MARTYRDOOM

The Flight of Sleipnir

The Flight of Sleipnir was formed in the winter of 2007 by David Csicsely and Clayton Cushman. The project stemmed from a desire to explore ethereal and progressive sounds with lyrics that explore the rich literature of ancient Scandinavia. Keeping elements of their other projects and building a foundation upon doom and vintage metal, they released the demo "Wisdom Calls For Sacrifice" in 2008. After the release, a debut live appearance took place on the winter's solstice, which has since become an annual occasion. Immediately after the performance, the duo started forging their debut album "Algiz + Berkanan," a concept record exploring the secrets of the aforementioned runes which has since then been officially released on No Colours Records.

Stoic Dissention

When hell freezes over and the heavens collapse the soundtrack will be Stoic Dissention. Combining Black Metal, Doom, Post and a little grind to bring about an audio assault that eats away at the foundation of the psyche. From Peter's apocalyptic grooves and hellish blast beats to Isaac and Kelly's infernal dirge filled harmonies, Dave's pulse of decay bass and Zach's decadent chants and howls of despair, they've created a mighty force indeed. Featuring members from Acheronian Dirge, Centimani, Dreadnought, and Ancient Slime.

Based in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, Set blends metal, punk, and straight up
rock n roll with poppy hooks to create a high-energy, explosive, modern original
brand of music. These diverse influences have led them to be a versatile band,
playing with such other bands as All Else Fails, Blind Witness, Friendly Fire, Protest The Hero and many more.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Jamie Rowlings, lead guitarist/backup vocalist Colin Amer, and bassist/vocalist Jody Holinshead have come together and tightened up their screws to bring a dynamic and energetic live show to audiences across Ontario. Set is currently touring and playing shows everywhere they can, so, look out for them coming to your city soon!

Morbosidad

Kommandant

The collective consciousness of the average American is weary. After more than a decade fighting a multi-fronted war against a vague, borderless enemy, there has been a noticeable shift in the way that Americans perceive themselves and the rest of the world. The party attitude of 80’s hair metal is long gone. The shock value of the pseudo-Satanic bands from the 90’s has lost its edge. In this era of warrantless wiretapping, no-fly lists, secret prisons, and so-called “free speech zones” within the United States, a new attitude is emerging. Whether this new outlook is the result of our new culture of extreme government or merely in spite of it is hard to say. Is it possible to make a bold statement about it while maintaining a wholly apolitical stance in this, the decade of division?

Kommandant, an extreme metal band hailing from Chicago, are the pioneers of this new phenomenon. Their sound is drawing notice in and of itself: many of their reviewers have written that they are one of the most notable up-and-coming bands to come out of the U.S. black metal scene. Kommandant have staunchly refused to thus far publish any lyrics, preferring the listener take away what they put into it. Not surprisingly, this leaves fans and reviewers snapping up any information or insight that the band puts out, hoping to gain some sort of knowledge about what is really going on. Every article that has been written, every review that has been proffered wonders what is going to come from them next, the sense that this is the cusp of something big.

What truly sets them apart is their aesthetic. At first blush some may see gas masks and combat boots and write it off as a gimmick -- or worse yet, assume that they are a National Socialist band. Those people would be wrong. Beyond the gas masks, beyond the button-down black shirts and the vaguely fascist aesthetic is a larger picture: this is not a band that is paying homage to any regime of the past or a specific time period, no – Kommandant is art imitating life.

Americans are for the first time starting to feel like their country is not the shining jewel of democracy, peace and prosperity the way that their parents and grandparents had been raised to believe. Kommandant are a direct reflection of this. In a genre that has long viewed itself as counter-culture, this is perhaps the first time that extreme metal has embraced this concept.

Perhaps this is why their look is so seductively taboo – it is slightly uncomfortable, yet strangely alluring. People are instinctively drawn to powerful figures. This is perhaps the first time that extreme metal has embraced the concept of “we have met the enemy, and he is us”.

Grave Ritual

Execration

"RELENTLESS GUTTURAL BRUTALITY"
Execration is endorsed by Jackson Guitars, Vader Cabs, AHK Guitars, and Krank Amps. We are releasing our third album "Acceptance Of Zero Existence" through Unique Leader Records sometime by the end of October.

