Metaldays is a heavy metal music festival held annually in Tolmin, Slovenia since 2004. The festival has been more popular every year with more media coverage and in order to not let it grow too big, in 2010 the tickets were limited to 12,000; the festival was organized by Austrian promoter Rock The Nation and Slovenian Master of Metal.2012 was the last year when the name METALCAMP was used. Since 2013 the festival is called METALDAYS; the venue is the same. Metaldays is organized by Slovenian promoter MIFI d.o.o. The festival is located at Sotočje, Slovenia, which lies in-between the two mountain rivers called Tolminka and Soča. METALDAYS has two festival-reserved beaches and a camping area; the lineups for each year are the following: When: 20–21 August 2004 Lineup: Danzig, Hypocrisy, Primal Fear, Dew-Scented, Dead Soul Tribe, Mnemic, Belphegor, Destruction, Dark Funeral, Finntroll, Green Carnation, Noctiferia, Rising Dream When: 24–26 June 2005Lineup: Slayer, HammerFall, Yngwie Malmsteen, In Extremo, Betzefer, Soulfly, Obituary, JBO, Ektomorf, Morgana Lefay, Hatesphere, Anthrax, Children of Bodom, Dissection, Exciter, The Duskfall, Prospect When: 21–23 July 2006 Lineup: Amon Amarth, Jon Oliva's Pain, Deathstars, Scaffold, Dimmu Borgir, Testament, My Dying Bride, Wintersun, Heaven Shall Burn, Opeth, Edguy, Gorefest, Mystic Prophecy, Mely When: 16–22 July 2007Lineup: Motörhead, Blind Guardian, Cradle of Filth, Sepultura, Pain, The Exploited, Doro, Grave Digger, Unleashed, Dismember, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Dew-Scented, The Vision Bleak, Born from Pain, Eluveitie, Vreid, Sadist, Full Blown Chaos, Prospect, Eventide, Ars Moriendi, Nervecell, Alltheniko When: 4–8 July 2008Lineup: Meshuggah, Amon Amarth, Behemoth, Brainstorm, Skyforger, Wintersun, Iced Earth, Mystic Prophecy, Mercenary, In Flames, Subway to Sally, The Sorrow, Gorilla Monsoon, Sahg, Morbid Angel, Korpiklaani, Opeth, Six Feet Under, October file, In Extremo, S.
A. Sanctuary, Exterminator, At the Lake, ArseA When: 2–7 July 2009 Lineup: Hatebreed, Blind Guardian, Lamb of God, Dimmu Borgir, Kataklysm, Destruction, My Dying Bride, Legion of the Damned, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Sonic Syndicate, Keep of Kalessin, Hackneyed, Kreator, DragonForce, A New Dawn, Arsames, D-Swoon When: 5–10 July 2010Lineup: Immortal, Cannibal Corpse, Sonata Arctica, Sabaton, Finntroll, Leaves' Eyes, Equilibrium, The Exploited, Epica, Kalmah, The Devils Blood, Ex Deo, Rotting Christ, Trail of Tears, Suicidal Angels, Metsatoll, Heidevolk, Omega Lithium, Enochian Theory, Ashes You Leave, D-Swoon, S. A. Sanctuary When: 11–17 July 2011Lineup: Accept, Airbourne, Algebra, Arch Enemy, Ava Inferi, Beholder, Blind Guardian, Brujeria, Cold Snap, Death Angel, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Imperium Dekadenz, In Extremo, In Solitude, Obscura, October File, Rising Dream, Ritam Nereda, Slayer, Suicidal Angels, Thaurorod, The Ocean, Vanderbuyst, Visions of Atlantis, Vulture