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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:24 pm 

So I have noticed this site recently has a lot of good underground artists but it is hard to search for bands on there, so I want to know what bands you know about on this site. No genre restriction I prefer death metal and the likes but any will do. Be sure to post all free downloads too. Thanks in advance.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:12 pm 

Pick of the bunch for me would be Appalachian Winter, great epic black metal, his latest release my favourite so far.


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Location: Edmonton, Canada
PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:59 pm 

Here's a big ass list of free downloads for you. Not all of them are bandcamp but it would take a lot of time to sift through and delete the ones that aren't. I think most of them are though. There are some mediafire links and others there but they're all legal (released free by the band). Some may be broken as the list is pretty old. Also, these were posted on a forum that supported hyperlinks so it will be pretty ugly on the eyes. Lastly, most of the bands here are progressive (or possibly in some way tied to the djent scene) as underground/solo bands in that genre tend to release stuff for free but there might still be a little bit of variety.

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[url="http://www.facebook.com/revivalhymns?sk=info"]Revival Hymns[/url] - "[url="http://www.revivalhymns.com/"]Feathers[/url]" (Post Rock/Shoegaze)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/melodyofyourdemise"]Melody of Your Demise[/url] - "[url="http://melodyofyourdemise.bandcamp.com/"]We Call the Shots[/url]" (Metalcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/Spiralmountain"]Spiralmountain[/url] - "[url="http://www.mediafire.com/?8rp4c1yrvp9jaet"]Blacksand[/url]" (Progressive Djent)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/Spiralmountain"]Spiralmountain[/url] - "[url="http://www.mediafire.com/?5tpv00xuykdpnyn"]Oceans[/url]" (Progressive Djent/Ambient)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/TreWatsonMusic"]Tre Watson[/url] - "[url="http://www.mediafire.com/?0zdnknienf10f6c"]Death of a Monarch (Re-release)[/url]" (Progressive Djent)
[url="http://got-djent.com/band/tyrant-death"]Tyrant of Death[/url] - "[url="http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ZAJWFQO2"]Macrocosmic Lunacy[/url]" (Industrial Groove Djent)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dawning-of-the-Inferno/172210032806032?sk=app_178091127385"]Dawning of the Inferno[/url] - "[url="http://www.mediafire.com/?n53sw5nbeg374fn"]Cognitive Dissonance[/url]" (Progressive Deathcore/Acoustic Instrumental)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/TheDaysRevenge?sk=app_2405167945"]The Days' Revenge[/url] - "[url="http://soundcloud.com/the-days-revenge"]Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl[/url]" (Progressive Post Melodic Deathcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/absentdistance?sk=app_178091127385"]Absent Distance[/url] - "[url="http://absentdistance.bandcamp.com/"]Absent Distance[/url]" (Progressive Groove Djent)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/burialsuk?sk=app_178091127385"]Burials[/url] - "[url="http://burials.bandcamp.com/album/tired-arms"]Tired Arms[/url]" (Progressive Hardcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/telepathyband?sk=app_178091127385"]Telepathy[/url] - "[url="http://telepathyband.bandcamp.com/"]Fracture[/url]" (Progressive Post Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/awantedawakening?sk=app_178091127385"]A Wanted Awakening[/url] - "[url="http://awantedawakening.bandcamp.com/"]Rebirth[/url]" (Melodic Deathcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/atlantisuk?sk=app_178091127385"]Atlantis[/url] - "[url="http://weareatlantis.bandcamp.com/"]Atlantis[/url]" (Progressive Post Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/WatersEdgeProg?sk=app_178091127385"]Water's Edge[/url] - "[url="http://soundcloud.com/waters-edge/sets/waters-edge-drifting"]Drifting[/url]" (Groove Djent)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/fracturesband1?sk=info"]Fractures[/url] - "[url="http://www.facebook.com/fracturesband1?sk=app_178091127385"]Reflections[/url]" (Post Metalcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Sense-of-Gravity/248932778453825?sk=app_2405167945"]A Sense of Gravity[/url] - "[url="http://asenseofgravity.bandcamp.com/album/a-sense-of-gravity"]A Sense of Gravity[/url]" (Progressive Djent)
