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GRAVELAND and NOKTURNAL MORTUM will soon release split album

Polish pagan black metallers Graveland and Ukraine’s cult folk pagan black metal band Nokturnal Mortum have announced the release of a split album.


Entitled “The Spirit Never Dies“, this much anticipated release will be out on 15th of February 2016, via the new label Heritage Recordings! It includes 3 songs from each band, composed and recorded especially for this release. “The Spirit Never Dies” comes in an 8-panel digipak with Read more…

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FUATH ready to release debut album


Scottish atmospheric black metal band Fuath, a new project created by vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Andy Marshall (better known as the mastermind behind Celtic black metal act Saor) will release its debut album “I” on February 1st 2016 via Neuropa Records. Unlike Saor, which finds Marshall focusing mostly on a folky and epic black-metal, here the musician delves into a darker and more melancholic side of black metal, marrying fierce and harsh riffs, unrelenting double-kick drums and raspy screams Read more…

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VINTERGATA release new single


Russian dark fantasy blackened metal band VintergatA from Moscow has just released its new single, entitled “Омут“. The band, with an updated line-up and many guest international members, has tried to make the fantasy atmosphere of its music really mystical and at the same time to release a powerful modern sound. At the moment, Veli-Matti Kananen (Kalmah, One Morning Left) has finished recording keyboards on VintergatA’s second album and very soon the band will present it to your attention. Read more…

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SKUGGSJÁ reveal upcoming album details

SKUGGSJA - A Piece For Mind and Mirror

Norwegian ambient pagan folk metal duo Skuggsjá, will release its debut full-length album “Skuggsjá – A Piece for Mind and Mirror” on March 11th 2016 via Season of Mist. When renowned musicians such as Enslaved guitarist / composer Ivar Bjørnson and Einar Selvik, the mastermind behind Wardruna, which gained attention far beyond the world of music for their contributions to the score of the acclaimed “Vikings” TV-series, join forces, the outcome is far too easily dismissed Read more…

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METHYSOS unveil upcoming album details and teaser

METHYSOS - Folkloria

Folktroll metallers MethysOs from Limassol, Cyprus have announced the release date of their debut full-length album “Folkloria“, presenting the official video trailer that you can watch below. The band has also revealed the album tracklist and the cover artwork, made by Konstantinos Skenteridis Art. “Folkloria” will be self-released in CD edition on March 12th, 2016, exactly four years after the band’s demo “Beyond Myths and Legends“, MethysOs’ only work up to date. Mark the Read more…

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ULGARD unveil upcoming album details

ULGARD - From the Northmen's Cry

American atmospheric epic black metal / folk ambient band Ulgard, the personal project of Wiley Watson from New England, will release its second full-length album “From the Northmen’s Cry” on February 10th 2016 via the French label Endless Decrepitude Productions. Ulgard’s first full-length album “Songs for the Wanderer” in 2015, was a fantasy folk ambient work, in which they invited us to a mysterious and enchanting forest through a wonderful combination of folk instruments and vocals, Read more…

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AMON AMARTH reveal new album details

AMON AMARTH - Jomsviking

On March 25th, 2016 Swedish metal kings Amon Amarth will unleash their 10th studio album “Jomsviking” via Metal Blade Records (North America) and Sony Music (International)! “Jomsviking“, the band’s first concept record in their storied career, tells a tragic tale of love and revenge, backed by the Swedes’ trademark melodic, anthemic metal, which was produced and mixed once again by Andy Sneap (Megadeth, Testament, Accept) and also features special guest session drummer Tobias Gustafsson (Vomitory). The Read more…

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DARKESTRAH and AL-NAMROOD reveal split miniCD details


Two of the most unique sounding bands in black metal will join forces for a split mini album, scheduled for release on March 25, 2016 via the Canadian label Shaytan Productions. Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia are inspired by Arabian history and Darkestrah from Kyrgyzstan by Turkic history. Black metal from either region remains obscure, but the two top bands from their respective regions deliver their very best on this miniCD. Darkestrah give a 10 minute plus opus recreating “Akyr Read more…

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