Joining the ranks at Sliptrick Records this week:
Amplified Memory (DE) Melodic Death Metal | Progressive Metal
Led By Vajra (IT) Metalcore | Progressive
Indignity (PL) Brutal Death Metal | Grind
Dreams, recurring patterns, reminiscences, desires, the question about reality or simply the longing for the vast, undiscovered universe. These are the focus of German group Amplified Memory, who have been working on their own musical conception of melodic death metal since 2008. While their debut album The Ever Spinning Wheel (2013) was almost exclusively influenced by the classic Gothenburg melodic death metal, they expanded their style gradually by using numerous elements of progressive and black metal without giving up their original strengths: dual guitar lines, powerful growls, beautiful melodies, atmospheric keyboards and elaborate riffs. Regardless of whether the songs are doom/black metal ballads, stomping mid-tempo beasts or fast death metal, Amplified Memory stand for an innovative mixture of different metal sub-genres with a focus on 90’s melodic death metal. Their new album, Vas Hermeticum, is set for release later in the year.
Led By Vajra
Led By Vajra is a female fronted Prog/Core band based in Caserta, Italy. Though their sound features a kind of new wave metal-core, Led By Vajra bring innovation moving through different genres and themes that they’re able to recreate without losing the technical wizardry the genre is famous for. “Vajra” stands for “diamond”, it is the light that shows us the way in the creation of music and lyrics. It reflects a new way of thinking about music that gives the band a unique style of creation but an enlightened mind too, that is reflected in the lyrics of the songs. The band made its debut in 2012 (under the name of Thirsting For Revenge) with the Raindrops EP which was followed up with a second release, Leaves In Autumn, in 2015. Their forthcoming full debut album, ΨΥΧΗ (Psychè), is expected for release in 2017 via Sliptrick Records.
Indignity was put to life in 2014 by guitarist Miras and drummer Tarki, their main inspiration were technical brutal bands like Decapitated, Archspire, Cannibal Corpse, Suffocation etc. They decided they wanted to create something fresh. Shortly after, Sesil was added on bass guitar and in the same year, the band decided to record a three-track demo that would help them find the last missing piece, the vocalist. In 2015, they found the right guy and Kilas joined with his impressive deep throat and a ton of attitude. After finishing their first demo, Decrepitude, the music quickly started evolving with grind and slam touches added. Now in 2017, Indignity have recorded their first album, Realm Of Dissociation, filled with technical brutality and ready for release via Sliptrick Records.