Spanish pagan black metallers Heid from Madrid have just revealed the first details of their upcoming debut full-length album, entitled “Alba” (Daybreak), scheduled for release on November 14th 2016. With “Alba” Heid have wanted to go further in the development of the Castilian pagan metal. Traditional Spanish rhythms such as the “jota”, “rumba” or “zorzico” are the foundation of the 10 songs of the album. The band speaks about medieval myths and their history through an extreme metal free of complex when it’s time to mix black, pagan and modern metal. “Alba” has been mixed and mastered by Iván Ibañez of Estudios 51. Heid have already unveiled the cover artwork, created by Sevillian artist Daniel Zrom Art and the album tracklist.
German black metallers Waldgeflüster return with their 4th full-length album “Ruinen“, which is scheduled for release on October 14th 2016, via Nordvis (for Europe) and Bindrune Recordings (for USA). “Ruinen” (which translates to Ruins) is a heavy masterwork of emotive and moving metal, a gem that blends a vast variety of different genres within the metal spectrum. With ”Ruinen” Waldgeflüster venture further away from their origin and the traces of more traditional black metal fades away and leave place for a more promising sound with no boundaries. It’s certain that “Ruinen” is a wonderful melancholic journey that has allowed Waldgeflüster to reach another level. A level where the sounds of atmospheric folk metal of artists like Read more →
Transilvanian black metallers Negură Bunget present the official music video for “Tul-ni-că-rînd” taken from their upcoming full-length album “ZI“, scheduled for release on September 30, 2016 via Prophecy Productions.
Belarus folk pagan metal band Vojstraŭ (ex-Wartha) presents “Dundara Žorny“, its first track after the change of name from Wartha to Vojstraŭ. The song title can be translated as “Dundar Millstones” or “Thundermill“. Dundar, or Dundal is the regional name for the widely known Perun, the god of thunder, also known as Perkunas, Thor, Zeus, or Jupiter. In ancient incarnations he had a huge millstones, directed fire from the heavens, causing rains and contributed fertility. All music and artworks in “Dundara Žorny” is by Aleh Zielankievič, who is currently the band’s only member, while the guitars were recorded by Vitautas Kashkurevich. Read more →
Russian folk metallers Кот-баюн (Kot-Bayun) will soon release their debut full-length album entitled “Сильнее зла (Stronger Than Evil)” via SoundAge Productions. Release date and pre-order info will be available shortly. Kot-Bayun is mystery cat from Russian fairy-tales. According to these tales he is not a home kitty, he is a dangerous cat with sweet voice. He lives in a dead forest without birds and animals, usually sitting on a big column. He begins to speak with you, telling fairy-tales and he sings to make you sleep and then he will kill you. If you can resist and catch him, you’ll get powerful health and Kot-Bayun will solve you forever. The band Кот-баюн was formed in 2011 and released the 4-track EP “Было время…” in 2013 via Read more →
Australia’s symphonic fantasy folk metallers Stormtide have unleashed their premier video clip for the track “Wrath of an Empire“. It is taken from their same-titled debut full-length album, released via Metal Hell Records since August 1st, 2016.