Finnish folk metallers Wolfhorde from Keuruu present the official music video for the first single “Doctor of the Plague” from their upcoming second full-length album “Hounds of Perdition“, scheduled for release on January 11th, 2019 by Inverse Records.
East African atmospheric black metal band Krummholz has just released its debut 2-track EP entitled “Rooted in Despair” via Naturmacht Productions (through the label’s Underground Series). Krummholz is the sound of nature glorified, ambushed and maligned. Breaking forth from the drier spaces of mankind, this East African collaborative effort unites the morose vision of Noktal with the transcendental force of Seeker and the somnolent musings of Victor Rosewrath. “Rooted in Despair” varies the majesty of the elements with the agony of prevailing destruction into a somber well of atmospheric black metal. It is available since today in a 4-panel digipak CDr edition limited to 100 copies only. Read more →
Norwegian folk metallers TrollfesT present the official music video for the single “Espen Bin Askeladden” taken from their upcoming album “Norwegian Fairytales” scheduled for release on January 18th, 2019 via NoiseArt Records.
Japanese folk metallers Yomi from Latvia have just released their third full-length album, entitled “Land of the Rising Sun“. The lyrics of the album revolve around the period of Japanese history between 1274 and 1281 – the time of an attempted Mongolian invasion. From the initial skirmishes at Tsushima to the infamous Mongol defeat by the Divine Winds (‘kamikaze’, in Japanese), the album takes listeners through battles, blood, fear and an occasional reflection upon the conflict, finally turning their attention to the indomitable will of gods, in whose power it is to bury many scores of enemy under the waves. “Land of the Rising Sun” was self-released on November 9th, 2018, and is currently available in digital format on Bandcamp, Spotify, iTunes and other digital outlets. Physical copies Read more →
Norse ethnic folk band Wardruna presents the official music video for the song “Voluspá“, leading up to the band’s upcoming acoustic album “Skald“, scheduled for release on November 23, 2018 via By Norse Music.
Einar Selvik (band’s founder and main composer) has teamed up with Finnish company Koski Syvari led by Tuukka Koski, plus a pack of wolves, creating a beautiful film to his Skaldic rendition of the Read more →
With a whisper of forgotten times, Austrian pagan black metal band Rauhnåcht (the personal project of Stefan Traunmüller) returns to the fray with its greatest work yet, “Unterm Gipfelthron”. It is the third full-length of the band and will be released on December 7th, 2018 worldwide via Debemur Morti Productions. Since forming in 2010, Rauhnåcht has released two titanic full lengths, “Vorweltschweigen” (2010) and “Urzeitgeist” (2014) in addition to a series of EPs and split releases. “Unterm Gipfelthron”, meaning “below the throne of the mountain peak”, moves to the next-level: a hymn to nature through the medium of melodic, progressive pagan black metal, heavily immersed in Alpine mountain folk music, simultaneously Read more →
Atmospheric post black metal project Nemus from Germany, will release its second full-length album “See-Mensch” on November 24th, 2018 via Naturmacht Productions. Nemus is the personal project of Frank Riegler from Bamberg, Bavaria and his new album “See-Mensch” contains six songs, that will tell you the story of the “water human” and take you right into his empire. In the depth of the lake, hiding in the dark, there is a creature, that was never meant to be. Once a human being, now a chimera, a fish-man, guarding the depth. A story of self hatred, agony and at some point acceptance. A mixture of black metal, post rock, folk instruments and tortured vocals create a dark and energy filled atmosphere, which is supported by self-recorded forest and water sounds. “See-Mensch” will be released in a limited to 300 copies Read more →
Skáld present the official music video for the song “Rún” taken from their upcoming debut album “Vikings Chant“, scheduled for release on January 18th, 2019.
Skáld is a unique project in music inspired by Nordic mythology. Developed over time by a group of enthusiasts, the project originated when producer-composer Christophe Voisin-Boisvinet encountered a trio of talented singers whose voices had atypical timbres. Together they Read more →