Greek pagan black metal band Celtefog, the personal project of Archøn Celt from Alexandria, Imathia has announced some slight changes about its upcoming 3rd full-length album. After some critical changes in Archøn Celt’s personal life, he decided to release first a mini CD that will contain 3 songs of 20 minutes of music! This EP will be totally dedicated to a little angel as he promised to her some months ago! The title of this EP is “A Faded Wisdom” and it will released by Archøn’s own record label Celtic Fog Productions in limited copies! Celtefog is still an one-man-band, but some very close to the band musicians have joined in already, for some on stage appearances! Celtefog are ready to booking dates for upcoming festivals, live shows etc. If Read more →
Blackened Ancient Egyptian occult space metal project The Horn from Australia has just released its new full-length album, “The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead – Volume Nineteen“. The Horn is the personal project of ‘A Demon Sheen’, who since 1996, has been setting all 189 Spells of the “Egyptian Book of the Dead” (R.O.Faulkner translation) to his own brand of quasi-Egyptian esoteric ambient black metal. On this, the Nineteenth Volume in The Horn’s ancient grimoire, ‘A Demon Sheen’ decided not to play guitars at all, but the Turkish saz instead. Drones, microtones, and lots of wah pedal ensued. There are thematic links between many of the spells on this volume. The theme in “Spell 85“, for instance, was composed by playing the main riffs of “Spell 117” backwards; the theme in “Spell 187” is based around Read more →
Russia’s leading pagan folk metal band Аркона (Arkona) has unveiled the first details of their upcoming eighth studio album “Храм“, set to be released on January 19th 2018 via Napalm Records! Храм (khram), is the Russian word for temple. A Храм is a temple shrouded in natural mysticism slumbering behind nocturnal treetops, yet open to everyone. The sincerity and depth that binds all five band members together resonates in the sumptuously dark cover artwork and leading lady Masha’s lyrics that are written in her own blood (which is also part of the artwork)! Аркона may have used sound samples in their early days, but nowadays cellos, brass parts, wind instruments and throat singing are recorded live meticulously and flow naturally Read more →
Chinese folk metallers Tengger Cavalry present the official lyric video for their new single “Ritual and Redemption” taken from their upcoming full-length album scheduled for release via Napalm Records in early 2018.
Austrian legendary epic atmospheric Tolkien black metallers Summoning have revealed the first details of their upcoming 8th full-length album “With Doom We Come“, scheduled for release on January 5th, 2018 via Napalm Records. Ever since the release of their debut album “Lugburz” in 1995, Summoning have proven themselves to be the true guardians of Middle Earth! What started out as a project deeply rooted in traditional black metal took an epic turn in the following years – evergreens like “Dol Guldur” in 1996 and “Let Mortal Heroes Sing Your Fame” in 2001, bear witness to a continuously refined soundscape. Five years after “Old Mornings Dawn“, Protector and Silenius have turned over a new leaf in their bottomless saga. Over eight tracks, “With Doom We Come” indulges all things sublime and majestic, while grandiose Read more →
Australia’s Claim the Throne have just released their epic fourth full-length album “On Desolate Plains“. Ripping apart folk metal with a merciless assault, finally a band is delivering an extreme take on melodies that fans of pagan and melodeath alike have been raging for. An epic slab of heavy folk-influenced melodic death metal that sees the band at the peak of their 10 year raid. The killer artwork design is by Michael Salas, capturing a journey of desolation through the harsh Australian desert. A man is lured into the deep nothingness, dehydrated and hallucinating, grasping for a stream that he can never reach, and feasted upon by the bird who lured him there. Claim the Throne have ruthlessly torn up stages around the world, leaving their mark as a top quality band who Read more →
Russian pagan folk metallers Грай (Grai) from Tatarstan will release their 4th full-length album “Ashes” on December 1st, 2017 via Noizgate Records on CD, LP and in digital format. In eleven brand new songs, the folk metal sextet from the Republic of Tartary in the east of Russia is combining classic metal elements like heavy e-guitar riffing, massive drums and harsh growls with traditional, folkloristic instruments and melodies and clear, polyphonic female vocals. The Russian lyrics deal with the memory of the past, tragic stories about (missing) love and life in general. “Ashes” is an album full of heart and passion: Just the right soundtrack to brighten gloomy winter days! To get you into the mood, Грай let you take a glimpse at the beautiful cover artwork and the album tracklist.