Markradonn

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“Art for the sake of art is an empty phrase”. This is something that is lost on so many bands today. While there are bands out there that are furthering the genre of metal, the evolutionary curve of the genre seems to have plateaued out a bit in recent times. Perhaps this is the reason I swing more towards bands like Markradonn. An experimental death metal band from Florida, Markradonn’s music is one that does not pander to the lowest common denominator. When they released their début EP, ‘Final Dying Breath’ back in 2013, it came out of nowhere and steered me towards some of the more ballsy music out there. The way this band mixes brass music, timpani and ethnic percussion with extreme metal is something that has rarely been attempted in metal before. While the first album introduced this concept, the real challenge to take this idea forward and creating more with it. That is exactly what we get in the band’s second EP, ‘The Serpentine Deception’. Markradonn take something they’ve established and expand upon the ideas to create something that is still rooted in the ideas of the first release, but managing to sound fresh at the same time.

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We live in sad times where artists are content with following the beaten path in the aspiration to achieve fame and glory. Few dare to carve their own styles and fewer still get it right. Markradonn is a band that I’ve talked a lot about, on this site and in real life. If you dont know who these guys are, they are a band that strives to break the concept of genre-ism. Guitarist Haniel Adhar saysWe are exploring brass in various different metal applications. Which is why the whole “genre” thing doesn’t apply, because we are crossing a lot of metal genres and applying brass to various different ways of writing metal songs“. Timpani, Trombone, Cimbasso, Tuba, Trumpet are a few of the prominent features in this band’s exotic arsenal. The way they use these, has to be heard to be believed.

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Markradonn has always strived to breathe new life into a genre that has been lacking originality. Everything they record is a legit representation of what to expect in a live setting. When May 29th came around, it was time for “The Greatest Show in Hell” which given the climate in Orlando, Florida, was very fitting.

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We’ve talked about Markradonn on numerous occasions on this site. If this is your first time hearing about them, let me give a brief introduction. Markradonn, the brainchild of Haniel Adhar is a metal band from Orlando, Florida, USA. This band has been doing a great job in distinguishing themselves from the multitudes of metal bands over populating the scene today. How, you ask? Firstly their use of real symphonic instruments in their sound, like timpanis, trumpets, french horns etc. is a rare occurrence in metal music as bands prefer to replace all that with keyboards and synthesizers. Secondly, the song writing is highly eclectic and experimental, showing influences from various different sub genres. Now doing all this in the studio is one thing. Imagine recreating the same in a live atmosphere.

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This Zine has existed well over a year now. I would like to thank each and every viewer of this page for your continued support that has helped us to grow into what we are today.

Over the period we’ve been operating, we’ve received countless number of promos from underground bands seeking recognition for their work and talent. Looking at some of these artists, it’s a saddening fact that they dont get the level of attention that their skills deserve.  Our primary aim here, in Metal Gallows, is to put the spot light on such bands who’s music simply must be heard.

Death metal is a genre that lot of the promos we receive can be classified under. So for our first compilation, we’ve gathered 18 bands whose music truly phenomenal and must be heard by every fan of the genre. Now the bands here vary from traditional death metal to technical and progressive death metal, with everything in between. So without further ado, here’s Metal Gallows Death Metal Compilation Vol I: http://www9.zippyshare.com/v/91589731/file.html.

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