Weekly Band List – and more to come.




  •   Week 54 – Oct 26 – Aephanemer – Melodic Death Metal – Toulouse, France
  •   Week 53 – Oct 19 – Infected Rain – Nu Metal/Nu Metalcore – Chișinău, Moldova
  •   Week 52 – Oct 12 – The Veer Union – Hard Rock/NuMetal – Vancouver, BC
  •    Week 51 – Oct 5 – Ligature Marks – Metal – Portland, Oregon
  •   Week 50 – Sept 28 – AEolian – Metal – Palma, Spain
  •   Week 49 – Sept 21 – Smorrah – Thrash/Death Metal – Gelsenkirchen,      Germany
  •   Week 48 – Sept 14 – Beyond the Styx – Hardcore Metal – Tours, France
  •  Week 47 – Sept 7 – Brackish Tide –  Metal – Somerset County, MD
  •  Week 46 –  August 31 – Kryptos – Old School Heavy Metal – Bangalore, India
  •  Week 45 – August 24 – Spyder Volt – Alternative Rock – Laredo, Texas
  •  Week 44 –  August 17 – Descent of The ArchAngel – Underground Metalcore – US
  •  Week 43 –  August 10 – Dark Messiah – Heavy Metal – Winnipeg, Canada
  •  Week 42 –   August 3 – Arcsin -Modern Melodic Progressive Metal – Miami, Florida
  •  Week 41 –  July 27 –  Methane Metal – Southern Thrash Metal – Sweden/Jersey
  •  Week 40 –  July 20 –  Bloodred Hourglass – Melodic Death/Thrash Metal – Mikkeli, Finland
  •  Week 39 –  July 13 –  Atarka – Metal – Birmingham, UK. 
  •  Week 38 –  July 6   –  Silverbullet Band – Symphonic Heavy Metal – Riihimaki, Suomi
  • Week 37 –  June 29 –  Hammer Down Hard – New Age Hard Rock/Metal
  •  Week 36 – June 22 –  Syth Glasgow – Old School Metal – Glasgow, Scotland
  • Week 35 –  June 15  – Virtues – Metalcore – Brisbane, Australia
  • Week 34 –  June 8  –  Vovkulaka  – Dark Angry Evil Metal – Odessa, Ukraine
  • Week 33 –  June 1  –  Executioner  – Hardcore Thrash – San Antonio, Texas
  • Week 32 – May 25 – Night Shadow – Power/Speed Metal – San Diego, California
  • Week 31 – May 18 – Primitive Machine – Rock, Dublin City, Ireland
  • Week 30 – May 11 – Daggerplay – Punk,  Rock n Roll, Power Pop, Helsinki,     Finland
  • Week 29 – May 4 –  Kalmo – Finnish Doom Metal – Kerava, Finland
  •  Week 28 – April 27 – Repaid in Blood – Pure Fucking Geek Metal – San Jose, California               
  • Week 27 – April 20 – Arch Enemy – Melodic Death Metal – Halmstad, Sweden 
  • Week 26 – April 13 – Falling Into Red – Hard Alternative Rock – Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
  • Week 25 – April 6 – Tulsadoom – Evil Barbaric Heavy Thrash Metal – Vienna, Austria 
  • Week 24 – March 30 – Dream Troll – Old School Rock – Leeds, England
  • Week 23 – March 23 – The 69 Eyes – Goth & Roll – Helsinki Finland
  • Week 22 – March 16 – Ghost Season – Alternative Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 21 – March 9 – Vane – Pirate Melodeath Metal – Poland
  • Week 20 – March 2 – Ravenscroft – Rock – Orange, California
  • Week 19 – Feb 23 –  Love Machine – Heavy Rock – Milano, Italy
  • Week 18 – Feb 16 – Children of Bodom – Melodic Death Metal – Espoo, Finland
  • Week 17 – Feb 9 – 10 Gauge – Hard Rock – England, UK
  • Week 16 – Feb 2 – Everlit – Hard Rock – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Week 15 – Jan 26 – Victim of Illusion – Progressive Rock – Turin, Italy
  • Week 14 – Jan 19 – September Sky – Alternative Metal – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Week 13 – Jan 12 – The Edge of Reason – Rock/Post Hardcore – Regensburg, Germany
  • Week 12 – January 1, 2019 New Years Day – The HU BAND – MONGOLIA
  • Week 11 – Dec 29 – Apocalyptica – Rock/Metal – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 10 – Dec 22 – Hidden Scars – Prog/Indus Metal – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Week  9 –  Dec 15 – In Hell – Black Death Metal – Lille, France
  • Week  8 –  Dec 08 – Fireproven – Prog Death Metal – Tampere, Finland
  • Week  7 – Nov 30 – Amon Amarth – Death Metal – Tumba, Sweden
  • Week  6 – Nov 23 – Chernobyls Uterus – Grindcore Metal – Pripyat, Ukraine
  • Week  5 – Nov 17 – Five Finger Death Punch – Metal – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Week  4 – Nov 10 – Universal Theory – Gothic Metal – Madrid, Spain
  • Week  3 – Nov 03 – Mawcore – Hard Rock/Metal – Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Week  2 – Oct 27 – Sin7 Band – Heavy Metal – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Week  1 – Oct 20 – Forever Still – Hard Rock/Metal – Copenhagen, Denmark


