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METAL GATES FESTIVAL it's a new journey for Final Step Productions, one that tries to live long and bring a fresh breath to the Romanian metal scene.

The LINE-UP so far:

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PRIMORDIAL

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Primordial is the first headliner at the first edition of Metal Gates Festival.
The beloved Irish guys come back to Romania, where they will bring a special show of over 90 minutes.
An extreme pagan metal band based out of Skerries, County Dublin, Ireland, Primordial were founded in 1987, primarily as a cover band, peppering their sets with the occasional original tune as their confidence grew. Singers came and went -- they eventually settled on powerhouse frontman A.A. Nemtheanga -- and the band settled into a groove in the early '90s, recording their first demo, Dark Romanticism, in 1993 for around 50 pounds. The EP sold over a thousand copies and Primordial found themselves heralded as frontrunners in the burgeoning second-wave black metal movement. Employing a lethal mix of doom and death, along with some elements of traditional Irish folk music, the band issued its debut album, Imrama, via Cacophonous Records in 1995. Subsequent LPs A Journey's End (1998), Spirit the Earth Aflame (2001), Storm Before Calm (2002), and The Gathering Wilderness (2005) brought the band's Celtic leanings closer to the forefront. Arriving in 2007, The Nameless Dead saw Primordial using all analog equipment and focusing on first and second takes, resulting in their rawest and most spontaneous-sounding effort to date. The somber Redemption at the Puritan's Hand dropped in 2011, followed by the critically lauded Where Greater Men Have Fallen in 2014 and the concert album Gods to the Godless in 2016.

SATURNUS

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Saturnus is the second headliner of Metal Gates Festival.
They are coming back to Romania after an amazing show at Artmania Festival in 2015, followed by two club shows in Bucharest and Cluj-Napoca.
In 1991 lead-vocalist Thomas A.G. Jensen started looking for people to start a death-metal band. He hooked up with bass-player Brian Hansen who was also looking for people into the same act.
In 1996 the band was signed to Euphonious Records (a division of Voices of Wonder), and in January 1997 Paradise Belongs to You was released.
On the 29th of June 1997 the band played in front of 3000 fans at the Roskilde Festival. The show climaxed with the songs Christ Goodbye/The rise of Nakkiel played together with an 8 piece choir conducted by Morten Skrubbeltrang.
The Roskilde show was recorded by Norwegian Radio (NRK) and was broadcasted in Scandinavian Radio during spring 1998 and lastly Christ Goodbye/The rise of Nakkiel was featured on the mini-cd For The Loveless Lonely Nights (1998).
The work on Martyre had actually already begun at the time Paradise Belongs To You was finished and in the beginning of 1999 Saturnus began looking for a studio and a producer. Enter Flemming Rasmussen and The Sweet Silence Studios. Flemming Rasmussen is of course the guy who produced the now classic Metallica albums Ride the Lightning, Master of Puppets and ...And Justice for All.
The album was recorded during April/May 1999, but due to tons of weird happenings the album release date was constantly postponed and it finally saw the light of day on January 10th 2000.
In August 2006 Firebox Records, (FIN) signed Saturnus on their roster. The band and label negotiated a contract for two albums; the much-awaited third full-length Saturnus studio album was recorded late 2005 and ‘Veronika Decides to Die’ was released in 2006.
In April/May 2008 the band embarked on their first extensive European tour with Chileans Mar de Grises and Thurisaz from Belgium.
In 2011 Saturnus began to tour more and this took them to Moldovia, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Italy, Netherlands, Armenia and Georgia where they became the first international metal band who performed there. After a 4 song demo was recorded to find a new record deal, Saturnus signed with Cyclone Empire in 2012 for 2 albums.
The first album together with Cyclone Empire, Saturn In Ascension, was recorded at Winding Road Studio with producer Flemming Rasmussen once again and the album was released on the 30th of November 2012.

