“After a concert in Russia, some people gave me an acoustic guitar and asked me to play all the songs I knew of Toto Cutugno” – Introducing: A Crime Called

Italy-based, alternative rock quartet A Crime Called has released the official music video for “Drown,” off of their newly released album, A New Path. “ ’Drown’ is the result of an intercontinental journey; the video is shot in a former asylum, and the images give a feeling of abandonment and claustrophobia, which works against the meaning of the song. The concept is to resist, to try not to drown, maybe finding someone who is salvation and a hope for you.” – stated the band. Let’s meet with the voice of A Crime Called, Andrea Verdi!

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Blunt, passionate, female fronted, powerful – introducing: THE DEV

Members of THE DEV use their self-expression and collaborative talents to create a new brand of hard rock – a kind that doesn’t conform to the norm, adding a bit of edge to the well-known styles of rock n’ roll. A compelling combination of charisma and fury makes THE DEV a force to be reckoned with. Check out our interview with the voice of THE DEV, Nikollaj Lleshi!

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“We got paid with a Tony’s frozen pizza” – interview with Mitch of Silent Theory

In a society where new bands pop up every day, Silent Theory is here to set a new standard. The band found success with their single, “Fragile Minds,” released June 2016, charting at #97 for Media Base Active-Rock and #29 for Under the Radar charts. It has since surpassed 5 million video views on YouTube and continues to grow rapidly. Following this success in June 2018, through Loudwire, the band released their second single off of the album, Delusions, “Watch Me Burn.” The single charted at #67 on the Media Base Active-Rock charts. Silent Theory is made up of brothers Mitch, Scott, and George Swanger, as well as Robert James and Dakota Elliot Tyler. They are currently located in Moscow, Idaho, but finding worldwide success. As of January 2021, they signed with Paul Crosby Management (founding member of Saliva), getting ready to release their latest single, “Shaking Cages,” and finished a brand new album which has been released in April 2021. Here’s our interview with Mitch!

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“It´s so great that I’ve found people who are crazy enough to start Dead United”

Freaks, murder, and creatures from the underworld are just some of the themes that the horror-punk band Dead United implement in their songs. The band has been on the scene for many years and has long been a household name in the German community. In April 2021 their new album “Fiend Nö.1” was released on the traditional label Wolverine Records which has already held up the flag for the genre in the past years.
“Fiend Nö.1” is a bloody potpourri of fun singalongs in the style of the early Misfits and oppressive, partly metal-heavy deathrock pieces. At the same time, Dead United stay true to their sound and content and dance on graves like never before! Here’s our interview with the band!

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Diverse, coherent, dark, progressive, haunting – Introducing: Belle Morte

Belle Morte is a musical project from Belarus, Minsk, playing dark symphonic metal with gothic/progressive flavor and melancholic vibe. The first single “Mercy” was released on Dec 9, 2017, accompanied by a music video later on. Debut band’s EP “Game On” was released in 2018. 4 tracks listed on the EP have asymmetric songwriting structure and jarring dynamic jumps from balladry to metallic symphonic bluster. Later on, Belle Morte collaborated with the Norwegian melodic death metal band “Addendum” and released “Mistakable Monster” single together. The song is about trying to find back to the ones you have loved and lost. A tale about two sisters, locked in different worlds. After the EP the band focused on producing a full-length conceptual album inspired by John Fowles’s “The Collector”. During this period “My Legacy”, “To Get Her” and “Lace” singles were released. The second Belle Morte’s music video was shot for the “Lace” single. The album named “Crime of Passion” tells a coherent story that started as an unhealthy obsession and stalking and resulted in murder, both from the side of the murderer and his victim.

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Do you want to join the dark side? – Introducing: Draconicon

The Italian dark-power metal band Draconicon released its debut single“Edge Of Power” back in February. The song itself was recorded at Miskatonic Recording Studio and Giuseppe Orlando’s Outersound Studio, mixed and mastered by Marco Mastrobuono at Kick Recording Studio in Rome. The official video was filmed at world-renowned film studios Cinecittà 3, by the filmmaker Francesco Di Giorgio and Simonluca Fraioli (director of photography). Here’s our interview with the founder & guitarist, Gennaro Cerra.

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“Nothing pisses me off more than injustices” – interview with Jesper from Ghost Iris

Hailing from Denmark, Ghost Iris is one of the most uncompromising and promising acts in the metalcore scene. Exploring diverse moods and atmospheres, Ghost Iris provides the listener with an experience that is both hard-hitting and catchy. Their sheer tenacity leaves you a band that takes no prisoners. Since the release of their critically acclaimed album, “Apple of Discord”, the band has made a name for themselves with relentless touring throughout Europe, UK, and Japan – touring with the likes of Dream Theater, Jinjer, After The Burial, and Soen, and playing renowned festivals such as Copenhell, Rockstadt Extreme Fest and Euroblast. Winning over new fans every night with their intense and energetic performance, audiences around the world instantly hunger for the band’s return. Gearing up for the release of their awaited 4th full-length album, Comatose, Ghost Iris are building upon the sound explored on their previous album. Pulverizing instrumentals, bleak lyrics, catchy and hard-hitting – Comatose is no exception to these descriptors, being their most visceral material yet. Check out our interview with Ghost Iris’ vocalist, Jesper!

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Hopeful, atmospheric, melodic, uplifitng, spiritual – Introducing: Intrøspect

Intrøspect is a progressive metal band hailing from Sydney, Australia. Their unique flavor of progressive metal blends heavy riffs, post-rock, and ambient influences to create a spiritual atmosphere where the transcendent extremes of the human experience are given proper sonic treatment. Their latest release ‘Midnight Sun’ is a 6-track adventure through triumph, adversity, heartbreak, and reverence. Recorded & produced with returning collaborator Chris Blancato (Northlane, Bare Bones). Mixed & mastered from the UK by George Lever (Sleep Token, Loathe). The much-anticipated second release is already proving to be a step up in every way. Solidifying their sound as uniquely distinct in the broader landscape of heavy music. Check out our interview with the guitarist, Jamie McVicker!

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Valhalla + Freya = Valfreya

Back in 2017, Montreal, Quebec’s Valfreya released the critically acclaimed “Promised Land”, sending a rush of vicious folk metal around the world. Taking all the jolly melodies from the genre, but then making it faster and more aggressive, Valfreya has been weaving Norse mythology into a familiar, yet original tapestry since 2009.

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Dynamic, heavy, light, chorus and mellotron – Intorducing: Vokonis

The heavy prog-metal-trio, Vokonis, is here to daze you with their furious sludge-vibe and melodic passages. Drenched in blasting distortion, melody, and menace, Vokonis is ready to fully blossom as the progressive beast they’ve held within since 2015. With a style that ranges from heavy riffage, face-melting layers of fuzz, and gritty, howling vocals to utterly clean, dreamlike soundscapes, they aim to completely immerse you in their songwriting. As you share a psychedelic and thrilling journey Vokonis will have shown their range from full-blown doom to melodically blissful passages.

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