The folk metal quintet Грай (Grai) from the Republic of Tartary in the east of Russia is reporting back! Starting on Saturday 16/9, fans will have a chance to experience Irina (vocals), Ruzel (guitar), Aliya (flute, bagpipes, vocals), Yuri (bass, growls, kaljuka, jew’s harp) and Andrey (drums) perform live again: Together with СатанаКозёл (SatanaKozel) and Anabioz, Грай are boarding the tour bus. From 09/16/2017 to 10/11/2017 the tour plan holds a total of 20 shows in 11 different countries. You can see all dates in the band’s offical pages, following the links below. Грай stand for a multifaceted mixture of delicate folklore sounds and powerful metal, spirited, heady and as swift as it is soulful – a unique sound that makes the hearts of a huge fan base leap for joy. All over Europe! And to round the whole thing up, Грай are carrying a brand new single in their trunk: “Donya” will be released Read more →
Ukrainian folk-influenced atmospheric pagan black metal one-man band Zgard will release its 6th full-length album “У Вирі Чорної Снаги / Within the Swirl of Black Vigor” on October 21, 2017 via Svarga Music. It is a darker and furious continuation of “Totem“, released two years ago. Quintessence of ancient traditions and pagan outlook, a magic ritual ruled by shaman’s dance. Ethnic instruments, thundery drums, predatory vocals and dark drive… within a swirl of black vigor! Zgard have already unveiled the, as usual, beautiful cover artwork and album tracklist. “У Вирі Чорної Снаги / Within the Swirl of Black Vigor” is already available for pre-order in their label’s webshop.
1. Dive into the Night (intro) [Занурення в ніч] Read more →
German epic heathen black metallers Andras from Erzgebirge will release their seventh full-length album “Reminiszenzen…” on October 20th, 2017 via Einheit Produktionen. Twenty years have passed since the release of the debut album “Die Rückkehr der Dunklen Krieger” and seven years since their previous work “Warlord“. As the title reflects, “Reminiszenzen…” reminisces across three chapters the grande black metallic motives which influenced the band, as well as the entire scene, from the very beginning: spirituality, heresy and attachment to the roots. The listener can enjoy 67 minutes of the 90′s spirit of the everlasting Andras sound in well-engineered context. The tracks are straightforward, leaving space for deep atmospheres, Read more →
Russian atmospheric post rock band Kauan, will release its new album “Kaiho” on September 22nd, 2017. Marking a new beginning for the band in both sound and ambition, “Kaiho” will be released on Kauan’s own label kauanmusic in limited digipak CD edition, in limited double vinyl edition and in digital platforms. Kauan step away from their metal origins for their seventh album, which further evolves the band’s deeply moving atmospheric and introspective rock. The album focuses on the blissful nature of childhood and the transition to adulthood, when the weight of responsibilities and stark truths are realized. Lyrics for “Kaiho” were written by the great Finnish folk singer Marja Mattlar, and as always with Kauan, they are sung in Finnish, a Read more →
Canadian epic symphonic melodic death black metal band Atavistia from Vancouver, BC, will release its debut album “One Within the Sun” on September 19th, 2017. Atavistia is the newly formed brainchild of Matt Sippola, who is the only member of the band. Although this album was born on the West coast of Canada, it heavily revolves around the Nordic metal scene. Influenced by bands such as Wintersun and Ensiferum, Atavistia has obtained elements of folk, death, black, and symphonic metal. This album consists of five long epic tracks with many blast beats, heavy guitars, screeching vocals with massive orchestrations and synths to create this epic “wall of sound” feel. As a bonus, there are also instrumental versions of 4 of these tracks. “One Within Read more →
Italian avant-garde post black metallers Párodos from Salermo have revealed the first details of their upcoming debut full-length album “Catharsis”. The band has signed with the Finnish metal label Inverse Records and “Catharsis” will be released on the 27th of October 2017. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Marco Mastrobuono (Hour of Penance), at Kick Recording Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Shores of Null, Hour of Penance). Párodos have released the official lyric video for “Catharsis” that you can watch below, which is the title track and the core of the entire work. They have also unveiled the cover artwork, made in its entirety by Francesco Gemelli (Anamnesi, Janvs, Lustre) and the album tracklist. “Catharsis” is Read more →
Canadian black metal band Eclipse Eternal from Toronto, Ontario has just released its fourth full-length album, entitled “Nostalgia“, which will be the final album and the end for Eclipse Eternal! It is a digital only release, for now, and is available for pay what you can / what you think it’s worth. As the band states: “for over three years we worked diligently to finish this opus; to capture the essence of who we are and what this band has represented. Our friends, comrades, brothers and sisters at arms, we are here now to tell you that we have achieved that goal. Pride does not begin to encompass what we feel at this moment. Eight songs, eight tales of victory through defeat. Eight odes Read more →