SWALLOW THE SUN

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The final headliner spot will be occupied by one of the most emotional bands today, Swallow the Sun. The Finnish band is returning to Romania after 7 years, with two new albums since.
When Juha Raivio and Pasi Pasanen formed Swallow the Sun in the quaint city of Jyväskylä before the turn of the millenium, the duo’s ambition was no wider than writing a few tunes in the vein of their heroes, My Dying Bride. Between 2000 and 2003, Swallow the Sun honed their doom-inspired songwriting skills and welcomed, with dark menace, gradations of death, black, and funeral doom—a Finnish pastime, actually—to round out the sonic scope. Like their chief influence, by the time the ultra-limited demo Out of This Gloomy Light hit label desks in 2003, Swallow the Sun defied easy categorization.
Clearly, Swallow the Sun was, in sound and sight, unequivocally from the darkest of hearts. After signing to small Finnish independent Firebox Records, Swallow the Sun rapidly became an underground sensation. The group’s debut album, The Morning Never Came, was a haunting reminder doom-death had legs after the Peaceville Three (Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Anathema) had largely moved on. Fans, sensing greatness in Swallow the Sun, couldn’t get enough of the epic opener Through Her Silvery Body, the insanely dark Out of This Gloomy Light, and the Lovecraftian closing title track. By winter 2003, The Morning Never Came earned Top 10 placement in lists all over metaldom, while long-standing publications like Kerrang! honored the debut as one of doom metal’s finest moments to date.
From The Morning Never Came through 2012’s universally lauded Emerald Forest and the Blackbird, Swallow the Sun’s ascendancy has been like no other. The group’s sophomore album, Ghosts of Loss, placed within the Top 10 in Finland’s Top 40 chart, sandwiched with woe between System of a Down and Gwen Stefani. The same year, Swallow the Sun was nominated by the Finnish Metal Awards for best cover art and best band. Chart success continued unabated. With Hope—the group’s first for Spinefarm Records—Swallow the Sun burned up the Finnish charts, landing in the Top 3. But that wasn’t enough. When the Plague of Butterflies EP landed in September 2008, the 35-minute epic splashed at Number 1, cementing the group as serious contenders to Nightwish, Children of Bodom, and Amorphis. Follow-up full-length, New Moon, also placed easily in the Top 10 when it marched glumly into stores in 2009. Some three years later, Emerald Forest and the Blackbird also hit the upper echelons of chartdom, morosely peaking at Number 2. There was no stopping golden hand of Swallow the Sun’s doom. Even in the U.S., where the group has had marginal label support, they completed successful tours with Soilwork, Katatonia, Insomnium, and Kreator.
Swallow the Sun might not be labeled as risk takers, but they are. First of all, doom-death isn’t exactly a lucrative genre. Even My Dying Bride had to re-prioritize the band years ago to make ends meet. Second of all, Swallow the Sun touring the world—particularly the U.S., where costs are exorbitant—with limited label backing is no mean feat either. Third of all and perhaps most significant, Swallow the Sun have announced the follow-up to Emerald Forest and the Blackbird as a triple full-length titled, Songs from the North I, II & III. The group’s sixth full-length isn’t a compilation, an anthology, a live overview, or a boxed set. Songs from the North I, II & III is a legitimate triple album. With it, they join The Smashing Pumpkins, George Harrison, Tom Waits, among few others as artists willing to risk it all with a single release spanning three long-players. Whatever game Swallow the Sun are playing with their music and personal sanity, it’s paying off.
Make no mistake, Songs from the North I, II & III features a complete Swallow the Sun experience. One album continues in the vein of Emerald Forest and the Blackbird and the albums before it. Meaning, it’ll be jaw-dropping, first-rate doom-death. Another album is an acoustic foray representing the group’s ability to unplug and enchant in the darkness. The final part of Songs from the North I, II & III is the most extreme, a complete ride into Swallow the Sun’s most horrific abyss. In the same vein as countrymen Thergothon, Unholy, and Skepticism, the third part is finely-crafted, conscience-crushing funeral doom.
Songs from the North I, II & III is Swallow the Sun’s first for new label Century Media. Chuffed as Finland is cold in the winter, the Finns’ move from Spinefarm to Century Media was smart. In their new label, they’ll have a team dedicated to making sure Swallow the Sun’s black-hearted music is heard far and wide. Mostly written by Raivio following the Emerald Forest and the Blackbird tour cycle, Songs from the North I, II & III is an album that has taken time to perfect. Actually, that’s not entirely true.
Indeed, Swallow the Sun’s chains have broken. Even a drummer switch from Kai Hahto to newcomer Juuso Raatikainen won’t impede on the Finns’ venture. Whereas other doom-death metallers have made waves with violins, female vocals, and orchestras, Swallow the Sun are making their mark indelible with Songs from the North I, II & III.
In a world crass, judgmental, and myopic, Songs from the North I, II & III will expand minds, release souls, and cleanse hearts. Let’s fall into the all-encompassing dark of Swallow the Sun together.

