Soilwork is a swedish melodic death metal band formed in late 1995, originally under the name Inferior Breed in Helsingborg, Sweden. In 1996, they changed their name to Soilwork to better fit their new sound. Their unique sound is a fusion of the classic gothenburg metal sound with power-groove riffs of late 1970s, early 1980s British, and European metal, but in their most recent albums they have also introduced elements from American alternative metal and adopted a more melodic attitude.
Hailing from the burning southern lands of Australia comes Bane of Isildur, furiously brandishing their own brand of Triumphant War Metal. Taking their name from the subject of so many glorious battles in J.R.R Tolkiens master piece, Bane of Isildur has moved from strength to strength with a sold out debut EP, a demo out in 2009 and full-length album due for release in 2010. Uniquely, Bane of Isildur's performance remains technical and melodic while remaining full of a fury rarely seen in today's age of heavy metal.
As I Lay Dying is an American metalcore band from San Diego, California. Founded in 2000 by Tim Lambesis and having completed their first Line-up in 2001, the band consists of vocalist Tim Lambesis, drummer Jordan Mancino, lead guitarist Nick Hipa, rhythm guitarist Phil Sgrosso, and bassist Josh Gilbert, all of whom are Christians. Signed to Metal Blade Records, As I Lay Dying has released four studio albums, one split album, and one compilation album.
The Swedish <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/death%20metal" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">death metal</a> band Hypocrisy was formed by <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Peter+T%C3%A4gtgren" class="bbcode_artist">Peter Tägtgren</a> in 1990 upon his return to Sweden from Florida, where he had been inspired by that state's flourishing death metal scene (bands like <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Morbid+Angel" class="bbcode_artist">Morbid Angel</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Deicide" class="bbcode_artist">Deicide</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Death" class="bbcode_artist">Death</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Obituary" class="bbcode_artist">Obituary</a>). Hypocrisy's first demo was recorded entirely by Tägtgren himself; once it secured him a record deal, he recruited a lineup of <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Masse+Broberg" class="bbcode_artist">Masse Broberg</a> (Vocals), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Jonas+%C3%96sterberg" class="bbcode_artist">Jonas Österberg</a> (Guitar), <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Mikael+Hedlund" class="bbcode_artist">Mikael Hedlund</a> (Bass) and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Lars+Sz%C3%B6ke" class="bbcode_artist">Lars Szöke</a> (Drums), while he himself settled on guitar.
http://www.myspace.com/untruth1 . Untruth are a Heavy Metal band from the Mornington Peninsula, about an hour south of Melbourne, Australia. Drawing influence from artists such as In Flames, Machine Head, Mors Principium Est, Dark Tranquillity, Soilwork and The Black Dahlia Murder to name a few, they are certainly a band to keep an eye on as they continue to build a solid following.
Spawned in the armpits of Melbourne, Eye of the Enemy ripped their way into the metal scene in 2006 with the debut release of their Demo. Show after show of unrelenting aggression and energy assured countless live performances with the best that the Melbourne metal scene had to offer. After a year of unleashing hell with a fast growing fan base after the release of the demo, Eye of the Enemy decided it was time to close the doors in late 2007 to write and record new material to unleash on the world.
Shadows Fall formed in 1996 in Springfield, Massachusetts and rose up as a prominent member of the bustling Massachusetts metal and hardcore scene that has recently produced bands such as Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, and Unearth. Guitar duo Jonathan Donais and Matt Bachand got together in '96 and had the original lineup complete within a year. These members were vocalist Philip Labonte, now with All That Remains, bass player Paul Romanko, and drummer David Germain.
"Sigma" can refer to;
1. A United Kingdom-based drum and bass collective
2. An Arizona, USA based punk-rock band
3. One of the many pseudonyms of Canadian electronic artist Renard.
4. A Psy-Trance artist from Ramat-Gan, Israel
5. A boy group from Taiwan. ---
1. Sigma is an up and coming drum and bass collective based in the UK, rapidly gaining a reputation for their eclectic style of dance floor beats. Producer of the most downloaded song on drum and bass arena (www.breakbeat.co.uk) All Blue
Mnemic (pronounced /ˈniːmɨk/) is a Danish metal band, formed in Aalborg, Denmark in 1998. Their music has been described as a fusion between <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/metalcore" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">metalcore</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/melodic%20death%20metal" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">melodic death metal</a>, <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/industrial%20metal" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">industrial metal</a> with additional elements of <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/thrash%20metal" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">thrash metal</a> and <a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/groove%20metal" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">groove metal</a>, to form a style the band themselves have described as "<a href="http://www.last.fm/tag/future%20fusion%20metal" class="bbcode_tag" rel="tag">future fusion metal</a>." Named as one of Metallica's favorite bands, they have opened for <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Metallica" class="bbcode_artist">Metallica</a> in Europe both in 2007 and 2008.
Heaven Shall Burn was formed in autumn 1996, under the name 'Consense'. With the recording of their second demo in early 1997 the band changed their name to 'Heaven Shall Burn'. The name is taken from a Marduk album titled "Heaven Shall Burn... When We Are Gathered". In an interview with the band at decoymusic.com, the band said: "It’s not that we’re huge Marduk fans, but we liked the name. It sounds a bit provoking and so people ask us again and again for the meaning behind our name. It has been like that since the very beginning.