With a raw, true and honest sound, Arkentype is a breath of fresh air in a rather stagnant scene of modernized metal. With great passion expressed through heavy and technical rhythmic patterns, blended with beautiful melodic and symphonic passages, Arkentype will leave you battered on the floor wondering what knocked your teeth out.
Genre-wise their music is best described as Progressive Metal, but the band themselves does not see this as a limit and goes way outside the genre. Mixing the “new” progressive metal sound with their personal influences and experiences is what makes Arkentype a truly unique band.
Based at the music conservatory by the University in Agder (Norway), Arkentype produced, recorded and made the album Disorientated by themselves. Then sending it to Daniel Bergstrand and George Nerantzis (Meshuggah, In Flames ++) at Dug Out Productions in Sweden for mixing and mastering.
|Simen Meland Handeland||Guitar|
This debut album from Killing Gandhi began to take shape in the spring of 2013. Cinematic Parallels is their version of the scandi metal sound, with inspiration from bands like In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir, Soilwork among others on the Heavy Metal scene, and Medina, Robyn and Daft Punk on the more commercial scene. This gives Killing Gandhi’s sound a good mixture of short, effective and catchy songs.
The concept of Cinematic Parallels is a top 11 of Martin Arendal’s all-time favorite movies. The 11 movie titles then got renamed based on Martin’s interpretation of the film, and that title based the headline of each song, and lyrics were written with that title in mind. Therefore the title Cinematic Parallels.
The album is mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Pretty Maids, TÝR, Evergrey a.o).
|Thorbjørn "ThunderBear" Jensen||Vocals|
The new album from Groundless (Norway) is a mixture between Avenged Sevenfold, Black Veil Brides and Linkin Park!?! Is that possible? Well, probably not!
But Groundless hits the notes of the latter bands without being copycats. In fact even though Groundless sounds perfectly familiar, their music is both original and well-defined at the same time. If you're into well-produced songs with a great melodic touch Groundless is a band you can't miss out on. Catchy, melodic, groovy and original.
You might not be on safe ground - but this time you need none - only Groundless…
|Jan Erik Gustavsen||Lead Guitar|
|Fredrik Kirkhorn||Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals|
|Per Erik Flatin||Drums|
With the new album, God from the Machine Impalers improves and fine-tunes their craft.
Heavy riffing, high tempo and hooklines go hand in hand on this monster of an album.
Impalers are ready to continue their Thrash Metal crusade with their undoubtedly best offering till date. God from the Machine should please and satisfy any worshipper of Heavy music, and an absolute no-brainer for Thrash fanatics.
Cover art is done by Pär Olofsson (Exodus, Immortal, Job for a Cowboy).
|Søren Crawack||Rhythm Guitar & Vocals|
|Thomas Carnell||Lead Guitar|
Technical Death Metal with an eerie Lovecraftian horror/sci-fi vibe. The debut album by Innsmouth features brutal & technical metal mixed with plenty of influence from the 80´s shred metal scene. Made by musicians who have not been willing to compromise their musical values and who value virtuosity. The Shadow over Innsmouth is full of demonic vocals, bone-crushing riffs, menacing bass and heavy amounts of extreme shredding. For fans of Nile, Cacophony, Obscura, Necrophagist etc.
|Thor Sejersen Riis||Guitar|
|Martin Munch Christensen||Bass|
Escapetor is a band with stylistic references to metal music from the '80s heavy-metal to the contemporary metal scene with influences across many genres. Escapetor’s music is fast and heavy, somewhere between heavy rock and thrash metal. Metallica, Annihilator, Anthrax, Kreator, Testament, Pantera and Slipknot are amongst Escapetors influences.
With the new release Fear, Escapetor showcases Norwegian Thrash Metal at its finest.
|Ragnar A. Nord-Varhaug||Guitar|
Dimenzion Psychosphere's new album Collapse prolongs the despair from their previous album DNA Phantom Effect.
With their unique sound of dark pounding monotony, they'll pull you away from the invincible chains we all carry, in democracies where freedom is an empty concept for the non-thinking. So uprise, embrace the new era of metal, and realize you are already a part of the Psychosphere. Collapse is cold apocalyptic metal from the north.
Death Metal is what Tunisian Brood of Hatred brings on their first full-length album Skinless Agony. Top notch musicianship combined with technical brutality makes Skinless Agony a coming classic within the genre. Brood of Hatred is a North African triumph of extreme Metal. A must-have for all Opeth and general progressive Death Metal fanatics.
|Muhammed Mêlki||Vocals & Bass|
|Melik Melek Khelifa||Guitar|