Black / Death Metal... Extreme, Epic, Extravagant from Poland
"Founded by Quazarre in 2000, DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS merges the fierceness of traditional black and death metal with a subtle dose of ethereal melodies. Throughout the years the band found the right balance between those seemingly opposing elements and eventually created their own, distinctive sonic path. Critically acclaimed records as well as intense touring all over the Old Continent along with some of the biggest names on the metal scene made the band a promising force on the map of European extreme music.
Considered as one of Poland’s leading and most innovative modern black / death metal acts Devilish Impressions started in 2000 as a three-piece, with founding singer / guitarist Quazarre remaining the only member of the original line-up. The band began the process of shaping up its own spirit and self-consciousness marking its presence with the 45-minutes-long “Eritis sicut Deus; Verbum Diaboli Manet in Aeternum; Vox Vespertilio Act I – Moon Var Dies Irae”, self-released in 2002.
2005 saw them recording “Plurima Mortis Imago”, released in September 2006 on Conquer Records. Two months later the band joins forces with AETERNUS for the European ‘Ageless Void Tour 2006’. In April 2007 they land a slot on MARDUK’s ‘Swords In The East’ Eastern European run.
In May 2007 the group enters Studio X for the recording session of their sophomore full-length “Diabolicanos – Act III: Armageddon”. While the record was being mastered by Andy Classen at Stage One Studio, Devilish Impressions appears at Red Alert Festival in the Crimea with VADER and SUFFOCATION. At the end of the year, the band sets off for the ‘Verbum Diaboli Tour 2007’, their first ever headlining run across the Eastern European countries.
The “Diabolicanos...” album, released in January 2008 again on Conquer Records, was widely praised in the international metal press and gave Devilish Impressions the opportunity to open for BEHEMOTH and SUICIDE SILENCE on ‘The Apostasy European Tour’, and then embark with DISMEMBER for the ‘UK, Ireland and Northern Ireland Tour’. Meanwhile the group was invited for selected shows of ‘Wacken Road Show 2008’ with OVERKILL, TRISTANIA, SAMAEL and ENSLAVED on the bill.
In May 2008 “Diabolicanos…” comes out in Poland licensed to Empire Records followed by the band’s first time ever Polish invasion ‘Rebel Angels Tour Vol. 3’ along with HATE. Right after the tour Devilish Impressions comes back to Ukraine for a special show with SATYRICON.
The summer of 2008 included the band's appearance at Pro Rock Festival while co-headlining with RAGE and at Metal Heads Mission Festival with bands like MOONSPELL, GORGOROTH and SAMAEL to name but a few.
In the second half of 2010, Devilish Impressions enters few recording studios in order to produce “Simulacra”, their latest full-length up-to-date. Releasing the album in 2012 on several record labels: Lifeforce Records (Europe / North America), Icaros Records (Poland), MSR Productions (Russia / CIS countries), resulted also in signing the worldwide deal with The Flaming Arts Management and Booking Agency.
Nominated for a 2012 METAL STORM AWARD “Simulacra” was voted one of the BEST MELODIC BLACK METAL / METALGAZE ALBUM and gets very good press all over the world.
In support to the record the group appears at a bunch of summer festivals, incl. Hard Rock Laager (with SAMAEL, MELECHESH), Carpathian Alliance (co-headlining with DARK FUNERAL, CARPATHIAN FOREST, TYR, ARKONA), Castle Party and Brutal East, followed by ‘Fear no Gods of The East Tour 2013’, a month-long headlining run across The Baltic States / Eastern European countries. After the tour Devilish Impressions plays at Wave Gotik Treffen (with PARADISE LOST, LACRIMOSA) and at MetalFest Open Air Poland (with HELLOWEEN, ACCEPT, SODOM, DESTRUCTION, DOWN, SATYRICON).
During the Summer of 2013 the band re-enters Hertz Studio for the drums recording session of what is now known as “Adventvs” EP. Several months later, having the material mixed and mastered by Arkadiusz Malczewski at Sound Division Studio, the band decides to re-master their 2002 never-published-before demo “Eritis sicvt Devs” to eventually add it up to the new tracks portraying the band’s re-defined sonic path. Released on May 2014 “Adventvs” features over an hour of both the band’s new and old music - Experimental Black Death Metal at its best.
In support to its premiere Devilish Impressions hits the road for a headliner tour across Poland.
