AGAINST THE PLAGUES is a extreme metal act based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 2005 when two musicians from the black metal group Forest of Impaled - Varyen od drums and Adrian Adamus on guitar, decided to to create their own project.
The Band Alkonost was formed by Andrey Losev in August of 1996.
The early band's name was MANTICORE, formed in 1988. It was changed for ALTAR in 1990. With the release of their demo-tape 'And God Created Satan To Blame For His Mistakes' back in 1992.
Although ANARCHOS is a new band, the members are experienced and skilled (death) metal musicians and active in the Dutch underground scene for ages (in bands like Ulcerate Fester in the early 90’s or Burning Hatred nowadays amongst others).
Progressive doom/gothic metal with a lot of rock influences
Hungarian Thrash Metal
The beginnings of ARKONA date back to 2002, when members of local pagan community "Vyatichi", Masha "Scream" Arhipova and Alexander "Warlock" Korolyov, decided to form a band that mirrored their individual philosophy and musical tastes.
Assorted Heap was a cult death / thrash Metal band from Aurich, a town in Lower Saxony, Germany.
15 years after Abstract Algebra's debut album, Mike Wead (King Diamond/Mercyful Fate/Hexenhaus) and Simon Johansson (Wolf/Memory Garden/ex.Steel Attack) have converged once again. This time in a new band called bibleblack.
Blood was formed by Bernd Eisenstein, Taki, Geer and Radtke in March 1986 in Germany as a fun-noisecore band. They recorded 3 demos during this time. In June of 1987 Ventilator joined Blood on drums and the songs got more structured and the music became serious.
The BLOODGUT awoke to feed 2004. BLOODGUT is Roger Johansson (Demiurg, Paganizer, Ribspreader) grinding brainchild. If you like Autopsy and Impetigo chances are you won't like Bloodgut the slightest.
BLUURGH was an essential band in the early Dutch death metal history, who inspired many newcomers in the extreme metal scene.
Burning Hatred is Dutch old school death metal act from the East of Holland and consists of very experienced musicians: guitarplayers Marc (Condolence) and Martin (Anarchos), vocalist Rene (Abrupt Demise) and drummer Gerben.
Carbonized was one of the first Swedish Death Metal bands from the late 80’s / early 90’s. Formed in Saltsjöbaden, Sweden, in 1989.
Ceremony was founded in the Rotterdam area in 1989 by Peter Verhoef on guitars (ex Phlebotomized) and released 2 demos, one 7‘’ ep and their debut full lenght 'Tyranny From Above' in 1993.
Dutch death metal band Cremation was formed in 1991. The band recorded 4 demo’s, one split ep and their full lenght debut album ‘Retaliation’ in 2002.
The re-issue of ‘Senecio’ contains an overview of their demos as well. CROMM CRUAC progressed from a pure underground death metal band into a melodic and technical death metal act as they show on their debut album ‘Senecio’.
DARKIFIED was a well-known act in the early Swedish underground death metal scene and recorded their demo ‘Dark‘ and EP ‘Sleep Forever’ at Gorysound with Dan Swanö (1991/’92).
DEAD END was formed in 1988 by Micha (vocals / bass), Eef (lead guitars), Jeroen (rhythm guitar) and drummer Gunther.
Dutch extreme metal band DETONATION was formed in 1997 and performs melodic death / thrash metal. The band released their first 3 full length albums on France Osmose records.
Dimension Zero is a melodic death metal band based in Gothenburg, Sweden. It was formed in 1995 as a side project by In Flames' former guitarists Jesper Strömblad and Glenn Ljungström.
Each song contains so many melodies twin leads, breaks, harmonies, riffs and leads, you won’t miss any vocals at all.
Eternal Solstice was formed in 1989 and is still active today.
Exoto was formed in 1989 and released its first demo in 1991 (and it was immediately voted as 'Demo of the month’ in the Dutch Aardschok / Metal Hammer magazine). The second demo was released in 1992 and 2 songs ended up on an 7’’ e.p.
Expulsion was formed in November 1988 by Calle Fransson on drums, Anders Holmberg on bass and Stefan Lagergren on guitars.
EXTREME COLD WINTER IS: AJ van Drenth, all guitars (Beyond Belief, Temple), Pim Blankenstein (Officium Triste, the 11th Hour) vocals, Seth van de Loo, drums (Severe Torture, Voodoo Gods, Centurian) Guest bass by Michiel Dekker (The Monolith Deathcult, ex Dead Head).
Swedish death metal as it sounded back in the day. Less fancy stuff, more zombies.
Dutch death-metal band God Dethroned was formed in 1991 by vocalist /lead guitarist Henri Sattler with several friends and released their debut demo in 1991, recorded and mixed at Franky's Recording Kitchen (Asphyx, Severe Torture).
GRAI performs epic folk metal with beautifull femal vocals and great vocal harmonies.
Melodic Death Metal, Death 'n' Roll
HELLWITCH was formed in 1984. The band released five demos, several ep's, compilation Cd's and two full lenght albums over the years.
