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: 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
BALFOR was formed in November 1997 in a small town in eastern Ukraine, as a side project of Thorgeir - vocal/bass/guitar, and guitarist Svart, to play fast, but melodic, Black Metal. The band released their first album "Volki Severa" in 2001, and, following a number of personnel changes, and encouraged by the positive reviews the LP received, Thorgeir decided to concentrate all his energies on BALFOR and develop the band further. Berowar came in on bass in November 2005 and the two formed the core of what BALFOR was to become.
Defining their music as "Barbaric Black Metal" in tribute to the history of their homeland, BALFOR released their four-track promo "Pure Barbaric" for free download via a net label in 2006; a move that proved to be extremely successful in terms of raising the band's profile and garnering a substantial following throughout the world. BALFOR's fan bases, and reputation, were further increased by various live and festival appearances.
BALFOR today? With the release of the new album "Barbaric Blood", it is obvious that founder Thorgeir has developed into a charismatic front man who is able to switch from aggressive black, to soaring melodic clean vocals with consummate ease, whilst BALFOR's effortless ability to cross the melodic/black/death/extreme metal genres draws to them a diverse range of fans. "Barbaric Blood" is definitely one of the defining moments in BALFOR's career.
BIOGRAPHY: "BELPHEGOR - MUSICK SATHAN ART since 1993"
BELPHEGOR have risen to icon status when it comes to supreme death / black metal art! Ever since their now legendary debut "The Last Supper" in 1995 mainman Helmuth and his henchmen have continuously worked all their way to the top with technical skill, sophisticated songwriting and highly blasphemous lyrics! After releasing "Walpurgis Rites -- Hexenwahn" in 2009, BELPHEGOR are now back with their fourth masterpiece for Nuclear Blast Records: enter "Blood Magick Necromance", an opus filled to the brim with dark and sinful anthems showing a band clearly at its career peak. The eight new compositions are simply the most brutal, elegant, epic and gripping material we`ve heard from BELPHEGOR so far! The production comes from none other than legendary studio wizard and HYPOCRISY head honcho Peter Tägtgren, who gave the typical BELPHEGOR sound a cutting and ultra-heavy yet crystal clear edge. Frontman Helmuth comments: "This will be the most epic and monumental BELPHEGOR Werk to date!" Mark his words!