Industries, Winterfylleth, Virgin Steele, Zonaria When: 5–11 August 2012Lineup: Amon Amarth, At the Gates, Ava Inferi, Before the Dawn, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cattle Decapitation, Dark Funeral, Dust Bolt, From the Depth, Epica, The Furious Horde, Grand Magus, Hatesphere, Heidevolk, Inmate, Korn, Krampus, Machine Head, Milking the Goatmachine, Municipal Waste, Napalm Death, Nexus Inferis, Noctiferia, Paradise Lost, Sabaton, Septicflesh, Sin Deadly Sin, Steelwing, Trollfest, Vicious Rumors, Wisdom, ArseA When: 21–28 July 2013Lineup: 4ARM, Acid Death, Alestorm, Anaal Nathrakh, Arkona, ArseA, Attick Demons, Aura Noir, Benediction, Bleed From Within, Bloodshot Dawn, Brutal Truth, Calling of Lorme, Chained Pistons, Cold Snap, Cripper, Dark Salvation, Darkest Horizon, Dickless Tracy, Dying Fetus, Emergency Gate, Enslaved, Eternal Deformity, Extreme Smoke 57, From The Depth, Gonoba, Hammercult, Hypocrisy, Iced Earth, Imperium, In Flames, Inverted Pussyfix, Karnak, King Diamond, Kissin Dynamite, Last Day Here, Legion of the Damned, Lock Up, Meshuggah, Meta-stasis, Metal Church, Mouth of the Architect, Mystery, Nemesis My Enemy, Nightmare, Onslaught, Orange Goblin, Overkill, Parasol Caravan, Pet The Preacher, Powerwolf, Ravenblood, Rest in Fear, Rising Dream, Sabbath Judas Sabbath, Shining, Soilwork, Sólstafir, Sonata Arctica, Space Unicorn on Fire, SpitFire, Steel Engraved, Subway To Sally, Svart Crown, The Canyon Observer, The Loudest Silence, The Rotted, Tsjuder, Under The Abyss, Vallorch, Vicious Rumors, Within Destruction
With Full Force
With Full Force is a German heavy metal and hardcore punk-oriented festival held annually since 1994. The 2011 edition took place between 1 and 3 July at Roitzschjora airport in Löbnitz near Leipzig in the Saxon county of Delitzsch. 2–4 JulyArtists announced so far:Amorphis, As I Lay Dying, Born From Pain, Burning Skies, Callejon, Cannibal Corpse, Death Before Dishonor, Down by Law, Earth Crisis, Elsterglanz, Evergreen Terrace, Fear Factory, Heaven Shall Burn, HORSE the Band, Killswitch Engage, Letzte Instanz, Maximum Penalty, Neaera, NOFX, Sick of it All, Texas in July, The Bones, The Devils Blood, The Exploited, Unleashed, Walls of Jericho 3–5 July:All Shall Perish, Amon Amarth, Asphyx, August Burns Red Backfire Bloodclot The Bouncing Souls Bring Me the Horizon Callejon Carcass Comeback Kid Crushing Caspars Deadlock Der W DevilDriver Die Kassierer Dimmu Borgir Down Eisregen Emil Bulls End of Green Facebreaker God Forbid Gorgoroth Hackneyed Hatebreed Helheim Ignite Legion of the Damned Maroon Mastodon Motörhead Mucky Pup My Dying Bride Narziss Nervecell No Turning Back Parkway Drive Raunchy The Red Chord Reno Divorce Scarab Sepultura Smoke Blow Social Distortion The Sorrow Soulfly Stomper 98 Suicidal Tendencies Terror Walls of Jericho Warbringer 4–6 July: In Flames, Machine Head, Cavalera Conspiracy, Bullet for My Valentine, Biohazard, Agnostic Front, Life of Agony, Avenged Sevenfold, 1349, A.
