Saturday, December 29, 2012

Indonesian Death metal

Death metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that evolved from thrash metal in the early 1980s. [1] Some of his trademark song is the theme of violence or death, low rhythm guitar (downtuned rhythm guitars), rapid percussion, and dynamic intensity. Vocals are usually sung by grunt (grunt death) or growling death (death growl). Singing techniques as is also often called "Cookie Monster vocals".

Some of the pioneers of this genre is the album Venom Welcome to Hell (1981) and Death to the album Scream Bloody Gore (1987). Death metal then developed further by bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Morbid Angel, Entombed, God Macabre, Carnage, and Grave.

Then 2000'an era, Death Metal is growing very rapidly. Many bands dropout death metal flow into the reformer in metal music. Bands include Inhuman Dissiliency, disavowed, Viraemia, Hiroshima Will Burn, Amon Amarth, Inveracity, The Berzeker, Dying Fetus, Condemned, and much more.

In Indonesia, the genre begins its motion and development in the 1990's with the thrash metal band Rotor in Jakarta. Indonesia Death Metal major movement comes from the initiative by Grindcore band from Malang, Rotten Corpse, who worked for the first time (which is unknown) Death Metal music. The appearance and the game would Rotten Corpse Death Metal is a sign of the birth of a new musical individual, called Death Metal. Some other Death Metal bands pioneer in other areas, such as the Trauma of Jakarta, Insanity and Hallucination from Bandung, Death Vomit from Jogjakarta, Slow Death of Surabaya, Murder of Boyolali then developed with bands that are considered as a senior because of their experiences as : Disinfected, suck, Plasmoptysis, body of Bandung, Torture Tomb, Funeral Inception of Jakarta, Cranial Incisored Yogyakarta, Semarang Grind Buto. Abysal.Blast Torment of Padang, Total Damage from Bukittinggi, and Hell Corpse of Batam, DeathSounD from Pontianak, Chain 86 Tegal

Death Metal music development in Indonesia has developed very well. Among terusulkannya a central forum of lovers Indonesia Death Metal, Death Metal forum called Indonesia, the Indonesian called Death Metal or abbreviated IDDM. Then also appeared, staynocase, and others. Currently, new bands Death Metal will voiced 'sounds death "metal event. Death Metal bands in Indonesia now include Death Sound, Asphyxiate, Bleeding Corpse, Death Vomit, Internal Darkness, Destruction, Kill Harmonic, Grind Buto, Infected Voice, Brain Ass, Hatestroke, Sickmath and so on.

Indonesia Death Metal Developments after the creation of IDDM, is an indication and the inauguration of Death Metal communities throughout Indonesia to go on public or show themselves to the public respectively. As at present, a lot of Death Metal Indonesian community groups in their respective areas are already showing themselves on the Internet. Communities are still part of the Indonesian Death Metal / IDDM. IDDM is one of the web interface as the place to exchange ideas and aspirations to media for advertising / promotional albums and merchandise. These communities include Death Metal Force Malang, Bandung Death Metal, Bekasi horde! Death Metal, Jogjakarta Corpse Grinder, Pontianak MetalForce, Magelang Death Metal Militia, Sukoharjo Death Metal, Death Metal Semarang, Bali to Dublin Death Metal Death Metal and many more communities across Indonesia.

Some death metal subgenre:
  • Technical death metal - Death Metal were developed with diatonic tones, is an outgrowth of Death Metal music to the more complex. Often associated as a merger between death metal with progressive rock and jazz fusion.
  • Melodic death metal - heavy metal mixed with some elements of death metal, such as death growl and blastbeat
  • Progressive death metal - a combination of death metal and progressive metal
  • Brutal death metal - Brutal Death Metal is an outgrowth of Death Metal itself. Brutal Death Metal is one of the developments that managed to generate growth again in the Death Metal genre. Brutal Death Metal slamming-Gore produce Brutal Death Metal, slamming-Groove Technical Brutal Death Metal, Goregrind slamming, as PALASIK of bukittinggi.
  • Deathcore - a mix of metalcore / groove metal with death metal, death metal is a genre that more lead to Post Hardcore music.
  • Death / Doom - a mix between doom metal and death metal
  • Blackened death metal - Blackened Death Metal are the proposals made by the Death Metal bands who want to combine elements of black metal back to Death Metal as it did in the First Era of Death Metal, Death Metal where they smelled odors Black Metal.


