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It was the summer of 1995 that Kjetil Hektoen and Gunnhild Bratset, sharing a mutual taste in music and fascination for atmospheres shadowing the ancient times, began to talk of forming a band. Having played in various local acts before, they now sought another form of expression more true to what they wished to accomplish. A couple of rewarding re …

01/12/2003
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Waco Jesus was formed in 1994 in Central Illinois. Our first demo was recorded shortly after in 95’ and was self-distributed in limited quantities. In 1997, after several line-up changes, founding guitarist and pervert Kevin Menssen joined up with vocalist Shane Bottens, Guitarist Dave Kibler (also with Lividity) and Drummer Nick Null in hopes of m …

30/11/2003
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H.D. is an Death Metal band and was founded in 1992 in Berlin (Germany). Since that time we work in the Underground to become one of the most brutal bands here in germany. The first two Demos came out in ’92, “living corpses” and “slope”. After that the split single with Krisiun from Brasil were released by Morbid Rec. Next there came the Demo “thi …

26/11/2003
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OPHIOLATRY began his art in 1998, with Antonio Costa (bass), Jorge Duarte (drums), Fabio Sperandio (guitar) and Tiago Nunes (vocals). In 1999 the band release the Demo Tape called ’Opposite Monarchy’ that also was re-released by Mutilation records (BRA) and by Relapse records(USA) in Brazilian Assault Compilation. In 2002 the band releases his firs …

25/11/2003
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TARTHARIA was formed in November 2002 to play fast death/black music based on heavy guitars and tender keyboards. It took the band just about four months to prepare own material. In April 2003 TARTHARIA appeared in ASTIA-A Studio, Lappeenranta, Finland to record a debut with famous Anssi Kippo as sound producer (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, …

24/11/2003
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For seventeen years, Attila Csihar has been involved in music. Since then he has become one of Extreme Metal’s most prominent and admired figureheads. Whether he’s writing or recording with his own bands, or guesting on other bands’ records, he is, and always has been, heavily involved in the Metal scene in some way. When he formed Tormentor in the …

16/11/2003
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Malefic is the brainchild of long-time musical Collaborators Stuart Pendergast and John Ridler. Originally formed in 2000 as an outlet for a number of songs written by Stuart, they immediately set about recording a demo with which to recruit new members. The demo turned out very well, and attracted many positive responses, but it proved too difficu …

15/11/2003
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CENOTAPH was created by vocalist Batu Cetin in the summer of 1994 with the aim of performing some piece of the most brutal and the sickest music that has ever been played in Turkey and the world so far. After performing with different line-ups for some time, CENOTAPH recorded their debut demo ’Life Immortal’ in 1995 with Batu (vocals), Bulent I.(ba …

12/11/2003
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Vladislas is the brainchild of Lord Klopek. The band started as a three piece in September of 1999 under the name First of the Fallen and included Necro Dan, Klopek and Reaper. The band dissolved within a few months as Necro Dan went on to start a one man project known as Burning Winds. At this time Klopek formed Shemhemforash with another member a …

04/11/2003
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Nightward were formed in 1997 as a Melodic Death Metal band. In May 1998 the first demo tape, ’Beyond The Golden Gates’, was recorded. The style of the 3 songs, Swedish Death Metal was reminiscent of bands like In Flames and Dark Tranquillity, as well as Death or Carcass. The demo got very good reviews, reaching also the ’Top Demo’ of the month on …

04/11/2003
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Coalition was created in July 2001 in the South of Belgium. Back then, it was Yoan (guitar), the initiator of the band, Simon (bass), Vincent (vocals) and Guy (drums). Soon thereafter, the line-up had to be changed on musical grounds and they stumbled into Céline who was looking for a new band after she left her previous Brutal Death surroundings. …

04/11/2003
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March 1999 witnessed the creation of Circe. Choosing the Black/Dark path with symphonic tendencies, the band has relentlessly striven to refine their compositions whenever they hit the stage. First demo got recorded in August of their debut year. Although it was issued in small quantities, the enthusiastic welcoming stimulated them to rework this r …

04/11/2003
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Prostitute Disfigurement started spreading their horrifying deathmetal near the end of the year 2000. At that moment the band consisted of 3 members, a week before the recording of the first Cdemo guitarist Roel decided to join the band. At that moment the band’s name still was Disfigure. The Cdemo was filled with brutal deathmetal, sick intro’s, a …

