Tommy Rogers - Vocals/Keys
Paul Waggoner - Guitar
Dan Briggs - Bass
Dusty Waring - Guitar
Blake Richardson - Drums
Close your eyes, hold your breath, and venture into Alaska and beyond with Between The Buried And Me...
Call them what you want, but as problematic to categorize as they are, Between The Buried And Me can best be described as an emotion-evoking rollercoaster, a cyclone of sonic splendor, a group of exceptionally innovative Artists.
Call it death metal, power metal, hardcore, poignant rock, call it what you will, Between The Buried And Me's follow-up to The Silent Circus, entitled Alaska, utters sheer brilliance from start to finish. 2003 saw the release of their Victory debut, The Silent Circus, and now their legions of staunchly loyal fans are on the edge of their seats waiting for their follow-up album. Does it measure up to The Silent Circus? Yes, it does. Between The Buried And Me have invited their listeners to journey with them into uncharted territory and unbroken ground with the release of their provocative new album, Alaska. [
Gory Blister is an Italian band set to follow in the footsteps of latter-day Death, delivering hyperactive, high-precision technical death metal. The band has been around since 1990 (drummer Joe being the only member remaining from the initial lineup), recording demos sporadically in the early 90's before finally getting together to release their first EP Cognitive Sinergy, followed three years later with their proper full-length debut Art Bleeds. They are one of the better bands playing this style, and are quite recommended to technical death metal fans.
Spoilt by Greed Demo, 1991
Hanging down the Sounds Demo 1993
Cognitive Sinergy 1997
Art Bleeds 1999
Corpus Mortale was founded in early 1993 by Nicholas Maschøln(drums) and Søren Jensen(guitar). After some line-up changes Martin Rosendahl(vocals & bass) joined in Spring 1994. At the time the band was kind of a hobby band, nevertheless, a demo-tape was recorded in May 1995. The tape received positive reactions in the underground press, and the band went on with more serious intentions! After playing a couple of shows, the band recruited a fourth member. Morten Jensen joined the band early in 1996. Only three months later the band went to the studio, to record their second demo, the mcd "Integration". This time the band got even better recognition, and the full pressing of 800 copies was sold out in 7 months.
The following years (1997-1999) was spent playing shows both in Denmark and Germany, and composing new material. Søren and Morten grew tired of Corpus Mortale, and after the crashed album attempt "Spiritism", they decided to leave! While searching for replacements, Martin and Nicholas continued to write new songs, and when Brian Eriksen (guitar & vocals) and Jens Lee (guitar) joined in September, it didn´t take long before the band was ready for the recording of their final official demo. The mcd "Succumb To The Superior" was recorded and released, and once again the critics were overwhelming! Loads of good reviews, interviews and a couple of (unfortunately bad!?!) contract offers.
In the summer of 2001 Jens Lee left the band due to lack of time and dedication. Just a few months later Roar Christoffersen (guitar) joins in and in December the label-only "Sombre And Vile"mcd, was conceived! Once more, only bad contract offers occurred!
In the summer of 2003 Brian was no longer into playing metal no more, he left a few months later. The year of 2003 was spent shopping the album "With Lewd Demeanor"! A couple of quite interesting offers slipped right through, but in the end... in October 2003 the bands signed a contract with Dutch label Neurotic Records ! The album was released on 23rd of November, just 10 days after the band had returned from a 12 date European tour.
Fun-loving thrashers from Germany, Tankard is one of those bands that keep going and going, keeping pretty much the same style album after album. Self-proclaimed "Kings Of Beer", the band has pretty much made a career singing about beer and partying -- one can't help but admire a band with songs such as "Beermuda", "Puke", "Space Beer", "Shit-Faced", "Alcohol", and countless others meant not to be taken too seriously. The music itself is frenetic and catchy 80's thrash, again without much change even as the band enters the new millennium. Tankard aren't about to change the world, but they are good at what they do, and more power to them for sticking around as long as they have