Scar the Martyr is an American heavy metal band formed in 2013 as a side project for Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison. The group was announced in April 2013 by the drummer and was shown to feature former Strapping Young Lad guitarist Jed Simon and ex-Darkest Hour guitarist Kris Norris. In June 2013 the group announced its name and full lineup, which includes former Nine Inch Nails keyboardist Chris Vrenna and relatively unknown vocalist Henry Derek Bonner. Their first album will be released on October 1st 2013.And the band has released a new song named "Blood Host" on 2nd August.
Darkane (formerly known as Agretator) is a Melodic Death / Thrash Metal band formed in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1998. The name Darkane is a portmanteau of the words "dark" and "arcane". The first album featured Lawrence Mackory, who had a much more death metal influenced voice. After 1998's Rusted Angel, Andreas Sydow was recruited, and handled vocals on the next three albums, Insanity, Expanding Senses, and Layers of Lies. He decided to leave the band in 2007 and Jens Broman (Construcdead, The Defaced) took his place for Demonic Art.
"a forceful slab of progressive extremity"
METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE (Oct 2010) "truly fascinating, in a modern way"
PROG MAGAZINE (Sep 2010) "a mechagodzilla of homepride filth"
TERRORIZER MAGAZINE (Sep 2010) Following the response to the release of their debut 'reason & abstract' EP in August 2010, British progressive metallers talanas are currently studio-bound in preparation of their first full length album, 'the waspkeeper'.
Wyrdforge is a two piece Extreme Metal band from Brighton, UK. Their sound is a mix of Death, Thrash and Black Metal influenced by the likes of Entombed, Cradle of Filth, Napalm Death, Aura Noir, Mayhem, Dismember, Nunslaughter and Converge. Their first, self-titled, demo was released February 8 2012 and can be found on their facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wyrdforge/113572625350309). Lineup:
James Walsh - Vocals
Guy Crossley - Instruments
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.
Archgoat is a Finnish black/death metal band formed in 1989. Their initial period of activity was between 1989 and 1993, when they released two demos - "Jesus Spawn " and "Penis Perversor " - and an EP titled "Angelcunt (Tales of Desecration) ". They split up until about 2005 when an old recording was released as the "Angelslaying Black Fucking Metal " EP. Since their reformation they have released two full-length albums, "Whore of Bethlehem " in 2006, "The Light-Devouring Darkness " in 2009...
Brutal Truth is a New York City-based grindcore band that was formed in 1990 by ex-Anthrax and Nuclear Assault bassist Dan Lilker. Brutal Truth was one of the pioneers of grindcore who enjoyed world wide success, particularly in Japan and Australia. Originally signed to Earache Records, on which they released two albums, 1992's Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses, and 1994's Need to Control, as well as an EP entitled Perpetual Conversion, and a 7" single for the song "Godplayer".
Blood Duster are a five piece grind/death/stoner rock band from Melbourne, Australia, known for their fast and heavy musical style. The band are currently enjoying some semi-mainstream success after their self-titled Blood Duster album and an appearance at the annual Big Day Out festival. The band's first offering, Yeest, was a straightforward grindcore album. The follow up album, Str8 Outta Northcote was a southern-flavored stoner rock album. The band's third album, Cunt was a more intense and true-to-its-roots offering, with rhythmic bluesy metal guitars and heavy drumwork.
Draconis Infernum is a Singaporean black metal band that was formed in 2005 and released it's debut full-length album Death In My Veins in 2008. In August 2009, the band played at Barther Metal Open Air Festival 2009 (Germany), emerging as the third Black Metal band from Southeast Asia ever to set foot on the European shores. In December 2010, Draconis Infernum released a single entitled Proclamation of Encroachment and supported Swedish black metallers Marduk, on their Asian Black Death Redemption Tour for 2 dates in Indonesia, Semarang and Jakarta.
Arcturus is an avant-garde metal band from Oslo, Norway featuring many prominent members of the Norwegian black metal scene from bands such as Ulver, Dimmu Borgir, Mayhem, Borknagar, The Kovenant, Emperor, and Winds. Arcturus have experimented throughout their career, extracting influences and incorporating elements from all over the musical spectrum including black metal and classical music, but the core of their sound has always been metal.