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SENTIENT! Heavy from Calgary canada!! SENTIENT is a Heavy Metal band based in Calgary. Their music is packed full of energetic riff-age, dual vocals and heavy tones, drawing influence from both American and European Thrash/Death metal culture. Formed in 2004, the band took a few years hiatus after their second album, 2010's "Brink of Extinction." but are back in the saddle with a full album of new material ready to be recorded and brought to the masses. https://soundcloud.com/sentientmetal https://www.facebook.com/SentientMetalcheck em out! Support! \M/

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Australian Technical Death Metal outfit "The Schoenberg Automaton" need your help! Our Crowdfunding Campaign finishes in 2 days and we are in danger of not reaching our target. www.pozible.com/tsa Check out some of our tunes and if you like it, consider helping us out and buying a pre-order for our second album. The Schoenberg Automaton - Ghost of Mirach - YouTube or The Schoenberg Automaton - Ultimatewhirringendmachine. - YouTube "Less than a year and a half has passed since the release of Vela - The Schoenberg Automaton’s first album - yet already our hyperdrive has begun plotting a course towards Apus. Apus is written and awaits imminent genesis. We have reached beyond our Australian borders to enlist the skills of US producer Shane Frisby, known for his work with such acts as The Ghost Inside, Revocation, Bury Your Dead, and Becoming The Archetype. An entirely self-funded effort, the strength of Vela laid a foundation that has allowed TSA to share the stage with Slayer, Northlane, Thy Art Is Murder, King Parrot, Born of Osiris, Upon A Burning Body, Psycroptic, After The Burial, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Between the Buried and Me, Animals as Leaders, Emmure, Veil of Maya, Aeon of Horus and more. Following a recent trip to the red center of Australia, TSA has now performed across all states and territories of Australia, and from this point forward we don’t plan on slowing down. With your help, The Schoenberg Automaton will be able to maintain its manic purpose, and systematically destroy all notions of traditional composition along the way. With your help, this machine we drive will continue to twist every inquisitive mind we encounter. With your help, Apus can fully become the dark, intense, and provocative album we know it is destined to be."

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Yo, yo, yo check it out boyyyyy dis da shizzle right here fo sho. You know we be represenin with our dope rap skill and br00tal tr00 kvlt metalness. Fuck it I can't keep this up it's just too stupid. Who in their right mind could possibly think combining rap with metal is actually a good idea? More to the point WHO THE FUCK decides "no I don't want to combine rap with heavy metal or thrash metal or progressive metal or anything like that. I know I'll combine rap with the worst, most offensive to the ear, genre of metal there is no way that can't be epic"

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Hi Metal Heads! So this new section is designed to help spread the word of good music and provide you with a place to discuss and share opinions. We plan on continuing to add more and more talent to this section until we have every metal band under the sun worth talking about. Have fun! http://metalforum.com/metal-forum-bands-f72.html :twisted:
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I've locked this thread for the time being. We're attempting to minimize clutter while we work on a streamlined site layout. You're welcome to start a thread about your music in the"Promote Your Band" section and update it as you see fit. We ask that you confine self-promotion to that section. Thanks! 

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