Soon after the new tracks from “Adventvs” get the attention of a now-legendary Hammerheart Records. Thus they eventually come out as a 12’’ LP in February 2015.
A month later sees the emissaries of The Devil once again spread their message across their motherland as part of the tour along with CHRIST AGONY and BEHEADED.
On the 7th of May the band will commence the recording session of their new full-length, said to prove not only they’re still very open-minded but also dangerously unpredictable…"
Please be sure to check out Devilish Impression's official website: devilish-impressions.com/
Interstellar Groove Rock from New Zealand
"AME are an interstellar groove rock band from New Zealand. Their hard-hitting instrumental tunes have been likened to bands such as Tool, Incubus and Heavy Metal Ninjas. Average Mars Experience are currently playing shows all around the Auckland area so come along and prepare to go on a musical adventure to outer space!"
To purchase music from AME on iTunes, click the link here: itunes.apple.com/nz/album/jordan-single/id1170208131
Basscore Metal Band From Cremona
"Godzilla Loves Lemon Trees is a Basscore Metal Band From Cremona (Italy) #NoGuitarsAllowed.
The band is a duo, which consists of Luca, who plays the 7 string bass guitar, and Ded, the voice and lyrical theme. Luca is an avid fan of Iron Maiden, his idol is Steve Harris! Not only does Luca draw his musical influence from Iron Maiden, but from Tool, Meshuggash, and Mastodon, in which he was part of a very powerful tribute band. Ded, a self professed "Maggot", draws his musical influence from artists such as Korn and Cradle of Filth. He was so captivated by the talent of Dani Filth's style that he wanted to embody it in his vocal styling, but added his own personal touch and attributes his style to other death metal vocals and phrasing, even discovering the genre deathcore with Whitechapel during this journey. Now Ded takes pride in his own unique sound as the vocalist of Godzilla Loves Lemon Trees., as well as, Abdominal Rupture, which is a Deathcore internet project which features the incredibly talented Ezekiel "Slashmouth" Miller. Ded is also the vocalist in the Melodic Hardcore / Metalcore band, Call It A Plan, which he will be taking to the stage for live shows in 2k17. He also just became the vocalist of Atomic Factory, an Industrial Djent band guided by a beautiful person, more information will be released regarding this project during the new year.
Luca and Ded were introduced to each other by the guitarist of Embryo, a symphonic death metal band from Cremona, and couldn't be more grateful. At the time Ded was looking for a band and Luca, and another guitarist, were looking for a vocalist and drummer, so they got in touch and tried to compose something with the djent influence. But due to setbacks and circumstances beyond their control, they were left without a guitarist. In the meantime Ded found a band online called Extinction Level Event who were composing and playing djent with 3 fat bass guitars and a sound that was so heavy it was soul crushing, calling their genre CLANK. With their new found respect for the CLANK way, and the help of Ded's friend, Danilo Arisi, the bassist of Avelion, and HellCircles influence in composing, Luca and Ded decided to proceed with the project without a guitarist, and Basscore was born.
Godzilla Loves Lemon Trees doesn't have a particular meaning...they wanted a unique name, something that would make an impression, create an urge to listen to the music, and make it impossible to forget. Which they say mission accomplished with Godzilla Loves Lemon Trees. The lyrical theme is about monsters and humanity, the irony of humanity and how it can been seen through the eyes of different monsters... There will be alot of music created with a variety of monsters, the first is the Kaiju, a lesser known monster, to the classical and mighty Cthulhu.
In the meantime, Ded met the bass guru, Fabiano 'Bass Guitar Hero' Andreacchio, who is involved in such bands as his personal project Fabiano Andreacchio & The Atomic Factory and Gory Blister, and is producer of Jack In The Box Productions. With his belief in their music and teachings, they decided to put their art in his hands... They discussed their ideas for the direction of the music and Fabiano helped guide to make their ideas a reality... While Extinction Level Event really inspired and helped them realize their musical direction they want to create their own sound and musical path where it is clear that basses are the spotlight and are 100% Basscore. They want to leave a legacy where Godzilla Loves Lemon Trees is known for being unique and no guitars are allowed.
Their single Kaiju is a trial to get feedback from the people. They are experimenting with other sounds and adjustments for the next material...which is ready! So this 2k17 will be a great a year and they hope to receive positive feedback for their work and their passion!"
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To purchase and listen to music from Godzilla Loves Lemon Trees, visit their bandcamp page here: godzillaloveslemontrees.bandcamp.com/releases