26/10/2003
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Eloquence in Medieval idealism was defined through the Trivium. The three basic liberal arts of grammar, logic and rhetoric once combine to give grace and credibility to those who sought to rise above in society. Transcending this conceptual dynamic the trio from Florida are leading the modern charge and in turn redefine their own name in modern li …

24/10/2003
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Hailing from the land of ’The Rising Sun’ Tokyo’s DEFILED was birthed in 1992. Being based in such a big crazy city, the DEFILED sound is a product of their surroundings. Technical, brutal and precise the band manages to stay unique in a genre that is typically dominated by the western world. The earth witnessed the release of two demos in the earl …

01/10/2003
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Greenfly was formed in 1992, from that original line up there’s only a few members left Dani (drums) and Mon (bass), they are drummer and bass player of the goregrind band Haemorrhage (Morbid Records) too. After years of line up problems, without having a stable one, at least, in 1994 they get to record a demo, but the bad results obtained and as w …

26/09/2003
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The germ of SPIRAL MADNESS appeared in 1996, when a band called VINEGAR (existing since 1992 in Warsaw) had been on decline. After breaking up, Zephyr and Lysy (Baldhead) were left alone and tried to reactivate the band. They met Chmura (Cloud), had a pint and almost reached an agreement, but due to a bad fortune they didn’t play together. After th …

14/09/2003
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Illogicist compile a violent sonic combination of technical ability, rhythmic asymetry, melodic sickness and lyrical frustration to reflect a dynamic and emotional vision of suffering and introspection. Illogicist’s inner core, comprised of guitarist Luca Minieri and drummer Remy Curtaz, was formed in the Summer of 1997. Their immediate goal was to …

12/09/2003
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Doomstone from Trier (Germany’s oldest town) was founded by Andreas Lütticken in the year 1994 and was first only 3 people . After several Line-up changes the Band has had a constant Line-up, which in the year of 2000 (in Zeltingen at Prophecy Production under the direction of Markus Stock – Empyrium -) recorded the 1st Album Obsidian. The basis St …

07/08/2003
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ONE STEP BEYOND are an extreme grind/death/rock/funk/reggae/hardcore/ambient, etc….band from Adelaide in southern Australia. Formed around christmas in ’97, they recorded and released their demo in the winter of ’99 and gigged extensively in support of it. The demo cemented the still current line-up of Justin Wood on vocals, Jeremy P.Lammas on gu …

29/07/2003
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The roots of Holy Martyr go back in the first months of 1994, under the initiative of the singer/guitarplayer Ivano Spiga. The first name of the band was Hell Forge, but in 1997 the Monicker changed in Holy Martyr, inspired from a song of the Cult Band Omen. In 2001, after some problematic changes in the line up, the band became a solid and united …

29/07/2003
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TODESBLEI was founded as a solo project in the year 2000, by Andrea Baglioni (guitars). In the same year, the MCD ’Er wird Euch holen!’ was released. The feedback was very positive, so that Andi decided to form a band with a full line up. After a long time of searching, Dusan Djokic (vocals) joined the band in July 2001. He took the vacant job of b …

08/07/2003
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The band began their activity in 1991. The first demo tape entitled “Refuse” surfaced a year later. After two years and a few line-up changes the second demo tape “A Conspiracy of Silence” was recorded in Wroclaw’s Digital Studio. Soon after “A Conspiracy of Silence” was released, a few more rotations of guitarists and drummers happened. At the end …

26/06/2003
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MURDER RAPE began its works by the end of ’92, with the objective to spread their Black and destructive art, for the Celebration of Supreme Evil. A long time passed for the conclusion of thy symphonies for their debut demo tape, called ’In Liaison with Satan’. The debut CD ’Celebration of Supreme Evil’ was recorded in ’94. After a restrict and resp …

20/06/2003
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THE BAND BORN IN 1995. IN EARLY 1998 MERENDINE ATOMICHE RELEASED THEIR FIRST WORK, A DEMO TAPE CALLED ’DEMO 1997’ WITH FOUR SONGS OF THRASH METAL HARD CORE STYLE. IT WAS A CLASSIC FIRST WORK FOR A YOUNG BAND, THEY SOLD A FEW COPIES IN THEIR COUNTRY BUT RECEIVED A ENCOURAGE REVIEWS FROM ITALIAN MAGAZINE FOR THE FUTURE. SOON FOR LINE UP PROBLEMS THEY …

