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interview Shadeworks

Shadeworks is the one-man project by Arnaud Nicolas (current drummer of both Belgian Metal bands Obsidian and Icy Winds). Solo recordings started back in 1998 (under the name of Icy Winds At Dusk) with the first demotape ’ Endless Snowfields «. That instrumental was nothing but a rough sketch of what was to follow… Anyway, it got some favourable …

31/08/2001
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interview Nightside

In 1995 two bands from Novara came together to form Nightside. The initial line up consisted of Simone V. and Luca F. on guitar, Ivo R. on bass, Matteo C. on drums and Davide S., singer. During the initial months the band did covers (Slayer, At the Gates, In Flames…) and began work on their own pieces. In January 1996 the band’s first demo “Night …

31/08/2001
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interview with Kiss Of Death

Kiss of Death is born in Lecce (Italy) in 1994 and is the result of the artistic collaboration of Max Serafino (rhythm guitar and vocals) and Ivan Scrimitore (lead guitar). The temporary arrival of bass guitarist and a drummer will compensate the band, but they will leave and two members will join it: Luigi Greco (bass guitar) up today present memb …

22/08/2001
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interview Macaroni

From left to right: Sayan Suwannameta (Drums), Anake Kanlapalee (Bass), Anan Kanlapalee (Guitar, Vocals) and Supoth Sakaekhao (Guitar, Solo) Macaroni was formed in 1991. They are Thai. After the formation of the band, they were not yet ready to write their own songs, they just covered songs of other Death Metal bands. In 1994 they have their first …

14/08/2001
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interviw with stephan gebedi thanatos

Thanatos were formed in 1984 as Holland’s first ever Death/Thrash Metal band and managed to create quite a buzz in the Metal underground scene in the years from 1985 to 1990, releasing a couple of very successful demo tapes and playing shows with the likes of Napalm Death, Kreator, Sepultura, Bolt Thrower, Autopsy, Death Angel and Messiah. In 1989 …

11/08/2001
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interview with one man band virus

Virus was born in early 2001. It has only one member, Ian Degrussa. He plays real drums, guitar, bass and vocals. Virus has released one CDR – ’Bottled Babies’. All Virus songs are untitled and have no lyrics. Virus calls it’s music style ’hyper-death’ as a variation of goregrind. interview with Ian on 5-8-2001 Please give us a short introduction o …

05/08/2001
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interview with hell-born polish death metal

The band was brought forth back in the 1996 by Baal and Les- musicians involved with BEHEMOTH and DAMNATION at the time. Their pure, immediate and original music gained quickly Pagan Records interest. The band attacked with a debut mini-album and then disappeared and became deathlike silent…. In the middle of the year 2000 Les and Baal decide to …

02/08/2001
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interview with sanatorium death metal from slovakia

The beginning of the band fall upon the period of time around the year 1991 – when Onecque together with Stasho decided to form a metal band. The line-up changed to this period several times, so that the band consisted of the following members: Alky – drums, Onecque, Warmo – guitars, Martin – bass, vocals. The band was fascinated by death metal fro …

30/07/2001
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interview Vehemence death metal

Vehemence started with Nathan and Scott Wiegand (our old guitarist) back in 1995 (high school days). They were writing shit together in the vein of old Pyogenesis and Cathedral. I met up with those guys my senior year and the first time we actually hung out was at a Suffocation show, during the Pierced From Within tour. We started jamming together …

29/07/2001
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interview with Kaos Rising

Kaos Rising Chicago’s premier Hardcore Stomping Death Groove! Influences such as Machine head, Dying Fetus, Mudvayne, Slipknot. Kaos Rising is the next stage. Pure death vox covering pounding drums andd head-splitting bass guitars alternating with tasty and complex guitar licks covering a more complex rhythm. The effect is beyond description. Kaos …

29/07/2001
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interview with Kemet

The term Kemet refers to the old Egypt. Kemet, ’The Black Earth’, symbolized the arid and quiet vastness of the desert; an attracting place with the fluidity of its landscapes but also a place of death, against fertility and life. Kemet attempts to oppose the beauty and the sensuality of the body to the blackness and the complexity of the heart. It …

17/07/2001
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interview retch

Retch was formed in 2000 by ryan and justin, two guys sick of being in bands that were pumpin out weak shit, so they bought a drum machine and started working on new material. and here they are. interview with the AA chairman Justin on 12-7-2001 Please give us a short introduction of yourself? whats up, Twan! my name is justin and i’m an alcoholic. …

12/07/2001
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interview with M.D.U. mdu

How M.D.U. is born : Littles fish began to go on the ground then with evolution they are monkey then human being. Those humans create town, technology, art, music … But in the south of France the evolution has been cracked in 1994. 4 degenerated human (issue from traditionnal human activities : death metal) choose to unit their anal mental : M.D. …

