Assassin

Bestia Immundis by Jürgen “Scholli” Scholz In 1973 I bought my first single, Alice Cooper ‘No more Mr Nice Guy’ and in 1976, my first LP, Kiss ‘Destroyer’. For me, the beginning of the 80s was the best time of real Heavy Metal. It was the time when NWOBHM was born, and the best albums…

Destroyed In Seconds

Divide and Devour by Destroyed In Seconds Destroyed in Seconds has always had an organic “riff it up” process for writing songs, so nothing changed in the creation of ‘Divide and Devour’. Some of the lyrics were changed over time and our lineup, but we stick to our formula, and it works well. We released…

Rage

Wings Of Rage by Peter “Peavy” Wagner We chose the name Rage long ago in 1985. Two years before we started under the name Avenger. Unfortunately, there was a British band under the same name, so when we signed to Noise Records in ‘85, we were asked to change the band´s name. Our drummer back…

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…

Bütcher

666 Goats Carry My Chariot by R. Hellshrieker & KK Ripper R. Hellshrieker: Hi Alex, this is R. Hellshrieker, nice to meet you. I am the vocalist in the band and the only original member. I am joined by KK Ripper, our lead guitarist and main songwriter. He will answer most of your questions today.…

Hexecutor

Beyond Any Human Conception of Knowledge by Jey Deflagratör Hexecutor name came from the idea to find a name that stands in one word. Short, simple, efficient. It’s a mix of two words, since the “H” is from Hexe, for witchcraft, but it still maintains the goal as mentioned above. It means what it means,…

Warfect

Spectre of Devastation by Kris Wallström We wanted a name that didn’t sound like anything anyone had heard before on a band. I remember Fredrik wanted the word “war” to be included, but I’m not sure if it was the word “effect” that was combined, but it might have been. We started pitching words we…

Deathstorm

For Dread Shall Reign by Marco Stebich The band’s name Deathstorm popped up sporadically in my head when I Hate Records reached out to us after having heard our demo. Said demo was released in 2009 under the old band name Damage. Peter from I Hate suggested that we probably should change our name before…

Accu§er

Accuser by Frank Thomas The Accuser always has something to do with justice and law. The paragraph character symbolises that. The band name with the paragraph is our logo. We started looking for the name at ‘A’ in the alphabet and didn’t get far. All songs represent unity. Some elements might fit into the early…

Harlott

Detritus of the Final Age by Andrew Hudson The band name Harlott, it means very little. It was just a word that sounded cool phonetically when I was a teenage boy and the extra T is alleviate issues we used to have with pronunciation as people kept coming at us with ‘Harlow”… which was weird.…

Übergang

Evolution By Übergang Our music is for sure a crossover. We like to play metal in a modern way with a lot of hardcore and rock influence in it. Our lead guitarist Andor composed and recorded the music and our singer Sebastian wrote all the lyrics. We recorded the whole album at the end of…

Bloodthirst

I Am Part of That Power Which Eternally Wills Evil and Eternally Works Wrong by Rambo Bloodthirst, a Polish black/thrash metal act coming from the Goat City – Poznań. Formed over a two-decade ago, after a couple of demos & split releases have signed to highly acclaimed Pagan Records and released the four full-length albums:…

Destroyers of All

The Vile Manifesto by Bruni Silva We describe our music as a mixture of different types of Metal. We love to play Death, Thrash, Progressive and Black metal. There are no limitations to our sound. If it sounds good, we incorporate it on our music. What we wanted to achieve with this new album “The…

Thrashfire

Into the Armageddon By Okan Özden Thrashfire emerged in 2006, releasing their first demo in 2007, a promo EP in 2010 and their debut album ‘Thrash Burned the Hell’ in 2011. In 2015, the band signed to Xtreem Music and released a new EP entitled ‘Vengeance of Fire’. Thrashfire have played with bands such as…

Aggressive Perfector

Havoc at the Midnight Hour By D. Shaw With one eye on heavy metal’s heritage and the other looking ahead to the impending Armageddon, Aggressive Perfector is classic heavy metal played with fire and fury that cuts deep in our fearful times. Released in 2016, their 4 track tape ‘Satan’s Heavy Metal’ established the band…

Xentrix

Bury the Pain by Kristian “Stan” Havard Hailing from the North West of England, Xentrix was formed in 1985 by guitar player Chris Astley. After numerous changes to the lineup, Xentrix signed to Roadrunner Records and entered the studio to record their first album ‘Shattered Existence’ with producer John Cuniberti (Vio-lence, Forbidden, Joe Satriani). Xentrix…

Forged in Black

Descent of the Serpent By Chris Stoz Storozynski & Kieron Rochester Forged in Black began with the aim of re-inventing traditional heavy metal with a unique contemporary edge. Operatic vocals lead the charge and are backed by dark, hard-hitting music that includes: full-throttle thrash; epic guitar harmonies; crushing doom riffs and aggressive guttural vocals. The…

Hellnite

Midnight Terrors by Carlos Paolo Belmar Nieva “Paul”, Mau and Chaps Hellnite is a heavy metal project that was founded in 2010 in Mexico City by Paolo Belmar (vocals and guitar), Mauricio Salas (Drums) and Luis “Chaps” Mora (bass) originally playing covers of early influences, heavyweights including Metallica, Anthrax and Megadeth. In 2011 and 2012…

Exhorder

Mourn the Southern Skies By Kyle Thomas The band started forming in late 1985, and I didn’t show up until spring of 1986. We were all just a bunch of metalhead/punk kids looking to write songs we wanted to hear. For some reason, people connected with it quickly, and then we released two albums in…