Italian folk pagan black metallers Odr from Turin have just released the single “Fuochi nelle Valli” taken from their upcoming full-length album, scheduled for release in 2017. The song tells of an ancient history of persecution and violence that struck the valleys of their region Piedmont in Italy. It talks about witch-hunting that took place in the middle-ages. From a stylistic point of view, the music in ”Fuochi nelle Valli” is getting a bit darker, with less traditional folk melodies and more harmonies, resulting from various music genres, from classical music to black metal. The future full-length album will be an homage to the music Odr like and they listen to, in all of its forms and different kinds, and will contain many citations from it. That’s what probably Odr style is based to… Read more →
Spanish Viking folk metal band Pimeä Metsä from Madrid has just signed a record deal with the Italian label WormHoleDeath (an Aural Music division) for the worldwide release of its second full-length album “No Blood, No Glory“. Pimeä Metsä entered the studio during September and October 2016 and the result is an album which is a step forward in the compositional plane, without leaving their identity. Their sound has been enriched with a greater variety of nuances and more elaborate arrangements, increasing the speed and colour of the new pieces. The album has been recorded, mixed and mastered at The Metal Factory Studios, in Madrid, by Alex Cappa (who has worked with the most important Spanish metal bands like Hamlet, Skunk DF, Vita Imana, 037 / Leo, etc.). “No Blood, No Glory” will be Read more →
Caoimhín is a new international black metal project split between United States, United Kingdom and Norway. As a music project, they seek to mirror the unrelenting force and silent tranquility of the untouched wilderness. On November 28th, 2016 the band released its first single “Víðarr“, recorded, mixed and mastered by Tom Simonsen at the Secret Quarters studios. All its lyrics come from various stanzas in the “Völuspá” poem of the “Poetic Edda“. “Víðarr” is a part of the forthcoming two-track EP entitled “The Age of Wolves“, which will be out in the beginning of 2017 via Black Lion Records, framed in a physical form as a 4 panel digipak limited to 200 copies worldwide. Later in 2017, Caoimhín will release their debut full-length album, entitled “A River Bears Westward“. Kevin Pribulsky, the band’s composer, is Read more →
Swiss death Viking folk metallers Hypocras from Geneva will release their new EP “Implosive” tomorrow, on Friday November 25th, 2016. The band has begun in 2006 as an instrumental projet by Arnaud Aebi and Samuel Jakubec, but the actual line-up dates from 2008. They released their first EP “Burning Drakkard” in 2010 and their debut album “The Seed of Wrath” in 2013. The upcoming EP will be initially available for digital download on Hypocras’ official Bandcamp page. However in early December 2016 it will also be self-released in digisleeve CD edition. The band has unveiled the beautiful cover artwork, created by Diego Graham and the EP tracklist.
Norwegian Balkan metallers Trollfest are going to release their new full-length album “Helluva” on February 24th, 2017 via NoiseArt Records. And the seventh studio album promises to be a helluva album. The Trolls once more bring their mix of extreme metal and Balkan influences to a new level with an added brass section, combined with more Kaos! The band has just revealed the cover artwork and the tracklist of the upcoming album. Trollmannen states about the cover: “Look at our splendid cover people! We have once again allied ourselves with the ever brilliant master pen Jonas Darnell. As you can see, the cover has a picture of Professor Otto, Camouflage Clair and Steel Sarah while they are running from something Read more →
Norwegian Viking Metallers Helheim will release their much-anticipated ninth full-length album entitled “landawarijaR” on January 20th, 2017 via Dark Essence Records. “landawarijaR” will contain seven tracks, all of which bear the hallmarks of Helheim’s traditional Norse heritage, a heritage of which they are rightly proud. With “landawarijaR” Helheim use their lyrics to express the need to include the Norse Heritage into modern life by emphasizing the importance, mystery and never-changing wonder of the Runes. Just as Helheim’s “raunijaR” followed in the same vein as its predecessor “Asgards Fall“, “landawarijaR” continues where “Heidindomr” ended. All four albums incorporate the use of Timpani and Horns, and the new Read more →
Parthenopean epic black metallers Scuorn from Napoli, Italy have just revealed the first details of their forthcoming debut full-length album “Parthenope”, scheduled for release at the beginning of 2017 via Dusktone. “Parthenope” was recorded, mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio in Rome by the mighty Stefano “Saul” Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance), featuring special guest orchestrals by Riccardo Studer (Stormlord) and guest narrated vocals performances by Daniele “Ogre” Cristiano (NoFuck), Marco “Wolf” Lauro (Gort, Mors Spei, Vita Odiosa, Terrorfront), Tina Gagliotta (Poemisia), Diego Laino (ADE, Symbolyc) and Libero Verardi (Disturbia). The band has unveiled the album tracklist and the wonderful cover artwork, created by the talented Russian artist Alex from Read more →