Week 52 – The Veer Union

My HeadBangers, welcome from Vancouver, British Columbia:  The Veer Union           Hard Rock – NuMetal.


“Bring Me The Horizon”  Cover by The Veer Union

Let’s meet the band:

Crispin Earl – Vocals/Songwriter/Producer
Ryan Ramsdell – Rhythm Guitar
Dan Sittler – Lead Guitar/Harmony Vocals

Here’s some bio on the band taken from their site:

The Veer Union is a Vancouver based hard rock band that formed in 2004 and has collectively sold over 100,000 Albums and also reached 30 Million Streams Worldwide. With seven Top 40 singles on the Billboard Rock Radio Charts the band has proven they can stand the test of time. TVU released their first independent album titled “Time To Break The Spell” in 2006 under the name Veer. The band quickly gained notoriety after winning a spot in the CFOX 99.3 Vancouver “Seeds” radio competition in 2007. In 2008 the band updated their name to The Veer Union and landed a record deal with Universal Records. The critically acclaimed 1st single “Seasons” charted Top 10 at Active Rock Radio in the US and Canada. 2009 saw the release of their Universal distributed album “Against The Grain”, which included “Seasons”, “Youth of Yesterday”, and “Darker Side of Me”. In 2012 the band released their self-produced 3rd album (the 2nd as The Veer Union) “Divide the Blackened Sky” which yielded the Active Rock hit “Bitter End”. In late 2013 TVU released the “Life Support, Vol. 1” EP as part of a Kickstarter campaign.

In 2016 the band released the 4th full length LP “Decade” to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their 1st release. With the success of the album “Decade” and the single “Defying Gravity” – which chronicles Earl’s battle with depression, the band is continuing down that same road of success by now releasing “Decade 2: Rock & Acoustic”. The album was released on Crispin’s own Rock Shop Entertainment label (RSE) on August 31st, 2018. An extensive touring schedule commenced just before the “Decade 2” release in late August and by the end of 2018, the newest singles “Living Not Alive” and “Numb” had both reached Top 40 on the Billboard Rock Radio Charts and the album had been streamed over 5 million times.

In 2019 the band is continuing a rigorous touring schedule in support of the ongoing campaign of “Decade: History of Our Evolution” as well as celebrating the 10 year anniversary milestone of their first major label release (Universal/Mowtown) “Against The Grain”. In celebration of this release, the band’s spring/summer North American tour is titled “The 10 Year Anniversary Tour” and will kick off in Seattle, WA on March 28th, routing the band through both the United States and Canada, finishing in their hometown of Vancouver, Canada on June 1st 2019.


