Kartikeya are a band based in Moscow, Russia. They play a mix of ethnic-influenced extreme metal and "djenty" progressive metal with lyrical themes centered around Hindu concepts and mythology. They are currently working on their third full length release, "Samudra", with an expected release in 2016.
Having met each other through the Chicago-area music scene, the members of Rooks formed in 2009. Ever since then, they have been quickly making a name for themselves among metal fans with their unique sound. They have risen above the typical “metal band” stereotypes by bringing a new genre to the table through the use of abstract time signatures. Rooks creatively fuses rhythmic metal and hardcore in order to create a sound that provides an intense experience for listeners. The music is easy to listen to, yet somewhat difficult to grasp.
SVRL is a new band on the Danish metal scene, originating from Aalborg, Denmark. The band is rooted in riff based metal and works with a technical approach towards composition, while the vocal style could be described as “primal screams”.
The band name SVRL, pronounced ‘several’, reflected the creative process in the beginning of the band, but later came to mean the starting point where the ideas, music and sound stem from. SVRL’s first release ‘SUPERIOR EP’, out July 2015, displays an original mix of oldschool meeting new ideas.