Decrepitaph

DEATH METAL THE ANCIENT WAY

Richmond's COUGH delivers thoroughly massive, psychedelic doom on their aptly titled Relapse debut 'Ritual Abuse'. The albums five epic tracks are impenetrable walls of sludge; at points suffocating and claustrophobic, at others warped and hallucinogenic. 'Ritual Abuse' is an impressive monolith of sound and volume, and one of the finest moments yet of 21st century doom.

Atrum Inritus

Void of Light, Walking in Darkness

Wardaemonic

WARDAEMONIC plays ancient, streamlined black metal. Relying heavily on tremolo picked fast riffing and consistent relentless blasting, WARDAEMONIC set themselves aside from peers within the genre by interspersing their brutality with catchy, droning slow sections. This allows the band to allay their brooding, atmospheric music with emotion and dynamic without falling victim to cliches or boredom that have pigeonholed many modern black metal bands.

Formed early 2005, WARDAEMONIC quickly wrote the eight songs for their debut opus "Through the Dank Pale Gravelands" (released 2006). Early live shows played the same year were promising, garnering an instant fan-base in a state deprived of truly bleak music. The band was quick to establish themselves as a local favourite, as well as spreading their disease to the Eastern states and as far as Europe.

In mid 2007, WARDAEMONIC contributed the song "Nattens Madrigal" to an internationally released ULVER double tribute album, allowing the band to expand its sphere of influence to new listening audiences. The tribute is available through COLD DIMENSIONS Records.

Since then, WARDAEMONIC have toured the country on their own steam, as well as seperate interstate shows and in support of international genre leaders, most notably BEHEMOTH, MAYHEM & DESTROYER 666. The band plays intermittent local shows, as to maintain their mystique and avoid boring audiences with repetition, a mistake made by many extreme bands.

Material for their second full length album "Echoes Of Ageless Flames" was completed 2008, and recording completed the same year. The album has met with national and international success, leading the band to more support slots and national touring opportunities.

Writing for a third full-length is currently underway...

THANTIFAXATH

Symphony of Grief

Created in 1992 By: Andrew Markert Vocals/Bass, John Litchko Guitar/Vocals, Jay Horton Guitar.

SHITFUCKER

Morpheus Descends

Although they would forever lurk in the shadows of more successful brethren such as Suffocation, Immolation, and Incantation, Middletown, NY's Morpheus Descends (initially named simply Morpheus) were also minor contributors to establishing the Empire State's peculiarly dense and Byzantine brand of '90s death metal (as compared to the dominant Floridian strain). At the very beginning, in late 1990, though, Morpheus Descends' guitarist Rob Yench, vocalist Jeff Reimer, bassist Ken Faggio, and drummer Sam Inzerra had world-conquering plans of their own, so they hastily (and, in retrospect, regrettably) partnered with independent JL Records to assemble their 1992 debut album, Ritual of Infinity, from a series of demo sessions undertaken over the previous two years. Not surprisingly, the band soon found their label sorely lacking in promotional support and endeavored to release 1994's Chronicles of the Shadowed Ones EP (featuring second guitarist Bryan Johnston and new bass player Andy Newton) themselves; a move that at least allowed them to pocket most of the cash from what copies were sold during their extensive ensuing tours with Incantation, Anal Cunt, Absu, and Enslaved. But aside from growing respect within the underground death metal scene, Morpheus Descends returned home with precious little to show for all of their hard work, and had fallen hopelessly behind their onetime peers (Suffocation, in particular) by this time. So, after replacing Reimer and Johnston with vocalist/guitarist Tom Stevens (ex-Nokturne, Ripping Corpse, etc.), the group recorded 1997's The Horror of the Truth EP in a last ditch effort to turn their fortunes around -- alas, all to no avail. By the following year, Stevens and Yench had begun moonlighting with the aforementioned Incantation and bassist Newton had created the pseudonym of Lord Typhus Mirinor and launched the black metal band Fog. Drummer Inzerra also resurfaced eventually, in a crossover side project named Generation Kill, featuring Pro-Pain's Rob Moschetti and Exodus' Rob Dukes, but original Morpheus Descends vocalist Jeff Reimer was less fortunate, passing away from a reported heroin overdose in August of 2005.

