OMNIUM GATHERUM (FI)
From the northern regions of the globe, from Finland, comes Omnium Gatherum a melodic death group of crazy six known for its fierce live shows and the fresh ingenious sound. Brutal, aggressive, highly melodic and catchy but still maintaining the sophisticated originality the band is known for!
Omnium Gatherum is pushing their music ever forward to challenge the marking trend and still respect the heritage of the genre – to mix something new into the maintaining feeling of quality melodic death metal. The thing about Omnium Gatherum is that whilst making albums and touring around the world the guys have kept the pack together and keep on delivering outstanding live performances to audiences around the world. OG is its members and more there is a real feeling of a family and unity within the group that is why the band is so alive. This is truly like a natural phenomenon which keeps on growing.
The just released new album ‘Grey Heavens’ has blown both fans and critics away. Charted to 2nd position in national album chart of their home country Finland, awarded ‘album of the month’ for example in Metal Hammer and in many other medias and getting maximum rates in reviews around the world, means the album is getting more and more known throughout the metal scene.
Skálmöld was founded in August 2009 and has since then become the biggest metal act in Iceland. The band’s Debut album, “Baldur” was released late 2010 and was immediately a huge success, both with the metal scene and the more mainstream crowd. Skálmöld then released the album via Napalm Records in 2011 and has made quite an impact on the international metal scene since then. After more than a year of touring and promoting Baldur, Skálmöld headed back to the studio to record their second album entitled “Börn Loka” (Loki’s Children). It was released in late 2012 and followed by extensive touring throughout 2013.
Skálmöld plays music that could be described as Battle Metal, a potion of Epic Viking Metal, old school Death and Thrash Metal, entwined with the Icelandic heritage. The lyrics are all written under the strict rules of the ancient Icelandic poetry and influenced by the heathen roots of the Nordic nation. The outcome is a powerful mixture of Heavy Metal and Heroic Sagas, erupting from the boiling core of the frozen Island. The band puts on a killer show, rock tight and energetic, so be sure don’t to miss out on Skálmöld.
The Finnish metal phenomenon Stam1na have achieved almost everything a rock band can achieve in Finland. Each of their six albums have sold Gold (one Platinum) and the band has played hundreds of mostly sold out shows all over the country. They have won four Emma awards (i.e. Finnish Grammy) and are now preparing for more with their upcoming seventh album.
Stam1na’s self-titled debut album catapulted Stam1na straight to the top of the Finnish metal scene right after its release. Stam1na toured around Finland and conquered more and more audience. In the yearly polls Finnish rock and metal audience were touchingly unanimous on Stam1na’s greatness; Stam1na was voted as The Newcomer Of The Year in all relevant medias. Their second album, “Uudet Kymmenen Käskyä”, went straight to the 3rd place in the Official Finnish Chart, and has now sold gold, almost 20 000 copies. “Uudet Kymmenen Käskyä” won the Emma Award in Metal Album of the Year category.