Well my HeadBangers we have snow today maybe 1-2 inches, hopefully it will all be gone tomorrow.   Here are 3 bands I picked for Hump Day and I hope it gets your blood moving…


“Meet Your Maker”

Love these guys and their Melodic Metal from Gothenburg, Sweden.



Now for some New Jersey Thrash, these guys have 20 albums, so you know they are the shit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


“The Burden of Necrosouls”

These guys are part of my Metal Familia and have been for years, I love them and their Thrash’n Death Metal.  Straight from Gelsenkirchen, Germany.  Check them out.

Hope these 3 help get you through the rest of the week.  2 more days and we are done, hang in there HeadBangers.  See you back this Saturday with the weekly band.  Stay warm….


My HeadBangers I ran across this band and since I’m French I had to add them to the blog.  I love their sound and look.  It gets pretty dark, but they are a Black/Death Metal Band.  Take a listen…

“Numidian Knowledge”

This was just released 3 days ago.  Listen to those vocals...

“Tredeciman Blackfire”

Ok this one is from 5 years ago, but I had to put it on.  Can you see and hear how they really get into their music.  Love it.

Let’s look at some bio on these guys:

Necrowretch was formed in 2008 by guitarist Vlad with “the impure intention to play sadistic-gravecracking-possessed death metal”.  Vlad was joined by drummer Blastphemator and recorded their first demo “Rising from Purulence” after 3 rehearsals. Bassist Amphycion joined after seeing them play a gig, making the band a trio and then going on to record their second demo Necrollections in 2010. Their first EP, Putrefactive Infestation was released in 2011 on 12″ vinyl containing 4 tracks.  They then released a compilation; Ripping Souls of Sinners, followed by a second EP; Now You’re in Hell, released on 7″ vinyl consisting of two tracks and featuring a cover of  Death’s “Zombie Ritual”. Blastphemator later left the band later in 2011 due to a “total lack of motivation”.

“Zombie Ritual”

I’m not kidding this man has those vocals down…

Before the release of their second EP, Necrowretch were signed to Century Media Records on February 6, 2012.  Necrowretch began recording their first studio album in August 2012.  “Putrid Death Sorcery”,  was released through Century Media Records on January 28,  2013 on CD, vinyl and digital download.  Necrowretch then played live shows with touring drummer K Desecrator, who left the band on June 14, 2013 after playing  7 shows.  

Necrowretch released a music video for “Putrid Death Sorcery” on 17 July 2013, with a compilation album being announced for release on 21 October 2013. Fans attending the Live Evil Festival in London were able to buy copies early from the band themselves.  Bestial Rites 2009–2012 was released as a compilation of the band’s previous demo and EP material, on October 21  in Europe and November 5 in North America through Century Media Records on CD and digital download.  Necrowretch were also confirmed as being one of the bands in the lineup for Hellfest in June 2015

In a post on their Facebook page, Necrowretch stated that Ilmar Marti Uibo would play all the 2014 shows and would be their drummer on the next album.  Following the departure of Amphycion in August, the band announced they had signed with Season of Mist, with plans to release their third studio album in 2017.  In January 2017, the band premiered the first track from their third album, titled “Satanic Slavery”, which was released on April 14, 2017.   Their latest album, “The Ones From Hell”  was released on February 14, 2020, on Season of Mist.

Their new album will be released February 2, 2024.  Check it…

Let’s meet the band:

Vlad – Vocals, Guitar (2008-present)

Wence – Guitar (2017-present)

Pierrick – Bass (2009 -present)

Ilmar Marti Uibo – Drums (2013-present)

My Thoughts:

If you look at the pics you can see how much they are into their music.  That’s how it should be, it’s all over their faces.  Check out the new album in February.  They are on FB and Instagram,  their website is really nice check that out also.  Well that’s it for this week my HeadBangers.  Join me Wednesday for Hump Day and next Saturday for the weekly band.  Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..


