Formed anno 1994 Dark Fortress have established themselves in the top ranks of the genre with captivating, intense live shows and fascinating pitch black full-length masterpieces that meet the standard created mostly in northern Europe’s prolific scenes with ease. Their first musical sign of life was the 1996 released demo "Rebirth Of The Dark Age" which as a matter of fact was the hour of birth of a soon to become truly dark and mesmerizing band.
Imperial Vengeance is a British extreme metal act formed in 2007, originally being a studio based collaborative between C. Edward-Alexander (Vocals, Guitars and Orchestration) and David Bryan (Bass, Lyrics). The concept was an attempt to explore ideas and material firmly rooted in the glory days of the British Empire and presenting a wide range of subjects influenced by its
"Cruel Humanity's blackened thrash shreds and slashes like a rusty, serrated blade thrust in to your face..."
Producers Thomas N
HaWthorn is a neofolk cooperation of Tony Wakeford (Sol Invictus) and Matt Howden (Sieben). Together they have developed an experimental take on modern folk, with their vocals and Matt's violin leading the way in almost every song. They have released one album so far, The Murky Brine (2004), and have appeared on the writ in Water split with Sol Invictus and Sieben with two tracks. They have also released two albums under the name of Howden/Wakeford.
Vesania is a Polish symphonic black metal/blackened death metal band featuring Orion (Behemoth) and Daray (ex-Vader, Dimmu Borgir). The word "Vesania" is from Latin, referring to everything that is connected with madness, insanity, dementia and mental disease. The band was formed in Warsaw, Poland in 1997. Their first album "Moonastray" was a split with Black Altar and was released in 2002 by Odium Records exclusively in Poland, the release was limited to 666 copies and each album was signed with blood.
Advent Sorrow are a Blackened Symphonic Death Metal band hailing from the most isolated city on the globe. Combining haunting melodies with doom and death undertones to create a unique sound. Before the Dimming Light is Advent Sorrow's long awaited début release. Before the Dimming Light is a nightmarish insight into the tortured mind of a murderous lunatic; each song describing but a particular chapter and stage of his descent into madness.
Unpure Grim Brutal Melodic Black Metal band from Italy Vastator Mentis - Vocals
Dei Nuntius Mortis - Guitar
Vexator - Bass
Carnifex - Keyboard
Aiwass - Drums
Moonsorrow is a pagan metal band formed in Helsinki, Finland, in 1995. Musically, the band incorporates elements of black metal and folk metal in their sound. The band call their sound "epic heathen metal" and try to distance themselves from the term "viking metal". The group's earliest formation consisted of cousins Ville Sorvali (vocals and bass) and Henri Sorvali (guitar and keyboards; also keyboards for Finntroll, Barathrum, and session member of Ensiferum) who released various demos that were much more characteristic of melodic black metal than future releases.