Haunted Shores is a Washington DC-based studio project consisting of Mark Holcomb and Misha Mansoor (Periphery). The two collaborate and write the entirety of the project's music while enlisting a multitude of their favorite singers to round out the compositions. Vocal contributors thus far include Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane), Dan Tompkins (TesseracT), Casey Sabol (ex-Periphery), Mike Semesky (Vestascension) and Greg Pope (Monuments). The duo released a split EP in April of 2010 and aim to have their full-length debut completed by summer of 2011.
Starting out as a simple bedroom studio project, guitarist Keshav Dhar has seen SKYHARBOR quickly evolve into one of India’s hottest metal prospects, with huge admiration coming in from some of the biggest names in metal worldwide.
An astonishing amount of buzz also surrounded the band's first ever performance at the Bacardi NH7 Festival in Pune, India earlier this month, where they played to over 1,000 people and were one of the weekend’s highlights.
Rhythmic, Groove, Technical, Brutal, Captivating, Face Melting are all adjectives that do not even come close to touching the tip of the iceberg when it comes to describing the sound, image and movement exploding right now out of Southern California. The source of this decibel shattering, mind-numbing, captivating phenomenon? Los Angeles metal outfit, VOLUMES.
Armed with progressive anthems and songs propelled by a sense of utter urgency, Forevermore, who are newly signed to Solid State Records, are on a focused, metallic mission.
The individual members of Forevermore may be familiar to fans of Christian metal. Vocalist Kramer Lowe did time in Onward to Olympas, while guitarists Alex Smith and Jared Storm were members of The Onset prior to Forevermore. Bassist Michael Taylor played guitar in Wings of Martyr. While the members cut their teeth in other projects, Forevermore has proven to be the outlet for which they were destined.
Xerath represent the cutting edge of British heavy metal. Combining monumental orchestral arrangements with bone shattering riffs on an epic scale, this outfit delivers the most forward thinking brand of progressive metal music.
Since 2007 Xerath have evolved from experiments combining orchestral compositions and extreme metal to a fully-fledged recording and touring line up with their first album “Xerath I” receiving critical acclaim across the board. Xerath ‘I’ was unanimously received by European press as a technical revolution in experimental heavy metal.