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Sunday, 23 August 2015 12:29

Arkentype

 

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.

The band has built quite a hype for themselves in the Norwegian underground. After releasing just small video clips and photos during the recording of their album Disorientated, they were booked to the metal festival Southern Discomfort. With the release of the music video for the single Ashes and Dirt, the band's journey for world domination has begun.

 

Members:

Kevin Augestad   Vocals
Kjetil Hallaråker   Bass
Simen Meland Handeland   Guitar
Simen Sandnes   Drums

 

Discography:

Disorientated   2015   CD    LP    Limited Edition Yellow LP    Digital Download
Time Collapse   2015                Digital Download (Single)

 

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Monday, 01 June 2015 18:54

Killing Gandhi

Killing Gandhi was founded by Martin Arendal and Kasper Gram in 2011, after testing their musical skills with Manticora, Wuthering Heights, Evil Masquerade and Ureas for ten+ years. Their debut album Cinematic Parallels began to take shape in the spring of 2013, after joining forces with Thorbjørn Jensen (ex. Sickseed) and Rasmus Schmidt (Illdisposed, ex. Corpus Mortale). 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. Cinematic Parallels is mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Amaranthe, Pretty Maids, TÝR, Evergrey a.o).

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Members:

Thorbjørn "ThunderBear" Jensen   Vocals
Martin Arendal   Guitar
Rasmus Schmidt   Drums
Kasper Gram   Bass

 

Discography:

Cinematic Parallels   2015   CD Digital Download

 

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Monday, 27 April 2015 13:31

Blodsmak

Blodsmak is a Norwegian folkcore band, playing heavy rock with a generous sprinkling of Norwegian folk music.

Building on the folk metal tradition of Lumsk, Gåte, Glittertind, they are heavier and less metal, combining their thunderous grooves and insistent riffs with almost proglike elements and a melodic sensibility reminiscent of both introvert grunge and 80’s shameless stadium rock.

Their first album Av jord er me komne released in 2014, delves into themes of addiction, love lost, death, longing, and redemption. Although the subject matter is dark, the songs themselves, albeit heavy, incorporates almost popish hooks and choruses.

Check out their release Gjennom marg og bein now!

 

Members:

Tom Rikard Ostad   Vocals and Guitar
Åsgeir Størdal   Guitar and Backing Vocals
Magnus Tveiten   Guitar-god and Backing Vocals
Steinar Evant   Bass
Geir Johansen   Drums

 

Discography:

Gjennom marg og bein   2016   CD    LP    Limited Edition White LP    Digital Download
Bang bang   2016                Digital Download (Single)
Bang bang   2016                Digital Download (Single)
Av jord er me komne   2014   CD

 

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Friday, 30 January 2015 00:00

Impalers

 

Impalers is a thrash metal band from Denmark, deeply rooted in the extremity of the German thrash scene of the ’80s. They provide powerful and aggressive music blended with melodic passages and breaks. Lyrically, the band is a statement of anti-war and anti-theism and strives to enlighten a path for a better world. In a few words, Impalers are brutality and melody incarnate. For fans of Kreator, Sodom, Sepultura, Metallica, and Testament.

 

Members:

Søren Crawack   Rhythm Guitar & Vocals
Kenneth Frandsen   Bass
Rasmus Kjær   Drums
Thomas Carnell   Lead Guitar

 

Discography:

God from the Machine   2015    Digipack CD Digital Download
Prepare for War   2014   EP (CD)

 

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:00

Iron Fire

Denmarks best selling power metal band Iron Fire is still alive and kickin’.

