Septris - Legacy

Spinning tales of epic wars and heroic battles, Swiss metal band Septris have made their debut with the independently released full length “Legacy”, which comes only a few months after the release of the EP “Warriors” (December 2018).

 

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Fractures & Outlines - Defenseless

Ripping out of Gatineau, Canada, Fractures & Outlines are a post hardcore band with influences ranging from Silverstein, No Use For A Name and Killswitch Engage. The band came together in 2014 and work tirelessly planting their feet in the local underground music scene.

 

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Emerald Shine - Misty Tales

Emerald Shine's journey began in 2013 when composer and songwriter, Lenka "Leena" Jašková, started to write atmospheric heavy music inspired by fantasy stories. In 2013, she managed to bring the first line-up of musicians together.

 

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Crazy Lixx - Forever Wild

 Swedish hard rockers Crazy Lixx are back with another sleaze metal gem that harkens back to the best of ‘80s rock, while also keeping a foot planted in the 21st century. “Forever Wild” further cements Crazy Lixx as one of the leaders of the Scandinavian led ‘80s hard rock revival.

 

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Myrath - Shehili

Bringing the heat of the Tunisian desert to the metal scene, Myrath’s star is definitely rising higher and higher in the musical firmament. Started as a progressive metal band with some oriental influences in 2001, Myrath has been on an upward trajectory since the release of their debut album “Hope” in 2007.

 

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Temple Of The Stars - Nightspirit

Temple of the Stars is the new band of finish multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Tobias Tåg, whose debut album, titled “Nightspirit”, came out on May 10 via Inverse Records. The album was written and recorded by Tobias Tåg and co-produced and managed by Mathias Lillmåns.

 

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Lo-Pan – Subtle

Formed in 2005 by veteran bassist Skot Thompson and drummer Jesse Bartz, who were joined in 2007 by vocalist Jeff Martin, Lo-Pan has so far released three albums, and have established themselves as one of the most promising bands to hail from the American Midwest.

 

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Tempel - Tempel

Formed by Kvelertak drummer Kjetil Gjermundrød and his brothers Espen and Inge, along with childhood friend Andreas Espolin Johnson, Norway’s Tempel promises to slay straight from the outset. While the band’s visual profile and music presents the band as a dark entity...

 

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Hartsbane - As Summer Dies [EP]

 Hartsbane is the brainchild of Israeli singer and artist, Lev Kerzhner. Their debut effort, ‘“As Summer Dies’’ [EP] features songs written of the course of a decade and recorded live in front of an audience, in true DIY fashion. Hartsbane are promising us five brand new tracks that resonate with the likes of Iron Maiden and Dio, but with a modern take on the traditional heavy metal sound.

 

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Solarus – Darkest Days

 Making the music they love, with the people they love, for the people they love, as per their bio, Canadian power metal band Solarus are back with their sophomore effort titled “Darkest Days”. The quartet is formed by vocalist Sarah Dee, guitarist Lucas McArthur, bassist Mark Feeney and drummer Nich Longe and together they have crafted an album that deals with life’s struggles and the complicated nature of humanity. 

 

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Timoleon Adamopoulos & The Paier Project – The Primordial Elements Trilogy [EP]

A couple of months ago I reviewed a project entitled Chaos over Cosmos whose 2 members are from two different countries (Spain and Poland actually) and only met virtually. Now I, again, get the chance to review another project born under similar circumstances. I am referring to Timoleon Adamopoulos & The Paier Project whose collaborative effort titled “The Primordial Elements Trilogy” came out recently.

 

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Nocturnal Sacrifice - Black Cult For Death's Triumph [EP]

 Nocturnal Sacrifice is a Mexican Black Metal band, founded in 2009. Their Black Metal is dark and aggressive, with raw and destructive atmospheres accompanying their lyrics covering topics such as war, death, anti-Christianity, paganism, heresy, the mystery of the humanity's darkest aspects and the exaltation feelings such as hatred, anger and misanthropy.

 

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Eluveitie - Ategnatos

When it comes to folk metal, people see Eluveitie as the face of the genre in front of others acts for more than a decade. Starting in 2002, in the rural mysticism of the Swiss alps and since a very early point deeply rooted within Celtic mythology, Gaulish history and proto-European culture.


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Final Coil - The World We Left Behind For Others

After gaining a lot of traction and critical acclaim with their debut album “Persistence of memory”, which was released in the summer of 2017, Final Coil have taken their blend of post-rock and progressive metal at the next level with their sophomore album “The world we left behind for others”, out on April 12 via WormHoleDeath Records.

 

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Dark Years From Now

Based in Vancouver BC, this sonically diverse act is the brainchild of multi-instrumentalist Dan Potter.  Using heavy barrages of thrashing poly-rhythmic riffage to whip up intensity levels, DYFN descends into abstracted darkness and finds a sonic blueprint that’s filled with endless possibilities.

 

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Darkwater – Human

 Swedish progressive metal band Darkwater released its long-awaited third album, titled “Human”, nine years after their highly acclaimed sophomore effort, “Where stories end” (2010), on March 1st, via Ulterium Records. Formed in 2003, the band released its debut album “Calling the Earth to witness” in 2007 to positive reviews worldwide, and played at the 12th edition of ProgPower USA in September 2011. 

 

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Hell's Guardian - As Above So Below

 Hell's Guardian was born in 2009 from an idea of Freddie Formis(guitar) and Dylan Formis (drums). The band is completed by Cesare Damiolini (rhythm guitar and growl vocals) and Claudio Cor (bass guitar). In 2010 the first demo was released, while in 2014 the first album ‘’Follow Your Fate’’ came out.

 

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Lords of Chaos

 Mayhem. Burzum. Black Metal. Black Circle. Church burnings. These are the keywords that define Jonas Åkerlund’s drama “Lords of Chaos”, a movie that focuses on the beginnings of the Norwegian Black Metal scene in the early 90s’, and the wave of violence that shaped and defined this aesthetic movement. So, is this a cult movie or just a mockery of those influential years?

 

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Atlas Pain - Tales Of A Pathfinder

‘Tales Of A Pathfinder’ is the second full length album of the Italian Epic-Pagan Metal band Atlas Pain. After the stunning acceptance from both critics and fans of the previous ‘What The Oak Left’, the band is now ready to push you into a wonderful unique experience. 

 

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