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GEDANKEN TOTEN LEBENS – Gedanken Toten Lebens

GEDANKEN TOTEN LEBENS - Gedanken Toten Lebens

Gedanken Toten Lebens is a new atmospheric dark black metal band from Germany, the personal project of Solveig, who is responsible for the whole concept, lyrics and vocals. She formed the band in 2012 and has cooperated with other bands and musicians for her project since then. In the summer of 2015 the band self-released its debut full-length album “Gedanken Toten Lebens“, its only official release so far. For this album Solveig collaborated with Freigeist, who played all Read more…

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DAWN OF A DARK AGE – The Six Elements, Vol.4 Air

DAWN OF A DARK AGE - Air

Dawn of a Dark Age is a very interesting band that has managed to release 4 quality albums in a very short period of time. It is the personal project of the multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli from Italy, who has been active like composer, saxophonist and clarinetist in the classical, jazz and avant-garde scene for over 15 years. In 2010 he formed the Pink Floyd anti-tribute prog jazz metal group R-Evolution Band. In 2014 he decided to share his personal eclectic Read more…

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OMUT – Дзесяць Шляхоў Праз Дрыгву

OMUT - Ten Paths Through the Swamp

Дзесяць шляхоў праз дрыгву – Ten Paths Through the Swamp” is the debut full-length album of the Belarusian band Omut from Drahichyn. The album was self-released in the end of 2014, ten years after the band’s foundation back in 2004. It was only after numerous line-up changes, musical experimentation and years of maturity that the band released its first two singles, both in 2014. In the same year the band recorded its debut album, that was finally released Read more…

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DARKESTRAH / AL-NAMROOD – Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia EP

DARKESTRAH - AL-NAMROOD - splt

Shaytan Productions presents a very interesting split EP, entitled “Akyr Zaman / Tajer Al Punqia” by two unique Asian bands. Darkestrah originating from Kyrgyzstan (now they reside in Germany) and Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia. Both bands combine their native traditional music with black metal, each one with a very different and distinctive way. Darkestrah’s music has a more epic pagan atmospheric approach, while Al-Namrood have a more oriental folk sound. The EP lasts for only 22 minutes, including Read more…

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LANTHANEIN – Nocturnálgica (EP)

LANTHANEIN - Nocturnalgica

Argentinian Gothic melodic doom death metallers Lanthanein have recently released their debut 4-track EP “Nocturnálgica“. The band comes from the city of Córdoba and it was formed in the beginning of 2015 by the soprano Marilí Portorrico and ANXIIIU.X. This EP is the first work of the band ever and it was co-released via the Russian labels Dark East Productions and Mercy Despise (a Nihil Art sub-label) on August 20, 2015.      Read more…

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YOMI – Age of the Gods

YOMI - Age of the Gods

Yomi ( 黄泉 ) is a new folk death metal band from Riga of Latvia. They were formed in 2013, but after several line-up changes and music re-directions, they split up for a year. In 2014, two of their initial members, Khurr and Isaz, resurrected the band and with a refreshed line-up they released the demo “Age of the Gods” in the beginning of 2015. The band decided to re-record the demo, adding two new tracks and self-released Read more…

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EQUINOX – Świteź

EQUINOX - Switez

Russian folk metallers Equinox from Moscow have recently released their debut full-length album “Świteź” via the Russian label SoundAge Productions. Born from the ashes of Beer Bear in 2013 (the previous band of both their front-man and their drummer), Equinox self-released 2 EPs, “Beyond” and “Lux Borealis“, both in 2014, trying to define their personal sound. On May 2015 the band finally released “Świteź“, giving us a much more complete idea of Read more…

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AL-NAMROOD – Diaji Al Joor

AL-NAMROOD - Diaji Al Joor

Middle Eastern occult black metal band Al-Namrood from Saudi Arabia will soon release its new album, entitled “Diaji Al Joor“. It is the fifth full-length work for the band and it will be out on December 2015. Like all their previous works, it will be released via Shaytan Productions, the Canadian label where the band has found its shelter. Al-Namrood were formed in 2008 by Mephisto and Ostron, their main members since then, who have been changing singers Read more…

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