Skyclad is a British heavy metal band with strong folk influences in their music. They were formed by former Sabbat vocalist Martin Walkyier, and Satan / Blind Fury / Pariah guitarist Steve Ramsey in 1990 to represent the "ultimate pagan metal band". From the start, they have incorporated a diverse range of influences from British folk music to German thrash metal which has fed their constantly evolving sound. They are widely considered the inventors of folk metal.
Neverstar was formed in 2009, in the UK. Their main influences are Nightwish, After Forever, Within Temptation.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band originally formed in 1968 by guitarist Jimmy Page under the name "The New Yardbirds", based on Page's previous band, The Yardbirds. The band formed when Jimmy Page (guitar) recruited Robert Plant (vocals, harmonica), John Paul Jones (bass guitar, keyboards, mandolin), and John Bonham (drums). With their heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound, Led Zeppelin are regularly cited as one of the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock music. However, the band's individualistic style drew from many sources and transcends any one genre.
Tysondog were a English heavy metal band formed in Newcastle, in the year 1983 during the NWOBHM boom. They quickly signed to Neat Records and issued their debut single 'Eat the Rich' that same year. 1984 saw their first full-length, 'Beware of the Dog,' which was produced by none other than Cronos of Venom. Cronos even perfomed backing vocals on the track "Demon" (listen for him in the chorus). An EP, 'Shoot to Kill' was released in 1985...
Immortal Empire was created in Norfolk, England by Carl Wilkinson who writes, plays and records all of the music.
Other members were involved for rehearsals in the early stages but Immortal Empire was a solo project and returned to just that though members are seeked for live sets.
The first demo entitled "Between Necropoliptic Realms" was recorded in 2005. Between 2003 and 2007 the E.P. The Hammer of Witches was in process but not released untill 2010. In 2006 the E.P. Beneath Frozen Forests and Howling Skies was recorded.
Chateaux were a British (NWOBHM) band active in the 1980s. They released one single and 3 full-length albums (Chained & Desperate, FirePower and Highly Strung) between 1982 and 1985, and split in the late 80s.
There are two artists called Lychgate: 1) An atmospheric/avant-garde European black metal project with members of Esoteric, Lunar Aurora and Omega Centauri. The spirit was born in 2001 under a different name; formed by Vortigern, the sole creator. Then, after almost a decade in contemplation, it was again unleashed. With the collaboration of G. A. Chandler (Esoteric), Aran (Lunar Aurora) and T. J. F. Vallely (Omega Centauri) the debut album, self-titled, was recorded in 2012 and released in the month of April 2013 through the labels Mordgrimm and Gilead Media on CD and LP, respectively.
HEBEPHRENIC are a rock/metal band that mixes raw power and atmospheric melody in equal parts, they merge influences from a wide span of genres and create something that is distinctly their own. HEBEPHRENIC were formed in the summer of 2002. After developing a strong local following which led to several packed local shows, the band began to travel further afield and have taken their unique brand of metal up and down the country, sharing stages with bands ranging from Cthonic, Devil Sold his Soul, Beyond All Reason, British Sea Power, to, bizarrely, Liberty X!
Slander was formed in 1990, following a last minute request from the Blackpool Gazette to make up the numbers for a local Rock Battle. Andy Saxon - Lamb and Steve Slater were given 24 hours notice to recruit musicians and rehearse their set. After rehearsing through most of the previous night, they hammered out a thirty minute set to an unsuspecting crowd. From the positive audience reaction it was clear that their brand of heavy metal was a winning formula. In late 1990 Slander’s "Fighting Talk" appeared on Radio 1’s Friday Rock Show’s "Rock Wars".