O. K. Belphegor, Born from Pain, Brutal Truth, Cataract, Danko Jones, Death Before Dishonor, Death by Stereo, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Drone, Enemy of the Sun, Entombed, Fall of Serenity, H2o, Hardcore Superstar, Heaven Shall Burn, Illdisposed, JBO, Japanische Kampfhörspiele, Job for a Cowboy, Lagwagon, Mad Sin, Mambo Kurt, Meshuggah, Misery Speaks, Morbid Angel, One Fine Day, Pöbel & Gesocks, Psychopunch, Radio Dead Ones, Rotting Christ, Ryker’s, She-Male Trouble, Six Feet Under, Subway to Sally, Tech 9, The Accidents, The Destiny Program, The Exploited, The Turbo A. C.'s, War from a Harlots Mouth 29 June – 1 July: Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Benediction, The Bones, The Business, By Night, Cannibal Corpse, Children of Bodom, The Creetins, Die Kassierer, Dropkick Murphys, Earth Crisis, Enter Shikari, Fear My Thoughts, Ill Niño, Knorkator, KoRn, Lamb of God, Manos, Misconduct, Naglfar, One Man Army and the Undead Quartet, Peter Pan Speedrock, Pro-Pain, Rotten Sound, Sick of It All, Smoke Blow, Strung Out, Swallow the Sun, Sworn Enemy, Turisas, Venerea, Walls of Jericho, Zuul FX 1–3 July: Crowbar, Obituary, Betzefer, Cataract, In Flames, Spawn, Extreme Noise Terror, Killswitch Engage, Anti-Flag, Sick Of It All, Iron Maiden, Red Harvest, Raging Speedhorn, Nuclear Assault, Pro Pain, The Hellacopters, Ektomorf, Dew-Scented, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Subway To Sally, Such A Surge Ministry, Monster Magnet, Stormtroopers of Death, Sepultura, NOFX, 59 Times the Pain, Agnostic Front, Boiled Kilt, Children Of Bodom, A.
O. K, Bolt Thrower, Die Schinder, Discipline, Dritte Wahl, Grave Digger, Ignite, In Extremo, Lagwagon, Metalium, Mercyful Fate, Moshquito, OOMPHI, Pitchshifter, Richthofen, H2O, Pro Pain, Ryker's, Satyricon, Six Feet Under, Tanzwut, Theatre Of Tragedy, Temple Of The Absurd, Totenmond Nine timesAgnostic FrontEight timesSlayer Sick Of It AllSeven timesKnorkator Madball Smoke BlowSix timesA. O. K. Caliban Die Kassierer Hatebreed Heaven Shall Burn JBO Manos Pro-Pain Ryker’s Soulfly Terror Official website With Full Force 2012 on ChooseFest
The Haunted (Swedish band)
The Haunted is a Swedish extreme metal band from Gothenburg formed in 1996. The original members were Anders and Jonas Björler, Peter Dolving, Adrian Erlandsson and Patrik Jensen. Both of the Björler brothers and Erlandsson were members of the seminal melodic death metal band At the Gates, a pioneering force in the Swedish death metal scene; the majority of members and present, are from Gothenburg, Sweden. On 27 July 1996, Patrik Jensen co-created the band with Adrian Erlandsson, who had just become an ex-member of his former band, At the Gates, due to the bands' split up the day before, they had made their demo, called Demo'97, in 1997. The band released their first album, while signed to Earache Records, the self-titled debut The Haunted, in 1998; the album resulted in The Haunted being praised as Newcomer of the Year by several magazines, the album being called Album of the Year by Terrorizer Magazine. The Haunted made a respectable live reputation staging the Swedish metal scene, as well the international scene, touring the U.
K. with Napalm Death. After the release of this album, Peter Dolving and Adrian Erlandsson both left the band in 1999, the former focusing on a solo career and the latter joining Cradle of Filth, their replacements were Per Möller Jensen. The band began to record their second album right after, their second album, Made Me Do It, released in 2000, was more melodic and resembled the Gothenburg style more than old-school thrash metal, used on The Haunted. It is called Made Me Do It, but it is meant for the band name to be included in the title. "The Haunted Made Me Do It" topped CMJ Loud Rock Radio Chart in four weeks, won a Swedish Grammy for Best Hard Rock Album. The album was followed by European tours with Entombed and Nile, The Crown in U. K. and In Flames in Japan. The Haunted played on festivals such as 2000 Decibel, Hultsfred and Wacken Open Air; the band subsequently released their first live album - Live Rounds in Tokyo. In August 2001, guitarist/songwriter Anders Björler left the band and he was temporarily replaced by Marcus Sunesson of The Crown for The Haunted's headlining tour.
