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BATTLE DAGORATH / DARCHON / LORN release split album

Enshroudment of Astral Destiny

The three way split album of Battle Dagorath (USA) / Darchon (Greece) / Lorn (Italy) entitled “Enshroudment of Astral Destiny” is officially released by Kunsthauch Productions (Russia) on June 3rd 2012. This alchemic collection features seven omens of oblique cosmos in chaos. An apocalyptic ascension through gateways encountering mysterious revelations of iconic and transformational atmospheric black metal from the ancient sky… Battle Dagorath track “Nocturnal Elegy” features vocals from Elzeril (Vérzivatar / Hungary).

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WINTERSUN album update & tracklisting

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Finland´s Wintersun have released the following update regarding their long-awaited second album:
“Hello friends! Time for some album(s) news. Wintersun’s “Time” is going to be two albums, titled TIME I & TIME II. We made this decision simply because of few reasons:
- All the 80min of material won´t fit on a regular CD and we didn´t want to cut anything out.
- We want you to be able to hear new material sooner and not wait any Read more…

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BUTTERFLY TEMPLE new mini EP details


Pioneers of Russian folk pagan metal Butterfly Temple are preparing their upcoming 8th full-length album. The charismatic singer Abrey has left the band, like Lesiar has done in the past, but the band is more than willing to move forward. They released 2 singles, “Смерть Дана Одна на Всех” in 2011 and “Степная Кобылица” in 2012, each of them with 2 songs. The new label Sublimity Records (sub-label of Metalism) will release a mini CD containing Read more…

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SORCIER DES GLACES debut album “Snowland” re-recorded version


Mankind’s Demise Records and Les Productions Heretiques are proud to announce the first professional release of Sorcier des Glaces cult debut album “Snowland” on CD. The album was sold out and buried in dust for years since it was only released as a homemade CD-R with Xerox style cover back then. Earlier last year, Les Productions Heretiques released a cassette version of this excellent album. This time the band presents a complete re-recording of this masterpiece entitled “ Read more…

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A FOREST OF STARS reveal new album details and formats

A FOREST OF STARS - A Shadowplay for Yesterdays

English psychedelic black metallers A Forest of Stars recently finished work on their third full-length album and the outcome is nothing short of a masterpiece. The successor to “Opportunstic Thieves of Spring” (2010) is entitled “A Shadowplay for Yesterdays” and will see its worldwide release in the summer of this year by Prophecy Productions. The exact release dates are:

Germany/Austria: July 20, 2012
Europe: July 23, 2012
North America: August 14, 2012
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ENSIFERUM announce new album release date and tracklist


Ensiferum, the highly visual troupe who’ve long been a market leader when it comes to stirring, armour-plated anthems, will have their fifth studio album released through Spinefarm Records on August 27th 2012. Titled “Unsung Heroes” and produced by Hiili Hiilesmaa (HIM, Sentenced, Apocalyptica, etc.), this is the hour-plus follow-up to 2009’s “From Afar“, and sees the Finnish five-piece – founded in 1995 – pushing their signature sound to bold new heights of drama and excess.

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KORPIKLAANI unveil “Manala“ track listing and cover artwork


Finnish traditional folk metal pioneers Korpiklaani issue further details on their upcoming 8th studio album “Manala” that will be released via Nuclear Blast on the 3rd of August 2012. The cover artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund ( The limited digipak edition of “Manala” will come with a bonus CD, including the whole album with English lyrics. Vocalist Jonne Järvelä states:

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ELIWAGAR and HILDR VALKYRIE: Some Heathen stories to sing along


Runahild from Eliwagar, soon will start recording her new metal album and Hildr Valkyrie will take part as a guest presence to Runahild’s wonderful piece of art! The All-Mighty North will unite with Hellas in the name of Solidarity and long time Sisterhood!

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