[url="http://got-djent.com/band/superior"]Superior[/url] - "[url="http://superiorne.bandcamp.com/"]The Abandonment[/url]" (Progressive Djent Hardcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/calistadivineband?sk=app_178091127385"]Calista Divine[/url] "[url="http://www.facebook.com/calistadivineband?sk=app_178091127385"]Calista Divine[/url]" (Post Rock)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/AwakeInSleep?sk=info"]Awake in Sleep[/url] - "[url="http://awake-in-sleep.bandcamp.com/"]Awake in Sleep[/url]" (Post Sludge Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Armorial/126162910766430?sk=app_178091127385"]Armorial[/url] - "[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Armorial/126162910766430?sk=app_178091127385"]The Autumn[/url]" (Progressive Djent Metalcore)
[url="http://theanywayalways.bandcamp.com/"]The Anyway Always[/url] - "[url="http://theanywayalways.bandcamp.com/"]This is Human Nature[/url]" (Electronic Post Hardcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/fromoceanstoautumn?sk=app_2405167945"]From.Oceans.To.Autumn.[/url] - "[url="http://fromoceanstoautumn.bandcamp.com/"]The Flood/The Fall[/url]" (Atmospheric Post Sludge Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/Inhaledmetal?sk=app_178091127385"]Inhaled[/url] - "[url="http://inhaled.bandcamp.com/"]Synopsis[/url]" (Progressive Melodic Death Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dionaea/135375383158879?sk=info"]Dionaea[/url] - "[url="http://dionaea.bandcamp.com/"]Grounds[/url]" (Technical Grindcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Twisted-Wrath/140465146012378"]Twisted Wrath[/url] - "[url="http://twistedwrath.bandcamp.com/album/hath-fury-ep"]Hath Fury[/url]" (Thrash Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/gamabomb"]Gama Bomb[/url] - "[url="http://www.earache.com/misc/downloads/gamabomb/"]Tales from the Grave in Space[/url]" (Thrash Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Annihilator/9614139730"]Annihilator[/url] - "[url="http://www.earache.com/misc/downloads/totalannihilation/"]Total Annihilation[/url]" (Thrash Metal)
[url="http://www.myspace.com/heresiae"]Heresiae[/url] - "[url="http://www.heresiae.com/disco.php"]Heresiae[/url]" (Technical Death Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/hollowsofficial?sk=app_2405167945"]Hollows[/url] - "[url="http://www.hollows.se/hollows/hollows.htm"]Fortified[/url]" (Metalcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/whenthesunburnsout?sk=app_178091127385"]When the Sun Burns Out[/url] - "[url="http://whenthesunburnsout.bandcamp.com/"]Anathema[/url]" (Post Metalcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/beyondoureyes?sk=app_2405167945"]Beyond Our Eyes[/url] - [url="http://www.beyondoureyes.com/"]Discography[/url] (Progressive Metalcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/InMotionsAU?sk=app_178091127385"]In Motions[/url] - "[url="http://www.mediafire.com/?89p9r5g3hgog9xi"]Horizons[/url]" (Melodic Hardcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/meansend?sk=app_178091127385"]Means End[/url] - "[url="http://www.mediafire.com/?n3q3m2n5aq15mno"]Means End[/url]" (Groove Djent)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/SeaOfSkiesBand"]Sea of Skies[/url] - "[url="http://seaofskies.bandcamp.com/"]Sea of Skies[/url]" (Progressive Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/GoodthinkMetal?sk=app_178091127385"]Goodthink[/url] - "[url="http://goodthink.bandcamp.com/"]Absolute[/url]" (Progressive Djent)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Transcend-The-Realm/133037273440716?sk=info"]Transcend the Realm[/url] - Demos (Technical Death Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/friendforafoe?ref=mf"]Friend for a Foe[/url] - "[url="http://friendforafoe.bandcamp.com/album/source-of-isolation"]Source of Isolation[/url]" (Progressive Math Metalcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/Spiralmountain"]Spiralmountain[/url] - "[url="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/43778592/Immemorial.zip"]Immemorial[/url]" (Progressive Math Metal)
[url="http://got-djent.com/band/opiate"]Opiate[/url] - "[url="http://opiatedk.bandcamp.com/album/reflection"]Reflectio[/url]n" (Progressive Metalcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Return-To-Base/114569571949218?v=app_2405167945"]Return to Base[/url] - "[url="http://www.megaupload.com/?d=GJZ6OW5K"]Alive Creature[/url]" [Demo/Remix album] (Progressive Industrial)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo"]Sithu Aye[/url] - "[url="http://sithuayemusic.bandcamp.com/"]Cassini[/url]" (Progressive Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Inside-The-Beehive/105104219536902"]Inside the Beehive[/url] - [url="http://insidethebeehive.bandcamp.com/album/drink-bleach-live-forever"]Drink Bleach; Live Forever[/url] (Technical Grindcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Da-Vinci-Machine/193460677396265?sk=app_1780911273..."]Da Vinci Machine[/url] - "[url="http://www.sendspace.com/file/62wjv6"]The Closed Circle[/url]" (Progressive Math Metalcore)