Morgengrau

"Into the Abyss, into the Non, where everything and nothing exists
Shades await birth or destruction
Standing baffled, the penitent wail while the unrepentant take up swords
Over all, He prevails..."

Come walk the Extrinsic Pathway with Morgengrau. Hailing from Austin, Texas, Morgengrau is dedicated to the craft of classic death metal. Since their inception in 2010, they quickly established themselves as a formidable live act, garnering particular attention due to being fronted by former Ignitor frontwoman, Erika Tandy, and ex-Manifestation drummer, Reba Carls. Both women are well known in the Texas scene for their fierce performances, with Tandy having fronted several other well known bands of various genres, including Ignitor and Autumn Tears. The band focuses conceptually on death worship in all its forms: war, occultism, horror and science. Their debut album, "Extrinsic Pathway" is currently being recorded at Amplitude Media and will be mixed and mastered at Endarker Studios in Sweden by the mighty Devo from Marduk. Members are: Erika Tandy/vocals and guitars, Nick Norris guitars, Jacob Holmes bass and Reba Carls drums.

Martyrvore

Putrid Satanic Death Metal Torment From The Pits of Southern New Hampshire In The Vein of The True Spirit of Underground Black/Death Metal

Hour of 13

The beauty of Hour of 13, purveyors of 'true occult doom' as they're saying, is that not only this US duo have learnt and properly digested all their chops from the darkest corners of the NWOBHM movement – think Pagan Altar or Witchfynder General riding with the devil on a moonless night – but they've also penned the kind of blasphemous lyrics even Glen Benton would find offensive. Blame it on multi-instrumentist Chad Davis, ex-Demoncy, new drummer of Father Befouled and hundreds more or less short-lived black or death bands/projects. And if you've recently feel under the spell of The Devil's Blood for example, you'd be well-advised to enter their cult.

HellGoat

HELLGOAT is a whirlwind of melody driven guitar riffs, pounding lows and intense emotional lyrics that will have you questioning their name, yet never forgetting it. This powerful quartet just released their debut album "THE TIDE" produced by Sterling Winfield and mastered by Maor Appelbaum. When trying to decide what song to release for the first single, they wanted to show the emotional and diverse side of HELLGOAT. Alapeno writes, "The song was written in a very rough time in my life. When I was dealing with everything, from getting fired from my job, a divorce, legal issues, and accepting the fact my father was dying. I tried to leave it open as much as possible for anyone to relate to it. If this particular song can bring you any kind of peace in your life, that is what I wrote it for. I love and pray for people that want to live a better life, and can't seem to find a way. Thank you for embracing BREATHE!! Much love....Peno."

"When we played Hellgoats album through in its entiretly-very loudly-We knew this was a band to watch for sure." -RockRevolt Magazine, March 2013

Coming from a strong musical background playing lead guitar in bands like Disciple, BigIron, PornLab, and Belief System. Alapeno then formed HELLGOAT. After numerous drummer auditions, Mike Barnett came into the picture. They both knew it was the perfect fit. Alapeno and Mike started to write the music. Frustrated in their lead singer search, friends encouraged Alapeno to do something he has never attempted before...Front the Band. Alapeno and Mike weathered multiple member changes and still continue the group's longevity with Zack Sham on bass and Michael Huebner on guitar. A fan favorite, the band is well liked both as musicians and as people. The band members feel the same way about each other, explaining that "The band is stronger then ever before."

"Even though just starting out on their musical adventure together, they have got one helluva chance of success, with such a soild offering on this album, steady gigs and a loyal growing fan base."
-RockRevolt Magazine, March 2013

FUNERAL PYRE

Formed in late 1993, FUNERAL PYRE was a side project of our other band DECREPIT.The main line up was Gene Lambert(guitar),Tom Rojack(drums/vocals) and long time friend Dave Rogers(bass) also for a short time was Duane Morris(guitar/vocals). We then recorded 2 demos as a 3 piece (Duane was on tour with Incantation at the time) and shortly there after dis-banded.Then after my departure from DECREPIT in 96',i got together Brian Sekula(guitar/vocals) and Vic Novak(both from Cleveland thrash band TERROR)and were playing and touring with New York Death Metal legends Mortician ,.We recorded a 5 song mini cd(NEVER RELEASED!) and then again it was over!Now,2012 is the re-birth of FUNERAL PYRE! Not only have the band reformed ,but have just released all 3 demo's on 1 disc(THANKS to Duane Morris/DISMAL RECORDS and Sean Panek/PSYCHOSLAUGHTER RECORDS).We are now working on all new material.Current line up:Gene Lambert(guitar),Jason Unterreiner(guitar),Brian Sekula (Vocals) Duane Morris (Bass)Rick Ney (Drums). Everything FUNERAL PYRE does from here on is dedicated to the late GREAT Tom"ENEMY OF GOD" Rojack!!R.I.P. !!!!!!!!!