IDES is a brand new DOOM metal band from Holland performing old school doom death metal like very early Paradise Lost, Winter, Hooded Menace and My Dying Bride.
Infernäl Mäjesty is a Canadian extreme metal band, formed in Vancouver (BC) early 1986. They are best known for their debut album ‘None Shall Defy’, released in 1987.
Pure old school death metal project featuring underground DM master Rogga Johansson on guitars and bass (PAGANIZER / RIBSPREADER, The Grotesquery) and true extreme metal legend Paul Speckmann on vocals (MASTER, DEATH STRIKE, ABOMINATION).
Judgement Day members joined / play in bands as Thanatos, Supreme Pain, Hail of Bullets, Grand Supreme Blood Court, Weapons to Hunt, Sinister and Houwitzer. To name a few...
The 3rd demo was recorded at Franky’s Recordings Kitchen with Berthus Westerhuys (God Dethroned, Asphyx, Severe Torture). All tracks are remastered by KORSAKOV’s guitar player David Kox (nowadays member of Dutch progressive metallers KONG).
LEUKEMIA was formed in 1989 by Lord K. (The Project Hate MCMXCIX, Torture Division, ex Dark Funeral) as a thrash metal band with death metal influences.
MAGNUM ITINER INTERIUS is the solo project of The Chasm’s frontman (guitar & vocals) and main composer Daniel Corchado (Ex Cenotaph, Mex., ex Incantation).
Mangled was one of the first Dutch death metal bands. Formed in 1989 and split up in 2006. MANGLED released 3 full length albums, 2 demos and 2 e.p.’s. Guitar player Harold Gielen plays in Legion of the Damned nowadays .
Master is a death metal band formed in Chicago, United States in 1983 as the band Warcry fell apart. Paul Speckmann then formed the band Death Strike, which in 1985 he renamed to Master.
MEFISTO since gained a cult status, heavily influencing the upcoming extreme music underground, especially the local Stockholm Death Metal scene.
Memory Garden is a Kumla based doom metal band formed in December 1992. They began their career with some demo and EP releases which gained the interest of the small Swedish label Heathendoom Music.
MONASTERY was formed during the Entombed, Disharmonic Ochestra and Sinister tour in Europe in 1991. Sinister members Aad Kloosterwaard, Ron van de Polder and Lars Rosenberg wanted to play extreme and fast death metal / grindcore together.
Melodic Death/ thrash metal from Sweden.
Morthra was one of the most promising death metal bands from Holland. They won the final of the famous Dutch 'Metal Battle' in 1993. Morthra was formed in 1990 and featured Rene Arts (ex Asphyx).
Mourning was one of the very first Dutch Death metal bands. Mourning excisted from 1989 till 1997 and released a split album with Eternal Solstice in 1992, and a full length album in 1993 on legendary Dutch label Foundation 2000 (Gorefest, The Gathering).
Old School Death Mewtal from Germany
Formed in 1989, Obtained Enslavement was originally rooted in death metal, but soon changed to symphonic black metal after their two demos while also serving as one of the original Norwegian black metal pioneers.
OBTRUNCATION was formed in 1989 in the Rotterdam area in Holland. They recorded their first demo "Sanctum's Disruption" during December 1990. Within no time they established a reputation among the fastest & most brutal bands of the underground death metal-scene.
October Tide originated with a 1995 demo tape created by KATATONIA members Jonas Renkse and Fred Norrman. Much of the material was written during a break-up of KATATONIA (which would end up being only temporary).
Dan only recorded the first EP and then never again did anything with the project, but in 2010 he recorded some cover songs and activated the project re-releasing the EP and including the cover songs.
Officium Triste means something like a sad service, referring to a funeral. OFFICUIM TRISTE is influenced by (old) Paradise Lost, Anathema, My Dying Bride, Katatonia, Celestial Season and Chorus of Ruin. Dutch doom / death metal deluxe!
Oldschool Swedish Death Metal. Formed out of the ashes of Terminal Grip (1994-1997) in 1998 by Rogga Johansson and Jocke Ringdahl together with Andreas "Dea" Karlsson And Jocke Diener.
Pentacle is one of the oldest, and still active Dutch death metal bands. Formed by bassist / vocalist Wannes Gubbels (ex Asphyx / Soulburn) in 1989 and still touring, playing gigs and recording and releasing death metal.
Dutch death metal band Perpetual Demise was founded back in 1989. In the early nineties the band recorded three demo's which received very positive reviews from national and international press.
One of the leading and most influencial Dutch extreme metal bands is with no doubt PESTILENCE! Formed in 1986 by guitarist and vocalist Patrick Mameli and drummer Marco Foddis.
Dutch extreme metal act PHLEBOTOMIZED from the Rotterdam area was formed in 1989 as Bacterial Disease as a death / grindcore band and changed their name to PHLEBOTOMIZED in 1990.
