Groupie High School sono una band proveniente da Oulu che propone una aggressiva miscela di hard rock, sleaze e funky.


Groupie High School sono una band proveniente da Oulu che propone una aggressiva miscela di hard rock, sleaze e funky.

Attivo da più di 6 anni, il gruppo ha suonato oltre 150 concerti in tutta la Finlandia, nei Paesi Baltici e nel resto della Scandinavia, arrivando a registrare l’album di debutto nel 2014, supportato con un Tour di apertura per i quotati Santa Cruz.

L’album “High-Class Addiction”, con i video musicali di “Eyes Like The Ocean Sky”, “Half-Price Murder, Double-Price Coke” e “Lovers In The Dreamland”, ha avuto in patria un buon successo, ed ora la formazione è pronta a lanciare il nuovo EP “…Ladies & Gentlemen”, atteso per la vigilia di Natale e già anticipato dal clip di “Liquid Lunch”.

“Liquid Lunch è un puro rock anthem che mostra a tutti chi sono i Groupie High School. Abbiamo filmato il video durante un public party che abbiamo organizzato per amici e fans”, ha dichiarato il chitarrista Matt Nitro.

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The release date for Pillorian’s debut album, “Obsidian Arc” is set for March 10th 2017 viaEisenwald.


The release date for Pillorian’s debut album, “Obsidian Arc” is set for March 10th 2017 viaEisenwald.

The tracklisting is as follows:
1. By the Light of a Black Sun (8:22)
2. Archaen Divinity (6:44)
3. The Vestige of Thorns (8:45)
4. Forged Iron Crucible (7:08)
5. A Stygian Pyre (5:05)
6. The Sentient Arcanum (2:43)
7. Dark is the River of Man (9:31)

“Obsidian Arc” was recorded at Witch Ape Studio/Skyway Audio and Sprout City Studios by Tad Doyle and Stephen Parker and it was mixed and mastered at Klangschmiede Studio E by Markus Stock.

Cover art by Belgian visual artist Niels Geybels

In advance of the album release, a 7” single for “A Stygian Pyre” will be released on Feb 10th and will contain an exclusive B-side track.

ANCIENT SPELL: Interview


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1. Please tell us about the history of your band and its members.

The band was formed in 2012 by Conrad Viz (Guitar/Vocals) Started as a 3 piece with Jeff Clark (Bass) and Norm Rodriguez (Drums). In 2013 added a 2nd Guitarist Danny Blaze. Final line up change took place in 2014 when we added a New Drummer, New Lead vocalist and New 2nd Guitarist and turned into a 5 piece band. All members were previously in other bands before joining Ancient Spell. Current members are: Donnie Marhefka (Lead Vox) Conrad Viz (Guitar/ Vox) Jeff Clark (Bass) Robert Thompson (Drums) and Dan Rado (Guitar)

2. What made you guys decide to form a band?

Conrad Viz decided to form Ancient Spell as a new project in 2012 after leaving his previous band.

3. How would you describe your style?

Heavy Doom Death Metal

Which bands influenced your music?

Black Sabbath – Death – Black Label Society – Trouble – Pantera – St Vitus – slayer – Corrosion of Conformity

4. The new album “Forever in Hell” came out on Minotauro Records on September 18 , how did you get in contact with this label and how would you describe the support they have given you so far?

Found out about Minotauro Records through previous band member Danny Blaze. Contacted Glenn Wrigley. They have given us worldwide distribution and heavy promotion.

5. How did you guys came up with your band name?

Conrad Viz came up with name. It is his interpretation of Death. The thought that Death is the oldest Spell in the history of mankind. A spell we can not break.
We all have to die. We are under that Spell The Ancient Spell

6. Could you tell us about the lyrics / themes /concepts you focus on or plan to focus on? How did the all ideas come about, and how do they influence the writing process?

Lyrics mainly taken from the concept of the band name. Mostly written by Conrad Viz. So the themes are mainly about Death, Dying and the Doom we live because of Death. Other members are now contributing to writing lyrics and are expanding concepts a bit more. But staying in the whole Doom genre.

7. Do you remember your first show and what was it like?

With the new lineup… AMAZING!!!!  Energy was intense!!!  Played to a packed house at the world famous Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California.

8. Do you have any amusing stories from when you recorded your album or when you where on the road?

Not really. Just had the best time ever doing what we love to do. Creating music, recording music, and playing it live for our fans!!!

9. Tell me a little about the releases you have and where they are available for purchase?

1st self titled album recorded in 2012 independent release in 2013, now out of print, but can still be bought as digital download on iTunes and CDBaby.com.
2nd album  Forever in Hell recorded in 2015 release on Minotauro Records Sept 8th 2015 can be bought directly from Minotauro Records page and also iTunes, CDbaby.com.

10. Let everyone know what the band has planned for the future.

We are planning to do another small U.S. tour and maybe Europe in support of “Forever in Hell” Album. Also planning on writing new material in 2016 for our next album we may be releasing in 2017.

11. Where can we listen to your band and where people can buy your stuff?

Listen on  www.facebook.com/ancientspellband  and  www.reverbnation.com/ancientspell

Best places to buy at: http://www.minotaurorecords.com/#!ancient-spell/c243p and  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ancientspell2


12. Anything else you think you want to add and your fans should know?

We love all our fans! We call them our Ancient Spell Doom Warriors!!!! ASDW! We thank them for all their Love and Support!!! And we hope you spread the word about Ancient Spell music so we can grow the Warriors!!! Doom on!!! \m/unnamed (1)

“T H E M A L E D I C T ” INTERVIEW!