“Living Not Alive”

My thoughts:  Well they are good at covers, that’s about it for me.  I know there are a lot of you out there that really like this band, and as I always say what speaks to me may not speak to you, well that works both ways.  So with that I will say that’s it for this week HeadBangers.  Join me next week for another band and another song and until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…


October 4 – Finntroll – Helsinki, Finland

My HeadBangers, come with me to the twilight, the in-between world, where for a time I thought I was being transported to the Lord of the Rings world, which is not such a bad place to be.

  The last leaves have fallen in the old world of Europe. Trees are stripped to wooden skeletons, Winter is at its coldest. The old magic is fading away…

(Videos were shot live by me so don’t expect UTUBE here HeadBangers, just click on them and let them run.)

I love these guys, I love all my bands, however, as you all know I love my growl vocals, and everyone knows Amorphis has always been my number one but, I have lost it to Finntroll.  My metal man has been warned, I mean he is the one who ordered the tickets lmfao.  When did I lose it???? Well, when Verth was on his knees on stage, pulling that last growl vocal out of his stomach I was lost to Finntroll forever.  There’s that sense of awe and fucking admiration for that, when you see a band like this in a smaller venue it does something to you that a festival cannot do.

Breathe BringerOfFire omfg, I didn’t sleep for 2 damn days cause of these guys, ask metal man he knows.  OK let’s meet this band and my new number one growl vocalist:


Here he is, Verth, growl vocals and leather.  Kill me!!!

Vreth – Vocals
Routa – Guitars
Skrymer – Guitars
Trollhorn – Keyboards, Guitar
Virta – Keyboards
Tundra – Bass
MörkÖ – Drums

Now some bio taken from their site:

It is a troubled tale that has been told many times before…

Anno 1997: during a night of alcoholic carnage in Finland Teemu “Somnium” Raimoranta (guitar) and Jan “Katla” Jämsen (vocals) conceived of a band that fused the darkness and grandeur of black metal with the traditional Finnish hoedown-music. The resultant sound was FINNTROLL. The namesake came from an old Finnish legend where Swedish priests coming to Finland had an encounter with a wild-looking man who killed most of their party. The survivors came back bearing the tale of the FINNTROLL.

Anno 1998: A year later Skrymer, Tundra, Trollhorn and the mighty Beast Dominator joined the band that soon became the biggest name in the rising Folk/Pagan Metal scene – even if they never aimed for sitting at the head of that table.
FINNTROLL was soon to overcome the sort of obstacles that would have left most bands defeated and bleeding.

Founding member Katla had to leave the band after the release of the second album “Jaktens Tid” (2001) because of severe throat problems. Shortly after, the other founding member Somnium died after tragically falling from a bridge. His legacy was continued by Routa, while Katla was replaced by Wilska who already left in 2006. Ultimately, it was with the final comrade in arms to join Vreth, on vocals, with whom the band reached their biggest successes including a legendary co-headline show at Wacken Open Air 2006 – well documented on the last album’s “Ur Jordens Djup” bonus DVD.

“Nifelvind” was recorded at Sonic Pump Studios (Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Ensiferum, etc.) in Helsinki, Finland and mastered by Mika Jussila (Children Of Bodom, Sonata Arctica, Him, etc.) at Finnvox Studios. The album cover artwork was done again by the band’s own guitarist Skrymer.

“Nifelvind” remains true to the FINTROLL mythos and ethos: According to Vreth the new album “is the most advanced and mature FINNTROLL-album to date, with musical themes ranging from powerful death metal riffs to dark soundtracks, from pounding black metal to groovy 80’s pop-music. All this is accompanied by our trademark sound, lots of never-before-heard instruments in the metal-scene, folklore and legends that make it overall the most versatile album we have created so far.”