THE FORESHADOWING

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After a great show at Artmania Festival in 2016, the Italians return to Romania, this time in Bucharest to amaze their fans once again with their dramatic sound.
The Foreshadowing – Gothic Doom Metal – Italy

(EchO)

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(EchO) will conquer the Romanian public with their atmospheric doom metal.
The name (EchO) comes from the oreads nymph eco of greek mythology, famous for being in love with Narcissus, and the parentheses indicate the sound wave that propagates.

RIUL DOAMNEI

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They are also not new on the Romanian lands, having played several times in Romania, including an appearance in 2013 at November to Dismember and in 2014 at Artmania Festival.
Riul Doamnei – Extreme Symphonic Metal – Italy

MORDRAKE

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The british dark melodic metal band, Mordrake, formed in Bristol in 2012 by Jamie Drake and Chris Mor. Jake Squire(Sparrow) was added to the line up on Drums with Art Banymandhub on bass (who was later replaced by Jake Kiley). Influenced by bands such as Children of Bodom, Dimmu Borgir, Pantera, and Wintersun, they have sculpted a sound that incorporates elements of Black, Death, Groove and Doom Metal.
After Multiple shows, most notably: supporting Beholder at The Croft, Bristol (03/05/13), Bloodstock Bristol Metal to the Masses final at the Exchange (18/8/13), and Supporting Cambion at the Exeter Cavern (27/01/14), bass player Jake Kiley was forced to leave the band due to illness and after a short search, Patrick Sanders (Patch) was drafted into the band, and the line-up was complete for a support slot with Otargos at the Exchange, Bristol (24/02/14). Most recently Patch has had to step down as full time member of Mordrake, and they welcomed Gordric in his place on Bass.
Mordrakes first Mini Album Unhallowed Chambers was released in May 2014, along with more UK shows and a mini tour of the Czech Republic and Poland in June 2015. Main support for US band Incite and shows supporting One Machine and Evil Scarecrow.

WHEN NOTHING REMAINS

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When Nothing Remains were supposed to play in Romania last year, but because of some medical problems, they had to cancel the show, but as promised, they are going to blast us this year.
The Swedish masters of atmospheric doom death metal, When Nothing Remains 2016 contain members from bands like Nox Aurea, Draconian, Doom: VS, The Cold Existence, Rimfrost, Grá etc. The band stands for melodic compositions decorated with catchy guitar solos and atmospheric keybords, with a harmonious blend of clean vocals and growl. Conceptually, the artwork of the latest CD In Memoriam completes the story told in the previous two albums, The tragic story of love, life and death, begun in anno 1800.
The Idea of When Nothing Remains was born in late 2010 when Jan Sallander from Nox Aurea, The Cold Existence and Peter Laustsen from Draconian, Nox Aurea, Rimfrost wanted to create something very dark and emotional. In the beginning of 2011 Jonas Toxen was added as a session for the drum duties and Johan Ericson Draconian, Doom: VS to handle the clean vocals, mixing and mastering.
First album As All Torn Asunder was released March 2012 on Russian label Solitude Production.
2013:
The band was working on their second album Thy Dark Serenity sheduled to be released in February/March on Solitude Prod. The band asked their friend Jerry Torstensson From Draconian to handle the drums for the recording of the album.
2016:
The third and the highly acclaimed album In Memoriam was also released under Solitude prod. The band added two new studio/session musicians to help out with the drums and bass. Evgeny Semenov from Solitude Productions and Val Atra Niteris from German funeral doom band Frowning.
A lot of things has happend. Dimitri Jungi an old friend of Peter and Jan crossed their way and with a very dedicated heart and extrem skills he became a fulltime member behind the drums and with this three the band become a solid core. The latest album got really good recognition and the wheel started to spin. And as today the band has signed with a new record label and teamed up and started to work very close with Bleeding nose Records (Germany), Artist coalition group (booking agency, Europe,World wide), Bash artist development (management) Distilled Entertainment (booking, management USA).

LUNARSEA

 

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2003 is the year of the first demo titled Evolution Plan.txt and a year later, in 2004 the second self produced demo Bio Ashes Halo was released.
Lunarsea got in touch with Burning Star Records, a Greek label that offered them a contract for the release of their debut album. In April 2006 the band released Hydrodynamic Wave and started their live performances, getting the opportunity to play at festivals like the Italian Gods Of Metal (2007) or the Greek Metal Healing Festival in Xanthi. Lunarsea also played a couple of gigs outside Italy: in Budapest and at Burning Star Festival in Athens (Greece).
In early 2008, Lunarsea signed with the Italian label Punishment 18 Records for the release of their second album called Route Code Selector, followed by a video for Metamorphine song, directed by Federico Ferrari.
In 2013, their third album entitled Hundred Light Years was released by Punishment 18 Records. It was recorded at Outer Sound Studios and mastered by Mika Jussila at Finnvox Studios. The album received super reviews all over the globe and Lunarsea’s discography was added to Century Media on-line shop for some months.
In 2015, Lunarsea released a documentary celebrating their first 10 years of activity with interviews, live footage and more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPgEE8SzCGk
The album was completely sold-out and a second release on a digipack format has been released as well.

