Brazilian horror metal collective Alchemia have honed a fascinatingly dark sound that fuses heavy black and death metal influences with dramatic symphonic elements, classical orchestration and gothic synths.
Get your weekend off to an epic start with the powerful metal sound of Thorium, who hail from Belgium and the Netherlands.
Swiss death metal band Mnemocide describe the experience of listening to their music as “being hit by a tank” due to its heavy groove and pounding intensity.
Exciting Swedish melodic death metal duo Hour of Anguish have an intense sound that they descibe as “channelling the godfathers of the Gothenburg scene.”
Indian musician Kartik Baisoya has picked up the remnants of his high school band and, over a decade later, taken it upon himself to bring the old school music (literally) to life.
Annihilist is a name that you expect to belong to a super heavy band brimming with anger and rage. And the Melbourne crew do not disappoint on that front to an extent, but also offer a delightfully melodic edge to their brand of metal.
Like many a good band throughout history, the story of German heavy metal act Premortal Breath begins with beer and in a pub. As frontman Tommy Greulich puts it: “It all began with beer. We met at a pub, had some beers and at the end of the evening Premortal Breath was born.”
After 20 years away, Society Down have returned with a sound that fits nicely into the modern metal landscape yet also harks back to the genre’s 90s’ heydays. And, they’ve achieved something they couldn’t back in the day – create and release an album.
We’re not really sure where to begin when Newcastle, Australia, duo Skitz NPCs regularly refer to themselves as “the Semen Wizards.” Do wizards conjure up semen-based spells? Frankly, we think we’d be safer never finding out.
Prepare for a wild journey back to the days of big hair, scintillating guitar solos and rampant riffs with Manchester’s Stormrider.
With a name like Bury The Traitor you’re well within your rights to expect something pretty damn heavy. And luckily for you, the Derby quintet deliver it in spades.
We’ve got another helping of Dutch metal today in the form of Shuulak, who fuse old school metal with elements of a more modern sound – which they describe as “modern heavy metal.”