Noctem "Divinity" video, from their debut album: "Divinity" (Noisehead Records), directed by Miguel Angel Font Bisier(HT Producciones). Orchestral arrangements by Christos Antoniou from Septic Flesh. Show support and Spread it into the World of Metal.
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BIOGRAPHY: Considered as one of the leading extreme metal acts coming from Poland, HATE have endured quite a few lineup shifts during their career, with founding singer/guitarist ATF Sinner being the only constant member. HATE started in 1990 as four-piece playing straight uncompromising death metal, which later developed into a more elaborate form containing industrial and ambient elements as well as distinct black metal influences. In the first half of the nineties, HATE issued several demos (Abhorrence - 1992, Evil Art - 1994, The Unwritten Law - 1995) before releasing their first full-length record - "Daemon Qui Fecit Terram" in 1996 on a Polish label Vox Mortiis. The record demonstrated great potential of the group, presenting ferocious death metal with obvious influences from American acts like Morbid Angel and Deicide. Two years later HATE released another album titled "Lord Is Avenger" (1998), which is considered as highlight in their early years. It was the group's first material distributed outside their native homeland of Poland. The next record "Cain's Way" (2000) showed further development of the band and gained good reviews in the metal press. The album had also its premiere in the USA on World War III/Mercenary Musik, but poor distribution and promotion made it a relatively unknown record. The first breakthrough in the band's career came along with signing a record deal with French-based label - Listenable Records in 2002. One year later HATE released their highly acclaimed album "Awakening of the Liar" (2003), which is considered the essence of the band's early style. The material demonstrated socalled Polish death metal at its best and gained the band rave reviews in the metal press. A year later HATE recorded their first official audio-visual material - a DVD titled "The Litanies of Satan", which had its worldwide premiere on Metal Mind Productions (2004). It was the moment when the band's style gained new musical characteristics and a kind of black metal vibe. This was fully developed on the next album "Anaclasis - A Haunting Gospel Of Malice & Hatred" (2005), which no longer presented traditional death metal, but ingenious combination of death and black metal with distinct industrial influences. The album's fierce brutality and innovative approach constitued HATE's new style. "Anaclasis" got great reviews in almost every metal magazine across Europe, and was highly acclaimed among metal fans. In 2006 the band hit the road supporting Carpathian Forest and Keep of Kalessin on their European tour, and performed on a few prestigious live events such as Party.San Open Air and Winter Assault. Supporting their countrymen Decapitated, the band once again went on a European raid, and soon their after, HATE invaded 10 major cities on their headlining tour in Russia. In January 2008 the next album "Morphosis" had its worldwide premiere - again on Listenable Records. It showed fast development of the band's style as well as the production part. The record was a logical follow-up to "Anaclasis", but sounded more massive, varied and again - innovative. This also marked the point in their career when HATE received offers to play at numerous festivals throughtout Europe, such as such as Metalcamp, Neurotic Death Fest, Brutal Assault, Screamfest, Metal Mean, Summer Breeze etc. In May 2008, HATE recorded their first official video-clip for the song "Threnody" which was shot in a real coal mine in Silesia/Poland. The band hit the road again in February of 2009, and for the first time they were headlining a European tour on their own. The same year HATE also invaded Brazil to headline a few shows, and soon afterwords toured Europe again in company of Blood Red Throne. In november 2009, the band visited Mexico for the first time to headline 9 concerts. Throughout all that, the musicians already started writing new material which was planned to be recorded later the same year. In January 2010 the unstoppable force of HATE went on another rewarding tour, this time accompanying Incantation on a long series of shows across Europe. And only a few months later the band flew across the Atlantic to play their first ever US tour, supporting Hypocrisy and Scar Symmetry. Just a few days after arriving back in Poland, the musicians entered Hertz Studio in Bialystok to start recording their next album titled "EREBOS". This new masterpiece was completed in only five weeks' time and promises to be the strongest HATE album thus far. Ferocious, challenging, complex, varied, innovative, and extremely well-produced - EREBOS - is HATE in full-swing! The album is set to be released in Europe in November 2010(...)
