Russian folk metal band Калевала (Kalevala) released the official video for the song “Снежный дом – The House of Snow” taken from their 2013 album “Луна и грош“. Several cold February days of shooting were finally shaped and done into this unique and outstanding video.
Indigenous folk metallers Arandu Arakuaa from Brazil have just released the official video for the track “Hêwaka Waktû” taken from their upcoming album “Wdê Nnãkrda“, which will be self-released in Brazil in the second half of 2015.
The music was composed when guitarist Zândhio visiting friends in the Salto Kripe village, indigenous Akwẽ Xerente land in Tocantins, Brazil. Part of the video clip was recorded on the day of the Indian on the Aldeia Read more →
Canadian melodic folk black metal band Thrawsunblat from Fredericton, New Brunswick has recently revealed the first details of its upcoming album, entitled “Thrawsunblat III: Metachthonia“. It is the second full-length for the band, after the 2013 “Thrawsunblat II: Wanderer on the Continent of Saplings” debut album. The new album will include 6 songs, with a total duration around 60 minutes. Except for the album tracklist, Thrawsunblat have also unveiled the beautiful cover artwork. Cover photo is by Knate Myers and “Metachthonia” lettering is by Adam Gillis, who provided the band with its new logo last year. He will be also contributing his talents to the new album’s art. More info will follow soon…
1. Fires That Light the Earth
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Polish pagan black death metal band Saltus from Warsaw has announced that its new EP, which is entitled “Jedność“, will be out on the 29th of June 2015. The album will be released in a digipak edition CD by Eastside Records and Eye Distribution. This EP will be a forerunner of the upcoming full-length album that the band is currently preparing under working name “Jam Jest Samon – I am Samon“. The lyrical concept of “Jedność“, which actually works as an introduction for the full-length album, is about Samon, the founder of the first Slavic country. Each song (even on EP, besides the 2 cover songs) contains a part of whole history, how Samon managed to become the great founder, his struggle with enemies, covenants with others kings, etc. Saltus have Read more →
De profundis is a Hungarian atmospheric black metal band from Szombathely, formed back in 2000, by Yzokras and Zoltan, the band’s only members since then. Unluckily, due to personal reasons, the band split up in 2001. They decided to reunite 7 years later, in 2008 and released the 4-track demo “Haunted By Ill Angels Only” in 2010. In 2013 the demo plus one song was re-released as a split tape with the demo of another Hungarian black metal band, Velm. Finally in the end of 2014 de profundis released their debut full-length album “This Winter in My Heart” as a cooperation of Dark East Productions and Margin Art Records (a Nihil Art Records sub-label). Read more →
Bulgarian world music band Irfan is back with a new album, entitled “The Eternal Return“, 8 years after the majestic album “Seraphim“. The new masterpiece counts 10 titles; it travels from the Sahara desert, to the Siberian steppes via the Gardens of Jerusalem and even the mystical worlds of Hildegarde Von Bingen. “The Eternal Return” was recorded with the original singer of the band, Denitza Seraphimova and it will be released officially on July 10th 2015 in France and on September 21st in the rest of the world. It will be released via Mandalia Music, a branch of the cult French label Prikosnovenie in digipak CD edition with 20-page booklet. It is already available for order in their label’s web-shop. Read more →
German melodic experimental blackish metallers Klamm have recently signed a deal with Seventh Star Records for the release of their new album, entitled “Ernte”. “Ernte” is already available in their label’s Bandcamp page, while the release date of the physical digipak CD edition with 16-page booklet is set for July 11th, 2015. Hailing from Würzburg of Bavaria, the quintet has worked hard on the second full-length album of its career, improving the peculiarities already present on its debut album “Wahnsee”. Watch out for a monster work of dark and sophisticated black metal, with folk and atmospheric influences, well balanced within obscure and violent parts.