The Dismemberment Plan is an indie rock/post-hardcore band formed in Washington, D.C., United States on January 1, 1993. Also known as "The D-Plan" or "The Plan," the band's name comes from a stray phrase uttered by the insurance salesman in the popular comedy Groundhog Day. The band members include Eric Axelson (bass), Jason Caddell (guitar), Joe Easley (drums) and Travis Morrison (vocals and guitar).
Kaizers Orchestra is a Norwegian alternative rock group. Owing to their energetic live concerts and critically praised recordings, they are among the most popular and acclaimed musical acts in their homeland, and have also gained international renown; they are among the first Norwegian artists (outside the genre of black metal) to gain international recognition and popularity while singing in their native language.
ELIMINATION is a heavy metal band formed in Ipswich, England in 2006. The band have released two EP's , 'Welcome to Death Row' in 2007 and 'Nightmare Asylum' in 2008, which received excellent press from various magazines, fanzines, and websites. They promoted these releases with successful shows over the UK and supporting esteemed bands such as Evile, Gama Bomb and Criminal. In the summer of 2008 Elimination signed to Casket Records and they are currently preparing to release their debut album 'Destroyed By Creation' for June 2009.
Brother Firetribe is an Album Oriented Rock (AOR) band formed in 2002 in Finland. They describe their music as easy going rock. The band was originally called False Metal, but they changed their name to Brother Firetribe; however, the album is called ‘False Metal’. They take their name from an in-joke as a perfect description for their music is ‘tennis heavy’ and the name of a well known Finnish tennis player Veli Paloheimo translates into English as ‘Brother Firetribe’. The album title ‘False Metal’ comes from a slogan coined by heavy metal group Manowar, ‘Death to False Metal’.
What happens when you put a bunch of bloodthirsty, music-loving goblins together? Well, a lot of disembowelment, but also a lot of catchy tunes. Formed six millennia ago, and practicing only every other leap year on a full moon, the band has perfected their brand of crushing goblin metal. On a cold, dreary winter night in July of 2006, Nicholas Von Doom and Tim were in the woods engaging in general tomfoolery when they stumbled upon a mysterious cardboard box with their names crudely inscribed with a Sharpie® Permanent Marker.
EAT YOU ALIVE is a alternative metal band from Nagoya, Japan. Originally named as ＭａｖｅＲｉｃｋ, the group began to perform under the name EAT YOU ALIVE on June 8th, 2008. Since the band's name change, both the music and the image of the band have evolved away from the conventional visual kei style. Their new sound and appearance, resembling western nu metal bands, make EAT YOU ALIVE a distinctive band in the visual kei scene. Band Members:
ヒロ (Hiro) - Vocalist (ex. ＭａｖｅＲｉｃｋ)
亮平 (Ryouhei) - Guitarist (ex. ＭａｖｅＲｉｃｋ)
Newsted is an American metal band founded by Jason Newsted (Metallica, Flotsam and Jetsam, Voivod, Ozzy Osbourne, ...). They released their first EP, Metal, in January 2013. Band members: Jason Newsted Vocals (lead), Bass
Jesus Mendez Jr. Drums
Jessie Farnsworth Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Mike Mushok (Staind) Guitars (live)
The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die are an atmospheric emo / indie rock band from Willimantic, CT. The band was formed in 2009 and has undergone several lineup changes since its inception. TWIABP's now 8 piece lineup writes the songs collaboratively and often on-the-spot with vocal duties shared by 4 members. The band's sound is easily compared to second wave post-emo indie rock bands of the late 90s and early 2000s and their atmospheric moments are often tagged as "post-rock.
Ex Deo is a Canadian metal band formed in 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, a new Roman themed death metal group led by Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm) released their debut album Romulus to the world on June 19, 2009 (Europe) and June 30, 2009 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded with producer (and Kataklysm guitarist) Jean-Francois Dagenais (Misery Index, Despised Icon, Malevolent Creation).