STASS

STASS

STASS is the death metal vehicle for Felix Stass, of the mighty german gothmetal giants Crematory.

The band was formed after Felix and Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Ribspreader, etc) met at a show, and later collaborated on a song for one of Rogga’s other bands.

After this the need to make more music together arose and the debut album “The Darkside” came in 2017, showcasing dark and melodic death metal.

For the following album, however, Felix had another idea though, and wanted to go full-on dirty but massive old-school death metal. Still melodic but with the groove and grit from the old Swedish sound both in songrwriting and in the albums sound.

The result is “Songs Of Flesh And Decay”, heavily leaning towards the old Sunlight Studio sound and with songs that are both heavy and catchy. To be released on January 2021 via Emanzipation.

Line-up:
Felix Stass – Vocals (CREMATORY)
Rogga Johansson – Guitars (PAGANIZER, REVOLTING, DEMIURG, RIBSPREADER)
Kjetil Lynghaug – Lead guitars (MORDENIAL)
Thomas Ohlsson – Drums (APOSTASY)

Web:
https://www.facebook.com/stassband

 


Creeping Flesh

CREEPING FLESH

Established in Swedish Death Metal haven Gothenburg in 2013, Creeping Flesh started on a mission to play old school death metal in the style of bands such as Bolt Thrower, Asphyx and Obituary, mixed with Swedish melody and sound.

One year later, their first release, the EP “Unravelled by War” (2014) firmly established the sound of the band. The release was soon to be followed by two more EPs; “Rising Terror” (2015) and “Scorched” (2016).

Formed by William Persson Öberg, Sofus Stille, Martin Kadhammar (also in Strykjärn), Robert Karlsson (ex-Misfire), and Conny Nyberg, the band did several successful live shows, including a debut gig at Gothenburg Deathfest in 2015, and a tour of England in 2017.

Following the departure of bass player Conny Nyberg, friend of the band Korp Thidrandir joined to complete the lineup, and saw the band play bigger stages with festival shows at both House of Metal and Gefle Metal Festival in Sweden. After two years of intense song writing they released their first full length album “Into the Meat Grinder” in September of 2019.

Creeping Flesh are currently writing their second full length album, and are planning for a 2021 release.

Line-up:
William Persson Öberg: guitar
Sofus Stille: guitar
Martin Kadhammar: drums
Robert Karlsson: vocals
Korp Thidrandir: bass

Web:
Official Site
Facebook
Spotify
Apple Music
Bandcamp


Shadowspawn

Shadowspawn

Shadowspawn is a Danish death-metal act with old school death and thrash metal influences. With a cocktail of traditional death metal, thrash and technical metal, Shadowspawn comes your way with aggressive and powerful riffs in a groovy metal blend. The band was formed in November 2012. And shortly after releasing a 4-track Promo in 2014, Shadowspawn signed a deal with US label HPGD Productions securing the release of the first official album entitled “Ashes Of Sorrow”, released on February 2015.

Keeping the momentum up, the group released the full-length album “Hope Lies Dormant” in November 2017. Critics have received this album very well, and the notable metal magazine Heavymetal.dk announced it “Danish album of the year 2017”. The album featured 11 tracks of pure groovy death and thrash metal!

Now, Shadowspawn has signed a deal with renowned Danish label Emanzipation Productions, and are working on the third instalment, an album entitled “The Biology of Disbelief”, due to be released 2020/early 2021.

First single off that record is already out now, entitled “Condemned Eternity”.

Line-up:
Bue T. Jensen: vocals
Nicolai Cheung: guitars
Oliver Ragnar Larsen: guitars
Kelvin Dam: bass
Danni L. Jelsgaard: drums

Web:
www.shadowspawn.dk
www.youtube.com/shadowspawnmusic
www.facebook.com/shadowspawn


BRUTALITY

BRUTALITY

One of the most important US death metal bands alongside Deicide & Morbid Angel, Brutality  from Tampa, Fl. has been devastating the underground since 1986

In 1988 they released their first demo “Brutality” which gained them recognition in the underground fanzines.

Their 2nd demo “Dimension Demented” was recorded in 1990 releasing a 7-inch EP on Gore Records called “Hell on Earth”.

1991 saw the release of “Metamorphosis” a cassette EP that received worldwide distribution on Wild Rags Records.