EUFOBIA

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After an extraordinary show supporting Christ Agony in the spring, EUFOBIA are coming back in Bucharest at Metal Gates Festival.
Eufobia is a Bulgarian underground metal band from the city of Sofia.
The name of the band is of ancient Greek origin and it literally means fear of good.
The band was founded by Niki (Guitar & Vocals) and a couple of friends Steff (Bass & Vocals) and Blago (Drums).
They invited later their friend Ivan (Guitar) to join the band and since then no band member has ever been replaced.
The first album of Eufobia, called Insemination, was released in January 2010 by the Romanian label AxaValaha Productions.
The record was produced by one of the best Bulgarian producers D.Velchev in Stain Studio.
The artwork was created by one of the most famous Eastern European graphic designers C.Chioreanu of Twilight 13 Media.
The biggest Bulgarian distributor of rock and metal music Wizard LTD took the local distribution in the country, while the north american company Sevared Records took the distribution it the U.S.A. Two videos were shot.
The video of the song Pissing Squad was directed by B.Karamfilov and the video of the song Justine by A.Stojanov.
At the beginning of the following year 2011 the boys were ready to release their second album Cup of Mud.
Once again the album was produced by D.Velchev and the artwork was done by C.Chioreanu.
For this release the band inked a deal with Wizard LTD, the Bulgarian company known for its partnership with almost every single major metal label or distributor in the world.
One of the biggest distributors of metal music, the German company Twilight Vertrieb, took the worldwide distribution of the album.
The videos of the songs Cruel Child, Frog and Violinwere made by B.Karamfilov, while those of the songsMaligna and songsMaligna by A.Stojanov.
The third album of the band, called simply Eufobia, was released in the autumn of 2016 by Wizard LTD.
The recording was done by D.Velchev, but this time the album was mixed by P.Bratanov in Pepinio Records Studio.
The artwork, the videos of the songs Hater and Liquid of Creation, as well as the whole visual concept were created by the extremely gifted Bulgarian graphic designer Val Volegna.

ANIMAE SILENTES

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ANIMAE SILENTES joins the current lineup, bringing a drop of goth in the atmosphere.
The idea of dark and melodic sounds of both Alessandro Ramon Sonato, the voice of Bad Sisters, ex-Hollow Haze, ex-Crying Steel, and of Tomas Valentini, bass player of the italian metal band Skanners, Animae Silentes takes shape in June 2015 with the guitars of Giovanni Scardoni (Chrome Steel, ex-Ground Control) and Riccardo Menini (Dirty Fingers). After a long hunting, the band calls behind the drums Cristian Bonamini (Alcstones, Romero).
In the summer of 2016 the band started to record its first full length album Suffocated. The album was recorded mixed and mastered by Oscar Burato at Atomic Stuff recording studio (Isorella, BS, Italy) and was released on the 4th of February 2017.

Terra IncΩgnita
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Led by the charismatic New York native, front-man Billy Vass, Terra IncΩgnita is a band treading waters in a multitude of metal subgenres. The band manages to blend them all together seamlessly, generating a unique and unmistakable sound, melodic, yet full of healthy aggression! With a firm base of classic melodic heavy metal at their core, their fusion of progressive, epic and atmospheric elements is reinforced and enhanced by the inclusion of dark themes throughout their compositions and lyrical subjects.
Terra IncΩgnita was born in 2010. After the self-release of their inaugural album, “Barren Land”, which was received favourably by the press - including Metal Hammer - and having aired their first official music video clip, "OUTCOME" on Mtv's Headbangers Ball, the band went through line-up changes. After supporting their album with many live shows, both locally and abroad, (Rock Harvest Fest, House of Rock, Baltimore, U.S.A.) Terra IncΩgnita had to re-invent itself. This sensitive stage, ultimately forced the band into a 2 year hiatus.

In 2015, the new and improved Terra IncΩgnita was reborn. Rising from the ashes, the band is solidly driven forward by new members, with fresh ideas, new musical journeys, and a thirst to reach the top.

