Cryptopsy, the Canadian technical death metal band, has a rich and storied history that is deeply intertwined with the evolution of the genre itself. Formed in 1988 in Montreal, Quebec, under the moniker Necrosis, the band’s initial lineup consisted of vocalist Lord Worm, born Dan Greening, guitarist Steve Thibault, drummer Mike Atkin, and bassist John Todds.
Soen, a progressive metal supergroup from Sweden, was formed in 2004 by ex-Opeth drummer Martin Lopez and former Death, Testament, and Sadus bassist Steve DiGiorgio. The core lineup was later completed with the addition of vocalist Joel Ekelöf and guitarist Kim Platbarzdis. Over time, Soen has undergone several lineup changes, with Lopez and Ekelöf being the only consistent members.
Monument of Misanthropy, the international brutal death metal ensemble, has recently premiered their new lyric video for ‘How To Make A Killer.’ This track is the inaugural single from their impending album ‘Vile Postmortem Irrumatio,’ which also signifies the band’s second studio full-length under the banner of Transcending Obscurity Records. The track’s mixing and mastering were expertly handled by Jei Doublerice of Doublerice Audio, while the video’s visual elements were crafted by BSA Graphics.
Since its establishment in 2014, Alkaloid, a German progressive metal supergroup, has been ceaselessly broadening the horizons of the genre. The ensemble includes renowned artists Hannes Grossmann and Christian Muenzner, former members of the technical death metal band Obscura, along with Linus Klausenitzer, another Obscura veteran, Morean from Dark Fortress and Noneuclid, and Danny Tunker, previously of Aborted.
Ignea, the Ukrainian melodic metal band, is renowned for their immersive and boundary-pushing musical compositions that whisk listeners away to vivid, cinematic realms. With their most recent work, ‘Dreams of Lands Unseen,’ the five-member collective delivers an enthralling concept album that honors the life and achievements of Ukrainian photographer and documentarian Sofia Yablonska.
Defiled, the renowned Japanese death metal band, has recently revealed their forthcoming album, ‘The Highest Level,’ which will serve as a follow-up to their 2020 release, ‘Infinite Regress.’ The album is slated for release on April 28th, through the Season of Mist, and coinciding with the announcement, Defiled has premiered a new music video for ‘Off-Limits,’ a track from the highly anticipated album.
Dååth, the progressive death metal band, has made a triumphant return to the music scene with their latest single, ‘No Rest, No End,’ after a 13-year hiatus following the release of their 2010 self-titled album. Having signed a deal with Metal Blade Records, the band’s current lineup consists of guitarist Eyal Levi, vocalist Sean Zatorsky, drummer Krimh (Septicflesh, formerly Decapitated), and orchestrator Jesse Zuretti (Binary Code). In addition, the single boasts guest solos by Rafael Trujillo (Obsidious, formerly Obscura) and Spiro Dussias, accompanied by session bassist Dave Marvuglio.