13/06/2003
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CRIONICS formed in January 1997 with the line-up of Michał Skotniczny (voc, g), Dariusz Styczeń (g), Marek Kowalski (bg) and Maciek Zięba (dr) to play fast yet melodious metal. The line-up played several live dates which, in turn, led to hiring a keyboard player who would round up the sound – Wacław Borowiec was brought into the fold and the stage …

18/05/2003
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Formed by Fabio Bava, Joe Caprino, Daniele Balzano and Alessio Pacifici. Members of bands as Chthonian Nemeton, Fauces, Devitalized, The Legend Of The Sleeping River, Run With Wolves, Stormlord, Brutal Massacre and The Voice Of Astur joined together in the Perfidy Biblical project. The band reaches and praise the great demons Ancient Ones through c …

08/05/2003
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The Monolith Deathcult consists of experienced ex-musicians from well known acts as Altar & Dead Head and plays deathmetal in the vein of Nile… Hyperspeed drums, hysterical guitarsolo’s, blasphemous lyrics and a very brutal, triple vocal attack are the main trademarks of this new brutal cult. Lyrically the band often refers to Vlad The Impale …

06/05/2003
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This is a Welsh death metal band that will make every fan of the genre at least tap their foot. Copro Records’ deadliest outfit ‘Desecration’ caused controversy with their debut album ‘Gore and Perversion’ on Arctic Serenades in 1995. Spewing out tracks that can only disgust, the band were forced to ‘tone right down’ or get of the business altogeth …

04/05/2003
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Since its inception in january ’92, AVULSED has always been synonym of Death Metal. The band has been developing its musical style through various demos until they recorded their debut album (’Eminence In Putrescence’-’96) where the band showed its pure Death Metal sound mixing up both heavy & brutal riffs with melodic parts. However, the band …

24/04/2003
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Possession are a Death Metal Band from Salzburg/Austria and were founded in early December 2001 by Andi (Senfgas) – Drums, Sam – Bass Guitar & Vocals and Chris – Guitar. They are performing straight, groovy and gripping Death Metal music. The songs are mostly settled in midtempo area, with partly groovy and partly fast guitar riffs, rememberabl …

21/04/2003
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Neuraxis. The axial, unpaired part of the central nervous system in contrast to the paired cerebral hemisphere. ’When one gets attacked by such an extreme sound, at once brutal and melodic, the nervous system becomes affected by all means. The neuraxis is the last gate to cross before reaching the state of sensible insanity… Once the spinal cord …

14/04/2003
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Godless is a dark death metal act hailing from Greece and currently based in Austria founded by Chris Muimbwa.The first years (1994-1997) were really difficult for the main member of the band as they were mostly characterized by line up changes. Though, Chris Muimbwa found a way out of the problems and unleashed his spell on the underground by rele …

14/04/2003
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interview with Nick on 28-03-2003 by Nathaniel Hey Nick! Hope you are in a good mood to answer this intie. What’s new in the FUNEBRARUM camp since the release of your cult masterpiece of darkness “Beneath the columns of abandoned gods”? Why did it take so long to release the album, as all was already recorded in 2000? Hello Nathaniel! I am in a dec …

28/03/2003
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Depredation was founded by current guitarist Maurice and Rob (vocals). Since the end of 2002 Depredation operates with 5 bandmembers (again) after a lot of line-up changes. Depredation 2003 plays brutal death metal and is preparing a lot of new songs to play at live shows. Depredation is also writing new material to record another demo that is sche …

28/03/2003
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Prehistory 1994 – Federico and Rodolfo start playing together in a hard rock and heavy metal cover band. 1995 – The first live appearences take place. Meanwhile the band is influenced by the punk and hardcore wave that marks the musical scene of this period. 1996 – Federico and Rodolfo feel the need to move to a more extreme genre, the first thrash …