This meant. The next album was titled One Kill Wonder; the Haunted broke their own record being listed at number one on CMJ Loud Rock Radio Chart in five weeks. Alternative Press hailed The Haunted as one of metal's 25 most important bands; the song D. O. A. from this album, became available for download in March 2008 for the video game Rock Band, on the Xbox 360's Xbox Live Marketplace, the PlayStation 3's PlayStation Network. Another song from the same album, Shadow World, was announced as a future download. One Kill Wonder resulted in the band dominating album charts all over the world, their first tours to Australia and South Africa, another tour to Japan, a second Grammy. After another tour to Scandinavia, North America, United Kingdom and Europe in the fall of 2003, the sudden departure of Marco Aro came as a shock. Though, this opened a new chance of building up a reunion with former vocalist Peter Dolving, their first album with Peter Dolving back at the helm, was entitled Revolver. The new album was released in October 2004 and named as it was to convey the evolution of the band and the music it plays as a whole.
Revolver was met with a fair amount of fan support and critical acclaim, the band toured the world extensively in support of it, including a second stage spot at Ozzfest 2005. On February 2 of 2005, Marco Aro played his last show in Stockholm, Sweden but as a guest singer. In 2006, the band performed on the Extreme The Dojo vol.15 tour in Japan with Exodus and Nile, while Edge of Spirit opened for them. The Haunted's fifth studio album, The Dead Eye, was released on 30 October 2006 in Europe and so far has been a huge success, showing a more sinister side to Dolving's vocals and a more technical, haunting musical display, it was released in the USA on October 31, 2006. They toured Europe and toured with Dark Tranquillity, Into Eternity, Scar Symmetry for the North America Metal For The Masses tour, they toured Europe for the Cursed Earth tour with bands like Wolf, Municipal Waste, Lyzanxia and took a break to return to play in tours and some shows in Russia. Their sixth studio album, was released on 17 September 2008 in Sweden, 19–24 September in the rest of Europe, October 14 in the USA.
In 2009 the band released a compilation album Warning Shots. In April 2010, the band released a live CD called Road Kill, they supported heavy metal legends Slayer on their August 2010 tour; the band was confirmed as being part of the soundtrack for Namco Bandai Games' 2010 remake of Splatterhouse. In April, 2010, Dolving revealed that they had started writing new material, the recording of a seventh album started in the same fall. On December 30, the band announced that the upcoming album was to be called Unseen and released in March 2011; the first sneak preview of the album was on 22 January 2011, when the band performed the song "No Ghost" at the P3 Guld Gala, broadcast live on TV and radio throughout Sweden. On 29 February 2012, Peter Dolving quit the band again. On 1 March 2012, The Haunted announced vocalist auditions via Facebook page: On 16 October 2012, two more members of the band, guitarist Anders Björler and drummer Per Möller Jensen quit, leaving the band's future uncertain. Jonas announced on The Band's Facebook that
Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and fast tempo. The songs use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work; the lyrics deal with social issues and criticism of The Establishment, using direct and denunciatory language, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk. The genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the fast drum beats and attitude of hardcore with the double bass drumming and heavy, complex guitar style of the new wave of British heavy metal, it emerged as a reaction to the more conventional and acceptable glam metal, a less aggressive, pop music–infused heavy metal subgenre which appeared simultaneously. Thrash metal was an inspiration for subsequent extreme genres such as black metal. Thrash metal features fast tempos, low-register, complex guitar riffs, high-register guitar solos and double bass drumming; the genre evolved in the early 1980s from combining the drum beats of hardcore punk with the guitar style of the new wave of British heavy metal.
