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OBSCURITY – Várar

OBSCURITY – Várar

The fourth full-length work from this German epic black metal band will be out on 06 of March. After their debut “Bergish Land” in 2000, in 2003 they returned with “Thurisaz” via Twilight and in 2007 they signed in Massacre to release their third album “Schlachten & Legenden”. It was obvious that the band tried to get a better distribution and get out of the “underground” territories. Let’s see if this fourth album can make it.

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FOLKEARTH – Fatherland

FOLKEARTH – Fatherland

Another release by this “international” band, which has been very active lately! After “Fathers of Victory” and the acoustic “Songs of Yore” earlier in 2008 it’s time for their third release “Fatherland” in the same year. This is their sixth full-length album in their characteristic sound, released once again by the Russian label Stygian Crypt.

This time it has 11 musicians from 7 different countries, including Hellas (Luresia, Marios Koutsoukos, Polydeykis and Hildr Valkyrie), who put for a while their Read more…

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ADORNED BROOD – Noor

ADORNED BROOD – Noor

Finally the last album of this great German folk black metal band is at my hands, an album I wanted a lot to listen to. Adorned Brood begun on 1993 and they released in 1996 their cult debut “Hiltia”, a primitive combination of folk music and raw black metal. In 1998 they released “Wigand” an amazing epic folk black metal CD, which was very hard to find, since their label Atmosfear was closed after while. Then in 2000 “Asgard” Read more…

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BESTIA – Ronkade Parved

BESTIA – Ronkade Parved

Bestia is a black metal band from Estonia that was formed in 2000. After some demos and promos the band released its debut “Hallutsinatsioon” in 2004 and it was rereleased next year by the German label Perverted Taste, something that gave them a chance for a wider distribution. After some line-up changes and a few new demos and a split EP with Urt, they return in 2009 with their new album, the second full-length “Ronkade Parved” released by Hexenreich Records. Read more…

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BLUT AUS NORD – Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With the Stars

BLUT AUS NORD – Memoria Vetusta II

This is the seventh full-length album from Blut Aus Nord. It’s a fact that you can never expect what you will listen to, when you get a new album by this French band. This time though, the title prepares us for something closer to their roots, since “Memoria Vetusta I: Fathers of the Icy Age” was the band’s second album back in 1996!

Indeed, this album is closer to the band’s most majestic past, but it’s much more than this: Read more…

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IRON WOODS – The Journey to the Paganism

IRON WOODS – The Journey to the Paganism

Iron Woods is a pagan black metal band coming from the faraway Brazil! They were formed in 2001 and released their debut “Ancient Faith” in 2004. This Brazilian trio worked for some years in order to release their second album “The Journey to the Paganism” in the end of 2008.

Like in their debut, their respect and love to Bathory is obvious once again. This time though the band has made many steps forward. Pagan black metal riffing and screaming Read more…

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BLACK MESSIAH – First War of the World

BLACK MESSIAH – First War of the World

The time for the fourth full-length album of the symphonic black folk Viking metal band Black Messiah has come. Their new album “First War of the World” will be released once again by AFM Records on 20th of March 2009. The Germans are active since 1992, while their debut album “Sceptre of Black Knowledge” was released on 1998. After that, they took a big break and they returned on 2005 with “Oath of a Warrior” and on 2006 with “Of Read more…

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FIMBULTYR – Gryende Tidevarv

FIMBULTYR - Gryende Tidevarv

Fimbultyr is a new band coming from Sweden playing black / death Viking metal. Formed in 2005 they released the demo “Ändlösa Frågor” in 2006, whose most songs are rerecorded and put together with new ones for their debut “Gryende Tidevarv” just released by Unexploded Records.

They play typical Viking black metal with many epic death metal elements too. They have a very powerful sound and production, where guitars and black/death vocals have the leading role. There are also many Read more…

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