Raised through magic and mysticism in late 2001 by guitarist/vocalist Mors Al Ra while soon becoming famous for delivering some of the most dark yet epic Death Metal ever. With their first full length album released in 2007 named Triune Impurity Rites, the band gained a worldwide following without leaving behind the atmosphere of the demos – two of which had legendary status already.
Ascension, the creators of one of the modern black metal classics, the album Consolamentum (2010), returned in 2017 with the third album Under Ether. Its content confirms the position of Ascension as an orthodox black metal band, but at the same time a far-sighted one, that only wants to continue delivering even more quality material and wants to go beyond creative boundaries, including those of the genre. Analogue sound, rich compositions and strong self-awareness ensured good reception by fans and critics.
Already thanks to the self-titled EP from 2011, the Bavarian crew Venenum came as one of the most promising young representatives of Death Metal on the Old Continent. After its premiere, there were six years of silence, after which Venenum returned with the excellent debut of Trance of Death. The compositional momentum, contagious atmosphere, psychedelic charm made the album one of the most interesting publications of the Metal of Death of recent years.