Forceps (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
FORCEPS is a 4 piece Death metal band based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, born in 2006.
During these 10 years the band made several shows in Brazil and released two DEMOS and one EP. Despite some times of inactivity due to changes in the lineup, the band kept its presence in the minds of local and international fans because of its identity and originality.
Musically influenced by elements of various Death Metal sub-genres such as Brutal Death Metal, Grindcore and Technical Death Metal, bringing in their lyrics a catastrophic vision of the future in a world ravaged by human action. A voracious critique of humanity’s relation to itself and with the planet in today’s world. It is a narrative desperate about the decay of the planet and the horrendous methods and consequences of post-human efforts to prevent extinction.
The first demo was released in 2007, followed by a three-track demo entitled “CORPOREALITY” in 2010, both had a good response from the public and in 2012 the band signed with the North American label Ossuary Industries and released the EP entitled ” HUMANICIDE “,
Since then FORCEPS stood out in shows across Brazil, playing alongside internationally renowned bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Hatebreed, Brujeria, Otargos (FRA) and Symbiosis (PT) and Brazilian renowned bands Krisiun, Torture Squad and Claustrophobia.
The band returned in 2016 with a new lineup after completing the recording and production of their first full-length album. Now with the experienced musicians, Bruno Tavares (guitar) and Thiago Barbosa (bass) joining forces with long-lasting members Doug Murdoch (vocals) and Emmanuel Ivan (drums), the band is re-energized and ready to release their new album containing ten tracks “MASTERING EXTINCTION”, in addition to making its first international tour in 2017.
The initial idea for the punishing old school death metal assault that would become Bloodstrike was first conceived by guitarist Jeff Alexis (ex-Silencer) and vocalist Holly Wedel (ex-Nexhymn) in 2013. They recruited Joe Piker (ex-Dripfed) on guitar, Ryan Alexander Bloom (ex-Havok) on drums to round out the band and began developing a collection of massive riffs and crushing arrangements. Bloodstrike’s veteran lineup exploded onto the Denver metal scene in June of 2014 with their three-track Necrobirth demo. The demo gained instant popularity with the death metal underground and drew comparisons to bands like Bolt Thrower and Entombed for both its ear-catching simplicity and blood-curdling heaviness. Impressed by the success of the demo and the work ethic of the band members, Redefining Darkness Records signed Bloodstrike to its roster in September of 2015 and quickly released their debut album In Death We Rot. After a successful round of touring and writing in 2016, the band went back into the studio in the spring of 2017 to record their second full-length album, Execution of Violence.
Sculpting Atrocity (Houston, TX)
Sculpting Atrocity is a Technical/Brutal Death Metal band from Houston TX formed in July 2009. The band concentrates on writing the most brutal and technically challenging music they can. Lyric ideas focus mainly on Hatred, Occultism, Mythology, and Gore. Starting out as a three piece with just Cory, Tom, and Aleq, they wrote and recorded “Contempt Beyond Comprehension” the first Sculpting Atrocity song. Tom decided to leave the band due to musical differences in October 2009. In November they added Dar as the additional guitar player. In early March the band added Brian to the lineup on Bass. The band then recorded the debut album “Ambiguous Deity Obscurus” and the album was self-released in December, 2010.
Putrid Womb (Houston, TX)
4-piece slamming brutal death metal from Livingston, Texas. They released two demo tracks as digital downloads on Bandcamp in early 2016, before spending much of the year building a dedicated fanbase playing shows in the Houston circuit, as well as networking and writing music. Debut full-length album is due for release in 2017 under their label, Rotten Music. For fans of Devourment, Kraanium, Six Feet Under, Dragging Entrails, Obituary, Devour the Unborn, Mortician.