Desolate

Desolate is a band that truly cares about their fans. Everything the band does and works for is for their fans enjoyment. They are in it the music and of course to have fun along way. Trying to write different music criteria nowadays is a tough job to accomplish,nevertheless; it is what they are striving for. Failure cannot cope with dedication.

Demonic Christ

1992 - DEMONIC CHRIST was formed by Dana Duffey (Satania) after the demise of the all female death/doom band Mythic.

1993 - "Deceiving The Heavens" demo was released. Aragon Amori (RIP) of Profanatica handled bass duties. The tape was spread throughout the underground with the help of Osmose Productions in Europe and Wild Rags Records in the USA. Roughly 600 copies were produced and sold or traded.

1995 - "Punishment For Ignorance" CD was released on Morbid Granny Records/Moribund Records. In late 1995 a 2 song Promo Tape was released with the songs "Nocturnal Empire" and "Passing of the Storms".

1996 - Demonic Christ decided to expand their sound by adding a second guitarist. Late 1996 another 2 song promo tape including "Blut Und Ehre" and "Witches Fall" was released.

2000 - "Demonic Battle Metal" and was released on Cryonics Records. It is very rare being that the pressing was limited to 250 hand numbered copies.

2001 - "Demonic Battle Metal" was released on Picture Disc format on Painkiller Records. This is an extremely limited press of 300.

2005 - "Punishment For Ignorance" and "Demonic Battle Metal" were re released on US label BlackMetal.com. Remastered, with new booklets, live tracks and videos.

2006 - Painkiller Records released the Picture Disc version of "Punishment For Ignorance". Strictly limited to 500 copies with artwork by Nornagest (Enthroned).

After 10 years without a new release, two new tracks were recorded in December 2006 at the legendary Noise Farm Studio in TX with Gilles de Rais (Teratism, Evil God) on bass and Desekrator (Teratism) on drums. Neither track has been professionally released to date as original plans fell through.

2007 - Shed the dark light for the first live performance in 10 years at the Sacrifice of the Nazarene Child Fest VII in San Antonio, TX on 2-24-07.

After a 6 year hiatus from live shows DEMONIC CHRIST played at the Cathedral of the Black Goat Festival Vol. 3 in Chicago, IL on March 30, 2013.

DEMONIC CHRIST has recorded 2 new songs, one of which will appear on a split EP with HORNA on Hammer of Hate Records in 2013.

DEMONIC CHRIST will play Martyrdoom Fest 2 in Brooklyn, NY on June 29, 2013 at the Paper Box.

DEMONIC CHRIST will play Columbus, OH with Abazagorath, Prosanctus Inferi & Ptahil Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Ace of Cups.

Demonic Christ are currently writing material for a full length album and seeking a label to release the new full length followed by touring...

Deathgod Messiah

Crucifier

CRUCIFIER was formed in February of 1995 by Hlias "Thanatoid" Kyriazis (vocals) and Giorgos Kyriazis (bass guitar) in Athens, Greece. With 3 demos (1995-Infernal Pain / 1996-Totally Madness / 1998-Fear is your Mind) 2 Ep's (2001-Innocent World / 2004-Escape or Die!) and a full length album (2002-Merciless Conviction) after several changes in the line-up, the band recorded the second full length (2006-Cursed Cross) and 2 split 7'' (2009-CRUCIFIER/HATE YOUR FATE, CRUCIFIER/BYWAR) with new members from 2003-'04 and '05 except Thanatoid. Crucifier have played in many live gigs until now and as a support they have played with Paul Di'Anno in 2003 and with Tankard once in 2004 in Athens and again in Larissa in 2006.

Bestial Mockery

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MARTYRDOOM

Friday, June 28 · 5:00 PM at The Paper Box