The lyrics are still written by the founding member Katla in Swedish. Both Katla and Vreth are part of the Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. “All cultures have similarities in their myths and folklore. Tales of bitter dead walking again, sagas of good and evil and songs of divine ascension..” states Katla. “That in some form probably date back to the beginning of speech and song, are a fascinating lore that maybe defines our humanity but also our feelings of loss concerning our contacts to nature and the bestiality that lies within every human being. This album is a celebration of those myths, some new some ageless. Some true, some complete nonsense. That is the nature of folklore. Under every root and stone lays a story heard but untold.”

And here we have the MOSH PIT, yeah I was up in the balcony.

Sorry about the Videos, I’m not a professional, and when there are people all around you getting into the music, it’s not that easy to just stand there.

Well my HeadBangers I have a ton more videos but being the owner of a f++++++g phone I HATE, thats all I can post sorry.  But hey there is UTUBE LMAO.  They are fire is all I can say.  I will see them whenever I can which maybe hard since they tour all over Europe.  But they are so worth the wait pointy ears and all……



Week 51 – Ligature Marks

Welcome my HeadBangers, from Portland, Oregon:   Ligature Marks

Ligature marks are those marks made by an item of cord, rope, silk or some such material that has been used for the purposes of strangulation.

Well OK, is this like 50 Shades or something a little darker?????  I guess we are going to find out HeadBangers.


Ok HeadBangers what do you think of that!!!!  Let’s meet these guys.

Ligature Marks is an American metal band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2017. The lineup is made from of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most hailed underground bands, vocalist Benjamin Charles(SYX, Twenty Shades of Red) , guitarist Karl Whinnery (Proven, Nova Eyes, Vintersea), guitarist Josh Whinnery (Proven), drummer Kyle Baltus (36 Crazyfists, Falling Closer, SYX) and bassist Dave Keller (SYX, Falling Closer).

“Fight Like Hell”

Holy Fking Shit HeadBangers, Benjamin Charles, vocals, WTF, you know I love growl vocals but this guy takes it to a whole different level.  Up in your face like a sledge hammer to the head damnnn.

Let’s take a look at their Bio, taken from their site:

At first glance the bands musical style could likely fall under the blanket statement of Metalcore. Dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover depths of influences ranging from progressive metal to hardcore and from punk to straight forward heavy metal. The pallet of guitar styles the Whinnery brothers have in their arsenal lay down brutal and melodic textures, equally haunting and beautiful as it is ruthless and destructive. Backed by the unforgivingly savage rhythm section of Dave Keller and Kyle Baltus, the perfect amount pocket and chaos, groove is everything. The vocals of frontman Benjamin Charles are raw and intelligent. Memorable lyrics delivered aggressively and without apology, equally tormented as they are hopeful. Boy you can say that again.

Ligature Marks stands ready to make a name for themselves. With the release of their first EP “Set Oceans on Fire” looming on the horizon and the bands music video for their first single “Fire & Flood (directed and produced by Karl Whinnery) set to debut this spring, the band is sure to live up their name with a lasting impression. Maybe not strangled to death but you should probably have a safe word established ahead of time.

“Fire and Flood”

My Thoughts:  Well hell let me catch my breath, Perkele.   I think you may need a couple safe words after this band scrambles your gray matter.  Talk about fast, hard, and brutual, I love it.  A word to bands that may want to use these guys as an opening band.  You better be able to bring some fire to the stage, this band will be a hard act to follow.  I’ve seen this before, the warming up of the crowd act turns into the one you want to keep playing.  When your metal heats up and want to keep it right there not stop, just a tip to you big bands.

Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.   Until then, yeah you know what’s coming, don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn!!!!!!!


Week 50 – AEolian

My HeadBangers welcome, from Palma de Mallorca – Spain:  AEolian


Melodic Death Metal, Black Metal and Folk elements for raising awareness about the environment and nature conservation.

