THE GOOD WIFE is a band from Southampton, England. It was formed in 2006. It jerked around a while and grew up a bit from 2008 onwards. The band is due to release its debut 7" on Super-Fi records sometime before 2009 ends. The band believes the recordings to be good. THE GOOD WIFE has recently returned to the live sphere, and has proved exceptional.
Michael Stephen Portnoy (born April 20, 1967) American drummer primarily known as the former drummer and backing vocalist for the progressive metal band Dream Theater. Known for his drumming prowess, Portnoy has won 23 awards from the Modern Drummer magazine. He has co-produced the last six Dream Theater albums with John Petrucci, starting from Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory. From A Change of Seasons onwards, Portnoy has been writing a substantial amount of Dream Theater's lyrics, filling the void left by Kevin Moore, who left the band after the release of Awake.
Inspired by melodic death metal and metalcore, London-based metallers Neverborne combine harmony and groove melodies with intense riffs, breakdowns and hardcore vocals. Sheer enthusiasm and raw emotion come face to face on songs like the energetic "Cycle Of Existence" (currently streaming) which is taken from their forthcoming debut EP In Absence Of Fear! Neverborne, which consists of four South Africans, Warren McManus (vocals), Stuart Manicom (guitars), Jacques Fourie (guitars), Sharne Manicom (bass) and Londoner Dave Andrews (ex-De Profundis) on drums...
Originally based out of the small town of Eagle Rock in Los Angeles, Shock Hazard has been leading the local underground Shock Metal scene. "It's theater fused with a variety of metal sounds" says Jessie, the group's frontman/bassist. "We are experimenting with sight and sound and bringing it all to show the world what we have to offer". The group was formed in the summer of 2003 under the name of "side project" when Alex Tellez of Acid Rock's "Riddalin Kids", Steven Miranda of Punk/grindcore's "The Skitzoes" and Jessie of local thrash legend's "Rayne" came together to play some local shows.
Goldsmith was formed in 1981 by Pez after leaving fellow Cumbrian NWOBHM band Bitches Sin. The original band was a 3 piece with Glen Millihan on bass and Mike Henderson on Drums and Pez on guitars and vocals.The band became a four piece shortly after with the addition of Pete Adams on guitar. The band quickly recorded their first single “Life is killing me” (1982) after interest was shown from their demo cassette.
CLOWN CORPSE are based in Hull and were formed out of the Remnants of the band Planet Ten in autumn 2006. After 11 years of Gigs around Hull and the UK, Planet Ten ground to a holt. We all still loved to have fun on stage and we always want people to enjoy watching us, consequently CLOWN CORPSE was conceived. After a few line-up changes we have now got back to what we like best. Playing live. With the added bonus of the new material starting to filter through, we have now released the long awaited CD 'Enter the Circus of Fear’.
Obituary are one of the pioneering bands of the death metal genre. The band came from Tampa, Florida, and was founded as Xecutioner in 1985. In 1988, shortly before the release of their first album "Slowly We Rot", they changed their name to Obituary. Obituary still remain an influential band in the Florida death metal movement that arose in the late 1980s. The 1990 release "Cause of Death" featured James Murphy on guitar (Cancer and Disincarnate) replacing Allen West for unknown reasons. This release has been described as a seminal album in the Death Metal genre.