08/07/2001
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interview with Mahavatar

Mahavatar an energy that needs nothing but itself to survive… physical as well as spiritual immortality… deathlessness. In the summer of 1999, Jamaican guitarist Karla Williams joined Israeli vocalist Lizza Hayson, Polish drummer Peter Lobodzinski, and then bass player Benjamin Serf to form Mahavatar. Through their shared desire for freedom and …

07/07/2001
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APRIL ETHEREAL came into existence from the initiative of Jerzy and Jan in 1996 in Tunis primarily as a side project named LEON. The band existed under this name from the beginning until the 14th of july 2000 – the day the band changed its name to APRIL ETHEREAL. Chapter 1: At the beginning the band has been a duo though the amount of instruments u …

02/07/2001
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In summer of 1990, after hard work they release their first and only demo called ROTATION OF INSANITY. The music-style, pure DEATH/THRASH, is rather interesting. Influences coming from DESTRUCTION, SLAYER, SODOM and PESTILENCE, give the band a rather typical profile of a rather fast and brutal band. ACID DEATH`s line-up finally becomes stable inclu …

02/07/2001
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Psycroptic was formed in 1999 from the ashes of three Tasmanian extreme metal bands. Psycroptic set out with the aim of combining all styles of metal ranging from Black, Death right through to Power Metal to create an original sound. With an average of 19 at the time of recording their debut CD sounds very professional and powerful. Over the past 1 …

29/06/2001
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What at first was just two loser freshman high school students playing one Six Feet Under cover song over and over again, in a cramped, humid attic in the spring of 99′; later formed to become what is now known as Beyond Fatal. Both of whom had already played their instruments by themselves as more of a hobby then a pursuit, spontaneously decided t …

24/06/2001
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interview with Sludge

In 1997, four guys (Dan Snyder, Dave & Paul Orkin, & James Scarduzio) joined together to create the most brutal music that they possibly could with mixing hardcore, metal, & grinding terror to punish the mosh pits and pummel you into existence. Three years later down the line Sludge! is still together kicking it their own way and style …

07/06/2001
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interview with disbelief

Disbelief is a german death metal band who released two released till 2001. After the debut ‘Disbelief’ (1997) there came in 1998 the superb ‘Infected’. After several tremendous reviews the vocalist Karsten left the band along with guitarist Toomy. It looked like the great future of Disbelief was killed. But the wonder happened and Karsten took up …

04/06/2001
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interview with Vrykolakas

The reformation of Vrykolakas is a matter of time. Khairil has been writing songs, and Iman, who joined in 1995, has always supported the idea of a reformation. Finding a willing drummer at that time (between 1995 to 1999) proved much more difficult than looking for a needle in a haystack. Iman mentioned Zainal’s name, the drummer of Necreous, who …

31/05/2001
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interview with Disavowed

Dutch death-metal band Disavowed was formed in September 1994 under the name Nocturnal Silence. They immediately started writing their own material. After several shows their first demo ’Into the abcess’ was recorded in 1995 of which, despite the poor soundquality, some 150 were sold. Having built up a worthy reputation in their region they recorde …

30/05/2001
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interview Sceptic

The band formed in 1994 as TORMENTOR with the line-up of Dariusz Styczen’ (g), Jacek Hiro (g) and Maciek Zie&Mac254;ba (dr). A year later the name was changed to SCEPTIC and some personnel changes occurred. Jacek Mroz&Mac250;ek became a new guitar player replacing Dariusz Styczen’ while the vocal position was taken by Arek Stawiarski. It wa …

28/05/2001
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interview Veneral Disease

Veneral Disease was formed in early 1994 by Stefan, Ingo and Torsten. For all of them it was a very new experience to play music but one thing was completely set: The kind of music should be Death Metal.. And so Timo joined the band 1994 as a Vocalist. After countless hours of practising the decision was made to get a second guitarist. Alex got int …

22/05/2001
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interview with s.m.e.s. smes

S.M.E.S. is a one man project from Eindhoven, the Netherlands. The music is a pleasure to listen especially when you realize everything is done at home and alone. He enjoys what he is doing and started way back in 1999. Till now he recorded the following items: 1999 -’Humans were the first plague’ demo 1 2000 -’I dont give…’ demo 2 2000 -’C.S.S.O …

22/05/2001
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The band was formed in Rome in 1994. With the first line-up (Max – gurgling, Andrea – guitars, Fabio – bass, Marco – drums) and a different name during that wintertime, Enthralment (this was the name of the band) recorded their first demo called ’Eulogy Of Burning Christ’. The official sound was a slow and brutal death-metal influenced by Immolatio …

11/05/2001
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interview Reprobation