“Going to Extinction”

Ok my HeadBangers are you hearing this message??  Take a look at the NEWS, the rainforrest is being destroyed on a daily basis.  Time to wake up!!!

Before I go any further let’s meet these Metal Heads that care about the planet we live on.

Vocals – Daniel Perez
Guitars – Raúl Morán
Guitars – Gabi Escalas
Bass – Leoben Conoy
Drums – Alberto Barrientos

“My Stripes in Sadness” – Live at Es Gremi   3-11-2018

I have to say something about the vocals here, PERKELE, Daniel Perez, does he have the growl vocals or what.  When I watch live videos on UTube, they usually don’t sound this good, but Daniel has got this down.  

Let’s get to the BIO on these guys, provided by them, no FAKE NEWS HERE my HeadBangers:

We are a metal band from Mallorca which calls for the need to protect the environment through our lyrics. Our main musical influence is melodic death metal, though our songs also contain elements from black, death thrash and folk.

It all started during 2016 as a personal project. Through the compositional process, the project gradually turned into a band. Today, Aeolian is formed by musicians coming from bands such as Helevorn, Goreinhaled, Desmodus, Inferitvm, Strangled, Battlehorn and Decomposed Torso.

Towards the end of 2017, we began the recording of our first studio album entitled ‘Silent Witness’. This work was produced and mixed by Miquel A. Riutort ‘Mega’ (The Unity, Cryptosy, The Agonist, Hirax) in the ‘Psychosomatic Recording Studio’ and mastered by Tomi Toivonen in the ‘Raivio Sound Finland’. ‘Silent Witness’ has been acclaimed by the specialized press all over the world.

So far, we have performed to present the album on 22nd September in Tunnel Rock Pub venue, on the third edition of the Extreme Division Festival on 3rd November, in which we shared stage with Crisix, Ereb Altor, Cannibal Grandpa and VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC and at the presentation of the new album of Helevorn where we shared stage with Saturnus on 23rd February. 

Check out their Facebook page for more pics and info, in the meantime they have this gig coming up.


“Return of the Wolf King”

I fricking love this song, those growl vocals just kill me.  And he keeps going without missing a beat, and the music is just what we HeadBangers love.  It’s hard, fast, and has a message so listen to it.

My thoughts, well my HeadBangers, if you have seen the news lately you already know that the Amazon is being destroyed on a daily basis.  This week, as I hope you all know, a teenager from Sweden @GretaThunberg spoke or rather ripped and kicked ass at the Climate Action Summit at the UN.  I believe that through music and people like Greta, humans can be inspired to be better caretakers of this planet.  Take control and do what is right for all its inhabitants.  The timing of her speech and Aeolian being on the blog I believe was fate.  It doesn’t get much louder than that HeadBangers.  SO let’s all do our part so that the next generation of MetalHeads can still hear what great Metal Music is about.  A big thank you to Raul for getting me info and pics, I always love it when a band is excited about what they do and not to mention a great message and great music.  I know we will be hearing more from these guys.  I’ll update as they go.

Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  Yeah you know what’s coming, in the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..


Week 49 – Smorrah

My HeadBangers welcome, from Gelsenkirchen, Germany:


Thrash ‘n’ Death Metal from Germany.
evil, ungracious & merciless,

“Welcome To Your Nightmare”

Hardly a nightmare for me Perkele, Maruis those growl vocals are killing me right now.

Before I get into the Bio let’s meet these guys:


Christian Krajewesk – Bass
Daniel Hartmann – Guitar
Robin Klimowitsch – Drums
Marius Wegener – Vocals

“The Burden of Necrosouls”

This is LIVE at Helvete Oberhausen 30.August 2019

Ok Headbangers BIO time:

First off I want to thank these guys for translating their bio for me.  I’m taking Finnish classes right now and if I had to translate one more thing my head will explode.  So thank you guys I really appreciate it, not to mention it’s very interesting and that always grabs us Headbangers.

