Category: ARTISTS

CONNY OCHS

Rare is the occasion these days that we walk up to a show and witness a performance that’s completely unexpected, emotionally captivating and so intensely spiritual. All too often, we…
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BELLROPE

From the ashes of BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS arise BELLROPE, a band who dub themselves as the total absence of tonal sanity. Their actions are described as 'Amp hauling. Amp…
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FRIEDEMANN

While he is rolling a wreath of songs off his tongue, Friedemann extols an attitude in songwriting that leaves behind your traditional narrative approach and meta-level storytelling. In Friedemann, we…
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NOISEPICKER

After a quater of a century performing, and revelling in, loud, hard hitting music, singer & guitarist Harry Armstrong decided to seek the darker side of his musical taste away…
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CONFUSION MASTER

Dubbing themselves as "Electric Sabbath action Doom deep down soaked in a time spiral measuring equal parts 70ies Sabbath proto rock riffage in a loop scheme backbeat groove formula and…
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TREEDEON

In the history of Exile On Mainstream we have seen a lot happening when it comes to bands becoming a part of the family and story of this label –…
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KRISTIAN HARTING

“Simply put, Kristian Harting writes some of the most gorgeous music I’ve ever heard.” – Chip McCabe Inspired by sufi-music, mali-blues, western low-fi pop and avant-garde Kristian Harting aims to…
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OBELYSKKH

Called out as the „Phantom Of German Doom“ because of their self-proclaimed abstinence from record releases, the German OBELYSKKH have been shipping themselves for several years around the cliffs of…
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TRICKY LOBSTERS

If the term “insider tip” wasn’t so drawn out, it could be repeatedly used to describe Tricky Lobsters. From Noise to Punk Rock in the early years, from Rock'n'roll to…
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BULBUL

Bulbuls (Pycnonotidae) are a family of medium-sized passerine songbirds resident in Africa and tropical Asia. There are approximately 130 species, mostly frugivorous. Some have very distinct crests or are colourful…
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THE ANTIKAROSHI

"THE ANTIKAROSHI" is the name of an unwanted song written, played and recorded out of a pleading necessity to do so. Why? Because sometimes life or experiences can only be…
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OSTINATO

Ostinato construct their sound in the same sporadic way the mind changes. Emotional impulses are often overwhelming and rampant. Their songs are structured in the same fashion, capturing the inexplicable…
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DARSOMBRA

If we can invent the term "transcendental rock", then let's apply it to Darsombra, Brian Daniloski and Ann Everton's audiovisual music project.  Daniloski, a veteran of heavier, sludgier, grittier rock…
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THE WINCHESTER CLUB

The Winchester Club was founded in 1999, by Mr Spear. Originally assembled to perform as a side project at an all-day gig organised by country-rock band Chineseburn (of which Mr…
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A WHISPER IN THE NOISE

Influenced by artists ranging from Bob Dylan and Roger Waters to Philip Glass and Arvo Pärt, Minneapolis-based A WHISPER IN THE NOISE was formed in 2002 by West Thordson, who…
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VOLT

VOLT own us! Having said that you now know where we are coming from, when announcing the masterwork released by this brilliant threepiece out of Chemnitz, Germany. Of course, you…
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PAYOLA

Payola's engine was started in the hot summer of 1997 and their first self-produced release was called "Took The Vultures Weeks - To Pick My Carcass Clean". Right after signed…
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ENABLERS

Enablers began in 2003 when Pete Simonelli asked guitarist Kevin Thomson to collaborate on a joint spoken word / musical project. Joeseph F. Byrnes accepted the invitation to play the…
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WINO AND CONNY OCHS

“What is a friend? A single soul in two bodies.” Aristotle The Legacy of Scott “Wino” Weinrich in the world of heavy music is indisputable. Many have postulated his influence…
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BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS

“Nexus”, the centre of something, or a connection, as any dictionary will tell you. Appropriately for BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS as the suffocating heaviness of their music functions either way…
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PLACE OF SKULLS

If you talk Doom nowadays, even if you talk Metal legacy in general, if you talk honest beliefs in the power of musical underground - then you talk Victor Griffin…
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SPIRIT CARAVAN

Scott "Wino" Weinrich formed Spirit Caravan after the breakup of The Obsessed. The remainder of the band consisted of Dave Shermann (formerly of Wretched) on bass and vocals; and Gary…
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SCISSORFIGHT

Scissorfight formed in 1995 in the town of Portsmouth. The original lineup consisted of guitarist Jay Fortin, bassist Paul Jarvis, and drummer Joel Muzzey. Blending extreme genres such as grindcore…
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SHEPHERD

SHEPHERD was founded during the depressive and cold winter of 2001/2002 out of four individuals who share their fascination and love for true classic slow moving rock. Egos have been…
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WE INSIST!

