Genre: Epic Metal Folk Extreme Metal
Label: Self Released
Epic folk metal band NightCreepers from Conflans-Sainte-Honorine of France is back with its latest and most ambitious work “Hreid“. NightCreepers were initially formed in 2003, but after the failure of their first effort, they were reborn more seriously in 2006. Through the early years they suffered countless line-up changes and actually only one of the founding members remains until today, their guitarist and vocalist Haarath. The band released the EPs “Helgardh” in 2007 and “Towards Abyss” in 2008, before they deliver their debut full-length album “Svingeheim” in 2009. Their second album “Alpha” was released in 2012 and finally on October 21st 2014 their third Read more
The 5th Hesperia full-length album “Metallum Italicum – Aeneidos Metalli Apotheosis pars IV” is ready. The studio sessions for the master were finished on December 14th, 2014 at the DPF Studio. The CD is scheduled for release on January 24th, 2015 via the Greek label Sleaszy Rider Records. The album tracklist and cover artwork are already revealed. Soon the album trailer will be available, plus the song “Metallvm Italicvm I” for which the band will make a video. They have also unveiled some promo pics taken at the Theater of the Roman ancient town ruins of Helvia Recina (Macerata, MC) and at Scena Italica’s headquarter (Recanati, MC). The album is the 4th and last part of the concept about the Holy Roman poem “Eneide” (P.M. Virgilio) and has Italian/Latin lyrics. It is a manifesto of the Read more
Taiwanese extreme metallers Chthonic have released the official music video of “Kaoru (acoustic version)” taken from their soon to be released acoustic album “Timeless Sentence“. Enjoy!!!
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With five studio albums so far, Helrunar have established themselves as figureheads of serious black metal from Germany inspired by Northern mythology. “Niederkunfft” now marks the beginning of a new era for them – both musically and conceptually. On “Niederkunfft” Skald Draugir attends to a historical topic for the first time, namely European people on the threshold between the Middle Ages and modern times – surrounded by superstition and fear, torn between religion and the enlightenment. The music follows this conceptual realignment: it is less furious then on the band’s early works, yet more oppressive and bleak than ever. “Niederkunfft” is still based on elements from black metal inspired by Nordic themes and essentially shaped by Read more
The long wait is over! The new Negură Bunget album “Tau” will be released on February 27th, 2015 via Prophecy Productions! With “Tau“, Romanian folk black metal pioneers Negură Bunget not only present the long awaited successor to “Virstele Pamintului” (2010), but also their first album for Lupus Lounge / Prophecy Productions with genuinely new song material. “Tau” also marks the beginning of Negură Bunget’s ambitious “Transilvanian Trilogy“, a sonic and visual tribute to the band’s home country. While this first part highlights Romanian nature, parts two and three will deal with man, his traditions and practices as well as spiritual elements. On “Tau“, each of the eight songs represents a specific natural landscape with its unique Read more
Finnish epic folk metallers Ensiferum will unleash their sixth full-length studio album entitled “One Man Army” on February 24th, 2015 via Metal Blade Records. The predominantly analog-recorded offering was tracked between September and November of this year with award-winning producer Anssi Kippo (Children Of Bodom, Impaled Nazarene, Entwine etc.) at Astia-studio in Lappeenranta, Finland. The amazing cover artwork by Gyula Havancsák is already revealed! Further details, including track listing and additional teaser hymns to be unveiled in the coming weeks. In the meantime, 70,000 Tons of Metal voyagers will be able to catch Ensiferum live next month before they kick off a massive European trek. More details and confirmed dates can be seen Read more
Belgian atmospheric black death metallers Thurisaz and their label Sleaszy Rider Records have set January 24th of 2015 as the release date for their new upcoming CD/DVD entitled “Thurisaz: Live & Acoustic“. Cover artwork and track listing are already revealed. The album was recorded and filmed in front of a live audience and with a choir on the 1st of March 2014 at a sold-out show in ‘GC Forum’ in Wervik, the band’s hometown. Many special guests participated, like Els Blieck on vocals, Inge Van De Wiele and Lore Van Loock on violin and Gudrun Bovyn on cello. The first single “A Natural Disaster (Anathema cover)” is available in the band’s official Youtube page and you can watch it below.
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Norwegian one-man folk metal band Myrkgrav is ready to release its new single “Vonde Auer“. It will be available within a week through all streaming services, as well as digital download at Myrgrav’s official Bandcamp page with full resolution cover art, featuring hand-drawn illustrations by Erich Frey Illustration. The Bandcamp version will come a little later, until the completion of the booklet, hopefully before the end of December 2014. In addition to the Myrkgrav through-and-through folk metal version of the song “Vonde Auer“, there will be a bonus track of the same song in traditional Norwegian format. This version was broken down, rewritten and rearranged for Hardanger fiddle; performed by none other than renowned Read more