ASA-NOIR – Fall of the Idols

ASA-NOIR - Fall of the Idols

Origin: Finland
Genre: Dark Metal Epic Metal Symphonic Death Metal
Label: Aural Music WormHoleDeath
Year: 2014

Finnish symphonic epic dark metallers Asa-Noir from the town of Hämeenlinna have recently released their debut album “Fall of the Idols“. The band was originally formed 10 years ago, in 2004, inspired by Norwegian black metal. As more members joined them, new musical influences were added and slowly Asa-Noir’s sound changed, evolving into something more personal. The band self-released its first work, the 5-track EP “Reforming Heathen Origins” in 2011, and in the end of 2013 they signed a deal with Aural Music’s sub-label WormHoleDeath in order to Read more

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SIGNS reveal new album details and teaser

SIGNS - United in Tragedy

Symphonic black metallers Signs from Tbilisi, Georgia, are proud to announce that on September 1st, 2014 their second full-length album, entitled “United In Tragedy“, will see the daylight! The band was formed in 2009 and they released their debut album “Path of the Damned” via Metal Renaissance Records in the end of 2012. The worldwide digital release of their new album will be provided by french label M & O Music Productions, while New Zealand’s Satanica Records will do a physical distribution that will cover Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. The band is still negotiating for European physical release. Signs revealed the cover artwork of “United In Tragedy“, made by Gravedealer studio, the tracklist and a nice album teaser, where Read more

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MONDVOLLAND reveal their final album’s details


Kwade Vaart” is the title of the second full length album from the Dutch black metallers Mondvolland. It will be released via Heidens Hart on 19 September 2014. “Kwade Vaart” is the last full length album by the band, as the band split up in spring 2014. The title is the modern Dutch equivalent of “quade vaert”, which translated means “wicked” or “evil journey”. It is an album inspired by folk stories from the Gelderland region of the Netherlands that explore the subjects of poisoning, death in battle, fratricide and witch hunts, within a local context. The darker side is the central theme found in the folklore of the region – hence the album title. This band was already unique upon its creation, so you can only imagine what years of further development Read more

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NORTHERN OAK unveil new album tracklist & artwork

NORTHERN OAK - Of Roots and Flesh

English progressive folk metallers Northern Oak from South Yorkshire unveil upcoming album details, including the track listing and artwork, for their 3rd full-length album “Of Roots And Flesh“, which is set for release on 4th October 2014. Ranging from existential rage on “The Gallows Tree“, relentless doom and sorrow on “Taken” to a desire to see the best of humanity in the title track, “Of Roots And Flesh” rewards with a seamless blending of vocal styles and a fusion of electric and acoustic guitars, flutes, violins and even melodeons as the band take you on a musical journey through the nature of struggle. Northern Oak are renowned for their ability to weave vicious black metal riffs with haunting flute folk melodies. Since the release of their Read more

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WINTERFYLLETH reveal upcoming album details

WINTERFYLLETH - The Divination of Antiquity

Visionaries of modern English black metal, Winterfylleth return with their highly anticipated new album “The Divination of Antiquity“. It is the band’s 4th full-length album and it will be released on October 6th 2014 in the UK and the 7th of October rest of the world via Candlelight Records UK/USA. Comprising 9 new tracks of passionate, anthemic and epic black metal, the band build on their established foundations and come out fighting with their strongest album to date. The amazing cover artwork for “The Divination of Antiquity” and the album tracklist are already unveiled. Catch Winterfylleth at Bloodstock Open Air, Damnation Festival and on tour with Behemoth later in 2014. When asked about the new album, frontman Chris Naughton said, “The new album Read more

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Origin: Greece
Genre: Ambient Atmospheric Black Metal Experimental
Label: I Voidhanger Records
Year: 2014

Ambient atmospheric experimental black metal band Spectral Lore from Athens, Greece has just released its new masterpiece entitled “III“. Spectral Lore were formed in 2005 by their sole member Ayloss. The band self-released its first 2 full-length albums, “I” in 2006 and “II” in 2007, both in special handmade editions, revealing great attention to detail! Since 2008 Ayloss is working on “III“, an album that took him so much, because he wanted to improve his production skills before he finally releases it. In the meantime, he released 3 split albums and the full-length “Sentinel” in 2012. Finally “III” was out via the Italian label I, Voidhunger Records on May 2nd, 2014.          Read more

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VELDES release new EP

VELDES - Skyward

Slovenian atmospheric black metal one-man-band Veldes from Bled has just released its new EP “Skyward” via the American label Razed Soul Productions. After the well received debut full-length album “To Drown in Bleeding Hope” in 2013, Veldes return with four new tracks of calming black metal with a brooding atmosphere. Emotive and beautiful while paradoxically presenting decay and death, “Skyward” breathes with similar characteristics as its predecessor, still leaving the listener hollowed and fragmented inside. The EP will soon stream on Bandcamp, but for now is available only in a limited to 500 copies CD edition in jewel-case.

1. Skyward
2. Woe Eater                             Read more

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CERRIDWEN will soon release debut EP on CD

CERRIDWEN - Aconitum

Cerridwen is a symphonic ethereal folk metal band from Bellingham, USA that will release its debut EP “Aconitum” via Cascadian Alliance on September 16th, 2014. The physical edition of “Aconitum” that was initially released digitally on October 2013, will be out with all-new album art, and a slightly refined mix/master. The project began in 2005 known as Aconitum, fashioned by John and Jenn, keyboards and drums, respectively. Over the next five years, three other members joined, Genevieve on vocals, Cavan on guitars and Josh on bass. After their line-up was finalized, they decided to change their name to Cerridwen. According to legend, Cerridwen was an enchantress who had the ability to grant poetic inspiration. She also was Read more

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