Well my HeadBangers a day late but here I am, so let me give you 3 new ones I found…


“Echoes Within”

This band is from Melbourne.  They have really grabbed my attention, you know what comes next hopefully …


“Time to Rise”

This band is from Ontario, Canada.  I love her voice, you all know how I am about my growl vocals and she has some great ones.


“Pilgrimage To Oblivion”

And to round out the week how about some Norwegian Black Metal of course…

I hope you like these 3 for this week.  I love finding different bands I haven’t heard before.  Enjoy the rest of your week and see you Saturday for the weekly band. 

WEEK 234 – BaYat

My HeadBangers this week I am revisiting a band that was on the blog for Week 100 from Novi Sad, Serbia.  Yeah that was quite a while ago.  This week an interview was scheduled, but times and studio sessions are interrupting it for now.  As soon as it comes in I will do a Part II as I have in the past.  In the meantime let’s take a look at the band now.

“Wasted Land”

“So It Begins”

The band has had some major changes like a whole new band except for Milos (M8) the vocalist.  I have to say that I love their sound so much I went and bought the new EP “Purge”, and I have everyone listening to, so everybody check it out.  Let’s look at some bio on the band:

The Hard Rock Band’s Path of Transformation

Born in the cradle of Novi Sad, Serbia, BaYaT isa formidable five-piece hard rock band with a passion for powerful,  honest lyrics and electrifying live performances. Echoing the style of influential rock groups like Audioslave and  Godsmack, BaYaT has carved its unique space in the global rock music scene.

Their music is an unfiltered reflection of society’s complexities and personal experiences, mirrored through their evolving perspective on life and change. Each composition packs a powerful punch, setting listeners on a profound sonic journey.

Finding their strength in the true values of community, family, and love, their songs represent a refreshing perspective in a world full of materialism. Acknowledging the power of personal transformation, they aim to inspire others to make the world a better place. 

BaYaT first set the world ablaze with their debut album “So It Begins”, known for its raw power and compelling storytelling. The band has also released several singles over the past three years. They were also finalists in the 2020 Wigwam UK radio online awards for best global alternative rock band.

The next step in their journey came in 2023 when they signed with Rexius Records. As they continue to deliver powerful music, BaYaT is undeniably on a meteoric rise, solidifying their place as a global rock phenomenon.

Let’s meet the new band:

Milos Bajat ( M8 ), Vocals,  was born in 1987, Novi Sad, Serbia. His early influences were David Coverdale and Steven Tyler. However, as time went by some other artists made an impact on him as well. In particular, the late Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington. Rock and Roll has always been his genre as it is the one area of music that just makes sense to him. 

In 2010 he won “The Battle of the Bands” in Sarajevo with his former band “Supernova”, competing with 300 other bands from the Balkans. He also participated in music competition shows: “The Voice of Serbia” & “The X Factor Serbia” in 2011 and 2012. In 2015 he joined “Generacija 5”, an iconic Serbian band. Together they performed at “Zajecarska Gitarijada”, one of the longest lasting festivals in Serbia and in South Eastern Europe.

M8 says music is not just a vocation, but a way of life. Therefore, his primary focus is to record more songs with BaYaT, so that he can share them with people all around the world.

Born Nikola Odradović in 1995, in Novi Sad, Serbia. Johnny, Lead Guitar, started playing guitar when he was 11, just a few months after his older brother got an acoustic guitar. He grew up listening to classic rock bands such as Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake and Black Sabbath and started learning to play their songs.

Johnny attended a show where his guitar teacher was playing, after that  dreamed of having a rock band, writing songs and performing on the big stage. At the age of 14, he formed his first band. Influenced by Ritchie Blackmore, Eddie Van Halen, Andy Timmons and Richie Kotzen, he developed advanced guitar playing skills.

He has since played with many local bands through the years and had hundreds of gigs. His passion for music, guitars and equipment has also led him to learn how to record and produce music.

Johnny says that playing music is his reason for being on this planet and that music always inspires him and shapes his life.

