backgrounds of every member differ a bit. There is a classical background, studying the theory of music, a lot of playing in different groups etc. It is pretty basic stuff. Of course the music we have listened and also listen influences and serves as background material for…

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Lucifer

Lucifer II By Nicke Andersson and Johanna Sadonis Nicke: It’s got nine songs of Lucifer heavy rock. Johanna: Yes, nine songs of heavy rock. We can recommend it. Nicke: Johanna had the concept. Ester Segarra took the photo. Johanna and I laid it out. I can’t say it tells the story of the album, no.…

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Baest

Danse Macabre By Simon Olsen The album is coming out the 17/8, and we are stoked to release our debut finally! Of course, we wish to blow people’s mind with our uncompromising death metal, and our primary goal is casual world domination. We work daily with songwriting, Doomstar (our booking agency), Century Media (our label)…

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Veld

S.I.N. by Kirill Bobrik I think ‘S.I.N.’ it’s a more serious and very close to the ideal sound and style of the Veld. We were working a very hard and extended time on every element on this work. More fast, more epic atmosphere, more dark, more ravenous and much more aggressive and blasphemous aura. Without…

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Parius

The Eldritch Realm By Louis Thierry Parius is a melodeath band hailing from Philadelphia. Parius was formed in 2011 when the members were still in high school. They’ve come a long way musically and happy to share their latest effort The Eldritch Realm. With this record, we tried to turn it up a notch regarding…

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Oblivious

När Isarna Sjunger By Isak Oblivious from Linköping, Sweden plays groovy 70s hard rock with a southern twist. The band released their fourth studio effort ‘När isarna sjunger’ in February 2018 on Gaphals records, for the first time all sung in Swedish. Oblivious is a hard working, hard touring and much appreciated live act with…

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