Power Quest is a British metal band which was conceived in March 2001 by keyboardist Steve Williams as an outlet for his melodic power metal compositions, influenced by the likes of Stratovarius, Rhapsody and Freedom Call. Having recently left London power metal heroes DragonForce (Formerly DragonHeart) it was time to start recruiting musicians to "join the Quest". Steve Scott (ex-Shadowkeep and ex-DragonHeart) was approached regarding bass duties. Steve was keen to work with his former colleague and duly accepted the offer.
1) Stormbringer is a USBM band from CA, who released one album in 1999 entitled Abandon Hope. They play a music which incorporates influences from Black/Thrash genre..
2) Hellenic R.A.C band that acted at the 90's
3) An 80's Swedish metal band, song Voodoo Night is on the METAL KNIGHTS - The Resurgence Of Swedish Steel (1983-1985) limited to 500 Vinyl LP.
4) Paul Burnley's one RAC band, released "Hammer of the Gods" LP
Thy Majestie, formed in Palermo, Sicily, Italy, is a symphonic power metal band based on a project from Giuseppe Bondì and Claudio Diprima from 1998. Their first demo was titled "Sword, Shields and Crown". It did not meet with much success, but after a year of work their second demo, "Perpetual Glory", finally began receiving attention. They are then picked up by Scarlet Records, a big company from Milan: after a troubled period their debut, "The Lasting Power", breaks through with the Thy Majestie name. It's a real success, though they are mostly appreciated outside of Italy.
1> Morningstar is a Finnish metal band created in 1989 by Ari Honkonen, under the name of Testator. In 1990 the name was changed to Thor's Hammer and in 1991 to Morningstar. From their first demos to the first MCD and full length they played hellhammerish black metal. The second and third album got more into the direction of thrash metal and finally they moved to straight out NWOBHM influenced heavy metal.
There are at least two bands called Heavy Load: 1) Heavy Load was formed in 1976 by the brothers Ragne (vocals and guitar) and Styrbjörn Wahlquist (vocals and drums), together with bassist Michael Backlund.
In 1977 Heavy Load recorded their first album "Full Speed at High Level" (released 1978), now with Dan Molén on the bass. After their debut, Ex-Highbrow guitarist was added to the lineup as well as Torbjörn Ragnesjö (A cousin of the Wahlquist brothers), replacing Dan Molén.
There seem to be more than 1 artists that go by the name of Morrigan 1. A German Black Metal band, formed by ex-members of Mayhemic Truth. See here for the band's biography.
2. A Japanese solo artist who works with the "WAVE" doujin circle. Mainly produces touhou arranges.
3. A German (Fulda, Hesse) Melodic Power Metal band formed in 1997,now split-up.(http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php?id=1667)
4. A vocal trio from Seattle specializing in nautical songs.
Skiltron is an Argentinian folk metal band with power, heavy and celtic influences. A lot of their lyrics are based on Scottish history. Emilio Souto − Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Bouzuki
Juan José Fornés − Electric Guitar
Fernando Marty − Bass
Diego Valdez − Vocals
Matias Pena − Drums
Pablo Allen − Bagpipes, Tin whistle
Since 2005, SVARTSOT has conveyed their distinctive blend of metal and folk music with a hint of the medieval age. Besides crushing guitars, bass and drums, the music is flavoured with the tones of authentic folk instruments such as whistles, mandolins and bagpipes adding the ruthless medieval feel, and melodies that only a lobotomy can remove from the head. Inspiration for SVARTSOT’s lyrics is found in the wealth of Danish folklore and history, and the merciless growled vocals of Thor (yes that is his real name!) are therefore entirely delivered in Danish.
Make Them Suffer is a name in the Australian heavy music scene which many are yet to hear. It wasn
Carach Angren is a symphonic black metal band from the Netherlands, formed by two members of Vaultage. Their style is characterised by prominent use of orchestral arrangements. All of their studio albums are concept albums with lyrics based on famous ghost stories, such as the Flying Dutchman. The name means "Iron Jaws" in the language of Sindarin, and is the name of a fortified pass into North-Western Mordor in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.