Promotion Slot: Gutwrench, Death/Doom Metal

Gutwrench is… Like returning to ’88 – ’89 making Death Metal, the way that was conceived, the same for the recording and production, Gutwrench is a portal to the past: ’88 – ’89, to be more precise. Gutwrench is not pretentious, does not try to make an impression to anybody with virtuosity rudeness, no… Gutwrench is not retro! since proudly we lived and witnessed the birth and development of Death Metal, Gutwrench simply is… nostalgia of a better time gone in the underground, more honest than the present, full of pose and false attitudes.

The domain of the undead looms over the ungodly north of Mexico…
and its name is GUTWRENCH, evoking ghastly and putrid sounds like those that was hurled by the old corpses exhumed from their timeless graves.

As a trio the band recorded the debut demo “DOMAIN OF PURE PUTRESCENCE” in 2011 with the original lineup: CADAVEROUS, MORTUORIA & CORPUUS MORTUS.
In feb 2012, MORTUORIA left the band for good, then the band became a 4 piece lineup with the addition of Carlos Amaya A.K.A. WALKING CORPSE (Bass) and Tomas Pecina A.K.A. DEFLESHED (Drums).
Gutwrench’s debut full length album “MAUSOLEUM …TO DWELL & ROT IN”out now on RAZORBACK RECORDS.



Promotion Slot: Malignant Monster, Thrash/Death Metal

Malignant Monster represents man harbouring, and outwardly expressing, the deepest levels of human ugliness and perversion.

An unstoppable, calculated and malicious fiend. An invisible epicentre of evil, sending shockwaves throughout and beyond his community. A jackal, a vulture, a snake, a wolf in sheep’s clothing. A face in the crowd: a neighbor  acquaintance, associate, somebody’s brother, somebody’s son. Hiding in plain sight. Draining the world of its colour.


Cain Cressall – Vocals
Jarrod Curley – Guitar
Lynton Cessford – Guitar
Dave Sandstrom – Bass
Louis Rando – Drums

Promotion Slot: Manic Depression, Thrash Metal

In November 1997 the guitar-tech. of famous legendary Russian band “Korroziya Metalla” Max Laiko known as “Max with Bolt” became the guitarist of “Koroziya Metalla” replacing the guitarist Konstantin Lepatov. Also Max Laiko became a vocalist of “Korrozia Metalla” wihle the lead-guitarist and vocalist Boroff leaved the band. So Max had to give up his main project “Empire Rising”, but the desire to

play 100% thrash metal was so significant that in 1999 at the same time Max took a part as a bassist and vocalist of unkown thrash metal project. In spring 2000 the project recorded demo “Who Deals The Pain” and took a name of “Manic Depression”, then Max invited to Manic Depression Il’ya Zudilov and became a guitarist and a singer of this band.

In April 2001 the demo ‘Who Deals The Pain’ was being released in compact cassets by indi-label “Hobgoblin records”.

In February 2002 Manic Depression won the competition from the ‘Play’ magazine for the beginning bands due to the sound being much heavier than that of rivals, and its ‘Words of Hate’ title song was released on the official magazine’s CD – “Play – Russkaya Sborka” (Play – Russian Release).

In spring 2003 the band decided to re-recorded demo for the first official album and started the recording; drum-set was recorded at the Chernyi Obelisk Studio (Black Obelisk) and the rest of music – at the own band’s studio – PowerSkya Studios. The final mastering in the middle of summer was done at VMH Studio and the band signs contract with Metalagen / Soyuz.

In October 26 Manic Depression officially presented its first СD “Who Deals The Pain”, which was very well met by the public and critics. At that moment there emerged a conflict as a result of which the band had to part ways with its drummer Vasilij Kazurov. After 4 months of search, he was replaced by Alexandr Vetkhov (Orgiya Pravednikov (Saint Men Orgy) band) and Manic Depression immediately started to work at the next album.

In spring 2005-winter 2006 the band recorded the second album. In February 2006 the Mystic Empire label released the second album – Planned Spiritual Decay – with the sound and quality quite at the level of well-known foreign bands. This album got positive responses from the leading rock and metal magazines worldwide. The official release day coincided with the concert of Destruction in Moscow, where Manic Depression performed as a supporting band. The official presentation took place on March 12 in Relax club with the support of such bands as Moray Eel, Devilish Distance, Everlost, Inexist. At the present moment the band is busy touring and writing the new songs.

In autumn 2006 – spring 2007 the band recorded mini-album “You’ll Be With Us Again” which instantly gave Manic Depression the title of the best thrash metal band of post-Soviet Union territory. This EP contains three brand new kicking ass tracks, Twisted Sister’s cover “Come Out And Play” and a new version of the song “As We Rising Inferno” (LP Planned Spiritual Decay) with Russian lyrics and with participation of the guest singer Shura Bi-II (former of pop-rock band Bi-II).

