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Fit For An Autopsy
Though the bulk of death metal deals with some pretty grisly subject matter, few bands' sounds match their contempt for society as well as Fit for an Autopsy. Purveyors of savage deathcore, the band's sound pairs lyrical misanthropy with pure sonic destruction, creating an assault on both the senses and sensibilities of listeners. Made up of singer Nate Johnson (formerly of Through the Eyes of the Dead), guitarist Will Putney (also known for his work as a producer for bands such as Like Moths to Flames and Misery Signals), guitarist Patrick Sheridan, bassist Shane Slade, and drummer Josean Orta, the New Jersey band made their first splash in 2009 with the release of their EP Hell on Earth.
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Black Crown Initiate
Pennsylvanian progressive metallers have worked their way into the heavy music community’s collective consciousness with steady determination. They continuously prove heavy metal and heavy intelligence don’t have to be mutually exclusive. These men are conjuring an awe inspiring body of work that is as unstoppable as it was inevitable, like existence itself. This is high-minded art delivered with a guttural growl.
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Based across Scotland, Portugal and America, Frontierer has progressed from an online project between Pedram Valiani and Chad Kapper to a live band promoting a 'for free' music model and a convenience-based performance schedule. With the 1st birthday of their debut album 'Orange Mathematics' recently passed, Frontierer seeks to punish as many corners of the globe as is feasible by adopting a selective, limited performance rota. This is a rare opportunity to see live music with a 'zero bullsh*t' approach. The band performed their first live debut at UK Tech Metal Fest in July of 2016, paving the way for further live opportunities in 2017 and 2018. Frontierer's second album is nearing completion.
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A slamming metal five-piece from the North East. "Crushing brutality with startling technical intricacy" - Metal Hammer "Pure unbridled aggression" - Rock Sound
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Divine Chaos are a five piece thrash metal band from Slough. They blend what they believe to be the best elements of metal into their own concoction and do not seek acceptance...
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Hailed by the Metal Hammer magazine as "one of the UK's most idiosyncratic rock bands", Godsticks are a progressive heavy rock band from South Wales. They released their fourth album 'Faced With Rage' via the Kscope label in October 2017, which was described by Prog Magazine as "a winning blend of channelled aggression and emotional depth, combining lyrical intelligence and instrumental fireworks". Godsticks are: Darran Charles (vocals, guitar, keys), Dan Nelson (bass), Gavin Bushell (guitar) and Tom Price (drums)
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Colchester's finest noise merchants.
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A five piece metal band from Berlin who formed in 2001. With an ever-changing lineup of various on and off stage musicians and visual artists, the relentlessly touring group have become well known for their immense, mind-expanding live shows, which they have carried into the most remote corners of the globe, from Siberian squats to colonial theatres in Ecuador. Over the course of their storied career, The Ocean have toured with Opeth, Mastodon, Mono, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Anathema, Between The Buried And Me and Devin Townsend, and have appeared on major festivals including Roskilde, Dour, Pukkelpop, Roadburn, Wacken, With Full Force, Summer Slaughter, Summer Breeze and Graspop.
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Liverpool Metal five-piece.
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Death metal juggernauts Martyr Defiled have quickly become one of the most talked about underground bands in the UK. Creating an intense blend between the anger and passion of the hardcore scene of the early 2000s with the blackened death metal stalwarts of Dark Funeral and Behemoth, the band hit the ground running, emerging from the English death metal/hardcore scene in 2007.
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Hailed by Metal Hammer Magazine (UK) as 'setting 2016 on fire' (alongside Dream Theater, Anthrax, and Devin Townsend), Krysthla is one of the finest underground UK extreme metal acts around and released their sophomore album in April 2017.
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Black Orchid Empire
Melody. Power. Beauty. Ferocity. This is Black Orchid Empire. BOE’s powerful music resonates with fans of QOTSA, Deftones and Royal Blood. Driven, determined and exceptionally talented, this ferocious trio infuse complex melodies and mammoth riffs to create instantly memorable – yet beautifully vulnerable songs. Following performances alongside heavyweights Biffy Clyro, Skunk Anansie and Editors, as well as winning Emergenza UK, the bands high-impact show has seen them steadily grow in acclaim. Thriving in the resurgent British rock scene, Black Orchid Empire are perfectly poised to be one of the breakthrough acts of the year.
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From the ashes of Metastasis and The Defiled comes metal six-piece Red Method.
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Sertraline are a five piece alternative rock outfit from Stoke-on-Trent, UK. Led by the enchanting Leeds lass Lizzie on lead vocals, the band features four ex members; Tom, Josh, Mike & Hendo, of local band Blue Origin. Aware that they, as a collective, wanted to create music that sounded fresh and evocative set about auditioning vocalists. Several auditions in & the sparkling personality that is Lizzie, bounced in & stole the position from any likely candidates. And Sertraline was born.
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'Monasteries are a four piece hailing from the West Midlands/North West created solely for the purpose of being as heavy as possible. Rising in the wake of bands such as Tony Danza and The Acacia Strain, they combine the technical and the brutal to form something sure to leave you wanting to assault everyone in your vicinity, whilst still maintaining a high level of musical proficiency to impress those who would rather listen from the comfort of their own homes. Monasteries are ferocious, aggressive, and have a high energy stage presence to match, with all members having been passionate and hardworking members of the underground music scene before finding their place in this band.'
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Alternative rockers from the Midlands.
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Prog rock/metal instrumental trio from Birmingham.
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Slice The Cake, Artificlal Language, Project Mishram, Cognizance, The Voynich Code, Wings Denied, Where Oceans Burn, Controversial, Matt Ball, Form Subtract, Reflections, The Materia, The Modern Age Slavery, Novena, KMAC2021, Tiberius, Altostratus, Pound, Thaeia
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