PRLog - April 9, 2012 - SAUSALITO, Calif. -- Black Metal may have been born in the cold, oppressive recesses of Scandinavia but you can see the influence these dark artists have had on all kinds of metal musicians as Great New Metal Authority Ethan Griffiths announces his "Watch List.”
GNM Authority Ethan Griffiths
As members of the Watch List, these bands will be the subject of feature stories and their fans will be encouraged to show their dedication and support by participating in our video contest. Bands on the Watch List will be first in line to become future winners of Ethan's’ Seal of Approval. That designation will earn them a full month of intensive daily coverage plus the ability to partner with our Signature Designers to create an exclusive licensed t-shirt that will earn them revenue.
Here are the bands Ethan is watching:
Altar of Plagues (The sound of modern collapse and introspection;
Aosoth (Downtuned black metal with no fear of exploring sludgy tempos.)
The Great Old Ones (Ambient textures with a misanthropic touch.)
Castevet (Progressive Black Metal with nods to Post-Hardcore as well.)
Infestus (One man project that retains a solid Black Metal sound while introducing progressive elements.)
Blaze of Perdition (Strong tremolo melodies, a vicious vocal delivery, and unique rhythms provide a memorable sound.)
Glorior Belli (Blues ridden black metal with a strong feeling of something akin to an invocation.)
Svarttjern (Strong use of two guitars, maintaining relevance to the old and new sounds of Black Metal.)
Svart Crown (Dirty, Raw, Aggressive, Dissonant, Guttural, a monolithic sound difficult to ignore.)
Obolus (Cold sounding Black Metal featuring plenty of great atmosphere through relentless drumming, guitars, and great vocals.)
Ethan brings his years of listening experience and passion for finding new music in addition to his experience as a drummer in various Black Metal and Death Metal bands in northern Virginia to his new role as a Great New Metal Authority. He's eager to show you some of the best Black Metal has to offer, be it on the atmospheric end, or the raw lo-fi.
Ethan also looks forward to watch video submissions from fans of his watch list bands as they participate in our video contest. Fans should upload short videos they've made about why the whole world should know about the watch list band to YouTube and post them to Ethan's wall.
Great New Metal helps to fulfill the dreams of dozens of metal bands each year but providing them with professional content that builds a buzz around them while partnering with those bands for exclusive licensed signature design shirts that will help them make some cash to further their careers.
Paul Waggoner of Between the Buried and Me, Paul Masvidal of Cynic, and Brian Fair of Shadows Fall are among the well-known metal stars showing support for Great New Metal.
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