The band is currently in the studio, and started pre-production and recordings for their 2nd album, titled, “Fragments of a Ruined Mind”. A concept album, with many twists and unpredictable turns. An E.P. was recorded in mid-2016, as a prelude, titled "Sign with Blood".


NOX VORAGO
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After an incredible performance at Metalhead Meeting this year, Gothenburg based Nox Vorago will be back at Metal Gates Festival in November.

Nox Vorago started in 2006 in Gothenburg, Sweden. They recorded two demos, one in 2007 and one in 2009, they were only released on the web. In those early years they performed gigs at various clubs locally and also opened for some bigger acts; such as Wolves in the throne room (CA) at club Nemis in 2010.

Their first full-length album titled “Obsidian Stonemirrors”, was recorded and mixed at Grand Recording Studio in Gothenburg 2012, and was released later that same year by the band. The album received good reviews during 2013 and also won the band a slot at Metal Towns Close Up stage in 2013. In December 2013 the band went on a european tour as support act to Six Feet Under (US) and the co-headliners Vredehammer (NO). During 2014 they’ve been working on their second full-length album and recorded one track to be released as a single. They also went on a second european tour as co-headlining act to Vredehammer.

MOURNING SUN

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The great avant-guarde doom metal band Mourning Sun, that returns in Romania all the way from Chile, after a great show last year, that also meant the debut event for Final Step Productions.
The band was formed in 2013 and started the recording of their first EP Vaho (Visions and Hidden Oracles) in 2014, released in 2015. Vaho is a Spanish word depicting the onomatopoeia of steam, breathe, or vapor when exhaled.
After a successful debut of the band in one of the best venues in Santiago, and its promotion in doom metal sites worldwide, 2015 was also the year for the creation of their second work, their first full-length production released 2016 under the Russian specialized Doom-Metal label GS Productions. This new work is called Último Exhalario. For the creation of this album, the band travelled throughout Chile to reach the southernmost point on Earth: Cape Horn, an island belonging to the Region of Magellan, almost uninhabited due to extremely hostile weather conditions. Último means last or end, whereas Exhalario is a word the band invented to depict a songbook or canvas of exhalations, as a projection of the first work after the different journeys of 2015. Último was also used because of the band’s geography. Mourning Sun song Vena Cava, contained in Vaho EP and now in Último Exhalario album was rated 13th in the ranking of the 30 best Doom Metal songs of 2015 in Doom Metal/Subgenres page.

KATARA

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The first Romanian band to be announced at Metal Gates Festival, is one of the winners of Ostring 2017, who earned a slot in Metal Gates Festival – Katara.
Katara was born in January 2014, in Arad, Romania, and the members were playing in other bands too, but were from the same city.
After more then a year of work and composing in the rehearsal studio, Katara starts to play live also.
From 2015, the band is activ in the Romanian metal scene, playing in several cities in Romania alongside well known underground bands like Krepuskul, Truda, Unknown Scar and many others.
In April 2016, Lupu is joining Katara as their drummer, replacing Leo, the original member.
The term Katara comes from the greek language, more exactly from ancient greek and it means 'curse'.
They play a Melodic Death Metal with a lot of influences from different musical genres.

DESCEND INTO DESPAIR

 

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Their roots go back to 2010 - and even a bit before, but they were only a bit more than a beer talk project - when they begun as a duo of young aspiring musicians.
Things started picking up speed (maybe not the best wording for a doom band) soon afterwards, with increasingly more ambitious yearly releases - such as Wings of Solitude (2010 demo), Vanity Devotion (2011 EP), Hierophant of the Night (2012) and, finally, their first (even longer than) full-length, Bearer of All Storms.
They take pride in keeping a steady and focused set on motifs and concepts at the center of their work; regardless of the lineup changes and - at times chaotic growth, they were always lucky to find likeminded people and develop their music around a sense of weltschmerz, a brooding and ever-looming feeling that physical reality can never fully satisfy the demands of the mind. When conflicted with the obtuseness of this world, their response became increasingly nuanced, ranging from the chronic, almost surreal scream of anguish of their earlier works to a more stoic, almost blissful in a masochistic sense, realization of the freedom one can find in embracing pain.
Synaptic Veil - the latest effort to date is also the most articulate endeavor so far. The veil here is ambiguous and double-sided: “objective” reality imposes a layer of limitations onto our mental landscape; but our inner, “subjective” reality lays a veil of concepts on top of the physical reality as a coping mechanism.
They are finally able to fully transpose these concepts into music thanks to the broadened line-up; each member bringing forth their vision and dedication. Today, they are Xander, Florentin, Cosmin, Luca, Alex, Flaviu and Dragoș. They are fiercely proud to call ourselves Descend into Despair - and equally eager to see what tomorrow has in store.

