GRIMNER official video for “Mörkrets Hem”

Viking folk metallers Grimner from Motala, Sweden present the official video for the track “Mörkrets Hem” taken from their 3rd full-length album “Frost Mot Eld” released on March 2016 via Despotz Records.

Video was produced and directed by Magnus Ewald. It is a visual adaptation of the song “Mörkrets Hem – Home of Darkness“, which tells of an ancient creature, awakened in its tomb by a trespasser. This creature is a “Draugr”, ancient Read more

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DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS unveil upcoming album title and cover

DEVILISH IMPRESSIONS - The I

Poland’s black death metal act Devilish Impressions has set “The I” as the title of its new album, due later in the year. The album was recorded at several studios, including Dobra 12 Studio and Icaros Studio to eventually get mixed and mastered at Impressive-Art Studio by Przemyslaw Nowak who also handled vocals’ recording sessions, as well as guitars re-amping. The album’s artwork, design and layout were created by Infected Minds. “The I”, a follow-up to the MLP “Adventvs” released last year via Hammerheart Records, is the group’s 4th full-length album and is said to be their darkest, heaviest and most intriguing offering to date… As commented by the group’s driving force Quazarre of what stands behind the title chosen for their newest record: “Not only Read more

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DARKESTRAH / AL-NAMROOD – Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia EP

DARKESTRAH - AL-NAMROOD - splt








Origin: Kyrgyzstan Saudi Arabia
Genre: Epic Black Metal Folk Black Metal Pagan Black Metal
Label: Shaytan Productions
Year: 2016

Shaytan Productions presents a very interesting split EP, entitled “Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia” by two unique Asian bands. Darkestrah originating from Kyrgyzstan (now they reside in Germany) and Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia. Both bands combine their native traditional music with black metal, each one with a very different and distinctive way. Darkestrah’s music has a more epic pagan atmospheric approach, while Al-Namrood have a more oriental folk sound. The EP lasts for only 22 minutes, including one long song by Darkestrah and a two-parts song for Al-Namrood.     Read more

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MYRKUR reveal upcoming acoustic EP details

MYRKUR - Mausoleum

On the one year anniversary of her critically-acclaimed, masterful debut full-length album “M“, Danish black metal artist Myrkur unveils a captivating live recording from the historic Emanuel Vigeland Mausoleum in Oslo, Norway. Aptly titled “Mausoleum“, the album features beautifully dramatic and stripped down acoustic reinventions of seven songs from “M” plus one brand new song and a Bathory cover; all with the accompaniment of the storied Norwegian Girls Choir. Captured in a cold, dimly lit tomb covered in morbid frescos that depict the circle of human life from conception til death, “Mausoleum” is an incredible showcase of Myrkur’s sublime yet haunting voice in a truly chilling, unrivaled atmosphere. “Mausoleum” will be released on August 19th, 2016 via Relapse Records on Read more

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UTMARKEN official video for “Till Skogs”

Folk metallers Utmarken from Sweden have just launched their new official video for the song “Till Skogs” taken from their self-titled debut album “Utmarken“, released by Einheit Produktionen on April 1st, 2016.

Directed, filmed and edited by Owe Lingvall (Dreamday Media).

Links:
Utmarken @ Facebook

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ISENMOR release new single

ISENMOR - Saxon Shore

American Vinlandic folk metallers Isenmor from Baltimore have just released their new single “Saxon Shore“, which is available in their official Bandcamp page, as well as major online music retailers. “Saxon Shore” tells the story of the first wave of Anglo-Saxons to come to Britain as conquerors. The Saxon Shore was an area in southeast Britain originally fortified and manned to defend against Germanic raiders (referred to collectively as Saxons by the Romans). In time, the Romans recruited some of these same peoples to serve as soldiers, offering them settlement in this area in exchange for military service. These peoples eventually turned on the British, conquering them instead of fighting for them, carving out their own kingdoms that Read more

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GOTLAND release new single

GOTLAND - Traitor or Savior

Italian pagan black metallers Gotland from Turin are very proud to present their new single track “Traitor or Savior“! This song marks the way for a completely new path of the band’s sound. Leaving behind the folk influences of their beginning, their evolution took them to darker territories: a pagan black metal sound with more space to the epic and symphonic aspects, thanks also to Gotland’s new session member Gabriele Hyde Gilodi, who created the orchestrations. The recordings, as well as the mixing and mastering process, are by Alessio Sogno of Alarm Studio in Turin (who worked also on the first album of the band “Gloria et Morte” ). The artwork of the single was realized by the Italian artist Alessandro Alimonti (Design Overload), who will also work Read more

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BERSERKER unveil upcoming debut details

BERSERKER - Dark Worlds Collide

Lithuanian melodic folk metallers Berserker will finally release their debut full-length album “Dark Worlds Collide” on CD via Sliptrick Records on June 30th 2016! Berserker is a female fronted folk metal band from Vilnius, founded on the 7th of March, 2009. The name of the band is connected to the Viking era; Berserk (berserker) is known from historic tales as a fearless Scandinavian warrior. The band’s songs also reflect inner and outer battles: inner fights are personal emotions, mixed feelings, outer fights are social injustice, industrialization, destruction of the wild nature. Berserker have played various gigs in Lithuanian and foreign clubs, festivals, charitable events, including Latvia, Estonia, Belarus and Poland. In 2014 they Read more

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