Death Metal


Zyklon was a Norwegian blackened death metal band formed in 1998 by Samoth and Trym of Emperor, along with members of Myrkskog. Their style has been described as modern death metal with black and industrial undertones. After more than a 2 year hiatus, the band officially split up in January 2010.  Zyklon is not to be confused with Zyklon-B, which was a past side project by members of Emperor, including Samoth and Ihsahn. The two bands are not related in any way other than name-similarities and Samoth's mutual membership.

Malevolent Creation

Malevolent Creation is a death metal band originally hailing from Buffalo, New York. In 1987 they moved to Florida and became an integral part of the emergent local death metal scene. Their debut album, The Ten Commandments, is considered a landmark of the genre, and they have remained highly influential and successful over their more than 20 year history.

Infected Malignity

Infected Malignity is a three-piece Japanese death metal band that formed in 2004 by former members of the band Defiant Manner.  


Keitzer is a death metal/grind/hardcore group formed in 1999 in Germany.


Kalibas is a grindcore band from Rochester, New York and was formed in December of 1999 from the ashes of As the World Burns, Lethargy, A Death between Seasons, and Shodokan.

Gruesome Stuff Relish

Gruesome Stuff Relish is an underground death/grind band from Spain who play a fusion of early 90's old-school Swedish death metal like Dismember and the splatter/gore sound and feel of Impetigo and Necrony. The band's concept revolves around their extreme love for the classic Italian horror films from the 60's, 70's and 80's. 


Engorged is a grindcore/death metal band from Portland, Oregon.  Although the group has been together since 1997, they have released only three full length albums.  Their performance at MDF in 2008 was their first ever performance on the east coast of the U.S.

Circle of Dead Children

Circle of Dead Children is a deathgrind band formed in 1998, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  They refer to themselves as "purveyors of pure aural destruction with a claustrophobic, dense take on extreme metal." Vocalist Joe Horvath has stated that the band name was inspired by a vision of his, where a circle of flags from every country in the world lay on the floor, each bearing a mutilated child from its respective nation.


Gadget is a grindcore/hardcore/death metal band that formed in Sweden in 1997.  Initally started as a side project, Gadget became a full time band in late 1999.  Initially, Gadget only had two members, but they has since added 2 more members, completing their lineup and allowing them to perform live.


Monstrosity is a death metal band originating from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  They were an important part of the Florida death metal scene of the early 1990's. Vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher and drummer Lee Harrison were the founders of Monstrosity. Harrison had just left the band Malevolent Creation and George Fisher gave up a band in his hometown of Maryland and came to Florida in 1991.  Harrison is the only original member left in the band today, and they continue to record albums and tour more than 20 years after their formation.


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