Für 2018 konnte wir 4 Bands gewinnen um die wir uns viele Jahre zuvor schon bemüht haben, nun sind wir froh und glücklich Euch
KATAKLYSM, SUFFOCATION, SKELETONWITCH und CRISIX bestätigen zu können.
|The Canadian Hyperblasters KATAKLYSM formed in 1991 and spread their first demo one year later Death Gate Cycle Of Reincarnation already obtained recognition worldwide and ultimately led to a record deal with Nuclear Blast, signed in 1993. Demo plus bonus track ‚The Orb Of Uncreation‘ became KATAKLYSM’s first official release in the form of the MCD The Mystical Gate Of Recreation, also in stores 1993.
The extreme high speed Death Metal with its very own character shown on The Mystical Gate Of Recreation laid the foundation stone of a new metal style: The Northern Hyperblast. Thereafter, KATAKLYSM presented their very first full length album Sorcery, a revelation concerning fast and brutal metal. The release of Temple Of Knowledge in 1996 topped Sorcery in terms of destructiveness and wrecking energy – a true archetype that bestowed the band great compliment, euphoric critics and several well-visited tours.
On the following albums Victims Of This Fallen World and The Prophecy KATAKLYSM started to experiment with new possibilities in sound and arrangements, leading the critics to name The Prophecy one of the most devastating releases in extreme music in years.
The big question afterwards: Would a further increase be possible? Yes, indeed! With Epic (The Poetry Of War), Canada’s finest created a classic, backed with a melodic edge and propelled by extreme roaring power, making KATAKLYSM’s star rising on and on. TV appearances and headliner tours pervaded the band’s life forward and took them to more than 19 countries all around the world.
In 2002, the release of Shadows & Dust continued KATAKLYSM’s success with nine immense ass-kicking tracks, including the extreme hymn ‚Illuminati.‘ The Canadian magazine BW&BK described the album as „a pure holocaust of events as all the planets appear to have lined up for this scar on humanity“ and voted it among the best 25 records of the year!
It wasn’t surprising when KATAKLYSM hit several top lists with Serenity In Fire, and now with their latest release In The Arms of Devastation, KATAKLYSM’s strongest evidence that the Death Metal freaks from Canada have found the receipt of success: Northern Hyperblast at terminal velocity!
|A good four years separate rager Pinnacle of Bedlam from new killer Of the Dark Light. But it wasn’t always like this. Back in the ‘90s, Suffocation maniacs waited, at most, two years between old and new fixes of New York-styled brutality. Landmark full-length Effigy of the Forgotten was only two years removed from debut EP, Human Waste. Likewise, Breeding the Spawn slayed posers and pretenders a year and a half after Effigy of the Forgotten blueprinted Suffocation into the history books. And Pierced from Within, the wickedest death metal put to tape in the mid-‘90s, slammed fist first into mediocrity and mundanity two years after Breeding the Spawn. Clearly, there were times when Suffocation’s march towards total annihilation was fast and furious.|
|Prosthetic Records bezeichnen den Stil von Skeletonwitch als „Amalgam aus klassischem Bay-Area-Thrash, skandinavischem Death/Black Metal und NWoBHM“. Sänger Chance Garnette wechselt zwischen hohem, für den Black Metal typischem Kreischgesang und tiefem, gutturalem Growling. Die Musik ist sehr schnell gespielt, enthält aber dennoch klassische NWoBHM-Gitarrenriffs.|
|Formed in Barcelona in 2008, CRISIX have gone from fearsome youthful talented thrash metallers winning WACKEN Metal Battle contest in 2009, being voted as best Spanish upcoming band in ROCK ZONE magazine for their debut album ‚The Menace‘ (2011), to one of the most revered new European powerhouse in the thrash metal genre.
The band has been a merciless touring machine from the start, rampaging many European clubs and festivals ever since with incredible enthusiasm and conviction. Recorded at Moontower studios (ES) and mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan , ‚Rise..then rest‘ (2013) has been steadily consolidating the band’s popularity further even leading to being elected as best new artist on MTV iggy show.
New album ‚From Blue to Black‘ showcases the band’s catchiest, most powerful, devastating material. Although not celebrating a multifaceted metal, CRISIX inject such crisp ,velocity and entertainment that it results in a departure from a well worn thrash metal format.