After necessary lineup changes in 1992, the band propelled forward and into the studio to record a new demo. The band utilized this demo to shop for a record deal and found interest from many different labels. They signed with Nuclear Blast Records and released a 2-song, 7-inch EP called “Sadistic”.

Brutality’s first album “Screams of Anguish” was released in 1993. They toured with Hypocrisy in Europe and crushed venues with their dark metal riffs.

The bands 2nd album “When the Sky Turns Black” was released in 1994. The release of “When the Sky Turns Black” spawned a European wide venture where they toured with Bolt Thrower & Cemetery.

With continued efforts to improve their sound and direction, additional lineup changes were made in 1995 and they started writing their 3rd album “In Mourning”. This, their 3rd and most recent album was released in 1996.

After years of success Brutality’s band members decided to disband, to pursue personal gain with family and their careers.

All three of Brutality albums were re-mastered and released in 2008 on Metal Mind Productions with unreleased bonus tracks.

Mid 2012 Brutality reformed and released the EP “Ruins Of Humanity” on CD in the US and on 7″ep vinyl in Europe through Mighty Music.

The comeback album “Sea Of Ignorance” was released in the States and South America through the band’s own label in 2016. In May 2017 the album did finally get a proper release through Mighty Music in Europe on CD, LP and digital.

Come May 2019 and the band announced a new record deal with Emanzipation Productions.

Line-up:

Scott Reigel – vocals
Jeff Acres – bass/vocals
Jay Fernandez – guitar
Jarrett Pritchard – guitar
Ronnie Parmer – drums   

Web:
www.brutalitytheband.com/
www.facebook.com/BrutalityTheBand/
twitter.com/tampabrutality


Toxaemia

TOXAEMIA

Toxaemia has been around since January 1989, one of the pioneering bands of Swedish death metal. They made some line-up changes but the core is still intact. In three years the band has managed to record two demos and two 7” Eps. Unfortunately, Toxaemia never released the second EP, since they played and released material until 1992 when, for various reasons, took a break. It just happened they practiced less and less and eventually, it just stopped. Life stepped in and all the members left Motala. It was to be 25 years before they were all back living in the same town again. Once that happened it didn’t take them long to reform!

Toxaemia reformed in 2017 and started playing some old tunes and writing new material. Initially, it was all just to have some laughs and play some music again. The band members took it all slow and started rehearsing a little bit. Slowly they started to gel again musically. Some of the musicians had not touched their instruments since 1992 when they quit playing.

In September 2018 Toxaemia got an offer to play a local Extreme Metal Festival – Bomber Fest (Winter Edition) in thir hometown Motala on the 29th of December. This was the spark needed to light the fire in their hearts. They wrote three new songs and relearned some old tunes, and started practicing like crazy. But still, there was something missing and mid-November was when their new lead guitar player Rasmus Axelsson joined Toxaemia.

The 29th of December came and they were set to Headline a four-day festival, and after what felt like a very long day. They took the stage just before midnight and released all the band’s energy and soul into the set in front of a sold-out Bomber Bar in Motala. After this Dennis Johansson joined the band on vocals as they commited to being the best Toxaemia they could possibly can. About two weeks before Scandinavia Deathfest they found out that their friend and drummer Emil could not perform with them anymore. This was a decision not taken lightly and no shadow will fall on Emil, all the band stand behind him in that. So the five-piece managed to secure the services of Perra Karlsson on drums.

Currently, Toxaemia is open for bookings and they are in the process of recording their first album.

Line-up:
Stevo Bolgakov: guitar, vocals
Pontus Cervin: bass
Rasmus Axelsson: lead guitar
Dennis Johansso: vocals
Per ”Perra” Karlsson: drums

Web:
https://www.facebook.com/ToxaemiaSweden


BURN THE MANKIND

BURN THE MANKIND

Guitarist Marcos Moura started the project after the split-up of NEPHASTH, one of the most prominent Brazilian death metal bands in the early 2000s, of which he was a member. The band recorded an EP in 2010, influenced by Death Metal, Grindcore and Thrash Metal.

During the recording of the first album, there were changes in the line-up: guitarist Rafael Barros, another former member of NEPHASTH, was invited to join the band. With the album recorded by the original line-up, leaving only the recording of a few backing vocals by Barros and the final production and mixing, the band released the album titled “To Beyond” in December 2015 with physical and digital worldwide distribution by Danish label MIGHTY MUSIC and the following year in Brazil by CIANETO DISCOS.