It emerged as a reaction to the more conventional and acceptable glam metal, a less aggressive, pop-infused heavy metal subgenre which appeared simultaneously. The rhythm guitar parts are played with heavy distortion and palm muted to create a tighter and more precise sound. Vocally, thrash metal can employ anything from melodic singing to shouted vocals. Most guitar solos are played at high speed and technically demanding, as they are characterized by shredding, use advanced techniques such as sweep picking, legato phrasing, alternate picking, tremolo picking, string skipping, two-hand tapping; the guitar riffs use chromatic scales and emphasize the tritone and diminished intervals, instead of using conventional single scale based riffing. For example, the intro riff of Metallica's "Master of Puppets" is a chromatic descent, followed by a chromatic ascent based on the tritone. Speed and time-changes define thrash metal. Thrash tends to have an accelerating feel which may be due in large part to its aggressive drumming style.
For example, drummers use two bass drums, or a double-bass pedal, in order to create a relentless, driving beat. Cymbal stops/chokes are used to transition from one riff to another or to precede an acceleration in tempo; some common characteristics of the genre are fast guitar riffs with aggressive picking styles and fast guitar solos, extensive use of two bass drums as opposed to the conventional use of only one, typical of most rock music. To keep up with the other instruments, many bassists use a plectrum. However, some prominent thrash metal bassists have used their fingers, such as Frank Bello, Greg Christian, Steve DiGiorgio, Robert Trujillo and Cliff Burton. Several bassists use a distorted bass tone, an approach popularized by Motörhead's Lemmy. Lyrical themes in thrash metal include warfare, injustice, suicide, alienation and other maladies that afflict the individual and society. In addition, politics pessimism and dissatisfaction towards politics, are common themes among thrash metal bands.
Humor and irony can be found, but they are limited, are exception rather than a rule. Among the earliest songs to be labeled thrash metal was Queen's "Stone Cold Crazy", recorded and released in 1974; the song was described as being thrash metal "before the term had been invented". Black Sabbath's "Symptom of the Universe", released in 1975, was the inspiration for Diamond Head's "Am I Evil?". Since NWOBHM bands directly influenced the development of early thrash; the early work of artists such as Diamond Head, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motörhead, Tygers of Pan Tang and Angel Witch, among others, introduced the fast-paced instrumentation that became an essential aspect of thrash. Void is hailed as one of the earliest examples of hardcore/heavy metal crossover, whose chaotic musical approach is cited as influential, their 1982 split LP with fellow Washington band The Faith showed both bands exhibiting quick, high-speed punk rock. It has been argued that those recordings laid the foundation for early thrash metal, at least in terms of selected tempos.
In Europe, the earliest band of the emerging thrash movement was Venom from Newcastle upon Tyne, formed in 1979. Their 1982 album Black Metal has been cited as a major influence on many subsequent genres and bands in the extreme metal world, such as Bathory, Hellhammer and Mayhem; the European scene was exclusively influenced by the most aggressive music Germany and England were producing at the time. British bands such as Tank and Raven, along with German band Accept, motivated musicians from central Europe to start bands of their own producing groups such as Sodom and Destruction from Germany, as well as Switzerland's Coroner; the Swedish punk band Warheads have been described as a proto-thrash band. In 1981, a Southern California band Leather Charm wrote a song entitled "Hit the Lights". Leather Charm soon disbanded and the band's primary songwriter, vocalist/rhythm guitarist James Hetfield met drummer Lars Ulrich through a classified advertisement. Together and Ulrich formed Metallica, the first of the "Big Four" thrash bands, with lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, who would form Megadeth, another of the "Big Four" originators of thrash, bassist Ron McGovney.
Metallica relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area. McGovney was replaced with Cliff Burton, Mustaine was replaced with Kirk Hammett. "Hit the Lights" was featured on th
The Black Dahlia Murder (band)
The Black Dahlia Murder is an American melodic death metal band from Waterford, formed in 2001. Their name is derived from the 1947 unsolved murder of Elizabeth Short referred to as Black Dahlia; the band comprises lead vocalist Trevor Strnad, rhythm guitarist Brian Eschbach, bassist Max Lavelle, drummer Alan Cassidy, lead guitarist Brandon Ellis. Out of the eight studio albums they have released to date, the last seven have charted on the U. S. Billboard 200, with their fifth album Ritual peaking at No. 31 in 2011, marking them as one of the most popular contemporary American extreme metal bands. Their eighth and latest album Nightbringers was released on October 6, 2017; the Black Dahlia Murder began its inception during late 2000 and gained the final band lineup in January 2001. The group released their demo entitled What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse, a four-track EP, A Cold-Blooded Epitaph, the latter of which the group released on Lovelost Records. After appearing in concerts such as the Milwaukee Metal Fest, The Black Dahlia Murder signed to Metal Blade Records in 2003.
