Between the Buried and Me is a progressive metal quintet from Raleigh, North Carolina that infuses a wide array of genres into their music, including both soft rock and jazz. This is evident in their choice of name, which is derived from a section of lyrics from the Counting Crows’ song Ghost Train, which proceeds as follows: "Took the cannonball down to the ocean, Across the desert from the sea to shining sea, I rode a ladder that climbed across the nation, Fifty million feet of earth between the buried and me."
There are more than one band that go by the name "Fate" 1) Fate, Danish heavy metal band originally formed in 1984. They disbanded in 1993, but after a one-off reunion at a German music festival in 2004, Fate was reformed and they released a new album, V, in 2006.
The story of Copenhagen-based Danish melodic rock band Fate began in 1985, when former Mercyful Fate guitarist Hank Shermann (René Krolmark), Maxim Reality singer Jeff Lox Limbo (Jens Meinert), bass / keyboard player Pete Steiner (Peter Steincke) and drummer Bob Lance (Bjarne Holm) met and found FATE.
Ed Zealous, the most electrifying band to hail from the burgeoning Belfast scene, were crafted from ice and flames and are prepared to chill the bones and fire up the senses with their precision rush of melody and guitars. As the Arcade Fire hit the covers of the London press, fledgling Belfast band Ed Zealous were left to combat an altogether less savoury arcade fire of their own. Discovered first by the legendary Ulster punk impresario Terry Hooley (lest we forget, the man who found us the Undertones), Terry had opened his Good Vibrations record shop to them to rehearse in.
NETHERBIRD sprung into existence during November 2004 in Stockholm, Sweden as Nephente (vocals), Bizmark (guitars, keyboard) and Grim (guitars) found they were sharing a vision on how to write and record metal music without the limitations of a set line up or metal. The clear intent to create music without to much concern of genres or instrumentation has resulted in the band having a rather broad range of obvious influences spanning from black metal to to doom and heavy metal. The roots and deeper influences can always be found in the Scandinavian metal legacy.
Coffins are a Japanese death-doom metal band, formed in 1996 by guitarist and vocalist Uchino. Having gone through several lineup changes in the past, they now consist of Uchino, Ryo (drums) and Koreeda (bass). Their sound is influenced by old school '80s and '90s doom metal, death metal and thrash metal. After several demos they released their 1st full-length album "Mortuary In Darkness" in 2005.
Aonia was a district of ancient Boeotia, containing the mountains Helicon and Cithaeron, and thus sacred to the Muses, who are called by Alexander Pope the "Aonian maids." The band began as the brainchild of bassist Rob and rhythm guitarist Graham.in 2006. They had been playing together for about a year when they decided to start a project. Rob was also, separately but simultaneously, rehearsing with Tom, who also wanted to set up a band. Graham and Tony had been in a previous band, Fate Untold, five years previously, and so Tony agreed to become the unnamed project's drummer.
At The Skylines was formed in 2009 and play a melodic not your usual post-hardcore. They're all based in Southern California around Huntington Beach. They produced a self titled EP in 2009 with producer Kris Comeaux. They're a six-piece band who write from their souls. They recently got signed to Roadrunner Records and their debut album will be named "The Secrets To Life" and its set to release May 8.
We'll Die Smiling are a tech/spazz/screamo band from Leeds. The band was formed in 2006 and recorded their first two track demo in 2008 at Highcroft studios, Bradford with John Rees. After this demo the band went through a line up change before recording a second 4 track demo EP at Peak Studios, Bradford with John Rees and Dan James. Since releasing this demo the band have been playing across the north of England with bands such as Abigail Williams, Red Stars Parade and Evita. WDS we're described by collectivezine.
Scotland - A highland realm of mystery, wonder, and epic battles from an ancient time, shrouded by magical mists. A time of dragons and wizards, and enchanted weapons. These are the legends of the Kingdom of Fife, when the great hero Angus McFife waged an epic war against the evil wizard Zargothrax, to free the people of Dundee in the name of glory and steel. These are the legends of GLORYHAMMER!
Andy James is an electric guitarist from Norfolk, UK. He is perhaps best known as a regular contributor to "Lick Library", a dealer of guitar tuition videos, books and cds, where James specialises in teaching lead techniques for heavy rock and metal. Aside from this, James has also recorded solo albums In the Wake of Chaos, Machine and Andy James and is a member of the band Sacred Mother Tongue. In his solo recordings Andy exhibits a predominant influence of Joe Satriani as well as other comparable guitar legends.