ABANDON
Abandon is a five- piece political sludge-metal band from Gothenburg/ Sweden coping with the pain of life and the sickness of mankind and modern society. The band themselfes describes their music as "a result of the continuous encounters between agression, despair, sadness and pure anger". Lyrics deals with "the Abandon- familys lifes, experiences, struggles in it's various states of mind".

Releases on Discouraged Records:
The Dead End (2XCD, 2009)
co-release with Blackstarfoundation


BINGO
23 songs in 25 minutes and 29 seconds. This is the soundtrack of your job resignation, your defense speech for a meat free lifestyle, or why not a “fast” tutorial to political activism.

Umećs first grind band since the legendary Asterisk* (Three One G). With members from Misantropic (Southern Lord), Kidnapped, Eskatologia, Spela Snabbare and Lars Adaktusson.

Releases on Discouraged Records:
Ett grindslagsmćl i 2 delar (CD, 2012)




BORG 64
Hibernation is over and pissed off hardcore outfit Borg 64 from Luleć, Sweden is back with vengance.

With their seemingly effortless combination of furious hardcore punk and electronic mayhem, Borg 64 delivers an assault without pardon. Originally a political drum n bass act started in the late 90s, the temptation to add violent guitars and hysterical vocals quickly won ground, resulting in the eclectic computer rock band that once - quite unapologetically - asked the rhetorical question "Who the hell needs a real drummer anyway?"

Releases on Discouraged Records:
Anywhere But Here (10", 2013)
V/A - The Northern Conspiracy Volume 1 (CD, 2005)


CROWDBURN
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Is a metal band from Umeć in northern Sweden who are not afraid of crossing genre boundaries. With influences from powerful bands like Pantera, Devin Townsend, Meshuggah and Sepultura this five-piece mixes everything from thrash/death metal, rock and punk to ambient and acoustic music, delivering a progressive layer of fast, slamming and brutal metal riddled with soaring and haunting melodies.

Releases on Discouraged Records:
Ignition (Digital Album, 2013)


GHAMOREAN
Hailing from Umeć, Sweden - Ghamorean is the supreme combination of complex hard hitting death metal and atmospheric eerie black metal. Since the beginning in the late 90Žs the band has taken innovation, variety and dynamics to a whole new level - making music for the truly dedicated.

Releases on Discouraged Records:
With Hades Entwined (Digital Single, 2012)
Terra Ruina (CD, 2011)



JOHNNY ELECTRIC
Umećs unholy garagerock trio gives a “uppercut of love to everyone who’s in to rock and blues”. Works in old school manner and only releases LP and records the album live, the way it should always be!

Releases on Discouraged Records:
Communication Radio Highway (LP 2012)
The Box (Digital 2011)



LITHANY
Umeć based quintet plays progressive and wicked technical metal with a lot haunting melodies and ambient soundscapes. For fans of Tool, Meshuggah and Deftones.

Members now in Moloken

Releases on Discouraged Records:
S/T (CD, 2005)


MOLOKEN
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Moloken is a metal band from the very north of Sweden (Umeć). Driven to create something of their own they have started somewhat of a buzz in the scandinavian underground scene over the last two years. Inspired by the 90's death/doom & black metal era together with 70's progressive rock they have manged to create a unique sound and musical approach.

Releases on Discouraged Records:
Rural (CD, 2011)
Our Astral Circle (LP, 2010)
Our Astral Circle (CD, 2009)
We All Face the Dark Alone (CDEP, 2008)


PLECTOR
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Plector is a death metal band from Umeć, Sweden formed in december 2006. Influenced on american trash the bands death metal foundation trancendes into blastbeats, breakdowns, heavy trashriffin and dark haunting growls.

Releases on Discouraged Records:
Punishment Day (CD, 2012)
Dark & Spiteful (CD, 2010)


PRAY FOR LOCUST
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Releases on Discouraged Records:
In the Shadow of the Colossus (Digital Album, 2014)


SOLIDER ONE
Chaotic mutation between C64 videogame music, electric guitars and a spitting throat. A spectacle ready to run amok on your eardrums. Bringing Power Violence into the 21th century. Their debut 7inch is nothing but uncomprimising electrohardcore for the masses.

Releases on Discouraged Records:
S/T (7"EP, 2009)


SYSTEM ANNIHILATED
The mix of hardcore and death metal with progressive parts gives an impression of something new that you haven’t heard before, and through constant variation it stays interesting the albums entire 30 minutes. With this debut the band portraits an enormous musical maturity and has found safety in their song writing. System Annihilated has created a sound you recognize but still haven’t heard before.

Releases on Discouraged Records:
Furor (CD / DIGITAL 2013)


TERRORTORY
Terrortory is a death metal band from Skellefteć. Over ten years in the game, they have developed to a group not afraid to mix and twist without destroying the formula and the result is a strong and avantgarde death metal alá swedish 90's style with that special norrland touch.

Releases on Discouraged Records:
City of Ghosts (Digital EP, 2013)
The Seed Left Behind (CD, 2011)
DeReign (Digital Single, 2011)



THE POOKIE SYNDROME
Piteć based this quartet plays fast, ferocious and strange. Hardcorepunk with 3 frentic vocalist, progressive hooks and generaly alternative approach with lots of instrumental parts and bass driven songs. Released debut album in 2006 and a follow up 7"EP in 2009.

Members now in Moloken

Releases on Discouraged Records:
S/T (7"EP, 2009)
KAOS (CD, 2006)


THIS GIFT IS A CURSE
Hailing from Stockholm, This Gift is a Curse plays a combination of hardcore and sludge with great influences from the occult black metal-scene. Spanning from slow, epic sections to faster, energetic parts, the songs show a great diversity both in musicianship and creativity.

Releases on Discouraged Records:
I, Guilt Bearer (CD 2013)
I, Guilt Bearer (LP 2012)
S/T (CDEP 2010)



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