ATAVICUS reveal debut album release date and teaser

Italian pagan epic folk black metallers Atavicus, risen from the ashes of Draugr, have announced the release date of their debut album ”Ad Maiora“. It will be released via the Irish label Nemeton Records on November 10th 2014, both digitally and as limited edition digipak CD. It is already available for pre-orders in their label’s Bandcamp page. Nemeton Records has also just revealed an extended album teaser, that you can watch below:

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FOLKEARTH – Balder’s Lament

FOLKEARTH - Balder's Lament

Origin: Various
Genre: Epic Metal Folk Death Metal Viking Metal
Label: Stygian Crypt Productions
Year: 2014

10 years after their creation, epic Viking metallers Folkearth are back with their 12th full-length album!! And while the release of a new album from this international project is something usual, this album is a special one, since it’s the first one after the death of their founding member Ruslanas (Metfolvik) Danisevskis. Metfolvik was also the founder of Folkodia, another international project, musically similar to Folkearth, but with different concept. Soon after Metfolvik passed away, the remaining members of Folkearth and Folkodia took the decision to continue both projects and to carry his music heritage for years to come. The new album of Folkearth is entitled “Balder’s Lament” and was released in 2014 via the band’s permanent label Stygian Crypt Productions.         Read more

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DARKENHÖLD – Castellum

DARKENHOLD - Castellum

Origin: France
Genre: Black Metal Epic Black Metal Melodic Black Metal
Label: Those Opposed Records
Year: 2014

Two years after their previous work, French medieval black metallers Darkenhöld are back with their 3rd full-length album “Castellum“, released on September 15th 2014 via Those Opposed Records. Since its beginning the band has carved its personal style of epic melodic black metal, influenced by caverns, citadels, castles and medieval themes, something that you can easily guess just by looking at their cover artworks. After 2 split albums, Darkenhöld released their debut full-length “A Passage to the Towers” in 2010 and 2 years later their second work “Echoes from the Stone Keeper” was out, their first collaboration with Those Opposed Records.          Read more

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ELIWAGAR official video for “Huldresagn”

Norwegian neofolk metal band Eliwagar has just released the official video for the song “Huldresagn” (Huldra’s Tale / Legend) taken from the upcoming album of the same name that will come out in the late autumn 2014. Video filmed and produced by Ragnhild Jensen, with some good ideas from Inge Solsvik.

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NORTHERN OAK – Of Roots and Flesh

NORTHERN OAK - Of Roots and Flesh

Origin: United Kingdom
Genre: Extreme Progressive Metal Folk Black Metal
Label: Self Released
Year: 2014

Progressive folk metallers Northern Oak from Sheffield, England have recently released their new full-length album “Of Roots and Flesh“, their most professional work by far! They were formed back in 2006 and self-released 2 full-length albums prior to their new work; “Tales from Rivelin” in 2008 and “Monuments” in 2010. The recording of the new album was entirely funded through a Kickstarter campaign run by the band. The campaign obviously was very successful, since Northern Oak managed to record the album at Skyhammer Studios by Chris Fielding (Primordial, Electric Wizard, Conan), who also mixed and mastered the songs. The funding also allowed them to release “Of Roots and Flesh” in a really deluxe digipak edition CD.         Read more

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MERKFOLK official video for “Topielica”

Polish folk metallers Merkfolk have released the official video clip for “Topielica” taken from their 2014 debut EP “Topielica / Trust“.

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TARTARUS – Of Grimness and Atrocity (EP)

TARTARUS - Of Grimness and Atrocity

Origin: United Arab Emirates
Genre: Black Metal
Label: Haarbn Productions
Year: 2014

Tartarus is a new black metal band from Dubai of United Arab Emirates, a country with a very limited number of metal bands. They were formed in 2013 by Ravenson and Nauman, both of Syrian origin and soon two more members completed their line-up. In ancient Greek mythology Tartarus (Τάρταρα) is a deity of the underworld, or a place of the underworld where souls were judged and the wicked ones were tormented, as well as the place where the legendary Titans were imprisoned. Tartous is also a Syrian city in the Mediterranean coast, where Ravenson and Nauman come from, something that made the choice of band-name quite easy!  Read more

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AMOCUALLI – Nu Kontavi Ña Tzi

AMOCUALLI - Nu Kontavi na Tzi'i

Origin: Mexico
Genre: Folk Black Metal
Label: Kukulkan Records
Year: 2014

Mexican pre-Hispanic folk black metallers Amocualli are back with their second full-length album “Nu Kontavi Ña Tzi“. Amocualli come from Tuxpan, Jalisco and were initially formed in 2005 as a solo project. After a quite long break for several years, they managed to get a complete line-up in 2012 and it was only last year that they released their debut full-length work “Tlayoualotl“. The band has been very active since then and in the summer of 2014 their new album was out via Kukulkan Records.

Like in their first work, Amocualli continue to explore Jalisco traditional music and legends, combined with metal. The overall music style Read more

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