Stam1na come armed with their unique sound of progressive metal and their popularity has been steadily on the rise with each record. Never the ones to look to others or repeat themselves, this method has earned them several gold records and numerous awards in Finland. They are currently working on a new album with Producer Joe Barresi who is known for his work with such Artists as Tool and Bad Religion.
With their current release “Stand Up And Fight”, Turisas has claimed their spot as one of the leading folk metal groups in the world. Battle metal forever.
Hailing from Göteborg, Sweden, Proge-wizards Evergrey are back with a brand new “Glorious Collision”-album.
Italian symphonic/brutal death metal squad Fleshgod Apocalypse just released their new “Agony” –album. Brutal death metal with heavy classical influences, anyone? Check that one off the list, these guys have it covered.
Gothenburg based melodic metallers Engel will continue their chosen path on their up coming “Blood Of Saints” album, coming spring 2012.
Amoral has come a long way from their death metal roots to the band it is today. Melodic and very riffdriven, classic rock of the 21st century, as they say. New album “Beneath” is out now.
Death ‘n’ Roll group Ghoul Patrol have come up the traditional way; working their asses off for years. Spinefarm noticed and the band’s praised self titled debut album was released late last year.
FOR THE IMPERIUM
Finnish genre-crossers For The Imperium manage to combine extreme metal, movie scores, post rock and a billion of other things, even within the same song. Confusing? Fear not, this is about as thought out and professional as it gets. For The Imperium is moving in for the kill. You’ll see.
Oranssi Pazuzu is reaching for that next level on their new “Kosmonument”-album. Combination of psychedelia, black metal and krautrock is definitely challenging but oh so rewarding.
Based out of Heinola, Finland, Pressure Points deliver their progressive metal in a unique way. Their 2010 debut “Remorses To Remember” set the pace, and now new winds are blowing within the band. If progressive approach is your thing, keep your eyes peeled for Pressure Points.
Fronted by Amorphis vocalist Tomi Joutsen, Helsinki based masters of melancholy Sinisthra has so far released only one studio album. We’re eager to see what’s more to come.
Progressive metallers Oddland won the Suomi Metal Star band contest last year and are currently putting finishing touches on their Century Media debut due out this spring. The album will be mixed and mastered by none other than Dan Swanö.
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