GRIMAZE

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Grimaze is a metal band from Sofia, Bulgaria. The band consists of vocalist Pavel Krumov, guitarist Melina Krumova, bassist Anton Dimitrov and drummer Nedy Miladinov.
Grimaze's sound is a mixture of several different styles. Genres that have been associated with the band are: death metal, groove metal and progressive metal.
Grimaze's lyrics reflect on a deeper self-knowledge and self-perfection.

ABIGAIL

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ABIGAIL, the leader of the Romanian doom metal, is celebrating this year 23 years of its existence. The band kept the doom/death metal flag high in Romania since 1994, leaving deep marks in the fans souls with its music.
In the 90s they launched the album Sonnets, which brought them the long desired spotlight. Next was, more notable, It is the night I fear in 2011, where you can find songs like Sweet Cruelty or It is the night I fear, which also gives the album its name.
This year, the guys will launch the album temporary named The mind replays what the heart can't erase, which brings together one of the most beautiful compositions from the last years, an album that will be more then a pleasant surprise, having as guests a few notable musicians, like Thomas AG (Saturnus) or Jón Aldará (Hamferd/BarrenEarth). Abigail promises that this album will set a new standard in the Romanian doom scene, like Sonnets did in its time.
This fall, Abigail will play alongside Saturnus and Clouds in a 3 days mini-tour, that will pass through London (UK), Mekelen (Belgium) and Rotterdam (The Netherlands / Dutch Doom Days).

OTHER EYES WISE
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OTHER EYES WISE is a London based band formed in late 2010, by Jonas and Simon. The idea behind the band was to try something a bit different to the norm, using many of the bands outside influences and using all the genres the band likes to listen to themselves. Predominantly the band sits in the Progressive metal genre but has lots of different elements they like to use from rock, to funk, to death metal and beyond.
Between 2011 – 2012 the band played shows all over London and the UK, whilst also concentrating on writing there debut album, off the back of a few videos the band put up online, they signed to Italian Record label Wormhole Death in the autumn of 2013, which released the band’s debut album Zer(0) in spring of 2014.
The following year the band released their second album Chapters once again through Wormhole Death and also in the spring, this album had more promotion and was released in Japan as well as America. Since the release of both albums the band has gone out on tour over the UK and Europe. They have played two festivals in Romania: Rock N Iasi and Metalhead Meeting.
Currently the band is still out playing shows in the UK, they are also in the middle of writing there third album, which is definitely going in a heavier and more dynamic direction.
The band plan on releasing this album in 2017 and to tour the album throughout the next two years.

VOTUM

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VOTUM is a dark progressive metal band from Poland, coming back to Bucharest after a mind-blowing performance last year at Maximum Rock Festival. They promise a very special show for the Romanian fans, so be prepared.
VOTUM combines dark and vibrant atmosphere within metal genre, bringing both force and ambience to play. They are no stranger to musical diversity with subtle cinematic frailty and modern electronica. Dealing in powerful guitars and acoustic ballads Votum creates a very specific blend of fresh and unusual approach to dark progressive rock and metal.
Votum released four critically acclaimed (all over the world) Long Plays (Average rating for all reviews - 8,5/10).
Fourth album, titled :KTONIK: is the first one with the new frontmand and second guitarist. The album was mixed by David Castillo (Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth) at Ghost Ward Studio and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios (Paradise Lost, Kreator, Leprous, Dream Theater, Enslaved, Opeth, Katatonia).
Votum is currently still in process of promoting its latest album. In October 2016, the band was co-headlining (together with Moonspell and Kamelot) at Maximum Rock Festival in Bucharest.

PSYCHOGOD
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PSYCHOGOD is a very well known name in the Romanian metal scene, reborn now with a new frontman and a fresh sound. After a comeback show in Fabrica alongside Diabolical and a small tour with the Swedish band, they will come to blast the Metal Gates stage.
PSYCHOGOD is a metal band from Romania formed in late November 2009 that combines melodic death metal with metalcore.
The band released two albums Alone (2012) and Destroy to Create - Create to Destroy (2015) and played more than 50 concerts in Romania and Europe.
It opened the stage for Rammstein, Trivium, Exodus, Dimmu Borgir, Diabolical and many others.


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