SMORRAH was formed in March 2017. Located in Gelsenkirchen, Germany the hometown of the mighty thrash metal legends Sodom.

SMORRAH is a mix of fast, aggressive, atmospheric and head crushing heavy metal genres of our time.  All band members have been friends for over 15 years and they are known for other German metal Bands like Ragefield, Firestorm and Killing Culture.

The bands name is about “Smorra(h)”.  A legend of a demon in the Ruhr area, who sits on peoples chests while the victims are in a kind of sleep paralysis. This Mythos is mostly known in families of coal miners.  Stories about “Smorra(h)” are also known as “Mare”, “Nightmare”, “Nachtmahr”, “Mara” etc. in other regions and countries.

Lyric themes are about demons, inner struggles, death, horror.  Welcome to your Nightmare is a Song about the “SMORRAH” demon.

“Killing Spree”  Live 2018

“Killing Spree” is about a child-murdering child from a city near Gelsenkirchen. This incident occurred in a city near Gelsenkirchen and was a big thing in German media. (Seriously look this up really interesting).

Also we are a part of a huge underground scene in the Ruhr area North Rhine Westphalia West Germany.

We organize many shows with other Bands.  Check out Gelsen Metal Alliance on Facebook.  I did and it’s another metal family as are we all.  That’s what binds us.


In October, the 12th to be exact,  we will play a benefit concert for people in Togo.
It is called “Pogo für Togo Festival”.  This means something like “Mosh for Togo”.  It will take place at Emscherdamm Venue in Oberhausen, Germany.  Check these guys out at Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Bandcamp.


My thoughts, well I know I’m ordering me a patch when I’m done, and I don’t put just any patch on my vest.  I fricking love these guys.  There’s not one thing about this band or the guys I do not like.   I am drawn to bands with history and a story, not to mention the growl vocals, you guys know that.  When a band takes the time to come up with a name that also comes with a great story, how can you not love that.  Also each song has a story, yeah whatever, I know all songs have a story, maybe so, maybe not.  I’ve done alot of bands here and not all songs have a story trust me, I don’t make this shit up.  That’s why I do what I do, bring the metal to my Headbangers and you decide for yourself, remember what speaks to me maynot speak to you, but at least listen.  This planet is filled with the most interesting bands, and that means people too.  Scroll down my list, they’re from everywhere and the music is what makes us family.  Don’t ever forget that….

Well my Headbangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…


Week 48 – Beyond The Styx

My HeadBangers welcome from Tours, France:   Beyond The Styx

Whoever we are, everyone is doomed to live in spite of himself, on one side of the Styx…

“Walls – Hardcore World”

HeadBangers if that doesn’t wake you up and get your attention I really don’t know WTH to tell you.  Talk about some up in your face growl vocals I love it, everything about this song is on point as far as I’m concerned.   Yeah it is, and how about this one.

“Danse Macabre”

Perfect for a Friday night HeadBangers.  Listen to this next one HOLY FKING SHIT, this is taking my growl vocals to another level I LOVE IT.   Talk about the range Emile has in that voice and the music RAW, Dark and Heavy just like we like it.


Now for some BIO taken from their site:

Racing the European roads since 2011, BTSTYX is inspired by a dark and violent musical universe.  At the crossroads between Hardcore, Metal and Thrash crossover, the French quintet has already unleashed the crowds on more than 120 gigs, alongside renowned bands such as:
Nasty, Malevolence, Tagada Jones, Sand or Words of Concrete…

following the release of his new studio effort : “STIIGMA” (recorded at DOME Studio & arranged by Nick Jett: Terror, Backtrack, Lionheart…), BTSTYX expresses a clear, deep and incisive desire to open minds to the misdeeds of the most decadent modern society.