BIOGRAPHY: Nirnaeth became an essential of the French extreme metal scene with a devastating Black Death Metal. In 2002 Yamaël (drums) joined Mutill (guitar) and Malaria (bass). After a long search Zigouille (voice) will complete the line up fall 2003. Nirnaeth since then has shared stages with bands like Nunslaughter, Necrodeath, Negura Bunget, Panchrysia, Gorath, Handful Of Hate, Asmodée, Merrimack, Vorkreist, Lord, Otargos ... From his two previous recordings, "Nothing But Ashes" (2004 demo / sold out) and "Thrown Athwart The Darkness" (full length 2006 / Great Dane Records / sold out), Nirnaeth has imposed its own style. Incisive, brutal and effective, the titles of the band have received unanimously positive opinions from the specialized press and fans. In June 2008 Mutill obtained an endorsement from Laboga (Motorhead, Behemoth, Annihilator, Hate Eternal, etc.). "Splendour Of The Abyss" (Great Dane Records, december 2009) is the second full lenght of Nirnaeth. Recorded at Studio Midnight, "Splendour Of The Abyss" is more organic, more morbid and more intense.
BIOGRAPHY: 2001 Noctem consolidates as an extreme metal band in April 2001. The band defines its ideals, based in the antithesis of the whole absurd human religions, misanthropy and cult to former civilizations, violence, destruction and death. (...) 2012 Noctem starts the new year touring through Europe. The band join forces with Pest Promotions from Eastern Europe and Stigia Booking & Management (for Spanish booking), getting as well a new endorser: New Rock boots from Spain. Several tours like Iberian Conquest (with Coprolith) and European Conquest, including summer festivals like Jam Rock Fest, Czech Death Fest, Costa de Fuego, Leyendas del Rock and Motocultor Fest; sharing stage with Guns n Roses, Marylin Manson, In flames, Deicide, Municipal Waste, Dark Tranquility, Suffocation and many more... PRESENT Oblivion has received several outstanding reviews from European and NorthAmerican metal press, also being included in the Top List of Best 2011 Releases by Sonic Abuse (Uk), in the 3rd position as Best Underground Metal Album/International on The Whiplasher (Austria), Between the best bads of 2011, including Best Live Performance, Best Cover, Best Video for "The Arrival of the False Gods" by MetalZone.biz; Best cover artwork by Boulevard Brutal (France) and nominated for Best Melodic Black Metal Album by Metal Storm.
BIOGRAPHY: Sammath Naur was formed in 1999 by Uzurpator - vocals, Saturnus - guitars, Sigmar - guitars and Lestath - drums. The name of the band has been adapted from JRR Tolkien's works and means 'Chambers of Fire', the only place where the One Ring could be destroyed.(...) Everything was completed by June 2005. Soon afterwards, Polish Empire Records grew interested in the material from SN, thanks to whom the album "Self Proclaimed Existence" was released in December 2005 in conjunction with THRASH'EM ALL magazine. The CD comprised of 11 tracks. The music was faster and far more aggressive - it's really didn't sound anything like the first two demos. The style of creating music by merging various musical genres, first attempted in The Forever War, was explored more deeply on this album. The assimilation of such diverse styles as black/death metal, classical rock, new age, film scores, symphonic and choir music resulted in a unique creation that couldn't be categorized, stereotyped or pigeon-holed.
Thanks to this album, the true potential of Sammath Naur's musicians has been noticed very quickly by other artists. Presently, Valeo plays with Vesania and Rootwater and Lestath has been a drummer of Esqarial and Darzamat.
