From the thick forests of Finland comes folk metal band Wintersun
, the brainchild of Jari Mäenpää (ex Ensiferum) and Kai Hahto (ex Rotten Sound). Prepare to be taken through time and space on a mystical journey. From blast beats and angry devilsh vocals, to fluid incredibly technical harmonious guitar parts, and symphonic angelic vocals Wintersun truly showcases their talents in the most perfect way.
Teaming up with them is the mighty Italian extreme metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse
, whose first two albums have torn the metal scene a new one. Never before have classical-style violin, piano, and operatic vocals been combined with metal so brutal that it literally has the potential to melt your face off. The insane speed of this band is sure to leave your neck in shreds.
Just when you thought it couldn't get any better, Virginia's own melodic death metal thrashers Arsis
are here to show you that American metal can hold its own. In a way very close to Chuck Schuldiner, James Malone leads this 4 piece in shredology. Their newly released fifth album "Unwelcome,"
has been seen as their "back to the front" return to original form form their super technically speed driven "Starve for the Devil,"
and is well liked by old and new fans alike.