“Is our history an eternal beginning ?”
That’s the challenge of BTSTYX: embody the flapping of a butterfly wing.
with all respect and humility, as ambitious as it may be…
Participate in the hurricane of renewal !
Hit the world without counting the distance that separates the gig from tonight to the next,
support each band and each local scene so that persists and resists: hardcore music,
gather the crowds to defend the respect to the difference
and invite everyone to question the drift of the values of our modern society.
So that our reality today doesn’t become our new hell of tomorrow.
Armed with an hardened line-up, BTSTYX drives the point by highlighting with “STIIGMA” a torrent of live energy of the most rabid!

That’s a tall order my HeadBangers, but I have a feeling they’ll do it without missing a beat…

Let’s meet the band:



► Emile: vocals – @M1000et1nuit ◄
► Adrien: Drums – @adrienstyx ◄
► Victor: lead Guitar – @VictorGuitarher ◄
► David: rhythm Guitar – @VIIdeath ◄
► Yoann: Bass – @PikabOol ◄

Their twitter accounts are listed at the end of each player.

My thoughts, well my brain is fried right now from this listening to this band, but in a very good way.  There’s nothing more that I love than good growl vocals you all know that, but all growl vocals are different.   It’s what the listener hears and I can’t tell you what you hear or anybody else, that’s what being human is about, we are all different.   HOWEVER,  I can tell you that there is something that draws us HeadBangers and MetalHeads to these bands, so there is something there that connects us together, and isn’t it the best.  It’s like fire, to hot to hold but you are still drawn to it…….


Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.   Remember, yeah you know, don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…     



Week 47 – Brackish Tide

This week my HeadBangers welcome “Brackish Tide” 

“Lie Down and Die”


Here’s some Bio on the band:

Brackish Tide, an all original heavy metal band, was formed on the banks of the murky Pocomoke River in Somerset County, MD in the spring of 2014. After writing, rehearsing and recording for about a year they released their debut CD, “The View From Below” , in September 2015. After a line up change they released a single, “Carpe Noctum”, in October 2017. Currently playing shows and working on their second full length CD!

Our Influences:

Brackish Tide’s influences cover a wide span of very early metal, rock, prog and doom to the newest in metal subgenres that have taken hold in recent years.

This is one of my favorites:

“Carpe Noctum”


Let’s meet the band:


Goat – vocals
WW – guitars, vocals
DD – bass, vocals
Murdock – guitars
Tim 6 – drums

As you can see these guys really get into their music.

For more songs check out Utube and their Facebook page.  If you’re ever down south listen for the music you may just find them performing in a local club.  I’ll update their info as I get it, but for now they are working on their next CD and performing.  Hope to see you guys sometime.  

Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime remember don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn……


Update – The Edge Of Reason


Germany, Regensburg, Aug. 26, 2019

– Third single release from the album “Sting”– “Squeezed Lemon”, as well as the accompanying music video will be released on September 13, 2019– Mastered by Joey Sturgis (eg Asking Alexandria)

The German emo-rock / post-hardcore band THE EDGE OF REASON will release their second full-length album “Sting” on October 25, 2019, which will be released on STF-Records.

With their debut album BROKEN BUT NOT TORN, the band built a steadily growing fan and follower community.  The Singles RIVER and COME TRUE from the upcoming album STING reached #40 and #37 in the iTunes rock charts. The music video for COME TRUE is scratching the mark of 50,000 views on Youtube.

The new single can already be presaved Spotify and subscribed to the premiere on Youtube. All common digital channels will follow shortly.

“Squeezed Lemon”, as well as the upcoming album were again produced and mixed by Johannes Wenisch in the ROOM4 studio. However, this album and single are mastered by none other than Joey Sturgis, who has already done some magic on the sound for bands like Asking Alexandria or I See Stars.

Press Contact:
Robert Spandl

More information about the band on teor.de/epk

This band is different than my usual, but there is something about them that always takes me to them.  I first did TEOR back in January 12, Week 13.  Big shout out to the guys and RO.  They always let me know when something new is on the horizon and I get to hear it before you HeadBangers do.  They work non stop and are constantly coming up with new material.  Everyone check them out, they are worth it.  Love you guys for always thinking of me, it is very appreciated.