The album received praise from the international and Brazilian specialized media. Critic and editor Dom Lawson of the renowned English magazine METAL HAMMER in February 2016 issue commented: “In addition to the rare joy of hearing a young death metal band that truly grasp what makes the genre great, To Beyond proves that Brazil’s love affair with underground extremity has spawned a terrifying new monster. “. In July 2017 there is a new lineup change, Brazilian Black Metal band SYMPHONY DRACONIS singer, Marcelo Nekard, takes over vocals and bass. The band continued to perform and in February of the following year, they were part of the cast at the important OPEN THE ROAD OPEN AIR FESTIVAL in Londrina (Brazil), which brought together more than 30 bands from various countries in South America.

In 2018, drummer Sandro Moreira (REBAELLIUN, EXTERMINATE) joined the band. So, in December the new lineup was officialized with the announcement of the beginning recordings of a 4 tracks EP. In November 2019, the band announced that “Chaos Matter” will be the name of the new record. The production is once again signed by Henrique Fioravanti of FROM HELLCORDS STUDIOS (Porto Alegre/Brazil). As a preview of this release, the digital single “Sudden Inversion” was released on 13 December 2019.

The EP will be released in July 2020 by CIANETO DISCOS in Brazil and worldwide via danish label EMANZIPATION PRODUCTIONS in physical format and digital.

Line-up:
Marcelo Nekard: bass, vocals
Rafael Barros: guitars, backing vocals
Marcos Moura: guitars
Sandro Moreira: drums

Web:
https://www.facebook.com/burnthemankind/


Nominon

NOMINON

The Death metal entity known as NOMINON was formed back in 1993. In the following years several demo tapes were released and spread within the underground. The first show took place in February 1996 when they supported DISSECTION and DISMEMBER. After the “Promo 1997” cassette, the band ended up signing with the underground label X-TREME RDS. which later on resulted in the debut album “Diabolical Bloodshed”, an album that was recorded at the classic SUNLIGHT STUDIO in Stockholm, Sweden during 1998.

In the coming years, lots of turbulence and sickness tormented NOMINON and it took quite some time to stabilize things. A Mini-CD/12″ vinyl entitled “The True Face Of Death” was taped in 2003, and released by the labels NUCLEAR WINTER RDS (CD) and TPL RDS (Vinyl) during 2004. A new line-up, new recording agreement with KONQUEROR RDS and BLOOD HARVEST RDS were signed 2004, and the first proper European tour took place during the autumn as support to the UK Death Metal pioneers BENEDICTION. The band recorded their second album “Recremation” at NECROMORBUS STUDIO with Tore Stjerna in early 2005. The album was a huge success throughout the international underground upon its release. In May NOMINON performed at the festival Fuck The Commerce in Luckau, Germany in May, and later in the year, they went out on their second European tour, this time together with the US icons VITAL REMAINS.

In Early 2006, NOMINON made their first promotional video, for the track “Hordes Of Flies” from the album “Recremation”. In the summer, an official US release also saw the light of day when DEATHGASM RDS and the band hooked up for the first time. Another CD release worth mentioning is the “Remnants Of A Diabolical History”, a collection of rare recordings, it was released during the same year as well. 2007 the guys returned to NECROMORBUS STUDIO to record their third opus “Terra Necrosis”. Throughout the summer, NOMINON joined forces with NUNSLAUGHTER to tour Europe.

Another chapter of success was written in the summer of 2008 when NOMINON did a co-headlining North American tour together with Alabama’s QUINTA ESSENTIA. Assorted dates were played in support of the masters INCANTATION. The guys also managed to perform at the highly acclaimed festival CENTRAL ILLINOIS METALFEST. The following autumn, DEATHGASM RDS re-released the debut album “Diabolical Bloodshed”. NOMINON also made a long European tour during October ’08 with the Germans HOLY MOSES and the longtime UK mates BENEDICTION. 26 shows in four weeks.

The recording of album #4 took place in September ’09 at the now re-located NECROMORBUS STUDIO in Stockholm, Sweden, with producer Tore Stjerna. The album we’re talking about; “Monumentomb”, was released in March 2010 on CD and LP. After the release, the guys went over to USA and toured there over the summer. Later in the year, NOMINON co-headlined the extreme Metal festival KILL-TOWN in Copenhagen, Denmark together with DEAD CONGREGATION. In early 2011 the band played several shows in Poland, Denmark and Sweden as well as released a brand new 7″ EP entitled “Manifestation Of Black”.