Reprobation was formed in south suburban Chicago by guitarist Rob Whitworth & drummer Mike Rees. Bassist Chuck Herrholz later joined and the band was eventually rounded out by vocalist Shawn Connors. With this lineup the band released the ’One Rotted Autopsy’ demo in September 1999. In May 2000 Shawn decided to switch to guitar & vocals and …

08/05/2001
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interview Melechesh

In mid 1993, MELECHESH, the black entity of the Mediterranean/Near East-Middle East was born, a malicious seed, being then a solo project of Melechesh Ashmedi. However by early ’94, MELECHESH turned into a real and established band making them the First Band of such nature to ever exist in the Holy cities of Jerusalem and Bethlehem, composed of Mel …

07/05/2001
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interview Tides Of Darkness

In January 1998 a cruel idea circled within the brain of singer and bass player Husky Vocalvomiter: ’I fuckingly also want a fuckingly hard heavy metal combo!!!’. So he persuaded the second Band member Devy and another guy from our hometown, called Mark the Shredder to join as guitar-player. So we guys needed only a drummer to be lucky and we found …

29/04/2001
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interview ezurate

Members: Noctis – Vokill Assault Blackthorn – 6 Strings Of Death Azentrius – 6 Strings Of Death Culg-Gath – Nuclear Bass Meltdown S.D. Hellstorm – Lucifer’s Hammers Releases – ’Ezurate’ Demo ’95 ’Possessed By The Demon’ demo ’97 ’Infernal Dominatio’ full length 2000 interview with the guitarist Azentrius on 28-04-2001 Please give us a short introdu …

28/04/2001
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interview Sublustris

Sublustris originated from the band Canister, which arose in November 95. Canister line-up originally was: drummer Ton de Haan, martijn Weeda on bass, Sebastiaan den Oudsten on guitar and Niels Jensen also on guitar. February 96 the band knew some changes. Chiel Lozeman and Arjaan Kampman took hold of the microphones and Sebastiaan left the band. A …

23/04/2001
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interview with bjorn of night in gales

Formed in 1995 Night in Gales has steadily grown as a death metal to keep an eye on. After three releases for Nuclear Blast the band signed with Massacre Records. The band also did numerous gigs with well known bands like Hypocrisy, In Flames, Dismember and always showed on stage that things kick bad ass. Also the style changed from death metal to …

18/04/2001
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interview growing cells

The band began in 1996. Its members, who came from other bands, were looking for an own sound identity into the old thrash & death metal. In those days the band had three members: Alex (drums), ‘Cesc & Carles (guitars). But when their singer Elena joined the band they developed their style;melodic, fast & original, mixing the different …

11/04/2001
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Detonation

Detonation started out as a three-piece in the summer of 1997 under the name Infernal Dream, which was changed into Detonation a year later, because of another band with (almost) the same name. The band then consisted of Koen Romeijn on vocals and guitar, Mike Ferguson on guitar and Thomas Kalksma on drums. The first couple of months the band rehea …

02/04/2001
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interview divine rapture

BIOGRAPHY Divine Rapture emerged in the early/mid 1990’s s a three piece organism founded by J.J. and Mike Hrubovcak in the Philadelphia area. Due to an intense marketing and promotion affort put forth by the brothrts, the first record created such an impact on the underground scene that the entity’s presence was soon felt in all 50 states and fore …

20/03/2001
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interview neocrima

It is no wonder you did not find biography and discography – they simply do not have those on this page so far since they are almost a brand new band relying on pure enthusiasm and having no financial support whatsoever. All band members were previously playing in different bands of Bishkek (which is the capital city of Kyrgyzstan – the country we …

05/03/2001
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Jamie Bailey-bass/vocals, Michael Baily-guitar and Chad Walls-drums formed Brodequin in the summer of 1998. Finding inspiration deep within the torture chamber and many Inquisitions, Brodequin released a 4 song self titled demo which was embraced by the underground resulting in the band moving more than a thousand copies. In February of 2000 Brodeq …

01/03/2001
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Ascension

Ascension founded around Easter 1993 under the name ’Decay’, but a steady line-up was fixed for the first time in the autumn of 1997. A little bit later, the name ’Ascension’ was born. The first Ascension demo CD ’Walking on the psychopath’ was released in March 2001. Ascension play Melodic Death Metal, but none of the kind In Flames for example do …

20/01/2001
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interview PSYCHOTOGEN

PSYCHOTOGEN traces its origin to 1999, when ex-Pessimist member Chris Pernia (drums) and Mike Baron (guitar) joined forces to create a new Baltimore underground act. Vocalist Rob Kline, fresh off his own nine-year stint with Pessimist, joined shortly thereafter, and was followed by guitarist Jeremy Grande and bass player Tony Pernia. The line-up co …

22/12/2000