In 2006, Novembers Doom once again entered the studio to record the follow up to 2005's "The Pale Haunt Departure." The philosophy was simple... If it isn't broken, don't fix it. Sessions for "The Novella Reservoir" began with Chris Djuricic once again engineering and co-producing, also taking up the recording of the Bass guitar. Mixed by the highly respected Dan Swano, and mastered again by legendary James Murphy, "The Novella Reservoir" was completed, becoming the bands greatest audible onslaught yet. Taking their musical direction to the next logical step in their evolution, Novembers Doom has broken free from their past genre labels, to create a modern dark metal CD influenced heavily by their Chicago 90's death metal roots. "The Novella Reservoir" is easily the bands most aggressive CD to date, and will, without a doubt concrete them as one of the top bands of their genre.
Lord Mantis features members of Seventh Rule labelmates Indian and avant black metallers Avichi, as well as an ex-member of Nachtmystium. The 'Mantis wields a "bludgeoning sound" with "an extra layer of darkness," in the words of the UK's Rock Sound -- a sonic descent into hell, akin to Neurosis, Zeni Geva, and even Immolation.
The words “I Decline” represent a middle finger to the mediocrity in the world of modern music. Fueled by the attitude of Punk / Stoner Rock and the precision of Heavy Metal, I Decline draws influence from legends like Iron Maiden, Misfits, Trouble, Kyuss, Fugazi, and Black Sabbath. Over the last twelve years, this native Southside Chicago five-piece has independently released two full-lengths with their highly anticipated third release due in 2011. This forthcoming album, “Time To Shine,” is a bombastic onslaught of “fist in the air” anthems for a blue-collar society, stricken with desolation and searching for new hope.
EARTHEN is a Chicago based metal band which seeks to provide a range of listeners with quality music inspired by life experiences and the voice of nature which resonates within us all...
Zombie Metal from New Jersey... The Mayans might be right.