October 2012 DEATHGASM RECORDS released the fifth NOMINON album; “The Cleansing” on LP/CD. The album was recorded at STUDIO HELL by Robert Ericsson and mixed/mastered by Javi Feléz and drummer Perra Karlsson at MOONTOWER STUDIOS, Barcelona, Spain. In 2013 the band also celebrated twenty years of existence by releasing a collection album entitled “Decaydes Of Abomination” including songs from the very early demo days, the albums and EP’s up till today. As a bonus, the CD also comes with the “Hordes Of Flies” promotion video from 2006.

Early 2014 there was also a split 7″ EP with MORBOSIDAD released, featuring a brand new NOMINON song; “Of Ancient Craft”. They also kickstarted the year by playing two gigs in Sweden with the mighty NIFELHEIM. In June the same year, they were invited to do a mini-tour of Spain together with the old school maniacs GRAVEYARD, including a killer performance in front of a thousand freaks at Move Your fucking Brain Festival in Barcelona, together with good friends INCANTATION as well. In September the guys also performed at Mörkaste Småland Festival in Hultsfred, Sweden together with PRIMORDIAL and TRIPTYKON among others. In November the label Doomentia Rds released a split 7″ EP with NOMINON and GRAVEYARD including two MOTÖRHEAD covers, to pay a little tribute to Lemmy and the boys. That EP was released just in time before the European tour supporting the Black Metal monglers VALKYRJA. Another kick-ass split 7″ EP with a brand new NOMINON song “Rigor Mortis” was also released by Empire Rds before the end of 2014, this time sharing the black gold with the legends of Death; NUNSLAUGHTER! Probably one of THE most brutal EP’s ever released.

In February 2015 NOMINON headlined the extreme Metal festival DEATH KILLS in Stockholm, as well as tourturing Russia for a couple of shows in March. The guys also headed out on the road in Central Europe together with the American old-schoolers CARDIAC ARREST in April under the banner of “European Death Toll”, performing as the last band ever on the highly acclaimed and classic Death Metal festival Neurotic Deathfest in Tillburg, Holland, even after cult acts such as IMMOLATION and OBITUARY. After the band’s performance at IN FLAMMEN FESTIVAL in Germany, they decided to take a break.

That break seems to be over now during 2020, as a new agreement with Denmark’s finest MIGHTY MUSIC/EMANZIPATION PRODUCTIONS has been sorted out. To start up this new collaboration, the band and label will bring you a compilation of 7″ EP releases entitled “Yesterdeath”, that will be released later in 2020, including all original NOMINON titles ever released on seven-inches. This amount of 13 songs will be released on the LP and CD format, as well as on all relevant digital platforms.

The funeral march goes on…

Line-up:
Henke Skoog: vokills
Perra Karlsson: drums of death
Juha Sulasalmi: guitar & backing vokills
Kraen Meier: lead guitar

Web:
https://www.facebook.com/nominon666


TURBOCHARGED

Turbocharged

Turbocharged are celebrating their 20:th anniversary this year!

From March 2000 up until the plague-ridden world of 2020 they have been struggling in their basement studio, trying to make and break new rules and regulations in their blasphemous quest for sonic chaos.

Since 2008 they have been the power trio you see today, the band saw some line-up changes along the way but eventually, the dead weight in the shape of uninterested members was shaken off and the band could
begin working properly.


After two demos, “Branded forever” (2008) and “Arrogantus Metallus” (2009) they saw their first record deal float ashore from polish label Hellrocker Rekords and “AntiXtian” (LP) was released. Shortly thereafter Mexican label Chaos Records offered to release the CD version and also the following MCD “Christ Zero” and second full-length album “Area 666”.

After going on tour in 2014 the band decided to sign a new deal with German label Go Fuck Yourself Productions and together they released “Militant”, “Apocalyptic” and “Above Lords, Below Earth”, all full-length albums.

The band also had a brief collaboration with Diabolic Might Records and together they released the LP version of the 2008-2009 demos in 2016 entitled “Branded and arrogant – The early heresies”.

Throughout the years the band has toured Europe with bands like Violentor (Italy), Infest (Serbia), Slaughtbbath (Chile) and numerous local bands along the way, the band has also been playing festivals in mainly Denmark on a regular basis and made a lot of connections with the shadiest of people.

