Doom metal band from Coventry, England. The group was formed in 1989 by Lee Dorrian (formerly vocalist of Napalm Death), Mark 'Griff' Griffiths (a Carcass roadie) and Gary 'Gaz' Jennings (previously a member of UK thrashers Acid Reign. The band forged a link between early doom metal and a 1990s extreme metal aesthetic, making doom slower and heavier. Their debut album, Forest of Equilibrium , is considered a classic of the genre, though the band would later evolve their doom style, adding psychedelic and progressive rock influences and playing in a more uptempo and groove-oriented fashion.
Very interesting dark mix of post metal (death, black, doom, progressive...), ambient, programming, up tempo and down tempo shifts, male and female vocals with strong atmosphere and genre-breaks in one monolithic piece. Czech band, starting playing again...
Paradise Lost - initally one of the premier death/doom bands (along with their former labelmates Anathema and My Dying Bride) that later incorporated electronic elements in their music. They formed in 1988 in Halifax, UK. Along with bands like Dream Death, Sempiternal Deathreign, Asphyx, Winter etc... they are also credited for helping develop the subgenre known as "gothic" metal. Ironically, the band is almost unknown in their home country...
This lastfm page represents 3 different bands called Rituals. The first band, RITUALS, hails from the dry, washed out deserts of Phoenix, Arizona featuring current members of HELLAS MOUNDS, this is a much more darker and doomier incarnation than HM, but stills holds on to some of the more atmospheric/traights of their other musical underpinnings. For fans of Loss, Batillus, Cult of Luna, Year of No Light, Dark Castle, Planks, Black Math Horsemen, Fall of Efrafa, North, Yob, ISIS, Rosetta, Unearthly Trance...
Samothrace initially came together out of friendship made through involvement in DIY Punk/Hardcore/Metal community. Although currently based in Seattle, Washington, their hometowns span from New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma. Their lyrics, albeit poetic, are rooted in the ideals of social change, political incoherence, and a bleak but positive outlook on life... intended for those who've taken back their breath and risen on their own and those who wish to do so. Samothrace is an evolving beast. Keep it heavy... keep it underground. Heavy music for heavy times.
There are five bands called Embers: A prog-soul band from London, a Hungarian metal band, a post-metal/hardcore fusion based in the UK, a a Californian Atmospheric metal band, and an Australian free-jazz/grind-noise quartet 1. Formed in June 2009, Embers met whilst studying at Goldsmiths University by a shared interest of children's TV theme tunes...and other musicy things. Fronted by Fabiana Palladino, the daughter of bass guitarist Pino Palladino.. the lineup is completed by Joe Newman, John Atterbury and Donna Thompson.
There are two bands called The Slow Death. 1) Country-tinged punk rock from Minneapolis. Ex-members of Pretty Boy Thorson & The Falling Angels, The Ergs!, and Rest of Us. On tour forever. 2) Melodic death doom metal from Blue Mountains, Australia with both male and female vocals formed by Stuart Prickett (mastermind of Elysium and Stone Wings) in 2007. Their style is ultra slow Doom Death with melodic riffs, powerful deep growls, grandiose female vocals, and tragical lyrics.
There are many bands named Stillborn.
---------- 1.)The Swedish Stillborn was formed 1984 in Gothenburg by Kari Hokkanen, Petter Bryneson, Ingemar Henning and Erik Sandqvist. Their debut album Necrospirituals was recorded 1989 and didn't sell that well but has nowadays reached cult status among doom-metal fans. Albino flogged in black are their most well known song nowadays due to the fact that it has been covered by both Entombed and Paradise Lost.
----------- 2.) The polish STILLBORN is a band playing blasphemous death black metal.
Formed by previous members of the band Tusk, the instrumental post-metal outfit Pelican formed in Chicago in 2001, by guitarists Trevor de Brauw and Laurent Lebec with sibling rhythm section Larry Herweg and Bryan Herweg (drums and bass, respectively). Owing a great debt to the pioneering band Neurosis, and often compared to Boston's Isis and Sweden's Cult of Luna, Pelican were initially signed to Hydra Head Records (whose founder, Aaron Turner, was a member of Isis).