Northern German powerhouse SLAUGHTERDAY are around since 2010 and have managed to gain a lot of attention with their previous releases. SLAUGHTERDAY celebrate oldschool-death metal in the vein of Autopsy or Massacre while adding some unique and irrestistible vibes to it. Their new masterpiece „Laws Of The Occult“ will be released via FDA Rekotz, who released all SLAUGHTERDAY outputs so far.
Blood Ceremony is a Canadian psychedelic rock band formed in 2006 in Toronto, Ontario. Blood Ceremony's style has been described as "flute-tinged witch rock" and their lyrics are filled with black magic imagery and references to classic horror films. The band is fronted by singer/flutist/organist Alia O'Brien, whose flute solos are reminiscent of Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson.
Back in the late 60s and early 70s, Black Widow was one of the most prominent bands, experimenting with a mix of progressive rock, psychedelic music and hard rock / heavy metal. The band came to a premature end in the 1970s, but Clive Jones, the only constant in the band, has revived the band, together with Geoff Griffith. The band once caused stirs with occult topics and live onstage sacrifices and were major competitors to Black Sabbath for the throne of dark heavy masters of rock. Unfortunately, just as their star was rising, the band stopped working and they were relegated to cult status.
Cani Arrabbiati is the name of project fronted by Musea and Colossus. Its purpose is to pay tribute to Italian film soundtracks based on the essay movies of the Sixties and Seventies, embracing different styles such as Giallo, horror, police, Spaghetti Westerns, etc. The music has been revisited in a Progressive rock vein, using the rules of the genre, with vintage sounds and inspiration on the forefront.
Traditional occult doom with Lee Dorian (Cathedral) vocals. "Alkahest" is a term coined by alchemist Paracelsus in the 16th century, which denotes the universal solvent capable of dissolving any substance, even gold, and was also believed to have incredible medicinal properties. The term is believed to derive from similar Arabic words.
Occult rock has seen someone what of a resurgence these past few years. With heavy hitters like the ever-mysterious Ghost, right down to the marvellous Christian Mistress, this spectre of haunting blues rock blended with magickal lyrics has made for an interesting breath of fresh air into a genre that was started way back in the 60′s by the likes of Black Sabbath and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown…
ARCANA 13 hails from Italy, the birthplace of cult horror movie masters and conveys a lethal mixture between the visual terror of Italian Horror legacy with the heavy and magical atmospheres of 70s Heavy Occult Rock music. Eight legendary movies were meticulously chosen for their specific atmospheres and, around each of them, eight songs took shape. ARCANA 13 adopted a unique composition process where music and movie edits were conceived together along with the visuals postproduction, with the intention of creating an exclusive horror live show that will be brought on stage in the upcoming shows. This culminated in the debut album DANZA MACABRA that will see light in the darkness on Aural Music in March 2016.