BIOGRAPHY: Founded in 2005, Spearhead recorded their debut offering Deathless Steel Command in mid-2005 - an assault of belligerent chaos and hatred, released through Invictus Productions in 2006. Following the 2006 promo EP When the Pillars Fall, Spearhead entered Hertz Studio (Poland) in the Summer of 2007 to record the second full-length, the highly-acclaimed Decrowning the Irenarch - a monument of imperious, martial death metal war, testifying to the eternal truths of the warrior tradition, released again under the blood-soaked banner of Invictus Productions in December 2007. The intervening years saw Spearhead destroy stages on the 2008 European tour with Impiety and the 2009 US tour with Urgehal, together with a large number of European festival appearances, including Inferno, Hells Pleasure, and SWR Festival amongst others. In 2010 Spearhead entered Orgone Studios (London) to record the third full-length, Theomachia: The Doctrine of Ascension and Decline, released in April 2011 by Agonia Records. By far the most violent, hostile, and unrelenting Spearhead release to date, Theomachia is a bloody proclamation of the cyclical nature of time and the path of war in the winter of civilisation. Surrender to the swift advance of death or perish by the sword of all-devouring time... Svpero Omnia!
BIOGRAPHY: 1999 - Record and distribute the Illusions Of Evil DEMO Mustis (ex-Dimmu Borgir) puts down synthesizer tracks as guest musician having recently joined the ranks of Dimmu Borgir and becoming part of the family tree 2000 - Sign with Nuclear Blast Records(...)2011 - Susperia makes the cut to the norwegian semifinals of the Eurovision Song Contest as one of the 21 qualifiers out of more than 700 contestants with the song Nothing Remains, written in conjunction with the returning Mustis now no longer in Dimmu Borgir Mustis stays onboard as guest musician, returning in this role after 12 years, and the band writes and records new and old material in Strand Studio, Norway Will release, on the special date of 11.11.11, the much anticipated and celebratory album, "We Are The Ones", marking 10 years of album releases Sign a new recording contract with SMG Records 2012 - Will play the Forces of Metal Festival, Netherlands
BIOGRAPHY: Germany, 1486: The Dominican inquisitors Kramer and Sprenger publish "MALLEUS MALEFICARUM" "The Hammer of the Witches", the most important book on the Headhunt and execution of witches and heretics in medieval Europe. The book features detailed information on how to recognize, judge and execute the witches. MALLEUS MALEFICARUM was approved by the Catholic Church in the year of 1487.
Norway, 1986: Five guys from the Sarpsborg area in southeast Norway get together to form Withchammer, playing compromiseless thrashy HM with melodic overtones and drawing inspiration to many of their lyrical concepts from the MALLEUS MALEFICARUM, from which the name also is derived. Only this time, the hammer is here to stay... With the classic release of 1487 (vinyl now a sold-out item CD available) and the The Lost Tapes, the book of Witchhammer is continuously in creation..
Norway, 2011: A new Chapter, new vocalist, 9 new songs . Based on a true story of a woman which head was put on a stake in the 1500 century - after being sentenced to death of witchcraft as she cast a spell on the son of the local lord.
Following this release, Witchhammer will be touring massively, with their goal set to give their fans, both new and old the celebration of 25 years with Witchhammer. Witchhammer is hungrier and more aggressive than before, ready to conquer Europe with their own band of technical Norwegian thrash metal!
BIOGRAPHY Aktiv Dödshjälp was formed in 2004 by Tomas Nilsson who recently had been introduced to Swedish crust sound. Being overthrown by this new world of extreme music he felt an urge to create a band to explore this new dimension in music. After several demos, complication albums and a split 7" had been released the majority of the band decided to quite due to the lack of interest, this was in 2006. Tomas soon recruited new members to the band and wrote the band's first fullenght album, 4:48 which saw the light of day in the middle of 2007. On this album he focused on mixing crustcore a lot with black metal and death metal elements. In 2009 Tomas recruited Roberth Karlsson (also known from his work in Scar Symmetry and Facebreaker) to sing on the forthcoming Aktiv Dödshjälp album. By this time Tomas felt that he had explored most of the crustcore sound and started to experiment a lot more with hardcore elements in the songs. The previous tours done with Devian had also affected Tomas way in writing songs. In 2010 the second fullenght album, Men allting har ett slut, was released and soon got a lot of attentions in Sweden. Aktiv Dödshjälp 2011