“I’m fascinated by human behavior, the horror inside our minds, phobias, and the prison that we’ve created by ourselves” – introducing: Alchemia

Heavy, black and death metal, film soundtracks, classical orchestration, dramatic symphonic elements, and gothic synthesizers, with lyrics about reflection, conscience, mental imprisonment, phobias, and psychological disorders, which exorcise deep terrors of the mind. This is Alchemia, a horror metal group from São Paulo, created in 2018 by Victor Hugo Piiroja (vocals) and completed by Rodrigo Maciel (guitar), FIFAS (bass), Alex Cristopher (drums), and Wally D’Alessandro (keyboards).

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“Everything we’ve done so far tends to have an energy that won’t allow you to sit down while listening” – Introducing: Violent Idols

2021 is poised to be a tremendous year for Violent Idols as they ready their second EP and continue their pattern of collaborating with some of rock music’s biggest names. Violent Idols have managed to rack up millions of streams in their first year as an unsigned independent band. Proving that music doesn’t have to be “safe” to sell, there seems to be no shortage of excitement over the band’s artistic output thus far. The lyrics of “Revenge” ask “Where does it stop? Where does it end?”. However, it’s clear with this release that “Revenge” is just the beginning of huge things for this mysterious and enigmatic Las Vegas band. Here’s our interview with V!

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“Our ambition was to write more memorable songs and choruses without watering down the heaviness” – introducing: Billy Boy In Poison

releasing their third album ‘Umbra’. “Our new single combines a heavy and driving verse with a damn catchy chorus. Being one of the most political songs we have done to date, the lyrics deal with inequality, racism and how the top 1% divides and conquers” – as the guitarist, Mikkel Ellung Larsen explained. Here’s our interview with him!

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“We all are in this band together because we want to write together” – introducing: Osyron

n is a symphonic metal band based in Calgary, Alberta. The group consists of vocalist Reed Alton, guitarists Krzysztof Stalmach and Bobby Harley, bassist Tyler Corbett, and drummer Cody Anstey. Bridging the gap between traditional European metal and the music of their homegrown contemporaries, Osyron has a sound all their own. We had a small chat with Krzysztof Stalmach about the band’s history and future plans.

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Deep, dark, powerful gothic metal – introducing: The End Of Melancholy

The End of Melancholy is a female-fronted alternative/gothic metal band, founded in 2014 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Since 2015 The End of Melancholy had performed with such bands as Motionless in White, Theatres des Vampires, Hanzel und Gretyl, released five music videos, EP, singles, at the beginning of 2019 released first LP “Paradox Intention”. In May 2021 “The End of Melancholy” released their fifth official music video “Sacrifice” with the same name single, and after that the second brand new album “Nature Unleashed”. Here’s our interview with the voice of the band, Olly Lex!

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“The stage was in a truck trailer and it was hot as hell outside” – introducing: Past Five

Past Five is a five-piece alt-metal post-punk crossover band from Borås, Sweden. The band’s latest single “Dop(e)amine” is a soaring rock anthem about the will to change the world and the consequences thereof. For some, a change can be positive but for others, that same change can tip the balance of the universe and affect others with devastating consequences. Here’s our interview with Simon Hellgren (rhythm guitar, background vocals), aka Kråkan.

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“We like to have the creative process be as collaborative as possible” – introducing: Arsenic Addiction

Salt Lake City’s Arsenic Addiction released their fourth album “XIX” in September 2019. The album is the story of an outsider, those who dare to be different, strange, or unusual and are made out to be monsters, demons, or witches because of it. It’s the journey of the human soul from a feminine perspective experiencing love, hate, finding inner power, and making deals with the devil to conquer those who would stand in the way of that power.

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