Bassist Ryan "Bart" Williams left his former band, Detroit's Today I Wait, to tour with the Black Dahlia Murder. After touring with the band on their co-headlining gig with Throwdown and their European dates with Liar, he joined the group full-time, replacing former bassist David Lock. Frontman Trevor Strnad said. Williams was one of two engineers on Unhallowed; the band's second album Miasma was released on July 12, 2005 and peaked at No. 118 on the Billboard 200. After touring for Miasma, drummer Zach Gibson left the band along with Pierre Langlois. While Gibson went on to join Abigail Williams, Langlois left the band for a more secure lifestyle, the band finished their search for a replacement drummer when they found former All That Remains drummer, Shannon Lucas; the group played at Ozzfest 2005. Their third album, entitled Nocturnal, was released on September 18, 2007; the album debuted at No. 72 on the Billboard 200. The Black Dahlia Murder announced via their MySpace profile that they were going on a U.
S. tour with Cannibal Corpse to promote their new album Nocturnal and celebrate the 25 years that Metal Blade Records had been in business. They were joined by label-mates The Red Chord, The Absence, Goatwhore. In January/February 2008, the band embarked on a U. S. headlining tour with 3 Inches of Blood, Hate Eternal, Decrepit Birth, followed by another alongside Brain Drill and Animosity. They were on Hot Topic's "Summer Slaughter Tour" with Kataklysm, Vader and Despised Icon, their longtime lead guitarist, John Kempainen left the band and was replaced by Ryan Knight during the beginning of 2009. In May 2009, The Black Dahlia Murder released their first DVD, "Majesty"; the DVD contains a documentary and live footage from the Summer Slaughter tour and their tour supporting Children of Bodom in late 2008. The DVD contains all of their music videos and behind the scenes footage; the Black Dahlia Murder released Deflorate on September 2009 via Metal Blade Records. The album sold 12,000 copies in the United States in the first week of the release, debuted at position No. 43 Billboard's Top 200 charts, No. 5 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart, No. 4 on Billboard's Top Hard Music Albums chart, No. 50 on HITS Top 50 Albums chart.
They toured with Children of Skeletonwitch in support of the album. After their 2010 headlining tour with Goatwhore and Arkaik, the band began writing and recording their next full-length album. In February 2011, The Black Dahlia Murder completed the songwriting process for their fifth studio album, entitled Ritual, it was released on June 2011 in North America. The band supported Amon Amarth on their May 2011 European tour, as well as headlined the 2011 Summer Slaughter tour, both in support of Ritual. Before the record's release, the track "Moonlight Equilibrium" was posted to the Metal Blade Records website on April 29, 2011 to critical and fan acclaim. A music video for "Moonlight Equilibrium" was released on February 20, 2012. In April 2012 during the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival on the first night performance, Trevor Strnad welcomed new bassist Max Lavelle into the band after former bassist Ryan Williams parted ways. On November 7, Shannon Lucas announced via a YouTube video that he would be stepping down as drummer of The Black Dahlia Murder to pursue other aspirations.