[url="http://www.facebook.com/Dorthal"]Dorthal[/url] - [url="http://dorthal.bandcamp.com/album/eta-earth"]Discography[/url] (Groove Djent)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Anacrusis/119719868041262?sk=info"]Anacrusis[/url] - [url="http://www.anacrusis.us/media%20files/MP3/Albums/Albums.html"]Discography[/url] (Progressive Thrash Metal)
[url="http://www.myspace.com/bedlamofcacophony"]Bedlam of Cacophany[/url] - [url="http://bedlamofcacophony.bandcamp.com/album/neuroleptic"]Discography[/url] (Technical Grindcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Faceplant-Harvey/99372787710?sk=app_178091127385"]Faceplant Harvey[/url] - "[url="http://www.megaupload.com/?d=Y1D4S4AD"]Destroying Something Beautiful[/url]" (Metalcore)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/thentragedystruck?sk=app_178091127385"]Then Tragedy Struck[/url] - [url="http://thentragedystruckofficial.bandcamp.com/album/requiem-for-the-hopeless-ep"]Discography[/url] (Progressive Ambidjent)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/atotalwall"]A Total Wall[/url] - [url="http://www.atotalwall.com/downloads.html"]Discography[/url] (Progressive Groove Math Metal)
[url="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tyrant-Of-Death/132422553442304"]Tyrant of Death[/url] - [url="http://got-djent.com/band/tyrant-death"]Discography[/url] (Industrial Math Metal)

Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:26 pm
Posts: 173
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:47 pm 

I love bandcamp, but yeah it is hard to find artists on there. These are the few I can think of off the top of my head

Pine Barrens - Blackened Punk - http://pinebarrens.bandcamp.com/
Lake of Blood - Black/Doom - http://lakeovblood.bandcamp.com/
Wilds Forlorn - Atmospheric Black Metal - http://wildsforlorn.bandcamp.com/
Lycus - Reallllly good Funeral Doom, even though it's a free download I wound up ordering their tape, recommended! (Plus how often do Funeral Doom bands blast??) - http://lycus.bandcamp.com/album/demo-2011

Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:48 am
Posts: 252
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:42 am 

Metalninja69 wrote:
it is hard to search for bands on there

That's why I've been there once and never went back. WTF is the point if you can't search? :grr:


Joined: Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:16 am
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Location: Argentina
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:54 pm 

Ehm, you know, you can search
the search bar it's down there, on the right, right where it says Fans: discover new music & directly support the artists who make it, you can also browse by genre with the tag cloud that's underneath.
Hellige: black/doom metal

Metal newbie

Joined: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:48 am
Posts: 252
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 11:42 pm 

That must be a new development, because I sure as hell never saw it before.

Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:30 am
Posts: 150
PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:44 am 

I make experimental black metal with lots of weird meters and chromaticism. You can download it for free by "paying" $0.00. Here's a link to my most recent black metal album: http://jutegyte.bandcamp.com/album/impermanence

Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:18 pm
Posts: 1
PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:45 pm 

I will shamelessly recommend this oldschoolish death metal band from my home town: http://katechon.bandcamp.com/


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Posts: 934
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:27 pm 

I am starting to be little bit maniacal, mentioning this band everywhere, but in my view this is really outstanding: http://shroudoftheheretic.bandcamp.com/

Echoes in an empty cranium

Joined: Wed Jan 12, 2011 8:36 am
Posts: 2004
Location: Panopticon
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:02 pm 

Kasan from Leipzig Germany.

Doomy post rock.
Reminds me of Isis meets Cult of Luna with a dash of Lull. Quite mellow.

D - Fens

Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:32 pm
Posts: 334
Location: Dolomites
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:55 pm 

two album of Ektoise (post rock, electronica, jazz, ambient, drone, industrial)

fucking masterpieces!

Tuber - Tuber EP

stoner rock + post rock = Kyuss + God Is An Astronaut = TUBER!!
Progenie Terrestre Pura
[[post black metal + electronica]]

Metal newbie

Joined: Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:56 pm
Posts: 184
Location: United States
PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:42 pm 

The Omega Experiment is an excellent progressive metal band on Bandcamp: http://theomegaexperiment.bandcamp.com/ ... experiment

The Flenser and Pest Productions have a lot of their releases up there as well.

