Folk metallers Калевала (Kalevala) from Russia present their new official video for the song “Нагрянули – Nagryanuli” taken from their last full-length album “Луна и грош“, released in 2013 via SoundAge Productions.
Atmospheric pagan black metal one man band Zgard from Ukraine reveals the first details of its upcoming 5th full-length album called “Totem”. As usual, Zgard offer strong folk influenced music enriched with the mysticism of Carpathians. Dipped into a conspirative and penumbral atmosphere showing a foggy and fiery scenery of rituals, the listener is taken on a journey of fast moving and opaque. Lashing leaves, whipping wind and the implacable surge tear at him whilst moving on in the dim reduction listening to his own breath. The interplay of speeding drums, torrential vocals and acoustic elements as light flute, plucked guitar and airy voice interludes, promise an alternating bath of emotions. These will leave you washed ashore Read more →
Dark metal band Upon Shadows from Montevideo, Uruguay has revealed the first details of its upcoming full-length album, entitled “Between the Southern Cross & the Northern Star“. The album will be self-released on October 18th, 2015 both in digital format and in numbered limited edition CD. Upon Shadows is a two women project, formed back in 2002 by Tamara Picardo. “Between the Southern Cross & the Northern Star“ was mixed and mastered by Mika Pohjola at Soundmix Studios, Oulu, Finland. Upon Shadows have just unveiled the album tracklist and cover artwork, illustrated by Tamara Picardo & Natalia Arocena. The upcoming album is already available for pre-order worldwide, while the band has also Read more →
Finnish pagan metallers Vorna will release their second full-length album ”Ei Valo Minua Seuraa” on December 4th 2015 through Inverse Records. The album (which translates to ”No Light Follows Me”) has been mixed by Tuomas Kokko from Electric Fox Studios (e.g. Swallow the Sun, Ghost Brigade) and mastered by Jaakko Viitalähde from Virtalähde Mastering (e.g. Black Crucifixion, Alghazanth, Ghost Brigade). The cover artwork of ”Ei Valo Minua Seuraa” has been designed by Jarno Lahti from Kaamos Illustration & Design (e.g. Pain, Hypocrisy, Before the Dawn). Vorna has just released the first single ”Jälkemme” from the upcoming album that you can enjoy below. Read more →
Uruguayan two women dark metal band Upon Shadows from Montevideo presents the official video for the song “Streets of Despair” taken from the upcoming album “Between the Southern Cross & the Northern Star“, scheduled for release on October 18th, 2015.
Ukrainian atmospheric black metal band Raventale has revealed the first details of its upcoming eighth album entitled “Dark Substance of Dharma”. This conceptual full-length album is devoted to Indian and Tibetan mythology and offers to fully plunge into the cosmic order of Dharma, to parse the principles of existence and perception of this World. Special attention paid to the recording process and skills reached at Raventale’s previous albums, resulted in full and rich tone of the sound. “Dark Substance of Dharma” will be released on October 5th 2015 via BadMoodMan Music in jewel case CD limited to 500 copies. Cover artwork and album tracklist are already unveiled.
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Five piece blackened doom metal band Stagwounder from Heidelberg, Germany released its first full-length album entitled “Invisible Radiance” in June 2015. The band was formed in 2014 somewhere in midst of the lightless woods between the misty valley of the Neckar and the tree topped mountains of Odenwald. Regarding the music, classical black metal alternates with heavy doom riffs and occasional trips into the Elysian fields of post-rock. Here and there there’s a quick flirt with death metal and sometimes even a sludgy echo breaks its way through Stagwounder’s forests. “Invisible Radiance” is available via Stagwounder’s official Bandcamp page (see link below) and can be ordered directly from the band. Read more →