Oath Of Damnation

Fury And Malevolence by Doomslayer Oath of Damnation is a four-piece metal outfit hailing from Adelaide, South Australia, featuring members of Darklord, Beyond Mortel Dreams, Shadow Realm and In The Burial. Initially formed in 2010, Oath of Damnation’s style of music is described as a hellish blend of savagery and atmosphere, brutality and ambience, built…

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Infera Bruo

Rites of the Nameless by Galen Baudhuin Infera Bruo has always been about inner reflection and catharsis. Like it or not, humans have negative and violent emotions. For me, creating and listening to extreme music has a healing effect. It allows a positive outlet for all of the hate and bile that inevitably accumulates. Our…

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Burial

Satanic Upheaval by Dave Buchan Burial is a no-nonsense black metal trio from the bleak industrial landscapes of Manchester, UK, dedicating our sound to the ice-cold, goat worshipping origins of the genre. We started in 2005 when the three of us were playing together in another band and split off as a three-piece to play…

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Cortez

Sell The Future by Alasdair Swan, Matt Harrington The future is fast, the future is sharp, and the future has already been sold, baby, so you missed your shot. Better luck next time. Boston heavy rockers Cortez have always embodied an underdog spirit, from their 2007 debut EP, Thunder in a Forgotten Town, through their…

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Grim Fate

Perished in Torment by Wim de Vries Grim Fate was born in 2017 to create some dark, brutal and doomy death metal. Thus the first demo, ‘Decomposition’, was released the same year, followed by an EP entitled ‘Emerging From the Crypt’ released in spring 2018, just when the band got in touch with Xtreem Music…

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Epitimia

Allusion by Alexander Machtakov Epitimia is a band formed in St. Petersburg by A. and K. in 2008 on the wave of interest in mid-tempo atmospheric black metal. Soon drummer M. joined the duo, and in this form, the band existed for more than a decade. Throughout their creative path, the musicians have been looking…

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Sarpa

Solivagus by David Baxter While primarily embedded in the essence of black metal, Sarpa throws other ingredients such as progressive rock, acoustics, old school death/thrash, and some Afro/Latin rhythms into the pot. The debut album Solivagus was written and performed by David Baxter (drummer of Plutonian Shore, ex-Skrew, ex-Škan) on all instruments/voices in various studios…

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Valdrin

Effigy of Nightmares by Carter Hicks The name Valdrin comes from the protagonist of our lyrical mythos: Valdrin Ausadjur. I don’t remember exactly when I came up with that name, but I’m guessing it was around 2010 when I finished composing the music for what would become our debut album, Beyond The Forest. During that…

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Invocation

Attunement to Death by Sense of Premonition Invocation (Chile), born in late 2015 A.B. and has endeavoured to combine influence from the most chaotic Death Metal with the eternal darkness of occult black metal; after a couple of months, the band began to compose material for their first demo cassette, around March ‘Godz ov War’…

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Megatherium

GOD by Torre Megatherium is a doom–sludge band from Verona, Italy. Since its beginning in 2011, their sound is a deliciously dark blend of sludge and doom, crammed full of powerful yet clean vocals, scorching low-tuned guitar riffs set at total volume, bone-crushing bass and tumultuous drumming. Megatherium published its debut album, Superbeast (Andromeda Relix),…

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Soulcaster

A brand-new entity hailing from Belgium, the sword-swinging brigands of Soulcaster shall make their mark across the metal underground with their five-song Maelstrom of Death and Steel. In a swift-but-satisfying 22 minutes, Soulcaster erect towers of fantastical heavy metal might, evincing a stout grasp of epic-yet-punchy songwriting and a whole host of unique contrasts which…

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Mercyless

The Mother of all Plagues by Max Otero We formed Mercyless in 1987 because we were passionate about Heavy metal, Thrash, and Death. We wanted to be like our idols and share this passion with other people. So forming a group was the best solution. I think that we could consider ourselves as Artists from…

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Parentes0parentes

SkamHan By F.J.  Our music can be described as dark, gloomy and preferably loud. We try to create music that takes the listener on a journey into the darker emotions and feelings we experience through life. Sometimes it’s primitive and raw, and sometimes it’s complex and dualistic. We are not restricted by genres and are…

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Malevolence

The Other Side By Alex Taylor We’re 5 mates from Sheffield who have been playing heavy music together for the last 10 years. We were originally planning on calling our band Hanson but after discovering there was a band already with the same name, we decided to stick with the name Malevolence. Malevolence had been…

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Midnight Priest

Aggressive Hauntings by Midnight Priest Midnight Priest was born in the streets of Coimbra, Portugal, in the winter of 2008. The band then consisted of five ugly bastards, all very well seasoned in the underground scene: The Priest on vocals, Iron Fist and Rod Wolf on guitars, Joe Dalton on bass and War Tank Drums.…

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Akhlys

Melinoe by Naas Alcameth Akhlys is the name of a rather obscure Greek mythological figure. There are only a few surviving passages that tell us about Akhlys. She was a personification of misery and was associated with the Keres and the Moirai. Some later sources place her as the primordial night before creation which would…

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Aara

En Ergô Einai by Berg, Fluss, J. The band name Aara is the Latin name of the Swiss river “Aare”, which is the largest river that runs entirely through the country. This river shapes many landscapes and also places where we have lived. The project was initially supposed to be named “Ara” after the Latin…

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Sodom

Genesis XIX by Tom Angelripper I can still remember when my mom walked into my room and said it was like Sodom and Gomorrah because it was dirty and not very tidy. I didn’t forget that until the band was founded. I later saw many films, including the ‘120 Days of Sodom’. The film impressed…

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Stalker

Black Majik Terror by Chris, Daif Daif: In an essay ‘The Positive/Negative Realms Of Higher Densities’ by Michael Topper, he talks about how negative higher extra-dimensional entities manipulate and feed on human misery. He labels this act as “stalking”. The poet William S. Burroughs also had a story ‘A One God Universe’ that explores similar…

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Ensiferum

Thalassic by Sami Hinkka Back in 1995 when Markus Toivonen (guitars, backing vocals) founded this band, he was at his friend’s home and started to go through Finnish-Latin-Finnish dictionary and there it was ‘Ensiferum: The one who carries a sword’. It fit perfectly the ideas he had for the band; heroism, fantasy, medieval-ish and metal…

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