Blindead was founded in Gdynia, Poland in 1999 by Michal Zimorski (Zima) - bass and Mateusz Smierzchalski (Havoc) - guitar. Few months later, Marek Zielinski (Deadman) - guitar, Konrad Ciesielski - drums and Patryk Adamczyk - vocals, joined the band. It was a casual project made for pleasure rather than a professional band. Besides, in the same time, Havoc became the guitarist of Behemoth and it was his priority.
“They play heavy metal the old way, the exact way we enjoy it ourselves.” - Fenriz, Darkthrone (from Stereogum interview) In 2009 Christian Mistress released a 4 song demo cassette, which quickly went on to sell more than 300 copies worldwide. The demo attracted the attention and praise of several underground luminaries and lovers of classic metal including infamous illustrator Dennis Dread, Ajna Offensive curator Tyler Davis and outspoken Darkthrone mastermind Gylve “Fenriz” Nagell who has repeatedly namedropped the band in recent interviews.
The Body (1): Sludge metal band 1999-. (2): Finnish hard rock band 1996-. (3): Christian hip-hop group. (4): 70s progressive rock group. (1) The best-known The Body is a two-piece sludge metal band based in Providence, Rhode Island, United States (formed in 1999), with heavy, low riffs, high-pitched screaming vocals, and occasional samples. They have released two full length records, a collaborative album with Braveyoung, an EP, splits with Get Killed and Whitehorse, a demo, and an anthology of their EPs, 7 inches, demos, ect.
Ambient Black Metal/Doom from Melbourne, Australia. "I" Self Released Demo 2009 "Écru" An Out Recordings 2010 Info and show updates can be found at http://encirclingsea.wordpress.com
Following the release of the underrated Leaving (on Enemies List, home of Have A Nice Life) Planning For Burial has been sporadically popping up in live venues (sharing the stage with a wide breadth of musical compatriots from Chelsea Wolfe to Deafheaven while seeming out of place at none) along the east and west coasts and releasing a slew of EPs and splits over the last 3 years (all while writing and recording a mythical second album that has been dangled in front of his obsessive fans as coming soon for almost three years).
Formed in 2002, originally hailing from Phoenix, AZ and now residing in Oakland, California, Graves at Sea play a very droney, slow, painful sounding type of sludge. With members coming from previous bands and one member having knowledge in sound engineering their first demo went extremely well and immediately caught some attention in the doom metal subculture, promptly causing the band to get signed and start producing legit material and in turn, gaining even more praise in the metal scene.
Bongripper is a four-piece instrumental sludge metal band from Chicago, IL, United States. Since 2005, they have self-released seven recordings. Known for a deafening and intense live performance, the band thrives on an unrelenting sound that can compete with any of the heaviest metal bands of their genre. 2006 - The Great Barrier Reefer
2007 - Hippie Killer
2007 - Heroin
2008 - Hate Ashbury
2008 - Meat Ditch (Collab With Winters In Osaka)
2010 - Satan Worshipping Doom
Pallbearer is a doom metal band from Little Rock, Arkansas. The band features two members of the psychedelic drone band Sports, as well as members of Soophie Nun Squad and Placid Eclipse. The current line-up is: Brett Campbell - Vocals/Guitar
Devin Holt - Guitar
Joseph D. Rowland - Bass
Mark Lierly - Drums Pallbearer released their debut album "Sorrow and Extinction" on February 21st 2012 via Profound Lore Records to much critical acclaim. Pallbearer's websites include: www.facebook.com/pallbearerdoom