http://www.facebook.com/scalethesummitband Scale the Summit is an American progressive metal band based out of Houston, Texas. It formed in 2004 and signed to Prosthetic Records. The band draws influences from other progressive acts such as Cynic and Dream Theater. However, unlike most other progressive metal bands, they have no vocalist and play solely instrumental music. In 2004, Guitarists Chris Letchford and Travis Levrier moved to Los Angeles to attend the Musicians Institute where they met drummer Pat Skeffington.
Stealing Axion is described as a progressive metal band hailing from Tacoma, Washington. Formed in early 2010, they have been working diligently on writing and recoring new, exciting and unique material that many listeners have described as "brutal yet melodic." After only a few short months of its inception, Stealing Axion has pushed a three song demo of their first upcoming album. The demo highlights their talent for naturally melding complex progressive rock with elements of death metal and fusion.
There are three bands with the name Monuments: 1. The first was a minimal synth band from the early 80's. Members: Andrea Costa and Mauro Tavella from Torino - Italy. 2. Monuments is a progressive\math metal band from UK.
John Browne - Guitars, Bass, Drum Programming, synths, production.
Neema Askari - Vocals, Backing Vocals
www.myspace.com/thisismonuments 3. A progressive hardcore band from Germany (www.myspace.com/wearemonuments)
1) Intervals is a technical metal project of Toronto-based guitarist, Aaron Marshal. Their first release, The Space Between, was made available on their BandCamp page on December 20, 2011.
2) Intervals were an alternative band from Glasgow, Scotland. Their debut EP "Wipe Your Tapes With Lightning" was released in 2008 and featured 5 instrumental tracks in varied styles of post-rock, whilst working from folk, ambient noise, rock and drone.
After several musical events linked to the international scene and media, Greg (guitars/samples/production), Did (bass/samples) and Tom (vocals) formed NEOSIS. They soon would be joined by Seb (drums) who brings the missing element to this entity. NEOSIS is an acronym which literally means New Evolution Of Society Influenced by Scientism. It's a conceptualized vision of a futuristic society in which humanity is scientifically organized.
SHATTERED SKIES is a melodic groove metal band from Wicklow, Ireland. The band consists of vocalist Sean Murphy, bassist James Dunne, drummer Ross McMahon and guitarist and keyboardist Ian Rockett. The band's music is an attempt to combine heavy, groove metal riffs with powerful melodies and a lush atmosphere, influenced by anything from film scores to dance/trance music. Shattered Skies are attempting to genuinely offer something unique and interesting to the table. Groove metal with atmosphere, melody and good musicianship and songwriting.
END. formed in 2001 and have since then developed their own style of aggressive metal. After a few concerts the band parted ways with their singer. END. continued working on their musical expression which became even more obscure, epileptic and oppressive… In early 2004 and after many auditions, the band finally found a suitable vocalist, soon heading back out on the road to play with the likes of Gojira, JenX, Sybreed, Black Bomb A, Pelican, Sleepers and High On Fire, among others.
Mixing video concept and experimental metal, this band from the south of France gives birth to a sinuous atmosphere drawning between poetry and violence. "They lead us into a music so deep, at the frontier between despair and madness", "deviant and pessimistic for sure"... "the band knows no limit in composition, inventiveness, and will of perfection..." , "a real masterpiece" official website : http://www.hypno5e.com/
VOLUMES. Rhythmic, Groove, Technical, Brutal, Captivating, Face Melting are all adjectives that do not even come close to touching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing the sound, image and movement exploding right now out of Southern California. The source of this decibel shattering, mind-numbing, captivating phenomenon? Los Angeles metal outfit, VOLUMES. VOLUMES are a collection of seven musicians coming from a wide array of musical backgrounds, ranging from jazz, classical, post-rock to rap and of course metal.
Vildhjarta is a thall metal band from Hudiksvall, Sweden, formed in 2005. Their musical genre as described by themselves is "ambidjent". It has taken them a few years to go from something abstract into something concrete. However, their music is a mixture of the abstract and the concrete. The ambient and peaceful moments find a stark contrast in the more brutal and dark music that combined contribute to the comprehensive style of Vildhjarta.