Pleurisy was one of the early Dutch death metal band and excisted from 1990 until 2008. Over the years Pleurisy released 3 full lenght albums, 4 demos and a split ep.
Released 3 full length albums in the 90’s. Polluted Inheritance preformed technical death metal. On one hand inspired by Massacre and early Death and on the other hand by the more technical acts such as Atheist, Cynic, Pestilence.
Performing rather heavy death metal but with a melodic twist, clean vocals and acoustic parts, slightly inspired by Scandinavian Viking metal. The lyrical deal with Mysticism, Norse / Viking Mythology and Anti-Christianity.
With death metal as a main reference point, some black- and thrash metal influences also found their way in Procreation’s music.
Reactor from Zürich, Switzerland formed in 1991. The line up was: Neni - Guitar, vocals, Dany - Bass, Pauli - Guitar, and Howi - Drums. In 1992 they changed their name to Sickening Gore.
Ribspreader was formed in June of 2002 by Rogga Johansson and Andreas Karlsson, both also of Paganizer. Their debut album features the famous Swedish musician and producer Dan Swanö on drums and lead guitar.
ROUWEN = MOURNING / MOURNING = ROUWEN. Mourning was one of the very first Dutch Death metal bands.
The world was introduced to the exotic sounds of Vedic Metal from Singapore in 1998 with the release of the self titled debut album.
Sear Bliss is a black metal band from Szombathely, Hungary, formed in 1993 by András Nagy. Apart from the usual heavy metal instruments they adopted synthesizer and wind instruments (like trumpet and trombone) in their songs.
Serpent was formed 1993 by Lars Rosenberg (Entombed, Carbonized) and Andreas Wahl (Therion).
The second full length album of Mexico's most underrated occult killer act SHUB NIGGURATH, ‘A Deadly Call from the Stars' comes as an exclusive limited edition digipack.
Just after this release Patrick Myrén (Blodsrit, Zombified) joined the band and new songs where written for the upcoming album called ’Mortuary Rendezvous’. Richard Karlsson (all guitars) joined just before the release of the record in early 2009.
Slaughter was a Canadian proto death / thrash band. They formed in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1984 playing extreme metal as one of the first bands metal and briefly featured Chuck Schuldiner (Death) on guitar in 1986.
Old school Swedish death metal, but not the zillionth version of Grave, Dismember of Entrails. Sordid Flesh has its own style and tries to deliver something special. Recorded in a big concert hall in order to catch their live power.
STORMGREY is a Death/Thrash Metal band from Vilnius, Lithuania, which has its roots in the Death Metal scene of early 1990's when its members played and recorded with Lithuanian bands such as NECROPSY, DISSECTION, CONSCIOUS ROT, GHOSTORM and GROL.
Swazafix featured Theo Loomans (R.I.P.) of Asphyx fame. Theo formed Swazfix after he left Asphyx. Theo was one of the very early (and very influential with his characteristic vocal style) members of Asphyx.
Melodic swedish deathmetal
The Chasm doesn’t need any real introduction... The Chasm was formed in late 1992 when vocalist/guitarist Daniel Corchado left his previous band Cenotaph to pursue his own musical vision.
The Gathering started out as a pioneering doom death metal band
The Project Hate MCMXCIX was formed in 1999 by long-time friends Lord K Philipson and Jörgen Sandström
The band was born in the autumn of 2003 by the old time friends, Patrik Karlsson (Vocals, Guitar), Tobbe Jacobsson (Guitar), Johan Berglund (Bass) and Nicklas Keijser (Drums, Percussion). The ambition with This Haven was (and still is) to create something new and fresh within the metal scene of today.
Throne is A.J. van Drenth (ex-Beyond Belief, ex Asphyx, Temple) and Bob Bagchus (Asphyx, Soulburn) and Eric Daniels (Asphyx, Soulburn, Grand Supreme Blood Court).
Torchbearer was formed back in 2003, by Christian Älvestam (known from acts such as "Scar Symmetry", "Miseration" and "Solution .45", to name a few).
German death metal band TORCHURE was formed in 1985. After 3 demo tapes they released two albums on the German metal label 1MF Records.
This was a short-lived side project of Edge of Sanity members.
Utumno was formed in Västerås, Sweden in 1990 by Jonas Stålhammar on vocals (who was playing at that time also in God Macabre was was ex-Macabre End and ex-Abhoth).
Punk / Rock / Metal band formed by Chris Reifert (Death, Abscess, Autopsy) on guitars and vocals. Featuring guest appearances from Danny Coralles and Eric Cutler (both guitar players in Autopsy).
VISIONARY666 is a brand new Dutch Death metal band from the East of Holland. VISIONARY666’s band members have won their death metal spurs in bands like Altar, Toxocara, Dictated, Korpse, The Monolith Deathcult.
Released three Brutal Death Metal releases under the name INFINITED HATE Hate and then transformed into WEAPONS TO HUNT.
XYSMA was founded in Naantali, Finland, in 1988. The band has been openly granted as the FIRST EVER Grindcore band from Finland.