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Abigail Williams

Abigail Williams

Abigail Williams is an American black metal band, originally from Phoenix, Arizona, but now based in Olympia, Washington. Since their formation in 2004, the group has suffered near-constant changes to their line-up. The band even disbanded in 2007 for a short time before reforming and writing their debut full-length album. Shortly after an eight-week tour in suppor...

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Aether Realm

Aether Realm

Thor's hammer crashed to the earth with a mighty rumble. When the smoke cleared, there were some guys. Some stuff happened that set the mood, something about a quest to rock some towns, and now we play melodeath. Our first demo, Odin Will Provide, was recorded by Jamie King and released in September, 2011. Our first album, One Chosen by the Gods, was also recorded by Jamie King, and was ...

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Alestorm

Alestorm

Avast, ye landlubbers! From the deepest darkest depths of the Caribbean comes ALESTORM, a drunken band of pirates on an epic quest to drink your beer, steal your rum, and be the greatest damn band that ever did sail the seven seas!  Describing their style as "True Scottish Pirate Metal", Alestorm plays an infectious blend of modern folk and power metal with a unique piratica...

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Amorphis

Amorphis

Amorphis is a Finnish heavy metal band founded by Jan Rechberger, Tomi Koivusaari, and Esa Holopainen in 1990. Initially, the band was a death metal act, but on later albums they evolved into playing other genres, including heavy metal, progressive metal, and folk metal. They frequently use the Kalevala, the Epic Poem of Finland, as a source for their lyrics.

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Apprentice

Apprentice

Apprentice was born in the spring of 2011 in Calgary by founder Joey Hockin. After years of trying to get Apprentice off the ground Joey moved to Vancouver in September of 2014 to begin searching for musicians there. The lineup was quickly assembled with Chris Lock on drums, Gerald Leong on bass, Cody Henderson on Vocals and Kevin Zecchel on guitar. After playing their first show in April of 2015 ...

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Belphegor

Belphegor

SUPREME DEATH/ BLACK METAL ART SINCE 1993  BELPHEGOR emerges as one of the most extreme line ups to ever come out of the death black metal scene. 

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Beyond Creation

Beyond Creation

Since the release of their debut full-length album, The Aura, in June 2011, Montreal progressive death metallers Beyond Creation have become known for taking the innovative and exciting metal sound of their Quebec homeland and launching it into uncharted territory. Guitarists Simon Girard and Kevin Charté blend top-notch technical death metal playing, at times reminiscent of Gorod and The F...

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Carach Angren

Carach Angren

The Dutch masters of horror are back! CARACH ANGREN will take you to the hell of war with their mind blowing third full-length "Where The Corpses Sink Forever". With bold strokes of eerily shimmering and whirring guitars, scratching dashes of fiercely rasping vocals, dabs of precisely rattling drums and a wide palette of grey and black sound hues, the trio creates dark portraits of super...

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Corky Laing's Mountain

Corky Laing's Mountain

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Dark Tranquillity

Dark Tranquillity

Toward the end of the '90s, Scandinavian death metal -- or at least one branch of it -- began to evolve into a more accessible amalgamation of death metal intensity, a bit of progressive metal experimentation, and more traditional late-'70s/early-'80s British metal, with its catchy, groove-oriented riffs and twin-guitar lead lines. Although the style was hardly confined to one place, t...

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Dead Asylum

Dead Asylum

Dead Asylum formed in Vancouver, BC at the end of 2011, and features vocalist/guitarist Mike Lister, vocalist/bassist Roger Mowat, guitarist Eric Morrison and drummer Samantha Landa. Dead Asylum’s style combines elements of thrash and death with melodic and grooving overtones--and echoes elements of band influences such as Kreator, Amon Amarth and Exodus.  Dead Asylum has become know...

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Diamond Head

Diamond Head

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Dirkschneider

Dirkschneider

My first glance at the world was on April the 6.th of 1952, exactly at 1.pm, in the beautiful town called Wuppertal. As the years were passing by, at the age of 12, I received as a gift from my parents the Beatles record "I'm Down", From then on I was obsessed with music. Then the Rolling Stones came into my life, and from that momment on the Beatles were only wimps. I got my f...

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Dread Crew Of Oddwood

Dread Crew Of Oddwood

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Exmortus

Exmortus

EXMORTUS is an entity amongst themselves and their music, both complex and thoroughly hook-laden and refuses to lend itself to easy categorization. From the technical death-thrash riffage and surgically precise drumming to their neo-classical, twin virtuoso lead guitar attack, fans of death metal, thrash, prog metal, traditional heavy metal and all true metal sub-genres alike enjoy having their c...