In 2020 the band got a proposal from Danish label Mighty Music and decided to step it up a notch and this brings us up to date…

They say that empty barrels make the most noise but that’s where they are wrong! The barrel called Turbocharged is packed with pure dynamite and you’re in its path… Take warning, this is not going to be pretty!

Line-up:
Ronnie Ripper: Bass / Lead vocals
Old Nick: Guitar
Freddie Fister: Drums / vocals

Web:
https://www.facebook.com/turbochargedswe/


THORIUM

THORIUM

“Thorium are back with a vengeance, supplying us with a lethal doze of razor-sharp riffs, steaming groove and tempting melodic, who will lead you into the abyss”, Frank Albrecht, Deaf Forever.

It wasn’t in the cards it had to take 10 years for Thorium to release the follow-up album to 2008’s highly acclaimed “Feral Creation”. MHA says “We were old friends in Thorium and people started getting other priorities in other bands, so all of a sudden it was only myself caring about Thorium. Who can blaim KB for choosing to join Volbeat? However, I wanted to continue with Thorium. Thorium is in my DNA now and something I see I will be doing for the rest of my life. I just needed to find the right recipe, which I believe I have now”.

After hooking up with old pal Kræn Meier (Sacrificial) things started to move fast and having another old friend JP Storm (ex. Dominus) come on board, the process went even smoother. The song writing process for “Blasphemy Awakes” was in full swing and with help from Swedish friends Rogga Johansson and Jonas Lindblood, the process of finalizing the album went fast. Only thing missing now was the perfect drummer – and when Kræn came up with Perra Karlsson, an old friend of both MHA and Kræn, the line-up was complete.

When I started Thorium back in 1997 I wanted our sound to be a blend of the Florida scene with Morbid Angel, Deicide and Brutality and the Swedish scene with Entombed, Dismember and At The Gates. This is still my aim today and I believe “Blasphemy Awakes” came out just the way we wanted. This is our tribute to death metal – a  tribute to my second home, my sanctuary” states MHA.

The comeback album “Blasphemy Awakes” was recorded and mixed in late 2017 by Jakob Gundel (Invocator) in Copenhagen at Gain Factory. The new line-up features Perra Karlsson (Destroyer 666, Nominon) on drums, Kræn Meier (Sacrificial, Atomkraft) on guitas and JP Storm (ex. Dominus) on guitars and bass on this recording is handled by KB Larsen (Volbeat). Artwork is done by Roberto Toderico.

Line-up:
Jens Peter Storm: guitars
MHA: vocals
Jesper Nielsen: bass
Daniel Preisler Larsen: drums
Jose Cruz: guitars

Web:
https://www.facebook.com/thoriumdeathmetal


REPULSIVE VISION

REPULSIVE VISION

Forged in the desolate lands of Cumbria in the North West of England, Repulsive Vision sought to inject the relentless energy of punk into the merciless musicianship of OSDM to create a cacophonous amalgamation of Entombed, Carcass and Death with Discharge, Nausea and DRI.

Following the release of their debut album (“Look Past The Gore and See The Art”, Mighty Music) in 2017, the band have been prominently active on the underground extreme metal circuit performing all over mainland Europe and the United States (including performances at the following festivals: Hammerfest, Vagos Metal Fest, The Siege of Limerick, Las Vegas Death Fest, Goathell Metal Festival, etc), receiving positive reviews in several worldwide publications, garnering over 68k plays on Spotify and gathering a global fanbase.

In 2020, the band intend to provide 13 more tracks of unbridled aggression with their sophomore release, “Necrovictology” on Emanzipation Productions. Once again, composed and compiled by Matt Davidson (Guitars), Dan McEwan (Vocals), Mark Kirby (Bass) and Gary Young (Drums), Necrovictology builds upon the punk fueled foundations of the debut, progressing their material both sonically and musically, advancing in speed, clarity and technicality. A vicious 40-minute presentation of Old School Death featuring special guest performances from Phil “LandPhil” Hall (Municipal Waste/Iron Reagan), Max Otero (Mercyless), and more.

With performances planned throughout the continent (including slots in Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic, etc), Repulsive Vision are planning to branch out further into the global extreme metal scene throughout 2020/21. 

Line-up:
Matt Davidson: guitars, vocals
Danny McEwan: vocals
Gary Young: drums
Mark Kirby: bass

Web:
www.facebook.com/RepulsiveVision
Twitter
Instagram


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