Abyssal (UK) - Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius, AFM records, Agonia records, Apostolum - Winds of Disillusion, Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum in Tumulis, Blood Harvest Records, Chapel (Canada) - Satan's Rock N Roll, Circle - Hollywood, Circle - SSEENNSSEESS, Crystal Viper - Possession, Demilich 20th Adversary of Emptiness, Ektro / Future Lunch, Ektro records, Entartung - Peccata Mortalia, False Prophet -The Second Death, Frontiers records, Heikki Hautala - Pyövelin Vaatteet, hell's headbangers, Into the Void Records, Invictus Productions, iron bonehead, Jake E. Lee, Jesters of Destiny - Fun at the Funeral, Kuolemanlaakso - Tulijoutsen, MACABRE - Dahmer, Moribund records, Nebiros (Col) / Nekromanteion - In Command Tenebrae, Nechbeyth - Coerce Creed, Nocturnal Breed - Napalm Nights, NoiseArt, nordvist records, Primal Fear - Delivering The Black, Red Dragon Cartel, sammal, Sammal - No 2, Shroud of the Heretic - Revelations in Alchemy, Silent Force - Rising From The Ashes, Skull Fist - Chasing the Dream, Solstice (UK) - Death's Crown is Victory, Stilla - Ensamhetens Andar, Suicidal Angels - Divide And Conquer, svart records, third eye cinema podcast, Tortorum - Katabasis, Vardan - The Woods Is My Coffin, W.T.C. Productions, World Terror Committee
As we greet the first lurching fits and starts of a newly minted reset to the calendar, it is perhaps only fitting that we are joined by a number of old favorites – veteran acts marking either a welcome return to form or reunion, new works from familiar bands of the year or so prior.
Sure, there’s a few new kids throwing their hat in the arena in the hopes of grabbing a piece of your expendable dollar, but by and large 2014 seems to be dominated by the more assured stride of the seasoned player, storming into the lead right out of the gate. Only time will tell how the rest of the year plays out…and we’re off!