28/03/2003
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NECROBLASPHEME, band of Brutal Death, born in April, 2001 in Paris. This band included at the origin of the musicians of various groups. Christophe and Charlie (guitars) being a part of Murdum ( Black metal), Olivier (battery((drum kit)) of Domini Inferi ( Black Metal) and Ryad ( song) of the group Wrestling Up ( Death Metal). Carol (bass) joined N …

03/03/2003
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Aeons Confer was founded in October 1997 in Hamburg (Germany) by the brother’s Simon and Nils with the idea to create fast and complex modern symphonic dark metal. The music is based on the symioses of high-speed guitar storms, dark poetry with vigorous vocals, majesic keyboard symphonies and infernal blastbeats.Inspired by bands like Emperor, Arct …

03/03/2003
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Desaster’s history is going back to the year 1988 when two young Metal- possessed maniacs wanted to follow the path of bands like VENOM, HELLHAMMER or DESTRUCTION (whose song ’Total Desaster’ gave the band its name) – to play some fucking Black Metal without compromises was their aim. Early DESASTER did some (never released) rehearsal tapes and a s …

20/02/2003
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RASPATUL was formed in the late 90’s with Calvin on guitars, Hisham ’Black’ on bass, Fadzlly on drums and Ibrahim on vocals. With influences ranging from black to death to thrash, they have come to settle down with a concept of death / thrash in the veins of The Crown, Kreator, Carcass, Terror Squad and many more. Coming from different musical tast …

16/02/2003
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The band was originally formed in February 1996. Ed placed an advert in Terrorizer Magazine looking for a guitarist to start a band with. Jon had come back from university a few months previously and had been desperately seeking other musicians to form a metal band in the local area. Ed and Jon met up and immediately began writing dark and gloomy d …

16/02/2003
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interview with Marco on 10-02-2003 Please give us a short introduction of yourself? I’m a 27 years old boy and I play guitar in SYLVA MALA. I’m a law student, I love nature, animals, I’m vegetarian. I like artistic expression in writings, paintings, sculpture, cinema and theatre but music is my best lover! It can give me infinite sensations and uni …

10/02/2003
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The band was originally created under the name Avoid in 1998 working on Death Metal, initially with numerous session drummers. As soon as the line up became steady in 1999 The name Changed to EVADE and works for the first release started. The group consists of Thomas (Vocals,Guitars) (Ex member of Exhumation and session vocalist in Homo Iratus), Pa …

10/02/2003
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I composed the early songs in 1995. Playing alone without recording satisfied me for two years, but when I found that I had a good number of songs, I wanted to record some tracks. So I began to search for elements to form a Black Metal band in which play them. Not finding, in the course of some months I decided to become an one man project chosing …

09/02/2003
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Your Own Decay is a Death Metal band from Lausanne (Switzerland). The band was formed in 1998 by Philippe Güdemann, Jérôme Thomas and Laurent Bardy. In 1999 the band play their first few gigs. The first stable line-up consists of Jérôme Thomas (vocals), Sylvain Pelletier (Lead & rhythm guitars), Jérôme Lachenal (rhythm guitar), Laurent Bardy (b …

08/02/2003
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The band was founded in October 1995 by Martin Marincak (vocals) and Jozef Kosc (guitar). The first demo “The Embarrassed” was recorded in July 1997. It contains 6 brutal death metal songs. It was recorded by Martin (vocals), Jozef (guitar), Henrich Koval (bass) and Dano Doros (drums). This line-up existed from June ’96 to May ’98. The demo helped …

03/02/2003
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The Krushers is a power-trio from Agrigento, Italy, now that plays a ’Black – Thrash Metal’. Thanks to the followings bands: Motorhead, Venom, Hirax, Kreator, Celtic Frost, Cryptic Slaughter, Nuclear Assault, Schizo, Incinerator, Voivod, Destruction, Carnivore, Sacrifice and Slayer. Born in 2001, only as a project by Tony Frenda (SS) (lead vocals/b …

17/01/2003
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interview with Mortality

Mortality was formed in 1994 in Colorado Springs, Colorado and has since relocated to San Antonio, Texas. While in Colorado, they quickly gained the attention of Mosh Pit Records who released Mortality’s Demo ’Death Grooves’. This Demo brought a whole new sound to the Death Metal scene by combining overwhelming grooves, brutal drumming, catchy rhyt …

16/01/2003