My solo music is also up there, all for free download!

Hope you enjoy some of that!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2012 6:41 pm 

There's my band, link's in my sig. (/shameless self promotion)

Moving on:

Pacific Proving Ground (Might be a little post-hardcore-y for your tastes. I recommend you stick to downloading their instrumental EPs, they pretty much sucked ass once they got a singer.)

http://pacificprovingground.bandcamp.co ... umental-ep

Skully Mammoth's a pretty good band if you like sludge-y stuff.


I also suspect this site will be rather useful to you:

http://metalbandcamp.com/2011/10/blasta ... lapse.html
Pennanggalan: Listen to it.

Metal newbie

Joined: Tue Jun 24, 2008 4:37 pm
Posts: 124
Location: United Kingdom
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 12:03 am 

You could try Grindcore Karaoke, if you like grind as well as DM. Links to a lot of bandcamps, all free downloads.

The Hypercube

Joined: Thu May 04, 2006 7:08 pm
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Location: United States
PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 7:59 pm 

jute wrote:
I make experimental black metal with lots of weird meters and chromaticism. You can download it for free by "paying" $0.00. Here's a link to my most recent black metal album: http://jutegyte.bandcamp.com/album/impermanence

Yo, people should do this. Jute Gyte is really amazing.

My bandcamp is in my sig for those of you who like Drone/Doom/Noise. It's lo-fi, minimalist stuff. You can get it by donating 0$ as well.
trump is a bitch

Metal newbie

Joined: Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:37 pm
Posts: 285
Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:50 am 

Wanted to spread the word of some new USBM acts. All of them are extremely talented, young bands, one of which autothrall had a glowing review for.

Infera Bruo progressive BM that reminds me of Enslaved or <code> at times. Undeniably professional craftsman ship, progressive without pretense, still very black metal.

In Human Form "Technical" Black metal, but technical in the sense that these guys play REALLY tightly. Vicious riffs and drums played at the precision of a knife's edge. There is such intense energy in the four songs (FREE songs!) on their site, they're definitely on my watch list.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:46 am 

also try jamendo, there's lots of free downloads there, it's mostly creative commons stuff:

Metal newbie

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Posts: 152
Location: United States
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:32 pm 

Some labels post their entire discographies on Bandcamp.
Nuclear War Now! and Profound Lore off the top of my head.

Metal newbie

Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 7:03 am
Posts: 115
Location: Denmark
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:36 am 

Two great death metal bands from Denmark on Bandcamp:

DEUS OTIOSUS: deusotiosus.bandcamp.com
UNDERGANG: undergang.bandcamp.com


Joined: Sun Jul 20, 2003 12:30 pm
Posts: 954
Location: Sweden
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 6:43 am 


Great doom metal from England. Released the best demo of 2011 imo.
he who fears death cannot enjoy life | Last.fm | Bandcamp


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Location: Scotland
PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:12 pm 

Yo, people should do this. Jute Gyte is really amazing.

I'm inclined to agree. It's a challenging listen, certainly not background-music, but it's also rewarding as heck when you listen to it with all of your attention.

I've scoured Bandcamp for stuff quite frequently, The bands which I enjoy end up being absorbed into my general-listening;

Petrychor: Post rock, black-metal and folk in an interesting mixture. There was a lot of noise about the début album last year.

Akelei: Epic sounding doom-metal with really top-notch male and female vocals, I'm told it's got a Gothic sound, but I didn't know that when I got into them. One of my personal favourite finds from the website.

Embers: Symphonic (using real instruments, I believe) black-metal with crust influences. These guys are a band I need to listen to more.

Judd Madden: One man Australian stoner-doom project, really crushing, instrumental stuff, with a variety of styles - a few "heavy" albums, along with some with much softer material.

Bädr Vogu: Really interesting bluesy crust with some really nice grooves. Sounds a bit like modern-era Darkthrone playing Load-era Metallica.
NNGNN -- "Forceful Blasphemy" EP out now.

Metal newbie

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Location: United States of America
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:20 am 

+1 to Pertychor, their first EP is a great listen

Not a Flying Toy

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Location: United States
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:07 pm 

MalariaMosquito wrote:
Some labels post their entire discographies on Bandcamp.
Nuclear War Now! and Profound Lore off the top of my head.

I've actually been frequenting Bindrune Recordings' bandcamp page for the first three Blood of the Black Owl albums and Wodensthrone's Loss.


EDIT: Relapse also has a huge amount of albums on there as well:

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