Alan Cassidy of Abigail Williams filled in for Shannon's touring duties. In early 2013, despite the news of the departure of two band members, plans were announced for an upcoming album release, to be entitled Everblack. Tentative plans estimated its release to be early summer 2013. On April 10, 2013, the iTunes Store was updated with official release and availability information, including cover art, a full track listing, an official U. S. release date of June 11, 2013. The album has 10 tracks in total. On the same day, the band's first single from Everblack was made available for purchase and download, titled "Into The Everblack"; the album itself was released on June 11 and peaked at No. 32 on the U. S. Billboard 200. On November 28, 2014, The Black Dahlia Murder released a 7" EP titled Grind'Em All featuring 3 short grindcore covers of punk rock songs: a cover of "Ripped Up" by Left for Dead, of "Rebel Without a Car" by Sedition and of "Populous" by Gyga; the covers were recorded 10 years earlier during the era of Miasma.
The EP was released as part of Record Store Day's Black Friday event via A389 Recordings (rather than the band's label, Metal Blad
Heaven Shall Burn
Heaven Shall Burn are a German extreme metal band from Saalfeld, formed in 1996. The band consists of vocalist Marcus Bischoff, guitarists Maik Weichert and Alexander Dietz, bassist Eric Bischoff and drummer Christian Bass, they are signed to Century Media. They have released eight studio albums, as well as a number of other records. One of their album, entered the German Album Charts at #2 in 2013. Heaven Shall Burn's musical style has been described as metalcore, melodic death metal and deathcore, their lyrics express heavy support for anti-racism and anti-fascism. They have lyrics about resistance and animal rights. All members are vegans or vegetarians and most follow or followed a straight edge lifestyle. Heaven Shall Burn was formed by guitarist Maik Weichert and drummer Matthias Voigt in the fall of 1996 under the name Consense. After the first demo recording in early 1997, vocalist Marcus Bischoff and bassist Eric Bischoff joined the band. In this form they started playing shows and festivals, this led to a contract with Deeds of Revolution Records.
The EP In Battle There Is No Law was released in 1998 through Deeds of Revolution Records and a split album with Fall of Serenity in 1999. Shortly after second guitarist Patrick Schleitzer joined Heaven Shall Burn. After their shared released with Fall of Serenity they signed to Lifeforce Records. Lifeforce released Heaven Shall Burn's debut album Asunder and their first collaboration with Caliban, titled The Split Program, in 2000. Heaven Shall Burn proceeded touring in South America. In 2002 their second album Whatever It May Take and a re-issue of their EP In Battle There Is No Law were released; as soon as Whatever It May Take was released Heaven Shall Burn began another tour cycle, which led them through numerous countries, including Greece and the UK. They played prestigious German festivals such as Party. San, With Full Force and Wacken Open Air. After signing to Century Media in January 2004, Heaven Shall Burn's label debut Antigone was released on April 26; the LP version of the album was released through Lifeforce.
Shortly after the release of Antigone Heaven Shall Burn filmed a music video for the song "The Weapon They Fear". Antigone was further promoted during a headlining tour through Europe, supported by Maroon. On this tour they appeared at the hardcore punk festival Fluff Fest for the third and thus final time. After the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Heaven Shall Burn teamed up with Napalm Death and the Haunted and released the split single Tsunami Benefit to raise money for charity; the single was limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies and was sold on two exclusive Napalm Death shows. In March 2005, Heaven Shall Burn appeared at the Independence D Festival in Japan. In summer 2005 Heaven Shall Burn and Caliban's second split album The Split Program II was released through Lifeforce Records. Shortly after participating at the Hell on Earth Tour 2005 Heaven Shall Burn announced that guitarist Patrick Schleitzer was leaving the band and Alexander Dietz, who played the guitar during the Hell on Earth Tour, would become the new guitarist.
Heaven Shall Burn played a special farewell show with Schleitzer in Saalfeld. Following a quiet period, Heaven Shall Burn announced they had recorded a new album titled Deaf to Our Prayers, released on August 28, 2006. After the release of "Counterweight", as the first track of the new album, Deaf to Our Prayers entered the German album charts at #65, being the first Heaven Shall Burn album to enter record sales charts. During Summer 2006, Heaven Shall Burn played shows at other festivals. Live footage, recorded at Summer Breeze was used in the "Counterweight" music video. In September and October they headlined the Hell on Earth Tour 2006 on the European mainland part of the tour were Cataract and God Forbid. At the end of the year they embarked co-headlining tour with Caliban through Belgium. A re-mixed version of Whatever It May Take was released in 2007, featuring a different song order and an acoustic track "io". For the shows during the summer Christian Bass was hired as live drummer. In August Heaven Shall Burn announced.
