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3 new Metal-Battle finalists - Utopium, Overoth & God The Barbarian Horde

Also Portugal, Romania and Irland were letting the best of their newcomers battle against each other - The finalists come from the folk metal, death metal & grindcore corners. So you have a varied mixture of new announcements to listen at the weekend.


Ready for some grindcore? Utopiumwas founded 2007 in Lisbon and recorded their first demo in 2008.

Their first EP called "Conceptive Prescience" was released in 2010 and earned lots of good critics. In the past year the band shared stage with bands like Rotten Sound, Misery Index, Despised Icon or Wormrot and played on some larger festivals.

Now they are coming to Germany to represent Portugal at the international finale!


Here is one of their songs called Undermatch - Check it Out!!!


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This year´s Metal-Battle canditate from Ireland are the Belfast based slaughter bards Overoth.

The band was founded in 2005 and released their debut "Kongdom Of Shadows", after a few demo releases, in 2010.

They gained a lot of live experience by sharing stages with bands like Bolt Thrower, Unleashed, Massacre, Napalm Death, Obituary and many more.

Meanwhile the band is writing new material and preparing themselves for this year´s Metal-Battle finals.


Here is the album title song "Kingdom of Shadows":


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Las but not least we want to introduce the Romanian finalist - God The Barbarian Horde!

The barbarian folk metal band already belongs to one of the most known and oldest bands in their home country but now they are going to conquer the rest of the metal world. Starting with gothic metal they changed their style in the course of the years to pagan/folk metal sounds.

Their album "From the Moldavian Ecclesiastic Throne" earned lots of good critics, also for example from the German RockHard which gave 9 out of 10 points. For fans of bands like Finntroll, Amon Amarth, Eluveitie or Moonsorrow a MUST SEE but also everyone else should risk an ear!


Here is a video for their song Legea Pamantului:


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Congratulations to all bands! We are looking forward to see you live on stage at the finals!


Further Metal-Battle news will follow soon!