Summer 2008 – victory in the colossal Russian festival-contest “Get Started” and official recogniction as the best Russian metal band.

In summer 2009 ten new tracks were recorded for a new album with a working name “Impending Collapse”. The album is going to be realesed in September 2009.

So, see you on tour and thrash till death!

Promotion Slot: Cauldron, Traditional Heavy Metal

Cauldron started summer 2006 when Goat Horn stopped. They play traditional heavy metal.

Sounds Like:

“like the very best NWOBHM songs ever” -Martin Popoff, BW&BK

“the clout of early Maiden with the snarl of early Metallica to neck-snapping perfection” -Alastair Riddell, KERRANG

“These guys sound like the best NWOBHM band you can think of with added muscle. The songs are packed with Priestly riffs and Maiden’s pace with a Metallic weight” -METAL HAMMER

“Cauldron embodies everything that was great about the early 80’s and add in the best bits of Megadeth”-KERRANG

“Worse than Bon Jovi” -BON GIOVI!/cauldronmetal

Promotion Slot: Psycroptic, Technical Death Metal

Hailing from the remote island of Tasmania, Psycroptic have progressively carved a niche of their own within today’s overcrowded Metal scene. Staying clear of trends, the band incorporate many elements of music – extreme and otherwise – to capture a sound that is uniquely their own. Not to be pigeonholed, Psycroptic stand apart from the horde and add a fresh element in the extreme metal realm with their precise blend of brutality, intensity and groove.

Psycroptic’s latest album ‘The Inherited Repression’ (released in Feb 2012) has been hailed by fans and the media as one of the most original and ‘fresh’ release within the metal realm in years:

“In summary, I feel all I really need to say is that I haven’t stopped listening to this album since I got it and it kicks more ass with each and every listen.” The Daily Rotation 9.4/10

“Whether you’re a life-long fan of extreme metal, or completely uninitiated to the genre, you need to hear this record.” 4.5/5

Promotion Slot: Soulstorm, Death Metal

Formed in May 1991. Release “Control” demo Dec.91. Release debut cd “Darkness Visible” Nov.92. Release “From Euphoria to Paranoia” in Sept.94. Release “Moments of Weakness” Split 7″ in Jan.95 (Limited to 1000 copies).

Release “A New Level Of Surrender” 7″ in June 96 (Limited to 300 copies). Release “Under The Killing Sun” EP June. 98 (Limited to 1000 copies).

Opened for/toured with: U.S.S.A., Entombed, Grave, KMFDM, Sacrifice, Massacre, Thought Industry, Monster Voodoo Machine, Malhavoc, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation, Cancer, Deadhorse, Wetwork, Morgue, Mundane, Skrew

Promotion Slot:Sacred Mother Tongue, Melodic Death Metal/Metalcore

Sacred Mother Tongue have established themselves as one of the most respected British breakthrough artists in their genre.

They have consistently delivered their own potent Rock/Metal crossover mix, never failing to impress a crowd, whether playing on the huge festival stages of the likes of Download and Sonisphere to the well trodden UK and European circuit.

Since the debut single ‘Two Thousand Eight Hundred’ heralded their arrival on the scene and went on to reach number 4 in the Rock chart they have never looked back.

The album ‘The Ruin of Man’ swiftly followed and received widespread critical acclaim:
“This is quite simply huge. A massive battle cry and wake up call to the current Metal scene” [One Metal]
“Technical genius, soaring choruses, mammoth riffing. One of Britain’s most promising Metal acts” [Big Cheese]
“A wondrous mix of Killswitch Engage’s Metalcore edge, System Of A Down’s melodic genius & some stunning melodic invention throughout – the urgency, the riffs, the breakdowns, perfect from start to finish-check these guys out NOW!” [Subba Culture] ..

The comparisons drawn put Sacred Mother Tongue on the map, compounding Metal Hammer’s unequivocal statement: “The most convincing young British Metal band to emerge in a long time” ..

2012 sees the band enter a new phase kicking off with a headline tour of China plus festival appearances and then on to UK shows in support of their hotly anticipated second album produced by Scott Atkins and released Worldwide by EMI.

This new release will come in two parts the first of which is titled ‘A Light Shines’ and perfectly showcases the world class talent within the band with particular mention going to uber-shredder Andy James who is now widely regarded as one of the very best Metal players on the planet.

As quoted from industry publication Music Week – “This band have massive globe-bothering potential” – this year they will fulfil that potential.