The Bulgarian melodic death/black metal band CLAYMORE is formed in the summer of 1999 in the city of Ruse and us registered under number 346 at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria. Founding members are Kamen (drums, ex-VIPER), Martyn (guitar, ex-VOMITORY) and Velislav (bass, ex-VIPER). Since then the band underwent radical member changes, but Tzvetelin (keyboards, ex-IK-1) and vocalist Svetoslav (ex-Coprophag, Zealotry) joined to form the current line up.
CLAYMORE quickly became popular among Bulgarian fans with unique and pure style of melodic death/black metal combining aggression and melody in one with influences from other styles like heavy, thrash, grind as well as a good amount of classical music. Their first ever performance is in September 1999 to start a long tour in many cities across Bulgaria captivating audiences everywhere. This earns them a place at the biggest Bulgarian Underground Music Festival (Bourgas 2000).
At the end of 1999 CLAYMORE record their first demo tracks. They are quickly followed by a EP CD tilled "Warriors of Claymore" in 2000, which is posted on many web magazines and played on radio shows in Bulgaria and abroad.
During 2002 CLAYMORE worked hard on the sound quality for the recording of the actual EP "Released" consisting of 5 songs. These songs represent their style and part of their live shows.
CLAYMORE 's remarkable popularity and success earns them a place in "Trash till Death", "Heatework festival", "Heart Rock festival", "Chaos Festival", "Thrash Attack Festival", "Massacre Festival", "Legacy Open Air Festival", "Barock Fest", "Nightmare Fest", etc. where they played alongside well known international bands like Destruction (DE), Exumer (DE), Savage Grace (USA), Mystic Circle (DE), Napalm death (UK), Sinister (NL), Parricide (PL), The Claymore (DE), x-Lord Belial (SE), Graveworm (IT), Negura Bunget (RO), Apostasy (SE), Eastern Front (UK), Daemonicus (SE), Carnal (PL), Acid Rain (DE), Spiritual Ravishment (RO), Izegrim (NL), Spoil Engine (BE), Gothic (RO), Diary About My Nightmares (DE), Disdained (SP), Cilice (NL) , etc. In 2007 the vocalist receives editor’s choice award for outstanding achievements in poetry by presenting the lyrics to the International Library of Poetry in Maryland, USA.
CLAYMORE recorded and self-released their first full-lenght album "Prolonged Active Antagonism" and took part in the "Black Curse Over Europe" tour in 2008. The album was then distributed by D.O.P. and the band signed with Toxity Records to release the songs on "Vodafone live!". On the very next year CLAYMORE signed with Forces of Satan Records from Norway (owned by Infernus of Gorgoroth and Vile Horg). They want to spread their music among the Underground circles all over the world... CLAYMORE is currently working on new material.
Svetoslav Georgiev - Vocals
Kamen Manev - Drums
Martin Manev - Guitar
Tzvetelin Baltov - keyboards
Velislav Danov - Bass, back vocals
"The Legion ot TchorT" Compilation #6
Label: The Legion of TchorT
Release date: 2009
Number of tracks: 22
"Prolonged Active Antagonism"
Label: Forces of Satan
Release date: 2008
Number of tracks: 10
"Live in DNA" Bootleg
Release date: 2005
Number of tracks: 9
Release date: 2004
Number of tracks: 5
"Warriors of Claymore" (EP)
Release date: 2000
Number of tracks: 7
Release date: 1999
Number of tracks: 4
Yes, we have tracks streaming on the net and aired on radio.
01 Gift of Hate
02 Master of Wishes
04 Dying in a Dream
06 Centuries of Chaos
08 My Personal War
09 Mental Hell
10 Warriors of Claymore
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"Could I see them playing Wacken or Hellfest? Hell yeah! They deserve a chance in the wider European..."Could I see them playing Wacken or Hellfest? Hell yeah! They deserve a chance in the wider European Metal scene. So let's hope a decent record deal and support slot isn't too far away. They fucking deserve it. Good stuff!"
Three extreme bands opened the new RBF club in Sofia
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"CLAYMORE made impression by demonstrating very good use of the instruments, varied dynamic composit..."CLAYMORE made impression by demonstrating very good use of the instruments, varied dynamic compositions, characteristic vocals and a very good demeanour on the stage."
"Prolonged Active Antagonism" pro-CD review
"The music sounds so real... all tracks on the CD are characterized by good teamwork..."
"This Death & Black Metal outfit throws many punches and has a very melodic sound."
CLAYMORE - Music Made of Dreams
A combination of melody and aggression like no other!
Set list depends on time available. For more details contact booking agent at email@example.com