19 years ago when a new millennium was entered, the Thunderstorm album struck the world and is today considered a Danish power metal cult classic. Seven albums later the band still breathes as vibrant as ever, and although there have been various line-up changes, founding member Martin Steene and his sidekick Kirk Backarach pushes the boundaries of the band. In addition to Steene and Kirk, another founding member joined the battlefield, as original drummer Gunnar Olsen rejoined the band in 2015, after 15 years of absence. Iron Fire is therefore now a three-piece band that still clings on to melodic old-school power metal as it was meant to be played. The music, however, is never still and is devolved over time. From the dark epic of Voyage of the Damned, over the rock n roll influenced March of the Immortals, to classic power hymns like Wings of Rage. But first and foremost Iron Fire takes power metal very literally, as the common denominator in the music is, and has always been power - with a capital P…

 

Live:

Iron Fire has toured in Europe with U.D.O. Primal Fear, Demon, Seven Witches. They have also supported acts like Saxon, WASP, Doro, Kamelot, and Royal Hunt.

 

Members:

Martin Steene   Vocals & Bass
Kirk Backarach   Guitar
Gunnar Olsen   Drums

 

Discography:

Beyond the Void   2019    Buy physical edition.    Buy digital download at Bandcamp.or CD Baby.
Dawn of Creation   2018   Buy physical edition.   Buy digital download at Bandcamp or CD Baby.
Among the Dead   2016   Buy physical edition.   Buy digital download at Bandcamp or CD Baby.
Voyage of the Damned   2012   Digipak CD    
Metalmorphosized   2010   CD    
To the Grave   2009    CD    
Blade of Triumph   2007    CD    
Revenge   2006    CD    
On the Edge   2001   CD    
Thunderstorm   2000   CD    

 

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:00

Groundless

 

With influences from the Hardrock scene sprinkled with some punk powder and toppings from modern Heavy Metal. Aggressive/energetic heavy groove band Groundless is here to give you a new taste from the Scandinavian Metal scene.

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Discography:

Adrenaline   2015   CD   Digital Download

 

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015 00:00

Bridgeville

Bridgeville is a rock band from the city of Skien, Norway. The band was formed in the fall of 2013 by Martin Steene of the Danish Metal band Iron Fire, and the Norwegian Hard Rock band Absinth. All of the guys share the same passion for classic rock music, and bands like Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, and Def Leppard are influences that are worth mentioning. The vision of the band is to create good old fashioned Rock 'N Roll music stirred up with a modern flavor.

 

Their first single and video Absinthia was released in 2014 followed by some local live shows, and in 2015 Bridgeville signed a record contract with Crime Records for the release of debut album Aftershock.

 

Members:

Martin Steene   Vocals
Erik Norheim   Guitars and Backing Vocals
Thomas Furuvald   Drums
Roger Svenkesen   Bass
Kenneth Jacobsen   Guitars

 

Discography:

Aftershock   2016   CD    Digital Download

 

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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00

Escapetor

 

Escapetor is a band with stylistic references to metal music from the 80ies 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 Escapetor's influences.

 

Members:

Claudius Bormuth   Vocals
Axel Feller   Guitar
Ragnar A. Nord-Varhaug   Guitar
Leif-Ove Haugstad   Drums
Dan Gundersen   Bass

 

Discography:

Fear   2014    Digipack CD   Digital Download
Decennium   2010   EP (CD)
Misanthrophia   2005   CD
Water   2003   CD
No One Will Survive   2002   CD
Drop the System   2000   CD
Escapetor   1999   CD

  

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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00

Dimenzion Psychosphere

  

Members:

The President   Vocals
The Architect   Guitar
The Trooper   Bass
The Scientist   Synth
The Engineer   Drums

 

Discography:

Collapse   2014   CD   Digital Download
DNA Phantom Effect   2012   CD
Trilogy from Beyond   2011   CD
Trinity and Beyond   2007   EP (CD)
Trenches   2003   EP (CD)
Dimenzion:Psychosphere   2000   EP (CD)

 

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Tuesday, 06 January 2015 00:00

Innsmouth

 

Members:

Kim Brandhøj   Vocals
Thor Sejersen Riis   Guitar
Martin Munch Christensen   Bass

 

Discography:

The Shadow Over Innsmouth   2014   CD   Digital Download

  

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