In October the new album Iconoclast was announced, with release dates in early 2008. Heaven Shall Burn finished the year 2007, participating in the Darkness Over X-Mas Tour, co-headlining with Caliban, with support of Sonic Syndicate, Misery Speaks and the Sorrow. "Endzeit", the first song released of Iconoclast, saw its live premiere on that tour. After its release Iconoclast entered the German album charts at #21, Heaven Shall Burn's best charting position to that date. A music video was released for the track "Endzeit". Shortly after a couple release shows in Germany and Greece, Heaven Shall Burn went on tour in support of Iconoclast; the first leg of the tour through Europe was joined by Aborted and Misery Speaks, the second leg of the tour was Heaven Shall Burn's first North American tour with support of Embrace the End and the Ghost Inside. The North American leg was a brief tour across the US and Canada winding up at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival. Following their North American tour Heaven Shall Burn played several summer festival across Europe.
In Vienna, Heaven Shall Burn played a show to celebrated their 10th Anniversary. The show was recorded for a future DVD; the recording of the Vienna show was released as part of Bildersturm – Iconoclast II. Heaven Shall Burn's first DVD Bildersturm was released in 2009. With its release a music video for Heaven Shall Burn's Edge of Sanity cover of "Black Tears" came along. In May Heaven Shall Burn supported Trivium on their Australian tour. Again in summer Heaven Shall Burn appe
Parasite Inc. is a melodic death metal band from Aalen, Germany. Formed in 2007, the band consists of Kai Bigler, Dominik Sorg, Stefan Krämer and Benjamin Stelzer; the band formed in 2007 after guitar player Kai Bigler and drummer Benjamin Stelzer decided to start a band. The line-up was completed by Patrick Hauf. During the first two years the band played several concerts. In early 2010 they released a self-titled demo album, recorded in late 2009 in the band's own recording studio; the mixing was done by Hendrik Kröger. About that time Patrick Hauf was replaced by Sebastian Schmid; the demo sold out soon. In the same year Parasite Inc. was chosen out of over 2.000 applicants to play at the Summer Breeze Open Air as part of the New Blood Award. In the following years the band played many more concerts among others with Heaven Shall Burn, The Sorrow and Hackneyed. In summer 2011 Benedikt Grubauer was replaced by Kevin Sierra. In 2012 Parasite Inc. signed a record deal with Good Damn Records. For their first official release Time Tears Down they re-recorded all songs of the demo album alongside 5 new songs.
The album was mastered by Jens Bogren. During the recordings Sebastian Schmid left the band. Stefan Krämer took his place. Time Tears Down has been released on August 2013 via Good Damn Records; the album received good reviews and high ratings by leading German metal magazines. It reached number 26 in the official German rock-metal charts and stayed in the top 30 for several weeks; the music video for the song The Pulse Of The Dead was successful on YouTube. In 2014 Kevin Sierra left Dominik Sorg became a new full-time member. Following the release of Time Tears Down the band played concerts all over Europe including the Out-and-Loud Festival of 2014 in Germany, the Karmøygeddon Festival in Norway and the Summer Breeze Festival in Germany, both in 2016. In 2018 Parasite Inc. signed to Reaper Entertainment for the release of their sophomore album and Alive, released on August 17, 2018. Parasite Inc.'s musical style is categorised as melodic death metal by the music press and the band itself. It features characteristics of death metal as well as harmonic riffing as found in classical heavy metal and incorporates electronic and industrial elements.
Vocalist Kai Bigler only uses growling. Current members Kai Bigler - lead vocals. Sampler contributions 2010: Local Underground with „Unmeant Outcasts“ 2012: Local Underground II with „The Pulse Of The Dead“ Official website Parasite Inc. discography at Discogs