Theatre Of Tragedy-photo
There's no need to introduce Theatre of Tragedy. There's hardly any band that led the aesthetics of the so-called "Gothic Metal/Rock" to such a plain perfection as this band did.

Many bands tried walking in their footsteps over the years...

Already in '95, their first, self-titled album was considered as a stepping-stone in Gothic Metal and Theatre of Tragedy rapidly lived up to the meaning of "Overnight Sensation".

You could even say that Theatre of Tragedy were the inventors of the extreme contrast between the well known male 'death grunt'-type of vocals and so called 'clean' female, angel-like singing.

The band was able to create a totally new style with what they were doing, not to forget about the beautiful, romantic-depressive lyrics by singer Raymond I. Rohonyi, which were written in old English. They succeeded in becoming a very unique band, which of course soon found many imitators.
Their song "A Hamlet For A Slothful Vassal" of their first album became a cult classic, which so far still counts to the most important tracks in every repertoire of any Indie/Gothic-disco, but the band soon should reach new heights. The second album "Velvet Darkness They Fear" (released in '96) turned out to become one of the most successful gothic albums ever, and their club hit "Tanz der Schatten", helped them to reach an even bigger audience. Many headliner-tours followed, and Theatre Of Tragedy established themselves as one of the most important bands in the Metal/Gothic genre. So far, these Norwegians succeeded in selling more than 90.000 copies of every album in Europe, and therefore showed that they've got everything to unite even fans that only occasionally listen to Metal or Gothic. Again, the vocals of Liv Kristine stood out as a trademark, and many guest collaborations (remember Atrocity's "Werk 80") and even a solo album followed.

With their third album "Aégis", released in '98, the band began to cross their own borders, and showed their real potential. Many fans were a little frightened at first due to the untypical, electronic and silent aspects of "Aégis" and the new way how the duets between Raymond and Liv were performed. But as time passed by, it turned out to be the right and logical step. Not only have they been one of the few bands that were able to escape the restrictions of their genre, but also the chart entry of "Aégis", which hit the 58th place in Germany, showed that they had won a lot of new fans. Robert Müller, chief editor of German's major mag Metal Hammer, once said: "Theatre Of Trgaedy is music that can be compared to having a romance with an unknown beauty: A delight for the senses, but also dangerous like playing with dynamite."

Theatre of Tragedy soon discovered that their full potential couldn't be supported by their old record label, so with the help of a new management, a deal with East West Records for Germany and Nuclear Blast for the rest of the world was secured a little later on.

"Musique", the first album for the new companies, was a perfect mixture from the well-known Theatre of Tragedy trademarks and the electronic influences they already practiced on "Aegis". The electronic part was stronger than on the previous record and so the band found a lot of new fans and followers. The outstanding video clip to the major hit "Image" had airplay and rotation on nearly every important Music Channel world-wide. They played a sold out European Tour and confirmed their status as one of the best live bands on the planet.

On the new album "Assembly" they go their way straight ahead. There were a lot of sound changes in the last couple of years, but it always was typical Theatre of Tragedy. And so is "Assembly"!
Together with their new guitarist Vegard K. Thorsen they made their electronically masterpiece. Produced by Hiili Hiilismaa (HIM, Apocalyptica, Moonspell, 69 Eyes) the band again shows the world their amazing talent and potential in writing songs.

Although it's not comparable to what they did in the past, Theatre of Tragedy managed to maintain their own, unique sound. Self-confident, matured in all terms, Liv Kristine Espenæs has become one of the most important characteristics of this band. But not only she, but also the rest of the band seems to be a little more relaxed and ready to take the next big step.