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Exterminatus

Exterminatus

"Technical death metal that will not bow down to the gods." -technicaldeathmetal.com Exterminatus was created in 2012 by Xenocide member Tabreez Azad after a hazy night spent discussing Warhammer 40k with good friend Chris Casson. The debut album, VENI VIDI VICI, was tracked/mixed with Andrew Baena of Galactic Pegasus and was released on 23 August 2013. Ridiculous "did I ju...

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Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper

Jeff Black formed Gatekeeper in the dismal haze of 2010 as a spitting retort to everything happening on a musical level in the frost-kissed prairies of Alberta. In a land dominated by blast beats, scooped mids and vocalists who couldn't find a melody in a shopping bag, Gatekeeper stands upright and unchained, continuing the legacy laid down by such luminaries as Robert E. Howard, Bathory, Fran...

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Gross Misconduct

Gross Misconduct

Combining equal parts calculated aggression, harmony-laden structures and unique song writing, Gross Misconduct is poised to forge an undeniable mark on the metal landscape with the release of the band’s sophomore album, The Disconnect. Mixed by Neil Kernon (Cannibal Corpse, Nile, Deicide) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan), The Disconnect highlights Gross...

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Hed PE

Hed PE

The quest to uncover the truth has given California-based hardcore pioneers (Hed)p.e. new life. While the band has weathered the stormy waters of the music business for over a decade and enjoyed a slew of successful albums, it’s their quest for answers that has given them purpose.   I believe (Hed)p.e’s longevity is due to the fact that our records are more than just mu...

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Hellchamber

Hellchamber

  June 2011 the embryo of HELLCHAMBER was conceived. It was the brain child of bassist James Dean Eckert , guitarist Tyler Kinakin and vocalist Shane Stone. After months of searching for a second guitarist, they found their man in November 2011 when Blake Charlton answered a Craig's List ad. In February 2012 the next piece of the puzzle fell into place when Jeremy Hora guitarist of De...

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Hibria

Hibria

HIBRIA is a Brazilian Metal band created in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul / Brazil, in 1996. The band has been growing in Brazil and in the world due to their successful releases recognized both by the specialized media and the audience. HIBRIA released their fourth album, Silent Revenge, in 2013, and it is available in the following territories: Asia (King Records) Europe and North ...

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Hissing

Hissing

If you involve yourself with the underground metal community in or around Seattle, Washington, chances are that by now you’ve heard rumors of a band called HISSING. As far as their Facebook page lets on, they’ve been together since last year and have played with some seriously incredible local and out-of-town bands, performing with PREDATORY LIGHT, CONNOISSEUR, ADDAURA, BADR VOGU,...

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Inanimate Existence

Inanimate Existence

California Prog/Tech Death on their CD Release tour for "Calling From a Dream". inanimateexistence.bigcartel.com instagram.com/inanimateexistence youtube.com/InanimateExistenceUS twitter.com/Inanimatetweets inanimateexistence.tumblr.com

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Kafirun

Kafirun

KAFIRUN was established in late 2013 in Vancouver BC. Canada. First release "Death Worship" was released by US label "Sol y Nieve" in cassette format in 2014 and received very strong and positive response from the world wide underground metal fans, magazines, zines, labels etc. The second release "Glorification of Holy Death EP." was released by the band digitally and...

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Leaves Eyes

Leaves Eyes

LEAVES’ EYES – Music History In 2013 an exceptionally talented band will release “Symphonies of the Night” and once again reclaim the coveted spotlight that will place them at the pinnacle of the symphonic- rock and metal genre. With “Symphonies of the Night”, multiple chart-breaker Leaves’ Eyes begins a new chapter of music history, telling enchanting ...

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Leprous

Leprous

In a scene where it's rare to stand out and make something truly unique, sometimes a diamond shines. The latest diamond to shine on the international prog-scene is the Norwegian band LEPROUS. In a scene where it's rare to stand out and make something truly unique, sometimes a diamond shines. The latest diamond to shine on the international prog-scene is the Norwegian band LEPROUS.

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Lordi

Lordi

Lordi is a Finnish hard rock and melodic heavy metal band, originally formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter, visual art designer and costume maker, Mr Lordi. The band is known for their monstrous look and the horror elements in the stage performance and music videos. With catchy songs and screaming riffs, the horrific lyrics will stick in your mind whether you like it or no...