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Here is a new interview with the Australian Death/Doom band “The Maledict”  



1. Please tell us about the history of your band “The Maledict” and its members.

We’re a death/doom band from the middle of nowhere in Australia and have been playing since 2012 – Karl (Freitag, drums) and I had been in a band together previously, while for the other half of the band this is their first project.

2. What made you guys decide to form a band?

Stuart (McCarthy, bass) and I had been messing around for quite a while with random recordings (we did lots of terrible and strange covers and parodies, which shall remain sealed away forever). As things went on, I started probing into recording more and more until I’d ended up with a small collection of actual demo material, though at the time I had no real plans for it. I think at some point we were drunk, had been jamming for a few hours and made the decision to start a full band and start taking it seriously. We ran into Karl at random in a bar a few nights later – Karl and I knew each other via previous bands we played in, so we cornered him and said “We’re starting a band and you’re in it.” He just shrugged and said “Okay,” and he’s been with us ever since! Henry was the last addition to the lineup and we started gigging about half a year later.

3. How would you describe your style? Which bands influenced your music?

Early on, our stuff was sounding very, very different from how it does now. Our first few song ideas had a very gothic metal-esque thing going on, a la Type O Negative, Sentenced, later Cemetary etc. As we kept going, I started taking on more influences from stuff like Celtic Frost, dISEMBOWELMENT, Novembers Doom etc and the music started to get quite a bit heavier and a lot darker. The old gothic influence is still in there but it’s very downplayed.

4. Your new album “Dread” caming out as self-released how did you decided to release it by yourself? have you tried to contact to any labels yet?

It just kind of happened that way (: We’d only been planning on doing either a second demo or an EP, but as we kept working on it the scope for it just grew and grew. We have looked at a few labels but didn’t feel a massive amount of pressure yet since getting a widespread distribution is something almost anyone can just do themselves in this day and age. It’s certainly not off the table, but we were content to just do our own thing for the moment and see if anyone cares – first and foremost it was a project we did for ourselves.

5. How did you guys came up with your band name and is there some specific meaning behind it?

“Maledict” is an archaic term for “cursed”. We just thought it sounded cool and seemed appropriate. It’s not really symbolic of much, we just needed a name and Fluffy Bunnies was already taken.

6. Could you tell us about the lyrics / themes /concepts you focus on or plan to focus on? How did the all ideas come about, and how do they influence the writing process?

I’d been talking about the importance of sentiment and honesty in art with someone a few years ago and that led to me deciding that I wanted ‘Dread’ to be both the title and the theme of the album. Fear, uncertainty and regret make up a big part of it. The lyrics and music are all dressed up in a fantastical kind of aesthetic, but most of it stems from that listless feeling one gets when you realise you’re well into adulthood and still haven’t found any sense of purpose to your life, your past is peppered with things you regret and you’re carrying around a heap of emotional scar tissue.

I hate that idea of being dominated by the ‘wille zum leben’, the natural inclination that you’ll just be born, grow up, subsist, reproduce, die and then that’s it — and when you are trying to resist impulse that and look for meaning elsewhere, you arrive at a deep sense of nihilism that you’ve got to work through. I found myself becoming repulsed by seeing other people who seem to be unknowingly resigned to their impulses, and then doubly disgusted with myself when I did a double-take and realised I was no different.

There’s a good product waiting at the end of all that, I think, but all said, it felt good to take the album as an avenue to just indulge myself and channel all the negativity in my head into something tangible and constructive. It was hugely cathartic and I think the result was something really pure.

7. Band has been formed 2012, Do you remember your first show and what was it like?

Yeah, we opened for a show headlined by Witchgrinder and Sydonia – I had the flu and a bad case of stage fright, one of us had only played one show in his life and one of us had never been on the stage at all. All said, we were pretty sloppy and statuesque, but nobody died so that’s cool I guess. We’ve gotten better since, bwaha. (-:

8. Do you have any amusing stories from when you recorded your album or when you where on the road?

It all seems pretty normal at the time, but in hindsight, I can only weep for all the hotel clerks that have to spend their days coming into rooms where there’s a microwave oven and a bar fridge under the covers of one of the beds and all the pillow cases have been stuffed with Cheetos…

9. Tell me a little about the releases you have and where they are available for purchase?

We’ve got a demo with really shitty production called ‘Salvation in Yielding’ which came out two years ago and a brand new album called ‘Dread’ which I think is quite a lot better. By the time anyone’s reading this they’ll both be up on our bandcamp site: http://themaledict.bandcamp.com

10. Let everyone know what the band has planned for the future.

Now that the album is done we’re intending to just push it as hard as we can – gigging as much as our schedules and lives will allow for, sorting out new merch and maybe even look at widening our distribution of the LP. In the meantime there’s always more music in the pipeline as well, though I’m hoping it’ll be in later 2016 after we’ve all had some time to take stock of things when we can start putting some new music in the slow-cooker.

11. Where can we listen to your band and where people can buy your stuff?

Same place as above, themaledict.bandcamp.com. If I’m not lazy and have actually got it together in time, we’ll also have a website together at http://www.themaledict.com

12. Anything else you think you want to add and people who haven’t heard about you before, should know?

Eh, we’re alright I suppose.

Check out THE MALEDICT official sites:

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