Line Up:

Liv Kristine Espenaes - Vocals
Raymond I. Rohonniy - Vocals
Hein Frode Hansen - Drums
Lorentz Aspen - Keyboards
Frank Claussen - Guitar
Vegard K. Thorsen - Guitar


1995 Theatre Of Tragedy CD (Massacre Records)
1996 Velvet Darkness They Fear CD (Massacre Records)
1996 Der Tanz Der Schatten Single (Massacre Records)
1997 A Rose For The Dead EP (Massacre Records)
1998 Cassandra Single (Massacre Records)
1998 Aégis LP/CD (Massacre Records)
1999 Theatre Of Tragedy Shape CD (Massacre Records)
1999 Velvet Darkness They Fear - limited gatefold vinyl edition(Massacre Records)
2000 Image Single (Nuclear Blast/EastWest)
2000 Musique (Nuclear Blast/EastWest)
2001 Machine Single (Nuclear Blast/EastWest)
2001 Closure:Live (Massacre Records)
2002 Assembly (Nuclear Blast/EastWest)

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10 The Best Gothic Metal Bands

The ten best gothic metal bands will get you rocking. The ten best gothic bands will come down to your style. Here is a list of the best gothic bands based on groups that know how to throw down. You may and may not agree with the entire list of the ten best gothic bands. However, chances are, many of these gothic bands are on your list as well. Gothic music has a unique blend and these ten best gothic bands run the spectrum of those blends. Check out this article of ten best gothic bands and blend in your own mix for the ultimate gothic party.

  1. (1) Evanescence: Some may argue this band and label them alternative metal. Mainstream sees them as gothic, and Amy Lee certainly carries a dark (yet sexy) look. Their debut album, "Fallen," became an instant classic, and with songs like "Tourniquet" and "Bring Me to Life," they hold the top spot.
  2. (2) Type O Negative: The unfortunate death of peter Steele all but killed this mainstream gothic metal heavyweight. Type O Negative was a rare breed of band that was not only accepted in the mainstream but applauded. "Christian Woman" may very well go down as the best gothic metal tune ever.
  3. (3) Nightwish: This international super band has found a gothic fan base around the globe. Their hypnotic beat and driving lyrics bring the genre to new heights. Many may argue that this is the best gothic band out there and few would complain. Check their latest offering, "Dark Passion Play," for some of the best sounds of Nighwish.
  4. (4) Lacuna Coil: This gothic band comes to us from Italy and brings the imagery and style of gothic vision to life. Best known for their hit "Shallow Life," Lacuna Coil continues to this day to prove they are one of the best. Their heart pounding and graphic live shows are both entertaining and hell-raising.
  5. (5) Cradle of Filth: Is a long-standing gothic metal band that has hit the mainstream vigorously. This British band mixes some of the best guitar play in with killer vocals and soothing undertones. Their mainstream hit, "Nymphetamine," still plays on the radio today, and the video can be seen on MTV as a regular.
  6. (6) Epica: Is a symphonic gothic band from the Netherlands with an incredible front woman. Simone Simons can belt out the lyrics with the best of them all the while oozing sex and melting hearts. This incredible songstress has taken the genre to new heights. Epica is best known for their album "The Divine Conspiracy."
  7. (7) Within Temptation: This gothic bands rides the hypnotic tones of guitar and steady bass, mingled with the melodic voice of Sharon den Adel. Their tune, "Ice Queen," has been hailed as one of the finest goth metal anthems of all time. Successful on the international stage, Within Temptation is also gathering a huge fan base in the US.
  8. (8) For My Pain: This epic stronghold on gothic metal is an iconic band for sure. This cross section band made up of some of Goth’s greatest shows no signs of slowing down or aging. Look into the album, "Fallen," for a great taste of FMP goth-metal.
  9. (9) Sirenia: This is another gothic rock band fronted by a woman. The angelic sounds of Sirenia is a gothic music staple. This Norwegian band has marked its spot among the best with its unique and relentless sound. Stay tuned for "The Enigma of Life," the forthcoming album from these goth gods.
  10. (10) Mandragora Scream: This band is gothic music personified. "Madhouse" is a wonderful spin for those into goth metal. Magnificent beats, visuals and a wicked front woman. Sex sells in music and it does here for sure. However, close your eyes if you can and take in the vibe.

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