Fans who want to pre-listen should sign up for our insider at teor.de/insider. they will receive a link then.

Week 46 – Kryptos

My HeadBangers welcome KRYPTOS


This week my HeadBangers is a band that has totally taken me by surprise.  I had never heard of them before and just stumbled across them on U-tube.  I was in for a big surprise.  Listen to this:


Here’s some bio, there’s not alot out here on them but let’s see what we do know:

The band began in 1998 and are from Bangalore, India.  Raging, traditional heavy metal blazing with the spirit and attitude of the glorious 80s. Metal the way it was always meant to be, but they are also considered by some as Heavy/Thrash.  That’s up to the listener to decide, to me it’s fast, hard, heavy, and lots of hair so I say heavy metal and that works for me.  Also taking some of their lyrical themes from: Mythology, Occult, Sci-Fi, Paranormal.

And for you lovers of all things subterranean , and you know who you are, get this:

Kryptos derives their name from the Latin word – ‘Cruptus’, which relates to Catacombs or Burial Chambers beneath Churches.

The band has a few words for their fans:

Just want to thank everyone for the awesome response that we’ve got from the latest release, we’re really honored.  Can’t wait to get on tour once again and meet all our fans across the world.  Cheers!

Let’s meet the band:

Nolan Lewis – Guitars/Vocals
Rohit Chaturvedi – Lead Guitars
Ganesh K. – Bass

“One Shot To Kill” 

Kryptos became the first Indian heavy metal band to play a full set at Wacken Open Air in 2017.

“Mach Speed Running”

Can’t help myself, just one more.

“Full Throttle”

My thoughts,  I am constantly amazed at where I  find good metal music on this planet.   It’s everywhere, and the more I look the more I find, and I bring it to you HeadBangers.  Kryptos was a surprise for me, I really love their music, ask the metal man he was listening to me play it.  The guys were always very nice and whenever I had a question they answered within hours.  That impresses me, when a band will take the time to talk to a metal blogger they don’t know and trust that what I say will come across correctly, that’s the bond we Metal Heads have, we are familia.  A big thank you to the guys, and I’m trying to get you here to Finland.

Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime remember, like I would let you forget, don’t stand to close to the fire if  you can’t handle the burn…….


Week 45 – Spyder Volt

My HeadBangers  welcome:


An Alternative/Rock trio from Laredo, Texas. Blending melodic rhythms, crunchy guitars, with a distinctive modern edge.


My HeadBangers the guys just sent me the link of their new release, thanks so much guys, it’s truly and honor to put it on the blog.  Here we have:

“Flip the Switch”

I have to say I love how this video has been filmed, its different and I love the sound of these three Metal Heads.

“Lost In The Days”


Let’s meet the Band:

Band Members

Juan Zac – Singer/Songwriter/Guitars
Matt – Bass
Cesar M – Drums

Juan is also their booking agent and can be reached at (956) 645-8652.  There is more information on their FB page.


Ok HeadBangers, this night the band didn’t have a drummer, but the show must go on.  Mad Respect for these guys I am not kidding.  This bands motto should be “Not Today”.

ALBUM OUT NOW!!  http://www.spydervolt.com  Check out our videos and give us a like! We are looking for gigs in Texas.


 I am quiet taken with this trio from Texas.  They keep going through any and all obstacles, they have SISU, and I don’t use that term lightly it is tattooed on my wrist, and if you follow the blog and me you know what that means, if not google it.  Some Bands are bigger than life, some just starting out, and some not giving up till they make it.  I know these guys will make it because they are putting in the work.  Give them a listen, check out their FB page and web site.  Remember all music has metal in it.  As I receive any updates I will let you know.  

Well my HeadBangers that’s it for this week.  Join me next week for another band and another song.  In the meantime remember don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…….



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