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Marduk

Marduk

An unswerving commitment to blasphemy and extremity combined with a relentless touring schedule and a steady stream of recordings has helped establish Sweden's Marduk as one of the better-known bands on the Scandinavian black metal scene. They began as more of a standard death metal band with a black metal influence, but have come to be known for their style of extreme black metal, which tends...

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Mortuary Drape

Mortuary Drape

Mortuary Drape is an Italian Black Metal band founded in 1986 in Alessandria, Piedmont. They released four demos, two EPs, two video albums, four full length albums and one compilation album.

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Mournir

Mournir

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Necronomicon

Necronomicon

Many say that Montreal (Quebec) is the Metal capital of North America. The abundance of people supporting their scene is outstanding, so is the ingenious song writing of its bands. Among the most extreme acts building the scene since the early 90s, we recall - Gorguts, Kataklysm, Cryptopsy… and NecronomicoN. Officially formed in 1991 by guitarist/frontman Rob "the Witch", Necronom...

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Nekrogoblikon

Nekrogoblikon

What happens when you put a bunch of bloodthirsty, music-loving goblins together? Well, a lot of disembowelment, but also a lot of catchy tunes. Formed six millennia ago, and practicing only every other leap year on a full moon, the band has perfected their brand of crushing goblin music.

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Origin

Origin

One of the most intense and technical forces of the contemporary death metal world, ORIGIN, have returned to stake their claim as the leaders of metal’s new wave of extremity with their fifth studio effort entitled Entity. As expected, the death grind trio of Flores, Ryan, and Longstreth continue to churn out frantic hell paced grids of metal torment, but now further compliment the arrangeme...

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Rotting Christ

Rotting Christ

Rotting Christ history counts more than 20 years and they decided to celebrate this anniversary with a double DVD + double live CD named NON SERVIAM A 20 YEARS APOCRYPHAL STORY including the more than 2 hours Athenian show plus many detailed and rare extras taken from their apocryphal and glorious journey into the underground Black metal scene. ROTTING CHRIST after 20 years are still alive and mor...

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Shining

Shining

Formed in 1996, Shining is a Swedish Extreme band that incorporates many doom metal elements in the music. Due to the depressive undertones of their music and the mostly suicide-themed lyrics, Shining’s music is often referred to as “suicidal black metal” although the band themselves would point out that they are not a Black Metal band.

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Sonata Arctica

Sonata Arctica

“We are the music-makers, we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy (1844-1881) SONATA ARCTICA are no strangers to having fans cross several state lines to meet them, or to making entire venues sing themselves hoarse when they play their high-speed, keyboard-laden, and righteously melodic heavy metal music. Stirring up youth in the hearts of many...

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Spellcaster

Spellcaster

Journeyman Productions Presents: Spellcaster Hellchamber Apprentice Last Show of 2016 September 30th The Hindenburg $10 Adv/$15 Door 9PM 19+ Spellcaster Spellbinding Heavy Metal from Portland, Oregon. OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://spellcaster.us/ STORE: http://www.spellcaster.bigcartel.com/ Hellchamber June 2011 the embryo of HELLCHAMBER was conceived. It wa...

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Starkill

Starkill

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Swallow The Sun

Swallow The Sun

Swallow the Sun is a Finnish melodic death/doom metal band. They have a melodic, atmospheric doom metal sound.

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The Birthday Massacre

The Birthday Massacre

New wave revival outfit the Birthday Massacre formed in London, Ontario, in 2000 -- originally dubbed Imagica, the founding lineup was comprised of frontwoman Chibi, guitarists Rainbow and M. Falcore, bassist Aslan, keyboardist Dank, and percussionist O.E. After recording a seven-song demo session, Dank left Imagica and the remaining members relocated to Toronto, where a second demo release follow...

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Trollband

Trollband

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Ulcerate

Ulcerate

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Unleash The Archers

Unleash The Archers

We call on you, metal warriors, to join us on this northern passage through the forsaken wastelands of our world. Take up your frozen steel, carry onward, and listen to the hail of the tide, for tonight we ride for glory. Unite! Test your metal on the flesh of those who would stand against us! There will be no crypt for you at battle’s end, for we live in an age with no more heroes than...

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Vacuus

Vacuus

  Former session guitarist for Grotesquetory, Abuse. Finally decided to do own project to reflect his developed style and pay homage to all the influences over the years. Session recordings include Lille Gruber(Defeated Sanity), Kevin Talley (Dying Fetus, Suffocation), and Samuel Santiago (Ex-Gorod, First Fragment) fulfilling drumming duties. Paolo Munniezz-guest vocals, and Eli Slam...

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