Two years after they met, six musicians coming from radically different universes released an EP under the name of We Insist!, an obvious reference to Freedom now suite, Max Roach´s…
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WIVE

Following their departure from A Whisper in the Noise at the end of 2008, drummer/programmer Matt Irwin and violinist Hannah Murray had begun talk of a new project. With much…
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THE HIDDEN HAND

THE HIDDEN HAND was: Bruce Falkinburg, bass player also in The Field Machine and owner of the Phase Recordings studio in College Park, Maryland, responsible for the recording of Spirit…
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VOODOOSHOCK

Uwe Groebel began playing guitar with the age of 14. Heroes were Steve Vai and Hendrix. The first band he founded was NAEVUS from 1991 to 1999 playing guitars and…
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END OF LEVEL BOSS

Sounds are being moulded, inverted, re-arranged... fusion of  twisted-progressions and burned-out groove... The vision of the End of Level Boss is driven by a complete and all-consuming need for riffs.…
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RISING

RISING is a Copenhagen band creating and performing its own brand of heavy, aggressive, atmospheric, yet melodic metal music. Since the band’s formation in 2008, RISING has made its mark…
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STINKING LIZAVETA

Yanni Papadopoulos (guitar) and his brother Alexi (upright electric bass) grew up to the liberating, teeth gnashing, do-it-yourself sounds of the DC scene in the 1980s. Cheshire Agusta (drums) was…
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DŸSE

Born and raised in Neustadt / Orla, Thuringia, Jari´s first musical influences were within the punk and hardcore scene, inspired by such bands as Gorilla Biscuits, Cro-Mags and Dead Kennedys.…
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BEEHOOVER

"What band could easily walk on to a festival stage and have the whole crowd excited within minutes, being just a two piece band of bass and drums?" asks a…
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WINO

Scott "Wino" Weinrich has been putting his soul on the line for nearly four decades with his unique brand of Sabbath-inspired Doom / Stoner Rock. He formed the hugely influential…
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CELAN

A common musical ground does not ultimately require coming from the same scene or style. It doesn't even require coming from the same musical universe, as long as there is…
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ASTROSONIQ

Just like Exile On Mainstream this collective from Oss, The Netherlands has been exploring the edges and the centre of the Rock Universe since 1999. Influenced by legendary classic rock…
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MIKROWELLE

One man and his Fender Mustang: sun settles down at the horizon and he´s ridin´ - bridle in his hand and the last night in his bones. On his belt…
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GOOD WITCH OF THE SOUTH

Ladies and Gentlemen, get yer leadfoot bandaged, ´cause this will make´em loose his self esteem. Good Witch Of The South, this German mean machine is about to destroy yer race…
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TIGERBEAT

Tiger Beat were the real dukes of Hamburg and they were ready to spread their stripped-down Bloooz over your drowsy world of repetitive bleeps and clicks. This is real, baby!…
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BOMBEE

BOMBEE didn´t rise from the ashes of FLU.ID and VOLT but have been a complementary outlet for Boris Kaiser (ex-VOLT-drummer and cajon & keys in Bombee) and Roeder (bass in…
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PSYCHO-PATH

You can´t take your eyes off the screen: If you´ve ever seen the video for the Psycho-Path song "No Fi" -  recorded 1999 -  you know which impression this band…
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SPITTING OFF TALL BUILDINGS

Spitting Off Tall Buildings are four words about five people, which when you put them all together, they make one - one band. One of them. The other bands might…
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FLU.ID

Insanity seems to be disorientated as we continue into the new millennium and it is searching for a new home. While it hides within brutality throughout the rest of the…
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DIARIO

Chicago could be anywhere. Diario was a four-piece instrumental band, formed in 1999 in Leipzig, Germany. Their goal was stretching both the language and structure of what has previously been…
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