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.
|Simen Meland Handeland||Guitar|
|Disorientated||2015||CD||LP||Limited Edition Yellow LP||Digital Download|
|Time Collapse||2015||Digital Download (Single)|
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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|Thorbjørn "ThunderBear" Jensen||Vocals|
|Cinematic Parallels||2015||CD||Digital Download|
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!
|Tom Rikard Ostad||Vocals and Guitar|
|Åsgeir Størdal||Guitar and Backing Vocals|
|Magnus Tveiten||Guitar-god and Backing Vocals|
|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|
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.
|Søren Crawack||Rhythm Guitar & Vocals|
|Thomas Carnell||Lead Guitar|
|God from the Machine||2015||Digipack CD||Digital Download|
|Prepare for War||2014||EP (CD)|
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…
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.
|Martin Steene||Vocals & Bass|
|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|
|To the Grave||2009||CD|
|Blade of Triumph||2007||CD|
|On the Edge||2001||CD|
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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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.
|Erik Norheim||Guitars and Backing Vocals|
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.
|Ragnar A. Nord-Varhaug||Guitar|
|Fear||2014||Digipack CD||Digital Download|
|No One Will Survive||2002||CD|
|Drop the System||2000||CD|
|DNA Phantom Effect||2012||CD|
|Trilogy from Beyond||2011||CD|
|Trinity and Beyond||2007||EP (CD)|