Noctem is a Blackened Death Metal band with a long trajectory of more than 15 years. With 2 demos, 1 live LP and 4 albums, released with Prosthetic Records, Art Gates Records, NHR and Metal Blade Records. After 15 years career, Noctem is one of the most active bands from Spain.The band played on many festivals, more than 15 tours around Europe and Asia, supporting lot of bands like Marduk, Enthroned, Impiety, Napalm Death, Samael, Gorgoroth, Nargaroth, Keep of Kalessin, Taake, Immolation, Vomitory, Malevolent Creation, Incantation, Hate, Ragnarok, Melechesh and many more...Extreme music, aggressive shows, blood and fire is the mark of this band.
In the flames of the Austrian blast furnaces 4-piece Richthammer forged their debut album Aschenland.Death, Black or even blackened Death? Richthammer’s multi-layered sound world makes the band hard to place in any one Metal genre. Guitarists Florian Fangmayer and Noctars’ shreds lacerate over Patrick Steinmassl’s prominent bass lines intertwined with the exotic Rhythms of Hombo as Fangmayer’s diverse range of vocal techniques add the final layer. The latter’s vocal sound world conjures up storms drawing the listener into Richthammer’s own Tornado maintaining full power until the last note.The Rhythmic variety and melodious audacity of the Bass and Guitars combine within eleven original compositions which leave no room for boredom.The inherent aggression of the German language is channelled to match the oppressive and challenging lyrics whilst its rhythmic potential is exploited. The Album’s raw sound highlights the directness of its message which portrays the end of the world as we know it. Richthammer present a new interpretation of the Extreme Metal genre offering an album which will struggle to find its equal.