THE PROPHECY began in 2001 when John Bennett and Greg O'Shea met up with vocalist Matt Lawson one bleak and grey evening in The Empress pub, Bradford. Two weeks later THE PROPHECY had recorded a demo CD Her Embrace, My Ruin at Performance Studios. From this point on the band decided to get serious and spent six months enclaved in their practice studio. The result of this was the To End All Hope demo which, although far from perfect, still stood high above the crowd of doom metal wannabe hopefuls.
Evoken is a funeral doom metal band from Lyndhurst, New Jersey, USA, one of the earliest U.S. doom/death metal bands that are still active today along with Novembers Doom and Rigor Sardonicous. Evoken are highly inspired by the Australian band Disembowelment. The band name Evoken is taken from the Thergothon song found on Fhtagn-nagh Yog-Sothoth. The band was founded by guitarist Nick Orlando and bassist Rob Robichaud under the name Funereus in April of 1992 and released a demo which sonds like extremely slow, dark brutal death metal with super deep growls.
Nomadic Rituals are a 3-piece doom/sludge metal band from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Formed by bassist and reluctant vocalist Craig Carson who originally spent a number of years searching for a replacement drummer for his then doom project Sons of Nothing; in July 2012 he recruited drummer Mark Smyth and former Fylth Wyzzard bassist Peter (Frodo) Hunter on guitar and became Nomadic Rituals. Utilizing down tuned guitars, slow tempos and heavy distortion the trio are set to record their first 4 song EP titled DFWG in early 2013.
There are many bands with the name Anguish. These include: 1. A Swedish doom metal band influenced by Candlemass. Released their debut album Through the Archdemon's Head on Dark Descent Records in early 2012. http://www.myspace.com/anguishdoommetal 2. A 5-piece deathcore band from the North-West coast of Tasmania formed in 2009 influenced by the likes of The Red Shore, Whitechapel and Thy Art Is Murder. After releasing numerous demos Anguish have just released their debut EP Absolutist. http://www.facebook.com/Anguishtas
The experimental doom death quintet DECEMBERANCE was formed in Athens, Greece, in September 1997. With some changes to the original line-up, their first demo, titled "Decemberance", came out in January 1998 and obtained some great reviews from the Greek media. Their second demo release, titled "Just a Blacklad...", came out in January 2001 with equivalent response by the press, giving them the opportunity to support such acts as Marduk (2001), Candlemass (2002) ,Kaamos (2003), Saturnus and Misanthrope (2008) as well as many Greek bands.
There are more than one artist named Beni:
1. Beni, a DJ from Australia
2. BENI is a Japanese pop singer, currenly signed to the Universal Music Japan record label. She made her debut as a member of the defunct supergroup Bishoujo Club 31, and was the first member of the group to pursue a solo career while being an active member. In 2004, she debuted on the avex trax record label as Arashiro Beni (安良城紅).
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.
The roots of Officium Triste go back to the early nineties when Martin and Johan decided to form a metal-band. The name of this band was Reïncremated. The last line-up of this band decided to quit and reform under a new moniker with a different musical approach; that was in the spring of 1994. The new moniker became Officium Triste and musically they started to compose heavy and melodic doom metal. The start of Officium Triste went pretty smooth and new songs were composed quite fast. This resulted in the decision to record a demo.
There is more than one artist with this name:
1. A DJ from Northern Ireland
2. A rock musician from the United States
3. A rock band from Miami, Florida
4. A hard rock band from Chicago, Illinois 1) DJ Sage
Perhaps it was her musical training or just innate ability, but it was apparent from the start that Laura Totten aka, Sage’s musical sensibilities made her an exceptional DJ. Having started her musical endeavors at the age of 4, the first instrument Sage played was the piano. Her love of music, and talent had her soon graduating to the violin at the age of 6.