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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“Our music praises the significance of love and internal power” – Introducing: Scarlet Desire

Scarlet Desire’s music is dark, romantic gothic metal with symphonic elements like symphonic orchestration and powerful female opera vocals. The vocalist, Danae Komodromou has a classical background and she is an educated soprano. Her vocals are very powerful and she has a pretty big vocal range (3 and a half octaves) – this means that she can also sing extremely high notes and different styles when needed. The result is very classical-sounding powerful symphonic metal with a dark and unique sound. Here’s our interview with Danae and Esa!

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“We have had a lot of ups and downs, but we have come out as a stronger team in the end, which these songs reflect” – introducing: Between Oceans

Between Oceans and their melodic metalcore has rummaged through the Danish underground since 2015. Always keeping their eyes peeled on the current tendencies in modern metal, these five young guys deliver a blend of bone-shattering breakdowns, rifferama, and catchy melodies. A few months ago they presented their first single in two years, ‘FADE’. 

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Prepare for neck pain – introducing: Sickret

Founded in 2010, the band has already played over 170 concerts in 8 different countries. Sickret played shows, they shared the stage with renowned bands like MadBall, Skindred, Jinjer, Crazy Town, Clawfinger, Jonathan Davis (Korn), and many others. With 3 albums under the belt, official chart placements & a huge fan base, Sickret will smash you in the face with a masterpiece. Check out our interview with the singer of Sickret, Tommy!

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Journey through sins and virtues – introducing: Marble

Marble is back! The melodic metal band from north Italy will present their new opera, the following to 2008 “A.t.G.o.d.” (Y Records/Warner) and the 2010 self-titled Ep. The new album is named “S.A.V.E.”, will present a lyrical connection between the songs, focused on the three theological virtues and the seven deadly sins. The new members, Eleonora Travaglino on vocals and Norman Ceriotti (Defamed, Roll for Initiative) along with founders Paul Beretta, Omar Gornati on guitars, Daniel Fleba on bass, and Jacopo Marchesi on keyboards, will blend both melody and aggressiveness into a mix of melodic choruses, heavy guitar, technical rhythms, and keyboard harmonies. The album has been produced by Giulio Capone (Moonlight Haze, ex-Temperance, Bejelit). The artwork for “S.A.V.E.” will be created by the great Finnish artist Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove.net, which will also create their first lyric video. Here’s our interview with the singer, Eleonora!

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“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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