Born Zlatko Ljubović. Mr. Z’s, Rhythm Guitar,  musical journey started in his early childhood. When he was just eight years old, he found an old guitar in his father’s closet and taught himself to play. His first guitar heroes were David Gilmour, Adrian Smith and Dave Mustaine, who have helped him find his style throughout the years.  

Mr. Z has  played in several notable bands in the Balkans: a cover band called Mandrake from Kikinda; Aura+ from Novi Sad, in which he participated in the making of three albums, and which won a competition hosted by a famous Serbian band called Neverne Bebe for best original song; Nemir, which came first in the Gitarijada Vojvodine battle of the bands; as well as many other, less notable ones.

Some of his favorite artists are Pink Floyd, Megadeth, Nevermore, Black Label Society, Devin Townsend, Wovenhand, Mastodon, Gojira, and many more. In addition to rock and metal, he enjoys dark ambient and atmospheric. Besides music, he is an amateur astronomer, and spends his spare time gazing at the Moon and stars. He is also a huge fan of the Witcher books and games.

Born Laslo Kočiš  in 2002, Zrenjanin, Serbia. Blitz, Bass Guitar, started playing bass in 2018 when he got into his first high school band “Bullet Kiss”. Before that he went to music school, where he played the violin for 6 years.  

He was influenced by Steve Harris, Roger Glover, Victor Wooten and Justin Chancellor. Two years ago he joined  a band called “Affliction”. They released one song “Bring the fear” and one demo song “Attention”. He is also playing in a band called “Fatal error”, which is a cover band. He has  played at many moto gatherings, concerts, pubs and festivals.

Music makes him feel safe, a forest of emotions where he can be himself and not have to worry about a single thing. It’s his escape from this harsh reality. 

Born Dušan Marković in 1977, in Novi Sad, Serbia. Ghost, Drummer, as a young teenager was mostly disruptive due to his constant tapping on everything that he got his hands on. Since music was his first true love, drums were the only logical thing, and when he heard Billy Cobham, it was a done deal.

Ghosts’ early influences were NoMeansNo, Primus, Jamiroquai, Megadeth and Sepultura. Later, he developed a taste for more classic forms, such as ZZ Top, ACDC, old school delta blues and funk.

He spent most of the 90s playing with different local bands which dragged him through a few genres, mostly progressive rock and even laid back lounge jazz and evergreen gigs. In the late 2000s, Ghost participated in local trash metal for a few years.

Ghost’s philosophy is that sound and music are universal languages. It’s made to communicate emotions directly, without the interference of language or culture barriers. It’s the one thing that connects us all…  Especially at this moment in human history.

Well my HeadBangers I hope you really listen to their music, it will really make you think.  As I said as soon as I get the interview I will do a Part 11.  

That’s it for this week.  Join me Wednesday for Hump Day and next Saturday for the weekly band.  In the meantime, don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…


Well my HeadBangers here we are into the 2nd week of November.  Christmas right around the corner and snow, seems like we didn’t even get a Fall season this year.   However, the music is still always here, with that being said let’s get to the 3 songs I’ve picked out to help you get through the rest of the week (hopefully they will lol).



How about some Black Metal from Iceland, love this video.  Love Iceland….


“Agonizing Luminosity”

More Black Metal from Poland.  I really like the sound of this band.  I understand the covering of the face but…


“Of Course I Still Love You”

I cannot say enough about this band.  I saw them live in Helsinki and  with Jarkko Koukonen as their frontman, they can do no wrong.  Jarkko’s vocals are some of the best, and I’ve heard a lot.   Melodic Death/Thrash, you can’t go wrong with BRHG!

That’s your 3 for this week.  Join me this week for the weekly band which will be a inside look at the man himself  “Kalmo”, he’s been on the blog before, but this time we look more into his other side.  Doom Metal from Finland, can’t go wrong with that my HeadBangers.  

See you then in the meantime stay warm and keep HeadBanging…

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