Hailing from Ouro Preto in Brazil, composer/ singer/ keyboardist Guilherme de Alvarenga came up with the idea to mix Classical Music's composition techniques (such as motif development and thematic unity) with melodic Death Metal, while attending music college in 2009.
Tetrarchate was born in November 2006, in province of Pesaro Urbino. Since the beginning the band included: Andrea "Steve" Biondi (rhythm guitar), Nazario "Nazzo" Biscotti (rhythm and lead guitar), Alex "Max" Masini (drums), Luigi Coppone (vocals) and Simone "Wolf" Andruccioli (bass guitar).
Hailing from the capital town of the most north-western Indian state of Assam, this Guwahati based Metalcore act was originally founded in 2005 by guitarist Saudragupta Dutta.
There's very little to tell about this Louth, Dublin based Irish Sludge/ Doom Metal band, because it comes dropping out of a clear blue sky, and info about the guys is really scarce, to the point that I'm quite unable to tell you when Dave Lee (vocals), Andrew Colohan (guitar), Ronan Connor (bass) and Mark Gilchrist (drums) founded the band.
Naming your band Valley of the sun can only mean that we’re talking Stonerrock. Valley of the sun hail form Cincinnati, and Electric Talons, is their first full length.
Aha...the return of a Belgian band which, in 2008, brought great expectations by releasing its self-titled debut full-length through the Apache Productions imprint, and then went on to play at the prestigious Graspop Metal Meeting festival, prior to suddenly splitting in 2009, and thus effectively crushing any anticipations of putting our country on the global Metal maps (and charts) with a band which could cut the chops!
Returning from a promotional trip with Channel Zero (of which he is co-manager) to Japan, our editor-in-chief came back with a threesome of promos for upcoming releases by the bands Gunship666, Loka (check back on a later date for posts on those albums), and Aggressive Dogs, and it so happens that the latter marks the return to the realm of releases for a true Japanese Hardcore legend!
Nota Amara is a band that hails from Novocherkassk a city that is situated in the Rostov region in Russia. And although the song titles are in English, the vocals are in Russian, a language that I have not mastered until today, so she could just as well be singing about how to cook borsjt, a Russian soup, as reciting the manual for a video recorder, anyway I don’t understand a jota of it.
Dawn Of A Dark Age are a new project by two Italian guys, Vittorio ‘Eurynomos’ Sabelli (guitars, bass, drums & percussion, saxophone, clarinet, piano, keyboards, additional vocals, music, lyrics, and production; sole member of new project Suicidal Ruins, and member of R-Evolution Band) and Pierluigi ‘Buran’ D’Amario (lead vocals, both screaming and clean; also involved with, for example, Athanor, Rigor Mortis and Hellsteps).
This Portland, Oregon based Heavy Metal band was founded in early 2009 with the intent to continue the legacy of such Pacific Northwest heavy Metal acts as Malice, Metal Church, early Queensrÿche and Sanctuary, and although that is still quite young, the quintet is already at its third release!